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https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/602191/

Stop the Ethanol Madness
The mainstay of the Renewable Fuel Standard is an unmistakable social and environmental failure. Why does it persist?

Because this is patently false:
Its sole beneficiaries are large agricultural corporations—and the politicians who serve them.

The article later admits this, and thereby contradicts itself:
Angry corn producers then besiege the White House

So it's by no means just "large agricultural corporations". Farmers all over the US corn belt are beneficiaries because the ethanol mandate substantially raises the price of corn, and an unintended consequence, (as stated in the article), many other crops as well. Those farmers (and the other people living in the same rural communities) are still an important political constituency, especially in presidential elections due to the Iowa caucuses.

That said, yes, ethanol in gasoline sucks. Down in Virginia and Florida, I can find ethanol-free 87 or 89 octane gas, no problem. Except it's priced like 93 octane premium due to the absurd government mandates and subsidies.

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Well sure Uwe I agree, I'm just pointing to articles.

Ethanol in current fuel systems or carburetion, flat out fails to comport & sucks water, unless you take measures to preserve components if sitting more than 3-5 days & depending on temperature and humidity in a region.

Kills me that now Diesel blends with alcohols are also destroying vehicles.

Cleaner? .......BULLSHIT!
 
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https://cleantechnica.com/2019/11/2...f-wiedersehen-to-internal-combustion-engines/


[h=1]Volkswagen Motorsport Says Auf Wiedersehen To Internal Combustion Engines[/h]
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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fake-university-michigan-ice-obama


Progressives decry fake ICE university – turns out it was created under President Obama


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“Each of the foreign citizens who ‘enrolled’ and made ‘tuition’ payments to the University knew that they would not attend any actual classes, earn credits, or make academic progress toward an actual degree in a particular field of study,” the indictments read, according to The New York Times.
 

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