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Skateboarding outdoorsman who is trying to learn how to play music.
Skateboarding outdoorsman who is trying to learn how to play music.

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TIPS ON PUMPING GAS

Stolen from a Facebook post, but science is science and G+ loves.... science.

I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in California we are paying up to $3.75 to $4.10 per gallon. My line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every gallon:

Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose , CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.

**Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.

**A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

**When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.

One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL.

The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.

**Another reminder if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up; most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.
To have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It's really simple to do. Just share this. Thats it. 
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This community has over doubled in the last month. I am glad to see that!

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It's first day of spring, do not forget bees
► Monsanto buys leading bee research firm after being implicated in bee colony collapse → ~ http://guessingagain.tumblr.com/post/22667094311/monsanto-buys-leading-bee-research-firm-after-beinghttp://www.tumblr.com/tagged/colony%20collapse
► My friend posted this with the comment “R.I.P. Bees.” Pretty accurate.
►►Vanishing Of The Bees
~ http://youtu.be/_lGhcEEfcIc
►►Silence of the Bees
~ Silence of the Bees
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Beeologics’ acquisition announcement explains that Monsanto plans to incorporate all the biological research that Beeologics has conducted over the years into its own programs for developing more GMO systems. Monsanto has also seized control of a key product that is currently in the Beeologics development pipeline that supposedly “help[s] protect bee health.”

“Monsanto will use the base technology from Beeologics as a part of its continuing discovery and development pipeline,” says the announcement. “Biological products will continue to play an increasingly important role in supporting the sustainability of many agricultural systems.”

To translate, it appears as though Monsanto plans to useeven more chemical inputsto supposedly solve the bee collapse problem, even though it is these very inputs that are largely thecauseof the bee collapse problem. Several recent studies, after all, have definitively linked crop pesticides and herbicides, as well as high fructose corn syrup, to CCD.

The future looks bleak for bees, in other words, as Monsanto appears poised to slowly gobble up all the competing companies and organizations that threaten its own GMO products, while pretending to care about the dwindling bee populations. And unless drastic action is taken to stop Monsanto in its continued quest to dominate global agriculture, the food supply as we know it will soon be a thing of the past.

► Save The Honeybee Foundation
~ http://www.honeybeesanctuary.org/
► Restoring Honeybee Health
Mission and Vision
~ http://www.honeybeesanctuary.org/page2/page2.html
News
~ http://www.honeybeesanctuary.org/page0/page0.html
About Us
~ http://www.honeybeesanctuary.org/page4/page4.html
Kauai
~ http://www.honeybeesanctuary.org/page10/page10.html
Sanctuary
http://www.honeybeesanctuary.org/page7/page7.html
Photo Album
~ http://www.honeybeesanctuary.org/page1/page1.html
Contact Us
~ http://www.honeybeesanctuary.org/page3/page3.php

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►►► Links
Below is a list of some of our favorite websites. These folks are all making important contributions to raising awareness, and to the paradigm shift toward sustainable living:
► "Vanishing of the Bees"--A documentary film sponsored, in part, by Save the Honeybee Foundation
~ http://www.vanishingbees.com/B/Home.html
Vanishing of the Bees
~ https://www.facebook.com/vanishingbees

The Melissa Garden
~ http://www.themelissagarden.com/index.html
Spikenard Farm and Apiary
~ http://www.spikenardfarm.org/index.shtml
Birch Creek Arts and Ecology Center
~ http://www.deepwild.org/index.htm
Stephen Buhner/Foundation For Gaian Studies
~ http://www.gaianstudies.org/ Acutonics/Kairos Institute of Sound Healing
~ http://www.acutonics.com/
Bioneers
~ http://www.bioneers.org/
Cheryl Dunlap/Great artist with honeybee greeting cards
~ http://www.YogaBeeStore.com/ Tree-Beez: A great honeybee awareness company that donates to Save the Honeybee Foundation
~ http://www.tree-beez.com/

► Follow The Honey, Inc.
~ https://www.facebook.com/FollowTheHoney

*-borrowed photos from:
~ http://suvegespanni.com/Save-the-bees 
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"For the last time! Where is the Rebel Bass?" May the chord be with you, always!
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Seattle sculptress Kim Graham and her team made this amazing troll sculpture out of reclaimed lumber, discarded cardboard, and papier mache.

See More Cool Pictures On: WWW.ALLPICTURES.GE
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Me in 1988, stylin' with the hip pack. I was 13. #throwbackthursday
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The H.R. Giger Environment

See more here:
http://www.hrgiger.com/frame.htm

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Guitars Made From Recycled Skateboards.
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My Tatt!
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