off topic but ...Gas prices!!!
A way to drive gas prices down!!!???
Here is a repost... but first I want to say that I have ended up already doing this :-) I have an Exxon speed pass but when the prices at the Exxon right near me got so high I I thought that it was not worth the convenience! I actually buy my gas from a local independent station, Bowens in Annapolis. Not only do I like supporting a local business (branched off from Bowens farm supply) the prices are at least 12 cents cheaper! the only down size is you have to pay cash with them. There is a station in Columbia/Clarkesville area that is the same way and I know it is a t least a bit cheaper. Its Freestate off of rt 108.
Anyway when I cant get over there or dont have the cash. I buy from another small local chain that does take credit/debit cards (also in Annapolis called Lowerys off forest drive) they are usually about 6 cents cheaper.
I just though I would share and I do think that this repost is a very good idea.
here it is:
We are going to hit close to $4.00 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 $2.75 for regular unleaded in my town.
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
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!!
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
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 and DON"T purchase ANY gasoline from
EXXON and MOBIL. That's all.
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.
PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND
KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK