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September 16, 2019

Cuba

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:37 pm
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Looks like oil is getting scarce in Cuba.  I don’t think, despite what the government says, that this problems is temporary or will go away.  As PDVSA produces less and less oil, lless and less of it will make its way to Cuba.

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August 27, 2019

Venezuela

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:47 pm
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A grim report on the current hell that is Venezuela.  Looks like the rats are looking for an exit.  On one hand, if you let them off, then maybe the suffering of the people ends sooner.  On the other hand, you let them off and this will happen again.  Examples need to be made.  In spite of my sympathy for the Venezuelan people, they ultimately did this to themselves.  If you try and vote yourself free stuff, this is what happens, Every. Single. Time.

July 2, 2019

Venezuela’s little victims

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:48 pm
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Time for your regular dose of depressing news from Venezuela.  This time in regard to school children.  ¡Que lastima!

June 8, 2019

Nobody left

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:23 am
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At this rate, there will be no one left in Venezuela in 8 more years.  Something has to give.

June 3, 2019

It breaks your heart

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:40 am
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Stories like this.  Seeing kids die of treatable ailments.  Socialism sucks.

May 29, 2019

Venezuela update

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:45 am
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Its been a while since we reviewed the situation in Venezuela.  Frankly, its like passing a car accident on the road.  You slow down and look. You don’t want to, but you do.  If you are like me every time you do you say a quick silent prayer for the safety of those involved.  The same goes for Venezuela. On one level, it is fascinating to watch a country fall apart in real time.  Also, while watching it happen, you have to remember that the Venezuelan people got themselves into this mess by voting for “free stuff”.  That doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking.

UPDATE:  It is even tough on the criminals

May 13, 2019

Wouldn’t it be funny

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:57 pm
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Wouldn’t it be funny if the problems in Venezuela caused problems in Cuba while Cuba tried to prop up Venezuela?  Could be happening.  I will be keeping an eye on this.

April 30, 2019

Venezuela–Is this the end?

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:17 pm
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It looks like it might be.  I hope for the people of Venezuela that it is.

April 21, 2019

More Venezuela

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:01 am
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God this is bleak.

April 3, 2019

Venezuela news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:00 am
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Man, if the news out of Venezuela gets any darker, we’re going to need miner’s helmets.

The Russians have decided to stick their noses (and some troops and equipment in)

The infrastructure continues to fall apart.

This is a story from a very brave female reporter who has been in Venezuela for some time. It is not very optimistic.

Here is a take from NPR on the current situation.

The US needs to stay out of this mess, but I do feel sorry for these folks.  You notice in the pictures of the average citizens, how they all look so gaunt.

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