GAS WAR please try this

  1. Gas War

    I hear 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 $1.97 for regular unleaded in my

    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
    &! nbsp;&nb sp; 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 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
    If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED
    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 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.

    I know this is not nursing and I am sorry if I wasted your time, but I feel that we must do something about the price of gas.

    Thank you for your time,
  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Cherish
    Um, Mobile happens to be the cheapest gas around in my city. And they offer FREE baseball tickets in MD, PA, VA, DC to baltimore oriole games for 10 gallons of gas. Just 4 fillups and u get free tickets. So sorry can't do it!

    Its also kinda spammish, and chain letter....which...never works!!! and you can get prosecuted if your an AOL member like I am and most people are, just some heads up people!
  4. by   mrdoc2005
    sorry to do this but i just wanted to post a reply to pull this up so that more people have a chance to see it.

    again sorry,
  5. by   psychomachia
    Quote from mrdoc2005
    sorry to do this but i just wanted to post a reply to pull this up so that more people have a chance to see it.

    again sorry,

    And what do you think ExxonMobil is going to do with their "unbought" gas???




    Oh, I got it...

    They will SELL it to the OTHER gas companies....

    They aren't some of the biggest/richest companies in the world for nothing.
  6. by   Ted
    I thought you were going to talk about a different type of "gas war"!!


    Just been feeling a bit bloated lately. Feel pretty certain that I'd win. . . .
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Me too. I remember the days of "gas war" meaning who could eat the most broccoli and cauliflower, and blast each other out of the room 'naturally'.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on May 26, '04 : Reason: wouldn't want the spelling police after me.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from efiebke

    Just been feeling a bit bloated lately. Feel pretty certain that I'd win. . . .
    Would you like a pack of matches? :hatparty:
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes

    i ate beans and broccoli for dinner, so you don't wanna mess w/me!
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I ate pinto beans for lunch, i am the master.
  11. by   Ted

    I'm laughing so hard that I . . .




    Ummmmmm . . . . . Not sure if that was just. . . Hummmmm
    Last edit by Ted on May 26, '04
  12. by   caroladybelle
    Stop buying gas, altogether.

    Stop depending on cars.
  13. by   Sheri257
    Well, I can't stop depending on cars (I live in Southern California, afterall)

    BUT, I do plan on buying a hybrid vehicle as soon as I'm done with nursing school (current car is paid for and I can't risk a new car note until more money is coming in.)

    It's basically a combination of electric and regular car. But it gets 60 miles per gallon! That's triple the mileage of my existing vehicle.

    They have some really nice models now that actually have some room in them too, these aren't just tiny cars. I have some friends who drive them and love 'em.

    Take that Chevron! Woo Hoo!

    Last edit by Sheri257 on May 27, '04
  14. by   eltrip
    We hope to buy a hybrid, too, after our current car gets paid off (or if DH gets a better-paying job). In the meantime, I plan to ride the bus to work 3 days per week & let my DH drive the Jetta into work since it averages 28mpg, even w/ the AC. These days I wish I'd bought the diesel (40+ mpg in the city).