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    Here's the inverse of the horse-drawn half-car - an electrically propelled Amish buggy...



    No livestock and electricity as well! The Amish deity will not be pleased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Here's the inverse of the horse-drawn half-car - an electrically propelled Amish buggy...


    No livestock and electricity as well! The Amish deity will not be pleased.
    Only if they make it autonomous...

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    While in college I worked for a summer in Lancaster County, PA, a veritable ghetto of Amish and Mennonites (both conventional and black bumper). I remember a combine/reaper (?, I'm not a farmer) pulled by four horses abreast (now there's a management problem) with a big engine on top puffing away to drive the machinery.

    Puzzled, I asked about the use of the engine. They told me it wasn't sinful because it was a diesel; no sparkplugs so no electricity so not sinful!!? Apparently their god is very angry at the electrons he created.

    In that area their farms are big businesses so they need a means of communication. But telephones use those cursed electrons. So each farm had a shack just on the other side of the property line out by the road. In the shack was a working telephone. They would ride one of the plow horses out to it to make calls. Answering machines weren't yet common so I have no idea how they handled incoming calls.

    In the evenings the Amish kids would ride their horses into the parking lot of the hotel where I stayed. They would come into the bar, knock back a couple of quick ones and then go in the restroom and change into "English" clothes. Soon their non-Amish buddies would arrive in a tricked-out cruiser and they'd disappear for a night on the town. Later they would return, change clothes, and ride home; fortunately the horses knew the way home.

    Speaking of the horses... The older ones all had learned traffic lights. They would stop on red and go on green. Problem was they hadn't learned to check for approaching cross traffic when the light turns green. Do you have any idea how big a mess it makes when a semi hits a horse?
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    It's funny how people can rationalize/compartmentalize anything to suit themselves.

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    The horse drawn car makes perfect sense considering the circumstances.

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    This racehorse training vehicle (we've covered these here) is enjoying an internet resurgence as an "Amish Lamborghini".


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    That is hilarious!! Hildago wouldn't put up with that one bit! Let her Buck!

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