Daily Archives: June 24, 2008

>Gas prices fuel some skipped first aid calls

>The Asbury Park Press is reporting that the high cost of gas is causing some members of the Holmdel First Aid Squad to miss calls for help. It seems that a number of the First Aider’s are on fixed incomes and can not afford to respond to calls.
Officials in town are stating however, that all emergency calls are being responded to and that no one is currently in danger.

This seems like a real problem, how long before the public becomes effected? And is this an isolated situation or are other towns in the Bayshore experiencing the same problems? I would like to know because something needs to be done about it before some one dies.

Is it possible for towns to reimburse some of the fuel costs to their emergency responders, maybe $20-$25 dollars a month or maybe on a per mileage, per call basis ? I don’t know, but this issue needs to be looked at if towns are going to rely on volunteers to provide emergency services.

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Gas prices fuel some skipped first aid calls

The Asbury Park Press is reporting that the high cost of gas is causing some members of the Holmdel First Aid Squad to miss calls for help. It seems that a number of the First Aider’s are on fixed incomes and can not afford to respond to calls.
Officials in town are stating however, that all emergency calls are being responded to and that no one is currently in danger.

This seems like a real problem, how long before the public becomes effected? And is this an isolated situation or are other towns in the Bayshore experiencing the same problems? I would like to know because something needs to be done about it before some one dies.

Is it possible for towns to reimburse some of the fuel costs to their emergency responders, maybe $20-$25 dollars a month or maybe on a per mileage, per call basis ? I don’t know, but this issue needs to be looked at if towns are going to rely on volunteers to provide emergency services.

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Filed under Asbury Park Press, Bayshore, Emergency Responders, First Aid responders, high gas prices, Holmdel, Oil Prices

>Republicans’ Bizarre Rediscovery of Osama bin Laden

>The Huffington Post’s Steve Benen wrote a piece about how all of the sudden, now that the genral election is about four months away, the Republican’s have started to raise the specter of Osama bin Laden, after months and months of saying that he was not relevent or worth their time to look for.

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Scientists discover a new mathematical formula…for the perfect cheese sandwich

Is  cheese between two pieces of bread your idea of the ideal sandwich? Well if it is click on the headline and read all about how scientists from Bristol University in England have come up with the perfect formula for the creation of  a cheese sandwich.  

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Republicans’ Bizarre Rediscovery of Osama bin Laden

The Huffington Post’s Steve Benen wrote a piece about how all of the sudden, now that the genral election is about four months away, the Republican’s have started to raise the specter of Osama bin Laden, after months and months of saying that he was not relevent or worth their time to look for.

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Scientists discover a new mathematical formula…for the perfect cheese sandwich

Is  cheese between two pieces of bread your idea of the ideal sandwich? Well if it is click on the headline and read all about how scientists from Bristol University in England have come up with the perfect formula for the creation of  a cheese sandwich.  

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>Why Oil Prices Skyrocketed

>With the cost of crude oil surging to record highs, a heated battle of blame is in full swing, with a lineup of suspects that includes the oil industry, Congress, commodity speculators, environmentalists and developing countries in Asia….

So opens the article that I was reading on Livescience.com.
The article is a quick rundown on the reasons why the cost of oil has risen so much over the past year.

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Filed under Asia, environmentalists, Oil industry, Oil Prices, Peak oil, speculators