World War Zzzzzzz

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  1. Bazinga says:

    The White House is more of a pot than a lid

  2. nb says:

    From January 2021:
    http://www.alaskasnewssource.com › 2021/01/29 › alaskas-oil-industry :
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – As part of a campaign against climate change, President Joe Biden has signed multiple executive orders targeting fossil fuels. One order has temporarily halted the issuance of new permits for oil drilling on federal land, another has imposed a moratorium on any new oil lease on public land.

    And now: ‘The White House called a lid at 3:34 pm’

  3. Roger says:

    As part of a campaign against climate change, President Joe Biden has…

    They think a man who takes to bed mid-afternoon can change the climate.

    Peak stupidity having recently been reached, we’re now aiming for peak idiot.

  4. stackja says:

    Biden people cheated in a pretend “election”.
    Now USA has a pretend “President”.

  5. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Speaking of hacking, Apple tells me 169 of my passwords have been compromised and shown up on the dark web. I checked with https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to confirm. Looking at the list, it seems someone has cracked my wifi and hovering up logins and passwords. Probably chicoms. Fortunately I have 2 factor on anything important.

  6. RobK says:

    From the article linked:
    North Carolina governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency to help ensure adequate supplies are delivered.
    And
    Ransomware, which President Joe Biden believes came from Russia
    And
    The US Department of Transportation has also issued a regional emergency declaration in 17 states and the District of Columbia.
    The White House seems to be playing a fairly straight bat, under the circumstances, in my reading of this.

  7. shatterzzz says:

    169 of my passwords
    Bloody hell!

  8. Dsn4eva says:

    Rob it all well and good to play a straight bat but if the balls swinging, as it is in this case, you’re going to catch an edge and get out!

  9. johanna says:

    Now they are twisting themselves into pretzels about pipelines – would be funny if it wasn’t so destructive.

    One minute the Biden Administration is opposed to eeebil eeebil pipelines because Da Planet and is doing everything it can to shut them down and stop new ones from being built.

    Next minute they are mugged by reality and are all indignant that someone else has shut down a pipeline without their approval.

    No wonder leftists are neurotic – all that cognitive dissonance must be very taxing on the psyche.

  10. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    ‘The White House called a lid at 3:34 pm”

    It would be helpful if the brain dead septics spoke English.

    RobK says at 7:07 pm:

    “The White House seems to be playing a fairly straight bat …”

    If you believe that you will believe anything.

    From the first link above:

    “Ransomware, which President Joe Biden believes came from Russia …”

    Little p president hiden believes nothing, zero. He has demonstrated clearly, years before boofheaded Americans shoveled the degenerate into power, that he is short a functioning brain.

  11. PB says:

    Roger says:
    May 12, 2021 at 6:15 pm
    The Bee’s take:

    Real life is overtaking satire. We live in Clown World.

  12. Crossie says:

    nb says:
    May 12, 2021 at 6:31 pm
    From January 2021:
    http://www.alaskasnewssource.com › 2021/01/29 › alaskas-oil-industry :
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – As part of a campaign against climate change, President Joe Biden has signed multiple executive orders targeting fossil fuels. One order has temporarily halted the issuance of new permits for oil drilling on federal land, another has imposed a moratorium on any new oil lease on public land.

    This will make Biden and the Democrats very unpopular in Alaska where part of the oil revenues are distributed to the state residents.

  13. Fair Shake says:

    3:34 full lid
    4:00-4:10 walk dog outside
    4:45 -5:1 west wing senior early bird 2 for 1 dinner special
    Includes soup, bread roll, dinner and dessert
    5:45 Place teeth in jar
    6:00 lights out
    Joe closes eyes and nothing happens in the world 🌎 until he awakes in 14 hours.

  14. Hugh says:

    Rick Desantis is a mostly good governor, IMO. But his anti price-gouging policy on petrol shows he doesn’t have a clue about how the market works. You let the market operate, and people find all sorts of ways, often very imaginative and resourceful, to get a piece of the action. Thus the price comes down. The coercive state doesn’t have the foggiest as to how to do that. Stopping the market from working just inhibits creativity, and delays solving the problem. Everyone suffers. Sure, the legal price is low. But no-one’s supplying. Great!

  15. Hugh says:

    “mostly” … you know, how JFK was mostly not shot at on 22 Nov, 1963. However, I’d have Desantis over JFK any day of the week.

  16. Baa Humbug says:

    You let the market operate, and people find all sorts of ways, often very imaginative and resourceful, to get a piece of the action.

    I managed petrol stations in a previous life.
    This is not the usual supply problem. There is plenty of fuel. This is a logistics problem and the pipeline operator said they will be back up by the weekend. That’s not enough time for any enterprising people to enterprise, so to speak.

    The pipeline delivers fuel to thousands of nodes along the way. Petrol tankers fill up at these nodes and deliver to stations a short distance away. One tanker can do 5 or 6 deliveries per day.
    With the pipeline down, those tankers now have to travel long distances, meaning they can only do one or two deliveries each day (despite working longer hours).
    Due to safety issues, you can’t get the garbage truck driver to step up and drive tankers.

    If the pipeline stays down for much longer, the only other option is to get tankers and drivers from the west and mid west to go across to the east and help out.
    That will mean an increase in pump prices.

    DeSantis is doing the right thing. Other than a slight increase to pump prices due to overtime payments to tanker drivers, any substantial increase is price gouging, not enterprising.

  17. Maniac says:

    This, and the reports of a shortage of tanker drivers.

    We may be in for a long summer.

  18. Hugh says:

    B.H., let’s imagine that petrol prices blow out on the open market to a million bucks per gallon. Keeping the legal price at 1 buck per gallon isn’t going to do anything, except create long lines of very angry because economically ignorant people. You let the market solve the problem, however great it is. Some people discover they don’t need to use their cars as much as they thought they needed to. Others find they can cope with the massive price hike, though obviously not as much as they’d prefer. It’s a personal decision. Price “gouging” is a fiction. Buyer and seller benefit by the transaction! To the extent that someone profits by offering petrol at some “windfall” profit, he sends a signal to others to get a piece of the action by undercutting him. Just as someone who invents a fantastic new mouse trap encourages others to imitate it as best they can. One way or another, the return on investment tends to come down to close to the interest rate. That’s the essence and the glory of the free market, as Murray Rothbard said.

  19. Baa Humbug says:

    Hugh says:
    May 13, 2021 at 12:36 am

    B.H., let’s imagine that petrol prices blow out on the open market to a million bucks per gallon.

    Yeah nah, that’s not gonna happen. Try to keep things more realistic if you want to have a productive discussion.

    Furthermore, you seemed to have missed my statement that this isn’t your usual supply problem (if it was I would agree with you 100%). There is no shortage of petrol. There is a logistical problem which will be fixed in a few days. The “market” will not have time to solve the problem. It will resolve itself once the pipeline starts pumping again.

    By the way, did you know there are petrol stations in NY selling for $9.98 9/10 per gallon? That’s price gauging and should be stamped out. We’re not talking about flat screen TVs or time share units in Fiji. Petrol is an essential product and peoples livelihoods depend on it.

  20. Baa Humbug says:

    To the extent that someone profits by offering petrol at some “windfall” profit, he sends a signal to others to get a piece of the action by undercutting him.

    Don’t be daft. In this very particular situation your “book learnin” free market solution doesn’t apply.
    What da fug do you expect to happen? Some enterprising bloke will locate and purchase a couple of petrol tankers, then employ qualified drivers and undercut (your claim) the price gougers? Wake the fug up. This is not remotely possible to achieve in THIS PARTICULAR SITUATION.

    This is the problem with people regurgitating “book learned” mantra. It doesn’t always apply to all situations. Sometimes (as in this situation) free market mechanics won’t have time or opportunity to work. As Scotty said “It is not possible captain”

  21. Shy Ted says:

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  22. Shane says:

    A 21th century rewritting of Atlas Shrugged anyone?

  23. Hugh says:

    What da fug do you expect to happen? Some enterprising bloke will locate and purchase a couple of petrol tankers, then employ qualified drivers and undercut (your claim) the price gougers?

    Um, yes, if the price is right. The like has happened before in human history, over and again.

  24. Baa Humbug says:

    Um, yes, if the price is right. The like has happened before in human history, over and again.

    Yeah in your text books maybe, but in the real World where my shit stinks really bad no one will even think about doing that because they will have heard that the pipes will be back up and running by the end of the week.
    But hey if you disagree, feel free to detail how one would go about procuring registered petrol tankers and qualified licensed drivers in just a couple of days.
    Then detail how one would short circuit the system of permits needed to be able to buy a tanker load of petrol (from somewhere) and sell to retail stations and get payment for about 30,000 litres in one delivery.
    Or did you assume buying tankers load of petrol was no different to buying T-Shirts?

    Real World problems, right?

  25. Dusty says:

    Humbug, the utter drivel you have posted regarding “muh book learninz” belies an anti intellectual bent that has zero basis in reality. If indeed, it’s only going to be a couple days, then there is no need for winner picking regulation that will never ever be repealed and opens up public offices to bribery. If not, then indeed it makes sense for even one driver to purchase on loan a truck and get on it. Do you suppose it can never happen and has never happened? There were never any shortages ever in the history of humankind solved by the volition and not compulsion of people?

    Get bent and get your head out of a 5 year olds book. Clean your tongue of boot polisb whilst you’re at it too.

  26. Hugh says:

    Yeah in your text books maybe, but in the real World … no one will even think about doing that because they will have heard that the pipes will be back up and running by the end of the week.
    Yep. So that means people will choose either to go without altogether for now, or carefully ration expensive petrol until the end of the week, when prices will decline and they can afford more. While those that really want the petrol right now will pay top dollar. That’s what the price mechanism does. But forcing petrol prices down below the market clearing rate means people who can do without petrol for a while and those who desperately want it for whatever reason get haphazardly lumped together. As in socialism. Meantime on the supply side, what incentive is there to somehow, creatively, get the petrol to the stations (or create substitutes &c) if there is no reward? We’re not all poverty-vowed missionaries. Some of us have mortgages to pay.

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