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Old 06-25-2008, 05:01 AM   #1
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Angry kids protest gas prices after losing cable TV

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY - Sadie and Pyper Vance have had just about enough of high gas prices. The sisters are still years away from being old enough to drive, but that doesn't mean the $4 per gallon price tag isn't hitting them as hard as anyone else.

Cable TV was one of the family's budget-cutting casualties, leaving Sadie, 9, and her 7-year-old sister without their favorite cartoons and shows.

"Gas prices are too high," Sadie said. "I just decided to come and protest so they'd go down."

The girls marched through downtown Monday chanting and carrying signs made from old campaign signs.

"All of my mom's monny goes to the gas tank!" Pyper's sign read. Sadie carried a sign asking drivers to honk to lower gas prices - adding that her mom had to cut "cabel."

The girls got some waves and a few thumbs-up to show support.

"I think it's great," said Hamid Tayeb, who was walking past on his lunch break. "It's unfortunate that kids are doing it before we do."

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com
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Wait, high gas prices cause parents to eliminate cable service, kids get up and go outside. Brilliant, high gas prices will end childhood obesity in the US.
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Wait, high gas prices cause parents to eliminate cable service, kids get up and go outside. Brilliant, high gas prices will end childhood obesity in the US.
exactly what I was thinking. instead of sitting on their behinds doing nothing but watching cartoons, they could be studying, being with friends, or be outside getting some exercise.
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maybe mommy should get rid of the tahoe...

whatever mom drives, good, get off your butts and do something. Maybe mom can join you and walk/bike
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exactly what I was thinking. instead of sitting on their behinds doing nothing but watching cartoons, they could be studying, being with friends, or be outside getting some exercise.
Hence the thumbs up and support from parents... Now if they were running around with those signs, the parents would all be cheering..
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But you see, parents don't want to have kids that can run around all day. Then they have to do something themselves other than sit around.
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