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5 ways to lower your gas prices In California

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 8:57 pm | Randy Thomasson

If you’re like me, you’re concerned about high gas prices in California.

As someone who watches the stock market, I shake my head at how California’s Democrat-controlled government somehow keeps the average price of regular gas above $4 per gallon, when oil prices are low, and when most other states enjoy much lower prices.

So, to help you and your family, here are SaveCalifornia.com’s 5 ways to fight against high gas prices:

1. Before you go to a gas station, do what I do — check out the best prices in your vicinity.

2. Drive less if you can, by driving more for your needs than your wants. This will likely mean combining errands. Sometimes this will mean changing where you buy goods and services. And might mean buying more online.

3. Consider buying a used car that averages above 30 mpg. Here are 15 fuel-efficient used cars under $5,000

4. When voting, don’t for an environmental activist candidate or ballot measure, because you’ll be supporting a lower supply of energy and higher energy prices (as well as higher prices for housing, food, and water).

5. Remember that Democrats have controlled the California State Legislature for 60 years. They caused and are still causing your high energy prices.

Why are gasoline prices so high in California?

  • California’s Democrat politicians, with the help of self-interested government unions, are devoted to big, expensive government, as well as to liberal environmental activists who regard dirt and trees as more important than people made in the image of God and people’s private property. The Democrat politicians have imposed the highest state gas tax in the nation: $1.26 a gallon (98 cents in gas taxes and gas fees, plus a 28-cent “mystery tax”).
     
  • California also has the highest gas prices in the contiguous 48 states.
     
  • California’s Democrat-run government forces gasoline to be more expensive to formulate, which is another disincentive to oil refineries trying to do business here:

“For many years, California also required that summer-blend gasoline — which is more expensive to produce and contains extra additives designed to reduce air pollution in the summer — be used all year round. So, while gasoline prices typically fall in September across the United States as stations switch to the cheaper winter blend, Californians were left paying higher prices. In 2012, around the time gasoline prices were breaking records, Governor Jerry Brown changed the regulations to permit winter-blend gasoline to be sold in California in an attempt to bring down rising gasoline prices. Still, both the summer and winter blends of gasoline used in California are more expensive to produce than those used in any other state.” “California Is Approaching $4 Gasoline, But It Has Only Itself To Blame,” Forbes, Sept. 28, 2018

  • In 2017, the Democrat-controlled California Energy Commission crowed about no new refineries and no new refineries:

“Permitting Issues. It is unlikely that new refineries will be built in California. In fact, from 1985 to 1995, 10 California refineries closed, resulting in a 20 percent reduction in refining capacity. Further refinery closures are expected for small refineries with capacities of less than 50,000 barrels per day. The cost of complying with environmental regulations and low product prices will continue to make it difficult to continue operating
older, less efficient refineries.”
Source

  • And the Democrat politicians have also prohibited interstate oil pipelines into California, thus decreasing the supply, increasing the demand, and jacking up the price of gas for us all:

“With no major pipelines connecting California to its neighbors, the state remains largely untouched by the shale boom. While refiners in the Midwest and Gulf Coast are awash in cheap, American crude, those in California are paying as much as $6 more per barrel for oil shipped from Saudi Arabia, Ecuador and Colombia. That’s taken a toll on California pump prices, which were 61 cents higher per gallon last year than the national average.” 
Source: Bloomberg.com

I hope you benefit from this information and will share it with others. California’s high gas prices are a negative consequence of our bad state government. When voters revolt against the establishment, this can change. In the meantime, let’s save on gas where we can.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

Proverbs 29:2

Democrat politicians vs. vaccine-injured children

Monday, September 16, 2019, 10:10 am | Randy Thomasson

You’ve got to feel for the mothers and fathers of vaccine-injured children in California. Their God-given parental right to protect their children from harm is being murdered off by the ruling Democrats in Sacramento.

Because under the Democrats’ SB 276 and SB 714 — both signed by Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom on September 9, 2019 — no child who has ALREADY BEEN INJURED BY A VACCINE can be exempted by a loving, pro-family, pro-health, pro-reality pediatrician. No, the State will decide instead of doctors, and the aggressively pro-vaccine Big Government will issue very few exemptions.

This lack of compassion from the Democrat politicians means, to exempt your already-vaccine-injured child or genetically-vulnerable siblings of your child from future vaccines that threaten their health, you have only 3 possible paths when January 1, 2020 rolls around:

1. If you already have a medical exemption (or get one by December 31, 2019 from an understanding pediatrician) for your 7th-grade-and-above children enrolled in government-run schools, your children will never be forced to be injected with vaccines before they graduate.

2. Homeschool, because California homeschoolers are totally exempt from any forced vaccinations, whether from the Democrats’ SB 276 and SB 714 in 2019 or from the Democrat’s SB 277 in 2015.

3. Move to one of the 45 U.S. states that permit philosophical or religious exemptions to childhood vaccines.

When Susan Lawson of Colorado hears parents declaring, unequivocally, that everyone should vaccinate their children because it’s perfectly safe, she says it feels “like a punch in the gut.” That’s because she’s seen another side of the story: Her daughter Julia, now 9, was left with permanent brain damage — an injury acknowledged by a federal court payout — after receiving her MMRV (measles-mumps-rubella-varicella) shot when she was a year old.
Parents of Vaccine-Injured Children Speak Out: ‘The Guilt Is Huge’ (Yahoo News, February 17, 2015)



ALERT: The new SB 276 still replaces pediatricians with a state bureaucrat

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 11:38 am | Randy Thomasson

After surprisingly expressing support for parents’ concerns and the doctor-patient relationship surrounding medical exemptions for childhood vaccines, California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has flip-flopped in a disturbing compromise that threatens to increase tyrannical government under his watch.

The amended SB 276 would permit the State of California to deny any and all medical exemptions for controversial vaccines — essentially permitting the government to replace pediatricians — despite evidence of harm to a child or within a family. This is so wrong!

NEWSOM ON JUNE 1: “I’m a parent. I don’t want someone that the governor of California appointed to make a decision for my family …  I believe in immunizations … however I do legitimately have concerns about a bureaucrat making a decision that is very personal … That’s just something we need to pause and think about. Source  

NEWSOM’S HHS SECRETARY ON JUNE 18: “The Governor would like to thank Dr. Pan for his leadership and for partnering with the Administration on these amendments. These amendments ensure the this bill protects the doctor-patient relationship, strengthens the state’s ability to target doctors who abuse the medical exemption process and gives state public health officials the tools to identify and protect schools and communities where herd immunity is in danger.” Source

ACTION: Every person of conscience, whether pro- or anti-vaccine, should unite for parental rights and medical freedom and against more government tyranny. So let’s together unleash a mini-flood of messages to our double-minded governor!

STEP 1. Copy SaveCalifornia.com’s pre-written message below into the Governor’s web contact form. Once on that web form, select “Have Comment.” Then, under “Please choose your subject,” select “OTHER.” Then paste in the following message (which you can edit, of course):

The amended SB 276 still replaces pediatricians with bureaucrats. The amended bill still permits state officials to trump family doctors and the doctor-patient relationship. So please veto this invasive bill. SB 276 still ignores the real-life concerns of parents with children with genetic weaknesses and children who are already vaccine-damaged, and creates a harsh, “one size fits all” vaccine bureaucracy.

Governor Newsom, please get informed on the serious problems with SB 276 by reading the following public letters: https://physiciansforinformedconsent.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/PIC-MBC-SB276-7-9-19.pdf
https://www.facebook.com/avoiceforchoice/posts/2864097703663235?tn=K-R

STEP 2. Call Governor Gavin Newsom’s constituent services phone line at 916-445-2841 (9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday). When your call is answered, simply read all or part of the above message. (The person answering will also ask for your name and address, which you can always decline to provide.)

I believe that there’s still a small chance that Newsom will veto SB 276 later this summer if he receives enough email, phone calls, and personal visits from parents concerned about the State forcing controversial vaccinations.

On Thursday, June 20, at the “hurry up” hearing on the amended SB 276, hundreds of parents pleaded with the Democrat-controlled committee to abandon their forced vaccination bill. Despite reasonable testimony to the contrary, the Democrat committee still passed it.

You can expect this tyrannical bill to pass the Assembly floor and then the State Senate, on a concurrence vote, later this summer. Because these Democrat legislators are paid very well by Big Pharma!

But long-term, parents who don’t want their children forcibly vaccinated, or who oppose school sexual indoctrination, negative peer pressure, and dumbed-down “academics,” should prepare to homeschool because homeschoolers are exempt from California’s mandatory vaccination law.

Realize that homeschooling is simpler and more needed than ever (the curriculum is so good, it does the teaching). See how at SaveCalifornia.com’s special website, RescueYourChild.com. All it takes to rescue your children is love for them and faith in God.