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Didn't buy gas

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Boss, Mar 27, 2000.

  1. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Didn\'t buy gas

    Not that it really matters, I just wanted to let yall know that I didn't buy gas on March 24, 25, and 26th. Just like the email said not to. But I didn't buy any b/c I didn't need it.
    Boss
     
  2. delta9blazer

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    Re: Didn\'t buy gas

    oops.

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  3. laketex

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    Re: Didn\'t buy gas

    Well my truck just sat all weekend, took the girlfriends pickup...so technically SHE bought gas not me. So yeah I'm in the clear. haha Tell ya what though, those other days we're not supposed to buy it in April, I'm going skiing in Crested Butte, so I'm sure I'll be buying gas. I'm a bad bad person. [​IMG]

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  4. mudfanatic

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    Re: Didn\'t buy gas

    I know it's only symbolism but I didn't put gas in any of my cars all weekend and If I have my way I'll skip filling up for the days in april too. The nice thing about holding 60 gallons is that you can pass up the gas station a number of times before heading in but hold onto your wallet when you do finally head in... OOUUUCCHHHH!
    '77 K5

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  5. Corey-88K5

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    Re: Didn\'t buy gas

    I think I filled up. I don't remember. I thought this stupid idea was supposed to be in April? Just a thought, it won't work if nobody is informed.

    If I need it, I'm getting it.

    Corey
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  6. _DeeVee8_

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    the gas out thing doesn't matter because of the demand with OPEC to step up production brought the price down-- this was in the wings weeks b4 the online "lie"


    I don't know if you have seen this but I found this interesting----

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<GAS OUT 2000!

    Dateline: 03/01/00

    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

    Unless, of course, it was a dumb idea in the first place – like the "Great
    Gas Out" of 1999 and 1998. Remember?

    It all began with an anonymous email inciting Americans to protest high
    gasoline prices by boycotting the pumps on April 30. "Know what I found
    out?" the message teased. "If there was just ONE day when no one
    purchased any gasoline, prices would drop drastically."

    Well, who says a brilliant insight has to make sense?

    Gas prices had risen conspicuously in the early months of 1999, especially
    in California, and American consumers were incensed. The email manifesto
    played on that anger, speeding from coast to coast along the information
    highway, inspiring a Website, eliciting lip service from politicians. By
    April
    30 the Great Gas Out had all the appearances of an actual protest.

    The idea was this: by putting a dent in the oil companies' pocketbooks,
    however slight, consumers could thereby send a message to The Powers
    That Be, compelling them to lower prices. What no one ever bothered to
    explain, however, was exactly how buying
    gas a day earlier or a day later was supposed
    to achieve that. Economists pointed out that
    an effective boycott required less
    consumption of gasoline. But that did not
    deter the angry masses.

    There was plenty of media buzz by the time
    the big day arrived, and TV crews could be
    found lurking at gas stations everywhere to document the insurrection.
    What they captured on tape, for the most part, was folks filling their
    tanks
    as usual. A few people did stay away from the pumps, but in the end the
    protest was a bust, and, as predicted, had zero effect on gas prices.

    "Gas Out 2000"
    It's now 10 months later and history is repeating itself. February saw U.S.
    gas prices rise again and, as the month drew to a close, a familiar call to
    arms began showing up in inboxes everywhere:

    Send the list to your friends!!!!
    This forward will make a difference!!!!
    Anytime we can stick it to them it's a good day.

    Last year on April 30,1999, a gas out was staged
    across Canada and the U.S. to bring the price of
    gas down, and it worked. It's time to do
    something about it again.

    This time, lets make it for three days instead of
    just one. The oil cartel decided to slow
    production to drive up gasoline prices. Lets see
    how many Canadian\American people we can get to
    ban together for a three day period in April, NOT
    TO BUY ANY GASOLINE, during those three days.

    LETS HAVE A GAS OUT. Do not buy any gasoline from
    APRIL 7, 2000, THROUGH APRIL 9, 2000. Buy what
    you need before the dates listed above, or after,
    but try not to buy any during the GAS OUT. If you
    want to help, just send this to everyone you know
    and ask them to do the same. We brought the
    prices down once before, and we can do it again!
    Come on North America lets stand together.

    WE CAN MAKE A
    DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    Even if you receive this 100 times keep passing
    it around, this way you know everyone is being
    informed and no one will forget!!!!!!!!


    You can't blame someone for trying. Or can you? The author claims – not
    once, but twice – that the 1999 boycott "worked." Well, if the first Gas
    Out was so goshdarned effective, I wish someone would explain to me
    why we have to do it again.

    Nevermind the anonymity of the message, the misspellings, the
    unsubstantiated claims; nevermind that at least three different boycott
    dates
    have been specified in various versions. The main thing wrong with Gas
    Out Y2K is that it's based on the same flawed premise as last year's
    fiasco. Nobody's going to make an impression on
    OPEC by buying gas on one day instead of
    another.

    Yet I predict this campaign will become very, very
    popular. Why? Because, alongside the fact that
    Americans can be roused into a "We're not going
    to take it anymore!" fervor at the drop of a hat, this
    is all taking place on the Internet – where, as I
    write, tens of thousands of people are forwarding
    loved ones another email alert falsely claiming that
    grocery store bananas are infected with a deadly,
    gangrene-causing disease. If you show signs of
    illness, the email instructs, you must burn the
    infected flesh to prevent the disease spreading.

    The Internet, I'm trying to point out, is a kooks' paradise. Anybody with a
    keyboard and a modem can spread fear, loathing, and just plain asinine
    ideas among hundreds of thousands of people with the click of a button.
    Discouraging, but true.

    The Gas Out message will cause no great harm, but it will become a major
    nuisance as the weeks wear on and its circulation increases geometrically.
    Prepare to find it in your inbox time and time again between now and April
    7th. It will rile folks up, it will get media play, it may even capture the
    attention of lawmakers – which wouldn't be a horrible thing.

    But it won't accomplish what it says it will. It's a kooky idea.>>>>>

    Did anyone see any news reporters talk anything about this day??? I sure didn't!

    -Dv8 [​IMG]

    "The only gun control this country needs is a steady hand".-- [​IMG]
     
  7. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: Didn\'t buy gas

    Don't bug me, I'm polishing DV8's soapbox........LOL!
     
  8. Corey-88K5

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    Re: Didn\'t buy gas

    Here is a idea, when ever you get this E-mail again about what ever dates for a gas out, click "Reply to All" and in the body of the message type: "SHUT THE HELL UP!!!! NOBODY GIVES A CRAP!!!!"

    See how many times you get that back from somebody you didn't know...

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  9. Thumper

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    Re: Didn\'t buy gas

    That idea really didnt even have a chance of making a point. What is the point of filling up the day before... avoiding the gas stations for 3 days, then filling up again? They still sold exactly the same amount of gas! My idea is if we want to make a difference, we need to pick one certain station... say Shell or Esso, and boycott that chain totally for a month. Only buy gas from the others. I guarantee the station that is being boycotted will feel it after a month. Then the next month, we switch to another chain. Do this until we cover each one for a month.... they will feel it right in thier wallets. Might even cause a gas price war to try to get customers back.
    What do you think?

    Mike


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  10. OLDSTEEL

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    Re: Didn\'t buy gas

    The only way for this to really work is to not drive for three days. But that is not resonable for most of us, so I guess I will just have to pay the money

    74 K5

    Leave it like you found it, or better!
     
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    Re: Didn\'t buy gas

    60 Gallons??? on a K5? how ???

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