Don't Pump Gas on May 15th

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    Exclamation Don't Pump Gas on May 15th

    I got sent this e-mail. Please send it to your whole contact list (and anyone else), and tell you'r friends too.
    Please read.

    NO GAS...On May 15th 2007

    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 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".
    In fact, I request that a mod/admin makes this a sticky until May 16th.

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    http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/gasout.asp
    http://thewookiee.com/2007/05/dont-p...15th-orly.html

    You've been had man.

    But since I know some people will be stupid enough to fall for this I'm going to the pump on May 15th. Hopefully the line will be shorter.

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    Hahahahahahahahahaha

    I just got this e-mail, maybe I should make a thread about it
    DEAR FRIEND,

    I KNOW THIS EMAIL WILL COME TO YOU IN AN ODD MANNER, AS YOU HAVE NOT
    RECEIVED ANY PRIOR COMMUNICATION FROM ME BEFORE NOW.

    BUT BE THAT AS IT MAY, MY NAME IS ENGR MUSA ALI, PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO DR.
    EDMUND M. DAUKORU, THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER ON PETROLEUM MATTERS. MY MESSAGE
    TO YOU IS BASED ON SOME MONEY THAT FLOATED INTO THE
    GOVERNMENT TREASURY DUE TO THE RECENT BOOM IN THE INTERNATIONAL OIL MARKET.

    THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA BUDGETED US$23.50 PER BARREL IN LAST YEAR
    BUDGET, BUT THE PRICE WAS CHANGED IN THE INTERNATIONAL OIL MARKET WHERE A
    BARREL WAS SOLD BETWEEN US$35-US $59.67 US.

    WE RECORDED EXCESS GAIN, AND ALL THESE COULD NOT BE ACCOUNTED FOR, HENCE
    SOME EXECUTIVE MEMBERS IN THE PETROLEUM MINISTRY DECIDED TO TAKE AWAY THE
    SUM OF US$75,000,000.00, (SEVENTY FIVE MILLION, UNITED STATES DOLLARS TO AN
    OFFSHORE ACCOUNT OF A FOREIGN NATIONAL OR COMPANY.

    PLEASE WE ARE NOT CONTACTING YOU BECAUSE WE CANNOT DO THIS BUSINESS ON OUR
    OWN SUCCESSFULLY, BUT BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO OPERATE FOREIGN ACCOUNTS
    AS CIVIL SERVANTS, THAT IS WHY WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FOREIGNER WE CAN USE AND
    KNOWING FULLY WELL THAT AS A WHITE MAN, THE MOVEMENT OF THE FUND WILL RAISE
    NO DOUBT THAT IS WHY WE HAVE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU.

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO ASSIST US, PLEASE LET ME HAVE THE BELLOW
    INFORMATION SO THAT I CAN FURNISH YOU WITH FURTHER DETAILS ON THE MODALITIES
    OF THE TRANSFER OF THE FUND INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.
    NAME/TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.

    PLEASE YOU ARE ADVISED TO KEEP THIS MATTER TO YOUR SELF, AS WE DO NOT WANT
    IT TO BE EXPOSED IN ORDER NOT TO JEOPARDIZE OUR CHANCES OF SUCCEEDING. LET
    IT BE KNOWN TO YOU THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS HUNDRED PERCENT
    RISKS FREE AND YOUR SECURITY HAS BEEN WELL TAKEN CARE OFF.

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS TRANSACTION, SEND ME AN EMAIL TO
    SCREW YOU SLY FOR FURTHER CLARIFICATIONS.

    BEST REGARDS.
    ENGR.MUSA ALI.
    edit: You're not even old enough to drive, why do you care about this anyways?
    Last edited by Govtcheez; 05-04-2007 at 08:21 AM.

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    OMG, Govt! 75,000,000.00!!!! If everyone in Cboard does this, it's still 2902.25 for each of us! I propose this thread by stickied indefinitely until we all get our portion of the excess gain from the oil companies.
    Sent from my iPadŽ

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    I have edited the email to prevent you from taking my money.

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    Wow. I haven't been here for ages. Now I remember why.
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    Cool, see ya. Thanks for stopping by.
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    >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.


    And then they'd get twice as much the next day? because double the amount of people that need gas on a typical day, would need gas the day after.

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    Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places.
    You must be living in the US... over $3 a gallon... oh noes

    You know what would put a dent in the oil prices ? Not driving for a day. Pumping gas the day before or after isn't even worth the paper this statistic would never be printed on.

    You want to make a difference ? Don't try to punish those that are using the rules in the best way to make a profit. That's just capitalism. No morals there. Kick those in their respective reproduction organs, that make the rules those companies are playing by. Ratifying Kyoto would be a step in the right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queatrix View Post
    In fact, I request that a mod/admin makes this a sticky until May 16th.
    Let's see... Should we take a piece of chain letter spam and make it sticky? I think I know the answer.

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    > Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places.
    Oh you poor baby.
    Here's a tip - buy something rated in miles per gallon, not gallons per mile.

    At the current exchange rate, petrol (beats me how you lot managed to label a liquid as 'gas' anyway) here in the UK is presently just over $7.00 a (US) gallon.

    I haven't seen so much whining since I visited a vineyard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    I haven't seen so much whining since I visited a vineyard
    I love seeing people complain. I saw a bumper sticker the other day which said "Boycott XXX until gas is back to $1.20 a gallon", with XXX being some big petroleum company I can't remember. As if people have a right to cheap gas...

    We bought a diesel car last year and we've been running biodiesel in it. At the time, we were paying $2.89 for the biodiesel (local supplier) and people laughed at us, because diesel was $2.40 at that time. Now the CHEAPEST petroleum fuel, regular gasoline, is up to $3.35 in this area. And guess what, biodiesel is still $2.89 with no sign that it will go up anytime soon.

    And on top of the fuel being cheap as dirt, the car drives 800 miles on a 12 gallon tank of gas, at least highway.

    Who's laughing now, huh?

    I remember when I could fill my tank for $10.00. And I'm not even 30. Do you hear me complain? Not a bit, I actually hope the price continues to go up. Finally maybe people will catch a clue that this "energy" stuff is more valuable than we thought.

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    >beats me how you lot managed to label a liquid as 'gas' anyway


    short for gassoline

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    In fact, I request that a mod/admin makes this a sticky until May 16th.
    Now I remember why I put you on my ignore list.

    I really don't understand the whining, either. I mean, it's (relatively) expensive, but how much is your gas spending really going up? Let's say you fill a 12 gallon tank once a week. First off, you drive too much, but that's another issue. Assume gas goes up .10 a gallon. That's $1.20 per week, or $62.50 per year. $62.50 - I bet your cable, energy, or phone bill went up by more than that from last year, and that doesn't raise the constant furor a gas increase does. Then gas prices will go back down a bit, then back up a little higher than before, then winter comes, and the price drops quite a bit.

    If you want to save money on gas:

    Drive less
    Don't accelerate so much
    Learn to drive a manual transmission, then
    Get a more efficient car
    Car pool
    Walk
    Ride a bike
    Get over yourself - take the bus

    I don't have time to write more, so here's the short version:

    Gas prices are a simple result of supply and demand. Quit demanding so much.
    There is a difference between tedious and difficult.

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