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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.
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TODAY’S FEATURE ARTICLE : Today I posted an ethanol article from an Iowa newspaper which discusses the concept that increased levels of ethanol lowers the energy of the fuel.
LSU SPORTS NEWS: Today (10/28), I posted a sports article from Bleacher Report on LSU Coaches Cam Cameron and Frank Wilson raving about RB Leonard Fournette and OL La’el Collins performance in the Tigers defeat of Ole Miss. Read the article in the LSU sports section below.
ALSO: The Tigers received their 16th 2015 commitment on Monday. He is Jack Gonsoulin, a field goal kicker from Catholic High of Baton Rouge. This kid kicks 55 – 60 yard field goals! See the details in the LSU section below.
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 article from the Des Monies Register titled “Report: Increased Ethanol Drops Energy Content of Gas“. For an Iowa newspaper to finally admit what most people already know, as the ethanol content of gasoline is increased, the energy content and thus the fuel mileage DECREASES as the ethanol content goes up. Iowa is the Nation’s largest producer of ethanol with 40 plants in the State. For them to finally acknowledge this is HUGE! E10 typically gives 8-9% LOWER mileage on highway driving compared to conventional, non ethanol gasoline. For E85 (85% ethanol/15% gasoline) the mileage drops by a WHOPPING 30-40%!
* * * FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE * * *
NCAA Football Polls – LSU Rankings Oct 26, 2014
- Associated Press Poll – #16 (were # 24)
- Coaches Poll – #17 (were # 23)
The Sunday, October 26th Associated Press polls are as follows:
#1: Mississippi State, #2: Florida State, #3: Alabama, #4: Auburn, #5: Oregon, and #16 LSU (Ole Miss dropped to #7)
Here is the link to the Oct 26, 2014 NCAA Polls:
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
The Tigers are now 7-2 and 3-2 in SEC play!
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 – WIN: LSU 10 – Ole Miss 7
11/1 – BYE Week
11/8 - LSU vs Alabama – Death Valley – 7:00 pm – CBS 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: WOW! What a game. Ole Miss had allowed ONLY 77 yards rushing before they played LSU. The Tigers running backs ran for 264, with Fournette running 23 plays for 113 yards. The Tiger offensive line played GREAT! And, what can you say about the Tigers defense? Despite having 4 turnovers (2 INT and 2 fumbles) and 2 missed field goals, the Tiger defense kept the team in the game. PLUS, the defense missed 4 possible INT’s. ALL this and they still managed to pull off a win before 102,321 fans over the #3 ranked team in the Country! Great win for the Tigers!
* * * * 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 on LSU Coaches reaction to the performance of several players in the Tiger defeat of Ole Miss.
NOTE: The SEC honored two Tiger players for their performance in the Tiger defeat of Ole Miss this past Saturday. RF Leonard Fournette named the SEC Freshman of the Week and LB Kendall Beckwith was named the SEC Defensive player of the week.
LSU COACHES CAM CAMERON, FRANK WILSON RAVE ABOUT LEONARD FOURNETTE, LA’EL COLLINS’ PERFORMANCE AGAINST OLE MISS
By Julie Boudwin/NOLA.com – Bleacher Report – Oct 27, 2014
When LSU upset Ole Miss Saturday night, the young squad proved it can be “major players in the SEC race,” according to FOX Sports.
In a classic LSU fourth-quarter comeback, the running game and defensive shined. Freshman running back Leonard Fournette, the former No. 1 high school recruit, rushed for 113 yards and 211 all-purpose yards.
Though, the most-shown Fournette highlight of the game was when his facemask was ripped off by an Ole Miss defender.
Running backs coach Frank Wilson told FOX Sports Sunday that the rookie looked like “a player from 1942 with no facemask on his helmet” when Fournette came to the sideline following the play.
“All he said was, ‘Hurry up so I can get back in there,” Wilson added.
Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron chimed in with how Fournette prepares like a senior and that the running back is “even better that I thought.”
But Fournette couldn’t rush for that many yards without the offensive line opening a few holes for the back, and senior offensive tackle La’el Collins, who was going one-on-one with another former No. 1 in Robert Nkemdiche, did just that.
“La’el had a monstrous game. … If La’el Collins is not a top-five draft pick, I’ll kiss my own (expletive),” Wilson said.
Cameron added: “He’s improving at such a rapid rate. He’s probably half as good right now as he’s gonna ultimately be. La’el has the heart of a lion. He’s a warrior. …”
Read the full FOX Sports report HERE.
Here is a current listing of LSU Football’s 2015 Committments (as of October 28, 2014):
LSU received a commitment from Catholic High of Baton Rouge’s Jack Gonsoulin. Gonsoulin is a field goal kicker who kicks 55-60 yard field goals.
2015 LSU football commits (16) – 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
– Jack Gonsoulin (?Star) K, 6’1″, 185, Catholic High, Baton Rouge
LSU’S 2016 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
LSU’s 2016 Class commitments as of 10/28/2014:
- 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 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!