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ftlaudbob
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NO GAS ON MAY15TH
      #74791 - Mon May 14 2007 02:21 PM

Just a reminder,tommorow May 15th is national no gas day.Please do not buy ant gas.Do your part!

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Lamar-Plant City
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Re: NO GAS ON MAY15TH [Re: ftlaudbob]
      #74800 - Tue May 15 2007 10:07 AM

So...did it work?



I didn't think so....

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ftlaudbob
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Re: NO GAS ON MAY15TH [Re: Lamar-Plant City]
      #74802 - Tue May 15 2007 12:12 PM

Well it is a little early.But prices won't really come down until we stop driving these large suv's.Some people just blame everyone else instead of doing there own part to change things.We do not need all these suv's!!!

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Re: NO GAS ON MAY15TH [Re: ftlaudbob]
      #74803 - Tue May 15 2007 12:28 PM

I knew it was out there someplace....please see the following website for an explanation for why these things do not work.....these boycotts have been around for about 6 years....

Pain in the Gas from The Urban Legends Reference Page

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ftlaudbob
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Re: NO GAS ON MAY15TH [Re: Lamar-Plant City]
      #74806 - Tue May 15 2007 12:45 PM

Well,this guy says not many people paticipate,and so it does not work.It seems he can only base his numbers on low "turnout".But these days it would be nice for Americans to come together about ANYTHING.No other country on this planet drives large vehicals like we do.We can place alot of the blame for high gas prices on us.We have turned into spoiled brats.

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Re: NO GAS ON MAY15TH [Re: ftlaudbob]
      #74807 - Tue May 15 2007 01:33 PM

Quote:

We have turned into spoiled brats.




...and I (attempt to) teach their children science...

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Re: NO GAS ON MAY15TH [Re: ftlaudbob]
      #74834 - Wed May 16 2007 03:59 PM

Quote:

Well,this guy says not many people paticipate,and so it does not work.It seems he can only base his numbers on low "turnout".But these days it would be nice for Americans to come together about ANYTHING.No other country on this planet drives large vehicals like we do.We can place alot of the blame for high gas prices on us.We have turned into spoiled brats.




They don't participate because a 1 day gas "boycott" won't do anything, period. You just end up filling up with gas on another day. You have to either stop using gas altogether or perform a boycott of a particular chain or chains of gas stations to see results, and neither of those are terribly likely to happen.

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ftlaudbob
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Re: NO GAS ON MAY15TH [Re: Clark]
      #74858 - Thu May 17 2007 09:37 AM

Well,maybe it would be nice if Americans could come together,even if it is just symbloic.But it looks like we will never come together again,For anything.Sad.

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Re: NO GAS ON MAY15TH [Re: ftlaudbob]
      #74893 - Fri May 18 2007 12:46 PM

Quote:

Well,maybe it would be nice if Americans could come together,even if it is just symbloic.But it looks like we will never come together again,For anything.Sad.




I don't see how not participating in this "boycott" means that Americans won't come together on something.

Symbolic? Not really. It's symbolic of a group of people that lacks the foresight to realize that it's a meaningless boycott. If you want the nation to "come together" on something, make it actually have an effect. Don't use ill-conceived logic to claim that it will have an effect when in reality it has none.

(I'm not directing this at you, ftlaudbob, I'm directing it at the people who thought up such an event.)

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