[FoRK] SUVs are the solution

Jeremy Zawodny jzawodn at gmail.com
Sun May 22 10:21:01 PDT 2005


Nice.

I had a relatively close (but brief) encounter with a pair of F/A-18s last 
summer over Pyramid Lake in Nevada. I have since installed a transponder in 
my glider and have a camera with slightly faster reaction times.

Jeremy

On 5/22/05, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> 
> I think this is the same argument made for personal air travel, which I
> would be all for. Need a 16 lane to work today? No problem, just let
> the regional traffic controller program the autopilots, etc.
> 
> Speaking of which, I went almost directly head to head with an F15 last
> week. I was at 3000 at 120 knots and he crossed my path less than
> 1000ft above me doing 450 knots toward me at about a 160 degree path
> angle. He was outside his training area, hurrying to get back I suspect.
> 
> Too bad I didn't have time to grab my camera while I dove; he was gone
> less than 3 seconds after I spotted him.
> 
> sdw
> 
> Luis Villa wrote:
> 
> >Brilliant. Joe for President!
> >Luis
> >
> >On 5/21/05, Joe Barrera <joe at barrera.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>So SUVs are the solution to congestion, not the problem.
> >>
> >>SUVs are meant to drive on bumpy dirt roads, right? So we
> >>should build a cheap, parallel set of highways that are undrivable
> >>except by SUVs, and force all those with SUVs to drive on them.
> >>Non-SUVs would see much less congestion on the roads.
> >>SUVs would get better gas millage, driving 55 or slower.
> >>It's a win-win situation all around.
> >>
> >>- Joe
> >>
> >>--
> >>It's hard to live in this country
> >>In the present state of things
> >>Your body gets pulled right back
> >>You get a terrible urge to drink at 3 a.m.
> >>
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