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    Gas "boycott"

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    So I just got an email forwarded to me about how I'm supposed to boycott the pumps on May 15th. Where has all the common sense gone in this world? Do people not even stop to think about these stupid ideas? I try to empathize with people but sometimes I'm just at a loss for words. The kicker is that the person who forwarded it to me drives an SUV. Wow.



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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    Quote Originally Posted by rd4isu View Post
    Warning: email forward rant about to begin

    So I just got an email forwarded to me about how I'm supposed to boycott the pumps on May 15th. Where has all the common sense gone in this world? Do people not even stop to think about these stupid ideas? I try to empathize with people but sometimes I'm just at a loss for words. The kicker is that the person who forwarded it to me drives an SUV. Wow.
    I used to have a canned response I'd send to people, the jist of which was:

    If you didn't write it or it isn't funny, please don't email it to me.

    Worked fine and dandy until I offended an old aunt and received a personal note from Ma to soften it up.



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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    Quote Originally Posted by rd4isu View Post
    Warning: email forward rant about to begin

    So I just got an email forwarded to me about how I'm supposed to boycott the pumps on May 15th. Where has all the common sense gone in this world? Do people not even stop to think about these stupid ideas? I try to empathize with people but sometimes I'm just at a loss for words. The kicker is that the person who forwarded it to me drives an SUV. Wow.
    E-mail the sender this LINK . Maybe this will educate them on how dumb the idea is.



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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    Quote Originally Posted by rd4isu View Post
    Warning: email forward rant about to begin

    So I just got an email forwarded to me about how I'm supposed to boycott the pumps on May 15th. Where has all the common sense gone in this world? Do people not even stop to think about these stupid ideas? I try to empathize with people but sometimes I'm just at a loss for words. The kicker is that the person who forwarded it to me drives an SUV. Wow.
    My favorite is the SUV driver who decides to kick in a little extra for the "Environmental" or "Natural Resources" license plates to make himself feel better.


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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    I will be sure to go out and by a couple boxes of Beano for the 15th.




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    God, I was hoping this wasn't a thread telling me to go through with this beyond idiotic idea. Maybe if we didnt' drive for a month it has a possibility of working, but not one day.


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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    I love the people that created this idea thinking they're going to take 2.2 billion dollars or some number around that away from gas companies. But in reality that amount of money will be spent on the 14th or 16th.



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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    I don't like higher gas prices anymore than the next person but that's just stupid. You have other choices, if you have a tight budget how about not stopping to get that expensive coffee at Starbucks or getting the $1 candy bar snack from the vending machine at work in the afternoon, etc. Or I guess you could just ride a bike or the bus. I think I'd much rather have gas in the car so I can get to work or wherever and give up a couple things that I could do without. I don't drink coffee anyways so maybe I'm already doing my part to make sure I always have gas in the car...



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    Re: Gas "boycott"



    I have to confess that I actually forwarded this on. (However, I re-sent the link from above with many apologies)

    Bad Nedrick!



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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    Quote Originally Posted by A-town Cy View Post
    I love the people that created this idea thinking they're going to take 2.2 billion dollars or some number around that away from gas companies. But in reality that amount of money will be spent on the 14th or 16th.
    Exactly, it's not going to make a difference. And if you did boycott enough so that it "hurt" the oil companies it would just drive up the supply of oil and bring the prices down for the rest of us...



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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    I used to have a canned response I'd send to people, the jist of which was:

    If you didn't write it or it isn't funny, please don't email it to me.

    Worked fine and dandy until I offended an old aunt and received a personal note from Ma to soften it up.
    I would love to have a copy of that response. My aunt always sends me crap like this gas out or something about politics or Jesus.

    I think will fill up my gas guzzling Ford pickup on the 15th just to mess with some tree hugger. Hopefully I can tell them what a stupid idea this was and that it will never make a difference.



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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    There are those that buy this method hook, line and sinker. It's quite amusing really.



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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    I'm sure I'm in the minority but I would support an increase in gas prices. I would like to see a tax on gas that sets the price at a level that will remain constant, say $4/gallon. All revenue from the tax should go to programs that are centered around alternative energy and lowering our use of energy and fossil fuels. The additional benefit is if people know that gas will stay at a level like $4 many people will start to change their gas consumption. And I will be the first to say that I wouldn't like to pay that price but I also know I would change my consumption and the right thing is not always the easy thing and it would be much better than something like a mandate that limited the gas a person could buy.


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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    Quote Originally Posted by HGPuck View Post
    I'm sure I'm in the minority but I would support an increase in gas prices. I would like to see a tax on gas that sets the price at a level that will remain constant, say $4/gallon. All revenue from the tax should go to programs that are centered around alternative energy and lowering our use of energy and fossil fuels. The additional benefit is if people know that gas will stay at a level like $4 many people will start to change their gas consumption. And I will be the first to say that I wouldn't like to pay that price but I also know I would change my consumption and the right thing is not always the easy thing and it would be much better than something like a mandate that limited the gas a person could buy.
    Eek!!!

    I have a gas guzzling boat. (they all are in reality) IF I use it hard, say pulling skiers, etc. it can consume 1 tank per weekend.

    Did I mention the tank is 100 gallons? I think it comes out to about 2-3 mpg, or in the nautical world, 30 gallons per hour (gph). The most efficient motorboats such as smaller bass boats get about 5-6 mpg.

    Did I mention I try to avoid pulling skiers?

    I'd bet I use more gas per summer for the stupid boat than I do for the entire year of everything else.


    Last edited by herbicide; 05-07-2007 at 02:38 PM.

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    Re: Gas "boycott"

    Get that bike tuned up buddy!



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