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Veneruela arrests company owner over toilet paper

In the you can't make this $h!+ up category comes the story of one company owner in Venezuela arrested for having toilet paper!

https://www.theatlantic.com/internat...-apart/481755/

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When a Venezuelan entrepreneur we know launched a manufacturing company in western Venezuela two decades ago, he never imagined he’d one day find himself facing jail time over the toilet paper in the factory’s restrooms. But Venezuela has a way of turning yesterday’s unimaginable into today’s normal...

...the entrepreneur turned to the black market, where he found an apparent solution: a supplier able to deliver, all at once, enough TP to last a few months. (We’re not naming the entrepreneur lest the government retaliate against him.) The price was steep but he had no other option—his company was at risk...

...No sooner had the TP delivery reached the factory than the secret police swept in. Seizing the toilet paper, they claimed they had busted a major hoarding operation, part of a U.S.-backed “economic war”...
But, as if that weren't enough... Venezuelan police raided a warehouse found to be full of toilet paper much like most countries make major drug busts...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3363620.html
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This is what the UK Labour Party wants the UK to be like...
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I'm not surprised
these countries are nothing like the US, etc
a lot of people don't realize, or want to realize, [ believe ] how ''third world'' they can be
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My grandmother used to hoard toilet tissue. Back then when it went on sale, there was a limit per customer. She would send us on our mission, all of us. We were given a task and had to bring back the TP. We had to wait in line all pretending we were not related while each of us shamefully waited in line clutching two 4-packs of 2-ply extra soft and absorbent of the fine tissue available.
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