Friday - and I need to stop leaving this sitting in the "draft" section...
As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. We care!
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Every pixel a rant:
Gas prices skyrocketed from $2.96 to $3.49 overnight.
I thought the state law that prevented gas stations from charging less than 6¢ over wholesale only applied to gasoline. Nope - it applies to everything sold in Oklahoma. All retail merchandise makes a minimum of 6¢ profit for every retailer in Oklahoma. No wonder I do the bulk of my shopping 200 miles away in Texas.
And we pay taxes on all food, not just prepared foods.
Donut prices went up.
Stamp prices are about to increase again...
All the businesses want to make huge profits, but they aren't willing to pay their employees so the employees can spend money giving them those huge profits...Yes, I know, put that way, it sounds rather incestuous, doesn't it? Or Ouroborosian.
And you can't file your taxes electronically until January 30th, but they haven't moved the deadline back a month, so we have 1 month LESS tine in which to file our taxes!!