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Old 05-17-04, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Want gas prices to go down? check this out

Hey everyone,
i just recieved this as an email and found it very interesting.....



DON'T BE A WIMP AND TAKE THIS CRAP DO SOMETHING NOW!!!!!!!


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 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.


Heres 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. It's 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!! If you can't e-mail it to at least ten people, please print out a bunch of copies and hand it out to your family and friends!!
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Old 05-17-04, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why would that work considering the little companies buy from the larger ones? LOL

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Old 05-18-04, 07:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Back when I was trucking for a living, we had a discussion among ourselves about the price of fuel. We had come up with a plan to not haul anything anywhere. Lock the compound, park the trucks, and say screw it, fuel prices are too high, truck drivers are underpaid, we arent going anywhere.

We figured that between us, we were hauling fuel (haha), meat, bread, milk products, fresh produce, beer, cigarettes, coffee, paper goods, and frozen veggies. We had enough freight to sustain ourselves for over a month if we just stayed put. If we could get all the other drivers and trucking companies to join us, within a week we could grind the country to a halt.

Imagine going to the corner store for groceries and finding them out of bread, milk and meat, not to mention beer, coffee and cigarettes. I think we could have started a riot in no time.
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This is a very serious matter it is so hard for the avarage person to make it now a days between insurance and gas prices. I will not shop at shell or petro if I thought that might work, there has to be other ways though. Anyone else on this board have any?
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Old 05-18-04, 08:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Retic Chic, that would have been very cruel holding the beer back.
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Old 05-18-04, 08:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Personally I stay away from getting fuel from the non-major gas stations.
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Old 05-18-04, 09:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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hehe I only drive a company vehicle the rest of the time I ride my bike use the bus or cab or walk . I get a chuckle out of coworkers that have vehicles that are costing them well over 1000$ a month between car payment, insurance and gas.
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marisa,
You got it right, the smaller ones have too buy it from somebody.

Sunrunner ,
Another very good point, I at the moment, walk or hitchhike everywhere, (or bike but its broken at the moment) simply because I had too chose between driving a car, or going too university. Which I think is insane.



I'd say that was a very creative new attempt at the usual chain letter, But if people all used car pools and buses, rather then personal vehicles, that would take a HUGE dent out of the big companies pocket. It wouldn’t matter where you bought the gas, if one car was buying rather then 6, or even if everybody went in pairs, rather then there own car it would cut the gas company’s profits in half. They’d loose money fast, not too mention would hurt the environment too have less cars on the road any way. So it’s like killing 2 birds with one stone.
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And the whole crazy part about it is, we're not even seeing the REAL cost of fossil fuel. Even at 2 BUCKS a litre, its still cheap, depending on your perspective. Driving is a luxury, not a right.
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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!!!
Ummm.... NO!! To say there is more oil now then there was 20 years ago is just pure ignorance, not to mention an impossibility.

List your sources of the information, then people may think about taking you more seriously. Don't just cut and paste this e-mail chain letter crap.

Stop being so gullible.
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Old 05-18-04, 10:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Daver, maybe you are the one who needs to examine the ignorance factor. There are more wells being drilled every year than there are well drying up every year - which means more oil is being pulled out of the ground every single year, and it just keeps going up and up. I used to work in the upstream oil & gas sector, and believe me.. when you look at the yearly stats of total boe/d for the entire world every year, it's utterly mind boggling. So how about YOU get the facts before you start calling other people gullible, ok?
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Old 05-18-04, 11:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I say one of us comes up with a way to run our cars on snake crap.

I'd be able to drive anywhere in this world then!!!! :P

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HAHAHA... good idea. I'm sure corn snake poop would make excellent fuel. If not, we should use corn poop as military weapons, and use the energy we put into weapons for our cars instead.

I think we're on to something here......

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The number of vehicles on the road has been increasing massively as well.

Either way, unless any of you has some hard facts, this is all BS anyway.

Chain letters are just the psychological equivalent of a computer virus. The same people that forward them are the same people who typically get infected.
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the only solution to the rising fuel prices is an alternative source to cars run on gas , such as hybrids which use fuel cells,there is also natural gas cars which is cheaper but there is fewer stations that sell it.

i dont know much about the corn/ethanol thingy that is an alternative as well hell i dont even know what it is called.

what are we here in Ontario gonna do when dalton imposes another gas tax today at the budget ????

on a side note 3 years ago i was in australia i saw gas prices @ 99.9/L the conversion was 74.9 cdn todays gas prices in queensland australia are nearing a $1.00 /L the $ compares like this now 1.00 CAD
Canada Dollars = 1.04628 AUD
Australia Dollars

why is it the price really hasnt risen in australia? but has here ?
do i hear $1.25 a litre going once going twice .......
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