I realize that you deny any existence of a supreme being and that is OK, because you are a man of incredibly strong faith. It has become apparent that what you have strong faith in is that for no reason whatsoever, you have atoms flying around inside your head in some gray matter, and that as they run into each other, all of a sudden you have a "thought" which you can trust fully as being valid, because of that indiscriminate flying of cerebral atoms between your ears. I must admit, that trust of yours really does require strong faith. Without any outside influence, it truly is a miracle...each thought being a new individual miracle.
What you conclude is what you conclude. Jesus said "Many are called, few are chosen." As I have said before Lake, calling oneself a Christian means nothing. After all..Jesus addressed some of those "Claimants" and said "I never knew you." Jesus gave a wonderful lesson in his Sermon On The Mount found in the book of Mathew. If you don't want to adhere to his teachings, that is up to you. I am actually amazed that you let any of this worry you, because as an atheist, you must believe that somehow...by accident, atoms showed up inside your head somewhere, got together on their own with no outside influence, and suddenly...you had "thought", which you now trust to absolute and of value. Enjoy your make believe world. What kind of atoms accidently showed up in your friends' heads and somehow, through temperature and pressure, gave them thought? Enjoy your day.
Those companies other than Tesla who have gone into the EV thing got into it long before oil collapsed and now sells for half of what it did sell. Just here in Hawaii....400 solar workers have been laid off since oil prices dropped and the glut showed up. I agree that eventually EV will be the norm, but it is far out into the future where all the existing FRO ships are scrapped. With today's technology, the amount of oil available for obtaining is drastically increased with fracking, and the world will use that technology. Battery technology and replacement costs will need to come down drastically for EV's to become competitive without huge subsidies. Unless you can charge your vehicle with your own solar here in Hawaii, EV's are a waste of money in a big way. After all..an EV takes 30kwh of charge to go 100 miles. If you are paying 40cents/kwh as is common here in Hawaii, you would require $12 worth of juice to go a hundred miles. With gas at $3.00/gallon here, you can buy 4 gallons of gas for $12, and a Toyota Corolla or Ford Focus gets 35 mpg/ so you can drive the gas car 140 miles or 40% further for the same price and purchase the car for 30% less than an EV and actually drive it for 350 miles or more between fill ups, vs 100 miles. If you like throwing your money away here, then electric is fine,.
It doesn't look like Saudi Arabia is buying millions of dollars worth of plates. Just another over hyped press report. Sad....but this one looks like it is just a pit of waste.
Tankers generally ballast at the same time they discharge. They try to arrive at their loading port with minimal ballast, as it always uses more fuel to push more weight through the water. However, proper trim and keeping the screw fully submerged assists in efficiency. These double hull tankers use their outer hulls to carry ballast water and keep trim. When the ship arrives at loading port, they begin loading cargo at the same time they discharge ballast, as the amount of weight you can put in the ship legally is controlled by the plimsoll mark painted on the side amidships. You can sink a ship further down in summer and tropical conditions than winter marks. You try and have as little ballast as possible when sailing from loading port, as you are paid by the ton, so if you are carrying extra water, you aren't carrying cargo. If the ship is full of cargo and being anchored for storage, then there is no problem. Ship stability is important. A loaded tanker has a given amount of "sag" when fully filled, as the weight of the cargo amidships tends to sink the middle part further, as the forepeak is usally MT and the after end floats due to engine room, so picture forces pushing upwards at each end and weight in the middle. Lots of calculations go into it.
"All the people I have referred to called themselves Christians just like Islamic terrorist call them self's Islamic"
So what? Because they call themselves something is a moot point. YOU made the claim they were Christian. As I pointed out, lawyers as well as US senators put "Honorable" on their letterhead. Does that make them so? As I said, I believe only 3 or 4 times was the term Christian even mentioned in the Bible, and when it was mentioned, it referred to those people who followed Jesus and his teachings. Get over it..
"Are you going to claim they are not Christians?"
Yes I am going to make that claim on the basis that many in N. Ireland were unforgiving, wanted revenge and did not "love their enemy or make an attempt to do so.". I am not going to make the claim as encompassing everyone in Northern Ireland, but if they don't follow Christ's teachings which are to "love thine enemy, pray for those who persecute you and bless them," then they do not accept Christ's teachings and therefore, IMO, it makes it very difficult to call them Christians.
"Christian cults killed each other by the thousands all over Europe[in the name of Jesus]."
I have asked you several times to define "Christian," as you are busy making claims that "Christians" did this or "Christians" did that. I want your definition. After all, the first use of that term toward believers in Christ was found in the NT and possibly only found 3 or 4 times in the NT. That being said, there was not one single documented case of those early "Christians" ever taking the life of another in the first couple of centuries AD. What transpired later was large amounts of people claiming to be "Christians," by believing that Jesus died for them and rose from the dead but then failing to follow his teachings. Remember..."Faith without works is dead." What you have then is a similar situation to all lawyers who allow and coax their clients to plead not guilty to a crime even though the lawyer and the world already know the client is guilty as it is all on video, but yet still they plead not guilty. What the lawyers at that point have done is become hypocrites. We still call them lawyers and they still put "Honorable" at the top of their stationery, but that doesn't make them any more honorable than people who call themselves "Christian", fail to love their neighbor, fail to pray for those who persecute and hate them, etc etc. The word is "hypocrite."
"NOTHING IN MY POST WAS NOT TRUE."
Please Mr. Lake...stop telling falsehoods. You are claiming that there was only one Christian church for centuries and they murdered people by the millions. Again...I told you to define Christian church and you failed to do so. If you are talking about the Roman Catholic church, I will tell you that they were not Christian. A Christian is someone who follows the teachings of Christ. For the first couple hundred years the early Church, who only occasionally were called Christian but mostly just disciples of Jesus, had zero history of killing anyone. In fact it was forbidden, because Jesus taught you must "love your neighbor" and "bless those who curse you and pray for those who persecute you." The church is the body of "believers" adhering to those principles. Get over it. You don't believe in anything but yourself, and God has given each of us that ability of choice. You are taking a stance that law and order are bad, because some cops kill innocent people. You are reaching for straws. What is taught in most "denominations" is "religion." It isn't about adherence to the teachings of Christ, because one needs to abandon fleshy thinking, because God is not a part of fleshy thinking. When you say Christ believed in the OT, you failed to state how he fulfilled it and clarified it. As he said..."You have heard from old to love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy", but then he went on to tell you what to do with your enemy, so he clarified what what taught in the OT, because he had fulfilled the law. Enjoy...BTW..my solar is averaging about 22kwh per day output.
Nice call. I was low, but I had no idea how much oil if any they had hedged and at what price. It will be interesting to see when they announce in March their actual earnings and if in conference call somebody will ask about hedged oil they might or might not have on the books.
Many folks had no idea if ALDW had oil hedged backwards and thus were forced to pay much higher than market for the oil they were refining, and ALDW never said which made uncertainty even higher. Oil is a bad word and accompanied by uncertainty gets selling revved up.
Stake your self worth on helping others. "The love of money is the root of all evil." This is all temporary. Look and see how God has made another wonderful day without the help of Wall St.
"Goldsmith, did I post anything that wasn't true?"
Actually, you did and big time Lake. Please define Christian for us, and an unacceptable definition is a person defining themselves as Christian. If you know anything about Jesus, you would remember his comments about "I never knew you." Believing that Jesus died for one's sins doesn't make one a Christian. Even Satan knows why Jesus died. Remember Lake, "faith without works is dead." Christians didn't burn people alive, because they couldn't be Christian if they did. Jesus commanded true believers or Christians (a later term used) to "love thine enemy, bless those who curse your, and pray for those who persecute you." Those people adhering to that can probably take the claim of Christian, but you over reached lumping hypocrites as Christians.
Oil prices shot up over 20% in a couple of days, because all of a sudden, within two days, there is 20% less available oil for sale. It is all about supply and demand....lol
Actually, many of the tanker stocks, in spite of rates being very good are dropping in price rapidly. I think NAT has given up about ten percent or more recently, and it isn't as if their daily costs have skyrocketed with lower bunker costs and higher rates. This is just big money playing games. The stock market is not about value...it is about manipulation.
Sorry Lake, but you have no idea what you are talking about. When you say I think that God came from nothing, you are wrong. In my mind, God didn't come...he has forever existed. That is why he said..."before heaven and earth were created..I am." You keep trying to put God in your own "time" conception Lake, and that just won't work.