Eric sent us this “signs of the times” article: More and More Moving to Escape Gas Price Burden. Meanwhile, the British press reports: Gas and electricity bills to rise 40 Percent, experts warn. (A hat tip to Jack B. for that link.)
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From a South African newspaper comes more troubling news from Zimbabwe. Here is a quote: “We are not going to give up our country because of a mere ‘X.’ [on a ballot]. How can a ballpoint fight with a gun?” Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe said yesterday while campaigning for reelection, in warning that he won’t give up power even if opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai beats him in the presidential run-off on June 27. Mr. Mugabe’s threat coincided with a sudden worsening in violence in the townships around the capital, Harare, as mobs of hundreds of governing-party youths marched through the streets at night, chanting war songs, dragging people out of their homes and beating them up with sticks, iron rods and axes, the Times of London reports.” Comrade Mugabe and his cronies must go! Of course, now that they have disarmed most of their opponents, that might prove difficult.
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Charles suggested this how-to whole house water filtration article PDF file: Gravity Fed Water Treatment System
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Reader A.D.S. mentioned this article: World crude production has peaked: Pickens. As I often say, the law of supply and demand is inescapable. T. Boone Pickens is right: Only sharply higher prices will cause demand to slacken.