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Why Did A Train Carrying Biofuel Cross The Border 24 Times And Never Unload?
Zerohedge.com ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 01/02/2013 3:27:54 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian

Wondering why rail traffic has been somewhat surprisingly consistent despite uncertainty? Concerned at government's tenticular reach into each and every aspect of our lives? This somewhat stunning anecdotal report from OilPrice.com might shed some light:

A cargo train filled with biofuels crossed the border between the US and Canada 24 times between the 15th of June and the 28th of June 2010; not once did it unload its cargo, yet it still earned millions of dollars... The companies “made several million dollars importing and exporting the fuel to exploit a loophole in a U.S. green energy program.” Each time the loaded train crossed the border the cargo earned its owner a certain amount of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), which were awarded by the US EPA to “promote and track production and importation of renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel.”

We suggest this is merely yet another unintended consequence (just as we noted here) and perverted incentive of central planning and an all encroaching government.

Via James Burgess of OilPrice.com,

(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: biofuels; canada; carbonfootprint; corruption; envirofascism; epa; foreign; fraud; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenfraud; rin; thegreenlie; train
The article is short. Read it and weep.

I think one can pose the argument that the US government is too big and spends too much money.

1 posted on 01/02/2013 3:28:01 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Former Proud Canadian

2 posted on 01/02/2013 3:30:27 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
I'm sure the recipient of the Funds was NOT an Obama Donor.....

LOL

/sarc

3 posted on 01/02/2013 3:37:16 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I forwarded the original Canadian article to my Congressman, begging him to investigate.

This garbage really burns my butt.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 3:38:08 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: traditional1
I'm sure the recipient of the Funds was NOT an Obama Donor..... LOL

It may not have been... I can see a clever (evilly clever) capitalist taking advantage of an idiotic law. Not useful to society -- other than it exposes, once again, that the Government should keep its nose out of businesses -- but if there is easy and legal money for the taking ... why not? Good intentions, or not, the Government needs to stop trying to 'engineer' business or social solutions. It is not government's job. Just protect the borders, maintain a strong defense (to discourage wars), build the roads, and maintain an equitable, and impartial, legal system... I just made myself laugh...

5 posted on 01/02/2013 3:45:18 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
The real question is was it an unintentional loophole, or was it just another payoff to an Obama buddy.

An Oregon state green energy program was so poorly written it allowed the same thing. Taxpayer dollars were paid out to companies who have used the law qualify for multiple subsidies.

6 posted on 01/02/2013 3:47:11 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

It may be strictly legal, but it sure doesn’t meet the intention of the law.
You can be sure that any company in this business has close ties to the RAT party and will receive protection from prosecution.
My current view is that the RAT party and their business cronies are a criminal organization.


7 posted on 01/02/2013 3:52:18 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: El Cid
Taking advantage of TAXPAYERS is USUALLY the work of some politican OR their friends.

The "evil capitalist" is being paid from MY earnings, that are confiscated.....

8 posted on 01/02/2013 4:02:57 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
If true, my money says that there were more than one trainload owned by one company doing this. I'd even bet some of these border crossings happened only on paper.
Matter of fact, some of the shenanigans pulled off during Carter's foray into fixing import/domestic fuel prices comes to mind.
9 posted on 01/02/2013 4:07:33 PM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

If I’m not mistaken, the person that controls the railroad the crosses the US-Canadian border is one of obama’s puppet masters, Warren Buffett. He controls BNSF, which stands to make $$$$$$ since the Keystone pipeline isn’t getting built, as his rail cars will carry the oil down from Canada.

Imagine that..


10 posted on 01/02/2013 4:09:36 PM PST by qaz123
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Yep...

Sounds just like a government program.


11 posted on 01/02/2013 4:11:23 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: Oldexpat
It may be strictly legal, but it sure doesn’t meet the intention of the law.

I believe it specifically meets the intent of the law, which was written to benefit these cronies of the legislator(s). Theft under the color of law.

12 posted on 01/02/2013 4:17:45 PM PST by varon (If it is to be, then let it start now!)
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To: thackney

Ping ... Damn.


13 posted on 01/02/2013 4:23:05 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
and America takes another one in the........

14 posted on 01/02/2013 4:29:02 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Former Proud Canadian; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

15 posted on 01/02/2013 4:41:32 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
I think one can pose the argument that the US government is too big and spends too much money.

Heh. You've not lost the Canadian flair for understatement.

16 posted on 01/02/2013 4:44:25 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people..)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

stop the subsidies — all subsidies...now!


17 posted on 01/02/2013 5:01:56 PM PST by wizwor
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To: BfloGuy
Yeah, we don't like to overstate things. Besides, not my country and your countrymen just voted for an even bigger government.

I just don't like where its all going to end. Things are going to change, big time.

18 posted on 01/02/2013 5:11:24 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I’ve long proposed that each politician who can vote on a law have a convicted white collar criminal - preferably a con man - on his staff. The guy’s sole job would be: “Hey Eddie, look at this law and tell me how you’d get around it.” Then close that loophole.

But, I’m also of the opinion that many of these laws are intentionally written with just such loopholes to help out some contributor or family member.


19 posted on 01/02/2013 5:11:29 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
When I grow up, I want to be a Crony!


20 posted on 01/02/2013 5:23:32 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Squantos

Good gig if you can get it...


21 posted on 01/02/2013 5:41:18 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Just the tip of the iceberg.


22 posted on 01/02/2013 5:53:52 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: bgill

No kidding.


23 posted on 01/02/2013 5:56:47 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

btt


24 posted on 01/02/2013 5:56:47 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: traditional1
Taking advantage of TAXPAYERS is USUALLY the work of some politican OR their friends.

Agreed. I'd just go after the politicians first. Whether this was an 'innocent mistake', or intentional crafting of the law to provide kickbacks to the politician's buddy - I don't know. The primary issue is that our government is involving themselves in programs that they have no Constitutional business to be touching.
Unfortunately, this graft is so ingrained in Washington D.C., that it will probably require an asteroid to flatten the place to change anything...

25 posted on 01/02/2013 6:23:38 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid
"Unfortunately, this graft is so ingrained in Washington D.C., that it will probably require an asteroid to flatten the place to change anything... "

Wouldn't want that to happen. I'd hate to lose the contents of the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress...

26 posted on 01/02/2013 6:53:03 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

BIOVERSEL TRADING, INC.

Registered Agent: Nowels, Felicia L.
106 E. College Ave., Ste. 1200
C/o Akerman Senterfitt
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Felicia Leborgne Nowels is Board Certified in International law, and focuses her practice on international trade and customs law. Felicia assists domestic and foreign companies with cross border movement of goods and services.

http://www.akerman.com/bios/bio.asp?id=723

Obama fundraisers who work for law firms that lobby and share the fees include:

•Allan Katz, a Florida lawyer who chairs the government relations practice of Akerman Senterfitt. The firm took in $3.6 million for Washington lobbying last year, according to public records compiled by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. The firm touts on its website “an enviable level of access” for clients.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-04-15-obama_N.htm

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal
President Barack Obama nominated Allan J. Katz of Florida, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Portuguese Republic in November 2009. The nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2010.

http://portugal.usembassy.gov/ambassador2.html


27 posted on 01/02/2013 7:05:31 PM PST by Hypo2
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Youse gotta prollem wit Da Crony States of America, peasant?

Once Da Boss gets da guns away from youse, wese’ll teach ya ta back-talk.


28 posted on 01/02/2013 7:35:40 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Hypo2

There you go. You get to “enjoy” four more years of this.


29 posted on 01/02/2013 7:43:11 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

from a distance. I live in Calgary


30 posted on 01/02/2013 7:46:25 PM PST by Hypo2
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To: TXnMA
Wouldn't want that to happen. I'd hate to lose the contents of the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress...

Good point. There are a couple of good things in that town. And out of the 500+ members of Congress, I bet there are at least a half dozen honest ones... Maybe...

31 posted on 01/02/2013 8:20:44 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
I just don't like where its all going to end. Things are going to change, big time.

Growing up in western New York, I knew many Canadians who'd moved here to find work in the sixties when there was none in Ontario. Funny. Doesn't happen anymore.

32 posted on 01/03/2013 4:03:34 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people..)
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