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(SeattlePI)   Tesla Model S drives through a puddle, nearly kills driver   (seattlepi.com) divider line 233
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2013-10-02 11:48:06 PM
If by "puddle" you mean "large metallic object" and by "drives through" you mean "collided with" then this headline is...

... still not in any way accurate.
 
2013-10-02 11:49:46 PM
yeah, you have me convinced, subby.
 
2013-10-02 11:57:29 PM

Uranus Is Huge!: If by "puddle" you mean "large metallic object" and by "drives through" you mean "collided with" then this headline is...

... still not in any way accurate.


Well, in that case, it would be accurate to say the large metallic object wreck 'im.
 
2013-10-03 12:01:30 AM
...wreckED 'im.

/I'm not sure if I've had too much booze or not enough
//either way, I haven't got the correct amount of vodak in my system
 
2013-10-03 12:35:22 AM
So yeah, lithium metal fires are bad. Just in case anyone was wondering.
 
2013-10-03 12:54:29 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: If by "puddle" you mean "large metallic object" and by "drives through" you mean "collided with" then this headline is...


Yeah, but "Car hits large object, catches fire" isn't really a newsworthy headline.
 
2013-10-03 01:13:54 AM
 
2013-10-03 05:08:01 AM
Storing that much energy in that little space...doesn't matter what the fuel / power source is...why did this even make the news?
 
2013-10-03 05:08:32 AM

nmrsnr: Uranus Is Huge!: If by "puddle" you mean "large metallic object" and by "drives through" you mean "collided with" then this headline is...

Yeah, but "Car hits large object, catches fire" isn't really a newsworthy headline.


More like a Michael Bay movie.
 
2013-10-03 05:13:59 AM
Latest attempt by the entrenched industry to try to kill electric cars eh? Its like being back in the 70s or something.. ludicrous scare stories about rivals. Hell it is like being back in Edison's day. Wankers.
 
2013-10-03 05:14:46 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: So yeah, lithium metal fires are bad. Just in case anyone was wondering.


Guess what? Petroleum fires arent a farking birthday party either and they kill hundreds.
 
2013-10-03 05:16:34 AM

gaspode: Latest attempt by the entrenched industry to try to kill electric cars eh? Its like being back in the 70s or something.. ludicrous scare stories about rivals. Hell it is like being back in Edison's day. Wankers.


Still waiting for the CEO of one of the big car companies to use a Tesla battery to electrocute an elephant.
 
2013-10-03 05:17:37 AM

gaspode: SoothinglyDeranged: So yeah, lithium metal fires are bad. Just in case anyone was wondering.

Guess what? Petroleum fires arent a farking birthday party either and they kill hundreds.


Damn. And here I was planning on having a petroleum fire for my birthday party. Thanks for ruining everything.
 
2013-10-03 05:18:44 AM

gaspode: SoothinglyDeranged: So yeah, lithium metal fires are bad. Just in case anyone was wondering.

Guess what? Petroleum fires arent a farking birthday party either and they kill hundreds.


Being killed by the same thing that has killed thousands of people every year for decades isn't scary. Being killed by something that has never killed someone before is scary.

/not sure why, but that is the way it is
 
2013-10-03 05:19:01 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: If by "puddle" you mean "large metallic object" and by "drives through" you mean "collided with" then this headline is...

... still not in any way accurate.


and also

no one was injured
 
2013-10-03 05:19:01 AM
I wish Jeep would put out an fully powered, full strength Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's our go to car, we've owned a double handful in the past 15 years. So far electrics are really only faux sportscars or limp wristed compacts.
 
2013-10-03 05:22:04 AM
Stock's taking a hit. Time to buy, if you ask me.
 
2013-10-03 05:23:20 AM

King Something: ...wreckED 'im.

/I'm not sure if I've had too much booze or not enough
//either way, I haven't got the correct amount of vodak in my system


I wonder if it damn near did anything else to 'im.
 
2013-10-03 05:24:32 AM
 
2013-10-03 05:28:53 AM

LordJiro: gaspode: Latest attempt by the entrenched industry to try to kill electric cars eh? Its like being back in the 70s or something.. ludicrous scare stories about rivals. Hell it is like being back in Edison's day. Wankers.

Still waiting for the CEO of one of the big car companies to use a Tesla battery to electrocute an elephant.


If it's this kind of elephant, I think most Americans by now would enjoy seeing it.
www.dirtandseeds.com
 
2013-10-03 05:34:22 AM
in a world where electric cars are becoming increasingly common ...

zombie reagan: mr. obama, how many EV motorists have to perish in puddles before you stop this insanity?

b. hussein ponders

lil girl: mommy, why did the dinosaurs die?

mom: they died for us, sweetie. they died to provide us fuel. jesus himself rode them directly into a meteor. for our sins.

LG: why doesn't mr. hussein want us to use our god-given fuel?

M: well, he's a muslim. they want all of the fuel. also he is kenyan, they don't use gasoline. it's a cultural thing.

LG: what will we do when there is no more dinosaur fuel?

M: there's no way to know for sure. barack may redistribute it to his muslim saudi arabian syrian pakistan friends.

LG: and then?

M: i assume we will all be forced to drive electric vehicles. in constant fear of puddles. constantly uncertain about the future.

LG: i don't wanna die in an electric car in a puddle.

M: For now, the government is shut down. With any hope we'll wake up to the end of the obama's reign of terror. Imagine it was all a dream.

LG: sigh, gnite mom

M: sweet dreams
 
2013-10-03 05:35:01 AM
They're basically hurtling hippy deathmissiles constructed to murder as many children as possible before they turn you gay.
 
2013-10-03 05:37:44 AM

gaspode: SoothinglyDeranged: So yeah, lithium metal fires are bad. Just in case anyone was wondering.

Guess what? Petroleum fires arent a farking birthday party either and they kill hundreds.


I'm no chemist, and I'm not doing research this early in the day (5:30am local), but wouldn't lithium related accidents create a scenario where poisonous gasses are created as apposed to just a cloud of avoidable smoke from the petroleum?
 
2013-10-03 05:39:25 AM
www.filmwad.com

Wait a minute, wait a minute. What have we here, gentlemen? General Motors have themselves a journalist.
 
2013-10-03 05:49:59 AM

gaspode: Its like being back in the 70s or something


s17.postimg.org

Good times...good times..

Cruising with the windows rolled down listening to AM radio.
 
2013-10-03 05:59:47 AM
Ah yes. I remember the hit pieces about how priuses would kill firefighters by electricution.
 
2013-10-03 06:01:41 AM

thamike: [www.filmwad.com image 450x266]

Wait a minute, wait a minute. What have we here, gentlemen? General Motors have themselves a journalist.


I saved that photo because the text at the bottom makes it seem as if Fox bought themselves a black person. That amuses me for any number of reasons.
 
2013-10-03 06:03:47 AM

xria: gaspode: SoothinglyDeranged: So yeah, lithium metal fires are bad. Just in case anyone was wondering.

Guess what? Petroleum fires arent a farking birthday party either and they kill hundreds.

Being killed by the same thing that has killed thousands of people every year for decades isn't scary. Being killed by something that has never killed someone before is scary.

/not sure why, but that is the way it is


Most humans seem unable to do basic risk assessment. More Americans are killed by lightning and bathtub drownings than by terrorism, yet no one is "ZOMG BATHTUB LIGHTNING?!?!?"
 
2013-10-03 06:04:28 AM
My favorite actual headline on this "story" was from the WSJ:

"Tesla's Shares on Fire, Now the Car, Too."
 
2013-10-03 06:10:37 AM

Mr. Ekshun: thamike: [www.filmwad.com image 450x266]

Wait a minute, wait a minute. What have we here, gentlemen? General Motors have themselves a journalist.

I saved that photo because the text at the bottom makes it seem as if Fox bought themselves a black person. That amuses me for any number of reasons.


You have fun with that, sparky.
 
2013-10-03 06:11:35 AM

Phil Moskowitz: They're basically hurtling hippy deathmissiles constructed to murder as many children as possible before they turn you gay.


Is that supposed to be a criticism? I want one of these contraptions.
 
2013-10-03 06:11:36 AM

fusillade762: xria: gaspode: SoothinglyDeranged: So yeah, lithium metal fires are bad. Just in case anyone was wondering.

Guess what? Petroleum fires arent a farking birthday party either and they kill hundreds.

Being killed by the same thing that has killed thousands of people every year for decades isn't scary. Being killed by something that has never killed someone before is scary.

/not sure why, but that is the way it is

Most humans seem unable to do basic risk assessment. More Americans are killed by lightning and bathtub drownings than by terrorism, yet no one is "ZOMG BATHTUB LIGHTNING?!?!?"


During the DC sniper incident, the #2 cause of worry among interviewed residents was being shot by the sniper.  People have no sense of proportion.  Everybody laughs at Dustin Hoffman as Rainman thinking candy bars and cars cost $100 each, but they do similar useless math in their own heads every day.
 
2013-10-03 06:11:50 AM

CasperImproved: I'm no chemist, and I'm not doing research this early in the day (5:30am local), but wouldn't lithium related accidents create a scenario where poisonous gasses are created as apposed to just a cloud of avoidable smoke from the petroleum?


The "cloud of avoidable smoke" caused by burning gasoline is incidentally also made up of poisonous gasses, so I'm not sure what sort of distinction you're trying to make.

I suppose you're wondering if the poisonous gasses are invisible; well, when lithium's on fire it's scary enough that you'll want to get the hell away from it.  NORMAL gasoline engine exhaust, however, is invisible AND poisonous.
 
2013-10-03 06:13:04 AM

thamike: Mr. Ekshun: thamike: [www.filmwad.com image 450x266]

Wait a minute, wait a minute. What have we here, gentlemen? General Motors have themselves a journalist.

I saved that photo because the text at the bottom makes it seem as if Fox bought themselves a black person. That amuses me for any number of reasons.

You have fun with that, sparky.


Sigh. Okay, and fark you too.
 
2013-10-03 06:16:49 AM
You need only look at all the garbage articles on climate change and electric cars on Farkkk.com to know what's in Drew's portfolio.
Lotsa BP & EXXON.
Eat it up, sheeple.
 
2013-10-03 06:18:20 AM
I love how water made it worse..

Crews found that water seemed to intensify the fire, so they began using a dry chemical extinguisher.
 
2013-10-03 06:25:51 AM
I saw a vehicle fire once. It was a pickup truck. I wonder if all pickup trucks are unsafe.
 
2013-10-03 06:28:40 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: I saw a vehicle fire once. It was a pickup truck. I wonder if all pickup trucks are unsafe.


yes. Motorcycles are by far the safest.
 
2013-10-03 06:31:21 AM

diaphoresis: Because People in power are Stupid: I saw a vehicle fire once. It was a pickup truck. I wonder if all pickup trucks are unsafe.

yes. Motorcycles are by far the safest.


So the elderly should all ride Harleys.
 
2013-10-03 06:32:29 AM
You know who else we should be raising our arms up against for potential car fires. Jaguar! They nearly killed Dick Van Dyke!

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50153317n

Cars of all sorts can catch fire. Your bias is quite apparent subby.
 
2013-10-03 06:35:29 AM

robohobo: I wish Jeep would put out an fully powered, full strength Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's our go to car, we've owned a double handful in the past 15 years. So far electrics are really only faux sportscars or limp wristed compacts.


so like 10 in 15 years? They don't last very long then? Sounds like a good buy.
 
2013-10-03 06:38:03 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: diaphoresis: Because People in power are Stupid: I saw a vehicle fire once. It was a pickup truck. I wonder if all pickup trucks are unsafe.

yes. Motorcycles are by far the safest.

So the elderly should all ride Harleys.


Nah.. just take the limiter off their mobility scooter. It would be entertaining and you could earn bonus points for knocking them into ditches.
 
2013-10-03 06:44:26 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: robohobo: faux sportscars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rVTIpS5zb4&feature=player_detailpage #t =36


Motors sports are usually THE definitive proving ground for new tech. There's always some backyard mechanic willing to shoehorn in something that's not supposed to work. If it can stand up to the abusiveness of drag racing, it can stand up to the abusiveness of the average driver.
 
2013-10-03 06:52:42 AM
The lib logic of this thread

"I don't like hearing about the thing that happened"
=> "the person reporting it is hurting me"
=> "that person must be a meanie"
=> "everything he says is bad"
=> "he should be mocked, and ignored"
=> "so, in effect, the thing never happened"
=> "now I can return to smug superiority, which is vital to me, since it hides my inner emptiness"
 
2013-10-03 06:54:59 AM
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2013-10-03 06:56:05 AM
I just think it is proof that Tesla is going after the Lamborghini market segment.

1.bp.blogspot.com


beijingcream.com

Pics hot it more ways than one.
 
2013-10-03 06:59:09 AM

THE GREAT NAME: The lib logic of this thread

"I don't like hearing about the thing that happened"
=> "the person reporting it is hurting me"
=> "that person must be a meanie"
=> "everything he says is bad"
=> "he should be mocked, and ignored"
=> "so, in effect, the thing never happened"
=> "now I can return to smug superiority, which is vital to me, since it hides my inner emptiness"

Your callous disregard of indigenous Americans is demonstrated by your flagrant over use of arrows. This gives me sad.

 
2013-10-03 07:00:16 AM

THE GREAT NAME: The lib logic of this thread

=> Outright lying headlines are annoying
=> Energy sources and hard impacts not getting along isn't news..
=> Firefighters do, in fact, have ways of dealing with electrical fires.


FTFY
 
2013-10-03 07:02:01 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: diaphoresis: Because People in power are Stupid: I saw a vehicle fire once. It was a pickup truck. I wonder if all pickup trucks are unsafe.

yes. Motorcycles are by far the safest.

So the elderly should all ride Harleys.


Aren't there a bunch of old hippy types with beards, balding, and with either half helmets or bandannas on their head out there on Harleys now?
 
2013-10-03 07:03:06 AM
Good day for retarded subbys
 
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