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Old 04-24-2006, 06:56 PM   #1
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Here'* an e-mail I received from a buddy of mine. I thought I'd share it with everybody

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 ' * 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 with 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'* 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'* 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'* 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'* 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, did 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.
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Won't work. Who do you think supplies gas to the smaller companies! Plus all of the other companies together couldn't satisfy the demand.
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It would be great if something like this happened on a large scale. Sure that can really work. But by 'work' I mean millions can possibly get that message. But how many people would actually go through with it? Even if it reached millions, those same millions of people won't all take action. You can't just send someone an email and think that will sell them on the idea. I work for a company that sends out 53,000 faxes and 10s of thousands of invitiations to clients to get them to attend events to only receive a couple hundred participants. And of those 200-300 participants only 1 or 2 at most, complete a post-activity survey when asked. Different situation yes, but same principle. I'm sure millions got the "don't buy gas on labor day" email, but how many didn't buy gas?

Millions of people may get the message, but how are you going to know for sure how many, and then make sure they do it.

I think the best solution is to get to the point where we don't rely on oil for energy. And it will be decades before that happens. Until then we have to bite the bullet.
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Ahh, I don't care really, it aint going to last very long for them, so let them enjoy it then we can laugh at them when they go bankrupt when we get hybrids figured out.
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a more sure fire way is for everybody to complain everyday to their congressmen to remove the taxes and regulations on gas products and companies. Then tell the environmentalist wackos to **** off and start recovering our own oil and building more refineries. When we start using less oil from oversees, the price will come down. Simple supply and demand. demand is going up, but we aren't in control if the supply. We should be.
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Im terribly sorry, that wont work
suck it up
2.79 is CHEAP AS IT GETS
I paid 4.44 a gallon the other day for premium, the Canadian dollar is RIGHT behind the US dollar..if you dont like the prices, buy a Pirus.
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This WILL work. If you alternate collectively between companies and boycott the largest retailers. I suggested this idea from my own brain over 2 years ago on this Forum in opposition to the 'don't buy on a certain day'.

It'* posted here somewhere.

It WILL work if enough people do it. But you have to send out SPECIFIC instructions, AND get enough people to actually follow it.
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maybe this is an issue that should be broadcasted on the News or something like that
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