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In light of the Gulf oil spill, do you plan to boycott BP?

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Yes 52%
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No 47%
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683 total votes

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1 valleyred (1079 comments) posted 3 years, 10 months ago

It hurts the local franchises of BP more than BP itself. It will do NOTHING to fix the problem. I will not boycott because boycotts of oil companies have never and will never work.

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2 jimiohoh (86 comments) posted 3 years, 10 months ago

It will hurt BP. If you don't think so, ask the people at Citco

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3 Stan (9923 comments) posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Let's put a $5. per gallon tax on gas and teach them a lesson !

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4 VINDYAK (1799 comments) posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Boycotting BP? Where do you begin? BP is a major refiner of not only gasoline for its own name brand, but it also refines gasoline for other small-brands, as well as heating oil and diesel. So, where does the gas come from that you buy at Get-go, Speedway or Sheetz or Pilot, or Flying J?

Lets face it. We are at the mercy of the oil drilling and refining industry because our transportation is so dependent upon their products. We are them, they are us, we demand low prices, they commit the least amount of money to safety, and it goes on-and-on.

If consumers had the option to select the price and where their money would go at the pump, what are the odds consumers would select $3.00 a gallon and "safe drilling methods" as their first choices? My guess is consumers would select $2.55 a gallon with their pump dollars going to "save the caribou in Alaska".

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5 OhioWatcher (43 comments) posted 3 years, 10 months ago

valley and useless - You all won't boycott because you're fascists.

You confuse capitalism with consumerism. The greatest example of capitalism would be Americans taking their hard earned dollar elsewhere.

Sure it would hurt a few local vendors but shame on them for staying in business with a company that values profit over safety (11 of their workers died) and is attempting to salvage the oil in the spill rather than stopping the leak and cleaning up their mess.

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6 jrolley325 (776 comments) posted 3 years, 10 months ago

seriously, how hard would it be to just go to shell or sunoco instead?

some here seem like they're gonna go out of their way to go to BP for gas because that's what the "amurca-hatin libruls" don't want.

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7 shutyourface (246 comments) posted 3 years, 10 months ago

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...you guys are gonna support BP?Fkn joke!

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