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Old 04-24-2006, 09:43 PM   #11
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Seen this thing going around for a couple of weeks now.

Sounds more likely to work thab that stupid "don't buy gas tommorrow plan" whatever money lost by that plan was just made up by people gassing up extra the day before or after.
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well theres 5,000 + people on here. lets get every one here to do it.... and if every one tells 1 or 2 people then that 10,000- 15,000 people....
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It WILL work if enough people do it. But you have to send out SPECIFIC instructions, AND get enough people to actually follow it.
That'* the hard part, but exactly my thoughts too.
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I NEVER buy my gas as an Exxon or Mobile only because I have always thought they were too expensive. I usually go to HESS or a generic local who has the cheapy gas
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it wont happen. us americans are too stupid to join together for once. we would rather sit hear and bicker about everything. not to mention, supply and demand would probably hamper this. as soon as you return to exxon and mobil, prices will soar even higher. Not to mention, we are so dependant on gas, it would never get a big enough backing the way our society is divided. If our screwed up gov't wasnt so involved in oil profits, something might get done. Dont get me wrong, we have the best gov't around to me, but they are helping keep the oil prices up, wether you believe it or not. When you pay $50.00 instead of $40.00 dollars to fill up your tank, the gov't gets more tax money. Why would they try to lower prices when they are in the biggest debt ever. They are screwing us out of money, just like the oil companies. Its never going to get better. GET OVER IT. Its human greed.

I could be wrong on some stuff, but I know i am right on some of this. You wouldnt expect this from a 16 year old would you.
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When you pay $50.00 instead of $40.00 dollars to fill up your tank, the gov't gets more tax money.
I believe that several state governments have proposed tax caps on gas...
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When you pay $50.00 instead of $40.00 dollars to fill up your tank, the gov't gets more tax money.
I believe that several state governments have proposed tax caps on gas...
in theory that is good. But, all they do is say that .XX can be placed on a gallon of gas. This just limits the $.xx per gallon, not the overall total of how much money can be made on a total purchase.
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When you pay $50.00 instead of $40.00 dollars to fill up your tank, the gov't gets more tax money.
I believe that several state governments have proposed tax caps on gas...
in theory that is good. But, all they do is say that .XX can be placed on a gallon of gas. This just limits the $.xx per gallon, not the overall total of how much money can be made on a total purchase.
Not quite... some state govt'* have proposed to only tax up to a certain amount per gallon... of course, who knows which ones have actually followed through and which ones are just appeasing or up for election
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politicians dont care. but thats okay, we pay them not to care. and if thats not enough, companies pay them not to care. we dont care enough to change it by voting for someone who deserves our vote, and we dont care enough to actually stand up for anything about what we believe. we wont stand up for what we feel is right and wrong, how can we be expected to stand up for something as base as high gas prices? were lying in our own bed, we made it and its stupid to blame anyone else. and its stupid to complain because no one will listen. moreover, its stupid not to complain because then youre just sitting idly by wishing. were SOL. so why bother? its pointless and no one cares. we live in an age where a group of people will stand and watch a child get beaten to death rather than step in issues that arent their concern, or, GOD forbid, look like an outsider. self-delusions aside, were egotistical, selfcentered, and cry-babies. accept it. dont bother complain in self-righteous indignation because no one cares. no one will ever stand up for you or what you think is right, because everyone else is scared. scared of looking "odd".

you will say i am wrong, but what other explanation is there? look around you.
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you will say i am wrong, but what other explanation is there? look around you.
Very cynical AND very true
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