Skip to comments.Do You Appreciate the Laws of Physics?
Posted on 09/10/2012 10:07:45 PM PDT by Slyfox
DO YOU APPRECIATE THE LAW OF PHYSICS?
From an Automotive Engineering Newsletter
A very big thanks to Michigan member M.P. who sent in this bit of humor, which was forwarded from a senior-level person at Chrysler. The date on this note was Sunday, July 19, 2009:
Monday morning, I attended a breakfast meeting where the speaker/guest was D.C., Chairman of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR and Professor at U. of M.). you all have likely heard CAR quoted, or referred to in the auto industry news lately.
Mr. C., who is an engineer by training, told many stories of the difficulty working with the folks that the Obama administration has sent to save the auto industry. There have been many meetings where a 30+ year experienced automotive expert has to listen to a newcomer to the industry, someone with ZERO manufacturing experience, ZERO auto industry experience, ZERO finance experience and ZERO engineering experience, tell them how to run their business.
MR. C.'s favorite story is as follows:
There was a team of Obama people speaking to Mr. C. (engineer, automotive experience of 40+ years, and Chairman of CAR). They were explaining to Mr. C. that the auto companies needed to make a car that was electric and liquid natural gas (LNG) with enough combined fuel to go 500 miles so we wouldn't "need" so many gas stations (a whole other topic). They were quoting BTUs of LNG and battery life that they had looked up on some website.
Mr. C. explained that to do this you would need a TRUNK FULL of batteries and a LNG tank as big as the car to make that happen, and that there were problems related to the laws of physics that prevented them from...
The Obama person interrupted and said (and I am quoting here):
"These laws of physics? Whose rules are those? We need to change that."
(Some of the others wrote down the law so they could look it up later.)
"We have the congress and administration. We can repeal that law, amend it, or use an executive order to get rid of that problem. That's why we are here, to fix these sort of issues."
.......And these are the people who are going to fix healthcare.
We really need to pass those laws of physics so we can find out what’s in them.
Isn't he the guy that rings the doorbell every time someone invents a car engine that can run on water?
He's almost as bad as that jerk Mr. Thermodynamics that prevents all those hardworking garage inventors from getting their perpetual motions running!
Such massive, epic stupidity makes me want to jump off a bridge.
Physical, nature-related laws cannot be repealed by pieces of paper and a few signatures.
Hell, the democrats vote to change the laws of physics everyday.
Sounds just like the 1897 Indiana Pi Bill.
If you’re not familiar, look it up. Hilarious!
I so badly want to believe this is a joke, that it never happened. Please don’t let this be real.
Zero experience is about right for Zero’s administration. These guys are more than a joke...they are out right dangerous
Hey, now just you wait a minute.... My perpetual motion machine runs just fine, thank you....
Once I got my Gubmint grant.
This illustrates the entire history and corporate mindset of GM.
My best friend (from age five)is now a senior engineer at GM. I do not want some lib lurker to find a way to identify him so I'll leave out specifics but he has told me stories that make your head explode.
When the engineers were developing new engines and new lines of vehicles the bean counters with MBAs stepped in and insisted on cutting critical corners that turned excellent products into mediocre failures.
For decades I watched GM introduce what should have been great cars that were pieces of half made rolling stock. These vehicles would be modified over the years until a nice car was finally produced but then the bean counters would cancel the line. Some of them even told my friend they forced the engineers to deliberately make a crappy product that people would still buy then promise to make the wanted changes through several years so those same people would come back and buy more cars. A really cynical ploy and a bad way to run a business. Bankruptcy was inevitable.
If we were able to take Idi Amin Baba and his closest advisors, and put them in the White House, the results would be indistinguishable.
The level of apparent sophisticated rhetoric might not be as high, but the BS content would be identical.
I doubt whether these clown children, playing at grownups actually have the intellectual horsepower to even imagine a distinction between physical laws and arbitrary societal despotic ones.
prevents all those hardworking garage inventors from getting their perpetual motions running!
Getting them running isn’t the problem, just try
stopping one. When it says perpetual, it mean perpetual.
They were told this design wouldn't work so the changed the requirements to a 100% windpower that uses no elecrticity, gas or LNG.
The perpetual “wheelie” vehicle?
And these are the people who are supposed to be so big on science?
Muslim science only.
You mean Obama, the Master of the Universe, can’t veto the laws of nature? If you don’t believe Obama can invalidate the laws of nature, you must be an atheist.
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