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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:59 PM
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Why you should buy gas anywhere but Exxon...
Just got his email from True Majority:

Today ExxonMobil Announced Record Profits of $7.64 Billion in last 3 Months

While Their Policies are Enough to Make You (and The Planet) Sick

Dear Melody,


Click here to send a free message telling ExxonMobil's CEO that you don't like the company's policies and you won't buy its gas or products!


Here's another great way you can make a difference. Our friends at www.eRideShare.com have built a great online ridesharing community. Visit the site to find a partner to share the ride to work or for travel across the country.

We all think about the bad things "big oil" does to our planet. But lumping all of "them" together is a mistake. One big oil company is far worse than the rest.

Consider this:

- Despite making a record profit of $25 billion last year, ExxonMobil is still shirking payment of the full amount it owes fishermen and natives hurt by the Exxon Valdez oil spill sixteen years ago.
- ExxonMobil is the only oil company that's still part of Arctic Power, the group lobbying Congress to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The rest bowed out due to public pressure.
- ExxonMobil has spent more than $15 million since 1998 to deny the existence of global warming by funding junk science groups to cloud the debate. BP, for example, not only admits we have a problem but is investing in solar energy research and selling real solar panels today to help deal with the problem.

TrueMajority is joining the nation's biggest environmental groups (including Sierra Club, U.S. PIRG, Greenpeace, and Natural Resources Defense Council) in the Exxpose Exxon campaign to mobilize thousands of Americans to urge ExxonMobil to clean up its act.

To tell ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond what you think of the company's harmful environmental policies and let him know you won't buy their gas or products (text below), just click "Reply" and "Send" in your e-mail program. If you'd like to personalize your message or if this e-mail was forwarded to you, just click this link: http://action.truemajority.org/campaign/Exxon

Then please forward this e-mail to anyone who cares about our environment. We really need your help to spread the word in order to make ExxonMobil sit up and take notice.

Thanks,
Andrew Greenblatt
Online Organizer

P.S. To learn more about ExxonMobil and the Exxpose Exxon campaign, you can go to www.ExxposeExxon.org .

Here is the letter we'll send to Exxon CEO Lee Raymond:

Dear Mr. Raymond,

Our country remains overly dependent on oil, which has serious consequences ranging from rising gasoline prices that burden every American to global warming that threatens current and future generations. This addiction to oil represents a failed energy strategy, one that your company not only supports but has helped to develop. I am most disturbed by

- ExxonMobil's active support of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
- ExxonMobil's efforts to block meaningful action to cut global warming pollution and its funding of junk science to hide the real facts about global warming
- ExxonMobil's conscious decision to forgo investment in clean energy solutions-despite your record profits at a time of rising gasoline prices
- ExxonMobil's failure to pay all the punitive damages awarded to fishermen and others injured by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill

ExxonMobil represents yesterday's energy policy; I would rather spend my money and time moving forward, not backward. Therefore, I will not purchase ExxonMobil's gas or products, invest in ExxonMobil stock, or work for the company.

Sincerely,
(We'll put your name and address here.)



TrueMajority.org is a grassroots group which envisions a nation where people care about their fellow citizens, and together enjoy freedom and broad prosperity. We believe participating in an effective government is the best way to be mutually responsible for our community.

TrueMajority.org, 191 Bank Street, Third Floor, Burlington, VT 05401
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:01 PM
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1. i go out of my way to buy citgo..
it's usually a little less expensive where I buy it too.
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:04 PM
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2. YES!!
Buy only Citgo gas...no other...thanks for spreading the word.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:05 PM
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4. Luckily, I Don't Have To
There's a Citgo station 5 blocks from my house, and it's on the way out of town when i go to work. Pretty convenient.
The Professor
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:05 PM
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3. Haven't bought gas from Exxon since they pissed me off.
In 1978.


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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:07 PM
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5. Count me in!!!
I hate those guys!!!
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:08 PM
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6. Think Hess.
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 02:08 PM by bullimiami
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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:12 PM
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8. do they sell under the Hess name?
Never seen a Hess station, that I know of.
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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:20 PM
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9. Thanks for the link
I just subscribed
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:11 PM
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7. I haven't bought gas from exxon or mobil in years. eom
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:40 PM
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10. Just a few #s....
7.64 Billion over the last 3 months works out to:

83 Million, 956 thousand per day.

That's a profit of about 3.498 MILLION dollars an hour;

or $58,302.81 PER MINUTE.

But they can't manage to pay their fines?
They desperately need massive handouts of our tax $$$?
They need their tax rates slashed to "remain competitive"?
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