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c2100

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2005 12:29:09 AM

yes



[Edited by: GM at 1/25/2007 10:37:04 AM EST]
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E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:01:09 PM

Yes, total.
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Jay4Runner
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 11:04:55 AM

Not that many people care about the price of gas to the point they would avoid one brand over another. I am sure it is more likely for a student driver with limited income to "shop" for the best price, but the majority of employed drivers have way too much going on to pay much attention to save a few cents here and there. For any boycott to be effective a significant percentage of users need to change their habits together and for a sustained period of time. When you have several million people running around like ants slaving away for rich families and shareholders 10 - 14 hours per day they are pretty much fried by the end of the day when they fill up the tank.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 5:01:01 AM

Yes!
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forresj
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 2:17:30 PM

Yes boycotts are effective. The problem with boycotts is that it will take a long time for it to adversely affect the other party. But people are generally too impatient for it to work.

So be patient and don't give up.

[Edited by: forresj at 9/14/2014 2:18:48 PM EST]
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 10:01:43 AM

Yup...
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 5:58:58 AM

Yes!
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 10:45:45 AM

yes, ask my wife
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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 10:17:51 AM

Yes. For a boycott of anything to work, you must convince a majority of the people to agree with your point of view. Good luck with that.
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retiredssgt
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 7:12:05 AM

No! Boycotts are effective.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 7:04:17 AM

Yes!
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Nickeybasenji
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 3:55:45 PM

A short definition of boycott states ,to abstain from buying or using. Having said that , a solution to affecting our cost for fuel could be in the simple abstaining of almost everything everybody consumes that could be regarded as over packaged and or packaged using obscene amounts of crude oil resources.
For example , take the product or bottled water. A necessity to some but a wasteful crude oil resource for a lot of us. Energy is used to pump and package in plastic and shipped using fuels to transport it to every corner of our country, then we have to deal with the waste plastics.
Where I'm going with this is , one does not have to consume fuels to affect to use of it.
We can all affect the consumption of crude oil by abstaining in the use of over plastic packaged, un-needed, low quality products of all kinds.
It would also help if we bought made in your country instead of shipped by fuel guzzling container ships from far distant lands.
So , the less we consume , the less fuel used to restock everything.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 5:54:01 AM

Yes!
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Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 11:30:43 AM

No
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 8:10:14 AM

Yes!
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nikkileeb8
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 12:35:40 PM

No
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 6:40:26 PM

Yes!
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conley82273
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 5:32:25 AM

Think it's time for another one. Oil prices are going down and fuel isn't.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Yes!
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d_clark
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 11:25:20 AM

Yes!
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:26:05 AM

Yes!
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retiredssgt
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:21:24 AM

No! It is not a waste of time but there must be alot of people participating for the boycott to be effective.
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theyrobus
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 11:29:35 PM

a Boycott is a joke that only hurts the owner of the station you boycott DO YOU THINK these Oil Bastards give a damn your Boycotting a gas station or two the idiots that are doing the boycott go to another station fill up and fill up the Greedy Oil Bastards pockets while you boycotters still spend your $$$$$$$$$$$$$ now is that smart....
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waynester1955
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 11:24:38 PM

depends, but generally don't get much results
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Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 10:22:34 AM

No
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 5:50:28 AM

Yes!
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dchawk81
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 4:09:26 AM

"This website, by default, creates the most effective and cost-effective method of boycott. Drivers will purchase fuel where it is offered at the lowest available price. The only cost-effective way to expand the boycott is to share information provided on this website."

Yeah too bad prices are largely the same from one station to the next in the average town.

This site has only served to confirm where I don't want to get gas, but I've always known them to be rather high.

I'm sure it'll help me when I go on trips though, as I can avoid the easy-access stations that jack up their prices just because they can hit out of towners.
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dchawk81
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 4:06:27 AM

People scramble to get gas right before the boycott and then resume after the boycott. Sales spike at those times and compensate for the low sales days in between. It doesn't hurt Big Oil at all so it's not even remotely effective.
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 1:46:14 AM

Probably, because not enough people participate.
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the3gould
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 11:57:58 PM

yes
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 6:52:25 PM

Yes.
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dlat50
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 11:38:04 AM

no
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 7:10:07 PM

Yes.
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jade914
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:53:23 PM

Yes.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 2:57:56 AM

Yes.
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Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 11:44:49 AM

WilW
You don't boycott gas. You boycott a gas company. Buy all the gas you want, just not from the boycotted company. Easily done and very effective
if you can get the people together. Can be done city by city or state by state.

[Edited by: Chiefaz at 8/18/2014 11:45:12 AM EST]
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 11:59:49 PM

Yes.
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Retired-Coastie
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 8:48:13 PM

yes
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WilW
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:18:17 AM

Yes, unless you boycott by no longer driving.
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Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 11:19:56 PM

No
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 5:52:30 AM

Yes.
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2008gasman
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 9:20:59 AM

yes
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 7:04:23 AM

maybe
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 3:47:23 AM

Yes.
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Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 12:25:22 PM

No
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 1:45:59 AM

Yes!
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BPT
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 6:33:08 PM

No
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oikoswhispers
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 7:57:52 AM

yes because if you boycott a particular gas company they will just sell their gas to another company.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 11:33:47 PM

Yes.
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Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 11:52:22 AM

No. Success depends on how you apply it. You don't boycott gas, you boycott a gas company!
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 3:23:19 AM

Yes
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