[ba] Gas Email making rounds again Plus Real BA list Audi Content!

Dan Hamren dan at magnitude-electronics.com
Mon Apr 8 15:04:35 EDT 2002

Well I just got the Gas Email again.. and thought I'd espouse a few words of
my humble opinion.  The full email is added below my commentary..

I like the email, and it does make sense, BUT ... the problem here in
California is that we have our own state gas formulation.. if we could get
the politicians  in our states assembly and senate to change the laws
regarding gasoline formulation so that gas from other states could be sold
her,  then the artificially inflated gas prices would go down
automatically..California refineries were running at 90 percent capacity
during the boom a year and a half ago, and the 10 percent down time was for
routine maintenance, so anytime there was a shortage ( in California )
prices would spike up, because gas could not be gotten from Arizona or
Nevada or Oregon to sore up the supply.   Russia is pumping oil as fast as
it can.. the supply is there... its just the corrupt individuals in our
state go.  tied to big oil companies  who have enacted these rules that make
the oil companies rich and keep the politicians pockets lined with campaign
money...   And year in and year out.. the news reports that gas prices are
going up (spring time) just in time for the summer driving season, but the
NEVER REPORT the real reason gas is high here in California and $1.15 in
Alpharetta GA.   BTW dont get me started on the MTBE carcinogen (EPA
mandated Gas Oxygenate that as it turns out is NOT cleaning the air, BUT is
polluting our water supply). Dang I got started.. Sorry.. <rant off>

Anyway,  as for Manditory Audi Content... I am going to do the shocks on my
90 V8 hopefully this weekend... Ill be doing a full break bleed with my new
pressure bleeder from MOVIT.. if anyone would like to do a tech session soon
bring it on.. I have a Ross Tech Vag Com and a laptop to offer as well.  I
am going to borrow the tool for the front strut insert from my local garage
Dieters, and still havent figured out where I am going to get the spring
compresser but I will..  Also one of these days I want to hit the Pick and
Pull maybe some of you might be interested in joining me.

Dan Hamren
Sales Representative
Magnitude Electronics LLC.
870 Mahler Rd Burlingame CA 94010
Tel 650-259-1890 Fax 650-259-1891
AOL I.M. HamrenDan


  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 some
        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 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 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 whimp out on me at this
point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of

        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 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, let's 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!!! I'll 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

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