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by PPVRA
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon rainforest is burning
Replies: 68
Views: 6178

Re: Amazon rainforest is burning

This is really disturbing, and immediate action is needed. The Amazon produces 20% of our world's oxygen, and Brazil's Trumpian president is pro-deforestation. https://www.npr.org/2019/08/23/753639869/macron-urges-g7-members-to-put-amazon-fires-at-top-of-agenda Brazil’s President is most certainly ...

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by PPVRA
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon rainforest is burning
Replies: 68
Views: 6178

Re: Amazon rainforest is burning

This is really disturbing, and immediate action is needed. The Amazon produces 20% of our world's oxygen, and Brazil's Trumpian president is pro-deforestation. https://www.npr.org/2019/08/23/753639869/macron-urges-g7-members-to-put-amazon-fires-at-top-of-agenda Brazil’s President is most certainly ...

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by PPVRA
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon rainforest is burning
Replies: 68
Views: 6178

Re: Amazon rainforest is burning

This is really disturbing, and immediate action is needed. The Amazon produces 20% of our world's oxygen, and Brazil's Trumpian president is pro-deforestation. https://www.npr.org/2019/08/23/753639869/macron-urges-g7-members-to-put-amazon-fires-at-top-of-agenda Brazil’s President is most certainly ...

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by PPVRA
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon rainforest is burning
Replies: 68
Views: 6178

Re: Amazon rainforest is burning

The source of this historic and unstoppable deforestation has mix more basic beginnings: Brazil’s messed up land laws that create a chaotic judicial and regulatory environment. This creates favelas in Rio and São Paulo all the way to uncontrollable deforestation in the Amazon. Brazil’s newly elected...

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by PPVRA
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon rainforest is burning
Replies: 68
Views: 6178

Re: Amazon rainforest is burning

This is really disturbing, and immediate action is needed. The Amazon produces 20% of our world's oxygen, and Brazil's Trumpian president is pro-deforestation. https://www.npr.org/2019/08/23/753639869/macron-urges-g7-members-to-put-amazon-fires-at-top-of-agenda Brazil’s President is most certainly ...

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by PPVRA
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Pols Considering Meat Tax
Replies: 39
Views: 3580

Re: German Pols Considering Meat Tax

Meat isn’t a luxury, it’s necessary for proper health. Poor countries eat less of it because it is more expensive. Not a luxury, they just can’t afford it. I know a long term vegan who was forced to abandon veganism over neurological problems that popped up after a decade and a half as a vegan. Don’...

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by PPVRA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 8521

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

The first mistake was the devils chariot aka CRJ-200. They should have stop there and stick to private jets. It is by far the worst modern jet airliner I have flown in. After one flight in that plane I never wanted to step foot on another Bombardier passenger aircraft again. Stop being so dramatic....

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by PPVRA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Steelmaker suing US Government over tarrifs
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: US Steelmaker suing US Government over tarrifs

If you think the point of tariffs is to collect money from China, you have no idea how tariffs work. Tariffs make the products from China less competitive because whoever buys them has to pay more for them. Therefore, it artificially makes China less competitive. That is the whole point of this poli...

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by PPVRA
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber sues NYC over cap
Replies: 34
Views: 3152

Re: Uber sues NYC over cap

It' sure nice to get into a cleaner car and have the driver actually adhere to the rules of the road while saving money. Cab companies can be real shady operators. I’ve had rides where you feel like you just walked through a disgusting whore house run by shady pimps. No thank you. Uber all the way.

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by PPVRA
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 11030

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Last year, there was an increase of 15.7% in traffic from countries that were included in the electronic visa program: https://www.panrotas.com.br/mercado/economia-e-politica/2019/03/visto-eletronico-gera-r-450-milhoes-em-primeiro-ano_163181.html .... which are the same countries that are now visa f...

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by PPVRA
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 11030

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Crime is down over 20% this year compared to last year. I think it will continue to drop and the economy will slowly start to grow again. It’s going to take some time before people recognize these improvements in crime, but when they do, there will be a boom of tourists. The Visa waiver makes it A L...

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by PPVRA
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 3261

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

Everyone complaining about the cost should consider a couple of things: What is under the mural as far as asbestos or lead or if the wall has been compromised and needs to be strengthened. Could it be they want the wall to survive the next big quake and last longer than five years If you were talki...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 6032

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

Funny you should mention puking, the last packet I took back to the supermarket, the girl stuck her head in the bag, took a sniff and puked over the checkout. That was the last time I bough South American beef. I prefer grass feed to grain feed beef. I also don’t like the US style feedlots, it’s no...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 6032

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

I suppose you are referring to French President Macron's one-to-one with Brasil's President Bolsanero, in which the French made it clear they would reject any deals with countries that withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement as Bolsanero has previously threatened to; I thought that one was rather...

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by PPVRA
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 10904

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

The prototype E175-E2 is already being built, fyi.

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by PPVRA
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 51115

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

Buying the support network and its know-how makes sense for Mitsubishi. The CRJ maintenance business would support it financially until the MRJ grows . BBD may have some additional negotiating capital because of the trade secret lawsuit... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bombardier-refil...

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by PPVRA
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 51115

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

From a passenger standpoint, the CRJ far surpasses the ERJ planes. Can I get some of the stuff you are smoking :-) ? I think your view is quite exclusive.... It's wider, roomier, ability to offer first class seating, higher walk through height, dual overhead bins … quite exclusive ? What are you sm...

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by PPVRA
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 51115

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

Buying the support network and its know-how makes sense for Mitsubishi. The CRJ maintenance business would support it financially until the MRJ grows. BBD may have some additional negotiating capital because of the trade secret lawsuit... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bombardier-refiles...

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by PPVRA
Sat May 25, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 148579

Re: Boeing Brasil – Commercial is the new name of Embraer

The fact that this is legal shows what a "free" economy really is. Boeing is probably the most predatory company in the Business. Frankly at this point no matter how much I love their heritage or aircraft I want them to fail as a corporation. Ok and Airbuses take over of the CS program wa...

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by PPVRA
Fri May 24, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 148579

Re: Boeing Brasil – Commercial is the new name of Embraer

But BBD could not have predicted the CSeries would face such tremendous predatory behavior from the duopoly. Huh? You think Airbus and Boeing wouldn’t come out swinging to protect their cash cows? Is it really that hard to predict this? Embraer specifically designed the Ejets to remain below the 73...

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by PPVRA
Fri May 24, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 148579

Re: Boeing Brasil – Commercial is the new name of Embraer

The fact that this is legal shows what a "free" economy really is. Boeing is probably the most predatory company in the Business. Frankly at this point no matter how much I love their heritage or aircraft I want them to fail as a corporation. Ok and Airbuses take over of the CS program wa...

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by PPVRA
Fri May 24, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't
Replies: 39
Views: 6426

Re: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't

Claiming this will not impact income is a lie, and doing so in public is a misleading statement to investors which is a crime.

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by PPVRA
Wed May 22, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7627

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/brazil-s ... 47156.html
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It’s official, congress and the senate have approved the measure.

Foreign companies can now own 100% of domestic airlines.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/brazil-s ... 47156.html

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by PPVRA
Sun May 19, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 5036

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

[twoid][/twoid] Privatize airports and interstates. That will generate trillion$ in government revenue and private investments. Not a penny on the cost side for the taxpayer. And neither one will be allowed to grow to accommodate increased demand ever again. Look at all the hand-wringing BS Heathrow...

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by PPVRA
Sat May 18, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 5036

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Privatize airports and interstates. That will generate trillion$ in government revenue and private investments.

Not a penny on the cost side for the taxpayer.

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: Venezuela suffers country-wide power outage, (4 days and counting)

All you need to know really about Capitalism vs Socialism What are those bright lights north of North Korea? The name of the nation escapes me...hmm...makes all our products very cheap...I just can't remember... Another case of Socialism failing. Is that why European countries are all in the dark? ...

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by PPVRA
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unions. As relevant as ever?
Replies: 42
Views: 3089

Re: Unions. As relevant as ever?

Seniority prevents movement out of the failing airline, senior pilots can’t afford to start over and that’s if other carriers are even hiring. Starting at the bottom of another list at middle age is financially hard, not to mention going back to junior equipment, reserve schedules or commuting to a...

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unions. As relevant as ever?
Replies: 42
Views: 3089

Re: Unions. As relevant as ever?

Unionism is a good thing, but governments have longed created spoiled childs out of them by giving them far too much power. This may have been a reaction from unions having too little legal protections from earlier days, but it’s nonetheless an imbalance that needs to be fixed. Closed shops don’t ne...

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 6581

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

Subsidizing a product reduces the economic viability of competitors. That’s a negative all around. That would be correct if only one of a number of manufacturers had that advantage. As it is, not a single modern airliner has been launched without some sort of subsidy. Unfortunately, it also means t...

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by PPVRA
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 6581

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

It is the last bit that nails it. "A bank wouldn’t renegotiate the royalty" because it is only interested in $$$ However a Government can renegotiate the royalty because Airbus can offer them other things. Hence my statement; The government isn’t interested in commercial terms. They’re in...

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by PPVRA
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10323

Re: Imperial System

Fahrenheit’s greater number of degrees between freezing and boiling is perhaps its only advantage. If more precision is needed, Celsius can add decimals or simply state 34-35 degrees rather than 34.5 degrees. If that decimal had much utility, people would start using it. The greatest utility of all,...

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by PPVRA
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 6581

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

But the two things do very different things. The first adds profitability and margin to an entities operation. The second just hands them money on non-commercial terms. One is subsidizing increased competition, the other bolsters existing companies/projects. As a tax payer I know what I rather see ...

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by PPVRA
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 6581

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

I suppose those governments will just have to console themselves with the several billions they've made off the A320 and 330/340 programs. Such is the price of running hugely expensive industrial programs which, if all goes well, will be of massive benefit to the societies hosting them. To fund it ...

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by PPVRA
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 6581

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

The royalty scheme Airbus has used transfers risk away from the program to the European Union. This transfer of risk reduces the price of other private investments.

It’s a subsidy through and through and the idea these things are made on market terms has just collapsed.

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by PPVRA
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10323

Re: Imperial System

I love this discussion. I see little value in switching to the metric system as conversion is easy (especially nowadays). Also thought metric supporters claim it is "scientific" it really isn't anymore so really than imperial. It is just based on a different set base of measurement. The m...

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by PPVRA
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Rolls-Royce Offers China Engine Plant to Win Deal; Airbus Plans to Make Newest Jet in China to Win Orders
Replies: 35
Views: 4670

Re: Bloomberg: Rolls-Royce Offers China Engine Plant to Win Deal; Airbus Plans to Make Newest Jet in China to Win Orders

Is Airbus going to use the factory in China to stick Chinese airlines and consumers with higher aircraft acquisition costs?

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by PPVRA
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did You Know The Nazi’s Killed 16,000 People By Guillotine?
Replies: 24
Views: 3059

Re: Did You Know The Nazi’s Killed 16,000 People By Guillotine?

Watch Sophie Scholl

Great movie.

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by PPVRA
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schultz thinking of running as independent
Replies: 71
Views: 4585

Re: Schultz thinking of running as independent

I think the people who are trying to argue against independent candidates are just afraid their party will lose.

I say bring it on, even though I am not a huge fan of the guy’s politics.

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by PPVRA
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown
Replies: 50
Views: 9881

Re: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown

Not an issue if they’re paying them for such a short timeframe and this is made public.

Long term, hiding money, etc, then it looks bad.

Southwest just didn’t want their stuff to stall over this shutdown.

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by PPVRA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10453

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The average Dollar salary is still $0.09. That’s a lot more than the salary will be worth in bolivars, in a mere matter hours. Let alone days, weeks or in a month. That’s right, inflation like that of Venezuela changes prices multiple times a DAY. Yes, it is as ridiculous as it sounds. Dollarizatio...

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by PPVRA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10453

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Russian mercenaries are reportedly arriving in Venezuela. Looking for a confirmation still.

Maduro is afraid of its own people, it’s own security forces.

Good.

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by PPVRA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10453

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

bennett123 wrote:
PPVRA

What does 'dolorize' mean.


Dollarize, to adopt the US dollar.

My typo, apologies.

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10453

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The good news about hyperinflation is that it can be controlled very quickly. Alas, what needs to be done would be ideologically contrary to the socialist ideologies. And because of that arrogance, Venezuelan's have and will continue to suffer.

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10453

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

I don't dispute the price control issue, because that was built into my cost of everything else remained the same quote . Those imports started costing more, and as you point out the government put in price controls and destroyed profitability. The oil made it more painful, because it was supposed ...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10453

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The inflation happened because Chavez put everything into oil, and wen oil crashed in price, the cost of everything else remained the same. They couldn't import what they needed, and then they had hyperinflation as the supplies they did have couldn't cover everyone. Their production also collapsed ...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10453

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The USA is fighting a losing battle in the middle east when they could be using their troops for a worthwhile cause helping people who actually want it in Venezuela. As horrible as this sound, the best case scenario here is to let Venezuela play out with minimal intervention. Venezuela needs to be ...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10453

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Since 2003 , President Chavez has maintained a strict price regime on some basic foods like coffee, beans, sugar and powdered milk. But this measure designed to curb inflation has alienated Venezuela's coffee producers who say their profit margins have been reduced to nothing. http://news.bbc.co.uk...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10453

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Fascism, and a lack of a diversified economy that depended on Oil is to blame more than socialism. Socialism is where everyone agrees to take on the tasks of sharing the resources. The sharing of resources was forced on all involved. It was much more fascist . And yes it can happen here, like when ...

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by PPVRA
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10453

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Every economic policy Chavez/Maduro implanted failed in a very predictable way. And they met these failures with the usual left-wing socialist scapegoat cries.... It’s the fault of greedy businessmen! It’s the fault of greedy speculators! It’s the fault of greedy hoarders! Greedy foreigners, greedy ...

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by PPVRA
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10453

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Important to realize that this game was lost 15 years ago. The destruction of their society (business, legitimate institutions) happened 15 years ago. The useful part to know is the arguments that were used back then. The poorly educated public was seduced by widely known socialist lies. That housi...

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