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Why They Hate PeaceYou should read this!! Good info. when getting fuel for your vehicles.
Got this from a email friend today she says……..I ALWAYS check the first gallon before pumping more – simply to MATCH the PRICE (advertised) against the ONE gallon pumped into my car. – I “caught” a SHELL station (here in Mesa, Arizona) that had the price 12 cents per gallon HIGHER than the advertised price on the pump AND the sign out front. – I called the local Department of Agriculture (weights and measures division) from my cell phone immediately – waiting for them to show up. They did, some 20 minutes later. The Department taped all the pumps – stopping ALL traffic from using the pumps. They (two men) checked all 6 pumps, finding them all “rigged” at a higher price (by 12 cents) per gallon than advertised.

PS – That particular SHELL station was being operated by 2 men from India.

Whether true or not………still a good practice.

This is especially prevalent at places owned by foreign born entities.

In some case, they even have counterfeit Department of Agriculture stickers to put on the pumps when they re-calibrate. The State seldom physically inspects the pumps as it is very labor intensive, so it often goes overlooked for months or years. I usually buy all my gas at Sam’s Club, but always get receipts wherever I have to get fuel. Often, I will pump exactly ONE GALLON and check the pump pricing before continuing the fill up, and even then, I am aware of how much fuel I should get within a couple of tenths of a gallon from experience.

This is true. It happened to them three weeks ago somewhere in Pomona on our way to Penchant. The pump should have totaled @ $68.00 (and change). When the receipt was printed, and she checked it was $77.00 (and change). She got mad, went inside the store, asked for a calculator and let them do the math.

They refunded her, she told them that if they cheat, they had better make it right. Normally, her husband would skip printing the receipt. Not her. We saw on the news the other night that this is happening everywhere.

Brian pumped exactly one gallon of gas. The price did not match the cost of one gallon. It was higher. He went inside and complained, got a refund.
There is also a number on each pump that you can call and complain.
This is a true story, so read it carefully.
I stopped at a BP gas station in GA. My truck’s gas gauge was on 1/4 of a tank. I use the mid-grade, which was priced at $3.71 per gallon. When my tank is at this point, it takes somewhere around 14 gallons to fill When the pump showed 14 gallons had been pumped, I began to slow it down. Then, to my surprise, it went to 15, then 16. I even looked under my truck to see if it was being spilled. It was not.
Then it showed 17 gallons on the pump. It stopped at 18 gallons. This was very strange to me, since my truck has only an 18 gallon tank. I went on my way a little confused, then on the evening news I heard a report that 1 out of 4 gas stations had calibrated their pumps to show more gas had been pumped than a person actually got.
Here is how to check a pump to see if you are getting the right amount:
Whichever grade you are using, put EXACTLY 1 (one) GALLON in your tank, then look at the dollar amount. If the dollar amount is not EXACTLY the price of the fuel PRICE ADVERTISED, then the pumps are rigged.
In my case, as I said, the mid-grade was $3.71 per gallon; my dollar amount or 1 gallons should have been $3.71.
I wish I had checked the pump. It doesn’t matter where you pump gas, please check the 1 gallon price. If you do find a station that is cheating, contact the state Agriculture Department, and direct your comments to the Commissioner, the info is on the gas pumps.

History Lesson on Your Social Security Card
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Dick Kantenberger   Gifted Education Writer Examiner.com
History Lesson on Your Social Security Card
Just in case some of you CITIZENS OF THE USA didn’t know this.
It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show it to your family
and friends. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter
whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.
Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and
Card were not to be used for identification purposes.
Since nearly everyone in the
United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the
message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION was removed.

SocialSecurityCard
An old Social Security card with the “NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION” message.
Our Social Security
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:1) That participation in the Program would becompletely voluntary, No longer Voluntary2) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual
incomes into the Program
,Now 7.65%  On the first $90,000.3) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from
their income for tax purposes each year,
No longer tax deductible4) That the money the participants put in went to the Independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the
General Operating Fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security
Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and,
Under President Johnson the money was moved to The General Fund and spent.5) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.

Under President Clinton & Gore up to 85% of your Social Security can be taxed.

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month —
and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘put
away — you may be interested in the following:

Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the Independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the
General Fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was President Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically controlled House and Senate.Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding? A: The Democratic Party.Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities? A: The Democratic Party with Al Gore casting the ‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the
Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S.Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?President Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.  Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65,
began to receive Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though
they never paid a dime into it! Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans
want to take your Social Security away!And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will
evolve. But it’s worth a try. How many people can YOU send this to?
Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.
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WHO DIED BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK??

HOW MANY FOLKS DIED, BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED $1 OF SOCIAL SECURITY THEY PAID IN TO OUR GOVERNMENT!??

THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S CALCULATION OF AVAILABLE SOCIAL SECURITY IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK!!! WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?

Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your employer did, too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500.

Read that again….

Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny? We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government.

Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back. If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98

If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month

Another thing with me…. I have two deceased husbands who died in their 50’s, (one was 51 and the other one was 59 before one cent of their social security could be drawn. I worked all my life and am drawing 100% on my own social security). Their social security money will never have one cent drawn from what they paid into it all their lives.

THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON HAVE PULLED OFF A BIGGER PONZI SCHEME THAN BERNIE MADOFF EVER DID.

Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!

Remember Congressional benefits? — free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days. Now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements? We’re “broke” and we can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless. Yet in the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile and Turkey. And now Pakistan……home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! Our retired seniors living on a ‘fixed social security income’ receive no additional federal aid nor do they get any financial breaks, while our government sends hundreds of billions of $$$ and tons of food to foreign countries.

They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.

                                                                             – – Author unknown

 

p.s. Call your Congressman and Senator and ask what they are doing to ensure that, starting now, Social Security and Medicare funds are locked away from government spending and ask what their plan is to restore the stolen funds.  Perhaps that money should come out of the pension funds of the politicians who voted to steal American workers’ money from the Social Security fund.

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