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It’s a feature….

October 7, 2012

Yeah, yeah. I know. Fister already commented but

The Energy Secretary warned you. It’s a FEATURE. Not a bug

California motorists faced another day of record-breaking gasoline prices Sunday, though relief appeared to be on the way….

Look, relief is simply about votes – they stated their intentions (make the price of gas more like it is in Europe) in ’08.

A web of refinery and transmission problems is to blame, analysts said. The situation is compounded by a California pollution law that requires a special blend of cleaner-burning gasoline from April to October, said Denton Cinquegrana, executive editor of the Oil Price Information Service, which helps AAA compile its price survey.

“….. I don’t want to scare anyone, but this is a big problem,” Cinquegrana said. “Run-outs are happening left and right.”

Among the recent disruptions, an Aug. 6 fire at a Chevron Corp. refinery in Richmond that left one of the region’s largest refineries producing at a reduced capacity, and a Chevron pipeline that moves crude oil to Northern California also was shut down.

this is a class of individuals who believe that they know better – and while their self image of the icons of liberal thought and tolerance doesn’t allow them to do a full-on-Stalin, they believe in punitive economic disincentives to any behavior or view they don’t endorse.

Fister might post on it, but there’s a definite flair for a mafia style protection racket. “We’re not saying you HAVE to pay us protection $, we’re not saying to HAVE to sign a paper indicating you’re part of our thought club, we don’t FORCE you to take public transport, get rid of the SUV we hate, have smaller families to fit in SmartCars….- but if you don’t, well, it’d be a shame what happens to…_____” (insert whatever you happen to care about that can be used to “encourage” your support….

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