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Five Dollars a Gallon: Surviving the New World

Five dollars a gallon.

In some parts of Alaska, that has become the norm for gas. Soon, those prices will make their way toward the mainland, hurting many Americans along its path. Rising food and the luxuries of life will follow, sending many into caution during this "recession".

It seems not too long ago that the world seemed much more on axis. It wasn't perfect, but things were much more aligned, almost serene, compared to the here and now.

It was a mere decade ago when the world's biggest issue surrounded Y2K, and the future of technology.

In today's world of YouTube, Blackberrys and the high speed internet, post September 11th has brought us...

Darfur.

Dead soldiers.

South Iraq.

Katrina.

The War on Terrorism.

Earthquakes.

Cease of International Relations.

100,000 dead.

Cancer.

Myanmar.

10,000 dead.

Israel.

Diabetes.

Global Warming.

Continent-wide hunger.

And yes, unforgiving rising oil prices.

No longer is expanding our quality of life an issue, but the sheer survival of our liv…

Star(bury) Crossed Career: Now or Never for Stephon

The New York Knicks are on the road to recovery. Stephon Marbury's career is on life-support.

The franchise which has been slowly dying in the past years, and which was bludgeoned severely by a weapon with the hand prints of Isiah Thomas, has begun its slow climb back to respectability. Hopefully, one day amongst the elite again.

Nonetheless, as fast as they have become credible, the organization has presented several crossroads for many within the organization, especially Stephon Marbury. Upon hearing of new head coach Mike D'Antoni's hiring, Marbury immediately called the newly hired coach to welcome him to Gotham. After all, Marbury more than anyone else is excited for a replacement for the friend gone foe, Isiah Thomas. That is because, Marbury more than anyone else knows that this might be his final shot to not only save his name and career, but himself.

With Mr. "Seven seconds a possession" planning to inject his philosophy into the Knicks mentally lost ros…

Media Curbs Cyclone for Celebrities

22,000 people dead and counting...

That is the bottom line after a vicious cyclone whipped through Myanmar. In what seems to be one of the greatest natural disasters in world history, has also seen a change in people - a change in heart. In a country often ruled by a repressive military regime, citizens of Myanmar, soldiers, Buddhist monks, and Catholic nuns all have come together to clear away trees and damage from Cyclone Nargis.

However, even though the cyclone's unmeasurable damage seems to be completed, the struggle has just begun as survivors face greater challenges than finding the bodies of those who remain missing. Such struggles include loss of electricity, spreading disease in the world's worst health systems, and a lack of food, water, and shelter for over 6 million people.

Jeremiah Wright is Wrong. But Proves to be Right.

"Louis Farrakhan is one of the most influential people of the last 20 years."
That comment alone is evident of the absurd tirade that Jeremiah Wright has indulged in for the past few weeks. His latest outburst which consist of praise for Louis Farrakhan, claiming United States conspiracy regarding AIDS and blacks, "God damning America", and being a consistent nuisance to Sen. Obama's campaign reek of a man seeking attention.
It's unbelievably sad when a man who through his distorted and twisted views along with his various degrees and accomplishments has the urge to voice such vulgar, detrimental, and outrageous comments that affect everyone. Comments which vehemently contradict those of Americans and the constant pursuit of Dr. King's Dream.
Nonetheless, however sad it may be, Jeremiah believes he is right.