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marjFL

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2011 3:48:50 PM

why dont we all boycott shopping one day a week perhaps sunday , ride a bike or walk
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maxstar
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 12:57:28 PM

Reported
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smugutu1234
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 11:59:04 AM

Can't get people to do anything like that.
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wrentham98
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 10:49:07 AM

My solution is to work from home one day per week. Savings is great and I am so much more productive.
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KnullaMej
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:25:14 AM

WTF?
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 10:37:54 PM

This topic is nearly one year old and marjFL has yet to return and let us know what the point of her boycott was or if it had been effective. marjFL still has the 1 post and only 950 points.
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vroomputtputt
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 10:28:44 PM

BOYCOTT? is that what I've been doing for the last couple years.
I try my best to multipurpose trips. Like shopping and what ever else I should do for the week, and do it in one day or find someone who needs to car pool in the same direction.
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liz72601
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 10:50:02 AM

what would boycotting shopping do for the gas prices i don't know but i don't think it will get food prices down
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 10:31:48 AM

gonna saddle up my horse today
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Roadburner440
Sophomore Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 8:55:27 AM

No thank you. Will continue driving my plug in electrics. I did the whole bike riding thing for a year. It sucks. Especially in the rain. Was in the best shape of my life though for that year after putting nearly 5600 miles on that bicycle.
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RacerGene
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 7:32:45 AM

ok
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iggykid
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2012 4:50:09 PM

true story although I do remember a nation wide boycott a while back, it did come back to bite the day after when the prices spiked.

But yes riding a bike to places less than 5-10 miles is typically pretty do able. They are i think in columbus trying to pass legislation to start up city wide bike rentals. You can rent for the day or long term rentals on the bike. It will cost a lot to start it up but the long term benifits will be great for the city and everyones overall health. as well as cut back on fuel consumption and polution within the city. I do know that other citys around the country have already implemented stuff like this with pretty good success.
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iggykid
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2012 4:50:08 PM

true story although I do remember a nation wide boycott a while back, it did come back to bite the day after when the prices spiked.

But yes riding a bike to places less than 5-10 miles is typically pretty do able. They are i think in columbus trying to pass legislation to start up city wide bike rentals. You can rent for the day or long term rentals on the bike. It will cost a lot to start it up but the long term benifits will be great for the city and everyones overall health. as well as cut back on fuel consumption and polution within the city. I do know that other citys around the country have already implemented stuff like this with pretty good success.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 10:48:15 PM

I usually drive less than 250 miles per week.
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kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 8:43:45 AM

Impact on prices?
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CariRS
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 8:27:28 AM

I can do the boycott on a certain day but when you live in the country the walking or riding a bike for your 30-mile commute is not a viable option.
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Levi2974
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2012 7:56:15 PM

Ride your bike or take a bus.
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gazprize
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 7:32:32 AM

i agree on cutting back on trips
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Ernman
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 2:43:58 PM

Cutting back on all kinds of trips, even to the barber shop, and the movie theatre...Our standard of living is slowly going down,,,,,down,,,,down...
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 5:46:16 PM

We don't shop on Sunday, never have and never will...we grew up with the "blue Laws" in effect and they worked for us then and they still apply today as far as we're concerned.

We don't even shop for fuel while on a road trip on Sunday, considering the 200 gallon fuel tank on our RV; it would be pretty poor planning on our part if we had to.
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13Octane
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 5:45:26 PM

nope - oops pressed send too soon. rookie author?

[Edited by: 13Octane at 3/20/2012 5:46:02 PM EST]
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Carneys
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 2:12:48 PM

it's no fun to go anywhere anymore.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 6:20:43 AM

As The Onion noted, 98% of Americans support the use of public transportation by other people.
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thuathienhue
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 12:42:05 PM

As soon as it warms up, I'll be riding my bicycle and my Vespa.
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gingerakared
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 6:03:31 PM

I definitely plan my vehicle trips. I try to do all my running on the weekend on one particular day, and map out the trip that is the smartest, and uses the least amount of gasoline and time!
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 11:00:52 PM

Maybe we, as a country should go to a 4 day work week... Less people driving to work will save fuel, especially if they stay home on their off days.

Now seriously, If big cities would build public transportation such as trains, and ran them 24/7 people might actually use them.
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bluesmoke24
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 10:18:10 AM

i currently walk to school. But now im considering getting a motor bike and keeping my car for secondary purposes.
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bluesmoke24
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 6:05:32 PM

i currently walk to school. But now im considering getting a motor bike and keeping my car for secondary purposes.
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bluesmoke24
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 6:01:36 PM

I agree on walking more but i also agree that depending on the city you live in should have home public transportation. Without it. Well its hard to get wear you need to be.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2012 9:13:33 AM

it's not boycotting

don't have money and you won't have to shop
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knifeman9
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2012 3:45:40 PM

Just stay home an extra day...that should save 15% right off.
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Stealthops
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2012 1:13:24 AM

I agree with raj fl, you should try and combine trips. It saves time and money. Last time I checked those are good things to save :P.
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joeboxerTN
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2012 12:25:22 PM

I am a volunteer and its getting hard to do that, I have to cut back on that.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2012 12:22:04 PM

it didn't work, we got another 2 inch snowfall this morning
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2012 3:55:30 PM

i'm gonna boycot snow tomorrow
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kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2012 3:23:24 PM

OK.
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KEVINPHARES
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2011 11:34:55 AM

I so agree with this,
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Marc56
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2011 8:02:06 AM

Consolidate errands and have a neighbor come with you.
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snowball42NF
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2011 5:59:08 PM

I agree cut back on trips
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raj_fl
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2011 9:34:00 PM

combine trips
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raj_fl
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2011 9:33:51 PM

cut back on driving
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raj_fl
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2011 9:33:39 PM

driving suv's and trucks people
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raj_fl
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2011 9:33:23 PM

agree with marjfl we just need to cut back on taking vanity trips and just stop driving one day out of the week
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pickfordite
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2011 11:00:48 AM

I already drive as little as possible, and my last trip for pleasure that was more than 50 miles was 6 years ago. With knee arthritis and more than 20 miles each way to the shopping districts I won't be taking up biking any time soon.
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moe81272NH
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2011 3:00:57 AM

already cutting back
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2011 9:04:16 AM

yesterday, i was up doing some volunteer work at our high school and a girl sitting in study hall commented to her teacher that she was there because she didnt want to participate in gym class.

another girl said she didnt have to dress for PE, that all she had to do was walk 25 laps around the gym or run 2 laps around the track.

the 1st girl said, i wish i could just walk 25 laps and get a passing grade in pe.

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i couldn't help myself when i said: hey, perhaps you could get a dvd of some girl running laps and get credit for pe.

you won't believe her response - she said really? why didnt i think of that, can you hook me up with that?

duh
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debra536
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 8:01:28 AM

i know for a fact that some ppl cant ride bikes or walk lond distances because of health issues. maybe some could volunteer to do things for these ppl to save on gas. ask to carpool to the store or help in some sort of way
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2011 3:40:04 PM

max, uh huh, we live on a block that is 2 1/2 times the normal city block
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geminiqc
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2011 5:43:49 AM

hasen't come back yet eh! May be he was eaten by a croc.
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WSU_Coug
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 10:08:48 AM

need to too much
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Fluffsmom
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2011 4:07:27 PM

We have decided not to take a vacation this year from now through end of 2012. We already cut down on short trips.
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