Somali Pirates Getting Stronger, CoolerThe 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]