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Posted: May 13, 2007, 4:38 am - IP Logged

Jarasan - few on here have ever heard of George Soros, let alone know what he does... LOL

Gas prices ARE supply and demand, and I STILL don't see ANYONE lessening their driving or trading in their Denali's for Hondas, and that's where the problem is: we now just factor up the cost of fuel, we deal with it.   Most folks whine about the high cost of gas: these folks should live in Europe where it is at least 4X what it is here.

I don't mind the cost of gas, but I also know where I am heavily invested - and have been since 1998, when oil was ~10.00/bbl.

Who buys gas on Tuesday ?   If 'everyone' boycotted buying gas on Tuesday, that would do n-o-t-h-i-n-g because those same people would buy the same amount of gas on a different day of the week, Monday or Wednesday, for example. 

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    I agree with you on all counts.  The oil companies are literally the biggest, richest companies in the world.  Think of the power they wield.  They can do anything they want, because they have the resources to do it.

    I absolutely believe they have purposely held back on technologies that would provide cheap energy.  Not just cars -- homes and businesses too.

    I think they're stumped on how to make a lot of money off of renewable energy sources.

    Therefore, I don't think they will ever drive the next big inventions.  It's going to have to come from battery technology, IMHO.  Once researchers discover how to store and deliver much more energy from small batteries, that will force the oil companies to do something to compete -- and that something has got to be alternative energy supplies.

    But who really can tell?

    I agree with you, anything that anyone invents that is an alternative energy power source for vehicles; the car makers buy and patent it right away, and we never hear about it again.  Remember Hydrogen cars ?

    I will go out on a limb here and say that if any one of us invented a vehicle powerplant that would void the need for oil: if Ford or GM offered us $5 million for it, we'd take it in a heartbeat.   Why ?   Because if you don't you will never see a penny for it, you will be locked up in a lawsuit battle that only your heirs will see the end of - if even at that.       That, and you or I do not have the resources to mass produce and market what that product is.  If it was indeed 'good', the EPA would find something 'bad', and it would never see the street.

    We have not built a new refinery in the USA in over 30 years.  Why not ??   The EPA, that's why.   Higher gas prices = more tax revenue for the gov't. 

    People STILL don't understand that oil companies do not determine the cost of oil: oil production, supply and demand, and the NYMEX do. 

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      Hi everyone ,i remember when gas was 25 cents a gallon and it would'nt hurt for Every Wednesday to be GAS Day through out the world 25 cent a gallon i think that should give them something to think about if everyone didnot pump on the 15th ,i Told my Son and he told his co workers ,i told the store clerk where i bought my lotto ticket ,i told the grocery people where i shop and i told the neighborhood people that gossip so the word is out,Thanks for reading my reply,Have a Beautiful and Blessed day,To all MOM's Happy Mother's DayBlue Angel{513}

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        I remember when gas was .19, a new house was 22K, a new car was $2,500, and a decent wage was $3.50/hour. I also remember when college tuition was $7 per credit hour and the hottest concert ticket in town was $4.

        How do you plan on getting gas for .25/gallon ? 

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          I remember when gas was .19, a new house was 22K, a new car was $2,500, and a decent wage was $3.50/hour. I also remember when college tuition was $7 per credit hour and the hottest concert ticket in town was $4.

          How do you plan on getting gas for .25/gallon ? 

          Hi guesser the answer to your question is this,i think when the big Tycoon companies sat down at their table and discuss how they lost so much money with the no pumping gas day ,then they could consider 25 cents day which is better than nothing,I saw this movie once where the world was allowed to go astray, and everything got so out of hand that peanut butter and jelly was 25 dollars and a chicken was 75 dollars,it's been awhile so i just approx the figures but they were very high so that the average person could not afford the items above but on Wednesday's they had solent green day,It was crackers that was affordable but the irony here is not so great,at the end it was found that a terrible secret was discovered by only 1 of the poor souls that could only afford the crackers,you see this 1 man was curious about the strange trucks that sold the crackers so he followed one and found the factory where they made the crackers,there he discovered this dark secret,they were actually killing all the senior citizens and making crackers out of them,The poor man decided he would warn everyone in the town,when he left the factory the guards saw him and before he could get close enough to the town he Yell Soylent Green is People but he was killed before he could yell it loud enough for the people to hear so this process continued?and the Movie end with a questionWhat?,Now our constitution States WE The People,and we make up this Nation  and we can change this if the people come together and show their support,that is the power we all have,so not pumping the gas will cost so much more than if they just sell it for 25 cents a gallon for 1 day out of the Week,now that 's not so bad uh? In any case have a blessed SundayBlue Angel

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            The California NOT have the most expensive gas prices (check Hawaii). Research before making such a claim.

            As a person who beleives in viewing the entire situation from a rational stand point lets break this scenario down.

            On average its the jet trans, buses, trucking industry , police cars, fire trucks, delivery vans, that use up the gas and will continue to do so. Go tell a fire truck he cant fuel up because someone on the internet is trying to create an embargo against the oil industry. Go tell the ambulance driver who is dispatched to your house for your parent or relative.

            Most folks only see how THEY can benefit by this preposterious idea wthout realizing that OTHER INDUSTRIES must rely on the oil to support there means. So next time , do as some posters suggested. Find alternative long term resources instead of thinking a one day ban is going to amount to a 10% reduction in gas.

            There you go again-chattering, barking up the wrong tree.  As though you MUST fill up your tank on the designated day of May 15.  As though, you can not fill up the day before, the day after, or even any other day but May 15.  There will be excuses and excuses and excuses, if that is what you're looking  for.

             "Preposterious(sp.) idea", you say.  I say, there's nothing preposterous about not filling up your gas tank on a designated day.  It is called making a POLITICAL STATEMENT.  A loud and forceful statement to a group of people that can make a difference - and that is, CONGRESS.  Imagine if millions of people all over this great nation will in unison boycott gas stations just for one day to the point that Media will take notice and Congress will take notice.  And just perhaps, Congress will act more agressively in favor of the people and not the lobbyists. 

            No sir, it is not our intention to cause the oil industry to lose profit.  After all, we rely on this industry for so many reasons.  After all, millions of us are shareholders of these oil companies.  But it is our intention to be HEARD - gas prices are just too high for the average American.  And don't go about comparing gas prices in other countries either.  We are the United States of America.

            BTW, your first paragraph is about my state, California not having the most expensive gas prices.  It is your emphasis.  It is not the issue here, but FYI, it is a fact that indeed California has the most expensive.  When I posted my earlier post, average gas price here in CA was $3.482 and Hawaii was $3.122.

            Now, enough of my ranting.  Let us spread the word.  Drum    Guitar  No Pity!

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              I Think everyone have a valid concern about the Pricing of fuel ;sure their are different prices everywhere in the US but you have to Look at Cost of Living ,in different states prices of everything vary,So the reason for my agreeing to not to pump fuel is that why should these companies maintain the right to continue raising prices when the income you have is not going up?now it would be nice if they raise the price and you get a cost of living raise,Okay comments were made concerning gas which is much higher in some places than others and i am willing to bet you that in these places where the cost of gas is higher the average comsumer makes more money than in other places where it is not,Comments made on the police and emergency workers,in my city there is a  city budget obtained from our taxes when we work, where this fuel is already paid for so it shouldnot even affect these workers but like i say i think it is wrong and unfair to the consumer to raise prices of fuel without raising the cost of Living and it is simple as that,i still think that if they had 25cent day once a week it would be great,Have a Beautiful day,,,,Delores247

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                I am surprised anyone thinks that boycotting oil for one day will influence the prices.  Of course I agree that it would be a wonderful gift if we could all fill up for 25 cents a gallon.  However, this is completely unrealistic.  There are many other commodities like food, affordable housing and health care that are just as important, but nobody seems to be doing much about those issues either.  The war in Iraq wasn't budgeted for all the trillions it's cost us, not to mention the loss of American lives, and even our heroes who return wounded and broken aren't getting the care they deserve.  I love all people in all Nations, and my heart aches when I see hungry children around the world and the deplorable conditions they live in, along with the high rate of death from Malaria and AIDs.  But when are we going to begin to focus on what Americans can do for America?

                When it comes to fuel, everyone has his/her own agenda.  Someone who works in a city with good public transportation doesn't need to worry about the price of gas.  Some people don't work and only need gas to go shopping. Others totally depend on it for their livelihood (i.e., a taxi driver, truck driver)  People living in warm climates don't worry about freezing in the winter because they can't afford home heating oil. 

                After high school graduation, in the summer of 1968 I found a job in Boston that paid $1.65 an hour. (I went to college in Sept) Every day I walked over a mile to the MBTA station and took the Green Line for about 25 min to Park St. Station, then went down the steps to Park St. Under (the subway) and took that a few stops to So. Boston. Then I walked about 15 min to the job.  At 5 I had to do the same thing in reverse.  Sometimes if the weather was bad I took a taxi home.  My Mom never learned to drive and I didn't have a car.  I'm 39 years older, and I never want to do that again! 

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                  In the words of anchorman Howard Beale, as so aptly portrayed by Peter Finch in the movie Network, I’m mad as hell, and I’m Not going to Buy Gas Today, Tomorrow, or the Next Day.

                  Not only are we paying higher prices at the gas pumps, we are also paying higher prices at the food store. Stores pass along the additional transportation costs due to higher fuel prices to the consumer.

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                    In the words of anchorman Howard Beale, as so aptly portrayed by Peter Finch in the movie Network, I’m mad as hell, and I’m Not going to Buy Gas Today, Tomorrow, or the Next Day.

                    Not only are we paying higher prices at the gas pumps, we are also paying higher prices at the food store. Stores pass along the additional transportation costs due to higher fuel prices to the consumer.

                    And of course the price of corn went up because of people trying to turn it into fuel. So most of the drinks and other food products also go up because of uses made with corn syrup.

                    I personally try to avoid those foods which have corn syrup. I'm trying to go on a low calorie diet....

                    It's getting tough eating salads with grilled chicken...LOL  Gets old real fast.

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                      I can't eat corn because it reminds me of when I dated someone who served in the military.  He was a Colonel.  I tried to butter him up, but he still left me and it was very hard to digest.  For months I stalked him, but sooned learned to say "Aw shucks."  He's no longer in the military.  I heard he moved onto a different field.  Think he might be a musician since he always had a good ear.  I don't know when someone like him will pop up again.


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                        I can't eat corn because it reminds me of when I dated someone who served in the military.  He was a Colonel.  I tried to butter him up, but he still left me and it was very hard to digest.  For months I stalked him, but sooned learned to say "Aw shucks."  He's no longer in the military.  I heard he moved onto a different field.  Think he might be a musician since he always had a good ear.  I don't know when someone like him will pop up again.

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                          In the words of anchorman Howard Beale, as so aptly portrayed by Peter Finch in the movie Network, I’m mad as hell, and I’m Not going to Buy Gas Today, Tomorrow, or the Next Day.

                          Not only are we paying higher prices at the gas pumps, we are also paying higher prices at the food store. Stores pass along the additional transportation costs due to higher fuel prices to the consumer.

                          I had such a crush on Mr. Finch.  Won't buy any today or tomorrow.

                          love to nibble those micey feet.

                           

                                                       

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                            I had such a crush on Mr. Finch.  Won't buy any today or tomorrow.

                            Just hope UR not.."MAD as HELL" for Mr. Finch?

                            "BIG OIL"..has come.."A" long..Thinking of...Thinking of...Hit With Stick

                            long, long, long>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WAY'S!!!!!!!!

                            NOW they have US pump'in their....GAS & wash"n windshields!!!!!!!

                            Won't work for DEM anymore, cause

                            I filled-UP>>>>MY tank on the 13th^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

                            LOL to ALL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>"HIT the JACKPOT"

                            PSYKOMO 

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                              Never happen, never has worked, never will.

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                              I Agree!  It will take more than a 1 day boycott & alot of good ideas have been mentioned throughout this thread, but even if people dont buy tomorrow & i wont be buying simply because i dont need any right now, it wont have the effect so many think it will.  I will be looking at every station i pass tomorrow just out of curiosity. The proof that a 1 day boycott wont work will be available May 16th, & gas will probably have even gone up even more by then, sad but true.