Without ambassadors, US-Venezuela ten...

Without ambassadors, US-Venezuela tensions grow

There are 40 comments on the Buffalo News story from Jan 1, 2011, titled Without ambassadors, US-Venezuela tensions grow. In it, Buffalo News reports that:

Updated: January 1, 2011, 12:35 PM CARACAS, Venezuela - The United States and Venezuela are starting the year without ambassadors in Caracas and Washington due to an intensifying diplomatic dispute that is likely to persist and boost President Hugo Chavez's long-standing antagonism.

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Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#22 Jan 1, 2011
Deng wrote:
VENEZUELA HAS AN ECONOMIC MODEL THAT WORKS.
THIS PUTS THE UNITED STATES RULERS IN A BAD POSITION.
THE UNITED STATES MUST CHANGE BUT IT IS OSSIFIED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
TO CHANGE THE OLD MUST REPLACE THE NEW IN THE UNITED STATES, THE SAME THAT HAS HAPPENED COUNTLESS TIMES BEFORE IN HISTORY.
Venezuela as an economic model??? I’d say Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Brazil, Chile, are more politically and economically stable than Venezuela. Venezuela went through a currency devaluation as well as electricity and water rationings this past year. There’s high inflation, scarcity of goods including food staples, and having the distinction of being the only South American country to experience negative growth this last year.
smirk and chuckle

Gig Harbor, WA

#23 Jan 2, 2011
Rico wrote:
DON'T NEED NO AMBASSADORS, THE OIL-CORPORATIONS RUN THE SHOW ANYWAY!
Venezuela is dropping the dollar and joining with Russia, Brazil and China...
I think Hugo is a cartoon strip, but what has the United States
done to justify confidence in the dollar .... as in, "why not
print another 800 billion and see who salutes?
smirk and chuckle

Gig Harbor, WA

#24 Jan 2, 2011
Marichu wrote:
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Venezuela as an economic model??? I’d say Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Brazil, Chile, are more politically and economically stable than Venezuela. Venezuela went through a currency devaluation as well as electricity and water rationings this past year. There’s high inflation, scarcity of goods including food staples, and having the distinction of being the only South American country to experience negative growth this last year.
Trying to explain economic reality to ideologues is an exercise
in futility.

They don't live in reality. They believe Venezuela is a worker's
paradise.
smirk and chuckle

Gig Harbor, WA

#25 Jan 2, 2011
Persona Non Grata wrote:
Every Country should have The Right to Accept or Reject Another Country's Ambassador. Almost all American Ambassadors are arrogant trouble makers trying to force American Culture and Business interests on the rest of The World!
<smirk and chuckle> Let me guess, you come to this conclusion
based on a wealth of personal and professional information?

Fact, O watcher of too many B spy movies .... ambassadors are
little or nothing more than props or, at best, actors on the
international stage.
smirk and chuckle

Gig Harbor, WA

#26 Jan 2, 2011
Deng wrote:
VENEZUELA HAS AN ECONOMIC MODEL THAT WORKS.
THIS PUTS THE UNITED STATES RULERS IN A BAD POSITION.
THE UNITED STATES MUST CHANGE BUT IT IS OSSIFIED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
TO CHANGE THE OLD MUST REPLACE THE NEW IN THE UNITED STATES, THE SAME THAT HAS HAPPENED COUNTLESS TIMES BEFORE IN HISTORY.
Dam-, you swallowed the whole thing? shame on you! Tell us how
Chavez made life better for the average Venezuelan trying to eke
out a living in his economic environment. I've friends there
and all are hurting. He's regarded as a South American Castro
and ... well ... you know how that has worked out for Castro's
people after 50+ years. Thriving people, aren't they?
goober jed an gomer

Sherman, TX

#28 Jan 2, 2011
2 words that scares the heck out of he commities markets - cheap oil and 2 more - return bond

Venz are no more a threat to the U.S. than any other bannana republic puppet show or the return to basics of food , shelter and food stamps

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#29 Jan 2, 2011
Deng wrote:
VENEZUELA HAS AN ECONOMIC MODEL THAT WORKS.
THIS PUTS THE UNITED STATES RULERS IN A BAD POSITION.
THE UNITED STATES MUST CHANGE BUT IT IS OSSIFIED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
TO CHANGE THE OLD MUST REPLACE THE NEW IN THE UNITED STATES, THE SAME THAT HAS HAPPENED COUNTLESS TIMES BEFORE IN HISTORY.
An economic model that works huh? You must like communism, being in China and all. Well I hate to tell you this but Americans are partial to freedom, something you appearently have no concept of. You must really like Obama because he is doing his best to have the government control everything just like Hugo and his regime is doing.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#30 Jan 2, 2011
HeadCheese wrote:
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Because 1/3 of our GDP is not dominated by oil.
And 80% of our exports is not oil.
And half our Federal revenues are not coming from oil.
So we can't subsidize the cost of oil like oil producing nations can.
We don't produce anything near the amount of oil the OPEC nation of Venezuala does.
Do folks like you read at all, or do you just spew idiotic statements to other idiots who believe you're making sense?
Then howcome we are subsidizing big oil?

Corporate welfare subsidies for giant oil companies ranks up there with the other corporations we provide subsidies to, like Walmart, GM, Koch Industries, and dozens of others.

Exxon Mobil pays ZERO in corporate taxes, and uses our publicly PAID FOR infrastructure to easily conduct business in this country.

Why not eliminate the oil subsidies, nationalize our paltry oil fields for our own use, and refuse to sell it on the open market?

Because government and private for profit industry are now one.

Wake up, folks, we're living in fascist corporate dictatorship as it is now.

Oil will go up to over 4.00 a gallon this year, guaranteed. Why? Becuase demand is down in the states, and thus profits are down.

So, they raise the price arbitrarily to make up the difference, despite the fact demand elsewhere on earth is up, matters not.

So why is Chavez such a "devil" as he's made out to be?
HeadCheese

Atlanta, GA

#31 Jan 2, 2011
the Messiah wrote:
Why doesn't Chavez trust Obama?
Umm, same reason he didn't trust Bush maybe? Did you forget he called Bush "A Devil".

We're kinda not close as nations.

Are you stupid?

Don't answer, you're gonna lie ...LOL

you are so clueless...or forgetful...which is it?
Rico

Guatemala

#32 Jan 2, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
<quoted text>
Then howcome we are subsidizing big oil?
Corporate welfare subsidies for giant oil companies ranks up there with the other corporations we provide subsidies to, like Walmart, GM, Koch Industries, and dozens of others.
Exxon Mobil pays ZERO in corporate taxes, and uses our publicly PAID FOR infrastructure to easily conduct business in this country.
Why not eliminate the oil subsidies, nationalize our paltry oil fields for our own use, and refuse to sell it on the open market?
Because government and private for profit industry are now one.
Wake up, folks, we're living in fascist corporate dictatorship as it is now.
Oil will go up to over 4.00 a gallon this year, guaranteed. Why? Becuase demand is down in the states, and thus profits are down.
So, they raise the price arbitrarily to make up the difference, despite the fact demand elsewhere on earth is up, matters not.

So why is Chavez such a "devil" as he's made out to be?
Because he is not a follower/yes-man as so many are in the States, the man is a man, acting positively, not rolling-over to the pricks by the U.S. to do so...

And in part because it's the way the game is played, a little like 'Big Time Wrestling'. Combatants till happy-hour, then a friendly steak and drinks together...
Rico

Guatemala

#33 Jan 2, 2011
HeadCheese wrote:
<quoted text>
Umm, same reason he didn't trust Bush maybe? Did you forget he called Bush "A Devil".
We're kinda not close as nations.
Are you stupid?
Don't answer, you're gonna lie ...LOL
you are so clueless...or forgetful...which is it?
I don't think it's so much that Chavez doesn't trust Pinocchio, it's that he doesn't trust the ones pulling his strings...

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#34 Jan 2, 2011
the Messiah wrote:
Why doesn't Chavez trust Obama?
They are so much alike......

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#35 Jan 2, 2011
HeadCheese wrote:
<quoted text>
Umm, same reason he didn't trust Bush maybe? Did you forget he called Bush "A Devil".
We're kinda not close as nations.
Are you stupid?
Don't answer, you're gonna lie ...LOL
you are so clueless...or forgetful...which is it?
FLASH: THIS JUST IN..........It is being rumored and reported that Hillary is talking of stepping down and that Bill Richardson will take her place as Secretary of State. It is reported that Hillary wants to spend more time with her Family.........code for Bill and I are hitting the campaign trail so he can have his podium full time again. It is also reported that Obama's butt puckered with this announcement.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#36 Jan 2, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>FLASH: THIS JUST IN..........It is being rumored and reported that Hillary is talking of stepping down and that Bill Richardson will take her place as Secretary of State. It is reported that Hillary wants to spend more time with her Family.........code for Bill and I are hitting the campaign trail so he can have his podium full time again. It is also reported that Obama's butt puckered with this announcement.
Leave it to a closeted Rethuglican to have his face up in the president's crotch.

Why don't you tools just establish a place where you can all go for three weeks a year, get naked, screw each other and get it out of your system?

Oh, wait, you already do that at Bohemian Grove.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#37 Jan 2, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
<quoted text>
Leave it to a closeted Rethuglican to have his face up in the president's crotch.
Why don't you tools just establish a place where you can all go for three weeks a year, get naked, screw each other and get it out of your system?
Oh, wait, you already do that at Bohemian Grove.
dang, did the batteries wear down in your vibrater again.......calm down and blow up your obamabot doll..

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#39 Jan 2, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>dang, did the batteries wear down in your vibrater again.......calm down and blow up your obamabot doll..
Don't have one, or have your forgotten, Jumbo, Obama is one of yours- a Republican.

You could try taking a bath while using the electric hair dryer on your back, Prickly Pear, the results could be electrifrying.
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#40 Jan 2, 2011
Hussein Obama and Chavez are drinking buddies.

Hussein, Chavez, and Ahmadinijad are staunch members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Hussein wants to follow suit and become this country's first black homosexual muslim dictator.

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R
To All Patriots,
all others can drink camel juice

“good luck with the 72 virgins”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#43 Jan 3, 2011
"the State Department has strongly criticized decree powers granted to Chavez in the waning days of an out going Congress firmly controlled by his allies"-gee is obama criticising a lame duck Congress after what the one controlled by his party in D.C. has done or attempted to do since Nov 2nd?
Deng

Zhenjiang, China

#44 Jan 4, 2011

VENEZUELA IS CALLED THE "THIRD WORLD," THANKS TO THE HISTORICAL USA MEDDLING.

SO IS CHINA, THIRD WORLD, BUT WE NOW HAVE AN INDEPENDENT GOVERNMENT OBLIGATED ONLY TO THE PEOPLE HERE, AND THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENING IN VENEZUELA TODAY; INDEPENDENCE FROM THE UNITED STATES ECONOMIC MODEL THAT'S PROVING DISASTROUS FOR THE USA ITSELF.

Deng wrote:


VENEZUELA HAS AN ECONOMIC MODEL THAT WORKS.
THIS PUTS THE UNITED STATES RULERS IN A BAD POSITION.
THE UNITED STATES MUST CHANGE BUT IT IS OSSIFIED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
TO CHANGE THE OLD MUST REPLACE THE NEW IN THE UNITED STATES, THE SAME THAT HAS HAPPENED COUNTLESS TIMES BEFORE IN HISTORY.

Dam-, you swallowed the whole thing? shame on you! Tell us how
Chavez made life better for the average Venezuelan trying to eke
out a living in his economic environment. I've friends there
and all are hurting. He's regarded as a South American Castro
and ... well ... you know how that has worked out for Castro's
people after 50+ years. Thriving people, aren't they?
smirk and chuckle wrote:
<quoted text>
Dam-, you swallowed the whole thing? shame on you! Tell us how
Chavez made life better for the average Venezuelan trying to eke
out a living in his economic environment. I've friends there
and all are hurting. He's regarded as a South American Castro
and ... well ... you know how that has worked out for Castro's
people after 50+ years. Thriving people, aren't they?

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#45 Jan 4, 2011
Highly educated decent citizens look some life elsewhere but not ............

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