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    No gas on the 15th

    Who ealse is doing it?

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    Though I haven't heard of this before now, I take it to mean that some people are going to try to "use no gas" on the 15th.

    Goooood luck.

    Point a) Most people either have school or work on the 15th.

    Point b) Just about everything in our lives is tied to gas in one way or another. I suppose you may be able to do it if you dig yourself a hole in the ground and lie in it naked all day. :-\

    Nice idea, bad planning.
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    Hhhmmm... Lying naked in a hole.. you may just have something there.

    They had people on CNN talking about this letter going around and how stupid it was and how it's never been documented to do anything before. It's dumb. "Whoo let's not buy gas for one whole day... let's change the wooorld maaaan!.... cough cough maaaaaaaaan the oil industries take advantage of third world countries maaaaan. Toke"


    1 hour later....

    "Man.. I've got the mun-chies man.. let's go to 7/11 for some Cheetos."

    If it makes you feel better, I can't drive so I guess I'll be participating in the no gas on the 15th boycott. I better stock up on snacks first. I like snacks.

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    http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/nogas.asp

    Please read this. It s a BAD idea.

    I summerize said article as follows:

    Basically the premise of the whole thing is flawed. This doesnt call on users to use less gas, just to shift their purchace date one day. The very same amount of gas is sold either way, so no harm comes of it. The gass out day doent call on users to make a sacrafice by actually giving up something


    ALSO, the primary potenital effect of this gass-out day is to hurt those at the very end of the oil-gas chain: the independant service owners, who have almost no say in setting gas prices.

    the "gas out" day is a punch in the nose to the wrong person
    Gas prices are driven by supply and demand. No amount of consumer gimmiky or showmanship will lower its prices in the end
    "unfortunatly for many people acheaving the goal for liftime lower gas useage, the only real way to lower prices, would mean cutting down on their driving or driving more fuel-efficiant cars, solutions they find unappealing"

    In this case, the only message being sent is "we consumers are so desperate for gas that we cannot do without it for a few days to demonstrate our dissadisfaction wih its cost
    that makes no logic

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    I only buy gas when my tank is at the red zone. If that happens on the 15th, I'm buying gas. If it doesn't then I'm not buying gas. The only time I buy gas w/o being in the red zone is when I know that prices are about to go up again and I want to get it as cheap as possible. Right now, the lowest gas around here is $2.85 and ranges up to $2.93.

    What is the point of tacking on the 9/10 of a cent to gas? It doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. Can anyone explain that to me?
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    Its a good idea but its futile. The oil companies reign supreme until they exhaust the oil in the earth.

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    Just say that nobody buys gas on the 15th. You will either make sure you have enough gas on the 14th or you will just wait until the 16th to buy gas. Either way you will use the same amount of gas and the oil companies lost absolutely nothing.

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    [QUOTE=Wesley;827269] Right now, the lowest gas around here is $2.85 and ranges up to $2.93.

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    WHAT!?! GAS HERE JUST JUMPED UP TO $3.39.

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