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“Not Transporting Food”: How Venezuelan Truck Drivers Ward Off Robberies

Tyler Durden
June 30th, 2016
Zero Hedge
Comments (50) Read by 5,877 people

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This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.

Editor’s Comment: Obviously a simply statement on the back of trucks won’t stop all crime, but it is a testament to the total desperation that has taken over Venezuela. If people are at the point of killing and robbing for food, which has been in severe shortage, then there is virtually no element of stability in the entire country.

Hungry people are going to do whatever it takes to eat. Financial and political problems are going to absolutely explode under a sustained hunger epidemic. These conditions could happen here, too, if the supply chain was ever to break down or other significant disruption to take place.

This Is How Venezuelan Truckers Avoid Looters

You know it’s bad in the socialist utopia when…

Venezuelan trucks – afraid of looting – now carry “Not Transporting Food” signs…

h/t @AKurmanaev

Who can blame them – no one wants the money anymore, it’s worthless – as many food trucks now require armed guards to keep them safe

With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl was shot to death as street gangs fought over food.

Venezuela is convulsing from hunger.

Hundreds of people here in the city of Cumaná, home to one of the region’s independence heroes, marched on a supermarket in recent days, screaming for food. They forced open a large metal gate and poured inside. They snatched water, flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, potatoes, anything they could find, leaving behind only broken freezers and overturned shelves.

Just like Venezuela, our society is rotting too. As we have warned before, the exact same things that are happening down there right now are coming here too. It is just a matter of time.

There are all sorts of signs that the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted in the United States is starting to crumble as well.

This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.

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Author: Tyler Durden
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Date: June 30th, 2016
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  1. Rorinon says:

    Those trucks will eventually be stopped and looted too.

    • WhoWTFKnows..Silver says:

      High Ho Silver!!!! Got some in your hand? Blew through the $18 range in 2 days.

      ~WWTI…

    • TEST says:

      As they used to say in communist Poland, “When socialism comes to the Sahara, there will even be a shortage of sand.”

    • Equorial says:

      As of today, 05JUL2016, FoxNews has it announced that everyone that can afford to in Venezuela (within city limits) are turning to making their own “urban gardens” …they’ve never admitted that out in the country those folks have had food a’plenty this entire time. Bastards weren’t telling us the entire story …the one about the city folks go to the country to buy whatever they can find for sale, just like Americans do every late summer …they’ll head to a country town KNOWN for raising fresh crops, fresh picked and ready. (State of Maine does that to an extreme degree and always has, so I would think all “growing states” must have the same basic ‘set-ups’?

      So, in Venezuela (in reality), the country folks who had grown enough to sell were doing just that and ARE STILL doing just that, but as these Urban gardens get going they’ll see a small loss in prices. And, the government can’t hardly step in and try and tax THAT shit now can they! haha… The Preppers Win Again!!!! Whoo Hooo! *I refused to believe there were no ‘farmer type’ people that were starving down there, and dammit I was right. Perhaps farmers should be renamed “Professional Prepper of Rice, or ‘of Potatoe’, et al. lol…

      Kula-Farmer, we’ll just name him jack-of-all-trades.

  2. laeagle says:

    You reap what you sow!

    • WhoWTFKnows..Silver says:

      ### TAKE A LOOK AT THE SILVER CHART. $19.40 / OZ ht tp://www.kitco.com/charts/livesilver.html

      Must be a lot of Panic in Hong Kong, as they pushed Silver up to $19.40 an OZ overnight. I said “SILVER WAS GOING TO SLING SHOT UP. AND BLOW RIGHT THROUGH $18, 19, 20, 22.50… Only a fool would attempt to short Silver now. It would be suicide.. Its over for paper shorters. Hang on this is gonna be a great ride.

      I said, $26.50 BY THE END OF JULY. AND I PREDICTED THIS WHEN SILVER WS $16 A OZ. And this will be a $10 GIFT to you. Well our present is coming true.

      The Silver to Gold Price Ratio is about 69 to 1 now. Silver usually drops to 47 to 1 in about 6 months, after it hits 80. It has done this consistently 4 times in the last 20 year span. That’s where I get the $26.50 Silver price by the end of July. Gold to silver Price Ratio Chart. See for yourself. Xlick on the 20 year chart to illustrate what I am saying here.
      ht tp://www.macrotrends.net/1441/gold-to-silver-ratio

      So you say you can’t eat Silver? Silver Colloid you can. And if you have pure Silver Rounds you can make your own Silver Colloid and ingest it to ward off bacteria internally. Put some on cuts and wounds. Its good stuff.

      The only negative I see for big increases in Silver prices is the cost of Solar Panels which uses silver in its production. So back up the truck and stock up on solar panels now as well. You can get a 300 Watt panel for $200 right now. Maybe $400 by next year.

      I also predict Silver to be in the $40 Range by this time next year. With the elites crashing economies and inflicting economic pain because they are losing power, the chaos and bloodshed will push both Gold and silver into the stratosphere. It is the biggest safe haven to preserve wealth and increase your wealth’s bottom line.

      You think $19.40 for silver is pricy now? You can still get in today, and double your money for the $40 / Oz price by next year. Paying a measly .75 cents over spot price for a commission from the Metals Brokers is nothing, as you can make that commission cost back in a day, with the sharp rise in Silver that’s coming. We may see physical Silver shortages or wait times, so lock in your purchase price ASAP. Why would the PM Brokers sell to you for .75 cents over spot pricing today, when they can buy it and hold it and make a fortune for themselves, by not selling any Silver to you and I until it goes way up.

      I hope you all paid attention and got you some gingle. I will not sell any of my Silver until it Hits at least in the $40 range. The maybe sell of a little at a time if I need some cash or for Barter.. Could we see $100 Silver? Hell Yeah!! The entire world is collapsing and paper fiat currencies are getting crushed. I will be able to buy a lot of food with .999 Pure, Silver 1 Oz rounds. Silver is up 29% from November lows of $13.67. Hell of a return in 6 months.

      Good Luck Ya’ll !!!

      ~WWTI…

    • Bruce says:

      Ain’t socialism great and these progressives want it here.

  3. laeagle says:

    The chickens have come back to roost!

  4. laeagle says:

    The Venezualans supporting Chavez and Maduro have done this to themselves, just like so many in this country are voting for politicians promising them ‘hope and change’ and the ever elusive Eldorado on ‘easy street’.

    • Sgt. Dale says:

      “L”
      And the Sheeple will still vote for people like Obullshit and Hitlery over and over again. These are the Zombies and Leaches of the give me everything so I don’t have to work group, because you owe it to me.

      If Hitlery is elected this time by 2019 we will look just like them.

      Sgt.

      • laeagle says:

        Sgt.,

        I agree. I have cousins in Miami who left the country 15 yesrs ago. They saw the writing on the wall. Venezuela is such a rich and beautiful country, and yet they managed to squander the wealth and the opportunities to develop their economy and raise the standard of living. Socialism is a false promise that has destroyed many lives, economies, and countries. Hard to understand how Americans have been flocking to Bernie in droves.

        Louisiana Eagle

  5. Captain Crunch says:

    Watch out patriots

    The pieces of shit that be are planning on bombing us on the 4th

    • talon1776 says:

      CC…I sensed that too…bombs bursting in air are hard to decipher between vest bursting on the ground.

      • laura m. says:

        Everyone, stay out of crowds this weekend (and all the time). Fireworks can be seen distanced from the madding crowd safely. We don’t travel on holidays as we are retired, then go when things are low key after labor day or when school starts. Ref. to Venezuela: people in socialist countries (many are also Catholic) are so dumbed down stupid, it is baffling. People also breed like rabbits despite not able to afford to feed their family. When Romania was under dictator Nichole C. (25 some yrs ago) people dumped their kids (another “rabbit type breeding” country then) into orphanages so they’d be fed and housed. Some left the area. I rem. the news reports on NPR- graphic. Ditto for Serbia/Kosovo war early 90’s on NPR. I had images played out in my head the way they reported it.

    • Kulafarmer says:

      May be an interesting weekend, im cool with them getting rid of more libtards though

    • Sgt. Dale says:

      “CC”
      I to am feeling kinda funky about the 4Th.
      Kill them bastards before they kill us.
      All of you carry and be prepared to use them. Just think if the Guards at the AirPort had some one else shooting at those bastards along with them they might have gotten a kill shot and the one SOB wouldn’t have set off his vest.

      Stay frosty folks, and keep your eyes open!!!!

      Sgt.

      • talon1776 says:

        And now we have this report from the “religion of peace”
        ht tp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3670535/Pro-ISIS-twitter-account-threatens-attacks-London-Heathrow-Los-Angeles-New-York-s-JFK-airports-July-4-weekend.html

        Live Free or Die…on the front line
        Talon1776

      • The Mighty Kevin 2 says:

        So am I! The 4th would be a perfect opportunity for them, and since we are expecting more attacks, I’m expecting one.

  6. The wages of socialism is starvation.

  7. An Obsolete Man says:

    … when you hear of cannibalism, you know it’s near – very near …

    • WhoWTFKnows..Silver says:

      When you are starving to death, even “Rat Tar Tar” will sound delicious. I am adding a Small Chest Freezer to my Solar Power array. Gonna bag me a Deer bow hunting this year. Or by Gun, if I am hungry. Fill the Freezer for FREE for Long term Protein.

      ~WWTI…

  8. SHITHEAD (SHI-THEED) says:

    I bet the ‘ignorant hickos’ out in the sticks or whatever the ‘sophisticated city dwellers’ call them are still eating OK.

  9. When you buy bulk food if it comes packaged in food grade buckets you are set; but if it comes in boxes or bags it needs to be put into something that is air tight or at least waterproof.

  10. AGENT SKINHEAD says:

    Traitors must be brexicuted… Take Back Control.

  11. Them Guys says:

    A New TV station here recently, is “VICE-TV” and while its mainly crap and leftist fag type and tree hugger types shows…A couple good shows aired too.

    One such good show is of a women reporter with her camara crew and driver and several armed body guards headed to venezualla to document all whats going down there etc.

    First her tv segment showed food shortages galore and she herself needed tampons but forgot to pack any in her bags.

    She found a street vendor guy doing black market deals for food and various stuffs…He charged her if I recall correct, $150 for a single package of brand name tampons…He told her it cost $100 for the tampons at his “dealer store” and $50 went to Him!

    he admitted he earned well over avg of $300+ per day minimum in equal to us dollars.

    THEN she took her camara and armed guards crew to some place where Male’s hopeing to get picked as a male Model for tv ads and magazine ads etc congregate.

    They have several locations where Tons of males go and stand around in lines 4-5 abreast, dressed only in skimpy speedos to show off their mussles and body to a table of several “judges” that decide which males have what it takes to become the next big tv ad model guy etc.

    Some of the male model wannabees interviewd with the tv girl reporter. they admitted the ones with enough money paid out Tons of cash to get Many many various plastic surgeries to enhance various physical atributes..

    Mainly had plastic surgery to enhance buttocks, thigh mussles, noze jobs, lips done, overall facial jobs too.

    But most had too litle cash for surgery and waited in long lines for chance to get picked by those Judges which work for big time ad companies that are willing to pay the doctor surgery fees if the male models has what they desire already and only need enhancements done.

    They consider it to be their Main number one ticket to Out and freedom with tons of riches wealth as male tv ad models or even tv or hollywood movie stars in their futures.

    That all was going on Inside several locations while at same time Outside in streets it was starvation madhouses!

    The reporter girls SUV was heavily bullet proofed like VIP limos are…yet even with armoured suv her armed escorts and guards several times made drivers turn back to go a different path or street as it was far too dangerous to be there even in daylight!

    They especially warned her and her camara crew guys how dangerous for them all since they were, Whites and Americans!….Them crazed savages hate usa whiteys with unbrideled passion.

    All in All was fasinating view up close and personal of what life was like there now and for some time now.

    First thing I thought as I watched the crowds and violant acts every place where somebody Had any “stuff” openly seen by others…

    Was how it so looked exact same as when I witnessed Detroit Riots of 1967-68 Live as it happened then when I was just 15 yrs old and savage blacks went total apeshit crazy.

    There’s little to none difference between south american browns Vs Detroit Blacks priod…Savages all.

    Except of course the male enhanced models did look a bit more civilized and more like a whiteman when compared to detroit chimpout savages. But thats really just an illusion as they too live much closer to a detroit chimp than any real whiteman.

    • markinaz says:

      small world…i too witnessed the Detroit Riots of 1967-68, i was only 7. the one thing i will never forget, my family and i were out in the front yard on the sidewalk watching the troop transport trucks with loads of national guard troops heading towards the blackened sky of burning stores and homes only blocks away. my father looks to his watch then down to me and said, “6:00 on the dot son, it is now curfew, time to go inside and lock the door”. At 7 i knew what was happening, thank gods my parents informed me.

  12. Is there anything we, as a group or as individuals, can do to help?

    • NahReally says:

      When people suffer from making bad decisions you aren’t helping them when you bail them out. You are only contributing to them repeating their mistakes. They’ll work through it and hopefully learn from their mistakes. Socialism does not work – they need to learn this reality so that they don’t repeat it.

  13. La.Maniac says:

    I did the 3 day freeze on my rice,flour and cornmeal too.Finally started putting it in buckets,damn their bulky and heavy,ck’d on jars .What’s worse?space or bulk lol!
    Could take care of that and not prep,nahh.Wonder if babygirl will like the new coffee table out of 5gal. buckets ?
    Maniac –out

    • areyouready? says:

      I have lots of 2/3 gallon buckets from the deli. Cake and cupcake icing was in them. FREE–can’t beat that and they are so much lighter filled with salt and sugar, etc.

  14. Old Guy says:

    Do We actually care about the free shit army or the parasites who are employed by or receive a pension from the goverment and their refusal to face reality ? That reality that too many takers and too few makers is not sustainable. Their believing that no matter what the government will keep enabling them. If they all starve or become slaves in a FEMA prison? Im of the opinion good riddance to bad rubbish. And it really don’t make any difference who is elected. Buy into the dog and pony show if you want. Trump is at best a 1% lesser evil than Hillary.

    • Old Guy…

      I do chuckle at the .gov workers who take your tax money and come on this forum and say they deserve it, but the “leeches and zombies” do not deserve the same tax money.

      I say NONE of them deserve the tax money stolen by coercion at the point of a gun.

      Abolish the .gov is what I say. Save me a buncha money to not have to support all these public “servants”.

      OK OK…maybe not practical to get rid of ALL of them. How about 99% of them?

  15. Soon they will realize and rob also those trucks.

  16. watching and waiting says:

    Well, The SHTF has hit that country. A picture as posted of what has been thought/believed what it will be like here.
    Only worst because nearly everyone is armed. Increased death toll. Unimaginable terror and violence.

    Eventually people will scream and shout for order. For security and safety. And the hammer will fall, as planned.

    Non of what is happening is by accident. Everyone who comes here should know that.

    The Venezuelan people are being used as a test subjects as rats in a cage.

  17. CaptAmeica says:

    The Elite there seem to not be hurting at all. Much as in the Great Depression here when Hoover, said There never was a Depression, it was all made up in the press.
    No Depression for the wealthy elite.

  18. Frank Thoughts says:

    When the food system falls apart, the game changes completely. People will literally do anything for money and food. As people saw in the collapse of the Soviet Union, sex became the main currency. And so it will be the case in Venezuela and elsewhere.

  19. Jules says:

    “Our society is rotting too”…..couldn’t agree with you more Tyler Durden. But “Make America Great Again” will never happen with psychopaths as lawmakers and making critical decisions for the masses, having so much power over the people. Will not happen. If we really want change we gotta get rid of them and replace them with normal ‘for the people’ leadership, instead of the brain damaged, soulless, heartless, destructive, greedy takers we currently have in office, which will not happen in our lifetime. Sad but true.

  20. Plain Old American says:

    “There are all sorts of signs that the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted in the United States is starting to crumble as well.”

    Fags and transgenders in the military, perverts lurking in women’s restrooms at department stores, female teachers seducing 12 year olds and cities holding parades where half dressed to naked people celebrate feces sex and self loathing…..

    Not only is civilization crumbling but America, in the media, the schools, the government and the society at large is happy about it!!!

    • Jules says:

      I agree Plain Old American…. and also not too mention that our chimp-in-chief commander is gay, sleeping with his tranny wife Michelle. No way is she a she, she is a he. Check out her shoulder width, her ring finger is longer than her index finger, among other tell-tale signs she is really a he who had sex reassignment surgery long before the gay chimp took office.

      No wonder our chimp POTUS is all for the LGBT crowd. He is sleeping with a man. If he wasn’t gay and sleeping with a tranny he would NEVER have given a rat’s ass about the bi/gay/transgender community like he does and supported them. He wouldn’t have given them a second thought.

      • IMarie says:

        I agree totally Jules. I did research and found out obum is a homeosexual and michell is really a man. What a shocker. This makes sense why he’s all for gays…..

  21. dfisherman says:

    man oh man,what the f—- is going on in Venezuela where hunger is the order of the day!!!!We here in America get hungry and go get fast food or at least a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and have no clue that hunger is hungry MAGNIFIED and folks will sell their/birthright for a morsel when famished.All I can say is keep prepping cause hard times are definitely coming and

  22. Mr Smith says:

    Bob Marley said

    “A hungry mob is an angry mob”

    Lots of what he said in his music is true and that is why he got knocked off on the second attempt along with Peter Tosh a few years later.

    Buying food and sticking your head in the sand won’t work in the long term and you need to be out on the streets from day one making friends with people that are all in the same boat as you instead of thinking they all want to kill you.

  23. Equorial says:

    In brief, there doesn’t need to be a war going on for someone to get their ass shot being someplace that it just plain shouldn’t be …that’s what I tried to make my fingers say.