Sunday, October 19, 2008


Gasoline is toxic waste - so why are we using it as fuel?

We don't need gasoline. We never needed it.

Scientific and historical facts about gasoline and alcohol:

1. Henry Ford's early automobiles ran on alcohol because when they were invented gasoline was not available.

2. John Rockefeller spent $4 million (that we know of) to promote Prohibition, a ban on alcohol manufacturing in the US that started in 1919, just as the car industry was taking off.

3. By the time Prohibition was lifted in 1933, gasoline stations were ubiquitous and most engines ran on gasoline only.

4. Alcohol can be manufactured locally and on a community level from renewable plant material for $1 per gallon.

5. The growing of plant material for alcohol would have no effect on the price of food.

6. The growing of plants for fuel would more than neutralize the carbon created by burning alcohol for fuel.

7. In Brazil, over 50% of new cars sold can already run on 100% alcohol.

8. Producing alcohol from plant material is incredibly energy efficient.

9. The oil companies aggressively promote garbage science to deceive the public into believing that alcohol fuels: a) will cause starvation, b) are uneconomical, and c) are net polluters.

10. Gasoline is a highly toxic material.

11. The only reason gasoline has become the most common fuel for cars is that the oil companies would otherwise have a massive problem disposing of toxic petroleum waste.

12. Oil companies like Chevron have pressured PBS, commercial TV networks and other news media to keep this basic information from the public for decades - and the censorship continues to this day.

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Michelle said...

This is good stuff. Thanks for the heads-up about this, it looks worthwhile checking it out.

Anonymous said...

This whole energy situation i think is not about why we use gasoline, petrol, or alcohol. It is about the Suppression of Technology. How these big corporations suppressed technologies that can be beneficial or not beneficial to mankind. This is far more pressing than environmental issues. In Australia, they've been planting rice in the desert. Our agricultural farming technologies have been maturing for thousands of years and it takes a 100+ years of oil companies to ruined it. The people that invented agricultural farming are rolling in their graves. We can rant about how the evils the oil companies are but at the end of the day we still/have to pump our cars with petrol. If you want to know more, Google for alternative energy or free energy. You will be bombarded with all sort of energy that the oil companies are trying to suppressed. Some may be feasible, others may not be. Some of it can be made in our backyard too like making hydrogen gas for bunch of wires and a battery or spinning a metal cylinder with bunch of holes and you can create steam. The possibilities are endless but what stopping it is human nature.