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2/28/2020 - DOE Announces Notice of Sale of Crude Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

https://www.energy.gov/articles/doe-announces-notice-sale-crude-oil-strategic-petroleum-reserve-0

The Notice of Sale announced today includes a price-competitive sale of up to 12 million barrels of SPR crude. The sale will be conducted with crude oil from the following three SPR sites:

Up to 6 million barrels from Bryan Mound, Texas
Up to 3 million barrels from Big Hill, Texas
Up to 3 million barrels from West Hackberry, Louisiana

"DOE must receive bids no later than 2:00 PM Eastern Time on March 10, 2020. DOE will award contracts to successful offerors no later than March 20, 2020. Deliveries will take place in April and May of 2020."

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Any further info about offers per barrel from the successful buyers and/or deliveries in the time of CoVID-19 National Emergency?
Posted by Backseat Driver | Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:21 AM (8 replies)

Relaxing song parody, anyone?

As revealed here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213130155

Crimson Red Contagion:

versus

Posted by Backseat Driver | Thu Mar 19, 2020, 03:12 PM (0 replies)

Bridge Over Troubled Water?

https://www.10tv.com/article/dublin-cancels-st-patricks-day-parade-postpones-dublin-link-bridge-opening-2020-mar

In an abundance of caution:

According to a news release, the annual parade, which was scheduled for Saturday, is canceled due to the state’s recommendations.

The Dublin Link Bridge, scheduled to open Friday, will be postponed. The city said the bridge will open at a later date to be determined.



Posted by Backseat Driver | Tue Mar 10, 2020, 05:23 PM (3 replies)

22-year-old Guatemalan asylum-seeker dies in ICE custody

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/22-year-old-guatemalan-asylum-seeker-dies-in-ice-custody/ar-BB10XOwg

This was her medical journey as related in the article:

[snip] According to officials, Ochoa Yoc de Ramírez died of "autoimmune hepatitis, complicated by septic shock and acute liver failure" at a hospital in Fort Worth.

According to ICE, Ochoa Yoc de Ramírez was first apprehended by Border Patrol in early September after she crossed the southern border without documents near Hidalgo, Texas. Two days later, she was transferred to ICE custody, which initially detained her at the El Valle Detention Facility in Raymondville, Texas.

In early October, Ochoa Yoc de Ramírez was given a notice to appear before an immigration judge after she proved to an asylum officer that her fear of returning to Guatemala was credible. Sometime before February, Ochoa Yoc de Ramírez was transferred to a detention center in Oklahoma, according to Guatemala's Foreign Ministry.

Ochoa Yoc de Ramírez was hospitalized on February 7 and underwent gallbladder surgery two days later. She then returned to the detention center in Oklahoma. On February 13, she was transferred to the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, Texas, according to ICE.

On February 18, ICE took Ochoa Yoc de Ramírez to a hospital near the detention center. The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry said this occurred because she was suffering from abdominal pain. Ochoa Yoc de Ramírez remained there until February 28, when she was transported to the Forth Worth hospital, where she died on Sunday. [snip]

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Hmmmm...gall bladder surgery...returned to detention and transferred to different detention; abdominal pain 10 days following surgery and taken to hospital in Ft. Worth where she was at some point diagnosed "septic," declined, and passed. Surfing around, viral infection may lead to "autoimmune hepatitis" and acites can cause trouble breathing. Hmmm...awful lot of transfers in detention. Hmmmm...was she tested for a new novel virus that could have complicated her recovery from what also could have been a quick and dirty surgery, then palmed off as "autoimmune inflammation of the liver." However her case progressed, this scared, young woman might have been safe with her family members when she first became ill, no?


Posted by Backseat Driver | Tue Mar 10, 2020, 02:10 AM (0 replies)

Arnold has postponed the Classic festival in Columbus OH to a later time TBA except for

athlete competitions on the Saturday of the Health and Fitness Festival. (no link) - Gov DeWine spoke with the former Governor during a live press announcement which is on-going at the present time. Athletes will be pre-screened by partnering Mt. Carmel personnel, but no spectators will be admitted except for the Arnold Classic finals. I will endeavor to provide a link as it is made available.


Link: https://www.10tv.com/article/watch-gov-dewine-columbus-city-officials-hold-briefing-arnold-sports-festival-and
Posted by Backseat Driver | Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:18 PM (3 replies)

Oregon tribal employee 'presumptive' positive for COVID-19

https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/news/breaking-news-oregon-tribal-employee-presumptive-positive-for-covid-19-AG1UZYqrdkS8n50qfTWyJA

Indian Country Today

6 hours ago


An employee from the Wildhorse Resort and Casino, owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, is the third presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Oregon.

Oregon health officials say the case is an adult from Umatilla County who is hospitalized in Walla Walla, Washington, and attended a youth basketball game at Weston Middle School on Feb. 29.

An incident command has been implemented by the tribe, which makes up the staff from the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center and the tribal government. The tribe’s Nixyaawii Community School, Head Start, Daycare and Senior Center will be temporarily closed to sanitize starting today at 12pm local time. “All community events on the Umatilla Indian Reservation are cancelled for the week of March 2 to 8, 2020.”

This is a developing story.

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Posted by Backseat Driver | Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:16 PM (0 replies)

I have some weird questions. Do people in the various boroughs of NYC,

not the State of New York, exhibit a lot of rivalry/competitiveness with each other based solely on their borough of their residency or more along the line of religious/nationality/racial characteristics 1)within NYC; 2)within a particular neighborhood of their borough? Do they have an "I don't want to live there because..." Were the crime families ecumenical in their exploitations in each borough, having a larger regional boss, or "different" leadership bosses assigned to the neighborhoods/boroughs?

I find it odd that persons born/raised/residing in NYC's particular boroughs as children or young adults don't seem to have associated with "rising stars" or have been "mentored" by leaders, corporate, in the "trades," political, or criminal in other neighborhoods.

I've never been to NYC and probably would not attempt it without a native guide, so help me understand various characteristics of the citizenry there.
Posted by Backseat Driver | Mon Feb 24, 2020, 02:53 PM (20 replies)

2020 Daytona 500 Postponed to Monday Due to Inclement Weather

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2876644-2020-daytona-500-postponed-to-monday-due-to-inclement-weather

Heavy rain has caused NASCAR to postpone the 2020 Daytona 500 after just 20 laps completed Sunday.

The organization announced the race will pick up Monday at 4 p.m. ET from Daytona International Speedway. [snip]
Posted by Backseat Driver | Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:15 PM (8 replies)

I offer my heartfelt thanks for my valentine!

Posted by Backseat Driver | Sat Feb 8, 2020, 01:27 AM (0 replies)

What is the status of Julian Assange's extradition? I thought

he was to be released from jail Dec 20 2019, but the UK judge said he was a "flight risk" against extradition, so now awaiting a UK judges 4-5 day hearing date of Feb 25? What's the hold up getting it done? Pompeo? Barr? Trump?
Posted by Backseat Driver | Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:52 PM (1 replies)
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