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Old 02-08-2005, 01:31 PM   #1
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2/8/2005: Chinese police destroy tricycles



The official caption says this is a load of illegal tricycles, taken by Chinese police, dumped and ready to be destroyed. But there is absolutely no information on why they are illegal, or why they have to be completely destroyed. Presented for your enjoyment anyway!
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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and i thought americans were the kings of wastefulness...
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:45 PM   #3
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Must be part of that government tricycle buyback program. Children are now much safer because of the tricycle control program instituted by the government.

(so, how can they buy back something they never owned anyway???)
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:55 PM   #4
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Though I'm only surmising, after reading some pages about China and tricycles via Google, they're probably either 'unlicensed business' or weren't paying the trike tax.

Seems pretty silly, though.

http://www.bikechina.com/ct-pscchina-6.html
http://www.cyberdyaryo.com/local/le2001_0607_01.htm
http://cms.westport.k12.ct.us/cmslmc...inginchina.htm
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:09 PM   #5
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They also may not be children's trikes, but people who haul with them as a business.
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:15 PM   #6
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They also may not be children's trikes, but people who haul with them as a business.
My guess is some kind of illegal rickashaw business.
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:45 PM   #7
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They should auction them off.
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:17 PM   #8
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Wonder how they plan to destroy them?

No flee ail? Burrshit! Gomel Pyre no wolky heel!!

They will probably melt them down, make cheap, flimsy toys and trinkets with them and sell them to another country for a gazillion bucks.

I'd like to have a US buck for every rodent that lives in that scrapheap.

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Old 02-08-2005, 03:31 PM   #9
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traditional chinese way is to roll over them with a tank.
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Old 02-08-2005, 04:08 PM   #10
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what!? they should give them to all the orphaned baby girls over there!


somebody ask billy wtf is going on over there
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:06 PM   #11
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Maybe policy is to limit to only two wheels per family.
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:21 PM   #12
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Maybe policy is to limit to only two wheels per family.
She shoots,

SHE SCORES!!!
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:36 PM   #13
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They probably just want to melt them down, steel prices being what they are.
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Old 02-09-2005, 09:28 AM   #14
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maybe we should send them our tire piles. there's one locally that's got something like 4 million tires in it, and now the county won't fund disposal of them. a new export! we've already got them buying our prairie dogs
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:58 AM   #15
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I guess this is how it looks like when they have a trafficaccident at their rushhour :p

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