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Don't buy Gas Tomorrow

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  1. MysticGohan

    MysticGohan WiiChat Member

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    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 overnight.

    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 places.

    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 al l 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"



    SPREAD THE WORD!
     
  2. adf3424sdff

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    Im from England, and I don't drive.
     
  3. DRMARIO

    DRMARIO Controversial.

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    If it costs $50 dollars to fill up your car with 'Gas', which I'm assuming is the same as Petrol/Diesel, tranaslated, it's about £30.
    It costs Alot more for my mother to fill her car, about £40 - £50 ..which is about $80 I think..
     
  4. ShinyDialga

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    I have my permit but I never go anywhere
     
  5. chach

    chach umm yaa.... anybody here?

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    javjaoll Dead Caravan

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    Yeah, im also in Scotland and i cant drive yet, so it doesnt affect me till next year.
     
  7. gnahc79

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    1) How about tomorrow Americans drive the speed limit for a day?
    2) Dude, gas in the mid-90s was CHEAP. In around 1996 gas was ~$1/gallon in Ohio when I was in h.s. ONE FREAKIN' DOLLAR!!! Cheaper than milk! But I digress...
    3) There's no comparison between Europe and the U.S. The plethora of SUVs and other gas guzzlers do increase demand for oil. However, the U.S. is just a *teeny* bigger in land size, the avg commute is longer, and our mass transit system as a whole sucks (with a few major cities being exceptions).

    my contribution is to get a 2007 Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle sometime soon, 40mpg and tons o fun :)
     
  8. Griever

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    Perhaps if so much effort was put into stopping people driving gas-guzzling SUV's then gas usage wouldn't be as much a problem as it is. Hell, the technology is ready for cars which don't even need a fossil-fuel source but the constant use of combustion engines means the oil companies have more than enough incentive to keep selling the stuff and more than enough money to keep the companies making these cars subsidised (unofficially of course).

    Either way; I don't drive so I don't care.
     
  9. Gaz

    Gaz Poker Face :D

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    i did the maths for another forum, if you take the price per litre in the uk to be 92.9p, then on average we pay $7 a gallon. so no complaing americans
     
  10. Griever

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    We pay more for everything - and we still have more money than the U.S.

    Go figure ;o
     
  11. Fortnox

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    Exactly. They're complaining about nothing.
    Accept that you get everything cheap in America and get over it.
     
  12. Earthworm Jim

    Earthworm Jim wormus maximus

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    no! we are complaining because theres no justification for the current gas prices. isnt it funny how the prices dropped a tad right before xmas? hmmm i wonder why? could it be the retail industry wanted their piece of the pie? LOL
     
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    or er maybe you got some more oil from the war in iraq.
     
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    Re: #3 from my 1st post....you can't compare Europe and the U.S. for oil consumption, geez. I fill up my car about once a week, ~300 miles/480 km. DRMARIO, does your mom pay £200 per month for gas?
     
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    You're right, you can't compare. Americans are such lazy, fat ****s that they drive around the corner instead of walking and hence consume more gas than any European would.

    Go figure, right?

    :mad2:
     
  16. Wii_Smurf

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    I agree with Griever, I saw a video once where some guy in america came around the corner [From his apartment]
    Went into the shop [Left the car engine running]
    Did a U turn
    Back to his apartment [Or the building he was in]

    However. I don't agree with Grievers other statment on Gas Guzzler Cars.
    Since my favourite car is a Mitsubishi Warrior L200
     
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    I really don't know. I'm not sure how long one fill up lasts her. She drives all over the country. We live In Skelmersdale, and some days she's up working in london!
    So i'd assume it costs her alot for petrol. And the fact we have a large car doesn't help either! >.<
     
  18. gnahc79

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    Damn, well if you saw a video of one guy doing that then ALL Americans must be fat and lazy. Let's not get into negative stereotypes, EVERY nation has them including England (let's not go there :) ).

    Americans consume more gas because:
    - They love their cars/trucks/SUVs
    - There's more people and more people that drive
    - They love their cars/trucks/SUVs
    - There's more land to cover--> longer commutes, etc.
    - They love their cars/trucks/SUVs
     
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    Funny how america stel Iraq's OIL, then raise their gas prices :lol:
     
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    I doubt you excrete roses. So stop thinking your crap doesn't stink, and take a peg off the arrogance stool, because I highly doubt you've done something note-worthy in your life to back up your misplaced superiority.

    What's wrong with you guys? You see a few things on T.V./videos and believe it applies to everyone that shares that person's nationality? I saw someone from the U.K. in a video, stop every 30 seconds to start licking doors he was walking by while humping their mailboxes shortly afterward. Is it safe to assume that everyone in the UK does that? No, it isn't.

    Remember this please. Its the whole Human Race that are idiots, not just one nation.

    Yes, many Americans drive a lot, but most don't abuse their vehicle other than for the neccessary. I have a jeep, and I drive to work and to the store when need be. But going to my friend's house, which is 3 miles away, I walk. And usually we hang out every day.

    Most of the people in my area carpool whenever they need to go somewhere. They actually call their neighbors up, asking them whens the next time they're going to the store, and if possible, catch a ride with them.
     
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