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Gasoline futures assist
drive value spikes

Within the mid-Nineteen Seventies once I labored for a fuel station, we might alter our costs based mostly on the gas supply ticket we obtained from the motive force.

These days, main model fuel stations obtain emails and faxes concerning costs based mostly on fuel future costs and people main model stations alter their costs based mostly on the futures, mainly making extra revenue on product they have already got of their tanks.

That is why impartial fuel stations are inclined to have decrease costs when oil and fuel costs surge.

Simply questioning if the oil firms additionally calculate their sale value of fuel to the stations based mostly on oil and fuel futures. If that’s the case, then the oil firms are additionally making extra revenue on oil they bought at a cheaper price.

Conrad Schapira

State should prepare extra
psychological well being staff

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed CARE court docket (“Newsom plans psychological well being care overhaul,” Web page A1, March 4) is an important second step in tackling the homelessness drawback.

Step one is recruiting and coaching clinicians. We merely would not have sufficient certified professionals to deal with this monumental drawback, and it’s one motive why we’re on this disaster. Individuals don’t get the assistance they want early sufficient to keep away from the destiny of maximum disaster. Nobody keen and in a position to do the tough work related to psychological well being care ought to must pay for the schooling essential to do the job.

Sadly, that’s the system we have now now. College students pay for the prolonged schooling they want for the job earlier than they will begin the job. It’s backward and till it modifications, no person has CARE.

Kelley Jensen
Los Gatos

Poll entry suffers
as filibuster lingers

Texas is one in all 19 states that has enacted repressive voting legal guidelines since 2020, impacting residents duly registered from unfettered entry to the poll field.

We should finish the filibuster to guard everybody’s proper to vote. I see the filibuster to impede the correct to vote as equal to Russia’s chilling the rights of its residents by forbidding them from talking out.

In America our vote is our voice; everybody ought to have the identical entry to that vote for electing federal candidates. Your ZIP code shouldn’t decide the way you vote for the president of members of the U.S. Home and Senate.

Alice Schaffer Smith
Palo Alto

U.S. should step up
navy help to Ukraine

I agree with Marc Thiessen that we must always again the supply of Polish MiGs to Ukraine (“Biden ought to enable Poland to ship Ukraine planes now,” Web page A7, March 10). And whereas a common no-fly zone could also be confrontational, making a restricted no-fly zone by NATO and U.N. over migration corridors and nuclear crops seem to be mandatory motion on behalf of Ukraine’s civilian inhabitants.

Putin’s Russia is a bully bent on taking on a sovereign, democratic nation whereas difficult a reluctant U.S. and NATO, who stand on the sidelines and fear about increasing the scope of an unprovoked battle. This reluctance isn’t all that a lot completely different than the appeasement of Hitler previous to World Battle II, which emboldened, moderately than curtailed, German aggression and led to World Battle II.

As a U.S. veteran, I don’t need our blood and treasure spent on one other battle. However as chief of the free world, our nation ought to get up for democracy and stand with Ukraine. I do.

Larry Kubo
San Jose

Section out fossil gas
to tame Russian energy

As heartbreaking information from Ukraine dominates headlines, it highlights how Russia is ready to weaponize oil and fuel distribution in Europe due to the world’s dependence on fossil fuels.

On March 8, President Biden introduced a Russian oil import ban and warned that fuel costs would little question enhance much more. This exemplifies the significance of power independence at house. To attain that, we should transition to wash power that doesn’t add to the carbon emissions harming our world.

One approach to accomplish that is to point out our political leaders that we would like change. I urge you to contact Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla, and President Biden. Allow them to know that you really want robust local weather motion included within the price range reconciliation invoice now earlier than Congress.

Renee Hinson
Mountain View

Enhance Ukraine help
throughout the board

We should strongly advocate speedy will increase in navy help, humanitarian help and logistical help for the Ukrainian military and the Ukrainian folks themselves. We should cease listening to Vladimir Putin by being afraid to danger escalating the battle in his eyes.

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