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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-13-05 09:11 AM
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2. Oh, it will be much, much worse
Being cold is a thoroughly miserable feeling. It stays with a person for a long time.

And then, too, a lot of poor and elderly folks may just die of the cold with a bad enough energy shortage. That will make the news every night from the second day of the first big cold snap until Election Day.

On the other hand, we may dodge the bullet again. Since energy supplies and markets are being "gamed" to produce profit and keep the market on an "everything-is-normal" keel, it's hard to predict exactly where things will go.

I'd still keep some cold-weather supplies in the house.

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  -If you think oil prices are hitting hard now --- Winter's coming Armstead  Aug-13-05 09:07 AM   #0 
  - I will keep my gas off in Michigan  Mari333   Aug-13-05 09:09 AM   #1 
  - Can't afford the electricity either  Armstead   Aug-13-05 09:12 AM   #3 
  - it`s not gas you will smell it`s enron  madrchsod   Aug-13-05 09:22 AM   #10 
     - Electricity is cheaper than natural gas in the South.  Clark2008   Aug-13-05 09:23 AM   #11 
        - We heat with natural gas in New England...  Armstead   Aug-13-05 09:26 AM   #13 
  - Oh, it will be much, much worse  Pigwidgeon   Aug-13-05 09:11 AM   #2 
  - I thought it was the other way around  TOJ   Aug-13-05 09:13 AM   #4 
  - Baseline cost of oil affects all oil products  Armstead   Aug-13-05 09:18 AM   #6 
  - People seem to only relate this issue to their cars...  Missy M   Aug-13-05 09:16 AM   #5 
  - we keep our furnace at 65 during the winter  greenbriar   Aug-13-05 09:20 AM   #9 
     - Exactly, it seems the sick and elderly suffer so much in this...  Missy M   Aug-13-05 09:24 AM   #12 
     - Our standards  Armstead   Aug-13-05 09:36 AM   #16 
     - The poor don't deserve to be warm  Armstead   Aug-13-05 11:05 AM   #17 
  - Aren't you glad Kerry lost then?  HypnoToad   Aug-13-05 09:18 AM   #7 
  - The prices doubled over the last 2 years and not a peep. I got stuck  FloridaPat   Aug-13-05 09:19 AM   #8 
  - Don't forget Groceries  HockeyMom   Aug-13-05 09:32 AM   #14 
  - It must cost a lot to heat a McMansion.  Cobalt Violet   Aug-13-05 09:35 AM   #15 

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