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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

price of gas + boycott

the average price of gas/petrol when George Bush was anointed President was $1.46 per gallon; the current price (5 years later) is an average of $2.91 per gallon, an increase of 100% [from the A.A.A. in April 2006]

while many pooh-pooh the idea or effectiveness of a boycott, the chain emails in support of a boycott of Exxon-Mobil are an angry response to the unconscionable windfall profits that Exxon-Mobil and the others of the U.S. oil monopoly have taken out of your pocket

the bottom line about the boycott is that it won't hurt to drive past Exxon-Mobil's retail locations and buy from another brand – the message may get delivered if enough join in; the Valero-Shamrock C-store in my town keeps their pump price several cents lower than the others, so Shamrock is my usual fill up anyway

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