We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Oil Issues In Latin America and China. Hugo keeps pecking away at the leftist, communist friends and even offered to help the "Big Easy" but before you go thinking he is being altruistic read the USA Today article pointing out his policies:
Chavez has been traveling the hemisphere offering preferential oil deals, barters, and loans to leftist and left-of-center governments. In the past 30 days, the leader of the world's fifth-largest oil exporting country, has inked deals with Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Thirteen Caribbean nations signed a deal for cheap oil in June. And since April, Cuba has been getting almost all of its oil from Venezuela in exchange for doctors and gym teachers. Read the rest:.USATODAY.com - Chavez seeks influence with oil diplomacy
CHINA will not be left behind--Everyone must do the cha cha cha!
On Aug. 22, Venezuela said it expects to increase oil exports to China to 300,000 b/d by 2012 from the current level of 68,800 b/d. On Aug. 25, Ramirez said his country hopes eventually to supply 15-20% of China's oil imports. read the rest here:
"The Power and the Glory" I am sure everyone has heard of it or read it and if not you should but in the meantime take a gander at the real deal in Colombia and Venezuela.
Once again, the religious and political collide and the priests are murdered...."
but read on at Publius Pundit - Blogging the democratic revolution "One week after Pope Benedict wrote a letter to Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, asking him to allow the Church full freedom of action, and got Chavez assurance that all was well, Chavista goons commandeered a church in a town in Venezuela ‘in the name of the people.’"