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Off topic: Please do NOT pump gas on May 15th!!

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Posted: May 15, 2007, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

Today is may 15th and I stopped and got gas.

All pumps had cars gasing up.

You want to save gas.

Have your employer go on a 4 and 10 work week. Save a whole days gas every week  for 52 weeks.

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    Posted: May 15, 2007, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

    I do remember the oil crisis of the 60's though where gas was rationed and your day to fill up was determined by the last digit of your license plate.  Americans need to wise up and really start putting the muscle and energy into finding alternative fuels.  Also, instead of buying bigger cars, Many should try smaller v-6s, v-4's and any v that is less that that of an 8.  I have always driven a 6 cylinder but this time I got a 4.  I cringe at the lack of power but the gas milage is G-R-E-A-T!!  I put in 10 gallons every two weeks, drive 9 miles to and from work (10 days), go shopping, go riding, hit the antique places and have enough gas left to let my husband drive some.  When they come out with a V-2, I'll be right there.

    You got it littleoldlady. My V4 is an old car, and still gets me 28MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway. That is the way to go for now until alternatives can be viable. Nobody really needs a V8 or even a V6 ; they just want them. That's part of the problem...all those SUVs guzzle gas like crazy. Now its coming home to roost. Their owners are having to pay $75.00 to fill the tank. NO WAY ! That's going to translate into having to cut-back on other spending or head for bankrupcy eventually.  I'm seeing SUVs with "For Sale" signs on them all over the place now, but few people with any smarts want to buy them because they know how much gas they use.

    I didn't buy gas today, but not because of any boycott.  I filled up on Sunday. Won't need to fill up again until next Sunday, and THAT is too soon as far as I'm concerned.

    Gas prices tomorrow will probably be higher again, not lower. Americans can't get around the need to have cars. Unlike Europe, America was never designed for alternative transportation like trains etc. Public transportation is a joke here on the one hand, and impractical on the other.  I couldn't take pub tran if I wanted, because there is none nearby.  And I wouldn't use it anyway, since it would take me 6 hours round trip to and from work. Forget it.  I already spend enough time in work-related things.

    China (with half the population on the planet, rememeber) is now officially a consumer. The supply of crude oil is eventually limited. That means old fashioned supply and demand comes into play. The boycott won't do anything, because Americans have little choice. We need gasoline to live our lives. We just will have to decide what other things we WON'T spend money on....because that is what's coming.  And it won't be good for the economy.

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      Posted: May 15, 2007, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

      615 days to go.

      then it's..

      Party Time...

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        Posted: May 16, 2007, 2:36 am - IP Logged

        then it's..

        Party Time...

        Yeah, sure, party time -  for our enemies and those who want to destroy us if the wrong people get elected. 

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: May 16, 2007, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah, sure, party time -  for our enemies and those who want to destroy us if the wrong people get elected. 

          I Agree!  CT, you are so right !!!

           

          It's as if some think that a magic wand will be waved over the country with the inauguration of a new president:  inflation will be wiped out, the oil supply and demand issue will be resolved, terrorists will decide they love us, etc... etc..  All this will occur when they spread the magic pixie dust  on  us..... how wonderful it will be....White Bounce          Puke

           

                                         

                        

           

           

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            Posted: May 16, 2007, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

            Well, it didn't work too good: I see BP/Shell is still in business..

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              Posted: May 16, 2007, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

              Well, judging by this area, anyway, the so called gas out did not budge prices a penny.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.


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                Posted: May 16, 2007, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                WOW!  The price of gas has dropped by 97 cents.......WOW!

                It worked!

                Also...I just bought a prime steak for only 1.98 a pound. WOW!

                I also heard a couple of guys jumped out of a wall street building....SAD...

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                  Posted: May 16, 2007, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                  I, for one, did not buy gas on the 15th.    I still got gas, however, by eating the chilli at Waffle House.

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                    Posted: May 16, 2007, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                    I, for one, did not buy gas on the 15th.    I still got gas, however, by eating the chilli at Waffle House.


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                      Posted: May 16, 2007, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                      I, for one, did not buy gas on the 15th.    I still got gas, however, by eating the chilli at Waffle House.

                      Waffle house...A greasy spoon...

                      They have to be the nastiest eating arrangement I've seen in my life time....Gross....

                      I once ordered a salad. They gave me a burger with Gorginzola cheese on it ....Nasty...

                      It's like Linden berg CheeSE!!!

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                        Posted: May 16, 2007, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

                        I honored the boycott. I would have had to get gas on May 15th but what I did is got it the night before, this way I wouldn't need any on the 15th. I'm watching the prices now eagerly anticipating a sudden drop as Big Oil realizes that they can't get away with gouging us any longer!

                        What would make a much greater and noticeable impact would be, on an upcoming major holiday like 4th of July or Memorial Day, everyone not only don't buy gas but don't use the car! Holidays are always an excuse to raise prices.

                        Another reasonable approach: look for the lowest price, don't go to Shell or bp if they are charging too much. If nobody buys those brands they will have to lower the price.

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                          Posted: May 16, 2007, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

                          We shoulda given this stuff up also.

                           

                          Refinery Output  Refinery output  and Final Products

                           

                           

                          Refinery Yield Per Barrel of Oil

                          Final Products Made From Crude Oil
                          Gasoline45.8 PercentInkCosmetics
                          Jet Fuel10.7Heart ValvesSneakers
                          Liquefied Gases3.6CrayonsBubble Gum
                          Kerosene0.3ParachutesCar Bodies
                          Distillate20.9TelephonesTires
                          Residual Fuel Oil6.8BrassieresHouse Paint
                          Feedstocks2.9TapeAmmonia
                          Special Napthas0.4AntisepticsEyeglasses
                          Lubricants1.2PursesLife Jackets
                          Waxes0.1DeodorantFertilizers
                          Coke3.9Panty HoseMovie Film
                          Asphalt3.2ShoesLoudspeakers
                          Still Gas4.8VolleyballsBasketballs
                          Miscellaneous0.5TapeCombs
                          Shortage (gain*)-4.9Floor WaxGasoline
                          *The final total product of a refined barrel of crude oil may exceed 1 barrel, since some of the lighter liquids are in a near gaseous state and accordingly take up more volume.This list is only a sampling of the products made from crude oil. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Rather it is meant to show in just how many areas products made from crude oil are found and used.
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                            Posted: May 16, 2007, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

                            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!

                            Tsk tak- now really csfb, move a little AWAY from the muffler fumes Before inhaling real oxygen.

                            Step back and really see the big picture, the gas station DOESNT control OIL prices.

                            Your other *rants* deserve a respectable moment of silence followed by uproarious laughter. Thanks for the smiles!

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                             Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

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                              Posted: May 16, 2007, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

                              We shoulda given this stuff up also.

                               

                              Refinery Output  Refinery output  and Final Products

                               

                               

                              Refinery Yield Per Barrel of Oil

                              Final Products Made From Crude Oil
                              Gasoline45.8 PercentInkCosmetics
                              Jet Fuel10.7Heart ValvesSneakers
                              Liquefied Gases3.6CrayonsBubble Gum
                              Kerosene0.3ParachutesCar Bodies
                              Distillate20.9TelephonesTires
                              Residual Fuel Oil6.8BrassieresHouse Paint
                              Feedstocks2.9TapeAmmonia
                              Special Napthas0.4AntisepticsEyeglasses
                              Lubricants1.2PursesLife Jackets
                              Waxes0.1DeodorantFertilizers
                              Coke3.9Panty HoseMovie Film
                              Asphalt3.2ShoesLoudspeakers
                              Still Gas4.8VolleyballsBasketballs
                              Miscellaneous0.5TapeCombs
                              Shortage (gain*)-4.9Floor WaxGasoline
                              *The final total product of a refined barrel of crude oil may exceed 1 barrel, since some of the lighter liquids are in a near gaseous state and accordingly take up more volume.This list is only a sampling of the products made from crude oil. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Rather it is meant to show in just how many areas products made from crude oil are found and used.

                              The coke they are talking about is this:

                              Coke is a solid carbonaceous material derived from destructive distillation of low-ash, low-sulfur bituminous coal. The volatile constituents of the coal, including water, coal-gas and coal-tar, are driven off by baking in an airless oven at temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius so that the fixed carbon and residual ash are fused together. Most coke in modern times are produced in "by-product" coke ovens, such as the photograph to the right, and the resultant coke is used as the main fuel in ironmaking blast furnaces. Today, the hydrocarbons are considered the by-products of modern cokemaking facilities (though they are usually captured and used to produce valuable products). Non-byproduct coke oven facilities, such as the lower photograph, burn the hydrocarbon off-gases on site to provide the heat needed to drive the carbonization process.

                              Coke oven at smokeless fuel plant, South Wales