I've been staring out of my office window overlooking rio's copa cobana beach. Here we're not so worried about the escalating fuel prices, most people these days own a dual fuel car (one that can run on both bio fuels and petrol) and most of the public transport systems here switched over to alcohol fuel long ago when it became just too expensive to run the busses (with over 5000 of the things you'd be crazy not to switch).
I saw in the news today that the Germans announced new breakthroughs in Hydrogen technology. We discussed this in earnest at the board meeting but we cant see it as a great threat. We're producing twice as much 'fuel' per hour for a quarter of the price, we're struggling to meet orders in fact!
So its fair.
But I'm rambling. The Kremlim have taken a more pragmatic approach and have decided to ignore the incident. They even increased their order, though were getting a little bit worried about the state of their currency when they asked if they could pay in kind with some of their best vodka. We naturally said yes, some of it will go to the staff, the rest we can process and sell it back to the Russian in the petrol formula.
Still cant get over that a year ago I was still driving around in a beat up Renault 5. Now I've got a gleaming new Lexus in the drive, with an engine in it designed by our finest. Well enough procrastination for now, I've got the Venezuelan committee coming. Our president has some respect for Chavez after he nationalised Venezuelan oil and annoyed the yanks back in 2006. Well anyway there getting a bump to the front of the line. Really shouldn't be written this but it's the internet, there's crap all over the place out there who's gonna read this!