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Oh, California, you sweet, car-loving bastard. Your children are starving themselves to keep the beloved platelets flowing through your arteries. A new Field Poll shows that 70% of Californians consider fuel prices a serious problem, with 40% admitting that they've cut back on expenditures such as dining to keep their cars on the road, a figure that rises to 54% in the under-40k-a-year set. Hey, maybe it'll do something for your denizens' waistlines! Silver lining, beloved California. Think silver lining.

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