Friday, September 12, 2008

Boycott Venezuelan Goods and Services

I don't normally get excited, but... Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has done everything but declare war on the US.

Sep 12, From Time Magazine "Who needs diplomacy and all its excruciating politeness? Not even the traditional "Yankee Go Home" was enough to convey the pique of President Hugo Chávez on Thursday, as he announced that he had given U.S. Ambassador Patrick Duddy 72 hours to leave Venezuela. "Shithead Yankees, go to hell!" Chávez thundered at a campaign rally in Carabobo state Thursday, announcing that he had also asked Venezuela's Ambassador to Washington, Bernardo Alvarez, to return home until a new government is elected in the U.S. that would "respect the peoples and governments of Latin America.""

Feb 25, President Hugo Chavez's government is taking its battle against U.S. "imperialism" into Venezuelans' vocabulary, urging state phone company workers to eschew English-language business and tech terms that have crept into the local vernacular. through a campaign launched Monday, newly nationalized CANTV hopes to wean employees and others from words like "staff" ("equipo"), "marketing" ("mercadeo") and "password" ("contrasena").

Well who needs Venezuela! Why don't we show the anit-US Chavez and his people that we don't need him. Stop buying goods and services from Venezuelan Companies. On top of the list is CITGO.

With Venezuelan Exports (2006): $68 billion and 57% to the US we can help slow thier ecomony and send a message to Chavez.

Chavez would rather deal with China and Russia than deal with the US. Why should we, the citizens of the United States continue to fund, Terrorists, Dictators, and Kings who wish harm on us? In the past, Chavez sparked concern in the United States when he announced that he would like to see more of Venezuela's oil exports go to China. Venezuela, for instance, increased 2005 oil exports to China by five times the 2004 amount, amounting to 70,000 barrels of oil per day; Chavez has stated that he wants this number to hit 300,000 barrels per day by the end of 2006. Currently, about 50 percent of Venezuela's oil exports go to the United States.

Jun 2007 ~ Venezuela has moved closer to nationalising its oil-rich Orinoco River basin, as four foreign oil companies signed deals giving Venezuela the lion's share of the profits and two US companies pulled out altogether.

Time to send a message. Time to Boycott Venezuela and thier goods and services.

Let's start with Citgo,

Citgo Petroleum Corporation or Citgo is a United States-incorporated, Venezuela-owned[2] refiner and marketer of gasoline, lubricants, petrochemicals and other petroleum products.

For a Larger List

Buy American, Keep US Dollars in the US!

Bob Ouellette
American Patriot

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Service Announced for Wounded Warriors, Families and Caregivers


September 08, 2008

New Service Announced for Wounded Warriors, Families and Caregivers

DoD announced today that the Military OneSource service has established a Wounded Warrior Resource Center telephone number and e-mail address for service members and their families, if they have concerns or other difficulties during their recovery process.

Service members and their family members can now call (800) 342-9647 or e-mail 24/7 to request support. Assistance provided by the resource center will not replace the specialized wounded warrior programs established by each of the military services, but it will offer another avenue of assistance for military facilities, health care services, and/or benefits information.

"The department is committed to aggressively addressing the needs of our service members and their families," said Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates.

Specially trained consultants will ensure consistent, quality customer-centric support. The consultants will identify the appropriate "warm hand-off" to either a military service or federal agency with authority to resolve the matter. The resource center consultant will maintain communication with the caller until the issue or concern is resolved.

"The term 'wounded warrior' encompasses the entire population of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans," said Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Michael L. Dominguez.

The Wounded Warrior Resource Center meets the requirements of Section 1616 of the "National Defense Authorization Act Fiscal Year 2008" for a centralized number and ensures wounded families and caregivers have a number to call at any time.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

B-17G Aluminum Overcast

We enjoyed a nice ride to Leesburg to visit the with Aluminum Overcast. Pictured is ALR 295 rider Rick Hansen.

For the Veterans!

Bob Ouellette