Re: Well, the drop was nice, while it lasted...
On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 07:05:44 GMT, "Jim Warman"
>Rich.... you need to get out more....
>You're sounding like "Chicken Little" even though the sky isn't falling any
>harder than it was last year. The cost of everything is rising.... think
>nack to your last pay raise..... the cost of what you do, went up at that
Gee thanks I just did and now I feel like calling in sick.
>Let's add some context.... I'm building a 600+ square foot addition.....
>obviously, the huy at the builders supply is thinking "Cancun this
>winter..." and I'm not. My taxes WILL go up..... My energy costs WILL go
What is up with that lately. I am doing a bunch of work around the
house as well. Some rather large major projects such as a replacement
driveway, new landscaping, kitchen remodel and so forth. Every damn
contractor I call is acting like this is the last job he'll do this
year and cost for the rest of it on the profits off my job. Freaking
Plumbers & Electricians seem to be making more an hour then I do as a
senior IT professional.
>I pay for premium DSL service.... I got cell phones coming out my ass (well,
>my family has cell phones...... I don't wear a watch, I don't have a
>cell.... you ain't gonna find me unles I let you). When I signed up for
>satellite TV, I simply said "everything but the porn".... If a program is
>listed that I get the urge to watch, I can.... if I couldn't, I woud be
>pissed. I buy SnapOn and MAC tools for at work.... I buy Dewalt and similar
>for at home. I spend a LOT of money....
Same here, but I included the Porn as well. I probably have half of
the computing museum in various places in my house. While cleaning up
my attic I came across an old Atari Computer System that I paid over
$3k for a couple of decades ago.
>I have two full size 4X4s in my driveway.... I pull up to the pumps, grit my
>teeth and say "fill....".As consumers, there's not much we can "say"..... We
>can sell our cars and rely on public transportation.... we can ride bicycles
>(not too nice in an Alberta January)... horses are a viable alternative but
>we still have to deal with "meadow muffins".
Hmm, a F-150, Chevy Astro, Chevy S-10, Mustang drop-top, two Corvettes
and an `06 Harley Electra Glide Classic here. They all love their
go-juice as well.
>Long story short.... you aren't reading news reports that the rest of us
>aren't reading.... Energy costs are going up.... The energy sector makes
>massive political contributions..... DUH.....
He might subscribe to the Conspiracy Press.
>"Rich" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> From CNN:
>> Crude surges more than $4
>> Oil gains back Friday's losses and more on Tropical Storm Rita fears
>> and OPEC reluctance.
Si vis Pacem, Para bellum