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Gas Prices on the Rise Again

January 12th, 2009 2 comments

It looks as though the low gas prices are going away.  CNN is saying that gas prices are going back up after sliding down from the July 11th High that has hurt so many and aided in the economic crisis we are in now.  Though the gas prices going up is a good sign for gas and oil workers in the south as that means the demand for more fuel is rising.  Typically the winter months begin the rise up to the spring and summer travel season meaning more fuel.  This could be s sign of a strengthening economy.  When the demand goes up for fuel so does the demand for support of goods to supply.  Though this is only a hope for a need to supply jobs.  For me the gas industry directly effects my family.  If the off shore wells are in production that means my family business of making pipe for oil wells and pipeline is needed.  So in turn th gas price is a god send to support my family.

But rising gas prices are going to hurt others that are already hurting and don’t work in the industry.  So as a socially responsible citizen I try to transfer the funds to companies that make goods here.    So my buy American Attitude is in full swing.

I doubt the projection of $1 a gallon gas is probably not going to happen.  That failure is probably good.

Check out the Artilce

Gas-price slide shifts into reverse, rises 12 cents in 3 weeks

(CNN) — The U.S. average price for regular unleaded gasoline rose by nearly 12 cents in the past three weeks, marking the first increase in six months, according to a national survey released Sunday.

“It is the first rise since July 11 last year when prices hit their all-time high,” said Trilby Lundberg, publisher of the survey.

The average price of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is $1.78, according to the Lundberg Survey, which is based on responses from more than 5,000 service stations nationwide. The latest survey looked at prices January 9.

“The price had to hit bottom sometime,” Lundberg said.

She said part of the reason for the price spike is recent indications of production cuts among OPEC members, which are aimed at driving up oil prices during a time of year when there is a decreased demand for gasoline.

“January historically is the lowest gasoline usage month,” Lundberg said.

Despite the increase, gas prices are still $1.29 lower than they were on January 11, 2008, she said.
Drivers in Billings, Montana, had the cheapest gas on average, paying $1.34. Motorists in Anchorage, Alaska, paid the most, at $2.32.

Krispy Kreme on Election Day

November 2nd, 2008 No comments

Like Starbucks, Krispy Kreme will be giving away Star-Shapped doughnuts on election day, Nov. 4th, according the the OCRegister.

Krispy Kreme: The doughnut chain, which has two locations in Orange County, is giving a free “star-shaped” doughnut to voters. To find locations, go here.

Hot Vote for KK doughnuts on Election Day

Obama 30min TV AD

October 29th, 2008 No comments

Did you see the 30min TV AD from the Barack Obama Campaign?  Though it was commercial free and paid as an advertisement it was more like the Barack Obama Show than a TV Ad.

If you didn’t watch it I recommend you watch it now.  It will be the talk of the nation tomorrow and you won’t know what folks are talking about.

[sniplet Barack-Obama-Show]

What did you think of the AD?  Do you belive it was the knock out blow to the McCain Palin bid for the White House

Barack Obama to Delay World Series

October 28th, 2008 3 comments

Tomorrow night Barack Obama will go on TV for 30 minutes at 8:00 pm EST and according the Associated Press in the United Kingdom it will delay the world series game.

The UK Associated Press article

Obama ad to delay baseball final

Barack Obama is to become the first presidential candidate in 16 years to air a 30-minute primetime ‘infomercial’ on US television networks.

The rare and expensive move, thought to have cost his campaign about £1.9 million, will even cause the baseball World Series final to be delayed by 15 minutes so NBC, CBS and Fox can air the spot simultaneously.

Mr Obama will highlight his “closing argument” in the infomercial, which underscores his campaign’s financial dominance over Republican rival John McCain with less than a week left in the race for the White House.

Mr McCain, who trails in national polls, mocked the move on the campaign trail, saying: “No-one will delay the World Series game with an infomercial when I’m president.”

ABC will be the only major US network not to run Mr Obama’s message at 8pm ET (midnight GMT), preventing a so-called “roadblock” on the broadcast networks.

Neither network officials nor Obama campaign aides would discuss the cost of the television time, but estimates by the Associated Press put it at about £1.9m. CNN suggested it could reach the £3.1m mark.

The estimates are less than the US TV networks would otherwise get for the 10 or 11 advert “units” they run during that half-hour, but Mr Obama will be charged the “lowest unit cost”, in compliance with federal law.

The Obama campaign, which rose in the polls due to Mr McCain’s mishandling of the economic crisis, is running the infomercial on the 79th anniversary of Black Tuesday, the start of the Great Depression.

Mr Obama is following in the steps of John F Kennedy, who presented a half-hour commercial that featured parts of his speech in Houston about his religion, and Richard M Nixon, who bought two hours of time on the eve of the 1968 election.

The last candidate to use the format was Ross Perot, in 1992, when he detailed his plan to cut the deficit before an audience of 16.5 million people.