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How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« on: January 16, 2007, 05:15:56 pm »
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this is a news film clip.  almost put it in humor, but it's not funny if it's not you.  click on amazing....video....portland.  this was today.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 10:23:45 am »
Yea, this was posted in the General Beekeeping forum, too.  Absolutely amazing.  It's been conjectured that the driver of the first car was knocked out, that's why the car kept going.

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Re: How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 11:49:36 am »
he wasn't knocked out.  that was more of a hill than it looked like on the film.  once he got sliding, there was no stopping.  poor guys was 79.  got out of it with just a cut on the head.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 05:59:46 pm »
Well, then, he should have taken his foot off the gas!  Thankfully no one was seriously injured in it all.

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Re: How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 06:19:11 pm »
He could have been riding the brake. It is a hill and the sled affect comes into play.
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Re: How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007, 06:57:36 pm »
ya, he could have been.  could have been stunned a bit when the air bag deployed.  that tape is pretty long and it's one car after another doing about the same thing.  his was just the most spectacular.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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