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Do You Appreciate the Laws of Physics?
Unnamed | July 19, 2009 | Unknown

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: autoindustry; gm; obamaadministration
This illustrates probably one of the reasons why GM's Volt is such a disaster.
1 posted on 09/10/2012 10:07:56 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

bump


2 posted on 09/10/2012 10:10:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Slyfox

We really need to pass those laws of physics so we can find out what’s in them.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 10:16:26 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Slyfox
That darn Mr. Physics.

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!

4 posted on 09/10/2012 10:18:14 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Slyfox

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.


5 posted on 09/10/2012 10:20:26 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Slyfox

Hell, the democrats vote to change the laws of physics everyday.


6 posted on 09/10/2012 10:22:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sounds just like the 1897 Indiana Pi Bill.

If you’re not familiar, look it up. Hilarious!


7 posted on 09/10/2012 10:38:53 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Slyfox

I so badly want to believe this is a joke, that it never happened. Please don’t let this be real.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 10:39:45 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Slyfox

Zero experience is about right for Zero’s administration. These guys are more than a joke...they are out right dangerous


9 posted on 09/10/2012 10:40:43 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Hey, now just you wait a minute.... My perpetual motion machine runs just fine, thank you....

Once I got my Gubmint grant.


10 posted on 09/10/2012 10:47:08 PM PDT by Bullish (Liars aren't always thieves but thieves are ALWAYS liars)
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To: Slyfox
This illustrates probably one of the reasons why GM's Volt is such a disaster.

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.

11 posted on 09/10/2012 10:54:40 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: wastedyears
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.

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.

12 posted on 09/10/2012 10:55:37 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

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.


13 posted on 09/10/2012 11:00:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Slyfox
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

They were told this design wouldn't work so the changed the requirements to a 100% windpower that uses no elecrticity, gas or LNG.

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14 posted on 09/10/2012 11:01:11 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Slyfox

Ha ha.

No way.


15 posted on 09/10/2012 11:01:22 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: FatherofFive

The perpetual “wheelie” vehicle?


16 posted on 09/10/2012 11:35:24 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Slyfox
(Some of the others wrote down the law so they could look it up later.)

And these are the people who are supposed to be so big on science?

17 posted on 09/11/2012 1:48:01 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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And these are the people who are supposed to be so big on science?

Muslim science only.

18 posted on 09/11/2012 2:52:22 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: wastedyears

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.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 3:07:13 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Slyfox

btt


20 posted on 09/11/2012 3:09:36 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: wastedyears

SAYS YOU!

Sotoro is DA ONE!!


21 posted on 09/11/2012 3:53:03 AM PDT by Flintlock (-THE TRUTH--It's the NEW hate speech.)
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To: Slyfox
I call B.S. on this. I might be missing the < /sarc>, but sometimes the B.S. factor at FR is too high!

Source?

22 posted on 09/11/2012 4:03:00 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Bullish
Hey, now just you wait a minute.... My perpetual motion machine runs just fine, thank you....

Mine's actually powering this compu

23 posted on 09/11/2012 4:07:10 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Migraine

It’s the government’s fault. If they would have just built all those roads and bridges so they went downhill we wouldn’t need all that gas.


24 posted on 09/11/2012 4:36:28 AM PDT by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?)
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To: OldMissileer
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 few years after I bought my 1996 Chevy Suburban, the paint on the windshield wipers began to flake off. I asked around and found out that GM purposely painted the wipers that way so that subconsciously I would think, "My car is falling apart, I need to buy a new one."

25 posted on 09/11/2012 9:32:36 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: monocle

Physics is racist because it makes the FBP look bad.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 9:33:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: sirchtruth
Source?

Look carefully at the details. It came from an automotive engineering newsletter.

I purposely did not name the newsletter, nor the author of it, nor the principle people described in it.

What is important is the attitude displayed the Obama administration lackeys.

You never can tell who might exact their revenge on these engineers.

27 posted on 09/11/2012 9:40:46 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox
"These laws of physics? Whose rules are those? We need to change that."

Have Obama do that right after he lowers the waters of the Oceans.

28 posted on 09/11/2012 9:49:50 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Slyfox
Sorry, til I see a name and a source to verify I call B.S.

"Unnamed" and "Unknown" is not the epitome of credibility!

29 posted on 09/11/2012 1:15:11 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Zeppelin
Sounds just like the 1897 Indiana Pi Bill.

Tell them to use 22/7 and you'll be within 0.1% which is good enough for government work.

Regards,
GtG

30 posted on 09/11/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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