The biggest news of the week was per­haps Iran, who refused to allow the UN nuclear inspec­tors into key sites, fur­ther indi­cat­ing that the nation is devel­op­ing nuclear weaponry. The price of oil rose on spec­u­la­tion that sup­plies will be tighter. And Fox News and the Repub­li­can Pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates did their best to pin the resul­tant increase in gaso­line prices on Pres­i­dent Obama.

Today’s Fri­day, and you know what that means. The floor is yours. What’s fuel­ing your thoughts as this week draws to a close?

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