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Mother Smuckers Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 05:56 PM
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19. Boycotts do NOT work. They just give the people who support the boycotted outfits
all the more incentive to patronize them. It's a zero sum (and zero intelligence) game.
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  -Does it make sense to boycott BP gas stations? bluestateguy  May-02-10 05:08 PM   #0 
  - I don't see why not.  Demeter   May-02-10 05:10 PM   #1 
  - I agree n/t  OhioChick   May-02-10 07:07 PM   #38 
  - Hell to the "yes!" eom  ShortnFiery   May-02-10 05:10 PM   #2 
  - Not if you drive extra miles to avoid BP  taterguy   May-02-10 05:11 PM   #3 
  - Not really  Cal Carpenter   May-02-10 05:12 PM   #4 
  - Most gas stations are independently-owned, and gasoiline is fungible.  The Velveteen Ocelot   May-02-10 05:13 PM   #5 
  - No. Boycotts are never useful...very few people will put principle above profit  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 05:13 PM   #6 
  - I won't buy gas at their stations  Bluzmann57   May-02-10 05:14 PM   #7 
  - Convenience stores (which actually are about the only gas stations now) only make a few cents  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 05:55 PM   #18 
     - Ok. Thanks  Bluzmann57   May-02-10 06:04 PM   #23 
        - Many years ago (like 55) when I was a kid of 12 my dad bought me a gas station.  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 06:15 PM   #28 
  - I have not bought EXXON gas since the Valdez spill  Submariner   May-02-10 05:15 PM   #8 
  - Me either, unless I am traveling and it is the only station around  MiniMe   May-02-10 06:44 PM   #37 
  - Exxon gets plenty from you.  Statistical   May-02-10 07:38 PM   #43 
  - I was going to make an OP earlier. The BP station near me was EMPTY.  flvegan   May-02-10 05:16 PM   #9 
  - Does boycotting AZ make sense?  sandnsea   May-02-10 05:17 PM   #10 
  - Boycotts do NOT work. They just give the people who support the boycotted outfits  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 05:56 PM   #19 
     - Watch Arizona. That is all. n/t  sandnsea   May-02-10 06:03 PM   #22 
     - I shall. And I hope it does impact them but 'boycotting' a geographical area is a lot different  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 06:08 PM   #26 
        - Grapes, tuna, KFC, Nike,  sandnsea   May-02-10 06:16 PM   #29 
           - Ah, I completely overlooked the fact that grapes are not sold any more, or tuna, and that  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 06:21 PM   #31 
              - They changed the behavior, duh  sandnsea   May-02-10 06:37 PM   #35 
                 - A most excellent question. One to which I have no answer.  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 06:42 PM   #36 
     - Nonsense . . . if you feel strongly about the Ariz crap -- or the spill --  defendandprotect   May-02-10 07:15 PM   #40 
        - It's not a spill, it's a serious leak and if you think BP (or anyone else) deliberately allowed,  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 07:50 PM   #44 
           - No one but YOU has suggested that BP did this purposefully --  defendandprotect   May-02-10 08:09 PM   #48 
  - Not sure whether it would do any good but . . .  MrModerate   May-02-10 05:25 PM   #11 
  - My local BP sells Citgo.  Billy Burnett   May-02-10 05:30 PM   #12 
  - Most all the gas in this area no matter what brand comes from a  doc03   May-02-10 05:36 PM   #13 
  - I don't know. My locally owned closest convenience store sells BP gas.  Inspired   May-02-10 05:36 PM   #14 
  - I don't think so. Most organized boycotts are temporary and ineffectual...  TreasonousBastard   May-02-10 05:45 PM   #15 
  - dont we want them to be able to pay the clean up bill? nt  seabeyond   May-02-10 05:46 PM   #16 
  - I got tons of snark for suggesting this...  FirstLight   May-02-10 05:53 PM   #17 
  - The message needs to be delivered in the courtroom, not at the pump  Scuba   May-02-10 06:02 PM   #21 
  - We did both with ExxonMobil . . .and remember how much of the fines/penalities were  defendandprotect   May-02-10 07:35 PM   #42 
  - We need to NATIONALIZE the oil industry -- You know, the Saudis  defendandprotect   May-02-10 07:27 PM   #41 
     - Make it part of the Post Office. They have an impeccable record of providing a product  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 07:53 PM   #45 
        - Prime example of destruction of social services . . .  defendandprotect   May-02-10 07:59 PM   #46 
  - No it doesn't!!! Don't punish the innocent!!! Because...  Scuba   May-02-10 06:00 PM   #20 
  - It makes sense to cut back on your petroleum products consumption  Lone_Star_Dem   May-02-10 06:07 PM   #24 
  - Their gas is crappy anyway.  Shell Beau   May-02-10 06:07 PM   #25 
  - Heehee...I knew I had read this somewhere  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 06:19 PM   #30 
  - Please don't!  iamtechus   May-02-10 06:13 PM   #27 
  - Oh dear, yet another dilemma.  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 06:31 PM   #33 
  - We haven't been 'citizens' for a while now -  xchrom   May-02-10 06:24 PM   #32 
  - Whether it's pointless or not, I buy almost all of my gas from Citgo.  City Lights   May-02-10 06:33 PM   #34 
  - Yes!! And, I just commented ....  defendandprotect   May-02-10 07:11 PM   #39 
  - Even if you have a job that's ' local' like baby sitting or mowing lawns, the chance your money  Mother Smuckers   May-02-10 08:02 PM   #47 
     - That's why I am stating we should NATIONALIZE the oil industry . . .  defendandprotect   May-02-10 08:15 PM   #49 
  - Hit them in the wallet  shugsb   May-03-10 12:23 AM   #50 

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