Sunday, October 23, 2011

What if gas price increases are unnecessary? (And we think they are!)

Some information in this post made me wonder. What if gas prices have risen unnecessarily? What if they amount we have to pay is really way more than we should-way above the amount of inflating crude oil prices?

An example of what I mean is found on the page provided at the link below (more info provided below link):

Barefoot Investor: Oil prices up in Asia

More Comments From Me:

When I hear phrases such as "light sweet crude for delivery in November, added 93 cents to $83.91 a barrel" or "Brent North Sea crude for November delivery gained 53 cents to $106.41 [a barrel] it makes me not panic so much. As you can see the amount of increase on the $83 barrel is only about a penny per dollar or a little over 1% (figured .93 divided by $83.91 = .011 or 1.10 cents, or 1.1% )

The 53-cent increase on the $106.41 barrel figures out to only a less than a half of a cent per dollar. (It would be .00498 cents to be exact).

Thursday, October 6, 2011

User Poll: Should Sarah Palin have Still Ran for President in 2012?

I am curious as to what people think. Should Sarah Palin have still run for president? Please answer "Yes," "No,", "Don't Know," Or "Don't Care" when you participate in the user poll located in the upper right sidebar of my Reformed Ignorant Current Events Blog. I would like you to vote, and I also would like you to comment to this or another Sarah Palin post.

Caught My Eye: Sarah Palin Not Running for President 2012

I just wrote an entry on my Caught My Eye blog about how Sarah Palin is not running for president. I have mixed feelings about it. I would have considered her for president. Then again, I know many people were disappointed in her for quitting her position as governor.

I suppose women in particular may be disappointed because it gives the world to believe that they are flighty, emotional, or otherwise not able to make sound political or business decisions. One main reason Palin gave for not wanting to run though I would consider very valid. She says that her family comes first.

Here are a few more similar but further thoughts nonetheless posted here:

Caught My Eye: Sarah Palin Not Running for President 2012:

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