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The post about Citgo

Postby MemberSince99 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:39 am

I couldn't reply to that thread, but that post mentions how some say we should boycott Citgo for political reasons.

If you really want to go there, you pretty much could make the argument that you should boycott ALL stations as every one of them is getting their fuel from the middle east to some degree. Venezuela "dislikes" us, but have they done anything to us? Not that I'm aware of. Certain middle easterners have done more than "dislike" us. So to me it makes no sense we should not boycott all gas stations and walk to work, if we so strongly want to walk the walk as well as talk the talk, so that we are not supporting terrorism.

Just felt it needed to be said. It doesn't bother me much if someone doesn't like me, or my country. It does bother me when they want to kill me. Just my feelings.

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Postby darkguy2 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:12 pm

I think you put this in the wrong section. It should be in The Lounge.

On the gas station thing. People kept saying to boycott BP after the oil spill that did tremendous harm to the environment and gulf economy but look at them now. It seems like people have almost forgotten what they have done in the past and have no qualms about getting gas from them. I am in the mindset that all of big oil is evil and only out to make a buck. The only place I go to now is Sheetz since they give me 3 cents off a gallon, have nice gas stations, and above average gas station food. Along with great customer service.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:44 am

It's in the right section - the card review was in this forum, so that's why I put it in here.

I can understand what the reviewer is saying, but if we really start to peel away the layers of the issue it goes way deeper. I keep reading the media bashing Chavez, but it's telling to me that his people aren't going to go to "re-education" camps if they don't pretend to weep and shriek like they are being tortured at his death, but they still grieved for him anyway. And he offered to give our people fuel oil after Katrina, which our own government wouldn't do, but they keep sending billions of dollars of our tax money to countries that use that money for questionable purposes (Pakistan for example, Egypt for another). And our government refused the offer for example, sending the message that the politics of telling Chavez you suck means much more to them than our own people do. No surprise is it?

So I'm just saying the issue goes far deeper. I don't use Citgo but it's nothing political - it's based on the fact the last time I filled up there my car ran like crap until I filled up elsewhere. That's why I don't go there.

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Postby TheLethargicAge » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:51 am

Chavez is supposedly a saint for "helping" the poor, when in reality all he did was throw some crumbs at them. He didn't eradicate poverty in Venezuela; he just made them even more dependent on the government. He gave tons of money away to other countries, yet Venezuela's streets are full of potholes, the hospitals are falling apart, the electrical grid is unreliable, the crime rate is sky high, the prisons are bursting at the seams, the oil refineries are exploding, the state oil company is run by a bunch of incompetent morons, etc.

When I left Venezuela, the mountains were full of shacks...nowadays there are even more shacks.

The Venezuelan government is judge and executioner. They wrote a new constitution, yet they break rules whenever they feel like it. Don't like what a judge said? Throw him in jail and accuse him of corruption or something.

Look up "Maria Lourdes Afiuni" or "Ivan Simonovis" or "Franklin Brito".

Oh, and let's not even talk about how they've lined their pockets...they make all the previous governments look like a bunch of amateurs.

Chavez created a cult of personality by stirring up resentment among the poor.

And who needs a "re-education" camp when you're constantly bombarded with the government's propaganda anywhere you go--on billboards, on TV, painted on the walls. Chavez had his own TV show on Sundays...he would just spout industrial amounts of BS for 6-7 hours.

They even desecrated Bolivar's tomb. How would you feel if someone dug up George Washington just to take a look at his bones?

You go to the supermarket and the shelves are empty. No chicken, no rice, no sugar, no flour, no TOILET PAPER, meat is sky high. Why? Because Chavez's government systematically destroyed the national industry.

And, yes, Citgo gasoline does suck. I stopped using it as soon as I realized my car ran way better with Shell.

MemberSince99, if you like conspiracy theories, move to's like living in a conspiracy theory. As my dad likes to say, Venezuela is an imaginary country that exists only in the minds of those who have lived there.
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Postby Dman316 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:21 pm

I wonder why we buy gas from the middle east.
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