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How to take control of the petrol prices, Spread the word

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' at netrider.net.au started by goz, Jun 18, 2008.


    If you are tired of the petrol prices going up AND they will continue to rise this year, take time to read this.

    This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy petrol on a certain day campaign that was going around last April or May!
    It is worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!
    We are going to hit $ 2.00 a litre and it might go higher!! Want petrol prices to come down?
    We need to take some intelligent, united action. The oil companies just laughed at last year's action because they knew we would not continue
    to 'hurt' ourselves by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.
    Please read on and join with us!

    By now, you're probably thinking petrol priced at about $1.50 is cheap.
    It is currently $1.75 for regular unleaded.

    Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a liter of petrol is CHEAP at $1.50,
    we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace...not sellers.

    With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.

    The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the hip pocket by not purchasing their petrol!
    And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

    How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying petrol.
    But we CAN have an impact on petrol 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 petrol from BP the biggest price-up driver company.

    If they are not selling any petrol, 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 BP petrol buyers. It's SO simple!

    Now, don't wimp out at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions and even BILLIONS of people!!

    I am sending this note to 20 people, or as many people as i can.

    If each of you sends it on to at least twenty more that's (20 x 20 = 400)...

    And those 400 send it to at least twenty more (400 x 20 = 8000 ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the fifth group of people, we will
    have reached over SIXTY FOUR MILLION consumers!!!!!

    20x20 = 400
    400x20 = 8,000
    8,000x20 = 160,000
    160,000x20 = 3,200,000
    3,200,000x20 = 64,000,000
    64,000,000x20 = 12,800,000,000

    That's 12.80 Billion people folks, who will have been contacted!!!!!
    Unbelievable?? Do the math and see for yourself!
    Again, all you have to do is send this to 20 people. That's all!
    I'll bet you didn't think we had that much potential, did you!
    Acting together we can make a difference..
    If this message makes sense to you, then please pass it on.


    It's simple, send the message along to others and choose to not buy petrol from BP.
    Now THAT's people power, lets show the greedy oil companies who runs petrol prices.
  2. Re: How to take control of the petrol prices, Spread the wor

    Too bad for the entire population of WA.

    Sure this isn't supposed to be in "jokes and humour"?
  3. Re: How to take control of the petrol prices, Spread the wor

    Isn't it funny that I started seeing this spam appear shortly after the ACCC named Shell as the main price-up driver?
  4. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    wake me when the thread is done
  5. So they'll, err, just sell it to someone, err, else, won't they? :roll:.
  6. thanks spot

    /me = *owned*

    ok how bout everyones buys a hyosung then? :grin: :grin: :grin:
  7. that's not spam, that's spite :LOL: :LOL:.
  8. in other news the QLD and Nigeran Govts are getting together to curb the world famous Nigeran Internet scams, with the state of QLD the main victim involved and Nigeria the main country conducting them :grin:
  9. 12 billion people?!??!?!? :?

    Last I heard, our planet had about 6 billion people... not all of them are even on the net and of those that are, not all of them even speaka da english... :-k ...this was doomed to fail even without the snope reality check. :LOL: More's the pity - fuel is getting pricey.

    According to http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm there are 1.4billion internet users...
  10. And in further news, just in, Treasurer Swan is blaming the rapid rise of inflation on all the Internet advertising for Viagra <boom tish>
  11. Suddenly your decision to buy a Hyosung makes a whole lot more sense.
  12. Moving this to Jokes and Humour, please feel free to follow it there and continue the taunting :LOL:......
  13. there seems to be a lot of gozbil threads lately :LOL:
  14. happens a lot with new users, it's no problem, there's usually some wheat among the chaff :).
  15. :LOL: :LOL:

    :rofl: :rofl:
  16. Sounds fair, if it's not running it's not using petrol... :p :p
  17. What I love about the original email is that it's completely arse backwards. If you managed to send a supplier broke you would actually increase the price of petrol.
  18. One of the real sources of anger about petrol prices is that it utterly is a supply and demand issue. The price has no bearing to the cost of making the fuel... which is why Oil companies are making money hand over fist. Their margin over costs is HUGE.

    It'd only take one company to set a reasonable price compared to their cost structure and the market would turn on it's head... but what business would do that when they can't even keep up supply at the current exhorbitant market price?