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For weeks, oil has been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of somewhere between 5,000 and 47 zillion barrels a day and BP still has no clear plan to stop it. Now, everyone from the U.S. Government to Kevin Costner to those fellas down in Florida with the hay are doing their part to clean up the mess. Add to that list a group of young graphic designers who got together in Belfast, Maine recently to shave the heads of townspeople and make hair booms to help sop up the crude.

Alberta, Canada is full of the signs of continuing oil profits like new business projects and construction, according to the London Free Press. But some old-timers who remember when things crashed in the 1970s and people who study the market fluctuations say that there is a lot in common between today's high prices and the way gas prices shot up about thirty years ago. The newspaper quotes Vince Lauerman, a global energy analyst with the Canadian Energy Research Institute, as saying, "The cause