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Old 04-28-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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I normally don't bother reading/forwarding emails to a bunch of people, however.. this COULD actually work..

(the gas prices are about $2.80 here btw)

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GAS WAR - an idea that WILL work

This was originally sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. It ' s worth your consideration.

Join the resistance!!!! I hear we are going to hit close to $4.00 a gallon by next summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action. Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.

This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.

BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work. Please read on and join wi th us! By now you're probably thinking gasoline
priced at about $1.50 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $2.79 for regular unleaded in my town. Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the
marketplace..... not sellers. With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.

Here's the idea:

For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL. If they are not selling any
gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out at this point.... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people

I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us sends it to at least ten more (30 x 10 =3D 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 =3D 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers. If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE
>>>>HUNDRED MILLION >>>>PEOPLE!!!

Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. (If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am, so trust me on this one.)

How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!!

I'll bet you didn't think you and I
had that much potential, di d you?

Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN.

THIS CAN REALLY WORK.
Just an interesting concept. I really hate how these gas companies push everyone around.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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I think it's funny how exxon-mobil claims to care about consumers and the environment and stuff by advertising how their gasoline is so much better than everyone else's and by sponsoring events and stuff. The reality is that they don't care, they just want to look good in the public eye so people can continue buying their gas and so they can continue raising the price and making more profits. Their gasoline is the same as everyone elses, around here they're usually a bit more expensive and the nearest exxon or mobil around here is about 30 minutes away, sorry but their gasoline is NOT good enough to drive that far to get it although I'm sure they could really use the extra money I say don't even bother going to exxon or mobil, we don't. Maybe if enough people stop, as the email suggested then we can finally fight back. I'm still waiting on alternative fuels, that will really give these oil tycoons a run for their money!
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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Well this just goes to show not all e-mail is worthless spam, though the amount of people that have the patience to read that on their own is questionable, I probably wouldn't have bothered with that if you hadn't pointed it out.
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that would actually work. But as he said it would require millions of people to do it so that it would have any effect.
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Ya, I don't think there iwill be enough people to join in. BTW gas is at 3 dollars where I live.
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Ya, I don't think there iwill be enough people to join in. BTW gas is at 3 dollars where I live.
that is per gallon, right? It's so cheap over there in the states, and you still complain. Here it's about 1.3 euros per litre. And a gallon is like.. 3.7 litres maybe?
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:09 AM   #7
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Yea! I'm already apart of this movement since all my family buys shell gas, and for the past 25 years!
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I believe they can make a huge difference by making all busses run on ethonal, as well as taxi's, and that would be for starter's.
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Friggin oil companies.....thats all I have to say about that.

Did you know that they are making like 50 Billion dollars in profit per year? Not millions....BILLIONS!!
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ya I think they made like 38 Billion in like the first quarter this year or some insane amount like that, ridiculous.
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