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The fact that this has nothing to do with structural engineering aside,
this seems incredibly stupid to me.  Why Chevron, when Exxon prices are
just as expensive or more expensive in some places?  All gas prices have
gone up recently.  Chevron is usually a few cents more even when gas
prices were lower. Why? Because they have a superior product, but you 
didn't suggest boycotting them then.  You can go buy bottom of the barrel
(pun intended) sludge and save a few cents.  I'll spend the extra few
cents.  Our Canadian friends may be able to correct me, but I don't think
we have anything to complain about.


On Wed, 12 May 1999, Vyacheslav Gordin wrote:

> Date: Monday, May 10, 1999 1:40 PM
> Subject: FW: Boycott! One gas company at a time
> Well since the one day sit-out didn't work maybe this will?? You never know 
> till you try!
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> -----Original Message-----   FW: Boycott! One gas company at a time
> Okay for all you generation X'ers, here is your opportunity to  participate 
> in a BOYCOTT ala 60's-do your part!
> I'm sure you'd heard about the "gas-out" on April 30. Word spread so fast  
> on e-mail that the whole nation knows about it and the media picked up on  
> it.  However, gas companies weren't scared because they wouldn't lose  
> sales, since everybody was buying gas on April 29 and May 1.
> So, a Las  Vegas  radio station has come up with a better idea to take 
> things one step  further.     The radio station has suggested to boycott a 
> particular company, and  refuse  to buy from them until prices get back down 
> to normal. The radio station  picked   Chevron, so in order to make this 
> work, you need to stop buying from Chevron until their prices become normal 
> again. Maybe a severe loss of  business will force them to take action in 
> order to drop prices and regain  business, which will force changes by the 
> rest of the companies across the  board to remain competitive.
> Sick of paying close to $2 a gallon?     This can work, but you have to do 
> two things:
> 1. Do not shop at Chevron
> 2. Send this on to everybody you know
> The reason Chevron was picked because they were one of 2 companies who  
> started this whole thing. Chevron raised its prices because it shut down  
> one of its refineries and said that they couldn't keep up with the demand.
> They used the supply and demand theory. They DEMAND more money because they 
> don't have the SUPPLY that its competitors have.
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