Friday, November 23, 2007

Gas Prices Have Risen Since September 01, 2005

UPDATE: Hugo Chavez; Nov 23 07:21 PM US/Eastern - Chavez: Only a 'Traitor' Will Vote No - CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez warned his supporters on Friday that anyone voting against his proposed constitutional changes would be a "traitor," rallying his political base before a referendum that would let him seek unlimited re-election in 2012 and beyond. Brandishing a little red book listing his desired 69 revisions to Venezuela's charter, Chavez exhorted his backers to redouble their efforts toward a victorious "yes" vote in the Dec. 2 ballot. ... The proposed revisions would do away with presidential term limits, extend terms from six to seven years, let Chavez appoint regional vice presidents and eliminate Central Bank authority, among other changes.

The Post card above is based on an original 1903 print appearing in Le Petit Journal, a leading illustrated news magazine published in France from 1891 until WWII. The card depicts French submarine officers (geezers in dark suits) shooting porpoises in the Mediterranean Sea, as sailors gaff the wounded alongside. Porpoises have been a European delicacy (read fast, the original .edu link has been deleted for 'PC' reasons, and this LINK may be the last remaining true reference) since at least medieval times. The catch would have been deliciously prepared by a sousmarin sous chef. Today the species is protected, as are submarine secrets.

Among the things I do is collecting interesting post cards. This is one of my favorites, as I admire traditional French intellect: science, philosophy, culture and cuisine, not their lazy socialism prior to Nicolas Sarkozy.

September 1st, 2005 was the date on which we predicted: Submarines At Fault or Will Gas Prices Rise?

Now, unfortunately, it seems to have been an accurate prediction. Prices have risen over $1.00 / gallon. Guessing the method used to locate Venezuela's newest oil field was the airgun array geological survey of the seafloor by the petroleum industry. El Presidente Chavez, are you responsible for killing dolphins, too?



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