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Originally posted by getreadyalready
Originally posted by blackhatchet
Now it's time to boycott Exxon as well.
Let's get on it!
Boycotting any one or two companies is like boycotting one TV network or one political party. They are all the same!
Boycott Fossil Fuel!! That would go somewhere.
Boycott Television. That will go somewhere.
Boycott all political parties, and vote for your buddy or neighbor!! That will go somewhere.
Boycott BP? Boycott Exxon? And then what? Buy from Shell? What the hell is the point of that?
* Rockefeller owns Exxon (Standard Oil); queen of Nederland owns BP; queen of England owns Shell Oil controlling share 40%; queen of Nederland owns Royal Dutch Shell.
* Rothschild owns Goldman Sachs.
* Rockefeller owns JP Morgan Chase. JP Morgan owns controlling share of the Federal Reserve Bank. 
* Rockefeller owns every major (transnational) pharmaceutical company. 
* Rockefeller owns the cancer industry and core medical information technology, including the data sheets every office and doctor uses.
* Rockefeller owns ConAgra (the power grid infrastructure for the northeastern North American continent.)
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by OuttaTime
I agree. That was my point!
Boycott Big Oil...maybe that will work, but picking out one company is futile.
We can all do more to limit our consumption and remove power from the hands of the big corps. I have dropped my electric bill over $100 per month by changing my habits and buying CFL, insulation, etc. I also close closets and bathrooms and vents and only cool the area I am using a lot.
I have stopped driving my 10 mpg truck, and now I drive my 45mpg motorcycle. I don't like the cold and rain, but it saves me almost $100 per week!
I am now in the process of building some solar panels and I will slowly convert all my peripheral electric to solar. I.E. Well Pump, Pool Pump, Shed lights, etc. After that is successful, I may try to do the main house.
If anybody wants to boycott, start boycotting all Fossil Fuel by limiting your own consumption. Boycotting for one business or one day is worthless. You just wind up buying more the next day, or buying more from another source. BOYCOTT YOUR OWN CONSUMPTION!
Originally posted by Daughter2
I doubt if this is true. When you take over a company, you takeover their liabilities too.
I would think most oil companies would just wait for the possible liquidation of BP and then just buy the assets - instead of the entire company.
I really hope this doesn't result in less competition. The smaller the number of competitors, the easier it is for market and political manipulation.
Like I said, if this is all natural and not planned, then I think it would be great if Exxon bought up BP. If we can consolidate the oil industry, it makes it easier to regulate,
Originally posted by DaMod
reply to post by cosmo740
You sir are a lead foot. My Chev 350 gets 25mpg hwy....
Originally posted by nik1halo
reply to post by getreadyalready
Ya see, that's why I drive a Toyota Yaris. It may be small, but it's nippy, fun to drive and best of all, I get 39mpg in the town and about 45mpg on the motorway.
Originally posted by slank
I have one good point & one Horrible point about this.
Exxon has a much better safety record [& safety culture i hope?] than BP.
This is a means of unloading the tens [hundreds?] of billions of liability against BP.
Which means YOU the taxpayer will pay for virtually ALL of the tens of billions of clean up costs.
Just like the banks, socialism bailouts for the rich corporations & slavery capitalism for the working taxpayers.
Remember Exxon sued its way out of billions of dollars of the Exxon Valdez settlement.
I would argue for receivership for BP.
Instead of essentially corporate welfare for Exxon.
More corporate welfare,
& Trillions on your taxpaying backs as well as your unborn grandchildren.
[edit on 12-7-2010 by slank]