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(BBC)   Hugo Chavez seizes US rice production facility. Arroz by any other name   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2009-03-05 08:34:21 AM  
I'd hate to be in his shoes when there's nothing more to Nationalize and the people are still starving, waiting in government lines for a few grains of rice.
 
2009-03-05 09:25:46 AM  
Chavez can piss off our government, but when he starts messing with the real power in this country he'd better watch out.
 
2009-03-05 09:27:28 AM  
What will my Toyota run on now!!
 
2009-03-05 09:27:36 AM  
Subby's headline +1
 
2009-03-05 09:27:41 AM  
Dat's de funnae +2 subby.
 
2009-03-05 09:29:41 AM  
Better send Sean Penn over again.
 
2009-03-05 09:29:48 AM  
Good work deterring further foreign investment in your country's agricultural sector, Ooogo.
 
2009-03-05 09:30:05 AM  

Ex-Texan: Dat's de funnae +2 subby.


Oh, great, headline inflation. Chavez will have to nationalize that industry, too.
 
2009-03-05 09:30:41 AM  
Chavez can piss off our government, but when he starts messing with the real power in this country he'd better watch out.

Are you talking about the Power of Love or the Power of Ninjas?
 
2009-03-05 09:32:25 AM  
Give him the Castro Special. I am so sick of this wack job.
 
2009-03-05 09:32:52 AM  

mysticcat: Chavez can piss off our government, but when he starts messing with the real power in this country he'd better watch out.


I see you're familiar with Cargill ...
 
2009-03-05 09:33:45 AM  
If I was the Cargill plant manager, I'd rig the plant to blow up and push the button as soon as I crossed the border. Let them eat microscopic metal fragments.

Fsck Chavez
 
2009-03-05 09:33:52 AM  
Here's my moral dilemma.

10 people are starving.

You have 10 Apples.

Do you make 1 glass of Apple juice out of the 10 Apples and sell it at an inflated price or give each person 1 Apple?
 
2009-03-05 09:34:03 AM  
Sorry but the free market is more powerful then your government, or your laws. This goes for everyone.
 
2009-03-05 09:34:54 AM  
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Very impressed.
 
2009-03-05 09:34:54 AM  
Seize Citgo.
 
2009-03-05 09:36:13 AM  
Dictators is dictators
 
2009-03-05 09:36:32 AM  
Admittedly I do not know how many foreign business interests have set up shop in Venezuela. However, if I happened to have any stake in these interests, I would see a move like this as a direct threat and immediately start moving all business interests out of the country to a more hospitable location. Liquidating assets and moving, although expensive, is still a better alternative to losing everything. Unfortunately that means less jobs to go around for the average citizen.

Way to go Chavez, this move should definitely guarantee that many jobs will be lost for the average citizen of Venezuela.
 
2009-03-05 09:36:55 AM  

mysticcat: Chavez can piss off our government, but when he starts messing with the real power in this country he'd better watch out.


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Black Congresswomen?
 
2009-03-05 09:37:09 AM  

lukelightning: Chavez can piss off our government, but when he starts messing with the real power in this country he'd better watch out.

Are you talking about the Power of Love or the Power of Ninjas?


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2009-03-05 09:37:15 AM  

GaryPDX: I'd hate to be in his shoes when there's nothing more to Nationalize and the people are still starving, waiting in government lines for a few grains of rice.


Like Americans right now you mean?
 
2009-03-05 09:37:28 AM  
No more Rice Crispies for you, dictator man.
 
2009-03-05 09:37:46 AM  
Why didn't Danny Glover warn us about this?
 
2009-03-05 09:38:32 AM  

rdu_voyager: If I was the Cargill plant manager, I'd rig the plant to blow up and push the button as soon as I crossed the border. Let them eat microscopic metal fragments.

Fsck Chavez


That plant manager was probably Venezuelan with a family. Not a smart move. Although I can sympathize with the sentiment
 
2009-03-05 09:38:35 AM  

GaryPDX: I'd hate to be in his shoes when there's nothing more to Nationalize and the people are still starving, waiting in government lines for a few grains of rice.


Sort of like Americans lining at soup kitchens after their unemployment runs out and they get kicked off food stamps for not get a job within 3 months.
 
2009-03-05 09:38:46 AM  
That headline wins, submitter.
 
2009-03-05 09:38:54 AM  

rdu_voyager: If I was the Cargill plant manager, I'd rig the plant to blow up and push the button as soon as I crossed the border. Let them eat microscopic metal fragments.

Fsck Chavez


That would be pretty easy to do. I think rice dust is very explosive.
 
2009-03-05 09:38:55 AM  

Teafortwo: GaryPDX: I'd hate to be in his shoes when there's nothing more to Nationalize and the people are still starving, waiting in government lines for a few grains of rice.

Like Americans right now you mean?


not yet--but the savior is working hard to make that happen
 
2009-03-05 09:38:57 AM  

Manfred J. Hattan: Citgo


And nationalize it!

US citizens need oil at a reasonable price
 
2009-03-05 09:39:02 AM  
For a glimpse of the future of Venezuela, take a look at Zimbabwe.
 
2009-03-05 09:39:13 AM  

DaShredda: Here's my moral dilemma.

10 people are starving.

You have 10 Apples.

Do you make 1 glass of Apple juice out of the 10 Apples and sell it at an inflated price or give each person 1 Apple?


Rice is a completely different story. Rice is the one thing that gives you 3x what you put into it. 1 cup of rice + 1 cup of water = food for 3 people. It is probably nature's perfect food.
 
2009-03-05 09:39:35 AM  

DaShredda: Here's my moral dilemma.

10 people are starving.

You have 10 Apples.

Do you make 1 glass of Apple juice out of the 10 Apples and sell it at an inflated price or give each person 1 Apple?


Neither...You sell them the apple each.

Obviously you know nothing of business. You do not GIVE away your product.

/noob
 
2009-03-05 09:39:43 AM  
Back in the day, there'd be a few phone calls from the CEO's office to the White House and within a few hours Gen. Smedley Butler and a few divisions of marines would be steaming towards Caracas Harbor with a destoryer escort.


Thank god we've evolved past the day of invading countries every time their leaders do something we don't like
 
2009-03-05 09:40:11 AM  

Teafortwo: GaryPDX: I'd hate to be in his shoes when there's nothing more to Nationalize and the people are still starving, waiting in government lines for a few grains of rice.

Like Americans right now you mean?


Please. Show me a starving American.
 
2009-03-05 09:41:12 AM  

DaShredda: Here's my moral dilemma.

10 people are starving.

You have 10 Apples.

Do you make 1 glass of Apple juice out of the 10 Apples and sell it at an inflated price or give each person 1 Apple?


You convert those apples to what ever product gives you the best profit and sell it for what ever you can. No profit no product. You can give 10 starving people those apples today but there will be no apples tomorrow.
 
2009-03-05 09:41:19 AM  
its hard to imagine why Cargill and many other firms down there haven't moved out yet - cheap labor is everywhere but with a wacko like him in power it's now time to GTFO for sure
 
2009-03-05 09:41:26 AM  

ole prophet: DaShredda: Here's my moral dilemma.

10 people are starving.

You have 10 Apples.

Do you make 1 glass of Apple juice out of the 10 Apples and sell it at an inflated price or give each person 1 Apple?

Rice is a completely different story. Rice is the one thing that gives you 3x what you put into it. 1 cup of rice + 1 cup of water = food for 3 people. It is probably nature's perfect food.


Chiquita Banana would like a word with you.
 
2009-03-05 09:42:03 AM  
Rice, rice baby.

Jodete Chavez.
 
2009-03-05 09:42:20 AM  
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/disapproves
 
2009-03-05 09:43:35 AM  
Obama needs to do this. He needs to order gas stations to lower the price of gas, home builders to lower the price of houses and mortgage companies to lower the interest rates. If they dont, have the military take them over.

Then we will have affordable housing and gas. (new window)
 
2009-03-05 09:43:37 AM  
Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate??? He is now nationalizing medical suggestions as well?

/ Knows too much about RICE during my BB days...
 
2009-03-05 09:43:42 AM  
Socialism is bad because it allows for only a very small, elite group to control most of the wealth within a country.

That would never happen with capitalism.
 
2009-03-05 09:43:51 AM  
When do we put this guy down like the dog he is?
 
2009-03-05 09:44:34 AM  

ole prophet: DaShredda: Here's my moral dilemma.

10 people are starving.

You have 10 Apples.

Do you make 1 glass of Apple juice out of the 10 Apples and sell it at an inflated price or give each person 1 Apple?

Rice is a completely different story. Rice is the one thing that gives you 3x what you put into it. 1 cup of rice + 1 cup of water = food for 3 people. It is probably nature's perfect food.


and 3 meals a day

1. breakfast - uncooked rice

2. lunch - water

3. dinner - puff up
 
2009-03-05 09:44:49 AM  
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2009-03-05 09:45:16 AM  
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He's seizing beloved cartoon character costumes too by golly.
 
2009-03-05 09:45:50 AM  
Manfred J. Hattan:

Seize Citgo.

While part of me wants to say THIS to you, a bigger part of me says that this is kind of what's getting us in the mess we're in today. Two wrongs don't make a right. It was bad when Bush did it, so Obama does it even more...

We need to be above all this nonsense.

People need to wake up and see that this is what is happening to our country, to some extent. First AIG, then the auto makers, now the banks... what's next?

Hugo Chavez = Obama?
Venezuela = United States?

Not to the same degree, but there are similarities...

When do our food shortages start?
 
2009-03-05 09:46:45 AM  
Thank God this happened now and not a year ago. Our tanks would be rolling through Buenos Aires right now.
 
2009-03-05 09:47:06 AM  

pope183: its hard to imagine why Cargill and many other firms down there haven't moved out yet - cheap labor is everywhere but with a wacko like him in power it's now time to GTFO for sure


They invested in that plant decades ago more likely. They were just holding on as long as they could. In any case Venezuela is required to compensate Cargil for that plant, they'll never pay it, they don't even pay their contractors.
 
2009-03-05 09:47:07 AM  

axemanking: When do we put this guy down like the dog he is?


Why the hell is it our job?
 
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