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a way to SAVE $$ on gas no joking plz read it

Here goes,

Got an email from a freind stating in laymans terms that the 2 BIG gas comp's are killing the market. EXXON and MOBIL. their prices are too high which chain reacts to all the other gas comp's.

HERE IS THE FIX

STOP BUYING FROM THEM!!!

its that simple, they lose $$ and drop the $$$ IF WE ALL!!!!! act together and tell 10 or so people in a few weeks they will be losing their ASSES....and price will go down

Ive told 4 not including you all so DO YOUR PART...there is NO REASON for the price to be sooooo HIGH aside from making them RICH...I value my $$ do you??
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:01 PM
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Why don't we all start riding bicycles?? Then we could A: ruin the oiil companies B: not be a nation of fat werthless slobs C: learn to live without conveniences like A.C. heated seats and stereos C: cell phones would be harder to use while riding D: accidents would be a lot less horrendous E: insurance rates would drop F: we would all be tired as hell in the evening so sex and alcohol would cease to be necessary thus killing Trojan and Jack Daniels G: hotels would shut down because we wouldn't be going more than 10 miles from home anymore, that way we could let mother earth reclaim the land that we raped her of H: granola bars rock I: birckenstocks roll J: sorry got a little off subject I've been huffing gas for the last hour

Anyway by riding bikes we can kill :

big oil
big cell phone
big insurance
big hotel/motel/holiday inn
big alcohol
big condom
big "adult toy"

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Good idea. But since we have a President who seems determined to protect the oil companies, let's also get rid of the Republicans in the White House.
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where the hell in MD do you live, Rock Hall?? Do you not remember Exxon Valdez? yayaya boycott exxon, that sure did hurt them. Do you have any idea of how many millions of gallons they sell? 10,000 people boycotting would not bother them, and if you haven't noticed americans are (in general) a bunch of bigger is better, supersize me, fuch it I drive an excursion culture; which needs gas my brother, most would not give up a twix bar to save gas, much less ride a bike.(probably don't remember how)
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Good idea. But since we have a President who seems determined to protect the oil companies, let's also get rid of the Republicans in the White House.

Oh boy here we go. That's right the Dem's are SOOOOooo much better. Democrats are gods and republicans are evil. Rep all hate old, ethnic, crippled, female, persons who make less than 7 figures a year right?? and the Dems love everyone and want a freekin utopia where all people are equal (except the ones in power) we all can have the same sized hut to eat our equal portions of red beans and rice in. Oh and lets not forget the fabulous Echo the gov't will provide each and every citizen. Does that sound as rediculous as your statement yet? Check out Cuba, China, Russia for how well socialism werks!! I mean de,mocrats are all socialists right? Just like republicans want to protect big oil and cut down all the trees!!
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That wont work because all gas comes from virtually the same place. A fuel farm in Fairfax VA pump gas to tankers from Shell, Mobile, BP, you name it. The only difference is the additives they add while it is being pumped into the tankers to be delivered to the stations.
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Anyway by riding bikes we can kill :

big oil
big cell phone
big insurance
big hotel/motel/holiday inn
big alcohol
big condom
big "adult toy"

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Great! And then we won't have Big Civilization! What a bonus!


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Good idea. But since we have a President who seems determined to protect the oil companies, let's also get rid of the Republicans in the White House.
Take your freaky politics, and all your funny politicians, and swim to China.

I play for the league, not the team, your team is the same as the other team, and worse. Have you practiced your daily prayers yet.



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Anyone ever heard of Supply and Demand. We keep demanding fuel, China is demanding more and more everyday. We are in a time of record fuel consumption. It has nothing to do with who is the president or who is in congress (they all suck). Until we as a world stop consuming oil at a record rate it will only get worse

Oil would have to reach 100$ per barrel before it is near as bad as the mid 70s.
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I think a few people missed the sarcasm in Sandy's original note... Including Scott, which is interesting because his own earlier reply had tons and tons of it!

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Exxon and Mobil are the same company, that same stupid chain letter has been posted on various pelican boards at least 4 times,
and in general people are gullible enough and and ignorant enough about business that they think this actually has merit.
If you believe your actions detailed above will make any difference at all, or if you think of an oil company as "THEM", you are truely misinformed.

You wanna pay less for gas? Burn less, buy less. simple as that.
Either that or buy oil stocks so that you make enough money to offset the price increases. I suggest VLO or TSO.

PS, if all that other political BS was meant togue in cheek, fine. If not, it belongs in the OT forum.
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I think a few people missed the sarcasm in Sandy's original note... Including Scott, which is interesting because his own earlier reply had tons and tons of it!

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If there was sarcasm I definitely missed it and I apologize! If there wasn't any sarcasm I stand by my rant, which I stand by anyway I guess I've gotten to used to the B.S. like that from some of the members in the non-club. You know the ones, the ones that keep 18 page threads going. Sorry Sandy if I missed it and Miles.........I get it man!
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Listened to an economist this morning who talked about this exact thing going around on e-mail and the web. He stated that if people just buy gas from other companies, rather than reducing overall consumption, the DEMAND at the other companies will force them to raise prices due to their diminishing SUPPLIES. And even if Mobil is forced to drop its gas price a couple of pennies, relative to the competition, their DEMAND will increase and lessen their SUPPLY forcing an eventual price increase. The basic laws of economics states that the boycott strategy is fatally flawed, unless you are a monopoly. The only true way to decrease prices is to reduce demand - carpool, walk, vanpool, consolidate trips, or ride a bike. If you want to drive your P-car and gas it too (have your cake an eat it too) for less, you will be the one who will need to change your habits. (sorry no jabs at any politicians or parties, which IMHO do not belong on car sites anyway.)
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Ya'll need to look closer to home. Most of the price per gallon is tax revenue. The "big oil" companies make very little (like less than 1%) per gallon sold. The gubmint taxes as much as $.63 per gallon in some states. Hence, we have some states doing a moratorium on gas taxes to lube the wallet rape.
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Ya'll need to look closer to home. Most of the price per gallon is tax revenue. The "big oil" companies make very little (like less than 1%) per gallon sold. The gubmint taxes as much as $.63 per gallon in some states. Hence, we have some states doing a moratorium on gas taxes to lube the wallet rape.
Then why did Exxon/Mobile supass Walmart last year on Forbes top grossing companies list.
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I would susspect an apples to oranges comparrasson was made. How many Wal-Marts arethere vs. Exxon/Moble stations in America? Ok, now the rest of the world. It may be like saying, "How come McDonalds made soo much more than the restaurant down the street last year?" I'm not saying that I have a deffinitive answer, but I do susspect, as do many others, that is is not as it is appearing in the spam/junk emial that has been floated around soo many times for so long.
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Now we're on Wal-Mart?! Well, you gotta love the nations #2 employer (second only to the U.S. Military) which has destroyed the centuries old American tradition of Mom & Pop speciality stores by selling "discount" wares made outside the U.S. So while I'm swimming to China (or was it Cuba?), I'll try not to get run over by the hundreds of cargo ships filled with Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Malaysian, Thai, and Taiwainese goods headed for your local Wal-Mart. Smilewavy

As for Big Oil, they are the modern day Robber Barons. Y'all can't convince me that the reason they had their most profitable 12-month period ever was due to State Government taxes. Sorry.
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Hey, what happened to my smilewavy?

There it is.
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Oil prices are set by the commodities traders.
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The price of oil isn't the issue. It's Big Oil's price of gasoline at the pump that's killing all of us.
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