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Beat GSA!

anonymous6292 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 2:43 AM
To be fair, the high costs of these fuels are due to their experimental nature. If this was a legitimate scientific experiment, then it's possibly money well spent (more or less). If there was nothing to learn from this then it's certainly a waste.
scott s. Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 6:53 PM
We had some science fair projects during the the Jimmy Carter era too. Some were actually not too bad (improved hull coatings for reduced fouling) but the best one -- tri-butyl tin was outlawed due to the enviros.

If America had a “Spend Like a Drunken Sailor Award,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus would win hands-down, for blowing $12 million on biofuel for Navy ships.

Even as the armed services face drastic budget cuts under “automatic sequestration” and other proposed reductions, further undermining our national security, Mabus and President Obama clearly believe “it’s only taxpayer money.”

“Beat GSA” may have to replace Navy’s “Beat Army” football battle cry.

In fairness, Secretary Mabus’s “Great Green Fleet” of ships and fighter jets performed well during recent military exercises off Hawaii, burning blends of 50% biofuels and 50% conventional fuels. But the...