One-man concert against high gas prices draws a crowd, and the ...

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Jay Weinberg struck a chord with drivers when he staged an unauthorized concert on the roof of a gas station in northwest Indiana to protest high fuel prices.
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May 13, 2008
 
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Who was blind-sided to high gas prices? Hell, anyone with half a brain knew it was coming 10 years ago. And, no, I'm not talking about Bush. I'm talking about global demand.
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Yes. "Raising awareness" is bollix. It's a euphemism for doing nothing.
What has this song done to change the situation one iota?
you can't change things overnight!!! and you would actually be surprised at all these people who lack half their brain, and all the convincing it's going to take. many people still argue and say to "DEAL WITH IT" like a bunch of drones--but how did MLK and Rosa Parks do anything about their situation? they DID something outrageous. and now that Mr. Weinberg has got some attention, he CAN speak to people as they did.

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you can't change things overnight!!!
And what will singing a song do over two nights? A hundred nights? A thousand nights?

You have three possible solutions: increase supply, decrease demand, or find an alternative. I work with the latter two. Singing accomplishes none of the above.
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and you would actually be surprised at all these people who lack half their brain, and all the convincing it's going to take. many people still argue and say to "DEAL WITH IT" like a bunch of drones--but how did MLK and Rosa Parks do anything about their situation?
Um, they did something. Or did I miss the part where Rosa Parks climbed up on the roof of a bus company and sang about sitting in front. Thank you for making my point.

What is courageous about singing a song? What does that change?
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they DID something outrageous. and now that Mr. Weinberg has got some attention, he CAN speak to people as they did.
I can't decide if that is hilarious or sick.
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yes rosa parks SAT in front of the bus until she got arrested. that was HER statement. MLK went all over the nation speaking to people--thus is what this guy plans on doing if you've been listening to any of his interviews. it's absolutely ridiculous that you can't see all of this--it's so obvious...maybe you'll change your mind when you start seeing him on national tv and when he is ACTING on his statements. THE END. you might also read his myspace blog comment RESPONSE TO CRITICISM:
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm...

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