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Noooo! Venezuela Is Running Out Of Falsies!

by | 18th, September 2014

FAKE titties that is. The government of Nicholas Maduro in Venezuela is so bloody inefficient that they’ve managed to create a shortage of fake tits to be implanted into the local women. No, really, there’s a shortage of silicone breasts in the country.

Venezuela’s chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.

Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards.

Venezuelans once had easy access to implants approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. But doctors say they are now all-but impossible to find because restrictive currency controls have deprived local businesses of the cash to import foreign goods. It may not be the gravest shortfall facing the socialist South American country, but surgeons say the issue cuts to the psyche of the image-conscious Venezuelan woman.

Agreed, we might not think this important. But that’s actually got nothing at all to do with it or anything else. Because the point and purpose of a liberal and or free society is one in which individuals get to decide for themselves what is important. And believe me, the Venezuelan culture, Venezuelan women, consider the boob job very important indeed. There’s more of them per head of population (or, if we divide by four, per nipple of population, for yes, men too have nipples) than in any other country in the world: despite the country being a great deal poorer than many other countries.

Back a few months there was a rash of stories about how Venezuela was running out of toilet paper. That was because the country had decided to fix the price of it. With inflation that meant that fewer people were willing to manufacture it and thus it disappeared from the shelves. The problem here isn’t so simple. what’s happening here is that idiots are running one of the world’s largest oil exporters so badly that people just can’t find the foreign currency to buy $300 plastic titties.

They’re just incompetents, not socialists.



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