NO one could have foreseen where we would be today. The actions of the Saudis are unprecedented. And I venture to say that NO one really knows where we will be 6 or 12 months from now.
The Saudis are running a huge budget deficit right now. Yes, their reserves will allow them to hold out for 5-6 years but not forever. However, it won't be very long before the situation begins to change again -- most producers are losing money at
A cult leader who led a secretive Maoist commune in London was found guilty Friday of raping and sexually assaulting his female followers and imprisoning his own daughter for 30 years.
Prosecutors said 75-year-old Aravindan Balakrishnan, known as "Comrade Bala," led a tiny radical communist group in London called the Workers' Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought in the 1970s. They say that for years, he sexually abused and brainwashed his followers into believing he had God-like powers, and ensured they were too scared to leave him.
The three women Balakrishnan was convicted of abusing included his 32-year-old daughter, who was born into the commune. She never attended school and in 30 years she was almost never allowed to leave the house alone.