Monday, January 12, 2015

Don't Buy Gas Here? Prices 20-30 Cents Higher

LABELLE, FL. -- Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.12/gallon.

But in Hendry and Glades county, Florida prices are still 20 to 30 cent higher than Florida average prices. Although prices are falling, they historically don't fall as much as surrounding counties including Lee where prices are always much lower and in line with the rest of Florida. Motorists can drive out of the county and save several dollars on a fillup.

Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 117.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 42.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 48.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 118.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Why You Are Liberal Or Conservative - Surprising Reasons Says Book

Take A Test To See What Your Beliefs Really Are

LABELLE, FL. -- A new book, "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics And Religion" says people's morality values vary across cultures and political parties and suggests there are certain "moral foundations" to which all people adhere to a lessor or greater extent.

By taking a questionnaire developed by social psychologists from the University of Virginia, one can see how his or her sense of conservative or liberal values compares to others.

A book by University of Virginia Associate Professor of Psychology Jonathan Heidt says political liberals subscribe to a great sense of fairness and caring the same as political conservatives, but conservatives also care much more about loyalty to the group, and deference to authority with respect for traditions.

Heidt has found a number of "moral foundations" believed to be innate and universal across all people that guide individual and group behaviors and opinions.

Heidt and other social and cultural psychologists, trying to understand why morality varies so much across cultures, created what they call a Moral Foundations Theory from their studies. What they found, helps explain why moral values vary so tremendously in people around the world, and between political parties, yet exhibit so many similarities.

Heidt says, "The current American culture war, we have found, can be seen as arising from the fact that liberals try to create a morality relying primarily on the Care/harm foundation, with additional support from the Fairness/cheating and Liberty/oppression foundations. Conservatives, especially religious conservatives, use all six foundations, including Loyatly/betrayal, Authority/subversion, and Sanctity/degradation."

You can test your own "moral foundations" profiles, and compare them to liberal and conservative views by taking a Morality questionnaire for Southwest Florida Online readers at

(After filling out the brief questions to register, scroll down the questionnaire page to do the "Moral Foundations" questionnaire first, it's the second quiz on the list. Feel free to try many of the other questionnaires as well. )

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Are You One Of Three Not Getting Enough Sleep?

LABELLE, FL. -- One in three don't get enough sleep and new research shows how damaging this may be for our health and safety.

This 90 minute video from National Geographic Channel’s Sleepless in America exposes the crucial need for sleep and the shocking life-threatening consequences of its absence.