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With gas prices in the US really feeling like super-rape again, I remember how I thought in the past that a gas-hike would be really pointless. I mean, virtually if everyone didn't get not get gas for one day, they would still have to the next day. So I figured that would be a lost cause.

Then I receive an email from a family member of mine and thought "what the hell, I'll read it." I thought, "well, is there a better answer out there?" and read on.

In summarizing the long email below, instead of not-buying-gas for a day or two, stop buying from certain companies. The email suggests not buying from Exxon or Mobil. I remember a few years ago how Exxon made over 4 billion in profit one year and was pissed.

Anyone here think this would be a lost cause or actually at least put a small dent?

Subject: We'll show you a gas boycott

We'll show you a gas boycott!

THIS IS NOT THE 'DON'T BUY' GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.30 PER GALLON.

This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are tired of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer, take time to read this please.

Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.

This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May!
It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!

I hear we are going to hit close to $ 4.00 a gallon by next summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down?

We need to take some intelligent, united action.
The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas.

It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.
BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can Really work. Please read on and join with us!

By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $2.00 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $3.08 at Arco and Costco for regular unleaded in Salem, Oregon and climbing every week.

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace..not sellers.

With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.

The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas.

But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.

Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL.

If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) .... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers .
If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!

If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all!

(If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am, so trust me on this one.

How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!

I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can make a difference.

You have only the rights you are willing to fight for!

Be kind, remove all email addresses & use bcc when forwarding; say no to spammers and computer viruses.
 

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Also boycotting just Exxon and Mobil stations wouldn't be enough. You'd have to not buy gas from every mom & pop gas station, QT, QuickStop, etc that sold Exxon and Mobil gas, and that would be quite difficult.
 

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Man, wonder how much profit a company like BP pulls in.
 

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Crazy gas prices and nothing like fucking up a few states' worth of livelihoods, for record profits.

Although, are those profits listed after costs, or just overall revenue?
 

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How much of that profit is paid in dividends? How much of that profit is reinvested into new business?
 

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NICE BLACKMACHINE YO
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Crazy gas prices and nothing like fucking up a few states' worth of livelihoods, for record profits.

Although, are those profits listed after costs, or just overall revenue?
Well, it's kind of the definition of 'profit', isn't it? :fawk: :lol:
 

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Teleca Q7; Brew 3.1.5; U; en) 240X400 LGE VX9700)

I go to Irving and pay just about 3.05ish. HOWEVER, my new Altima has a big tank so it still cost $55-60 to fill
 

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Get back when you're paying closer to $8 per gallon :yesway:
How's your health care system? Schools? Roads? Public transportation?

I'd gladly trade you if I could take a train to work and not have to pay $360/month out of pocket for my daughter's medical expenses. Not to mention the dental that is covered at 50% with an annual $2000 cap per family on payouts.

Scandinavian countries are pretty well known for low poverty, low crime, excellence in education, and general well-being of the populace. America pretty much blows in that regard.
 

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Dave makes a valid point. If we had single payer health care, good public schools and solid public transportation I'd gladly kick in a few more bucks for gas.
 

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How's your health care system? Schools? Roads? Public transportation?

I'd gladly trade you if I could take a train to work and not have to pay $360/month out of pocket for my daughter's medical expenses. Not to mention the dental that is covered at 50% with an annual $2000 cap per family on payouts.

Scandinavian countries are pretty well known for low poverty, low crime, excellence in education, and general well-being of the populace. America pretty much blows in that regard.
You failed to mention the number of Atheists/Agnostics/People who are not religious/Lack of theocracy present in Scandinavia.

COINCIDENCE, I THINK NOT
 

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You failed to mention the number of Atheists/Agnostics/People who are not religious/Lack of theocracy present in Scandinavia.

COINCIDENCE, I THINK NOT
Of course it's not a coincidence.
 

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You failed to mention the number of Atheists/Agnostics/People who are not religious/Lack of theocracy present in Scandinavia.

COINCIDENCE, I THINK NOT
I think you're wrong here buddy. The religious right is little more than a tool of the real power brokers who run the show. Religion doesn't get in the way of things like health care or public transportation, in fact they often support it. The real problem is there are many people getting stupid rich of private health care and people using gas like an addict. Money is the issue not religion.
 
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