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But Seriously...

Discussion in 'Permanent Threads' started by Juice, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Nettdata

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    Dude had a full 4 or 5 point harness and racing wheel... definitely looked like a track car, which is probably what helped to draw attention in the first place.

    When I brought my car up from San Diego, I did the same kind of thing he was talking about with the insurance rider, etc. That's also why I asked the previous owner if I could keep his plates on it, because even if they were officially no longer valid, they still looked valid, so wouldn't get me pulled over by local cops. The thing is, the car still needs to be legal for the road.

    In Canada he would not be allowed to drive that car on public roads with that detachable steering wheel and racing harness.
     
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    I know it's hard for you to understand. But, he had an international permit, dude. Are you a cop or something?
     
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    Really? The HARNESSES are illegal? I’ve met a few people with them in their cars, along with roll cages etc. Why is the harness illegal, because of escape difficulty if you crash?
     
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    They are illegal because they are meant to work with a car with a roll cage. Normal seat belts are designed to let you flop around a bit as the roof deforms and pushes you down (say in a rollover and the roof caves in). If you rollover in a car with a bucket and harnesses, but no proper roll cage, you are held in place into the seat, and then your head gets pile-driven into your spine and you die an ugly death as the car rolls over it, and the roof caves in, but your body doesn't deflect to get out of the way.

    Likewise, emergency crews are not trained or equipped to handle roll cages, which is why they are not allowed in street cars.

    At most, a harness bar is allowed in a car (to help direct harnesses), but you're not allowed to use harnesses on the streets.

    Too many fucking idiots watch Fast and the Furious and do shit that looks cool without understanding the system as a whole.
     
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    I think to own a better car you have to pass a better driver’s exam. If you fail, you have to take advanced drivers ed to pass.


    Also I hate that franchise for this exact reason. The douche factor increased in automobiles by 1000% after Vin lived his life a quarter mile at a time.

    There’s a car right now in my work parking lot owned by this fat ginger kid that has so many buzz-brand stickers on it looks like a punk rocker’s guitar. A gigantic screw-on spoiler. Paper Towel roll-sized can/noise making device for the exhaust, because who doesn’t love noise? It’s an off-the-lot Subaru WRX. What.....what am I looking at here?
     
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    Holy shit... video just surfaced of that pipeline explosion in Mexico...

    It's not at all what I was expecting... it's a breach in the pipeline that is spewing a fire hydrant-like fountain of gasoline with people milling around trying to catch it in containers... then shit goes way wrong.

    Be warned, there are people running around on fire.

     
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    They tapped the line to steal gas. Play stupid games and all. Also, they don't teach stop drop and roll in Mexico?
     
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    Yeah, I get that... but still, it's mind boggling to see people take that kind of chance.

    Same thing with that fuel tanker that rolled on the highway and spilled gas, which ended up in 100+ deaths as people tried to collect/steal the spillage.
     
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    It’s heartbreaking when you see human beings having to resort to something so insane out of desperation. Even the poorest of people up here wouldn’t attempt such a thing. To me, “stealing gas” always involved some jerk with three feet of rubber tube.
     
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    Canadian's stealing gas:
     
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    Hey, the gang bought that gas, fair and square.
     
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    China is throwing a sissy-girl tantrum at Canada over this Huawei CFO arrest. Assholes.... you sent a wanted criminal to an Ally country who extradites to USA. She is going to fucking prison, and you just have to deal with it.

    So many still seem to have it in their heads that if you get arrested in a different country, it doesn’t “count” and you should just get sent home.
     
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    When rich Chinese people can just throw money at the Politburo to get out of trouble, it’s not surprising that they throw a hissy fit when it doesn’t work elsewhere.
     
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    Im still weary in this day and age when reporting quotes "sources familiar with." Everything is just too perfect with this case. The description of the act was too perfect for the "Trump's driving racial attacks with his rhetoric" narrative. If it turns out he faked it, just too perfect that LGBT Person Of Color needs to identify as an oppressed victim he has to make it a national cause in this zeitgeist moment on race.
     
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    Wait, you mean the story where two racist, homophobic bigots were familiar enough with Empire to recognize a secondary character on the street, happened to have bleach and a rope on them, and shouted "this is MAGA country" in an area that is most certainly not MAGA country might turn out to be a hoax? Color me surprised.
     
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    Its fitting a familiar pattern. Media cites unverified sources, puts out that same narrative, more information comes to light and the media either barely retracts, ignores it entirely or makes another statement about the state of the political climate then moves on. No accountability, no integrity.
     
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    I can see the clickbait headline already:
    “He planned a racist and homophobic attack against himself. This is why it’s not surprising that everybody believed it.”