Tuesday, June 5, 2007

- From Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1958 Musical Classic Carousel

(Now that the rain from Barry has ended and the strong June sun has begun to energize your grass and garden.) Now on to other news:
Question: What was the cause behind a $1.25 jump in the price of crude oil yesterday? Answer: Tropical Cyclone Gonu, in the Arabian Sea. As of today was approaching the coast of Oman and believe it or not, may even impact southern Iran as a Category 3. Read about it here. Earlier on Tuesday, 6/5, yhis Middle Eastern beast was tipping the scales at 155 mph. In it's path are thousands of poorly prepared coastal communities, in addition to many many oil platforms and the all-important shipping lanes through the Straits of Hormuz. Nearly 40 percent of the world's petroleum passes through this narrow waterway. And now here comes Gonu.

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