We’ve been a bit preoccupied with COVID-19, protests, murders, rising markets, and gun sales in the U.S., so maybe we should look abroad and see what’s happening. Seemingly without much notice, at the beginning of the year Israel started pumping natural gas onshore from its giant Tamar natural gas field, which holds an estimated 8.5
This could be labeled, “How to destroy your own sea traffic without even trying.” The Iranian government built a floating replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier to use for target practice. The hulking, floating barge was towed near the Strait of Hormuz, which is a shipping lane for 20% of the world’s oil output. The
American and Australian aircraft located three Micronesian sailors stranded for three days on Pikelot, a remote Pacific island. The sailors had embarked on, yes, a three-hour tour, or trip, of about 26 miles between two Pacific atolls in a 23-foot skiff. They veered off course and eventually ran out of fuel. The sailors were stranded
Brits are getting a great deal from the government during the month of August. Instead of the usual value-added tax that takes a bite out of their wallets, the government is giving those who choose to dine in at restaurants 50% off the cost of their food up to 10 pounds (about $12.50) per person.