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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:52 PM
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A few Alaska Villages Reject Venezuela Oil
In Alaska's native villages, the punishing winter cold is already coming through the walls of the lightly insulated plywood homes, many of the villagers are desperately poor, and heating-oil prices are among the highest in the nation.

And yet a few villages are refusing free heating oil from Venezuela, on the patriotic principle that no foreigner has the right to call their president "the devil."

The heating oil is being offered by the petroleum company controlled by Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez, President Bush's nemesis. While scores of Alaska's Eskimo and Indian villages say they have no choice but to accept, others would rather suffer.

"As a citizen of this country, you can have your own opinion of our president and our country. But I don't want a foreigner coming in here and bashing us," said Justine Gunderson, administrator for the tribal council in the Aleut village of Nelson Lagoon. "Even thought we're in economically dire straits, it was the right choice to make."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061009/ap_on_re_us/oil_fro...
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:55 PM
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1. Note to Justine Gunderson, "How stupid can you be?" Would you really Rather
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 05:09 PM by Vincardog
freeze than take help from someone who speaks the truth about the illegal Chimp in chief?
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:57 PM
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2. Yet, the real story is overlooked
150 did accept it and 4 rejected it,
or 93% approval

why did you post this?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:57 PM
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3. as if other countries wont be happy to accept it.
Its' their loss. I see no loss of patriotism by bashing a president. They have proof he isn't the devil.? Like to see it, if they do.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:58 PM
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4. Guess we'll just have to let them fucking freeze.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:00 PM
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5. Are the villagers refusing
by genral vote , or even a show of hands, or is it being done on their behalf ?
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don954 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:09 PM
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6. Darwin in action...
enough said..
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