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In this town this makes it to the newspaper.

 

"Corn is food, not fuel

Corn on the dinner table, or corn in the gas tank, we can't have it both ways.

I'll get right to the point. Is it a good thing to put corn through the carburetor, then burn it, and blow it out the exhaust system in the automobile? To my way of thinking it is not. But what do I know — the vote is in — the senate voted, June 14 to preserve billions of dollars in government subsidies for ethanol. The vote was 59-40 to preserve the tax credit of 45 cents for every gallon of ethanol that is blended into fuel.

My readers know that I don't quote from the Bible very often, but this time I feel it necessary to expand on my opinion; Genesis-1-29, and I quote "And God said, behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the Earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of the tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Do I need to say more?

We as a nation want to be blessed by our creator. We want good things to happen. We want to be a happy and successful people, but let me pose this question to everyone: Is our gasoline more important than people around the globe? We can't take the things God made for our welfare and health, and just burn them up. Folks, we can do better."

 

My response to this drivel was that he didn't need to quote the bible as evidence that corn is not a cost effective fuel.

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ignorant guy wrote:Corn on

ignorant guy wrote:
Corn on the dinner table, or corn in the gas tank, we can't have it both ways.

I suppose that would make us internally incornsistent. Ha...ha...ha.

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wrote:My readers know that I

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My readers know that I don't quote from the Bible very often, but this time I feel it necessary to expand on my opinion; Genesis-1-29, and I quote "And God said, behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the Earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of the tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Do I need to say more?

We as a nation want to be blessed by our creator. We want good things to happen. We want to be a happy and successful people, but let me pose this question to everyone: Is our gasoline more important than people around the globe? We can't take the things God made for our welfare and health, and just burn them up. Folks, we can do better."

 

What a corny response.

He's obviously not got too much between the ears...

 

Lol, I crack me up...

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redneF wrote: What a corny

redneF wrote:

 

What a corny response.

He's obviously not got too much between the ears...

 

Lol, I crack me up...

 

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Quote:Corn on the dinner

Quote:
Corn on the dinner table, or corn in the gas tank, we can't have it both ways.

False dichotomy.

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And God said, behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the Earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of the tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

<snarky>

Corn is neither an herb nor tree.  I'm surprised God didn't know this.

Corn was unknown in the old world.  Did God intend for the Hebrews to eat a grain that wasn't anywhere to be found?  Excepting of course, by the heathens in the new world - who, I understand, found it to be quite tasty.

</snarky>

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I don't think corn is all

I don't think corn is all that great a source of nourishment. Certainly NOT a good source of protein, so no way a replacement for meat.

It has some useful amounts of minerals, but is mainly carbohydrates, which is precisely why it has been used as a source of bio-fuel.

But it is not a particularly good crop to use for of bio-fuel, for both basic economic reasons, and when considering best use of resources and land.

 

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EternalDamnation

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Corn on the dinner table, or corn in the gas tank, we can't have it both ways.

False dichotomy.

I guess it can also be used as a sex toy, but the percentage is so infinitesimally small as to be a near zero probability ... hmmm also we CAN have it both ways, but it wouldn't be very efficient economically.  This is starting to look like a true dichotomy, which is pretty impressive considering the rest of the article.  I doubt that much thought has gone into the initial article, he is right for the wrong reasons.

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