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    Chavez sends army to rice plants

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    It may well be a sad fact of life that Companies HAVE to make a profit in order to survive.
    Mr. Chavez evidently thinks otherwise, for that matter so did those who ran the Soviet Union as well as the Chinese.
    It is all very well to nationalize essential food, cement, Oil producers, but at some point these companies or production units will have to make profits else they will falter and subsequently fail.

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    Re: Chavez sends army to rice plants

    How long before Chavez turns Venezuela into another Burma or Zimbabwe?
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    Re: Chavez sends army to rice plants

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    It may well be a sad fact of life that Companies HAVE to make a profit in order to survive.
    Mr. Chavez evidently thinks otherwise, for that matter so did those who ran the Soviet Union as well as the Chinese.
    It is all very well to nationalize essential food, cement, Oil producers, but at some point these companies or production units will have to make profits else they will falter and subsequently fail.
    For all those who say "he was democratically elected so it makes it ok."

    It looks like he is pulling a Mugabe.

    Do you still feel the same or should we wait longer for him to make things worse?
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    Re: Chavez sends army to rice plants

    I am waiting for the UN to make an announcement.

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    Re: Chavez sends army to rice plants

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    For all those who say "he was democratically elected so it makes it ok."

    It looks like he is pulling a Mugabe.

    Do you still feel the same or should we wait longer for him to make things worse?
    Mugabe was democratically elected also.
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    Re: Chavez sends army to rice plants

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Mugabe was democratically elected also.
    As was Hitler.
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    Re: Chavez sends army to rice plants

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    For all those who say "he was democratically elected so it makes it ok."

    It looks like he is pulling a Mugabe.

    Do you still feel the same or should we wait longer for him to make things worse?
    Wait for what?

    He seems to be nothing like Mugabe.

    I think it is probably better if we can the silly rhetoric and don't invade nations because of bull**** ideological reasoning.
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    Re: Chavez sends army to rice plants

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    As was Hitler.
    So was Kevin Rudd.......
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    Re: Chavez sends army to rice plants

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    For all those who say "he was democratically elected so it makes it ok."

    It looks like he is pulling a Mugabe.

    Do you still feel the same or should we wait longer for him to make things worse?
    I think countries often get the government they deserve. If he was elected fairly, then I'd say it's the Venezuelans problem.
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    Re: Chavez sends army to rice plants

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    As was Hitler.
    Yep. Point is having a democracy does not prevent people like Chavez from emerging. Having a strong fair democracy does that, and Venezuela has never remotely had that. Before Chavez it was the right wing lead business (funny enough these rice companies too) dictatorship that oppressed and milked the country. Now we have the opposite, a very natural reaction in a weak democratic (institutionalwise and tradition) system. Not much we can do about it, especially if we support one dictator but not the other...
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