Join the Buy-cott!

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Ps104_33, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2001
    Messages:
    4,005
    Likes Received:
    0
    I dont know if boycotts really do any good in this global economy or not. Is anyone out there boycotting Citgo due to the outrageous diatribe at the UN last week by Chaves? I did notice that Citgo is the cheapest gasoline in my area. Here is a group who is encouraging people to buy Citgo gas to protest GW.

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

    [​IMG]
     
  2. LeBuick

    LeBuick
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bush still get's the tax.
     
  3. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,915
    Likes Received:
    295

    Way ahead of you.:thumbs:

    I stopped buying Citgo and starting telling others many months ago.
     
  4. Bro. James Reed

    Bro. James Reed
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Messages:
    2,992
    Likes Received:
    0
    Citgo is based here in Houston. Boycotting them will only lead to loss of jobs here. It won;t hurt Chavez one bit.

    Boycott cocaine instead. That should put a big dent in the Venezuelan economy.:thumbs:
     
  5. LeBuick

    LeBuick
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    The OP is saying to buy Citgo, not stop buying Citgo. Their point is Citgo oil is not from the middle east.
     
  6. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Only a fraction of the oil consumed in the U.S. comes from the Middle East.

    CITGO is a fully owned subsidiary of the Venezuelan national oil company. I will not buy CITGO gasoline as I have no desire to line the pockets of Mr. Chavez, regardless of how low CITGO prices its gasoline.
     
  7. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Huh? The federal and state governments gets the tax - and these are almost exclusively controlled by Republicans and Democrats.
     
  8. EdSutton

    EdSutton
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Messages:
    8,755
    Likes Received:
    0
    Likewise! Upon finding out that Citgo was owned by Venezuela, and hence "controlled" by the Dictator of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez as his own little personal toy and his penchant for and love of Castro and hatred for the USA, I made up my mind that I would never buy another drop of any Citgo products while that situation existed. I recently went across the street, so to speak, and paid a $.15 a gallon premium to fill up an SUV that was riding on E.

    I don't get heavily into the boycotts thing, per se, but I refuse to buy anything from certain countries, if possible, including anything made in Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and such as that. While the "Iron Curtain" stood, I bought nothing from any "Communist country", if possible or if I knew it, including not buying any farm machinery made in any, even though some were very good products and priced very well. No matter, I ain't buying them.
    And I will not intentionally buy anything if possible from any other dictatorship, either. That's just the way it is. The one exception I make and that mostly not by choice, is China, which makes so much, sometimes one gets something made there without being aware of it, as a component of something else.

    Back to Citgo. If it were entirely up to me, these days I prefer to sit and NOT go!, rather than Citgo!

    Ed
     
  9. Daisy

    Daisy
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    7,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    How and why has Venezulea become an "enemy"? We were on good terms with our fifth largest petroleum supplier during the previous administration. Is our current president totally inept at foreign relations?

    Far from being a "dictator", Chavez is a popular, democratically elected leader. What pretext will the neocons find for ousting him?
     
  10. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,915
    Likes Received:
    295
    It's OK , Daisy.

    Keep your eyes shut. It'll all be better some day.
     
  11. tinytim

    tinytim
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/tim2.jpg>

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    11,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    I stopped buying citgo a couple months ago... not because of this, but because of the poor service at the local station.....

    Imagine not accepting any debit cards unless the purchase was over $10!
    So I went down the road to BP
     
  12. Daisy

    Daisy
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    7,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's not ok, carpro. The Bush administration seems to be going out of its was to provoke an international incident.

    When you don't have an answer, change the subject by making condescending inane remarks.

    This president is the very worst at foreign relations. How and why has Venezulea become an "enemy"?
     
  13. Jim1999

    Jim1999
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Quote:
    Imagine not accepting any debit cards unless the purchase was over $10!
    So I went down the road to BP
    ____________________________________

    I don't fault them, to be honest, and it should include credit cards.........they both cost the business money to accept credit and debit cards...The individual servers don't make that much on each gallon/ltr of petrol.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  14. Not_hard_to_find

    Not_hard_to_find
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    0
    Two years under Chavez our own government was lead by socialists. Good terms would have been expected.

    Chavez will remain in favor in Venezuela if he keeps the promises he made to his constituency. If he cannot, the electorate will swing the other way.

    As for any "pretext", Chavez has spewed the same socialistic, Bush inspired hated we read right here. Not conducive to building bridges or reaching compromise from either direction.

    In fact, IMHO, international politics, like America's, has moved from idealogy to personal, individual hatred. Instead of looking to principles, there's a greater movement toward "Anybody but..." and you can substitute for those three periods: Bush, Clinton (Bill or Hillary), etc.
     
  15. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,915
    Likes Received:
    295
    Why don't you ask the red suited Hugo?

    I'm sure , in your liberal mind, that whatever the cause, it's totally our fault or Bush's.:)
     
  16. tinytim

    tinytim
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/tim2.jpg>

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    11,250
    Likes Received:
    0
  17. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Good for 7-Eleven. May other Americans follow suit. :thumbs:
     
  18. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chavez has cozied up to his pal, the Communist Fidel Castro. The Venezuelan economy is going down the drain. I hope that the Venezuelans can save their country from Chavez.
     

Share This Page

Loading...