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    iT SEEM TO ME THEY CAN SAY HIGHER PRICES ARE DUE TO A WALKOUT FROM THE OIL REFINER WORKS,OIL WELL SHUT IN THE GULF BECAUSE OF A STORM,,BP SPILL. ALL THESE ARE REASON WHY A FUEL LIKE DEISEL IS ALMOST $4.00 A GALLON.FOR FUEL THAT USED TO BE BURN OFF BY THE REFINERS IS NOW THERE PRIDE AND JOY. SINCE A BEAN COUNTERS FOUND OUT THOSE BIG TRUCKS GET 5/6 MILES TO A GALLON......NOW THEY MIX IT WITH WHAT EVER AND MADE EVEN MORE MONEY.COMPANY LIKE PILOT HAS PURCHASED FLYING J THEY CONTROL A LARGE PORTION OF THE TRUCK STOP MARKET. IT SEEMS TO HAVE DEVELOPED A SYSTEM TO CONTROL AND PRICE FIXING.I THINK IF THEY PAY A BILLON DOLLARS FOR A FOOTBALL TEAM THEY DONT NEED MY BUSINESS.I FOUND THERE ARE BETTER PRICES FOR FUEL AT THE MOM AND POPS STOPS OFFER AT $.45/.50 A GALLON CHEAPER THEN BIG BOYS.IF DRIVERS WOULD STOP BUYING THERE FUEL.REWARDS CARD THEY GIVE YOU A PENNY A POINT,THAT POINT REQIRES A PURCHASE OF ALMOST $4.00. THE REAL REWARD IS TO BE ABLE TO PAY A BILLON DOLLARS FOR A FOOTBALL TEAM.CAN ANYBODY TELL ME OR SHOW ME WHAT A BILLON DOLLARS LOOKS LIKE.:

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    Re: Pilot/flying j owner pays a billon dollars for football team

    What does one TRILLION dollars look like? - YouTube

    Might as well check out a trillion also.

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    Money is no problem for him , he is also the governer of Tn. I do believe .. And one of his high school friends is owner of US Express ... Either case Pilot / J will still get my business as their are remodeling several locations and opening new locations . More available places to park and sleep and take a shower mean something to me .

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    Re: Pilot/flying j owner pays a billon dollars for football team

    If he uses his personal money to buy the Browns, who cares?

    This has about as much effect on the price of fuel as the man in the moon does...
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    Re: Pilot/flying j owner pays a billon dollars for football team

    Knoxville Browns, baby!!!!!!!!
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    49% of Pilot is owned by foreginers,Arabs I believe.
    I suppprt TA because they've worked so hard to improve their assets.
    They've forced Pilot to do things to keep up. Free ice,nicer towels.
    Little things those greedy Pilot people wouldn't have loosened up on otherwise.
    The TA discount helps too !
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    Quote Originally Posted by tenntrucker View Post
    Knoxville Browns, baby!!!!!!!!
    Don't even go there.

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    Re: Pilot/flying j owner pays a billon dollars for football team

    Quote Originally Posted by ntimevan View Post
    Money is no problem for him , he is also the governer of Tn. I do believe .. And one of his high school friends is owner of US Express ... Either case Pilot / J will still get my business as their are remodeling several locations and opening new locations . More available places to park and sleep and take a shower mean something to me .

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    Bill gave up ownership of Pilot/J when he became mayor of Knoxville and then on to be the Governor. His brother is head man in charge now. Means the same I guess, as it is still part of the family.

    News Update: Knoxville, TN Aug 5, 2012

    It was reported today that the new owner of the Browns will move the team to Knoxville. The new name of the team..... Knoxville Oranges. bahhahaha
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    Steady's on a first name basis with him.
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    Re: Pilot/flying j owner pays a billon dollars for football team

    Quote Originally Posted by zorry View Post
    49% of Pilot is owned by foreginers,Arabs I believe.
    I suppprt TA because they've worked so hard to improve their assets.
    They've forced Pilot to do things to keep up. Free ice,nicer towels.
    Little things those greedy Pilot people wouldn't have loosened up on otherwise.
    The TA discount helps too !
    Not even....nice slant tho....

    CVC investment......Citicorp is their partner....

    FJ Management Inc., formerly known as Flying J Inc., is a privately held U.S. corporation which operates oil & refining, banking, and insurance businesses. Along with Pilot Corporation and CVC Capital Partners, it is a joint-owner of Pilot Flying J, the largest truck stop chain in the United States.

    The U.S.-based bank, Citicorp, had established an investment arm in 1968 to focus on venture capital investments. By the late 1970s and early 1980s, Citicorp Venture Capital, at that time under the leadership of chairman William T. Comfort, continued to invest in early stage businesses but also expanded into the emerging leveraged buyout business. CVC Capital Partners was originally founded in 1981 as the European arm of Citicorp Venture Capital.
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    Those evil rich people, how dare they.

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    Re: Pilot/flying j owner pays a billon dollars for football team

    Quote Originally Posted by xiggi View Post
    Those evil rich people, how dare they.

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    Imagine hard work, long hours and create an empire, be successful...and be hated for it....the American Way it seems these days....
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    Re: Pilot/flying j owner pays a billon dollars for football team

    Quote Originally Posted by OntarioVanMan View Post
    Imagine hard work, long hours and create an empire, be successful...and be hated for it....the American Way it seems these days....
    No... corporatism is the American way these days.
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    Re: Pilot/flying j owner pays a billon dollars for football team

    Quote Originally Posted by Tennesseahawk View Post
    No... corporatism is the American way these days.
    "corporatism"...you just make that up?....
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    I am sure I read of the foreign ownership within the last few years.
    Will have to research it. Not today. Probably tomorrow.
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