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Old 01-04-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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I buy Citgo gas and 7-Eleven coffee to support Venezuela and Chavez
Out here, most 7/11's no longer have Citgo gas (good for them) - and 7/11 is eliminating them from all their stores over the next few years. Plus, there are no Citgo stations out here either.
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:46 AM
 
Location: NC USA
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I avoid Citgo at all costs as I don't support dictators who oppress their own people. I am against anything socialist as it is a system that continually fails. I do think Big Oil is pretty much bad but you don't get much worse than Chavez and the people of his country have realized that.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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No matter where you buy gas, you're buying from evil people. Middle East: beheadings and injustice for women. Venezuela: elected leader (not a dictator though he acts like one) who was recently strongly rebuffed by his own people who voted against all of his proposals (is that really bad or is socialism the horror that some don't want to support?). America: environment-destroying profiteers who rape our government to achieve immunity from taxation. Doesn't matter at all. Personally, I'd rather support the democracy in Venezuela over the other alternatives. Chavez has an ego larger than his country, but his people have the power to rein him in, unlike in America where we have no say whatsoever.
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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I purchase gas from Kwik-Fill which is an ALL AMERICAN petroleum supplier.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:13 PM
Status: "Only misdemeanors, Santa" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: On a hill near a river
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Personally, I'd rather support the democracy in Venezuela over the other alternatives. Chavez has an ego larger than his country, but his people have the power to rein him in, unlike in America where we have no say whatsoever.
Well, yes --except for the fact that we get to kick out the ruling orangutan every four years, and Chavez plans to try a few more times to become patron for life...
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Small patch of terra firma
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The point is, for the U.S. government, there's too much money to be made with gas/oil to care where it comes from.
Government was supposed to be for the betterment of the People, now it seems to only be for the betterment of government.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: On my way to FLA baby !!
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Yep. Chavez is a hero...just ask his countrymen.
Oh my goodness you really didnt fall for that did ya.

The man would brutalize the same people if he would have the chance.

Even at the discount he is making a fortune, but then again the same cry baby tree huggers complain about oil company profits.

The profits are grand, especially if you have stock in them.............
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Old 01-04-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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"Cry baby tree huggers". I thank a tree that I have the oxygen to utter such nonsense.
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: I live in Ronan, MT but am stationed in Virginia Beach
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If the gas is cheap and it wont make a knocking sound in my car, then I don’t car about any “terrorist” connection. It’s too remote to worry about. The US government seems to do just fine with associating themselves with “terrorists” or dictators when it benefits them so why should I worry about where my gas comes from.
Your right, our government spreads the terrorism threat around a little too much.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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I purchase gas from Kwik-Fill which is an ALL AMERICAN petroleum supplier.
Well, it will be after we annex Canada. Kwik-Fill is run by the United Refining Company (as are various Citgo stations in your neck of the woods) and URC procures its crude from north of the border, eh...
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