Temporarily unfollowing a few Venezuelan friends in Twitter. Can't be asked to have my timeline there flooded with gazillions of retweets of frenetic shouting. I understand the concerns but not the frantic thing and extreme attitudes of many of those posts. And I'm still neither in favour nor against the regime. And, one little detail that bothers me,'socialist' is a strange insult coming from people with a long left wing history. Whatever. I'm too far away, both in time and space; I just hope the whole thing in Vz doesn't end in a blood bath (which it conceivably might).