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Food insecurity and inflation have always been rampant in Latin America and everywhere in the perifery of capitalism (Africa, Asia).
Suddenly because of Maduro the world elites are worried about that, very weird.


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Trump has cut his own throat with this failed coup, and exposed himself as just another Deep State filler Neocon Swamp Pig. The total disregard for International law, Democracy and the Sovereignty of Nations is sickening. From reading the comment sections for the last 2 days it's clear that Trump has lost over half his base with this political suicide. Trump is toast and must go. When Chavez Nationalized the oil in Venezuela the CIA who work for Corporations not the American people took this as a vengance job they killed Chavez with weaponized Cancer delivered to him at the U.N. As the Great Awakening andYellow Vests are showing us the days of the war criminals are ending, and a pointed reckoning awaits these criminals. Mark my words Karma is coming.
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I think some clarification is needed. First off, I don't identify with the US, so saying "we" is nonsensical and my interests are divorced from those of the global finance monstrosity that sits on top of the American imperial system. Second of all, how I specifically feel about "what should happen" over there given the pressupposition of regimes remaining the way they are is global investment should increase, esp. from China and Russia, Iran should grow into a much larger power, and everyone becomes economically tied to everyone else so the cost of pursuing national interests becomes too high. Neoliberalism. But thirdly, I would even more prefer that, given the ME has the highest income inequality in the world and all states are effectively undemocratic corporations, that people seize the wealth and undergo a violent, pan Arab socialist revolution, sort of like what Assad Sr. or Gaddafi envisioned, but better, and without ending up as dictatorships this time.

So noting that "their" interest was in pursuing a Saudi hegemony in the middle east as a contracts maximizing and alliance hoarding goal did not mean I was advocating it, and I'm still wondering how that analysis was wrong.
I wrote this nonsense only 84 days ago
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The only real nonsense was advocating violent revolution.

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NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO :noooo

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https://twitter.com/M3t4_tr0n/status/1089521238228242432

Pro-tip: If you start a coup don't forget to bribe the military.
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I'm so hyped for this proxy war between US opportunists and Russian Chinese interests fighting to preserve their serious investment in Venezuela, the proxies being genuine Chavistas, the Venezuelan military (which has had substantive desertions), Cuban military support, Colombian right wing paramilitaries, US mercenaries, and genuine anti Chavez democratic opposition forces :noah

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This one's for you, Assimilate. RIP.



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Hm, p sure that's a photoshop as I've been assured by reliable sources that Bolsonaro is a "populist."

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Our Prime Minister also recently met with Bolsonaro



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In his defense. Tim Cook looks miserable in that photo.
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Lol may crawling back to brussels

Hope eu leaders tweet something like "dont book a flight theresa, negotiations are over"

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https://twitter.com/AFP/status/1090335270162087936

Meanwhile the house of commons is voting on a number of Brexit things of which none will pass.
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Very cool that the Hard Brexiteers are on the fast track to win by voting down a negotiated deal but helping the prime minister who negotiated it survive a vote of no confidence because there was a nontrivial chance of them losing a general election after the public saw that they were in the driver's seat. Very American, tbh. Use FPTP brehs.

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Barnier refuses to reopen negotiations, especially not for the backstop.

Meantime, Barclays is transferring €190bln in assets from London to Dublin.

It's all going great :lol

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On March 29th the UK will finally have agreed among themselves to postpone.

And the EU will be like  :comeon
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On March 29th the UK will finally have agreed among themselves to postpone.

And the EU will be like  :comeon

The EU is more concerned how Paris is still revolting, whilst they pour in their (NOT YET PASSED PROPOSAL) EU tanks to silence dissenters to their criminal bullshit. The Whole brexit scenario is fear tactics and distractions.

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Eyal   :-* :-[



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Eyal Weizman studied the philosophy that guides Aviv Kochavi, the officer who was just appointed commander of the Israeli military. It is a philosophy that objectifies Palestinians and ignores the human suffering caused by new Israeli technologies and tactics of repression


As bad as things already are, probably going to get worse  :-\
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Gotta start somewhere, I guess.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47071874

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Gotta start somewhere, I guess.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47071874

Mr Jope said Unilever was also stockpiling deodorant in mainland Europe in case of Brexit-related delays.

Sacrebleu !  :omg
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why would the people of mainland Europe want deodorant ???

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As a likely climate refugee in the future it's comforting to know that the corporate powers that be will stockpile junk food that requires energy to keep it from spoiling instead of canned food when I have to travel across inhospitable terrain.

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Our prime minister has announced he 100% agrees with the US for doing this.
Because Russia has been violating this agreement for years.
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We've got 2019's first election coming up, El Salvador will elect its President on February 3rd.

Polls say the "new politics center-right" one dude will win in a first round landslide or it'll be a tight race with ARENA's guy where he falls short of 50%. Really, like every poll for the last year has either one of these scenarios, no inbetween. In any case FMLN is supposed to get smashed.

Nigeria's got next. Then Cuba's referendum to end the Revolution.

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We've got 2019's first election coming up, El Salvador will elect its President on February 3rd.

Polls say the "new politics center-right" one dude will win in a first round landslide or it'll be a tight race with ARENA's guy where he falls short of 50%. Really, like every poll for the last year has either one of these scenarios, no inbetween. In any case FMLN is supposed to get smashed.

Nigeria's got next. Then Cuba's referendum to end the Revolution.


If Cuba has any dignity, the revolution will win with 99% of the votes.   :ussrcry

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As a likely climate refugee in the future it's comforting to know that the corporate powers that be will stockpile junk food that requires energy to keep it from spoiling instead of canned food when I have to travel across inhospitable terrain.

Pyramids were built by Joseph to store Toblerone.
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We've got 2019's first election coming up, El Salvador will elect its President on February 3rd.

Polls say the "new politics center-right" one dude will win in a first round landslide or it'll be a tight race with ARENA's guy where he falls short of 50%. Really, like every poll for the last year has either one of these scenarios, no inbetween. In any case FMLN is supposed to get smashed.

Nigeria's got next. Then Cuba's referendum to end the Revolution.
The politcal changes are kind of stunning.

Just imagine the sort of rap sheet the first female President of the US would've had:

- Destruction of the ISIS caliphate
- Appeasment towards Cuba and an end to the revolution
- Renewed NATO commitment from EU allies
 -Negotiated settlement with the Taliban in Afghanistan
- End of the Maduro/Chavez regime in Venezuela
- Trade agreement between the EU and US

And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Instead we have Pence and Bolton flying across the globe pinky promising other governments that they can convince their boss to at least support the side he's supposed to be rooting for.
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We've got 2019's first election coming up, El Salvador will elect its President on February 3rd.

Polls say the "new politics center-right" one dude will win in a first round landslide or it'll be a tight race with ARENA's guy where he falls short of 50%. Really, like every poll for the last year has either one of these scenarios, no inbetween. In any case FMLN is supposed to get smashed.

Nigeria's got next. Then Cuba's referendum to end the Revolution.
What I find strange about El Salvador is that Bukele runs on a right wing platforms under GANA but having family members in the police and military in El Salvador they post memes portraying him as what we would consider left wing here in the US. Family members here also talk about him like he’s the Salvadoran Obama despite being kicked out of the left wing party by taking aim at their corruption. The youth seems to love him but the establishment left and right in the country both seem to hate him.

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Perception plays a big role in politics. Countries where the police and military have played such long and established roles in power, a general liberal or even just critic of their roles can seem like a revolutionary.

Despite the FMLN, portraying him as too left-wing makes sense from the ARENA and associated parties (of both general and political types) because they're probably looking forward to a run-off with the FMLN candidate only polling like 10%. So it's about their general coalition and the assumption that the "real" left-wing will vote for him in a run-off.

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https://www.politico.eu/article/queen-evacuation-bad-brexit/
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If Britain crashes out of the EU and things go bad in London, Queen Elizabeth II will be ready to make her own exit — to an undisclosed location.

The U.K. government has repurposed Cold War emergency evacuation planning to prepare for the chance of violence and mayhem following a no-deal Brexit, and the need to protect the royal family, the Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday reported.
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But the prospect of the queen being rushed to safety in a secret operation now joins the list of worst-case Brexit fears alongside potential shortages of food and medicine.

“The decision to evacuate members of the royal family is based on whether or not their safety is compromised,” the official told the Times.
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The royal family's evacuation plan had originally involved an escape by yacht — perhaps with an initial cruise around northern Scottish islands. The Times reported that after the royal yacht Britannia was decommissioned in 1997, a subsequent plan called for using a cruise ship for a similar seaborne escape.

Another option would have involved secreting the royal family to one or more country homes.

There are no indications that Whitehall’s current emergency plan might involve relocating the queen to the Continent — presumably regarded as unfriendly terrain even if food and medicine are expected to remain plentiful. More plausibly, the royals could head to a Commonwealth territory, though certainly not Gibraltar, which has been a subject of dispute in the Brexit negotiations and could face its own turmoil in the event of a no-deal scenario.
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Brexit riots?

That is the least likely scenario.  :doge

The press will chase Boris asking when he's going to take-over as leader and people passing by will call him a wanker.
And that's about the "excitement" the general public will be able to muster for a no deal Brexit.
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"Taking back control" once again proven to be totes worth it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47107561

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Nissan has confirmed that the new X-Trail originally planned for its Sunderland plant will instead be made in Japan.

In a letter to workers, it said continued Brexit uncertainty is not helping firms to "plan for the future".

In 2016, the carmaker said it would build the new model in the UK after "assurances" from the government.


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Also:  :lol :lol :lol https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/235821  :lol :lol :lol

I hope this reaches 100,000 signatures, just to see some MP having to bring this up to parliament :rofl
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lol'd irl.

This really is the perfect time for a general strike in the UK protesting brexit. Shut the country down. Corbyn could do it if he wasn't a euroskeptic traitor more beholden to socialism in the uk than economic security.

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I'm so hyped for this proxy war between US opportunists and Russian Chinese interests fighting to preserve their serious investment in Venezuela, the proxies being genuine Chavistas, the Venezuelan military (which has had substantive desertions), Cuban military support, Colombian right wing paramilitaries, US mercenaries, and genuine anti Chavez democratic opposition forces :noah

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Mercenaries 3 :-*

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Brexit is fast turning into a better source of comedy than the Trump presidency.
Even though everything goes up in flames we still had a good laugh.
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Lie to get elected and fail on all promises. The conservative way.  :gbcry :usacry
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Lie to get elected and fail on all promises. The conservative way.  :gbcry :usacry
:thinking sounds like obama  ::)
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He was a center right republican.  :doge
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Tusk is not wrong though

Brexit only ever had two outcomes
-Hard brexit and hard border between the two Irelands, UK takes back control
-Soft brexit, totally meaningless scheme were UK has given away any say and must obey by EU rules and put in money

Everyone knew this before the vote

The EU is a peace project as many have said, and the whole good friday agreement was built on the two countries being neighbours in the EU

This should have been the main point during the leave campaign.

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Light to dark!


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Nintex, did you watch Brexit (with Benedict Cumberpatch)? This is surprisingly good

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It's on my list of things to watch.

What's going on in Brexit land anyway?
https://twitter.com/MoS_Politics/status/1094349342167781376

 :iface
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EXCLUSIVE:

Picture of the only one fit for office to sort out the brexit mess.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47155537

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The Bank of England expects growth this year to be the slowest since 2009 when the economy was in recession.

It is forecasting growth of 1.2% this year, down from its previous forecast of 1.7% made in November.

The Bank said it had seen further evidence that businesses were being cautious in the run-up to Brexit, including evidence from its own survey of firms.


Project fear something something we don't need experts something.


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The latest Brexit rumor
- New general election to be held May 2nd
- No meaningful vote on the Brexit deal until after the EU deadline passes

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Thats some voodoo

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Announcement of announcement.

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Theresa May has promised MPs a final, decisive vote on her Brexit deal with the EU - but not until she has secured changes to the Irish backstop clause.

The PM said she needed "some time" to get the changes she believes MPs want.

She promised to update MPs again on 26 February and, if she had not got a new deal by then, to give them a say on the next steps in non-binding votes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47206286

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What did I read somewhere?

"May going back to Brussels to negotiate is like the Titanic crew holding a vote and deciding that its the iceberg that has to move"