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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-28-10 08:27 PM
Response to Reply #34
38. A station owner said that he only makes a few cents a gallon.
At the price of gas, it is obvious that BP is making the bulk of the money.
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  -Boycotting BP. Come ON, folks. trof  Jun-28-10 06:14 PM   #0 
  - Most don't actually care about the workers  stray cat   Jun-28-10 06:16 PM   #1 
  - Goddamn people! Withholding their money from oil companies! What's next!?  villager   Jun-28-10 06:18 PM   #3 
  - Yeah, What's Up?  Dinger   Jun-29-10 09:30 AM   #207 
  - The problem is you are probably going to a station....  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-29-10 12:15 AM   #100 
  - it's funny, i though these self-styled comrades were for "the workers".  dionysus   Jun-29-10 09:30 AM   #208 
  - Every day you vote with your dollars.  WHEN CRABS ROAR   Jun-28-10 06:16 PM   #2 
  - As I said earlier  rpannier   Jun-28-10 06:18 PM   #4 
  - of course  William Z. Foster   Jun-28-10 11:35 PM   #70 
  - Innocents are always hurt in boycotts. Many South Africans who ...  GodlessBiker   Jun-28-10 06:19 PM   #5 
  - Yeah I thought that was pretty well understood about boycotts  spoony   Jun-28-10 06:46 PM   #19 
     - Indeed. To make an omelet, you've got to break eggs. AND I WANT THIS OMELET. n/t  backscatter712   Jun-28-10 08:19 PM   #32 
        - It's pretty easy to say that when it's not your eggs being broken  petronius   Jun-29-10 01:37 AM   #185 
  - Fuck the guy who owns the station.  arcadian   Jun-28-10 06:19 PM   #6 
  - +1  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-28-10 06:41 PM   #14 
  - Really?  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 08:22 PM   #36 
  - He's an owner, not a worker  Bluenorthwest   Jun-28-10 08:32 PM   #42 
  - I guess you havent actually known many franchise owners.  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 08:35 PM   #45 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-28-10 08:32 PM   #43 
  - So by your logic,  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 08:38 PM   #51 
  - Tough shit.  backscatter712   Jun-28-10 08:43 PM   #54 
  - So all the innocent low level workers at Three Mile Island  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 11:34 PM   #69 
     - You're equating being a cog @3 Mile Island with being the owner of a BP fueling facility?  Maru Kitteh   Jun-29-10 01:03 AM   #153 
        - The point is the same.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:05 AM   #156 
  - Why the fuck are you defending a corporation?  arcadian   Jun-28-10 08:46 PM   #57 
     - I'm defending individual workers who had nothing to do with a spill  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 11:31 PM   #67 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-28-10 11:48 PM   #74 
        - Calling me an ass won't advance your case, lolo.  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 11:55 PM   #78 
           - I really don't care about anybody who works at BP  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:03 AM   #84 
              - So you know every BP station owner? Wow, you must have a hell of a social network.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:05 AM   #88 
              - didn't you know gas station owners are all gazillionaires?  dionysus   Jun-29-10 09:37 AM   #210 
              - And of course, Exxon doesn't exist any more.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-29-10 01:24 AM   #171 
                 - LOL  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:31 AM   #177 
                    - I like how he consistently uses anecdotal evidence.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-29-10 01:33 AM   #179 
                       - The flailing hysterics of the ego-driven.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:34 AM   #181 
                          - You mean like your anecdotal evidence about hurting American workers?  arcadian   Jun-29-10 01:53 AM   #189 
                             - fuck em! they're run by them damned indians and muslins!!!  dionysus   Jun-29-10 09:59 AM   #214 
                                - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-29-10 02:37 PM   #235 
                                - this coming from mister "rules violation!111!!!!11"  dionysus   Jun-29-10 02:38 PM   #236 
                                   - Just speaking truth  arcadian   Jun-29-10 02:42 PM   #238 
                                - And what is a "non-American immigrant"?  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-29-10 03:20 PM   #244 
                                   - those sneaky brown immigrants that own gas stations, didn't you know they're rollin' in Benzes,  dionysus   Jun-29-10 04:05 PM   #246 
        - no, you're defending a corporation. by your logic, nothing can be done about anything, because  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 12:42 AM   #128 
           - Incorrect. I say go after the guilty instead of the innocent.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:45 AM   #132 
              - consumer boycotts are a way for ordinary people to go after the guilty.  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 01:27 AM   #173 
                 - By hitting the innocent?  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:31 AM   #176 
                    - KonaKane (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-28-10 10:45 PM  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 01:38 AM   #186 
                    - Ouch  spiritual_gunfighter   Jun-29-10 01:53 AM   #190 
  - There are things called franchise contracts and they usually are 10-20 years.  Statistical   Jun-29-10 10:18 AM   #216 
  - This is from the Arco website  Bluenorthwest   Jun-28-10 08:36 PM   #47 
  - Ever heard of a business loan?  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 08:40 PM   #52 
     - Did you read what is posted there?  Bluenorthwest   Jun-28-10 08:53 PM   #59 
     - You still avoid the question...where does it say that you cannot get a loan for the franch license?  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 11:37 PM   #72 
        - yea, they give million dollar loans to "little guys" all the time.  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 01:28 AM   #175 
           - It happens more than you think.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:32 AM   #178 
              - i have. and i can tell you there is no way an average joe is getting a loan for $750k.  nyc 4 Biden   Jun-29-10 02:41 PM   #237 
     - In a capitalist society, it is not my responsibility to prop up failing businesses  arcadian   Jun-28-10 08:54 PM   #60 
        - Make sure you don't include yourself in that group.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-28-10 11:30 PM   #65 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-28-10 11:36 PM   #71 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-28-10 11:43 PM   #73 
              - Hey, if you can manage to ferret out all the ways you pay into BP  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 11:57 PM   #81 
                 - They work under the banner of BP. Fuck them.  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:03 AM   #86 
                 - How very conservative of you.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:06 AM   #90 
                    - Rules violation  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:08 AM   #93 
                 - Rules violation  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:04 AM   #87 
                    - .  dionysus   Jun-29-10 09:40 AM   #211 
  - Your post is bullshit.  arcadian   Jun-28-10 08:45 PM   #56 
  - And these owners frequently work at their stations.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-28-10 11:23 PM   #63 
  - and just as frequently, they don't. especially when they own 32 & are an investment firm.  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 02:04 AM   #192 
  - owners can't be workers? I better tell my IWW GMB.  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 11:33 PM   #68 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-28-10 11:51 PM   #75 
        - I can see that. I accept your failure.  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 11:58 PM   #82 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-29-10 12:05 AM   #89 
              - Which makes your rush to damage innocent people even stranger.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:08 AM   #92 
  - so...  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 12:00 AM   #83 
     - Trapped by your own logic, William.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:03 AM   # 
        - Do you not understand the concept of freedom of choice.  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:07 AM   #91 
        - You can choose what you wish. But I'm free to criticize your attempt to punish the innocent.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:09 AM   #96 
        - Why you defend corporations and owners over the environment is the real question.  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:11 AM   #97 
        - I defend individuals who own franchises and have no involvement in the spill  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:14 AM   #99 
           - actually they are highly involved in the Gulf of Mexico disaster  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:20 AM   #105 
           - No, the owners are complying with demand. Not creating or exploiting it.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:31 AM   #112 
           - they made money  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 12:21 AM   #107 
              - And there may well be plenty of them who are now having a problem with BP.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:33 AM   #115 
                 - once again, I have no idea what you are trying to do  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 12:48 AM   #140 
                    - Yeah, I'm done here too  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:50 AM   #141 
                    - the argument keeps shifting  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 01:01 AM   #150 
                       - How so, William?  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:03 AM   #155 
                          - Here is a timely article for you.  arcadian   Jun-29-10 01:15 AM   #163 
                             - Do you think that boycott will be sustained long enough to make a difference?  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:18 AM   #166 
                             - One sentence you say boycotts hurt the little workers  arcadian   Jun-29-10 01:24 AM   #170 
                                - Ineffective against the people in charge, but also hurts the little workers.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-29-10 01:25 AM   #172 
                                - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-29-10 01:34 AM   #180 
                                   - Rules violation  arcadian   Jun-29-10 01:44 AM   #187 
                             - That article seems to say that the boycott is having exactly the effect that those  petronius   Jun-29-10 01:47 AM   #188 
                                - like the nacs spokesperson is going to say something different?  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 02:11 AM   #194 
                    - You didn't on your own thread, either.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:52 AM   #143 
        - punish?  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 12:18 AM   #103 
           - And how are they responsible for the spill, again?  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:19 AM   #104 
              - If there wasn't such a demand for oil the disaster would not have happened  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:23 AM   #108 
              - then go after the demand. Not those who cater to the demand.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:34 AM   #116 
              - BP made them money  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 12:26 AM   #110 
                 - So you want to throw innocents under the bus because of what the head company did?  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:35 AM   #118 
                    - You just said boycotts weren't effective.  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:36 AM   #119 
                    - for the most part, they arent.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:38 AM   #121 
                       - Yeah that bus boycott in Alabama had little effect on history  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:40 AM   #124 
                          - Read the "for the most part" again.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:42 AM   #127 
                             - LOL I countered your argument and shot it down.  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:46 AM   #133 
                                - You are free to think that.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:46 AM   #136 
                    - this is hilarious  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 12:43 AM   #129 
                       - I meant everything I said. Boycotts are largely ineffective.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:46 AM   #134 
                          - Lets see some numbers for that.  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:47 AM   #138 
                             - Here is a compelling article on why the BP boycott would be ineffective...  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:50 AM   #142 
                                - That article is a fucking joke.  arcadian   Jun-29-10 01:00 AM   #148 
                                - These people? That was one person.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:03 AM   #154 
                                - he's a little mom & poppy guy, everyone can buy 32 stations at $700K a pop in down-payments.  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 01:59 AM   #191 
                                - LOL!!!! Here is an article about the BP owner being so hurt by the botcott  arcadian   Jun-29-10 01:10 AM   #159 
                                   - Again, one person out of all the franchise owners?  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:13 AM   #161 
                                      - it's from your article. the article you posted that was so compelling.  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 02:05 AM   #193 
        - If you buy any oil product at all...  SidDithers   Jun-29-10 09:11 AM   #203 
           - so was cotton  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 02:19 PM   #232 
        - understood  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 12:13 AM   #98 
        - Where did I say you couldn't boycott, William?  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:16 AM   #101 
        - What KonaKeiki doesn't understand is that a boycott is a market decision.  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:16 AM   #102 
           - Sure you are free to do that. As misguided and ineffective as it will be.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:20 AM   #106 
              - FAIL -Boycotts are very effective  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:25 AM   #109 
                 - they are actually rarely effective.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:29 AM   #111 
                    - Yeah right. Like I'm sure you have.  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:31 AM   #114 
                       - You can boycott to your heart's content. And it will affect little.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:38 AM   #120 
                          - Kick BP to the curb?  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:39 AM   #122 
                             - Not if they have options because of new technologies.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:40 AM   #123 
                                - That doesn't even make any sense.  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:43 AM   #130 
                                   - why?  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:47 AM   #137 
        - they profit for the same reasons the parent does, & they lose for the same reasons.  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 01:35 AM   #182 
           - That's the weirdest retardation of logic I have ever witnessed.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:37 AM   #184 
  - Pretty much. n/t  Fire1   Jun-28-10 08:35 PM   #46 
  - By shopping at BP I'm hurting the guy who owns the other station. And the people who work there.  fishwax   Jun-28-10 06:21 PM   #7 
  - !  City Lights   Jun-28-10 07:10 PM   #21 
  - bingo  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 12:03 AM   #85 
  - Your post, and fishwax's, WIN the thread.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jun-29-10 12:41 PM   #227 
  - Oh snap!  Lucian   Jun-29-10 12:42 AM   #126 
  - I've tried to point this out to people.  Critters2   Jun-29-10 10:42 AM   #220 
  - Well, you're the one on the ground down there.  KamaAina   Jun-28-10 06:22 PM   #8 
  - I don't think there's much any ONE can do.  trof   Jun-28-10 06:37 PM   #12 
     - Didn't god start it in the first place?  KamaAina   Jun-28-10 06:43 PM   #16 
  - Well, it's not like anybody's buying less gas.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-28-10 06:22 PM   #9 
  - I will not boycott.  emilyg   Jun-28-10 06:25 PM   #10 
  - If people really wanted to hurt BP, they would stop driving cars for 24 hours.  Selatius   Jun-28-10 06:26 PM   #11 
  - As long as they didn't replace that day's trips with increased travel on another day  petronius   Jun-28-10 06:44 PM   #17 
  - The problem is it would have to be a sustained drop for a period of more then one day  davidpdx   Jun-29-10 02:25 AM   #195 
  - +1  marions ghost   Jun-29-10 10:49 AM   #222 
  - You can't tell me that BP isn't making a cent off of it somewhere  XemaSab   Jun-28-10 06:40 PM   #13 
  - of course they are:  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 02:28 AM   #196 
     - DING-DING-DING!!! That's a big part of why this boycott is working!  backscatter712   Jun-29-10 02:49 AM   #197 
        - i forsee lawsuits from owners.  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 02:56 AM   #199 
           - And some of those "mom & pop" owners are big corporations who have big lawyers.  backscatter712   Jun-29-10 09:02 AM   #202 
  - Yes, boycott BP. If you don't understand why, take some time to find out.  TexasObserver   Jun-28-10 06:42 PM   #15 
  - for me it's not a boycott -- i just can't do it.  nashville_brook   Jun-28-10 06:46 PM   #18 
  - And who wants to cause financial harm to BP, they need to have  merh   Jun-28-10 06:49 PM   #20 
  - there we go  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 12:10 PM   #225 
  - Sometimes a statement of intent or a declaration of belief are just that  LanternWaste   Jun-28-10 07:19 PM   #22 
  - Which is why I NEVER boycott, it's the little guy who gets hurt. eom  lynne   Jun-28-10 07:31 PM   #23 
  - If people really wanted to make a difference,  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:11 AM   #160 
  - I boycotted Exxon after the Valdez disaster.  classof56   Jun-28-10 07:41 PM   #24 
  - I still do  Swamp Rat   Jun-28-10 08:11 PM   #30 
     - Yet, Exxon posted the biggest profits in their history just recently.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:19 AM   #167 
        - And, I did not contribute to those "biggest profits in their history just recently."  Swamp Rat   Jun-29-10 03:07 AM   #201 
  - Sorry, but this is just the way it has to be. However, I would also  Curmudgeoness   Jun-28-10 07:46 PM   #25 
  - Start with the station brands that have deals with BP.  backscatter712   Jun-28-10 08:24 PM   #37 
  - Thanks for the info on other BP gas sources. nt  Curmudgeoness   Jun-28-10 08:38 PM   #50 
     - Oh, Safeway grocery stores with attached gas stations also use BP gas.  backscatter712   Jun-28-10 08:50 PM   #58 
  - Go even further back...  SidDithers   Jun-29-10 09:23 AM   #204 
  - Fuck that. I will never buy anything from fucking BP ever again.  L0oniX   Jun-28-10 07:56 PM   #26 
  - +1 !  Maru Kitteh   Jun-29-10 12:08 AM   #95 
  - X 20 billion  fatbuckel   Jun-29-10 02:47 PM   #241 
  - The BP near me seems to be doing just fine.  City Lights   Jun-28-10 08:02 PM   #27 
  - Boycotting BP is sort of like what Bush did with Iraq  KonaKane   Jun-28-10 08:03 PM   #28 
  - LOL that's the most idiotic thing I've ever heard.  arcadian   Jun-28-10 11:53 PM   #76 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-29-10 12:08 AM   #94 
     - Looks like it  arcadian   Jun-29-10 12:34 AM   #117 
     - Rules violation.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:55 AM   #146 
        - Must've touched a nerve...  backscatter712   Jun-29-10 01:14 AM   #162 
           - Just playing the same game. Good for the goose, and all that  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:16 AM   #164 
     - You mean more like the truth.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:41 AM   #125 
     - Finding alternatives to oil is idiotic?  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-29-10 12:46 AM   #135 
        - Amazing how these same people end up taking BP's side, isnt it.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:48 AM   #139 
           - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-29-10 12:52 AM   #144 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-29-10 01:01 AM   #151 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-29-10 01:07 AM   #158 
  - KILL BP!!!  Swamp Rat   Jun-28-10 08:09 PM   #29 
  - Not true.  backscatter712   Jun-28-10 08:16 PM   #31 
  - I think it's closer to 10%, actually  fishwax   Jun-28-10 08:22 PM   #35 
  - Doesn't matter: like Exxon, it's emotional. If you want to go gas up there  JanMichael   Jun-28-10 08:21 PM   #33 
  - So, 0% of the sales of BP gas stations actually go to BP?  Canuckistanian   Jun-28-10 08:21 PM   #34 
  - A station owner said that he only makes a few cents a gallon.  Curmudgeoness   Jun-28-10 08:27 PM   #38 
     - I know. They make their money on the auxilliary sales  Canuckistanian   Jun-28-10 08:44 PM   #55 
     - Dont tell the pitchfork and torch crowd here that, they want blood.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:44 AM   #131 
     - yes.  Hannah Bell   Jun-29-10 03:02 AM   #200 
  - Luckily, this is one small choice I don't have to make  last_texas_dem   Jun-28-10 08:29 PM   #39 
  - So why is BP taking out ads criticizing the boycott?  taterguy   Jun-28-10 08:29 PM   #40 
  - Indeed. Ads aren't cheap - an advertising campaign costs millions of dollars.  backscatter712   Jun-28-10 08:34 PM   #44 
  - yes  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 12:31 AM   #113 
  - I have to help some owner. I choose to help the non-BP station.  KansasVoter   Jun-28-10 08:30 PM   #41 
  - +! nt  Critters2   Jun-29-10 10:45 AM   #221 
  - If you want to help stations, without profit to BP, stop and buy coffee  Curmudgeoness   Jun-28-10 08:36 PM   #48 
  - BP does make money from all sales at such centers.  TexasObserver   Jun-28-10 09:44 PM   #61 
  - BP gets a piece of the convenience store sales.  backscatter712   Jun-28-10 11:30 PM   #64 
  - Wrong.  Canuckistanian   Jun-29-10 12:54 AM   #145 
  - Since its all bought on an international market...  HipChick   Jun-28-10 08:36 PM   #49 
  - BP makes more money selling their gas at BP stations.  backscatter712   Jun-29-10 01:17 AM   #165 
  - Respectfully disagree.  H2O Man   Jun-28-10 08:43 PM   #53 
  - This boycott will only hurt the little guy...  Colonel Bat Guano   Jun-28-10 11:14 PM   #62 
     - that argument  William Z. Foster   Jun-28-10 11:56 PM   #79 
     - That is bullshit  arcadian   Jun-28-10 11:56 PM   #80 
        - Punishing someone who bought into a business is sensible?  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 12:58 AM   #147 
  - the BP brand  William Z. Foster   Jun-28-10 11:31 PM   #66 
  - don't boycott the buses in Montgomery!  William Z. Foster   Jun-28-10 11:53 PM   #77 
  - Don't post a pertinent analogy!  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:00 AM   #149 
  - now this is controversial?  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 01:02 AM   #152 
  - Not controversial. Wildly irrelevent.  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:06 AM   #157 
  - +1 n/t  Catherina   Jun-29-10 09:31 AM   #209 
  - Wow, the astroturf's coming on thick now. n/t  backscatter712   Jun-29-10 01:20 AM   #168 
  - Anyone who disagrees with you is "astroturfing"?  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:22 AM   #169 
     - Also, anybody who says anything remotely positive about Obama is a paid DLC shill.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-29-10 01:27 AM   #174 
        - *face palm* shit! Why didn't anyone tell me??  KonaKane   Jun-29-10 01:36 AM   #183 
  - +1. Yeah, it makes no sense. It solves nothing, helps nothing, a waste of time. n/t  time_has_come   Jun-29-10 02:53 AM   #198 
  - give up, roll over, die  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 01:16 PM   #231 
  - What? All of a sudden the invisible hand of the free market isn't the coolest thing ever created?  tjwash   Jun-29-10 09:23 AM   #205 
  - Agreed. Zero sympathy for them.  backscatter712   Jun-29-10 09:29 AM   #206 
  - "Don't sweat the collateral damage."  Statistical   Jun-29-10 10:56 AM   #223 
  - If that's the case...  MellowDem   Jun-29-10 09:53 AM   #212 
  - The boycott is for their own peace of mind I guess...  MellowDem   Jun-29-10 09:56 AM   #213 
  - No, it's effective. BP's been taking a hit.  backscatter712   Jun-29-10 10:39 AM   #219 
     - Taking a hit from a bong perhaps...  MellowDem   Jun-29-10 12:34 PM   #226 
  - if you really want to hurt oil companies  semillama   Jun-29-10 10:08 AM   #215 
  - +1  dionysus   Jun-29-10 10:38 AM   #218 
  - This is no different than when people where boycotting the  madmom   Jun-29-10 10:24 AM   #217 
  - trickle down  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 02:34 PM   #234 
     - I totally agree!  madmom   Jun-29-10 03:13 PM   #242 
  - This is DU. We always have to be boycotting something. All capitalists pigs are targets.  tranche   Jun-29-10 10:59 AM   #224 
  - backward  William Z. Foster   Jun-29-10 02:31 PM   #233 
  - The boycott is working...and it's affecting BP.  Critters2   Jun-29-10 12:42 PM   #228 
  - Yep, and BP's now airing anti-boycott ads.  backscatter712   Jun-29-10 12:49 PM   #229 
  - $50 million to $70 million of direct fiscal pain to BP itself.  backscatter712   Jun-29-10 01:15 PM   #230 
  - UNREC!  nyc 4 Biden   Jun-29-10 02:43 PM   #239 
  - I haven`t bought BP gas for years because it`s junk gas.  fatbuckel   Jun-29-10 02:46 PM   #240 
  - Since gas consumers cannot boycott BP directly, they put pressure on those who buy from BP  Duer 157099   Jun-29-10 03:19 PM   #243 
  - Don't think of it as boycotting BP; think of it as supporting not-BP n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-29-10 03:21 PM   #245 
     - +++  L0oniX   Jun-29-10 07:23 PM   #247 
 

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