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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by misteraven, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. misteraven

    misteraven Administrator

    Joined: May 7, 1999 Messages: 8,915 Likes Received: 379
    Gas Solution

    The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should return the favor. An
    interesting thought is to boycott their GAS. Every time you fill up the
    car, you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia.
    Just buy from gas companies that don't import their oil from the Saudis. Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill-up the
    tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill me, my family,
    and my friends.

    I thought it might be interesting for you to know which oil
    companies are the best to buy gas from, and which major companies import
    Middle Eastern oil (for the period 9/1/00 - 8/31/01):

    Shell: 205,742,000 barrels
    Chevron/Texaco: 144,332,000 barrels
    Exxon/Mobil: 130,082,000 barrels
    Marathon/Speedway: 117,740,000 barrels
    Amoco: 62,231,000 barrels

    If you do the math at $30 per barrel, these imports amount to over $18 BILLION!

    Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:

    Citgo: 0 barrels
    Sunoco: 0 barrels
    Conoco: 0 barrels
    Sinclair: 0 barrels
    BP/Phillips: 0 barrels
    Hess: 0 barrels

    All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and each
    is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing. They're required to report on a monthly basis.

    Keep this list in your car, share it with friends, but stop paying for terrorism! To have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers.

    It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out at this point. Keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people! I'm sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)... and so on, by the time this message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it - THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE! Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. How much would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next eight days!
  2. misteraven

    misteraven Administrator

    Joined: May 7, 1999 Messages: 8,915 Likes Received: 379
    By the way, someone sent me that. I just thought it was an interesting approach so i fuigured I'd share.


    your suv supports terrorism. ride a bike
  4. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    one less car - one less bomb

    even though some companies do not use imported oil,
    and rely on reserves found on North American soil...
    I'd hardly call them 'ethical companies'.

    but I know that I'm saving money and not contributing
    to the fall of western civilization by walking, biking and using public transit.
  5. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    why do that when you can just give israel the power and keep oil/gas prices cheap with no hassle?
  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    ^ yeah..
    that might work... but I'm not sure how the Isreal-Texas connection would work out.
  7. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    bush will make it work out..trust him.;) :eek:
  8. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    or should i say "THEM"?

    que in "THE OMEN" sound track now.
  9. fr8oholic

    fr8oholic Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2000 Messages: 9,256 Likes Received: 2
    sunoco, ya heard~!
  10. FifTy CaL.

    FifTy CaL. Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 18, 2003 Messages: 150 Likes Received: 0
    "does that mean we should stop buying weed since it supports terrorism? example: Afghani strand"
  11. ArtvandaL

    ArtvandaL Guest

    the wackness has prevailed once again
  12. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    hey, its damn near spring, so its back to commuting on tha bike.
    I'll keep tha list handy for those few times when I do put gas in tha car.
  13. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    I've been walking to work lately.
    It only takes 20 minutes and I pass some interesting characters.
    This spring I will be the 'old-dude-on-a-skateboard' on my way to work.
    At least I can still heelflip in case any 13-year-old try to harass me.
  14. kido

    kido Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 1,463 Likes Received: 0
    BP is the best gfas station ever. The one I go to still has the three bay service station, full serve pumps, a car wash, kerosene, and a propane fillup tank. And theres always like four people working there at once if you have any questions or problems with your car.

    Gas stations are not the way they used to be.
  15. Organ Donor

    Organ Donor Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2001 Messages: 2,884 Likes Received: 0
    there was this bp in mississippi that i used to go to that had some 'for amusement' slot machines. my grandpa would take me and my cousins in there when we visited and give us a few bucks to play. if they knew they would pay out so i always made about $50.