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We have a disaster of immense proportions unfolding. The TV doesn't show the half of it. Here in Houston, the oil markets have gone berserk. The price of wholesale gasoline rose 40 cents a gallon here today at one point. One executive I talked to said that gasoline is going to cost 4$ a gallon by Friday. The stock market dropped 100 points, and as even worse news comes in from New Orleans and the Gulf drilling rigs, it is obvious tomorrow is going to be even worse. This is going to be our Tsunami.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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Just caught this on the TV. What a mess, and there seems to be a number of deaths as well. Best of luck guys.

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We have a disaster of immense proportions unfolding. The TV doesn't show the half of it. Here in Houston, the oil markets have gone berserk. The price of wholesale gasoline rose 40 cents a gallon here today at one point. One executive I talked to said that gasoline is going to cost 4$ a gallon by Friday. The stock market dropped 100 points, and as even worse news comes in from New Orleans and the Gulf drilling rigs, it is obvious tomorrow is going to be even worse. This is going to be our Tsunami.
Just be sure to let me know when I'm dead or broke. Until then I've got a record number of customer visits this month that I have to prepare for.

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Let's see how $4 a gallon gas helps your customer count. We are about to enter a period where common people are going to be hit hard.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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Oh relax! This is only a drill. Probably a wake up call that has been needed.
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THINK of the PEOPLE

The price for a gallon of gas is about the last thing on my mind right now.
These people well need help for months/years.
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This is going to be our Tsunami.
Then we have nothing to fear. The world is about to send us billions as we did last January when they needed our help!

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We are about to enter a period where common people are going to be hit hard.
That's how it's worked since the beginning.
The poor are the ones with no money. The powerful rarely get beat by the weak, the commoners cheer at the sight of royalty allthewhile eating shit.

Although, come to think about it, the poor people are extremely lucky, they have nothing to lose.

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Every once and a while the poor have their day.




Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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We have had a bright spot in our troubling economic news. It seems that due to the massive evacuations of New Orleans, the price for hookers in the Houston area has taken a preciptous plunge. We are all hoping that this spills over into the crack market as well.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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