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There are 545 comments on the CBS News story from Oct 7, 2012, titled Video: 10/06: Gas prices hit record high in Cali; Terror suspects.... In it, CBS News reports that:

In California, gas prices exploded to a record high average of $4.61 dollars a gallon -- up 47 cents; Also, Five terror suspects, including Abu Hamza al-Masri, were extradited from the U.K. to the U.S; And, at the Vatican, the pope's butler was found guilty of stealing papers from his boss and leaking them to the press.

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Black New Orleans

Rochester, MN

#83 Oct 7, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>Must have killed you, when Romney finally admitted, the Stimulus was a job producer?...Pay attention much?
The debate was clearly unfair to Obama. He was asked questions that require FACTS and NO fake Southern African American Preacher accent was permitted. The Chameleon In Chief, just couldn't shift his camouflage without the aide of a TelePrompter.
Black New Orleans

Rochester, MN

#84 Oct 7, 2012
Bin Laden is dead, GM is alive..........really, Lmao
Occupy this

San Francisco, CA

#85 Oct 7, 2012
Will $6 gas finally make Kalifornia wake-up? What does it take to teach a liberal something...anything useful about the real world?

Governor "Jim Beam" of Kalifornia re-elected... Kalifornia never learns.

Let's see if $6 a gallon gas will "open their minds."

At some point, the blue state just might turn red.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#86 Oct 7, 2012
DavidH64 wrote:
<quoted text>
Allow me to jog your memory;
"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe" - Steven Chu Secretary of Energy
wish he added but Americans will never recieve the same
amount of benefits that Europeans enjoy..Brain washing
the USA to accept high gas prices,but avoiding the true
facts etc..Americans such an easy bunch to control for
Politicians!!!
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#87 Oct 7, 2012
Chavez,wins the Election,Sean Penn tipped as next VP?

Chavez will now have a freer hand to push for an even bigger state role in the economy and continue populist programs.

He pledged before the vote to make a stronger push for socialism in the next term. He's also likely to further limit dissent and deepen friendships with U.S. rivals.

A Capriles victory would have brought a radical foreign policy shift including a halt to preferential oil deals with allies such as Cuba, along with a loosening of state economic controls and an increase in private investment.It was Chavez's third re-election in nearly 14 years in office.

It was also his smallest victory margin. In 2006, he won by 27 percentage points."I can't describe the relief and happiness I feel right now," said Edgar Gonzalez, a 38-year-old construction worker.

He ran through crowds of Chavez supporters packing the streets around the presidential palace wearing a Venezuelan flag as a cape and yelling: "Oh, no! Chavez won't go!"

"The revolution will continue, thanks to God and the people of this great country," said Gonzalez.Voter turnout was an impressive 81 percent, compared to 75 percent in 2006.

Chavez paid close attention to his military-like get-out-the-vote organization at the grass roots, stressing its importance at campaign rallies. The opposition said he unfairly plowed millions in state funds into the effort.

Chavez spent heavily in the months before the vote, building public housing and bankrolling expanded social programs.

"I think he just cranked up the patronage machine and unleashed a spending orgy," said Michael Shifter, president of the Washington-based Inter-American Dialogue think tank.

But Shifter also didn't deny the affinity and gratefulness Venezuela's poor feel for Chavez. "Despite his illness, I still think he retains a large emotional connection with a lot of Venezuelans that I think were not prepared to vote against him."

Chavez spoke little during the campaign about his fight with cancer, which since June 2011 has included surgery to remove tumors from his pelvic region as well as chemotherapy and radiation treatment. He has said his most recent tests showed no sign of illness.

Capriles told supporters not to feel defeated."We have planted many seeds across Venezuela and I know that these seeds are going to produce many trees," he told a hall of supporters.

Despite winning a February primary that unified the opposition, Capriles proved no match for Chavez's electoral prowess.David Valencia, a 20-year-old Capriles supporter, said he was disappointed but that he hadn't lost hope despite the loss."There is still a sense in our hearts of wanting a better country," he said.

One pro-Chavez voter, private bodyguard Carlos Julio Silva, said that whatever his faults, Chavez deserved to win for spreading the nation's oil wealth to the poor with free medical care, public housing and other government programs.

The country has the world's largest proven oil reserves.

"There is corruption, there's plenty of bureaucracy, but the people have never had a leader who cared about this country," Silva said after voting for Chavez at a school in the Caracas slum of Petare.

At many polling places, voters began lining up hours before polls opened at dawn, some snaking for blocks in the baking Caribbean sun. Some shaded themselves with umbrellas.

Vendors grilled meat and some people drank beer.Chavez's critics say the president has inflamed divisions by labeling his opponents "fascists," ''Yankees" and "neo-Nazis," and it's likely hard for many of his opponents to stomach another six years of the loquacious and conflictive leader.Some said before the vote that they'd consider leaving the country if Chavez won.

Gino Caso, an auto mechanic, said Chavez is power-hungry and out of touch with problems such as crime. He said his son had been robbed, as had neighboring shops."I don't know what planet he lives on?

AP. White House denies Champagne sent????
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Go Blue

Miami, FL

#90 Oct 8, 2012
DavidH64 wrote:
<quoted text>
Allow me to jog your memory;
"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe" - Steven Chu Secretary of Energy
So, is that your version of recalling those warnings, for all those years?
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#91 Oct 8, 2012
Black New Orleans wrote:
<quoted text>
The debate was clearly unfair to Obama. He was asked questions that require FACTS and NO fake Southern African American Preacher accent was permitted. The Chameleon In Chief, just couldn't shift his camouflage without the aide of a TelePrompter.
He is THEE PRESIDENT...so, he is'nt allowed to lie at will, like Mitt....
Hi Lees Ego

United States

#92 Oct 8, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>He is THEE PRESIDENT...so, he is'nt allowed to lie at will, like Mitt....
Plase explain..How is the President "not allowed to lie"? Who is it that controls what the President says..Who is it that controls his speech? The fact is He did not have a comback when faced with facts. So if that is your point..That he did not use a lie to refute the facts, then I agree.
realist

Greensboro, NC

#93 Oct 8, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>He is THEE PRESIDENT...so, he is'nt allowed to lie at will, like Mitt....
But Blue, it is still an untruth if he either makes a statement that is not factual whether he (Obama) is aware or unaware of the truth. Obama is all about disception and slight of mouth. The latest video out there about his obvious racism where he is catering to his black audience is a prime example.
Obama is really a work of art in that he doesn't believe that his 'folks' will ever abandon him regardless of what he says. I believe that eventually all who are patriots will vote for what is best for the nation and it is definitely not race based.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#94 Oct 8, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>He is THEE PRESIDENT...so, he is'nt allowed to lie at will, like Mitt....
http://www.politifact.com/personalities/barac...

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#95 Oct 8, 2012
carey529 wrote:
and, WHERE is the outrage?????
oh, yeah,... AFTER romney's elected....right.
Gas where I live is down to 3.39 a gallon. I'm sorry for California, but they're the ones who voted on all special gasoline and they have a very high gas tax. I feel for them, but it's not exactly hurting me.
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#96 Oct 8, 2012
DavidH64 wrote:
So, you could'nt or would'nt answer my question on past warnings of rising gas prices?
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#97 Oct 8, 2012
DavidH64 wrote:
Fascinating that politifact shows that of the total rise in the deficit, 59% was due to remaining Bush blunders and only 12% can be attributed to Obama....fascinating....

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#98 Oct 8, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>Fascinating that politifact shows that of the total rise in the deficit, 59% was due to remaining Bush blunders and only 12% can be attributed to Obama....fascinating....
Fascinating that you lefties are so blind, ignorant, or outrightly deceiving that you fail to acknowledge that "Politifact" shows Obama's statements indicating that 90% of the deficit is Bush's fault to be "False".

That's a polite way for Politifact to say the "Blamer in Chief", Barack Obama, is a liar.

Interesting that you also don't mention the fact that, according to Politifact, a good portion of the deficits attributed to Bush are due to "an economy so bad the CBO couldn't predict it".

That would be Obama's economy they are talking about.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#99 Oct 8, 2012
Occupy this wrote:
Will $6 gas finally make Kalifornia wake-up? What does it take to teach a liberal something...anything useful about the real world?
Governor "Jim Beam" of Kalifornia re-elected... Kalifornia never learns.
Let's see if $6 a gallon gas will "open their minds."
At some point, the blue state just might turn red.
Doubtful.

More likely that red states like Texas and Arizona turn blue by the 2020 election because their increasing hispanic majority.

Once the Dems get Texas the GOPasaurs won't win another presidential election for generations.
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“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#101 Oct 8, 2012
What a joke...There is no shortage of oil and every oil company each quarter that rolls by makes a new rocord profit.....GREED AND SPECULATION HAS GOT TO STOP.......

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#102 Oct 8, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Doubtful.
More likely that red states like Texas and Arizona turn blue by the 2020 election because their increasing hispanic majority.
Once the Dems get Texas the GOPasaurs won't win another presidential election for generations.
It's actually more likely that, as Democrats swing increasingly left, and push social issues like gay marriage, abortion on demand, and continue their crusade against Christianity (particularly the Catholic Church), Hispanics will swing more toward the GOP. Particularly as more Hispanic Republicans win elected office.
Ralph

Grand Rapids, MI

#103 Oct 8, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
So stop buying so much crap you don't need.
A lot of working class Americans already are only buying the bare necessities now. That's why the economy sucks, the unemployment rate is around really 13% and a record number of people are now receiving food stamps and other government hand outs.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#104 Oct 8, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
What a joke...There is no shortage of oil and every oil company each quarter that rolls by makes a new rocord profit.....GREED AND SPECULATION HAS GOT TO STOP.......
What needs to stop is government regulation that limits refining and distribution in the United States, thus increasing prices and and artificially reducing supply every time there is a refinery fire or a "weather event".... like high winds.

There are three shut down small to medium sized refineries rusting away within 10 miles of my house. Refineries that used to employ hundreds of people, and produce tens of thousands of barrels of fuel, while we now get our fuel shipped in from over a hundred miles away.

It's time to end policies that make small refiners unprofitable, while favoring large multinational oil companies that send our oil out of the nation to be turned into usable products.

Democrats certainly aren't going to do it, and Republicans may not, if we don't hold their feet to the fire so that they remain accountable.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#105 Oct 8, 2012
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>A lot of working class Americans already are only buying the bare necessities now. That's why the economy sucks, the unemployment rate is around really 13% and a record number of people are now receiving food stamps and other government hand outs.
Cutter,Wassername,Reid,Rice,Ob ama,Carney,Gibbs,Clintons
say thats not true? That every one is much better off
than four years ago???? LOL..

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