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Buy less oil and F*** OPEC
A couple of years ago I purchased a Toyota Prius, a hybrid/electric car that gets 60 miles per gallon; for more details, see:
Save the Environment and Stop Funding
Someone went a step further, and not only purchased a Toyota Prius, but created a personalized license plate criticizing OPEC and its support of Islamic Supremacists:
Back in June of 2001, OPEC decided that even though the US was paying the highest ever for a gallon of gasoline that they would cut production. I realize we pay nothing for gasoline compared to other nations, but it really bugged me that here we are buying millions of barrels of gasoline from the largest monopoly in the world and we're stuck with whatever decisions they make. If OPEC was a company in the US, it would have been broken up decades ago under anti-trust laws. The eleven member nations of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meet several times a year and decide whether they will collectively screw us or cut us a break. This kind of behavior is called "collusion" and it's illegal in the US.
For more pictures and the rest of the story, see below. If you own a Toyota Prius or any hybrid/electric car that gets over 50 miles per gallon, also click here to check out this entry with cool bumper stickers.
Here' the rest of the story:
... I wanted to express my anger towards these countries more clearly with my Prius. I decided to apply for a personalized license plate, "F OPEC". I submitted the application and about a month later I received this:
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I'm not sure why they didn't just reject it off the bat, so I decided to give it another shot. I set up a web site: www.fopec.com and I mailed them this letter:
On April 15th, 2002, I received a gift from the government:
May 16th, 2002 - The plates arrive! - HA HA HA
Buy Sunoco Gasoline - It's Saudi-free and it seems to me it's entirely OPEC-free:
Sunoco pumps Saudi-free gas
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i love the car, and i love the plates even more!
Posted by: audrey at April 4, 2005 11:26 AM
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Posted by: Mr,Sam Roger at April 21, 2005 03:37 PM
dude,your a true american f opec to i agree. im tired of getting robbed by these bastards and i hope one day we just stick it to them. when i get a car im going to consider i hybrid cause i dont want to support are enemys f opec
Posted by: kevin at August 31, 2005 07:47 PM
Very cool indeed!
Posted by: Jon at November 9, 2005 08:19 AM
I saw your car the other day at the post office. I liked the so much, I took a picture with my cell phone (I always find the coolest things to photograph when I leave the Nikon at home!).
Anyway, I just wanted to compliment you on the sentiment. Very well done indead!
Posted by: Jeff at May 12, 2006 10:40 AM
Great job friend! Loved the plate. One thing though... Why can't US do more to convert to Methanol already? Brazil is already running on Methanol, and they are driving Amrecan cars. So the big three have the technology. It's a buck for a gallon and can be home produced. Maybe outsource some to Mexico, see if Mexican farmes stop rioting finally. I absolutely do not want give up my 72 442 and 71 Mark III, so I'll fuel them with Sunoco gas untill Methanol is available here in NY.
Posted by: PG at August 4, 2006 04:02 PM
"so it buys much of its oil from U.S. producers and overseas suppliers such as Nigeria and Angola, which produce a pricier low-sulfur crude." - from sunoco article
Nigeria and Angola are members of OPEC
Posted by: Masterofmanyforms at March 31, 2008 07:47 PM
How exciting is the thought of the day where we no longer need fossil fuels to power the modernized world. When that finally happens, many members the OPEC klan will find themselves once again living in the 8th Century: virtually no modern economy or infrastructure, no functional government, camels, heat, tents, nomads, religion, sand, and more sand. Best of all, they will be without the ability to influence anything outside of their insignificant borders of sand. Of course, Im sure several of the OPEC members 2nd largest current export item will jump to number 1: Terrorism. F OPEC INDEED.
Posted by: Mr.X at September 10, 2008 12:25 AM
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