“Pete’s” News Corner
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ALL ABOUT ETHANOL GASOLINE ISSUES AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
* * * BREAKING NEWS * * *
NOTICE TO ALL READERS:
NEW POLL: Notice that we have started a new poll titled “Which Fuel Stabilizer Do You Use in Your Marine Engine”. The poll was intended to ask which fuel additive you used if you were to use E10 fuel in your marine engine. It is just below the “Donate” button on the right hand side of this page. I did NOT include any stabilizer that contained any form of alcohol as they only make the ethanol problem worse if you use E10 fuel. PLEASE VOTE. I’ll leave the poll up until October 31st.
STATUS OF CHALMETTE REFINING PETITION:
PLEASE, PLEASE……if you joined the petition and did NOT list your address, or listed a P.O. Box or incomplete street address, PLEASE check your e-mail for my request for your complete address and REPLY so I can complete the petition and send it off………PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS!
I worked most of the day today (9/19) “cleaning up” the petition spreadsheet. I had to send e-mails to 105 people who signed the petition but DID NOT list their address. As of late Sunday night, I received replies from 22. About 4 apparently either listed the wrong e-mail address or since they singed changed their e-mail address. If any readers joined the petition and failed to enter their home address, PLEASE check your e-mail! I e-mailed everyone who did not enter their address (100+) on Thursday and asked that you reply and provide me with your home address. As of Saturday night, I’ve only heard from 22! Still have 78 who have NOT responded. Then today (9/26) I discovered ANOTHER 25 who listed a P.O. Box, street with no number, etc as their home address. I sent e-mails to each Friday night asking they provide me with their full address. I ALSO re-sent e-mails to the 78 who have not yet responded to my first e-mail a week ago who did NOT provide any address. I am REALLY GETTING TIRED of this. I have spend over 40 hours to date ‘cleaning up’ the spreadsheet and e-mailing and re-e-mailing nearly 150 petitioners who did NOT follow instructions when they completed their petition. If I don’t replies from those this time, I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING “DITCHING THE WHOLE PROJECT”!
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TODAY’S FEATURE ARTICLE : Today I posted an ethanol article which discusses the worsening damage that fertilizers from the corn belt states that grow corn for ethanol is becoming more and more of a very serious problem, which the EPA to date has REFUSED to regulate. It’s a VERY GOOD article and discusses the impact on the Gulf of Mexico.
LSU SPORTS NEWS: Today (9/29), I posted a sports article from The Bleacher Report on Brandon Harris’s performance in the last minutes of the loss to Mississippi State and the huge win over New Mexico State this past Saturday. For his performance, Harris was named the SEC “Freshman of the Week” and an announcement from Coach Les Miles that Harris will start the upcoming game against Auburn this Saturday. Read the article in the LSU sports section below.
NOTICE: I posted the October “Fishing Babe” today…..check her out.
GUN CONTROL NEWS: I posted (8/23) a new gun control article on the “Gun Control in America” page from The Washington Times titled “Lyons: Small-Arms Treaty, Big Second Amendment Threat“. For readers who are not familiar with the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you read this article. The UN has for several years attempted to develop a document that most Nations could support. They completed their proposal in 2013 and, Obama directed Secretary of State John Kerry to sign the document in early 2014. The treaty requires approval by the U.S. Senate before it becomes law in the U.S. In a “straw vote” in 2013, BEFORE Kerry signed the Treaty, Senate leader Harry Reid took a vote of the Senate to see if he had enough votes to approve this Treaty. He was short by about 8 votes. BUT, it is important to know that Louisiana U.S. Senate Mary Landrieu voted FOR this Treaty! In other words, she would have the U.N. take away the private ownership of guns in America and essentially negate our Constitutions 2nd Amendment.
I URGE all gun owners and 2nd Amendment advocates to read this article and read the U.N. Treaty document below the article. It is CRITICAL that we call, write and e-mail our Louisiana and Mississippi Senators at least weekly and URGE your Senator NOT TO VOTE for this U.N. Small Arms Treaty should it come up for a vote in the Senate.
If the Senate approves this Treaty, kiss all your weapons goodbye! This is VERY SCARY! Read the article in on the website’s “Gun Control in America” page.
This is yet another reason why if we value our 2nd amendment rights, it is CRITICAL that we WAKE UP and write, call and e-mail our U.S. Senators and Congressmen and URGE them to protect our 2nd Amendment rights. In so doing, you should make it very clear that ANY elected official that votes FOR new gun laws will NOT get your vote. ALSO, if you are not already a member of NRA, I urge you to join. They are a very powerful lobby force in Washington and need our support. See the link to join below.
YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED:
American gun owners and defenders of the 2nd Amendment NEED HELP in fighting off the Government and State ‘gun control’ advocates! If you are not currently a member of the NRA (National Rifle Association) or the NAGR (National Association for Gun Rights), you are urged to join TODAY.
Here’s how (the NRA is the most powerful and influential):
* * * WEBSITE NEWS * * *
I have resumed my update of our website’s Louisiana ethanol free gas list. As I indicted when I began this considerable effort, I will update the list on the website when I am completed. This is a VERY time consuming effort, so bear with me.
I am now working on Livingston Parish (going alphabetically), which is another large one. Going slow as I’m working on finishing the petition and getting it ready to mail out. SLOWED down A LOT by so many petitions that did NOT have their address listed and having to send e-mails over and over to try get them to provide their address. Still trying to finish the Chalmette Refining Petition. Having to send out over 100 e-mails to readers who did NOT provide their physical address……..slow in getting replies.
It’s been awhile since I posted a few guidelines I use in the website postings, so I thought since we most likely have quite a few new readers of the site since I’ve posted this, here goes again:
- I post articles on the website Monday thru Saturday, and take Sunday off.
- If I attach a link to an article with the prefix “Read full article here: “, it means that the article comes from a source that has “copyright” protection on their articles. I’m allowed to post the first 2-3 paragraphs at most without having to buy a VERY EXPENSIVE license fee to post the entire article.
- I am in the process of updating my Louisiana “Ethanol FREE Gas List“. The process take quite some time as it involves calling over 3,500 gas locations across the State. The Mississippi list was generated in the fall of 2012 so it should be relatively accurate still. When I have completed all Louisiana Parishes, I will delete the current list and post the new list. I’ll post a notice when I do this.
- Per a survey I conducted late in 2012, I usually post ethanol articles four days per week, a fishing/hunting article one day and a sports article one day also, both usually at the end of the week.
- The “Gun Control in America” page was created about two years ago after a 6 week poll to see if readers were interested in reading this info. Over 94% said YES.
I am open to suggestions to articles you may have an interest in reading. Simply e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestion
* * * TODAY’S FEATURE ARTICLE * * *
Today I posted an ethanol article from The Environmental Group titled “Increasing Pollution, Dwindling Options“. The authors of the article discuss the impact of food and continued environmental damage of waterways across the Country due to fertilizer nutrient runoff from cornfields in the midwest. This situation is getting worse and worse, and we will ALL need to continue to put PRESSURE on our elected U.S. Senators and Representatives in Washington to demand that EPA develop regulations to control fertilizer runoff from their corn fields. You may recall a few months ago that I published an article about toxic algae polluting Lake Erie and also the water supply of Toledo, Ohio. Over 75,000 residents were left without water! Water had to be trucked in and engineering studies conducted on an emergency basis to tie a pipeline from another city to provide a source of drinking water to Toledo. After the November 4th elections, I’ll again post the e-mail addresses and phone numbers of ALL Louisiana and Mississippi U.S. Senators and Representatives so we can try to crush them with requests that they DEMAND that the EPA develop regulations to STOP this damage to our environment before it gets even worse.
* * * FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE * * *
NCAA Football Polls – LSU Rankings (9/28/2014):`
- Associated Press Poll – #15 (were #17)
- USA Today/Coaches Poll – #15 (were #18)
SIX OF THE TOP 15 COLLEGES IN SUNDAY’S FOOTBALL POLL ARE FROM THE SEC WEST DIVISION: Alabama (3), Auburn (5), Texas A&M (6), Ole Miss (11), Mississippi State (12) and LSU (15).
The Tigers hold the national record of non-conference wins, with 49 consecutive wins (as of 9/27/2014) currently, going back to 2002.
Here is the Tigers 2014 football Schedule: www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?&&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SPID=2164&SPSID=27811
To buy available individual game tickets, click on this link:
LSU Football Ticket Link: www.lsutix.net.
LSU GAME SCHEDULE WITH DATES/TIMES/TV
8/30 – WIN: LSU 28 – Wisconsin 24
9/6 – WIN: LSU 56 – Sam Houston State 0
9/13 – WIN: LSU 31 – UL Monroe 0
9/20 – LOSS: LSU 29 – Mississippi State 34
9/27 – WIN: LSU 63 – New Mexico State 7
10/4 – LSU vs Auburn – at Auburn – 6:00 pm – ESPN TV
10/11 – LSU vs Florida – at Florida – TBA – TV?
10/18 – LSU vs Kentucky – Death Valley – TBA – TV?
10/25 – LSU vs Ole Miss – Death Valley – TBA – TV?
11/1 – BYE Week
11/8 - LSU vs Alabama – Death Valley – TBA – TV?
11/15 – LSU vs Arkansas – Fayetville – TBA – TV?
11/27 – LSU vs Texas A&M – College Station – 6:30 pm – ESPN TV
GAME SUMMARY: Monday (9/29) True Freshman Brandon Harris was named the SEC “Freshman of the Week” for his play in the HUGE Tiger win over New Mexico State. ALSO, Coach Les Miles also announced today that Brandon Harris will get the start against Auburn this Saturday in Auburn!
* * * * 2014 FOOTBALL NEWS * * * *
If you are planning to attend home games of the 2014 football season in “Death Valley” this year, I encourage you to red new parking and traffic changes before you leave for the game. The changes are summarized on DandyDon.com. Here is the link:
ALSO: For fans who would prefer NOT to drive on the campus, there are buses which run from the “L’Auberge Casino” on Hwy 30, just about 5 miles before the campus that will pick up passengers at the casino parking area next to the parking garage and drop you off at the old Alex Box baseball park area, a short walk from the football stadium. They start taking passengers at 3:00 pm for 6pm games and the cost is $10/person round trip. Availability is based on “first come” basis. The valet manager at the casino told me today that 6 buses showed up at 3:00 pm to pickup passengers for the trip to “Death Valley”.
* * * LSU SPORTS ARTICLE * * *
Here is an article from Bleacher Report from SEC Sports Writer Barrett Sallee on Brandon Harris’ play in the big win over New Mexico State past Saturday and the importance of Harris getting the start against Auburn this upcoming Saturday.
LSU vs AUBURN A LOT MORE INTRIGUING WITH EMERGENCE OF BRANDON HARRIS
By Barrett Sallee/SEC Football Lead Writer – Bleacher Report – Sept 28, 2014
Prior to Week 5, LSU’s game at Auburn looked like it would be more of a pushover for the Tigers from Auburn than an intriguing matchup.
After all, Auburn—which ranks third in the conference in rush defense (90.75 YPG)—can follow the same blueprint Mississippi State used to stomp LSU in Death Valley—a punishing run defense and back end that can take advantage of miscues.
LSU head coach Les Miles threw a curveball on Saturday night against New Mexico State, when he brought in true freshman quarterback Brandon Harris in for Anthony Jennings and left him in until it was time for mop-up duty.
All Harris did was complete 11 of 14 passes for 178 yards, three touchdowns and no picks, rush for 36 yards and score two rushing touchdowns. Harris brings what Jennings can’t: consistency in the passing game and more of a home run threat on the ground.
“It seemed like everything was clicking when I was in the game,” Harris said in quotes released by LSU. “I told [punter] Jamie [Keehn] that we weren’t going to make him punt that often in the game tonight. It was an amazing feeling.”
Meanwhile, Jennings went 2-for-5 for 11 yards, two interceptions and one fumble in the first quarter.
“Anthony Jennings is going to have to get better, and we are going to insist on it,” Miles said in quotes released by LSU. “I hope he has not lost his confidence. Some of the things that he did and certainly the fumble is certainly one of those things that you cannot do.”
Miles announced on Monday that the status quo won’t remain. Harris will get the first snaps of the game when the Tigers travel to Auburn to take on the defending SEC champs, according to Shea Dixon of 247 Sports.com.
It’s the right move.
Sometimes stats lie, but in this case they don’t. Harris is the quarterback of the future and the present.
The Tigers have responded well with Harris in the game in each of their last two outings, he’s shown that he’s a reliable and consistent passer and makes quick decisions when the heat is on. He’s developed a chemistry with several receivers, including sophomore Travin Dural and true freshman Malachi Dupre—who now has nine catches for 197 yards and four touchdowns.
Basically, he’s exactly what LSU needs on the road at Auburn.
Is it a risk starting a true freshman on the road in a hostile environment in what amounts to a must-win game?
Absolutely. Starting Jennings, though, is a riskier proposition.
Don’t sleep on LSU’s chances on the Plains.
We’ve seen fire (1996), hurricanes (2004) and earthquakes (1988) in this rivalry over the last few decades.
A true freshman winning on the road wouldn’t be the most shocking development in the world.
That, of course, depends on Miles not playing musical quarterback with him.
Barrett Sallee is the Lead SEC college football writer and video analyst for Bleacher Report, as well as a co-host of the CFB Hangover on Bleacher Report Radio (Sundays, 9-11 a.m. ET) on Sirius 93, XM 208.
Here is a current listing of LSU Football’s 2015 Committments (as of September 28, 2014):
LSU lost Kevin Henry commit but gained Jeremy Cutrer from JUCO
2015 LSU football commits (15) – Star Ratings by 24/7 Sports
- Maea Teuhema (5 Star) OL, 6-4, 340, Keller, Texas, (Keller)
- Kevin Toliver (5 Star) CB, 6-2, 185, Jacksonville, Fla. (Trinity Christian)
- Nick Brossette (4 Star) RB, 6-0, 205, Baton Rouge (University)
- Jazz Ferguson (4 Star) WR, 6-5, 205, Saint Francisville (West Feliciana)
- Derrius Guice (4 Star) RB, 6-0, 210, Baton Rouge (Catholic)
- Jeremy Cutrer (4 Star) S, 6-2, 170, Jewel Sumner, JUCO
- Xavier Lewis (4 Star) CB, 6’0″, 180, East St. John, LaPlace
- Bry’Keithon Mouton (3 Star), TE, 6’2″, 230, Acadiana HS
- David Ducre (3 Star) FB, 6-0, 230, Mandeville (Lakeshore)
- Matt Wommack (3 Star) OL, 6-7, 320, Hernando, MS
- Adrian Magee (3 Star) OL, 6-4, 352, Franklinton (Franklinton)
- Isaiah Washington (3 Star) DE, 6-3, 225, New Orleans (Edna Karr)
- Blake Ferguson (3 Star) LS, 6-1, 235, Buford, Ga. (Buford)
- Hanner Shipley (3 Star) TE, 6-5, 260, Marble Falls, Texas, (Marble Falls)
- Justin McMilan (3 Star) QB, 6’2″, 170, Cedar Hills, Texas
LSU’S 2016 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
LSU’s 2016 Class commitments as of 9/28/2014:
- Feleipe Franks (4 STAR) - QB, 6′ 5″, 205, Crawfordville, FL
- Dee Anderson (4 STAR) – WR, 6’4”, 176, Mesquite, Texas
- Stephen Sullivan (4 STAR) – WR, 6’6”, 215. Donaldsonville, LA ——————————————————————————————————-
LSU’s 2017 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
BREAKING NEWS: It was announced on Bleacher Report on August 11, 2014 that LSU Commit Dylan Moses is the #1 ranked football athlete for the 2017 draft!
-Dylan Moses (5 STAR) - RB/S, 6’1″, 215, University High, Baton Rouge
* NEW CHANGES TO ETHANOL FREE GAS LIST *
We removed FOUR ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Cash-N-Carry, 12590 River Road, Destrehan, St Charles Parish – Store Stopped selling gas!
Conn’s Store, 3119 LA Hwy 146, Chatham, Jackson Parish – Store Closed (Thanks to Woody for the info)
Jim’s Convenience Store, 2801 LA Hwy 306, Des Allemands, St. Charles Parish – Store CLOSED (Thanks to Mike for the info)
We added FOUR new ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Farmer Valley Co-op, 250 Rapides Dr, Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish
Time Saver, 14851 Hwy 90, Paradis, St Charles Parish – sells BOTH E0 and E10
Race Trac, 2713 Paris Road, Chalmette, St Bernard Parish – the station sells BOTH E0 and E10 fuel.
Riverstop (Chevron Station), 31539 Hwy 22, Springfield, LA (Livingston Parish) – the station sells E0 and E10 both
NOTE: If any reader locates a store that is selling ethanol FREE gas but is not on our list, PLEASE send me the information asked for on the “Ethanol Facts” page so we can add it to the list!
We encourage all readers to patronize retailers who sell ethanol FREE gas. If they are not profitable selling EO, they may convert to sell ethanol gas and stores with EO will become harder and harder to find. ——————————————————————————————————-
Have a GREAT week readers!