Sayville students protest rising gas prices -- Schools, Exxon M...

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Dan Calise arrived at school on a skateboard. Ryan Romard, Doug Erath and Tom Golka pedaled bicycles.

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Good job kids... Maybe more schools will follow!
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Good job,
but how is this considered civil disobedience?

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Yawn. Why don't they protest the 40% of profit the government takes in taxes?

Why don't they protest in front of Apple's headquarters? I'm sure that most of them own iPods, and Apples profit margin was more than double than that of the oil companies.

Future generations appear to be in a sad state of affairs.
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Good job kids....Maybe more working people will follow...if they can!
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good job? These kids and the teacher sound like idiots.

How about a little education instead of encourage 'civl disobiedence?"

Fact: Gasoline companies make 8.3 cents per gallon. TAXES by state and Fed 11.3 cents per gallon? So how about the outrage at the government for their 'windfall' profit?

What about facing the realities of the situation - We are prevented from drilling for our own oil and resources. Yet, China is 50 miles off FL slant drilling and extracting oil from under US territory? How does that make sense?

Bill Clinton in 1996 vetoed a bill to allow drilling in ANWAR. Oil was $19 a barrel. Said it would take too long to get (10 years) and 'only' produce 1 million barrels of oil a day. Tell me kids, 12 years later, do you think 1 million barrels of DOMESTIC oil a day, do you think that would make a difference?

Well, you keep filling these kids with this garbage. That is the future of our country.

Forget the fact about the falling dollar and how that affects overall crude prices, nationalization of oil fields by regimes that hate the US and the west, China locking up direct oil contracts all over the globe, and speculators on wall street jacking the prices up for their hedge funds.

This is beyond just a economical issue, it is one of natioanl security.

This article is pathetic and that english teacher might want to read up on a little facts instead of spreading left wing garbage.
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TomIslander wrote:
Yawn. Why don't they protest the 40% of profit the government takes in taxes?
Why don't they protest in front of Apple's headquarters? I'm sure that most of them own iPods, and Apples profit margin was more than double than that of the oil companies.
Future generations appear to be in a sad state of affairs.
those gadgets are for entertainment purposes. Oil is a necessity. Based on your comments I believe you may have a stake in Exxon/Mobil
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hope i dont run these kids over in my hummer
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the roads were safer ,yes i did notice,,please dont stop protesting,after all those years these kids have been driving ,i feel for them
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The very well paid principal - who surely drove to work in his district-leased vehicle, with gas allowance - said, "It was great to see kids coming in dripping wet..." What a maroon! I hope those dripping wet teens' parents health insurance as good as Buderman's, should any of them get sick.

And, what kind of protest was it? Do any of these teens and their misguided advisors believe that their soggy message had any impact on Big Oil executives? All they accomplished was to save some gallons of gas and get wet for their efforts. Maybe they should drop the symbolism and continue their "protest" 5 days/week. Then, it will mean something.

The real message of this story is that life in the US is changing for the worse and these up-to-now relatively pampered teens are beginning to realize just what the future holds for them - and it ain't pretty.

While one quoted teen said he works at a minimum wage job just to pay for his transportation to and from school, his parents are working just to keep the house warm, food on the table and gas in their cars.
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So these tarts walked while the bus that usually picks up these sad bags of atrophy drove around empty?

How are they protesting fuel prices?

Something tells me they missed the point.
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Nice idea.
Good to see a stand being taken.
Now how about the students expanding their new found knowledge of civil disobedience and protest the high school taxes that may drive their families, relatives, and friends out of their homes.
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I wish more people would protest due the high gas prices. This just shows how complacent we have become. That it is just easier to pay it than to do anything about it. How much does it have to hurt before someone gets killed because they were stealing gas out of car gas tanks? And to the person speaking about the Apple Corp: You buy one iPod once and pay as you go for songs. You donít spend an entire monthís car payment filling it with fuel just so you can get back and forth to work to support your family. You need gas. You donít need an iPod. Your comparison of apples to oranges should make sense.
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TomIslander wrote:
Yawn. Why don't they protest the 40% of profit the government takes in taxes?
Why don't they protest in front of Apple's headquarters? I'm sure that most of them own iPods, and Apples profit margin was more than double than that of the oil companies.
Future generations appear to be in a sad state of affairs.
That 40% should be protested because our own politicians won't lift a finger because everyone involved in the business of providing gas is making out on the deal. The higher the price the higher the gas company makes regardless of the 40% tax the government gets.
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Bennett wrote:
Good job,
but how is this considered civil disobedience?
Probably just a lesson on the correct and/or incorrect way to protest something you don't agree with.
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those gadgets are for entertainment purposes. Oil is a necessity. Based on your comments I believe you may have a stake in Exxon/Mobil
he seems to have a vendetta against apple, he always brings them up when talking about oil profits!!!
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40 billion profit on 500 billion in sales or about a 10% return. About the same return as any company in the US but the liberal press hides that fact.
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Where To Begin wrote:
The very well paid principal - who surely drove to work in his district-leased vehicle, with gas allowance - said, "It was great to see kids coming in dripping wet..." What a maroon! I hope those dripping wet teens' parents health insurance as good as Buderman's, should any of them get sick.
And, what kind of protest was it? Do any of these teens and their misguided advisors believe that their soggy message had any impact on Big Oil executives? All they accomplished was to save some gallons of gas and get wet for their efforts. Maybe they should drop the symbolism and continue their "protest" 5 days/week. Then, it will mean something.
The real message of this story is that life in the US is changing for the worse and these up-to-now relatively pampered teens are beginning to realize just what the future holds for them - and it ain't pretty.
While one quoted teen said he works at a minimum wage job just to pay for his transportation to and from school, his parents are working just to keep the house warm, food on the table and gas in their cars.
At least they did more then sit on their butts and just complain about the situation like alot of other people!
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So these tarts walked while the bus that usually picks up these sad bags of atrophy drove around empty?
How are they protesting fuel prices?
Something tells me they missed the point.
Know your facts - the Sayville School district has not had Bus service for over 10 years - the kids either get to school themselves or their parents drive them - school buses are a treat they do not know

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those gadgets are for entertainment purposes. Oil is a necessity. Based on your comments I believe you may have a stake in Exxon/Mobil
Oil is not a necessity. Unless you're a parapalegic. Public transportation? Walking? Biking? People got around just fine in the 1800's without oil. If you don't want to pay the price, don't. But if you choose to, stop complaining about the price!
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watch out wrote:
hope i dont run these kids over in my hummer
At least until they stop building those Gas Guzzlers as reported in another Newsday story

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