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Posted on 01/10/2009 11:37:07 AM PST by RaceBannon
Chavez, Joe Kennedy and Oil Math by Gen. Donald Blaine Smith and Christopher Brown
Its hard to avoid the commercials starring former Congressman Joseph Kennedy II explaining how friendly Venezuela and Hugo Chavez are to the American people. After all Chavez and Kennedy are bringing relief to the poor people of America who suffer under the evil tyranny of high fuel costs. However, reality has a tendency to get in the way of press events for Citgo and Citizens Energy Corporation such as the scenes of Joe Kennedy driving up to house in a Citgo truck to deliver 40% cheaper heating oil from his not-for-profit energy company. The last thing anyone involved in this program wants is for someone to look behind the curtain.
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1 800 JO 4 RICO.
No surprise here, the effing Kennedy’s have been in bed with the enemy dating back to the old fart Joe and his affinity for Hitler.
The Boston Globe (surprisingly) wrote an article called “CITIZENS ENERGY SEEN PROVIDING PROFIT, PODIUM” in 1998 exposing this sham “non-profit.” Unfortunately, you have to pay to access it now.
It was written soon after Joe Kennedy’s brother, Michael Kennedy (who had been schtupping the teenage babysitter) skied into a tree. He had been the chairman of the enterprise. He was making in the high 6-figures. It was all based on transfers between paper corporations. What a scam!
Here’s the only part of the article that’s available for free:
“When Joseph P. Kennedy II first ran for Congress in 1986, he did so from a scrappy — and nearly broke — nonprofit company called Citizens Energy Corp., which he founded to provide poor people cheap heating oil. When Kennedy retires from Congress next year, he will return to a well-heeled, well-financed, company with interests in everything from acquaculture to mail-order drugs.
But Citizens Energy, which will once again become his base of operations, is also a firm that has been deeply shaken by a series of recent reverses. Among them: a horrendous scandal and then the death of its former chairman, Joe’s younger brother, Michael; embarrassing questions about whether top executives were ... “
Could it be "Citizens" is skimming a little off the top? Running their own 'Oil for Food" program?
Say it ain't so, Joe!
My fundamental question is this: Since the Carter-era energy crisis in the late 70’s - hasn’t enough time elapsed to have moved people off oil as a heating fuel? Is it possible that Joe Kennedy’s socialist venture has retarded transformation of home heating systems to other fuels, with better environmental effects and less susceptible to the vicissitudes of the oil market?
Smells like a money laundry.
For reasons unknown, the Northeast insists on heating oil rather than the far cleaner, more efficient natural gas. The other option -- electricity -- is not the most efficient way to heat a house, particularly in a cold climate.
Whether it is the fault of the utilities or the market, I couldn't say. Though I suspect the heating oil business might be dominated by politically-favored thugs...
Lack of natural gas pipelines serving residential areas in the NE are the cause. At $2.43/gallon, this equates to $17.10 MM/BTUs. Natural gas at the residential level is about $12.00 MM/BTUs. Industrial users are paying about $6.25 or less.
Hmmmmm, can you say Qui Tam?
A lot of the housing stock is old in NE, over 50 years old, built when oil heat was the norm. Over 5,000,000 households in NE use oil heat.
Newer (in the last 20 years or so) housing developments in NE do have natural gas.
The Kennedy’s aren’t the only Americans that have recieved money from Chavez.
Chavez has paid last fall 1,2 billion for nationalizing a broke bank in Venezuela owned by Spanish Santander. Santander, among the twenty biggest banks in the world, is participated by several American banks and funds.
A good cash in times of need.
This discounted home heating oil program has always been, and will always be, first and foremost, about Joe Kennedy. Thus the phone number, 1-800-JOE4OIL. I think his original intent was to use it as a springboard into politics in MA, with a run for Governor. When his first wife’s ‘tell all’ book came out, it diminished him in the eyes of the voters, so I think he’s using this to redeem himself. Not to mention the fact that he’s reaping quite a tidy income for himself in the process.