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support citgo gas and support venezuela

Discussion in 'News' started by SKOTREL, May 22, 2005.

  1. SKOTREL

    SKOTREL Member

    Joined: Apr 28, 2000 Messages: 856 Likes Received: 0
    unfortunately I drive alot so im feeling this if you gonna buy gas ...help make some change with it!

    Hey folks,
    Imagine! Being able to pump gas and know the profits are going to a RevolutionĀ  that is providing its people with health care, education, food. and NOT going to corporate multinationals who are about exploitation! Now you can do this!!! When you buy CITGO GAS you are supportingĀ  Venezuela! (see article below)

    For Oaklanders, there is a gas station selling Citgo at the 7 ELEVEN at 4193 PIEDMONT AVE. in Oakland. You can click below to find other locations. Please help spread the word. This is VERY exciting!!!

    Peace,
    Felicia

    http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0516-25.htm

    Published on Monday, May 16, 2005 by CommonDreams.org
    Buy Your Gas at Citgo: Join the BUY-cott!
    by Jeff Cohen

    Looking for an easy way to protest Bush foreign policy week after week? And an easy way to help alleviate global poverty? Buy your gasoline at Citgo stations.

    And tell your friends.

    Of the top oil producing countries in the world, only one is a democracy with a president who was elected on a platform of using his nation's oil revenue to benefit the poor. The country is Venezuela. The President is Hugo Chavez. Call him "the Anti-Bush."

    Citgo is a U.S. refining and marketing firm that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil company. Money you pay to Citgo goes primarily to Venezuela -- not Saudi Arabia or the Middle East. There are 14,000 Citgo gas stations in the US. (Click here http://www.citgo.com/CITGOLocator/StoreLocator.jsp to find one near you.) By buying your gasoline at Citgo, you are contributing to the billions of dollars that Venezuela's democratic government is using to provide health care, literacy and education, and subsidized food for the majority of Venezuelans.

    Instead of using government to help the rich and the corporate, as Bush does, Chavez is using the resources and oil revenue of his government to help the poor in Venezuela. A country with so much oil wealth shouldn't have 60 percent of its people living in poverty, earning less than $2 per day. With a mass movement behind him, Chavez is confronting poverty in Venezuela. That's why large majorities have consistently backed him in democratic elections. And why the Bush administration supported an attempted military coup in 2002 that sought to overthrow Chavez.

    So this is the opposite of a boycott. Call it a BUYcott. Spread the word.

    Of course, if you can take mass transit or bike or walk to your job, you should do so. And we should all work for political changes that move our country toward a cleaner environment based on renewable energy. The BUYcott is for those of us who don't have a practical alternative to filling up our cars.

    So get your gas at Citgo. And help fuel a democratic revolution in Venezuela.
     
  2. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    see 'the revolution will not be televised'
    about hugo chavez
     
  3. POIESIS

    POIESIS Member

    Joined: Aug 10, 2004 Messages: 879 Likes Received: 0
    ^seen it, pretty good. i saw that at this makeshift cafe and there were
    alot of south americans and venezuelans there..pretty interesting hearing
    their views on venezuela and chavez. meanwhile 2hours away at a shitty
    little variety store i met another venezuelan lady who chewed me out for
    merely mentioning chavez.
     
  4. oneeightyone

    oneeightyone Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2003 Messages: 1,289 Likes Received: 0
    People who support chavez without actually knowing what he does is a fucking idiot.

    try to think... hitler, on a more scaled down version. without all the dead jews.

    Here's another thing, he's backed by castro. and we all know that communism is great right?

    for real, some of you people on here really shock me at the stupidity that you exume.

    i think most of yall have a knot in your head going " if it's against bush, im with it" now here's the question what if the thing that's against bush is going to hurt it's people?

    idiots.
     
  5. POIESIS

    POIESIS Member

    Joined: Aug 10, 2004 Messages: 879 Likes Received: 0
    yep, i'm 'exuming' stupidity.
    please enlighten: how is chavez a mini hitler?
     
  6. oneeightyone

    oneeightyone Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2003 Messages: 1,289 Likes Received: 0
    yea i spelled that wrong, whatever.

    He's trying to make venezuela a communist state. He's already taken control of the media and anything that doesnt flow with what he wants he takes out.

    The big petroleum companies down there, when he first went into power and the whole issue of him trying to convert ven. into a communist state came up there was a referendum passed. Hundreds of thousands of people signed it.

    A few months later. (starting about august 2004 i beleive) he began to have all the people that signed the referendum let go from their places of work. Simply put if you arent on his side you will not have any support or help from his nation.

    He outlawed the dollar bill basically, it cannot go in and cannot go out. Basically shutting out the rest of the world and isolating that nation.

    Passports cannot be issued in venezuela anymore and their consulates here in the united states have stopped issuing passports to their citizens as of last year. Thus making it nearly impossible for those that signed the referendum to leave that country.

    In most of the big petroleum companies he let go most of the workers and brought in cuban workers, same with the military of that nation. Half of the military are cubans.

    Teachers, Civil engineers, mayors, anybody in any kind of leadership role, if they voted in the referendum, their jobs were lost. It's a civil part that's happening there right now.

    i could go on and on about shit that occured there and is occuring, pretty much he won the election by stating that he would get rid of all the corrupt officials in the gov. but instead switched up and is making it into a communist nation. that alone should be enough to make any person that has a remote idea of what the conditions under a dictatorship are, to oppose such a person, not pat their back because they are anti - bush.
     
  7. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    Hugo Chavez isnt the best of people, but i wouldnt go around calling him hitler.

    Its because of his isolation from the U.S. that he has to look elsewhere for support, namely Cuba. The prevailing thought is that along with Cuba, Venezuela is arming itself to promote Socialism in its neighboring countries, Colombia for example; it already has communists waging war against the ruling government. That could be a start.

    The fact that Chavez can't persuade even one state to join his ALBA Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas "trade" pact signals Chavez's interest in using "other" techniques for coercion. It is also moving oil operations from Venezuela's nearby Caribbean ports to Havana's port nearly 1,000 miles away. Since the countries will be dependent on Venezuelan oil from Cuba's capital, don't imagine any of those countries will try to cross Fidel Castro. Because neighboring countries get their oil from venezuela theyre pretty much forced to buy the venezuelan oil from cuba. Thereby giving both countries a sizeable source of revenue. This is a very good deal for the Cubans, who in return provide military assistance and other forms of help to Venezuela.

    Expect some shit to go down in the region within a couple of years.
     
  8. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    Found this article as well:
    http://www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=l...rs/200505191507
     
  9. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    We have to remember that the media in Venezuela are part of the plutocratic lackeys that incited rebellion against Chavez' popular, democratic election. He's cracking down on it with good reason. I'm sure the turmoil within the state oil company is remnants of this former plutocracy trying to bring down Chavez. It will smooth out in time. He has to release this small but powerful group from their positions. I'm sure if the people were not happy with the rule of Chavez they would overthrow him in a heartbeat. But his popularity is enormous. Much like my african buddy says, if they don't like what the government is doing, they simply overthrow it. Seems like things should be that simple here.
    I will continue to buy from Citgo.
     
  10. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    Overthrowing a government is ALOT easier said than done.
     
  11. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,126 Likes Received: 64
    Chavez is probably Number Three on the Hit List, right after Syria. What an idiot. Ever see an aerial photo of the presidential palace in Venezuela? It should have a big bull's eye painted on the roof.

    "Visualize the CIA running Chavez through a wood chipper."

    But what the heck, the U.S. military-industrial complex needs a threat closer to home to keep the American people busy---preferably one that acts like a caricature of a tin-pot South American dictator---while they pump Iraq dry. All Chavez needs to do now is invite some representative of Al-Quaida to come meet with his government, so we have a plausible reason for the 101st Airborne and the 2nd Marine Division to start suiting up. We don't need an enemy like Iraq, where 99% of the people could not care less who runs the government, we need a good old Vietnam style war where we get to blast the ever-loving shit out of every village and hamlet without a care for who might be there. A country whose peasant class is unified in it's hatred and opposition to the United States, so our soldiers need not feel the slightest compassion for the enemy. Do you suppose they ordered up Chavez from Central Casting? Castro is getting a little too geezerly to make a good podium-pounding threat, so it's time for Castro II to be invented. Once Castro has had his final heart attack, then MGM and Disney and Six-Flags-Over-South-America can move back in to Havana and start construction on a new, gigantic "vacation destination," complete with cruise ship docks, mega-hotels, 24-hour gambling casinos, a interactive amusement park, military airports converted into Concorde runways, etc., etc., etc., and Caracas can become the new Communist dictatorship "only ninety miles from our shores." Well, we'll have to change that a little, Venezuela is a little farther away.

    What is this liberal obsession with dictators in faraway places? If Chavez was operating in the U.S. the liberals would be his first victims, just as the members of the middle class have been his first victims in Venezuela. Once he has firmly established his reputation as a crusader for the poor, he will begin to live like a king and cut deals with the oil companies and corporations world-wide. A few bones thrown to the rabble, a few new schools and clinics, and then it's "back to business as usual," only this time it's Mr. Chavez who will be getting those big checks to his Swiss bank account.

    Remember Salvadore Allende?
     
  12. BobTheBuilder.

    BobTheBuilder. New Jack

    Joined: May 24, 2005 Messages: 61 Likes Received: 0

    And how the fuck would you know? How many governments have you tried to overthrow?

    Overthrowing small governments like that is easy. Kill the top 50-100 leaders and the country is yours.

    And its A lot not alot, asshole. Stop commenting on things that you obviously don't know about, it pisses me off.
     
  13. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,126 Likes Received: 64

    And how the fuck would you know? How many governments have you tried to overthrow?

    Overthrowing small governments like that is easy. Kill the top 50-100 leaders and the country is yours.

    And its A lot not alot, asshole. Stop commenting on things that you obviously don't know about, it pisses me off.
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    Bob---like anybody gives a shit if you get pissed off or not, LOL. Go get a beer and calm down, man.
     
  14. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    I remember reading about this when that phony boycott email circulated a while back. Not all of Citgo's oil come from Venezuela. In 2002 they imported oil from Iraq and Kuwait. Not sure if any thing has changed in the last three years with the imports. FYI.
     
  15. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
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    And tahnks fer teh enrishl lezzon dOOd i neeeeededed its.
     
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