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Old 04-23-2007, 08:40 AM  
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Gasoline at $4 Coming to a Pump Near You, Unfazed by Rising Tab

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=afOlUzd30YOo

Pretty alarmist, IMO, but possible.

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Old 03-09-2011, 06:35 PM   #2461
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I fail to see how $3.42/gal is worse than $4/gal
Did you read the article? The percentages are what people are spending of their income on gasoline. People in Mississippi makes less than people in California but their gasoline prices aren't hugely less, so they spend a lot more of their income filling up their vehicles compared to Californians.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:37 PM   #2462
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Did you read the article? The percentages are what people are spending of their income on gasoline. People in Mississippi makes less than people in California but their gasoline prices aren't hugely less, so they spend a lot more of their income filling up their vehicles compared to Californians.
I didn't read it, and I don't even make what the average Mississippian makes so for me personally that idea doesn't matter.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:38 PM   #2463
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I didn't read it, and I don't even make what the average Mississippian makes so for me personally that idea doesn't matter.
Have you considered moving to Mississippi?
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:40 PM   #2464
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:19 PM   #2465
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Yeah, that was the first thing in my head after seeing the pic of gas for 5+/gal, and hearing your statement of how gas is over 10/gal for the Brits.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:21 PM   #2466
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Heh, while this is funny, it absolutely played a part in my wife and I moving to MO. We'd be ****ing homeless in Seattle if we still lived there. Instead we have the biggest house we've ever had, and while things are tough, we're gonna make it. It's legitimate.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:39 PM   #2467
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Heh, while this is funny, it absolutely played a part in my wife and I moving to MO. We'd be ****ing homeless in Seattle if we still lived there. Instead we have the biggest house we've ever had, and while things are tough, we're gonna make it. It's legitimate.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:45 PM   #2468
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Heh, while this is funny, it absolutely played a part in my wife and I moving to MO. We'd be ****ing homeless in Seattle if we still lived there. Instead we have the biggest house we've ever had, and while things are tough, we're gonna make it. It's legitimate.
Take no prisoners. I expect you to own that part of the state in no less than 20 months.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:53 PM   #2469
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I usta spend two weeks per year in Vicksburg. Houses are astoundingly cheap. But it dawned on me that I could never live there. The natives just don't like me very much. Its like everybody could tell that I'm a surfer hippie lefty dude & they don't like it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:58 AM   #2470
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Yeah, that was the first thing in my head after seeing the pic of gas for 5+/gal, and hearing your statement of how gas is over 10/gal for the Brits.
Oh. Yeah, but they have "free" health care.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:18 AM   #2471
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Crude having a good downward day right now. Down almost 3% but still above $100. It got up to near $107 a couple of days ago.
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Crude having a good downward day right now. Down almost 3% but still above $100. It got up to near $107 a couple of days ago.
Hey, looks like me not buying Exxon/Mobil worked!
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:41 AM   #2473
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THIS IS NOT THE 'DON'T BUY' GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.30 PER GALLON.
This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. But it came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are tired of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer, take time to read this please.

Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.

This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May! It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!

I hear we are going to hit close to $ 4.00 a gallon by next summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action.The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can Really work. Please read on and join with us!

By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $2.00 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $3.08 at Arco and Costco for regular unleaded in Salem , Oregon and climbing every week. Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace..not sellers. With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.
The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas.
But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.
Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL.
If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers .
If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!

If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all!

(If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician But I am . so trust me on this one.

How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!
I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can make a difference.

If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $2.00 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK. PASS THIS ON WE CAN BEAT THEM!!!

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Seriously, I wish something like this could work, but people just will not get on the same page to do this.
Dude, are you really serious? An email forwarded to you that's probably over a year old about how we can all lower gas prices by not buying gas from a certain company? Are you really serious?
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CAIRO – Saudi police have opened fire at a rally in the kingdom's east in an apparent escalation of efforts to stop planned protests.

Government officials have warned they will take strong action if activists take to the streets after increasing calls for large protests around the oil-rich kingdom to press for democratic reforms.

A witness in the eastern city of Qatif says gunfire and stun grenades were fired at several hundred protesters marching in the city streets Thursday. The witness, speaking on condition of anonymity because he feared government reprisal, said police in the area opened fire. The witness saw at least one protester injured.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110310/...saudi_protests

CAIRO Saudi police have opened fire at a rally in the kingdom's east in an apparent escalation of efforts to stop planned protests.

Government officials have warned they will take strong action if activists take to the streets after increasing calls for large protests around the oil-rich kingdom to press for democratic reforms.

A witness in the eastern city of Qatif says gunfire and stun grenades were fired at several hundred protesters marching in the city streets Thursday. The witness, speaking on condition of anonymity because he feared government reprisal, said police in the area opened fire. The witness saw at least one protester injured.
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