“Pete’s” News Corner
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ALL ABOUT ETHANOL GASOLINE ISSUES AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
* * * BREAKING NEWS * * *
BREAKING NEWS: LSU’s boys basketball team LOST to Tennessee, a team they beat handily on their own court a months or so ago. This is the inconsistency we’ve seen with the team all year. This was a CRITICAL game for the Tigers and they ‘blew it’. They just did NOT play with any energy………..strange???
* * * * ARTICLES SUMMARY * * * *
LSU SPORTS ARTICLE: Today (3/5) I posted a football article on the continuing battle by former LSU DC John Chavis as he tries to get his $400,000 penalty LSU claims he owes them dismissed for breaking his contract with LSU……see the LSU sports section for the details. I have four more LSU football articles to post. I will leave each up for 2 days to allow all readers to view them.
* * * TODAY’S FEATURE ARTICLE * * *
Today I posted a ethanol article by The Salt Lake Tribune titled “Gasoline Plunge Wiping Out Ethanol Profits“. According to the article, “Ethanol producers are cutting output after getting squeezed by the biggest drop in gasoline prices since 2008.” While the corn farmers and ethanol plants have been getting filthy rich off of consumers for the last 8 years since the Renewal Fuel Standard (RFS) became law, with higher food prices, continued damage to off road engines, damage to the Gulf of Mexico by fertilizer runoff, destroying conservation land to grow more and more corn, I just don’t feel sorry for these people anymore. It is way past time that this RFS be repealed! Please read the information below and if you have not already done so, PLEASE call, write or e-mail your States U.S. Representative and Senators and URGE them to support and vote for the Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act of 2015 which has been introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate. They need to hear from consumers LOUD AND CLEAR, OVER AND OVER! If we all do that, we may have a chance of getting this law repealed!
PLEASE CALL, WRITE OR E-MAIL YOUR STATE’S U.S. SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND URGE THEM TO REPEAL THE RFS NOW – READ THE INFORMATION BELOW……
NOTE: I will leave this up for all readers to have an opportunity to read the article and call, write or e-mail your State’s U.S. Senators and Representative to URGE them to support this bill to REPEAL the Renewal Fuel Standard!
Today (2/9) I posted an ethanol article from Todd Masson of Nola.com/The Times Picayune titled “Congressional Bill Would Eliminate Corn-Ethanol Mandate“. This bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and has both Republican and Democratic sponsors. The bill is titled “Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act of 2015 ” and it would “eliminate the corn-based ethanol requirements and cap the amount of ethanol that can be blended into conventional gasoline at 10 percent“.
It is URGENT that we ALL phone, write and e-mail our U.S. Representatives and URGE them to support and vote for this bill. I encourage you to also send your e-mail to both Louisiana U.S. Senators Vitter and Cassidy. I have e-mail both Senators and urged them to introduce a similar bill in the Senate. We must ring their phones off the hooks and flood their e-mail boxes to get heard! This may be our BEST CHANCE to get this terrible regulation REPEALED! See how to contact your States U.S. Representative and Senator on the website’s “How to Contact U.S. Congressmen” above on the page bar at the top of this page. DO YOUR PART SOONEST! E-mail them at least weekly or more often so we are heard! Mississippi readers and readers of our website from other States, PLEASE also respond to this call ………we need everyone’s help if we have a chance to get this regulation repealed.
* * * GUN CONTROL IN AMERICA * * *
BREAKING GUN CONTROL NEWS: Today (1/19/15) I posted a new and VERY IMPORTANT gun control article on the website’s “Gun Control in America” page from NRA-ILA/Town Hall.com titled “Obama Moves to Advance U.N. Gun Ban Treaty“. When you read the article, I encourage you to join the NRA Petition (the link is in the article) to send to ALL U.S. Senators, and if you can, make a small contribution to help the NRA in this effort (it’s ONLY $20 to become an NRA Member).
Many people suspected Obama would try to somehow get the Senate to approve this TERRIBLE Treaty which he had his surrogate Secretary of State John Kerry sign last year. It takes a 2/3 vote of the U.S. Senate to approve this before it could take affect. Like I’ve outlined on this page, if this should pass a Senate vote, this would in essence CANCEL THE U.S. CONSTITUTION’S 2nd AMENDMENT and eventually result in the DISARMAMENT OF AMERICA!
Should this treaty be approved by the U.S. Senate, which we all pray it DOES NOT, there would NO DOUBT be a SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION in the Country! Americans WILL NOT give up their guns. All dictators in history became dictators AFTER they disarmed their constituents! Obama seems to want to be ‘King or Dictator” of America. Our biggest ally in this fight is the NRA and NAGR! It is crucial that we support them (see links below)!!
I URGE all gun owners and 2nd Amendment advocates to read this article and read the U.N. Treaty document (on the ‘Gun Control in America page titled “Lyons: Small-Arms Treaty, Big Second Amendment Threat” – July 16, 2014). 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 (see how to contact them on the website’s “How to Contact US Congressmen” page). By this article, Obama is trying to have world leaders and the U.N. put pressure on U.S. Senators to approve the treaty. With Democrats out of leadership in the Senate, it is NOT likely that the new Republican Senate Speaker will ever bring it up for a vote. BUT, we CAN’T ASSUME it won’t. I encourage you to also join the petition whose link is provided in the article.
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 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 EVER AGAIN. 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.
IN ORDER TO PRESERVE OUR 2nd AMENDMENT RIGHTS, 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 finished Livingston Parish (going alphabetically), and am now working on Orleans Parish. I had stopped working on the gas list update during the peak of football season. I will resume working on the list later this week.
* * * BASEBALL SEASON IS HERE * * *
Here is the link to the Tigers 2015 Baseball schedule:
LSU BASEBALL RANKING – March 3, 2015
The Tigers are now 12 – 1 for the season! (as of March 5, 2015)
Baseball America – #2 (same) Collegiate Baseball – #3 (same)
LSU Tiger Baseball Schedule and Scores
Date Time Teams and Scores H/A TV/Radio
Fri (2/13) 7:00 pm LSU – 4 Kansas – 1 H WIN
Sat (2/14) 2:00 pm LSU – 8 Kansas – 5 H WIN
Sun (2/15) 1:00 pm LSU – 7 Kansas 4 H WIN – SWEEP
Wed (2/18) 6:30 pm LSU – 3 Nicholls – 6 H LOSS
Fri (2/20) 2:00 pm LSU – 8 BC – 3 H WIN
Fri (2/20) 7:00 pm LSU – 7 BC – 4 H WIN
Sat (2/21) 3:00 pm LSU – 16 BC – 2 H WIN – SWEEP
Thur (2/26) 6:30 pm LSU – 9 Southeastern – 8 H WIN
Fri (2/27) 7:00 pm LSU – 3 Princeton – 2 H WIN
Sat (2/28) 4:00 pm LSU – 7 Princeton – 2 H WIN
Sat (2/28) 7:00 pm LSU – 15 Princeton – 4 H WIN – SWEEP
Tue (3/3) 6:30 pm LSU – 8 Stephen F Austin – 1 H WIN
Wed (3/4) 3:00 pm LSU – 7 Grambling – 1 H WIN
Fri (3/6) 7:00 pm LSU vs Houston Houston CST/98.1FM
Sat (3/7) 3:30 pm LSU vs Baylor Houston CST/100.7FM
Sun (3/8) 11:00 am LSU vs Nebraska Houston CST/98.1FM
GAME COMMENTS: Freshman RHP Doug Norman started and allowed 1 run in the first inning and 5 hits total. SS Alex Bregman had 3 hits, Jared Foster had 2 hits, including a solo HR, his second of the season.
DON’T FORGET, this weekends games are to be played in Houston and are to be broadcast on CST, NOT the SECN+.
Information on How to Watch Games on the SECN +
For fans who were SHOCKED to learn that you could NOT watch the LSU baseball games over the weekend on the “SEC Network”, you were NOT alone! Note on the schedule that the games are broadcast on the SECN+ network (there will be a total of 35 games broadcast on this program this season). This is an internet based website, like the old ESPN3 was last year. Here is how to watch the games on this program:
- On your computer or I pad/Smart phone (or other pad), click on this link:
- The first time you go on this site, you will see a window to select your TV provider from a drop down menu. After you select your provider and click the ‘Continue’ button, it will open a window to input your TV provider’s account username (usually your e-mail address) and password. You will only need to do this ONCE! It will remember this info in the future.
- You will now see the ‘Watch ESPN‘ page which will show you a selection of ‘Live’, ‘Upcoming’ or ‘Replay’ programs. Select the LSU baseball or other sport game that may be broadcast under the “Live” section (it will NOT come up until game time) and you will be able to view it directly on either your computer monitor or I-Pad or other device.
- If you have a ‘Smart’ TV which has built in WIFI, and you have an in house WIFI network, you can watch the game directly on your TV by changing your TV’s ‘input’. You can also get the game directly on your TV if you have an ‘Amazon Fire Stick’. I ordered mine a few days ago ….hasn’t arrived yet.
NOTE: I have a laptop computer and connect to the Watch ESPN page through my in home WIFI system. Then, I hookup my laptop computer to my big screen TV (a ‘dumb TV’) with an HDMI cable in my den, change the INPUT on my TV from my DISH provider to my laptop computer and watch the baseball game on my big screen TV…….in full HD (you will need a fairly fast computer and WIFI link to do this without periodic pause or reloads)!
* * * LSU SPORTS ARTICLE * * *
Here’s an article from NOLA.com/The Times Picayune on the ongoing issue of former LSU DC John Chavis believed to have broken his contract with LSU when he left to take the same job at Texas A&M. Now, Chavis has sued both LSU and Texas A&M as he tries to NOT to have to pay the $400,000 owed LSU by breaking his contract………LSU meanwhile, has asked the court to DISMISS the lawsuit as it was filed in Texas, not Louisiana……….”and the plot ‘thickens”!
FORMER LSU D-COORDINATOR JOHN CHAVIS’ DECEPTIVE ESCAPE TO TEXAS A&M SCREAMS NCAA RULES VIOLATON
By Ron Higgins – NOLA.com/The Times Picayune – Mar 2, 2015
From December 30 in the Music City Bowl where his late-game LSU defense collapsed once more while his bags were packed for Texas A&M, until February 13 when he supposedly officially became the savior of the worst defense in the SEC, exactly who and where was John Chavis?
Chavis claims he was a Nowhere Man sitting in his nowhere land making all his nowhere plans for nobody.
That’s the former Tigers’ defensive coordinator story and he’s sticking to it. He’s trying to not tap in to the millions he collected from LSU the last six seasons to pay the school’s $400,000 contract buyout so he could become the toast of College Station.
He’s trying to twist the calendar every way possible. First, he turned in his LSU resignation on Jan. 5 and his lawsuit against LSU claims his last day on the LSU payroll was Feb. 4.
Those dates give Chavis the required 30-day notice from LSU so he or Texas A&M don’t have to pay the buyout. By not being off the LSU payroll until after Jan. 31, it would also prevent him or the Aggies from paying the buyout.
Read full article here: http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/03/former_lsu_d-coordinator_john.html
* 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 ONE new ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Paradis Time Saver (Texaco), 14851 Hwy 90, Paradis, St Charles Parish
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!