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Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez seized a food and rice processing unit owned by Cargill, one of the US’s largest privately-held companies and is taking aim at Polar- Venezuela’s largest private company.

Venezuelan citizens  have faced shortages of white rice sold at a low government-set price in recent weeks, while stores have ample supplies of parboiled rice which is not subject to price controls.  Venezuela’s rice millers association blames the shortages on insufficient supplies of the grain, while the Chavez government says the mills are deliberately producing small quantities of white rice in order to skirt price controls. http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre52405l-us-venezuela-chavez-cargill/  

Polar has two distinct divisions.  On the one hand it has a biotechnology and development division and on the other hand, makes the popular brand, Polar Beer, and it tastes pretty damned good in my humble opinion.  Polar is a rice based beer and Venezuela is the third-largest buyer of U.S. rice. No wonder Chavez is going after Cargill- it’s all about the beer! 

“In the field of agricultural biotechnology, Polar is working on transgenic rice and maize.  Rice is transformed to increase resistance to the white leaf virus. Polar’s interest in the rice and maize projects is to improve productivity, since the company is the largest national buyer of maize, and a major one in rice and malted barley. ” http://www.biotech-monitor.nl/3205.htm .

Blogging from Venezuela,  http://daniel-venezuela.blogspot.com/2009/03/cargill-and-polar-to-be-looted-by.html says that “The Polar thing came just as Polar announced it would go to court.  So Chavez, who owns the courts, and as the thug he is, replied by threatening to take it all.” 

Polar also has a 38 per cent share in the largest Venezuelan bank. Chavez will now own and nationalize the oil, electric, steel, cement, telecommunications, food, beer and the money in the bank for his citizens to not only starve to death but now die of thirst.  Chavez must have drank too many Polar beers in recent weeks to take over an American manufacturing plant.   According to UPI, he also ordered the military to take over the other rice mills as well.   

Chavez’s nationalizations appear to be publicly supported but periodic shortages of basic goods have hurt his popularity in recent years.  To ensure his continued power as president, Chavez changed the rules so that he can run again in the next election.  Hey, wait a minute, who was that Congressman who is trying to pass a law to eliminate term limits for the Office of Presidency here in the U.S.?   U.S. Representative José E. Serrano represents the 16th Congressional District of New York – the Bronx, that’s who. https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/01/14/obama-to-serve-as-president-forever-constitution-changes/  H.J. Res 5 would repeal the 22nd amendment- follow the bill which is in committee here  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hj111-5.

Already with a struggling economy, the one thing citizens of Venezuela must  have really enjoyed, was sitting down with a cold Polar beer on a hot sunny day.  Really now, what is Chavez going to serve the Cubans and Russians when they come again for diplomatic talks?  I wonder what Obama has in store as a repercussion, if anything.  Imagine if another country like say, oh – I don’t know, Japan just showed up on US Soil and took over it’s car manufacturing here.   “Obama, you take care of your business and I’ll take care of mine. Don’t mess with me, Mr. Obama,” Chavez said recently. http://www.energypublisher.com/article.asp?id=18326  He didn’t even bother to call him President Obama.  So much for props.

On a clear day sitting on Aruba’s beaches you can almost make out the smog coming from Venezuela.  Pretty soon you are going to see people making a bee line on boats for the beaches if- for nothing else, a cold Balashi beer instead of a Polar.  Brewed in Aruba,  Balashi’s malt is imported from Scotland while the hops hail from Germany. http://www.balashi.com/balashi/BBeer.htm 

Somehow I don’t see Obama and Chavez sitting down over any beer, anytime soon.  Maybe Obama will see fit to offer Cargill some bailout money instead. Maybe Obama is following in Chavez’s footsteps nationalizing the banks, the automotive industry, and who knows what else is next. 

Best bet, let’s stop importing Venezuela’s oil and exporting our rice to them.  We’ve heard lots about Oil for Food in Iraq, http://www.heritage.org/research/internationalorganizations/bg1748.cfm, let’s hope this isn’t the start of Oil for Rice and that Obama never nationalizes our beer.  Ooops, the famous American Budweiser beer is no longer an American company anyways.  It is owned by InBev of Belgium.

 Cheers and God Bless America.

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Based on this video, it’s no wonder the rest of the world thinks Americans are stupid.  It might be edited but it certainly proved a point as the answers are none-the-less idiotic and embarrassing. The entire world is full of stupid people who just have no idea what’s going on.   The entire world is also filled with bright, intelligent people who actually know where the Eiffel tower is and are educated enough to make the right decision in the voting booth. 

It is scary thinking that some of these stupid people will be voting in less than a month for our next President.  It is these same stupid people who pay taxes though, aren’t they?  They raise families, work, shop, and vote.  I wonder if these are the quality of people ACORN sought out to register?  ACORN did manage to register Mickey Mouse after all and did it all on the stupid taxpayer’s dime.  Just watch how fast Obama distances himself from ACORN now.

These same passerby American masses are being led to the voting booth by their TV sets and what the media has to say.  One web site http://www.untwistedvortex.com/2007/03/18/freakin-stupid-americans/ refers to Americans as Sheeples, ” (people that act like sheep) who believe everything they’re told by a religion, a government, or the mass media.”

Statements like…..If your a Catholic you should vote McCain.  Baptists should go for Obama. Are you black? Vote Obama.  White people go for McCain.  Poor for Obama, and rich folks for McCain.  (we are all a little poorer since Sept 1, eh?)  Conservatives for McCain. Liberals for Obama.  I like Rush so I am voting McCain.  No wait-I like Sean Hannity who favors McCain but then again I really like Alan Colmes so I’ll vote for Obama.  Stupid labels and stupid people who are led to believe what they are told from people they have supposedly come trust and like, their God, their government, their TV sets…..Sheeples, indeed.

Comments on the net offer intelligent reasons to vote for McCain like  I like John McCain because he has balls and on McCain/Palin. when he dies and she becomes president we can finally have someone hot to put on our money )from Amy Robinson’s Web logs http://amyrobinson.wordpress.com/ survey on who are you going to vote for and why.  I guess those answers are silly but at least some stupid Americans have a sense of humor.

“Our population is being dumbed down, literally, with Madonna, wedding cakes, crazy dogs doing tricks, people getting shot and then killing some other dude.  How can we compete as a nation when CNN, that fawning imbecile, and the other purveyors fill our heads with trivia dredged from People magazine, TMZ, YouTube, or the local police blotter? ?”  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/10/19/125148/65 

There are indeed a lot of reasons not to continue the Republican Regime in the Presidency, but the real reasons to vote for McCain outweigh the reasons to not vote for Obama.  Maligned questions from the last debate give little content as to who you might consider voting for.  On looks and appearances Obama has mass appeal, but the intellectualized content of his message of “spreading the wealth around” is getting lost on most Americans who have no idea the definition of socialism and its impact on democracy.  I wonder if people even know the difference?  

Tonight brings us another debate, this one brought to you by Budweiser, formally a USA conglomerate.  {my acronym for Budweiser—Because you deserve what every individual should enjoy regularly.]   This Final Face Off debate will hopefully have more information than fluff but that probably won’t happen.  From the San Francisco news http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/13/ED1T13G6CH.DTL  Apparently, there is a confidential agreement between presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama that is 31 pages of rules and regulations as to how things will proceed and perhaps what is off limits to talk about.  Sadly, whatever the limits are, its secret contents are secret, and have not been released.  Whatever the contents and guidelines are, they certainly influence a major aspect of the debate for the upcoming election.  There will be catchy phrases and trust me, vote for me smiles but we already know, little of what those of us with some intelligence really want to hear will not be spoken about tonight. 

Most of the reports have Obama as winning already. In the UK the Guardian Newspaper’s Headline says “Looks good for Obama so Prepare for Defeat “- http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2008/oct/14/uselections2008-barackobama “A 72-year-old with skin cancer, a bad temper and a hockey mum waiting a heartbeat away on the bench, now that’s frightening.”   Bloomberg says” -Obama is likely to pick up 364 Electoral College votes, far surpassing the 270 needed to claim the presidency, by winning battleground states including Virginia, Ohio, Florida, and Colorado, online traders say. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=anBlDxpbPJpA&refer=home .  http://www.pollster.com/ has Obama 320 to 155 for McCain. 

Polls aside, Obama’s character is suspect.  An article from the Washington Post and featured on the Philly dot com  http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/30881014.html goes on to say “But associations are important. They provide a significant insight into character. They are particularly relevant in relation to a potential president as new, unknown, opaque and self-contained as Obama. With the economy overshadowing everything, it may be too late politically to be raising this issue. But that does not make it, as conventional wisdom holds, in any way illegitimate.”   McCain’s campaign camp in his “play nice” demeanor has not brought his less than reputable associations from The Reverend Jeremiah Wright to unrepentant Ayers.  WHY NOT? 

On mere stupidity alone, “That One” might actually get elected POTUS.

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