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  1. Last of the Mohicans

    Last of the Mohicans Read Only Funster

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    Something similar in past. This is latest


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    The price of oil is as low as it has been for a while, the oil companies have simply jacked their prices up and the government will not do anything as they rake in extra VAT for every increase.

    See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it

    We are hitting 114.9 a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying 1.50 a ltr. Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea:

    This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy petrol on a certain day campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT,whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work.

    Please read it and join in!

    Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the market place not sellers. With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their Petrol! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. Here's the idea:

    For the rest of this year DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest oil companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP.

    If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact we need to reach literally millions of Esso and BP petrol buyers. It's really simple to do!!

    Now, don't wimp out at this point... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

    I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it... ...

    THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

    Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all.(and not buy at ESSO/BP) How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of receipt,all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8days!!! Acting together we can make a difference . If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.

    PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE 90p a LITRE RANGE

    It's easy to make this happen. Just join this group and get all your FB friends to join or forward as an email to everyone in your address book, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons Jet etc. i.e.. boycott BP and Esso




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    Did anyone follow through?
     
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    Love to know where you get diesel at that price, our local (almost 20 miles away ) Tesco was at 119.9 yesterday!!
     
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    BP diesel round our way is 113.9, same as petrol. Local Tesco 117.9!
     
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  7. Last of the Mohicans

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    Its still 113.9 at asda in Boston this week when i want in to town
     
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    I think this has been doing the rounds for a few years now .
    I saw it 3 years ago on an emigrating forum.

    Though i caught the end of something on the news this morning similar, getting lots of people to do things at the same time.
    Something about turning your lights out at 8.30pm .
    Don't know when , could be tonight , but seemingly its a global thing , some protest about something or an other. Did anyone else see it?
    Bev
     
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    £120.9 today at our local s/markets.:Angry::Angry::Angry::cry:
     
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    Boycotting a major is simply a waste of time.. who do you think supplies the supermarkets ?
    No matter where you buy it will be supplied by one of the majors ..

    The only person who will be hurt is the franchised retailer who is the last person we want to hurt, if they all close the supermarkets will hold us to ransom ..
     
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    Well if we all stopped buying fuel from Esso and B.P We might get something done about the cost i shall i won,t be useing those two.
     
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    As i said before , its a round robin thing.
     
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    just been for diesel at sainsburys scarborough......

    £116.9 ltr
     
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    Oops!! sorry, onions always get me.
     
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    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/motorhome-chat/22052-fuel-prices-2.html#post267886

    how much is heating oil i have hered diesels run on it quite well? any one tried it or something simular.
     
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    Wouldn't pay too much attention to that site. It lists two stations close to me, one of which has been closed for about ten years, the other shut down six years ago and been demolished! :RollEyes:
     
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    There are a number of things missing from heating oil, like engine lubricants. any diesel will run on it until the engine loses compression, then just get another engine, hee hee.
     
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    I have to disagree with wildman on this, to my knowledge there is very little difference between them, HHO has a dye trace added same as red diesel .. there is no additional lub oil added to diesel.

    I have a mate who runs his landy on home heating oil, totally illegal but that is his concern.. the only thing I noticed was it was a tad smoky when cold..

    But it is a purely academic question, get caught and you will be prosecuted and fined big time.

    Some information here.. http://www.enviroharvest.ca/dieselvsheating.htm

    Bear in mind there are two types of HHO .. one as discussed, the other is kerosene or paraffin .. not suitable for a diesel engine..
     
  20. Andy - V8 Diesel

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    If you have a diesel just make your own bio diesel as i do even though my veg oil collection price has gone up a bit lately it now cost me 20p a litre to make my bio diesel:Rofl1:

    If any one is interested heres a video series on how to make your own parts 1-13

    here is the first one:thumb:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK_tf9hQXIM[/ame]

    This is the company i bought my processor off. they have now been bought out so are no longer in business:Blush:

    there are still plenty of places to get your own processor or just make your own.

    Hope this helps as it helped me. Made 70 litres last week 60 litres this week and another 70 litre in the processor ready to convert:thumb:

    Beat paying gordon and his cronnies any tax:thumb::thumb:
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