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04-06-2005, 05:03 PM
I received this email today and I don't do spam however I agree with its concept.

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From: Raymond Burkitt
Date: 04/06/05 11:48:59
To: Susan Nantista; Read Smith III; Phyllis Nantista; Paula Koprowski; Lou DeBour; Linda Murawski; Brett Smith; Arlene M. Smith
Subject: Gas Price Revolt

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 $2.09 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) 934-7360

Raymond H. Burkitt
(518) 371-6511

04-06-2005, 09:25 PM
You think these strategies will have much to do with demand in India and China in the next 10 years? Because I think that has more to do with the price than trying to buy from one company rather than another. Join the resistance, LOL.

04-07-2005, 02:39 AM
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Hey Nick,
To me, this is cheap-I just got gas yesterday and paid 2.79 9/10 per gallon-what the heck does "9/10th" mean-why dont they just say 2.80?
Jersey is still cheap and I read its because they have the refineries or whatever it is ,in the state and your not paying for the transportation,so off to Jersey I go /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Either way, Im still gonna have to pay for the bridge and I think, thats 6 bucks,UNLESS, they raised that too!
Carol~thinks its ridiculous to pay $9.00 for the Verranzano and thats WITH potholes!A buck a pothole-unbelievable!

Voodoo Daddy
04-07-2005, 12:09 PM
$2.29 a gallon in Miami..."THE" reason I sold my gas hog Chevy Conversion van and my P/U and bought a VW Beetle. I will not let fuel prices stop me from zooming around the state. Oh, its stil $25 a carton for Marlboro's here too /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif. Florida sucks for storms but is the NUTZ for pool, smokes and sunshine!!

04-07-2005, 01:36 PM
Since they are all in bed together it will accomplish nothing.