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Old 05-14-2007, 11:46 AM
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So let's fault the president for having oil stocks? What about the millions of other people that are share holders in the oil companies? They aren't to blame. He can't do a thing about it by himself. It's the idiot Democrats in Congress who refuse to pass any kind of drilling legislation because of all the tree huggers.
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There is a way to drill without devastating the environment.

And these middle eastern oil empires know for a fact that we won't be able to use our own resources anytime soon.

$3.29 a gallon.

I'm only using BP currently...supposedly they use no middle eastern oil...If only everyone would follow suit maybe it would send a message.
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Old 05-14-2007, 12:56 PM
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As contradictory as it sounds, I don't really think this has much to do with lining their own pockets with the money they make through stocks (althought they are) and such...rather, I think that they have deals going on making it possible for them to be re-elected.

I just think it's utterly ridiculous that they can't do anything about it. In this case, there are documented cases of the gas prices actually CRIPPLING the economy and hurting the very people that are lining said pockets of politicians, then in turn about hurting the companies themselves. Then, hurting retail in other businesses as well because there won't be any shoppers. So on and so forth...it's a downward spiral.

So, they aren't looking at the long term side effects, rather the short term gain. I wonder when the nation is going to wake up and say, "Enough. I don't NEED to drive as much as I did - I can shop in the local grocery that's just two blocks away, I can ride my bicycle or walk to work - or take public transportation. You screwed us over, now we're screwing you over."

Or, am I an idiot because we just can't give up our need for gasoline?
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:03 PM
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I can't argue with any part of your comment, except maybe the idiot part, I'll leave that up to people who know you. You hit the nail on the head though, regardless of who ends up being "to blame," it is very shortsighted, however, they've gotten away with it for so long because our economy in all other ereas has been blazing along. I wish I could go public trans. or bike, but I drive 50-150 miles a day for work.
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:39 PM
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thats all i have to say
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:49 PM
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it's only $3 a gallon over here. i drive a honda, i'm not going to complain. plus i don't anywhere that much.
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I listened to a report on the news this morning about gas prices and they say the problem is (like critical said) the refineries. They said the best thing we could do to see a drastic reduction in gas prices is cut back on what we use. They said if everyone in America cut back and saved 1 gallon of gasoline a month, we would see a big change. I think it would be easy for all of us to cut something out, do something differently to try a save gas.

I'm purposing that we do a SOC fuel saving campaign. Everybody decide to make a change to save gas. Whether its start a car pool at work, take public transportation or give up that morning run to Starbucks for coffee, whatever it takes. If we do this and tell other people about our campaign it will spread far past our forum.

I've decided to give up my morning coffee. If I want coffee I can either make my own or I can walk to Starbucks, its only a mile away. I've also decided that I'm going to start taking public transportation when possible. I know that my doctor's appointments in Phoenix are 54 miles round trip. In my car that is about 2 gallons of gas. From now on I will take the bus to those appointments. The bus ride is a 2 hour bus drive but I think its worth it.

What can you guys do to cut back on gas?
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Well, school's about out, so that saves the trip back and forth every day for me. I'll be home again this summer, so instead of driving to the quick stop, or icee stand, I'll walk!
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The Government gets 9.3 percent of every gallon of gasoline sold. Thats more than the gas companies actually get. As far as a boycott goes....it simply would not effect the pricing in the slightest. Anyone who boycotts is going to buy the same amount, either by getting it the day before the boycott, or the day after the boycott. The boycott is actually in effect for today, Tuesday May 15th. the only way a boycott could work in reality is for Americans to not drive at all on the day of the boycott. Anyone interested in not going to work, or not taking the kids to school, or not doing their banking...food shopping...doctors appointments...ETC?


Gas prices suck, and realistically we are getting fleeced, but unfortunatly a boycott is not the answer.
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Gas prices suck, and realistically we are getting fleeced, but unfortunatly a boycott is not the answer.
Simple answer: Boycott the Government!
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I listened to a report on the news this morning about gas prices and they say the problem is (like critical said) the refineries. They said the best thing we could do to see a drastic reduction in gas prices is cut back on what we use. They said if everyone in America cut back and saved 1 gallon of gasoline a month, we would see a big change. I think it would be easy for all of us to cut something out, do something differently to try a save gas.

I'm purposing that we do a SOC fuel saving campaign. Everybody decide to make a change to save gas. Whether its start a car pool at work, take public transportation or give up that morning run to Starbucks for coffee, whatever it takes. If we do this and tell other people about our campaign it will spread far past our forum.

I've decided to give up my morning coffee. If I want coffee I can either make my own or I can walk to Starbucks, its only a mile away. I've also decided that I'm going to start taking public transportation when possible. I know that my doctor's appointments in Phoenix are 54 miles round trip. In my car that is about 2 gallons of gas. From now on I will take the bus to those appointments. The bus ride is a 2 hour bus drive but I think its worth it.

What can you guys do to cut back on gas?
We quit going for country drives for the heck of it...I already moved closer to work.

Gas prices within a mile...Admiral $3.29 Speedway $3.49 Meijer $3.19 Shell $3.22

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