i got this from a forwarded email. it was instead of a virus, something more like a T-cell:
A Workable Solution…
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 town.
Now 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. Unless we’re
satisfied with the ever increasing cost of gasoline, we need to take
aggressive action to let them know 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
And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. How? Since we all rely on
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
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
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 consumers get excited and pass this on
at least ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been
If it goes one level further, you guessed it… THREE HUNDRED MILLION
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
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.
PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP
THIS CAN REALLY WORK.
Kerry Lyle, Director, Research
Interventional Cardiology Research Laboratories
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
932 Ziegler Research Bldg.
703 South 19th Street
University of Alabama @ B’ham
Birmingham, Al 35294-0007
Phone: (205) 934-6163
Fax: (205) 934-7360