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loser_user Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 11:29 PM
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Station Owner Kills Rival in Gas Price Fight
Detroit police say a war between two gas stations took a shocking and tragic turn with a station owner shooting his rival who was irate over a gas-price cut.
Investigators say the confrontation started when the owner of the BP station on that corner went to the Marathon station to discuss with its owner why he'd dropped the price for a gallon of unleaded gas to $2.93 per gallon, three cents less than BP. (Snip)In a wild post-script, it appears the BP station took advantage of the shooting. While police were still swarming the Marathon station, the BP jacked up its prices. WXYZ's Bill Proctor reports that as soon as the owner's body was taken away, workers at BP changed the price-per-gallon of unleaded from $2.96 to $3.09.



http://www.wxyz.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=29...
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 11:33 PM
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1. Wow - just wow. n/t
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 11:37 PM
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2. Drat!! I filled up today. I wish I'd known. That's not too far.
:evilgrin:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 11:40 PM
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3. The owner of the BP station must be a Republican.
Wow. That's crazy.
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 11:46 PM
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4. Maybe Libertarian
pure unbridled competition.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:15 AM
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9. actually he was trying to thwart competition
he went over to the other station to complain about its price cut, which probably violates antitrust laws.
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:03 AM
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7. Jawad Bazzi was the owner of the BP station.
A 45-year-old father of five children. Tragic and unnecessary.

Strange they are not naming the shooter (owner of the Marathon station).
____________________

Just a hint of things to come in this neocon poisoned world.

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:10 AM
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8. Yea, I was under the impression the BP owner was the
shooter.

He turned out to be the victim, yet his gas station jacked up its prices to take advantage of the crime scene across the street. :crazy:
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:54 AM
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11. I know! Weird, the insanity of the whole thing...
three cents a gallon?

The screws tighten and people become desperate?
Sure not worth going to jail for and not worth dying for.
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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 11:49 PM
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5. No Blood for Oil?
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:15 AM
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6. The higher gas prices go
the less people will look for a price a few cents lower because the percent incremental difference in price becomes less and less.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:19 AM
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10. Taking "Gas War" a Bit Too Literally
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:12 AM
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12. I saw that on the tee vee and I just could not believe it. I mean, really.
It's worth killing a guy over three frigging cents?

And that price jacking after the guy croaked...now that's just...cold.
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