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    Quote Originally Posted by viking79 View Post
    I visited S. Korea for work (not far from Seoul) and found it interesting that pretty much any store or residence is in high rise buildings.

    When you have a store like Wal-Mart in a small high rise building, it might take up 3 or 4 floors of the building. You still need a cart to shop, so there are cart escalators (angled moving ramps) in these stores. Craziest things I have seen, but being from the US in a small urban area there is no need to expand up. Just google: "home plus escalator" images and you will see them.
    The two-story Walmart store in San Juan, Puerto Rico has that shopping cart escalator, which is actually a motorized ramp and not an escalator because it has no "steps" or "ladder" to climb ("escalera" in Latin). The cart wheels have special grooves that lock into the ramp threads so you don't even have to touch or hold the carts. It does have four large cargo elevators to carry the carts and shoppers up toward the four parking floors, too.
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    Okay, so all these examples of giant conveyers are really, really slow. Who, in their right mind, is going to take the time to put their vehicle on some sort of slow conveyer? So, it saves a little energy, but time is money, too.
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    Solar Rockets. Rockets charged with Hydrogen created by vast rrays of solar energy that are "free energy". It'll be off the hook. Bonkers. Fish will be jumping into cars to get a ride uphill. I'm thinking of doing this. Really!

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    This is the one in my local Walmart Imagine A big one with giant hooks pulling the car to the summit! The other poster who talked about the funicular, that is just what I was thinking! Very exciting!
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    Bonaire, that's a very cool idea it might be a little complicated Maybe we should start with my idea first ? Yours will be great for the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMonster View Post
    Well, they laughed at Galileo too
    Who laughed at him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srmarti View Post
    Who laughed at him?
    Maybe that's what the guy in the famous painting by Johannes Moreelse was laughing at?


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