Got email today,would it work?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by catwacker, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. catwacker

    catwacker New Member

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    Subject: GAS PRICES - NOT A JOKE, scheduled to hit $4.00 a gallon soon!
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    >GAS WAR - an idea that WILL work
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    >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.
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    >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.
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    >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.
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    >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.
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    >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.
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    >Here's the idea:
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    >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.
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    >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.
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    >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!!!
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    >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.)
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    >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!!!
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    >I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you?
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    >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.
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    >THIS CAN REALLY WORK.
    got this today, what do you think? catwacker
     

  2. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    :0a24: BOY IT SURE IS A S MALL WORLD.I got the same E-MAIL last night from my brother-in-law. Would probably work if everyone would stick together,but you know as well as me that will never happen. just my thoughts.
     
  3. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    I got the same e-mail a couple of days ago myself.

    Niece works at a clerk in a CITCO station at the Missouri/Arkansas state line. Said prices going up again this weekend. Best fill up before then.
     
  4. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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  5. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    gas is cheaper now than it was when it cost 25 cent a gallon. we spend a smaller percent of our income now that then.
     
  6. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    Another note from the TV announcer this morning...Don't complain about the gas prices now cause they're going to get higher. I could have went all year without hearing that one.
     
  7. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    Something need to happen its making the rich richer and the poor poorer