Lets Start a GAS WAR

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by William Boyd, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. William Boyd

    William Boyd Guest

    This was an e-mail I received, I removed the original and subsequent
    headers to provide privacy to the senders, but there were thousands
    of folks on it. I think this will work, if we can give it a chance.

    : FW: How to lower gas prices

    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, and then 30 million people
    will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed

    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
    DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK. Kerry Lyle, Director, Research Coordinator
    William Boyd, Apr 18, 2005
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    atec Guest

    wont work
    atec, Apr 18, 2005
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    Ulysses Guest

    Kerry Lyle, the selfproclaimed mathemagician, seems to have left out some
    factors such as redundant emails to the same recipient and the actual
    percentages of people who have email and read it. If I got such an email I
    would delete it.

    What I think would help is if people would quit driving around in circles
    burning up $3.00/gallon gas for recreational purposes (jet skiis, dirt
    bikes, etc.).
    Ulysses, Apr 18, 2005
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    Moe Trin Guest

    alt.folklore.urban is an interesting newsgroup - see if your news
    server carries it - if not, do a search at google. The reason I mention
    this is because this spam was discussed last month, and proven to be
    the usual misrepresentation of half alluded facts.
    you will have demonstrated a pyramid scheme, which should have clued
    you that this is a spam. I suppose you also forward the mail telling
    everyone to not open the mail that has the subject "Good Times".

    Thank you for demonstrating that your are totally clueless. Have a
    nice day. Now, unplug the computer, and return it to the store you
    bought it from - tell them you are to stupid to be using something
    so complex as a pushbutton telephone, never mind a digital watch.

    Old guy
    Moe Trin, Apr 19, 2005
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    Repo Man Guest

    [This followup was posted to alt.internet.wireless and a copy was sent
    to the cited author.]

    The only gas war that will work is the immediate bombing of the US
    suburbs. This zone of profligate oil use and waste is the reason we are
    embroiled in our current 'adventure' in Iraq. Level the 'burbs and end
    the Oil War!
    Repo Man, Apr 19, 2005
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    Gordon Guest

    On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 07:19:42 -0500, William Boyd

    When I was a kid in high school, driving my first car and working
    at menial labor earning 65 cents an hour, I could buy enough
    gasoline with one hour's wages to get my car about 30 miles down
    the road. Today, a kid working at menial labor can buy enough
    gasoline with one hour's wages to get a car about 50 miles down
    the road. Part of this is because cars today get better mileage,
    but most of the difference is because gasoline prices are not as
    high in terms of minimum wages hourly income as they were back a
    few decades ago.
    Gordon, Apr 20, 2005
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    Dan Guest

    Dan, May 19, 2005
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