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I took this photo with the idea that I might encourage you to buy bp gasoline. After all, most bp gas stations are independently owned franchises. Men and women, your neighbors, who wanted to open a business, and did so in good faith.

Their business is way down. Sometimes by as much as half… and that’s on top of the Great Recession and all its impact on local businesses. The owner of your local bp station had nothing to do with the oil spill, so why not cut them a little break?

That doesn’t mean I am interested in eating any fish from the Gulf of Mexico. I know the official say most of the oil is gone, but I believe that a lot of it is still floating around. The Gulf of Mexico is pretty big. About 643 quadrillion gallons of water, give or take, according to the EPA. I think it would be very easy for a lot of oil to go unfound in a space that big, and there’s still plenty of oil out there. I’m disappointed that we are being told otherwise.

What about you? Would you eat any Gulf of Mexico shrimp these days?

Will you buy gas from your local bp filling station?

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