Friday, October 10, 2008

Adagio

The fast pace world blurs by, everybody too busy to stop and observe. Eyes shift left and right while crossing the street. But I am at ease with myself, taking in everything at my own pace, slowly devouring everything I am given. Yet in this face paced world, you cannot help but be swept along. Economic crises arise erupting, and yet people still live lavishly. AIG execs hold a 3rd retreat, after obtaining bailout of several billion dollars. The world economy is no longer as stable as everybody thinks it is. Thailand begins to feel the pressure of the US economy collapsing, and soon the rest of the world will too. "The universe is 13.73 billion years old. The US national debt is $10.27 trillion." Anybody with any sense of math can calculate that that's around $748 every year since the Big Bang. People are oblivious of the current events and I feel obliged to provide some insight into what is truly happening around the world.

Lucky for me, I live in Canada, the land of universal health care, a budget surplus, and maybe the most financially sound banks in the world. According to Reuters Canada has the top banks in the world, which allows us to be at ease while the rest of the world shakes as the US economy topples. But as sound as our banks can get, it seems that us Vancouverites are at the bottom of the barrel. The gas prices in Vancouver right now are quite low compared to what it has been over the summer, but it turns out that on average, the gas in Vancouver is 10 cents more than the gas in Toronto. Luckily oil prices continue to drop, with the price at $80/barrel, prices are expected to drop some more, and hopefully gas prices will once again be under $1. These events I think are things everybody should know about, as they truly do affect everybody. There is nothing worse than a person who knows nothing about what is going in the world around them.



On a more scientific note, this organism seems to have been discovered to be an ecosystem all by itself. Also, here is an article about the effects of the other CO2 problem, acidity in the oceans.

3 comments:

Joel said...

I enjoyed reading that.

I wonder how long it will be until we feel the effects of the economic downturn in our daily lives.

Loluis said...

i think its alrdy happening ^

gas prices are more than a dollar, some 50c/L inc depuis last year, i think thats a difference to note

but who cares, our gasoline supply won't last more than 50 years from now anyways, what we should be concerned about is the inconvenient truth. which, might i add, exists because of our gas consumption.

Joel said...

True, gas prices have actually dropped drastically, in the last month. Oil was at nearly $150 a barrel, in the summer, and it's almost half that, now.