After a tumultuous day that saw oil futures falling into negative
territory, President Donald Trump suggested the U.S. could either purchase roughly 75 million barrels of oil to add to the country’s
Strategic Petroleum Reserve, or rent that spare capacity to oil companies squeezed for storage space due to the glut in the market.
“This is a great time to buy oil. We’d get it for the right price,” Trump said at a coronavirus task force news briefing on Monday night.
“Nobody’s ever heard of negative oil before.”
Lawmakers have discussed providing support to the struggling energy sector, but a plan for the Department of Energy to spend $3 billion purchasing oil for the
Strategic Petroleum Reserve was suspended when the money was not included in the stimulus package passed earlier this month.
… The price for West Texas Intermediate crude contracted for May delivery
plunged Monday to negative $37.63 a barrel for contracts expiring Tuesday.
Comment by tonytran2015: Is this the case of a large vessel versus a smaller one ? (https://maritime.college/Boating-Rules-National-Maritime-College.php).
The Venezuelan warship, called the Naiguata, intercepted the RCGS Resolute off the coast of Venezuela shortly after midnight on March 30, according to statements from both parties.
The Naiguata ordered the Resolute to change its course, leading to a tense stand-off between the two ships’ crews over whether they were in international or Venezuelan waters.
According to Columbia Cruise Services, staff on the Resolute were trying to inform their head office of the encounter when the Venezuelans opened fire with guns.
“Shortly thereafter, the navy vessel approached the starboard side … and purposely collided with the RCGS Resolute,” the Germany-based company said in a statement.
“The navy vessel continued to ram the starboard bow in an apparent attempt
to turn the ship’s head towards Venezuelan territorial waters,” Columbia
Cruise Services said.
Vladimir Padrino López, Venezuela’s minister of defence, disputed that claim in a statement, saying that the cruise ship actually rammed the patrol boat and “caused its sinking” in Venezuelan waters.
…Today, we present this report from TheLipTV that describes tunnels built in the 1970s leading from the underground grotto at the Los Angeles Playboy Mansion to the nearby homes of several stars, including Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, James Caan and Kirk Douglas. Beatty has given interviews where he categorically denies these tunnels ever existed. But here, Playboy itself not only shows the tunnels appearing on the original architectural blueprints, but also offers photographs of their construction, so it appears Beatty has perhaps been fudging the facts just a bit.
Why bring this up now? We saw a report on Twitter showing Darren Metropoulos is now filling in the tunnels. Who’s he? The son of Dean Metropoulos, the billionaire whose many acquisitions over the years included Hostess Twinkies, Chef Boyardee, Bumble Bee Tuna and Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. Dean and Darren long ago bought the mansion alongside the Playboy Mansion and eventually they added the Playboy Mansion as well, although they cut a deal with Hugh Hefner allowing him to remain there so long as he lived. Now that he is dead, they are filling in the tunnels — the same as Jeffrey Epstein did, spending some $29 million for that purpose on Little St. James Island.
Here’s an excellent rule of thumb when navigating stories that are hostile to President Trump: Assume everything you hear is a lie, whether it’s from the media or from the anti-Trump source about which the media is reporting. Also, you can learn a lot about human nature and sneaky crimes by reading murder mysteries.
Incidentally, I’m with Techno Fog in that I’m not saying the woman committed a crime. I’m only saying that the police should look closely at her actions. It’s equally possible that her husband was simply a victim of a woman who is malignantly stupid.
A climate change group that aligns itself with Extinction Rebellion, endorsed by Greta Thunberg, has launched an information warfare campaign, posting stickers claiming that coronavirus is a “cure” for the “disease” that is the human race.
“Earth is healing. The air and water is clearing,” tweeted Extinction Rebellion East Midlands.
“Corona is the cure. Humans are the disease!”
The current epidemic has the potential to be an event of historic significance by reawakening natural bonds of kinship-based loyalty among Westerners. Sir Kenneth Clark defined decades ago the challenge the Western world is facing today: “It is lack of confidence, more than anything else, which destroys a civilization.” But not all is lost, it seems. After the initial shock, millions of Americans and Europeans who love their lands more than any others, and who put their families and their neighborhoods before all others, are the ones fighting the epidemic with resilience and stoicism.
Comment by tonytran2015: No! The astronomical prices are not real. I have a number of them for cooking and storing stews. If people are that desparate for them I would have been able to sell at fractions of those prices.
According to Hardy, viral claims about the worth of these dishes, along with ebay ads, are most likely a fabrication by some with a hidden agenda. “This is something that somebody is stirring (the) pot on the internet to attract business to themselves. I’m sure if you looked at the profile of these particular individuals on eBay, you’d see where they have thousands of pieces like this and what they’re trying to do is artificially raise the price on it,” he stated.
Trends like this just show that you can’t believe everything you find on the internet. And as the old adage goes, if it seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t true.