Hawaiian Mage: The US does not have 40 million or whatever the number is barrels of oil stocked away somewhere. Oil companies bid on contracts to provide the extra oil and they still have to get it from OPEC and other sources. Please refrain from unnecessary rhetoric about "nuking" people. As I said in the past in another post, the US is not nuking anyone anytime soon (examples are Gulf War, Libya, and Serbia). What, you say those weren't countries actually bombing us? Well, we're also not bombing Afghanistan which is suspected of harboring Lin Bad who is regarded as being behind the World Trade bombing. Darsh: Another interesting bit of information is that Bush's brother excused/recused himself from the recount process. Ristik: How did you come about this conclusion? Are four of the justices likely to die or retire in the next four years?