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33 cents a Gallon Gas in Wisconsin Reveals Thieves Among Us
« on: December 08, 2007, 03:21:15 PM »
Thieves!!!.... Stealing gas.  Unfriggin' Believable!!

It doesn't matter if you pay for it.  It doesn't matter if it was someone else's mistake.  You're still thieves!  Everyone of you!  You know who you are!  Yeah, I'm talking to you!!  You knew it was a mistake.  You knew that it was wrong, but you did it anyway.  Call the police?... NO, YOU DID NOT!!  Say, "This is wrong!  Stop!!"... NO, YOU DID NOT!!  Thinking only about yourself... how that little amount of gas is going to help you... how it's going to make your life better.  How better is your life going to be now, THIEF?

There were 42 thieves who pumped 586 gallons of gas in an hour and 45 minutes.  Lets do some math:

586 (gallons) x $3.299 (ppg) = $1933.214
586 (gallons) x $0.329 (ppg) = $0192.794
42 thieves saved...               $1740.42...  by stealing!

The person who pumped the most gas, 27 gallons, saved a grand total of $80.19.

Do you feel like you won the lotto?

Do you feel like you won the jackpot at the casino?

You shouldn't!!  You should feel like the scum of the earth.  You should feel like a criminal.  You should feel like a thief.  You should feel ashamed.

I hope you brag to your friends and family.  I hope your friends and family think you are the scum of the earth, a criminal, a thief.  I hope your friends and family make you feel ashamed.  I hope your friends and family never let you forget you are the scum of the earth, a criminal, a thief,... shame.


Thieves!!!.... Stealing gas.  Unfriggin' Believable!!


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Re: 33 cents a Gallon Gas in Wisconsin Reveals Theives Among Us
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2007, 08:09:40 PM »
I've been totally obsessing over this 33 cent gasoline incident.  I did a google search and read comments from other people.  I found a Teacher's Forum, an active WebBlog, a Military Forum, an Artist buy/sell website (which I had ironically joined only two days prior to... the incident), a Fantasy Forum, and an Auto Blog, just to name a few.

I am shocked over most of the comments I read.  These comments were from "dishonest???  How could it be dishonest if it was someone else's mistake" to "I would've done it too" to "gas prices are so high, it is nice to get a break... I wish I was there" to "it's like winning the lotto" or "getting free beer" to "one of my friends live there and his boss told him to fill up some boats - the ones with the large gas tanks".

One of the forums have a poll asking Yes, I'd fill 'er up! or No, I'd lay off, knowing it was probably a mistake.  Results: 9 out of 10 said yes.  What the frick is wrong with people?  Do 1 out of 10 people have morals and 9 out of 10 lie, cheat, and steal?

There were a few - 10% to be exact - of the people that questioned other people's ethical motives.  You are true MisFiTs.  Doing what's right.  I do not mean what everybody else says is right, but, really, what is right.  Thank you.  Thank you for your courage.  Thank you for marching to the beat of your own drum rather than someone else's.  Thank you for making your own foot steps rather than following in someone else's.  Thank you for questioning the norm when it just doesn't seem right... when you know it just isn't right.

Do you know what really scares the crap out of me?  The same 9 out of 10 people are going to be voting for our next president and congressmen and senators and legislators and local officials.  These same 9 out of 10 people are going to breed and teach there children that selective thievery is OK; that morals are relative and just as long as you can justify it, it can't be bad.  I would bet, these same 9 out of 10 people could not if asked recite two elements of the Bill of Rights what more understand the importance of protecting them from degradation by despotic rulers.


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It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. ~~Baha'u'llah

The chief idols in the desecrated temple of mankind are none other than the triple gods of Nationalism, Racialism and Communism, at whose altars governments and peoples, whether democratic or totalitarian, at peace or at war, of the East or of the West, Christian or Islamic, are, in various forms and in different degrees, now worshiping. ~~Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come

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Re: 33 cents a Gallon Gas in Wisconsin Reveals Thieves Among Us
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007, 06:12:02 AM »

You get them, Girl!!!

God, I hate thieves. Years ago I came to realize something was going on.  I watched everybody that entered our business.  Everybody, it seemed, was becoming willing to steal if they thought they could get away with it.  In fact, that seems to be the key. If they can get away with it, in their minds, it isn't stealing.   One of my rants is that a value/moral system has seem to have been "blown to the wind", in recent years.  Everybody seems to think it is relative.  That values are like opinions.  Everybody has their own.  WRONG!!!

Values can be ticked off on one hand. 

1.  It it isn't yours, don't take it.
2.  Don't hit.
3.  Wait your turn.
4.  Don't gossip.
5.  Share.

Remember these?  Same ones our parents/teachers demanded from us.  Of course, the problem being is they didn't follow these themselves, so people seemed to decide that is was some kiddie thing, I guess.

Have you ever been on an expressway where a lane is being closed and most everybody starts to get over into the remaining lane?  There are always some who think it is ok to pass everybody else to jump the line and go to the front.  Of course this simply makes the wait longer for everybody else, but to those that are jumping the line, it doesn't seem to matter.  Look at rule number 3.  "Wait your turn." 

Concerning the thievery of the gasoline.  There is nobody that could convince me that they didn't know that an error had been made.  So, they stole $2.90 a gallon.  How sad.  I can't imagine anybody's life becoming better because they managed to steal a couple of gallons of gas.  I can imagine that some of these people will spend the rest of their lives regretting it.  I can also imagine that some of these people will spend the rest of their lives gloating about it.  Look at rule number 1 above. 

I would ask each of these people this question.  "Suppose you were walking behind somebody and you watched them drop a hundred bill.  Would you pick it up and pocket it?  Would you try to get the persons attention?  Would you pick it up and return it to the party that lost it?"  Suppose the person was a little old lady?  Suppose the person was of another race or ethnic you didn't like?  Suppose the person was obviously rich?  Would any of these things change what you would do?  It sure shouldn't.

Listen, people, everything we own, everything we possess can be taken from us except our values.   That is something we have to give away.

Our school systems need to teach values over the three R's.  Of course that is a lot to ask of teachers that haven't developed their own value system.  Our parents need to teach values before how to be cool.  Again, a lot to ask of people that don't have a value system themselves. 

Still wondering  "what the hell is going on"?

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Re: 33 cents a Gallon Gas in Wisconsin Reveals Thieves Among Us
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 11:38:41 AM »
Earth is no place for idealists  :P


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Re: 33 cents a Gallon Gas in Wisconsin Reveals Thieves Among Us
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 12:54:18 PM »
Well, there is this little thing called guilt and if that doesn't work, there is always the fear of God and a slap upside the head with a loud booming voice saying, "Dumb-ass"!!


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Re: 33 cents a Gallon Gas in Wisconsin Reveals Thieves Among Us
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 11:15:11 AM »
These days, everyone is all "about themself" it seems they may say they "believe in God" but they sure don't live like it.

Religion has become "another face" for people to wear to hide who they really are.  I mean "mainstream religion" here because these are usually the people who have put the least amount of thought into what they really "believe" anyway imo. 

Hate to generalize, but there are a lot of those types out there...

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Re: 33 cents a Gallon Gas in Wisconsin Reveals Thieves Among Us
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 07:41:30 AM »
I feel that religion is an important part of what makes us ourselves.  That could be good or bad.  You can't get good fruit from a sick tree.  If the religion a person professes to follow is filled with man-made dogma and "lists of man", then there is a good chance that they are not going to be directed with the wishes of God.

The Manifestations of God gave us a message and directions from God to make our life and society better.  We also have free will.  He also gave us logic and reasoning so we can know Him.  We are expected to use the logic and reasoning power for other things as well.  None of the religions of God are bad.  There are, though, many sects and cults that have become popular that do not follow the directions of God and simply follow their own will, or the will of man, their leaders.  If we become involved in a sect that teaches us divisive though, such as hate, distrust, insincerity, etc, we will simply become the results of these attributes.

When we are searching for the Truths of God, it is important to be able to recognize them.  A simple rule of thumb is that, "If it is logical, it is of God.  If it is illogical, it is of man."  If you do this, your whole life will change.  Every time you find a Truth of God it is like having all your birthday parties all over again.  We are on a journey and that journey requires us to search for Truth.  If we don't, our journey will simply be guided by lies and deception.
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Re: 33 cents a Gallon Gas in Wisconsin Reveals Thieves Among Us
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 03:50:50 PM »

When we are searching for the Truths of God, it is important to be able to recognize them.  A simple rule of thumb is that, "If it is logical, it is of God.  If it is illogical, it is of man."  If you do this, your whole life will change.  Every time you find a Truth of God it is like having all your birthday parties all over again.  We are on a journey and that journey requires us to search for Truth.  If we don't, our journey will simply be guided by lies and deception.

I like that, and agree.  But what seems to be so demoralizing is that so many people seem blind to their own internal compass, or either they dont have them to begin with?  Seriously, when i meet "normal people" they pretty much frighten me.  Its amazing how simplified people are about something so preciously sacred as their "life time."  They want to do what everyone else is doing, instead of being who they might have been born to be?  I dont' know, i really dont know other people that well.  I guess i deal with some of this with my own family, because even on that level, i am so much different than they are. They are more "normal" and i just don't get it.  Sometimes i feel like its because i live in this backwards ass place, and i'm a forward thinker.  Its an interesting conflict, to say the least!