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Zimbabwe Releases $500,000,000 Note, Inflation at 165,000 Percent

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 15, 2008


This is what happens when the government punishes those who produce the wealth of a nation, and attempt to “level the playing field” for those who are poor:

ZIMBABWE has introduced a new half-a-billion dollar bank note in a bid to tackle cash shortages fed by rampant inflation, the central bank said today.

The $500,000,000 note is worth $A2.61c.

“Introducing the new 500,000,000 bearer cheque for your convenience,” read a Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe full-page advert in the state daily, The Herald, displaying specimens of the new note.

The note, comes into circulation 10 days after the introduction of a quarter-of-a-billion one early this month.

This is the fourth set of high denomination notes to be issued this year, the first being in January when a 10 million dollar note was put into circulation. The next was on April 2 when a 50 million dollar note came into being before the 100 and 250 million dollar notes were introduced on May 2.

The southern African nation, currently gripped by a post-election crisis, has been ravaged by hyperinflation which reached 165,000 per cent in February.

No latest inflation figures have been released since then.

The country’s chronic economic crisis has condemned millions to grinding poverty with at least 80 per cent of the population living below the poverty threshold amid mass shortages of basic goods in shops.

Source: News.com.au

You can thank the utterly worthless Jimmy Carter for Robert Mugabe’s Reign of Terror for the economic ruin that has overtaken the former breadbasket of Africa.

Has Jimmy Carter ever met a terrorist he didn’t like?

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Listen to Obama’s Pastor Preach

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 13, 2008

Holy Freaking Cow!?! This guy is a preacher!!!
Barack Hussein Obama has been going to this church for twenty years.

I have more audio clips that I will post here as an update to this post after 3pm when Rush goes off the air. I am looking for photos to present with a slide show on you tube, and am transcribing the words for viewing as he speaks them.

**update** 1.04 pm A friend just uploaded another clip:

**update** 3.06pm Gonna hold off on the audio thing. Listening to Sean Hannity, and I am sure that he will be all over it today.

Posted in 2008, Africa, Barack Obama, Democrats, Progressives | 4 Comments »

Post Election Violence in Kenya Claims 270 Dead; 50 Burned Alive in Church

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 1, 2008

Post election riots result in the deaths of at least 270 people in Kenya, and 50 burned to death in a church.

The congregation, mostly of women and children, had sought refuge at the Kenya Assemblies of God church, before their aggressors set it on fire. The women and children were fleeing from their homes which had been burnt in earlier attacks.

Red Cross officials say they are overwhelmed by the number of casualties from the violence in Eldoret.

Meanwhile, over tens of thousands of armed people are heading towards Burnt Forest, a few Kilometres from Eldoret. Burnt Forest has a history of violent tribal clashes.

Source: Gateway Pundit

NTV Kenya Coverage

“After torching the church, children died – around 25 in number – four elderly people. And our men and our people who tried to confront them were injured,” he said.

Most of the victims were members of the same Kikuyu ethnic group as the newly re-elected President Mwai Kibaki.

Another eyewitness, who gave his name as Joseph, told the BBC that the fire was still smouldering, and that most people had fled the scene.

“I am seeing strewn clothes and belongings around and charred remains,” he said.

Eldoret, in the Rift Valley, has witnessed some of the worst violence since Sunday’s controversial poll and has a history of inter-ethnic tension.

Correspondents say that over the past few days hundreds of Kikuyus in the Eldoret area have been taking shelter in churches and around the town’s police station.

The Kenyan Red Cross said that at least 70,000 people have been displaced in the Rift Valley area as a result of the unrest, describing it as “a national disaster”.

Source: BBC

Will this type of reaction occur in America when a certain political party manages to convince it’s members that another election has been stolen?

I don’t think we are that stupid as to take to rioting en masse, or to try to settle old grudges under the cover of a riot.

For one thing, we have the right to keep and bear arms here, and rioting would be limited to the safe “gun-free zones” in bigger cities and near schools.

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Pets Killed For Food In Zimbabwe

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 14, 2007

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – Pets are being slaughtered for meat in shortage-stricken Zimbabwe and record numbers of animals have been surrendered to shelters or abandoned by owners no longer able to feed them, animal welfare activists say.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it could not feed surrendered animals or find them new homes and was being forced to kill them and destroy the corpses.

Animals, like people, are being hard hit by Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown, with official inflation of more than 7,600 percent, the highest in the world. Independent estimates put real inflation closer to 25,000 percent and the International Monetary Fund has forecast it will reach 100,000 percent by the end of the year.

Source: Guardian Unlimited

Related: Blue Crab Boulevard has an open letter from Mugabe to the world.

Commentary

Seems to me, I remember that the productive farmers were run off their land, and it was given away to idiots who could not farm. Now, the people are starving.

The answer is simple, and works every time it is tried, CAPITALISM !!!!


When Marxism, Socialism, or Progressivism (but I repeat myself) are tried, it always leads to starvation…especially if the people have no weapons with which to defend themselves against the government.

Pray for the people of Zimbabwe.

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