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Palydaxjones

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-hurricane-harvey-houston-0829-20170828-story.html

Any Texas BDS members or close to you concerns out there?
Not sure what we can do. But pass on concerns if helpful to you.
Other states effected?
Incredible the amount of flooding and expected years to get back to normal.
Millions of people, 1000s and 1000s of flooded homes and businesses...
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Kelly Jamison is & sent Me this of his friends home...

http://abc7news.com/2359603/

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Our prayers are going out to you and your neighbors KJam
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My folks are back in their house. One weird thing is snakes....lots of snakes out. The pets survived which was good 85% of the neighborhood was underwater including the Hickman's house. I can't tell you how many Christmas's, Holloweens and birthdays I spent in that very house they were wading through. I feel so bad for them but like I said, they are a strong family. They will pull through. Chad is an outstanding guy and he will do all he can to get his parents back into the house. 

Sorry for my absense from the Board. I should correct that ASAP.

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funny about the snakes. when hurricane Wilma came through FL it went through my front door, but we survived with minimal damage. the thing that I amazed me was the wildlife that basically blew in from the everglades. For a couple of weeks  I saw the most exotic birds that I have ever seen, gators in the city, no snakes, but lots of strange things out of place. 
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Katrina was crazy to but with not so exotic animals, rats and peoples pets that they couldn't take. Another crazy thing was the plant life that moved with the flood water. The following summer we found tomatoes growing all over the place, down in canal banks, and neutral grounds.all kinds too.good luck to all those affected. It's a long road but but you'll rebuild and be stronger when it's all over
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Storms/hurricanes, similar can allow animals to escape.
Foreign exotic and new species with no USA predators to keep them in line after escaping.
Bane and environmental toll in the USA....
Florida and Boas is one example (although many given up by past owners, simply let go in everglades...BOO...)...
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/04/05/10-pythons-including-two-15-feet-long-captured-10-days-florida-everglades/100062848/

Hope all recovering as best they can from Hurricane Harvey. In california
"super" unleaded gas is now $3.26 per gallon.
Up 85 cents from 7 days ago!! +35% in 7 days!!!
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P.S. Tacked on after reading Price Gouging. Which I agree.
Only thing I can recommend. OWN THE STOCK..
I bot Chevron couple years ago, 4% dividend, value goes up 2%-8% annual. Helps pay for being goughed.
Did same with local Safeway (bot out), Utility (PG&E) and many others, Google, Amazon, AT&T, Facebook, etc.
All stuff/products I use daily, spend money on, pay for....
Admit only started 8yrs ago doing this grown up investment strategy  properly...... They pay me, I pay them.
If company stock gets hammered, drops in value as to stock price, for typical reasons.
BUT MORE at lower pricing. Hold it till you die, just like our BDS skateboards/Art....
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That is some price gouging bullshit too Paly. Those refineries that closed represent only 10 percent of the refineries in the US. I paid 2.09 a gallon 3 days ago, and now it is up to about 2.29... dicks.

Hopefully a speedy recovery to all affected. My aunt in La Porte faired well. My cousin in Hitchcock got some water. Damn.

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Hoping for the best for the people in Houston and other affected areas. 

Price gouging and collusion - definitely.  Regular (87) has gone from $2.19 to $2.69 in a week at 3 different stations within 2 miles.  A couple of those places had 3 price increases in less than 24 hours...and they didn't get 3 deliveries in less than 24 hours.  Predictions/forecasts were for increases of about $0.35/gallon average nationally due to Harvey.  Prices are now at a 2 year high.  Also allows gas companies to bury in annual increases around Labor Day for extra travel that many do and blame it on Harvey.  Nice...[frown]  

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Yeah it is such a load of shit....they are always looking for any reason to jump on the increase . Up here we have the gas by the liter....so more or less 1/4 of a gallon. Before the storm hit........ $1.06 a liter.....after the storm .... $1.29 . So converted to a gallon ....that is an increase of $ .92 a gallon and it is not like we get our fuel from the Huston area. Always looking for any fucking reason . FUCK WADS.....all of them .
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I'm in Houston. Been spending the last week tearing out neighbors walls and hauling wet furniture. Thankfully we avoided flooding by about a 1/2 in. to spare. Had to push water all through the night to keep it at that level. Dug trenches in my yard to help also. 
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Glad you're okay Bernie.  Best to you and yours in the ongoing recovery efforts. 
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So glad your head is above water Bernie.  I'm sure a lot of hard work lies ahead as Houston recovers.  Godspeed.  Hopefully, Irma will not track your way as well.
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Phew close call Bernie, pleased to see you escaped damage. Must have been a really scarey time for you. Glad you are OK
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Great to hear you saved your property Bernie & wish you & all affected over there a speedy & safe recovery.
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