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Sep. 18th, 2003 | 01:44 am
mood: annoyedannoyed

Hi people....

If you get this:

Gasoline prices are projected to reach $3.00 a gallon by the summer. Do you want prices to come down? If some united, intelligent action is taken, consumers can have a significant impact.

Last year, the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign was laughed at by the oil companies who knew consumers were only going to hurt themselves by refusing to buy gas, because of the personal inconvenience. Let's not repeat history.

BUYERS control the marketplace....not sellers. With the price of gasoline going up (currently between $1.50 - $1.95) and raising daily, consumers need to act. The only way we will see the price of gas come down is if impact the bottom-line of the oil sellers and not purchasing THEIR gas!! We can do that WITHOUT inconveniencing ourselves. How? Since we all rely on gas for our cars, we can't just stop buying it. We CAN, however, force a price war.

Here's the idea:

For the rest of the year (beginning now-just after April 1st), DON'T purchase gasoline from the two biggest companies -- EXXON and MOBIL. If they aren't selling gas, they will be lower the sale price. If they lower the price, other companies will have to follow suit.

To have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's simple. The person who started this email message sent this to about thirty people. If each of them send it to 10 more (30 x 10 = 300) and those 300 send it to at 10 more (300 x 10= 3,000) . . . and so on, by the time this message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over 3 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 only one level further, you guessed it . . . and THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!

So, please send this to ten people.

How long would it take to reach 300 Million? 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 8 days of origin. 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.

GIVE IT A TRY. If the oil companies lower prices, we all win.

Start now by sending this to 10 people and filling-up at a non-Exxon, non-Mobil station.

in your inbox...

do NOT e-mail it to me (or anyone else for that matter...)


I wish people would check things out before they just go and send stuff on...

You are NOT going to get bad luck if you "break the chain"...

No one is going to send you a free computer or cupons or $1000 or whatever the claim is for sending it to X number of people... the e-mails are NOT being tracked as they claim...

There are a half a million false things that people pass on SO often.. I have had a million of them in my inbox.. and... see as how I get on average 75 REAL e-mails a day... the bullshit fake ones are NOT appreciated....

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from: mattsbrat
date: Sep. 18th, 2003 03:03 am (UTC)


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from: tardis_chan
date: Sep. 18th, 2003 05:12 am (UTC)

I hate those damn chain letters.

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from: runforrest421
date: Sep. 18th, 2003 09:06 am (UTC)

HI Catie sent me that and I am now blocking her emails from my account, b/c my account fills up with enough junk mail where I don't get real messages from people I know. I have asked her repeatedly not to send them, I am done!!!..I told her if she wants me to see somethign like that then to post it on livejournal

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Frau Totenkinder

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from: bunny_of_steele
date: Sep. 18th, 2003 10:22 am (UTC)

i have an aunt that sends me EVERY FUCKING CHAIN LETTER LIKE THIS EVER. I finally got so frustrated that i started to look up the urban legend counter arguments and sending them to her. Then she sent me a horribly disgusting anti-muslim chainletter, but after i pointed out all the bad things her religion had done (the crusades, the vatacin's silent approval of the holocaust, et all) she still didn't get it. I'm going slowly insane.

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Lena Josef Vreeland

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from: jadesev
date: Sep. 18th, 2003 10:34 am (UTC)

Yeah. Annoying shit.

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