Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Friday, December 07, 2007

Andy Jones: Back from Italy and diesel misconceptions

Ugly American back espousing euro-socialist values and ignorance.

Here is Andy's original article here: http://www.dailyevergreen.com/story/24198
You might remember Andy's last propaganda article which focused on the wrong belief about 220v electricity: http://palousitics.blogspot.com/2007/10/turn-off-lights.html
I think the only thing I can really agree with Andy's article is that Italian women are beautiful. After my trip to Kennedy Space Center, there were many beautiful Italian women visiting since the "Harmony Node", aka Node 2 to the ISS, was built by Italy.
Mean while back at the ranch, Mr.Jones wrote something else that was full of crap: Diesel Engnines. Mr. Jones is correct about the efficiency of diesel engines but he is incorrect about the emissions from the engine.
When a diesel engine burns the diesel fuel it does put out black smoke when it starts up and some black smoke comes out when you put the pedal to the metal. This is unburned diesel fuel. When you start up your gasoline car in the morning you will see a lot of white smoke and when you throttle up the accelerator you will see white smoke. This is from unburned gasoline.
The reason why so many people in Italy, Europe and the rest of the world use diesel engines is the effiecency of the engine is about 25%, while the gasoline engine runs about %13. Another reason why diesel is used is it is cheaper than gasoline because you do not have to refine it as much. Go anywhere in Europe and the rest of world, except for the U.S.A., the cost of gasoline is more than twice the cost of diesel. Another side note I wish to add is that one liter of diesel yeilds more energy than one liter of gasoline.
I am willing to bet Mr.Jones has never seen smog before. He probably thinks that if Italy replaces all the diesel vehicles with gasoline, the smog will go away. Wrong, the smog will remain and probably increase since more gasoline will be needed to run the vehicles.


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