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Solar_Power Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:09 PM
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Chavez puts Venezuela's clock ahead 1/2 hour
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP): President Hugo Chavez Sunday announced that Venezuela's official time will be put ahead by half an hour starting January 1

http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/news-3138--12-12--.html

Makes no sense to me
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BlackHawk706867 Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:10 PM
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1. Hmmmm That is interesting.... I wonder why he is doing this? eom... ww
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Solar_Power Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:21 PM
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4. Because he can :)
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BlackHawk706867 Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:39 PM
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10. Not buying it.... What is the real reason? There has to be an absolute reason! ww
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 02:50 AM
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27. ...also, all children under the age of 16 jeers old ... are now 16 jeers old.
And from now on, everybody has to change underwear every hour ... and underwear will be worn on the outside, so we can check.

-- Woody Allen, before he got serious
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cspanlovr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:11 PM
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2. And from now on the national language is Swedish.
Woody Allen, Bananas
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ruiner4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:15 PM
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3. Damn that man!!!!
Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:24 PM
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5. The man is a genius, notice how much he is doing for the people of
...Venezuala after kicking the goddamn Yankee Corporate Imperialists and CIA operatives out! Chevez will go on and build alliances with other Latin American and South American countries as well as in the Caribbean Island nations as well. It won't be long that we'll see an economic giant rising up in that region and the next U.S. president will either have to accept and deal with this as equal partners in this hemisphere or be shut out.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:39 PM
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9. All because he's decided to muck with the clock?
I didn't know that had such far reaching consequences.
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 12:20 AM
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18. and he'll do it 1/2 an hour ahead of the rest of the free world.
Edited on Wed Aug-22-07 12:22 AM by dweller
genius, pure genius.

dp
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sanskritwarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 12:39 AM
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23. Pass the bong dude
........... :spray:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:27 PM
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6. Or me
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:37 PM
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7. Oh my GOD - HE'S A DICTATOR!!!!
"They" were right!

This proves it!!!
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:38 PM
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8. Nah, he's just a shmuck
and this proves it.
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BlackHawk706867 Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:49 PM
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11. Well would you like to explain your post? Probably not, cause you are one of the..
Non believers of President Chavez.... Hey, but what the hell you probably know something that we don't!

ww
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:53 PM
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12. Believers of President Chavez?
Will he take away all my sins? So I can't call a man a shmuck without it being blasphemy?

And moving the clocks a half an hour is going to do what exactly?
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sanskritwarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 12:40 AM
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24. No he can only take away your sins
if he annoints your head with the Oil of Fascism, I believe he makes it out of the death of the dreams of Venezuelans who want to live free........
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 09:42 AM
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33. Same thing it does here... the daylight savings thing. n/t
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 09:40 AM
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32. A schmuck?
What the... ?

So... are you just really passionate about the time not being changed, or what?
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 12:00 AM
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14. You. are. funny.
i needed the laugh.

;)
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:54 PM
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13. I set my watch ahead all the time so I can get places on time.
Makes sense to me.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 09:54 AM
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37. Gawd yes..my clock is set
exactly an half an hour ahead. It's pyschologiacal to me. I don't have a watch.. Over the years at first it was 10 minutes, then 20 minutes and now it's a nice round 1/2 hour :)
I like it!~ So everybody in Venezuela gets the same feeling :D
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 12:02 AM
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15. How can we get a leader like Chavez?
Its probably due to the fact we haven't protected and taken care of our leaders too well, have we?

Certainly makes sense why we have none today.

If we aren't willing to fight, protect and defend our leaders, then we will have none, like the present time we are living.
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Solar_Power Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 12:22 AM
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19. Are you sure you want conditions like this?
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 12:35 AM
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22. So Your Criticism Would be
that Chavez is not socialist enough?
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 01:13 AM
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25. We already have a leader like Chavez
Authoritarian, quasi-populist, and just plain nutty: sounds damn familiar to me.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 03:03 AM
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30. You are apparently very ill informed mi amigo.
Please take the time to read honest journalism, other that greed, profit driven propaganda.

all the best.

Truly.

Get informed.
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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 12:08 AM
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16. Chavez has jumped the shark. eom
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 09:46 AM
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35. Yet one more reason not to visit Venezuela.
Can you imagine a country with so many sharks, people have to jump over them?

:scared:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 09:57 AM
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38. I'd love to go there..their time
would be right in time with me and I could see those Angel Falls!~

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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 12:14 AM
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17. Apparently it being done for the same reasons
That we employ daylight savings time for. Well, similar reasons anyway. The extra half hour of daylight (yes I know, it isn't really an extra half hour) is beneficial from a psychological standpoint, and adds to productivity. Well, similar reasons to ours anyway.

Personally, I don't see it as a big deal. I doubt it will have much benefit, but on the other hand who does it harm?
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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 12:30 AM
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20. Oh, the horror! The horror!
No longer an even hour from GMT? India sets a clock at GMT+5:30 and we all know that the consequences have been devastating. Next that rascal might even get more dangerous and like Nepal (GMT+5:45) set the clocks at whatever -1/4 or -3/4 hours from GMT. A sign of doom for sure. But, for reassurance, remember that nothing rational can compete with Indiana for clock setting craziness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_in_Indiana
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 12:34 AM
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21. I Believe He Was Inspired by Newfoundland
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 01:16 AM
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26. Just Goes to Show Ya
He's AHEAD of the rest of the world by at LEAST a HALF-HOUR.

Who knew?

You Go, Who-Go!
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 03:04 AM
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28. CALL CONGRESS!!!11!! RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!1!!1!1!!!1
:rofl:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 03:59 AM
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29. Interesting "news" website you've posted.

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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 03:18 AM
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31. I was thinking the same thing. n/t
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 09:43 AM
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34. Yes, the impartial language is admirable.
We need to read our news from more sources like this!

:eyes:
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 09:49 AM
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36. This tears it! Chavez is an evil dictator!
He's keeping the Venezuelan people from observing time according to their own free will, as they see fit!

Down with Communist time dictatorships!
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 10:01 AM
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39. Mussolini made the trains run on time.
Perhaps Chavez hopes to accomplish the same goal with this brain storm?
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formerrepuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 10:05 AM
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40. It'll put Venezuela 30 minutes ahead of the Eastern US (currently the same time zone)
...and that's probably his sole motivation.
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