2.03.2006

I HAVE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME FOR THIS



we all know corporations are evil. and by evil, i mean selfish to the point of knowingly putting their consumers and other individuals at risk with their products. in this particular instance, i am referring to automakers. it has long been known (by anyone with any spatial perceptions whatsoever) that giant suvs to not match up with smaller cars during collisions. especially in head-on crashes. typically what happens is that the larger vehicle actually rides up over the front of the smaller car, smashing into the windshield. automakers have staunchly argued that this is not the case, and that the current designs of both cars are "compatible" during collisions. well, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has FINALLY stood up to the automakers and released this report detailing the extremely dangerous situation that exists for all drivers not thundering around in ridiculous suvs.

you may wonder as to why i am writing about this particular issue. well, two years ago this month, my 18 year old cousin was killed in a head-on collision with an suv. she died because the larger vehicle rode up over the front end of her sedan and crashed through the windshield. the driver of the suv did not suffer any injuries at all.

i hate wearing suits, but i especially hate wearing a suit while carrying the coffin at the funeral for a wonderful little girl i grew up with for 18 years. she was so full of energy and life that it would almost get annoying at times. i've really missed being annoyed at thanksgiving these past couple years.

so to all the automakers, and those in charge of other harmful corporate entities (tobacco, firearms, etc), who are too selfish to concern themselves with what their carelessness does to the people that trust them and their products. . . i hope you all die slow painful deaths. that's all.

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• Papa M - The Unquiet Grave (live)

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3 comments:

  1. "i hate wearing suits, but i especially hate wearing a suit while carrying the coffin at the funeral for a wonderful little girl"

    this quote hit me hard. great post, for reals.

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  2. thanks for posting that report and telling this story. i'm really sorry about your tragic loss.

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