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12012

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Message Posted: May 25, 2012 11:33:02 PM

All Canadians must view their concerns to the oil Companies and tell them enough is enough. The only way to get back is by boycotting. The first is Petro-Canada for 3 to 4 months hit them in their pocket books. Then go after Esso for the same length of time and so on. Complain to your politicians at all levels, the news media, the newspapers, Radio Stations. etc to show them we the customers will not take it any more.

These companies try any way to keep prices high to line their pockets so they can get richer and richer.

I live in Ontario Canada and we feel the same. I have tried to start a boycott on Facebook with Petro-Canada the first, after talking with one for the attendants, and told me that sales are down to the point it is noticeable. I think it is working but I have no way to confirm it. We need the whole country on the bandwagon. Pass the word around to let everyone participate
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 12:58:28 PM

Reported
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smugutu1234
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 11:58:28 AM

People will not do it.
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lesandliz
Sophomore Author New Orleans

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 8:32:28 AM

I only get gas when I need it.
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 12:45:20 AM

But then where would I be able to buy gas??
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orangecrush35
All-Star Author Miami

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2012 4:52:49 PM

why boycotts on oil companies we will buy gas .
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HeavyDuty_cache
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 9:20:36 AM

Thanks for joining the site just to post this one forum post. Dang, I posted this already, they need to have a way for the poster to delete their comment.

[Edited by: HeavyDuty_cache at 6/1/2012 9:20:43 AM EST]
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catfish99
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 6:39:35 AM

Hi 12, and welcome to the site.
I guess your first post did not get the reaction you thought it would get. That's because your idea has been presented hundreds of times before, and it has been shown to be a waste of time hundreds of times before.
Do yourself a favor and read some of the topics in this forum. Make sure to check out a few of the "why it can't work" ones, which will link you to 3rd party sites like the Department of Energy and Snopes.com. Learn the reasons your idea was met with less than open arms, post some prices to help out your fellow Vancouverites, and make the site a place where you can learn to save energy dollars.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 12:41:19 AM

1OILMAN: "Canada? Got to love em."

There is no reason for a dumb insult like that. Insult the poster if you like, he invites it.
I don't insult America or Americans when I see the same garbage posted by an American.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 12:01:00 AM

"I live in Ontario Canada and we feel the same. I have tried to start a boycott on Facebook"

What a coincidence. I have tried to start a boycott OF Facebook. I even started a Facebook page about it. It's not doing so well. :(
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: May 27, 2012 1:16:19 PM

Canada? Got to love em.
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HeavyDuty_cache
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: May 26, 2012 8:46:09 AM

12012 - Did you join this site just to post this message? YOU COULD be helping other drivers find the lowest price for fuel by POSTING SOME PRICES.
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rumbleseat
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: May 26, 2012 3:07:06 AM

Oh, baloney, if you had bothered to lurk in the forums you would have seen this discussed ad nauseum, and I have seen versions of this since the snail mail boycott calls I received in the late 1960s.
It won't work, it can't work, and I can't be bothered posting the data for the 93 millionth time.
Point your search towards "snopes gasout" and get yourself educated.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: May 26, 2012 1:04:54 AM

Boycotts do not work. To find out why read some of the other 5000 topics in this territory. There is no current shortage of complaining about high gas prices to the media or politicians. It is unlikely that more than a few percentage of others will participate. Even if a large percentage participated, do you really think that the company would lower their prices or would they simply sell that inventory to other buyers.
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