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— PBS journalist Bill Moyers.

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True North No Gas Fridays
Don’t be shy! Just don’t buy!

Join True North No Gas Fridays and hit back at Big Oil price gouging. When enough drivers make the point that they’re “mad as hell and won’t take it anymore” Governments will act. You can count on it. Protect yourself with True North No Gas Fridays.

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Take care, beware, don’t go near that thing on Friday . . . there’s a gouger lurking, with a very greedy eye on your hard-earned money.

Editor’s Notes

Canada has a choice: move now to secure oil benefits
or allow big oil to get it all and leave us looking like idiots

The $100-barrel of oil is not a spike. It represents a general rise in the price of oil. It’s causing a global shift in economic and political power. Canada has the world’s second or third largest reserve of oil, depending on who’s counting, and how. — 273 words.

Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth  

Iran, Russia and Venezuela feel the benefits 

"There's never been anything like this on a sustained basis the way we've seen the last couple of years," said Kenneth Rogoff, a Harvard University economics professor and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. Oil prices "are not spiking; they're just rising." — 2,434 words

(Thesis repeat from a previous issue)

Editor’s Notes

True North No Gas Fridays in the
best tradition of passive resistance

Way off in the distance, down Big Oil way, there is an email post in circulation that mocks No Gas Days. It doesn’t mention True North No Gas Fridays but a copy of the email landed on my desktop from a True North subscriber on the west coast. The missive argues that No Gas Days are useless because people will need to buy gas anyway. It says that it would be better to organize boycotts of specific companies.— 529 words.

Putin and Bush are shocked into
an honest one-on-one dialogue

Leaders have been exaggerating their societies' perils and their own virtues since the first cave politician ran for tribal rock gatherer on a Strategic Mammoth Defense platform. Our 21st-century politicos stretch the truth with even less scruple and hesitation than their forebears, as U.S. and Russian officials regularly prove. — 752 words.

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Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher
Yvette Pigeon, Assistant Editor
Benoit Jolicoeur, Art Director
Carl Hall, Technical Analyst and Web Editor
Harold Wright, Contributing Editor
Randy Ray, Contributing Editor