News happens all year long, most of it seems
like bad news. Here are a few news articles that we have
picked up over the years around Halloween time.
Most of it
is dated, but interesting and even informative.
We'll up-date with newer articles as they come past our
$4+ Gasoline will hurt Halloween
no mistake about it, the price of gasoline today will affect how you
celebrate Halloween this coming October. For the last few years
the overly high prices at the pump, anywhere from three to four
dollars per gallon,
are hurting families more and more by taking a lot of money out of
Its important to understand that
its much more than the cost of just filling your car up with gas. Diesel fuel, which
used to cost substantially less than regular gasoline is at an all time
high and actually costs more than unleaded.
Just about every mode of
transportation that delivers consumer goods is moved by diesel
powered vehicles including semi-trucks, delivery trucks, trains and cargo ships.
As a result, virtually everything you buy from food to dry goods
has and will continue to go up in price and this includes
Even pumpkins are not immune! It
takes fuel to run the tractors that plow the fields, to power the
water pumps for irrigation and the trucks that deliver them to
your local stores and vendors. There are two things
that we all can do. First, start planning and
Halloween now! Tuck away every spare dollar you can through
out the year for candy,
costumes and decorations.
Second, with the current opposition
to off shore drilling and expanded drilling on federal land, the
US will be forced to purchase oil from other countries at ever
increasing prices. Vote out politicians
who enact policies that continue to raise the price of fuel and who want to
increase taxes on gasoline to consumers. We all know who they
Swift Dresses Up as a Pegacorn for Halloween
In the Halloween spirit and ready for some October 31st
horseplay as she dresses as a cross between a pegasus and a
unicorn in Manhattan on Friday.
Making her own fairy tale come true this year, pop star
Swift dresses up as a combination of two mythical creatures,
a Unicorn with Pegasus wings complete with ears, a swirling
horn, a tail and big white wings.
Taylor Swift - (instagram.com)
Cause, darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a PEGACORN.
Postage Stamps - Surprisingly, there has never
been a Halloween related postage stamp issued through the
United States Post Office, even though there have been many
campaigns directed at the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee
requesting that the
U.S. Postal Service issue a series of Halloween related postage stamps during the month of October.
This is very strange
considering that over seventy-two percent of the
households in the United States celebrate this wonderful holiday to some
extent. Whether you are sending out
greeting cards, invitations to your Halloween
party, or are a stamp collector, isn't it time we had a
Halloween themed postage stamp?