Lets Start a GAS WAR

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 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 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 OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK. Kerry Lyle, Director, Research Coordinator

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William Boyd
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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.).

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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

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Moe Trin

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.

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