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Offline kathyp

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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.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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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.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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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.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville