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Send it to all your friends in the USA

 

 

 

American Family Association

 

 

_http://www.afa.net/_ (http://www.afa.net/)

 

 

Venezuela Dictator Vows To Bring Down U.S. Government

Send an email to Chavez and to Citgo that you will not be shopping at a

Citgo station.

 

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

 

Send an email to Chavez and to Citgo 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 and

urge them not to shop with Citgo. Most of them don't know that Citgo is owned by

the Venezuela government.

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I dunno..I got this from the same person who sends me all the other rightwingfundibullshit..like the 30 year old petition to stop the ACLU from removing religious programming from tv.. :twitch:

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Is Venezuela really the sole owner of Citgo? This seems to me to be the sort of hysterical email that doesn't bother with verifying information.

 

bdp

 

They sure seem to be. The same was said in an NPR report.

 

Assuming you're feeling vengeful, Lizard, return this story to your friend. Maybe it'll open his eyes a bit to see that this "little Hitler's" oil company is the only thing standing between thousands of U.S. citizens in New England and freezing to death over the winter.

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Is Venezuela really the sole owner of Citgo?

From here

("Embassy" -- Canada's foreign policy newsweekly)

 

In fact, Venezuela has many American friends. The country is the sole owner of a group of American oil refineries and nearly two thousand CITGO gas stations across the United States. Several anti-Iraq War and anti-Bush websites counsel like-minded Americans to buy their gas "from Hugo Chavez rather than George Bush."

 

Apparently Chavez has also made good on his promise to help supply poor U.S. citizens with cheaper heating oil this winter.

 

There is speculation that corruption exists within his government (I'm shocked! Shocked!), as opposed, of course, to that of the U.S., which is corruption-free.

 

When Chavez attacks imperialism, it isn't the same thing as threatening to violently overthrow the U.S. government. That email is preposterous. Venezuela has experienced decades of suffering at the hands of U.S. administrations which have behaved as though all of Latin America is our colony. It's that kind of treatment he wants to stop.

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I too am always amazed at the twisting that goes on.

Thank you all for the links..I'm going to "reply all" to that email..although I've never gotten a response from doing so.

Makes me really wonder about the blinders one must wear to see the world that way.

 

Of course, anyone who criticizes (sp?) the good old US of A must be a terrorist, right?

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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.

 

I love you, Citgo! :grin:

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I love you, Citgo! :grin:

:lmao:

 

Me, too, Shad. I imagine that, with voting irregularities and rigged Diebold voting machines and all, Citgo is our best chance at ousting this government! :woohoo:

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Yeah, they really drew the line with that email. Your money can either support the agenda of American Big Oil, or you can go to Citgo and that money will go to a man who, in the very least, is a barb in Bush's ass.

 

I think Chavez is nothing but talk, but it's still the better buy in my opinion :)

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I agree.

 

All other factors/motivations aside, the fact that Chavez ordered CITGO to subsidize its oil for U.S. citizens in need while every other oil company in the U.S. basically told these people to freeze to death and the federal government did nothing speaks volumes.

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Apart from the sheer hilarity of the email (I wouldn't be surprised if it originated on The Onion or similar), why is the American Family Association making coments on Venezualan owned petrol stations? It would be like Greenpeace issuing edicts on quantum theory.

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Bush's government has already used CIA ops to try and take down Chavez, the socialist leaning, democratically elected president of Venezuela. But I don't believe the rhetoric on either side at this point. What serious threat does he offer to the US government? It's not like VZ suicide bombers are crashing airplanes into buildings or anything.

 

BTW, I already have an apartment rented in VZ for the month of March. Next month I'll be beach side on Margarita Island in big bad Hugo's country shaking in my skin over the Chavez threat.

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Have to agree with narcissist, the cheapest station wins (or the closest depending on how low I am). And noting who just posted the largest profits in history...normally I am not one to rant about corproate greed, but this is just fucking ridiculous. Hopefully they will get screwed when their corproate wellfare becomes a loan and they have to pay the piper, one way or another.

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Well..I got a response to my response. Its moronic too..fear mongering at its best..with atrocious spelling and grammar

 

 

Did you know that if we continue to support this company that it will provide the funds to help the terrorist come in and sabotage our Nation. One good deed dose not a good friend make! Don't be deceived by the good will of China and the goods on the shelves of your nations stores either.

All the profits go back into a nation with forced abortion, child labor, women treated as chattel. It is one thing to be blind to the Word of God and another to be blind to the signs around us that point to the end of time.

 

I'm not sure if the second paragraph is referring to Venezuela or China?

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You know, I can't help see the lethal irony in a Christian crying foul over mistreatment of women in China. I'd ask if he's even ever looked at a bible, but, well... obviously not.

 

I also can't help but wonder how much of his shopping he does at Wal-Mart.

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All the profits go back into a nation with forced abortion, child labor, women treated as chattel. It is one thing to be blind to the Word of God and another to be blind to the signs around us that point to the end of time.

 

I'm not sure if the second paragraph is referring to Venezuela or China?

 

 

You know, I can't help see the lethal irony in a Christian crying foul over mistreatment of women in China. I'd ask if he's even ever looked at a bible, but, well... obviously not.

 

I also can't help but wonder how much of his shopping he does at Wal-Mart.

 

I thought the same as woodsmoke; child labor and women as chattel sure sound like an Old Testament tale to me. I hesitated on the forced abortion, but I do seem to remember some verse about slicing open pregnant women? Yup, guess that would fall under forced abortion; late term, too.

 

Wal-mart is the fundies favorite store. They are building one on my side of town, and my fundy brother-in-law is drooling over being able to obtain a Wal-mart Card and get discounted gas.

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