As far as buying things, buy American made, buy German made, buy any ones except China and Japan (let them work out there own problems), try buying stuff localy made. Maybe the whole gas problem is not such a problem, maybe it is just our poor buying habits. If you buy local the money stays local and improves the whole area. Who does not want to live in a better place!
How about opening up American factorys,I need a new pair of sneakers, charge me 35 bucks I don't care, aleast there will be one more job for some one...That is how we heal my dear ones, one person, one job at a time.
As for the country threating to shut down, let them...Lets all show the government and not notice if it shuts down...
Be Blessed Dear ones I am off to school, please try to take to heart the things I have said here as they are all true...I love you all!