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Venezuela: Hungry child-gangs use machetes to fight for ‘quality’ garbage

Things are so bad in the socialist paradise of Venezuela that children have formed machete-wielding gangs to fight for “quality” garbage for food.

Eduard Freisler reports for the Miami Herald, March 27, 2018, that in  crumbling, shortage-plagued Venezuela, children and young adults have formed gangs using knives, sticks and machetes to fight for “quality” garbage good enough to eat.

One such gang in the capital of Caracas is the Chacao, a gang of 15 ranging in age from 10 to 23 named after the neighborhood they’ve claimed as their territory.

16-year-old Liliana is Chacao’s mother figure and goes by the nickname Caramelo. She takes charge of each day for the group, deciding how much food her “family” will consume and how much they will stash away for another day. She settles conflicts that flare up and gives a hug, a kiss or a pat on the back as needed.

Another gang member is a 10-year-old girl named Danianyeliz, who left home because there was not enough food to go around. She joined the gang about a month ago and calls Caramelo her mummy.

A year ago, the gang was “stationed” around a supermarket at a mall called Centro Comercial Ciudad Tamanaco that generates tons of garbage. But a feared rival gang also wanted the garbage. Caramelo’s gang was attacked and chased out of the zone. So they took their weapons — knives, slingshots, broken glass and machetes — and seized the nearby neighborhood, Chacao where the many restaurants offer a better chance to find food in the garbage.

Sometimes the Chacao gang ventures into the more affluent neighborhoods of Caracas, such as Las Mercedes with high-end restaurants that attract rich Venezuelans, to look through what they call “quality” garbage bags that often contain leftovers and even untouched food.

There are at least 10 gangs in the capital, social workers and police estimate. Experts estimate that in Caracas alone, there are hundreds, if not thousands of street children and young adults.

Beatriz Tirado, who leads the non-governmental charity “Angeles de Calle” (Street Angels), says, “There were always children on the street in Venezuela, but now we are seeing a new phenomenon — kids who get more food on the street than at their homes.” Tirado said she sees the results of the gang clashes: “Every week we have first aid ready to treat cuts and bruises they might have suffered over the week in their fights.”

Social worker Roberto Patino explains, “Our kids are finding ways to survive because neither in their homes nor in their communities is there enough food.” Patino has established 29 public diners all over Venezuela to feed hungry children. From Monday to Friday, the diners provide food for 1,000 kids every week. But Patino said he isn’t coming close to feeding all the children who need the help, given the overwhelming number he sees on the streets. Many have turned to trash bags as a source of nutrition.

It’s not hunger alone that’s sending children onto the streets. Domestic violence is also often cited. “I left because I got beaten badly,” Caramelo says about her mother, a drug addict.

The gangs claim that in addition to skirmishes with other gangs, they are constantly harassed by police, often at the request of business owners. “My clients are afraid of these gangs and don’t come when they see them hanging around,” said the owner of a pizza restaurant on Francisco Miranda street in Chacao. He said he calls the local police patrol to chase the gang away from his business, a measure that only works for the short term.

Patricio, the oldest member of Chacao, claims the police sometimes abuse them: “They burn our shoes and sometimes break our fingers with a baton.” But a high-ranking police officer, who works in the Baruta district that includes affluent neighborhoods like Las Mercedes, said most officers just feel bad for the hungry children they see on the streets: “There are some bad cops, but many others are just stunned by the tragedy of these children.” However, he added, some children are criminals who steal, assault people and use drugs like crack, sometimes smoked in makeshift pipes made from the parts of discarded plastic dolls.

“When you smoke you don’t feel hungry,” explains Patricio.

Meanwhile, actor Sean Penn who was best buds with the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, is still no where to be seen in Venezuela.

Instead, Penn was sighted on Friday night, March 2, 2018, having dinner with fellow actors Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper at Giorgio Baldi Restaurant in Pacific Palisades, California, where a lobster dish, Aragosta Saltata, costs $90.00 per serving.

See “Brad Pitt in 2011: ‘I made a pact with the Devil’”.

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~Eowyn

This is Hollyweird: Upcoming Woody Allen film has adult-teen sex scene

woody allen

Woody Allen: Sticking to subjects close to him…

Business as usual for the Hollywood pervs.

From NY Post: Woody Allen’s upcoming movie contains some awkward scenes involving an older man having sex with young starlets, considering the current firestorm about sexual misconduct sparked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

We’re told that a plotline in the untitled Allen flick, which is currently filming in New York, centers around a middle-aged man who is sleeping with a much younger woman, among other actresses, and, according to the script, “makes a fool of himself over every ambitious starlet and model.”

In scenes just filmed, a character played by Rebecca Hall accuses 44-year-old actor Jude Law’s character of having sex with a 15-year-old “concubine.” In the scene, the so-called concubine — played by Elle Fanning (19 in real life) — acknowledges her relationship with Law’s much-older character, but then protests that she is 21 years old. After a discussion about his infidelity, Fanning’s character then asks Law, “Were all these women for pleasure, or were you researching a project?”

The film also stars Selena Gomez, Liev Schreiber, Suki Waterhouse and Kelly Rohrbach.

The plot seems perversely timed, given the mounting allegations of sexual harassment and rape against Weinstein. In a further poignant play — since Allen has faced his own allegations of sexual misconduct (which he has strenuously denied) — the director himself recently became entangled in the Weinstein scandal.

Last week, he drew criticism when he said that it was “tragic for the poor women that were involved” and “sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up,” but warned against starting a “witch-hunt atmosphere” in Hollywood, where “every guy in an ­office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself.”

This is all very close to home for Allen. His son Ronan Farrow was the journalist behind the New Yorker’s explosive Weinstein exposé.

Allen later released a statement saying of his strange comment, “When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein, I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man.”

Allen reps didn’t respond.

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Sexgate: another woman accuses Ben Affleck of groping her butt

This post piggybacks on DCG’s post this morning, “The downfall of Hollyweird stars begins: Ben Affleck apologizes for groping Hilarie Burton“.

Ben Affleck with man boobs. Source of pic: Radar Online

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, actor Ben Affleck hypocritically said that he was “made sick” by allegations that Hellywood mogul Harvey Weinstein had raped and sexually harassed women over the course of decades, and called on his fellow Hollyweirdos to “condemn this type of behavior when we see it.”

A fan then accused Affleck of similar behavior, tweeting that Affleck had “also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once.”

In 2013, Affleck was 31 years old and in the midst of a 3-year affair with actress Jennifer Lopez, whom he planned to marry on September 14, 2013.

Actress Hilarie Burton thanked the fan and confirmed that Affleck indeed had grabbed her breasts in 2013 when she was just “a kid,” never mind that a 21-year-old adult is hardly a kid.

So Affleck tweeted an apology yesterday, that “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.”

Jessica Sager reports for Page Six, Oct. 12, 2017, that mere hours after Affleck’s apology to Burton, another woman has come forth accusing the actor of touching her inappropriately.

Annamarie Tendler

Makeup artist Annamarie Tendler, who’s married to former “Saturday Night Live” writer-turned-comedian John Mulaney, tweeted Wednesday night:

“I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my ass at a Golden Globes party in 2014. He walked by me, cupped my butt and pressed his finger into my crack. I guess he tried to play it like he was politely moving me out of the way and oops touched my butt instead of my lower back? Like most women in these situations I didn’t say anything but I have thought a lot about what I’d say if I ever saw him again.”

Tendler’s account is corroborated by comedy writer Jen Statsky, who said that Affleck had also grabbed the butts of “multiple” other women at the Golden Globes party. Statsky tweeted:

“I was also at this party and *multiple* friends had this same exact experience.”

This will snowball. As in the case of Harvey Weinstein, even more women will now come forth accusing Affleck of inappropriate sexual touching.

It’s popcorn time!

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~Eowyn

Matt Damon Speaks Out on Gun Control: ‘I Wish We Could Be Sensible’ Like Australia

I bet Bourne doesn’t even know what a fully select-fire AK-47 looks like.

Matt Damon pretending he's a rogue CIA assassin

Matt Damon pretending he’s a rogue CIA assassin

From People Magazine: Jason Bourne is getting tough on guns. Asked to comment on gun control while promoting his new film, Jason Bourne, in Sydney, Australia, Matt Damon told The Sydney Morning Herald he wishes America would learn from the land down under.

“You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly. We just can’t,” he said.

People get so emotional that even when you make a suggestion about not selling AK-47s to people on terror watch lists, that’s a non-starter. I don’t know what needs to happen.”

Matt Damon

Damon also noted that, “Obviously mass shootings aren’t going to do it. There have been so many of them at this point. Sandy Hook, when those children were murdered, if that didn’t do it, you know, I just don’t know. Maybe we just need to evolve further before we can have that conversation, I don’t know.”

The actor went on to praise Australia for implementing nationwide gun law reform, which according to researchers, has drastically reduced mass shootings in the last 20 years.

Matt Damon with security personnel. Wonder if they are packing?

Matt Damon with private security personnel that none of us can afford. Wonder if the hired help is carrying guns?

“It’s wonderful what Australia did because you guys haven’t had a mass shooting since you went, ‘No, we’re going to be sensible about this.’ And nobody’s rights have been infringed, you guys are fine. I wish we could be sensible like that but I don’t think that’s going to happen in my lifetime.”

The U.S. Senate rejected four new gun control proposals in June after the mass shooting in Orlando, leading many celebrities, including Bette Midler and Mia Farrow, to vent their frustrations on social media.

Jason Bourne, the fifth film in the gun-heavy action series, hits theaters July 29.

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Jason Mattera and the Book Hollywood Elites Don’t Want You to Read

Hollywood Hypocrites – NY Times Best Seller

This is sort of a book report on something I have not read…. but after watching the 29 year old author’s highly entertaining 55 minute presentation to large group of high school students on BookTV, I’m dying to get my hands on a copy of “Hollywood Hypocrites: The Devastating Truth About Obama’s Biggest Backers.

Using the Look Inside feature on Amazon.com, each chapter is documented with numerous URLs to back up his charges against such luminaries as Ariana Huffington, Harrison Ford, Barbara Streisand, Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon…. and that’s just for starters!  Here’s a very brief montage of his hilarious  BookTV presentation.  Enjoy!

Chris Rock is a violent hypocrite

Like so many liberals, entertainer Chris Rock has one standard that he applies to himself, but another to others.

It’s called hypocrisy.

With no evidence, Rock called TEA Partiers racist and insane in an Esquire article in 2011:

When I see the Tea Party and all this stuff, it actually feels like racism’s almost over. Because this is the last — this is the act up before the sleep. They’re going crazy. They’re insane. You want to get rid of them — and the next thing you know, they’re fucking knocked out. And that’s what’s going on in the country right now.

But when conservative author Jason Mattera confronts Rock about what he said, Rock went violent, shoving at Mattera’s camera-person who’s a woman.

Mattera told Breitbart.com:

“Hollywood celebrities preach to us to vote for Barack Obama and his leftist policies, yet not even they live by the values Obama and the progressive left stand for. If conservatives and Republicans are going to win in 2012, we must muzzle Obama’s backers. And that starts with a full-scale investigation of the positions they take and the lives they actually lead.”

The liberal celebrities in Mattera’s aptly named new book, Hollywood Hypocrites, incude:

  • Alec Baldwin
  • Matt Damon
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Madonna
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Bono
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Spike Lee

Liberal blacks are the Protected Class who can do no wrong.

If you’re a black liberal, you are always right, no matter what. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal black is called “racist”, which is a tactic calculated to stop all debate — a gag on free speech.

How Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. must cringe at how his dream has become a nightmare….

H/t beloved Tina.

~Eowyn