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2005-09-05 Caribbean-Latin America
Red on Red in Venezuela: Government Seizes H.J. Heinz Processing Plant
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Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2005-09-05 19:06|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [422 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Hugo wants the much vaunted and totally failed command economy of Socialist states like the USSR. The communists have even partially given up on them because they don't work. He can see how well it's worked in his ideal Cuba for himself and still wants to emulate it.

When and if we can gain energy independence his riches will still flow in because of all the other countries hooked on oil. We are in seeing this for the long haul (again.) Asshats never learn Socialism leads to failure.
Posted by Sock Puppet O´ Doom 2005-09-05 19:40||   2005-09-05 19:40|| Front Page Top

#2 How about US troops seizing the Presidential Palace claiming it was "abandoned"?
Posted by True German Ally 2005-09-05 20:15||   2005-09-05 20:15|| Front Page Top

10 years ago, eh? Mr Heinz, a Rpublican business man had the plant running. Then the Democrat wife gets it and shuts it down. People loose jobs. Democrats make the Socialists look good. That is scary.
Posted by RG 2005-09-05 20:16||   2005-09-05 20:16|| Front Page Top

#4 A plant that hasn't run in a decade. I see rusty bearings, seized compressors, crumbling gaskets... They're doing Heinz a favor. Let's see if they want any of our SuperFund sites.
Posted by Darrell 2005-09-05 20:21||   2005-09-05 20:21|| Front Page Top

#5 Not to mention the skeletons of the critters that got lost after they wandered into the pipes... Starting up long idled plants is a mess. Assume six months of concentrated trouble shooting if there is a really good engineer on the job. Otherwise, you might as well start rebuilding from the ground up -- everything is going to break down, one breakdown causing the next until most every part has been replaced at least once.
Posted by trailing wife 2005-09-05 21:56||   2005-09-05 21:56|| Front Page Top

#6 the government may expropriate the property of companies whose factories are idle or partially paralyzed in order to put them back to work

Oh yes, I love planned economies. We should be encouraging this. Venezuela needs more ketchup factories. One on every corner! Ketchup for breakfast, lunch and dinner! People will have jobs*!!!
*with a starting wage of 2 bottles of ketchup per hour.

Not to mention the skeletons of the critters that got lost after they wandered into the pipes...

Note to self: stay away from ketchup in Venezuela.
Posted by Rafael 2005-09-05 22:41||   2005-09-05 22:41|| Front Page Top

#7 No doubt they will be hiring unemployed Russian efficiency experts and acquiring Chinese replacement parts.
Posted by Sock Puppet O´ Doom 2005-09-05 22:51||   2005-09-05 22:51|| Front Page Top

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