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Author Topic: Fossil Fuels: Degraded Democracy and Profit Over Planet Pollution  (Read 16049 times)

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AGelbert

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I remember clearly the fight they put up to take lead out of gasoline, Yes LEAD.

Can you imagine 250 million vehicles on the road here 24/7 spitting out LEAD constantly.

They told everyone their cars would knock like hell and their engines would be toast after 10 thousand miles.

The real reason was the Benjamins, they didn't want to spend the dough on the advanced safer additives. Lead was just fine according to them. ::)

Yep. But it gets better.    When Prohibition came into effect (that was REALLY about Rockefeller's Benjamins too!), farmers could no longer grow their own fuel for their tractors. You see, ethanol, known in Brazil as E100 and used routinely to run internal combustion machines efficiently (only a slightly higher compression ratio is required) was IDEAL for high compression engines. Guess who needed fuel for those engines? The aviation industry! Tetra ethyl lead makes the witches brew of VOCS (mostly toxic volatile organic compounds) and various long chained hydrocarbons (i.e. gasoline) combust more evenly at a certain temperature. The very same result was ALREADY available from ethanol because it carries its own oxygen and is only one chemical compound. Ethanol has a HIGHER octane rating than gasoline.

As more powerful and bigger engines were invented AND aviation needed high compression engines for high altitude flying efficiency, Rockefeller and his pals at Dow Chemical (or Du Pont - I can't remember right now)scramble for something to goose gasoline with. They sure as Benjamins did not want to admit ethanol was the better fuel...

Well, Prohibition ended and America began the long march to prepare for war in the air with fighters and bombers that REQUIRED high compression engines. We-the-people were STUCK with tetra ethyl lead and a spurious propaganda campaign bad mouthing ethanol, when anybody that has ever been to a drag race KNOWS alcohol is IT for high compression engine dragsters.

Finally, TO THIS DAY, it is STILL LEGAL for gasoline powered aircraft to USE LEADED GASOLINE. It's called avgas. The 130 octane stuff I used fuel Piper Navajos with has a green die to differentiate it as the "good stuff" for high compression, high horsepower engines. So, if you live under the approach end of general aviation airport, you get a routine shower of lead for your kids to enjoy, complements of the fossil fuel government. 

The laws on fuel as corrupted in this country that you CANNOT legally make ethanol for fuel UNLESS it has a REQUIRED percentage of gasoline added to it. The excuse is that it is a "safeguard" to make sure it is not sold as booze, as per the Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco portion of the fossil fuel government. But we know that is BALONEY. It's just one more hidden subsidy for the fossil fuel government profit over planet welfare queens.

As you said, it's all about the Benjamins.
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

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