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Some people are doomed...

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by The Heretic, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Osmosis Oregon City Member

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    Didn't click the link, perhaps some passerby should have been helpful and popped a window for them to escape.
     
  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    About on par with so called smart guns.
    Will get a lot of people killed.
     
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  4. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The thing was, that if they had tried the door latch a second time, it would have opened - at least I am guessing that. This is how my BMW power doors work if you try them with the latch from the inside - first time unlocks the door, second opens it.

    Obviously a car door needs to open if the power fails.

    Did they open the glove compartment and read the owner's manual? Apparently not.

    But instead of trying everything they could, they just believed what they were told and sat there oblivious. If this had happened away from civilization, they would have been found dead, simply because they were unable to use their brains.
     
  5. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Darwin had it wrong, it won't be survival of the fittest. It will be survival of the smartest.o_O
     
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    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
    Charles Darwin
     
  7. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I was talking about Lucy Darwin :D Charles sister in the second marriage.:s0140:
     
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    frauhunter Central Oregon Member

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    The stupidity displayed by the participants
    in the following tales stops short of the ultimate
    sacrifice, but we salute their spirit and innovation.

    - http://www.darwinawards.com/stupid/

    Clearly, these two meet the criteria for an honorable mention as At Risk Survivors by the folks at The Darwin Awards. Gott Helfen Uns.

    Ex Gladio Libertas
     
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    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    The worst part . . . It was a convertible . . . with the top down . . . heh . . . Heh . . . HEH!?!?!?!?

    Sheldon
     
  10. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    They will move to the US and soon to be politicians.
     
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  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Sometimes the process of natural selection takes a while and at times even suffers near misses like the one in the OP, but make no mistake people, the process of natural selection is always there, always watching, always ready to deliver a generous dose of its doin's. It'll be back for that NZ couple in the OP, it's inexorably inevitable. :s0012:
     
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  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Since the article mentioned that the couple couldn't see the door controls in the darkness, I'm guessing that they had never learned to manually turn on/off the interior lights! After all they had always worked before by "fob magic!"
    To paraphrase Bugs Bunny; What a pair of maroons!:(

    Benny, they are probably already politions in NZ!
     
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