“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:
NOTICE TO ALL READERS: Since I have over 70 petitioners who did NOT provide their correct address information, and have not answered my e-mail requests TWICE to please send me their correct information, I have RE-OPENED THE PETITION to see if we can get at least 100 more signatures so we can make the 1,000 petition mark. PLEASE inform your friends and neighbors. If you sign, please include your spouse also. If the spouse doesn’t have a separate e-mail address, just add his/her name in the “First Name” line. As of Tuesday evening, STILL ONLY 41 new names on petition since re-opening it…….keep it up readers – I’d really like to get 100 new ones. Please talk it up with your friends and family!
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! Still have 83 names on petition with no physical address, a P.O. Box, or street with no number!
I have sent e-mails out to over 100 petitioners who had missing information on their submittal. MOST have NOT responded to e-mails which I have sent TWICE to date. I had hoped to get 1,000 petitioners on the petition, but due to the large number of incomplete names, currently have around 975. 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”!
* * * * ARTICLES SUMMARY * * * *
TODAY’S FEATURE ARTICLE : Today I posted an article from Louisiana discussing our Chalmette Refining Petition.
LSU SPORTS NEWS: Today (10/13), I posted a sports article from the Bleacher Report on “the coming out” of Leonard Fournette. Read the article in the LSU sports section below.
NOTICE: The new AP Polls were out Sunday afternoon (10/19) and the new #1 Team in the Nation is Mississippi State, Florida State is #2 and Ole Miss is #3, Alabama jumped to #4 and Auburn is #5. LSU moved back into the top 25 at #24.
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……..VERY slow in getting replies.
* * * ARTICLE POSTING GUIDELINES * * *
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 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 poll 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 related article from Louisiana Sportsman titled “Online Petition Underway Urging Chalmette Refining to Resume Manufacturing Non-Ethanol Gas“. Louisiana Sportsman writer Patrick Bonin about our Petition shortly after we launched the Petition. I’m not sure if all current readers read this article when I first posted in July shortly after I posted, so I thought I’d post it again.
* * * FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE * * *
NCAA Football Polls – LSU Rankings Oct 19,2014
- Associated Press Poll – #24 (were out of top 25)
- USA Today/Coaches Poll – #23 (were out of top 25)
The Sunday, October 19th Associated Press polls are as follows:
#1: Mississippi State, #2: Florida State, #3: Ole Miss, #4: Alabama, #5: Auburn, and #24 LSU
NOTE: This is the FIRST time in NCAA polling history that 4 teams from the SAME Conference are in the TOP 5, and ALL from the SEC West Division!
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 – LOSS: LSU 7 – Auburn 41
10/11 – WIN: LSU 30 – Florida 27
10/18 – WIN: LSU 41 – Kentucky 3
10/25 – LSU vs Ole Miss – Death Valley – 6:15 – ESPN TV
11/1 – BYE Week
11/8 - LSU vs Alabama – Death Valley – TBA – TV?
11/15 – LSU vs Arkansas – Fayettville – TBA – TV?
11/27 – LSU vs Texas A&M – College Station – 6:30 pm – ESPN TV
GAME SUMMARY: Senior RB Terrance Magee was the hero of the Tigers big win over Kentucky. Magee rushed for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns. With this win, the Tigers are 6 – 2 and bowl eligible for the 15th consecutive year!
* * * * 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 the Bleacher Report on LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette’s performance in Saturday’s game against Florida. Those of us who watched the game saw a different attitude from Fournette in this game. He ran with conviction and determination, on several runs, bulling his way over and around defenders to reach the end zone.
LSU’S LEONARD FOURNETTE REALIZES POTENTIAL, GIVES FANS LOOK AT FUTURE IN WIN
By Carter Bryant/Featured Columnist – Bleacher Report – Oct 12, 2014
BUGA Nation (Being United Generates Attitude) hit primetime television Saturday night.
Finally, LSU running back Leonard Fournette lived up to the hype. Fournette rushed for a career-high 140 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-27 victory over Florida.
LSU head coach Les Miles made the best coaching decision of the season by scratching the running back by committee against the Gators. Fournette took 27 of the Tigers’ 50 carries and never wavered.
Miles pumped Fournette up in the preseason unlike any other player he had before. Florida was the first time he trusted the 5-star true freshman to be the focal point of the offense.
LSU Running Backs Against Florida
Attempts Yards YPC TDs
Leonard Fournette 27 140 5.2 2
Terrence Magee 6 50 8.3 0
Kenny Hilliard 4 15 3.1 1
Darrel Williams 2 4 2 0
Fournette finally got the touches he deserved. His 27 carries were two more than what he got against Wisconsin, Mississippi State and Auburn combined.
Sure, Fournette struggled to start the season. But the Tigers abandoned him too early against Auburn and Mississippi State. Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron gave the other running backs carries that should have gone to him.
Fournette made defenders miss and powered through arm tackles. On his first touchdown run, he burst through a tackler at the goal line.
Nearly every Fournette run featured a massive collision. Those hits began taking their toll on the Gators defense. All-SEC corner Vernon Hargreaves III was knocked out of the game while tackling him. Hargreaves’ absence was felt when Tigers quarterback Anthony Jennings completed clutch passes late to Travin Dural.
Jennings struggled through the air until late in the game. Nearly half of his completions went to fullback Melvin Jones. It is evident the LSU passing attack looks still has a long way to go.
If Fournette and the LSU offensive line continue to play dominant football, the passing game will continue to improve. Miles can also play his preferred old-school, smash-mouth football, which is what has gotten him to 100 wins at LSU.
The Tigers will still need backup runners Kenny Hilliard, Terrence Magee and Darrel Williams to give Fournette much-needed rest. But Miles should give him at least 15 touches a game for LSU’s offense to perform at its optimal level.
Fournette should have success next week against 5-1 Kentucky next Saturday in Baton Rouge. The Wildcats allowed Florida’s Matt Jones and South Carolina’s Mike Davis to rush for a combined 339 yards and four touchdowns. There is no excuse for the true freshman to not crack 100 yards.
After Kentucky, the Tigers will face the stingy run defenses of Ole Miss, Alabama and Arkansas. Fournette will be the Tigers’ best shot of having success on the ground against those teams. If LSU is forced into throwing the football often, the likelihood of winning a game in the SEC West decreases.
There are no easy victories left for LSU, but the best path is with Fournette leading the charge.
Here is a current listing of LSU Football’s 2015 Committments (as of October 20, 2014):
LSU RB commit Derrius Guice of Catholic in Baton Rouge has indicted he is renewing his search, but has NOT de-commited from LSU.
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 10/20/2014:
- 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 FIVE ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Sullivan’s Store, 11769 LA Hwy 155, Castor, Bienville Parish – Switched to E10.
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 FIVE new ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Pell State Bulk Plant, 3410 Industrial Drive, Bossier City, Bossier Parish
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!