I know there are many here who think he was the best thing since apple sauce.
Please feel free to comment on his passing.
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.
i had a friend from Venezuela that said, "He doesn't have cancer, he is the cancer."
Probably shouldn't have gone to Cuba for his treatment, Michael Moore wasn't truthful.
Yes, because we all know that every single person diagnosed with cancer in the US survives...
Do you know that for a fact? Besides, all cancers are different... They still haven't said what kind of cancer he had.
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.
According to this our cancer treatment isn't as good because we detect cancer earlier?
Paul Krugman LOL
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.
Wow, you really hate America don't you? Jealous?
Really? You got that from what I said? Not going to play that game with you.
Pro-Tip: Wishing for something to be better or improved upon != hating something.
Found a job yet?
Pro-Tip Spending all day on hubpages will not get you a job!
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?
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!"
Oh I know, nothing you can do, it snowed. Next weeks excuse?
Assuming no place calls me back, no place called me back?
Better than trying to rent an apartment with zero income, and besides, what kind of idiot moves out on their own during a steep recession with a broken real estate market? Best to just stay home and help out with the bills and the housework.
Don't let him bully you. I know how hard it is to find a job. Try being over 50 and unemployed.
does he have any skills besides balancing a pencil on his nose?
I can balance pencils on my finger, thank you very much. I'll even let you guess which finger it is.
Oh, and by the way...
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It's Shigure's lip, not his nose. Maybe you should follow his example and put some glasses on?
You never struggled to find a job? You are one of the very few then.
No, never struggled, I went and found a job. I worked at it.
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!
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.
There is a warm place in Hell for Chavez, the atheist and communist loon.
From what I heard, he was not an atheist.
No, he claimed to be a Catholic. But he was a communistic loon.
Get ready to be asked if you know what Communist means.
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.
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.
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!!
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
Apparently its ok to steal wealth but earning it is horrible. Liberals, what a bunch of....
Amen to that. Maybe the country will be better off now, or at least that is what so many Venezuelans hope for.
Do you mean the about 30% of Venezuelans who did not vote for him? Yeah sooo many Venezuelans, you guys are a joke
So yea a lot of Venezuelans.....................
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
How can I argue with a fellow Mancunian?
PS, you could be describing the UK there.
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