In socialist Venezuela, women have taken to selling their hair in order to avoid starving to death. An increasing number of women are abandoning their long locks in exchange for a few dollars just so they can survive.
The hair sold will be made into wigs and hair extensions. Women are now abandoning their hair as the demands of daily survival force them to quit much of their daily hygiene and self-care rituals. Venezuela has had a long and historic obsession with beauty and is a country known globally for its success in beauty pageants. Venezuelan women no longer prioritize their own beauty and self-care but instead focus on buying food in a country where the International Monetary Fund predicts hyperinflation will reach 10,000,000% this year, according to the Associated Press.
Venezuela has been crushed by devastating socialist policies enacted by President Nicolas Maduro in an effort to control the lives of the public and increase government power. A socialist dystopia is redundant and Venezuela is evidence of such.
Women are chopping off their hair for money because hair washing and maintenance has just become less important than food.
As Venezuela fell into darkness following an already tumultuous period of starvation and unrest, many thought things couldn’t get any worse.
But they did.
So bad, in fact, that local water systems are no longer functioning, which means in addition to a lack of food and medicines, the people of socialist Venezuela are now struggling to gain access to potable water. –The Daily Sheeple
Venezuela is a shining example of why we prepare. An economic collapse is not out the question in the United States. As government power grows, the public’s power wanes, and we are reaching a tipping point. Could the U.S. look like Venezuela one day? Perhaps. And if that happens, those who have chosen to prepare will be in a much better place than those who brushed off the warnings of socialism.
This has little to do with socialism and much to do with sanctions and economic warfare complements of the IMF / Banksters. How dare they trade their oil in something other than US dollars; are they mad after seeing what it did for Iraq and Libya?
@ Kevin2, bull! Can you prove any of the nutty stuff you posted. Drop the anti-capitalist fantasy, socialism is a cancer that is eating up the world, including the U.S.
Are you a Russian troll?
Yes he is, always paints The U.S. as “The Bad Guy”.
Afghan Opium Production Increases 35-Fold Since U.S. Invasion
Think there is something possibly wrong with the above? 35 times the opium production with a “war on drugs”. The only thing we get “official” is official lies.
My post about Venezuela proof requested is in moderation because it has hyper links. It will be posted shortly.
Kevin2, I posted a reply standing up for you to those 2 “misguided souls”. That was the kindest thing I can say about them. They just need to wake up.
Seminole Wind and The Ugly Truth, it’s the NWO criminals who run the US that are the problem, not the US itself. Kevin2 speaks the truth. While it’s true that Chavez and Maduro, with the help of certain other countries, have already ruined Venezuela, the sanctions are not helping things. While the regime might be suffering some the people are suffering much worse. Even if the regime was overthrown tomorrow it may be too late to save that country.
The Deplorable Renegade
It appears by past practice that there is a globalist intent to systematically destroy governments that have oil who could potentially pose a problem like selling it in something other than the mandated US dollar and leaving a dysfunctional mess in its wake. Such a fragmented government, itself one small step away from being overthrown themselves are never in a position to dictate policy. If the indigenous people go from the highest standard of living on their continent to a Somalia like existence (see Libya) so be it. If their Christians are persecuted by the Islamic Fundamentalists who overthrew the secular government (Iraq, Libya & Syria) who previously protected them oh well.
When the result is repeated its intentional
DR= Usual idiot
Ugly Truth, I’m someone who’s wide awake and is aware of the truth. You need to google one-world government, globalism, international bankers, etc. and learn who the real powers behind the scenes are.
OK I will say it for you! Ugly and Seminole are brainwashed idiots with 0 critical thinking ability parroting what the MSM tells them. The depth of thinking here is about as deep as a sheet of paper. There, feel better now?
Genius, you’re right. You sounded just like me. OK, OK, I’ll go back to my old self, LOL.
Unless you happen to have a PHD in economics and had been the assistant Secretary Of The Treasury I’ll take the opinion of Dr Paul Craig Roberts PHD before yours.
Paul Craig Roberts.
Don’t you think something is fishy when the presstitutes orchestrate a fake news “humanitarian crisis” in Venezuela, but totally ignore the real humanitarian crises in Yemen and Gaza?
Don’t you think something is really very rotten when the expert, Alfred Maurice de Zayas, sent by the UN to Venezuela to evaluate the situation finds no interest by any Western media or any Western government in his report?
Don’t you think it is a bit much for Washington to steal $21 billion of Venezuela’s money, impose sanctions in an effort to destabilize the country and to drive the Venezuelan government to its knees, blame Venezuelan socialism (essentially nationalization of the oil company) for bringing “starvation to the people,” and offer a measly $21 million in “humanitarian aid.”
As the United States is completely devoid of any print or TV media, it falls upon internet media such as this website to perform the missing function of honest journalism.
As for the alleged starvation and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, Zayas has this to say:
The December 2017 and March 2018 reports of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) list food crises in 37 countries. “The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is not among them.”
“In 2017, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela requested medical aid from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the plea was rejected, because Venezuela ‘is still a high-income country … and as such is not eligible’.”
The “crisis” in Venezuela “cannot be compared with the humanitarian crises in Gaza, Yemen, Libya, the Syrian Arab Republic, Iraq, Haiti, Mali, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Somalia, or Myanmar, among others.”
In order to discredit selected governments, failures in the field of human rights are maximized so as to make violent overthrow more palatable. Human rights are being “weaponized” against rivals.
In paragraph 37 of his report, de Zayas says: “Modern-day economic sanctions and blockades are comparable with medieval sieges of towns with the intention of forcing them to surrender. Twenty-first century sanctions attempt to bring not just a town, but sovereign countries to their knees. A difference, perhaps, is that twenty-first century sanctions are accompanied by the manipulation of public opinion through ‘fake news’, aggressive public relations and a pseudo-human rights rhetoric so as to give the impression that a human rights ‘end’ justifies the criminal means. There is not only a horizontal juridical world order governed by the Charter of the United Nations and principles of sovereign equality, but also a vertical world order reflecting the hierarchy of a geopolitical system that links dominant States with the rest of the world according to military and economic power. It is the latter, geopolitical system that generates geopolitical crimes, hitherto in total impunity.”
He expresses concern about the level of polarization and disinformation that surrounds every narrative about Venezuela. “A disquieting media campaign seeks to force observers into a preconceived view that there is a ‘humanitarian crisis’ in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. An independent expert must be wary of hyperbole, bearing in mind that ‘humanitarian crisis’ is a term of art (terminus technicus) that can be misused as a pretext for military intervention.”
In order to discredit selected governments, failures in the field of human rights are maximized so as to make violent overthrow more palatable. Human rights are being ‘weaponized’ against rivals.
A political solution is blocked because “certain countries [the US] do not want to see a peaceful solution to the Venezuelan conflict and prefer to prolong the suffering of the people of that country, with the expectation that the situation will reach the threshold of a humanitarian crisis and provoke a military intervention to impose a regime change.”
Washington’s attack on Venezuela is in violation of established international law. “The principles of non-intervention and non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign States belong to customary international law and have been reaffirmed in General Assembly resolutions, notably 2625 (XXV) and 3314 (XXIX), and in the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. Article 32 of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States, adopted by the General Assembly in 1974, stipulates that no State may use or encourage the use of economic, political or any other type of measures to coerce another State in order to obtain from it the subordination of the exercise of its sovereign rights.” Chapter 4, article 19, of the Charter of the OAS stipulates that “No State or group of States has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other State. The foregoing principle prohibits not only armed force but also any other form of interference or attempted threat against the personality of the State or against its political, economic, and cultural elements.”
Zayas reports that an atmosphere of intimidation accompanied the mission, attempting to pressure him into a predetermined matrix. He received letters from American-financed NGOs asking him not to proceed on his own, dictating to him the report he should write. Prior to his arrival in Venezuela, a propaganda campaign was launched against him on Facebook and Twitter questioning his integrity and accusing him of bias. https://off-guardian.org/2019/02/09/what-the-press-hides-from-you-about-venezuela/
As Washington’s sanctions and currency manipulations constitute geopolitical crimes, Zayas asks what reparations are due to the victims of sanctions. He recommends that the International Criminal Court investigate Washington’s coercive measures that can cause death from malnutrition and lack of medicines and medical equipment.
“Despite being the first UN official to visit and report from Venezuela in 21 years, Mr de Zayas said his research into the causes of the country’s economic crisis has so far largely been ignored by the UN and the media, and caused little debate within the Human Rights Council.
“He believes his report has been ignored because it goes against the popular narrative that Venezuela needs regime change.” https://off-guardian.org/2019/02/09/what-the-press-hides-from-you-about-venezuela/
Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world and an abundance of other natural resources including gold, bauxite and coltan. But under the Maduro government they’re not accessible to US and transnational corporations.
The Ugly Truth
Actually I’m a thinking American that started questioning the “official line” since reading several books about the JFK assassination. More doesn’t add up regarding virtually everything we’re told than do. The list is too long but just a few.
1. How the hell did WTC #7 come down?
2. Why do banks like Wachovia get caught laundering $378 billion and no one gets charged when we have a “war on drugs”?
3. What did Saddam have to do with 911 (hint nothing) and why destabilize that nation, which protected Christians by the way (as did Libya and Syria) and create a power vacuum that Islamic Fundamentalists take over (note same play as Libya & Syria)?
4. Where are those WMDs out kids died to find?
5. Who is arming ISIS? It’s not Russia, nor Iran, certainly not Syria as they are the spearpoint in attacking the Assad government. Hint…it’s not too difficult…US & Israel.
You’re a “thinking American”?, you are no more an American than Vladimir Putin is, you POS!
Just in case my moderator doesn’t post my proof reply you can find the links and information here.
Dr Paul Craig Roberts PHD Economics was the former Assistant Secretary Of The US Treasury under President Reagan. Like David Stockman who has similar credentials and employment background they must be taken seriously.
What? No RT/Zero Hedge/Alex Jones/Pravda?
How are “things” in Russia anyway? Or is it China?
Damn the truth hurts. You cannot discredit what I posted so its personal attack time.
How about an old one. Standard Oil pleading “No Contest” (not contesting the charges) to trading with the NAZIs after Pearl Harbor in 1942. It was seen in Federal Court in Newark NJ.
“Trading With The Enemy” Charles Higham
Looks like the globalists hijacked the US awhile back.
Kevin2, as always you hit something right out of the park. You and I both are very well read and up to speed on who really calls the shots. Those 2 have a lot to learn and I don’t think they want to know. Oh well; they can stay ignorant at their own peril.
K2, you might as well talk to your hand, it’s probably smarter lol.
The Ugly Truth
In case you haven’t heard the main stream media isn’t called “Fake News” for nothing. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 in effect facilitated a monopoly of the networks. They have become PRAVDA and it was 100% intentional.
K2, I would agree with you in all the Mid Eastern instances but not Venezuela. The US started its sanctions AFTER that idiot Chavez started down his dictator path. We have watched this train wreck up close and in real time. It is classic Socialism in action. The idiot citizen’s of Venezuela VOTED for what they are no receiving good and hard. They deserve the sodomy they are experiencing. I have no sympathy for any Latino. They choose this over and over. They are a very stupid people. Move on.
Got a sauce for these claims?
It has everything to do with Socialism!
All governments have a difficult time running a Dairy Queen, Socialism can’t even do that. It is a historic failed economic philosophy. And please spare me the supposed examples of the nordic countries for a lot of reasons.
The USA has its share of Socialism in the Blue States that are going bankrupt.
Liberal American haters will be the death of our Republic.
We are witnessing the destruction of white western civilization by the NWO – or a Very Big Government control cartel
Ammo up – patience is not a virtue – it is a perverse evil
Sad but true.
Bernie says “breadlines are a good thing”.
Complete utter nonsense, this site has just lost another reader, un-bookmarked now.
If all they are selling is their hair at this point, they haven’t hit rock bottom yet but that too may well come to pass. What a mess down there whoever you want to blame it on. I’ll go with socialism, Maduro and his goons, and foreign interventionism in that order.
Socialism is most often inaccurately used to describe a welfare state. Granted it’s potentially a welfare state to extreme but a welfare state none the less. Regardless Saudi Arabia has a cradle to grave welfare system, slightly less oil and slightly a larger population than Venezuela. It certainly spends considerably more on its military as its the recipient of first class US combat aircraft and the like. They function well selling excess oil thus dropping the world price at the bequest of the US to economically cripple Venezuela and Russia economically. Certainly Saudi Arabia is the center of the oil peg. In the end one could say that the main differentiation being the welfare state policy is similar is that Saudi plays ball and Venezuela doesn’t.
Venezuelan women are selling much more than their hair.
Venezuela gets exactly what it voted for. I see no reason to deny them their hell or help them out of it. They don’t want our help.
It is in our best interest to keep the Russians and Chinese out of the Americas and I really don’t care who we crush to accomplish that. I don’t think we have as many interests in mainland Asia or Africa, that being said, in America we get exactly what Democrats vote for( Republicans are pretty useless in today’s society).
Because of our vast resources and the fact that we have civilian gun ownership( both legal and illegal) we will probably never crash as hard as most socialist smaller countries inevitably do, but we will suffer from socialism. The very fact that I’m afraid of the government is proof that the government is a failure. My main concern should be providing for myself , my family and being a useful member of a community.
I took stock of my preps ( an engineer would call this requirements validation) and realized that although I live in an dangerous area(Hawaii is very prone to natural disasters), most my preps are for protecting myself and family from the government.
I live on the lower slope of a Volcano, subject to Hurricanes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, Wildfires, Flooding, Earthquakes, Windstorms, Drought, I can even drive into a blizzard, and of all those disasters, my biggest concern is the government.
Every socialist country has the same problem.
It’s not help its intentionally violating international law to overthrow sovereign nations. Venezuela can sell their oil in whatever currency they desire. You speak go Russia and Chinese influence. What was the result of US “influence” to the indigenous people in Iraq, Libra and the attempt on Syria? Are they better or worse off?
Like I said, to Nakita2 , the U.S. IS ALWAYS THE BAD GUY!
Only when the shoe fits. I don’t have blind obedience. I had a cousin that had that, he was killed in 1967.
Read the Dr Paul Craig Roberts link.
Regardless at one time the US left the situation better for our influence. Iraq is destroyed and politically fragmented as is Libya. Christians once protected have fled. 35 times the opium is coming out of Afghanistan. That cannot happen W/O US assistance. Once again only when the shoe fits.
So the shoe fits that you are a Russian troll.
Seminole wears a pair of blind obedience brainwashed non thinking yes man wrapped in a flag with a cross can’t use discernment can’t think for himself, can’t do simple math shoes.
“Thou shalt defend thyself with truth oh stupid one.” Thine shall show proof of research and facts discovered.
I think the people of Kuwait may have a different opinion of Saddam’s Iraq. Sorry about your cousin, I’m a Vietnam era Vet, I spend some of it making sure Nuke armed B-52s could kill millions. I’m one of the few 18 year olds in the world that has touched a Nuke warhead.
I could careless about Afghan opium. I’m a Libertarian and think only a very few drugs should be illegal for adults( eg. Meth) The real crime is how much a really cheap drug is sold for at POS.
I have NO regard for international law. If it would save a single American life I could easily obliterate say, Somalia. I’m more of a Machiavelli guy than a boy scout. I play Chess and avoid Poker. I’m an American, the rest of the world can EFF off.
The world is Zero sum.
Kuwait like South Korea is an exception. Regardless BP drew up the Middle East map and annexed Arabia for the Saud family when oil was discovered in the area in 1928. The national borders were intentionally divided up to be difficult to govern, they weren’t natural. Things like “Democratic Rule” were lip service as the US overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran in 1953. Interestingly the mastermind of it was Theodore Roosevelts son. The instability from its aftermath does none of us any good and eventually it’s laying the groundwork for WWIII. The war on terrorism is a sham as Islamic terrorists are used to overthrow stable nations not under their influence. The “War In Terrorism” like its ostensible cousin the “War On Drugs” is in function a “War On The Bill Of Rights”.
“I’m more of a Machiavelli guy than a boy scout.”
I’m just looking at all of the above from a different view and its not pretty.
I’m a Libertarian too. If they enforced the drug war (rather than facilitated its production and transport and finance) “over there” they might not have to trample my rights with militarized police, unConstitutional gun laws, unConstitutional search, unConstitutional confiscation of private property W/O charges over here.
As I said I’m looking at all of this from a different perspective.
The sole purpose is to mislead YOU, the public as to the danger of the Worldwide Communist Conspiracy. Blame the U.S., the CIA, anyone who will fight the cancer of Communism.
Example: Kamala Harris said today that IF elected as President, she will post an executive order taking away the 2nd. amendment. Meanwhile the Russian trolls/Useful Idiots here have you concerned over opium production /or Oil coming from Venezuela?
Newsflash……..Russia is capitalist.
If I understand you correctly a 35 fold increase in opium from the greatest opium producing nation on the earth Afghanistan, done with US assistance (its impossible to be otherwise) is a non issue.
GTFOOH……. you’re absolutely nuts, bat shit crazy.
Can we PLEASE stop with all the POLITICAL articles and get back to what this site was created for?
So what if you lose some Trolls..Trolls are only here because of the political articles..This site has deteriorated exponentially since the summer of 2016 and we all know why..Just get back to prepping,bushcrafting,fishing,hunting,trapping,etc.,and cut the trolls loose..
Kevin2, agreed about them being nuts and bat shit crazy. I would also tell them to GTFOOH.
Screw this site – I post and it goes into cyber space.
It says it does not recognize meThat is bullshit
For a long time it did – I must of pissed off Salvo the magnificent
There is a world wide conspiracy but it’s not emanating from communists. Look up Rothschild, Warburg, Rockefeller, Bilderberg Group and Trilateral Commission. All the members are huge money interests not communists. They finance communists. Your looking under the wrong rock. There was no one more anti communist than US Senator Barry Goldwater and this is what he had to say:
“The Trilateralist Commission is international…(and)…is intended to
be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and
banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the
United States. The Trilateralist Commission represents a skillful,
coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of
power – political, monetary, intellectual, and ecclesiastical.”
Kevin2, I’m old enough to remember Barry Goldwater. He was the Ron Paul of that era. He made more sense than any of the D’s or R’s even then. Poor man never stood a chance because he wasn’t ‘mainstream’. What has been called ‘mainstream’ makes me want to puke.
K2, neither of them will look into shit! Anything that might upset their micro paradigm is verbotten! People like them are the reason we are sooooo fooked! Knuckledragging, know nothing, don’t want to know nothing, pathetic defenders of lies.
Screw this site – I post and it goes into cyber space.
It says it does not recognize meThat is bullshit
For a long time it did – I must of pissed off Salvo the magnificent
I’m probably one of the more obnoxious commenters here and I don’t think any of my comments have ever not posted eventually.
I run a Linux system. High security. I turn off ads, pictures, cookies, and scripts when I feel like it. Maybe your Windows is the problem? Or Mac O/S?
I like your posts when they show up.
I remember Barry and that election. I was in the second grade and figured out really quick that the LBJ Cabal was a major threat. You may not believe me. A second grader doesn’t hold deeply philosophical insights.
But they do remember that Democrats ran the show when we had to dive under the school desks, people were digging holes in the back yard for a shelter, and they fucked up TV for a week when one of THEM was killed, yet when a neighbor kid was killed by a speeding car( pretty graphic) and nothing on TV.
Only Democrats got TV time, the rest of us don’t count.
That was my lesson.
They pulled out the stops to sink Goldwater. The commercial that frightened the public had a countdown and then a huge (is there any other kind) nuclear detonation. The implication was that Goldwater would start WWIII. I’m the same age and I do remember that commercial as it frightened me not understanding anything but the Big Bang. At about the same time I remember the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. I was waiting in front of the screen for big insects from England; I was disappointed.
Goldwater seen the Deep State 5 + decades before it became a phrase of common use.
this one ?
There’s enough food to go around, if —
— you dig in the trash
— do something detestable
I’m calling that a contrived shortage. No amount of success or food aid can fix that.
Kevin2, you reminded me of something I had forgotten all about, the Goldwater nuke commercial. Now I remember. That was one of the scariest commercials ever made. I do remember watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and thought they were weird. So did Mom and Dad. Goldwater was definitely ahead of his time. In the 60s there probably wasn’t even 5000 people in this country who knew the truth and ZERO chance of educating people and organizing any kind resistance to it. The first serious effort with that was Ron Paul. Still the biggest shame he couldn’t get the nomination but at least he proved that a resistance movement could be organized against the globalists. The movement got revived under Trump.
Remember the John Birch Society? Pioneers in truth.
The John Birch Society seen the conspiracy but initially assumed it came from communists. Later they seen the BB Group, Trilaterals, CFR, Banksters and the like and connected the dots. La Rouche stated that the monarchies in old Europe never ended as their money still dominated. Interestingly the likes of the King of this and that (like Italy) attend the Bulderberg Group meetings. I didn’t realize they still existed. Only the very powerful or soon to be very useful for the globalists attend this function. Something is going on here. They’re in some power position still until today.
We are basically being told that we are always a party to the corruption, so will eventually be sorry, someday.
No lawful, honorable, dignified remedy is ever seriously begun, by our accusers, the libertarians.
Then, they displace us with their own diversity hires.
The Deplorable Renegade
“The movement got revived under Trump.”
After reading None Dare Call it A Conspiracy, Secrets Of The Federal Reserve, Creature From Jekyll Island and a few other books I preached to an inattentive audience until NAFTA got their blue collar arnrention. Their thought, “How / why did a democrat (Bill Clinton), savior or the working man twist arms to do that”; “Something is wrong”. When it went to hell in 2008 (and I warned them it was coming in 2007) I went to the EF Hutton status (when EF Hutton talks people listen). The wallet is what got their attention. Trump is a manifestation of that discontent. A great experiment in “We The People” self government. I see two steps forward and then one or two steps back. Trump is neither a Constitutionalist nor Libertarian. Given the very poor choice and sad previous administrations from a couple of Bushes through Obama it was a no brainer. My first choice was and is Rand Paul. Hillary was several behind a mongoloid transvestite.
BULLSHIT! If this were a true story, there would be gangs of millions of men scalping everyone! And then due to supply and demand, the value of hair would go to near zero.
I wish someone else here had some common sense.
Show me any story and I will show the why it is bullshit.