Venezuela to give island to New Jersey

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  1. Principessa

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    Venezuela to give island to New Jersey






    Gee thanks, Hugo. What a lovely gift. :irked: An oil and chemical soaked island in the middle of the Delaware. All we have to do is wait 10 years for it to be allegedly clean enough for humans to visit and it's ours. :eek: Oh and we'll have to pay to create a ferry system to get people there and back or build a bridge. Just what New Jersey needs another polluted piece of land to give people cancer. :mad:



    Isn't a gift something which the recipient is supposed to be glad to receive. Something which does not cause them undue stress and expense.
     
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    Perhaps you'd prefer they'd build a consulate.
     
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    Well said, Nick. Perhaps they could put their consulate (I hear they're going to need one, now that Barry and Hugo are BFFs) on the island!
     
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    Sounds like a great place to put all of the people guilty of torture.
     
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    I smell some kind of tax break.
     
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    :biggrin1:

    :shrug: Maybe it has to do with the end of Venzuela's subsidized heating oil program.
     
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    No, Mr. Snarkypants that would not be prefereable. :irked: :mad:

    That would be nice, but I doubt it. Especially, if they are ending the CITGO Low Cost Heating Oil Program.


    FWIW: I never bought their gas when I lived in Jersey because they were always the highest priced station around.

    That would suck but it would make sense. I didn't realize Citgo was Venezuelan owned until recently.
     
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    Can't we give NJ to Venezuela?
     
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    Snarkypants. Sheesh. :rolleyes:
     
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    "Plans are being finalized for the transition, which will not occur before 2020, Corzine's office said. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection must certify that Citgo's cleanup of the island has met state standards before the title can be transferred, the news release said."

    I don't get it. What's the problem here? The transfer doesn't happen until the state certifies the clean-up, which will presumably paid for by Citgo.

    Would you rather that Citgo continues to use and pollute the island more? Or should they just walk away from it and leave a festering mess? What's the problem?
     
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    Oh that's funny, I don't think that's possible though... because NJ has an owner already.. and that is the U.S.

    On the other hand, Petty's Island had an owner and that is/or was Venezuela. There will be a switch of ownership from Venezuela to the state of New Jersey.
     
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