Sayville students protest rising gas prices -- Schools, Sayvill...

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JayK

White Plains, NY

#1 Jun 4, 2008
Wow...some of them rode a whole two miles! Goodness, I hope they get their rest tonight. That might have taken them 12 or 13 minutes!

This shows that they "support their convictions." What baloney. My gasoline prices are higher! My entitled life has hit a speed bump! Oh, woe is me!

And I love the teachers who carpooled. If they tomorrow return to their four people/four cars way of getting to school, it's basically a sign that even at these prices, they aren't high enough to alter behavior. So can they please stop preaching?

God, this story was just awful. One of the worst I've seen in Newsday in a long time.
Sylvia

Smithtown, NY

#2 Jun 4, 2008
Poor spoiled babies. The price of gas is keeping them from driving to school. I guess the school bus or walking is too good for them. Wait a moment while I wipe the tears from my eyes.

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#3 Jun 4, 2008
Kids in one little town on Long Island won't make a difference...

unless this occurs nationwide.

These kids should learn two lessons...
1. Freedom of speech. You don't like something, show your disapproval.
2. Everyone, especially government and big business, doesn't care about you. It won't get any better. Adults will disappoint you. Even me.
Interesting

Centereach, NY

#4 Jun 4, 2008
Not saying this is going to change the gas prices, but no need to jump on those kids for at least trying a little something.
Hit rock bottom

AOL

#5 Jun 4, 2008
Leave it to cynical posters to put down the efforts of the Sayville HS community! I have no connection to Sayville at all, and I must say I'm impressed.

At least it's some kind of a stand. Want to make a difference??? Why don't we all pick one oil company (Exxon Mobil!!!) and all boycott it. How hard is that...??? Just everyone use any company other than Exxon or Mobil....can't that bring them to their knees...lowering prices....leading to other companies lowering their prices?
Wolf

United States

#6 Jun 4, 2008
Hit rock bottom wrote:
Leave it to cynical posters to put down the efforts of the Sayville HS community! I have no connection to Sayville at all, and I must say I'm impressed.
At least it's some kind of a stand. Want to make a difference??? Why don't we all pick one oil company (Exxon Mobil!!!) and all boycott it. How hard is that...??? Just everyone use any company other than Exxon or Mobil....can't that bring them to their knees...lowering prices....leading to other companies lowering their prices?
The Average Joe is too lazy to try something like this.

Since: Apr 08

AOL

#7 Jun 4, 2008
THE OIL COMPANIES ARE LAUGHING AT US.....THESE KIDS CANT DO ANYTHING TO LOWER GASOLINE PRICES....WHAT A WASTE OF TIME.....SORRY....OH WAIT....MAYBE OBAMA CAN SAVE THE DAY?????....LETS VOTE FOR HIM!!!
Nick

White Plains, NY

#8 Jun 4, 2008
These are two faced little hypocrites! Raised by their fork-tongued two faced progenitors.

When it was popular, they all protested how "bad" people are polluting the air with greenhouse gases - i.e. cars. Now that it's inconvenient, they're protesting the increase in gas prices. The increase that is finally forcing people to cut back on pollution. Now these two faced little turds are moaning about walking or biking. Things that they should have done a long time ago if they weren't such little hypocrites!
educator

Yaphank, NY

#9 Jun 4, 2008
We need to give our hardworking, underpaid teacher a raise. Remember its for the childrens good
know nothing

Melville, NY

#10 Jun 4, 2008
Prices will not come down until you realize it is your own mutual funds betting on those shares for gas to go up that is the true cause of the problem. What gas companies truly control is the time it takes to raise and lower prices at the pump. Oil by the barrel has dropped 7 dollars in 1 week and the price at the pump has not moved, but a rise of 1 dollar equates to an immediate rise at the pump.
RU Kidding

Staten Island, NY

#11 Jun 4, 2008
Monitto, 17, a senior, said he needs to work 25 hours a week for minimum wage at a grocery store to help afford the $40 he spends weekly for gas. "It gets really hard to juggle work and homework," he said. "It's really hard for a 17-year-old to have that much stress on them."

Look "stressed" 17 year old. No one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to A) have a car or B) drive that car so much you need $40 bucks a week to fill it. Take the bus or walk to school and you won't have to work the staggering 25 hours a week AND go to school full time. I know this won't be your situation, but in the real world people who aren't spoiled little brats from Sayville work multiple jobs to provide for their family's needs AND go to school full time, so give the it's too much stress whine a break.
franco poepli

New York, NY

#12 Jun 4, 2008
imagine if the used a iota of this enthusiasm in approaching their studies? they might have a job one day that could pay for this evil devil's fuel
Godlike

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Jun 4, 2008
LOL!. The useless symbolism is astounding.
Typical liberal thinking.
Try not joy riding in your cars if you want to save a couple of bucks on gas kiddies.
Gas is not a right, it is a privledge.
Bellmore

North Brunswick, NJ

#14 Jun 4, 2008
Want to make a difference. STOP buying gas from Exxon and/or mobil. Hit them where it hurts. In there pockets!!!!!!!
enufalready

Wahiawa, HI

#15 Jun 4, 2008
what nonsense ...'civil disobedience'? the bold and courageous actions of ghandi and martin king to confront armed enforcers of inhumane laws are not the equivalent of the whiny laziness of silly adolescents' one day of riding a bike or teachers' carpooling a couple of miles; and what's with the dripping wet? never heard of a pancho, raincoat or umbrella? it's apparent that conservation is an easy solution for this gang to a problem that their past driving habits have largely created; but don't worry too much, apparently they'll be back on the road tomorrrow! pitiful ... and precisely indicative of how deep is the problem we face when such minor inconvenience is represented as heroic sacrifice.

“The future's not ...”

Since: May 08

... what it used to be.

#16 Jun 4, 2008
Way to get to the root of the problem.

Peak Oil is causing oil prices to go up. The Big Oil companies are riding this wave to huge profits, arguing that they deserve their standard 7% profit margins, or whatever, even when the underlying commodity quintuples in price.
Even if you could regulate the profit margin of Exxon and Chevron, you cannot change the underlying geology. Big oil discoveries are down, big oil fields are peaking and declining, demand is up worldwide.

Forecast: higher and higher oil prices, hence higher and higher gasoline prices. In 5 years, it won't be a 'protest' when kids walk to school. It will be a necessity. Think $4 is high ? It's just getting started...
murof

Smithtown, NY

#19 Jun 4, 2008
I think this was an awesome idea. Obviously it didn't make a dent in the oil/gas crisis, but it certainly seemed to bring the Sayville High community together. That's just as important in a school. Very well done.
wow

East Meadow, NY

#20 Jun 4, 2008
Just wait till the dems get in office! The 6.5 Trillion dollar tax increase they just tried to pass is just the beginning. Add free health care for 300 million people and the billion dollar mortgage bail out for people who just had to have a house with a flat screen TV and a cadillac escalade in the driveway! Whois going to pay - go lok in the mirror!!!
antgh

Lindenhurst, NY

#21 Jun 5, 2008
educator wrote:
We need to give our hardworking, underpaid teacher a raise. Remember its for the childrens good
Teachers get paid too much already. I think they work a total of 180 days/year at full pay. Any increase in taxes does not go the kids, it goes to the teachers pensions and medical/dental insurance. Stop raise taxes!!!
jonny john

Brooklyn, NY

#22 Jun 5, 2008
how dare you protest!

you are supposed to be like the rest of America, afraid to speak out as a whole!

i have said this before and i was called an idiot for saying that people should protest the corporate greed that has grabbed hold of America

i'm an IDIOT!

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