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cindym

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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 5:50:38 PM

LETS ALL STAY HOME MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND JUST THINK HOW THE OIL CO WILL BE HURTING WE COULD JUST RELAX AT HOME READ A BOOK GET THE YARD AND HOUSE IN SHAPE GO FOR A BIKE RIDE JUST STAY OUT OF THE CAR,RV,ECT
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: May 19, 2012 10:47:59 AM

i'm gonna boycott, boycotts
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eaf
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Message Posted: May 19, 2012 9:14:42 AM

Some of us have to work

[Edited by: eaf at 5/19/2012 12:14:58 PM EST]
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Ernman
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Message Posted: May 19, 2012 8:56:58 AM

Yeah....!?!
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 5:12:09 PM

A gas boycott will never work. The only thing that could work would be NOT DRIVING.

If you boycott on a Monday, you'll just fill up on Sunday or Tuesday instead. How is that changing anything?

Not driving would reduce the amount of gas you use. Thus, that would work. You could also try public transportation, car pooling, biking, or walking.
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franz1313
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 4:56:57 PM

Sorry Cindy I already planned a nice two day drive up to New Hampshire and Maine. I bought my car to enjoy it.
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 9:10:46 PM

Just shout it out cindy.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 3:25:58 AM

I have a long post here on the site why gas boycotts cannot succeed, but for those who won't take the five minutes, here is the key issue:

Gasoline dealers and refiners have no way to lower your price.

Sure, both could work for free -- charging just their true bottom line cost, not making a penny on trillions of dollars of effort -- and you would pay $3.85 a gallon instead of $4.00.

So, it won't work. Do something real to lower your costs. Lower your personal use. "Boycotting" is a waste of time and breath.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2012 5:37:50 PM

khettinger:

Boycotts can and do work. However, to work they have to have clearly identified objectives, and have objectives that the party being boycotted can meet, or can be expected to meet in order for the boycotters to be satisfied enough to either have their demands met or to end their boycott.

Boycotters, when conducting their boycott, either have to be willing to accept alternatives to what was done by the party being boycotted, or what was being consumed. That is, if you don't like the policies of one plumbing company, use another one; or if you're boycotting lettuce, use cabbage. There has to be some sacrifice on the part of the people being boycotted.

So far, however, very few people here who call for a boycott have ever said what the objective of their boycott is other than an ambiguous "lower prices". They don't say anything about what happens if the oil companies cannot, because of costs of crude or other expenses, or because of world wide demand for the same product by others who would be willing to pay more for the product, if the oil companies cannot meet the "demand" of the boycotters.

Just once I'd like to see those calling for a boycott say what their actual, realistic and achievable, demand is that needs to be met in order for them to "call off the boycott."

But, yes, boycotts can and do work. Just not the way people here call for them.
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khettinger
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2012 8:51:15 AM

BOYCOTTS DON'T WORK!
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2012 3:25:42 AM

No, Papa56, if people stuck together and stayed home all weekend, it would do nothing.
Oil is a worldwide commodity. A couple of days of lower use, followed by normal use, is a gnat on the elephant of consumption. Staying home on a holiday weekend does nothing for prices.
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papa56NC
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 11:54:42 PM

If the people stick together we can do this.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 11:01:01 PM

"You never know, it could work for the stations that gouge."

Debrastorch,

Do you even know the meaning of the term price gouging? Look it up, because it's not what most relatively new people who post here think it is. And yes, we do know Cindy's suggestion would NEVER work.

She's been a member of this site for over six years and she's only accumulated an amount of points that could easily be earned in a week if she only bothered to participate in the site, primarily by posting gas prices. That would be of real value to the other members.
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lovejenjen
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 1:48:48 PM

I plan to stay in my community they are having a memorial day pool party... I wont be using any gas... We need to all participate in this.
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memcdole
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 5:41:57 AM

I plan to. Cant afford the fuel to go anywhere anyway! Stay home and grill!
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captain63
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 12:10:46 AM

What is hooah is that like hidyho or hoho or.Do we need to put hooah in front or back of boycot,hooah. hohum i just don`t know.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 6:03:31 PM

Debrastorch:

"You never know, it could work for the stations that gouge."

Deb: Do you think that enough people on this website go to gas stations that gouge to begin with, let alone think that their not doing anything on one weekend will make any difference?

But, just wondering, do you really know of any gas stations that gouge? Can you identify even one? Not gas stations that are high priced, or higher priced than other gas stations, but even one gas station that gouges?

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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 3:43:26 PM

here's an idea, everyone go to a cemetery and help with the memorial day service to honor vets who died and gave the ultimate sacrifice so that you can drive yer dang car and speak english and not some other foreign language - hooah
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Debrastorch
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 7:41:37 AM

You never know, it could work for the stations that gouge.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 3:37:08 AM

Really TJC? You have been on these boards for three years and decide to trot out the tired old boycott a single brand scam?
Here, I bumped this up for you. Might help a bit.
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 6:18:26 PM

cindym - how hard are the oil companies going to be hurting? They may get a belly ache from laughing their butts off at all the stupid people who think they are going to be hurt by not buying gas for one day, two days or even three or more days.

Perhaps an class in economics will help you some.
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 3:27:48 PM

"Let's start boycotting a certain brand for a month or two, beginning
with Speedway."

.....

I'm pretty sure they won't miss you...most people with hairball schemes like this purchase less than $5-$10 at a time anyway as they never have enough change in their pocket to fill a tank...BTW this utterly silly notion has been beat to death and never amounted to anything.

You'd be lucky to get six of your cohorts to join you if they were family members let alone the masses which you couldn't hope to get a consensus on which brand to go after and this little tiny whiny forum is more than likely one of a million other little tiny whiny forums scattered across cyberspace.

Besides, we'll be on a 30 day trip in the RV to Florida and up the east coast to Savannah GA starting the week before Memorial Day.

[Edited by: KansasGunman at 4/17/2012 6:29:59 PM EST]
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TJC47
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 12:57:58 PM

Let's start boycotting a certain brand for a month or two, beginning
with Speedway.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 6:30:42 AM

I am suprised that cindym has yet to return to this topic she created almost 2 months ago. If she does return I would like to hear more about how this boycott will hurt the oil companies. Is the plan to overwhelm then with sales in the days before and after Memorial Day?
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 3:29:31 AM

I'll stay out of the ECT.
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winner
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 8:31:40 PM

wonderful
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BOLDONATOR
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 8:18:06 PM

nope ill be offroading in Arizona using that sweet sweet petroleum!!!
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 9:14:08 PM

"boycott obama at the election. his solution to the current prices is 10- 20 years away. he travels at our expense. He never pays a dime for anything. we buy his fuel, his gas he is our ultimate welfare recipient"

I've got news for you. ALL presidents do that.
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TomeHills
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 8:02:46 PM

No
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:18:24 PM

amen and a hooah
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easydriver11
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 12:40:26 PM

boycott obama at the election. his solution to the current prices is 10- 20 years away. he travels at our expense. He never pays a dime for anything. we buy his fuel, his gas he is our ultimate welfare recipient
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 6:47:45 AM

well, since, i've learned that she visits her son in a home south about 55 miles every day. I guess that gas card doesn't go far enuff for her, i guess my wife and i need to up the gas card value, huh.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 9:19:26 PM

That was nice of you jd.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 9:00:30 PM

"I cook with propane"

Hank Hill would be proud, I tell ya what.
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captain63
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 11:00:42 AM

I like captain daves train of thought.Being captain`s we were trained to be prepaired and not speculate.And we had to prove we were 100% american.Next election remember all of the politions that helped us get to this point how many thought like true americans and how many thought like blood suckers.Oh yes if we cant come to a decision here in IN we will go th ILL till it blowes over.
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jake13ny
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 4:37:55 AM

all they would do is raise prices again to keep their billion $ profits surging...there's no way around it
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 4:27:35 AM

yesterday, i gave an elderly lady $30 of gas, i got her name from the Christmas list of people who needed help last December. she doesn't know who gave it, i just bot a $30 gas card and mailed it to her. I will do this again on memorial day - hooah
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captain63
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 4:06:29 AM

You know there was a time that worked.Your government has set the stage for a collaps of our economy.Let me give you two things to think about.1 the deep water horizon spill. I was at one time a U.S. merchant marine officer 5 over seas skimmers stood poised to clean up the mess and protect our golf cost.Where was your fearless learder ?.But that give King Obama right to stop all drilling in the golf and one of the largest pockets of oil was found there.Guess who drilled there Mexico.Where was our senat and congress.2 drive around the country see whats owned by over sees intrest.You try to open a gas station in Indiana can`t be done, funny scores of middle eastren people can.And just for kicks check and see who runs and hold the lease on Indiana`s toll road.I pray i`m wrong but time will tell.
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 8:05:25 PM

Your idea would not hurt the oil companies one bit. They wouldn't even notice.

Can I cook on Memorial day? I cook with propane, which is delivered by a local oil company. I also heat my house with propane, if its cold can I heat my house to keep my family warm?

When you go to the store, do you take your own bags or use their plastic bags? Plastic Bags = oil companies.

I hope you don't think that oil companies just make gas and other fuel.

[Edited by: HeavyDuty_cache at 3/9/2012 11:09:05 PM EST]
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 10:20:47 AM

FREE GAS

uh huh, just like the gas come'n off congress - hahahahahahahahahahaha
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 3:24:55 AM

Free gas, but like Waldo or Carmen Sandiego, you have to find him first.
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firenrn
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 9:43:45 PM

Free gas?
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 4:53:46 PM

remember - FREE gas - 10 gallons for anyone - from me
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RickyBee
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 4:29:45 PM

Another boycott suggestion? Oh boy, here we go again, or should I say, "There you go again."
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:01:19 AM

Gee what did Memorial day ever do to you in making you want to boycott it?

Sorry but after we return back home in mid April from wintering at our property here in AZ in our 45 ft Class A coach, we'll be taking our annual 30 trip down to Tampa, Miami, Ft lauderdale, Daytona Beach, Orlando and back home again...being retired is truly hard duty but then somebody has do it!
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 7:47:53 AM

Three days won't hurt any oil company.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 4:08:32 PM

I'll bust your Memorial Day boycott -

I'm gonna buy 10 gallons of gas for anyone/everyone from 0817 hours to 0847 hours on Memorial Day -

but - ya gotta find me first, hahahahahahahahaha
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heyjudeCT
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 3:06:26 PM

boycott Memorial Day- i am in
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gumper1
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:40:49 AM

Looks like we've got 10 out of 300 million people convinced. Get ready greedy oil companies, 'cause here we come...or don't come.
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HomelyGrits
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 4:07:30 AM

Better yet... why don't you attend or participate in a Memorial Day function to commemorate the reason Memorial Day is there in the 1st place? I believe WAY too many people look @ Memorial Day as just another 3-day weekend.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 3:48:56 AM

JD, I think we got April 1 and Memorial Day last year. Plus may 15th, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
They worked so well we get to see it happen again this year.
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