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1OILMAN

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 4:31:16 PM

I miss the crusaders. Some of them were really fun.
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gisandy1
Rookie Author Edmonton

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 9:39:47 AM

Boycotting will work if it can be organized to get a group as a whole to participate. If we can organize when to boycott a certain company at the same time ,they will notice it in a big hurry. When they adjust their prices to a lower level that is in out favour, we then reward them by purchasing their fuel as a group as well. It will work!
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1OILMAN
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 4:59:55 PM

No takers, eh?
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catfish99
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 7:03:11 AM

I got all excited when I saw "Gas War in Montreal" at the top of the topics lists. Sadly, it was just a bump of 2012's post, not a new PETROL ARMY being formed.
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newsmonger
Rookie Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 9:14:23 PM

1Oilman said: Yep Canada, lol....they have some real loons.

How rude! but what I would expect from a typical obnoxious American.
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SmartShopper520
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:59:39 AM

Would be good to see an experienced strong boycot leader start up a new one today that might spark some new interest, that would make an impact on high rising fuel costs, eh?
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scottyboy
Rookie Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 4:05:04 PM

I think lots have given in
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1OILMAN
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 3:22:55 PM

Yep Canada, lol....they have some real loons
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:19:07 PM

GGG's homesite was actually GasBuddy, same as Nickeybasenji
The Chicago region has its share of goofy posts. My point is that it is by no means unique to the Chicago region.
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Michael29644
Champion Author Greenville

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:30:27 AM

Maxstar,

GGG, FedUpFred, and a couple of others (whose names I can't recall right off because they got booted from the site) signed up via the Chicago site. That said, from some minute details in his posts, I never thought GGG was actually from Chicago. I did feel that GGG had multiple accounts on the Chicago site and possibly other GB sites as well. I just felt it an odd coincidence that these types of abusers/trolls chose the Chicago site to sign up, that's all. It's almost as if the Chicago site was targeted for some reason. Then there's that land to the north of Illinois that I shall not name that Trixie always gets a kick out of. There are some real loony posts that come out of those sites.
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 5:55:24 PM

Hold on. GGG was in a league of his own, but from my experience, the nutters are equally spread around the whole GasBuddy territory.
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1OILMAN
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 5:40:32 PM

Oh you are soooo right....GGG was one of the best!!!
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Michael29644
Champion Author Greenville

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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:03:25 PM

"Good boycotters" sounds like an oxymoron. But for pure entertainment value, I don't think you can get much better than Gas Genius Guy. For some reason, the Chicago site seems to bring out the real nutters.
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HeavyDuty_cache
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 5:03:59 AM

I also miss "Pertol Army".
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gas_phil
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:10:10 AM

We can have new people.
I'll end my boycott at midnight tonight. Need a tank of gas tomorrow:)
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easydriver11
Champion Author Cape Coral

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:41:07 AM

I still dont go to 7-11 or citgi due to chavez
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1OILMAN
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:22:55 PM

FedUpFred was a classic.
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Mikeyl
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:17:26 AM

The "high energy" guys were fun. I miss them, too.

But, perhaps, GasBuddy has enlightened them to a higher plane of motoring existence.

They have learned that boycotting will never work. They know that the only way to reduce gas prices is to reduce usage (but, then the oil producing nations cut output to compensate at some point to maintain their price margins).

Some walk, some bike. Others carpool or take public transportation. Some work from home.

We're all growing and changing with the times. We know that we're all in this together and we all need to come up with the solution together.
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catfish99
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:29:01 AM

I enjoyed the montreal gas war and "pertol Army". Not seeing that level of insanity much these days.
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1OILMAN
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 2:25:22 PM

Thanks Heavy, was wondering if any one else had a sense of humor.
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HeavyDuty_cache
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:14:59 AM

I think most of them stuck their heads in a microwave oven with their tin foil hats on.
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iceywarm
Rookie Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 1:59:07 PM

It is pointless to boycott. There way to huge
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skh150
Sophomore Author Denver

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 8:12:52 PM

Yeah, where?
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