March 12th, 2003


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so my boss (the illustriouse Martha Gray) sent me this e-mail, amongst a few others like alorie parkhill and carl lacombe, and i thought i should share. and feel free, feel encouraged to pass the idea along.


Join the resistance!!!!
We are going to hit close to $3.00 a gallon by the summer. Do you want
gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united
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. It is currently $1.97 for regular unleaded in some places.
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 the sellers.
With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to takeaction. 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 million! s of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do!! Now, 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.
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.

oh, and in reply i reminded them that exxon and mobil merged a few years back, making them this uber-evil corperation and that it wouldn't really do any good boycotting just one of them, but both is nessisary. and as i think they make up the majority of the us gasoline market (if not the world gas market, they are both spin off companys from standard oil, yes boys and girls, that standard oli) this might actually potentially have some sort of effect.

ok, that's it for now. now go out and CHANGE THE WORLD (or what you pay for gas)

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