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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:00 PM
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39. I agree with some of this, but a question, how is not buying gas 1 day and economic sacrifice?
People do need to work and work together to make change. It takes sacrifice. I don't understand though how not buying gas 1 day is an economic sacrifice, or any other type sacrifice.
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  -So, how'd the gas boycott go today? (not a snark post, really wondering) uppityperson  May-15-07 08:27 PM   #0 
  - Jerry Falwell died.  Bornaginhooligan   May-15-07 08:27 PM   #1 
  - Wow, wonder who will be killed by the next gas boycott!  Lex   May-15-07 08:28 PM   #2 
  - LOL!!!  Clark2008   May-15-07 08:28 PM   #3 
  - Oh god!  MPK   May-15-07 09:25 PM   #24 
  - Welcome to DU!  Longhorn   May-15-07 09:27 PM   #25 
  - thanks!  MPK   May-15-07 09:34 PM   #27 
  - You're in good company  DKRC   May-15-07 09:43 PM   #32 
  - You owe me a keyboard!  DKRC   May-15-07 09:39 PM   #28 
  - Hahaha, mission accomplished  Canuckistanian   May-15-07 09:42 PM   #31 
  - I've not been a fan of the Falwell threads today  Dorian Gray   May-15-07 11:07 PM   #45 
  - I had to get gas someone took mine out of the Bike  Monkeyman   May-15-07 08:28 PM   #4 
  - if people consume the same on average...  firefox_fan   May-15-07 08:29 PM   #5 
  - I know, been talking this for wks, but wondering if anyone noticed differences  uppityperson   May-15-07 08:33 PM   #8 
     - Just by eye, all looked normal in MA...  firefox_fan   May-15-07 08:34 PM   #10 
        - Thanks for the report. I really was wondering, would be nice if there was a change.  uppityperson   May-15-07 08:39 PM   #16 
  - didn't help  frogcycle   May-15-07 08:30 PM   #6 
  - I didn't buy gas but I did drive.  bigwillq   May-15-07 08:32 PM   #7 
  - I forgot it was today. But I didn't buy gas anyway.  tinfoilinfor2005   May-15-07 08:33 PM   #9 
  - 30c is an urban legend. As is 80c... Here are links  uppityperson   May-15-07 08:37 PM   #13 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-15-07 08:36 PM   #11 
  - I didn't buy gas.  janx   May-15-07 08:36 PM   #12 
  - It Went So Well That...  jayfish   May-15-07 08:38 PM   #14 
  - yeah, it will be interesting to see what prices do.  uppityperson   May-15-07 08:40 PM   #18 
     - Actually, No.  jayfish   May-15-07 08:53 PM   #21 
     - No empty stations, but it was $2.99 when I went to work this morning  Riddler   May-15-07 09:40 PM   #29 
        - thank you for the report. We keep getting screwed by Big Oil  uppityperson   May-15-07 09:48 PM   #34 
  - I didn't buy gas  tammywammy   May-15-07 08:39 PM   #15 
  - some reports:  rusty charly   May-15-07 08:40 PM   #17 
  - media are incredible.  uppityperson   May-15-07 08:43 PM   #19 
  - I didn't buy gas today in this little shell game. I bought it on Saturday when I needed it.  elocs   May-15-07 08:52 PM   #20 
  - That's why it takes the entire country  sandnsea   May-15-07 09:29 PM   #26 
     - The entire country? Everybody?  elocs   May-15-07 09:41 PM   #30 
     - Remember the Bonus Army?  sandnsea   May-15-07 09:50 PM   #36 
     - It can be done! After all we are ALL breathing at the same time!  firefox_fan   May-15-07 10:06 PM   #40 
        - So who is it who is buying all of these SUVs now?  elocs   May-16-07 02:34 AM   #55 
     - I agree with some of this, but a question, how is not buying gas 1 day and economic sacrifice?  uppityperson   May-15-07 10:00 PM   #39 
     - That's the point  sandnsea   May-15-07 10:15 PM   #41 
     - It's not. It's idiocy to pretend they're "doing something" by paying for gas on a different day...  GOTV   May-18-07 09:30 AM   #73 
     - Not only would you not get the entire country to participate in a boycott,  elocs   May-16-07 02:39 AM   #56 
        - Americans love to be lied to  sandnsea   May-16-07 10:57 AM   #60 
           - What exactly is the point of using tactics that do not work  elocs   May-16-07 05:05 PM   #65 
              - Nothing else DOES work  sandnsea   May-16-07 06:37 PM   #66 
                 - I really, really wish that you were in touch with reality.  elocs   May-16-07 07:01 PM   #67 
                 - Nothing will be tried  sandnsea   May-16-07 08:44 PM   #68 
                 - Ongoing boycotts stand more of a chance of working vs 1 day  uppityperson   May-16-07 08:48 PM   #69 
                 - There will never be ongoing boycotts  sandnsea   May-16-07 11:34 PM   #70 
                 - Boycott then - but don't PRETEND to boycott by changing the day you pay for your dope  GOTV   May-18-07 09:34 AM   #74 
  - I'm in Day 4 of a ten-day 'no buy' gas boycott  petronius   May-15-07 09:02 PM   #22 
  - Yup, thanks for the report.  uppityperson   May-15-07 09:16 PM   #23 
  - Are you actually USING less gas?  Freddie Stubbs   May-18-07 09:20 AM   #72 
  - I never buy gas, I don't own a car.  Kurovski   May-15-07 09:44 PM   #33 
  - haven't left the house today - so I'm still good  AtomicKitten   May-15-07 09:48 PM   #35 
  - I walked today, but not because I "participated" in the boycott:  Exiled in America   May-15-07 09:58 PM   #37 
  - That was today?  Fox Mulder   May-15-07 10:00 PM   #38 
  - Didn't do much here. But price went up again!  michaz   May-15-07 10:21 PM   #42 
  - I noticed no difference, which would be expected  barb162   May-15-07 10:26 PM   #43 
  - We didn't use any  Madspirit   May-15-07 10:52 PM   #44 
  - Station Shuts Down For Gas Boycott (Michigan)  uppityperson   May-16-07 12:45 AM   #46 
  - DNR expert: One-day gas effort wont affect prices (MO)  uppityperson   May-16-07 12:47 AM   #47 
     - Armchair Activism ideas (Gasoline boycott doomed to failure: analysts)  uppityperson   May-16-07 12:49 AM   #48 
        - I like the term Slactivism  GOTV   May-16-07 08:31 AM   #58 
        - Congress can't do anything, what complete bullshit  sandnsea   May-16-07 11:07 AM   #61 
  - there was a boycott?  provis99   May-16-07 12:54 AM   #49 
  - Oh ffs.  Blue-Jay   May-16-07 12:58 AM   #50 
  - I was one of the debunkers last wk, got hauled over the coals.So now ask for results.  uppityperson   May-16-07 01:04 AM   #51 
     - Oh, this is SO a snark OP. And I love it!  piedmont   May-16-07 01:17 AM   #54 
     - No, a snark OP would be nastier, more snide, condescending.  uppityperson   May-16-07 12:59 PM   #64 
     - well, I would think you'd have had some kind words for my reply above  frogcycle   May-16-07 07:31 AM   #57 
  - Oh, it went great. Tens of millions of people  Kelly Rupert   May-16-07 01:05 AM   #52 
  - Yes, but look at how much the price of gas has fallen  Freddie Stubbs   May-19-07 11:45 PM   #80 
  - so well that I didn't buy any gas today  ProdigalJunkMail   May-16-07 01:05 AM   #53 
  - Was it cheaper because of the boycott?  Freddie Stubbs   May-18-07 12:13 AM   #71 
  - It doesn't appear that gas prices have fallen significantly  Freddie Stubbs   May-16-07 10:41 AM   #59 
  - Gas went up 15 cents overnight here in SE MI. I think they're being  MrsGrumpy   May-16-07 11:09 AM   #62 
  - I didn't buy any.  porphyrian   May-16-07 11:10 AM   #63 
  - the one in your mind, or the one folks like me participated in?  bigtree   May-18-07 10:21 AM   #75 
  - The effect of both is imaginary. nt  greyl   May-18-07 10:24 AM   #76 
  - so i guess that means that your efforts in . . .anything, are as meaningless  bigtree   May-18-07 10:31 AM   #77 
     - Your illogic betrays you.  greyl   May-18-07 10:43 AM   #78 
  - You read too much into things. Did you see any change at your local stations?  uppityperson   May-20-07 01:04 AM   #81 
  - Nope, saw nothing to indicate the boycott was working (live in Madison, WI)  WI_DEM   May-18-07 10:45 AM   #79 
 

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