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In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 8:02:58 AM PDT
reply to Richard M. Smith's post:

nader was both
also stupid loony lefty looking for ways to get supporters against everything

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In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 7:56:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 7, 2012 8:04:10 AM PDT
kbw,
What bugs me was there wasn't any real problem with the Corvair. It had exactly the same rear suspension that the VW bug and the Parsche 911 used. Nader, being totally ignorant about engineering seized on a typical type of handling of swing-arm suspensions, and blew it up into a vast conspiracy on GM's part to kill off it's customers. I don't know if Nader was just ignorant, or deliberately made false charges.;

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 12:35:50 AM PDT
Adios Amigos says:
whomper says:
reply to kbw's post:

vws never exploded

that was a pinto only problem
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yes, thanks for the correction. I shouldn't have said "exploded".

that post was a follow up to this one where i didn't say exploded.

"back then, the most dangerous position on the road to be was being behind a pinto while having a VW bug behind you, and a corvair behind it. That is called burning the candles at both ends."

Bugs did have tank rupture issues when re-ending another car, which could lead to a fire. Similar to just about any car could have in the 1970's (depending upon the collision.)

the original post was intended to be nothing more than lighthearted. My point was that one would be in between two gas tanks. (and not to mention the one in the middle car. To make it worse, it could be Pinto in front, pinto in the middle, and a VW but pulling up the rear.

Here is a picture of a beautiful Northrop T-38 Talon sitting behind a (near same yea) corvair.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/48/1960_Corvair.jpg/250px-1960_Corvair.jpg

I was a kid in the mid 60's and I though the corvair was the coolest car with these rims on it as seen in the pic at the following link.
http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/1968_Chevrolet_Corvair_Monza_140_Coupe_Torque_Thrusts_Front_1.jpg

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 11:29:53 PM PDT
Very good point. When everyone acts like adults everything improves. Under the current nanny system everyone is inadvertently encouraged to be irresponsible crybabies.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 10:28:36 PM PDT
reply to freedom4all's post:

where does that info come from

dead men tell no tales

somebody has to be hurt before the internet finds out and tells it

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 10:13:50 PM PDT
Adios Amigos says:
freedom4all says:
What if one had a Pinto in front of him and a VW behind him? He would need speed dial to his life insurance agent, but cell phones were 30 years in the future. Oh well.
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breaker breaker good buddy

CB radio baby :)

It's bolted right next to my 8 track.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 8:27:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2012 8:29:48 PM PDT
freedom4all says:
whomper says: they are often only aware after injury has occurred to them

f4a: I disagree. Information is becoming easier, faster and freer because of the Internet Reformation. Also the government's inspectors would be replaced with even more stringent consumer driven testing, Underwriters Labs and Consumers' Report but on a massive scale. Consumers would be must more information and knowledge than there is now under the government nanny system.

Consumer would have to start acting like adults. This adultness could spread over to other areas.

Stores and distributors would be responsible for selling hurtful products just like manufacture. They also would act as safety police.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 8:17:16 PM PDT
reply to kbw's post:

vws never exploded

that was a pinto only problem

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 8:16:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2012 8:17:43 PM PDT
reply to freedom4all's post:

consumers cant do it themselves
and if they did it woudl be poorly and uneconomically
they are often only aware after injury has occurred to them

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 8:14:39 PM PDT
freedom4all says:
What if one had a Pinto in front of him and a VW behind him? He would need speed dial to his life insurance agent, but cell phones were 30 years in the future. Oh well.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 8:00:34 PM PDT
Adios Amigos says:
freedom4all says:
Bad press, means lost of sales. Good press means people will pay more for safer cars.

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true.

but, did you envision my statement. VW's exploded in the front and pinto exploded in the rear. Being in front of a VW while being behind a pinto was a no win situation. :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 7:39:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2012 7:40:27 PM PDT
freedom4all says:
Good point Victor. My great grandfather sold a farm in East KY for $300. There has been active coal mines on that property for 85 years. He didn't know. Was he taken advantage of? Maybe. In the market there are no guarantees. Mistakes are made.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 7:36:10 PM PDT
freedom4all says:
Bad press, means lost of sales. Good press means people will pay more for safer cars.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 7:35:01 PM PDT
freedom4all says:
reply to whomper

Better to be prevent crimes
But government only does they by punishing those who are found guilty
1/2 of all murders go unsolved
Most of all stealing goes unsolved

But government police to prevent someone from selling bad bread.
Unintended consequences, mean we are all poorer
Better to let the consumer do his or her own policing.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 7:29:21 PM PDT
I agree it sounds better, but my question is: what kind of sale was this? Were they coerced into this sale by force or fraud by crony capitalists? I would like to know. I definitely do agree with your libertarian views though.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 11:58:14 AM PDT
Shain Edge says:
Actually, they also sold large plots of land.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 6:41:24 AM PDT
Adios Amigos says:
f4a: First I have every hear about it? I remember Ford Pinto with the exposing gas tank. I think they took it off the market.
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back then, the most dangerous position on the road to be was being behind a pinto while having a VW bug behind you, and a corvair behind it.

That is called burning the candles at both ends.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 9:03:39 PM PDT
reply to freedom4all's post:

wont help the dead people
nor the blind ones
or other injuries

better to prevent problems
then hope to fix it partially later

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 6:31:02 PM PDT
freedom4all says:
Shain Edge's post: Actually, the rain forests are being sold by the nearby inhabitations. They are being sold by the entirety of the community who have settled by them.

f4a: That sounds better than what we did to the indigenous peoples of North America.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 6:29:23 PM PDT
freedom4all says:
whomper says: pink slime is safe and very tasty with ketchup

f4a: Pink slime is a perfect example of the consumer with knowledge and not the government, who approved this product, making the processor provide what they want.

The Internet Reformation will be more profound than Gutenberg's Press.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 6:26:50 PM PDT
freedom4all says:
arpard fazakas says: We know how to do it, there's really no excuse not to except greed and laziness.

f4a: An owner would not be laziness in protecting his or her resource and they would only charge the people who ate tuna for this service.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 6:24:09 PM PDT
freedom4all says:
arpard fazakas says:
Agree that type of regulation is important.

f4a: To bureaucrats, politicians and crony capitalist.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 6:21:00 PM PDT
freedom4all says:
no senior, mi Castilian no es bueno
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