Saturday, May 10, 2008
Internet cigarette buyers get warnings they could be billed
By STEVEN WALTERSswalters@journalsentinel.com
Posted: May 9, 2008
Madison - State Revenue Department officials have sent more than 1,000 letters this year to Wisconsin smokers who bought cigarettes from Internet vendors, telling them to either stop buying them that way or pay the $1.77-per-pack state tax that took effect Jan. 1.
I live in Oconto County so I thought this was neat. Oconto County is a fine county with rich history. I didn't know Elijah but he probably is a part of our history. At 108 years old, the stories he could tell us. He sure had a good attitude. I love local history.
Elijah, may God meet you at heavens door.
Oconto Co. man dies at age 108
OCONTO FALLS — Elijah Spencer, a Kentucky native who moved to Wisconsin in the 1920s to work as a logger, died Thursday, two months after celebrating his 108th birthday.
He was born March 12, 1900, in Campton, Ky. Though Spencer left his hometown when he was 24, he returned there three years later to marry Esther Cable. They returned to Wisconsin and settled in Laona, where Elijah worked for the Connor Lumber Co.
In the early 1950s, they moved to Suring, where he farmed and raised cattle until retiring in 1972. Esther Spencer died in 1994 after 66 years of marriage.
Spencer attributed his longevity to hard work and the motto "laugh a lot, pray a lot and trust in the Lord," according to an obituary prepared by his family.
He is survived by two daughters, a son, 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, a half-sister and other family members.
Services will be Monday at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring. Visitation is at 9 a.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Crandon.
Editorial: Big Oil tax will only hurt consumers
We have a number of questions: Do people understand that without profits, any business venture will shrivel and die? Do people really believe the price of gasoline is going up solely because Big Oil wants higher profits? Do people
really trust Big Government (which would receive the tax) to spend these "windfall" dollars in a wiser fashion than Big Oil would? Most important, do
people really believe government can increase taxes on Big Oil without the cost being passed on to consumers somehow, in some way?
Here, here, bully Press Gazette. Your right on!
In the short term, we should be conserving fuel in whatever
way we can. In the long term, we should encourage any and all ways to wean ourselves from dependence on foreign oil, including greater freedom to tap domestic production and renewed efforts to find alternative fuels.
"Tap domestic production", Holly cow, what's going on with the PG? Must be the part time writers working this weekend. Funny they didn't get a comment from Steve Kagen. He would of told them to tap the U S oil reserves. How come the PG didn't ask Steve Kagen for a solution?
I still can't believe it , the PG wrote this kind of article? Whether it was the regular staff, the part time weekend staff or maybe, that's it, the janitor wrote it .
Good going Press Gazette.
Link to complete editorial.
Friday, May 09, 2008
May 9, 2008
HARVEY — With worldwide oil prices skyrocketing, some gas stations in the central Upper Peninsula have hit the $4 mark for a gallon of gas.
Michigan Unemployment Rate(Seasonally Adjusted)
Change Over Month 0.0
Change Over Year +0.2 link
No I will not say it's funny.It's really kind of sad!
The people in Upper Michigan are good hard working people , they don't deserve to living under liberal rule! I see a lot of people of the U P and think how bad they have it and say to myself, "the people of Wisconsin are drifting in the same direction".
Doyle, Kohl and Feingold, Kagen, RINO's , the list goes on and on.
When the dems run the whole show like in Michigan, this is what the people of Wisconsin will get or worse.
It's election time people. Like Pepsi Max,
WAKE UP PEOPLE!
Link to picture comes from the Mining Journal.
Jobless rate rises to 6.1 per cent in April as job seekers increase
May 9, 2008 - 7:30
THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA - The Canadian economy continues
to add workers in the face of an economic slowdown, creating 19,200 new jobs in April after a slightly smaller gain the previous month.
The new jobs, mostly in the full-time and self-employed categories, couldn't prevent the national
6.1 % unemployment, who would of thought that for Canada. I thought the U.S. had the worst unemployment at 5.1 %!
From GB PG and USA Today
High gas prices change driving habits
Miles driven declining, data show The record high price of gasoline is reshaping the way Americans use their cars.
Gasoline prices in the Green Bay area reached $3.70 a gallon on Thursday, and nationwide, gasoline prices are setting records.
The increase is enough to force Americans to examine their driving:
Link to GB Press Gazette and USA.
Can feel the misery?
You libs and dems are asking for it!
Retail sales stage comeback in April
By DORIS HAJEWSKIdhajewski@journalsentinel.com
Posted: May 8, 2008
Retail sales improved in April, with same-stores sales up by 3.3%, but industry analysts say they're still cautious about the future.
I thought were in a recession?
Link to JSOnline
No George Bush is not running.
Lets bring back the misery index.
To you libs and dems, be careful what you wish for, it may come back to haunt you!
Schneider slows to 60 mph Truckers introduce green plan
By RICK ROMELLrromell@journalsentinel.com
Posted:May 8, 2008
The trucking industry's largest lobbying group called Thursday for a nationwide 65 mph speed limit, heavier trailers and other steps to help
cut greenhouse gas emissions and save billions of gallons of fuel.
And Green Bay-based Schneider National Inc., one of the country's biggest trucking firms, went even further: The company on Thursday cut the top cruising speed on its 10,600 tractors to 60 mph.
Link to JSOnline
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Area schools' students walk to get in shape
Beaumont, others eligible for prizes
Press-Gazette • May 8, 2008
Green Bay's Beaumont Elementary School was among more than 350 statewide to get moving Wednesday with Shape Up Wisconsin Kids Day.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
who is the dumb _ ss that started the ethanol debacle of today.
Thanks to Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters link
Will Media Remember Gore's 1994 Tie-breaking Vote Mandating Ethanol?
By Noel Sheppard April
22, 2008 - 18:57 ET
With a tie-breaking vote by Vice President
Al Gore, the Senate upheld today
an Environmental Protection Agency rule
requiring that ethanol and other
renewable fuels get a share of the gasoline
Thank You Algore, will you libs keep propping up your buddy?
Cecil Wis today $3.659 gal
Monday, May 05, 2008
Prices for Green Bay Wisconsin
One Week Ago 3.613
One Month Ago 3.351
One Year Ago 3.136
Can you guess who is saying this? I know you seen this before but it's good to remember.
We must become an energy independent nation by establishing four essential goals, as we begin to confront climate change: (1) emit less carbon dioxide and other pollutants; (2) invest in renewable energy resources; (3) enable existing utilities to become renewable energy sources; and (4) begin to decrease the effects of human activities upon our environment.
When you are filling your tank, do you ponder how much of a wretch you are? It's your fault for climate change!
Becoming energy independent will require sacrifices from everyone, but a well-conceived strategy will succeed when developed openly - and especially when based upon energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
See it's your fault again! Because you are a gasoline pig you will have to sacrifice. Do you understand what sacrifice means, higher taxes or you will have to take commuter rail instead of driving your car.
In Congress, I helped to lead the way by sponsoring legislation to help consumers by empowering the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on price gouging refineries and oil companies.
Does everyone remember this? From the Washington Post
When will the people of Wisconsin wake up and stop listening to scare tactics on energy. It's your fault so go ride light rail.
No '06 Gas-Price Gouging Found
FTC Report Blames Market
Factors But Sparks Criticism
By StevenMufsonWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 31, 2007; Page D02
As gasoline prices broke through the $3-a-gallon level 16 months ago, a bipartisan chorus of congressional leaders and President Bush demanded that the Federal Trade Commission investigate whether the big oil companies
were engaged in price gouging.
I'm waitng for the local MSM to blame us again. Don't get me started on ethanol, I'm tired.
Just remember Green Bay gasoline 3.617 gal avg.