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  • Bible-toting gunman killed after shooting at Christmas carol event outside NYC's St. John The Divine church

    12/14/2020 10:06:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2020 | Leonardo Blair
    NEW YORK — A Bible-toting gunman who opened fire at an open air a cappella Christmas choral event, held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, was shot dead by police on Sunday after shouting “Kill me!” according to eyewitnesses. Images captured by Reuters show moments from the deadly standoff, including pictures of the gunman, New York Police Department Officers, and frightened onlookers running away and huddling at the scene. “Our Carols for the Community event this afternoon was interrupted by an armed individual, who set off a round of gunfire into the air from our front...
  • Newsom Bans Cars To Prevent People From Escaping California

    09/30/2020 5:41:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 26, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    SACRAMENTO, CA—In a move to prevent Californians from fleeing by the millions, Gavin Newsom announced a ban on gasoline automobiles this week. The law will make it so that Californians can't drive away and escape the state in a matter of hours, forcing them to instead form migrant caravans and make the treacherous trek across the blistering deserts of the Southwest. "Now, they'll have to cross the desert on foot," Newsom said as he handed down the order. "I'll show them, trying to flee my progressive utopia! Ha ha ha ha ha!"
  • Throwback Thursday and I Have Things To Do

    04/09/2020 5:33:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 4-9-20 | MOTUS
    While I was looking around for something else I stumbled upon this joke that JtE left over 6 years ago: Janice the American Elder • 6 years agoThere was a man stuck in a traffic jam on the freeway, and his car hadn't moved in half-an-hour. Suddenly, someone knocks on his window. He rolls down the window and sees a man standing there next to his car. He asks "So, what's up?"    The standing man says "There was a news alert on the radio. Terrorists have taken all of congress hostage. If they aren't paid ten million dollars, they...
  • Gasoline hits 99 cents at Kentucky station, sells out

    03/19/2020 8:55:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2020 | Gary Gastelu
    GasBuddy analyst Patrick De Haan was tipped off by users of the GasBuddy app that the Spur 7 BP in on state route 25 in London had dropped below a buck. Don't head there looking for a deal right now, though, because an employee at the station told Fox News Autos that the price was already 99 cents on Wednesday and that they're currently sold out of fuel and didn't know when the pumps would be open again. Commenters on Gas Buddy say the station is known for its low prices and is often very busy.
  • Crude oil prices have plummeted. Why not prices at the pump?

    03/16/2020 12:54:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | Conor Pope
    Pricewatch: There are several reasons for the apparent rip-off but the main one is tax about 8 hours ago A man called John contacted us to see if we could “challenge the consumer rip-off at the pumps”. Clearly annoyed, he pointed out that crude oil wholesale prices had declined dramatically in recent days as a result of the spread of coronavirus and a dispute between Saudi Arabia and Russia. The price of a barrel of oil had fallen over 30 per cent from $68 to $45 while the euro had strengthened versus the US dollar. “Yet the price of...
  • Gasoline becomes more affordable, just when Americans don't need it

    03/15/2020 5:37:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 15, 2020 | by Stephanie Kelly, Jessica Resnick-Ault
    NEW YORK - At two gasoline stations in Scarsdale, a wealthy suburb of New York City not far from one of the nation’s worst outbreaks of coronavirus, attendants whiled away the minutes on a rainy Friday morning at what would normally be their busiest time of day. “We’ve had one or two customers - that’s it,” said Julio Barrios as he sat under an umbrella at the full-service Shell station in downtown Scarsdale. “For more than a week, business has been slow.” The coronavirus has infected at least 138,000 people worldwide and killed more than 5,000, rocking the global economy....
  • Chuckie Schumer proposes 'cash for clunkers' all over again: 10 Year Plan to move away from gasoline

    10/25/2019 7:26:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/25/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Remember "cash for clunkers"?  It's baaack. Sen. Chuck Schumer has a new proposal to have everyone turn in their cars and get in return a supposedly clean, green, nifty, electric vehicle.  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Chuck Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, late on Thursday proposed a $454 billion plan over 10 years to help shift the United States away from gasoline-powered vehicles by offering cash vouchers to help Americans buy cleaner vehicles. Schumer said in a statement that his plan, which would provide rebates of $3,000 or more to individual buyers, would help transition 25% of the U.S. fleet, or...
  • Rising California Gasoline Prices Highlight Growing Divide in U.S.

    10/24/2019 6:12:49 AM PDT · by karpov · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 23, 2019 | Amrith Ramkumar
    The price at the pump was more than $4 a gallon in Vista, Calif., when Scott Hissem recently embarked on a trip to Texas to celebrate his 40th birthday. When the delivery associate for Inc. arrived in the Lone Star state, he got an unexpected present: Gasoline cost just $2 and change. The gap has Mr. Hissem considering a move to escape California’s high cost of living. “It makes life hard,” Mr. Hissem said of California, which is the most populous U.S. state and the one with the highest gasoline prices. “You can’t go out and do the things...
  • SATIRE New Law Requires You To Listen To Greta Thunberg Lecture Before Purchasing Gasoline

    10/09/2019 9:26:10 AM PDT · by rxsid · 41 replies ^ | 10.07.2019 | babylonbee
    New Law Requires You To Listen To Greta Thunberg Lecture Before Purchasing GasolineOctober 7th, 2019 U.S.—A series of new bills working their way through state legislatures in New York, California, Oregon, Hawaii, and several other progressive states will require you to listen to a Greta Thunberg lecture before purchasing gasoline. Motorists will be required to watch a 20-minute lecture by the 16-year-old climate activist before they purchase gallons and gallons of harmful fossil fuels. "We want to make sure drivers are informed," said California Governor Gavin Newsom, who says he will sign the bill into law. "So we are having...
  • Ecuador In State Of Emergency: End Of Fuel Subsidies Sparks Mass Protests

    10/04/2019 12:08:51 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/04/19 | Bill Chappell
    Large protests have triggered a state of emergency in Ecuador, after President Lenín Moreno moved ahead with his plan to end fuel subsidies. Moreno says he's ending the "perverse" gasoline subsidy after 40 years because it was distorting Ecuador's economy."I want to manifest that the measures we take together are completely firm," Moreno said on Thursday, declaring a "state of exception" — essentially, a state of emergency — after intense protests flared up. Moreno added that there is no chance to change policies now, "especially those related to a perverse subsidy that was causing harm to the country."The fuel plan,...
  • California’s Foreign-Oil Problem

    10/01/2019 5:58:14 AM PDT · by karpov · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Seprtember 30, 2019
    Following the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities last month, many forecasters warned that gas prices would spike. Yet prices have hardly budged—except in California, where they are surging due to policies that have made the state more reliant on foreign oil. Gas prices in the Golden State have shot up 30 cents a gallon in the last week amid problems at in-state refineries to a statewide average of $4.03 a gallon and may be headed higher. Prices rose a mere 10 cents nationwide in the week after the attacks on Saudi facilities and have since ticked down a few...
  • U.S. Gasoline Prices See Biggest Weekly Rise In Two Years

    09/25/2019 3:30:13 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 15 replies ^ | 09-25-2019 | Para
    In the aftermath of the attacks on Saudi oil, the U.S. average retail gasoline price jumped by more than 10 cents per gallon between September 16 and September 23—the largest weekly increase in gas prices since early September 2017, when in the wake of Hurricane Harvey gas prices jumped by 28 cents/gallon in one week, the EIA said on Wednesday.
  • Philadelphia refinery will close: Why it matters

    06/29/2019 9:14:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 29, 2019 | Phil Flynn
    Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Opens a New Window. is saying it wants to permanently close its oil refinery, one of the oldest and largest refineries on the East Coast, after an explosion and massive fire. The refiner had the capacity to process 335,000 barrels of oil per day or the equivalent of 14 million gallons and is one of the largest suppliers of gasoline on the eastern seaboard. The event caused substantial damage to its building complex and caused the financially struggling refiner to say enough is enough. This is a situation that has already caused gasoline prices to go...
  • Trump lifts year-round ethanol restrictions, could lower gas prices

    06/02/2019 10:44:40 PM PDT · by Boomer · 74 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 31, 2019 | Brittany De Lea
    The Trump administration on Friday announced that it would allow for the year-round sale of gasoline with higher concentrations of ethanol. The action addresses a rule the Environmental Protection Agency had in place preventing the sale of so-called E15 fuel, which contains 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, between June 1 and Sept. 15. The purpose was to prevent air pollution and curb dependence on foreign petroleum, but the ban has stopped some retailers from selling E15 at all because of the need to change out pumps.
  • Rare Earth Metals: China’s ‘Nuclear Option’ In The Trade War

    05/26/2019 7:39:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 05/25/2019 | By Tsvetana Paraskova
    A simple visit to an obscure factory by Chinese President Xi on Monday is all it took to raise the specter that China could be contemplating cutting off supply of critical materials to the U.S. and potentially crippling large swathes of its industries. Also, fueled by political innuendo in Xi’s recent call for a new “Long March” in reference to a key founding tenet of the Chinese Communist Party, speculators are growing increasingly wary of Chinese export restrictions to the U.S., including rare earth minerals. As the world’s largest producer, the Middle Kingdom has a vice-like grip on rare earths...
  • Are California Gasoline Prices Being Manipulated?

    05/20/2019 7:44:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 41 replies ^ | 05-20-2019 | Irina
    Market manipulation could be behind the fact that California drivers pay more for gasoline than the rest of the country, the Lost Angeles Times reports, citing a statement by the California Energy Commission. “The Energy Commission has identified a number of possible causes that could explain the residual price increase in California, ranging from refinery outages to potentially market manipulation,” the statement, sent to Governor Gavin Newsom, said. The commissions said it has identified several possible reasons for the fact that as of Friday, drivers in California paid an average of US$4.05 per gallon of gasoline, which was US$1.20 higher...
  • Gas prices continue to rise in L.A. County, surpassing $4 per gallon

    04/15/2019 10:12:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2019 | Mary Stringini
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.3 cents Sunday to $4.065 -- its highest amount since July 31, 2015. The average price has risen 35 consecutive days, increasing 70.6 cents, including 2.7 cents Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 19.9 cents more than one week ago, 69.6 cents higher than one month ago and 46.6 cents greater than one year ago. The Orange County average price rose 1 cent to $4.032, one day after rising 2.5 cents to surpass the $4-a-gallon mark for the first time since...
  • US producer prices post the biggest increase in 5 months [Inflation under control]

    04/11/2019 8:29:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04-11-2019 | Staff
    U.S. producer prices increased by the most in five months in March, but underlying wholesale inflation was tame. The Labor Department said on Thursday its producer price index for final demand rose 0.6 percent last month, lifted by a surge in the cost of gasoline. That was the largest increase since last October and followed a 0.1 percent gain in February. In the 12 months through March, the PPI rose 2.2 percent after advancing 1.9 percent in February. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the PPI would climb 0.3 percent in March and increase 1.9 percent on a year-on-year basis....
  • Parents Dump Gas on Wet Baseball Field to 'Dry' It Out, $50K in Damage and No Game

    04/09/2019 6:49:54 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 91 replies
    A baseball field in Connecticut is in shambles after 25 gallons of gas were dumped on a wet infield and set on fire in order to dry it out. The hope to dry out the infield before a Saturday Ridgefield High School baseball game resulted in flames shooting 15 feet into the air and an estimated $50,000 worth of damage. Tarps now dot the field at Governor Park since Ridgefield was subsequently forced to hire a spill crew to spend most of Saturday and all of Sunday removing the contaminated soil. It appears that about 15 to 20 parents took...
  • Why much of the country is headed for $4 gas

    04/08/2019 5:25:45 PM PDT · by John W · 91 replies ^ | April 8, 2019 | Martha C. Wright
    A consortium of oil-producing countries has taken more than a million barrels a day off the market — and that’s the least of the problems plaguing American gasoline prices. Across the U.S., regular gas averaged $2.77 a gallon, up 7 cents on the week and 29 cents on the month, according to GasBuddy. Last year, gas prices topped out at $2.98 at the outset of Memorial Day weekend. Oil prices are climbing, but that only accounts for about one-quarter of the recently higher gas prices American drivers have been facing. A bigger issue is that this is around the time...