Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Out of gas? Show us where

 

Gas shortages are adding no shortage of stress and delay for commuters in the U.S. Southeast. We've seen iReports from all around Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and beyond. Team iReport is feeling the pain at the pump, too: one of our producers had to work from home yesterday because he didn't have enough fuel to make it to the office. But enough about the problems. Let's put our heads together to find a solution. We just rolled out a special version of the iReport.com map that shows just stories about gas, where it's out and where it's available. If you’re driving around and see a long line or an available pump, snap a picture and post it to iReport.com. You can e-mail ireport@cnn.com from your mobile or upload here when you get home. Be sure to tell us where you are and when you’re taking the picture. Then check out the newest iReports on this map to see what iReporters all around the region are reporting back. Fingers crossed, together we can make this a little easier on all of us.

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September 24, 2008
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no gas in rock hill, sc 29732

September 24, 2008
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I am just wondering...Gas prices hiked up right before Ike hit Texas.  This was supposedly because of fear of a reduction of oil available from the Gulf region after Ike hit.  That did not seem to have happened. 

 

My question is, where did all the extra money we paid at the pumps wind up?  Shouldn't we get a refund of some type for paying for speculation that turned out to be false?

September 25, 2008
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why should the taxpayers pay for the losses of corporate giants like these mortgage companies. these same mortgage companies have forclosed on millions of american taxpayers who had try to do everything possible not to be forclosed on, and save their homes.  in essence most of these people probably lost their lives savings, due to preditory practices of these mortgage companies during seemingly good economic times and in an effort by many american families to obtain their opportunity of the american dream of owning their own home.

              these same mortgage companies were not very understanding, compromising , nor negotiable of the circumstances which had caused the hardships of families across the united states when  they forclosed and sent families into the street with nowhere to go. so the question is why should these same families which consist of american taxpayers who have lost everything pay for the losses of companies who had no sympathy for their losses and others who are  nearly losing their homes.

September 25, 2008
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Bailout will not repay taxpayers !

The bailout will not repay taxpayers!  Nonperforming assets are defaulted loans on which the borrowers are in default for at least 90 days. Why will defaulted borrowers suddenly start paying their loans when the Treasury buys them from Wall Street and banks?  Treasury will have to foreclose homes, repo cars and boats and send credit card accounts to collections to recover just a fraction of the book value of the nonperforming loans. Holding defaulted loans long term will not make them perform. The bailout is a huge loss to tax payers!

September 25, 2008
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My cousin lives ib Atlant, Georgia & says there is no gas.

September 25, 2008
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My cousin lives ib Atlanta, Georgia & says there is no gas.

September 27, 2008
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I was watching the debate tonight and had equal 0pinions and once i watched the whole thing and then saw the news footage what is going on. Obama was so not ready point for us regular folk but for some reason the press is following obama. Obama called McCain Jim and said he would take out pakistanwhich took my breath away. He referenced the word Orgie and agreed with McCain so many times i lost count.

To me it was a no brainer but i now realize he does not have enough experience and i am so mad that when it comes to a countrys leader the press would take the risk to get the vote and the viewers. It was so obvious it was insulting to watch the news footage after. McCain should get the job and we dont need to put a kid in office.

 

janebond77090

September 27, 2008
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There is no gas in 60% of gas stations in Western North Carolina.  No gas in Asheville, Brevard, Franklin and Highlands NC.  Everyone around here is out of gas and is really affecting the whole area.  People can't get to work, business is down everywhere because no one is going to travel if they are not sure if they can get gas once they can get to where they are going. The most amazing thing is that there has been no coverage in the national media that I have seen so far.

October 1, 2008
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look this country is we the people,,600 billion bailout,,yes for the ..we the people..why doesnt congress give us ..3300 million people ,,1,000,000 dollares,,we can stimulate the economy by ourselves and as usual save the country off the sweat of our backs..did they every think of giving us this little tidbit....judith sigrist

October 10, 2008
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*Palin, 44, lists in a March financial disclosure form an annual income of $125,000 as governor of Alaska. Her husband, Todd, earned $47,000 as an oil production supervisor for BP Alaska in 2007 and $46,000 as commercial fisherman. They also list no credit card debt.

 

McCain's has assets of between $34 million and $49 million and liabilities of between $4.3 million and $5.8 million, according CFRP.

 

Those liabilities include American Express platinum and Chase Bank credit cards held by Cindy McCain and some of the McCain children.

 

The McCains' assets include real estate holdings in Sedona, Phoenix and elsewhere, investment funds, Anheuser Busch Companies Inc. (NYSE: BUD ) stock, ownership stakes in the Hensley beer distribution company and Cindy McCain's inheritance from a family trust. Cindy McCain, 54, and the McCain children are also partners in a number of limited liability partnerships and corporations that own real estate in Arizona and California . The McCains file separate tax forms but U.S. Senate financial disclosure protocols combine spousal wealth. Hensley is one of the largest Anheuser Busch distributors in the country. ******888888888888

 

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''All Arizonans should be proud and supportive of this remarkable woman,'' he said.

 

I don't want to be rude, but: Why?

 

Not, I think, because she's a drug addict and an admitted thief.

 

McCain revealed this week that she was addicted to pain pills for two years. She also said she stole drugs from an organization she created to provide emergency medical services around the world.

 

McCain said she started taking pills - eventually up to 15 or 20 a day - in 1989 after surgery left her in pain. She was also bearing the stress of the harsh publicity over the McCains' link to convicted financier Charles Keating Jr.

 

She said she's remained drug-free since 1992, with one brief lapse.

 

Hers is a sad tale, but hardly distinctive; addiction and thievery are pretty common these days.

 

In fact, about one of every four inmates in Arizona 's bloated, fantastically expensive prison system is locked up on drug charges. That, by the way, is thanks to mindlessly punitive anti-drug policies supported by officials like, well, like Sen. McCain and Gov. Symington.

 

But don't worry, Cindy McCain won't go to prison. Prison is for bad people, not for those with ''health problems.''

 

So. Maybe we're supposed to be proud of McCain simply for admitting her misdeeds.

 

Maybe. Except that her addiction apparently was something a lot of people knew about and that was likely to become broad public knowledge soon anyway.

 

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration had been investigating, and a former employee of McCain's medical team had filed a lawsuit against her over the issue.

 

McCain herself reportedly said that her motive in going public was to beat the rumor mill.

 

So it can't be that either. Should we be proud at the bold way McCain went public?

 

Don't think so. Guided by an entourage of advisers, McCain cleverly pre-empted bad publicity by breaking the news through a selected handful of media outlets.

 

She did this only after completing private treatment, and only after reaching an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office that ensured she would not be prosecuted if she entered a diversion program.

 

So why are we supposed to be proud of Cindy McCain?

 

Answer: We're not.

 

Sympathetic, supportive, tolerant - sure. I don't doubt McCain's physical and mental pain, the power of her addiction, the remorse she feels.

 

But proud? Sorry.

 

That suggestion, I'm afraid, is the product of ''spin,'' of a careful campaign to deflect public attention away from the awkward facts of addiction and theft, and onto the appealing made-for-TV drama of confession.

 

A campaign, in other words, to limit the political damage.

 

It is, once again, the ritualized praising of a celebrity criminal - based upon the murky idea that members of the elite ''suffer'' enough merely by admitting guilt.

 

To which I say: No sale.

 

Not that I want Cindy McCain to go to jail. I'm not even sure she should be punished; if we imprisoned all the secret addicts among Arizona 's privileged classes, we'd need more prisons than even Sam Lewis could dream of.

 

I just wonder why we should be praising her while siccing the cops and the media and the child-welfare workers on all the poor Jane Does who turn to crack to cope with their stresses - stresses perhaps worse even than bad press.

 

I wonder why I couldn't hear our leaders' calls for sympathy and tolerance amid their shouts for heavier weapons and harsher attacks in the War on Drugs.

 

I wonder about the thousands of noncelebrity wretches struggling alone against alcohol or heroin or whichever ''health problem'' plagues them, ignored if not punished by society.

 

I wish Cindy McCain well, but I'll save my cheers for them.

 

MCCAIN'S WIFE LIKELY WON'T BE PROSECUTED

 

STOLE DRUGS FROM CHARITY

 

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 1994

 

© 1994 The Arizona Republic

October 12, 2008
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“It would be a chain reaction, one bank would fail, and another one would fail, industries will close…” Dr. Colin Campbell, renowned geologist (2006 interview)

 

To read more, on Peak Oil and the Financial Crisis, please read the following article on I-report:

 

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-112467

October 18, 2008
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I am a common Joe who work on my job 31 years and paid into social security, i believe in social security. Why would someone pay into social security and don't believe in it. I don't understand what Joe the Plumber was talking about, when he said he didn't believe in social security. Maybe he was give McCain his new talking point, that all i hear from the Republican Party.

October 19, 2008
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The last election the big question was, "Who would you rather have a beer with?"  and I believe Bush as the winner.  The question this election year should be "Who would you buy a used car from?"  Obama would be the winner hands down!

October 19, 2008
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Obama is a Communist!

October 23, 2008

I'm out of gas right now at the corner of Livingston and Geers.l that's where.

True story.

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October 24, 2008

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