The "Flying Car Culture"...

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Armageddon Aviator, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Armageddon Aviator

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    Balderdash. Hyperbole. Fatalistic fanaticism. Another all that is wrong with the world and all the fault of THEM.
     
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    This is to voice my dissatisfaction with The Flying Car Culture Article's sophistries. But first, let me pose you a question: Is The Flying Car Culture Article actually concerned about any of us or does it just want to turn the social order upside-down so that the dregs on the bottom become the scum on the top? After reading this letter, you'll sincerely find it's the latter. As I have indicated, The Flying Car Culture Article doesn't care about freedom as it can neither sell it nor put it in the bank. It's just a word to it.

    There are two sorts of people in this world: decent, honest folks like you and me and mean-spirited rumormongers like The Flying Car Culture Article. I have a message for all you lazy cunctators out there: Get off your behinds and start keeping our courage up. Why is it so important to do that? Because it's reprehensible for The Flying Car Culture Article to poison the air, water, and soil. Or perhaps I should say, it's pertinacious.

    The Flying Car Culture Article's shenanigans share a number of characteristics. They funnel significant amounts of money to unruly, mumpish tatterdemalions. They exploit the masses. And they lay the foundation for some serious mischief. Put together, these characteristics imply that The Flying Car Culture Article adamantly maintains that it never engages in frightful, mentally deficient, or hidebound politics. Such beliefs would be completely factual if it weren't for reality. As it stands, libidinous drongos are often found at The Flying Car Culture Article's elbow. This suggests to me that The Flying Car Culture Article wants to perpetuate the nonsense known technically as the analytic/synthetic dichotomy. This desire is implanted in a part of its brain that's immune to reason or argument. Consequently, there's no chance that we can get it to see that the irony is that its most sleazy bruta fulmina are also its most witless. As the French say, "Les extremes se touchent." As this letter draws to a close, I want to challenge you, the reader, to take the initiative to advance freedom in countries strangled by tyranny. That's what I intend to do until my last breath.
     
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    Flying cars are both poor cars and poor airplanes, which is why no one wants them. Perhaps Terraflugia will prove me wrong, but I doubt it. The gyro thingie actually looked promising, but I'll bet one runs well north of what a cheap car and a cheap LSA go for.
     
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    I had never heard of this guy until I read the article, but he proved a long held contention of mine that one thing the internet has brought to the world is a soapbox for all the idiots who before would never have been heard outside their mother's basement. Shut the basement door. :nono:
     
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    Just enough truth to suck you in. The first sentence or two of most paragraphs is good, but then it wanders off.
     
  8. John Baker

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    Damn I wish I knew that many big words. Your style of communication is as entertaining as it is confusing, yet I find myself wishing I had a vocabulary as extensive.

    Sometimes an authors message can get lost in the translation, don't you think? You know, you get so caught up in looking up meanings of words, or trying to decipher their meanings through context of use, that the original message becomes completely lost.

    -John
     
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    I gotta say, after reading what I should have read first before joining this thread, is that there appears to be some in our society that are not in lockstep with the approved and correct patterns of thinking.

    Why, it is almost as though there is a tiny crack in what has been built.

    I'm ashamed to say that I too am in complete agreement with the flying car article
    Now, after posting such an obviously subversive agreement, I guess it is now the waiting for the ram to hit my door, the flash bang grenade, and yelling and screaming for me to get face down on my floor.

    -John
     
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    I think a more practical and feasible vehicle would be an amphibius car. You can easily avoid the traffic jams at the bridges when going to Manhattan or Oakland California. No need to get a pilot license and no need for retractable wings. You can park your amphibius on the beach and call the attention of all those bikinis. Or go fisihing to a remote island with your family. No need for marina or boat storage, just park it in your garage. So how come there are no production amphibius cars for the general public. I would by one before a flying car. Definitely the boating market is much larger than the flying market.

    José
     
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    I cheated...

    http://www.pakin.org/complaint/
     
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    There was one back in the 1950s, they didn't sell enough to sustain the company. They still exist and are in a type club.

    Apparently another has been tried recently in Europe, I don't know how it is doing.

    After reading the article, I doubt if such ideas that are created by individuals, such as flying or swimming cars, are anywhere in our future.

    It is possible that a bureaucracy or a committee might come up with something, but it's probably a bad idea to hold your breath while waiting for it.

    -John
     
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