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Manfred Zysk

By: Manfred Zysk, M.E. – Updated July 3, 2009

Supertankers loaded with 2 million barrel oil capacity are used as storage vessels for over100 million barrels of oil offshore, primarily in Europe and the U.S.A., tanker brokers said. About 70 million barrels are still floating. Ocean oil storage of $8 per barrel/month is now less attractive after oil prices for near-term delivery rose and now dropped to 80 cents. Ocean oil tanker storage generated huge profits when premiums surged for holding oil off the market by Koch, Vitol, Shell, Glencore, British Petroleum, and others. Oil trading profits are hard to track, but analysts say floating oil storage probably helped several firms book billions in collective profits since late 2008. British Petroleum has said crude storage plays helped it gain $500 million in trading profits during the first quarter alone.

This proves that the USA and the world are at the mercy of the oil companies and they are allowed to plunder and drain the world economy into financial chaos. The world is being doped into submission with false claims and lies of abundant oil and fossil fuel resources with the help of the news media and several governments. Ever larger election campaign contributions by oil companies and corporations ensure that the government is controlled by corporate interests. Honest politicians do not have a chance of being elected, and our U.S. government has become very much against the interests of the average American citizen and national interests, such as by outsourcing jobs for cheap labor in foreign countries, opposing Social Security and not allowing affordable Health Care for American citizens.

The Algae World Summit ended on March 26, 2009 with professionals from all corners of the industry examined the realities and challenges of building a national scale bio-fuels industry for producing nationally 20 to 100 billion gallons (476 million to 2.381 billion barrels) per year. U.S. oil consumption for 2007 amounted to 20.68 billion barrels. Current, unrealistic claims were made of algae producing 15,000 gallons of bio-fuel per acre, while current peak productivity is on the level of 2,000 to 2,500 gallons per acre/year, and evaporative water losses from small-scale production run into millions of gallons per day. In spite of the hype, no solid technological research was presented for immediate useful commercial application. GreenFuel, in Cambridge, Massachusetts promised a large scale commercial algae production plant to be in operation by 2009, but further information about this plant is not available. Now GreenFuel plans to build a commercial 247 acre plant in the next few years.

On June 27, 2009, my Senator Merkley held a town-hall meeting and he proudly announced major energy developments and investments are taking place in wind, solar and even algae formulated with carbon dioxide for quick growth. Three wind turbine manufacturing companies recently declared bankruptcy in Oregon. Most people at the town-hall meeting supported new energy legislation. Several people shouted "drill baby, drill" (for oil). Many people appeared very hostile and uninformed about the fact that the oil companies are sitting on 68,000 acres of oil leases and refuse to drill for oil. These oil leases are claimed as financial assets, but actual oil deposits are not known, or may not even exist.

A clear majority of people at the town-hall meeting demanded single payer health care plans. A woman demanded that Senators and Congressmen have to read all proposed legislation, because when voting but not knowing what is in the legislation then would amount to fraud. The woman received much applause, and Senator Merkley did not directly respond. No factual data was presented and the town-hall meeting only lasted 1 hour, and over 20 persons had more questions, including questions about our wars and over our 700 military bases worldwide, and how our government can continue to justify such waste during our critical financial times and huge debts. Several angry people were opposed to most government programs and of paying taxes. For more energy and global climate change information, please see: www.MZ-Energy.com

Manfred Zysk, M.E.
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Website: www.MZ-Energy.com


Ken Blanchard, do you have no shame, with your Orwellian contortions?

Getting elected. Organizing referendums. Proposing constitutional amendments. These are the sorts of things that happen in a country that is experiencing democracy.

Kidnapping the president. Installing an unelected strongman. Suspending civil liberties. These are the sorts of things that happen in a country that is experiencing a coup.



One man's Orewellian contortions are another's attempt to get a clear picture of what happened. You might try it some day. But take the bandages off slowly, the real world is going to come as a shock.


When someone does something, that is deemed against the very nature of the structure of the country that he resides in, and the punishment is IMMEDIATE removal, well, politicjock, isn't the correct action to take the IMMEDIATE removal of that person?


Please read the the related article titled " Obama Manifesto" at http://www.cliffyworld.com


Please read the the related article titled " Obama Manifesto" at http://www.cliffyworld.com

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Who are you people? A public referendum on an additional presidential term for Zalaya was about to begin when him was arrested and sent out of the country. This democratic process was thwarted by a coup (yes,it's a coup, and you can call it anything else you’d like) but it just a coup, an illegal takeover of power, the Honduran Supreme Court notwithstanding.

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I was not refering to you. But I am sure that you have seen a lot of that at this point.


Thanks for the clippings and the commentary. Don't you think ruling elite is behind the coup? With the military being the muscle to oust a populist leader?


One more thought. Obama is basically using soft diplomacy to restore the Honduran President. An interesting comparison would be the Nixon administration's involvement in the coup that ousted Allende...


Runescape: The "public referendum was, according to the Honduran Supreme Court, in violation of the nation's constitution. The President insisted on going ahead with it, even breaking into a building to get the ballots. The Military seems to have acted in defense of the Constitution. That isn't a coup.

Erik: I don't know who the "ruling elite" is in Honduras, but the point of a constitution is that you don't have to know. Zelaya was a would-be Chavez. Honduras dodged a bullet. I am not endorsing the military action, because I think there might have been less extra-legal alternatives. I am unsure about the Nixon connection. Were outside powers at work here, beyond the support of Chavez and the Castros?

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