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Daily Video 4.29.14

When Insanity Becomes Normal – Venezuela

Published on Apr 10, 2014
” At this point it isn’t clear what any of us outside of Venezuela can do to help those inside the country – and this has been hard for me to stomach. Perhaps one of the best things I can do is to provide emotional support.”

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Miss Pole Dance South America: See Extraordinarily Flexible Pictures From The Bizarre Competition

 

 

 

(UK Mirror) ” Flexible hopefuls battled it out for the title of Miss Pole Dance South America – and they put on quite a show.

  Budding dancers had the chance to compete in singles, male, female and couples categories.

  Brazilians Ekaterina Malykhina and Tallyta Torres came away with the win in the couples section at the event held in Buenos Aires in Argentina.”

 

 

”  Belen Serra and Joaquin Dezzoti from home country Argentina came second while Colombians Sandra Toro and Wilson Mejia finished in third place.

  Venezuelan Gregoris Garcia came out on top in the male category with a stunning display. “

 

More pictures here and here … if you’re into that sort of thing .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 11.19.13

The 4 Most Irreplaceable Places

 

 

Published on Nov 17, 2013

” What’s the awesomest place in the world? Scientists can think of at least 137, the newly released list of the most biologically important places on Earth. Hank explains how ecologists arrived at this list, and takes you on a tour of four of them, from the mountains of Tanzania to the flattened hilltops of Venezuela.
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Snowden Receives Asylum Offers

 

 

 

 

” The quest by NSA leaker Edward Snowden for a safe haven has taken a turn toward Latin America, with offers for asylum coming from the leftist presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela.

But there were no immediate signs that efforts were under way to bring him to either nation after Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua made their offers during separate speeches in their home countries on Friday.

The offers came one day after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane over Europe amid reports that the fugitive American was aboard.

Snowden, who is being sought by the United States, has asked for asylum in more than 20 countries, including Nicaragua and Venezuela. Many another nations have turned him down.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong Lets Snowden Leave To Moscow, With Cuba Among Possible Destinations

 

 

” HONG KONG (Reuters) – A former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency, charged by the United States with espionage, was allowed to leave Hong Kong on Sunday, his final destination as yet unknown, because a U.S. request to have him arrested did not comply with the law, the Hong Kong government said.

Edward Snowden left for Moscow on Sunday and his final destination may be Cuba, Ecuador, Iceland or Venezuela, according to various reports. The move is bound to infuriate Washington, wherever he ends up.

“It’s a shocker,” said Simon Young, a law professor with Hong Kong University. “I thought he was going to stay and fight it out. The U.S. government will be irate.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two US Embassy Personnel Shot In Venezuela

 

 

 

” Two employees of the US embassy in Venezuela were shot and wounded early Tuesday in the capital Caracas, in a murky incident that local media and a police source said took place at a strip club.

“We can confirm that two members of the US embassy in Caracas were injured during an incident early this morning,” State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters in Washington.

The Venezuelan media identified the two men as Roberto Ezequiel Rosas and Paul Marwin, and said they were military attaches at the embassy, but neither the State Department nor the embassy in Caracas would confirm those reports.

Bar staff told AFP on condition of anonymity that the venue is indeed a strip club that only admits men over the age of 30, but refused to say anything about the alleged incident involving the US embassy personnel.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what happens when you try and carjack an armed citizen!

Published on May 16, 2013

” Robbery gone very wrong in Venezuela Very Graphic ) Atraco Fallido”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chavez Heir Barely Wins; Opposition Rejects Count

 

 

” Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday’s special presidential election but the opposition candidate refused to accept the result and demanded a full recount.

Maduro’s stunningly close victory followed an often ugly, mudslinging campaign in which the winner promised to carry on Chavez’s self-styled socialist revolution, while challenger Henrique Capriles’ main message was that Chavez put this country with the world’s largest oil reserves on the road to ruin.

Despite the ill feelings, both men sent their supporters home and urged them to refrain from violence.

Maduro, acting president since Chavez’s March 5 death, held a double-digit advantage in opinion polls just two weeks ago, but electoral officials said he got just 50.7 percent of the votes to 49.1 percent for Capriles with nearly all ballots counted.

The margin was about 234,935 votes. Turnout was 78 percent, down from just over 80 percent in the October election that Chavez won by a nearly 11-point margin over Capriles.”

 

 

 

 

 

Easily Weaponized Virus Goes Missing From Texas Lab

 

 

 

” Whatever you do, don’t go making out with any mice for a little bit: a Texas laboratory has misplaced a small vial containing a rodent borne virus that has been linked to several deaths.

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) President David L. Callender says that a vial holding a small portion of the South American virus Guanarito has gone missing.

The exotic strain, first discovered in Venezuela in the 1980s, can cause infected humans to contract a rare hemorrhagic fever that, with symptoms such as high temperature, convulsions and hemorrhaging has a mortality rate of just over 23 percent. Between 1989 and 2006, Venezuelan government has spotted over 600 cases of the illness.

Callender insists in a statement emailed to UTMB employees last week that the virus is “not known to be transmitted from person-to-person and therefore poses no appreciable public health risk.” Because of the very real possibility of terrorists using samples of the virus for biological weapons, however, the US Centers for Disease Control considers Guanarito to be a Biosafety Level 4 risk and requires it to be stored among the most secure facilities in the country.

“Biosafety Level 4 is required for work with dangerous and exotic agents that pose a high individual risk of aerosol-transmitted laboratory infections and life-threatening disease that is frequently fatal, for which there are no vaccines or treatments, or a related agent with unknown risk of transmission,” the CDC explains.”

Analyst Estimates Chávez’s Family Fortune At Around $2 Billion

 

 

 

” According to Jerry Brewer, president of CJIA, “the personal fortune of the Castro brothers has been estimated at a combined value of around $2 billion.”

“The Chávez Frías family in Venezuela has amassed a fortune of a similar scale since the arrival of Chávez to the presidency in 1999,” said Brewer in an analysis published in their website.

“We believe that organized bolivarian criminal groups within the Chávez administration have subtracted around $100 billion out of the nearly $1 trillion in oil income made by PDVSA since 1999.” ”

 

 

   Time to head south Obama , there’s a new job opening . Venezuela pays better than the US and their chosen method of governance is sure to be much more to your liking . It’s a win/win for us all . Youviewed.com will even chip in for the moving expenses . Just make sure that you leave the White House furnishings and keyboards intact .

 

 

 

 

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Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Dies From Cancer

 

 

 

” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader’s 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday.

The flamboyant 58-year-old leader had undergone four operations in Cuba for a cancer that was first detected in his pelvic region in mid-2011. His last surgery was on December 11 and he had not been seen in public since.

“It’s a moment of deep pain,” Maduro, accompanied by senior ministers, said, his voice choking.

Chavez easily won a new six-year term at an election in October and his death will devastate millions of supporters who adored his charismatic style, anti-U.S. rhetoric and oil-financed policies that brought subsidized food and free health clinics to long-neglected slums.”

Hugo Chavez ‘Battles For Life’ With Chemotherapy

 

 

 

 

” President Hugo Chavez has been receiving chemotherapy since recovering from a severe respiratory infection in mid-January and “continues his battle for life”, his vice president said.

Nicolas Maduro disclosed for the first time that Mr Chavez began chemotherapy following his fourth round of cancer surgery in Cuba in December.

“He has strength that is superior to the treatments that he is receiving and he is in good spirits, battling, receiving his treatments,” he said after a Mass for Mr Chavez, who is being treated at a Caracas military hospital.”

 

 

 

 

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Venezuela VP: Chavez Suffers ‘New Complications’

 

 

 

” CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is confronting “new complications” due to a respiratory infection nearly three weeks after undergoing cancer surgery, his vice president said in Cuba as he visited the ailing leader for the first time since his operation.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro looked weary and spoke with a solemn expression in a televised address Sunday from Havana. He did not give details about the complications but described Chavez’s condition as delicate.

“Several minutes ago, we were with President Chavez. We greeted each other, and he himself referred to these complications,” Maduro said, reading from a prepared statement. “

Hugo Chavez Outlaws Gun Ownership, Murder Rate Hits 21,692

 

 

” While the US murder total for 2012 isn’t in yet, the Venezuelan murder total has hit 21,692, up from 18,000 last year, despite a ban on private ownership of guns enacted by the Chavez regime this year.

Hugo Chavez’s government says the ultimate aim is to disarm all civilians, but his opponents say the police and government may not have the capacity or the will to enforce the new law.

Or enough bulletproof vests, from the looks of things.

Venezuela’s glorious Socialist murder rate still lags behind Mexico at 25,000 and Brazil at 40,000 or Obama’s Indonesian homeland at 19,000, but with dedication and commitment from all the workers and peasants, Venezuela will not only surpass the Yanquis, but utterly vanquish them in the number of people murdered each year. ”

 

 

 

Despotism 101 : First ban the means of self-defense .

“Huh. A corruption-riddled dictatorial regime wants to deprive its citizens of the means of popular resistance. (Where, oh where in history have we seen this type of thing before?) I happen to believe that a government should always fear its people, but I can maybe understand why communist totalitarians might not be so into that idea.”