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Ethanol: TRY TO WRAP YOUR MIND AROUND THIS

Ethanol: It was never a good idea!

Some years ago, a pack of virtue signalers, shysters and political whores came together over a truly stupid idea; put food in our gas tanks.  They decided to take our tax money, or to print money depending on what month the checks go out, and give it to farmers to plow under their varieties of vegetables and just grow corn instead.  The corn wasn’t to be used as food, not even for the starving nations we normally help.  And it wasn’t to be used for animal feed.  It was to go into our gas tanks!

The political whores were certainly up for the idea. They thought they would corner the vote in the farm belt by subsidizing the hell out of the farms and providing them with a constant artificial market for the corn.  It also gave the false appearance of doing something Green.  The snowflakes loved it.

To be certain corporate farms were only too happy to play along and provide no end of “political donations” to the whores.  Nice and cozy.

The “thinking” was that you could create ethanol from the corn and then require, by force of law, refineries to put the ethanol into our fuel.  They told us that ethanol burns cleaner than regular gas so it would reduce pollution, and the dreaded CARBON DIOXIDE in our atmosphere.

It’s a very expensive process.  So the refineries and the ethanol suppliers were heavily subsidized as well.  What did any of them care? They were using your money to do it.  So to the them, it was like sharing “found” money.

This is nothing new.  Look at any of the thousands of things the federal government does, that are actually none of its business, and you’ll find billions of dollars of your money being gleefully pocketed under similarly false enterprises.

HERE’S THE CLOAK OF VIRTUE

But there is a half-truth these whores and shysters are relying on to keep you putting food in your gas tank.  If you put a match to a can of gasoline and to a can of ethanol the ethanol will burn cleaner.  It will produce carbon and carbon dioxide, but not as much.

What these people, stealing your money, don’t tell you is that a molecule of ethanol is nowhere near as efficient as a source of power as a molecule of gasoline.  The string of hydrocarbons in gasoline is much longer than that of ethanol.  That’s why gas produces much more power and more carbon, etc. This was explained to me by the lead scientist who worked for the same company as I once did.

BUT…because ethanol is far less efficient it reduces the mileage in your car.  As a result, you burn more fuel per mile meaning the benefit of having corn in your tank is lost.  Ethanol also retains moisture much more readily and scorches the inside of your engine.  That’s why you can’t put it in your boat or lawn mower.

SO…we have this huge scam going with big farms and political whores creating fuel that costs you more, while at the same time pocketing your tax dollars, for the relatively worthless process.

AND…It takes just over 3 gallons of water to make a gallon of ethanol.  And no one knows what happens to the water or how it is disposed of.  The ethanol producers and their government whores say “that’s proprietary information.”

When you get some time, produce some nice sippin’ whiskey in your backyard.  When John Law comes around asking you what he smells in your yard, tell him that’s proprietary information.  See how far that gets you. You see,  you don’t have the blessing of the government to do what they do.  AND you don’t have the threat of force to make people buy it if you wanted to sell it.

SO, WHY DID THEY DO IT?

Do you think super farms would plow under a decent rotation of crops, to grow one crop, without a giant subsidy and a guaranteed market backed by government force? Would anyone would create  billions of gallons ethanol just hoping people would put it in their gas tanks? How many refineries would bother with an ounce of the stuff if not for the same favors from political whores…who expect to be paid back later?

AND THEN…you have to put the lower quality fuel in your car.  You don’t get a say in any of it.

And when all is said and done, it doesn’t do much of anything for anyone.  As I pointed out earlier, any cleaner emissions PER GALLON are cancelled by gallons burned PER MILE.

So a good start for reducing how much we pay at the pump, and how many of our tax dollars are wasted by the ruling class, would be to tell you representatives to end ethanol subsidies…NOW.  I know, whiners will say, “but that will hurt the farmers! Boo-hoo-hoo!”

No it won’t.  Not really.  Do you think the farmers who grew corn this year will say, “Well, if you’re not going to put my corn in your gas thank then I’ll just burn my crops!” Nope!  They may not get the fat subsidy from the government, but the consumer will have a bumper crop of food and feed.  Trust me, the farmer will be happy to sell it to you.  And if the farmer was fool enough to put all his “eggs” (excuse the metaphor) in the government basket, he deserves a lean year or two before learning how to grow FOOD again.

Do you think the refineries would have processed one pint of this crap if not for a fat check from the political whores? Not on your life!

And knowing what you know now, would you VOLUNTARILY buy a single gallon for your car? Nope!

By my guess, this would create a larger supply of regular unleaded.  “Boat fuel”, which is just regular unleaded without the worthless ethanol, would be pooled with a now easier to refine, regular unleaded gasoline supply.  Prices would come down maybe ten or twenty cents per gallon.

WE’RE DEALING WITH REALLY STUPID PEOPLE HERE.

But thanks to the people who own the president, that would be temporary.  If we don’t take the prices of permits, royalties and leases back to pre-Biden levels, if we don’t reopen oil rich regions, if we don’t restart Keystone, the price of gasoline will still trend upward.

I can hear the choir now, “But how will we end our dependence on fossil fuels?” Well, we can’t  – FOR NOW.  I am a big believer in getting rid of fossil fuels.  This stuff IS GOING TO RUN OUT, AND SOON.  but we are not free of our need; nowhere near it.

To get there we must start on an industrial level and within a truly free market.  When Uncle Sam does it he screws up every time.  We need to start generating industrial power with nuclear power.

This can be done on a large scale by more conventional plants and on a medium scale with lots of small, what I call LFTR reactors.  As a bonus, LFTR reactors can be used to “burn off” (reduce) spent fuel from conventional reactors.   Yucca mountain? Solved.

Then we learn to run our cars on the available natural gas…and gasoline, until the present day tinker toys are ready for prime time and we have a proper way to dispose of batteries, silica and other crap in them. It wouldn’t hurt to regain our dominance of the metals used in these expensive toys back from the Chinese.

But for now, we need lots of gasoline, not the government bullshit we’ve been putting in our cars.

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The Pretense of Ignorance

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Before I launch into my critique of our political zoo and the rampant ignorance on display therein, let me just say this:

 

  • VOTE! Vote straight Republican. Yeah, I know, you’re dad went to school with your Rep or Senator. Or your uncle plays golf with him. Or you met him and you are star struck. He’s the good one – not like all the others, right? Get over all that. If your guy/gal is a Dem but you want a return to pre-Covid growth and an end to the hyperbolic nonsense we’ve endured for the last two years, vote straight GOP. If Donald Trump wins and we don’t keep the Senate and take back the House that will indicate that a majority of Trump voters are just as stupid as their Biden-supporting counterparts.
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Pretending to be Idiots

I’ve come to the conclusion that half the country WILL be stupid on Election Day or already have been in early voting. They know that the Democrats are the shrill, mean-spirited, power-hungry freaks conservatives say they are. But the TV and the cool Hollywood people told them that Orange Man Bad. Well, who wants to be left out of that cool crowd of self-righteous assholes, huh?

In too many cases, kids have come home from college or even high school where they learned that being multicultural and militantly gay (as opposed to just being gay, if you are) is more important than living your real life. By the truckload, parents of these little daisies will abandon a lifetime of real learning and adopt the preadolescent garbage because the sun rises and sets on their particular little daisy. Pathetic.

The upshot is that in order to maintain their cool kid cred, American adults will pretend that Biden’s campaign actually means anything close to real. But on every issue except the Green New Deal and raising your taxes, Biden’s entire campaign is plagiarized (not his first offense) FROM TRUMP!

Biden will:

  • Get Covid testing kits out faster. Testing went from zero to hundreds of thousands almost overnight 7 months ago. The numbers have been growing exponentially ever since. Biden is lying to you. He has no idea how fast he can get tests out, or even if he can maintain the pace the present administration has achieved. Doesn’t matter. Stupid people will pretend it means something.
  • Bring back jobs and get things made in the USA. That has been the focus of Trump’s previous campaign, this campaign, and by far the greatest achievement of his first term. How will Joe Duh create more jobs or bring more home. By taxing employers more? Explain how that works. Oh…that’s right…you can’t. You know it doesn’t work that way. But ugh, we just hate Trump so much!
  • Improve trade. Hahahahahahaha! Do I have to even address that?

I hear, to the point of nausea, how mean Donald Trump is. Here are two truths. Trump is inarticulate and his most focused attacks are ALWAYS counter punches. And what is usually said about him to begin with is beyond cruel and often untrue. You know this, I know this, all the snowflakes know this. But still adults will pretend not to. They will feign utter stupidity so they can be popular with…who? Other people pretending to be stupid or those who are genuinely stupid!

Since the debates Joe Duh has been repeating the hyper-inflated death toll from COVID. He then says Trump has blood on his hands and that the deaths were Trump’s fault. To the most fully indoctrinated crybaby in this hemisphere, these remarks are by far the most disgusting muck ever hurled in a political campaign. What a low-life! And the remarks have no foundation in truth. This, from the guy who was still accusing Trump of hyping the virus for political purposes in early March! For the record, the Trump administration was negotiating contracts for the production of antibody therapies in mid January in anticipation of learning enough about the virus to then create the antibodies.

The Trump obsessed crybabies know this. They lived through it. They saw all this unfold at the same time the rest of us did. But they lack fortitude and character. So they continue to pretend. Orwell was right. But we didn’t even need to torture people to see them follow stupidity with religious fervor. The television only needs vapid, cool people to tell the rubes what to think in empty but very snarky language.

To the Biden voter. You know all this, but you want so badly to be a cool kid. Meanwhile the other “cool kids” are scut-mouthing Trump and applauding Biden’s egregious and vile attacks because they are worried that YOU won’t think THEY are cool. It’s a childish circle of nonsense.

All that said…

…did you know that last week one of the trendiest searches on Google was “how do I change my vote?” Huge numbers of people voted for Joe Duh and are now regretting it. At least these people seem to have come around to reason, albeit too late in some states. But yes, in at least three states you can change your vote. I hope you do.

And for the utterly blind, very few Trump voters are about to change their vote, especially seeing Trump outperform Joe Duh by 100 to 1 this week.

AND…

As I mentioned earlier, you need a Congress that isn’t going to sit on it’s hands and obstruct Trump. To put in another way, Trump is going to continue to simply get out of the way of economic growth. We need a Congress who will stand aside with him and enact laws that allow for it.

I watched a silly cow on TV saying that she didn’t care about the Senate. “It’s all about the president now!” That thinking is what has plagued our society since FDR. I promised no ads so you’ll have to look at other posts on streetpolitics.us to get a link to my book. In it, I try to explain why this is such a problem and how to fix it.

Final thought. A vote for the Dems is a vote for rioting, looting, assault, brown-shirt intimidation and an obsession with race. The party has tacitly or actively endorsed all of that.

Get out and VOTE! VOTE STRAIGHT GOP.

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Beware! Mindblowing Lunacy Looms.

THE UPCOMING LUNACY WILL BE INEXCUSABLE. But half of you will buy into it.

I haven’t been writing as much as I had in the past. One big reason is the impossibly irrational atmosphere we live in today. As a political commentator, I am left at a loss as to where to inject reason into any argument.  But looking ahead, if you can believe it, we have more lunacy coming down the pike.

The COVID hysteria has not helped at all.

But there is an important event on the horizon that you need to pay attention to. It is urgent enough for me to look past the endless nonsense of look downs and mask arguments to give you a heads-up.

The track record of the “chicken littles” has been to keep you in a constant state of worry and fear since they decided to finally take the Chinese Plague seriously in March of this year. The reason for that is purely political. The people who cry the loudest about politicizing a virus are the ones who have made it nothing else.

A preview of the upcoming event occurred when the CDC and most states agreed it was time to reopen the economy (That’s the thing we never should have shut down as it turns out. I would contend we haven’t saved a single life doing so. I’ll explain that later.) We were warned of the obvious fact that when we reopened there would be spikes in COVID cases. Everyone agreed to that.


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We’ll just pretend we didn’t hear it.

Then we started to bring businesses online. Restaurateurs and others who depend on a constant flow of consumables and/or perishables dumped all they had into restarting. Within a week, and during a time of increased testing, GASP, there were more cases of Red Death reported!

Did our brave, strong nation say, “Okay, we knew this would happen. Be careful, weigh your risks and push ahead!”? Noooo. Half the nation and all the places run by Democrats reverted to blind panic and victimized those same struggling businesses we already screwed. But this time they were double screwed because they were not going to see a return on the extra expense they had to put up to reopen.  This was on top of their previous losses.

This is the same idiocy you WILL witness in coming weeks. This is how it will shake out.

Remember you heard it here first.

In mid to late November the flu will start to emmerge. Kids will start getting the flu. The flu is infinitely more dangerous for children than the ChiComm Fever. So in order to justify many months of the nonsense we’ve already seen, and in order to pull in that good federal spending associated with the COVID, ALL the kids reporting with flu will be listed as “suspected” COVID cases. After testing, positive or negative, they will be counted as COVID related. When the flu starts killing our children as it does every year, those dead children and their families will be exploited. First their deaths will be listed as COVID or COVID related. There will be little or no consideration for whether they actually had the virus. The press will hunt down as many of these families as they can and will feature their wretched grief every half hour on the idiot box. Some of those families (yes, there are people this debase out there) will eagerly participate in the exploitation of their dead child.

How’s that for inexcusable lunacy?

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Don’t doubt me on this.  Since the outbreak of this thing, every single person who tested positive for COVID, who subsequently died, has been listed as a COVID death.  The term is “COVID-related”. It counts against the national death count. And it is counted regardless of whether the patient exhibited COVID symptoms.

And the battle cry will be, of course, Donald Trump killed our children because he didn’t stop COVID. They are already saying it about adult deaths every single day. It isn’t true. He was negotiating the development of COVID antibodies two months before his detractors stopped saying he was hyping the disease for political reasons. These same assholes now claim they were “ahead” of Trump since the start of the pandemic.

So, yeah, all the same people will lie shamelessly over the coffins of our kids who die of flu. And the tribal drones who quote them today, calling it “science”, will sadly nod and agree with this new narrative later.

This will happen. Even though I am writing this now; even though others will make the same predictions soon; you will see this new narrative emerge.

The Point I Promised

I said earlier that we have not “saved” a single life with the lock-downs and other restrictions. If we have the true numbers “saved” are utterly negligible. How do we know this? Well, as early as June 66% of those coming down with COVID said they were wearing masks, participating in restrictions and social distancing.[1]   As of today, 26 October 20, we are seeing spikes in cities all over the country. Everywhere you go, 99% of the people are keeping their distance and wearing masks. Major cities are still under draconian lock downs or other restrictions. And the numbers still continue to spike occasionally.

The tribal drones will tell you this is because of the 1%, the selfish people who don’t wear masks or live their lives as normal.

[loud game show buzzer]

Sorry kiddies. You can’t have your argument both ways (although you always assume to with other issues like climate change). If wearing masks works and social distancing works and staying out of restaurants works, then you should be safe and healthy despite what the mean, selfish people do.

Ah, but you have been going to restaurants and bars and Walmart and parties too, haven’t you? You have made your own risk assessment, even unconsciously, and gone about YOUR life. And despite all your cautions and virtue signaling the virus continues. It will accelerate as the weather gets colder and we spend more time indoors, masks or no masks. If you don’t want to catch it, stay home. Don’t go to Walmart. Don’t go to restaurants. Don’t have parties at your house. Don’t go to work.

If you do any of those things, there is NOTHING you can do to avoid exposure. And the onus is on you to make your own risk assessment and no one else.

[1] Speaking only STATISTICALLY, that figure says if you wear a mask you have a 44% greater chance of acquiring COVID than if you do not.   In fact, all weekly average increases can be accredited to the gradually increasing number of tests capturing a wider and wider number of positives. But it still makes the mask fetish look less effective.


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