by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, December 24, 2008
Key concepts: Liposuction, Biodiesel and Body fat
It sounds like a great idea, actually: Take the excess body fat from liposuction patients and use it to power your car. That’s what a Beverly Hills doctor figured, and he even bragged about it on his website LipoDiesel.com (now shut down). It even sounds like a California trend: Get thin and reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil all at the same time!
But sometimes the “cutting edge” of green goes too far, and California’s state medical authorities were not amused to learn of Dr. Bittner’s eco-friendly body fat recycling program. It is apparently illegal in the United States to use human body parts (even the parts people are throwing away) as fuel to power automobiles. I’d like to see somebody quote me any law that actually says that, by the way. Personally, I don’t believe such a law exists.
So now Dr. Alan Bittner’s clinic is closed, and liposuction patients have to get their fat sucked out somewhere else. So where, exactly, does all that excess body fat go from liposuction clinics? If you saw Fight Club, you might recall the main characters rendering the body fat into high explosives. I like the Lipodiesel idea better, because it puts the excess body fuel towards a more productive use.
Instead of shutting down this operation, the state of California should embrace it. Why not do a joint venture with McDonalds? “Eat a Big Mac. You’ll get a smile, and your car goes another mile!”……read more here….
Posted in Alternative, Politics and Medicine, Society
Tagged beverly hills, car, diet, energy, fat, grease, Health & Fitness, Life, liposuction, news, oil, weight loss
This may save GM from collapse. When and if this car hits to streets, it will by far become the number 1 selling vehicle in America… Prius better watch out! I hope it does not get “squashed” by big oil and automakers like the prior electric cars! (http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com/). Great job GM!!! Don’t let this one fail..
Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) — General Motors Corp. said it reached a preliminary agreement that clears the way for U.S. regulators to certify the Chevrolet Volt, an electric vehicle that can be recharged at home or with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine, as the first 100 mile-per-gallon car.
The country’s biggest automaker, whose sales of pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles collapsed this year as gasoline topped $4 a gallon, is cutting the mileage deal while urging Congress to approve $25 billion in government loans to help the industry meet new federal fuel-economy standards.
Earning a 100 mpg certification would give Detroit-based GM the holy grail auto companies began seeking following the oil shocks of the 1970s. The Environmental Protection Agency agreed to a testing method that will produce a rating at least that high, said Tony Posawatz, 48, vehicle-line director for the Volt in Warren, Michigan. The four-passenger car, which goes on sale in November 2010, will be able to travel 40 miles (64 kilometers) before the internal-combustion engine needs to recharge the battery.
“It’s a huge milestone to beat 100 mpg. It’s bragging rights,” said Rebecca Lindland, an analyst at Global Insight Inc. in Lexington, Massachusetts. “To many people, GM is just about gas-guzzling SUVs. They never get credit for fuel economy. If Toyota were doing the Volt, they would be having parades and waving flags.”
While the Volt is classified as an electric car, GM will still be able to claim it’s the most fuel-efficient vehicle on the road because the gasoline-powered generator will start after the sedan exceeds the battery’s 40-mile range.
The EPA won’t confirm how it gauges fuel economy of plug-in models until testing methodology is complete, spokeswoman Catherine C. Milbourn said in a statement. The agency “hopes to have a final policy soon,” she said…..read more here.
Posted in Society, Survival
Tagged auto, car, cars, economy, energy, family, fuel, Global Warming, gm, Life, news, transportation
Perhaps expensive gas will help solve the obesity epidemic. Seriously, people will probably be less likely to drive to a neighbor’s home or supermarket if they will have to spend $7 a gallon on gas. The result will be more walking and less driving.
Gas at $200 a barrel will have catastrophic consequences on US families, perhaps pushing us to a 3rd world status. An article I posted earlier suggests that what we know about oil and its limitless supply may not be entirely true. Also, what if you could run your car on water? Whatever the truth is- $200 /barrel will likely lead to the end of our economy as we know it. I doubt Obama or McCain can save us.
By Sambit Mohanty
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co will begin trading physical oil by year-end, increasing its exposure in a market that could rise to $200 a barrel, the bank’s global head of commodities said on Wednesday.
The bank plans to expand in commodities and energy trading, Blythe Masters said, despite expectations of job cuts in other areas as it prepares to take on staff from Bear Stearns at the same time it deals with turbulent financial markets.
“We will start trading in physical oil and refined products by the end of this year,” she told Reuters in an interview.
JPMorgan will join a growing list of investment banks from Goldman Sachs to Barclays Capital seeking to boost profits on their big derivatives trading desks by gaining a foothold in physical markets.
The third-largest U.S. bank added 50 people to its commodities and energy trading and investment team last year and is on track to hire a similar number this year, taking the strength of the total team globally to 450, Masters said…. read rest of story..
Posted in Politics and Medicine, Society, Survival, Wellness
Tagged automobiles, car, depression, economy, family, finance, gas, gasoline, Home, Life, news, obesity, oil, poverty, Survival