after posting my rant on gas prices i found this. not only has katrina stolen land and life it has also caused the jump in gas prices.
so, i want to direct people here to consider giving to people who have been horribly affected by this storm. the elca's disaster relief is one of the best sources for giving because if you designate where you want your money to go they will give 100% of it to your choice. they also have resources for congregations about giving to things just like this.