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Offlinejimsuzo
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BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL
    #1557227 - 05/18/03 02:46 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

This movement has been underway for awhile, but I think it timely to remind my fellow shroomers that while Exxon/Mobil is the largest oil company in the world, they, unlike other majors BP and Shell, have yet to invest a single dollar in renewable energies and biodegradable fuel. Now is the time to hit Exxon/Mobil where it hurts - in their wallets. Please don't buy their fuel. Cut up your Exxn/Mobil credit cards immediately. It's the right thing to do.

Exxon is the richest company in the world and has affiliates in over 200 countries. It is extracting 4.5 million barrels of crude oil and natural gaz daily. Esso is also the main oil and petrol/gasoline reseller to the public, with some 900 petrol stations in France alone and thousands across Europe. In 2001, its worldwide profits after tax amounted to 15.6 billions dollars and invested over 7.9 billion dollars in oil prospecting, natural gas and oil extraction. It has not invested a single dollar, however, in either renewable energies or biodegradable fuel.

According to the magazine The Economist, Exxon Mobil is ?the largest oil company and also the most skeptical organization in the world regarding climatic changes. If the largest supplier of hydrocarbons in the world were once to openly admit that global warming is an acquired fact, this could prove more beneficial to the world than the Kyoto accords? (The Economist, December 2001. Translator?s note: this quotation is a translation of the French which was itself a translation of the original text in English).

Facts speak for themselves, is claiming Greenpeace in a well-prepared document, indicating that ?Exxon played a capital role in having the Bush Administration reject the Kyoto Accords?. It is pointing a finger at Exxon as ?the company pulling the strings behind the Bush Administration? and is outlining that Esso donated over 1 million dollars to the Republican party during the 2000 electoral campaign, more than any other oil company's contribution. 91% of ExxonMobil's political contributions went to the Republican party. Immediately after his election to the presidency, George W. Bush paid Exxon in return by claiming that it would not endorse the Kyoto protocol, the only international convention taking a stand against global warming. The United States, who are responsible for 25% of the world gas releases creating the greenhouse effect, has, by rejecting the Kyoto Accord through George W. Bush supported by the industrial and oil lobbies, significantly diminished the efficacy of the accord and is jeopardizing its very survival.

Still according to Greenpeace, Esso/Exxon/Mobil has constantly been the most vigorous company in its attempts to sabotage international negotiations for the protection of the climate of the planet. It has also given encouragement to other commercial and industrial lobbies to perpetuate the fight. Exxon has spent millions of dollars to further a propaganda hostile to climate protection and is frequently quoting outdated and incorrect scientific studies to back up its position. Using the well-known tactics inaugurated by cigarette manufacturers, these slanderous campaigns on Global Warming are creating a confusion in the minds of both the public and their elected authorities and are thus killing in the egg any will to really tackle this problem.


why to boycott Esso


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1557297 - 05/18/03 03:45 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Put Shell on the boycott too - the nightmare they have caused in Nigeria is beyond comprehension. Not to mention their complicity in the wanton oppression, eviction from their land and murder of the orgoni people.

The report - by World Bank environment specialist David Moffat and Professor Olof Linden of Stockholm University says that even official statistics suggest that every year the delta is polluted by 2.3 billion cubic metres of oil from some 300 separate spills, almost one a day, but that the true Sure may be 10 times higher. It confirms a report in the Independent on Sunday last month that gas flaring from oil production in the area emits some 35 million tons of carbon dioxide and 12 million tons of methane a year, making it the world's largest single contributor to global warming.


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1557339 - 05/18/03 04:43 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I havn't been to an exxon is a hell of a long time. Mobil is a pretty shitty lookin gas station. And Shell needs to lower their fucking prices if they want my business.

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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: Xlea321]
    #1558123 - 05/18/03 06:14 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

MOST EVIL CORPERATIONS

Shameless: 1995's 10 Worst Corporations
by Russell Mokhiber and Andrew Wheat

SHELL Executes A Business Plan
BHP Wants To Be Above The Law
ADM : Food Stamp King
CHIQUITA Top Banana
ENRON's Political Profit Pipeline
DOW CHEMICAL's Implant Liability
JOHNSON & JOHNSON Obstructs Justice
3M : Skipping A Beat?
DUPONT's GOA Constrictor
WARNER-LAMBERT's Guilty Plea

excerpt:
SHELL EXECUTES A BUSINESS PLAN
Nigeria's military dictatorship hanged nine political dissidents, including playwright and environmentalist Ken Saro-Wiwa, in November 1995.

The dictatorship was roundly condemned for the executions by human rights groups and government leaders from around the world -- as was, to a lesser extent, its business partner Royal Dutch Shell. Saro-Wiwa led a campaign in Nigeria that accused Royal Dutch Shell of profiting off 500,000 Ogoni people and polluting their homeland.

In Nigeria, which accounts for 14 percent of Shell's worldwide oil production, Shell seems to have made its deal with the devil. As Steve Kretzmann pointed out ["Nigeria's Drilling Fields," Multinational Monitor, January/February 1995], "oil is the single most important commodity in Nigeria, and Shell is the backbone of the oil market."

Multinationals that find themselves forming close partnerships with unsavory regimes often explain failures to cut these profitable ties by arguing that they are pursuing a "constructive engagement" policy that benefits the downtrodden and sets a sterling example for the tyrants. Such a case is difficult to make when a corporation's behavior has been less than noble and when the downtrodden are determined to throw the company out.


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Offlinejimsuzo
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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: Xlea321]
    #1558169 - 05/18/03 06:48 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

It confirms a report in the Independent on Sunday last month that gas flaring from oil production in the area emits some 35 million tons of carbon dioxide and 12 million tons of methane a year, making it the world's largest single contributor to global warming.




You're exactly right. Put Shell on the list too. Try to stick with smaller stations. BP, however, actually isn't that bad IF you buy their PR campaign.


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1558292 - 05/18/03 08:07 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

How about oil, and coperate products all together.

Bio fuel

CSA for food

non-child slave labor, natural clothing.

it takes a bit of adjusting, and can't happen over night, but i've found my life to drastically improve the more i ween myself away from the coperate prison. unpluggin your TV cable is the first step (living without DVD's would be a bit too drastic)


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1559431 - 05/19/03 06:52 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

i'll boycott them right after i fill up my tank on the way home today...


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1559705 - 05/19/03 12:08 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

How manly of you inny  :grin:


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: Xlea321]
    #1559739 - 05/19/03 12:26 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I do what i can...


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1559777 - 05/19/03 12:50 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I go to this place called "All American Gas"...

Its funny because something tells me that its not from America.


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: angryshroom]
    #1559782 - 05/19/03 12:53 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

i usually fill up at BP or Total...there is a gas station near us that has a 1950's theme that has car shows on the weekends, they have cheap gas.


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1560434 - 05/19/03 05:01 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

This response is one I used in the equally ludicrous "Boycott Electricity" thread.

Seems a good fit is this ridiculous thread as well
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I'll use my share (and as much of yours as possible) of gas and electricity until the day I die.

Three trucks, none which get more than 14 mpg, 2 refrigerators, stereo, computer, lights, and AC which is ALWAYS on in the summer months.

Ever see an electric meter doing 10,000 rpm's?

Screw conservation.... I like my toys.


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1560634 - 05/19/03 06:00 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Well can I just say we're all impressed at how tough and wild you are luv. You can use electricity and you just don't care!  :smirk:

Do you kick chihuahas too?


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: Xlea321]
    #1560678 - 05/19/03 06:16 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Do you kick chihuahas too?



Nope. Kids and cats.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1560719 - 05/19/03 06:31 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

man I wouldn't be caught dead in an electric car... unless some liberal made it a law forcing everyone to get one


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: Cracka_X]
    #1561017 - 05/19/03 08:11 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Electric hybrids are cool.


Come on, I know you want one...


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: silversoul7]
    #1561637 - 05/19/03 11:21 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Are Diamond Shamrock and 7-11 affiliates of said companies?

If so, I'm way ahead of ya.


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: silversoul7]
    #1562368 - 05/20/03 06:53 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

that is one ugly car...but at least it's a start.


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1562601 - 05/20/03 11:42 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I'm impressed by your bad-ass macho consumer dude attitude.

and by the way - I really wasn't counting on you to participate.


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Re: BOYCOTT EXXON/MOBIL [Re: silversoul7]
    #1562605 - 05/20/03 11:44 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

My brother got one of the Toyota Hybrids. I think it's pretty cool.


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