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xpansive

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Fun (or fearful) fact...

The 9 most diesel-sulphur, carbon creating cruise liners and cargo ships that plot along around the globe, create more carbon than the global supply of cars.

Think about that the next time you're on a cruise liner.....ya prikk
 

xpansive

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This epstein case has me asking what is the point in having a rule of law.

If the government aren't able to "protect" the most notorious prisoner in the country then what makes people believe that the government is there to protect them??
 

MrX

never had an intact pistachio club
Fun (or fearful) fact...

The 9 most diesel-sulphur, carbon creating cruise liners and cargo ships that plot along around the globe, create more carbon than the global supply of cars.
Seems impossible to me. Source?
 

xpansive

New Member
Seems impossible to me. Source?
You are correct sir. My bad. It's 16 ships, not 9.

It's so bad that as off Jan 1, 2020 the UN has said that all ships are to use distillate instead of the bottom of the barrel dregs that they run on currently. It will be policed through random inspections and any ship found to be in breach will be kept at Port until further notice and not allowed to operate.
 

MrX

never had an intact pistachio club
That is about sulfur, not co2. If you were to compare the co2 emissions of those 16 ships to the world's autos, you wouldn't even see the blip from the ships.
 

xpansive

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From my understanding you have 3 levels of fuel within a barrel of oil. You're highest grade (WTI), Brent blend and Opec basket oil, the last of which is the heavy fuel oil, meaning the oil breaks down much slower and retains many more chemicals as a result than lighter oils.

The UN resolution states that as of Jan 1, 2020, cargo, industrial and cruise ships found to be using heavy Opec basket oil will be impounded. Operating costs for companies to convert to medium Brent crude grade oil will rise by at least 4%, which, from a investor viewpoint means choppy times and opportunities ahead, because guaranteed some random say Iranian ship pulls into port in a western country, gets tested and be found to be in breach of fuel emittance laws.

A ship that's out of action indefinitely means companies will inevitably have to go bankrupt (due to huge exposure to debt levels that most global companies are exposed to already), meaning opportunities.

Already have my eye on one such global shipping company. Now we sit back and wait...
 

reno cool

leave well enough alone
This epstein case has me asking what is the point in having a rule of law.

If the government aren't able to "protect" the most notorious prisoner in the country then what makes people believe that the government is there to protect them??
seems pretty evil concept to me. They wont let a person kill himself in jail because they wanna torture him for how many years. :thinking: nasty civilized world we live in
 

xpansive

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seems pretty evil concept to me. They wont let a person kill himself in jail because they wanna torture him for how many years. :thinking: nasty civilized world we live in
It's not right but most of us are ok with allowing kiddy diddlers be made examples of.

Autopsy comes back as inconclusive. There's now reports of shrieking from his cell the morning of his death and one of two guards on duty that shift wasn't even a guard.
2883
 

reno cool

leave well enough alone
yeah I don't care about that guy, but I'm talking in general. The concept, put people in cages and make sure they don't kill themselves, no matter how hard they try. Things may have taken a different form, but we're still in the middle ages.
 

xpansive

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yeah I don't care about that guy, but I'm talking in general. The concept, put people in cages and make sure they don't kill themselves, no matter how hard they try. Things may have taken a different form, but we're still in the middle ages.
Some elements for sure but most of those people in cages have the choice to leave at anytime and go back to their own countries (maybe not so much venezuala or libya (thanks Hillary) because they've chosen to be refugees for the pure convenience of what that country brings, not because their lives are in imminent danger...

I'm sure refrigerated aircon was around in the middle ages as well...
 
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