ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is traveling to Russia this week to meet with Russian officials ostensibly about the supermajor’s operations in the country in lieu of the ongoing Western sanctions imposed on Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
Tillerson in Russian – Oilpro- 2015
“We don’t take sides in any geopolitical events,” Tillerson said of the conflict in Ukraine in a meeting with reporters a year ago. “We have navigated these kinds of challenges before.”
The company’s fourth-quarter output tumbled to a 15-year low, and its shares lost 8.7 percent of their value in 2014, the steepest annual decline since 2009.
The U.S. oil explorer’s willingness to expand in Russia when western governments are working to isolate President Putin’s regime may indicate it expects sanctions to be short-lived, said Timothy Ash, chief economist for emerging markets at Standard Bank Plc in London.
Tillerson aligning with Russia over Ukraine – 20-03-2015
Trump’s popularity soars in his first weeks in office as an energized Republican Congress passes a huge fiscal stimulus.
This is likely, tiny checks for most, big checks for others, no real improvement in the economy
“He wishes me well, too, in my campaign, and he said that, well, we are doing it as a sovereign nation, the right way,” Mr. Duterte said.
What’s to Stop Donald Trump from going on Twitter and saying “Take ‘em out” … literally nothing.
Every morning in the Philippines, a handful of bodies are found littering the streets. Their faces are often covered in black plastic tape. Sometimes there are signs of torture. Usually, they have been shot in the head. Few bother police – they are usually suspected of being responsible.
This is a lead line into a story about a country that embraced “The Good old Days” that never really existed anywhere but in the minds of violent misanthropes. Now though….
Trump will launch a “victory tour” on Thursday in Ohio to thank his supporters. Earlier this month a Trump campaign staffer suggested that the tour will include “the states that we won and the swing states we flipped over,” suggesting that stops in Michigan, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are forthcoming.
Warren Ellis, you bastard, you are our oracle. Where is our Spider Jerusalem now?
When you’ve got immigrants that are coming here legally, we’ve never in the history of this country passed any laws or done anything based on race or religion.
Nicky Haley, UN Ambassador, not a student of History