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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:59 pm

Fireball Express wrote:
Venezuela must not be such a good place


I was there in March. I had no problems. There is politcal unrest though. Chavez, the Venezuelan President, is an extreme Socialist bordering on Communist. Castro is his idol. Anyhow, he keeps it so no one can really make money. That is why the crime rate is high.
No one I talked to like him. I did see pro-Chavez graffiti in some seedy parts though.


Does that mean that we can attack them next?? :-? :-D

Seriously, best of luck to Uggy. :-/
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Postby West Coast Fan » Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:01 pm

Can we get back on topic?
Has anyone heard anything about this? Any resolution? Do you think Uggie will just stay down there for the rest of the season even if this ends happily? (I think I'd just call it a season and stay with mom instead of coming back.)
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Postby Fireball Express » Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:22 pm

I don't know what I'd do if my mom was kidnapped.
I can't find any updates on the situation. I only found the initial report.
If I was Urbina, I'd stay down there even after or if his mom is safe. She'll need some support after such a tramatic experience.
I hope she is unharmed.

Lo, military action is the last resort. While there are differences in the philosophies of Caracas and Washington, Venezuela is still a democracy.
If we go in there guns a blazing the libs will break out their handy dandy "No War for Oil" signs. Venezuela is the largest producer of oil in this hemisphere and the 5th (I believe) largest in the world.

Besides, I want to go back there!

Didn't mean to turn this into a political post. I hope Uggie's mom is safe.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:43 pm

We should attack Venezuela. Look at them, thinking they are all safe in South America. BAM we take your oil. No more economy for you suckers! First Venezuela, then Europe. Why Europe? Because no one likes Europe anyways. From there we get the world. HAHAHAHAHAH! If the Chinese don't do it first. But seriously,

NUKE VENEZUELA!

(If maddox had one of those with Venezuela i would have used it here.)
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Postby GrimZeke007 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:47 pm

:-/ I'm dropping Urbina for Yan, since this could get ugly without knowing his situation for another month... It's not like Uggy was helping my ratios. 8-o
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Mon Sep 06, 2004 1:16 am

Fireball Express wrote:Didn't mean to turn this into a political post.


Gee, considering the avatar and sig, I'm shocked 8-o :-D.

Anyway, I've been wondering if anyone else was thinking along the lines of GrimZeke... Uggy has been scuffling some in the last couple weeks before this happened anyway.

Yan was already nabbed in my league (we count holds), but I'm tempted to call it a season with Urbina and grab Brazoban (again, the holds). Playoffs start this week and Uggy can do his mom a lot more good than he can do my club.

Now, what to do with Freddy ... :-/
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Sep 06, 2004 1:23 am

AKhomebrewer wrote:
Fireball Express wrote:Didn't mean to turn this into a political post.


Gee, considering the avatar and sig, I'm shocked 8-o :-D.



Just to defend Fireball on this....he doesn't post his politics up here...he does keep them down the the Politics forum...where they belong.... :-D

Keep this somewhere close to the topic guys...not on politics... :-)
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Postby Lofunzo » Mon Sep 06, 2004 1:46 am

DieHardCubbie wrote:
AKhomebrewer wrote:
Fireball Express wrote:Didn't mean to turn this into a political post.


Gee, considering the avatar and sig, I'm shocked 8-o :-D.



Just to defend Fireball on this....he doesn't post his politics up here...he does keep them down the the Politics forum...where they belong.... :-D

Keep this somewhere close to the topic guys...not on politics... :-)


I started it and I apologize. I couldn't help myself. It was such an easy target. :-b
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:21 am

Lofunzo wrote:
DieHardCubbie wrote:
AKhomebrewer wrote:
Fireball Express wrote:Didn't mean to turn this into a political post.


Gee, considering the avatar and sig, I'm shocked 8-o :-D.



Just to defend Fireball on this....he doesn't post his politics up here...he does keep them down the the Politics forum...where they belong.... :-D

Keep this somewhere close to the topic guys...not on politics... :-)


I started it and I apologize. I couldn't help myself. It was such an easy target. :-b


Your fault...it is all your fault...you should be tarred and feathered... }:-)

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Postby AKhomebrewer » Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:11 pm

DieHardCubbie wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:
DieHardCubbie wrote:
AKhomebrewer wrote:
Fireball Express wrote:Didn't mean to turn this into a political post.


Gee, considering the avatar and sig, I'm shocked 8-o :-D.



Just to defend Fireball on this....he doesn't post his politics up here...he does keep them down the the Politics forum...where they belong.... :-D

Keep this somewhere close to the topic guys...not on politics... :-)


I started it and I apologize. I couldn't help myself. It was such an easy target. :-b


Your fault...it is all your fault...you should be tarred and feathered... }:-)

:-b


Whoa, just having a chuckle, guys. Consider the political talk over on this board.

Meanwhile, this from Yahoo! -
Sep 5 Updating a previous item, Adrienne Schwisow, of the Associated Press, reports Detroit Tigers MAN Alan Trammell hasn't heard from Detroit Tigers CL Ugueth Urbina and has no new information on the kidnapping of Urbina's mother in Venezuela. Urbina left for Venezuela last week.

Doesn't really point to an imminent return, does it?
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