mygmyg 59M
483 posts
4/18/2006 9:11 am

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4/26/2006 9:58 am


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.

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 LAUGH 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 us!! By now your thinking $1.50 a gallon GAS is 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 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 them 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.
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
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 = 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 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.....

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


Realizing that some of you will have the company Gas Card, this is something that if presented to your company, and the company coming up with an alternative to using the BIG OIL CO. GAS CARD and the price begins to fall, the expenses of gas to the company would be quite large!!

A side note, I thought "our" presence in the middle east would stabilize/reduce gas prices... but as we all just witnessed, gas prices rose in anticipation of large consumption over the past holiday weekend. The # 1 oil companiy just adds a nickel every other day over a ten day period and an extra quarter a gallon goes into their already bloated profit statements for the next quarter!!
Well this "victory" has stabilized and increased profits for our oil companies, the "trickle down effect" is windfall profits for them, and less expendable income for US citizens.
Feel better about that tax check you just sent in???

papyrina 50F
21133 posts
4/18/2006 1:06 pm

4.9266 dollars to a gallon and Greece has one of the cheapest in europe.just buy smaller cars or walk lol ,till then please don't complain of petrol prices till you match ours

I'm a

i'm here to stay

clevergirl4U 58F

4/18/2006 4:47 pm

...a VERY good idea, and I'll pass this on to friends of like-mind.

It continues to surprise me how few people are willing to carve out a few minutes of each day to take their own "political action."

I have learned the hard way that writing about anything that could be considered political in Blogland rarely receives the results a blogger hopes for But I wish you well with this...and welcome to Blogland!

sideline1968 48F

4/20/2006 3:41 pm

Going to copy and paste this in e-mails and send it out. I'm also going to link this in a post -- don't mind do you?

rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
4/21/2006 10:33 am

A worthwhile project...maybe this is something they should also do in parts of the world where gas prices are "4.9266 dollars to a gallon".

Will include it as part of my emails.



mygmyg 59M

4/22/2006 8:30 am

Clever G, Sideline, KMS thanks for forwarding the post!! PreShe8U doing this!!

Papy, TOAST TOAST TOAST, just kidding.......I complain because I live in the state where there are millions of gallons of crude oil refined daily, in the land where mythically we have an oil rig in our backyards, we slather it on our bodies and tan, Crude is our middle name!! TEXAS in all its glory!!
this is an idea that was born out of frustration with the way ALL of us have been manipulated by oil companies and their lobbyi$t$, slowing development of alternative fuels, and propulsion systems for our cars!!
Papy, just a suggestion that might evolve into an action, that might result in a "show of consumer power".

RaytownRick 61M

4/23/2006 6:46 am

I appaud your effort, but this doesn't work either. You see, Exxon and Mobile sell their oil to the refineries, who turn it into gasoline, and sell to wholesalers, who deliver it to the retail stations. If you don't buy gasoline from Exxon and Mobile retailers, you injure some little retail outlet owned by a local person. (Almost all gas stations are independently owned.) Since the exact same amount of fuel is sold, all you do is move the gasoline from your local Exxon retailer, to the local WalMart retailer, or whomever. The refiner makes the exact same amount of gasoline. The local Exxon retailer may get hurt, but he either closes up shop, or starts trying to sell more Big Gulps to increase his profitability. Exxon and Mobil sell the exact same amount of oil, and the exact same amount of gasoline--they just change who their customer base is. Your proposal only works if Exxon or Mobile were the retailer--they aren't. I'm sorry to shower your parade with this rain, but the only true solutions to the rising price of gasoline are to lower demand or increase the supply. You can lower demand by walking more, car pooling, and driving a more efficient car. You can raise production by praying for peace in Nigeria, Venzuela, and Iraq. You could make a big difference by requesting American troops invade Iran and eliminating their nuclear weapons--but that isn't going to happen. Additionally, you can really help by taking 15% of your 401(k) out and investing it in a new drilling program. Finally, you can pressure your congressman to vote to open the Alaskan wilderness region, California offshore, and Florida gulf areas for exploratory drilling. Those items would have an immediate, and very real effect on the price of oil worldwide.

tillerbabe 55F

4/24/2006 11:43 pm

Great idea! i'm so "on it"

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