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(Yahoo)   Article explains why plane windows don't roll down like Mitt Romney thinks they should. The fact that gravity keeps most of the oxygen in the bottom 47% of the atmosphere is obviously a liberal conspiracy   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 28
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2012-09-25 11:59:46 AM
8 votes:

Ehh: What's the big deal? If you get sucked out an airplane window you can just go to the emergency room.


You won't even need to do that. In a legitimate falling incident, the body has ways to shut down gravity.
2012-09-25 11:49:12 AM
5 votes:
Mitt Romney for Obama '12
2012-09-25 12:46:01 PM
3 votes:

Barbecue Bob: Great time for a joke is right after you wife almost dies a firey death.


i935.photobucket.com
Ehh
2012-09-25 11:52:42 AM
3 votes:
What's the big deal? If you get sucked out an airplane window you can just go to the emergency room.
2012-09-25 10:58:36 AM
3 votes:

Warthog: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Should have paid extra for a plane with those little drop-down emergency oxygen masks

The plane was a Bombardier Challenger 600 -- basically the baby brother of a Canadair Regional Jet. I'd be shocked if it didn't have passenger oxygen masks available.


Can you still smell sarcasm with one of those things on?
2012-09-25 12:17:57 PM
2 votes:

PC LOAD LETTER: threedingers: Yeah, he was attempting to make a joke

I see zero indication that he was. Not a shred of humor. Hell, he didn't even pause for laughter, he threw the sentence in there as an aside. That's not an attempt at humor.


I"m not sure Romney's humor subroutines are entirely functional. for one thing, Romney keeps laughing at table legs. we're not sure why that happens either, but the database seems to think table legs are absolutely hilarious. so we had to take humor offline and see if we could trace the error. we were under the gun though and had to get him back online ASAP, so the fix was to delete all references to table legs. he honestly doesn't know what they are now, which is something of an obscure issue - I mean how often does a table leg come up in conversation? so we're probably safe in the short term.
2012-09-25 12:11:35 PM
2 votes:

Barbecue Bob: Free_Chilly_Willy: I have never seen the main stream media act in such a blatant and hostile way to a Presidential canindate.

Yes, Romney had a slip of the brain when saying that windows should be able to lower on airplanes, but the constant hammering the media is doing with regard to this comment is sickening.

Where is the media on the administration's failure to fix the economy, its capitulation to Iran on nuclear weapons, its failure to secure a proper democracy for Egypt?

epoch_destroi: FormlessOne: Why are you surprised that the Republican offering for "Leader of the Free World" thinks they should've just opened the window to let the smoke out of a pressurized cabin? I'm surprised Brawndo isn't sponsoring his friggin' campaign yet.

Wow, lay off of Romney already! I can't believe this is even a news article. Somehow, I don't think knowing the inner workings of airplane windows has much to do with LEADING THE FREE WORLD. If this news story were about Obama, you'd be fussing about FAWX NEWZ, but since it's about Romney it clearly means he's an out-of-touch moron? Shame on you.


i.qkme.me
2012-09-25 11:51:35 AM
2 votes:
It's more likely Romney simply has the comedic timing of an eggplant.
2012-09-25 11:51:03 AM
2 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Should have paid extra for a plane with those little drop-down emergency oxygen masks


ENTITLEMENTS!!
2012-09-26 01:47:29 PM
1 votes:

jaylectricity: Warthog: There are so many things wrong with this. Not with the details in the article, but with the fact that the article was even necessary.

Not everybody is as smart as you. Matter of fact, just the fact that you know how to use the internet, open register a user name, pay for a subscription and post in a forum puts you ahead of 47% of the country in terms of intelligence.


and if you figure out how not to pay for a subscription, you'll make it past the other 53% as well.
2012-09-25 04:09:38 PM
1 votes:
Gravity tends to keep air molecules concentrated near the ground, so the atmosphere thins out as you go up.

Meh, gravity is just a theory... Teach the controversy!
2012-09-25 01:43:36 PM
1 votes:

tblax: epoch_destroi: Mikey1969: epoch_destroi: Are libs so ignorant of dry humor?

Name 10 conservative-leaning comedians


Well, apparently epoch_destroi is a very talented one. Nobody on the planet understands humor, most notably "dry" humor the way (s)he does.
2012-09-25 01:10:50 PM
1 votes:
To those voices forecasting the end of America, I say, let's just go ahead, rip off the bandages, elect this guy, and get it over with.
2012-09-25 01:05:32 PM
1 votes:

Shadowknight: Headso: I like to make fun of Romney as much as the next lib but were the comments he made done so jokingly or something? I am not familiar with this one...

That's what I'm asking. I know he actually said the words. But I want to hear how he said them. The inflection used, you know? Because I've said things a lot like this in thick sarcasm.


Maybe he should have used emoticons or something
2012-09-25 12:32:18 PM
1 votes:

IAAl: Ewwww, I feel dirty even reading comments from so many people involved in such a gigantic circle jerk.

Assuming for the moment that he said:

"I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don't think she knows just how worried some of us were. When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no - and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem. So it's very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she's safe and sound."

A normal interpretation of what he meant by "that" (highlighted above) is that he is referring to "you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft" (also highlighted above). It seems reasonable that one would want people not to die of smoke inhalation in a case in which the cabin fills with smoke, right? His solution is not necessarily for passengers to be able to open windows, that is just an explanation for why people can't do this on their own as they would if the vehicle in which they were traveling was on the ground.

I know, I know, a waste of words to a bunch of true believers who know that anyone who disagrees with them on anything is an idiot and a tea-bagger, anything that is wrong with the world is Bush's Fault®, and any time Obama does exactly what Bush did it is because of the Republicans.


Mitt still isn't going to fark you.
2012-09-25 12:31:26 PM
1 votes:

IAAl: Ewwww, I feel dirty even reading comments from so many people involved in such a gigantic circle jerk.

Assuming for the moment that he said:

"I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don't think she knows just how worried some of us were. When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no - and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem. So it's very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she's safe and sound."

A normal interpretation of what he meant by "that" (highlighted above) is that he is referring to "you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft" (also highlighted above). It seems reasonable that one would want people not to die of smoke inhalation in a case in which the cabin fills with smoke, right? His solution is not necessarily for passengers to be able to open windows, that is just an explanation for why people can't do this on their own as they would if the vehicle in which they were traveling was on the ground.

I know, I know, a waste of words to a bunch of true believers who know that anyone who disagrees with them on anything is an idiot and a tea-bagger, anything that is wrong with the world is Bush's Fault®, and any time Obama does exactly what Bush did it is because of the Republicans.


i1136.photobucket.com
2012-09-25 12:15:30 PM
1 votes:
Mitt thinks this is safer:

milesobrien.com
2012-09-25 12:08:53 PM
1 votes:
At 35,000 ft. (11,000 m), the typical altitude of a commercial jet, the air pressure drops to less than a quarter of its value at sea level, and the outside temperature drops below negative 60 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 51 degrees Celsius), according to The Engineering Toolbox. Exposed to such conditions, you would quickly die.

Which is a good thing, because 15,000 ft lower you have other things to worry about.

images.wikia.com
2012-09-25 12:01:21 PM
1 votes:

evaned: Ehh: What's the big deal? If you get sucked out an airplane window you can just go to the emergency room.

You won't even need to do that. In a legitimate falling incident, the body has ways to shut down gravity.


*sniff* I... I feel good about this post...
2012-09-25 12:00:28 PM
1 votes:

GooberMcFly: This is the person who might have his hand on "The Button".


Yes, from the same party that gave us Sarah Palin.
2012-09-25 11:56:54 AM
1 votes:

Free_Chilly_Willy: Weaver95: you wanted to believe that Mitt was the golden child sent to save the Republican party's legislative agenda.

I was never a fan of Romney, my vote for him is purely and vote against the administration and their policies. I am voting FOR Paul Ryan however.

Despite my preference of another candidate, anyone who cannot see who the mainstream media is manipulating the "news" to suit is clearly not paying attention.


Yeah... reality has a well-known liberal bias.
2012-09-25 11:56:03 AM
1 votes:

big pig peaches: It's more likely Romney simply has the comedic timing of an eggplant.


He certainly has the IQ of one.
2012-09-25 11:43:52 AM
1 votes:

Free_Chilly_Willy: I have never seen the main stream media act in such a blatant and hostile way to a Presidential canindate.

Yes, Romney had a slip of the brain when saying that windows should be able to lower on airplanes, but the constant hammering the media is doing with regard to this comment is sickening.

Where is the media on the administration's failure to fix the economy, its capitulation to Iran on nuclear weapons, its failure to secure a proper democracy for Egypt?


this must be very difficult for you, watching Romney slowly destroyed by his own words. I know, I know...you wanted to believe that Mitt was the golden child sent to save the Republican party's legislative agenda. But he's not a very good candidate. he's unfocused and out of touch, stumbling from gaffe to gaffe and spending time and money fixing his own mistakes rather than pushing forward against Obama. The GOP backed the wrong horse on this one...but you can console yourself by knowing that Romney WAS the best your party had to offer. everyone else would have been much, much worse.

you can try again in 2016. maybe by then you'll have someone ready for a decent campaign attempt.
2012-09-25 11:31:13 AM
1 votes:
Speaking of dumbasses, maybe Obama could explain this to him in Austrian.
2012-09-25 11:25:09 AM
1 votes:
In fact, this information validates Mr. Romney's statement. If the plane was at an altitude where insufficient oxygen was present outside, then opening a window would have reduced the oxygen within the plane. Evidently, liberals are unaware that oxygen fuels fire, thus removing the oxygen from the plane would have extinguished any fire present.
2012-09-25 11:14:39 AM
1 votes:
I honestly can't tell if Romney is simply ignorant or if he just doesn't realize what he sounds like to other people....
2012-09-25 10:45:21 AM
1 votes:
Should have paid extra for a plane with those little drop-down emergency oxygen masks
2012-09-25 10:31:09 AM
1 votes:
If the man wants a plane with windows that roll down, I'm sure he can buy it...
 
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