In Russia it is said that chickens are milked, and cows carry eggs. (A mockery of those who believe ridiculous rumors.)

Interesting Tidbit as USA Sanctions the hell out of Russia…

I know, I know, there is always a million excuses why we have to do this and have to do that? Just like using Russian rocket engines, a million excuses. But….I call bull crap on it all…

We can go back to 1995, but I remember information back in the old days about the oil we got from the Soviets. This is just oil we have gotten from Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. So we have been using their oil for a very long time…

U.S. Imports from Russia of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products
https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=MTTIM_NUS-NRS_1&f=M
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Arranged: Month, U.S. Imports from Russia of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products are Thousand Barrels

May 2018, 15216
Apr 2018, 7302
Mar 2018, 11044
Feb 2018, 8304
Jan 2018, 11951
Dec 2017, 12046
Nov 2017, 10711
Oct 2017, 11000
Sep 2017, 13499
Aug 2017, 13723
Jul 2017, 11112
Jun 2017, 15100
May 2017, 12425
Apr 2017, 9231
Mar 2017, 11734
Feb 2017, 8919
Jan 2017, 10796
Dec 2016, 10342
Nov 2016, 12562
Oct 2016, 15220
Sep 2016, 12618
Aug 2016, 15454
Jul 2016, 16697
Jun 2016, 14547
May 2016, 13483
Apr 2016, 15266
Mar 2016, 10206
Feb 2016, 12640
Jan 2016, 12251
Dec 2015, 6791
Nov 2015, 9597
Oct 2015, 9528
Sep 2015, 11058
Aug 2015, 15790
Jul 2015, 13810
Jun 2015, 15002
May 2015, 10447
Apr 2015, 10737
Mar 2015, 11667
Feb 2015, 8398
Jan 2015, 12422
Dec 2014, 11008
Nov 2014, 5102
Oct 2014, 9810
Sep 2014, 8455
Aug 2014, 12226
Jul 2014, 12563
Jun 2014, 8234
May 2014, 10877
Apr 2014, 12136
Mar 2014, 13143
Feb 2014, 10207
Jan 2014, 6584
Dec 2013, 8204
Nov 2013, 9761
Oct 2013, 17210
Sep 2013, 13755
Aug 2013, 17734
Jul 2013, 14128
Jun 2013, 15574
May 2013, 17185
Apr 2013, 17531
Mar 2013, 14063
Feb 2013, 12717
Jan 2013, 10162
Dec 2012, 16221
Nov 2012, 13354
Oct 2012, 17127
Sep 2012, 16853
Aug 2012, 11406
Jul 2012, 15220
Jun 2012, 19645
May 2012, 16972
Apr 2012, 11637
Mar 2012, 10105
Feb 2012, 8344
Jan 2012, 17728
Dec 2011, 17117
Nov 2011, 22120
Oct 2011, 21309
Sep 2011, 17748
Aug 2011, 18150
Jul 2011, 17476
Jun 2011, 20655
May 2011, 21190
Apr 2011, 21122
Mar 2011, 21380
Feb 2011, 12224
Jan 2011, 17283
Dec 2010, 15938
Nov 2010, 16835
Oct 2010, 20298
Sep 2010, 19427
Aug 2010, 24371
Jul 2010, 22295
Jun 2010, 22791
May 2010, 22293
Apr 2010, 17604
Mar 2010, 15315
Feb 2010, 11850
Jan 2010, 14353
Dec 2009, 11923
Nov 2009, 12435
Oct 2009, 11945
Sep 2009, 14580
Aug 2009, 15649
Jul 2009, 23484
Jun 2009, 18532
May 2009, 25083
Apr 2009, 22772
Mar 2009, 19904
Feb 2009, 13224
Jan 2009, 15994
Dec 2008, 11844
Nov 2008, 13343
Oct 2008, 12214
Sep 2008, 12999
Aug 2008, 15185
Jul 2008, 17740
Jun 2008, 22914
May 2008, 14268
Apr 2008, 12053
Mar 2008, 12466
Feb 2008, 13083
Jan 2008, 12155
Dec 2007, 9481
Nov 2007, 14103
Oct 2007, 14022
Sep 2007, 11671
Aug 2007, 12909
Jul 2007, 16542
Jun 2007, 8558
May 2007, 15462
Apr 2007, 16682
Mar 2007, 14109
Feb 2007, 6767
Jan 2007, 10768
Dec 2006, 11450
Nov 2006, 6702
Oct 2006, 11332
Sep 2006, 16103
Aug 2006, 15049
Jul 2006, 13164
Jun 2006, 12904
May 2006, 19248
Apr 2006, 6589
Mar 2006, 6805
Feb 2006, 8524
Jan 2006, 6776
Dec 2005, 8512
Nov 2005, 6497
Oct 2005, 13486
Sep 2005, 13973
Aug 2005, 7344
Jul 2005, 19032
Jun 2005, 10487
May 2005, 11324
Apr 2005, 19797
Mar 2005, 15799
Feb 2005, 12979
Jan 2005, 10451
Dec 2004, 11302
Nov 2004, 14711
Oct 2004, 9143
Sep 2004, 7029
Aug 2004, 7938
Jul 2004, 12293
Jun 2004, 12963
May 2004, 7016
Apr 2004, 11155
Mar 2004, 6027
Feb 2004, 5347
Jan 2004, 4227
Dec 2003, 2239
Nov 2003, 2124
Oct 2003, 2894
Sep 2003, 8244
Aug 2003, 12751
Jul 2003, 17063
Jun 2003, 15809
May 2003, 6455
Apr 2003, 3961
Mar 2003, 7981
Feb 2003, 7581
Jan 2003, 5609
Dec 2002, 8558
Nov 2002, 7663
Oct 2002, 9153
Sep 2002, 6763
Aug 2002, 7305
Jul 2002, 6814
Jun 2002, 6944
May 2002, 11487
Apr 2002, 5750
Mar 2002, 2956
Feb 2002, 1420
Jan 2002, 1877
Dec 2001, 931
Nov 2001, 663
Oct 2001, 1044
Sep 2001, 3725
Aug 2001, 3652
Jul 2001, 2520
Jun 2001, 1423
May 2001, 2716
Apr 2001, 3438
Mar 2001, 1641
Feb 2001, 5126
Jan 2001, 5904
Dec 2000, 1710
Nov 2000, 1485
Oct 2000, 3427
Sep 2000, 2655
Aug 2000, 2276
Jul 2000, 2412
Jun 2000, 2242
May 2000, 1359
Apr 2000, 2481
Mar 2000, 1952
Feb 2000, 3485
Jan 2000, 898
Dec 1999, 962
Nov 1999, 2833
Oct 1999, 3396
Sep 1999, 4251
Aug 1999, 4281
Jul 1999, 4296
Jun 1999, 4475
May 1999, 3382
Apr 1999, 2261
Mar 1999, 814
Feb 1999, 792
Jan 1999, 868
Dec 1998, 1966
Nov 1998, 1623
Oct 1998, 453
Sep 1998, 1005
Aug 1998, 33
Jul 1998, 2141
Jun 1998, 1006
May 1998, 0
Apr 1998, 3
Mar 1998, 106
Feb 1998, 347
Jan 1998, 0
Dec 1997, 0
Nov 1997, 622
Oct 1997, 412
Sep 1997, 0
Aug 1997, 992
Jul 1997, 293
Jun 1997, 238
May 1997, 0
Apr 1997, 601
Mar 1997, 395
Feb 1997, 519
Jan 1997, 653
Dec 1996, 797
Nov 1996, 0
Oct 1996, 1313
Sep 1996, 1182
Aug 1996, 998
Jul 1996, 1308
Jun 1996, 429
May 1996, 1948
Apr 1996, 0
Mar 1996, 556
Feb 1996, 394
Jan 1996, 326
Dec 1995, 469
Nov 1995, 831
Oct 1995, 0
Sep 1995, 1498
Aug 1995, 4209
Jul 1995, 1257
Jun 1995, 440
May 1995, 367
Apr 1995, 0
Mar 1995, 0
Feb 1995, 0
Jan 1995, 0

Just games and more games. While this is not earth shattering amounts of oil, it is oil imported from Russia and it is oil that we need. Yet we act (No, we don’t “ACT”, but we “ARE”!) arrogant, uncaring, selfish, borderline sadistic, apathetic, mean, spiteful, dishonorable on the world stage. Towards countries like Russia, Iran, Venezuela, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, China and so on and so on…

That is that bully syndrome I talk about all the time…

Lots of tidbits add up to a big pile of bull…

WtR

About the author

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...

Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...

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