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Old 05-26-2004, 08:50 PM   #1
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Lightbulb How to fight back high gas prices!

found this today. i donno if it really will work, but i did send emails to some friends.
it wont make any diff. for me since i buy my gas @ Chevron

what u guys think???



Dear friends & family,
I hear we are going to hit close to a $1.42 a Litre 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 $.80 a
litre is super cheap. Me too! It is currently .78 to .89 depending
on what day it is,for regular unleaded gas in Montreal, Qc. We all
know that we're being screwed by the oil companies. Does everyone
remember how they drove up the prices way past a dollar and got the
gas prices to where they wanted them, claiming there was a shortage
of oil. Well, there isn't any shortage now, and the oil is more
abundant than it was 35 years ago when the price of a litre of gas
was 29 cents!!!

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned
us to think that the cost of a litre of gas is CHEAP at
$0.78-$0.85, 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 cant just
stop buying gas. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all
act together to force a price war.

Attention

Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY
gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), PETRO
CANADA, SHELL. 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 PETRO CANADA and SHELL buyers.
Its really simple to do!! Now, don't whimp out on me at this
point...keep reading and Ill explain how simple it is to reach
millions of people!!

I am sending this note to at least 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. 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, lets 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!!! Ill bet
you I 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 $0.64 OR
LESS RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK!!!!!!!

PLEASE take a few minutes and pass this on to everyone you know!!



Anne Marshall, Ph.D.
Counselling Graduate Advisor
Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
Faculty of Education
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3010 Stn CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 3N4
Phone: (250) 721-7815
Fax: (250) 721-6190
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:54 PM   #2
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Yeah, I got that in a chain letter email from somone at work about 2 weeks ago...but mine was formatted for the US.

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Subject: SO DO YOUR PART AND SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE MAY 19TH A DAY THAT THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES SAY "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH



IT HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES DID NOT PURCHASE A DROP OF GASOLINE FOR ONE DAY AND ALL AT THE SAME TIME, THE OIL COMPANIES WOULD CHOKE ON THEIR STOCKPILES.

AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD HIT THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY WITH A NET LOSS OF OVER 4.6 BILLION DOLLARS WHICH AFFECTS THE BOTTOM LINES OF THE OIL COMPANIES.

THEREFORE MAY 19TH HAS BEEN FORMALLY DECLARED "STICK IT TO THEM" DAY AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION SHOULD NOT BUY A SINGLE DROP OF GASOLINE THAT DAY.

THE ONLY WAY THIS CAN BE DONE IS IF YOU FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN AND AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN TO GET THE WORD OUT.

WAITING ON THIS ADMINISTRATION TO STEP IN AND CONTROL THE PRICES IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REDUCTION AND CONTROL IN PRICES
THAT THE ARAB NATIONS PROMISED TWO WEEKS AGO?

REMEMBER ONE THING, NOT ONLY IS THE PRICE OF GASOLINE GOING UP BUT AT THE SAME TIME AIRLINES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES, TRUCKING COMPANIES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES WHICH EFFECTS PRICES ON EVERYTHING THAT IS SHIPPED. THINGS LIKE FOOD, CLOTHING, BUILDING MATERIALS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES ETC. WHO PAYS IN THE END? WE DO!

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IF THEY DON'T GET THE MESSAGE AFTER ONE DAY, WE WILL DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.

SO DO YOUR PART AND SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE MAY 19TH A DAY THAT THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES SAY "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"





WE WILL DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.; WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IF THEY DON'T GET THE MESSAGE AFTER ONE DAY; MEDICAL SUPPLIES ETC. WHO PAYS IN THE END? WE DO!; BUILDING MATERIALS; CLOTHING; TRUCKING COMPANIES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES WHICH EFFECTS PRICES ON EVERYTHING THAT IS SHIPPED. THINGS LIKE FOOD; NOT ONLY IS THE PRICE OF GASOLINE GOING UP BUT AT THE SAME TIME AIRLINES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES; REMEMBER ONE THING; THAT THE ARAB NATIONS PROMISED TWO WEEKS AGO?; WAITING ON THIS ADMINISTRATION TO STEP IN AND CONTROL THE PRICES IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REDUCTION AND CONTROL IN PRICES; THE ONLY WAY THIS CAN BE DONE IS IF YOU FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN AND AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN TO GET THE WORD OUT.; THEREFORE MAY 19TH HAS BEEN FORMALLY DECLARED "STICK IT TO THEM" DAY AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION SHOULD NOT BUY A SINGLE DROP OF GASOLINE THAT DAY.; AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD HIT THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY WITH A NET LOSS OF OVER 4.6 BILLION DOLLARS WHICH AFFECTS THE BOTTOM LINES OF THE OIL COMPANIES.; THE OIL COMPANIES WOULD CHOKE ON THEIR STOCKPILES.; IT HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES DID NOT PURCHASE A DROP OF GASOLINE FOR ONE DAY AND ALL AT THE SAME TIME
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Old 05-26-2004, 09:36 PM   #3
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I need 94, therefore I buy 94.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:01 PM   #4
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A lot of those letters are infected by virus or worm now. Also, whoever propose this obviously has zero understanding of Supply and Demand. So what if you don't buy the gas tomorrow? You will still buy it the day after. If you want to save on gas money? STOP DRIVING YOUR CAR. Until they start slapping heavy taxes on gas gussler (sp?), the demand won't drop. It's funny seeing all those people driving SUV complaining about the gas prices. They clearly printed the mileage in the brochure. Not to mention that those owners are driving up the prices as well.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:18 PM   #5
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dammit if someone could send me the URL on how to swap my turbo for a mr. fusion kit....
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:22 PM   #6
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Umm yeah you guys aren't really that dumb are you?

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/gasout.htm
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Old 05-27-2004, 12:44 AM   #7
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Good post Netrospunk. It also cracks me up that people only put $10 of fuel in their car but fill up 3 times as often. wasting time, sometimes going out of their way for a mere 1-2cents per liter. What DOES piss me off though is that BC produces enough gas to supply it's population yet our gas prices are still as high or higher than the rest of the country to keep things =. Screw equal, if we can produce enough of our own fuel let's keep it and keep the prices reasonable. I bet you're just happy (NECRO) that you don't have to pay the buck30 or whatever it was when you were in Nippon. NE?
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:06 AM   #8
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BC don't have any crude oil to start with so we're at the mercy of OPEC anyway. We still have to buy the crude oil for refining into gas, diesel, and jet fuel. Unless we stop exporting all Canadian oil and make them Canada only, the prices will be the same as everywhere else. That won't fly since the oil wells are own by companies and not the government.
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:35 AM   #9
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BC don't have any crude oil to start with so we're at the mercy of OPEC anyway. We still have to buy the crude oil for refining into gas, diesel, and jet fuel. Unless we stop exporting all Canadian oil and make them Canada only, the prices will be the same as everywhere else. That won't fly since the oil wells are own by companies and not the government.
We have heaps of crude oil. Almost none of BC's gas in imported.
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Old 05-27-2004, 03:27 AM   #10
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Where exactly is this crude oil and who pump them out? Last time I email Chervon for a school paper and they told me they get their crude from Alaska, Mid-East, and Alberta. Even if I'm wrong, the local producers won't bother selling to us at a lower price and sell to other provinces or states.
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Old 05-27-2004, 03:34 AM   #11
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ya it's true ,there is a huge oil deposit off the queen charlette (sp?) islands that the gov is talking about tapping, its supposed to be a mucho big
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Old 05-27-2004, 10:04 AM   #12
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Most of these types of "Gas Price Protests" are fine in theory as none of us like to pay more than we have to.

Unfortunately we humans are funny creatures in that we become use to certain things in our greedy every day lives, such as using our cars, no matter what type of car. On top of this we all know that we will not sacrifice that by even skipping a day without driving. We will always have an excuse to drive. Anything from thinking it's our right, to having to get to work ... forgetting that there is public transit ... yes, it's more inconvenient but doing it for one day? Surely we could do that.

The oil companies know people will never band together in enough large groups to make this protest effective ... and guess what? We will all be paying $2 a litre within the next 24 months.

Have a nice day
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Old 05-27-2004, 10:17 AM   #13
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Most of these types of "Gas Price Protests" are fine in theory as none of us like to pay more than we have to.

Unfortunately we humans are funny creatures in that we become use to certain things in our greedy every day lives, such as using our cars, no matter what type of car. On top of this we all know that we will not sacrifice that by even skipping a day without driving. We will always have an excuse to drive. Anything from thinking it's our right, to having to get to work ... forgetting that there is public transit ... yes, it's more inconvenient but doing it for one day? Surely we could do that.

The oil companies know people will never band together in enough large groups to make this protest effective ... and guess what? We will all be paying $2 a litre within the next 24 months.

Have a nice day
Read the link posted by Necromancer above...fighting the gas companies is useless and will solve nothing because if one gas company is being boycotted they will simply sell their barrels of oil to another company who isn't being boycotted.
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Old 05-27-2004, 06:38 PM   #14
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what I do is buy 5-10$ of gas each time, plus a bit more like $5.23 or $10.89 something like that, and paying all the $0.23 or $0.89 in pennies or some nickels......which I have ALOT.

That feels good becoz I can waste all my junk change in no time, without embarrassment while you going to cashier becoz the gas price so high everybody pissed, everybody wants a piece of gas company but they cant do a thing effectively, throw changes at them would be nice (eat my pennies!! you A-hole!)
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Old 05-27-2004, 09:59 PM   #15
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Hmm if you did that and shouted something like, "There! Now I have enough gas in my car to drive my bankrupt *** off a bridge and end my hatred for gas prices!", that would really get the ball rolling. We won't discuss the embarasment factor.

The only method to make anything cheaper is to produce more or use less. 3 billion people going to 10,000 privately owned gas stations to avoid the 300,000 commercial stations will still result in 3 billion people needing gas and the prices won't change cause it's all coming from the same source.
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Old 05-28-2004, 06:25 PM   #16
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nothing will change for the good untill the oil runs out, the gas companys dont care what happens to the consumers or the enviroment ,all they care about is cash, cash ,cash

eventually I will switch to ethanol , here is one of my threads from a while back

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...anol+coversion
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