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$400 a Gallon Gasoline - It's True!

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"A new Pentagon report obtained by The Wall Street Journal suggests that American motorists should consider themselves lucky to have such affordable fuel: U.S. military operations stationed in Afghanistan are paying a lot more than that... up to $400 per gallon of fuel delivered to troops on the ground – 100 times what we are asked to shell out. "

 

Wars cost $$.

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I guess the Wall Street Journal is into printing idiotic editorials with sensational headlines.  According to what they are reporting, I guess the MREs cost hundreds of dollars each, as does a bottle of water.  A sheet of toilet paper?  Must be at least $50.  Duh.



 



Too bad the Wall Street journal missed this one -



 



HEADLINE,   BASTOGNE, 1944:



 



US MILITARY PAYS HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR EVERYDAY ITEMS  FOR THE 101ST AIRBORNE.  BANDAGES COST $100 EACH!


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The gas they are referring to is the gas that is trucked through Pakistan up across the mountain passes into Afghanistan. Remember the supply lines the Paki's cut last week?

 

The total cost of that military operation, divided by the gallons delivered, is $400 per gallon.

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This one will drive the envirowacko Bububushbush mission accomplished crowd nuts.  the navy id using biofuel,  awwww save the whales, mannnnn.  But its 16 bucks a gallon.  Watch they won't gripe about this.  Oh and look WHO sold them the willie gas:




 



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This is going to help the Defense Department weather looming budget cuts, for sure.  Teaming up with the Department of Agriculture (which has a cheery Rotary Club ring to it), the Navy has purchased 450,000 gallons of biofuel for about $16 a gallon, or about 4 times the price of its standard marine fuel, JP-5, which has been going for under $4 a gallon.



You won’t be surprised to learn that a member of Obama’s presidential transition team, T. J. Glauthier, is a “strategic advisor” at Solazyme, the California company that is selling a portion of the biofuel to the Navy.  Glauthier worked – shock, shock – on the energy-sector portion of the 2009 stimulus bill.



The Navy sale isn’t Solazyme’s first trip to the public trough, of course.  The company got a $21.8 million grant from the 2009 stimulus package.






 


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