First, in what Chavez announces as a grand gesture to solve the water problems of Caracas, he started giving away a few plastic containers to some homes. Fine, you might say, but he also announces that his objective is that a water truck shall come every week for deliveries. In other words Chavez is describing us the future rationing of water because now, even if his un-waterlogged plan were to work, a family will need to learn to live, laundry and all, with 1,500 liters of water a week, That is less than 400 gallons a week, toilet, laundry, drinking, cooking, moping, showering, etc..... Divide that by, say, 6 and each family member has less than 80 gallons a week for all their needs. And imagine the fleet of trucks required to deliver 400 gallons per home per week, in a country where inefficiency, corruption and incompetence are the norm. There you have it, official rationing of water, even as he announces the completion, some day soon, I swear, no kidding now, trust me this time, you´ll see of a new aqueduct system that was scheduled to be done 10 years ago. Why the delay? Do not hold your breath waiting for the explanation, rationing is so much more a socialist approach to life!
|Water trucks and scarves........|
At any rate yours truly found particularly offensive that Jacqueline Farias, the Caracas gauleiter, attended the inauguration of plastic tubs in popular areas with an obscene and useless scarf of expensive nature, showing that she does not have laundry problems. What is it with Chavez cachifas that they all love to wear scarves as expensive as possible?
But since you have been very good readers I left the best for the end: Chavez speculation on how capitalism and imperialism ended civilization on Mars! I kid you know, watch the video below.
My translation below from sec 16 to sec 32:
"In Mars I always said, heard, It would not be strange that in Mars there had been civilization. [pause for effect] But likely capitalism arrived there, imperialism came, and there were done with that planet"
And this after he apparently stated that no water has been found in the Solar System except for a little vapor "vaporcito" on Mars....... All my Scientific American collection is committing suicide as I type......
Should we be surprised about such idiocy coming from a man who states confidently that Humans have been around for only 25 centuries? Heck, I am even re-posting that video!!!!
We are ruled by a true ignoramus who thinks he knows it all...... But the worse of the lot is not him, it is the people unwilling to correct him...... Would you ever work for such a brutish boss?
UPDATE. Well, it looks like our Martian Socialist Chronicles has managed to unify the anti Chavez blogosphere, including even reluctant places like the Huffington Post (pathetic defenders included according to JC). Besides this post, you can read Miguel's Venusian take, CCS's medical sarcasm, Fausta's what the F?, Gustavo's deadly serious pessimism, El Chigüire illustrated history of Bolivarian Mars (note how they added music and Mars Beam to the video), Bruni came with a ditty, and even German folks were regaled by the news, plus the National Post, etc, etc....?
Nice going Hugo! Way to grab front pages!