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Please Repost :Gas Out: Protest the petrolium craziness.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PTMD, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. PTMD

    PTMD FEOA Member

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    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 myspace members are asked 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 myspace network, and the average car takes about 20 to 30 dollars to fill up.

    If all myspace members did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2, 200, 000, 000.00 (that's BILLION) out of the oil companys 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.



    (I found this on myspace so please repost in your bulletins and in any public forum you are a member of. I think we can make this bigger then just myspace.)
  2. bluEscort99

    bluEscort99 FEOA Member

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    I'd think that the "average" cost to fill a tank would be much higher than that. It takes around $30 to fill an Escorts tank right now, and we all know that number is towards the bottom of the list.
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    93scortluv Well-Known Member

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    I will never do this. I worked in that industry for years and can never forsee going without gas. There are a few of us that filled up 40, 60, gallon work trucks the day that they were having there little protest around town. lol I flipped them off and told them yeah the next day you will be buying it so wtf gives. lol stupid people
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    slapyo Administrator Staff Member

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    The problem with this, while it is a good idea in a way, is that nothing will happen. The entire USA could not get gas for 1 day, but the very next day everyone is gonna get gas. It doesn't do anything to the gas companies. If something like this were to happen, people would have to stop getting gas for a long period of time.
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    $3 a gallon? man thats dirt cheap! Damn Americans with your low gas prices :wink: lol. Its currently $1.069 here, per Liter, 1.069 X 3.78= $4.04 a gallon up here.
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    cost me 3.18 for 87 last night. and it wasnt even my car..premium was 3.89
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    oklahoma is nice...

    it definitely needs to be a long period of time. going a day without gas isn't that big of a deal, i fill up my car once every month.
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    I realize that people will fill up the day before & the day after but think of all the employees that will still be paid, the power and utilitys, the interest on all that money, the trucks not being able to offload all there fuel at 1 station. If you think it's not well thought out think harder. An empty piece of property costs the owner money, now add a building, utilities, employees, manufacturing facilities, vehicles, advertisments. The oil companies spend millions daily they will feel this.
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    How about we get rid of the real oil crooks and shoot the rest of the republicans in Washington?
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    i still don't get how they are going to lose money considering the people will just fill up another day. its not like they are going to go to a different gas station.


    and yes shoot the republicans so gas prices can be the least of our concerns!!! 8)
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    not to get into a whole this is what gas costs where I live thread again, but its 1.30 a litre here right now!!! for 87 octane!!

    Sadly there is nothing that can be done from a non political standpoint. The politicians have the power and the authority to make it stop... the problem there is way to much money at steak (for both themselves and the economy of the country).

    Chevron released its quarterly profits last week. FIVE BILLION dollars.. PROFIT. thats after taxes, after paying their bills, after paying all the employees and shipping companies... 5 BILLION in their pocket. and theres still 3 more quarters to go. That just aint right.
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    It's simple supply and demand people. Until everyone reduces their consumption on a constant basis, they will continue to raise prices.
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    actually even if we do, they can still keep charging what they have been. it wont be until there is some form of competition among the major suppliers that the prices will drop significantly.

    mind you, I can't speak for anyone else but im not an economist, nor do I know the inner workings of the oil and petrol industry, so Im basing all this off what i've heard, and a gut feeling.
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    are they crooks? yes. can we do anything about it? No. why not? Because its our own fault we are where we are by not holding the government and ourselves accountable to demand more efficient energy.
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    It might work if 25% or more of the US population boycotted it for a week or more. (I don't have to fill up for 2 weeks or more because I drive an escort. 8) )
    Or you could always start up your own company that mass produces Hydrogen powered cars that you fill up with water and cost around $20,000.
    The big oil companies will go down eventually when the oil finally runs out. Unfortunately, that probably won't be in our lifetimes.
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    They should do this for a week instead and see what happens. Just don't drive. Take the bus or train, or bike or everyone carpool with someone who has the most gas and just give them a few bucks to fill up at the end of the week. Give it a shot. The weather should be nice. I'll refrain from filling up for a week. I am glad I am not the only one who cares about this. No one around here seems to mind. The idiots love their SUVs. However, in 1997 gas prices were low weren't they? In 1998 I think they got down to 98 cents a gallon for a little while again in some places lower.

    "and yes shoot the republicans so gas prices can be the least of our concerns!!!"

    If we shot the Republicans most of our concerns would go away. I was a political economy, IR major in college. Republicans are the source of most our problems, stretching way back. Other problems are external and a great deal of those had to do with Republicans/US Military interference. Reagan screwed a lot up with his "deregulation" mania.

    "It's simple supply and demand people. Until everyone reduces their consumption on a constant basis, they will continue to raise prices."

    That's not quite right. At first it would lower prices then they would adjust by reducing production in order to cause the prices to rise. Don't think for a second these prices aren't intentionally induced by the supply side oil industry aka Saudis/Bushes. The higher the price of a barrel goes the more they make even if they take an equal or lesser percentage. They manipulate the market to cause prices to rise by capping up wells and restricting production. This is SPECIFICALLY why they attacked Iraq because Iraq was going to flood the market with its nationalized oil and selling it in Euros. If you think it is because of a dictator then think about how they supported dictators for a long time. Pinochet, Noreiga and Marcos to name a few. This is the same reason they hate Venezuela. Its not just because Chavez gives to the poor. It's because he hates their game.

    Don't blame Canada our #1 oil producer though. Canadian oil isn't cheap because it's oil sands. It's difficult and expensive to extract the oil from oil sands.
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    regardless of gas prices i still love my SUV. Its nice, its big, and makes me feel safe, its 14 MPG on the highway go well with my Escort.

    if you shot republicans, your concerns might go away, but problems wouldn't. if you shot democrats, problems wouldn't go away, maybe your concerns as well just depending on your prospective.
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    Well no doubt it's going to take a few years for the problems to go away. I believe by 2000 the national debt was 13 years from being paid off. Now? But eventually the problems would go away if we got rid of them.

    BTW I have an SUV too. I don't feel safe in it for crap. I don't know how you can feel safe in a car that if you get into a sideways skid you're almost always going to roll. Change lanes too fast on the highway, youre dead meat. Not to mention rearward and sideways visibility is way down. When you go over overpasses those little railings aren't going to stop your SUV from going over. They'll stop your car though.

    I know of a girl who lost her arm when she was passenger in a toyota 4 runner when it rolled. Her skull was fractured and so was her hip. If you break too hard (and I've seen this in other SUVS) the damn thing doesnt want to stop, the back end swings up and the nose dives down. Added to the utter lack of safety in the darn things it takes much longer to get anywhere in them. In my zx2 I get around almost as fast as someone would in a mini. It takes at least 5 minutes or 10 minutes longer in the explorer. You just can't take the turns very fast, take lanes without being extra careful. I hate driving the damn thing and I only got it for hauling things.
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    while that is true, when i said i feel safe, i wasn't talking about running into guardrails and changing lanes too fast. yes, odds are greater it will go through the railing, luckily, railings aren't a big issue where I live. I was thinking more along the lines of getting rear-ended or someone t-boning me. Yes, a semi could rear end me or t-bone me and that could be potentially bad for me, but it'd be worse in a Zx2. I'd feel safer sliding off the road in my Rover than in my little Escort. As for visibility, my Escort seems to have a bigger blind spot because its mirrors are so small.

    I guess I'm just comfortable with my driving ability which allows me to feel safe.
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    If we shot the Republicans most of our concerns would go away. I was a political economy, IR major in college. :!:

    Republicans are the source of most our problems

    Gee you wouldn't happen to have gotten that idea from the liberal school you were attending?


    Reagan screwed a lot up with his "deregulation" mania.

    Yes, someone who fixed the economy Carter ****ed up so badly.

    The biggest problem is that our government is TOO BIG. They're slow they're big and they have ego's bigger than the national debt, which is why we can't pay it down. Both parties are messing up our country. If there is money the republicans go to war, democrats make new social programs instead of fixing the ones we already have in place. Social Security could be fixed if they'd stop buying T-bills with the money we put into the system. Vote all of them out for now, then only allow 2 terms and give them our social security. If they want to run again they have to go higher. i.e. House -> Senate and so on.



    Sorry for the rant, go electric car.

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