When the war in Iraq started, a gallon of gasoline was about $1.35. Average (informal result based on googling the phrase "2007 average gasoline price" and reading the headlines talking about monthly changes) gasoline at the pumps in 2007 spent most of the year in the neighborhood of $3.25. Already in 2008 the price has risen to a shade under $4.00 and noone doubts it will pass $4.00, and could easily get to $4.50. The home ATM is shut off, so Americans will be cutting back on unneccessary spending. Equally dependent on American consumption, are the oil companys for sales and earnings. In 2001 (the most recent year I could find figures for easily enough for this paranoid rant) Americans consumed 105 billion gallons of gasoline. As American incomes have not risen since 2001, and many Americans have already given up luxury spending like health insurance, where are they gong to find the money to buy the gasoline they need to get to work. [more]
NVR is probably the best in class homebuilder out there. [more]
To solve healthcare, first do no harm. Look at all the cute little baby bottles.
Because 17 million per day is what lobbyists spend to make theirs count a little more.
Personally, I'd like to know what lobbyists (Especially lobbyists for publicly traded companys)spend on governments that can afford to buy stuff.
Do you ever feel like you are investing in crap? Like your portfolio was just a big pile of doo-doo? You bought it because it was the "next big thing" and it probably isn't. Its just crap. Fertilizer is flying you hear. 98 million cows in the USA, TMFDeej tells us, and a whole lot of bullsh^t. [more]
This is pure plagurism. Shameless copying of anothers work. Even the title. So instead I will give you the link to the 'Jeff Matthews is Not Making This Up' webblog, a place I like to visit once in a while. It is a short, entertaining read. [more]
I have not voted yet, as I have not yet found one choice so much more deserving than all the rest. [more]