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Gingrich Says Obama’s Algae Policy Is ‘Weird’ and Could Take 40 Years
abc ^ | Feb 24, 2012 9:40pm | Elicia Dover

Posted on 02/24/2012 6:58:39 PM PST by Red Steel

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1 posted on 02/24/2012 6:58:46 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

And the understatement of the day award goes to...


2 posted on 02/24/2012 7:00:25 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: Red Steel; kalee; TitansAFC; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; ...
“And maybe what we ought to do at Newt.org is we ought to get t-shirts that say ‘You choose.’ Gingrich went on to suggest the slogans, ‘You have Newt: Drill here, Drill Now, Pay Less. You have Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.”

Newt Gingrich for President Ping!
3 posted on 02/24/2012 7:03:29 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Downinthedixie

Does this mean that Obama’s new nickname is “Weird Algae”?


4 posted on 02/24/2012 7:04:04 PM PST by DarthFuzball ("Life is full of little surprises." - Pandora)
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To: Red Steel

Same as Solyndra, all over again —some of the bigger outfits doing the research are big Obama contributors. They’re making the Navy buy this fuel, which is maybe 700% as expensive as the genuine stuff.

The US Navy is about to —or just did— do a whole exercise just off of this algae fuel.

Most of the outfits doing the research are just south of San Francisco, and in Silicon Valley.

This is just money-laundering, basically.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 7:05:50 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Red Steel
>>the president said, “We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance known as algae.”<<

And, there are enough Obama bots to believe that BS.

6 posted on 02/24/2012 7:05:58 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: Red Steel

US Navy carriers run on CHICKEN FAT and algae...?!

Yes, it does sound made-up:

http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/12/us-navy-biofuels/


7 posted on 02/24/2012 7:07:59 PM PST by gaijin
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To: DarthFuzball

Didn’t Algae invent the Internet?


8 posted on 02/24/2012 7:09:13 PM PST by digger48
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To: Red Steel

I’m positive SNL will do a skit on this! (rolling eyes)


9 posted on 02/24/2012 7:11:29 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: Red Steel
Algae is a photosynthesizing plant, and like plants, it needs phosphate. That usually comes from phosphate rock.

Hint: The LIE in the woodpile is when Bammy tells us we can grow enough algae to fuel America. We have not got that much phosphate and still have enough to grow food.

Another LIE from the Long Legged Mack Daddy of Lies.

10 posted on 02/24/2012 7:12:09 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Red Steel
$26/gallon - 2012
11 posted on 02/24/2012 7:12:21 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin
This is just money-laundering, basically.

I'll bet their cronies got into the business about 3 years ago.

12 posted on 02/24/2012 7:12:21 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Red Steel

The process for converting algae to fuel has actually been demonstrated to work.

It’s not, however, available on a large scale.

Trying to get along without pumping crude oil out of the ground here in the short term is idiotic.


13 posted on 02/24/2012 7:12:49 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Red Steel
In theory algae oil should work and does work in small very controlled environments. Trying to control the size of plants needed to make large scale algae oil work may take many years to engineer and perfect as to be commercially viable.
14 posted on 02/24/2012 7:12:59 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Red Steel

Well, there is that spirulina stuff, so after we make ourselves some gas, we can eat the leftovers.


15 posted on 02/24/2012 7:18:38 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: onyx

Change “Algae” to “Pond Scum” and I’m in!:)


16 posted on 02/24/2012 7:20:50 PM PST by conservativejoy
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To: onyx

Obama's algae machine fueld by pond scum

17 posted on 02/24/2012 7:22:40 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: digger48
Didn’t Algae invent the Internet?

No, but he'd like you to release his shakras, if you wouldn't mind.

18 posted on 02/24/2012 7:26:27 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Red Steel

The Libs are always for energy sources that don’t work or won’t be available for 20 years...


19 posted on 02/24/2012 7:27:02 PM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: katiedidit1

Chia bug?


20 posted on 02/24/2012 7:27:47 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: katiedidit1

That looks like Herbie the Love Rug.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 7:28:31 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Red Steel

I saw a post the other day that told about how much phosphate would be required to run the huge algae farms needed to replace the oil we import into the U.S. We have to consider that algae is a plant and requires all the nutrients that plants do. I can’t find that article.

The bottom line is we would be taking phosphate away from our food production and throwing it into algae oil. If the phosphate is locked into the oil produced, we would be finding phosphate a rare commodity very quickly. If the phosphate is locked into just the algae cell, we could recover the phosphate through some kind of recovery technique. The cost of that technology I question and the time to develop it is another question.

I was at the rally by the way . . .


22 posted on 02/24/2012 7:29:40 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Red Steel

I have no problem with them experimenting with algae, but the idea that we are going to make a dent in our current problem with algae is just plain nuts.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 7:31:33 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Red Steel

I’m just waiting for Obama to tell us we can get gasoline from Soylent Green.


24 posted on 02/24/2012 7:33:24 PM PST by Stosh
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To: Red Steel
calling the speech funny enough to be on SNL and ”something worthy of Leno or Letterman.”

The ABC reporterette is fit to be tied to be forced to report it, but I heard Gingrich on Levin this evening and he was hitting the ball out of the park. It's just what the devil and Democrats can't stand: being laughed at. Gingrich was utterly convincing.

He has the ability to define 0bama in a single, withering phrase and reduce him to irrelevance. In this, only Sarah Palin is in a league with him.

25 posted on 02/24/2012 7:35:34 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: DarthFuzball

LOL!! That’s perfect. Where’s the Photoshop wizards. We need an Obama “Weird Algae” photo with that green stuff in place of his hair...maybe add a mustache.


26 posted on 02/24/2012 7:36:40 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: Red Steel

Algae as an energy solution is laughable. Sounds like something that needs to be researched and marketed first. Not pushed by a Marxist onto the country.

I have faith one day many things that sound weird now will provide us our energy in the future. With that being said, it still is not a viable energy policy. Everytime I filled up my gas tank, the price per gallon has been more expensive. Obama’s energy policies are ill concieved, short-sighted and simply wrong for what we need now and in the future.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 7:36:43 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Red Steel

I found the article, “Why Algal Biofuels May Never Hold the Key to the Future” by Professor Chris Rhodes:

http://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Biofuels/Why-Algal-Biofuels-May-Never-Hold-the-Key-to-the-Future.html

Everyone who wants a good look into the Achilles heel of algae-oil, should go to the link.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 7:38:42 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: SamuraiScot

Newt just repeated the “weird” line on Greta. He’s back on his game.


29 posted on 02/24/2012 7:38:42 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Red Steel
...jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance known as algae algore...

There, fixed it. Might work...

30 posted on 02/24/2012 7:39:37 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Brilliant

Many companies are trying to grow algae commercially. None are profitable because you simply cannot achieve the necessary density that makes the oil extraction economic.


31 posted on 02/24/2012 7:41:57 PM PST by allendale
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To: katiedidit1
Photobucket

They've already tested it on the scummiest place they could find.

32 posted on 02/24/2012 7:42:14 PM PST by digger48
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To: gaijin

http://biggovernment.com/wpitcher/2011/12/06/all-about-sol-the-tentacles-of-obamas-green-cronyism-reach-beyond-the-department-of-energy/

The biggest biofuel outfit is Solazyme, in South San Francisco. Solazyme’s Strategic Advisor is “TJ Glauthier” —some puke from the transition team of the Muslim Bisexual.

And they’re making the Navy buy HALF A BILLION DOLLARS of this stupid, over-priced fuel.

And this Glauther guy even goes back to the Clinton administration, and has been pulling this GreenStalinist ecoFraud stuff for quite awhile.


33 posted on 02/24/2012 7:42:17 PM PST by gaijin
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To: allendale

I don’t have a problem with researching it though. If you only researched technology that was ready for market, you’d never discover anything.

Where they go wrong is in trying to actually produce the stuff with noneconomic technology that is not ready for market. That’s what Obama is trying to do with solar and with ethanol.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 7:48:06 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: gaijin
The biggest biofuel outfit is Solazyme, in South San Francisco.

For real? "So-lazy-me"! Just about describes liberals, occupy movement rebels, and their ilk.

35 posted on 02/24/2012 7:50:24 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Red Steel

More free money for academia!

Pray for America


36 posted on 02/24/2012 7:52:53 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: Red Steel

Obama’s scheme will never happen. No one wants to pay $100 for a gallon of gas.


37 posted on 02/24/2012 8:02:34 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: GladesGuru

Just recycle a few million tons of bird feces, and extract
a lot of phosphate. Scrape them off of cars or statues in urban areas
and provide jobs for unemployed Occupy This slackers, and you kill
two turds with one stone. [\sarc]


38 posted on 02/24/2012 8:07:55 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: onyx

Stop bowing. Start drilling. LOL! That’s perfect!


39 posted on 02/24/2012 8:17:41 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Red Steel
That's a great line:

What you have now is Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.

You can have Newt Tomorrow: Drill here, Drill Now, Pay Less


40 posted on 02/24/2012 8:18:24 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: DarthFuzball

Does this mean that Obama’s new nickname is “Weird Algae”?
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Actually, Newt referred to him on the campaign trail as “President Algae”.


41 posted on 02/24/2012 8:19:00 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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“made from a plant-like substance known as algae.”

This is why Obama is going to win...he understands his base. He talks to them on their level. He knows the idiots who vote for him aren’t going to know what algae is and explains it to them.


42 posted on 02/24/2012 8:20:16 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: jonrick46

Send that link to Newt so he will have more talking points on the Algae topic.


43 posted on 02/24/2012 8:22:39 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Red Steel

Would you people like a good laugh? The reason why the algae can’t ever produce enough fuel to be industrially feasible is (drumroll please...) that there’s no way to give it enough CO2. Yes, there’s not way to produce enough CO2 to allow algae to replace fuel drilling. Is that funny or what.


44 posted on 02/24/2012 8:32:12 PM PST by Moose Burger
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“a plant-like substance known as algae.”...He acts like its a new invention. Why doesn’t he just go out and say it - the one percent will be slaughtered, and their body fat will Fuel The Future.


45 posted on 02/24/2012 8:32:52 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: digger48
CLUELESS-224sm
46 posted on 02/24/2012 8:33:13 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Red Steel

They tell us that drilling for oil is not a workable plan. However, algae is definitely a serious option!! The people who believe this stuff... I don’t know what they have for brains.


47 posted on 02/24/2012 9:20:52 PM PST by Moorings
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To: onyx

It’s gonna be a fun run.

I’m cheerful. “;^)


48 posted on 02/24/2012 9:22:47 PM PST by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points)
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To: onyx

newt.org


49 posted on 02/24/2012 9:43:57 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: katiedidit1

That’s a good picture. lol.


50 posted on 02/24/2012 9:46:47 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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