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TIPS ON GAS AND PUMPING GAS

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I don’t know what you guys are paying for gasoline…but here in California we are also paying higher, up to $3.50 per gallon. But my line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money’s worth for every gallon..

Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose, CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24 hour period thru the pipeline. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34 storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.

Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening…your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.

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An one (1) degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

When you’re filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some other liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you’re getting less worth for your money.

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One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up, most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom. Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.

DO SHARE THESE TIPS WITH OTHERS!

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WHERE TO BUY USA GAS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW. READ ON

Gas rationing in the 80’s worked even though we grumbled about it. It might even be good for us! The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should return the favor.

An interesting thought is to boycott their GAS.

Every time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just buy from gas companies that don’t import their oil from the Saudis.

Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill up the tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill me, my family, and my friends.

I thought it might be interesting for you to know which oil companies are the best to buy gas from and which major companies import Middle Eastern oil.


These companies import Middle Eastern oil:

Shell……………………… 205,742,000 barrels

Chevron/Texaco……… 144,332,000 barrels

Exxon/Mobil…………… 130,082,000 barrels

Marathon/Speedway… 117,740,000 barrels

Amoco……………………….62,231,000 barrels

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Citgo gas is from South America, from a Dictator who hates Americans. If you do the math at $30/barrel, these imports amount to over $18 BILLION! (oil is now $90~$100 a barrel)

Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:

Sunoco………………0 barrels

Conoco………………0 barrels

Sinclair………………0 barrels

BP/Phillips……………0 barrels

Hess………………….0 barrels

ARC0…………………0 barrels

All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and each is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It’s really simple to do. Send them to my blog so that they can read this.

Here is a my link on this article:
https://babyboomeradvisorclub.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/tips-on-pumping-gas-and-getting-your-moneys-worthgas-secrets/
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I don’t know who wrote this article…it was sent to me vai Cananda…but the tips are correct…I worked for Chevron USA for a while, while in Texas…even as far as being on thier “Energy Crisis Committee.” Is that an OXIE MORON or what???

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IN OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Zach Dunlap says he feels “pretty good,” four months after he was declared brain dead and doctors were about to remove his organs for transplant.

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Dunlap was pronounced dead November 19 at United Regional Healthcare System in Wichita Falls, Texas, after he was injured in an all terrain vehicle accident. His family approved having his organs harvested.

As family members were paying their last respects, he moved his foot and hand. He reacted to a pocketknife scraped across his foot and to pressure applied under a fingernail. After 48 days in the hospital, he was allowed to return home, where he continues to work on his recovery.

On Monday, he and his family were in New York, appearing on NBC’s “Today.”

“I feel pretty good. but it’s just hard … just ain’t got the patience,” Dunlap told NBC.

Dunlap, 21, of Frederick, Oklahoma, said he has no recollection of the crash.

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“I remember a little bit that was about an hour before the accident happened. But then about six hours before that, I remember,” he said.

Dunlap said one thing he does remember is hearing the doctors pronounce him dead.

“I’m glad I couldn’t get up and do what I wanted to do,” he said.

Asked if he would have wanted to get up and shake them and say he’s alive, Dunlap responded: “Probably would have been a broken window that went out.”

His father, Doug, said he saw the results of the brain scan.

“There was no activity at all, no blood flow at all.”

Zach’s mother, Pam, said that when she discovered he was still alive, “That was the most miraculous feeling.”

“We had gone, like I said, from the lowest possible emotion that a parent could feel to the top of the mountains again,” she said.

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She said her son is doing “amazingly well,” but still has problems with his memory as his brain heals from the traumatic injury.

“It may take a year or more … before he completely recovers,” she said. “But that’s OK. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. We’re just all so thankful and blessed that we have him here.”

Dunlap now has the pocket knife that was scraped across his foot, causing the first reaction.

“Just makes me thankful, makes me thankful that they didn’t give up,” he said. “Only the good die young, so I didn’t go.”
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Thank you AP News
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Well, that is a close call that I don’t want to make!

Medicine is a science…and not an exact one at that!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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Diana inquest: ‘Hot murder’

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If the public following the inquest into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and her lover expected a showdown in Court 73 from Mohamed Al Fayed , they certainly got one.

The billionaire father of Dodi Al Fayed, who died in a car crash with Diana, was testifying in the inquest into the couple’s death. And within minutes, the teary eyed Egyptian called the August 1997 crash “hot murder.”

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“I will not rest until I die. If I lose everything to find the truth,” Al Fayed told the court.

Al Fayed repeated his allegations that the royal ramily was responsible for the crash, that Diana was pregnant and that the couple was about to announced their engagement. Allegations a string of other witnesses have denied.

When an inquest lawyer challenged Al Fayed as to why he didn’t tell everybody as soon as he knew about Diana and Dodi”s alleged engagment, Al Fayed tersely replied, “it was one hour before they were murdered. Am I going to announce it after they were dead?”

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He also added his allegation that Prince Philip, the husband of the Queen, couldn’t bear to have a Muslim be stepfather to the future king of England.

Al Fayed then let out a torrent of claims and exhortations: That members of the Royal family were racist and that he deserved a fair hearing in court because he had brought so much business into the UK.
Some of his curt answers actually drew laughter from members of the public watching the testimony via video in an adjourning room.

“Diana suffered for 20 years from this Dracula family,” Al Fayed said, to chuckles inside and outside the court.

Some of the exchanges would be funny, were it not so clear that Al Fayed is still grieving for his son and is clearly disturbed by suggestions his version of events are “hallucinations.”

The inquest continues…
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Thank you CNN News and CNN correspondent Alphonso Van Marsh in London.
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This Baby Boomer thinks she was murdered as well!

What say you, Baby Boomers?

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

The American War: The U.S. in Vietnam

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Pinky and Bunny explain “The American War: The U.S. in Vietnam”

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You should not watch the first you tube with out watching the second.

Agent Orange and it’s effects…

To this day, I still hear opinions about Vietnam. That there was no such thing as Agent Orange and that they do not understand why Vietnam Veterans have P.T.S. If you look to see the madness…it, to me is quite understandable and that our soldiers were effected with Agent Orange as well. Germicides do not know the difference between a Vietnamese or an American.

I see Iraq as I did Vietnam…where are the weapons of mass destruction? I only see a war that was NOT NECESSARY!

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I pray for World Peace on Easter,
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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Dina Matos McGreevy Sex Scandal…She had Gay Sex Threesomes With Husband!

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Elliot Spitzer and Ashley Dupre who? News has just hit that Jim McGreevy, or James McGreevy, wasn’t as sneaky as his wife and the media made him look.

Dina Matos McGreevy, the former New Jersey Governor’s soon to be ex~wife, “stood by her husband” loyally when he announced to the world that he was a “gay American” and was cheating on his wife.

Dina acted like she had no idea…but guess what? She had threesomes with her husband! Dina, who acted like she never knew her husband was gay or that he was cheating on her, actually participated in his gay sex escapades!

The Newark Star Ledger reports: A former aide to James E. McGreevy said today that he had three way sexual trysts with the former governor and his wife before he took office, challenging Dina Matos McGreevy’s assertion that she was naive about her husband’s sexual exploits. The aide, Theodore Pedersen, said he and the couple even had a nickname for the weekly romps, from 1999 to 2001, that typically began with dinner at T.G.I. Friday’s and ended with a threesome at McGreevy’s condo in Woodbridge.

While James McGreevy was having an affair with a different man, Golan Cipel, it certainly leads you to believe that Dina wasn’t as innocent, shocked and heartbroken as she appeared or claimed to be.

Elliot Spitzer’s wife isn’t guilty, at least that we know of, and Elliot didn’t cheat or have sex with a man…not really.

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Update***Dina Matos McGreevey has now denied the alleged talk of threesomes with her gay husband and the driver. She says she has never participated in anything like what has been described as the “Friday Night Specials.”

Update 2***While Dina Matos McGreevy flatly denies the accusation, Jim McGreevey has confirmed it.
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Thank you Jim Brogan and The Post Chronicle
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Well, Baby Boomers…what one does behind closed doors is their business…BUT some times what you do in the dark, comes out in the light.

HOWEVER…Neither one of these men are southern gentleman…to kiss and tell, is the same as being raised by a pack of wild, flea bitten, mangy, who’s your momma, meat eatin’ wolves!

To be gay isn’t the sin of the century…but being a tattle tale is! THAT, I find despicable!

A few of you might have raised an eye brow or two over my comments on this issue…but guess what…I am not afraid to speak my mind…are you?

The table is open for comments. What kind of stuff are you made of…?
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

A 20 year old pregnant Marine had a superficial wound to her neck that may have occurred after death, according to autopsy results released Friday.

If so, the finding casts doubt on the main suspect’s story.

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Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach’s neck wound may have occurred after her death, according to autopsy results
Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach’s body and that of her fetus were found beneath a fire pit this year near the North Carolina home of Cpl. Cesar Laurean, the main suspect in the case.
The bodies were found after Laurean’s wife produced a note he had written claiming that Lauterbach slit her own throat during an argument, officials have said.

A gaping 4 inch wound was found on the left side of Lauterbach’s neck, according to autopsy results released by the office of the chief medical examiner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The wound is “incised,” meaning it is a clean cut such as that made by a sharp instrument. However, the wound itself would not have been fatal, as there was only minimal damage to the underlying muscle, the results said.

“The autopsy confirms that there was a superficial incision to the neck that appears to have been made post mortem,” said a statement from Merle Wilberding and Chris Conard, attorneys representing Lauterbach’s mother, Mary Lauterbach. “If so, that incision may have been made to have the body conform to Cesar Laurean’s story that she had ‘killed herself by slitting her throat.’ “

“It looks like that incision was done to try to conform with the story he tried to present through his note and through his wife,” Wilberding said. “The autopsy would support the criminal investigation conclusion that Laurean’s story is not supported by the evidence.”

The neck wound did not appear to have resulted from the attempt to burn the body, the autopsy results said, but it “may have occurred after death.”

Lauterbach was eight months pregnant when she was last seen near Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, in December. Her body was found a month later.

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Officials have said that Lauterbach died from blunt force trauma to the head. The results released Friday were the full results of the autopsy conducted in January.

Authorities believe that Laurean, who faces murder and other charges in the case, has fled North Carolina for his native Mexico to avoid prosecution. Lauterbach had accused him of raping her, but it is unclear whether he was the father of her child.

Authorities believe that Laurean killed Lauterbach on December 14 and used her ATM card 10 days later. He has been indicted on charges of murder, ATM card theft, attempted card theft, fraud and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Police said this week that there were no updates in the search for Laurean. A Mexican court has issued a provisional arrest warrant for him.

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Thank you CNN News

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Well, what do you think Baby Boomers…the bodies [mother and child] found under a fire pit, where he lives…a wound that did not kill her…a wound that ANY pregnant woman would NOT inflict on herself. Ladies we all know that a mother would not kill her unborn child…a note saying…that was the reason she died. What delusions of grandeur and narcissism.

And this dirty, rotten, filthy sum bucket, of a so called man, is the MAIN and only suspect in killing of this unborn child and woman… this so called man, the possible woman and child killer, hits the path to MEXICO. Not to prove that he is innocent but to save his own hide…leaving his wife and family alone to fend for their selves.

“Innocent until proven guilty”, you say…I say “this one is guilty until proven innocent!”

The Mexican government has this slimy, sum ball running loose in their country and yet has an innocent Canadian citizen, like Brenda Martin, locked up with out so much as a trail…for over TWO stinking years!

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I feel great despair for Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach’s family and friends. I pray that soon, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth…for Maria Lauterbach and her unborn child, be found and repaid.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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EPA Tightens Pollution Standards…But Agency Ignored Advisers’ Guidance!!!

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The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday limited the allowable amount of pollution-forming ozone in the air to 75 parts per billion, a level significantly higher than what the agency’s scientific advisers had urged for this key component of unhealthy air pollution.

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Administrator Stephen L. Johnson also said he would push Congress to rewrite the nearly 37 year old Clean Air Act to allow regulators to take into consideration the cost and feasibility of controlling pollution when making decisions about air quality, something that is currently prohibited by the law. In 2001, the Supreme Court ruled that the government needed to base the ozone standard strictly on protecting public health, with no regard to cost.

The new pollution rules, one of the most important environmental decisions facing the Bush administration in the president’s final year in office, will be a major factor in determining the quality of the air Americans will breathe for at least a decade. The standards, which are aimed at protecting both public health and welfare, are designed to limit the amount of nitrogen oxides and other chemical compounds released into the air by vehicles, manufacturing facilities and power plants. In sunlight, the pollutants form ozone.

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Johnson said he did “what was required by the law and the recent scientific evidence,” but his decision to set a lower but still less restrictive limit than what the EPA’s advisory committees had recommended sparked a backlash from Democratic lawmakers, public health advocates and his own independent advisers.

With Democrats in control of Congress, the proposal to rewrite the Clean Air Act appears to face long odds. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) called the move “outrageous,” adding in a statement, “The Bush Administration would have us replace clean air standards driven by science with standards based on the interests of polluters.”

Johnson said the law “is not a relic to be displayed in the Smithsonian, but a living document that must be modernized to continue realizing results,” adding that some administration officials urged him to take into consideration the “costs, net benefits and implementation challenges” of adopting stricter ozone limits.

Nearly a year ago, EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee reiterated in writing that its members were “unanimous in recommending” that the agency set the standard no higher than 70 parts per billion (ppb) and to consider a limit as low as 60 ppb. EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee and public health advocates lobbied for the 60 ppb limit because children are more vulnerable to air pollution.

EPA and other scientists have shown that ozone has a direct impact on rates of heart and respiratory disease and resulting premature deaths. The agency calculates that the new standard of 75 ppb would prevent 1,300 to 3,500 premature deaths a year, whereas 65 ppb would avoid 3,000 to 9,200 deaths annually.

Documents obtained by The Washington Post indicate that White House officials chafed at the idea that they could not factor costs into the ozone rule, which requires setting one standard for protecting health and a separate one for protecting public welfare, and that the president himself intervened in the process Monday. In a March 6 memo to the EPA, Susan E. Dudley of the Office of Management and Budget questioned the need for two different ozone limits, noting that the Clean Air Act’s definition of public welfare includes “effects on environmental values.” The EPA’s Marcus C. Peacock replied the next day that it is important to keep in mind that “EPA cannot consider costs in setting a secondary standard.”

The rule’s preamble indicates Bush settled the dispute March 11, saying the president concluded the secondary standard should be set “to be identical to the new primary standard, the approach adopted when ozone standards were last promulgated.”

Rogene Henderson, who chairs the agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, said in an interview that she disagrees with Johnson’s decision even as she welcomed a tighter standard.

“We can’t kid ourselves that this is as health protective as we would like, but this is a step in the right direction,” Henderson said. “I understand that with our dependence on fossil fuels, it’s difficult to reduce ground level ozone. But the fact that it’s difficult doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing.”

A slew of industries had recently urged White House officials to keep the current limit, effectively 84 ppb, to minimize the cost of installing pollution controls. The EPA estimated that it will cost polluting industries $7.6 billion to $8.8 billion a year to meet the 75 ppb standard, but that rule will yield $2 billion to $19 billion in health benefits.

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John Kinsman, senior director for the environment at the Edison Electric Institute, said in a statement that EPA had made “the wrong call” by lowering the ozone limit.

“The agency’s rationale for tightening the standard significantly skews the scientific record on ozone’s health effects. Ultimately, EPA is promising health benefits that people may never receive, even though they’ll end up paying for them at the pump and through higher energy bills,” added Kinsman, who conferred with White House officials on the rule. The institute represents 70 percent of the U.S. electric power sector.

But S. William Becker, who as executive director of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies represents officials from 48 state and 165 local governments, said his members had been willing to “bear the burden” of complying with stricter regulations.

“It is disheartening that once again EPA has missed a critical opportunity to protect public health and welfare by ignoring the unanimous recommendations of its independent science advisers,” Becker said.

Under the Clean Air Act, the federal government is obligated to reexamine the science underpinning its smog standards every five years. The agency last revised the standards in 1997, and 85 counties have yet to meet those rules.

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OK, Baby Boomers…let it be known that I am a tree hugger, a peacenik and a 60’s hippy cool chick…I have not forgotten what I was so against in the 60’s and 70’s when we were younger and hopeful. AND don’t you either…we are the major population now! Stand up and be heard…raise your fists to the bureaucracy and tell them we will not stand for it that now!

We have even more concerns now, as we have children and grandchildren that we want to protect…that we want them to breath cleaner air…get off your large couches and love seats and protest… Write letters, send emails and bring it up at the water coolers at work…wave those fists in the air!

Speak up or forever hold your breath! Speak oot against the horrible crap of factories, power plants and a whole lot of other killing chemicals and toxins.

MOST of our parents did squat! Do not be the same way!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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