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Hurricane Evacuees put Booze on Taxpayers Tab

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted October 18, 2005

Six weeks ago my blood began to boil when I heard that the federal government issued debit cards worth $2,000 to each adult victim of Hurricane Katrina.

Mao Money, Mao Money

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 17, 2005

The first time I stepped into my hotel room in China, I didn't know why it was dark. Every room I had ever entered in an American hotel-at least ones that could legitimately be called "hotels"-had at least a table lamp lit to welcome me.

Autonomous Robots

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted October 14, 2005

How real is the possibility that one day self-governing robots will be able to complete the same tasks as humans? According to claims by a growing number of enthusiasts: very soon.

Al-Qaida Letter Outlines Future Tactics

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted October 13, 2005

Sometime over the past summer the U.S. military acquired a letter from Ayman al-Zawahri, Al-Qaida's second in command, to his top deputy in Iraq.

Gold and Platinum at Multi-Year Highs: Copper at an 18-year high

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted October 11, 2005

U.S. gold futures reached its highest point in almost 18 years yesterday at $482/oz.

New Energy Infrastructure

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted October 10, 2005

Despite the zeal of the environmentalist left, there's a possibly that the U.S will allow energy companies to build new oil refineries.

Heavy Metal Hedge

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted October 6, 2005

Over the past few days all of the major markets have experienced the proverbial tanking.

Gold Takes a Hit

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted September 27, 2005

Gold has made some big gains in the wake of the hurricanes.

Dodged a Bullet

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted September 26, 2005

As many of us watched football yesterday, the energy industry exhaled a collective sigh of relief. Initial damage assessments showed only limited destruction to oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

A Honey of a Deal

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted September 26, 2005

A recent nationwide survey showed that Americans believe gasoline prices as the country's top economic issue.

Houston Refiners at a Standstill

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted September 23, 2005

Luke Burgess discusses Hurricane Rita and its effect on Houston oil refineries

Hurricanes Hate Oil Refineries

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted September 22, 2005

My girlfriend called me on her way home from work yesterday. She told me that she just filled up her car at $2.85/gallon. I told her to go back and fill up the trunk.

Metals Rally

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted September 20, 2005

It was early 1988. The U.S. House of Representatives rejected President Ronald Reagan's request for $36.25 million to support Nicaraguan Contras and I could have cared less. That's because I was too busy living the 80's life.

Oil Spikes over $4.35

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted September 19, 2005

Crude oil futures spiked to over $4.35 today from a six-week low of $62.65. Benchmark light, sweet crude for October delivery rose close to 7%, to $67.50 in afternoon NYMEX trading.

50 Ways to Save on Heating Bills

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted September 19, 2005

Many people I know are winterizing their house before the cold weather hits. I've found 50 things you can do to save money on your heating bills this winter.