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Old 04-30-08, 06:16 PM   #1
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Hey Foo - Anyone hear of Gas strike Friday May 2nd?

Got a text message from a number I kind of recognize but don't -- it's don't buy gas on Friday. Checked the internet and see the "chain text message" is going around. Anyone see this?
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Got a text message from a number I kind of recognize but don't -- it's don't buy gas on Friday. Checked the internet and see the "chain text message" is going around. Anyone see this?

It DOES NOT work. So you don't buy gas on one day. You are sure going to buy it the next aren't you? Just a fantasy the lefties throw out there. If you don't want to buy gasoline/diesel, don't buy Citgo or its products. The problem is not Citgo, the problem is who owns Citgo; PDV America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela SA, the national oil company of Venezuela.
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I always buy Citgo gas, because of all the people who sell gasoline, I think they are the least evil. But this is foo, so I don't think we should really discuss it too much unless it gets moved.
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Considering my tank's 3/4ths full, I wasn't planning on buying gas till at least sunday...
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It can work. If you use that day to stop buying gas altogether. Aside from that, it's not going to do much, if anything.
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It can work. If you use that day to stop buying gas altogether. Aside from that, it's not going to do much, if anything.
No. The only way it would 'work' is if you used that day to stop using gas altogether.
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It doesn't work.


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No. The only way it would 'work' is if you used that day to stop using gas altogether.
Uhhh... that's exactly what he said.
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Uhhh... that's exactly what he said.
I'm not sure if I can politely answer that remark.
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OK, I am sure that I cannot politely answer that remark.
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It doesn't work. Best thing to do is buy an electric car and quit buying gas all together. Sigh, if only our battery technology up to par.
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Ohhhhkaaay...
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I think "gas out" days end up on Snopes. As of now, they mean nothing but a dip in demand one day, and a spike the next.

To make it work, people need to just not use gas that day, so the purchase is not just made up at a later time.

As for gas companies, people do have a choice in the matter. I don't like Citgo, as I just don't feel like giving money to a government that is actively hostile to the US. For me, have considered buying gas from an X-Mart, where stomping on a distributer's head for a good price actually is positive, but I end up just buying from a Chevron station.
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Yeah... I'm confused.
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Old 04-30-08, 10:33 PM   #15
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It DOES NOT work. So you don't buy gas on one day. You are sure going to buy it the next aren't you? Just a fantasy the lefties throw out there. If you don't want to buy gasoline/diesel, don't buy Citgo or its products. The problem is not Citgo, the problem is who owns Citgo; PDV America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela SA, the national oil company of Venezuela.
Well, it sounds like it's working out for the mobile service providers who are selling text messages.
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Every day is a "gas out" day for me.
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Old 04-30-08, 11:34 PM   #17
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Every day is a "gas out" day for me.
That just doesn't sound right.
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Well, I am lactose intolerant, you know.
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Well, I am lactose intolerant, you know.
Donna!

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I always buy Citgo gas, because of all the people who sell gasoline, I think they are the least evil. But this is foo, so I don't think we should really discuss it too much unless it gets moved.
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Uhhh... that's exactly what he said.
He said buying gas altogether. That means forever. The first dude said buying gas for one day.
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Old 05-01-08, 05:22 AM   #22
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This works for cyclists, unless you are a bicycle racer in which case you need the gas to drive to the bike races.

Yet another example of how bike racing is totally F'd and is the antithesis of everything else in cycling. You do have to love it.
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You willl just end up buying more gas the next day.

If you want to make a difference, pick one day and commute on your roadie. That's what I plan to do. My office building has a gym shower and for the 2 years I've been here I have said I would like to commute on Friday. Well, yesterday I mapped a route and today I am going to drive it to see how it is.

It won't drive prices down but it will save me a day of driving per week if all I do is Friday.

But I can't do it tomorrow.
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I think we should all get jersey's that say something like: "I get 25 miles/ burrito" on the back.
When we are out riding, maybe, just maybe, some of these SUV and Truck driving people will get the idea that bikes are a better use of our resources than are giant, gas swilling, huge hunks of metal. Maybe we can convince more people to start commuting via bicycle's that way.
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Yeah... I'm confused.
If you don't know the difference between

1. PROCRASTINATING BUYING FUEL ON ONE DAY, AND INSTEAD USING FUEL FROM YOUR STOCKPILE


and


2. RATHER, NOT USING ANY FUEL ON THAT DAY (OR MONTH, OR YEAR) AT ALL rather than playing stockpile games


Then you're at an intelligence level where I cannot be of assistance to you.
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