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    Station Owner Kills Rival in Gas Price Fight

    http://www.wxyz.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=294c7893-a059-43bd-81ce-afc69f90cff2
    Detroit police say a war between two gas stations took a shocking and tragic turn with a station owner shooting his rival who was irate over a gas-price cut.
    Investigators say the confrontation started when the owner of the BP station on that corner went to the Marathon station to discuss with its owner why he'd dropped the price for a gallon of unleaded gas to $2.93 per gallon, three cents less than BP.

    The discussion quickly escalated into a fight with two more people from the BP station brawling with rivals at Marathon. One man was hit with a baseball bat in the melee. And then, police say, the 51-year-old owner of the Marathon station pulled out a gun and shot the owner of the BP, a 45-year-old father of five children.

    In a wild post-script, it appears the BP station is taking advantage of the shooting. While police are still swarming the Marathon station, the BP has jacked up its prices. WXYZ's Bill Proctor reports that as soon as the owner's body was taken away, workers at BP changed the price-per-gallon of unleaded from $2.96 to $3.09.
    There you have it folks -- American business principals at their best!
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    Re: Station Owner Kills Rival in Gas Price Fight

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    http://www.wxyz.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=294c7893-a059-43bd-81ce-afc69f90cff2
    Detroit police say a war between two gas stations took a shocking and tragic turn with a station owner shooting his rival who was irate over a gas-price cut.
    Investigators say the confrontation started when the owner of the BP station on that corner went to the Marathon station to discuss with its owner why he'd dropped the price for a gallon of unleaded gas to $2.93 per gallon, three cents less than BP.

    The discussion quickly escalated into a fight with two more people from the BP station brawling with rivals at Marathon. One man was hit with a baseball bat in the melee. And then, police say, the 51-year-old owner of the Marathon station pulled out a gun and shot the owner of the BP, a 45-year-old father of five children.

    In a wild post-script, it appears the BP station is taking advantage of the shooting. While police are still swarming the Marathon station, the BP has jacked up its prices. WXYZ's Bill Proctor reports that as soon as the owner's body was taken away, workers at BP changed the price-per-gallon of unleaded from $2.96 to $3.09.
    There yo have it folks -- American business principals at their best!
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    That is just ludicirs! A fight and a unecessary loss of life over 3 cents a gallon. Can you imagine what is going to happen when we run out of gasoline one day?
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    OMG! There is only one man to blame over this, IMO. Fuck you George Bush!

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    OMG! There is only one man to blame over this, IMO. floop you George Bush!
    WHAT??????
    Ya, like Bush controls gas prices, got the two men into a fight and gave the one guy a gun.
    What a stupid remark!
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    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    OMG! There is only one man to blame over this, IMO. floop you George Bush!
    WHAT??????
    Ya, like Bush controls gas prices, got the two men into a fight and gave the one guy a gun.
    What a stupid remark!
    Maybe you should read into the history of Bush before you make a comment like that.

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    "marstc09" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    OMG! There is only one man to blame over this, IMO. floop you George Bush!
    WHAT??????
    Ya, like Bush controls gas prices, got the two men into a fight and gave the one guy a gun.
    What a stupid remark!
    Maybe you should read into the history of Bush before you make a comment like that.
    First, sorry I called you "stupid."
    I'd like to know what history books you are reading. OPEC sets the oil prices, not Bush. And who hasn't allowed a refrinery to be built in the US for 20 years. And who will not allow more oil drilling in the US.
    Sorry this is turning into a political thread but blaming everything that's wrong with this country on Bush is all wrong. Sure, he's done a
    lot of things badly but he doesn't set oil prices. It's a law of supply and demand.
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    Re: Station Owner Kills Rival in Gas Price Fight

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    OMG! There is only one man to blame over this, IMO. floop you George Bush!
    WHAT??????
    Ya, like Bush controls gas prices, got the two men into a fight and gave the one guy a gun.
    What a stupid remark!
    Maybe you should read into the history of Bush before you make a comment like that.
    First, sorry I called you "stupid."
    I'd like to know what history books you are reading. OPEC sets the oil prices, not Bush. And who hasn't allowed a refrinery to be built in the US for 20 years. And who will not allow more oil drilling in the US.
    Sorry this is turning into a political thread but blaming everything that's wrong with this country on Bush is all wrong. Sure, he's done a
    lot of things badly but he doesn't set oil prices. It's a law of supply and demand.
    True, they set the price but there are other factors involved in the setting of the price. You talk about supply and demand yet you do not even define it. Bush deciding to bomb Iraq effects supply and demand. Bush setting higher taxes on oil effects supply and demand. Not to mention Bush spending more money on the war than finding a alternative to oil which will be gone someday. So when you bring supply and demand into the argument you fail to define supply and demand. So yes Bush does effect the price of the oil indirectly.

    BTW I never blamed Bush for everything.

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    Yup, it all comes back to Bush and the war doesn't it?
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