Rise Together to fight Gas Prices

Discussion in 'General' started by Dalax, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. I (dalax) did not write this I found it on the internet and thought it was a pretty conceivable idea. Debate if you think it would work or not, and if you think it is a good idea E-mail it to some friends, post it on myspace or a blog, IM it to your friends and get the word out.

    "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 $2.75 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 (sic) 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 and DON"T purchase ANY gasoline from EXXON and MOBIL. That's all.

    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.

  2. I doubt it could work in the real world but it has really good theory. Gas is fuckin rediculous I agree.
  3. Im with you man, I don't want to be payin this shitty price for gas anymore
  4. hey man, ive never seen chain mail in a post before, thats a new one.

    ok here's my bit: look dude, OPEC (as you stated) decides the prices.
    If we boycott (hypothetically, this shit will never actually happen) then all we are doing is hurting the companies...theyre not gonna lower prices and lose profit....oil has more use than just gasoline.

    Secondly, we are in a recession. were this to actually happen, a major source of money will not be in the market. we need further stimulation of the market to boost the economy, this will not help our country at all.

    not the greatest idea.

    back to the drawing board....

    EDIT: besides, there's still BP, Texaco, Marathon, SHEETZ, mom and pop stores, etc. that are still feeding the gasoline market.
  5. Just buy from all the smaller gas corporations instead in order to cause Mobil to lower their prices, I could easily see it happening if American's were smart enough to agree on something.

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