This is a great picture: (Photo)Heck, that’s a blessed picture. Bigly. If anyone with with an analysis background has the time to run some stats, I’d love to see what your results would be to overcoming this fuel problem and the duration of it. teekay has some initial thoughts: Tampa and Everglades ports reopening: https://www.platts.com/ShippingNews/26803256 Port Everglades petroleum statistics: http://www.porteverglades.net/cargo/petroleum/ Typical product capacities by vessel class (ocean): https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=17991 Typical fuel truck capacity: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-average-gasoline-delivery-size-to-gas-stations Given a shorter ocean delivery distance, presumably the GP vessels will dominate. Each can deliver 3.2-8 million gallons of refined product. A fuel truck carries about 9000 gallons. Hence each ship can fill 350-880 fuel trucks. SD reports FEMA
Comments: For the geniuses: Can the fuel problem catch itself up? How long will it take. (More assumptions in article.) Have fun!
Blending is done at the terminal, so no. I would question why gas stations didn´t have generators as a matter of course. No different from the average office building or IT center. generators are everywhere now adays because the power grid has become so unreliable.
Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are now in possession of Russian-linked ads run on Facebook during the presidential election, after they obtained a search warrant for the information. Facebook gave Mueller and his team copies of ads and related information it discovered on its site linked to a Russian troll farm, as well as detailed information about the accounts that bought the ads and the way the ads were targeted at American Facebook users, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN. The disclosure, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, may give Mueller´s office a fuller
As I shared yesterday: […] With most hurricane power outages you can find something, usually a tree, that has actually severed the top power line on a neighborhood grid. If the tree is massive, with or without taking down the pole, the tree has to be removed first. If the power company has to remove a tree before they can restore power to an ordinary residential neighborhood, they drop the priority to “some later time”, and move on to quicker repairs… Ergo most of those without power, end Day #3 (September 13), will not see power until their rotation on
House Speaker Paul Ryan has created a ten-member panel to draft a response to President Donald Trump’s no-wall agreement to support the Democrats’ huge ‘dream’ amnesty for at least 3 million illegals. The GOP panel includes several moderates, such as House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a former immigration lawyer who has seen his own state of Virginia turn from Republican to Democratic amid a huge inflow of white-collar guest-workers and cheap-labor immigrants. The panel also includes amnesty-boosters, such as Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who crafted a still-secret amnesty deal with Ryan in 2014 that was torpedoed by the primary defeat of Majority
The effort by Democratic leaders to emerge from the legislative wilderness and grab seats at the table with the Republican president has been rare cause for celebration -- albeit a cautious one -- within their party. It also has left Republicans feeling blindsided and in some cases frustrated by a president seeking deals at any cost. President Trump has held a series of meetings with top Democratic leaders and bipartisan groups of lawmakers over the past two weeks, leaving allegiances on Capitol Hill somewhat scrambled. Centrists in both parties cheered the unexpected outreach, hoping to influence future negotiations from the middle.
NEW YORK—News executives love disasters. They get to act like Chuck Norris and Assemble the Squad. “Maginnis, you cover first responders.” “Wilson, get over to NOAA and stay on those maps.” “Kelly, official press briefings. Work with Yurozawski to keep tabs on every emergency room within a 300-mile radius.” (Snip) By the time a managing editor or a news director gets finished “covering this mother like blubber on a seal,” you’ve got thirty people who feel like they’re crammed into a D-day troop carrier, waiting for somebody to throw open the landing door and engage the Nazis. They have lust in their eyes.
The media hasn’t mentioned it much because it proves that Donald Trump is decisively outmaneuvering the opposition Republicans. The tactic was simple. Mr. Trump reached out to Democrats with a basic “can we get something done for the American people?” request. This put enormous pressure on Paul Ryan and his cadre of obstructionist Republicans to start moving on at least some of the Trump agenda. This is Ryan buckling under that pressure. This is Ryan conceding the power of Trump and the millions of Trump supporters have forced his hand. There was certainly some DACA negotiation behind the scenes – as
UPDATE: From the Daily Caller just now: "House Agrees To $1.6 Billion For Border Wall." ORIGINAL POST: The media crashed and burned last night over a Democratic Party lie about a deal on amnesty for some illegal aliens. After a dinner with the president, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said, “We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.” There is no deal. The president said so this morning. Pelosi and Schumer jumped the gun because they hope to gain leverage in a situation
Jay Nordlinger of National Review puzzled at "The Patience of Trump Nation.”He assigns to us certain positions that seem incongruent. For example, Nordlinger wrote: For eight years, people blasted Obama for playing so much golf. And now? For eight years, people blasted the Obama family for spending so much on travel: Martha’s Vineyard, Hawaii, the Costa del Sol, etc. Then it was reported that Trump was set to spend more in one year than the Obamas had in all eight. This is an argument liberals make.They defended Obama golfing, but now try to dogpile on The Donald. The difference is Obama golfed for pleasure.
HOUSTON, Texas -- The rain left behind by Hurricane Harvey has created large areas in Harris County where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. To address increasing numbers of mosquitoes and the risk they pose to the recovery effort and public health, the U.S. Air Force Reserve´s 910th Airlift Wing flying modified C-130 cargo planes staged out of Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio will be conducting an aerial spray operation beginning Thursday evening, September 14 and may take more than one day. The plan is to spray approximately 600,000 acres by air, weather permitting. [CLICK HERE FOR TREATMENT MAP]
EPA Chief Scott Pruitt has set out to transform the agency he leads to a greater extent than any of Trump´s other cabinet appointees, pledging to end what he dubbed the agency´s "anti-energy agenda" by loosening requirements on carbon emissions and eliminating land use restrictions. (Snip) One of Pruitt´s first targets is a controversial rule on water pollution put in place by the Obama administration that he deemed a "power grab" by environmental regulators. To better understand why property rights advocates applauded the move, consider the case of fourth-generation farmer John Duarte, who has fought a protracted and costly legal battle
What´s the difference between Game of Thrones character Cersei Lannister and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton? One is an entitled narcissist who quietly supported her lecherous husband (whom she clearly loathed) when it was politically convenient, then insisted it was her turn to rule (even though it wasn´t), chose boot-lickers, a**-kissers, and elitist bankers as her advisors while alienating more competent and better-liked people who might have helped her, exacted petty vengeance on imagined enemies, escaped justice and the judgment of the people by destroying her main rival—the charismatic, income-inequality obsessed populist—with an explosive cheat, and was left confused why
Republican leaders in Congress sought to reassert their authority with an unpredictable White House Thursday as President Trump dangled a potential deal with Democrats to allow hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States while postponing talk of a border wall.House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), in his first public comments since Trump met with Democrats the previous night, agreed in broad strokes with his goal of protecting “dreamers” and toughening U.S. border security. But Ryan dismissed the possible deal as preliminary discussions and insisted any agreement must have buy-in from GOP leaders.
Hillary Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that it is time to abolish the Electoral College, part of a sweeping interview where the former Democratic nominee sought to explain why she lost the 2016 election. Clinton, in the interview with CNN´s Anderson Cooper, displayed her animus for fired FBI Director James Comey, reflected on her love for the people -- namely former President Bill Clinton -- who helped her get through the crushing loss and blasted the arcane election body that she believes helped Donald Trump win the presidency. "I think it needs to be eliminated," Clinton said of the Electoral
Melania Trump appears to have sworn off the high heels that got her labeled out of touch and disrespectful when she donned them to visit hurricane victims. The first lady, 47, wore black and beige Chanel flats as she flew from Washington, DC to Fort Myers, Florida with her husband this morning to meet with citizens impacted by Hurricane Irma. Last month, she caused an uproar when she donned high heels while to visit areas struck by Hurricane Harvey in Texas—but wore similar shoes on a follow-up trip to the disaster-struck state earlier this month. Scroll down for video (Photos)
Bill Clinton defended Hillary Clinton´s new book What Happened saying that those who did read it have enjoyed it. "They don´t have to buy it," Clinton told TIME while addressing those who have criticized Clinton´s new book. "The people that have read it liked it," he added. What Happened chronicles Clinton´s loss in the 2016 presidential election. The book is already at the top of Amazon´s best-seller list, though there are some bad reviews.
John McCain is joining a bipartisan push to block President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the military. Mr Trump issued a moratorium last month instructing the military to stop providing gender reassignment surgeries for transgender troops, and to stop plans to recruit those troops. That decision came following an order from his predecessor that instructed the military to begin considering programmes to allow transgender people to serve openly and without worry in the military. (Snip) Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, and Senator Susan Collins, a Republican, are also behind the effort. “Thousands of brave transgender Americans love
Facing harsh criticism, a Harvard dean said early Friday morning that he was revoking his invitation to Chelsea Manning, a former United States soldier convicted of leaking classified information, to be a visiting fellow at the university. The sudden turnabout by the Harvard Kennedy School came after a day of intense backlash over the university’s announcement on Wednesday that Ms. Manning would become a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics this school year. Douglas W. Elmendorf, the dean of the Harvard Kennedy School, said that while the university encourages a diversity of opinions and does not shy from controversy,
After months of denials, the pretext for Susan Rice’s eavesdropping on Trump officials has finally been made public. It had been widely known that Obama’s former National Security Adviser had contrived to unmask the names of top Trump officials who had been spied on by the administration. And the same media that still treats Watergate as the Great American Scandal had claimed that there was nothing “improper” in an Obama loyalist eavesdropping on members of the opposition party. Every time Obama Inc. was caught eavesdropping on opposition politicians, it presented its spin in a carefully packaged “scoop” to a major media
Meghan McCain, the political scion who turned a stint as a blogger and TV show host into a role as a contributor at Fox News Channel, is leaving the network. (Snip) “Meghan has been a valuable part of ‘Outnumbered’ and the Fox News team,” the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet said in a statement. “We’re sad to see her go, but we wish her all the best.” “I’m so thankful to Fox News for the chance to be on ‘Outnumbered,’ but I’m leaving to focus on other things,” McCain said in a statement. “I have no doubt the show will continue
Hillary Clinton’s new book entitled “What Happened” was officially released on Tuesday. Since then, she has been promoting it with the zeal of an indefatigable carnival barker. It seems to be working. (Snip) I’ve spent two days and consumed three packs of Tums trying to digest all 464 pages. (I’m a fast reader.) I initially counted 43 reasons Clinton gives for her 2016 election loss, as she meticulously faults all the people who sabotaged what was rightfully hers. But upon closer examination, I have discovered thirteen more who are to blame. Incredible. But not surprising. You see, Clinton has long
A Detroit Lions fan has forfeited his season tickets and is banned from future events at Ford Field after he posted a Snapchat photo using the N-word to describe a pair of fans who sat through the national anthem Sunday. The man posted a Snapchat photo on Facebook of a black couple sitting during the anthem with the caption “Ignorant [expletive].” The Facebook caption read: “You wana sit down for the national anthem? You dont like our country then get tge [expletive] outttt [sic].” The photo was allegedly posted by David Doptis, owner of Restaurant Liquidations Auctions LLC in Pontiac,
CNN host Anthony Bourdain joked in an interview with TMZ that he would poison President Trump if given the opportunity to cook for him and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. "If Trump and Kim Jong-un were going to have a bit of a summit to try and mend relations and they wanted you to cater, what would you serve?" asked a TMZ reporter. "Hemlock," Bourdain deadpanned. Hemlock is defined as "a drug or lethal drink prepared from the poison hemlock" that has been used as an execution method. The 61-year-old host of CNN´s weekly food and travel series, "Parts Unknown," later told Fox
Chelsea Manning has been making quite a spectacle of himself out on Twitter, taking Michael Morrell´s and Mike Pompeo´s exit from the school as a welcome new opportunity to call attention to himself. He starts with an emoji-filled cheer at news of Morrell´s resignation from his own Harvard post based on its bad judgment in bringing him into the university to ´mentor´ students, declaring it ´good´ that Morrell has pulled out. Not a thought about how Morrell´s exit might affect Harvard, it´s all about himself and his feelings instead. Note the high emoji count, by the way - an advertisement
New York - ESPN says it has accepted the apology of its "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill for tweeting this week that President Donald Trump was a "white supremacist" and "bigot." The network and Hill delivered statements shortly before midnight, hours after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday called Hill´s comments outrageous and something that could be considered a fireable offense by ESPN. (Snip) Hill was supported by the National Association of Black Journalists, which issued a statement saying it "supports Hill´s First Amendment rights on all matters of discussion, within and outside the world of sports, as they