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Jun 1, 2006
Port Coquitlam
I know Rod started a thread about this and it sidetracked into a debate about life in general a bit.
I just received an e-mail from Jan, yes he is alive, I think.
It'll be pasted at the bottom.
I understand that there is a large chance that this will not work but I figure if we don't try, we'll never know. The idea is to not fill up on 1 day, personally I would think that if we can hold out for longer it would be better. Now I would like to expand on this idea and as mentioned in Rod's thread, let's target 1 or 2 companies like Esso and Petro Canada or Chevron, Shell, and not purchase fuel from them for as long as we can. Hopefully this will actually do something. I read in the paper today that the government, under scrutiny from the public is going to do a second reading on a new bill to be passed. If addresses the issue of gas prices and calls for a board or committee to be formed to put some control over this issue and regulate prices. Apparently Exxon has made a profit in the past year of around 3 billion dollars, and they bitch about production costs going up and supply and demand.
Personally I think this is just going to end up being a scam to shut people up for a while.
Regardless I think we should boycott some of these guys, and if we get a group large enough we can actually make a difference and save some cash.
The e-mail:
Don't pump gas on may 15th

in April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in
protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon
On May 15th 2007, all internet users are to not go to a gas station
in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most
There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the internet
network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up.
If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take
$2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companies
pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May
15th and lets try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.
If you agree (which I cant see why you wouldn't) resend this to all
your contact list. With it saying, ''Don't pump gas on May 15th"
"Apparently Exxon has made a profit in the past year of around 3 billion dollars, and they bitch about production costs going up and supply and demand."

Exxon reported a first quarter profit this year of 9 Billion, yes, 9 BILLION.

Last year they had about 34 billion, IIRC.

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