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Just Sven
9 years ago

Good morning,

Hope all the ailing gerbils are healing up.

Gas prices out here in SoCal continue to drop--down to about $3.30 a gallon. It’s a nice surprise being able to fill up the truck for less than $50. Food prices though seem to be climbing.

SpaceX has a terrible reputation out here as an employer. Long hours.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Mid-week salutations from soon-to-be-stormy Happy Larryville, GN!

Hai, Sven! I’ve seen gas here as low as $2.86 this week; I’ll be curious to see where prices go next Wednesday. (Cynicism? You’re soaking in it.)

Food prices have been very obviously rising for the past couple of years ’round here.

Mac --

I’ve been very glad to see the successes of various private sector space operations and hope to see a metric carp-tonne more for a whole passel of reasons which go beyond my having been such a “space-happy” kid (and old bastid).

Read last night that the Israeli media’s been trying to come up with a Hebrew equivalent of “chickenshit” which properly captures the, um, nuances of that term. (My first approximation of a Yiddish equivalent would be “BarackscheiƟ”…but then, I’m known for cheap shots.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
9 years ago

Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning Sven and Fatwa!

Yep, gas prices have been going down (but I doubt they’ll drop below $3/gal out here) and food prices have been going up. Beef, especially has seen a huge increase and I noticed yesterday that pork is following suit. 18 months ago I could get a pound of 80/20 ground beef at TJ’s for $2.49, now it’s $4.19. Bacon is now $7-$8/lb.