Got email today,would it work?

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

  1. catwacker

    catwacker New Member

    Subject: GAS PRICES - NOT A JOKE, scheduled to hit $4.00 a gallon soon!
    >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 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'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, 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
    got this today, what do you think? catwacker

  2. MRR

    MRR New Member

    :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

    Glencoe, Arkansas
    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

    Blanchester, Ohio
  5. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

    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

    Glencoe, Arkansas
    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

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