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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Oct. 3, 2006 / 11 Tishrei, 5767

Boycotting El Loco

By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | YOUR friendly neighborhood Citgo station is really the branch office of Venezuelan strong man Hugo Chavez's government: The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of El Loco's state oil company. Having recognized the connection, 7-Eleven Inc. has is dropping Citgo as its gasoline supplier at more than 2,100 of its stores. Here's hoping the boycott catches on.


While denying any explicit linkage between the company's action and Chavez's policies, Margaret Chabris, a 7-Eleven spokesperson, said: "Regardless of politics, we sympathize with many Americans' concern over derogatory comments about our country and its leadership recently made by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez."


Alex Baker, chief executive of AIG Baker Shopping Center Properties LLC, said that his company would no longer patronize Citgo. Florida state Rep. Adam Hasner is exploring banning Citgo gas stations from the Florida Turnpike.


Chavez recently called President Bush the "devil" at the United Nations; he said the lectern smelled of sulfur after Bush used it for his own speech to the General Assembly. But, more to the point, El Loco is trying meddling in elections across Latin America - hoping to create more anti-American allies.


In Nicaragua, he is backing former Sandinista dictator Daniel Ortega for president in the presidential election - and Ortega is likely to win. In Ecuador, he's funding the presidential candidacy of Rafael Correa, the frontrunner in recent polling.


Chavez sponsored and funded the election of leftist Evo Morales in Bolivia. And his endorsed candidates for president of Mexico and Peru — Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and Ollanta Humala — narrowly lost at the polls in elections this year. He has lent more than $1 billion to the leftist government in Argentina after it was shut off from IMF financing because of its default.


On top of all this, the government of Colombia says Chavez has been sheltering and aiding FARC — the leftist guerillas besieging that nation in alliance with druglords.


Chavez has traveled to Iran and Belarus where he was seen hobnobbing with the most repressive and anti-American regimes on the planet and to Russia with whom he has explored ongoing arms dealings.


At home, he has gradually eroded civil liberties and now threatens to run the nation for the next 20 years.


He buys popularity in Venezuela by distributing massive amounts of oil revenues to the poor. While careful to keep them in poverty by repelling business and deterring foreign investment, he uses his petrol wealth to distribute free food and to pay for imported Cuban doctors in the barrios.


Yet a goodly proportion of his revenue comes from us when we buy our gasoline at a Citgo station. Why continue to subsidize the Chavez regime and its anti-American activity? That is a question each of us must answer each time we gas up.

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