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Monday, June 16, 2008



A very tragic story from just a few miles away.

Two new terms have been added to our lexicon:
  • Obamicans - Republicans supporting Obama
  • McRats - Democrats for McCain
This year's general election is going to shift many people's loyalties.

This is the first general election where the internet is an important factor. Rumor mongers, distorters and flat out liars are getting caught in their own deceitful webs. As are candidates who claim to be misquoted.

While supply & demand are pretty much balanced in the oil market, speculators have been the major cause of of the skyrocketing prices. To try and thwart these get-rich-quick carpetbaggers, Saudi Arabia has decided to increase its production to a level that hasn't been reached in decades. We'll see how well it goes. I just talked to Judy and gas is more expensive in California than in Mau'i. Ouch!

The FCC may federalize the way fees charged by cell phone companies for early termination of a contract. Right now it is a patchwork of 50 different State's PUC rules. The companies are not happy.

The Summer June Solstice will occur on the 20th, Friday. Summer will finally begin north of the equator and Winter on the flip side.

Talked to Judy last night and the economic picture on Mau'i is worsening. She is still out of work and isn't even getting responses from her resumes. She's never had this problem before. She is a full charge bookkeeper with almost 35 years of experience and usually is in demand. But not now.

Thank you so very much for visiting. I hope you can come back again. I'll have more for you later today. Have a great one.

"Let's all be careful out there!"