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Re: something we can do about gas prices


My guess is that at least as much money for Al Qaeda comes from the good ole
US of A as comes from Saudi Arabia.  But maybe what I need to do is to find
a garden discussion group as I have never had an interest in a political
discussion group.  There's no 'off topic' here, but maybe there should be?

Adios--

Linda

----- Original Message -----
From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] something we can do about gas prices


> it translates, quite simply, into having problems with the saudis because
> that's where osama bin's money comes from. remember him? he was the guy
> bushie was going to get. failing miserably at that, he created a reason to
> rectify the failure of daddy wimp and free oil for the members of his pac.
>
>
> At 12:43 PM 2/16/03 -0700, you wrote:
> >PLEEEASE!!  Enough of this.  We have a problem with terrorists.  We have
a
> >problem with bloody dictators.  How in the world does that translate into
> >having a problem with Saudis, or with Arabs, or with Muslims??  One thing
> >this world does not need is more reasons for hate and fear and
intolerance.
> >
> >May I suggest that if you have a thought that begins with 'some of you
may
> >be offended by this', then don't send it.  Why on earth do you want to
risk
> >offending gardening friends over something totally unrelated?
> >
> >Some people thrive on fear and conflict.  That is why we have endless
> >violent movies, endless TV programs that want us to be terrified of paint
or
> >eating meat or drinking water or being gassed or some other thing that
needs
> >a bit of common sense applied to it and the fear is then gone.
> >
> >I hope for peace in the world.  I hope for Tony's complete recovery as a
> >result of his treatments.  I hope for a better life for Afghani and Iraqi
> >people.  And I hope for a list that stays primarily with gardening, and
with
> >other topics that promote harmony.
> >
> >Linda in Wyoming
> >
> >       ----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Tricia" <pdickson@nts-online.net>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 12:23 PM
> >Subject: [CHAT] something we can do about gas prices
> >
> >
> > > We CAN buy gasoline that's not from Middle East.
> > > The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should return the favor.
> > > An
> > > interesting thought is to boycott their GASOLINE. Every time you fill
up
> > > the car, you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi
> > > Arabia.
> > >
> > > Just buy from gas companies that don't import their oil from the
> > > Saudis. Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I
> > > fill-up my tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to
kill
> > > me, my  family, and my friends. I thought it might be interesting for
> > > you to  know which oil companies are the best to buy gas from and
which
> > > major  companies import Middle Eastern oil (for the period 9/1/00 -
> > > 8/31/01):
> > >
> > >
> > > Shell............................205,742,000 barrels
> > > Chevron/Texaco.........144,332,000 barrels
> > > Exxon /Mobil................130,082,000 barrels
> > > Marathon/Speedway...117,740,000  barrels
> > > Amoco.........................62,231,000 barrels
> > >
> > > If you do the math at $30/barrel, these imports amount  to over $18
> > > BILLION!
> > >
> > > Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:
> > >
> > > Citgo....................0 barrels
> > > Sunoco............. ..0 barrels
> > > Conoco............. ..0 barrels
> > > Sinclair............... 0 barrels
> > > BP/Phillips.......... 0 barrels
> > > Hess...................0 barrels
> > >
> > > All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and
> > > each is required to state where they get their oil and how much they
> > > are importing. They report  on a monthly basis. Share this with
friends.
> > >
> > > Stop paying for terrorism.............
> > >
> > > But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas
> > > buyers. It's really simple to do!!
> > > I'm sending this note to each of you and if you would send it to at
least
> >30
> > > people think how many people we could reach.
> > >
> > > This is something we can really do that could have a impact.
> > > Patricia
> > > zone 6b
> > >
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