Concerns with self driving cars

April 25, 2017 at 8:39 pm • Posted in ALL POSTSNo comments yet

 I started driving tractors towing trailers in the fields when I was 8 years old.  When I was 12 years old, I was driving tractors on a main highway. Occasionally my older sister would allow me to drive her 48 Plymouth when I was 12 years old.  I passed my driving test when I turned 16 and have easily logged close to a million miles since 1962.  During that period of time I have gotten three moving violations, two of which I deserved.  I have no chargeable accidents on my record.  I have experienced brake failure at least twice and was successful getting the vehicle I was driving safely stopped. 
  I have struck three deer during my life.  One came my left while I was driving 50 mph, one came from my right when I was driving 35 MPH, and one dropped from the sky at night after jumping over a 4 foot fence on  a three foot embankment when I was driving about 30 MPH.  The first two died instantly.  The third walked off because I had slowed sufficiently that I only knocked the deer down while braking.
  The “66” Dodge Dart in the first incident threw the deer 50 feet through the air leaving the animal dead on some poor ladies lawn.  The damage to the hood and grille was minimal except the radiator received a cut in one tube of the core.  The second incident threw the deer into ditch only damaging the plastic trim around the right headlight of a “93” Dodge truck.  No damage to the “56” Plymouth during the third incident.  All of these vehicles were made with good American steel.  New cars are made from tin foil and plastic.
  Before you consider being a passenger in a self driving car, you must think about the following:
1.  How will a self driving car react to dangers coming from all directions?  It is possible to have animals, trees, rocks, mud slides, power poles, power lines, and even an occasional airplane using the roadway as an emergency airstrip appearing from above.
2.  How will it steer or apply brakes if the wheels are on surfaces with different coefficients of friction like icy pavement on one side of the road and wet pavement on the other side of the road.
3.  Will it be able to dodge debris on the road, chuckholes, or washouts, or even missing sections of bridges ahead of your car?
4.  Will it be able to quickly turn controls to the designated driver when you are danger from criminals?  Years ago, I was driving through a bad neighborhood when 6 teens started to cross the street in a crosswalk in front of my Power Wagon.  Two of them stopped in front of my vehicle while the others ran to each side of it trying to get into my vehicle to either rob me or steal my vehicle or maybe worse.  Because I had a manual transmission (Stick shifts are no longer available on new vehicles), I was able to rev up my engine to point that the two teens standing in front of my power wagon decided staying there was not such a bright idea, and moved out of my way allowing me to escape.  How would a self driving car do in this situation?
5.  Do self driving cars pick the safest route to take or the shortest?  Has a GPS ever guided you into bad route?  Its happened to me.
6.  How long is it going to be before hackers learn how to control these cars?
7.  When will a terrorist use a self driving car as a remote controlled bomb? 
8.  Who is responsible for accidents should they occur?  Who is supposed to pay for the insurance?

Did Putin really hack our election, maybe not.

January 3, 2017 at 4:20 pm • Posted in ALL POSTSNo comments yet

  For those who think that Putin was trying to get Donald Trump elected as president, I

say “Bunk”.

  If Putin did have this information on Hillary’s e-mails, it would have been in his best

interest to keep that information to himself so that he could blackmail Hillary when

she became president.

  It also would put the U.S. Government on notice that Russia had most of the top

secret information that Hillary had transmitted on her unsecured network. I’m sure he

wouldn’t want officials of the U.S. Government to know that he was privy to all of

that information.

  This is entirely a scam by the Clintons and the Democratic party to explain their

failures. I’m surprised that Obama isn’t blaming former President Bush for this.

  For years it has been said that Saddam Hussein didn’t have any weapons of mass

destruction at the time we conducted the Gulf War after the 9-11 attack. I wonder

where the leader of Syria magically got all of these containers of nerve gas. There is

a high possibility that Saddam Hussein hid his remaining stockpile of nerve gas in

Syria.

  Another thing that bothers me about OUR leaders is that none of them point out to the

rank and file suicide terrorists that if martyrdom was such a great idea, WHY don’t

any of THEIR terrorist leaders lead from the front instead of hiding back with their harems

of women while encouraging their subordinates to commit suicide for their cause. It

should be pointed out to these poor fools that their leaders are cheating

 

 

Open letter to Washington State Attorney General (Attack on Religion)

February 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm • Posted in ALL POSTSNo comments yet

Open letter to the Washington Attorney General When I heard about your lawsuit against the Tricities christian florist because she didn’t wish to part of an activity which would most certainly get her a one way ticket into hell where she would have to associate with evil disimal Democrats like youself, I was irate and still am. I asked God to strike you and others like you with an educational lightning bolt, but I guess He feels that you are too useless to save. It even crossed my mind that I would like use a technique that I designed for enhancing an electric arc to strike a target if the conditions for such an arc to occur were imminent, but I knew that I would probably be cast into hell for doing so and it isn’t worth it. Only God has the right to do that. I was raised to do what is right no matter what the popular action would be. I have been hassled for doing the exact speed limit by many others who go faster when they think no one is watching. I do wonder if you kicked crutches out from under crippled classmates when you were young. Until now, I thought Christians were only in danger from ISIS, but liberals are proving to be just as great of a hazard. Long ago the Romans fed Christians to lions and you are really no different. This elderly florist understood that obeying God’s law was way important to her future than participating in that gay wedding to humor an evil attorney like you. God destroyed two cities and all the inhabitants for that kind of behavior. He even terminated an individual who looked back at the carnage as these cities were being destroyed. I have no doubt that this was the driving force in her decision to refuse to cater to that wedding. I’m equally sure that the two gay individuals were out to punish any Christian any way they could for not accepting their disgusting lifestyle. You probably are not aware of the medical consequences of homosexual behavior. We, the taxpayers will foot much of the cost for this behavior. Surgical repair and replacement of specific parts of their bodies will be paid for by all of us not to mention the new diseases that accompany that behavior. I was raised on a farm and I never saw any animals show any interest in homosexual behavior. I have never even heard of any animals, wild or domestic, behaving in such a manner. In fact, you have not known real terror until you try to prevent two large domestic animals from mating when they have made up their mind to have hetersexual sex. Homosexuals CHOOSE to be what they are! If the florist had refused to serve a person of a different race just because of the color of their skin, I would totally support you. Remember, many of our country’s statutes were derived from the ten commandants. Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and thou shalt not bear false witness are three excellent examples. Earlier this year, a young mother with an infant in a carseat had an accident which caused her car to end up upside down in a stream. This vehicle was found hours later. The woman was dead. When law enforcement officials and medics gathered at the scene, five of these individuals heard this woman crying for help. Strangely when they removed her from the wreck, they discovered she had been dead for hours. Her infant was alive. She had cried outfor help even though she was dead. These five individuals ALL heard this woman clearly crying for help. Think about it! Open letter to the Washington Attorney General When I heard about your lawsuit against the Tricities christian florist because she didn’t wish to part of an activity which would most certainly get her a one way ticket into hell where she would have to associate with evil disimal Democrats like youself, I was irate and still am. I asked God to strike you and others like you with an educational lightning bolt, but I guess He feels that you are too useless to save. It even crossed my mind that I would like use a technique that I designed for enhancing an electric arc to strike a target if the conditions for such an arc to occur were imminent, but I knew that I would probably be cast into hell for doing so and it isn’t worth it. Only God has the right to do that. I was raised to do what is right no matter what the popular action would be. I have been hassled for doing the exact speed limit by many others who go faster when they think no one is watching. I do wonder if you kicked crutches out from under crippled classmates when you were young. Until now, I thought Christians were only in danger from ISIS, but liberals are proving to be just as great of a hazard. Long ago the Romans fed Christians to lions and you are really no different. This elderly florist understood that obeying God’s law was way important to her future than participating in that gay wedding to humor an evil attorney like you. God destroyed two cities and all the inhabitants for that kind of behavior. He even terminated an individual who looked back at the carnage as these cities were being destroyed. I have no doubt that this was the driving force in her decision to refuse to cater to that wedding. I’m equally sure that the two gay individuals were out to punish any Christian any way they could for not accepting their disgusting lifestyle. You probably are not aware of the medical consequences of homosexual behavior. We, the taxpayers will foot much of the cost for this behavior. Surgical repair and replacement of specific parts of their bodies will be paid for by all of us not to mention the new diseases that accompany that behavior. I was raised on a farm and I never saw any animals show any interest in homosexual behavior. I have never even heard of any animals, wild or domestic, behaving in such a manner. In fact, you have not known real terror until you try to prevent two large domestic animals from mating when they have made up their mind to have hetersexual sex. Homosexuals CHOOSE to be what they are! If the florist had refused to serve a person of a different race just because of the color of their skin, I would totally support you. Remember, many of our country’s statutes were derived from the ten commandants. Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and thou shalt not bear false witness are three excellent examples. Earlier this year, a young mother with an infant in a carseat had an accident which caused her car to end up upside down in a stream. This vehicle was found hours later. The woman was dead. When law enforcement officials and medics gathered at the scene, five of these individuals heard this woman crying for help. Strangely when they removed her from the wreck, they discovered she had been dead for hours. Her infant was alive. She had cried outfor help even though she was dead. These five individuals ALL heard this woman clearly crying for help. Think about it!

Is Legal Marijuana Really Smart?

June 29, 2015 at 5:46 pm • Posted in ALL POSTSNo comments yet

ASK YOURSELF THIS:

Are you COMFORTABLE knowing that following occupations may NOW be more likely to be performed by people who might be under the influence of varying concentrations of marijuana in their system?

Aircraft mechanics and technicians, aerospace engineers, and assembly workers?

Surgeons, doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, anesthesiologists, X-ray technicians,  laboratory technicians, and the nurses who clean the invasive medical instruments?

Gynecologists, pediatricians, day care workers, teachers, playground assistants, coaches, scout leaders, and school bus drivers?

Motorists, truck drivers, train engineers, bicyclists, signal technicians, bridge engineers, Taxi drivers, and city bus drivers?

Crane operators, forklift operators, heavy equipment operators, explosive engineers and technicians, and bridge engineers and inspectors?

Airplane pilots, ship captains and boat operators, judges, lawyers, police officers, prison guards, soldiers, fire fighters, probation officers, and medics?

Building inspectors, electrical inspectors, food inspectors, crime lab scientists, and other safety analysts?

Elected officials, government managers, bankers, criminals, and sex predators?

Pipeline engineers, refinery workers, and technicians working at nuclear reactors or even nuclear waste sites?

Military personnel who control our missiles and nuclear weapon arsenal?

It can take up to thirty days for the chemicals in marijuana that cause mental and physical impairment to be fully eliminated from the human body. Do you think it is worth the risk. (Note: Alcohol is metabolized from the body in about eight hours.) Remember, Washington and Colorado already have dopers descending upon us from other states, so there will be a much greater population of stupid people imposing negative impacts on Washingtonians. A doper from another state already has killed a pregnant woman this week. The children of pot smokers will also suffer permanent brain damage from the second hand smoke in their home. Please ask government officials to stop this madness before any more damage is done.  Now even more states have joined the stupidity.

 

Need relief from the heat? – Try this.

June 26, 2015 at 4:27 pm • Posted in ALL POSTSNo comments yet

1. Place reflective material in windows that face the sun. This could be a piece of white cardboard, white cloth, a piece of cardboard or plywood covered with aluminum foil (the shiny side), of even a mirror if available. Doing this will cause significant reduction in the rate of heating caused by the sun in individual rooms and subsequently the house or apartment attached to that room. 2. Hanging a silver tarp, piece of shiny metal, a white cloth, or possibly a mirror (if safe to do so) in front of a window that the sun is shining on. This will be even more effective than having the heat barrier on the inside of the window. 3. Place a wet cloth around your neck and if possible, sit in front of a fan. The water evaporating from the cloth is especially efficient in cooling a person because veins and arteries are close to the surface of the skin in the neck allowing heat to be removed from an individual more efficiently. 4. Turn off any electrical devices in the home that are not necessary because each of these appliances will heat the room or home. The higher the wattage of these appliances, the more heat they will release into a house or room. If you don’t need it, turn it off. 5. Of course, dress in light clothing.

Want Better Government, Try This

April 7, 2015 at 4:32 pm • Posted in ALL POSTSNo comments yet

Want better government? Try this.

1. Revoke the statute of limitations for all members of government who are in a position of power over others.
2. Require all of the above members to be subject to random drug and alcohol testing during work hours.
3. Require that ALL information pertaining to civil and criminal lawsuits (No secret settlements) be available to any member of the public. (The only exemption to this rule shall be allowed if national security is jeopardized and members of congress have full access to said information.)
4. Require all details of contracts with ANY business, organization, other government entity or individuals must be made public. (The exemption indicated in #3 may apply.)
5. Require grant recipients who falsify information to get or maintain grants to pay triple the value of said grants.
6. Require that those in government who use their power to harm others in any way shall spend not less than ten years in prison and pay reparation to any who are harmed by such actions. This shall especially to those who participate in blacklisting or use their position to punish whistleblowers.
7. Require officials, who divert money or resources from the legally intended use, to spend not less than ten years in prison and pay triple damages.
8. Require said officials to take period CIA certified polygraphs.
9. This shall apply to all of the following:
Elected officials, all supervisors, all inspectors, all educators, all officers of the court, all grant applicants and contractors, and all medical staff and institutions collecting money from government coffers.
10. This will only apply to improper behavior by government employees at work, not for their private lives.

Cell phone law

September 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm • Posted in ALL POSTS1 Comment

Several years ago, the state of Washington passed a law that driving while talking or texting on a cell phone was a moving infraction. This was supposed to reduce the problem of people being distracted while driving and causing accidents. The net result was that the number accidents actually increased. The public responded by trying to hide their phone while talking and put themselves at a greater risk for causing an accident.
The smart solution would have been to determine what was really causing these accidents. Drivers talk to other passengers in their vehicle without any appreciable increase risks. I have seen many drivers with a cell phone in their hand and their driving is just as good as the person who has no phone. Many drivers drive one handed, including myself, without being a risk to themselves or others. The problem was never talking on the phone, it was dialing the phone or texting a message. That is the real distraction.
Even in the Washington State driver’s manual, it is suggested that a driver check his or her gauges about half a dozen times per minute to determine that the vehicle has no pending problems and the driver is not exceeding the speed the posted limit. If officials had suggested that drivers were to use the same procedure for texting and dialing, there would be significantly fewer problems. The ideal way to dial a cell phone while driving is to do it ONE number at a time AFTER looking around to see that no other car is near you for each number dialed or each letter one enters in their text message. Dialing a complete number or a complete word diverts one’s vision from the road way too long. Glancing back at traffic virtually elimin ates the hazard.
Government officials seem to feel passing laws is the only solution to problems. Benjamin Franklin once summed it up like this: Those who sacrifice liberty for safety, deserve neither.
I’m sure that people who fought for our liberties during the Revolutiony War are rolling over in their graves at the way the public submits to some of the current restrictions in our lives.

Open letter to Washington’s Governor

August 5, 2014 at 6:56 pm • Posted in ALL POSTSNo comments yet

To: Governor Inslee

 From: Patrick M. Crawford (Environmental Chemist)

Subject: The man-caused global warming SCAM

 First, carbon dioxide is a linear molecule consisting of two atoms of oxygen attached to a carbon by a double bond. The molecule is linear with two oxygen atoms attached to the carbon atom on opposing sides. Carbon dioxide exists as a gas in the atmosphere when the air temperature is higher than minus 56.558 degrees centigrade (Minus 69.9 degrees Fahrenheit). It exists as a solid below this temperature commonly known as dry ice. It like, iodine, does not normally exist as a liquid at atmospheric pressures. Both of these materials sublime, that is, they change from the solid form to a gas and never form a liquid. Carbon dioxide is 51% heavier than air thus causing the greatest concentration to occur at sea level. It is heavier than hydrogen, helium, neon, methane, ammonia, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen fluoride, and uncondensed water molecules. The water molecules condense to form tiny water droplets, which forms clouds. Clouds are the ONLY material, which has the ability to reflect heat, and light and they reflect that heat and light energy in all directions, and it only does so when the water molecules are in the LIQUID phase, something that carbon dioxide cannot do. Even if carbon dioxide could reflect light and heat, it be reflecting it ALL directions, just like clouds. It isn’t like a one-way mirror. According to the physical law of entropy, all of the gaseous carbon dioxide molecules in the atmosphere would be randomly arranged and therefore have no capability of reflecting in one direction. Carbon dioxide does have the capability to absorb infrared energy from the sun and it can re-emit that at a later time, but it has no ability to amplify that energy or create new energy. Plants store energy from the sun by removing carbon dioxide from the air, combining that carbon with other elements, forming energy rich compounds while releasing oxygen to the atmosphere. This new material can be in a form which can be ingested to provide energy for living creatures like humans in the form of burnable fuels. Since carbon dioxide is a critical part of the carbon cycle, which is responsible for feeding ALL life on this planet (I personally am very fond of eating and do not wish to break that habit.), and the human population has increased from 6 billion individuals to 7 billion in a mere 12 years, I’m not sure that reducing the carbon dioxide production is such a bright idea, unless one was trying to create a famine. Eventually every pound of coal and every quart of oil burned will provide food for our descendents. If you are concerned about global warming, you might wish to cruise the Chuckanut Drive and view the palm leaf fossils, which may be found in the road cuts between Bellingham and Burlington. Maybe you might want to visit the site where the “Blue Lake rhinoceros was found near Sun Lakes State Park. Why don’t you check the well logs in Thurston County or talk to certain residents to see where caverns are located that were caused by the blocks of ice that were buried here when the ice sheet terminated here during the last ice age. I have seen all of these places. The dinosaur remains in Central Montana and North Korea should be the clue that climate change happens. Evidence is found all over this planet. Why do our ferries have to periodically abort runs because the tides are too low for them to leave the terminals if the oceans are really rising? Recent weather variations can be explained by fluctuations in the jet stream. The recent fluctuations in the jet stream can most likely be explained by the fact the magnetic poles are moving up to a 0.5 miles per month (some estimates are as high as 1.0 mile per day) toward Russia from Canada according to estimates by NOAA. Since the solar winds are attracted to the poles, they would be redirected and could be causing these changes. During World War, the jet stream was considered to be a constant west to east phenomena. Now it bends all over the map. . Face it. The sun is the earth’s principle source of energy. Eventually the sun will run out of fuel and cause this planet to turn into a frozen rock, or it will turn into a red giant and burn the earth to a crisp, or it will turn into a supernova and blow this planet to smithereens. The real cause of the global warming scare is “grant renewal syndrome”. People who get grant money often will slant their data to get more grant money. This is a term that I learned from one of my professors while I was in college in the late sixties. He was upset because one of his colleagues would lie about data to obtain more grant money. When I worked at Ecology, I was ordered to falsify my time sheet to get more federal grant money. I refused. One of my co-workers was required to lie to federal auditors when they became wise to the time sheet fraud. Honest and ethical government employees are often blacklisted for being honest and ethical. It happened to me. If carbon dioxide was causing global warming, grounding all the commercial jet traffic would be the most logical cure. The air was the cleanest in decades on the third day after the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center because all commercial aircraft were grounded. There wouldn’t be any carbon dioxide concentration at a high enough elevation to cause a problem.

This letter was delivered May 31st.  This is July 5th and I still have not received a reply.  Call him at 360-753-6780 and ask him why.

Gun Control Snafu in Obamacare

October 26, 2013 at 12:55 am • Posted in ALL POSTS3 Comments

Fortunately, for our country, the clown posing as a Vice President didn’t take Nancy Pelosi’s advice “…we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it…” and still doesn’t know what is in the legislation. If it weren’t so funny, it would be sad that these fools are running our government.
THIS MAKES MY DAY!!
Hope this make you feel better!!!!!
Someone is looking out for the US in spite of what it seems!!!
Wednesday it was discovered that hidden deep within the massive 2800-page bill called Obamacare, there is a Senate Amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms. It seems that in their haste to cram socialized medicine down the throats of the American people, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Barack Obama overlooked Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c.
According to that amendment, the government cannot collect “any information relating to the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.” This means that the government CANNOT mandate firearm registration. No registration, no confiscation.
Poor ol’ Retarded Joe Biden. He spent the last couple of weeks focusing on making a law requiring registration. Good thing is though, the amendment also states that not even an executive order can override the amendment. CNN is now referring to it as “a gift to the nation’s powerful gun lobby.”
And according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), that’s exactly right. He says he personally added the provision in order to keep the NRA from getting involved in the legislative fight over Obamacare, which was so ubiquitous in 2010. It looks like Harry Reid actually helped out firearm owners without even realizing it.

Fuel Economy and Safety Scam

October 26, 2013 at 12:41 am • Posted in ALL POSTS5 Comments

I am sick and tired of hearing about the great mileage the new cars are supposed to be getting. I am also tired of hearing about how safe they are supposed to be. I started driving in 1962 when cars had real bumpers, not styrofoam and plastic bumpers. They were simple to fix, service, and some when maintained well, some would go 300,000 miles before engine or transmission work was required. Now most cars have to be thrown away when something major goes bad because repair work takes much longer and is far more expensive than it was for older vehicles.
When I was in college, I drove a economy car in the sixties that averaged 35 miles per gallon (mpg). I also owned a 1958 Chrysler 300 D that got 17 mpg even though it had a twin four barrel 392 cubic inch Hemi. It weighed approximately 5000 pounds and had a guaranteed top speed of 153 miles per hour when it was new. My wife drove a V-8 powered 1965 Plymouth Barracuda. She averaged 23 mpg driving on secondary roads and in town running her errands. Both cars had enough power that we had to accelerate carefully to keep from spinning our tires. My father had a V-8 powered 1965 Valiant station wagon that got 25 mpg on the freeway. Even my 6500 pound, seven foot tall, ¾ ton 4-wheel drive Dodge power wagon averaged between 16 and 17 mpg on freeways and two-lane roads.
All of these vehicles had steel bumpers, some weighing approximately 100 pounds. Cars of that era also had steel gas tanks that didn’t rupture when the car was hit in the rear. Your children were safe when riding in the back seat. I have a newer car bumper. It weighs 7 pounds. New cars have plastic or fiberglass gas tanks that can rupture in rear-end crashes posing a fire danger. The distance between the passenger compartment and the front and rear of new cars is far shorter than older cars. This places passengers closer to impacts from other cars or fixed objects.
Two of my brothers would have been killed in high speed accidents if they had been riding in new cars. My older brother was riding in a 1958 Chevy convertible at 85 mph when a tie rod broke causing the car to flip three times and slide to a stop on its top. Neither he nor the driver received so much as a scratch. The hardest problem they had was to kick the passenger door open so that they could out to get help. My youngest brother struck a 12 inch diameter tree and a light pole simultaneously at 70 mph while driving his 1959 Desoto Adventurer. He told me later that as the tree and the pole loomed up in the windshield, the thought occurred to him, “This is not a fender bender, – this is going to hurt.” Both he and his passenger exited the car after the crash, decided that since neither of them knew what constituted a concussion, they must not have one. They walked a mile to the nearest phone booth to call a wrecker to have the car towed to my parents place. Sometime later, when the car had to be moved, he was able to pry the hood open, cut the fan belt, start the car up, and drive it onto a car trailer. Neither of the cars had airbags or seat belts.
My oldest daughter was in a minor crash in a new car and was seriously injured by the airbag. Hundreds of people have been killed needlessly by airbags when cars were involved in minor crashes. Many have been decapitated. I knew three people who died because of a jammed seat belt. My wife knew a fireman who had to watch a woman burn to death in her car because they couldn’t get her seat belt off.
In summary, I feel that nearly every product made during previous generations is far superior to most products made today. Our electric stove was purchased before World War II and all 4 burners still work. They can’t be replaced, because all the circuits are spot welded together including the switches. The oven elements are replaceable and have been. Our two refrigerators were manufactured in the mid fifties and still run just fine.