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Old 04-22-2007, 06:40 PM   #16
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Dave, I agree, but it's not like the futures market. I've played there if only on paper. Everybody takes a short position in futures (commodities). A long bet is like six months. It's a bit different than the stock market. It really belongs in Vegas.
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:21 PM   #17
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Prices continue to rise and we are getting hosed in San Diego county! I was in Indio (near Palm Springs) this week and premium (at COSTCO , no less) was 3.349. Saturday morning it was 3.449 (at Costco) in N. San Diego County. I think prices must be approaching record highs.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:44 AM   #18
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I think it's time for action. I can't remember where I saw this, but it's not my idea. Pick a company, Shell, let's say. Nobody buys gas at Shell. Shell has to lower prices. This starts a gas war, and we all gas up.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:27 PM   #19
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I already don't buy gas at Citgo but that is for a different reason!
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:25 AM   #20
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JB, I assume you offered that suggestion with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

For the benefit of those who think that such a boycott might actually work, I provide a link with sound economic reasoning that refutes the notion:

http://www.mises.org/story/1191

I only wish that the author had refrained from calling the idea dumb. By doing so, he alienates the very people who need to continue reading. I hope everyone can appreciate his frustration though. The good folks on this board might compare it to the frustration of defending industry standards on a daily basis.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:19 AM   #21
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Yeah, Dan, you'll notice I didn't waste too many words on the proposal. My original idea of taking gasoline off the futures market is much better.
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:05 AM   #22
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John, I'm still formulating a response to your proposal to ban futures trading in gasoline. Of course, my initial reaction is to oppose it because it requires government intervention. I realize that my objection, based on government intervention alone, will not satisfy most people though.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:31 PM   #23
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just got an e-mail saying not to pump gas on "may 15 2007" in protest of high gas prices. its been sent around on the internet, isay its worth a try.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:40 PM   #24
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make sure and gas up on the 14th
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:31 AM   #25
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not to pump gas on "may 15 2007" in protest of high gas prices
That's a great idea.... It's worked so well for the Mexican Illegal Immigrants...

But I suggest gasin up on the 16th...
Goin for the bigger impact, delayin profits..
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:42 AM   #26
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Yesterday was the first time I have had to pay over $3 for gas in PHX. Not one of my discount stations was less.
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Old 05-05-2007, 02:44 PM   #27
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Marge, can I get you to buy and store a tank full until I can get there?
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:01 PM   #28
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this to me is just like going to a bookie and paying the vig.....
I.E- no one regulates the vig, it's whatever the bookie thinks he can get , or what you will pay before he goes for a limb.

Someone some where needs to step in . I have persistently mailed my congress people and senators. But I know it is useless.
I am not against companies making money , but I do have a problem with companies catering to the board of directors to maximize profits , when the guy at the pump gets porked. In some way when these commodities that are so powerfully linked to our economy is privatized ( meaning not governmentally regulated) the consumers take it on the chin. All you ever hear on the news is that the summer driving season....blah...blah...blah...

Up hear in boston the price of gas has gone up 95 cents in 2 months?????????? While exxon/mobil posts the highest profit of any US company ever. Why do they have to gouge........stockholders....

There is never any news of shortages or outtages. When BP/Connoco conveniently shut down the major pipeline out of Alaska last year for "surprise" maintenance, it was swept under the rug.....

The oil companies are the coffers of politicians...take take the political gain out of it and make it a regulated commodity.


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Old 05-05-2007, 05:35 PM   #29
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Posted this a while back, and it still works well. Plug in the zip code of the area your interested in and it will list that areas gasstations, sorted by price.

http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx
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Sorry but that last post really deserves a BEEP BEEP
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