Here in CA, gas and food have always been way above average. $5.66 a gal near me, food prices up just a tad. No more Tundra, I drive my Civic everywhere now.
A few words/observations for you guys:
This amping up of violence, and the increased damage that can be done in this country makes me want to stay and work from home semi-permanently, not participate in any kind of events or gatherings, or even go to the supermarket very often. I know I'm not alone.
This should concern everyone, because it's really going to dampen people's spending habits, things are expensive enough as it is, and it has encouraged more people to do as I do: stay at home, spend less money, and keep to yourself.
Nothing is safe, not church, not concerts, they're all places for some wacko to go off.
The best defense is to simply stay home in these times. Plenty of hobbies and things to learn. I'm trying to learn a second language so I can teach abroad.
Anyways, thanks for listening to my rant