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Author Topic: Things that made you sad today thread.  (Read 6478258 times)

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119100 on: March 30, 2021, 03:18:25 pm »

In comparison a current Bolivar is about 0.0000004963 of a dollar.
0.0000629 monopoly to USD
0.0000004963 Bs to USD
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« Reply #119101 on: March 30, 2021, 03:28:05 pm »

Out of morbid curiosity - does that just effectively mean you are on an essentially barter economy there?

Like, does it cost 10 million bolivar to buy a sandwich?  Or are things not even really priced in that currency any more?
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119102 on: March 30, 2021, 03:33:29 pm »

I think you are even surpassing the hyperinflation that occured in Zimbabwe in the 1990s. At some point, owning money became too expensive, because no one could afford a truck or lorry to be able to transport te bulk of paper money needed to buy a single bread.

You guys really need to overthrow your government.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119103 on: March 30, 2021, 04:03:17 pm »

You guys really need to overthrow your government.

Too expensive to buy the guns.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119104 on: March 30, 2021, 04:23:01 pm »

Some people are definitively doing barter with lots of stuff. But mostly people get by buying dollars and then using dollars as the de facto currency.

So say, you get paid today Bs. 40.000.000, an average monthly salary right now, you run to buy 20 USD as fast as you can and then use those 20 buck as savings or whatever. Or if you need to buy stuff you run to the store and spend those Bolivares fast because in a matter of days our hours they migth depreciate a little or a lot and you migth end up with say 15 dollars worth of currency instead of 20, which means 25% less food, medicine or whatever you need.

People tend to buy dollars in cash as savings and then sell it (at current exchange rate) to buy in stores with debit cards because stores sometimes play smart and put their prices on Bs. and accept dollars bills bellow the current exchange rate or at the "oficial" one which is generally a tad lower than the real one, but sometimes is higher.

Also 10, 5 and specially 1 dollar bills here are very rare, 1 dollar bills golden pokemon rare. To the point people sell 8 one dollar bills for 10 dollars.

Its.. complicated living here.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119105 on: March 30, 2021, 04:35:46 pm »

Money devaluating on a daily / hourly basis, yeah, that's what happened there too.

Zimbabwe eventually got out of the hyperinflation spiral by stopping the printing of, and disbanding their currency alltogether and adopting a foreign currency (USD in this case).

I thought it was in the 1990s but apparently it was not that long ago. Zimbabwe's hyperinflation started somewhere around 2006.
In 2007, inflation was already outrageous, at 1281%.
Mid november 2008 it is estimated to have reached 7.96×10^10%. Estimated, because Zimbabwe stopped publishing inflation figures in july 2007.

You know your economy is broken when the cost of transporting money is higher than the value of the money.

Sadly, I don't see your government admitting they lost it and adopting a foreign currency anytime soon, without regime change.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119106 on: March 30, 2021, 04:36:41 pm »

I'm single and sad too if its any consolation
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119107 on: March 30, 2021, 04:54:59 pm »

I'm single and practically gave up on that ever really changing.
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« Reply #119108 on: March 30, 2021, 05:45:34 pm »

Hahahha... dont brag on me! After one kid, like 5 years of marriage and around 10 of relationship behind that, being single seems, like would make things way simpler.

As for overthrowing anything, people tried in the past with civil actions, did not work, some nascent armed groups were either crushed horribly or made up by the gummit from the start only as a theater to kill hope or whatever.

Also is hard with so many irregular groups working with them kike the FARC and some others.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119109 on: March 30, 2021, 06:06:27 pm »

Yeah I love my married life, but it is way, way more complicated than single life.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119110 on: March 30, 2021, 07:35:09 pm »

I think you are even surpassing the hyperinflation that occured in Zimbabwe in the 1990s. At some point, owning money became too expensive, because no one could afford a truck or lorry to be able to transport te bulk of paper money needed to buy a single bread.

You guys really need to overthrow your government.

The US already did after knocking out the power to the country (probably). https://search.wikileaks.org/gifiles/?viewemailid=218642
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« Reply #119111 on: March 30, 2021, 07:48:40 pm »

Nah, the US doesn't need to sabotage anything when idiotic morons are doing it perfectly fine without any help.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119112 on: March 31, 2021, 03:04:04 am »

Maybe they could break it so bad that it fixes it?
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119113 on: March 31, 2021, 11:15:47 am »

i found one of the lost quails. it was somehow in the main street of town just lying. i think a seagull stole and dropped it, otherwise it must've had to go on a very unlikely adventure to get to such a place.

i buried it with the others.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #119114 on: March 31, 2021, 11:24:54 am »

Poor quails. :(
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