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Busey

Melville, NY

#87 Jun 5, 2008
PIXIE wrote:
<quoted text> No they are not all lazy my brother is a teacher and he has to work two jobs just to pay bills and shit... i admit some teachers are lazy but give credit to the teachers who are not.
then your brother works in a terrible district... all my friends are teachers in their mid-late 20's making at least 70k...and they are only about 3 years in.
Eric

United States

#88 Jun 6, 2008
Big Bob wrote:
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I'm sorry I don't read whatever communitst pamphlets you refer to as News. I just read things like the New York Times, CNN and BBC. None of which have ever said Oil Companies are doing anything, but makeing the same percentage profit (or lower) then they have for decades. More people using more oil, with less supply means higher prices. Please take your little red book and picture of Stalin and go live in a commune somewhere.
Actually, I'm not sure where you get off attacking the person who posted the comment you're replying to, because you clearly don't have any concept of what's been going on with oil prices lately. First off, OPEC increased production and wound up with a barrel surplus. In case you're not sure what that means, it equates to supply outweighing demand. Just wanted to make that clear given your ignorance about the topic in general. Second, the oil companies posted record profits in 2007, not equal or lower as you claimed in your post. The prices are being driven by crude oil speculation on Wall Street, which peaked this week around $139/barrel. The prices have nothing to do with supply and demand, as they would for most commodities.

As for the kids, some of you replying to this post and putting down the students' efforts need to learn the difference between a protest and a boycott. These kids staged a "protest", which is not something meant to be a sustained effort. They did something they believed in, which was avoiding fuel consumption for one day. Granted, their actions won't result in a fluctuation in fuel prices. But I pretty much guarantee none of you on this thread badmouthing their efforts walked to work, did you? Stop bitching and do something if you're that outraged.
Big Bob

Brooklyn, NY

#89 Jun 6, 2008
Eric wrote:
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Actually, I'm not sure where you get off attacking the person who posted the comment you're replying to, because you clearly don't have any concept of what's been going on with oil prices lately. First off, OPEC increased production and wound up with a barrel surplus. In case you're not sure what that means, it equates to supply outweighing demand. Just wanted to make that clear given your ignorance about the topic in general. Second, the oil companies posted record profits in 2007, not equal or lower as you claimed in your post. The prices are being driven by crude oil speculation on Wall Street, which peaked this week around $139/barrel. The prices have nothing to do with supply and demand, as they would for most commodities.
As for the kids, some of you replying to this post and putting down the students' efforts need to learn the difference between a protest and a boycott. These kids staged a "protest", which is not something meant to be a sustained effort. They did something they believed in, which was avoiding fuel consumption for one day. Granted, their actions won't result in a fluctuation in fuel prices. But I pretty much guarantee none of you on this thread badmouthing their efforts walked to work, did you? Stop bitching and do something if you're that outraged.
Let's slow down and learn some reading comprehension techniques. What I said was thier precent profit was not higher (if make 10 cents on every dollar a gallon, and gas is 4 dollars you make 40 cents, follow, I'm trying to go slow for you). Of course their total profits are higher, moron. Why in the world should they reduce their profit percentage? Back to main point, protesting prices is idiotic, protest useage, that is not what they were doing.
CBA

Silver Spring, MD

#90 Jun 10, 2008
antgh wrote:
<quoted text> 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!!!
What about the Janitors who clean the schools, They deserve a raise "sometimes" its not always about the teachers!
Eric

United States

#91 Jun 10, 2008
Big Bob wrote:
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Let's slow down and learn some reading comprehension techniques. What I said was thier precent profit was not higher (if make 10 cents on every dollar a gallon, and gas is 4 dollars you make 40 cents, follow, I'm trying to go slow for you). Of course their total profits are higher, moron. Why in the world should they reduce their profit percentage? Back to main point, protesting prices is idiotic, protest useage, that is not what they were doing.
Aside from the idiotic personal attacks you continue to offer up in your posts, the outrage is not over the profit percentage, it's over the price. I don't particularly care if they made an additional 2% profit on gas that was $2/gallon. I do care that they're making 10% profit on gas that's $4/gallon. The oil companies set the prices, and clearly they're not making any effort to lower the cost at the pump. It's not as if the oil company is facing increased costs and therefore passing the charge on to the consumer...it's a 10% PROFIT...not a 10% increase. Slow enough for you??
please do some research

AOL

#92 Jun 20, 2008
Eric wrote:
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Aside from the idiotic personal attacks you continue to offer up in your posts, the outrage is not over the profit percentage, it's over the price. I don't particularly care if they made an additional 2% profit on gas that was $2/gallon. I do care that they're making 10% profit on gas that's $4/gallon. The oil companies set the prices, and clearly they're not making any effort to lower the cost at the pump. It's not as if the oil company is facing increased costs and therefore passing the charge on to the consumer...it's a 10% PROFIT...not a 10% increase. Slow enough for you??
You still don't get it! Oil companies do NOT set the price of gas. Read here for at least a start
http://www.investmentu.com/IUEL/2007/20070323...
dom

Mount Vernon, TX

#93 Jun 20, 2008
Bellmore wrote:
Want to make a difference. STOP buying gas from Exxon and/or mobil. Hit them where it hurts. In there pockets!!!!!!!
Yup - they get about 2% of their income from US gaspumps.

Now if the kids did this every day, it would be a good thing.

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