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Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 10, 2006 10:30PM
"ExxonMobil has been selected for boycott because of its apparent active involvement in U.S. policy in the Middle East in general and Iraq in particular, and its power to help change these policies.
Campbell Soup, Carlson Companies (Radisson Hotels, TGI Friday's), Corning Inc., Metlife, Novartis, Pfizer, Verizon, Wells Fargo and Wyeth are also selected for boycott because these firms can influence ExxonMobil through board members they share in common with ExxonMobil."
[www.consumersforpeace.org]

Any bets Exxon played a prominent role at Cheney's energy task force meetings, the ones of which he still won't release the minutes?
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: March 11, 2006 05:38AM
> Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo

I'd love to buy Citgo gasoline, but the nearest one is a 20 mile drive.

Can I buy from Sunoco instead?
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: March 11, 2006 06:44AM
You do know that Citgo is owned 100% by the Venezuelan government, don't you?
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 11, 2006 08:20AM
mjgkramer Wrote:
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> You do know that Citgo is owned 100% by the
> Venezuelan government, don't you?

Is there anybody that doesn't after they provided all that cheap heating oil to low-income Americans? You do know that the US government is, if not overtly owned, directed 100% by representatives of Big Oil, don't you?





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/2006 08:25AM by Refurbvirgin.
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: March 11, 2006 12:32PM
> You do know that the US government is, if not overtly owned,
> directed 100% by representatives of Big Oil, don't you?

That can't be right! Where do religious extremists and the Klan fit in?
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 11, 2006 12:43PM
MacMagus Wrote:

> That can't be right! Where do religious extremists
> and the Klan fit in?

I don't believe that Bush is either a Christian or a racist. His shrugging off of "oh, 30,000" dead Iraqis as the result of his illegal and unprovoked attack on Iraq, and his appointment of his house servants as Sec'ys of State are proof to me that his primary motive is greed. He serves Mammon, not a god of love that Jesus served. When Rove pointed out to him how many of the electorate considered themselves Christian Bush's response was "I can use that!" He's an opportunist and his religion is all facepaint.


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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Pops
Date: March 11, 2006 02:41PM
Refurbvirgin Wrote:
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> I don't believe that Bush is either a Christian or a racist.

He isn't a racist but he's a Christian in the best meaning of the word.

In Texas.
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: March 11, 2006 05:36PM
Refurbvirgin Wrote:
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> his house servants as Sec'ys of State are proof to me that


Interesting choice of words there, Kleagle.
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 11, 2006 09:43PM
Seacrest Wrote:
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> his house servants as Sec'ys of State are
> proof to me that

> Interesting choice of words there, Kleagle.

Colin Bowel has been a go-along, get-along yes-massah-just-let-me-ride-on-the-back-of-the-coach type since Vietnam, when he orchestrated the coverup of My Lai. Like Condosleaza he has no ethics beyond what serves his immediate self-interest. While Bush may not be racist in the Klan-hatred sense he clearly does not see black people of importance, otherwise he wouldn't have stayed on vacation for four days, learning new guitar chords while New Orleans blacks were drowning in their attics. Condo made an interesting Freudian slip one time, referring to Bush as her husband, and I wonder if the ivories on the grand piano in the Crawford compound are the only thing she tickles for him. They're both sell-outs, like Ken Blackwell, eager to rise above the station Bush's more right-wing base would allow them. It was fun, this morning, listening to George lamenting the arrest of another black man he tried to appoint to a district court judgeship. The guy got caught returning merchandise he hadn't paid for, but then Bush would be sympathetic, occupying an office he hadn't won.


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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: March 11, 2006 10:49PM
Refurb - Give me at least one example, if you can, of the US government being controlled by any oil company.
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 11, 2006 11:23PM
mjgkramer Wrote:
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> Refurb - Give me at least one example, if you can,
> of the US government being controlled by any oil
> company.

"A White House document shows that executives from big oil companies met with Vice President Cheney's energy task force in 2001 -- something long suspected by environmentalists but denied as recently as last week by industry officials testifying before Congress."
[www.washingtonpost.com]

"Cheney Energy Task Force Documents Feature Map of Iraqi Oilfields"
They were planning, even then, how to divvy up Iraq's oil wealth. Bush took us to war on behalf of his oily plutocrat base.
[www.projectcensored.org]

"Vice President Dick Cheney cleared his calendar for an April 17 private meeting with Lay regarding what aides described as "energy policy matters" and "the energy crisis in California." At the meeting Lay handed Cheney a memo that read in part: "The administration should reject any attempt to re-regulate wholesale power markets by adopting price caps....""
[www.thenation.com]

"On his 10th day as vice president, Dick Cheney established a secret "Energy Task Force," formally known as the National Energy Policy Development Group (NEPDG), for the purpose of making recommendations to President Bush on energy policy. In formulating a new energy strategy for America, the task force met secretly with lobbyists and representatives of the petroleum, coal, nuclear, natural gas, and electricity industries. Many of these individuals work for energy companies which gave large campaign contributions to Bush/Cheney 2000. Environmental groups were mostly excluded from the task force."
[www.halliburtonwatch.org]

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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 11, 2006 11:31PM
MacMagus Wrote:
> Can I buy from Sunoco instead?

Apparently they weren't part of Cheney's secret energy task force.

The only negative mention I've come across so far is this one:
[www.sunkills.com]


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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: billb
Date: March 12, 2006 12:38PM
If I put one of these in your back yard will you talk to it instead of typing ?
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 12, 2006 12:57PM
Clever design, billb. I might try to build one myself. Got plans? If so I might be too busy to post. :-)
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: March 12, 2006 01:27PM
I'll help pay for the windmill, provided he is directly wired to the output.

I don't even need to read what he types to know that the idea is still a great
one. I'll bet we can get 600 members to pitch in some serious money for
this project.

btw... I want THESE types of clamps used.

They will insure the best available
current and the biggest smile on my face.
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 12, 2006 03:13PM
Your government needs you, Jimmypoo. Soldiers with consciences are quitting this illegal war.
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 12, 2006 09:15PM
mjgkramer Wrote:
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> You do know that Citgo is owned 100% by the
> Venezuelan government, don't you?

But they have such a neat sign.





"Who's more foolish - the fool or the fool that follows him?" - Obi Wan Kenobi



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2006 12:14AM by RgrF.
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: March 12, 2006 09:54PM
I told my dog "Citgo" once, he just looked at me, confused.
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 12, 2006 10:28PM
Jimmypoo Wrote:

> They will insure the best available
> current and the biggest smile on my face.

So much hate; so little intellect to debate.


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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Effin Haole
Date: March 13, 2006 05:55PM
RgrF Wrote:
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> mjgkramer Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > You do know that Citgo is owned 100% by the
> > Venezuelan government, don't you?
>
> But they have such a neat sign.



Yeah, they stole it from the back of some Amish carriage parked in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Why do you all hate the Amish anyways?
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Re: Join The ExxonMobil War Boycott - Buy Citgo
Posted by: Effin Haole
Date: March 13, 2006 05:57PM
Windmill plans, take your pick:

[www.fuellesspower.com]

[www.windmillplans.com]
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