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Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Jon in NC, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Jon in NC

    Jon in NC

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    May be a repost,



    Cindy & Chavez
    Venezuela Dictator Vows To Bring Down U.S. Government

    Venezuela government is sole owner of Citgo gasoline company

    Venezuela Dictator Hugo Chavez has vowed to bring down the U.S. government. Chavez, president of Venezuela, told a TV audience: "Enough of imperialist aggression; we must tell the world: down with the U.S. empire. We have to bury imperialism this century."

    The guest on his television program, beamed across Venezuela, was Cindy Sheehan, the antiwar activist. Chavez recently had as his guest Harry Belafonte, who called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world."

    Chavez is pushing a socialist revolution and has a close alliance with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

    Regardless of your feelings about the war in Iraq, the issue here is that we have a socialist dictator vowing to bring down the government of the U.S. And he is using our money to achieve his goal!

    The Venezuela government, run by dictator Chavez, is the sole owner of Citgo gas company. Sales of products at Citgo stations send money back to Chavez to help him in his vow to bring down our government.

    Take Action

    Please decide that you will not be shopping at a Citgo station. Why should U.S. citizens who love freedom be financing a dictator who has vowed to take down our government?

    Very important. Please forward this to your friends and family. Most of them don't know that Citgo is owned by the Venezuela government.


    See: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/v/venezuela.htm
     
  2. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/citgo.asp

    I especially like this part

    Advocating a boycott of gasoline marketed by Citgo Petroleum Corporation (which has been owned by Petróleos de Venezuela, the national oil company of Venezuela, since 1990) over political issues is problematic for a number of reasons (not least of which is the notion that threatening not to buy gasoline from someone who is threatening not to sell it to you doesn't sound like an effective ploy for either side). For one thing, although Citgo may be owned by Petróleos de Venezuela, it is a formerly American company which is still headquartered in the U.S. (in Houston, Texas), employs 4,000 people, and supplies 14,000 independent retailers with gasoline and other petroleum products — Americans with no substantive connection to Venezuela who would be economically harmed by such an action. And, of course, as long as the global demand for oil exceeds supply, Citgo's products will continue to find buyers whether or not they're purchased by Americans.




    Lets buy gas from unstable middle east dictators rather than from democratic contries in our own hemisphere just because the current administration doesn't like the guy they currently elected
     
  3. Japan4X4

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    Interesting use of the word dictator. Can we just apply that to any national leader we dislike, even when they were elected by due process?

    I have been greatly amused these last few years by the word choice of the mouth pieces of the current US regime. It seems that some people believe that repeated use of the same negative word choices will make reality match the message. And if you think I am gunning for the Bush regime think again, I would be saying the same thing no matter the head of states name or party. They all seem to be skimming across the shallow end of the pond these days.

    I try not to get dragged into politics, it does not suit me to banter about this with LCs being the topic of choice. But I would encourage everyone to think a little more deeply about what they are hearing from all sides on every issue. Knee jerk reactions and simplistic solutions tend to lead to pulled tendons and simplistic errors.

    This is a must no matter where you live or in which political direction you lean.
     
  4. Jon in NC

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    The guest on his television program, beamed across Venezuela, was Cindy Sheehan, the antiwar activist. Chavez recently had as his guest Harry Belafonte, who called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world."

    There is a lot of name-calling going on. I just don't like her protest actions, nothing short of criminal, some of the thing she has done.



    Regardless of your feelings about the war in Iraq, the issue here is that we have a socialist dictator vowing to bring down the government of the U.S. And he is using our money to achieve his goal!

    This is not good regardless of if he is a "dictator" or not.



    although Citgo may be owned by Petróleos de Venezuela, it is a formerly American company which is still headquartered in the U.S. (in Houston, Texas), employs 4,000 people, and supplies 14,000 independent retailers with gasoline and other petroleum products — Americans with no substantive connection to Venezuela who would be economically harmed by such an action.


    Dance with a devil, expect to get burned.
     
  5. REKCUT

    REKCUT SILVER Star

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    who the fawk cares? some dingleberry is playing to the cameras and we're supposed to let him bait us into giving a s***? oops... it appears to have worked with you and this administration.

    how about this for an approach. laugh at him. seriously. how much of a bigger slap can there be on the international stage than to just laugh right in his face?

    but nooooooo. the moronic fear mongers that occupy the executive branch hear see an opportunity to scare thier way into office again. this time? imminant danger is being posed by.....


    venezuala!!!! HAAAAAAAA.


    i have a better idea. why dont we just invade grenada again. that made for some good tv, right along side of falcon crest.
     
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    not true

     
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    I haven't gotten gas at Citgo for over 10 years.

    Alvaro
     
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    All of our citgos are becoming Valeros.
     
  12. LukeO

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    I guess Al Queda is not also funded by Saudi money and the like?

    Oh yeah, that's right, they used to be funded by the US too.

    Someone's been dancing with the devil for a while, a bunch of devils.

    Who do we boycott again?
     
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    Realtors. Let's boycott them, that scam has been going on too long.:D
     
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    I'm actually amazed that Cindy Sheehan would whore herself out this much. She really is the next Hanoi Jane. What's next an interview with Osama Bin Laden himself?
     
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    What bothers me the most is that if Chavez gets overthrown by a right wing military dictator, we would most likely support him regardless of how he took power and what human rights he violated as long as he supported the administration, even if he just did it in words and not deeds.

    Chavez was elected in a election far more transparent and controversy free than the last two US elections. He treats his people well and they like him. how is he a dictator again?

    How are we gonna react if the new middle east democracies elect people we don't like?

    What are the chances that they will elect US supporters once we leave?
     
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    You should ask Alvaro about how much Chavez' people like him. I'm sure he has a few things to say.
     
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    Aren't they called Hammas? Weren't they just elected? The new domino effect that started with Vietnam right? Except this time it's not communism spreading which we're fighting, it's democracy spreading.:doh:
     
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    I thought I'd go to Law School and run for public office next. The scam of all scams.;)
     
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