[Chat] It's worth a try

jberlin jberlin at bcpl.net
Mon May 7 11:30:24 EDT 2007


I agree. A one day boycott is useless. I try to buy from Citgo,  owned 
by Venezuela,   ( who provided discount oil for Americans).

On May 6, 2007, at 10:53 AM, dawnacobb at mindspring.com wrote:

> Hi all... I usually don't pass things like this on, but this one might 
> work...My aunt who lives in California sent it to me... The idea is to 
> stopy buying gas from Exxon and Mobile.  If enough folks do that, they 
> might lower their prices.  Check it out... Dawna Cobb
> 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
> 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 
> See what's free at AOL.com.
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