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diala84

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2012, 10:04:55 am »
I watched the footage and I really can't be sure if it was supposed to be a joke or serious. Either way it doesn't seem like a funny joke to make light of the fact that his wife could have been seriously injured or killed in a plane accident.   

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2012, 10:42:14 am »
If he was trying to tell a joke, he did a TERRIBLE job of it. Anyone who has any common knowledge of science gets it, but you have to say it in a way that's clearly showing humor. Romney doesn't have much going in the personality department, so he really bombed that one.

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2012, 06:20:48 pm »
That would be a very scary thing. Not everyone has good common sense!

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2012, 01:47:09 pm »
OK, but why can't you open the hatches on a submerged submarine?

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2012, 02:54:47 pm »
OK, but why can't you open the hatches on a submerged submarine?

You can if they have screen doors and you have religious faith.
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2012, 03:42:36 pm »
you would be sucked  out of the very window you are seated next to, as would anyone else in the plane

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2012, 03:44:41 pm »
OK, but why can't you open the hatches on a submerged submarine?
because the submarine is pressurized.

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2012, 01:06:57 pm »
OK, but why can't you open the hatches on a submerged submarine?
because the submarine is pressurized.

Can't tell if this is a joke response or not ;) Classic example of exactly what's going on here - joke taken out of context sounds moronic, lol.

I loved this post from the Washington Post: "Pro tip: If your strategy to turn the presidential election around relies on Romney’s sense of comic timing, you might want to prepare a Plan B, as well."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/10/01/mitt-romney-doesnt-need-new-zingers-he-needs-new-policies/

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2012, 01:11:59 pm »
i think if your way up and the windows open you cant breath and agree kids would probably try to jump out

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2012, 01:15:41 pm »
Well ummm. There's a reason they don't! I'm sure you know the reason to that question!  ???
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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2012, 10:10:15 pm »
OK, but why can't you open the hatches on a submerged submarine?
because the submarine is pressurized.

OK, that was meant as a joke.  Not a very complex joke, but you obviously didn't get it.

Additionally, submarines are not "pressurized," as you say, the pressure comes from the weight of the water outside the sub.  The deeper the sub, the greater the pressure.  Subs, especially modern subs, don't require any pressurization from inside the sub, in fact, if you choose to research the subject, you'll find that there can sometimes be such an overpressure inside the hull of a sub that crew members can get blown out of the hatch when it's opened upon surfacing, if they're not careful.
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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2012, 06:20:49 am »
Air becomes so thin at 10000 feet that airplane cabins must be pressurized above that altitude.

Did you really ask that?  ???
I was thinking the same thing.

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2012, 07:14:32 am »
You can't take anything too seriously. Romney knows there are oxygen masks on an airplane.
If the windows did open, there would be way too much wind; things would be flying around in the airplane.
It would be a MESS.
An airplane is not a space ship.

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Re: Why don't the windows open in airplanes?
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2012, 07:54:43 am »
Kids might try to climb out or items might blow out, particles from outside might blow it and it can get real dangerous. Plus its loud.

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