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Old 02-16-2007, 12:25 PM   #35
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The smog in LA is not very pretty. I'd go nuts living in a city like that where you couldn't see further than 4 miles due to man made crap in the air. Yeah, it's sick. When a good wind blows in from the coast and knocks out some of that smog, it's actually very pretty. I can't tell you how much I wish I could see what the world and it's environment looked like back in the 1700-1800's before all this crap in the air.

Mexico city is a whole different ball game. The sky has a yellow film over it. We had to stop there otw to Manzanillo. It was freakin sick. As you fly in, you can see some buildings sticking out of the top of the yellow crap. When you are on the ground, it's like three times as bad as LA. You can't see a mile in front of you due to the crap. Maybe I was there on a bad day....who knows. I would NEVER in my life want to live there or even visit in that city. Oh, and another funny thing....when we landed, people started lighting up their cig's on the plane. I was like....uh.... everyone was smoking in the airport. We got on our next plane and everyone was smoking in that plane. I was just sitting there thinking how much this sux.


This picture shows a hell of a lot cleaner sky than how I remember it.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:43 PM   #36
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Mexico city is a whole different ball game. The sky has a yellow film over it. We had to stop there otw to Manzanillo. It was freakin sick. As you fly in, you can see some buildings sticking out of the top of the yellow crap. When you are on the ground, it's like three times as bad as LA. You can't see a mile in front of you due to the crap. Maybe I was there on a bad day....who knows. I would NEVER in my life want to live there or even visit in that city. Oh, and another funny thing....when we landed, people started lighting up their cig's on the plane. I was like....uh.... everyone was smoking in the airport. We got on our next plane and everyone was smoking in that plane. I was just sitting there thinking how much this sux.
That is just plain gross... Kind of makes you want to wear a HAZ-MAT mask if you have to travel there!

As for the cigars on the plane... that is unbelievable! I can't believe some people!

I am a very strong proponent of the no smoking in public places policies. Unfortunately they have not made it to Indiana yet. That is one thing I really enjoyed about LA, you can go into any bar and not have to worry about waking un the next morning hacking up black stuff from the night before!
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:34 PM   #37
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take a look at this site, I would just like to know what everybody thinks here, I' got kind of excited when I first read it especially when it put down the "takes more energy to produce than it yields" rumor.

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take a look at this site, I would just like to know what everybody thinks here, I'm not sure what to make of it. It just doesn't seem like much of an improvement from gasoline...

http://www.e85.us/
e85 is great.... as is bio-deisel. It is really a win-win situation. We get to ween ourselves off of foreign oil and stop supporting terrorism. We will create more job in the US by building ethanol/bio-deisel plants, and we will help support our farmers. It will help to reduce CO2 emissions. Plus, at least with Bio-deisel, it actually cleans your engine, thus helping to extend the life of your engine.

Both fuels are great alternatives and I would venture to say they are most likely our most viable option for the near future.
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That's what I thought, but how "clean is it" do you know, I mean they call it a clean fuel, but I would hardly call down 20% or so of any significance...


I like it because of the power it provides along with the throaty roar still coming from the exaust
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That's what I thought, but how "clean is it" do you know, I mean they call it a clean fuel, but I would hardly call down 20% or so of any significance...


I like it because of the power it provides along with the throaty roar still coming from the exaust
If by "clean" you mean CO2 emissions, then it is really tough to say.

I will admit that I am far less knowledgable about ethanol than I am Biodiesel, but...

A great deal of people will tell you that it will reduce CO2 emissions by anywhere from 60 - 75%. However it is all subject to how you intrepret it. The majority of the hydrocarbons that are in ethanol and biodesiel were created from the CO2 already in the air through the process of photosynthesis. Therefore, it is argued that only a small amount of "new" co2 is released into the air when these fuels are burned as opposed to the co2 that is released from current gasoline or desiel that is made from carbon that has been stored as petroleum.

As I said, I am not nearly as up to date on the current research surrounding alternative fuels, so I do not know if it is really known how much "new" co2 these fuels add to the air and how much is just pure speculation.
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