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The Economic Collapse In Venezuela Is So Bad That People Are Slaughtering And Eating Zoo Animals

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Black Stallion - Public DomainIf you were hungry enough, would you kill and eat zoo animals?  To most of us such a notion sounds absolutely insane, but this is actually happening in Venezuela right now.  This is a country where people are standing in lines for up to 12 hours hoping that there will be food to buy that day, and where rioting and looting have become commonplace.  So even though the U.S. economy is in dreadful shape at this moment, we should be thankful for what we have, because at least we are not experiencing a full-blown economic collapse yet like Venezuela currently is.

Black stallions can be some of the most beautiful horses on the entire planet, but things are so desperate down in Venezuela this summer that everything looks like food to some people at this point.  What happened at the Caricuao Zoo on Sunday is so horrible that I actually debated whether or not to share it with you.  Desperate people do desperate things, and when people get hungry enough they will do things such as this

Venezuela’s worsening food shortages had tragic consequences for a rare show horse last weekend, when a group of intruders broke into the zoo, pulled the black stallion from its cage, then slaughtered it for meat.

Prosecutors say the crime occurred in the small hours of Sunday morning at Caracas’ Caricuao Zoo, when “several people” sneaked into the state-run park under the cover of darkness and busted into the stallion’s pen. The horse, the only one of its kind in the zoo, was then led to a more secluded area and butchered on the spot. Only its head and ribs were left behind in a gruesome pile for zookeepers to find after sunrise.

Unfortunately, this precious animal was not even the first victim at that particular zoo.

A few weeks ago, pigs and sheep were the targets

Sadly, this horse wasn’t the first zoo animal to suffer the effects of Venezuela’s crippling food shortages. Some Vietnamese pigs and sheep were reportedly stolen from the same zoo earlier this month.

Dozens of other zoo animals are slowing starving to death because there is no food available to give to them.  In fact, it is being reported that at least 50 animals have died from lack of food at one zoo alone

At least 50 animals have died in the last six months at the Caricuao zoo in Caracas, Venezuela, due to widespread food shortages that are affecting both man and beast in the socialist nation.

Marlene Sifontes, a union leader for employees of state parks agency Inparques which oversees zoos, told Reuters that the zoo lost Vietnamese pigs, tapirs, rabbits and birds after the animals went weeks without eating. Others animals at the zoo are in danger of severe malnutrition. Lions and tigers, which should be on a carnivorous diet, are being fed mango and pumpkin just to get something in their empty stomachs, while an elephant is being fed tropical fruit instead of its usual diet of hay, the union leader said. According to one report, the big cats are being fed slaughtered thoroughbred racehorses from a nearby race track.

If what you have just read hurts your heart, let us not forget that it is not just the animals that are suffering.  There are millions of precious people down there that are living on the very edge of starvation as you read this article.

Earlier this year, one mayor came forward and admitted to the world that some people are so hungry that they are actually hunting “cats, dogs and pigeons” for food…

Ramón Muchacho, Mayor of Chacao in Caracas, said the streets of the capital of Venezuela are filled with people killing animals for food.

Through Twitter, Muchacho reported that in Venezuela, it is a “painful reality” that people “hunt cats, dogs and pigeons” to ease their hunger. People are also reportedly gathering vegetables from the ground and trash to eat as well.

The crisis in Venezuela is worsening everyday due in part to shortages reaching 70 percent […] six Venezuelan military officials were arrested for stealing goats to ease their hunger, as there was no food at the Fort Manaure military base.

With each passing week, the situation in Venezuela keeps on getting worse.

And even though the United States has made many of the exact same mistakes that Venezuela has made, most of us just assume that what is happening down there could never happen up here.

After all, we have “the greatest economy in the world” and we are “the wealthiest nation on the entire planet”, right?

Well, actually our economic infrastructure has been systematically gutted by free trade deals and we consume far more wealth than we produce.  We have artificially pumped up our standard of living by adding more than 1.1 trillion dollars a year to the national debt since Barack Obama has been in the White House, and one recent poll discovered that 62 percent of all Americans have less than $1,000 saved up.

But don’t worry.  Instead of turning out like Venezuela, the mainstream media insists that the best days for America are right around the corner.

In fact, just today I came across a Business Insider article that insisted that soon our biggest economic problem will be that we won’t be able to find enough workers.

And Barbra Streisand is so thrilled that Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president that she launched into a rousing rendition of “Happy Days Are Here Again” as she kicked off her farewell tour in Los Angeles.  The following account comes from the Drudge Report

So long sad times
Go along bad times
We are rid of you at last
Howdy gay times
Cloudy gray times
You are now a thing of the past
Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let’s sing a song of cheer again…

Streisand suddenly interrupted the lyric, realizing a Democrat was currently in the White House!

“By the way, I love Obama.”

Altogether shout it now
There’s no one
Who can doubt it now
So let’s tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again

So what is the truth?

Are we going to end up just like Venezuela, or are happy days here once more?

Unfortunately, I have a feeling that we are not going to have to wait too long to find out…

 
  • Tired

    The day will come that we don’t waste a bean. My stepfather grew up I the depression and said “if you did not have a garden – you went hungry”. My mother said growing up” they had one pan of green beans and that was it” -,we take a lot for granted. Prepare to help your family and others as you see fit and / or pointed- May God bless all you fellow watchmen and women.

    • SnohtBlossom

      it’s sad that you look forward to such austerity. I myself look forward to winning the lottery.

      • natxlaw

        you won’t win $$$ at the lottery, except a few small prizes from scratchers.

        • SnohtBlossom

          Maybe not, but the fantasy beats worrying about your last bean.

      • JC Teecher

        you, and tens of millions more.

        • JC Teecher

          just in FL.

      • GSOB

        That may be all you get.

    • ALWAYSTOMORROW

      test404

  • tom

    Oh, Babs, another farewell tour?
    How many have you had already, 6,7,8?
    Please just go away…and stay away.

    • SnohtBlossom

      what the heck are you bab bling about?

      • David

        what’s with your picture queer? your eyes look bloodshot and you look beat

        • SnohtBlossom

          I am a woman, not a queer.

  • oUCH

    And may I add.. the time to start a garden is LONG before you actually need it’s produce..

    • SnohtBlossom

      “they” will know your tomatoes and eat them before you can throw them at “them”

    • Cafe Skin

      oUCH lives on a farm alone
      But you wont see his cheekbone
      Prepared early
      He has Barley
      His stomach will not moan

  • K

    I am going to say something unpopular. If it is true that the zoo animals are starving. Better they be slaughtered for human food.Then allowed to slowly starve to death.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      I couldn’t agree more.

      Waste not, want not.

    • Douglas M. Green

      Next up…. Canibalism. They bankrupted the producers by forcing them to sell at a loss. Atlas has Shrugged.

    • SnohtBlossom

      What we are likely seeing here is great class/wealth disparity. While the act has a basis in poverty, it is also a symbolic act meant to upset consciousness. Once an example has been set, there may be less “need” to replicate the act, and security can learn from its shortcomings.

    • VigilanteCaregiver

      It’s very sensible. People should come first: we were charged with dominion over the earth all things in it.

      Can I say something that is also unpopular? We should put our nation right, strengthen traditional marriage and families, stop aborting babies and revoke no-fault divorce, rebuild our economy and culture… then make an offer to bring Venezuela into the Union as a territory, and when they learn English and get their $&#$ in order, bring ’em in as the 51st state!

      They are wanting to emigrate here anyway! They obviously have a ruined socialist culture and government! Let’s really help them out and make things better for everyone!

  • Robert

    I spent my childhood in an agricultural community. Farmers did not have gardens but the folks in the small town did. Gardening takes a lot of effort and focus. Then, if you can items, that is another skill set and one you had better get right the first time. Another issue is the hybrid plants that do not reproduce the next generation from their seeds. Corporate America and Universities have even taken away the ability to grow your own food. Yes, I know about heirloom seeds and such. You just are limited in variety if you can get them at all. Some seeds sold as heirloom are not what they are supposed to be.

    Tough to garden in the southern US given fungus, insects and other plant diseases. If you can afford freeze dried food then good for you. If you plan on gardening, plan on being hungry too often.

    • alan

      You just need to know what to grow. We grow mostly Asian vegs and anything semi tropical does fine. some do well in sand too.

    • natxlaw

      Tell me about it. Bought heirloom corn, golden bantam, it grew halfway and no ears 🙁

    • SnohtBlossom

      geez.. gardening isn’t that tough. a lil common sense and nature does most of the work
      I actually found one of my old boyfriend’s weed-trodden yet thriving veggie garden to be one of the most inspiring
      –former a1 fine gardener

  • Brian

    What the people are doing in Venezuela only makes sense, their starving to death and their desperate! I’m afraid it’s coming to america in the no too distant future! Please prepare and stock up on food, water, guns and ammo ASAP, and may God help and protect us all !

    • SnohtBlossom

      it also makes sensationalist news.. imagine that.

      • anonymous

        Without emotional heart strings pulling no pockets would Michael be filling….

    • Horiboyable .

      Same happened in Argentina when they went broke in the late 90s.
      This proves that animals have two very important functions in todays society, to fit well and taste delicious.

  • Tatiana Covington

    And you can’t say “neigh” to that!

  • alan

    Economic collapse fun fact…Did you know a “roof rabbit” is also know as chicken of the rail yard?

  • anonymous

    “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse” is not just an idiom anymore…..

    • SnohtBlossom

      oh god you’re clever

      • anonymous

        God is clever, but I’m not Him.

        • SnohtBlossom

          you are lucifer

      • Bazooka

        You seem to comment eveywhere. OCD much? Probably unemployed too :)) You claim to be an atheist but you worship the almighty state-god like a good liberal which is equally bad.

        • SnohtBlossom

          I’m a technical worker in engineering
          the damn roadway construction crew was going all nite w/their backup beepers causing me to get less sleep
          What state god is that?

          • JC Teecher

            Did you say a flag girl on a highway paving crew?

          • SnohtBlossom

            I work in-office

        • VigilanteCaregiver

          The atheists on here are really anti-christ’s. Real atheists don’t bother with bad-mouthing churches, religious liberty, or bother with vocalizing their opposition to the 1st Amendment.

          Anti-christ’s constantly fight against the Lord’s Church, demand Christian’s stay out of government buildings, call proselytizing ‘hate speech’, demand folks act against their own faith and convictions – even to use the law against them; forcing folks to bake a wedding cake take photos of their deviant version of marriage. Generally, anyone who claims to not believe in God, but willingly fights against Him and His Saints, Church, Gospel, etc is not actually an atheist, they’re an anti-christ.

  • 2kings

    Eating animals is the first thing people do before eating themselves… the children first, then the old, then…….. Don’t believe me? Read the bible.

    • SnohtBlossom

      what verse was that?

      • anonymous

        Thou shouldest eateth thy animals, thy children and then thy old men in that order. Revelation 66:6

        • GSOB

          Welcome to the new zoo.

      • GSOB

        From goo to you
        by way of
        the
        zoo

  • gogenhouser

    the day is coming soon that every bite of food we have wasted will haunt us more than any of us can imagine. So many are dependent on gov handouts this is one of the things that could start riots. America has rotted from within. the main culprit is the liberal mind. And for all you liberals out there the only reason we have not suffered judgment already, is because of all the Christians in America praying for America. When all this goes down how in the world is a liberal democrat who is dependent on the government going to feed him/her self, well it will be a Christion who has seen Gods love and saved by Jesus himself filled with the Holy Spirit. It would be a salt of the earth Christion that would help you!

    • df NJ

      If what you say is true, then how come blue states which are primarily liberal socialist states are so much wealthier than bible thumping red states. You would think with all the red state praying going on all the red states would be tax donor states and not tax recipient states of federal dollars. You red states don’t have to take the federal dollars. Wasn’t Texas supposed to have seceded from the union by now.

      • df NJ

        On the left you have communism where the CEO makes the same as the median worker’s wage. On the right you have laissez faire capitialism where the CEO makes 500 times, or more, than the median wage. Which side do you honestly think we are closer to?

        Marx said laissez faire capitalism is always followed by communism because unfettered greed would result in a government’s currency collapse. Once the currency collapses people in bread lines will DEMAND more government not less.

        The CEOs have so much wealth because the lobbyists force the politicians to pass legislation creating cartels and monopolies in exchange for campaign financing.

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          We do not have Laissez Faire Capitalism what we have is called Crony Capitalism.

          Laissez Faire is unfettered markets !.

          We have been moving slowly away from Laissez Faire Capitalism BY THE DESIGN of the NWO Globalist Elites starting in 1913 with the passage of The Federal Reserve Act.

          All products of commerce are supposed to have the price set by supply and demand” ALL PRODUCTS” even money… as interest rates are also set by demand not by DECREE lol of the federal reserve.

          Mises vs Keynesian Economics….Keynesian has given us what we have now lol…. negative interest rates, pay to deposit your money in the bank, farmers paid to not grow crops lol WHAT A JOKE but all created to bring this country to its knees and then usher in the NEW WORLD ORDER.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Thanks for enlightening us all with your rhetoric baffoon.

          • William Cross

            at least he doesn’t misspell bufoon.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            There is a book that would give you some much needed wisdom ” The Creature From Jekyll Island ” by G Edward Griffin……

            Very good for beginners…….

          • JC Teecher

            How about the KJV Bible, starting with Proverbs. Your suggestion, Bill, would be reading over his head, as a newbie.

          • SnohtBlossom

            oo.. a bible snob.. this is getting good 🙂

          • Gay Veteran

            “The Creature From Jekyll Island ” isn’t fiction

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Ha ha what a JOKE you are….did you get out your grammar school SPELLING BOOK……we all saw your spelling of buffoon as ” BAFFOON ” ha ha lol just comical.

            It just doesnt get more comical that that YOU ARE A ” BUFFOON ” ha ha lol ha ha lol ha ha lol

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Clown!

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            BUFFOON spelled correct ha ha lol

          • orsobubu

            Scientifically, it is called imperialism.

          • sistersoldier

            Well said Brother Bill.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…We have been moving slowly away from Laissez Faire Capitalism BY THE DESIGN of the NWO Globalist Elites starting in 1913….”

            we had to pass anti-monopoly laws (the Sherman Act 1890, the Clayton Act 1914, and the Federal Trade Commission Act 1914.) because monopolies are the natural consequence of unfetter capitalism

        • orsobubu

          No, my friend. You confuse communism with some form of socialism inside a state capitalistic system. Communism for soviets was their false ideology, in the same way that free market economy is our ideology, an obvious falsity. Both USA and USSR were (and are, together with Europe, Japan, China, etc) capitalistic economies in their highest and decadent stage of imperialism. Never in the history of the world a communist state was built. Lenin too never said he established communism, he said he edified the state capitalism. Communism implies absence of money, of market, of banks, of wage work, so it is a revolutionary program for our future. Marx never said what you wrote: communism is the historical logical phase after the collapse of capitalism, but it is not a certainty; if workers don’t organize to seize the power, war and counter-revolution will arrive instead, just like after the big crisis in last century; this philosophical doctrine is called dialectical materialism. If you look for Venus Project you could have a naive glimpse of what communism could be, it is not the social pauperism you was yaught to think, but the next higher stage of mankind, historically necessary because capitalism cannot manage any more the huge productivity rate of a robotized society, when you could have huge amounts of fantastic goods but no enough capitals to buy and invest because of the fall of profit rate caused by unemployment and automation. I suggest start from the books Antiduhring by Engels, then The Materialist Conception of History by Marx, then What is to be done by Lenin.

        • ontoiran

          the reason our currency is collapsing is all the money the fed is printing

      • Dan Garwood

        Why don’t you get off the whole “red vs blue” right vs left” BS already and wake the F up dude. Can’t you see you are being divided with your FELLOW AMERICANS and conquered by those at the top? Republican, Democrat, it DOESN’T MATTER! The system is COMPLETELY rigged and the same elite few control both parties. OPEN YOUR EYES AND BREAK THE CONDITIONING!

        • SnohtBlossom

          df is right. And god purposely sends the worst storms to the red states.

          • Ricardo

            But there is no god according to you. looks like you ARE a charlatan.

            (Char-la-tan: noun
            a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud.
            synonyms: quack, sham, fraud, fake, impostor, hoaxer, cheat, deceiver, double-dealer, swindler, fraudster,

        • Padraigin Eagle

          But then, butt then, what would they do without a good buttfhvck now and again, and again, nah, asheep they prefer, much better to pretend that all be gay, Baabaa Streishand leading the divide and drool matrix play.

      • Jack Frost

        If Texas did manage to secede from this mess, they would be THE most populous nation in North America. Texas would have a fence around the entire state to keep those in the other 49 states from immigrating under cover of night.

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          YUP…………

        • krinks

          I note that Texas told the Feds to bleep off and that they were going to enforce voter ID for elections.

      • krinks

        Any wealth still in places like Michigan or Pennsylvania are left behind from the capitalists that built that majority of the world’s cars or steel there. They’ve long since left for places like China or Mexico thanks to Clinton’s NAFTA. Left behind are the old and the dead beat parasites.

      • B Davis

        Think africa that will give you a clue

      • Raymond Chow

        Which blue state are you talking about? They’re so indebted it make your head spin. The US is now the poorest country in world because with all our debt, other countries that seem poor have more than we do because they don’t owe anything.

        Get off your bs. All blue states are much more in dire situation. Look at Michigan and California.

      • Matt M

        You do understand the demographics of these states, right? Supposed “poor” states such as Alabama and Mississippi have like 30% minority populations whereas supposedly “rich” blue states such as Vermont are like 97% white.
        These “Blue states” also have a price of living that is WAY higher than these other states, so you are comparing apples to oranges.
        Sorry… you have no idea what you are talking about. Luckily for the “liberal socialist states” they are apart of a country that have been very Capitalist up until now. Otherwise they would not seem so well off. It’s sort of like a “windfall”. They should consider themselves lucky.

        • ontoiran

          yeah…venezuela sounds like a real socialist paradise doesn’t it

        • Evil_shadow

          Eu is total failure; some countries prosper while most of them barely linger over the edge of bankruptcy. Its not just “socialism” that is killing EU but crony central bank( alike your FED) , bribed bureaucrats And other interest groups ( lobbies) .on top of that we have few mill of “refugees” with god knows how many ISIS fighters and potential terrorists and sympathizers…EU is gone, busted, its just a matter of time when next- exit will happen and then next and next…what worries me is if Eu falls apart, old rivalries will arise once again and destroy what’s left of european economy and plunge europe into constant bickering and even into regional wars (without even thinking about NATO excursions into eastern parts of europe, damn close to Russia)…

      • David

        Pardon me but your ignorance is showing.

    • SnohtBlossom

      there is no god

      • Bob332

        AND there is No SnohtBlossom, you exist only in your own mind.

        • SnohtBlossom

          I blog, therefore I am.

          • sistersoldier

            You are because of the Great I AM.

          • Gay Veteran

            I Am Lucy?

          • sistersoldier

            Oh vagina boy……. I’ve moved on.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        I found out this morning that after 47 years my wife wants a divorce.

        Even I am having doubts about the existance of God.

        • aldownunder

          Sorry to hear that

      • horse777res

        You will find out!!!! Fool

        • SnohtBlossom

          lol..go ahead.. pray to your fake god & call people names.. see where it gets you

          • SmallerGovNow2

            nebbish…

        • Ohwell George Orwell

          God is a white man who looks like Sean Connery in a beard and Jesus looks like Brad Pitt in his 30’s.

          • Strider73

            I have it on good authority that God looks exactly like George Burns. 😉

          • Brendan D.

            God is a woman!

          • sistersoldier

            NOT! God is always referred to in the male form and as God the Father. Blasephemy (lying on the Holy Ghost) is an unpardonable sin.

          • Gay Veteran

            of course “he” is, the bible was written by men, not women

          • Padraigin Eagle

            Neat 😉

          • Major Solutioil.com

            Nah, you just pray to the p@ssy. The Devil’s a woman though, running on Dem ticket

          • alan

            Arab with dark skin, not white like shown in the pictures.

          • David

            You watch too much tv, doochebag.

        • SnohtBlossom

          I repeat before delete, there is no god

          • sistersoldier

            Did you ever ponder that the only reason Atheists exist is because there are people who believe that God exists? If no one believed in God then this world would not exist as He is the creator of all things, even Atheists.

    • sistersoldier

      Waste not – want not.

    • Gay Veteran

      there are only “liberals” and “conservatives”

      democrats = republicans

  • GSOB

    Think out of the box

    • aldownunder

      The stable

      • GSOB

        The grave

    • df NJ

      American first, the rest of the world second?

    • SnohtBlossom

      that’s funny advice from a godpumper GSOB

      • jakartaman

        You can stop practicing the High dive wit a 11/2 twist. They are back to head chopping and hanging gays – great news -huh!

    • Ricardo

      Is that a hoarse box ?

    • Gay Veteran

      good advise, try it sometime

  • ali

    America grows excess food which is deliberately wasted, Venezuela on other hand is not so fortunate. So despite economy bieng in bad shape i doubt America will end up like Venezuela.

    • Dan Garwood

      Then you’re a moron.

      • SnohtBlossom

        No Dan, you’re a moron.

    • alan

      Depends on how things play out. We could slide for another 10 years and resemble eastern Europe. Or go up in flames next month. My bet is a slow slide.

      • ali

        True.

    • Major Solutioil.com

      We could send our excess food to Venezuela, but in a socialist utopia nobody has to work, so who would distribute the food

  • john folger

    my sons company cant get workers [they cant compeat with the unemployment benafits they get from the state ,

    • SnohtBlossom

      after an absurdly long stretch in unemployment (well out of mainstream, cuz I partially learned to fend for myself vs just whining like most people) I got a technical job recently.

      • john folger

        there is 2 3d printer tec jobs in milford nh

  • BS1986

    I wouldn’t call them “precious people”-socialist get what they deserve and starvation is a fitting punishment.
    Once they can no longer feed the military all hell will break loose in that country.

    • SnohtBlossom

      they don’t think like you,, they must die.. and you’re a “good christian”
      yep.. you’re on the right blog here

      • BS1986

        NO genius-leftwing socialist like to think the GOVT will save them and its enjoyable to watch them cry for their leftwing masters-HELP! AND then get a subtle whisper back-NO…………
        Socialists/communists get what they got coming-in this case its starvation………enjoy.

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    Can’t trust our media. Best days are ahead and we can’t find enough folks to employ? Then stop killing them in the womb! Better days? By what empirical data or evidence can that be supported by? Because dear leader wishes it to be so, or what?

    And all sides have no solution to all this even though solutions exist. Solving problems doesn’t get them power; pretending to have answersand making it worse for us does it for them.

    Besides; evil and wickedness already lost! The Good Lord, Jesus Christ lives. He already performed the Atonement. We can be saved by obedience to His laws and ordinances of His Gospel. He is coming again to rule the earth, renew it as a paradise such as Eden was, and set things right.

    Let the radicals and usurpers battle it out. I’m going to eat pizza, watch some reruns of Top Gear, Looney Tunes, and whatever else the wife and kids want. I will be faithful to Christ and do what I can for society’s betterment, and I won’t condone the paths many are taking now.

    • SnohtBlossom

      You get the Most Off-Topic Award

    • Gay Veteran

      “…Best days are ahead and we can’t find enough folks to employ?….”

      on what planet?

      btw, Christ didn’t start the mormon church

    • VigilanteCaregiver

      Just a reminder to the trolls: I can’t see you!

      Got my own trollblocking program. I don’t see your name, don’t see your insane thoughts, and I certainly can’t reply (not that anyone actually can respond to lunacy).

      All I see is this, “…” That’s it. And there’s so much of it!

      For a solution to your dilemmas; I recommend an appointment with a therapist that specializes in NPD and other forms of narcissism (of which SJW’s, Feminazi’s, homosexuals, radicals, etc. are known to have deficiencies in the cerebral cortex due to poor environment needed for good child development.) A specialist is able to properly treat the problem by jump-starting neuro-pathway stimulation and helping you finally grow and develop into a functional member of society.

  • CASTIEL

    When people kill black stallions to eat…the situation must be very complicated but this in the city and i guess they dont know nothing about agriculture or hunting….i guess people in the countryside can do pretty well…if they stored seeds and they have water, they can produce their own food and they always can hunt…without killing those horses…because they can cost a fortune to the right buyer…eating them its just stupid.

  • anonymous

    The pony went to the doctor and said, “I have a sore throat.”
    The doctor said, “It’s okay your just a little horse.”

    • GSOB

      hoarse

    • alan

      Nyuk nyuk nyuk!

    • Major Solutioil.com

      In Venezuelathe doctor says nom nom nom

  • JC Teecher

    If the liberals are so loving and caring for all races of peoples, then why haven’t they been shipping food to those starving socialists.
    Birds of a feather are supposed to flock together?

    I am sure that some big oil corp would be willing to trade some of America’s grain for tankers of their oil.

    Why haven’t the leaders wised up and formed mass groups of farming communities, and provided the means to grow millions of lbs of potatoes and beans? It doesn’t make any sense that people anywhere in the world in this modern age have to go hungry. I have a feeling God is shaking His head in disgust at such stupidity and laziness.

    • Major Solutioil.com

      These people are waiting for a savior also…of their own making, the state. It never occurred to them to work. In socialist Utopiastan, nobody has to work. Work is beneath them, and liberals don’t believe in consequences, just the free stuff fairy.

  • XSANDIEGOCA

    Venezuela is our destiny.

  • ALWAYSTOMORROW

    Withhold judgement if you are over weight.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Time to grow up moron!

      • ALWAYSTOMORROW

        Maybe I should join the Marines. They can brainwash me into thinking I’m somthing special.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          The Marines wouldn’t have your type. But then again with the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” you may now fit in.

          • ALWAYSTOMORROW

            Calling me gay. Such a childish insult coming from someone who says I need to “grow up. ”
            I’d rather fight with the Army Rangers. Far superior and not arrogant. They don’t plaster their emblem all over.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            You never mentioned the Army Rangers before. Are you ashamed? If not, you should be.

            To be honest, I have always found to be ignorant. I should have known you were in the Army.

          • ALWAYSTOMORROW

            I wouldn’t risk getting my limbs blown off for a “country” with open borders. Knock your self out.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Can I interpret that as “no” you were not a Army Ranger like you just said you were?

          • ALWAYSTOMORROW

            Never said I was an Army Ranger. Read it again. If I had to choose, I would join the Rangers.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Something sounds off. Which alwaystomorrow am I talking to? The original idiot or the other one or are the both the same?

          • VigilanteCaregiver

            My trollblocking program is canceling all her posts. So it’s the same person.

            Just out of curiosity, you doing okay these days, Mal? Been a long time.

          • Gay Veteran

            “… I should have known you were in the Army….”

            still got your reading comprehension problem, eh.
            where did he say he had been in the Army?

        • Gay Veteran

          ROFLOL

  • Jun 21, 2016 Grocery shopping during Venezuela’s food shortages

    This week Venezuelans are lining up to validate their signatures on a recall referendum for President Maduro. Among the reasons for Maduro’s unpopularity is that more and more people are starting to wonder where their next meal is coming from. These days, those who have enough Venezuelan currency (now trading at 1,000 bolivars to the dollar on the black market) to buy food often have a hard time finding any.

    https://youtu.be/5SeVv277d0I

  • Rick

    The question I ask, is at what point do the people rise up against this socialist government and overthrow the leaders? I’m sure government officials are eating pretty well there.

    • alan

      I have always heard miss three meals and its over. Matter of time and we’ll see.

      • Strider73

        IIRC the critical point is nine meals (three days without food). Then the SHTF.

  • JC Teecher

    I don’t think we will see things quite as bad as Venezuela is, or will even become, as things disintegrate further. It can get much worse.
    However; we do have some sad days ahead, due to a spiritual gourd thumping coming.

    I will not bore folks with the repetitive reasons why, but we all know the three biggies, which started in 1963. We, as a majority ruling nation, have allowed the acceptance of everything ungodly to permeate all aspects of civilized life in these United States. We the people, as a majority, by recent polling numbers, overwhelming (by 60%) are in support of another four years of Obama.

    The list of abominable things done by this administration just keep piling up week after week. People have become totally blinded and brainwashed. One has to wonder and ask, “Do that many people love Hitllery, or do that many people just hate the Donald, and common sense values”.? Not that I am saying the Donald is a saint, but he does offer an opportunity, as a gop representative to stop some of the craziness that is sure to come with four more years of liberalism, and guaranteed cronyism, ruling the nation.

    By some of the things he is saying, it sometimes feels as though he is throwing the “movement, by the middle class conservatives”, under the bus. It does not take a rocket scientist to see the possibilities. When I see him harp on insignificant insults by the left, instead of keeping the main important subjects on the forefront, then I think back to the reported telephone conversation between him and the Clintons last year after he decided to run (maybe even right before), but that was/is a flag up for me, just like ole slick willie making a supposed unannounced visit with the head of the Justice Dept on the tarmac.

    What ever happens in Nov, will happen, and people will get what they have coming to them. My time is so close to the end that I will not shed a tear either way, but; for the millions of younger generations, that may possibly live the remainder of their lives as poor transients, I do feel for what they are awaiting.

    Hopefully, true Patriots and Christians will prevail as the majority again soon, and the tables will turn, so young children do not have to resort to eating from the dog and pony show.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      Yeshua Is Coming Soon……

      Shalom

      • Kim

        He’s already here

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          Coming Soon To Take HIS Bride…..Which Is Those That Love HIM And Live By HIS Laws….Out Of This Septic Tank World.

          Shalom

  • romeo

    Extremely Disepointing article. Looping the argument of the US to stage a regime change. You should be more careful checking your sources

  • chriscas

    Hey, if Barbara Streisand sez everything’s OK it must be true, right?? I mean, she’s doing pretty well isn’t she??

    • alan

      Yea, I seen her play a giant robot on South Park.

  • goldminer

    Happy Daze are here again. You gotta love that one. The song was written and became popular in 1929. Anybody know what happened in 1929?
    It was later used in the Democratic convention at the height of the great depression. When FDR was selected as the Democratic canadate for president. He later lead the country into WW2.
    So let the good times roll! Everybody sing it out. Happy Daze are here again! If elected. Killarys finger will be on that big red nuclear button. So don’t worry folks everything is fine!
    Oh BTW Horse meat is pretty good tasting. If you get hungry come to Nevada. There are plenty of those worthless wild horses wandering around the range destroying it. You would be welcome to eat all you can.

    • df NJ

      Why is it that people like you are so brained washed to think the government is completely responsible for all that is wrong with this country. It’s doesn’t take a genius to realize the CEO and corporations have created unfair markets allowing a few to have cartel and monopoly controls over pricing. And the CEO’s are able to keep wages depressed or dropping because of inflation. With people like you the purchasing power of the median worker’s wage is not even part of the conversation. It really doesn’t matter what you pay in taxes. What does matter is the purchasing power of your take home pay. How can you complain about the government and taxes when the cost of goods and services along with wages are equally as important. You are all a bunch of brain washed thought drones working for the CEOs.

  • df NJ

    What I find amazing about FDR was him getting 90% marginal tax rates. What the heck was happening back then that the people with power and privilege would actually agreed to go along with that rate. My God, Gover Norquist would crap in his pants if a 90% marginal tax rate bill were past.

    “An old English judge once said: ‘Necessitous men are not free men.’ Liberty requires opportunity to make a living – a living decent according to the standard of the time, a living which gives man not only enough to live by, but something to live for.

    For too many of us the political equality we once had won was meaningless in the face of economic inequality. A small group had concentrated into their own hands an almost complete control over other people’s property, other people’s money, other people’s labor – other people’s lives. For too many of us life was no longer free; liberty no longer real; men could no longer follow the pursuit of happiness.

    Against economic tyranny such as this, the American citizen could appeal only to the organized power of government.”

    Speech before the 1936 Democratic National onvention

  • CASTIEL

    If you have a subsistence lifestyle then you know what i m talking about…..If they run out of fuel a horse can provide transportation…. can replace your tractor to plow the farm or any fraction of land to produce food…and you know that you dont need to buy food to your horse he can eat grass….unless you live in a desert…If you need to cover great distances to hunt but no fuel or money to buy…. you going on foot with a empty belly?.Anybody who understands a little about agriculture or surviving understands that eating a horse is the last thing you do….So in my opinion is stupid and you know little about farming…

  • GSOB

    Leftover ribs and cadavers for auction!

  • GSOB

    Face it, zoos and people are not good for each other.

  • GSOB

    I’ve eaten cow tongue and snake but not a horse. I use to eat like one. I use to run like one too. I’ve eaten Rocky Mountain oysters also,

    thinking they were hamburger meatballs.

    I’ve never eaten a can of worms either.

    • SnohtBlossom

      Horse is quite prized in Japan.. They pay a good price, and that’s why horse meat didn’t make it in the USA (from my old roommate who owned a horse).
      I grew up on the NYC border & believe it or not, my Mom fed us cow tongue 🙂 I only tried beef heart recently.
      lol.. Rocky Mtn.. those gosh darn NCarolinians.. I was warned.

      • Rhialto the Marvellous

        No such thing as Japan.

    • ALWAYSTOMORROW

      TMI

    • JC Teecher

      I remember as a kid, the Hog killing days in Nov/Dec.
      Nothing smelled so bad as fresh Hog meat being processed.
      Nothing, as far as cooking meat goes, smelled as good as fresh tenderloin frying on the wood stove, and Grandma’s cat head biscuits in the oven.

      Grandpa always ate the pork tongue.
      I could not bring myself to try it, nor the the brains and jowls. Many folks that were raised in the early 1900’s ate pork all the time, even though their bibles spoke heavily against it.
      Granny always made the comment that they were so poor during the depression that they ate everything connected to the hog but the tail and the squeal.

      Oh yea, my little sister loved to gnaw on pickled pigs feet, and then to further gross me out, would drink the juice from the jar.

      I guess i could substitute some cans of spotted dog, for the hard times, with the other white meat, that never goes bad…hoofs and all.

      • GSOB

        Let’s go raid a zoo.

  • GSOB

    …He may not be everyone’s ideal, but he’s just what we need right now!….

    A risky idea while a collapse is unfolding..

    • David

      A risky idea vs, what, a liar and corrupt libtard?

  • Sen. Burticus

    First, they came for the pigs. But, I wasn’t a pig.
    Then, they came for the horses…

  • Liberty First

    Streisand makes me vomit.

    The idea that Hillary has a chance is seriously freaking me out. Just consider:

    –Confiscation of our retirement accounts.

    –Banning of firearms.

    –National healthcare, forced taxpayer funding for abortion.

    –Stiff penalties for leaving the country and repatriation.

    –Massive environmental regulations, Nazi like enforcement.

    –Anti white male policies through and through, second class citizenship for that demographic group.

    –Confiscation of gold.

    –Unstable personality that may start WWIII.

    –7 Supreme Court Justices who do not believe in a Constitution.

    This is 1/10th of the evil that she can achieve.

    This is scary stuff. My greatest fear as a pacifist is that she wins the election and we begin to see serious internal violence due to the above and more. Not just play stuff.

    Pray for peace. Pray for anybody but Hillary. Hard.

  • Jess

    The black horse of the Apocalypse

  • rentslave

    I’ve heard of the Belmont Stakes,but these people have moved the e.

  • Kim

    Horse meat is very popular in France.

  • Verly Olivier

    The situation in Venezuela is terrifying ….

    Here in Europe, the risk of collapse became a reality with the problems of banks in Italy, Germany, Portugal, Greece … And since brexit, the situation is even more fragile … I hope we will not know a situation like Venezuela

  • Quimper

    Pray for God’s Kingdom to, “Come on earth… As it is in Heaven…”

  • For most people, taking such a creature as the horse and slaughtering him is unthinkable, especially being Native American, doing such a thing would most definitely have to be a last resort. The horse was eaten with great sorrow without a doubt. This is an indication like no other, that the situation in Venezuela is desperate and having read this, I understand why people are protesting the Olympics in Rio because perhaps their situation is about to mirror that of Venezuela’s soon.
    If America ever reaches this level of food shortage, the people will eat each other.

  • Canadave

    Your founders stated that if the new republic is lucky it would only last 250 years and would fall from within. There’s only 10 years to go to 2016 and the writing, all the signs of a coll;apse is on the wall. Your General Accounting Office is predicting a collapse by 2027. If Americans are stupid enough to elect Hillary then the collapse is a fait accompli. Say goodnight America.

  • Major Solutioil.com

    How bout you quit taking away our natural, God given freedom to do what is right while strutting your Satan inspired liberty you have taken so you can do that which is unseemly. Hypocrite. Approving of sin IS A SIN

  • wtnss4Jesus

    HUNGER IS A TEST OF FAITH

    Hunger is one of many temptations we all will face as a test of our faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Satan tempted Jesus when he was hungry and he will tempt us when we are hungry too. He said this to Jehovah God about humans: “Skin for skin! A man will give all he has for his own life.” (Job 2:4)

    In other words, satan accuses us of being so selfish that we will resort to anything to save our own life. But Jesus proved satan to be a liar. “When Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted by the devil and became very hungry after fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, the devil came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, change these stones into loaves of bread.’ But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God.” (Matt 4:1-4 NLT)

    So Jesus did not resort to selfish and wicked acts as justification to satisfy his hunger pangs. Instead he trusted in God “preferring to die rather than turn on God.” (Hebrews 11:35 NLT) He placed his hope on “the joy he knew would be his afterward.” (Hebrews 12:2 NLT) As followers of Jesus, we must be the same way. There is never justification to disobey any of God’s laws.

    Jesus went through every human suffering that we will collectively experience (as His Body) to show us how to prove that we have true faith and ‘self-sacrificing’ love for both God and neighbor. That is why love for God and neighbor are the two greatest commandments. (Matt 22:36-40; 2 Cor 1:5) If we follow these two simple commandments like Jesus did, we will obey all the other commandments in the law and that is what the love of God means. (1 John 5:3; John 14: 23, 24)

    If we love Jehovah our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and love our neighbor as ourselves, we will have no room (need) left in us for selfishness, which leads to every sort of evil. God will then bless us by giving us true happiness and we will be fulfilled. (Ecclesiastes 2:26)

    HOW GOD MADE THE WAY OUT FOR JESUS

    After Jesus made it clear to satan that he will never betray His God and Father, Jehovah, and sent the devil away, he left him alone and God sent the angels to care for him and attend to his needs.” (Matthew 4:10, 11) Jesus showed us by His example how we too can send the devil away and maintain our loyalty to God no matter how much the devil tries to tempt us. And if we are faithful in sharing in the sufferings of Jesus, we will also share in His glory (happiness) in the coming Kingdom of God! (Romans 8:17) The Scriptures assure us that “God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear but along with the temptation, He will make the way out in order for you to be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NWT)

    HOW GOD BY JESUS MADE THE WAY OUT FOR HIS PEOPLE IN THE PAST

    The Israelites were fed with miraculous food and drank water from a miraculous rock “and that rock was Christ” (Exodus 16; 1 Cor 10:3-4); Elijah was supplied with food by the ravens and told to drink water from the Kerith brook (1Kings 17:4); and one hundred of God’s prophets who were in danger were hidden in caves and supplied with food and water (1 Kings 18:13).

    HOW GOD BY JESUS WILL MAKE THE WAY OUT FOR HIS PEOPLE TODAY

    God says, “My servants will eat but you will go hungry; My servants will drink but you will go thirsty.” (Isaiah 65:13 NLT) “They will survive through hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough.” (Psalm 37:19 NLT) “You will laugh at destruction and famine and need not fear the beasts of the earth.” (Job 5:22 NIV) By trusting in Jesus, our needs will be cared for and our hunger pangs will be satisfied even with very tiny amounts of food through the power of Holy Spirit and with the help of the Holy Angels at his command.

    But as for the unrepentant, God says, “You will eat but never have enough. Your hunger pangs and emptiness will still remain. And though you try to save your money, it will come to nothing in the end. You will save a little, but I will give it to those who conquer you. You will plant crops but not harvest them. . .” (Micah 6:13-16 NLT) So God will see to it that those who refuse to listen to Him, obey Him and who remain hostile toward Him will never be satisfied. Thus they will resort to more and more wickedness to relieve their hunger to the point that they will end up eating their own family members (Leviticus 26:29; Ezekiel 5:10; Duet 28:53-57) and finally their own flesh. (Isaiah 49:26)

    This is why there is no room in Jehovah God’s family for a selfish person. They will turn on anyone.

    LET’S PRAY FOR EACH OTHER

    So let us pray for each other all around the world (especially our brothers in Christ), not just in Venezuela but throughout Africa, North Korea, India and Asia who have been starving for decades, yet “nobody cares.” (Jeremiah 30:17; Joel 2:25, 26; Isaiah 60:15, 16 NLT) Ask God in
    the name of Jesus to forgive us of our sins just as we have forgiven one
    another; give us our daily bread; lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one; and help us to endure His cleansing fire so that our hearts may be scrubbed of every trace of selfishness that leads to every sort of evil. (Matt 6:9-13) Beg God to make His love perfect in each of our hearts; bring us to godly sorrow for our sins of IDOLATRY and REBELLION against Him (Isa 22:12-14 NLT; 2 Cor 7:10, 11; Luke 3:8-14); make our faith in Jesus perfect (Rev 3:18; Heb 12:2); and empower us with the Holy Spirit (the spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind) (1 John 4:4; 2 Timothy 1:7); so that we can come out of His refining fire (Zech 13:9; 1Pet 1:7) purer than the finest gold (as a pure child of God) like Jesus is for His eternal glory.

  • Carole

    How is it that the Globalist UN and other globalist organizations are not providing aid to these poor people. How in hell did this happen?

  • Errol Collins

    Houston, the Eagle has fallen.

  • CensoredSpeech

    It sounds like it’s about time for a socialist barbecue in Venezuela, if you know what I mean! Once they eat the ones responsible for the current conditions, conditions will start to improve! I’m sure a Madura rump roast would taste good to the starving!

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