[Novalug] OT: Used Veg Oil
Bryan J Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Mon Mar 8 09:45:11 EST 2010
Where in the Constitution does it say the government will
"provide" such services? I think you have this flipped. Roads
are not an entitlement in the Constitution, although it is a major
source of public cost, at a questionable return.
And yes, I live in a state where the majority of highways are
_privately_ funded. If you ever want to talk about "unfair,"
consider Florida's legacy of having a small population when the
Interstate system was devised. Florida gives the US the finger
when it doesn't agree with new rules because they can funding-
Pay the tax if you use the road, one way or another, without
requring them to hit your paycheck. It's a tax levied for a very
real reason. Otherwise, form a private corporation and do better.
That's what Florida allows when the feds suck out far more
than they provide.
Bryan J Smith - mailto:b.j.smith at ieee.org
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From: "Jay Hart" <jhart at kevla.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 08:42:29
To: <novalug at calypso.tux.org>
Subject: Re: [Novalug] OT: Used Veg Oil
So, I'm not paying "road use tax" for home-made biodiesel, so what...
The Fed isn't paying me for excess tire wear and alignments due to crappy
roads either. Where in the constitution does it say they can even charge for
a road use tax???
> FYI, veg oil is NOT biodiesel. Veg oil needs to be chemically altered to
> become biodiesel. Otherwise, it's known as SVO (straight vegetable oil),
> which, under proper conditions and mixing, can be used in diesel engines.
> On a small scale, it's not worth the effort. Sometimes one will see WVO
> (waste vegetable oil) or UCO (used cooking oil).
> The tax issue can be a killer for these projects. I wonder what would
> happen if people burned the oil in generators and charged up electric
> cars? Sounds like start of Open Source for Engine Fuels. :P
> Ed James
> On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 5:33 AM, Robert Circle <rcircle2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Running you car on home made biodiesel is illegal because you are not paying
>> road use tax . Older diesel cars can be converted to run veggie oil. Lately
>> On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 17:51, John Franklin <franklin at elfie.org> wrote:
>>> Does anyone have a car converted to use old veg oil? I've got about a
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