Happy Earth Day!

                                                                                                                        April 22, 2008

     First of all... Happy Earth Day! It's good to see a lot more "green" talk these days. Talk is good - it sometimes leads to action. And more and more people are acting and doing what they can to live a more sustainable lifestyle. I'm still not too impressed with the options available to the average homeowner though.

     I've been telling you for many years now that times are going to get tough. And right now, you are seeing it happen for real. And it's not caused by the home foreclosure thing either. That's just a symptom - not a cause. All our current problems are directly related to the high price of oil...
  • Truck drivers are going out of business because they can not afford to fill their tanks
  • Airlines are going bankrupt due to high fuel prices
  • Farmers who want to make more money are growing fuel crops instead of food crops
  • Foods like rice, corn, and wheat are skyrocketing in price
  • Shortages of these crops are also causing big problems
  • Hardly any countries are exporting rice or other food crops
  • Riots are breaking out in poor countries over food
  • In the Philippines, they will throw you in jail for life for hoarding rice
  • Some big wholesale and retail stores are rationing & limiting purchases of flour and rice
  • Gas is $3.35 a gallon and diesel is $4.00 a gallon
  • Gas is expected to hit $5.00 a gallon this summer
  • Prices on food and everything else will continue to rise in the future
  • I'm afraid these are just the "initial" stages of far worse things that will happen in the near future

On this Earth Day 2008, I encourage you to live a more sustainable, self-sufficient life. If you can...

If you go back and read my Alternative Energy Newsletters, you'll see that I told you this was coming about two years ago. Now I am telling you it is going to get worse. But... unfortunately most of you will ignore my warnings until it is too late. What are you going to do when...

Not going to happen you say? I remember when not too long ago, gas was 25 cents a gallon and milk was under $1.00 a gallon. If gas were to increase another 13x over the next 20 years like it has over the last 20 years, that would mean gas would cost over $40 a gallon in 2028!






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