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(Fox News)   Venezuelan police seize 2,500 rolls of toilet paper in overnight raid. No arrests yet, but an APB has been issued for a Mr. George Whipple   (foxnews.com) divider line 54
    More: Strange, Venezuela, APB, warehouse store, toilet paper, social democracies, AVN, paucity, foreign exchange controls  
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2013-06-01 08:08:01 AM
I bet a lot of the whippersnappers around here don't know who that is.

/lawn, off, etc
 
2013-06-01 08:18:45 AM
BUT SOCIALISM WORKS!

Nice hero, Mr. Penn.  They're fighting over toilet paper.
 
2013-06-01 08:40:42 AM
What is it with centrally controlled economies and toilet paper?  It's like some kind of fetish.
 
2013-06-01 09:33:49 AM
i76.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-01 09:40:17 AM
Not so Charmin news indeed....
 
2013-06-01 09:50:35 AM

Lsherm: BUT SOCIALISM WORKS!

Nice hero, Mr. Penn.  They're fighting over toilet paper.


Why can't they be more like Haiti, the perfect model of capitalism.
 
2013-06-01 09:58:10 AM
If you outlaw toilet paper, then only the outlaws will have toilet paper?
 
2013-06-01 10:43:53 AM
what are they gonna do with 2000 rolls of toilet paper?
 
2013-06-01 11:18:03 AM
Meh, society breaks down and you'll find you can't wipe your ass very well with gold and silver coins.
 
2013-06-01 11:31:45 AM
Terrible. I hope the police get to the bottom of this and wipe these crooks out.
 
GBB
2013-06-01 11:34:29 AM
wouldn't be an issue if we all used the 3 seashells like we're supposed to.
 
2013-06-01 11:41:43 AM
Why not import from Zimbabwe?
 
rbt
2013-06-01 11:42:14 AM

Lsherm: BUT SOCIALISM WORKS!

Nice hero, Mr. Penn.  They're fighting over toilet paper.


The 2 most stolen items in the United States are Bicycles and Power Tools. Lawn Mowers is also in the top 10.
 
2013-06-01 11:44:40 AM

GBB: wouldn't be an issue if we all used the 3 seashells like we're supposed to.


Police chief Luis Karabin

i1136.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-01 11:46:13 AM

basemetal: Meh, society breaks down and you'll find you can't wipe your ass very well with gold and silver coins.


Just jump into the Ganges like everyone else.
 
2013-06-01 11:49:22 AM
Or, to put it another way...

...about four Costco packs.
 
2013-06-01 11:52:25 AM

Krymson Tyde: I bet a lot of the whippersnappers around here don't know who that is.

/lawn, off, etc


I tip my old mans hat to you on that one. Most of the young ones probably only know the cartoon bears from the current commercials, those bears, practically having orgasms over the softness of the toilet paper.

Bears with a toilet paper fetish, hmmm.
 
2013-06-01 11:52:46 AM

offmymeds: GBB: wouldn't be an issue if we all used the 3 seashells like we're supposed to.

Police chief Luis Karabin

[i1136.photobucket.com image 600x431]


That was refreshing, I haven't seen ha ha guy in a while
 
2013-06-01 11:54:16 AM
strangeluck:
Bears with a toilet paper fetish, hmmm.

I'm pretty sure there's some sort of communist allegory going on with that.
 
2013-06-01 12:01:00 PM
s12.postimg.org
 
2013-06-01 12:01:50 PM
How's that Revolucion working out for you?
 
2013-06-01 12:02:03 PM
Subby is old!

/old too
 
2013-06-01 12:02:26 PM

SpikeStrip: what are they gonna do with 2000 rolls of toilet paper?


--- What wasn't mentioned was that TP is used as filters in the cocaine manufacturing process.
If you're a gringo on a rural bus with TP they won't take it from you, but officials will take it from locals cuz they sell it to the processors.
 
2013-06-01 12:04:16 PM
Um, yeah, we found these 25,000 rolls of TP.  Those dirty capitalists were hoarding all 10,000 rolls to drive the price up.  We have to make sure these 5,000 rolls get out to the people!  We will get to the bottom of this, and we'll safeguard all 2500 rolls to make sure they don't fall into the wrong hands.
 
2013-06-01 12:07:48 PM

puddleonfire: SpikeStrip: what are they gonna do with 2000 rolls of toilet paper?

--- What wasn't mentioned was that TP is used as filters in the cocaine manufacturing process.
If you're a gringo on a rural bus with TP they won't take it from you, but officials will take it from locals cuz they sell it to the processors.


Wait, are you saying that low-level third world bureaucrats are crooked?
 
2013-06-01 12:08:09 PM
Looks like they nabbed him.

farm9.staticflickr.com

/old too
 
2013-06-01 12:10:36 PM

ski9600: offmymeds: GBB: wouldn't be an issue if we all used the 3 seashells like we're supposed to.

Police chief Luis Karabin

[i1136.photobucket.com image 600x431]

That was refreshing, I haven't seen ha ha guy in a while


Here's the link if you'd like to do your own.
Link
 
2013-06-01 12:19:05 PM
Beware the toilet paper police.
www.whipple.org
 
2013-06-01 12:42:47 PM
The supply was wiped out?
 
2013-06-01 12:47:42 PM

Krymson Tyde: I bet a lot of the whippersnappers around here don't know who that is.

/lawn, off, etc


I laughed the moment I read it...and then felt old and contemplated suicide.
 
2013-06-01 12:56:37 PM

YixilTesiphon: puddleonfire: SpikeStrip: what are they gonna do with 2000 rolls of toilet paper?

--- What wasn't mentioned was that TP is used as filters in the cocaine manufacturing process.
If you're a gringo on a rural bus with TP they won't take it from you, but officials will take it from locals cuz they sell it to the processors.

Wait, are you saying that low-level third world bureaucrats are crooked?


You mean 1st world ones arent?

Say hi to Dick Cheney, Blagojevich and Berlusconi for me :)
 
2013-06-01 01:02:57 PM
In case anyone isn't aware, the Venezuelan government introduced price controls on many goods. You can't sell toilet paper for more than the government says you can. So, shops look at the wholesale price, work out a margin, work out they'll be out of pocket selling toilet paper and won't stock it.

You don't need to be a genius to realise that a black market will soon be created in toilet paper.
 
2013-06-01 01:19:40 PM

strangeluck: Krymson Tyde: I bet a lot of the whippersnappers around here don't know who that is.

/lawn, off, etc

I tip my old mans hat to you on that one. Most of the young ones probably only know the cartoon bears from the current commercials, those bears, practically having orgasms over the softness of the toilet paper.

Bears with a toilet paper fetish, hmmm.


it's only partially about the softness, I think the jist was kids, or the careless wouldn't leave t.p. Klingons
I read some where back about a guy who split his 2 ply in half to save money.
it never comes up in polite conversation, but don't most people fold up their t.p. so it's like 6 ply?
that dude was wiping his ass with his hand!
I have thought too long on this, and it has troubled me greatly.
 
2013-06-01 01:28:28 PM

johnryan51: Lsherm: BUT SOCIALISM WORKS!

Nice hero, Mr. Penn.  They're fighting over toilet paper.

Why can't they be more like Haiti, the perfect model of capitalism.


Detroit is capitalist as well. See the correlation?
 
2013-06-01 01:28:34 PM

The Flexecutioner: Looks like they nabbed him.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

/old too


Adam 12?  epguides.com

/old
 
2013-06-01 01:32:56 PM
When toilet aper is outlawed

I'll be armed to the teeth
 
2013-06-01 01:34:09 PM

ski9600: The Flexecutioner: Looks like they nabbed him.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

/old too

Adam 12?  [epguides.com image 320x240]

/old


yup and
yup and
another me too
 
2013-06-01 01:38:28 PM

SpikeStrip: what are they gonna do with 2000 rolls of toilet paper?


To wipe out klingons you silly.
 
2013-06-01 02:11:02 PM
Hold the phone, one of the mythbustrs was in those comercials
 
2013-06-01 02:21:16 PM

rocky_howard: You mean 1st world ones arent?


Not enough to matter, no. But go ahead and keep farking that chicken, you have the political power now and us naysayers will be dragged down the drain with you no matter what we say.

/which, in the end, is what you really want
//to be tyrant-king of a shiathole, instead of a mere president of a civilized country
///after all, presidents can't murder whoever they want, rape whoever they want, or even jail people who offend them, so what good is democracy?
 
2013-06-01 02:42:38 PM
I'm willing to wager that none of the homes of the high level government officials are short on toilet paper.
 
2013-06-01 04:20:59 PM
Ahh Socialism...  How to run a country based on what you wish to be true...
 
2013-06-01 04:27:36 PM

GBB: wouldn't be an issue if we all used the 3 seashells like we're supposed to.


After all these years I still cant figure out how exactly those shells were to be used.
 
2013-06-01 05:40:56 PM
Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-06-01 05:47:13 PM

super_grass: ThanksGracias, Obama Maduro!


De nada.
 
2013-06-01 06:04:30 PM

Maul555: Ahh Socialism...  How to run a country based on what you wish to be true...


Ahh, Capitalism... How to jack off into the world's face, whilst still allowing your healthcare system to bankrupt taxpaying cancer patients.

/equal rights aren't just for chicks with dreads or ex-slaves.
//Socialist Swede - yeah, our country is so dead-in-the-water because we have it wrong. Yeah, that's the stuff. Wait...
 
2013-06-01 06:17:55 PM

Tatterdemalian: rocky_howard: You mean 1st world ones arent?

Not enough to matter, no. But go ahead and keep farking that chicken, you have the political power now and us naysayers will be dragged down the drain with you no matter what we say.

/which, in the end, is what you really want
//to be tyrant-king of a shiathole, instead of a mere president of a civilized country
///after all, presidents can't murder whoever they want, rape whoever they want, or even jail people who offend them, so what good is democracy?



Not enough to matter? So I just dreamed up the crony capitalistic deregulation tactics used by people who were both part of the Republican party/government and sitting on the chairs of corporations? I just dreamed the 2 useless wars US waged on the Middle East? The ones that bankrupted the country. I just dreamed the banking crisis and the bailouts? Thanks for compromising the future of your children so bankers and CEOs could get more money and golden parachutes.


I don't like Maduro and didn't agree with many of the things Chavez said though. Cults of personality are never good. If instead of seizing power for 14 years he had put some effort into educating the future leadership, Venezuela would be in a better position. 14 years is more than the entire school life. Chavez should have gotten a group of youngsters in 1999 and put them through education so they'd be prepared for when he was going to be away. Instead he ignored that and decided to be Big Poppa for 14 years with his old buddies in tow. Should have given power to the younger generation (35-45) instead of a 50 something dude who's been his pal for 2 and a half decades. Chavez started up good, but dun goofed the revolution.
 
2013-06-01 06:19:22 PM

uttertosh: Maul555: Ahh Socialism...  How to run a country based on what you wish to be true...

Ahh, Capitalism... How to jack off into the world's face, whilst still allowing your healthcare system to bankrupt taxpaying cancer patients.

/equal rights aren't just for chicks with dreads or ex-slaves.
//Socialist Swede - yeah, our country is so dead-in-the-water because we have it wrong. Yeah, that's the stuff. Wait...


Cancer falls under disability in the US and is covered by Medicaid. Plus, our terrible system has the highest survival rates in the world.

Pretty good for a country that takes in millions of poor immigrants and doesn't have the option to live off resource rents.
 
2013-06-01 06:56:55 PM

super_grass: and doesn't have the option to live off resource rents.


wut?
 
2013-06-02 12:42:06 PM
FTFA: "The socialist government says the shortages are part of a plot by opponents to destabilize the country. Economists blame the government's price and currency controls."


The socialists blame political enemies and the economists blame the socialists. Sounds about right.
 
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