LEAP Manifesto In Action: Venezuela introduces two-day week to deal with energy crisis

Venezuela’s government has imposed a two-day working week for public sector workers as a temporary measure to help it overcome a serious energy crisis.

Vice-President Aristobulo Isturiz announced that civil servants should turn up for work only on Mondays and Tuesdays until the crisis was over.

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  • David Smith

    Vice-President Aristobulo Isturiz announced that civil servants should turn up for work only on Mondays and Tuesdays until the crisis w̶a̶s̶ o̶v̶e̶r̶ gets worse.

  • Socialism works its wonders.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Does anybody else find this amazing?
    Venezuela is almost a raft afloat on a sea of oil, whose only customer was the United States (due to the difficulties in refining the very high sulphur Venezuelan crude oil – nobody else would touch the stuff).
    We became sick of their shit, some of the specialty refineries moved on, and now they have a product that they can only sell to the Chineese at deep discounts.

    Ultimately the stupidity of the Venezuelan people is to blame for their own suffering.
    No pity!

    • I dunno, before the Chavista revolution Venezuela was one of the most prosperous nations in Latin America — you never heard anything bad about Venezuela in the news. Meanwhile its neighbour Colombia was experiencing civil war on two levels — the drug cartels and the communist guerrillas such as FARC, M-19, etc. Today they’ve changed places and Colombia leads the two in terms of prosperity and is the third largest oil producer on the continent.

      While Venezuela was exporting the Marxist Bolivarian revolution, Colombia was exporting Shakira and enjoying freedom:

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Venezuela (as all the countries in the region) has always been fairly corrupt.
        If they didn’t already have serious problems, Hugo Chavez could never have assumed power in the first place.
        Columbia is doing better, but that’s mostly from the CIA losing their shit in the late 80’s to early 90’s and retooling “operation condor” to fit a drug interdiction role while handing the actual extra-judicial killings off to the Columbians themselves.
        We identified (along with the Columbians) who the bad actors were, and who their business contacts were, and “Los Pepes” killed them, and kept killing them, until things calmed down.
        Directed killing works when you are dealing with a lawless society.
        Sometimes, it’s the only way.

        • Directed killing — certainly worked with offing Cartel chief Pablo Escobar. All those years of massive spraying of coca plants in the mountains was pretty much a waste of time.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Really, it was.
            Just kill all the narco-terrorists, and their friends and family, and all sorts of problems just “go away”.
            I have no sympathy for their family members or wives either.

          • Don’t tell Donald Trump that or he might start “killing the families” of terrorists. Oops, scratch that., I think he found out anyway.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            People that do not value their own lives always value something else instead.
            Find what that thing is, and demonstrate your ability to start hurting it.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Is that you Keyser Soze?

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I would be the most awesome Director that the CIA ever had.
            Allen Dulles was a complete pussy.

  • BillyHW


  • Shouldn’t we be subsidizing them for reducing their carbon footprint?

    • Alain

      Butts will likely ensure that junior PM proposes it.

  • Oh, that will fix everything!

  • lolwut?

    Just a heads up, Trump is doing a Foreign policy speech live.

    Not started yet as of 9:16am PST


    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I can’t watch when I’m at work.
      I can watch now.

  • tom_billesley

    Venezuela is to be congratulated on identifying the least productive members of their society.

    • andycanuck

      Yeah, its government. 🙂

  • CodexCoder

    Why can’t we get that here (PSAC and CUPE only working two days a week for two days pay)? It would balance the budget in a hurry.

    • Exile1981

      They will still get full pay but now they only have to show up for the 16 hrs a week they would have actually worked.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And I thought Filmon Fridays were bad.

  • Clink9

    Is that Morena Baccarin from Gotham?

    • lolwut?

      First thing I thought. She’s in Deadpool as well.

      • Clink9

        Yup, sssssmokin’

    • David Smith

      Brodys wife as well.

  • WalterBannon

    Why do people allow socialists to tyrannize them?

    • Martin B

      Because socialists promise to take money from the evil rich people and give it to the poor, and the poor are stupid and greedy enough to believe them.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        When I went back to college one of they guys I was in class with came from Venezuela.
        He came from a moneyed family that had to leave because of Chavez.
        Not the best student and he knocked up some chick just after he failed calculus.

  • Hard Little Machine

    As long as our Retardo Overlords don’t give them a humanitarian bail out I don’t care. But who knows, President Barack I Just Don’t Give a Fuck Obama may do just that.

  • ontario john

    Two day work week for public employees? So Wynne is giving them advice now?

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Considering how little work most civil servants actually do, it probably won’t make any difference changing their workweek from 5 to 2.