The job of Somali pirate continues to grow ever more alluring! Not only do they run around making millions, doing drugs, and collecting pirate groupies , now they are actually able to change the course of the world oil market. Can't say that about working at Barnes & Noble, suckas!
"Oil futures spiked Monday morning just as news broke that Somali pirates had nabbed a Saudi Aramco-owned super tanker named Sirius Star off the coast of Kenya. The huge ship can carry up to 2 million barrels of oil. Just before 9 a.m., oil futures stood at $56 a barrel. By 10 a.m., they rose $3 to nearly $59."The article goes on to say blah blah many other factors blah blah, but really what we're talking about here is a merry band of African buccaneers who can move world oil prices with one single heist. A $3 increase per barrel means that they would have raised the value of the very ship they jacked by $6 million just by stealing it . If that is not the best job ever then you don't know what you're talking about. Are we "glamorizing" a dangerous lifestyle? Shut up. [NYT]