I also see that gas prices are at a record high in Hawai'i. Check out this chart I found. It starts at about the beginning of the war on terror...or Afghanistan...or weapons of mass destruction...or bin Laden...or was it the spreading of democracy? However, there is hope. People like Ben, Kurt, Loren, Jim, in fact many people that I know want to change some things. So ride your bike, buy locally grown produce, and start recycling. I am going to the beach. I will leave you with something funny.
Found these emoticons during war time quite amusing from the New Yorker:
:-) No new attacks reported today.
:-( New attack reported today.
=|:-)= This e-mail is being monitored by Uncle Sam for your protection.
:-x I’d rather not say in an e-mail that’s being monitored for
:-w Our current leader speaks with forked tongue.
*:o) Our current leader is a bozo.
/:-=( Our current leader in some ways resembles Adolf Hitler,
at least in his disregard for civil liberties during wartime.
:-o Uh-oh, what was that?
:-@ I hear screaming.
B) Now donning protective goggles.
.-) Good Sammy Davis, Jr., movie on tonight.
<|-) Yes, the current conflict resembles Vietnam.
+<:-) Pope to make appeal for peace.
(:3 No, I am the Walrus.
:(=) Interesting Jimmy Carter piece in today’s Times.
[:-) I’m listening to my iPod.
3:-o Bovine encephalitis attack!
@:-[-- New Osama bin Laden message released.
8-/ Local chemical attack causing blindness.
:-# Kiss your ass goodbye.