On Mar 20, 8:30 am, email@example.com wrote:
I agree that the enitre balloon boy thread is useless. I provide a
cite that there was no box at the end, you provide one or more saying
When one side resorts to unwarranted insults. I quit.
On Mar 20, 5:35 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Now did I call you stupid or anything of the sort? If you aren't
willing to discuss things civilly, why bother. I have my
'opinion' (and backed it with a cite), you have hyours (and backed it
with cites) - obviously we aren't both wrong. We both think we are
right so that is where it stands now and apparently forever.
That's true, it is amazing. (Please change I to you. :) )
I agree with you that spelling errors don't mean anything, except
maybe in some rare cases, like if someone deduces a word's meaning
from its spelling, and relies on that in an argument. But not in this
But I don't mean there is no box on the bottom. There is. It just
looks the way I said, just like it looks like a mushroom sometimes.
On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 20:25:26 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
This one reminds me of Jiffy-Pop popcorn, the one that comes in a
disposeable pan one puts right on the stove.
On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 06:45:51 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
This is just the kind of guy who would make a false report for money,
who would risk embarrassment and even criminal charges if any apply
for money. QED Quod Eratica Demolitiones.
I have doubts about that. I need to try it on my car, which of course
is not a Prius. But couldn't he at least reach the rear end of the
mat and pull the whole mat back. Although I guess he didn't say that.
When there is no victim, I think acting like cops means taking a
Balloon boy could have happened, couldn't it. The sheriff didn't see
the balloon until after it landed.
Exactly. Beyond ludicrous all the way around to reasonable.
On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 20:23:29 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
The CHP has a VERY large staff that even includes a lot of car
mechanics, in addition to scientists from many disiplines. They have
labrotories and millions of dollars of equipment. They have access to
huge databases and other organizations with addtional expertise that
you can't access. They have a budget for paying for tests and outside
help when needed. My guess is that their car mechanics have a lot more
education and experience than you.
You can't hold a candle to them.
Yep, there is no true answer now, and maybe never can be. A lot of
things happen once, that cannot be repeated.
The only thing that could cast doubt on his story is his past history,
but that's not proof that he is lying now.
Only his past history can cast doubt? Good grief. The guy was told
by the 911 operator repeatedly to shift the car into neutral and/or
turn it off. He refused to do so. He claimed he could not stop or
slow the car, yet when the patrol car catches up with him after 20+
miles, the cop tells him to fully apply the brakes. The car slows to
50MPH and then the cop tells him to shut off the engine. He does and
the car stops. He claimed he reached down and tried to pull the gas
pedal back up but it wouldn't budge. He also said the reason he
didn't shut off the car was he didn't want to take his hands off the
wheel, so how the hell did he do a head stand to get at the pedal?
Forbes magazine tried to reach the gas pedal, and even with the seat
all the way forward, they could barely touch the pedal when it was not
depressed, let alone grab a depressed pedal and pull on it. Try it
in your car and tell me why in the hell you'd try that at 94mph,
instead of putting the car in neutral.
It's about 99.99% certain this guy is a lying skunk just on the facts
of the incident. His past just adds icing to the cake.
I believe the NTSB looked at the car. That would probably preclude the
CHP investigating unless they thought there might be a criminal case.
(Everyone probably looked at the front and back brake rotors/pads and E
brake.) The most interesting information probably comes from the "black
box", which is read by Toyota.
I don't remember any report of a CHP *investigation* (other than brake
Probably not. I was involved in the periphery of a couple NTSB truck
cases as a medic and in both cases, the NTSB and the locals worked
together. No need to take it DC for the investigation when there is a
perfectly good lab near by.
I get off on '57 Chevys
I get off on screamin' guitars
The investigation is still in progress. NO ONE can conclusively rule
anything in or out yet. The guy's past smells funny, but the
investigation has to look past that and find out what happened or
didn't happen. People have been convicted and jailed for raping
hookers, ya know.
The case has not nearly been closed.
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