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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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sh1361
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:28:37 PM

A colossal waste of time.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 5:56:28 AM

Yes!
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Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 12:47:57 PM

No
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 10:52:42 PM

Yes.
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 7:41:50 PM

Yes
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lpatti1
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 1:13:34 PM

Yes!
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 3:37:02 AM

Yes.
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:55:12 AM

Yes
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:15:09 AM

Yes!
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deepfog
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:15:36 PM

Gas boycotts are not a waste of time if you can get enough people to notice at a higher level than just the local level.
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Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:33:57 AM

NO!
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 5:56:20 PM

Yes.
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russ117044
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 1:06:59 PM

OK. Boycott gas. The owners laugh at you. Instead, why not boycott the politicians. Its their fault because they do NOTHING but collect paychecks.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 11:35:15 PM

Yes.
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GADavis
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 9:55:39 PM

Waste of time and effort.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 8:45:37 PM

Yes.
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sirreal1984
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:37:25 AM

Of course they are.
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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:18:17 AM

Yes. You can never get enough participation.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 1:03:06 AM

Yes.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 8:47:13 PM

Yes.
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Chiefaz
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 12:30:44 PM

Nope!
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 8:31:43 PM

Yes.
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kanadakool
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 3:51:24 PM

Have they ever worked?
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kinggw23
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 1:39:43 PM

yep.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 1:26:12 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 11:37:42 AM

Yes
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2008gasman
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 4:46:40 PM

Yes
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 4:51:08 AM

Yes!
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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 4:38:24 AM

They only work if you can get enough participation, and with gas boycotts, you can never get enough people thinking together for it to work.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:54:54 PM

Yes.
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ggg452
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 3:39:06 PM

Yes....no alternative....
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 1:53:19 PM

Yes
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 3:25:25 AM

Yes!
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MicahJ1992
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:28:04 PM

people need to not be so fearful and stand up for themselves or we will constantly be walked on economicaly
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 2:37:43 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 2:13:31 PM

YES
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 9:31:42 AM

Yes.
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:35:12 PM

Yes.
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MicahJ1992
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 7:29:24 PM

No. If we could get just a 1/4 of americans who drive automobiles to find a different mode of transportation and not fill up for a week it could cripple the oil economy and send a message
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 11:47:23 PM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:01:09 PM

Yes, total.
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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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