Boycotting gas on April 15, 2011?

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    Johnnie

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    Shall we boycott gas on April 15? What do you think [​IMG]? An Irish Catholic Nun forwarded me this email:

    "We all need to stand together on this one!!

    In April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest
    of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.

    On April 15th 2011, all Internet users are asked to not go to a gas
    station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now
    over $1.33 a liter in most places.
    If running low, just get your gas the day before on April 14 or the
    day after on April 16. Every little bit helps.

    If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take
    $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companies pockets
    for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on April 15th and
    let's try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one
    day.

    If you agree (which I can't see why you wouldn't) resend this to all
    your contact list. With it saying,
    "Don't pump gas on April 15th""
     
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    well I just happened to not get gas today. But it would be nice if people did this. Doubt it would hurt them. Maybe if everyone did it for a week :fish:
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Not buying any today but prolly will tomorrow.
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Filled up yesterday, $3.69 a gallon. $73.00 and some change. That should hold me for a week or a lttle better. Sure wish it would help some!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Gas is $3.81 per gallon here and rising steadily at Costco.........yikes :fish:
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    love my prius!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    How many gallons per mile do you get addy? The cost of the car is a lot tho :fish:
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    If you get the basic i.e. no frills around 20k (quick search says 23 or so)
    Mine is a 2006 and contrary to all they say it gets wonderful mileage on the highway.....50 plus.... in town driving it will creep up even higher. I paid 27 but gps, leather etc (dumped my escalade for the prius lol)

    The only time the mileage drops is when it is real cold and you are doing short trips, takes energy to warm up. Then it drops to 45-50 lol.

    With the hatch in back and the back seats able to drop you can haul a lot of plants!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I'll have to keep it in mind when my Subaru kicks the bucket. I'd like all wheel drive tho :regular_waving_emot
     
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    jw, your Costco is probably in a higher class neighborhood to have you paid 32 cents more per gallon (regular). Today at lunch time the Costco at my neck of the woods charged me $3.49 per gallon. 8 lanes were open with 80 cars :yikesu: waiting for filling up.
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    It's nice to get 22MPG and drive a Corvette. Gas here is $4.30 a gallon for premium. My wife and I carpool so its nice to only be wearing out one car at a time.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I bought gas at the Costco down by our rental house yesterday and it was 5cents cheaper than out by us and all lanes were open and appx 6 cars in each line. I was not happy having to wait after slaving away at the rental for 8 hours but calmed down and turned on my iPod and listened to Clark Howard (The Save More, Spend Less and Avoid Rip-offs guy on the radio) til my time came up :confused:
     
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    This boycotting email on gas stations goes around every year. Think about it. Unless you drive less, therefore use less gas overall, one day a year does nothing to the people controlling the price of a barrel of crude.

    Then you add all the state and federal tax to support all the entitlements that the left supports and there is the price and no boycott for a single day will change that.

    Carpool, shop once a week, vote for people who are not going to raise your taxes to support the unemployed that keep them in office.

    This is not rocket science.

    BTW
    Citco gas comes from a country that hates us. Venezulela.

    We have lots of oil here, drill for it and we won't need these other countries as much going forward. You watch, the price will come down then.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I don't drive anywhere now unless I can plan on going to 25 different places in one trip and I systematically drive to each one so as not to backtrack.............course I've been doing this for years anyway............drives my DH crazy but it saves money but then he counteracts everything I do in saving it seems but he is getting better after 40 some yrs :confused:
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    That is exactly what I was talking about. I have even mapped my trips since our geography here defines our roads and places to shop.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I think we should all do that kind of driving but it's hard to convince people................I guess saving money isn't in some people's blood especially when it comes to their driving freedom. We have been spoiled for so many yrs here w/ cheaper gas then other countries. Now we are getting ripped from one end to the other and we have a gov't now w/ some sad ideas on how to help us out of this hole................................I'm not sure they even want us out of the hole.................keep us in the hole so they can do what they think is best for all of us as a nice big group of sheep :rolleyes:
    Oh wait, I hear big brother knocking on my door coming to take me away cuz I speak too much truth :confused:
     
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    My Prius is a 2004. Addy, I get better mileage on the highway than I do in town. I got a consistent 50 mpg until they added all the ethanol to the gas. It dropped to 45mpg. My last monthly fill-up cost $30. That's a record. Add the fuel economy to the fact that the car is almost trouble-free, and it's really cheap to drive. I haul a lot in my Prius, but I wish I had space to keep a truck. The only thing wrong with a Prius is the poor rear view. My next one will have a back-up camera.
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    Have you had to replace the batteries yet on your 2004?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I got one with the backup camera, nice wide angle view. They do have after market cameras you could install. We put one on our yukon xl, really helped in backing up. We still get 50-54 hubby driving mine to work right now while his car is being fixed. Our throw away car, commute only, 98 ford escort. He paid 300 for it, just needs a timing belt right now, if it ever really breaks it will be thrown away lol
     
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    The only disadvantage of the hybrid is the replacement cost of its battery. Be prepared to pay for a $3,000~$5,000 new battery every 8 years or so. For a plug-in-vehicle, it can even cost more than $10,000 for a PHEV-40 battery B). Hmm... I'll wait and see a little longer before I'll buy a plug-in or a hybrid.
     
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