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Gas Hike Reason

Gas Hike Reason

I am pissed! Last week, middle of the day on Tuesday a station in the smaller town I was in raised their gas prices as I was going by from $3.29 to $3.65. I let my wife and a couple of friends know that they should get gas if they were close to in need via text a little while later, anticipating that a big hike was in the works across every where. I also waited with much anticipation to see what crazy stuff was going on somewhere, whether it be a refinery fire or shutdown, escalating stances from Iran again, or just some middle eastern uprising crisis otherwise that was causing the spike. And nothing, no news at all, and though oil threatened higher on Tuesday, the next 2 days oil prices actually fell sharply downward. What the heck?

Global Warming & Science

Global Warming & Science

Did anyone else notice the whimper that was heard coming out of the media the last few weeks in regards to the investigation into the science of the global warming? Did not figure you really did. Remember back a few years ago when a few scientist were questioning the theory and then someone suggested that some data had been falsified to further the support the theory? It got media play for weeks and even months, but when that is reputed by a study funded by the Koch brothers of all unbiased (or biased the other direction) people it gets no attention at all.

Plastic Back to Oil

Plastic Back to Oil

I saw this article back around the first of the year sometime that talked about a machine that could turn plastic bags into back into oil and was pretty excited about it. I meant to write about it at the time, but I heard someone mention the process in passing at a ballgame of all places and thought I would go back to it. After a little bit of searching I was finally able to come up with the original article about plastic bag back to crude oil machine and to save you a bit effort, here is the link – http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/15/6059428-machine-turns-plastic-bags-into-fuel.

Gas Buddy

Gas Buddy

Not sure what you were thinking when you read that title, but if you are any of my siblings you are wrong. Gas Buddy (actual site is gasbuddy.com) is a pretty cool site that shows the gas prices in a particular area of most of the gas stations. It is updated in real-time by volunteers and generally for any area with decent populations stays pretty accurate. How exactly would you use the information? There are a couple of ways…

Federal Reserve Screws Mid-America Gas

Federal Reserve Screws Mid-America Gas

Anyone else noticing around a 10% jump in gasoline pricing this week? You can largely think the federal reserve banking system for that. Yeah, the same folks that were largely involved in the wall street bailout because several brokerage banks were too large to fail have screwed middle class America once again by causing what will likely end up being over $3.00 per gallon gasoline in the very near future. I am sure some of you are saying wait just a minute, what can the federal reserve do to effect gasoline pricing and wasn’t there a refinery fire this past week as well?

Technological Observations

Technological Observations

I have more than a few of those little three or four line observations regarding the technology field. E-readers, I-Pads, and solar power are up next…

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