Wednesday, September 21, 2005
*** Lovely Rita

I strongly recommend this must-read Kos diary on the possible effect of Rita on the Gulf Coast oil infrastructure.

I also recommend that you keep your gas tank at least half filled at all times in the coming days. Shortages may be a reality soon.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
** Stock up on Coffee

There is so much to be said about Katrina and the aftermath. I suppose if I were a better blogger I'd have been pumping out stories on this; I've certainly been following it more closely than any other story since the election. But the fact is that I don't have much to add to anything other than to say that I've been getting the majority of my info from the NYTimes and DailyKos.

I would, however, like to point out this Kos diary and this LATimes article regarding the economic impact of Katrina. Clearly the big effect will not be on oil, but will be on natural gas and commodity prices. And regarding commodities, you should know that 27% of the US coffee supply goes through New Orleans. Or did. You might want to stock up.
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