Oh Boy, Mike is just too serious these days!  

volim 53M
17 posts
3/18/2006 7:13 am
Oh Boy, Mike is just too serious these days!

Hi All,

Here's something that's been a burr under my saddle for a while now. Am I the only one who's tired of being ripped off by the energy companies? I know I'm not, but somehow we've all just come to expect it, and always say "well what can I do"... This holds true for lots of other subjects as well, like insurance companies, and government, but let's stick to energy for now.

It's gotten to the point where we are just plainly being ripped-off over fuel prices! They don't even bother to make placating noises anymore, it's just plainly, "we can screw you, and we're gonna"!

I say we had all better start doing something about it, or soon it'll cost our whole paycheck to just fill the gas tank, or heat the house! Why don't we all just let them know that enough is enough, and make them swim in the stuff!!

If anyone actually believes that our fuel costs have anything to do with the shutdown of a given refinery, the ability to drill in ANWAR, the temperature of any season, or the amount of driving being done in the summer, or what China is up to, you are being brain washed!

Oh, and by the way, let's not blame the Arabs either, in case you didn't know it our WESTERN oil Co's. own most of the oil fields, drilling rights, and oil around the world. The Saudi oil company is ARAMCO, that stands for Arab AMERICAN oil Co. Also, let me let you in on another secret. ALL the oil that is pumped out of Alaska goes to ASIA not the USA, so doing more drilling, and exploration up there won't buy us anything either...(My father helped build the pipeline, so I know what I'm talking about). The bottom line is that the commodity traders and the oil Co's are just plain robbing us.

So, what comes next after this diatribe? Well, let's just stop using the stuff!! I'll bet that 50% of your and my fuel consumption could be cut off. I'm forming a car pool with some of my co-workers, that'll be 2 more cars off the road. I'm consolidating all my non-work trips to one day only. I'm going to suggest that EVERYONE NOT buy fuel on Wednesdays...Just let the pumps sit there with no cars for 1 day a week! I'm turning down my thermostat, I'm shutting off ALL my outside lights at night and non-esential electric use!

If we ALL did this they would be up to their eyeballs in Oil in virtually no time at all. It's not a big hardship on us to do it. We've just become lazy, apathetic, and complacent! Just say NO to fuel consumption!!! Vote with your wallet!!

I recently had a long conversation on a jet flight with a fellow who's in the oil exploration business. He told me that in the last 2+ years every hole they drilled came up with oil, and that the global reserves of crude are at the highest point that they've been in decades. Yet still we're paying out of every hole WE have for the stuff....

Let's stop it, let's stop them, let's make a stand! if each and every one of us did just one thing to not use the stuff, or not use as much, we CAN win!!!!

DO IT !!! Pass this on to everyone you know! Pass it on to your co-workers, friends, and family...Make the rich bastards drink the stuff!!! Let's get gas back to a buck or $0.50/gallon.....I've had enough, I know that YOU have too....Let's do something about it!!!!!


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