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  1. jks9199

    jks9199 Administrator Staff Member

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    A firefighter buddy and I were surveying the mechanical carnage of a 3 car wreck where a left turning vehicle failed to yield and was struck broadside by 2 cars not too long ago. At least 2, if not all 3 cars were totalled. We both were struck by the fact that nobody was going to the hospital, and the only injuries were bumps and scrapes. We both could remember when that crash would have had multiple people going to the hospital...

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    Wait... you care about kinetic energy in cars?

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  3. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Some folks purchased a house across the street from my property. Always liked that house, liked the way the trees framed and accented the property.... all were healthy pine trees...... the new owner...clear cut the property, and IMO, it looks awful. It is a stone front house, never new it was stone front, until the trees were gone. Also, I think it was my time on the tree farm, But cutting down healthy trees, that are no threat to the house, upsets me.

    Well, its not my house, but I think it now stands out as a bit of a sore thumb in a neighborhood full of houses with trees around them...
     
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    I refrained from reacting to that... I think that qualifies me for some sort of medal...

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  5. gpseymour

    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm glad you found a good home for her. Hope you get to see her sometimes.
     
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  6. gpseymour

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    Yeah, I've had some frustrating discussions with people who had accidents, were protected PERFECTLY by their cars, and wouldn't buy the same model because it "just crumpled up so badly in that wreck - I don't trust them".
     
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    I was a LEO in the 80's & 90's. I still have stark memories of a wreck I worked where a 1978 Cadillac lost control at interstate speed, went off a small bank and hit a tree broadside, perfectly at the door post. The impact was so hard that the front and back bumpers were less than 12" apart. Drivers side impact and of course way before air bags or crumple zones, or before people were regularly wearing seat belts. The driver had zero chance of surviving and I would question if a passenger would have. That was a badly bizarre day.
     
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    Of course I do. It's a HUGE factor in handling, especially at speeds which might possibly exceed the random number pulled out of the collective rectum of a politician and posted as the legal speed limit.
     
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  9. gpseymour

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    Sitting in my car on the side of the road, waiting for a tow. Sigh.
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Back in the early 90s, when I was in hospital security, I was in a conversation with a State Police Officer and a Deputy Sheriff about the Dodge Viper having a top speed in the 160s. The trooper said that Dodge is keeping a bit of Viper standard equipment secret, coffin came standard. Hit a tree at 160 and it is also your coffin, because they would never be able to get the body out. Cars today are built a bit safer....but I still would not want to hit a tree in excess of 160mph
     
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    I saw bats in my backyard yesterday... they flew out of my neighbor's tree ,and startled my dog...
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    I am sorry for you. I hope I am more than a little late to offer to help.
     
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    Went back to catch up on a thread, saw the OP posting that it's literally impossible for a college wrestler to be taken down, and had to give up. I don't have the time or brain capacity to spend on that drivel.
     
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    definitely the funerals...
    don't throw one of them just for giggles...
     
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    Yes. Got a tow to the shop. Unfortunately, the car is a goner. Apparently, she blew out a seal in the back end. Very much not worth fixing.
     
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    Sorry to hear. I never thought I would live to see the day when cars became disposable but I feel we are there.
     
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  18. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    DANG!!!!

    Mozart wrote this in only 4 days....

     
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    Yup. During a stopover when traveling home from somewhere. At the age of 27. Showoff.
     
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    No, this one actually lasted quite some time - considering it was already used when bought, and @gpseymour had it for some years. So... not too bad. But now we have to replace it.... having just replaced our washer and dryer.123
     

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