More than just bombs fell today.
The Dow fell 416 points.
I don't have any stocks.
I just know about things like how much I have to pay for milk and eggs and gasoline.
Am I living in a recession or depression?
I really don't know.
If I had millions and millions in stocks I suppose I would know a lot more, and be a lot more concerned.
I do know that China is America's main banker.
The old joke used to be Made in Japan; but Made in China is no joke.
It is a stark fact.
Instead of its happy face, WalMart might as well have one big, yellow five-pointed star and four little ones on a red background.
I worry about how much money the U.S. owes China (and Japan).
What if China closes their banks?
I guess they won't and can't, because we buy so many things from them.
I am also frightened by thoughts I have about the value of the dollar.
Will we soon be pushing dollars in wheelbarrows to buy a gallon of milk?
But in the long run (or the short run), I suppose the health of our planet is a larger thing to worry about.
We don't have to worry about money if there's no food to buy.
IT'S THE OIL STUPID!