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  • Gasoline Lines and Cancelled Health Insurance Policies

    11/12/2013 5:43:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/12/2013 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    The wave of health insurance policy cancellations reminds me of the gas lines in 1979. Once a week I took a gas break instead of a lunch break so I could fill up my car with gas. Lines were shorter in the middle of the day than in the morning or evening. Then Ronald Reagan was elected president. He took away President Carter's price and regional allocation controls on gasoline, and the lines vanished overnight. That's what we need to do with health insurance-take off the federal controls on health insurance. Tell the insurance companies they can issue any policies...
  • Queens gas-station owner spills on shortage and line lunacy

    11/12/2012 8:02:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/12/2012 | The Gas Man
    A Queens gas-station owner says the fuel shortage could be fixed instantly if panicky drivers calmed down and hoarders, profiteers and scammers were stopped. In the two weeks since Hurricane Sandy, he’s been cursed at, spit on and nearly punched in the face by motorists. Fearing reprisals from his supplier, he requested anonymity to relate his experiences from the front lines of the fuel lines to The Post’s Kathianne Boniello. New Yorkers, stop being stupid. I’ve never seen such incredible selfishness in my entire life. This fuel shortage is bringing out the worst in people. At first, I set a...
  • New Jersey Gas Lines Stretch For Miles And Miles

    11/01/2012 9:47:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/01/2012 | Dina Spector and Rob Wile
    More than 1,000 New Jersey gas stations are unable to sell fuel due to power outages and delivery problems, according to the head of one of the state's gas station associations. Sal Risalvato, executive director of the New Jersey Gasoline-Convenience-Automotive Association, which represents 1,500 stations, told us by phone that 75 percent of his members have shut down fueling. "There's difficulty getting supply from the pipeline, to distribution centers, to the trucks, to the gas stations, and then the final hurdle, getting it into car. So there [are] difficulties along every point." Many stations don't have power to pump gas....
  • Total Chaos In the UK As Gas Stations Run Dry; Efforts to Stop Panic Buying Have Led to…

    03/29/2012 5:40:02 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3-29-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Total Chaos In the UK As Gas Stations Run Dry; Efforts to Stop Panic Buying Have Led toÂ… More Panic Buying Mac Slavo March 29th, 2012 What was a fairly minor fuel shortage sparked when gas tanker drivers in the UK threatened to go on strike has developed into what UK officials are now calling all out chaos, as drivers across the country scramble to fill their tanks amid uncertainty about when transportation services will be up and running at full capacity again. In what may be a glimpse into the future of other industrialized Western nations that are...
  • French retirement protests take violent turn

    10/19/2010 8:05:52 AM PDT · by FromLori · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/19/10 | JENNY BARCHFIELD
    PARIS – Masked youths clashed with police and set fires in cities across France on Tuesday as protests against a proposed hike in the retirement age took an increasingly radical turn. Hundreds of flights were canceled, long lines formed at gas stations and train service in many regions was cut in half. President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged to crack down on "troublemakers" and guarantee public order, raising the possibility of more confrontations with young rioters after a week of disruptive but largely nonviolent demonstrations. Sarkozy also vowed to ensure that fuel was available to everyone. More than 1,000 gas stations are...
  • Greek fuel supplies run dry as strike over harsh austerity measures bites

    02/20/2010 6:03:44 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 953+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 02/20/10 | MARGARET NEIGHBOUR
    Greek fuel supplies run dry as strike over harsh austerity measures bites Published Date: 20 February 2010 By MARGARET NEIGHBOUR PETROL stations ran dry in Greece yesterday as a customs strike over government austerity measures began to bite. Customs staff initially walked out for three days on Tuesday over salary freezes and cuts in bonuses. But their union announced on Thursday three 48-hour rolling strikes that will keep customs offices shut until next Wednesday, when all workers are being asked to join a general strike. The customs walkout has hampered imports and exports, but the supply of fuel has been...
  • Fuel to remain scarce in western NC another week (Asheville)

    09/23/2008 2:44:15 PM PDT · by lainie · 5 replies · 93+ views
    Business Week ^ | 9-23-08
    Officials in the Asheville area say they don't expect fuel to begin flowing normally again for at least another week and are urging drivers to conserve gasoline. Buncombe County said Tuesday there is enough gas in the area to keep police cars and fire trucks fueled, and officials promised the shortage won't affect 911 service. But all non-emergency county staff have been asked to work an alternate schedule or from home. And officials say area residents should consolidate their trips to conserve fuel and consider avoiding trips that aren't necessary. Hurricane Ike closed oil refineries along the Gulf Coast. Analysts...
  • Why No Gas Lines Yet?

    06/19/2008 5:16:50 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 59 replies · 72+ views
    Self | June 19, 2008 | PJ-Comix
    Just a thought here. Why are there no gas lines like there were in the 1970s? Yeah, the price is going higher but the credit card charges are going higher too which is not good for the gas stations. Gas station profits of not more than about 8 cents per gallon are pretty much eaten up by the credit card charges. I understand that many gas stations have quit pumping gasoline as a result. In fact, I have seen quite a few gas stations that have been closed up recently. Okay, with fewer gas stations why are there not more...
  • Petrol Shortage Fears As Garage Queues Build (UK)

    06/11/2008 3:03:23 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 98+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-11-2008 | David Millward
    Petrol shortage fears as garage queues build By David Millward, Transport Editor Last Updated: 5:19PM BST 11/06/2008 Concerns over petrol shortages are leading to queues of motorists at the country's forecourts. Lengthening queues at a petrol station in Mersyside. There were reports of lines of cars outside garages on Merseyside and in Stoke. It led to fears that Gordon Brown's plea to motorists not to panic ahead of a four day walk out by Shell's delivery drivers over the weekend could have backfired. His appeal came as drivers were bracing them for even more bad news with the head of...
  • Carter on Today

    04/28/2008 5:50:10 AM PDT · by estrogen · 8 replies · 133+ views
    today show
    Jimmy is on with Merideth and states that the state dept. never told him not to go to the Middle East. What a loser
  • Carter says Bush backs torture, shrinks U.S. influence

    09/18/2006 9:13:44 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 111 replies · 1,530+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 18, 2006 | John Whitesides
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Monday the Bush administration had eroded America's global influence with its conduct in Iraq and by condoning the torture of terrorism suspects. "They have redefined torture to make it convenient for them," Carter said of the Bush administration in an interview with Reuters. "Things that are unanimously almost or globally assumed to be torture, they claim that this is not torture. I don't think there is any doubt that is what they are doing," said Carter, a Democrat who was president from 1977 to 1981. He has since been a...
  • Caption Pic of Jimmy Carter

    09/15/2006 6:14:13 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 68 replies · 1,988+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept 11, 2006
    Former President Jimmy Carter campaigns on behalf of his son, Jack Carter, at a public library in Henderson, Nev., Monday, Sept. 11, 2006. The former president came to town after his son, who is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, was hospitalized. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
  • Carter criticizes Blair's government as too complaint with U.S. policies

    09/14/2006 3:10:57 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 51 replies · 852+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Sep 14,, 2006 | AP
    LONDON Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter criticized the British government on Thursday for quickly adopting controversial policies of the Bush administration regarding the Iraq war and the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. "I've been really disappointed in the apparent subservience of the British government's policies related to many of the serious mistakes that have been originated in Washington," Carter said in an interview BBC-TV's news show "Nightline." In the past, Carter said, British governments had used a "strong voice" to help shape joint U.S.-British policies as part of the long-standing special relationship between two of the world's greatest democracies. But under Prime Minister...
  • Carter Says He Hopes Lieberman Loses Election

    09/14/2006 2:52:12 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 73 replies · 1,372+ views
    All Headline News ^ | Sep 14, 2006 | Julie Farby
    New Haven, CT (AHN)-Millionaire businessman and Democratic Ned Lamont said Wednesday the U.S. is weaker because of the war in Iraq backed by rival Sen. Joe Lieberman, and he called for shifting forces to Afghanistan and elsewhere. During a speech at Yale Law School, Lamont said, "We have sacrificed our daughters and sons and our treasure in a war we didn't have to fight. We have ignored the real threats and security needs in the war we should be fighting, the one against the terrorists. ... Senator Lieberman believes that President Bush has it right in Iraq. I believe that...
  • Carter Says He Hopes Lieberman Loses

    09/13/2006 6:58:47 PM PDT · by SmithL · 119 replies · 2,662+ views
    AP ^ | 9/13/6 | CARA RUBINSKY
    New Haven, Conn. -- Democrat Ned Lamont said Wednesday the U.S. is weaker because of the war in Iraq backed by rival Sen. Joe Lieberman, and he called for shifting forces to Afghanistan and elsewhere. "We have sacrificed our daughters and sons and our treasure in a war we didn't have to fight," Lamont said. "We have ignored the real threats and security needs in the war we should be fighting, the one against the terrorists. ... Senator Lieberman believes that President Bush has it right in Iraq. I believe that he's dangerously wrong." The Democrat, who upset the three-term...
  • We Need Fewer Secrets (JIMMY CARTER)

    07/02/2006 9:58:06 PM PDT · by paulat · 129 replies · 2,388+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/3/06 | Jimmy Carter
    We Need Fewer Secrets By Jimmy Carter Monday, July 3, 2006; A21 The U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) turns 40 tomorrow, the day we celebrate our independence. But this anniversary will not be a day of celebration for the right to information in our country. Our government leaders have become increasingly obsessed with secrecy. Obstructionist policies and deficient practices have ensured that many important public documents and official actions remain hidden from our view. The events in our nation today -- war, civil rights violations, spiraling energy costs, campaign finance and lobbyist scandals -- dictate the growing need and...
  • Big Oil seen trimming Venezuela risks (better trade for a stick shift! Easier to push)

    04/05/2006 8:57:01 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 11 replies · 987+ views (by Dow Jones) ^ | 04/05/06 | Jasmina Kelemen
    Big Oil seen trimming Venezuela risksChavez push to retool contracts cools investment climate By Jasmina Kelemen, MarketWatch Last Update: 8:56 PM ET Apr 5, 2006 HOUSTON (MarketWatch) -- Major oil companies are likely to trim their exposure to Venezuela and spend their development money elsewhere as the oil producing giant embarks on an increasingly rancorous course with foreign investors, said analysts Wednesday. In recent days, Venezuela has taken control of oil fields operated by companies opposed to President Hugo Chavez's efforts to wrest more money from the industry and assert more national control over its activities. Historically high oil prices...
  • Jimmy Carter is 81 today

    10/01/2005 2:31:21 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 100 replies · 2,125+ views
    Jimmy Carter aspired to make Government "competent and compassionate," responsive to the American people and their expectations. His achievements were notable, but in an era of rising energy costs, mounting inflation, and continuing tensions, it was impossible for his administration to meet these high expectations. Carter, who has rarely used his full name--James Earl Carter, Jr.--was born October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia. Peanut farming, talk of politics, and devotion to the Baptist faith were mainstays of his upbringing. Upon graduation in 1946 from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Carter married Rosalynn Smith. The Carters have three sons,...
  • 8 Refineries Shut Down, Slowed by Storm

    08/29/2005 3:19:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 855+ views
    AP ^ | 8/29/5 | STEVE QUINN
    At least eight Gulf Coast refineries in the path of Hurricane Katrina shut down or reduced operations by Monday, according to company and U.S. Department of Energy reports. The eight represent about 2.3 million barrels of daily refining capacity. In the Gulf, reports from the Mineral Management Services showed crude oil production down about 91 percent, or 1.37 million barrels. The Gulf also lost about 82 percent of daily natural gas production, according to the assessment released midday. Damage appears to be minimal, but Bob Slaughter, president of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association in Washington, said even that assessment...
  • Carter: Close down Guantanamo

    ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday called for the United States to shut down its Guantanamo Bay prison to demonstrate the country's commitment to protecting human rights. "Despite President George W. Bush's bold reminder that America is determined to promote freedom and democracy around the world, the U.S. continues to suffer terrible embarrassment and a blow to our reputation as a champion of human rights because of reports concerning abuses of prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo," Carter said in a news conference following the close of a two-day human rights conference at his Atlanta center. In addition...