Posted on March 1, 2015
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Today’s (3/1/2015) national average for a gallon of unleaded regular, shown on the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, is $2.414 ( http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/ ).
Unleaded regular averaged $1.89 /gal around town on 1/31/2015, in Manassas, VA (two cents more than the national average on 1/20/2009).
The next day (2/1/2015), the United Steelworkers (USW) went on strike against nine significant US refineries. Negotiations with Shell (who lead the refiners group, including Marathon and others) continued breaking down on successive days, with union votes failing to pass offers made by the refinery group. The day after the strike began, the prices around Manassas, were already back up to around $2.00 /gal. Around a week to 10 days into it, two more refineres were struck. Unleaded regular had risen to an average of $2.15, here around Manassas. On 2/18/2015, an Exxon Mobil refinery, in Torrance, CA, has a blow out with a fire. By 2/20/2015, prices around Manassas climbed to $2.25. By 2/27/2015, 15 refineries ( 20% of US refineries) were under strike by the USW. As of 3/1/2015, prices here in Manassas are still $2.25 to $2.29.
A strike cronology follows:
3/4/2015; Waiting for next meeting
2/27/2015; UPDATE 1-Union, Shell to resume talks in U.S. refinery strike on March 4
2/23/2015; No talks expected this week in refinery strike: sources
2/21/2015; UPDATE 2-U.S. refinery strike widens to include nation’s largest refinery
2/19/15; Union rejects contract offer from oil companies in U.S. refinery strike -sources
2/18/2015; UPDATE 2-U.S. refinery strike passes 18th day but talks resume
2/18/2015; Refinery blast sprays ash, forces students to shelter in place
2/16/2015; USW leader: U.S. refinery strike could spread over safe staffing
2/9/2015; Union says U.S. refinery strike widened; cites unfair labor practices
2/5/2015; Union rejects sixth refinery offer from Shell, talks recess
2/2/2015; UPDATE 3-Strike by U.S. refinery workers extends to 2nd day
‘”In the short term, the strikes are definitely driving prices up,” said Phil Flynn of Price Futures Group in Chicago. U.S. gasoline and diesel fuel prices rose on Monday on concerns over supply, as well as a bounce in U.S. benchmark crude to about $50 a barrel.’
1/31/2015; UPDATE 2-Union refinery workers prepare for Sunday strike as talks continue
TPNN | Has Bergdahl Been Charged with Desertion Yet? – Announcement Forthcoming | posting by MikesView
While some from Bergdahl’s Army unit thought he might be a traitor, the indication was he should at least be charged with desertion. Looks like he has been.
Posted on December 12, 2014
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December 11, 2014
“Leftist lynch mobs rioting in Ferguson, marching through Manhattan and screaming in Oakland assert that the presumption of innocence doesn’t apply to police officers or white Hispanics. Their poses of victimization with their cries of “Black lives matter” and “I can’t breathe” disguise what they really are.”
FrontPage Magazine | Leftist Lynch Mobs from Ferguson to Rolling Stone by Daniel Greenfield.
December 7, 2014
“My general impression is that many of the protestors had little grasp of either the details of the incidents in Ferguson and New York, or of the violent intent of the revolutionaries who seek to spread chaos and unrest. They were probably genuinely surprised to learn that police could and would lawfully deploy force and declare a gathering illegal once violence was used by demonstrators.”
Video from day 1:
“Whaddya got?” ~ The Wild One – What are you rebelling against? (‘53)
“While The New York Times has spilled gallons of ink on the campus rape epidemic, the GOP’s Mark Foley underage page scandal and the Catholic Church’s pedophilia problem, it has remained silent the past six months on the alleged child rape scheme of one of the Democratic Party’s most prominent campaign contributors and activists.”
December 3, 2014
Nothing on Terry Bean by Michelle Malkin.
Truth Revolt | Journalist Who Released Darren Wilson’s Home Address Is Now Calling Cops For Her Safety
December 2, 2014
Journalist Who Released Darren Wilson’s Home Address Is Now Calling Cops For Her Safety | Truth Revolt.
November 29, 2014
http://gotnews.com/breaking-cops-nyt-reporter-published-darrenwilson-address-calling-cops-nonstop/ | Got News.
December 2, 2014
YouTube | Sheriff Clarke ~ Irresponsible Groups Descended on Ferguson MO Like Vultures on a Roadside Carcass
TownHall.com | Watch Sheriff David Clarke Destroy Eric Holder, Al Sharpton For Fanning Ferguson Flames
Watch Sheriff David Clarke Destroy Eric Holder, Al Sharpton For Fanning Ferguson Flames by Katie Pavlich.
Mark Levin posted this link a few days ago, even though the article was posted on Forbes on 9/8/2013.
100 Years After Woodrow Wilson, Mark Levin Pens A Brilliant Response by Peter Ferrara, Contributor to Forbes.
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