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Sep. 6th, 2003 | 12:34 pm

Neat, I just discovered the manhattan beach Frys is 1 mile away from the Douglas/Rosencrans station in the MTA Green Line. The burbank frys is 3 miles from the north hollywood station on the MTA red line.

Also since it's closer to the beach it should be cooler, perhaps I'll grab a book or two and go exploring.

The other thing is I recently read a newspaper article on why gasoline prices suddenly shot up. The factors listed were the power outage in new york, the switch to new fuel formulations, and a break in an Arizona pipeline. I'm not sure if the terrorist attack on an Iraqi pipeline also helped.

I just wanted to remind people of Hubbert's Peak. As we approach the peak supply I suspect that gasoline prices will become increasingly unstable as the demand curve starts to overtake the supply curve. Any interruption in production becomes increasingly likely to drop the supply below demand, and thus cause a price spike. If for instance this guardian article on a possible civil war in Iraq pans out, that drop in supply might come quite suddenly.

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Clare T. Rampling

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from: rampling
date: Sep. 6th, 2003 01:35 pm (UTC)

You might find the Manhattan Beach Frys a bit disappointing; it's the smallest Fry's in the LA area. I believe it was the first one in the LA area. But, it's still a Fry's. Enjoy!

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from: bolowolf
date: Sep. 7th, 2003 06:13 am (UTC)

I'm so jealous!!! I used to go to Fry's in Burbank all the time. That place rocks. And there's nothing like it on the East Coast. Best Buy is a pale comparison. I've had some fun conversations with strangers in Fry's.

Gas prices are killer. I'm glad that in a few weeks I won't need to drive as much. That'll be good for the budget. But still...I don't want to see the things raising prices continue. Not just because they're raising gas prices either.

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