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2013-10-23 09:21:26 AM
"Has this ever happened to you?"

"Um...actually, yes."
 
2013-10-23 09:47:14 AM
America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.
 
2013-10-23 09:47:23 AM
I don't care if it's bullet proof, your little snowflake is still gonna smear it up with kid-goo.
 
2013-10-23 09:49:50 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.



...said every person over the age of 35 since forever.

/or just ironic use of username?
 
2013-10-23 09:49:55 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.


That statement implies that America actually had any culture to begin with.
 
2013-10-23 09:50:36 AM
Texas.
 
2013-10-23 09:51:03 AM
If the driver had been packing a missile, this story would have gone differently.

/Anybody does that to me when my kids are in the car better get ready to get run over. Repeatedly.
 
2013-10-23 09:51:16 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.


It really has gotten increasingly weird. And the reaction seems to have been completely broken- build bigger fences, get more sophisticated security systems, BUY MORE GUNS.

Meanwhile, there's no drive to do anything that might actually help long term- i.e. real improvements in education, better access to opportunities that might help keep people from being economically marginalized, improvements in mental health care and access, community involvement programs.

The rugged individualist thing seems to have taken over to such a degree that people have forgetten how to work together for a common good. I don't get it, but I find it increasingly frustrating.
 
2013-10-23 09:51:58 AM
In before the ITG... shucks.
 
2013-10-23 09:53:11 AM

Genevieve Marie: BUY MORE GUNS.


To kill or maim douchebags like this?
Absolutely.

The solution is to teach your kids not to be douchebags.
 
2013-10-23 09:54:42 AM
> electric shocking door handles, road tack systems and smoke systems.

Haha, so we are now slowing having the armored car market that Brazil and Saudi Arabia have.
 
2013-10-23 09:55:41 AM

Genevieve Marie: AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.

It really has gotten increasingly weird. And the reaction seems to have been completely broken- build bigger fences, get more sophisticated security systems, BUY MORE GUNS.

Meanwhile, there's no drive to do anything that might actually help long term- i.e. real improvements in education, better access to opportunities that might help keep people from being economically marginalized, improvements in mental health care and access, community involvement programs.

The rugged individualist thing seems to have taken over to such a degree that people have forgetten how to work together for a common good. I don't get it, but I find it increasingly frustrating.


Only problem is, the NYC incident didn't have many if any of the type that you just mentioned. These were just assholes that did that deed.
 
2013-10-23 09:56:05 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.


i1151.photobucket.com
There was a time when flatulence used to get a laugh! Now it's a normal part of our dinner conversation.
 
2013-10-23 09:57:11 AM

that was my nickname in highschool: AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.


...said every person over the age of 35 since forever.

/or just ironic use of username?


Eh, yea, I think the "cultural decline, young people are ruining everything" meme has been around since the beginning of recorded human history, but I do feel like some bigger cultural shifts are happening right now. I'm hoping that it's just the phase where everyone gets scared of changed and things are weird for a few years.

The polarization in politics is pretty extreme though, and I think that's feeding the paranoia. Plus this is just a strange time because the conspiracy theorists and people with other extreme world views have managed to push their ideas center stage and I think that's affecting the country culturally, not just politically.
 
2013-10-23 10:01:17 AM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.

That statement implies that America actually had any culture to begin with.


we're a consumer culture. we wear product advertisements on our clothing.
 
2013-10-23 10:01:20 AM

oldfarthenry: AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.

[i1151.photobucket.com image 500x375]
There was a time when flatulence used to get a laugh! Now it's a normal part of our dinner conversation.


My bedspread isn't as big as his shirt.
 
2013-10-23 10:01:47 AM

WTFDYW: Only problem is, the NYC incident didn't have many if any of the type that you just mentioned. These were just assholes that did that deed.


I know that. I was actually referring to the reaction- the ok, this incident happened, what do we do about it? BUY ARMORED CARS!
 
2013-10-23 10:01:54 AM
The world has never been safe, nor has behavior ever been normal.  We just merely possess the technology to capture more of it than ever and share it with everyone.  In reality we're better behaved as individuals than ever before.
 
2013-10-23 10:04:22 AM
This will take care of those pesky bikers.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-23 10:04:51 AM

Diogenes: oldfarthenry: AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.

[i1151.photobucket.com image 500x375]
There was a time when flatulence used to get a laugh! Now it's a normal part of our dinner conversation.

My bedspread isn't as big as his shirt

tent (I believe).
 
2013-10-23 10:05:56 AM
"America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years."

Seriously!  I wish we could go those halcyon fin de siecledays when we listened to nu-metal CDs and when new episodes of  Friends were still airing.
 
Skr
2013-10-23 10:06:33 AM
l1.yimg.com

Did a double take and had to look up the 'road tack system' the company offers. F'ing awesome Caltrop dispenser. Sweeeeeeet
 
2013-10-23 10:10:55 AM
Fark you, poors. Out of our way. God gave us this money so we can barbecue your unwashed asses and laugh while we tweet Vines of the flames.
 
2013-10-23 10:13:12 AM
What Americans don't realize is that it is actually cheaper to "incarcerate" the rich and innocent versus trying to lock up all the criminals and poor.
But rich and innocent Americans are slowly coming to the realization that putting themselves into prisons behind tall fences and armored cars is the way to go and solve the problem.
 
2013-10-23 10:16:10 AM
If you drive like an old man, you might live to be one.
 
2013-10-23 10:16:28 AM

Skr: [l1.yimg.com image 600x400]

Did a double take and had to look up the 'road tack system' the company offers. F'ing awesome Caltrop dispenser. Sweeeeeeet


I had this same idea patented first.
Unfortunately, I put mine in front bumper and never got any repeat customers for some reason.
 
2013-10-23 10:17:01 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.


You have a very short memory. Add 50 and you will be in the ballpark.
 
2013-10-23 10:18:41 AM

Skr: [l1.yimg.com image 600x400]

Did a double take and had to look up the 'road tack system' the company offers. F'ing awesome Caltrop dispenser. Sweeeeeeet


Makes you wonder why celebs aren't using those when being chased by paparazzi
 
2013-10-23 10:20:10 AM
I think the chance that you'll need to smash the windows out of your car to escape the vehicle after an accident are greater than the chances that someone will smash your windows in during a road rage incident. So these windows are probably a horrible idea.
 
2013-10-23 10:20:37 AM
 
2013-10-23 10:20:51 AM
This sounds like a damn good business opportunity for a handy bootstrapper type such as myself. Not everybody needs bullet proof glass and ballistics- tolerant Kevlar door panels. I could probably make a fortune fabricating and installing flame throwers and tack deployers. I'll bet I could even market that locomotive horn installation that I used to make those girls dawdling in the crosswalk piss their pants*.

* I never really did this. It was a tractor trailer horn that I borrowed for a week.
 
2013-10-23 10:21:01 AM

hinten: What Americans don't realize is that it is actually cheaper to "incarcerate" the rich and innocent versus trying to lock up all the criminals and poor.
But rich and innocent Americans are slowly coming to the realization that putting themselves into prisons behind tall fences and armored cars is the way to go and solve the problem.


Works for Brazil.
 
2013-10-23 10:21:19 AM

Genevieve Marie: AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.

It really has gotten increasingly weird.


let me guess: you're about 30 and this shiat never happened when you were young?
 
2013-10-23 10:21:59 AM
If he'd had a spring loaded center punch in his pocket, repeated blows would not have been necessary. Helmets are expensive crazy motorcycle guy, be prepared!
 
2013-10-23 10:23:50 AM

ChipNASA: This will take care of those pesky bikers.


[3.bp.blogspot.com image 450x309]


I came here to post the South African anti-car jacking system.  I see my work here is done.
 
2013-10-23 10:24:02 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.


Said "Every Preceding Generation Man".
 
2013-10-23 10:24:21 AM

theorellior: Fark you, poors. Out of our way. God gave us this money so we can barbecue your unwashed asses and laugh while we tweet Vines of the flames.


And go into spaaaace!
 
2013-10-23 10:24:29 AM
www.blogcdn.com

Prototype vacation vehicle
 
2013-10-23 10:27:51 AM

Genevieve Marie: AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.

It really has gotten increasingly weird. And the reaction seems to have been completely broken- build bigger fences, get more sophisticated security systems, BUY MORE GUNS.

Meanwhile, there's no drive to do anything that might actually help long term- i.e. real improvements in education, better access to opportunities that might help keep people from being economically marginalized, improvements in mental health care and access, community involvement programs.

The rugged individualist thing seems to have taken over to such a degree that people have forgetten how to work together for a common good. I don't get it, but I find it increasingly frustrating.


I'm guessing you were not around when we we elected Jimmy Carter, and they only thing you remember about the Bill Clinton is the internet boom and Black Hawk down. Republitards lose their farking itty bitty little minds every time we elected a Democrat to the presidency.

Although this time they have been particularly asinine and amusing as the racism of the Republican party has been on blatant display. They are not the party of "fiscal responsibility" they are the party of "fark you I got mine and I'm going to do everything I can to keep you from getting yours".

Anyway the point is this is to be expected, and if we elect another Democrat to the White House it will only get worse.
 
2013-10-23 10:28:51 AM

Genevieve Marie: that was my nickname in highschool: AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.


...said every person over the age of 35 since forever.

/or just ironic use of username?

Eh, yea, I think the "cultural decline, young people are ruining everything" meme has been around since the beginning of recorded human history, but I do feel like some bigger cultural shifts are happening right now. I'm hoping that it's just the phase where everyone gets scared of changed and things are weird for a few years.

The polarization in politics is pretty extreme though, and I think that's feeding the paranoia. Plus this is just a strange time because the conspiracy theorists and people with other extreme world views have managed to push their ideas center stage and I think that's affecting the country culturally, not just politically.


This always happens when we elect a Democrat to the White House.
 
2013-10-23 10:29:01 AM
I'd be willing to bet the list of clients for the Texas Armor Company has many of the same names as law enforcement lists of high volume drug traffickers with criminal records.
But just in case I borrow my neighbor's chain saw and forget to return it, I might need to shelter myself in my car from that psycho.
Oh wait.  I have a chain saw!  And now I have his arm!
/nevermind
 
2013-10-23 10:29:45 AM

Genevieve Marie: WTFDYW: Only problem is, the NYC incident didn't have many if any of the type that you just mentioned. These were just assholes that did that deed.

I know that. I was actually referring to the reaction- the ok, this incident happened, what do we do about it? BUY ARMORED CARS!



Because individuals don't trust in the implementation of the bigger changes you mentioned. So they take immediate action on their own behalf. Not surprising, really.
 
2013-10-23 10:29:53 AM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: AverageAmericanGuy: America's culture has gone to shiat in the past 13 years.

That statement implies that America actually had any culture to begin with.


stop eating footballs, son. it making you loco.
 
2013-10-23 10:39:46 AM

SuburbanCowboy: I think the chance that you'll need to smash the windows out of your car to escape the vehicle after an accident are greater than the chances that someone will smash your windows in during a road rage incident. So these windows are probably a horrible idea.


Ejection seats are installed for this scenario. Not to be used if the car is inverted.
 
2013-10-23 10:47:22 AM

Repo Man: If he'd had a spring loaded center punch in his pocket, repeated blows would not have been necessary. Helmets are expensive crazy motorcycle guy, be prepared!


I'd been thinking that.  It's a running joke of mine that I have to ride safely because I couldn't afford another Shoei.
 
2013-10-23 10:47:50 AM

SuburbanCowboy: I think the chance that you'll need to smash the windows out of your car to escape the vehicle after an accident are greater than the chances that someone will smash your windows in during a road rage incident. So these windows are probably a horrible idea.


This was my first thought too.

I have visions of people trapped in a burning car after an accident and rescuers can't smash the windows to get them out.

/Mmmm...smells like fresh cooked future lawsuit for someone.
 
2013-10-23 10:52:00 AM

Old_Chief_Scott: This sounds like a damn good business opportunity for a handy bootstrapper type such as myself. Not everybody needs bullet proof glass and ballistics- tolerant Kevlar door panels. I could probably make a fortune fabricating and installing flame throwers and tack deployers. I'll bet I could even market that locomotive horn installation that I used to make those girls dawdling in the crosswalk piss their pants*.

* I never really did this. It was a tractor trailer horn that I borrowed for a week.


Hahahaha! That will teach them to waste 8 seconds of your precious time, and you probably only spent an hour or two on it and made a dick of yourself.

That's a win! U-S-A! U-S-A!
 
2013-10-23 10:57:17 AM
From the article:
"Now with the incident with the bikers and the Range Rover attack in New York City, we're seeing a big increase in U.S. citizens wanting to protect themselves to keep their families safe."

Okay. Now, what's the likelihood of being involved in a serious car crash compared to being assaulted by a gang of pissed-off bikers? Break-resistant glass will slow down rescuers just as readily as it will criminals.

With a quick search, there are around 50,000 carjackings annually and around 2.2 million crash-related injuries. I'll assume that crashes requiring extrication of victims vastly outnumbers violent acts against vehicle occupants. So what really ensures your family's safety? Keeping people out or allowing for access?
 
2013-10-23 10:59:19 AM

Literally Addicted: SuburbanCowboy: I think the chance that you'll need to smash the windows out of your car to escape the vehicle after an accident are greater than the chances that someone will smash your windows in during a road rage incident. So these windows are probably a horrible idea.

This was my first thought too.

I have visions of people trapped in a burning car after an accident and rescuers can't smash the windows to get them out.

/Mmmm...smells like fresh cooked future lawsuit for someone.


I can't summon a whole lot of f*cks to give for some rich prick and his family in an armored SUV.
 
2013-10-23 11:09:14 AM

pxlboy: I can't summon a whole lot of f*cks to give for some rich prick and his family in an armored SUV.


Jeez, don't bottle it all up like that.  Let it out, tell us how you really feel.
 
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