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Hardtimes1969

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 2:35:24 PM

All online users are boycotting ALL gas stations on April 15th. If you need gas please get it before or after this date.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 7:49:32 PM

Preaching to the choir but, today is Monday, April 15.
Today is the day after "All online users are boycotting ALL gas stations..."

I trust that, because the boycott guidance was to buy gas before or after April 15, that no one bought less fuel than they would have bought, regardless of the day of the "boycott."

So, since this boycott, however successful it's been, is now over, let's move on and ask the moderators to close this thread. And then we can sit and wait for the next thread to be created telling us that there's a "Don't buy gas on..." date scheduled for, perhaps May 15 or Memorial Day weekend, or some such date.
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HandymanPM
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 7:36:26 PM

So how did the boycott go?
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 5:57:24 PM

my wife wouldn't let me use oil in my hair yesterday

ok, i don't have much hair left, but . . .
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 1:41:19 PM

As Gilder Radner always said, "Never mind".
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reb4
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 8:17:14 AM

oops, i bought gas yesterday... missed it...
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 7:07:26 AM

End of the Mayan calendar is a good time to start boycotting a lot of things.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 5:43:54 AM

Wow, with ALL ONLINE USERS boycotting ALL gas stations, there must have been a massive message sent to BIG OIL. Great work, Hardtime69. Can you take a bow for your efforts, and link the stories from the NY Times and Washington Post detailing the protest? How about the Investors Business Daily article on ExxonMobil stock losing half its' value over the protest?
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Compwiz
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 12:44:34 AM

Oh well, bought gas earlier today.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 11:30:53 PM

I trust that we will hear from Hardtimes1969, edadidas or Road4Runner to let us all know how effective this boycott was.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 7:51:13 PM

hmmm, i wonder if leapyear screwed this up . . . . .
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mgw1974
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 7:38:15 PM

everyone was still buying gas here too
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khettinger
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 7:33:47 PM

nobody boycotted in my neighborhood there was still people in line at the pump!
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txweagly
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 2:33:26 PM

Well today is the day...what up?
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Somis1
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:37:35 AM

Why? Because it's the normal tax day? You should have given a reason.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 7:48:03 AM

i heard that elvis did it.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 3:49:18 PM

mfgendron wrote:
"boycott will do squat. They need to lose their tax subsidies by Obama...like Kennedy wanted to do before they assassinated him."

Really? You're saying that President Kennedy was killed by the oil industry because the president wanted to take away the oil industry's tax subsidies?

Maybe I'm a skeptic, but could you provide a little substance or proof of your comment? Just a little? Because, and maybe it's just me, your assertion sounds a little, just a little, naive. I actually want to say it sounds a little dumb, but I'll concede to naive. Nothing personal; just my opinion.
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 1:12:55 PM

"this thread is sillier then silly putty"

.....

Bingo!
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mfgendron
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 12:52:27 PM

boycott will do squat. They need to lose their tax subsidies by Obama...like Kennedy wanted to do before they assassinated him.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 8:20:16 AM

One day boycott? That's like holding your breath for a day and then getting back to business as usual. This will give station workers a nice quiet day of work and save wear & tear on the gas pumps.

Change to diesel and boycott gasoline forever!
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vulcan96
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 2:52:41 AM

i will not buy any for at least another week, mabey not then even.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 6:17:39 PM

this thread is sillier then silly putty
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 4:32:31 PM

"don't fill up....buy just what you'll need"

WTBaker,

Why, especially if you know that tomorrow or the next day, prices will be higher?
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WTBaker
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 3:37:15 PM

don't fill up....buy just what you'll need
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txweagly
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 1:54:25 PM

This tactic doesn't work
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 12:49:39 PM

I can't stand stinky gas. Please remain seated.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 12:38:26 PM

Standing too long gives me stinky gas.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 12:35:19 PM

JD and Michael: Instead of "Take a Stand" your suggesting to call it "Take a Seat" or "Lawnchairs Across America" ? Boycotts do not work but your action plan is one I would be more comfortable with.

[Edited by: maxstar at 4/13/2012 1:37:49 PM EST]
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 6:55:10 AM

I'm gonna sit too, standing is overrated.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2012 11:00:35 PM

"It is my opinion that the only way this will work is for EVERYONE to take a stand on this."

Why should I stand? I'd prefer to sit.
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plastic
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2012 3:15:39 PM

Oh how funny. So is this small group of boycotters going to fill up on Saturday or on Monday?
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Ibagrandma
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2012 11:20:02 AM

It is my opinion that the only way this will work is for EVERYONE to take a stand on this. However, if you look at the government profit from gas prices versus the profits to oil companies we might think of another avenue to take in regard to lowering gas prices. The government makes a .49 cent per gallon profit and the oil companies make .05 cent per gallon. If the current administration would get their heads out of the sand and take care of American's and not worry about the needs of other nations we could lower gas prices.
This is my opinion, not gospel!
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2012 10:30:38 AM

Leave the gun.

Take the cannoli.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2012 10:15:13 AM

i'm get'n scared now, only 3 days left
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 10:08:34 PM

Boycotts do not work.
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cmmattia
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:38:59 PM

hopefully it will send a message..... lower gas prices NOW !!!
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winner
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:57:11 PM

yes
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alpgakingdom
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 7:56:07 PM

ok! lets do it
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 7:22:13 PM

Hardtimes1969, still with one message post and 400 points, has yet to say how "If you need gas please get it before or after this date" constitutes a "boycott". After all, not buying gas on one particular day is no different than what most people do; they buy gas only once in a while, not every day.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 6:40:01 PM

uffda
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 1:00:53 PM

I'm boycotting Beano!!
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 11:29:46 AM

"Should boycott on a holiday weekend (2 or more days). Might be a long enough time span with a significant decrease in gasoline sales to get the Oil Co.s' attention. Of course this would have to be on a national scale. Just a thought, make a big enough impact on the bottom line to get the Oil Co.'s attention."

KoiKitty,

Did you not bother to read the many replies to this subject (some with links to external references) which state how this boycotting nonsense will not work?
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KoiKitty
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 11:07:49 AM

Should boycott on a holiday weekend (2 or more days). Might be a long enough time span with a significant decrease in gasoline sales to get the Oil Co.s' attention. Of course this would have to be on a national scale. Just a thought, make a big enough impact on the bottom line to get the Oil Co.'s attention.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 7:56:42 AM

your wife called, she said to bring home some beano
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 7:56:19 AM

phewwwwww, you sure do have gas
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CobraJ
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 7:40:41 AM

ROFLMAO! What a joke! LOL!

[Edited by: CobraJ at 4/11/2012 8:41:10 AM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 5:35:29 AM

I have gas!

Anyone notice the OP never returned?
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KnullaMej
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:12:37 AM

totally stupid. 1 day boycotts don't mean shyt. You either buy the day before or the day after, still spend the same amount of money
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KKRR
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 5:52:16 PM

ANOTHER dumb idea
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arjay
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 3:56:48 PM

good
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 2:36:31 PM

no matter how many times i view this thread, it still makes me smile
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