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Hugo Chavez dies......

  1. Barefootfae profile image62
    Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago

    I know there are many here who think he was the best thing since apple sauce.

    Please feel free to comment on his passing.

    1. Josak profile image60
      Josakposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Pretty good President, the economic figures of Venezuela speak for themselves not to mention poverty reduction etc. That is why he was wildly popular in Venezuela and not only with leftists, what he did worked and no one can argue with results.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Josak, what on earth are you thinking? Exploring data and evidence in this thread!

    2. profile image61
      retief2000posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      i had a friend from Venezuela that said,  "He doesn't have cancer, he is the cancer."

  2. Zelkiiro profile image96
    Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago

    Who-go Chav-ehhhh?

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    whoisitposted 4 years ago

    Probably shouldn't have gone to Cuba for his treatment, Michael Moore wasn't truthful.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, because we all know that every single person diagnosed with cancer in the US survives...

      1. Levellandmike profile image81
        Levellandmikeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        More than in Cuba...

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
          Uninvited Writerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Do you know that for a fact? Besides, all cancers are different... They still haven't said what kind of cancer he had.

        2. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this
          1. Barefootfae profile image62
            Barefootfaeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Paul Krugman? Could you find a left wing hack maybe?
            Yo Micheal Moore made that movie about medicine in Cuba. Many Cuban doctors got up and walked out because they knew it was a lie.

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            whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            According to this our cancer treatment isn't as good because we detect cancer earlier?

            EPIC FAIL!

            Paul Krugman LOL

            1. John Holden profile image60
              John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              No, not "isn't as good", just not better!

              Or is that too hard for you to see? You diagnose a cancer in 2004 and the patient dies in 2010 isn't actually any better than a diagnose in 2006 and a death in 2010. It just slews the five year survival rates.

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                whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                roll

                1. John Holden profile image60
                  John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  Oh! It is, sorry.

      2. profile image54
        whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, you really hate America don't you? Jealous?

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
          Uninvited Writerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Really? You got that from what I said?  Not going to play that game with you.

          1. profile image54
            whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Am I wrong?

          2. profile image61
            retief2000posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I will defend you here - I do not believe that you hate America.  In fact, I still believe most Canadians still like Americans and America - though I could just be naive.

        2. Zelkiiro profile image96
          Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Pro-Tip: Wishing for something to be better or improved upon != hating something.

          1. profile image54
            whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Found a job yet?

            Pro-Tip Spending all day on hubpages will not get you a job!

            1. Zelkiiro profile image96
              Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              It just snowed balls and ass all last night and today, and nothing much has been added to my various job search sites these past few days. What else am I gonna do all day?

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                whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Obviously remain unemployed.

                1. Zelkiiro profile image96
                  Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  Ain't nothin' I can do until someplace gives me a call. I can't just barge into a shoe store and say, "I'm workin' here now, give me my paycheck!"

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                    whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    Oh I know, nothing you can do, it snowed. Next weeks excuse?

                2. Josak profile image60
                  Josakposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  You never struggled to find a job? You are one of the very few then.

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                    whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    No, never struggled, I went and found a job. I worked at it.

              2. Hollie Thomas profile image59
                Hollie Thomasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Zwlkiiro, he's just trying to derail and deflect from from the excellent point you made. It's none of his business what you do or don't do! Interesting how the ones who make comments about the people who post a lot, are also the one's who are around equally as much to notice!

            2. Hollie Thomas profile image59
              Hollie Thomasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Pot, kettle.

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                whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Except, I have a job, so not pot kettle.

                1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
                  Hollie Thomasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  Yes, I suppose that's one definition for what you do.

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                    whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    LOL, as if you matter!

  4. Barefootfae profile image62
    Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago

    Maybe they will get Psy to do his funeral Gangnam Style!

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      whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thats racist...oh wait, no it isn't.

      1. Barefootfae profile image62
        Barefootfaeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I know I talked about that guy again but I can't see what's supposed to be cool or hot about the blithering idiot.

        1. Zelkiiro profile image96
          Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          PSY's *cool* because he released an obnoxious song poking fun at the faux-riche culture of South Korea and a bunch of airheaded American teenagers completely missed the point because lol pelvic thrusts are so funny!!1

  5. Marquis profile image77
    Marquisposted 4 years ago

    There is a warm place in Hell for Chavez, the atheist and communist loon.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      From what I heard, he was not an atheist.

      1. Levellandmike profile image81
        Levellandmikeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        No, he claimed to be a Catholic. But he was a communistic loon.

        1. Barefootfae profile image62
          Barefootfaeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Get ready to be asked if you know what Communist means.

          1. Levellandmike profile image81
            Levellandmikeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Believe me I know what a Communist is. I've had to deal with 'em.

            1. John Holden profile image60
              John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Another one who doesn't know what communism means.

      2. Marquis profile image77
        Marquisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        ok -

  6. Levellandmike profile image81
    Levellandmikeposted 4 years ago

    Is it just me, or did the smell of sulphur just get a little weaker?
    You guys did hear his VP the other day say the U.S. somehow managed to "inject" his cancer into him.
    And all those poor Hollywood leftists. How sad for them, huh? So sad to lose such a hero to them.
    Yeah, my heart's bleedin' peanut butter.

  7. American View profile image59
    American Viewposted 4 years ago

    Nice to hear he is gone, I bet he has been dead for months but the country did not want to let it out until they were ready internally. I wonder how long it will be before we hear Kerry or Obama say this is a great opportunity for America. Here we go again sports fans, another country we will be sending aid too.

    1. Barefootfae profile image62
      Barefootfaeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I work with a guy from Venezuela who believes he has been dead since DEC.28th.

  8. profile image54
    whoisitposted 4 years ago

    Must be profitable to be the President of Venezuela, Chavez net worth was 1 Billion. His people live like hell but he was doing alright. How do you liberals explain his wealth while the citizens of Venezuela suck air? Actually you probably don't care.

    Viva los money!!

  9. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 4 years ago

    Chavez was a totalitarian who used the premise of corruption in the country's government as his fulcrum to gain office only to continue that corruption himself on a more grand scale....just as his mentor, Castro, did in Cuba.  Much of the private sector was nationalized and those assets apparently went into the Chavez family pocket accounting for his 2 billion dollar plus wealth.  Overall the people top to bottom became poorer and the numbers in dire poverty grew higher while he grabbed his wealth.  When one has amassed over two billion in assets and claims to be a man of the people...well, at what point does he share such wealth with those people who need it.  Instead he asked them to use water sparingly as well as electricity.  This is one of the the richest oil nations on earth and the people are all but rationed water and electricity.  Now that such a "Great Leader (sic)" has passed what will those poor people do? To hear the publishers our the U.S. media rags tell it....his greatness can never be replaced.  And how great he must have been if Obama broke down crying at the news of Chavez's and sequestered (bad choice of words) himself in privacy for the day to mourn.  To bad he cannot have the same emotion for some one who promotes capitalism, free enterprise, and democracy.  But then again, what can one expect from a man raised and mentored by socialist and communist.  ~WB

    1. profile image54
      whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Apparently its ok to steal wealth but earning it is horrible. Liberals, what a bunch of....

      1. Marquis profile image77
        Marquisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It is a good screen for rich Liberals to use to make sure the light is not shown on them.

    2. LuisEGonzalez profile image89
      LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Amen to that. Maybe the country will be better off now, or at least that is what so many Venezuelans hope for.

      1. Josak profile image60
        Josakposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Do you mean the about 30% of Venezuelans who did not vote for him? Yeah sooo many Venezuelans, you guys are a joke tongue

        1. LuisEGonzalez profile image89
          LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Chavez 8,191,132   
          Capriles 6,591,304
          or
          55.07%   
          44.31%
          So yea a lot of Venezuelans.....................hmm

          1. Josak profile image60
            Josakposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            So a minority even though he was dying of cancer in a country that has elected him with big margins repeatedly. But I am sure you are correct, the wealthy of Venezuela are more than eager to resume exploiting poor Venezuelans they are very much the minority however. It will be interesting to see if they do regain power how long it will take for poverty to reach pre-Chavez levels.

  10. MJFenn profile image61
    MJFennposted 4 years ago

    The sort of leftist nationalism represented by the President Chávez predates the appearance of Lenin on the political scene a century ago.

    From a Latin American perspective, it was US Administrations such as that of FDR which had a particular track record of respecting the sovereignty of their republics.

    What many in the US see simply as the strident legacy of Mr Chávez is actually deeply rooted historically, although the extent of its vehemence is not inevitable.

    From a Canadian perspective, given the deep-seated historical background to Venezuela's foreign policy, it is sometimes hard to see why a US Admininstration might seemingly prefer in the longer term to rely on oil resources from that country in preference to what would be readily available from Canadian pipelines.

    1. Levellandmike profile image81
      Levellandmikeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Whaddya mean "sometimes?" It's ALWAYS hard for me to see why we buy oil from countries that don't like us.

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Other then because we need oil?

  11. profile image54
    whoisitposted 4 years ago

    Here's some more advice, treat looking for a job as a job!

  12. LauraD093 profile image86
    LauraD093posted 4 years ago

    A Communist Loon now that's a bird worth "watching" for. I wonder what its plumage looks like? Unfortunately the man doesn't make the government the government makes the man. With one loon down another is going to be flying right in to continue raping the people of Venezuela.

    1. Marquis profile image77
      Marquisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      When will Fidel Castro die now? I can not believe that the Chavez dictator died before Castro.

  13. Barefootfae profile image62
    Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago

    I work with a guy from Venezuela. Under Chavez their land and two of their cars were taken away without explanation. He managed to leave and wouldn't dream of living anywhere but here. His family won't speak to him because he lives here voluntarily now.

    Did you ever see the movie Valkyrie? It was about the conspiracy amongst some of Hitler's senior staff to assassinate him and the subsequent failed attempt. At one point after the explosion they believed they had succeeded and sent out messages. There is a scene in a communications center when all these teletypes start printing out "Hitler ist tot."(Hitler is dead)
    The workers there who were mostly women began weeping. Now that is natural because many of them had lived their lives with Hitler and didn't know any difference. They didn't comprehend what he was doing to the world. They learned later.
    It will be the same in Venezuela.

    1. Zelkiiro profile image96
      Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      "The workers there who were mostly women began weeping. Now that is natural because many of them had lived their lives with Hitler and didn't know any difference."

      Because everyone in Nazi Germany was spontaneously born at the same time in 1936. This makes perfect sense.

  14. Iammattdoran profile image91
    Iammattdoranposted 4 years ago

    I just read a post by a friend on Facebook mourning the loss of a good man and a good president.  Having travelled in Venezuela and talked to many people I know this to be a load of crap.  It was as simple as telling the world that he represents something different from the norm, different from the mega powers to convince the liberal media and liberal readers without them even bothering to scratch below the surface.
    He has left Venezuela in a state where it's essentially fucked for generations and where any incoming government is doomed to fail.

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Where it's f*cked for generations of capitalists?

      1. Iammattdoran profile image91
        Iammattdoranposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Venezuelans

        1. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Capitalist Venezuelans?

  15. Iammattdoran profile image91
    Iammattdoranposted 4 years ago

    People who want to be able to buy basic food essentials like cooking oil, milk, butter etc. for a fair price instead of having to pay 10 times more on the black market because the country somehow keeps running out.  People who want a police force and army who work for the interests of the population and not in the interests of themselves and of a man who (when alive) made their lives very good.  People who want a REAL education with actual job prospects both within and outside of their country.

  16. John Holden profile image60
    John Holdenposted 4 years ago

    How can I argue with a fellow Mancunian? lol

    PS, you could be describing the UK there.

  17. Iammattdoran profile image91
    Iammattdoranposted 4 years ago

    Haha!  True enough

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      lol

 
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