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Dianne Ly
- 1667 days ago -
The cost of gas has sky rocketed in the past 2 weeks.We will not be getting a cost of living raise for the second year in a row.The cost of groceries has also gone up,how can they say we do not deserve a cost of living increase?

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Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 12:44 pm
please note and comment on this important article,also sign petition,thanx

Catherine Turley (192)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 1:10 pm
thanks dianne. gas prices can be crippling to those who use their cars for work or have a long commute.

T P (47)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 1:35 pm
This very much affects driving schools. I have the latest petition on care2 against high gas prices. I think that all those years of high gas prices is why driving schools are on waiting lists. With the driving schools on the waiting list they can't get everyone on the waiting list. Here's the link to my petition?

That petition needs 1,000 signatures and I am share it with everyone I know.

Patrizia S. (315)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 3:53 pm
Noted signed posted and forwarded

Barb Knight (1712)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 3:59 pm
I signed in September thank you so much for posting, Dianne. There are only 45 signatures so please, we need TONS MORE SIGS!!!

T P (47)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 4:29 pm
We could all join this site because of high gas prices. Did anyone else out here join this site because of high gas prices? There might as well even be people on here because of George W. Bush or Dick Cheney. My parents, brother and future sister in law have all signed my petition against high gas prices affecting things. There are driver's license applicants with a learner's permit not getting appointed to a driving school with an instructor and I am one of them. I can't even arrange to take the road test.

Patricia Myers (77)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 5:09 pm

gone g. (133)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 5:17 pm
Thanks dear friend. Noted, signed and shared!

Mary T. (185)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 5:22 pm
Noted and signed in Sept.

T P (47)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 5:39 pm
I have 2 groups against high gas prices to even help with my petitions. The first is reshaping the world. The second is called taking a stand against greed in businesses. I think all those years of high gas prices there aren't releases of Walker Texas Ranger season 8 on DVD along with the television movie Trial By Fire. The driving schools could only raise prices of lessons a little high up. Also the cars for driving schools are rare on my roads. The driving school sare rare on my roads.

Michela m. (4031)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 5:53 pm
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!!

T P (47)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 6:04 pm
There have even been prayer requests for my success. I think why most petitions are unsuccessful is because of not enough signatures on them or that the Bush/Cheney administration doesn't care about us. There are senators fighting to lower the gas prices and George W. Bush blamed the democrats on high gas prices.

gail dair (0)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 8:46 pm
signed ty

Claudia McCall (42)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 9:32 pm
Signed and noted. Well, the high gas prices affect us all, right down to the food we eat, but God, I 'm ashamed to say I never even thought of this. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

Past Member (0)
Monday November 8, 2010, 12:50 am
Signed and noted.

James F. (5)
Monday November 8, 2010, 1:11 am
This is supposed to be a site for the environmentally aware, and here's a petition to reduce the price of gasoline?
The laws of economics are pretty clear on this, the cheaper gas is, the more will be used.
Drill baby, Drill!
Not signed.

Charles Webb (11)
Monday November 8, 2010, 2:46 am
I have signed and am in support. I believe we need to drill and refine here in the US and stop being dependent on foreign oil. The reason NJ pays so low is there are refineries right there. There are huge deposits of oil in this country and the libs are against drilling. They can see these deposits from space with special cameras. For once, we don't have to drill dry holes. We have more oil on this planet than we can ever use. We need safe drivers and driving school helps that. Lets get with it.

patricia lasek (317)
Monday November 8, 2010, 4:28 am
Charles, how much oil do you think the Bushes and their ilk have on their lands in Texas? Do you think they want to look outside and see those ugly old wells?

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Monday November 8, 2010, 6:01 am
Good point Charles,we do have more oil than we will ever use.James you want to talk about environmentally aware?Please tell me where' drill baby drill 'comes into that category?Where are we in the Gulf with drilling?How many people and animals did we effect drilling there?And if we drill in Alaska how environmentally aware will we be there?

Lena Rehberger (109)
Monday November 8, 2010, 8:03 am
Well, compared to gas prices here in Germany yours are not so high at all.
Otherwise I totally agree with James Fazerider. Also not signed the petition.
But I totally love the picture!!!

James F. (5)
Monday November 8, 2010, 8:04 am
Diane, it was meant to be sarcasm.
I mistakenly thought that would have been clear given the context of the rest of my comment.

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Monday November 8, 2010, 12:08 pm
Sorry did not see the sarcasm.I hate that saying from Sara Pallin ''drill baby drill''.

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Monday November 8, 2010, 12:11 pm
Anyway,I only did the news story for a friend,to go with his petition.

T P (47)
Monday November 8, 2010, 1:09 pm
Before gas prices got worse I had the chance to pass the written test for driving and not have an issue with getting behind the wheel. I changed an answer from right to wrong and that was dumb of me. It took me 6 years to pass the written test. You might not all realize it but there are now driving schools on waiting lists and the driving instructors are getting paid lesser on a salary because of thier bosses spending so much on gas. There have even been driving instructors quitting because they don't get paid enough. The driving schools are now rare on my roads since 3 years ago. This could happen with anyone you know that they can't get driving lessons arranged for just as the driving schools can't get everyone on the waiting list. I didn't take driver's ed until the first year of the Bush/Cheney administration. This is not fair that no car or no driver's license no date but I could be stuck on the road test. The USA should've 6 years ago been called United States of Dummies or Land of Stupidity.

Monica D. (580)
Monday November 8, 2010, 2:04 pm
Take action - walk, cycle, and take public transport! Ask officials for better infrastructure for these lower energy transport modes.

T P (47)
Monday November 8, 2010, 2:09 pm
I don't always rely on public transportation in my area with thier service as they don't fire those who need to be fired. I also have a petition for movies allowed on my public transportation. It's more important for taking action against high gas prices than better public transportation. You others here could join my 2 groups called "reshaping the world" and "taking a stand against greed in businesses". You could find those groups on my profile.

Monica D. (580)
Monday November 8, 2010, 2:15 pm
Petition not signed. The world needs to burn less fossil fuel, not more. I agree with James Fazender.

Monica D. (580)
Monday November 8, 2010, 2:19 pm
That said, politicians should ensure that people can have good lives. Low energy transport, and transport powered by truly clean energy, should be made accessible to people at the same time as fossil fuels become less accessible.

The wellbeing of people does not ultimately require the perpetuation of the status quo. In fact, these days we must move away from the status quo.

T P (47)
Monday November 8, 2010, 2:21 pm
I am stuck on behind the wheel worse than I was stuck on the written test. There are many of us who can't get driving lessons arranged getting mad. Maybe cars won't need gas anymore and maybe there won't always be a waiting list on driving schools. They might be for a while on waiting lists.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 8, 2010, 2:24 pm
You all moan about the high costs, yet complain about drilling......which side of the bread do you want buttered for goodness sake! You think the prices are high there, you should see them here in the UK.

Brian M. (0)
Monday November 8, 2010, 2:26 pm
signed and noted

T P (47)
Monday November 8, 2010, 2:29 pm
You people might not all realize that driving schools are on waiting lists because of high gas prices. This even affects driver's ed. I want to get a driver's license. I could then even get a car. This petition is worldwide to lower the price of gas to as low as we could get to. We don't want me to be forever stuck on behind the wheel. The behind the wheel reduces car insurance. I had only one driving lesson 3 years ago on October 6.

Monday November 8, 2010, 3:41 pm
We need to be less dependent on gas!!

. (0)
Monday November 8, 2010, 4:45 pm
I didn't have to do that I don't go that much only when I have too. The gas is to hight. I don't put 3,000 miles on my car a year I have had it 2 years now and just did change the oil not long ago. Also put hydron gas in your tires here makes your car lioghter and better gas milage. The air doesn't flukuate either it stays the same. I signed Dianne. hugs

Marta B. (45)
Monday November 8, 2010, 4:49 pm
Signed. Thanks

Charlene Rush (2)
Monday November 8, 2010, 5:07 pm
This issue can be easily remedied. NO, and I mean NO legislator gets a raise, of any kind, cost of living or other, without the same raise for the general public. NO DISCUSSION!!!!!!!

We, can share the blame for this problem. We have been reluctant to implement 'green energy' sourcese. Oil countries and oil companies, can charge what they want. That is their right and we have nothing, whatsoever, to say about it. It appears that we don't see the light of day and take action, until we are backed into a corner. Foresight, may be a better choice.

Guess what folks, you can't have it all.

T P (47)
Monday November 8, 2010, 5:19 pm
We don't want me to be forever stuck on behind the wheel. I created this petition because of driving schools now on waiting lists and I am worse stuck on behind the wheel than I was on the written test. Our goal for gas in the US is $2.00 a gallon. This is very much affecting driving schools.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Monday November 8, 2010, 6:00 pm
Signed, ty

Monica D. (580)
Monday November 8, 2010, 6:56 pm
I agree with Charlene, foresight is best. The world needs green energy now.

Monday November 8, 2010, 7:26 pm
James. Of course your remarks are totally true, but at the moment, people are just trying to survive and the price of gas affects the price of the food in the supermarkets and the cost of living in general. Many people just cannot afford even the basics. Those of us who are truly environmentally aware, will be living our own lives, as green as possible, but until alternatives are put into place, which is what we are working hard to achieve.... people must still try and survive. I am just looking at this from a humanitarian view-point. The government rips off so much money in tax from gas that it is only fair that the consumer benefits too!. There are always two ways of looking at most things in this life.

Teresa K. (33)
Monday November 8, 2010, 7:29 pm
Gladly done and done. Thank you.

Ron R. (54)
Monday November 8, 2010, 7:49 pm
Signed,noted and "pissed off"

Olga L. (8)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 12:55 am

James F. (5)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 1:29 am
Hi Nicky Melville,
I agree that higher fuel costs will affect the price of food and other essentials, but it isn't a linear relationship. In fact, if higher gas tax was allocated to welfare and public transport, only those wealthy enough not to notice the pain would be affected.
Generally I'm in favour of a free-market economy, but when it comes to fossil fuels the market is distorted because the cost of waste disposal is not included.. we just dump the CO2 into the atmosphere for free. The only way to take account of that (and we desperately need to, though climate change deniers will disagree) is by some sort of government action, either by rationing or taxation.
Besides, the $2.90 a gallon that the OP is whining about is hardly high-priced gasoline... we are paying around $7 here in the UK.

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 2:55 am
Gas means natural gas. Gasoline is a liquid. Excuse the nitpickery, but I'm not going to sign this. If you think it costs too much to fuel a car, maybe you should explore other options.

Andre C. (1)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 3:57 am
I'm not signing this.
The more expensive gas is the better, so people drive less.

T P (47)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 4:41 am
It could be a turn off not driving. There are losers out there both males and females. I even signed similar petitions on other sites. The driving schools have cut back. This is worse for me stuck on behind the wheel than I was on the written test.

Emilia Boccagna (15)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 6:08 am
signed. thanks

Sue Stubbs (6)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 7:16 am
car pool people ---I do and the price of gas need to come down

Andre C. (1)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 8:31 am
Tim if you drive less your big fat belly will thank.

KAREN L. (10)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 8:36 am
Let's go for alternative fuel sources other than gas!

Jennifer M. (78)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 8:40 am
Signed and noted.

T P (47)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 11:20 am
The reason to take action against high gas prices that's most important is to help the poor and things are affecting. It affects trucking businesses. It affects driving schools and now most driving schools in the world are on waiting lists. There could be people out there interested in being truck drivers or joining the police or fire department. Maybe even becoming doctors and nurses. All this is what to take action for. If you people aren't signing this petition than stay off of here. We are taking action because there are many things affected by high gas prices.

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 12:03 pm
Well Tim everyone IS entitled to their own opinions,the thing that bothers me in the USA is that this will be the third year in a row(I was wrong I thought it was 2)with no cost of living raise,yet the price of gas is $3.00 GALLON and other things such as food prices have gone up.I just do not see how they can say ''WE GET NO COST OF LIVING RAISE'' when everything has gone up.And here in the USA unemployment is at it's highest,my husband has received his last unemployment check last week.Yet we still need to eat and buy gas for Dr's. appointments and such.We live in the country and there are no carpools or bus routes out here.

T P (47)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 12:27 pm
I forgot about people going unemployed. Those ridiculous gas prices could drive people broke and this could go into the great depression. We also need money for food and living. The US was dumber 6 years ago. I don't think that all of you people realized that driving schools are on a waiting list.

James F. (5)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 2:23 pm

What are the driving schools waiting for, and what does that have to do with the price of gasoline?

T P (47)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 2:55 pm
You have gotten dumb. The driving schools can't take everybody with learner's permits. The driving instructors are getting paid less because of the driving schools paying for so much on gas. They are rare on my roads. I believe that these days most driving schools are short on instructors as they can't afford to hire more. This is what driving schools have to do with ridiculous gas prices. If you people can't understand than you have gotten dumb. It took me a while as of being stuck on behind the wheel to realize that driving schools are on gas prices.

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 4:11 pm
Tim, what state do you live in?Here in Pa. there is no waiting list for drivers license that I know of.You can call me dumb if you want to,but please explain the connection between driving schools and gas prices?
I do think that the gas prices are high,but I would be happy if they just did not go up anymore.

James F. (5)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 4:34 pm
So what is to stop the driving schools putting up their prices? If there is a shortage of instructors and a surfeit of potential students, economics 101 says they can charge more for their service.
The price of fuel does not represent a large proportion of the sum they charge anyway, an hour's instruction in a reasonably economical vehicle will only use about a gallon.
You think a $2 gallon will make a difference? You're quibbling about six bucks compared with the entire $270 course.

T P (47)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 5:27 pm
I am calling dumb who couldn't understand the the situation with driving schools. It's in most parts of the world that the driving schools have a waiting list. Those driving instructors these days don't intend to last long with driving schools. Maybe it's just the economy to why driving schools are on the waiting lists and will be for a while. I believe that most driving schools in New Jersey have a waiting list for applicants. Maybe not all in New Jersey. The driving schools did raise thier prices because of high gas prices but can't raise them higher because that would be unaffordable.

Ellyn S. (46)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 7:03 pm
Please note this comment made on JUNE 5, 2010 about the Bilderberger meeting which took place earlier:

The future of oil prices are always an important topic to Bilderberg and the leaks Tucker and other investigators relayed from previous Bilderberg meetings were proven accurate when oil prices hit $150 a barrel in 2008, which was precisely what Bilderberg had called for.

“Gas prices are going to be nice and cheap this summer,” said Tucker, adding that they would start to rise again to the $4 a gallon level around November when artificial scarcity is created

This is from:

Bilderberg Agenda Revealed: Globalists In Crisis, Supportive Of Attack On Iran

Grace Adams (42)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:29 am
DID NOT SIGN. We need to learn to walk, bike, are ride the bus. Gasoline prices should go through the roof. It is more important to be able to BREATHE than to be able to drive a private passenger vehicle.

T P (47)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:40 am
In my area riding a bus could be a waste of time. It could be a turn off to girls not driving. This is not fair to me. Many of us because of high gas prices could turn to online dating. All of you here who signed the petition could join my 2 groups.

James F. (5)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 8:22 am
Never mind saving the planet, folks.
Forget about global warming, we need cheap gasoline so that Tim can get laid!

T P (47)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 11:14 am
Maybe we'll have newer sources of energy for cars and there won't be the waiting list anymore on my driving schools. I created this petition because I am stuck on behind the wheel worse than I was for years on the written test. My brother is into being a corporate lawyer and he signed this petition. Driving schools have cut back on lessons just as the high schools cut back on driver's ed. It has to do with having to pay for this much on gas. I should've never changed that answer on the written test missing a chance to pass and not have issues with getting driving lessons. Maybe there will be healthier sources on gas soon. My area is highly populated.

Roberto Vivas (48)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 9:58 pm
signed and noted!

April Thompson (2)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 7:43 am
Signed and noted!

T P (47)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 10:56 am
My brother is into being a corporate lawyer and could take action on here. It would be good for lawyers to join this site. My brother passed the bar exam for New York but not New Jersey. He's retaking the New Jersey bar in February. My brother signed this petition on here and another site. This petition should've been called "undo the damage of the Bush/Cheney administration with things affected". We could then leave our own comments on this petition. I am only taking action against high gas prices because of the waiting lists on driving schools because of not getting driving lessons.

Kit H. (173)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 3:28 pm
signed thanks!

Carole K. (196)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 3:21 pm
Signed.Just sipping gas; love my hybrid Prius!!!

Genoveva M M. (342)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 6:20 pm

Cindy C. (125)
Friday December 3, 2010, 12:17 pm
signed and thanks

T P (47)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 3:19 pm
You Cindy signed long ago. I have 258 signatures so far. There could one day be alternatives to gas and don't have to pay for so much in filling up cars and also no more of the waiting list on driving schools. They all in my area have the waiting list and can't get everyone on the waiting list.

Tanwi S. (26)
Friday December 10, 2010, 8:38 am

Kendra Richardson (65)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 4:52 am

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 9:44 am
we are at 268 signatures in a 3-month time period,I would have thought that many more people would have wanted to sign this petition to try and change the gas prices from going higher,and higher they are going!

T P (47)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 12:47 pm
This is also to help the economy. This very important petition is about both high gas prices and the economy out of shape. There are also issues with finding jobs these days.

T P (47)
Wednesday August 31, 2011, 11:15 am
It's really the economy out of shape that caused waiting lists on driving schools. There had to be so much cuts on things. Not just businesses cutting short employees but job hour cuts. Let's take action for the economy. There are other things with ridiculous prices to upset the economy. My petition is mostly on the economy. I have 300 sigantures so far and need 1,000 at least.

T P (47)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 12:08 pm
There are 2 other sites below for this important petition to sign. I am linking all 3 of those sites with my petition. I need 1,000 signatures on them. I even have posts in the group for explaining on the petitions called “reshaping the world”.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday November 25, 2011, 5:09 pm
Already signed !

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday November 25, 2011, 8:46 pm
noted and signed

T P (47)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 1:42 pm
How many of you on here are on I am on there myself with this site. It's really the great stock market crash of 2007 that caused waiting lists on driving schools for behind wheel. The waitling lists on driving schools is the least important reason for taking action against high gas prices and other things affecting us. I need at least 1,000 signatures on the petition. This petition started out on high gas prices and always is on high gas prices along with other things affecting us like the global financial crisis with the economy crash and all together recession.

I have a group with petition as I'll update the signature status. 342 63

T P (47)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 12:01 pm
Gas prices are too high again. Sign the petition those of you who haven't. The high gas prices is part of the problem for being in recession. This petition has 343 signatures so far. On 68. On go petition 74 last I read. I even have this petiton on causes to pledge too and sign. It's really "reshaping the world to improve our lives".

T P (47)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 11:38 am

That's also on that link. Part of this is sharing thoughts with politicians. We need more confidence and faith in the petitions part of the problem why they haven't been much useful. Also we should not be selfish or act selfish. People have also been too lazy to sign my petition. You could also sign for so many other people who would sign but not have much of the chance to do so.

This petition might as well be about the fiscal cliff as high gas prices is part of the problem why the economy is out of shape and politicians these days with unbalanced budgets.

T P (47)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 12:25 pm
The New Signature goal on this petition is a million. It’s started off on gas prices and is part of the fight against greed and taking action on economic issues affecting our lives. It’s not only oil companies greedy to ridiculous prices. 1,000,000 signatures are needed in total. This is very causable. So much these days affected by recession that started at the end of 2007. Ridiculous gas prices is part of the problem why we are in such recession.

T P (47)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 5:15 pm
Do you people have facebook profiles? There are facebook pages against gas prices I clicked "like" on. I tried sharing this petition and told the signature goal is a million. People have been too dumb, stupid, lazy, selfish and stubborn to sign this petition. We'll prove how causable it is. This petition on another site has a comment by a man about his pay rate down on his job. I will update the signature status this week.

T P (47)
Tuesday September 23, 2014, 11:41 am
Here’s a group relating to this cause for those of you having facebook profiles.

War in the middle east is part of the problem why the economy went out of shape. Massive education cuts affect businesses even outside of school. We know that high gas prices is part of the problem why the economy is out of shape. Not much new signatures on this petition. We need more like energy efficiency on appliances and motor vehicles. That’s what part of signing my petition is.
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