Chain Letter Nonsense - Again

Here's the latest iteration in the evolution of chain letter nonsense. I've edited it down to the most stupid parts.


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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.
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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 gallon of
gas was 29 cents!!!
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we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the
marketplace....not sellers.
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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!!
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PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 OR
LESS RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK!!!!!!!
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Now, for the sake of feeling good about myself, I'll point out that IF NO ONE buys gas from Exxon or Mobil (and that's a winning-the-lottery-ten-times-in-a-row "IF"), other gas companies won't need to lower their prices. In fact, they'd probably RAISE their prices since there would be less gas available (with Exxon's and Mobil's gas sitting idle), and just as much demand (we don't want to "hurt ourselves by refusing to buy gas").

I especially like the part where it says to hold out until prices hit $1.30. It gives it an aura of credibility - as if we could maneuver the price down to a specific range. Why stop there? Why not keep going until it's back to 29 cents? Why not keep going until Exxon/Mobil is out of business, and then start again with the next company, until they're all out of business? That'll teach them once and for all to mess with BUYERS!

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Where does one begin with stuff like this? its almost as ridiculous as the AmericanJobs prattle.
anyway, an asscociate decided now his VOLVO is a gas guzzler and needs a new smart car. YEAH, at .90 it was a f... green humanist love machine but at 1.10 WHOOOOA NELLLY , i have to stop the evil corporations from those windfall profits. holy shit, .....liberals.