The grassroot nature of this boycott impressed me and it might be quite timely, considering Americans’ general opposition to the wholesale slaughter in Iraq. I want to see (hence the ‘research’) how this will affect the current inflated gas price, compared to the much smaller
boycott in April, '97, which was before the internet was a force to be reckoned with, also before America and Britain ;turned Iraq into a Hitlerian killing field. We’re going to participate in the boycott. Here’s what I just got in my email box:
NO GAS…On May 15th 2007
Don’t pump gas on May 15th.
…in April 1997, there was a “gas out” conducted nationwide in protest
of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.
On May 15th 2007, all internet users are asked not go to a gas station
in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most
There are 73,000,000+ Americans currently on the internet and the
average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up.
If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take
$2,292,000,000.00 (that’s almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil company’s pockets
for just one day. Please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and let’s
try to put a dent in the oil industry for at least one day.