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Gail1611_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Feb 26 2004 - 09:43:16 PST


 

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This was sent to me today and it makes sense!!!

Emma

   Join the resistance!!!!
  I hear we are going to hit close to $3.00 a gallon by the summer. 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 $1.97 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 email 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 I 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.

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