yeah, here in the US we have been pretty lucky, fuel didn't cost that much for us, but its now on the rise, and about to be on par with the rest of the world. Prices are obviously going to level off at some point, probably around 6 or so dollars a gallon, but what i am really worried about is the state of the nation. I mean fuel is a finite resource, that of which is about gone, but everything happened to quickly, and there wasn't anything in place to deal with it. America isn't set up to have tiny little cars, and the ability to walk to work or where ever, so like business, its going to die. I live in MI, we have something like the second or so highest average of unemployment, (which translates into us having the second worse of so economy of the nation) so i see the effects of all this at an accelerated rate, and i'm worried. I'm going to school right now and i'll be out in a couple years, but i can't help but worry that by the time i get out of school the state of the nation will be so bad that there won't be a job for me to graduate to... I dunno, i don't know what to think, but i do know that there are alternatives that are proven to work (not ethanol) and i wonder why no one does anything about it..