"Also, oil supplies in the U.S. are among their highest levels ever, a result in part of rising North American production and less consumption."
If North American production is up and consumption down and stores are at their highest, that means the government, buying up oil has been part of the reason gas prices have risen. They have kept that oil from reaching the market. Why?
"if we can lower oil prices that would be a major tax cut,” Baumohl said. “The logic is fine. Whether it can successfully be carried out is the question. And I don’t think it can.”
If I am not mistaken gasoline is taxed by the gallon not as a % of the price. Given that it would seem if the price of gas goes down people use more and that would produce more tax revenue. Prices go up, people drive less, using fewer gallons producing less tax revenue.
Go make them better: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/chattanooga/default.cfm
Job Title: Police Officer 2010
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 12/31/10 12:00 AM Eastern Time
Salary: $34,118.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Must be a U.S. citizen, honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces (if applicable), and at least 21 years old and under the age of 40. Prior certified police experience may override age requirement. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Candidates who have college degrees, honorable military service or certified law enforcement experience will be given preference. Must not have been convicted of or plead guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contend ere to any felony charge or violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances and meet any other standards as set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated Section #38-8-106.
SCREENING AND SELECTION PROCESS: After receipt of your completed application, the applicant will be notified by letter within two months to take the written test unless one of the exceptions applies.The written test will be waived if the applicant has at least two years of certified police officer experience, at least two years of honorable military service or at least a Bachelors degree from an accredited college. If one or more of these exceptions apply, the applicant will automatically be notified by letter or e-mail to take the physical ability test. The physical ability test consists of a short obstacle course and a fitness evaluation (ONLY FOR CANDIDATES TAKING THE WRITTEN TEST). The written test consists of four sections: accuracy of observation, written communication skills, reading with understanding and biographical inventory totaling 169 questions. Upon passing the written test with at least 70%, the applicant will be notified by mail or e-mail to take the physical ability test. After passing the physical ability test, a recruiter will contact selected candidates for further processing. Further processing consists of a thorough background investigation and polygraph exam; Candidates with honorable military service, prior certified police experience or college degrees will be given preference. The last step is a panel interview. The Police Administration and the Police Chief make final hiring selections. The written test is valid for three years and the physical ability test is valid for one year. If either of these tests expires, it is your responsibility to request a retest to keep your application active. You may only retake the written or physical ability tests two times per year. If you have additional questions, you may call Janice Suttles at 757-0900 or e-mail her at email@example.com or Ernie Meyer at 757-0032 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't have an issue with the license. You can translate the book on a computer, print it out in whatever language you need to and charge a fee to the requester. What I have an issue with is the last three 1 Billion dollar investments in TN were foreign? VW does not approve of the legislation? What about the rest of the foreigners that have purchased TN and the rest of the United States as well? Since we are selling our country to the highest bidder we should ask all non American nonvoting foreigners what they want our laws to say so they can feel more at home when they are away from their country. Wait, when I went to germany in the army the first thing I had to do was take a 2 week class on how to speak german. American citizenship (birth or naturalized) should be required to purchase property in America. The American government should be spending our tax dollars investing in new American auto plants instead of sending out to foreign countries and giving it to immigrants from india to start businesses here in the US. That includes guaranteed loans with no interest. I am waiting for the government to start importing Haitians’ and giving them free money that hardworking Americans should be getting from American tax dollars to start American businesses in America!
They will continue to drain police resources until they feel the citizens will accept another tax increase to fix the problems they intentionally create. Through chaos comes change.
It appears Bell_Fighter that you believe the only reason those shootings occurred is because of an agenda. I suppose it is possible that you have been influenced by years of propaganda from those like the NAACP that need you to believe that so they can exist. You need to check your logic. If your children are taught to respect authority and live by the rules there is an excellent chance they will live well. If your children are taught that the police are their enemy, that snitching (a civic duty by the way) is a crime against the black race and doing well in school or work is acting white then there is an excellent chance they will die well. Do not expect things to improve until those types of racist teachings are abolished. They are an underlying influence of many of our so called black organizations, I would turn to the teachings of MLK not M-X for prosperity. Do we teach our children content of character or separation from the whites? Do we teach them to live together in harmony or in stature through violence? Is it the law of the land or the jungle that we teach? If we continue to separatism we will always be separate.
Sandyonsignal & Ea TN the FBI does NOT consider Hispanics to be white as one jumps on the conspiracy wagon and the other drives the horses. The FBI directs, through the National Incident Based Reporting System that Hispanic is a ethnicity not a race as you may have both black and white Hispanics. Officers are required to ask Hispanics if they are black or white and classify accordingly. This may surprise both of you, though truthfully I doubt it, the overwhelming majority claim to be white. Here is a couple of more surprises, Hispanic victims are mostly targeted by black offenders and the majority of crime period is black on black. So in the majority of crimes it is not the evil racist white persons who claims that a black person is a criminal but black people standing out against the 1960 attitude that you both are obviously plagued with. Growing up amongst black folks as I have it may interest you to know that I have met more black racists than I have white and there’s an inside joke that white people are stupid because they are so easily manipulated.