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Old 05-09-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default Don't pump gas on MAY 15th

This is something Sam at Kamikaze sent me,

Let us agree. And if you can send this to as many as you know, then even better. MARK THE DAY ON YOUR CALENDAR!!!!

MAY 15TH 2007.


Don't pump gas on MAY 15th

In April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.

On May 15th 2007, all internet users are to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places.

There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the internet network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up.

If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companies pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and lets try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.

If you agree (which I cant see why you wouldn't) resend this to all your contact list. With it saying, ''Don't pump gas on May 15th"
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:48 PM   #2
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this is everywhere, but you actually think 1 day is gonna make a difference?

people will just fill up the day before or after.

if we could get this going for a week
then it might do something 1 day wont
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what would realy make a point to the oil industry if everybody deiced to just work out thier schedule to fill up 1 time a week, unlike what I used to, 2 to 2 1/2 tanks a week! For my work, I need to move a trailer around my town. During the Summer months, I had been filling up on Monday, Wednesday and then to top it off Friday night. I took my work week and now I do not work Mondays at all. My truck sets. On tuesday, I do all my "busy" work in which I do not take my trailer. On Wednesday, Thrusday and Friday, I take my trailer and service all my accounts. This has taken me from 2 1/2 tanks a week to 1 tank. It costs me $100 to fill my tank now, so, I am saving $600 a month! I did loose a couple customers because I couldn't show up at 10:00 on Thrusday, but who cares! $60 a month for $600! I now work less and and make more. I was working 60hours a week will all my driving, now I work around 25.

If everybody was to try to do something like this, not only would they have more money, but the prices would come down too. I cut my usage by 60%

Then I bought a new truck and my milage went from 10mpg to 14mph, an increase of 40%. I am now using less than 3/4 a tank the last 2 weeks, but I am not sure about the cost % of saving, somewhere around $25 a week. This makes up for the increased payment of the new truck of $80. Better I spend it on something I want than give it to the damn oil companies!
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How about if we screw the people out of Washington that gave the oil companies their tax breaks, while their making record profits.

We can also make a difference by never buying anything from Exxon.
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If people knew the true politics to the oil industry, Busch would be tried for Consperacy (spelling?) against the American public. Where do you think he and most of his staff make thier true money?
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Break The Chain DON'T PASS IT ON This is a internet hoax. If you get an email like this throw it in the trash! This is an email that goes around every year! Here's proof!

http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/nogas.asp

If everyone who takes the time to read and forward this email, would check the air in their tires, walk to the corner store instead of driving, etc., that would do more to save gas than a 1 day gas out.
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How about if we screw the people out of Washington that gave the oil companies their tax breaks, while their making record profits.

We can also make a difference by never buying anything from Exxon.
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It will not help to stop getting gas on one day. If you really want to help. Ride your bike, Carpool, or take public transportation for a while. This will work way better than one day of not getting gas!
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I doubt I'm the only one to think of this but.......This not buying gas on the 15th sounds good, however, you are right. If we don't buy gas that day, we will some other day. So what we should do is concentrate on one manufacturer...Arco is the lowest anyway, so not them, but lets pick one company like Mobile and everyone boycott that one chain for weeks at a time, then Chevron, then Shell, and so on. It would affect that one company drastically and probabally force them to lower the prices one chain at a time. That might get someone's attention. Whatcha think about that?
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Thats a good idea, take them down 1 at a time.

James, wow, we agree on something after all
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economics 101,

Supply and demand... if there is a demand someone will supply it. companies will and can raise prices because of you and me who wants to drive a car. who want, and more want not need. oil companies is just any other business, they exist to make money. you want to send a message to this company? do your part, do not use it.... otherwise just enjoy the ride.
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Please!

Come over to Australia, pay $1.20 a LITRE and then you might have a reason to complain, but even then not buying fuel for 1 day won't do a damn thing.

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If you agree (which I cant see why you wouldn't)
I wouldn't because I'm not a complete idiot, the only person you're hurting is the gas station owners, who incidentally have almost no control over the price of fuel
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well in sweden the price is about $6.6 per gallon.. must be really tough to pay the HUGE amount of 3 dollars per gallon..
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Americans really need to make a lifestyle change to affect the oil companies. My car only gets 18mpg but I live half a mile from work so I only fill up every two weeks or so even with a 30 mile drive to the track. Some cities (besides mine) have strong mass transit systems but people here would rather pay for the luxury of having their own car with them daily.

Here in texas, almost everyone lives 30-40 miles from their office and fills up their SUV every 3 days so sales will just be higher on the 14th and 16th.
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That's funny, Americans complaining about their ridiculously low fuel prices.

Good thing if they go up is, that they make you start think about your attitude towards energy consumption, which so far was pretty much non-existant.
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