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China or USA?

Ok america, who is winning the medal race at the olympics. Every medal table other than msnbc’s has China ahead due to the fact they have won more golds. This includes the official IOC results. It seems to me to be a way to make sure we win at all costs. I am going to christen it “medal table doping”.


4 dollar a gallon fuel is here:

This is the site that I saw today on my way home….

Yes I know it is diesel, but gas prices are not too far behind surely…


A Letter to America from John Cleese

To the citizens of the United States of America, in the light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy. Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable Gordon Brown, MP for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will appoint a minister for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

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The oil conundrum

Letter to the Editor: The oil conundrum:

“We are told every day that the reason for the $100 price of crude oil is because of the increased standard of living in India and China, increasing the demand on the petroleum market inventories. At the same time, a lot of companies are sending their business to India and buying their products from China, all because their services and products are much cheaper and make it more profitable.
If the people in India, who we are told have a salary of $1 a day, are going to buy a gallon of gasoline it should cost them pretty much the same as in the U.S., right?”

I have often wondered this same question myself. If oil is becoming prohibitively expensive for us affluent americans how come countries like China and India are experiencing so much growth in oil consumption?