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Unread postAuthor: nature-boy » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:41 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:This is how I picture them :)


lol! Machinima FTW!
On a more serious note: this could be something wikileaks could come up with next....
Actually I had a talk with my girlfriend this morning at breakfast about exactly that: Is it rather a good or a bad thing such things (like "mistakes in war") being exposed trough wikileaks... I'm still not sure about it.
IMO it depends a lot on wheter or not the information being exposed could have a negative aspect on the country or their (innocent) citizens, for example by increasing the chance of a terrorism act...

Was this understandable?

NOTE: Edited it to be better understandable.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:25 am

nature-boy wrote:Actually I had a talk with my girlfriend this morning at breakfast about exactly that: Is it rather a good or a bad thing such things (like "mistakes in war") being exposed through wikileaks... I'm still not sure about it.
IMO it depends on the information being exposed could have a negative aspect on the country or their citizens, for example by increasing the chance of a terrorism act...


I have mixed feelings about this. There have to be some secrets, and if it helps those who govern to do their job better, then they should remain that way. But if the powers that be elected and paid by their citizens are covering their own incompetence, that's a different story.
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Unread postAuthor: nature-boy » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:54 am

But if the powers that be elected and paid by their citizens are covering their own incompetence, that's a different story.


True. But also if that is the case, I think it is critical/important to decide whether it is worth publishing the information, if that involves danger to innocent people, e. g. by putting a country/armee in a (even more) bad light, in the eyes of others/terrorists.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:12 am

nature-boy wrote:I think it is critical/important to decide whether it is worth publishing the information, if that involves danger to innocent people, e. g. by putting a country/army in a (even more) bad light, in the eyes of others/terrorists.


... or just be honest. You threaten our way of life/we want your countries natural resources - then we are going to hunt you down and kill you, with extreme prejudice, without trying to masquerade it as "promoting democracy" or any other farcical excuse.

The world would be a happier place :)
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:18 am

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boyntonstu wrote:Notice it has been modified to 3 wheels.


There certainly is a Morgan on my wishlist...


http://www.rqriley.com/3-wheel.htm
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Unread postAuthor: nature-boy » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:23 am

fair point.
...but that doesn't really sound very happy at all. :wink:

Actually, I'm very interested in how the american citizens think about that..
Anyone?
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:30 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:This is how I picture them :)

America according to Europeans:
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:42 am

Ragnarok wrote:
jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:This is how I picture them :)

America according to The Universe:
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Fixed :roll:

I'm not really pro wiki-leaks. It has a lot of potential for getting a lot of armed serviceman and civilians hurt, as well as provoking sensitive nations such as North Korea. Some things, should perhaps not be secrets. A lot of things are secrets for a reason. It costs less blood that way.
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Unread postAuthor: nature-boy » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:46 am

touché! "Europe according to USA"

from here

A lot of things are secrets for a reason. It costs less blood that way.

...that is exactly what I tried to say....

Edit: Ou! I just realized even wikileaks is in the first picture!!! :P
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Unread postAuthor: Selador » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:57 am

boyntonstu wrote:This is not a car.

This is an Audi motorcycle.

Notice it has been modified to 3 wheels.


Link, please.

:)
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:08 am

There was a website www.doolenmotors.com but no more I downloaded these picture about 2 years ago.

Here is another photo of the Audi the a Buick MOTORCYCLES!
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Unread postAuthor: Selador » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:23 am

boyntonstu wrote:There was a website www.doolenmotors.com but no more I downloaded these picture about 2 years ago.

Here is another photo of the Audi the a Buick MOTORCYCLES!


Dang !

Too bad. I was hoping to see some inside pics, as well as basic construction pics and info.
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:36 am

Actually, I know the details.

Doolen built the motorcycles to avoid insurance.

He drove them to St. Louis and back to Florida many times with no problems.

He removed the rear axle and he replace the 2 rear wheels midpoint between them.

The Ackerman steering remained the same as before.

I have a design for an instant 3 wheel hybrid.

An electric motor driven rear wheel is placed further back and the trunk space is used for batteries.

You idle the FWD engine for ac and power steering.

You use the electric for low speed in town driving and to accelerate to 25 MPH.

Remove the batteries for long trips to save weight and to gain trunk space.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:28 pm

Idling is the lowest efficiency on a gas engine. Shut it down or run it for mid power to top off batteries. Use power steering from a Prius. It's electric, not hydraulic. Use the AC from a 2nd gen Prius. It is electric too.

Start and stop the gas engine with the generator.
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:43 pm

Technician1002 wrote:Idling is the lowest efficiency on a gas engine. Shut it down or run it for mid power to top off batteries. Use power steering from a Prius. It's electric, not hydraulic. Use the AC from a 2nd gen Prius. It is electric too.

Start and stop the gas engine with the generator.


Great suggestions.

The overriding issue here is that after the switch to a motorcycle registration, you to can do these mods without gubmint interference.
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