endangered cars

So I sparked an ethical debate in my classroom today. I’m wondering what tumblr will make of it.

Imagine a scenario: A driverless car is faced with a situation where it will definitely crash (it’s moving too fast to break in time). It can either continue straight, which will cause it to hit another car and endanger passengers of both vehicles; swerve to the right, which will hit a person on the sidewalk, either hurting or killing them, but the passenger inside the car will be ok; OR it can serve to the left, which will hit a wall, hurting or even killing the passenger. Which should the car do? Why?

Airport Battle CACW

I rewatched the airport battle scene and counted up total damages Team Cap did to the Leipzig Airport (in chronological order because I’m cool!! XD). And an additional note, THAT WAS ALL GERMAN PROPERTY! Team Cap came in and trashed an international airport probably resulting in billions of damage costs! Tony came to negotiate and this is what Team Cap did (TO A FUCKING AIRPORT). And I actually care about laws, unlike Steve.

- Wanda dropped at least 15 civilians’ cars onto solid asphalt from about 7 stories high and those cars crashed through the steel bar/gate barriers

- Sam destroyed a help desk inside the terminal

- Steve and Scott helped each other enlarge that “water truck” and it smashed against the concrete and exploded

- Wanda used her magic to throw 2 trucks and something else (it looked like a concrete block or a ramp thing) at Peter

- Wanda used her magic to throw T’Challa into a jetway (severely denting it)

- Steve dropped an entire jetway onto Peter and used his shied to break a support pole

- Scott kicked a bus at T’Challa and Vision (the bus smashed into another truck and a car, also destroying them)

- Scott tore of the wing of an airplane

- Scott kicked two carts full of wooden boxes (probably cargo)

- Scott stepped on a truck

- Scott slapped Rhodey onto a jetway (denting it)

- Scott picked up the entire jetway and swung it at Rhodey, crushing it in the process

- Scott stepped on another truck

- Scott threw Peter onto a pile of wooden boxes (more cargo?)

- Steve and Bucky stole the jet thing and escaped (THAT IS AIRPORT PROPERTY)

- Scott smashed his arm onto the partly destroyed airplane

There’s way more, but that was all I got for now.

Now lets calculate this shit out.

15 cars Wanda dropped- The average cost of a car in 2016 is about $33,560. Now $33,560 times 15 is $503,400 (note that Wanda might have dropped more than 15 cars.

Airport help desk that Sam smashed (including merchandise in the desk)-I dunno how much a help desk is worth but I’ll add $1100 more onto the total costs (I’m being generous, do you have any idea how much window repairs cost)

2 trucks that Wanda thew at Peter-  average cost of a truck in 2016? About $39,000 or so. $39,000 times 2 is $78,000.

Truck Scott and Steve enlarged and exploded- Add $39,000 to damage costs.

Jetway that Wanda threw T’Challa in- This is the same jetway that Scott destroys later so it won’t be counted here.

Jetway Steve dropped on Peter plus the support pole he snapped- One jetway costs about $300,000. Support pole damage add $1000.

Bus that Scott kicked at T’Challa and Vision (the bus smashed into another truck and a car, also destroying them)- Buses costs about from $300,000 to $600,000 each so we’ll just add $500,000. Plus another $33,560 and $39,000 for the car and truck.

Airplane Scott pretty much irreplaceably damaged- One standard commercial  airplane costs between $51,000,000 to $87,000,000. Lets add $70,000,000 to the total damage costs. 

Wooden boxes of cargo- Who knows whats in there? Could be expensive stuff or vegetables. I’m gonna add another $2000 for cargo and box damage. (again, being generous. There were at least 20 wooden boxes)

Truck Scott steps on- add $39,000.

Jetway Scott swung at Rhodey- add $300,000

Another truck Scott steps on- add $39,000.

More cargo- less boxes were destroyed this time though, so we’ll add $1000 more 

Jet that Steve and Bucky stole- technically it wasn’t destroyed so we won’t add any damage costs, but for your information, that’s a felony. 

Scott add more damage to already destroyed plane- It’s destroyed already.


$503,400 + $1100 + $78,000 + $39,000 + $300,000 + $1000 +$500,000 + $33,560 + $39,000 + $70,000,000 + $2000 + $39,000 + $1000

$71,537,060 give or take several million bucks (because I was generous) 

Now let’s think a little more. Team Cap has literally no way of paying for all this damage. They are fugitives and if the pool up all their bank savings can maybe cover a third of the costs. 

Now guess who would feel responsible and pay off the the damage even though HE CAME TO NEGOTIATE AND NOT FIGHT?

That’s right, Tony Stark. 

He doesn’t even have to, but Tony would shoulder all the costs for his SHITTY TEAMMATES THAT DON’T GIVE TWO FUCKS ABOUT HIM. 

(note: I may have gotten some of the costs wrong but you get the point)

(another note: This is just the Leipzig airport. I’m not gonna even think of the damage costs in Bucharest when Steve purposely collapsed a tunnel, hijacked a car, and endangered dozens of civilians. Or in Berlin when Steve had attacked and severely injured several of members of the German police and military and illegally trespassed in German territory. Or in Johannesburg when Wanda purposely used her magic to manipulated Bruce and set the Hulk onto heavily populated city streets. Or the disaster in Lagos. Or Wanda’s involvement in the creation of Ultron that lead the the tragedy in Sokovia.) 

Peace out Tumblrers!

We’re In Heaven

Hamilsquad x Reader (Polyamoury Fic)
Prompt: N/A just something I thought of
Warnings: Terrible music taste.
Y/N: Your Name
Word Count: 1474


As a child you’d always enjoyed road trips. Something about the calm of listening to music for hours on end, staring out a window at the people and places going by. Exploring without leaving the safety of your car and family, it was always a blessing. That loved carried way over into your older years.

And the car trip you were taking with your boyfriends in your shared van was no different. With Lafayette alseep soundly against your shoulder and John and Alexander chattered excitably behind you, you knew there was no place you’d rather be. You turned your gaze from the window whwre there had been nothing but cows and farmland for the past hour, to the drivers seat where Hercules was fiddling with the radio, trying to find the right channel. The static coming from the radio, though kind of loud, was calming in a way. You felt sleepy already, which was most likely adding to the strangely gentle effect. You happy with how everyone was. Comfortable and safe, and yourself? Slouched against Lafayette, wjere you debated letting your eyes close.

You’d only been resting for a small while longer when the sound of soft singing awoke you. At first you thought it was the radio but the noise didn’t seem to be coming from the front. I’m fact no noise was, meaning Herc had given up with the radio. But if that was so whwrw was the singing coming from?

“Oh thinkin’ about all our younger years, there was only you and me.” It had begun. Blinking the sleep from your eyes, you found yourself leaning your entire body onto Lafayette, who would have had something to say about it if he were not so thoroughly passed out and effectivley dead to the world. You sat up and listened in, waiting for more of the gentle words.

“We were young and wild and free.” You recognized the voice. John’s. Soft and crooning, as if he were singing a lullaby to a upset baby. You tilted your head up to see him leaning over the car seat, eyes fixed on you.
“Are you singing to me?” You raised an eyebrow as John nodded. Content with his answer you gave him a small smile and hummed along happily, nuzzling into Lafayette’s side as a voive you recognized as Alex’s joined in.
“Now nothin’ can take you away from me…” The two boys harmonized perfectly and you felt your felt your eyelids droop, and close. Like heavy weights were pulling down and forcing them shut.
“We’ve been down that road before…”
Your sense of reality started to blur, the line between consciousness and sleep began to fade.
“But that’s over now…” You sighed in content. Letting the words of your boyfriends lull you to sleep and the warmth consume you.
“You keep me comin’ back for more…” You were so tired, ready for sleep. Just a few more seconds and…

“Baby, you’re all that I want! When you’re lyin’ here in my arms! I’m findin’ it hard to believe! We’re in heaven!” High pitched, absolutely atrocious scream singing tore you from the warm arms of sleep and into a loud hellish nightmare.

“What the fuck!” You screeched as a pair of hands grabbed your shoulders from behind and shook you vigorously. Your head darted around, panicked, just in time to see Alex and Laf, now awake coughing severely with laughter.
“Assholes!” You swore loudly at them, a scowl on your face.

The arms on your shoulders slid down to your sides, you tried to wriggle away, knowing what was coming. But it was to no avail. John struck and started tickling you mercilessly. Your anger was replaced with hysteria as you laughed and yelped for mercy.

“J-John ple-” You gasped unable to catch your breath from the laughter. Alexander egged him on while Lafayette and Hercules carried on belting out the song. This didn’t last long though as Alexander quickly grew bored with your shrieks, and turned his attention to John who was so preoccupied with you he didn’t see the attack coming until it was to late.

“Betrayal! Betrayal!” John yelled as Alexander began a tickle war of his own. John’s hands had long ceased their onslaught and now were held up in front of him in an attempt to to defend himself. You twisted yourself around in your seat and cheered Alexander on.
“Get him! Get him!” You yelled excitedly, bouncing in your chair.
“How could you do this Alexander! I trusted you! You were my one true love!” John choked through his tears.
“I’m sorry?” Yelled Herc from the drivers seat, John retracted his statement.
“You were one of my true loves!” He giggled swatting at Alexander.
“Boy you’re sleeping on the couch tonight!” You joked, Lafayette cracked up beside you.
“As funny as this is I am driving! I control this metal vehicle we are sitting on! And I need to concentrate to make us, you know, not die.” Hercules called back to you four. Alex who now had John up against the window responded.

“As oppsed to a non-metal vehicle?” He laughed, John who was keeping Alex at bay with his feet, of all things, spoke up.
“A cart is a non-metal vehicle.” He piped up. Christ here we go, you thought, sharing a look with Herc through the mirror.
“It’s pulled by a horse, John, a horse isn’t a vehicle.” Alex scoffed. John shot back with the most mature response you’d ever heard.
“You’re a vehicle.”
“That doesn’t even make sense.” And of course Alex takes the bait. Which meant the next response was…
“You don’t make sense.” Your boyfriends were truly a well educated gentlemen, paragons of the age.
“What do you mean I don’t make sense I-”

“Oh my god shut up both of you, you’re both like 12. Can we not do this right now.” You moaned interrupting them both.
“But it’s fun! Alexander whined, John shook his head.
"Not for me! My chest hurts!” He finally pushed Alex back and righted himself in his seat.
“A can do something else fun that doesn’t endanger the car or Hercs ability to drive.” You suggested, Alex thought to a moment and then nodded.
“Then what do you suggest, chéri?” Lafayette bumped against your shoulder softly, you thought for a second, brows downturned for a moment. Your eyes suddenly lit up.

“I know!” You cheered. The 4 watched you curiously. Shoving your hand into your pocket you picked up your phone and began to scroll through spotify, until you found what you wanted. You tapped the song and turned the music up.
“If you rickroll us with that airhorn remix again I’m leaving you.” Herc joked from the front seat, you rolled your eyes.
“Please, Herc have some faith.” You chided him as the song began to play.
“You really have this on your phone?” Alexander groaned. You leaned back in your seat and closed your eyes raising the phone high above your head.

“Baby you’re all that I want!” You screamed out like a dying howler monkey. You could see Herc cover one of his ears and cringe, keeping the other firmly in the wheel. Ok maybe this was distracting Herc.
“When I’m lying here in your arms!” John wailed along, reaching over the seats and taking your hand.
“Maybe it’s hard to believe!” Laf chorused, turning around in his seat to point at Alex who had his head in his hands.
“We’re in Heaven!” The three of you screeched like banshees, turning to Alex in anticipation. You locked eyes with him. He heaved a sigh, a slight smile twitching at the corner of his mouth, and opened wide.
“Because your lovin is all that I want!” He threw out his arms dramatically, smacking John in the face, who to your amusement either do not notice, somehow, or didn’t care.
“And I’ve waited here for so long!” Herc sang, softly shaking his head.
“Baby it’s hard to believe…” The five of you trailed off glancing at each other, grin plastered on your faces. Time seemed to slow down for you as you looked at them all, smiling wide, happy and united. Out on the road together, where nothing could stand in your way? It wasn’t hard to believe.
“We’re in Heaven!”


are u seriously telling me the one goddamn time they actually get arrested, this is what it’s over?

anonymous asked:

Hi, What pranks where you thinking that Jared takes to far? I don't know a whole lot about jared (I mostly obsess over Misha) and would like to know. I love jared to death but do you mind explaining

Well, I can’t say that I have some kind of encyclopedic knowledge of Jared’s pranks, but the following came to mind:

  1. When I was at Vegascon in 2013, I didn’t have a gold ticket so I attended Jim Beaver’s panel with his daughter as the special guest instead of going to the J2 lunch. At this panel, he told a story about Jared trying to make him mess up a take by grabbing his toes and squeezing and twisting them. Jim didn’t break, but he says that it was actually very painful (I think he said that he had previously broken his toes and they didn’t heal right or something). Jim immediately followed that up by describing Jared as an oversized Golden Retriever puppy, I think. I don’t think Jim was mad at him, but I do think that Jared genuinely caused him pain by mistake - like he didn’t realize that it would actually hurt him.
  2. After Misha dumped the coins into Jared’s trailer, Jared dumped them in Misha’s car. While it was pretty funny, it turns out that the coins had gotten into the seatbelt thing so Misha couldn’t buckle up, and because Misha is Misha, he just drove around without using his seatbelt for a while (Jared mentions it at the end of this video; he says that Misha didn’t have enough spare time to fix it because West had just been born.) So dumping the coins into Misha’s car actually endangered him (although Misha made the decision to drive around like that without getting it fixed). I think Jared said later that he felt bad about it and finally helped Misha clean the coins out.
  3. In retaliation for Misha parking in Jared’s “spot” (I don’t think it was like officially reserved), Jared rear-ended his car. Misha retaliated by parking an inch from the driver’s side of Jared’s car, so Jared let all the air out of Misha’s tires, so Misha had to call a mechanic with a tow truck, and after they fixed his car, he tried to get the mechanic to tow Jared’s car, but Jared caught them before they could do it. Then Jared told Misha that had he succeeded, he would have totalled Misha’s car.
    All of the pranks on Misha’s side were pranks of inconvenience or annoyance; like, Jared would have to park somewhere else and climb into his car from the other side. (And I think that Misha would have towed Jared’s car to some other parking lot to hide it? Right?) Jared’s pranks resulted in actual physical damage to Misha’s car. I mean, it’s a bit disproportionate and one-sided.
  4. Jared unscrewed the bike rack on Misha’s car, and Misha had to explain to him that he could have killed someone. (I’m pretty sure Jared talked about it later and said that he felt bad after he realized this.)
  5. It’s not a prank, and it’s not Jared’s fault alone, but Misha also mentions in that video how Jared and Jensen hurt his elbow when they were wrestling. When Jensen told it, he said that after Misha had his elbow - dislocated? maybe? - Jensen said, “You know, you’re supposed to tap out,” and Misha replied, “Yeah, that would have been been nice to know.” I’m using that as an example of Jared being thoughtless about others. He (and Jensen) didn’t think to make sure that Misha knew the safety rules. They all got hurt (Jensen got rugburn on his forehead, Jared had cracked or bruised ribs), but Misha sounds like he got the worst of it.
  6. Jared making Misha laugh during scenes is kind of funny, but then they drag it out for too long. I can’t imagine how annoying that must be for the crew. Misha complains that it makes him look unprofessional and costs the production a lot of money in overtime, and he’s right about that.

Actually, when I write it out like that, it’s way worse than I what I remembered.

There’s definitely a pattern with it where Jared starts it and takes it too far, Jensen follows Jared’s lead even when he knows that Jared is going too far, and Misha (and sometimes the director) gets increasingly frustrated but doesn’t retaliate, and later Jared realizes that he took it too far and feels bad about it.

Misha is usually the target of their pranks, and he never seems to retaliate in kind. His pranks are generally harmless in that they wouldn’t cause actual property damage, injury or financial loss. (Aside from the glass dildo, though maybe Jared could have returned it for a refund. The thing probably cost like $50, and I know that Jared’s pranks have cost Misha more than that.) I mean, Misha has probably gone too far in a prank against Jared, but I can’t think of anything at this moment.

At JIBcon 2014, Jensen and Misha talked about a time Jared took it too far, both of them agreeing that Jared wouldn’t stop past the point that it really wasn’t funny anymore and that Jensen went along with what Jared was doing (and so did some of the crew), “to the point that it was really uncomfortable to be on set.” And Misha retaliated by … throwing a paper airplane at Jared (and missing). You can see it on the gag reel for Season 9. Jared then mocked the way Misha threw the paper airplane. It’s basically workplace bullying at that point. Since Jared usually feels bad about it afterwards, I don’t think that he intends to hurt others. He just doesn’t seem to think before he acts.

Edit: In Jared’s defense, these incidents took place over 7 years (Jim’s story was when they were filming Season 3). So that’s like roughly one a year, which isn’t so bad.

The Hunter

Dean and Sam walked into the shady bar where the victim of their latest case was last seen alive.  Dean tugged on his suit collar, hating wearing the damn things, and Sam opened the door for them.  Inside they were assaulted by cigarette and cigar smoke.  This place obviously didn’t abide by the state law banning smoking from all public buildings.  It was dimly lit, for which Dean was grateful because he was certain he didn’t want to be able to see whatever it was on the floor that was making sticking sounds as they walked on it.

Sam glanced at Dean and then made a slight movement with his chin toward the patrons around them.  Perhaps they were stereotyping, but Sam was right to silently ask him if they should be flashing their FBI badges amongst the group of rough looking men and women.  Dean shrugged back.  It was late, he was pissed that supernatural activity had been increasing in recent months, and he wanted out of the suit.  He wanted to take the short cut to asking questions.

They approached the bartender who looked like he would just as soon piss in a beer mug as serve them actual drinks.  Dean gave him a pleasant smile.


“I think you gentlemen are lost.”

“I don’t think we are.”

Dean and Sam flashed their badges.  The bartender rolled his eyes and groaned softly.

“Another one?  Don’t you people talk to each other?  Look, I’ve already answered a fuck ton of questions today, and I’m not answering any more.  I saw the guy in here last Friday night.  He left with a woman who could have been a pro, but I don’t know.  And that’s all I know.  Now either you make a purchase at my fine, upstanding establishment, or Meaty will show you out.

Sam and Dean turned to look in the direction the bartender was directing his gaze.  They both straightened up immediately and gave Meaty nice smiles and waves.  They turned back to the bartender.

“Uh, thank you for your time.  It’s much appreciated.  We’ll leave now.”

The bartender glowered at them and Sam and Dean scooted out of the bar as fast possible.  Once outside, Dean let out a nervous laugh.

“Holy fuck, did you see that guy?”

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Paul Hembery’s (Pirelli motorsport director) comments on Seb’s tyres, Spa

“Well it’s for wear. Was at the end of wear life. When you do that, any tyre in the world you have if it gets to the end of its wear life, you’re going to have a problem.”

“What did you estimate the wear life to be? I mean he did 27 laps on it, I think.”

“28. And it was more…we thought the strategy was going to be based on 2-3 stops as the majority did, but they felt - clearly - that they could make it work on one stop. You know the wear life was indicated at around 40 laps, but that’s the indication. Race conditions can change that and some factors involved in racing mean that sometimes that’s not a precise data.”

“The teams…I mean you haven’t told them you know - don’t do more than 27 laps on it, because they might not last?”

It was not something I knew about.”

Pirelli are so fucked. Important notes:

1.) Apparently, when the tyres are at the end of their life, you’re in trouble. Except when you’re on Pirelli tyres, that doesn’t mean your tyres drastically fall off and you lose a second or more a lap - no, it means your tyres will fucking disintegrate.

2.) Seb did 27 laps - tyre wear was indicated at 40 laps. Hembery talks about things affecting tyre life - funnily enough, the Ferrari team thought that the cooler conditions and asphalt meant the conditions were better than at the start of the race, giving them a shot at 1-stopping.

In other words, what Paul’s saying doesn’t fucking add up. 

3.) Even if Seb had to defend, using up tyres (but on the other hand, cooler conditions) - you would think that Pirelli calculated things such as racing into their tyre life indications

Vettel’s tyres didn’t explode at 40 laps. Pirelli made no comments to any of the teams about what they thought the tyre life would be, made no suggestions for the sake of safety.

Contrast that with MotoGP, where when Bridgestone was worried about the track and tyre life, they brought in mandatory bike (and tyre) changes in PI; and add to it Rosberg’s Friday blow-out, and Pirelli fucked up. Again.

If Seb’s tyre had blown at Eau Rouge, he could have been seriously injured.

Don’t get me wrong, when Seb was on the fence about one-stopping, Ferrari should have listened (not hoped for rain at the end of the race). That may have been a strategy error from Ferrari’s end, we’ll never know since Seb couldn’t finish the race - so we don’t know if Vettel could have held him off. He thinks he could have, as did Ferrari. And according to their data, the tyres were fine. Seb’s pace wasn’t dropping off drastically.

But even if Ferrari made the wrong call, the penalty for that error should be Seb’s tyres falling off the cliff and meaning he can’t keep Grosjean at bay. Not endangering him and the cars around him, and ending his race prematurely.

And I think Seb’s comments very clearly indicate where he thinks the blame lies:

“I think no problem to maintain the position, so. No warning (about the blowout).”

Where was the drastic drop-off, at the “end of the tyre life”? We’ve seen it before at other races, when drivers stayed out too long. This was a problem with the tyre, contrary to whatever Hembery tried to suggest.

Herbert: “The way that it blows, it sort of just…fell off. It’s a little bit like what we saw in Silverstone. But again, not an engineer. As a driver, it shouldn’t happen.”

Hill: “We’re not tyre experts, but we’ve seen a lot of racing. And both me and Johnny went - and maybe Sebastian’s saying the same thing - there’s something not totally okay about a tyre failure about 27 laps, you know. Didn’t he also say that they gave the wear limit at 40? Which is a long way off 28. That’s quite a few laps away.”