A Noble Cause, Or Two ...
Tonight we're tired because it's been a right blooming, bugger of a day.
We did most of the whole damned day in dry dock [hospital] taking tests. Tsk! Talk about trying times. Don't ask. The main thing is, we both made it back.
So that's the reason this edition's so short and sweet. See?
Financial affairs, our forte ain't -- but we wonder if we've not struck pay-dirt. We think we may have stumbled on a couple of keys to some of the secrets of the Bushco cabal's so-called 'noble cause'.
Anyhow, see what you think.
We'll donate the dots -- all you have to do is join them.
Here's the first.
Sure sounds like some especially sweet dealing's been done somewhere. Eh?
Exxon in biggest ever US profits
Exxon Mobil is the world's largest listed oil company
US oil giant Exxon Mobil has posted a quarterly profit of $9.9bn (£5.55bn), the largest in US corporate history, on the back of record oil and gas prices.
Profit was up 75% and revenue rose 32% to more than $100bn.Okay, that's your first two dots done.
Now for your next one.
Shell buoyed by oil price surgeThat was your third, so what follows is your fourth.
Shell is performing well despite the hurricanesProfits at oil giant Shell have surged as the recent rise in oil prices more than offset the cost of US hurricanes.
Current cost of supply (CCS) earnings rose to $7.37bn (£4.01bn) in the three months to 30 September.
And there are plenty more darned damning dots where they came from. Though as always, they're quite well camouflaged and dutifully disguised as far-too-high-falluting, high-finance-speak for most folk.
This Old Brit and Richard have always been inclined to call this category of crap a kind of conglomerate, corporate gobbledygook, con-artist type of talking.
You know -- the blind 'em with science and hit 'em all hard with packs of phony facts & figures, approach.
Anyhow, here are the latest low downs on the fat-cat, low life leeches living the high life at the expense of the rest of us.
So go on and give it a whirl. Do your own thing with dots. Suck it and see as they say. See if you too can see through them.
But whatever you do -- don't dare to mention the war.