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Shock and awe we are living it! We stand, mouth agape, staring at the pump at $4 gallons and fast-emptying pocketbooks. Even worse, with crude oil already costing more than $120 a barrel, many predict this wave has yet to crest.
Shock and awe — we are living it! We stand, mouth agape, staring at the pump — at $4 gallons and fast-emptying pocketbooks. Even worse, with crude oil already costing more than $120 a barrel, many predict this wave has yet to crest.
First, there is a surge in demand from countries such as China and India, fueled by development. Second, the existing level of production will dwindle as the existing oil fields start to deplete. Third, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states cannot afford price decreases like in the 1980s because of a growing population that is dependent solely on oil revenues.
China's phenomenal rise since 1978 has resulted from economic liberalization, not monetary ease.
BURMA (AP) — After weeks of international pressure, Burma agreed to let in medical teams from neighboring countries and give the Association of Southeast Asian Nations some oversight of foreign aid distribution, the regional bloc announced yesterday.
The body count continues to rise in Burma (or "Myanmar" if you accept the name used by the brutal military junta that rules the nation). An estimated 100,000 people were killed by a cyclone that hit May 2. Another million are at risk.
Buried by a 24/7 deluge of soundbites and analyses of soundbites from three U.S. presidential candidates and their handlers, the media packaged the rest of the world into two huge natural disasters — Myanmar and China. The man-made geopolitical disaster in the making in both Pakistan and Afghanistan got lost in the shuffle.
WENCHUAN, China (AP) — China stood still yesterday, mourning tens of thousands of earthquake victims, until a government forecast of a possible strong aftershock sent jittery people in the disaster area rushing into the streets.