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Thursday. Another four cent jump in gas prices this morning with, of course, Memorial Day coming this weekend, so my comment yesterday I wasn't clear on why they were jumping was silly. I'm a great believer in supply and demand, so yes, it's the greater demand (and the opportunity for the greater gouge) that's causing the numbers to jump. I have great faith that if the bankers can be as inventive as they've been gouging people with their credit cards, the oil companies can match them tit for tat. What, after all, are all those business schools about?
Are you bitter?
Keeping score is harmless enough. You have to do something to occupy your time. Some people save the starving and homeless, I take pictures of gasoline prices on a Union 76 sign. It all works out in the end, although I'll probably have to come back reincarnated as a newt or something similarly slimy for all my heroic efforts. Something sensational he did after breakfast every morning they'll write in the epitaph.
Just wanted to be sure you were clear on the subject.
Later. Talked with Mr. E about going to Hayward later to hear Mr. S's band and for logistical, ecclesiastical and theoretical reasons we decided to settle for a Guinness or two at Roy's here in Oakland instead. I realize I've been to the place in Hayward, that driving after whatever amount of drinking isn't all that fun and, I don't know, maybe I got all the adventure I could handle yesterday and need a recharge.
Let's see, the latest on global warming: The MIT Integrated Global Systems Model that in 2003 predicted a warming of 2.3 degrees Centigrade by the end of the century has now released an updated study saying 5.2 degrees Centigrade by the end of the century using better and more recent information. The prediction is a 90% probability of a temperature rise of between 3.5 and 7.4 degrees Centigrade by 2100. That's not good. If they're right I recommend advising our children not to have children. I gotta stop reading this stuff. Just, you know, remember to ease on out before the hammer falls.
What? The sky is falling! You've turned into an environmental nut?
Not unless this MIT study is right. And if it is I'm going to stake out a chair at Roy's and stop reading anything I find on the web.