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  1. TheFox88

    TheFox88 Active Member

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    GAS WAR - an idea that WILL work
    >
    > This was originally sent by a retired Coca Cola
    > executive It came from one of his engineer buddies
    > who retired from Halliburton. It's worth your
    > consideration.
    >
    > Join the resistance!!!! I hear we are going to
    > hit close to $ 4.00 a gallon by next 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 on and join with us!
    >
    > By now you're probably thi nking gasoline priced at
    > about $1.50 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently
    > $2.79 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 wimp 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 over 30 people. If each of us
    > 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 group 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 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. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL
    > THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP
    > THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK.
    >
    > Lyle Klein, Director, Research Coordinator
    > Thanks for your support,
    >
    > "The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows." -



    -Alright, this isn't a bad plan, after just a few minutes of looking I found some other stuff about Exxon-Mobil. I found this at Wikipedia. If you want here is the link...

    -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon

    -Here is just a short exerpt (sp?) from the article. Read...


    Exxon Mobil Corporation or ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) is the largest publicly traded, integrated oil and gas company in the world, formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. It is the sixth-largest company in the world as ranked by the Forbes Global 2000 and the largest company in the U.S. as ranked by the Fortune 500. It is the largest of the four oil super majors, which also include British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, and Total. It has the highest market value of any publicly traded company in the world, and in 2005 was the most profitable. Its operating profit in 2005 was $36.13 billion (an all-time record for any publicly traded company), slightly less than the gross domestic product of Azerbaijan, while its revenues were slightly less than the GDP of Belgium. ExxonMobil is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

    The corporate headquarters are in Irving, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. The company markets products around the world under the brands of Exxon, Mobil, and Esso.

    In 2005, ExxonMobil took the place of Wal-Mart as the world's largest corporation by revenue


    -Now if this isn't the kind of corperation that will end up destroying the earth, i don't know what will. SO basically I'm saying there are plenty of reasons to do this, including lowering gas prices. Lets see if we can make a difference!

    -Bryce
     
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  3. TheFox88

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    Got this on Myspace just a bit ago, and I think it could work. Any ideas, opinions etc. are welcome.
     
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    jsut make sure yougo to someone that doesnt buy gas from them either, b/c many other companies buy their gas and resell it
     
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    That's one thing that i haven't been able to find yet, a list of all the brands that use Exxon for their gas too. Any other thoughts?
     
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    I agree that this is a great idea, if only people will actually band together and stick with it. It would be great to boycott both ExxonMobil and BPAmoco. I have seen that the BP around here changes their prices about 3 to 5 times per day.....they raise them during morning and afternoon rush hours, and at noon, so as to screw the most people possible.
     
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    yeah we were discussing this on vacustoms and someone made a good point, whats gonna happen is that the smaller gas staions are,
    A. gonna run out of fuel and have to buy it from the larger companies, or we are gonna end up buying it from the larger companies and it will only be more expensive because they are the only ones with fuel and they are recuping

    B the smaller stations are gonna raise prices when they figure out whats goin on



    bottom line we have no control over the price of gas, the best bet is to just find the cheapest gas station and use it , if everybody uses cheaper gas hopefully it will drive down prices, kinda like the old frenches mustard commercials with the 2 hotdog stands
     
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    yuo im with this, its crap and this has been around on the net for years.... $1.50 for gas is cheap, hell yeah it is, i havent seen it that cheap here, ever.....
     
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    Reducing driving will back up their tankers. Don't believe all the hype about future worries about gas supplies. Big companys depend on their credit card holders to buy from them and they do. They are not going to stop charging and pay cash just to bycott them.
    Bottom line? Stay home more often. Carpool. Turn 10 trips into 5 trips. No matter how high they put the price they are still greedy enough to not want to reduce their oil output and prices will drop.
     
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    That is crap. If we as Americans want to send a message to the oil companyies and OPEC it is a simple thing. Being a little older, I lived through the arab oil embargo of the 70s. We reduced the amount of petroluem used. It is a simple thing. If we would drive the speed limit, use the skinny pedal sparingly, maintain our cars properly, combine trips, eliminate unnecessary trips, carpool our short tetm problems would disappear. This would reduce our fuel consumption by 10-20%. This would create a world wide glute of petroluem, prices would drop as quickly as they have spiked. This will work, we proved it in the 70s.

    If our incompedent president would simply show some real leadership we could make this problem go away, at least for a while.
     
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    What people are failling to realise is that oil is traded on a world market. What is driving up the price of oil is China and India's Economy are booming at an incredible rate. This is driving up the demand for energy. SO the only way that the price of a barrel of oil will go back down to pre 2000 prices would be for both india and china to give back all the economic progress they have made and turn off all their energy. not going to happen. Another driving force behind this is the saudis. According to ex CIA agent Robert Baer the saudi princes (sometimes up to 30 per father) have a lavish lifestyle to keep up and the only way for them to make money is investing in real estate and selling their oil. As the Saudi royal family multiplys at an alarming rate they also need to increase their income expodentially. Sooner or later their oil is going to run out. and unless they start investing in themselves(educating their people seeing as they have no other natural resources) they are going to be back where they started. In conclusion if the Saudis were to find another way to generate income and the rest of the world can find new sources of energy we will be alright. Untill that happens start saving your money because its only going to get worse, and I want to be one of the people still making my mortgage payments when everyone else has spent themselves into forclosure.
     
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    i miss $0.68 a gallon gas :(
     
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    yeah. the cheapest i remember is $0.769/gal back in 1997
    it was great back then. i drove a toyota tercel that got 40-45mpg. i could go almost anywhere with $20 in my pocket :)
     
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    Well if China and India is the problem (I think its just PRICE GOUGING by American capitalist) then the fix is easy!
    STOP buying anything made by them.
    BTW: I don't think "everone else" is going to be in a forclosure. LOL!
     
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    Well that's a pretty good idea, except for the fact that there is almost nothing left these days that doesn't have some part of it made in china. I really believe that we need to start looking at alternative fuels. Bleeding heart hippies or no, that's where the future lies, IMO.
     
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    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Hell... I miss $1.75! :eek: :(
     
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    Well I didn't mean that literally but I live in Mass and right now we have the HIGHEST foreclosure rate ever, bankruptcy is up and personal savings are the lowest they have been since the depression. So you take that information along with something else unexpected in the equation like the price of gas doubled or tripled, and you have a pending financial disaster. As far as boycotting India or China that would seriously hurt our Economy. We are on a World Economic Playing field its not like it was 80 years ago when that might have been an option (albeit a bad one).
     
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    It was $0.87 for regular back in Feb. 2000 in GA. I still have the reciept for the first time I filled up my truck after I got my license...
     
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    Well it takes some effort but I can find most everything I need from clothes to tools made in America.
    Alternate fuels? No matter what they come out with the American capitalist will price gouge it as much as they can get away with. Gasoline is part of National Security and should be price controlled to a certain point.
    Bleeding heart hippies??? The Repubs have been in controll of congress for the last 9 years and I don't see them doing anything either.
     

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