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Apparently yesterday was national gas boycott day. Apparently people are dumb enough to believe that if nobody bought gas on May 15th then prices would go down significantly. I went off on an acquaintance about this today, as she insisted it would work and I insisted that the laws of supply and demand say it wont happen. Things like this make me hate the internet, just a way for morons to get other morons to believe crap that anyone who has taken Econ 101 would know is false.

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And the funny thing is, they probably filled up on either Monday or this morning because they were boycotting gas yesterday. Idiots - there's a reason why incest is wrong.

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You know what would be smart? If they circulated an e-mail forward encouraging people to find a carpool or bus to work on a certain day. But that would require people to change their habits.... and we know that ain't happening.

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You know what would be smart? If they circulated an e-mail forward encouraging people to find a carpool or bus to work on a certain day. But that would require people to change their habits.... and we know that ain't happening.

Shortsighted Sheeplings do not THINK.

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Things like this make me hate the internet, just a way for morons to get other morons to believe crap that anyone who has taken Econ 101 would know is false.

College has nothing to do w/ it. Even if you didn't graduate High School

it stands to reason that the day BEFORE & AFTER is when all that "lost"

profit is made up for. People's cars will not run on hopes & dreams. :rolleyes:

I got the same lame a$$ed mass email too from some ex-girlfriend.

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I've already changed my habits in this regard. When I'm on the Island I walk to work rather than drive the mile-and-a-half. I did this last time I was down there, and didn't have to fill up once while I was there.

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If they really wanted to help, they could trade their Honda Pilot in for an Aveo. Now, that could help!

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Or a Prius, since it gets significantly better mileage than the Aveo. Come to think of it, the Cobalt probably does as well.

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The people MySpacing you about the gas boycott are the same people who drive 5 miles to Panera for a $6.50 lousy sandwich, another 3 miles to Starbucks for a lousy $4.99 doucheacino, and another 10 miles to The Limited to window shop.

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or you boycott one entire company like Exxon for a year then they wont be posting record profits. Then i think that will send a better message because i think the other company's won't want that to happen to them.

I understand supply is somewhat limited from what it used to be. and i understand inflation. but if your making 300+ billion in profits somewhere down the line where getting raped.

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The people MySpacing you about the gas boycott are the same people who drive 5 miles to Panera for a $6.50 lousy sandwich, another 3 miles to Starbucks for a lousy $4.99 doucheacino, and another 10 miles to The Limited to window shop.

So true....

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Let's see: people boycott gas on day 1, yet have no plan to reduce consumption in the long haul. Demand for gas goes up significantly on days 2 and 3. Smart, internet-savvy oil company maybe raises gas prices after day 1, knowing that people will have no choice (realistically, because people only want grand hollow gestures, not real change) but to buy the gas at a higher price. Oil company laughs all the way to the bank.

Jeez, ya wonder if the oil companies might be the ones behind these annoying emails?

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The people MySpacing you about the gas boycott are the same people who drive 5 miles to Panera for a $6.50 lousy sandwich, another 3 miles to Starbucks for a lousy $4.99 doucheacino, and another 10 miles to The Limited to window shop.

There's nothing wrong with that, it IS a free country but

you're right most of these jackasses are inept at life in

thier hypocracy & lack of focus.

Panara is AWSOME, closest thing to REAL bread this side

of the Atlantic ocean, American "white" bread is gross.

Starbucks on the other hand is pretentious & lame.

Now as far as the Aveo it's just some $h!ty econobox but

it IS still a million times more car than the Prius. The real

disgusting thing about the Prius is how it is adertized as

earth day on wheels but the truth is uglier than the greasy

sludge clogging up my neighbor's Lexus' RX motor.

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My girlfriend and I were talking about ths. It's so idiotic. These people don't have the foresight to see that 1.) A day won't make a difference because they'll end up refeuling the day after or they did just prior...so the profits are made up. 2.) Even if it made an impact the oil companies would just increase teh prices to make up teh difference. 3.) Instead of boycotting fueling up your stupid Suburban that you rarely use for people hauling or towing and get a Cobalt, a Golf, or whatever.

Boycotting one company is an idea though...

Also, the justification of inflation and low supply is BS because in the Middle East they pay like 50 cents a gallon.

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The governments in middle easter countries (as well as Venezuela, etc) make so much money taxing exported oil that they can subsidize domestic oil.

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Or just around the corner.

One dude I know refuses to go to the Starbucks in the nearby vacinity. He would rather travel 5 miles, through traffic, and over a bridge to a different one, because he claims it tastes better.

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Panara is AWSOME, closest thing to REAL bread this side

of the Atlantic ocean, American "white" bread is gross.

The bread is fine, but the portions for the sandwiches suck. Schlotsky's was similarly pricy, but you got what you paid for.

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or you boycott one entire company like Exxon for a year then they wont be posting record profits. Then i think that will send a better message because i think the other company's won't want that to happen to them.

If we all actually buckled down and did it, it would work.

But it's not that easy to organize people to boycott a multi-billion dollar corporation that has enough money to buy out the country several times over.

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Is anyone getting to the breaking point yet with gas prices? I have a pretty long commute to work, and I can't afford to drop my truck and buy a gas sipper car. I mean what other choices do I have except to stay home everyday after I get home from work.

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Well, you could take a bike to work, but if it's already a long commute, it will be even longer and much sweatier on a bicycle. Also, that assumes you're physically fit enough to ride a bike for several miles.

Alternatively, you could use your car for commuting and go places by bike rather than stay home. You might not necessarily be able to grocery shop by bike, but you can still use a backpack to bring things around.

It's really hard to give up the car when it's sitting right there in your driveway, though. Even after all this talk, I still haven't rode a bike long distance in years.

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That would be a helluva commute on a bicycle to work. I think I would have to leave at 3am and bring oxygen with me just in case. Do you think they would allow a horse on the freeway...LOL.

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Maybe consider a propane retrofit? Providing you want to sacrifice bed space for tanks.

I saw a HEMI Dodge Ram with the conversion a couple days ago.

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