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CORPORATE PARANOIA AND REPRESSION---Houston Chevron Marathon Marred By Denial of Runners' Free Speech

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A team that is running for human rights in Ecuador at this Sunday's Chevron Houston Marathon was just kicked out of the marathon's Expo by Chevron Marathon Managing Director Steven Karpas. The runners had paid for a table to distribute "I'm Running for Hu


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Concerned Citizen (1)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 9:24 am
Unacceptable. These runners were willing to run 26.2 miles to peacefully make people aware of the problems existing with and by Chevron. It seems that awareness is what is needed these days. The runners were trying nothing but to change Chevron and the way that people look at it. The team was not putting anyone in clear or present danger and were not pushing the boundary of absoluteness that comes with any right, and so Steven Karpas violated their right to freedom of speech. Besides, if you do something wrong or don't come clean, Chevron, all the lies will catch up with you one day.

Crystal e (13)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 9:24 am

Cynthia Davis (340)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 4:00 pm
Nice try Guys! I hope they can sue Chevron for violating thier right to free speech.

Janice Lawrence (43)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 4:13 pm
Awww, the poor little Chevron execs didn't like being reminded of that 18 billion tons of toxic sludge. The truth isn't out there, but here and frequently hurts.

Helen Snyder (13)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 6:16 pm
Very pleased to see another Big Oil trample on USA citizens' civil rights .. the more often BO does this the more chances for us to see what they are really like .. dangerous when thwarted!! They (BO) should not be allowed to go into another country .. make a horrible mess .. and then just walk away. I can't believe that they (bo) then compounded their mistake by denying the right of free speech to American Citizens .. bet'cha the runners were mostly Democrats, too .. as most Repugs were probably busy cashing their BO stock dividend checks .. lol.

Wake up, People .. we are very close to being completely owned .. and sold down the river .. by "Big Everythings" .. banks and Wall Street included.

Debbie G (306)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 10:41 pm
Boycott Chevron and tell them you are doing so and why. The only thing these big greedy companies understand is being hit in the profits or the damage thereto. And, yes, I'm already boycotting so many oil companies that I have to fill up at BP, then not drive too much to avoid running out of fuel too far from one, even in my hybrid. Thanks Cal.

Patricia Herrick (54)
Monday January 18, 2010, 12:04 pm
Many strange things happen in America of late. i certainly agree with a boycott, and intend to do so, and to spread the word. Thanks for this story,Cal.

Daniel Barker (4)
Monday January 18, 2010, 6:44 pm
First, who is point a gun at you making you drive a car? Before WW II, most people in the world did not drive - in fact, it is only the United States that people are married to thieir vehicles.

Be honest - do you think of cars as a status symbol?

For heavens' sake, boycott Chevron, as Debbie says. Why stop there? Write your congressman funding for Amtrak and mass transit, run for office yourself.

Buy an electric car if you need to get around. Even though the U.S. gets most power from coal, it's still better.

An electric bicycle is also an alternative. In fact, recently in the People's Republic of China citizens have stopped buying cars and instead electric bikes becasue the cars get stuck in traffic!

Lastly, we need to be realistic about limiting growth and development. More people means more demand for natural resources, including transportation. I have no children, and plan on one child and adopt.
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