[videos] Mieders Alpine Coaster (with no brakes!!) | Lutsen Alpine Slide (with no brakes — 100% on the wheels!!)

This Austrian coaster reminds me of the Alpine Slide at Lutsen Ski Resort in northern Minnesota, on the north shore of Lake Superior, which I’ve run with no brakes (and fully on the wheels), when it first opened in 1977.

This Mieders coaster must be a total gas, being in a whole other speed category and much longer, but all you do is hold on (probably good to lean into the turns though too). Whereas, Lutsen’s Alpine Slide (more like a bobsled track with banks) was a real rush too, because it required anticipatory leaning into the turns by the correct amount, and especially at the right time in order to hit the banks just right and to avoid the danger of flying off of the sled, when running fully on the wheels, not using the brakes at all or the plastic sliders.

And as you can see in the video, Lutsen can only be run wide open when it’s not busy. You can see how fast slower riders are approached — when the fun is cut from maximum to “bummer.”

Though it’s been 34 years, it’s possible Lutsen’s Alpine Slide hasn’t been changed at all, as it was very solidly built.

I can remember parts of the ride like it was yesterday. We’ve been blessed!

jeff : )

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqCkICXWdWI]Mieders Alpine Coaster (with no brakes!!)

Uploaded by on Nov 19, 2011

This is a single-pipe alpine coaster in Mieders, Austria. You reach the summit via a cablecar and then sit on a small car with a brake lever and off you go. Having ridden it once using a little braking, I decided to try it a second time without using the brakes. This is SCARY! Enjoy the ride!
Off-ride footage here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA-k3G1F7k0
Note – for websites linking the video, please note that my name is David Ellis (the J is my middle initial).

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABWqAn5stpM]Lutsen Alpine Slide

Uploaded by on Aug 19, 2006

A run down the Alpine Slide at Lutsen Ski area, North Shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota

[How-I-Feel-Too, 3-minute, reality-check video] Lionel: “I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I’m a CONSPIRACY ANALYST.” 98% of what happens is decided (‘conspired’) behind closed doors. What isn’t a conspiracy? — “Every time you chide and deride the concept of the conspiracy you’re CONTRIBUTING TO ITS DECEPTION and OUR DISTRACTION. … I, however, DIVE INto the analysis…. I FEAR NOT THE TRUTH, BUT I DREAD THE LIE.”

This is how I feel too. Conspiracies are commonplace. People conspire behind closed doors to do all kinds of things — much of it is still good — but much is flat out pure evil. I explore the reasons why at ToBeFree and ONEcanhappen — and give the solutions.

The key concept is that as reverse-Christianity has now become the norm, there is nothing to stop evil from sweeping our nation: The Red Gate Prophecy — What If I Open It Just a Little Bit? The believers, not the non-believers, have opened the gate to sin, which is why this country has deteriorated

I agree with Lionel: let’s live in reality, not sugar-coat it, acting like it isn’t that bad, and people couldn’t be that evil, and America is too big to fail — when all of the indicators show otherwise — including another outright dismissal of Ron Paul once again.

It seems that America will only learn after it’s too late.

Lionel states (which is similar to what Patrick Henry says in the quote linked below):

I, however, dive into the analysis of that which may be supported by those who conspire. I fear not the truth; but I dread the lie.

May we come out from them and be separate — not aiders and abetters to this massively deceptive conspiracy that is trying to take down everyone and every country into this dark hole where there is no light.

Only the Holy Spirit has the light and the power to help us see — and to help us unite with each other in Christ so we can be free!

Power to the peaceful!

Jeff in wonderland — where I will never leave : )

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“What isn’t a conspiracy?”

“Every time you chide and deride the concept of the conspiracy
you’re contributing to its deception and our distraction.”

– Lionel

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

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From: Lionel Podcast — podjockey.com/lionelmedia… | As usual, emphasis is mine, but here I’m also re-paragraphing to increase readability. For most of us, this cannot be speed-read and still understood.]

“I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I’m a conspiracy analyst.” Gore Vidal said it perfectly. And exquisitely.

For too many, the existence of a confederation or consortium perhaps to effectuate a disastrous end is inconceivable for myriad reasons.

That fear and dread
inspire a recalculation of perception
that negates and nullifies that which is psychically troubling.

Reality is repackaged, the prism tweaked. And voila! Manufactured relief from the sting of reality.

I, however, dive into the analysis of that which may be supported by those who conspire. I fear not the truth; but I dread the lie.

John Le Carre noted, “Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news.”

And we forge ahead. As the brilliant particle physicist and theoretician Teresa Giudice of RHONJ is wont to say, “Bring it on.”

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hkFZVAe-7s]You’re A Conspiracy Nut. Admit It!

Uploaded by on Nov 18, 2011

NY’s PIX 11 News Commentary
Aired: November 19, 2011

For reasons Lionel will never understand the idea of the conspiracy has been relegated to the trash heap of nutcase theorems. As will be explained, Everything’s a conspiracy, Sparky.


[Freedom Quotes] Patrick Henry: “For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” — I’ll take the red pill, thank you, to totally live in reality no matter what! FREEeeeeeeeeeeeeee——————DOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m doing a Best of “Cargo’s Last Stand” photo series on my Facebook page

I just posted this on my Facebook page, if you’d like to follow this. For awhile, at Facebook, I’ll be posting approximately one photo per day which I pull out of the archive here.

What are these “Cargo’s Last Stand” photos, the Red Wall, etc.?

These photos document the last days of Northwest Airlines Cargo in Anchorage, Alaska.

I coined the term “Cargo’s Last Stand” from Custer’s Last Stand — using this phrase to title my NWA-Cargo-photos category at my personal blog, http://JeffFenske.wordpress.com. There I have listed hundreds of photos which document the end of NWA’s 747 freighter trans-load operation in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Red Wall was in the Anchorage pilots’ freighter base, which many of us signed and said ‘goodbye’ in front of.

At JeffFenske.wordpress.com, I’m still adding photos from Delta cargo, so I’ve recently changed the category name to “NWA > Delta Cargo.” Delta still has a cargo operation, which handles the cargo flown on their passenger planes.

One of my Facebook friends, a former NWA cargo employee suggested that I do a best-of series. So that’s what I’m starting now.

Though only one thumbnail photo will appear in my Facebook link, some will have more than one photo if you click on the link, which is thus far the case.

And as I said earlier, please feel free to download these photos for your personal use, to post or whatever, as long as they aren’t used for commercial purposes. They are all copyrighted Jeff Fenske.

Here is a brief overview of Cargo’s Last Stand from Wikipedia:

Northwest Airlines, Inc. (often abbreviated NWA) was a major United States airline founded in 1926 and absorbed into Delta Air Lines by a merger approved on October 29, 2008, making Delta the largest airline in the world. Northwest continued to operate under its own name and brand until the integration of the carriers was completed on January 31, 2010. …

NWA Cargo

As of 2006, Northwest Airlines Cargo was the largest cargo carrier among U.S. combination passenger and cargo airlines. NWA Cargo’s fleet of dedicated Boeing 747 freighter aircraft flew from some key cities in the United States and East Asia, as well as Amsterdam, connecting with THE CARRIER’S CARGO HUB IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport), FACILITATING THE QUICK TRANSFER OF CARGO BETWEEN LARGE CITIES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PACIFIC. NWA Cargo also transports freight aboard the passenger fleet of Northwest Airlines to more than 250 cities worldwide. Delta announced that the NWA Cargo hub will be shut down by the end of 2009. … NWA Cargo ended all operations on December 28, 2009.

Here’s to the end of an interesting era that provided many photo opportunities.

Thanks, everyone!

– Jeff

Time-lapse video captures 12,225-mile road journey across America … in just FIVE minutes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=Tt-juyvIWMQ]Drivelapse USA – 5 Minute Roadtrip Timelapse Around America

Uploaded by on Nov 3, 2011

Roadtrip Timelapse / Drivelapse video from my 12,225 mile cross country roadtrip around the USA from August 2011 – October 2011 compressed into 5 minutes.

*** Turn on annotations to see what state is being displayed in the video ***

More details and a map of my cross country America Roadtrip Timelapse Drivelapse Project can be found here:

Check out night and day timelapses from my USA roadtrip here:

Music Credits: Waking Lights – “The Sounds”

Many more Drivelapse video links at the source page of this video: http://www.youtube.com…

[video] Olympus SP-810UZ Zoom Test — World’s longest zoom lens really reaching out there from 24 – 864 mm!

Look at that sailboat!

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I introduce this camera here:

Four Noteable Upcoming Compact Cameras:
Canon S100 / Olympus SP-810UZ / Fuji X10 and X-S1

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pv07cId1xE]SP-810UZ ZoomTest

Uploaded by on Oct 3, 2011