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westslope

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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 10:04pm

You are both right.

The Mid-East has a major impact, yes.  It simply has less impact than before.  Russian production growth and growing US shale oil production saw to that.

I expect a relatively short-lived price spike assuming the upgrading complex can be back up and running in a few months.  Markets are relatively well supplied, spare capacity is healthy, the global economy is slowing and so is the aggregate demand for oil.

Now, if President Trump would like to make happy those of us financially levered to the price of oil, please invade Iran and occupy it.  The Israelis will love you!   The Saudis will love you!   

In response, Iran will attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz to shipping traffic thus hemming off ~1/3 of global production.   It is the only serious card Iran possesses.    Regardless, oil & gas companies will love you Mr. President!

A US military strike on Iran would definitely impact oil prices.  That would  more than pull oil companies out of the current share price purgatory they occupy.    

Just think of the popular perception.....   US$80 to US$100/bbl Brent Crude. ~$4 to $5+/gallon at the pumps.  (notionally)  I am not sure that most American voters will be too pleased. 
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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 9:46pm

 kurtster wrote:
So yeah, my statement stands.
Brent oil, the global benchmark, jumped more than 19% when markets opened Monday. In dollar terms, the nearly $12 surge is the biggest intraday rise since trading began in 1988.
It may be short-lived, but it still qualifies as "a major impact on oil prices", ergo...
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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 8:50pm

 R_P wrote:
 kurtster wrote:
Problems in the Middle East no longer have a major impact on oil prices.

 
I checked the market open on Bloomberg @ 6pm ET and WTI was up only $5 to $59 (less than 10%) from Friday's close.  I just looked again @ 11.30pm ET and it is unchanged since the market opened.  Oil jumped more when the Exxon Valdez ran aground in 1989.  I was on the turnpike when that happened.  I got a call Friday night and was told to raise the price 10¢ per gallon on Saturday and another 10¢ on Sunday and the damn thing still had not stopped moving on the rocks when I got that call.  The NYRBOB harbor price of gas has only gone up 15¢ since Friday's close to $1.70 per gallon and this is in 2019 $'s.  We already hit $60 earlier this summer just based on normal supply fluctuations.  I look at  commodities prices and currency prices many times per day.

So yeah, my statement stands.
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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 4:48pm



 kurtster wrote:

+1  

Theoretically, being POTUS is the toughest job in the world.  The events of the day dictate the nature of the job more than the person holding the job.

We are all the sum of our experiences and the baggage we accumulate during our journey through life.  Some people keep things in check better than others and in some cases people just have bad days.  No one is immune from having a bad day.  And when being scrutinized so closely, it is easy to turn a good day into a bad day at the drop of a hat, especially when so many are working as hard as they can to make sure you have a bad day ...
 
I don't recall you being so forgiving during the last presidency. Why the change of heart?  

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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 4:40pm

 kurtster wrote:
Problems in the Middle East no longer have a major impact on oil prices.


westslope

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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 3:20pm



 Steely_D wrote:

......"Where's my favorite dictator?!?" ....
 
I grew up in southern Ontario.  More so than other parts of English Canada, in my experience, young males in southern Ontario of northern European stock will 'bond' by copiously insulting each other.   What is it?  Heterosexual male macho intimacy?  You tell me.

It is not a behaviour that necessarily translates well in the rest of the country and certainly not in the rest of the world.

I suspect that Trump is behaving on the international scene just like he did in New York among friends and business acquaintances he would like to become 'friends'.   (Does a guy like Trump have 'real friends' outside of immediate family members?  That is another discussion.) 




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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 2:37pm



 kurtster wrote:

+1  

Theoretically, being POTUS is the toughest job in the world.  The events of the day dictate the nature of the job more than the person holding the job.

We are all the sum of our experiences and the baggage we accumulate during our journey through life.  Some people keep things in check better than others and in some cases people just have bad days.  No one is immune from having a bad day.  And when being scrutinized so closely, it is easy to turn a good day into a bad day at the drop of a hat, especially when so many are working as hard as they can to make sure you have a bad day ...
 

The President deserves intense scrutiny, especially his mental state. And, if it's found wanting, the good of the nation requires that we're aware. Whataboutism (OK let's look at the other candidates) doesn't apply here.

It's a good time to remember that Reagan's diminished capacity was hidden from the country.

Now imagine it's not Reagan and it was Clinton that was developing Alzheimer's.
If Bill Clinton, during his presidency, were losing his memory and his ability to think clearly, should we have been aware? Should he have continued to lead the nation?

Leave the partisan stuff aside. If Clinton, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Obama, or Trump are losing their mental capabilities while in office (from organic or psychological causes) then what should happen?

FWIW, I don't believe Trump has psych issues as much as something organic. Something is causing him to have speech problems, obviously, and it implies something about his ability to process information as well. (Saying that Melania has a son. "Where's my favorite dictator?!?" etc - they don't strike me as someone who just "refuses to play the game because he's a brilliant businessman" but as something that interferes with his ability to not behave like someone's addled grandpa.)
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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 12:45pm

‘Emperor has no Clothes:’ Trump asked of Egypt’s al-Sisi, ‘Where’s my Favorite Dictator?’
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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 11:44am

 westslope wrote:
Would not high blood pressure contribute to a reddish cast?    Those gorgeous man breasts and delicious shapely hips typically come at a cost.
 
Yes, more spray-tanning product (to fill the nooks and crannies) during his weekend golf outings, but since he owns the joint, it's a write-off (presentation business expense likely logged at several times the nominal cost)... 
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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 11:37am



 R_P wrote:
Trump blamed energy-saving bulbs for making him look orange. Experts say probably not.
On previous occasions, the president’s distinctive complexion has been framed by his aides as a sign of health. In a Times article that ran in the deep of winter this year, a senior administration official said that Trump’s orange skin tone was the result of “good genes.”

 

Would not high blood pressure contribute to a reddish cast?    Those gorgeous man breasts and delicious shapely hips typically come at a cost.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 10:05am

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 Coaxial wrote:
 Please, Kurt, you have to see that his mental state has diminished, please admit that, or all else is superfluous because we have no baseline for discussion. 
 
Perhaps it is not so much that his mental state is diminished; he may have had psychiatric pathologies of one sort or another most of his life.  Being president brings a level of scrutiny and  unwanted attention, which may make it much harder for him to conceal his dysfunction.    The unaccustomed close scrutiny could also aggravate things, I imagine.
 
+1  

Theoretically, being POTUS is the toughest job in the world.  The events of the day dictate the nature of the job more than the person holding the job.

We are all the sum of our experiences and the baggage we accumulate during our journey through life.  Some people keep things in check better than others and in some cases people just have bad days.  No one is immune from having a bad day.  And when being scrutinized so closely, it is easy to turn a good day into a bad day at the drop of a hat, especially when so many are working as hard as they can to make sure you have a bad day ...
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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 9:46am



 Coaxial wrote:
 Please, Kurt, you have to see that his mental state has diminished, please admit that, or all else is superfluous because we have no baseline for discussion. 
 

Related: Pat McCrory was on Meet the Press and he opined that the 10 Dems did not appear “presidential” during Thursday’s debate. He reasoned that their failure to present themselves as presidential would defang that issue as to Trump. Seriously.
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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 8:25am



 Coaxial wrote:
 Please, Kurt, you have to see that his mental state has diminished, please admit that, or all else is superfluous because we have no baseline for discussion. 
 
Perhaps it is not so much that his mental state is diminished; he may have had psychiatric pathologies of one sort or another most of his life.  Being president brings a level of scrutiny and  unwanted attention, which may make it much harder for him to conceal his dysfunction.    The unaccustomed close scrutiny could also aggravate things, I imagine.
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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 7:17am

 kurtster wrote:
I keep seeing posts about Trump's so called mental state that violate the spirit and intent of the Goldwater Rule.

Perhaps it is time to openly speculate about the mental state of his democratic opponents.  If so, we should start with the three front runners to be fair.

How about Biden and Warren being pathological liars ?  Or are they suffering from the onset of dementia ?  Easy to make the case for both.  Bernie is just a garden variety liar.  But he also has his own issues.
  Please, Kurt, you have to see that his mental state has diminished, please admit that, or all else is superfluous because we have no baseline for discussion. 
kurtster

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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 4:37am

I keep seeing posts about Trump's so called mental state that violate the spirit and intent of the Goldwater Rule.

Perhaps it is time to openly speculate about the mental state of his democratic opponents.  If so, we should start with the three front runners to be fair.

How about Biden and Warren being pathological liars ?  Or are they suffering from the onset of dementia ?  Easy to make the case for both.  Bernie is just a garden variety liar.  But he also has his own issues.
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Posted: Sep 15, 2019 - 3:53am

Trump is not well


FTA:

Donald Trump’s disordered personality—his unhealthy patterns of thinking, functioning, and behaving—has become the defining characteristic of his presidency. It manifests itself in multiple ways: his extreme narcissism; his addiction to lying about things large and small, including his finances and bullying and silencing those who could expose them; his detachment from reality, including denying things he said even when there is video evidence to the contrary; his affinity for conspiracy theories; his demand for total loyalty from others while showing none to others; and his self-aggrandizement and petty cheating.

It manifests itself in Trump’s impulsiveness and vindictiveness; his craving for adulation; his misogyny, predatory sexual behavior, and sexualization of his daughters; his open admiration for brutal dictators; his remorselessness; and his lack of empathy and sympathy, including attacking a family whose son died while fighting for this country, mocking a reporter with a disability, and ridiculing a former POW.


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Posted: Sep 14, 2019 - 6:50pm

Trump blamed energy-saving bulbs for making him look orange. Experts say probably not.
On previous occasions, the president’s distinctive complexion has been framed by his aides as a sign of health. In a Times article that ran in the deep of winter this year, a senior administration official said that Trump’s orange skin tone was the result of “good genes.”

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Posted: Sep 14, 2019 - 8:31am

When Hollywood Warned Us About Leaders Like Trump  (Putin's pliant puppet)
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Posted: Sep 13, 2019 - 8:48pm

Trump explains his distinctive orange hue: it's the lightbulbs
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Posted: Sep 13, 2019 - 1:14pm

Opinion | Trump Hits the Panic Button - The New York Times
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