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Hugo Chavez Wants To Rename Angel Falls...  
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

....to "Kerepakupai-Meru".

"How could we accept this idea that the falls were discovered by a guy who came from the United States in a plane?" he said.

What a f***** moron! Really? How the hell is he still the president of a whole country?! Wow..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...go-Chavez-renames-Angel-Falls.html


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2607 times:



Quoting Springbok747 (Thread starter):
How the hell is he still the president of a whole country?!

Because he bought himself the votes of the poor by buying them with hot soups during election day. Simple as that.


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2570 times:



Quoting Springbok747 (Thread starter):
...to "Kerepakupai-Meru".

Well, I was honestly expecting worse, like something political along the lines of Cascadas Simon Bolivar, or worse, Chavez Falls  yuck 

If anything, they'll probably always be known as Angel Falls worldwide, whatever he decides to change the name to. The article itself mentions several name changes but nobody out of Venezuela really heard anything of them or cared.


User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3705 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
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He's such a jackass. When is someone going to get rid of him?


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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2559 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2529 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 2):
Well, I was honestly expecting worse, like something political along the lines of Cascadas Simon Bolivar, or worse, Chavez Falls

If anything, they'll probably always be known as Angel Falls worldwide, whatever he decides to change the name to. The article itself mentions several name changes but nobody out of Venezuela really heard anything of them or cared

I was thinking the same thing when I first read the headline that he was re-naming the falls. I was expecting something political in nature. Going back to the indigenous name isn't such an awful thing but I agree it probably won't catch on worldwide. Although it seems to be working somewhat with Mt. McKinley going back to it's native name of Denali. I'd love for Mt. Rainier to go back to being called Tahoma but that ain't gonna happen.

Quoting Springbok747 (Thread starter):
How the hell is he still the president of a whole country?!

Amazing, isn't it? He's a complete nutjob.


User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1896 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2516 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 2):
or worse, Chavez Falls yuck

Well, this one wouldn't be so bad after all! Chavez FALLS! (fantasies!!!)

Anyhow, what a jackass... changing Venezuela's patrimony... he has no business here, all he wants is to destroy the little bit of country we have left.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12740 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2502 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 2):
Well, I was honestly expecting worse, like something political along the lines of Cascadas Simon Bolivar, or worse, Chavez Falls  yuck 

I was expecting Cascadas Fidel Castro!  yuck 

But does anyone care what that nutjob calls the falls?



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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2488 times:



Quoting Springbok747 (Thread starter):
"How could we accept this idea that the falls were discovered by a guy who came from the United States in a plane?" he said.

I know this is not politically correct, but do I care? Not really. How come South America is so good at creating these 10 cent Dictators? Is it the water or what?



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2485 times:



Quoting 797 (Reply 5):
Chavez FALLS

HA! I didn't even think of it that way when I typed it good catch Big grin


User currently offlineFuturePilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2482 times:



Quoting Springbok747 (Thread starter):
How the hell is he still the president of a whole country?! Wow..

He is a dictator.



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2464 times:



Quoting FuturePilot16 (Reply 9):
He is a dictator.

No no no he was "chosen by the people"  Yeah sure


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9236 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2457 times:



Quoting 797 (Reply 5):
Well, this one wouldn't be so bad after all! Chavez FALLS! (fantasies!!!)

Yeah, it could serve as a hint to the rest of the civilized world. It's time to take out Venezuela's garbage...

Quoting FuturePilot16 (Reply 9):
He is a dictator.

I waiting for him to do something really stupid before someone has the guts to say, "ok, I've we've had enough!"



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21691 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2455 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 2):
Well, I was honestly expecting worse, like something political along the lines of Cascadas Simon Bolivar, or worse, Chavez Falls

Yeah, me too.

But hell, I'd rather him be doing this sort of crap than nationalizing stuff.

-Mir



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2442 times:

Why are you guys so upset about this? I fail to see what the big deal is...?

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2405 times:



Quoting Springbok747 (Thread starter):
....to "Kerepakupai-Meru".

"How could we accept this idea that the falls were discovered by a guy who came from the United States in a plane?" he said.

What a f***** moron! Really? How the hell is he still the president of a whole country?! Wow..

He is an idiot, there is no doubt about that. But Kerepakupai-Meru is the falls name, as given by the indigenous people, so technically he is just stating which name he wants used.

But the guy is a complete nutcase, I wouldn't expect better from him.



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Are we going to have a "Keating was a nut case" thread because the locals wanted to call it Uluru. Thought not. What is good enough for the Pitjantjatjara ......

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2293 times:
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It's no big deal, he's doing exactly what is happening all over this country right now.

It's probably the least controversial thing he has done in a long time.



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User currently offlinePNQIAD From India, joined May 2006, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

While Chavez is a nutcase, I fail to see what the big deal here is. Going back to original name is bad? Just because others outside of the region did not know it before Angel "discovered" it does not mean it did not exists. I fail to see why everybody is tied up in knots over this.

User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3085 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2270 times:



Quoting MD-90 (Reply 13):
Why are you guys so upset about this? I fail to see what the big deal is...?

Even further I am not sure why every thing this guy does is such big news in here. Hell there are lots of dictators and most do not rate a new thread every time they speak.

gs



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User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1780 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2261 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 2):
or worse, Chavez Falls

Yeah, I was thinking something along the lines of Monte Trujillo, Ciudad Trujillo and such. Old Dominican Republic dictatorship style.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2246 times:



Quoting Greasespot (Reply 18):

Even further I am not sure why every thing this guy does is such big news in here. Hell there are lots of dictators and most do not rate a new thread every time they speak.

Exactly, he wants to use the Falls original name, well so be it. That doesn't change the price of sugar. The thing is, this nutcase gets exactly what he wants, attention.



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User currently offlineMarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

If renaming a famous landmark to it's original name is a bad thing, then I'll actually support him in it for this one occasion - nothing wrong with using the name given by the first people to originally discover it....however in all other respects I do agree, he is a nutcase...


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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2232 times:



Quoting Greasespot (Reply 18):

Even further I am not sure why every thing this guy does is such big news in here. Hell there are lots of dictators and most do not rate a new thread every time they speak.

I speculate that it's because he publicly dares to defy the US government and Americans don't take kindly to someone insulting their patriotic belief in an omnipotent national government.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12740 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2222 times:



Quoting AM744 (Reply 19):
Yeah, I was thinking something along the lines of Monte Trujillo, Ciudad Trujillo and such. Old Dominican Republic dictatorship style.

Or Leningrad, Stalingrad, etc...



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2214 times:



Quoting Springbok747 (Thread starter):
What a f***** moron! Really? How the hell is he still the president of a whole country?!

Being head of state does not mean you can't be a moron. A quick survey of world leaders should tell you that.

I don't see the big deal with this particular move as it's reverting to an indigenous name.

YOWza



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25 Flood : Funny, my thoughts exactly when Bush was re-elected
26 Kappel : I have to agree with the others who don't understand the big deal here. This has been going on in the entire world for a while. What's wrong with rena
27 AerorobNZ : Having been to Angel Falls, and admired them in their entirety I see nothing wrong with what he is suggesting, as others have said that's what the Pem
28 Post contains links LTU932 : Speaking of Chávez: http://2010.newsweek.com/top-10/worl...ons/chavez-faces-another-coup.html Newsweek's 2010 predictions say that Chávez will be de
29 Steeler83 : Hmm... you know, I have to agree with that logic. It was called something else for centuries before someone came along and was the first person to se
30 Post contains links Francoflier : Well, If only Newsweek could be right for once... I agree that renaming some national landmark isn't the worst he has done so far. It falls in the sa
31 Kappel : This has already been tried recently (2007/2008, not sure about the year) and failed. Like it or not, he has too much popular support from the lower
32 Ual777 : I believe the Coup attempt was in 2003.
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