Re: a dumb query? pls humor me
Freddy Freeloader wrote:
Ummmm.... Have a head-on crash with a Hummer, or 3/4 ton 4-wheel
drive pickup and see who survives....
Then let's try a head on crash with a concrete wall. A 4-wheel car which
is made for driving it off road (like Hummer) has very rigid structure
which doesn't absorb a lot of impact forces thus transferring a bigger
portion of them to the passengers. On the other hand a small car (not a
Yugo off course!!) is made to deform on impact and thus absorbing a lot
of impact forces. The fact that it weights about 1/4 of Hummer also
helps the passengers to survive.
Also, this idea that having a large vehicle is all related to ego is
pure bull. I know of lots of people who drive small cars that drive
them for ego purposes.... There are a lot of small cars around that
guys have hot-rodded, i.e. added turbo's, exhaust systems, performance
chips, suspension kits, etc....
That's exactly what I was saying. A big ego needs a lot of additional
power, excesive luxury or something else that differs it from others. A
car is a tool to drive from point A to point B. What it lies in between
this two points should influence the choice of a car. So a SUV for
driving in a city is (by my opinion) a sign of oversized ego.
I'm simply amazed at the amount of what seems to be brainwashing on
the socialist side of the political spectrum.
When I was driving that Yugo we were already living in democracy. Having
seen both systems I must say that I don't see much difference. I'm being
brainwashed in both systems, just the methods are different. The goal
stays the same. Oh and now I can choose who will brainwash me CNN, BBC,
CCTV9 or Al Jazeera. I guess I must be very grateful for being able to
And another detail. Socialism is not equal to communism. Yugoslavia,
USSR and China is/were communist. Sweden, Norway, Finland is socialist.
Many people by large vehicles simply for the safety aspects of having
a large vehicle, as the mass of the vehicle assures that in a wreck
with another vehicle you have a greater chance of surviving or coming
out of the wreck with fewer injuries.
In this you are right! I should be more careful to point out this
benefit of big cars.
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