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Thursday, 3 January 2008

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New York, New York (IPP) - The streets of New York City and most other metropolitan areas across the United States are quiet today as folks everywhere are staying home to protest the price of gasoline and heating oil.

While walking down Fifth Avenue Johnny Cooper was asked by reporters whether or not he was afraid to get fired and he replied that his supervisor at work was staying home also. He said, "What are they going to do - fire everybody?"

One direct result of the strike is a huge drop in the amount of fuel being used across the country and if the strike continues for a few days the reserves of fuel will increase and that will have a direct effect on the price of fuel.

American suppliers of wheat and other foods shipped to Arab countries were also well on their way to placing an across the board increase on the prices of these commodities.

Presidential candidate John Edwards told reporters at a news conference that the current increase in the price of oil represents a transfer of wealth from those who can least afford it to oil companies that have enjoyed record profits each quarter during the seven years that the oil billionaire Bush family has been in office since stealing the election in back in 2000 and again in 2004.

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