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Gas in my community has gone up 20 cents alone this week!
We're now at the $1.90+ for regular unleaded...what about you!

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 $1.72 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 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 of low 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 whip 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 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.







Take care and ride and drive safe!
 

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Not a bad idea Bones.
Makes more sense than not buying gas for a day.

Tony - Chicagoland :blw1:
 
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So, why are we picking on Mobil/Exxon again?
Now go start adding the voice of reason to this. This problem was obviously researched for 15 or 20 seconds before this brilliant solution was proposed. And now the HDL site is being used to forward chain letters.
 

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This letter is listed on the scam/hoax sites and has been around for about 3 years.
 

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I don't buy gas from Exxon/Mobil anyway. So who do I boycott?

Silly.
 

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it seems this letter resurfaces everytime gas prices go up. Apparently it's not working, prices keep going up :roll:
 

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Another reason for higher costs:

Federal Judge Directs ExxonMobil to Pay Punitive Damages & Interest to Those Harmed by Exxon Valdez Oil Spill


ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2004--Announcement Made by Davis Wright Tremaine Attorney, David W. Oesting, Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Case.

David W. Oesting, lead plaintiffs' counsel for fishermen and natives in the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation, confirmed today that federal Judge Russel Holland has directed ExxonMobil to pay $4.5 billion in punitive damages and approximately $2.25 billion in interest.

Read the Court Order PDF format, 82 pages/3317KB

The order stems from the civil lawsuit following the 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez and was entered in federal district court in Anchorage, Alaska this afternoon. The money is to go to 32,000 fishermen, natives, landowners, small businessmen and municipalities in south central Alaska whose lives and livelihoods were devastated by the spill.

Full Story at:http://www.faegre.com/articles/article_1244.aspx
 

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I too have seen this letter resurface over the last
several years. It is not new.
 

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ExxonMobil is a single company. Yet another ill-conceived scheme to lower gas prices without pain. Wonder if the original author of the foolishness conceived the idea while sitting in his Ford Excursion or while he was gazing at it in his garage?

markie
 
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