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    Venezuela was a favorite of Fyl in the old days of NicaLiving.
    A real socialist paradise. He loved Hugo's anti-American rhetoric . . .
    How things have changed in six years:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinio...uela/92018100/


    A rural existence, and a larger property help, but if the country goes, there goes your security.
    I can afford to light up my area; my latest toy is the NightWatcher NW700.
    Truly impressive. Spooky, even. 270 degree coverage, with a motor head that follows you, and a camera that snaps a foto.
    Nicas are in awe of the device,, and I need maybe four more

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fycPCJ0-Ns0
    Mine is a later version with a LED head.


    Once I get my residency I plan to get a gun permit and then buy a shotgun.
    I'll ride around the perimeter of the farm with the shotgun on my saddle so everyone knows I have it.
    I don't plan on shooting anybody, the aggravation would be too annoying.
    My neighbors know my business better than I do,, word will spread fast. And, the chicken thieves will steal someone else's chickens.

    Luckily, our crime here so far is mostly chicken thieves and their ilk.
    I'm far enough in from the road to not worry about casual thievery.

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinio...uela/92018100/

    Hell of an article.

    It is hard to believe that there is not already a revolution in Venezuela.

    Perhaps lack of food would keep you in check though.....
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    People don't have weapons.
    Look how long the Contras struggled on to no end before the US started arming and supplying them. The odds would be incredibly long in Venezuela.

    You need a friend in the business,, unlikely anyone is going to step up and help the Venezuelans.
    Maybe the Colombians a little. . .

    The country will go the way of Zimbabwe, one of Venezuela's dear friends. Maduro is another Mugabe, will hold onto power through any means necessary.
    Smart people who can will get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    Smart people who can will get out.
    Jews flee Venezuela amid growing political violence
    More and more members of country’s once-thriving Jewish community arriving in Israel as economy and political system collapse at home
    TIMES OF ISRAEL August 13, 2017

    They took their sweet time.
    I never met a Semite I didn't like.

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    Smart people who can got out years ago.

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    Just as I was leaving the other place, a young fellow was starting. He and his G/F had asylum in Canada after being kidnapped in (as best I could tell) 2013 /
    14 .

    Seems like they were mistaken for the neighbors who were of some stature. After 3 months they were released with no cash changing hands - They hightailed it to Canada.

    He got to Canada on a student visa and finished up his BA EE.

    Good kid - Afraid for his family remaining and pooling all the funds he can to get them into Canada
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    iViva la revolucion! Where's Toni Solo?

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    And can the "stable" countries continue to give sanctuary to the ever increasing number of failed nations?
    Sometimes I think oil is a curse, too much money too easy and then the fighting begins. My general take is that socialism is a forced death march, while capitalism is a runaway train. I'll die later on the train if possible! Maybe I'll stay in the last car to get a few more seconds of life.

    The left in Ven. is not listening, everything is a "vast right wing conspiracy", ordered from Washington which generally can't order a ham and cheese sandwich in these times, too complex and too controversial, but they make a nice scapegoat.

    "Support mental health or I'll break your head"


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