On Tue, 21 Feb 2006 18:23:33 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I actually gained this handle during my 5 years of military service.
Something to do with enjoying being jerked out of the back of a C-130
by one's own parachute at 500ft.
Unfortunately, I see that you added <plonk> to the bottom of your
message. This tells me you either missed the sarcasm in my post,
simply didn't understand it, DON'T live in the US or do live in the US
and are just pissed off. Either way, I feel for you, really...
Honestly, I do not trust my government and niether should anyone
else. Those who have power will do thier best to maintain control of
that power. The government here in the US is controlled largely by the
money flow from special interest groups but it all feeds back to those
who hold the power.
I just watched the news tonight where the president is saying he
knew nothing of the deal that will turn over security or our largest
ports to a firm from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Last night, he
stated that his decision to go forward with that deal was based on
research and background checks that all met his approval. This idiot
can't make up his mind. Fortunately, the legislature is against him on
this one. We'll see how the money changing hands affects thier
standing on the issue..
Am I the only one around that feels this way? Doesn't have to be US
people, is the rest of the world the same way???
What are you talking about? The videos on their own mean nothing. What is
important is the loads registered by the sensors on the crash dummy and the
videos say nothing about those readings.
I looked through many of the videos you linked to and the most disturbing
one was the Mini. in that one if the windows had been rolled up the dummy's
head would have gone right through the side glass. Ouch!.
The Merc's structural rigidity was impressive, true enough. They obviously
build their cars and trucks very strong. It appears that the U.S. car
builders allow their crumple zones to extend into the roof area which the
European's do not. (Exception, the VW Passat.)
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