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    What do you guys and gals think of this?

    I got this email today.

    What do you guys and gals think?

    Have a great weekend!!

    ************************************************** *******

    Join the resistance!!!! I hear we are going to hit close to $3.00 a gallon
    by the 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 it 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 whimp out on me at
    this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach
    millions of people!!

    I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at
    least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten
    more (300 x 10 = 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the
    sixth generation 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. PLEASE HOLD OUT
    UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS
    CAN REALLY WORK. Kerry Lyle, Director, Research Coordinator

    Interventional Cardiology Research Laboratories Division of Cardiovascular
    Diseases
    932 Ziegler Research Bldg
    703 South 19th Street University of Alabama @ B'ham

    Birmingham, Al 35294-0007 Phone: (205) 934-6163 Fax: (205)
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    ...PASS THIS ALONG !!!!

    Post this as a bulletin, and lets hope more people see this

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    Won't work.

    Where I live, Monterey County, CA, we have few independant stations. 97% are large companies (Chevron, 76, BP, Mobile and Exxon). This is true for the rest of California, there was a state law that mandated that ALL gas stations replace their existing undeground tanks with new tanks, regardless if the old tanks leaked or not. The majority of the independant gas stations couldn't afford the expense of the upgrade and went out of business, leaving only the majors to sell gas.

    In short, California fucked itself big time.
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    It's an interesting idea.
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    Heck, in Tahoe gas is already 3.17 a gallon at Chevron...
    Last edited by SactoFan; 08.27.05 at 07:37 AM.
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    Whe/if this Hurricane Katrina hits the Northern Central Gulf, those fuel platforms out there will shut down....and gas will be 3 bucks a gallon in 2 weeks time from today for the entire country.
    Last edited by Dennis; 08.27.05 at 07:56 AM.
    From 3-13 to 10-6 and NFC South Champs.....go Saints!

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    thats been floating around for a couple years now, working well isnt it
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    I musta had a broken middle finger for V
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    Makes you people wish that this was a war for oil huh?

    I bet those stupid libs are punching themselves silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuBBs5150
    Makes you people wish that this was a war for oil huh?
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    But it affects gas price nevertheless

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    Welcome to 1999, hey is it true if I foward this email that I got from Microsoft, they will give me 1000 dollars.

    Yes the gas thing is urban legend

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/gasout.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300
    Won't work.

    Where I live, Monterey County, CA, we have few independant stations. 97% are large companies (Chevron, 76, BP, Mobile and Exxon). This is true for the rest of California, there was a state law that mandated that ALL gas stations replace their existing undeground tanks with new tanks, regardless if the old tanks leaked or not. The majority of the independant gas stations couldn't afford the expense of the upgrade and went out of business, leaving only the majors to sell gas.

    In short, California fucked itself big time.
    Don't you guys have ARCO there???
    "Why behave in public if you're living on a playground?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVH FANATIC
    I got this email today.

    What do you guys and gals think?
    i think you should delete your spam emails before you read them, just like i do.

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    I'd say thank god that I have a spam filter, but I guess I get plenty of spam here at the Links, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETRIGAN
    Don't you guys have ARCO there???

    ARCO was bought by BP, or something like that. There was much consolidation out here in the 1990s. For all I know Gary Cherone is singing for one of them, it's that confusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300
    ARCO was bought by BP, or something like that. There was much consolidation out here in the 1990s. For all I know Gary Cherone is singing for one of them, it's that confusing.
    Wh..at ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL
    I'd say thank god that I have a spam filter, but I guess I get plenty of spam here at the Links, too.
    Actually I have a spam filter as well. My wife got the e-mail from one of her friends.

 

 

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