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    My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-venezuela-diary/

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    That's awful.
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    That's awful.
    Makes me want to smuggle cooking oil, flour, bread, beans, rice and toiletries into Venezuela.

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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Anyone who can should cultivate a small garden in their back yard, if for no other reason than to better appreciate the effort and land required to grow all of the produce you see in your local grocery store. It is a staggering revelation.
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Quote Originally Posted by jthomas666 View Post
    Anyone who can should cultivate a small garden in their back yard, if for no other reason than to better appreciate the effort and land required to grow all of the produce you see in your local grocery store. It is a staggering revelation.
    Even just tomatoes, beans, and potatoes. 3 easy veggies to grow. Bell peppers and jalepenos are fairly easy as well.

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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

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    Even just tomatoes, beans, and potatoes. 3 easy veggies to grow. Bell peppers and jalepenos are fairly easy as well.



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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Governments are excellent at blaming others for the problems governments themselves create.

    During the government-created hyperinflation during the American Revolution:

    A June 1777 letter from Boston read, "We are all starving here. [P]eople will not bring in provision, & we cannot procure the common necessaries of life." Two years later, the same person wrote: "We are likely to be starved throughout Boston. Never such a scarcity of provisions."
    Gee, you don't say. When farmers are required to accept worthless inflated currency for their produce, they don't bring the produce to that market. Who could have foreseen that?
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Now they are running out of gasoline.


    The hunt for gasoline is just the latest headache for consumers after years of severe economic contraction and triple-digit inflation have produced shortages of everything from bread to antibiotics. Long accustomed to the world’s cheapest gasoline in the country with the world’s largest oil reserves, now Venezuelans are worried they’ll lack fuel, too.
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Put a communist/socialist in charge of the ocean and there will soon be a shortage of water.
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Quote Originally Posted by jthomas666 View Post
    Anyone who can should cultivate a small garden in their back yard, if for no other reason than to better appreciate the effort and land required to grow all of the produce you see in your local grocery store. It is a staggering revelation.
    I would also suggest that everyone buy at least a couple of large plastic barrels for storing water. This is a wonderful time of year to collect it from your gutters and other runoff locations.

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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Quote Originally Posted by NationalTitles16 View Post
    Put a communist/socialist in charge of the ocean and there will soon be a shortage of water.
    Great line. I'm going to quote you.
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Reb View Post
    I would also suggest that everyone buy at least a couple of large plastic barrels for storing water. This is a wonderful time of year to collect it from your gutters and other runoff locations.
    Indeed. I'm in the process of building my garden boxes and rainwater barrels.

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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Quote Originally Posted by NationalTitles16 View Post
    Put a communist/socialist in charge of the ocean and there will soon be a shortage of water.
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