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An Open Letter to All Airline Customers
Our country is facing a possible sharp economic downturn because of skyrocketing oil and fuel prices, but by pulling together, we can all do something to help now.
For airlines, ultra-expensive fuel means thousands of lost jobs and severe reductions in air service to both large and small communities. To the broader economy, oil prices mean slower activity and widespread economic pain. This pain can be alleviated, and that is why we are taking the extraordinary step of writing this joint letter to our customers.
Since high oil prices are partly a response to normal market forces, the nation needs to focus on increased energy supplies and conservation. However, there is another side to this story because normal market forces are being dangerously amplified by poorly regulated market speculation.
Twenty years ago, 21 percent of oil contracts were purchased by speculators who trade oil on paper with no intention of ever taking delivery. Today, oil speculators purchase 66 percent of all oil futures contracts, and that reflects just the transactions that are known.
Speculators buy up large amounts of oil and then sell it to each other again and again. A barrel of oil may trade 20-plus times before it is delivered and used; the price goes up with each trade and consumers pick up the final tab. Some market experts estimate that current prices reflect as much as $30 to $60 per barrel in unnecessary speculative costs.
Over seventy years ago, Congress established regulations to control excessive, largely unchecked market speculation and manipulation. However, over the past two decades, these regulatory limits have been weakened or removed. We believe that restoring and enforcing these limits, along with several other modest measures, will provide more disclosure, transparency and sound market oversight. Together, these reforms will help cool the over-heated oil market and permit the economy to prosper.
The nation needs to pull together to reform the oil markets and solve this growing problem.
Waking Up by Robin McMillan LAUGHING JESUS Posted: 31 Jan 2010 05:46 PM PST I picked this rendering of Jesus because He is laughing. (I don't know who drew it and apologize for using it without permission.) Most historic religious imagery of the Lord shows Him serene, serious, ethereal, other worldly, in agony, or sad. I know that He was the suffering Savior but he was also 'anointed with the oil of joy above his companions' (Hebrews 1:8-9). People need to see a laughing, joyful, happy Jesus to round out their understanding of God! Jesus is the source of our joy and as King of the universe, is seated on a throne having been anointed with joy. "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions" (Psalms 45:6-7). In Acts 2:15-21 Peter defends th
War Time Prayers and Updates Pray for our CMM members globally helping our brethren in the US and abroad. Even in the midst of chaos and uncertainty the work of our Father, that is, to believe, strengthens our resolve and commitment to our Lord Jesus and the ultimate victory in His completed work on the Cross. Thank you for your prayers and sharing this with your friends and family. CMM Friends around the world as friends of Jesus and sons of God together, working to show Jesus' love to all those needing comfort and hope, here in the USA and abroad. Two weeks ago one of my fruitful friends shared the account of a Muslim man near the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan seeing 'the man in white,' Jesus. He surrendered His heart to our Messiah and is now offering a safe haven to as many fleeing Christians as his large tract of land can hold. (please subscribe to this blog in the left margin to receive updates as they come out. Click here to go to the new CMM Newsdesk websit
Oh WoW!!!! Healing river flowing in the UK Sorry it's been so long since our last update; we haven't had much time to write but God is doing amazing things. In this newsletter: Miracles in the café New shop in Chester Presence of Jesus More miracles, salvations, healings and deliverance Holy Spirit high is better than drugs! Demons flee Here are just some of the recent miracles Jesus is doing here in Chester, UK…. Taxi driver feels something leave his body! On Friday in the café we met a taxi driver who came in with his grown-up daughter. She'd been in last week and we'd prayed for her and her friend. They'd both felt the presence of Jesus really strongly and she'd told her Dad who didn't believe her! He agreed to come into the café with her yesterday as he'd seen her circumstances change for the better since we prayed last week. He told us he had diabetes. We invited the Holy Spirit and commanded the diabetes to leave his body. He s