[Chat] It's worth a try

jberlin jberlin at bcpl.net
Mon May 7 11:32:03 EDT 2007

which  r  u  referring to, boycott exxon or boycott  for one day?   judy
On May 6, 2007, at 2:49 PM, Brad Schlegel wrote:

> I thought this was "debunked" several weeks ago on this list.  Again, 
> this
> is a "false item" per SNOPES:
> http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/gasout.asp
>  Sincerely,
> W. Brad Schlegel
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <dawnacobb at mindspring.com>
> To: <chat at charlesvillage.info>
> Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 10:53 AM
> Subject: [Chat] It's worth a try
>> 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 
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