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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 04:45 AM
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Tribes thankful to Venezuela for heating help
Source: Bismarck Tribune/AP

Tribes thankful to Venezuela for heating help
Feb 10, 2008 - 04:05:25 CST
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - American Indians are again receiving heating help from the CITGO oil company that's owned by Venezuela.

Several tribes on Thursday honored the president of CITGO Petroleum, Alejandro Granado, and Citizens Energy Corp. Chairman Joseph P. Kennedy II with music and dance at a Rapid City event.

It is the second year CITGO has provided energy assistance for Indians.

CITGO initially provided discounted home heating oil and has expanded its program to include direct financial assistance. This year, that amounts to $21 million to 220 tribal communities in 13 states, according to CITGO.

The impact of higher fuel costs on low-income Americans is being ignored, said Kennedy, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy and the son of Robert Kennedy.


Read more: http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2008/02/10/news...
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 07:08 AM
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1. I love Hugo Chavez! K&R!
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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 07:12 AM
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2. Great news. nt
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 07:32 AM
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3. And that help is very important to them
Especially the old ones that have only SS income and would face a miserable winter without it.
Here in New Mexico Propane gas is $3.88 a gallon...a dollar nore a gallon than gas fir the car,,,many I know are forced to burn wood to keep warm because they just cannot afford both food and heat.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 07:40 AM
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4. hmmm. Haiti could use a cut in fuel prices
Edited on Sun Feb-10-08 07:42 AM by ohio2007
I think he should give away all his oil to buy friends locally
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Flanker Donating Member (530 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 07:46 AM
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5. Haiti gets subsidies.
nm
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 09:20 AM
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6. link ?
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SpikeTss Donating Member (308 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 09:30 AM
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7. Maybe the Saudi dictators could do something comparable instead of beheading their citizens
I find it always interesting how vicious some comments here are regarding the government of Venezuela and how little I read about the vicious and extremist Saudi regime.

It's a paradox for sure.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:13 AM
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8. Here is another person who is thankful for the oil from Chavez. We would be
freezing without it.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:59 AM
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9. It's important to point out that these tribal leaders, and, in the cases of Democratic Congressmen
who got discounted winter oil for their financially hard-pressed constituents, went FIRST to American-based oil companies in good faith, explained their needs and begged for assistance, and were simply blown off, and sent packing. It was AFTER this blunt rejection that arrangements were made with Venezuela.

If anyone asserts it happened otherwise, you have only to do a quick check on the internetS to get the information they had asked for help right here at home FIRST, where Bush told Americans that Americans look after the poor because of their innate generosity (that's why we don't need any government programs to help the poor, in his view), and this is where they were all told to get stuffed.
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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:23 PM
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10. wow. k/r
now, what were the complaints about Hugo Chavez again? Seems to me the television said I should hate him.....
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