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(Yahoo)   Your driverless car, with your kids inside, is rolling backwards into traffic. Do you A) open the door and pull the emergency brake, B) run down to stop traffic before the car gets hit, or C) lay down behind your car "like a speed-bump" to stop it?   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 19
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2014-03-18 11:01:54 PM  
4 votes:
There's a kind of sympathetic magic which gets reinforced by cinema and by the folklore of a certain popular western European distaff of Judaism that says that sacrifice == salvation. Reality says taking care in the first place and not multiplying the body count through your actions, no matter how selfless, is way better.
2014-03-18 10:51:02 PM  
3 votes:

C18H27NO3: Did it work?


Yeah it did.

I'm glad for her. I laughed hard wheni read the headline. But reading made me feel for a scared mom. Glad it worked out.
2014-03-18 11:30:06 PM  
2 votes:
She did something pretty stupid in response to her own stupid mistake..

HOWEVER

She did something. Many people stand flapping and screaming and dont do anything so she kind of wins.
2014-03-18 08:22:08 PM  
2 votes:
"I don't consider myself a hero," she said.

it's unanimous!

I was thinking more along the lines of "dipsh*t" or "f*cktard"
2014-03-19 09:00:49 AM  
1 votes:

doyner: "We've seen something like this before," he said. "It is an unfortunate accident and somehow her car wasn't in gear."

Not in gear (presume it's a stick shift) and no parking brake.  Uuuum, was the "DUMBASS" tag in the ICU or something?


I drove a stick shift when I delivered pizzas.  I went to one house that the driveway was so steep, I had to shut it down, leave it in gear, set the parking brake and still had to make the drop off really quick because the truck was still slowly rolling towards the customers' cars.  When I got there, I knew my parking brake wasn't very good, so I shut it off and put it in gear.  As I got out, the truck moved in short movements with kachunk sounds as the weight of the truck was forcing the gears to move, so I picked a gear that moved the slowest and hurried the drop off.  They had a leveled part of the driveway near the house but was taken up by guests' cars.

Barnacles!: "SO close........"

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I can't agree with you on this one.  Her decisions may not have been the best ideas to any reasonable thinker, her actions were out protecting her daughters.  Darwin would've still lost because the girls would've lived anyways.
2014-03-19 01:17:15 AM  
1 votes:

JSTACAT: if you need to move a car you can't quite push, grab one of the wheels with both hands & turn it hard.
if the wheel is 2ft in dia [most are larger & you apply 200-300 lbs of turning force along the outside of tire,
you are generating enough torque to move the car smartly,
200lbs 1 ft from center = 200ft lbs torque.
you can stop a slowly rolling car that way too.
fat people can just lay down ...


You get the same mechanical advantage by applying force to anywhere on the car since that force goes through the wheels.
2014-03-19 12:41:52 AM  
1 votes:
if you need to move a car you can't quite push, grab one of the wheels with both hands & turn it hard.
if the wheel is 2ft in dia [most are larger & you apply 200-300 lbs of turning force along the outside of tire,
you are generating enough torque to move the car smartly,
200lbs 1 ft from center = 200ft lbs torque.
you can stop a slowly rolling car that way too.
fat people can just lay down ...
2014-03-19 12:15:39 AM  
1 votes:
It's good to see a parent trying to protect their kids at all costs.

Yes, there were better ways to do it but few people can think in a panic and she did the first/simplest thing she could think of.

I mean, it's not like she ate their eyes or bit off their noses or something.
2014-03-19 12:02:01 AM  
1 votes:

kitsuneymg: LordOfThePings: "I said make sure my daughter's got out of the car safely."

You want me to make sure the "got out of the car safely" belonging to your daughter does what? C'mon, this is an emergency!

You haven't noticed people using contractions for "X has"? I know it ain't what they taught in school, but perhaps ya should learn yourself about dialects and that there vernacular.


No. I have not noticed that. It is some form of hick-speak?

Where would I need to visit to experience such a charming dialect?
2014-03-18 11:58:09 PM  
1 votes:
There is nothing altruistic about a parent saving their off spring, it is selfishness that they wish to save the (often genetic) progeny.
2014-03-18 11:03:19 PM  
1 votes:
"I said make sure my daughter's got out of the car safely."

You want me to make sure the "got out of the car safely" belonging to your daughter does what? C'mon, this is an emergency!
2014-03-18 10:59:26 PM  
1 votes:
"My neighbor jumped in and he asked what I wanted them to do," she said. "I said make sure my daughter's got out of the car safely."

What item that belonged to her daughter did she want safely out of the car?
2014-03-18 10:48:49 PM  
1 votes:
"I do consider myself a hero," she said. "I am not just a mother."

/WOW
2014-03-18 10:47:35 PM  
1 votes:
Makes about as much sense as trying to stop a chain saw with your hands.

Or trying to muffle the sound of a firecracker by sitting on it.
2014-03-18 09:55:26 PM  
1 votes:
My buddy washed out of Navy flight school when he was sitting in his trainer on the deck of the training carrier, and the plane next to him started rolling forward. He thought he was rolling backwards, off the edge of the deck. He said eject, eject, eject, and pulled the handle. The helo had to fish him out of the Gulf of Mexico. Flight career: over. He became a radar officer in the back of an E2C, did the minimum, and left the Navy the first day he could.
2014-03-18 08:45:26 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: "It seems like when things are going too well, something bad will happen."

Translation: "It seems like when things are going too well, I'll find a way to fark things up just to keep things interesting."

calbert: "I don't consider myself a hero," she said.

it's unanimous!

I was thinking more along the lines of "dipsh*t" or "f*cktard"


i262.photobucket.com
2014-03-18 08:30:26 PM  
1 votes:
If you reach in to the open window when your car is rolling backwards and can only turn the wheel, make sure to turn it counterclockwise so you don't get run over.
2014-03-18 08:27:16 PM  
1 votes:
"SO close........"

i98.photobucket.com
2014-03-18 08:05:07 PM  
1 votes:
"We've seen something like this before," he said. "It is an unfortunate accident and somehow her car wasn't in gear."

Not in gear (presume it's a stick shift) and no parking brake.  Uuuum, was the "DUMBASS" tag in the ICU or something?
 
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