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BP boycotts hurt local stations; gas giant offers help

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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:37 PM
reply to post by mike_trivisonno

Actually I would not be surprised to see BP doing this in the near future, but on a much more limited scale, for a day or two only, and/or or at the minimum, a rollback to $1 a gallon for a limited period of time.

[edit on 16-6-2010 by manta78]

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:54 PM

Originally posted by manta78
... a rollback to $1 a gallon for a limited period of time.

Do you really think Americans would sell out their principles, their morals, their beliefs, just to save a few coins on gas for a limited period of time? Get real. Okay sure, there may be a few scumbags that would kiss satans ass for buck and sellout their best friends for a nickle, but I don't think even the pickpocketing socialists out there would stoop THAT low, to sell their beliefs and convictions and soul, just because a corporation has a sale on gas. These oil producers need to KNOW there are REAL CONSEQUENCES for criminal neglect. If you keep sending BP money by purchasing their product, they will be the ones laughing at YOU because YOU are paying for this, not them.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:00 PM
reply to post by Divinorumus

I am not a fan of BP, and have many threads here regarding this disaster. I do know however how big companies like this operate, and this is exactly the kind of thing that I believe they will engage in somewhere down the line; and yes they will have people lined up for blocks trying to fill up their tanks at their local BP station; I personally would pass the station by, but you would be surprised how many people won't.

[edit on 16-6-2010 by manta78]

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:05 PM
No one is blaming the station owners or employees (at least I hope not), but as someone have to be careful who you crawl into bed with, and this is a risk of business when you do. I get a bit angry myself when I see someone filling up at a BP station, and I overheard a group of kids talking about filling balloons with old car oil and throwing at the cars who do. I mentioned to them they'd be arrested for vandalism and to find a more peaceful and sane way to vent their anger.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:07 PM
I think a boycott would let the companies know that they should make an effort to protect the ecosystem. Without a boycott they will make no effort.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:20 PM
Read this to know how BP thinks:

BP documents highlight PR strategy after deadly Texas blast

Hey, in addition to cheap $1 gas in order to buy your loyalty and soul, maybe everyone should hold out for a holiday too. Fill your tank with BP and then spend that holiday forgetting about what YOU just did! That would be sweet, huh?

Without CONSEQUENCES, things will never change.

You know, 420 day (when the well blew) and Earth day (when the rig sank) are two holidays that will never be the same again after this tragedy. Bring all criminally negligent corporations to their knees.

BTW, just how many BP PR folks are posting here on ATS anyhow, hum? It wouldn't surprise me one bit to know that a BP shill has been posting PR crap here too.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:35 PM

Originally posted by apacheman
Seems to me that if the station owners have a contractual obligation to display the BP logo, BP has a reciprocal obligation not to do stuff that damages its. If the station owners are finding it uncomfortable to be associated with BP, then their proper recourse is to file a class action suit to either drop the logo or be compensated for the the loss of business due to BP's behavior.

They BOUGHT the franchise! Are people really this dumb?

So if you buy a McDonald's Franchise, and decide McDonald's makes people fat with apple pies, they should have the right to file a class action suit to drop the Mickey D's Logo?


The only loss of business they are having is due to people that have knee jerk reactions to a corporate logo and think they are hurting said corporation by busting the sign out with a rock. That is not BP's fault, that is the rock throwers fault!

Have people really gotten so far removed from responsibility and reason, so blinded by hate, that they really THINK like this?

The more posts I read like this, the more shocked I am that people that think this way actually walk free in society.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:39 PM
reply to post by Libertygal

Yep, welcome to bastion of open minds. ATS has become a world of anger and hate with regard to Israel, Palestine and oil.

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