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I wouldn't bet on the financial markets sleeping much longer.  The one great thing about the financial markets is that investors are betting with large sums of their own money, so the incentive to make smart predictions is there.  The markets are going to be the first signal to the politicians that we're headed for the wall.

The future is going to be very hard for people in suburban areas, as you've implied.  (Thankfully, I hate suburban and rural areas, so I'll stay near public transportation in the cities.)  That is, of course, depending on the state of renewable energy.  But I would look for increasing urbanization, if renewables move slowly, in the future.  That, however, could bring up the possibility of even more problems.

It's a bit frightening to hear of the BNP being at the event.  The far right does have a tendency to perform very well in elections during tough times.  It also has a nasty tendency to start wars.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Jan 22nd, 2006 at 11:42:49 AM EST

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