Venezuelan socialism, known as “Chavismo,” after the wealthy socialist one percenter Hugo Chavez, has indeed destroyed the country’s economy. Thanks to government-imposed price controls that hold prices below costs, supermarkets are empty, everything is in short supply or simply unavailable, and middle-class people are literally “rummaging in stinking piles of rubbish for cabbage leaves … and fetid meat,” according to the Daily Mail article, which includes dozens of pictures of these pathetic scenes. Among the most disturbing pictures are those of starving dogs and other animals in this socialist “paradise.”
The politically-connected socialist elite lives high on the hog, entertaining themselves quite lavishly at such places as the Caracas Country Club, where the membership fee alone is almost 500 times the average annual salary of a middle-class Venezuelan worker. The Daily Mail article is adorned with pictures of “lavish parties and tables groaning with gourmet food.” It quotes one wealthy Chavez crony as saying, “Should we stop enjoying ourselves just because the country is burning?” Well, of course not.
“Those rich people are thieves,” says the woman quoted by the Daily Mail. “They are government cronies and they stole the country’s money. … We had a socialist revolution and these are the results.” “I feel cheated. Our socialist dream is falling apart,” said another pathetically-duped victim of Bernie Sanders/Hugo Chavez-style socialism.
Later this month, the board will launch a larger Faith and Cultural Advisory Committee.
As citizens of the United Kingdom prepare to cast their votes in a nationwide referendum to decide whether or not to leave the European Union, a plan detailing the initial framework for the creation of a European Union army is being kept hidden from the public until the day after the vote.
The Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy, which envisions the formation of new European military and operational structures, was drafted by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
While the plan clearly lays the framework for a European Union army, details will not be released publicly until the day after the Brexit vote so as not to inflame public opinion in the UK.
Only a small group of EU political and security committee ambassadors, who are required to leave their electronic devices outside a sealed room, can read the proposal; however, they are allowed to take and remove handwritten notes.
Despite being dismissed by many, including former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat) who referred to the idea as “dangerous fantasy,” numerous high-level officials in the EU have suggested the idea in the past.
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and a former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Luxembourg, is a long-time advocate for the creation of an EU army to combat the perceived threat to Europe from Russia.
“You would not create a European army to use it immediately,” he said. “But a common army among the Europeans would convey to Russia that we are serious about defending the values of the European Union.”
Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s Minister of Defense and a close political ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has openly suggested the creation of an EU army is inevitable.
“The European Army is our long-term goal, but first we have to strengthen the European Defence Union,” she said.
The prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the EU was a major topic of discussion as the global elite who compromise the Bilderberg Group gathered in Dresden, Germany this week.
“The Bilderberg Group has been nurturing the EU to life since the 1950s, and now they see their creation under dire threat,” said Charlie Skelton, a reporter for International Business Times covering Bilderberg.
“For Bilderberg, as for Goldman Sachs, the idea that there might be any kind of push-back against globalisation is a horrific one,” he continued.
Today morning, the Popocatepetl volcano strongly exploded at around 9:30 am local time.
Moreover, 479 exhalations, 3 explosions and 21 minutes tremor of low amplitude and three volcanotectonic events were recorded on June 23, 2016.
Popocatépetl volcano is extremely active these days. After the eruption of an atomic cloud on June 12, 2016, the volcanic peak has exploded again this morning.
There has been increased activity West of Yellowstone Lately. Today’s quake has hit dead in the center of the Super Volcano, On the Edge of the Lake. It also checked in at a shallow 1km Deep.
A place that usually sees swarm activity is the Virgin Islands and Islands Region. This area has become rather silent since the 6.2 Earthquake that hit the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge Yesterday. There is now activity on the ridge near Iceland.