“My son and his colleagues have discussed it at length and they have committed themselves to die if necessary to save the nation. He told me they have accepted they will all probably die from radiation sickness in the short term or cancer in the long-term.”—
MOTHER of a 32-year-old worker at Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, through an interpreter, to Fox News.
Your son and his colleagues are heroes. All of them.
Simply thinking out loud about the rising price of a gallon of gas… I am sure it is much more complex than this and that there are a number of geopolitical and business factors that ultimately contribute to the price we pay at the pump, but consider this: the gas you pumped today was probably purchased months ago when the price of crude oil was about 30% less than it is on today’s market, and, it was purchased for a fixed price. The many gallons of gas that sit in the underground storage tank at your local gas station all cost the same fixed price too. So, how is it that the price of the gallons presently sitting in the underground storage tank fluctuate daily (sometimes hourly) while the cost remains fixed? I could understand paying 30% more months from now when today’s crude oil is refined and turned into gasoline and shipped to the local supplier, but it never really seems to work out that way, does it?
I suspect I have taken a simpleton’s view of gasoline pricing, but it makes you wonder….