27 April 2008

Screw the corn-eatin' third world...

It's not like they can afford cars anyway.

-- California -- WHAT if you could make fuel for your car in your backyard for less than you pay at the pump? Would you?

The first question has driven Floyd S. Butterfield for more than two decades. Mr. Butterfield, 52, is something of a legend for people who make their own ethanol. In 1982, he won a California Department of Food and Agriculture contest for best design of an ethanol still, albeit one that he could not market profitably at the time.

Now he thinks that he can, thanks to his partnership with the Silicon Valley entrepreneur Thomas J. Quinn. The two have started the E-Fuel Corporation, which soon will announce its home ethanol system, the E-Fuel 100 MicroFueler.
Hey... homemade backyard fuel production... what could possibly go wrong there?

Just another brainwave from the folks who think replacing incandescent lights with mercury infused compact florescent bulbs... manufactured in China... will solve all our pollution problems.

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RELATED: The grass is always greener...
In the Toronto Star.
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4 comments:

bfriesen said...

"Just another brainwave from the folks who think replacing incandescent lights with mercury infused compact florescent bulbs... manufactured in China... will solve all our pollution problems."

Maybe those light bulbs WOULD be manufactured in the United States if the Republican CEO's hadn't shipped the jobs overseas for greater profit!

By the way..."neocon" stands for those who would subjugate the rest of the world at the barrel of a gun so that U.S. corporations and Americans can continue to consume without sense or reason. Also see "neo-fascist".

Honey Pot said...

awwwwwww, is the leftie having a guilt day? Poor widdle third wirld country people starving to death so I can have a pwetty twee in my park.

They'll come for you, they won't starve without a fight. Who would have thought the sickenly caring, pathetic left would be responsible for mass starvation and genocide.

No one to blame except you tree-hugging, leaf eating new puritans.

Neo Conservative said...

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"bfriesen whines... Maybe those light bulbs WOULD be manufactured in the United States..."

no, my naive friend... they are being manufactured in china... because they have a slave labour economy that is kicking capitalism's ass... and, like the mexican maquiladora zones, don't have pesky rules about dealing with the toxic byproducts of the manufacturing process.

oh yeah... that calling me a fascist thing... i'm supposed to what... curl up in a ball and cry?

you guys are so pathetic.

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langmann said...

Just another brainwave from the folks who think replacing incandescent lights with mercury infused compact florescent bulbs... manufactured in China... will solve all our pollution problems.

Socialism solves problems at the expense of poor people. 100 years of history and still no one's learned.

Who'd these dumb idiots at the TorStar and the losers who hang out at Cynic's think was going to be more affected by gas taxes and subsidies to alternative energy producers? Politicians, professors, and other elites who make $100,000 a year or the guy making $30,000 a year working at home depot?