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Old 05-05-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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I found the following interesting......

May 15th, 2007 Take a Pass on Gas

If everybody observed the boycott on Gas on May 15, 2007, it could drain more than 2 billion dollars from oil rich companies, hopefully making a strong enough statement to impact the over price for gas (The Herald News, May 5, 2007).
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/h...OTT_S1.article


Exxon Mobil profit increases

Published: Apr 27,2007 the associated press
NEW YORK -- Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said Thursday its net income grew 10 percent in the first quarter, as higher refining, marketing and chemical profit margins overcame lower crude oil and natural gas price...
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/h...XON_S1.article
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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So the theory is to not fill up on this one day of the year but you can go ahead and consume as much as you want to regardless.

Note: This hasn't worked in 8 years, but what the heck, maybe this is the year. Has it had any effect but to a) create a lot of chain-mail traffic; and b) prove to the oil companies that we couldn't boycott gasoline if we wanted to?

The GS site does more to towards a real change in gas consumption than any superficial gimmick like that.
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I found the following interesting......

May 15th, 2007 Take a Pass on Gas

If everybody observed the boycott on Gas on May 15, 2007, it could drain more than 2 billion dollars from oil rich companies, hopefully making a strong enough statement to impact the over price for gas (The Herald News, May 5, 2007).
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/h...OTT_S1.article


Exxon Mobil profit increases

Published: Apr 27,2007 the associated press
NEW YORK -- Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said Thursday its net income grew 10 percent in the first quarter, as higher refining, marketing and chemical profit margins overcame lower crude oil and natural gas price...
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/h...XON_S1.article
So they lose 2 billion on the 15th and make 4 billion on the 17th when everyone fills anyway??

Unless people conserve this will do nothing.
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:37 PM   #4
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May 16

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Even though gas prices spike 20-cents in one day, a surge in fuel sales on May 16th show record profits for the oil companies...
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Even if they did lose 2 billion dollar$, wouldn't they just up the price to compensate?
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So they lose 2 billion on the 15th and make 4 billion on the 17th when everyone fills anyway??

Unless people conserve this will do nothing.
this is exactly it... a one day boycott doesn't change a thing, because the fuel will be purchased either before or after the boycott day...

now, get people to not drive their cars for a month and that will send a real message. I'd be willing to pick up my kid every day in my bicycle in order to make a statement.
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here's What Snopes has to say....

Really... the best thing ever... May 16 -- gas goes up $1.00 based on supply demand.

This is not a boycott... A boycott is a halt on consumption by definition... not a temporary halt on purchase.
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Why was it such a popular email spam?

1. People want the easy way out.
2. People don't think anything through.
3. People think gas prices are high


As for the thinking... It's probably ignorance over anything else The internet magnifies a lot of things... Unfortunately -- ignorance and stupidity too...
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Not going to work. Best solution is you give me a ride to work and school, saving me $170 in fuel costs a month.
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May 15: Destroy your car day. Now that would make a difference in gas prices. This whole boycott a day/brand doesn't change anything.
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