DOD signs contract for "green" jet fuel: Only…$59 per gallon?

Not everyone is feeling the pangs of the sequestration. It appears the DOD has enough extra cash lying around to pay nearly 16x the price of conventional jet fuel for "green" jet fuel.

TheBlaze.com is reporting that the military has just signed a contract with renewable chemical and biofuel company Gevo.

"The renewable chemical and biofuel company Gevo in its first quarter investor relations report stated that it signed a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to supply 3,650 gallons of renewable jet fuel.

The order, worth $215,350 total ($59/gallon), is set to be delivered by 2013′s second quarter and has the option to be increased to 12,500 gallons, which would cost up to $737,500.

Gevo calls this an “initial testing phase.”

Under other contracts, the company already supplies renewable jet fuel for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.

As the Washington Examiner pointed out, DLA set conventional JP-8 jet fuel as costing $3.78 per gallon at FY 2013 rates."

"So we can't do the White House tours.  We have suspended important activities in the military.  We've curtailed training and we've furloughed civilian personnel... but we haven't stopped the green fuel program at $59 a gallon." Pat said.

After doing the math, Stu pointed out that the convention jet fuel would cost $60,000, as opposed to $956,852.

"Is there one other country on Earth that would pay $59 a gallon for jet fuel when they were paying $3.73?" Pat asked.  "I mean, there's nobody that stupid."

Nope. Just us, Pat.

"This absolutely has to go into the record because nobody would believe this," Glenn said. "Nobody would believe this.  And in 25 years from now, our kids will look at us and say, 'What the hell was wrong with you?'."

"I hope they do," Pat responded. "I hope they haven't been so reconditioned and trained that they think all this was a good thing."

Pat noted that it would be one thing if the price went up a couple of dollars — from $3.25 to maybe $5. If you really thought you were doing something that would help "save the planet," maybe you would pay a little more.

"At $10, I wouldn't do it," Glenn said drawing his line in the sand.

"Yeah, exactly.  I mean, when you look at this, first of all, you don't take these chances with the military.  The military is the last place you would implement a new technology like this that's supposed to save a few dollars for whatever.  But when you look at where emissions come from, it's not planes.  It's large industrial power plants.  The entire transportation sector is only about one fifth of our emissions," Stu explained. "So even if you turned off all the planes, all the cars and everything, you'd only save 20% and, you know, emissions grow about 3% a year anyway."

Candace Owens, BLEXIT founder and author of the upcoming book, "Blackout," joined Glenn Beck on Friday's GlennTV for an exclusive interview. available only to BlazeTV subscribers.

Candace dropped a few truth-bombs about the progressive movement and what's happening to the Democratic Party. She said people are practically running away from the left due to their incessant push to dig up dirt on anybody who disagrees with their radical ideology. She explained how -- like China and its "social credit score" -- the left is shaping America into its own nightmarish episode of "Black Mirror."

"This game of making sure that everyone is politically correct is a societal atom bomb. There are no survivors. There's no one that is perfect," Candace said. "The idea that humanity can be perfect is Godless. If you accept that there is something greater than us, then you accept that we a flawed. To be human is to be flawed."

Enjoy this clip from the full episode below:

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Philip Haney, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower during the Obama administration, was found dead near Plymouth, California, on Friday.

Authorities said 66-year-old Haney died from a single gunshot wound to his chest, which was determined to be "self-inflicted." Read more on this here.

Haney was a good friend to Glenn Beck and the program. On radio Monday, Glenn said it's almost impossible for him to believe that the man he knew so well could have taken his own life.

"He was one of the most honorable men I've ever met," Glenn said. "A guy who was willing to put himself in danger. A guy who knew what he was dealing with, knew that he could be killed, or that he would be disappeared, or that he could go to prison. And he was absolutely unafraid. And this is one reason why I know, why I so strongly feel that he didn't kill himself."

Watch this clip to hear Glenn's thoughts as he pays tribute to a true patriot.

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Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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