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Villages reject oil from Venezuela

October 10, 2006

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— Patriotism has trumped practicality in some of the coldest towns in America.

The village of Nelson Lagoon turned down free heating oil from Venezuela, claiming it wouldn't be right to accept charity from the man who called President Bush "the devil."

"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."

About 150 native villages in Alaska have accepted money for heating oil from Citgo. The oil company does not operate in Alaska, so instead of sending oil, it is donating about $5.3 million to native nonprofit organizations to buy 100 gallons this winter for each of more than 12,000 households.

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Confrontation 7 years, 6 months ago

Let your people freeze because someone is insulting Dubya? Perhaps this will weed some more idiots out of the gene pool.

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bobberboy 7 years, 6 months ago

I think I'll try to find a Citgo company and get some free gas. If they can give free gas to one group they should be able to give free gas to everyone. If they don't then they are just trying to cause problems. I think I know the answer already. Americans - BOYCOY CITGO !!!!

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 6 months ago

Uh, oh.

"Native Americans" espousing patriotism and love for the USA?

That's not going to go over well in The People's Republic Of Lawrence!

What's next?

Cats and dogs living together?

Thanks.

Marion.

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