A little more than a month ago I was blogging about the likelihood the price of gasoline would rise to $4 by year end. Just the opposite is happening. Why?
I think the "powers that be" took notice when the housing market began to slip. There are many important elections coming up this year, 2007 and 2008. It wouldn't take long for the economy to be ruined. Not that it still couldn't happen: a natural disaster or terrorist strike could send the price of oil skyrocketing. Housing is going to take a dive, well, because it's time for a correction. Gasoline is the marrow flowing in the backbone of our economy: the automobile and the vehicle industry.
Tonight as I was filling up ($2.50 a gallon) the tank, I noticed other customers at the pump were filling up too! (Last month everybody was putting in $5 or $10 and that was it. Tonight it was $20 and up!) Indeed, one gas station manager told the media that when gas is priced lower, business is better = they make more money!
Scanning the news and the blogosphere tonight:
Michelle Malkin has found evidence of a video connected to 9/11, "Report: Mohammed Atta martydom video." Afghanistan is the setting, Osama bin Laden appears in a cameo.
Over at Northeast Intelligence Network, Independent Analyst Randy Taylor offers an In-depth Analysis of Video from Ayman al-Zawahiri. You may want to bookmark both Michelle Malkin and Northeast Intelligence Network, if you're following politics, terrorism and homeland security.
Speaking of politics, L'hebdomadaire Le Journal du Dimanche et la radio Europe 2 ont ouvert un site web, Genération 2007, doté d'un fil RSS et d'un blog thématique abordant une dizaine de thèmes sous le titre global "On s'en parle". On y trouve une vingtaine de fiches présentant les principaux candidats potentiels ou déclarés d'Arlette Laguiller à Ségolène Royal. H/T Pointblog
For bloggers, Performancing.com has an interesting post titled "3 Reasons Why Delicious Bookmarks Beat Digg Traffic Hands Down" by Brian Clark:
Well, I was fortunate enough to have a post make both the top of the de.licio.us popular page and the front page of Digg yesterday with my (formerly) private collection of link baiting resources entitled How to Attract Links and Increase Web Traffic – The Ultimate Guide. Of course both events were awesome, especially since they tend to reinforce one another, as well as lead to links from other bloggers.
But if you had to choose one over the other, I think there’s no real question.