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May 19th & gas prices, honest opinion?


#1

This was an e-mail that i recieved and i was wondering what your honest opinion was? im not well educated on the matter but i have done a lil research and the math SEEMS right. thoughts and comments are welcome. sorry about the caps, couldnt get them off.

IT HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES DID NOT PURCHASE A DROP OF GASOLINE FOR ONE DAY AND ALL AT THE SAME TIME, THE OIL COMPANIES WOULD CHOKE ON THEIR STOCKPILES.

AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD HIT THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY WITH A NET LOSS OF OVER 4.6 BILLION DOLLARS WHICH AFFECTS THE BOTTOM LINES OF THE OIL COMPANIES.

THEREFORE MAY 19TH HAS BEEN FORMALLY DECLARED "STICK IT UP THEIR BEHIND " DAY AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION SHOULD NOT BUY A SINGLE DROP OF GASOLINE THAT DAY.

THE ONLY WAY THIS CAN BE DONE IS IF YOU FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN AND AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN TO GET THE WORD OUT.

WAITING ON THIS ADMIINSTRATION TO STEP IN AND CONTROL THE PRICES IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REDUCTION AND CONTROL IN PRICES THAT THE ARAB NATIONS PROMISED TWO WEEKS AGO?

REMEMBER ONE THING, NOT ONLY IS THE PRICE OF GASOLINE GOING UP BUT AT THE SAME TIME AIRLINES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES, TRUCKING COMPANIES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES WHICH EFFECTS PRICES ON EVERYTHING THAT IS SHIPPED. THINGS LIKE FOOD, CLOTHING, BUILDING MATERIALS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES ETC. WHO PAYS IN THE END? WE DO!

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IF THEY DON'T GET THE MESSAGE AFTER ONE DAY, WE WILL DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.

SO DO YOUR PART AND SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE MAY 19TH A DAY THAT THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES SAY "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"


#2

every year these dumb ass e mails are sent around. nobody gives a shit if you dont buy gas on a particular day, because youll just buy it the next day or the day after that. unless you start riding your bike you still have to buy gas.

the oil companies have you by the balls no matter what you try to do!

be like me and dont ever look at the price of gas. wtf is the point? you have to buy it no matter what!


#3

P-Dog, after reading your view i understand where your coming from, really even if we didnt buy gas for one day, well buy it the day after! i love seeing opinions on this topic! keep'em coming!

Beefy


#4

I agree with Pdog. We're just f_cked.


#5

P-dog is absolutely correct. Choosing the 19th is assnine. Friday is payday for most people and one of the first things they do is fill their tanks. Enough said.


#6

everyone... thanks for your views and opinions on this topic, i really appreciate it.

beefy


#7

The coming oil shortages are the basic crisis that has ever faced America.

And what's the best we can come up with?

"Oh dude - were gonna show the oil companies whose boss - don't buy gas for one day."

We are so screwed it's not even funny.

Matt


#8

Yeah I got that fucking email yesterday and just laughed at it and deleted it. The people who come up with shit are some stupid fuckers!