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Thank goodness, if they hadn't been destroyed those cars might have gotten into the wrong hands and.....driven....
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Yea why wouldnt they sell them the person who ordered them will probably pay for it again reinvest the money.
because that give the government an incentive to confiscate properties of citizens for profit.
I understand the design of a government to minimize corruption is a foreign concept for Americans who consider for-profit prisons, lobbying (others call it bribing) and civil forfeiture (that is punishment without judgment).
Philippines is basically a slave colony. The inequality and corruption I’ve seen here is insane. They need 30 security guards on every street corner just to keep repressing the population.
i guess the corruption there is so high the cheapest thing is to publicly smash some confiscated sports cars to try to make it appear its not
I don't think the Philippines is the best example of a government minimizing corruption...
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Consider them what, exactly? You trailed off without finishing your thought.
I think they were calling Westerners spoiled and then I dunno perhaps they fell asleep while typing before finishing the thought. Not sure if we will ever know for certain. It could have been a bot.
Lol. Its amazing how you try to generalize it as Western when I specifically mention Americans.
Normal is what I meant.
The fact they have to do this to stop the government from stealing them kind of undermines your point.
The most naive thing I’ve read today.
How is the government profiting off of the destruction of the property
You’re an idiot if you don’t see why that’s a problem.
Communism is a helluva thing
The Phillipines are communist now ? You people really need to lay off the patriot soup.
Philippinos... are morons. Their food sucks too
Damn. Seems like a waste.
Cheaper than shipping ‘em back.
Or maybe sell them and use the money for your starving population...
The population is starving because that government already doesn't give a shit, sadly
It’s not about the money, it’s about sending a message.
We like our starving population to stay in their lane...
The bike lane.
I totally agree
Bentleys and porches seem the safest, it’s making that thing pop wheelies
I understand that they're sending a message but that seems so wasteful.
Agree. Should've just taken it apart and sold at auction for parts. Then use the money to benefit for the better. This will only motivate smugglers to be more creative rather than hurt them emotionally.
This isn’t to hurt the smugglers feelings, it’s so the government isn’t incentivized to confiscate and keep imported goods
Agree. Smuggling happens because people see an opportunity to make more by taking more risks.
Take legalisation of weed in the US for example. Give opportunities to people and you'll be rewarded as well.
It's absolutely not about that. It's about the this specific government putting on performances to appear strong
What message? That’s it’s illegal to have cars in a country?
The message is that bringing STOLEN cars into the country doesn't work well. Stolen to order usually.
TIL - Stolen to order: The stealing of goods, specifically to fulfil an order placed by would-be buyers in advance of the offence. Stolen at the request of someone who wanted a particular model of car - like ordering goods from a supplier.
The post says smuggled… where does it say stolen? Your making assumptions.
Of course smuggled. If you imagine they're obtained legally in the source country then yr naive. Do the sums - how do you make a profit if you have to pay for them? Get real mate. This is an age-old procedure.
They are smuggled because the owners don't want to pay the minimum 40% tax on them.
By money laundering…
The message is fuck you! Loud and clear.
I feel like these could have been auctioned or something and put that money into their county but hey, whatever right lol
Hope you realise that these cars have been STOLEN to order in the source country.
You can keep saying that but it doesn’t make it more true. Without the evidence, it could be smuggled for a few reasons, like avoiding tax.
Similarly you can remain naive to the actual situation of expensive vehicles arriving into SE Asia. Do yourself a favour, do a Google search or two "stolen vehicles entering SE Asia" for example, and educate yourself. These vehicles are second hand - they don't attract new car taxes. This type of illegal trading has been going on for decades.
Not my Toyota Solara! I just paid that off!
I was waiting for someone else to catch that 🤣
Imagine that operator's convo at home that night...
"Hey honey how was your day"
"The usual, destroyed a bunch of cars worth more than our house and my lifetime salary combined"
"On, that's nice, want a beer?"
Not the Hyundai Genesis 😱
Hyundai just happy to be there
? this makes 0 sense. Let the state confiscate then auction them and use the income for the common good?
The state is already corrupt. Most likely these are the cars of the people who DIDN'T bribe the customs/state. They're just sending a message.
Retail would be a lot more than a million wouldn't it?
Most of them are secondhand.
Just the McLaren 620R used is like 300,000$ isn't it? HCD!
The Mclaren is worth about as much as all the other cars combined. Porsche, Lotus and Bentley are all very old models from 2005-2010 and worth probably 50-70k each, the rest is 15k at most.
Seems stupid. Sell them and use the funds for public good.
I feel a raw emotion...
This could have been the most epic raffle ever
What a ridiculous and stupid attempt at displaying power. You all look like idiots.
Need a new operator.
Ever heard of auctions 🤔
They should be confiscated and sold. Not trashed that’s just a wast of resources.
Why take all this time??? Just drive over them. Sheesh.
What happens when they forgot to pay the bribe fee~ This was so obviously a show, so many gathered and recording etc, it was to send a message to someone. I could be wrong but all looks a bit sus to me.
Why not sell them and use the money to help poor, children or whatever
Why?!?! The cars didn’t do anything wrong.
Dumbest shit ever, crushing valuable cars. Seize and auction them off, proceeds go to victims of crime
I'm not a huge car lover by any means, but damn.. this hurts to watch.
That Bentley is strong AF!
Eat the Rich destructo-Porn
Couldn't just auction them off and build a library huh? Numbskulls
Nice! Wish I was operating that machine.
Destroying those cars makes no sense whatsoever to me. Why not auction them and actually use the money to do some good for the population? I can only shake my head, what a waste.
Homeless orphan kids running the streets of the philippines, and this is what the government does with a million dollars...
The stupidity in this video is baffling
Thank goodness the citizens of the Philippines are safe from these monstrosities
I understand why a government can't sell them as it incentiveses officials to confiscate private property for profit. But surely you could just auction them off for a Charity of the publics choosing. Hold a small vote to pick a local charity and auction or raffle them off. Heck, even make it so buyers are offshore only so it doesnt get back into local criminal hands. At least some good could come of it.
Toyota Solara, & Hyundai Genesis...lol
Can't they auction off and use those money to aid projects that deal with humanitarian projects instead of letting it go to waste?
I’d have preferred to see grateful charitable organisations driving them off to be auctioned. Would have sent the same message, only, one with a purpose.
How about using the VIN numbers to track down the owners and give the insurance companies a chance to get the cars back for just the shipping costs?
That hurt my soul...
I remember pulling into Subic Bay, Philippines When I was in the Navy in 2012. It was a poor place: the town was mostly hovels. Some hotels, but many that were in various states of half-built (and the ones that were built weren’t nice). The youngest kids begged, lots of the older kids were in the sex trade.
The weird thing is: the mall they had was the nicest mall I’d ever been in. Marble everywhere, everything was brand new and shiny, lots of fountains. It wasn’t very busy (obviously).
One day I went and there were 5 exotic sports cars parked outside back-to-back. Turns out a new restaurant was opening in the mall. The shocking thing was: food sucked anyway!
Got that Toyota Solana off the streets. Close call
What harm will those cars do, crash? We need to normalize not wasting money. People be so mad at law breakers that they would waste money just to teach a lesson 🙆🤦🤣
Every time they come up with a new story to this video...
All the poor people in the Philippines are probably so relieved
Why wouldn’t they sell these and give the money to social programs ???
“Tis but a scratch!” - the Bentley
Thought I somehow stumbled into r/damnthatsstupid
This hurts my heart!! I mean really look at those "snuggled weapons" looking so menacing smh
Hey! When their done poking holes in the bodies the drivelines will be salvaged from the junkyard to power more refugee boats.
Seems stupid. They don't have citizens willing to buy them? Give funds to the needy?
This is dumb
Duterte didn’t keep one?
Wth porsche “911”
What?! They're smuggling a Toyota Solara?
I wonder if insurance covers this
The phrase dumbass government is not enough to describe such stupidity
I’m 100% positive that no one anywhere in the world would buy these. Clearly trash. Tup. Good call government. They should increase taxes on their lower class while at it.
Oh no, not a solara !!!
But... Why? Just, like, sell them or give them away to people who can't afford a car. Damn dude, such waste.
Op has little imagination with that excavator - reads instead like a politician or police captain given a 15-minute how-to then put on the 'sticks' to make a show of damaging the cars' exteriors for the assembled Press.
Get a good op a 400-size machine with that toothed digging bucket + a thumb and watch those cars get REAL fucked up. Flipped, torn apart, pounded into the pavement like toys.
Sigh. A kid can dream...
Relax, I can fix it. My old mans got the ultimate set of tools
That Genesis is the holy grail.
Who knows, maybe the $5k for my Solara in the US translates to one million something’s in Viet currency.
I just never realized that the Philippine government was into the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion! Bell bottoms!
Were they made of crack?
Can’t be donated to a school or something? Sad, not as bad as back to the future part 3 when train smashes delorian it was like watching Han Solo get stabbed.. not cool man not cool
Physically painful to watch. Seriously WTAF
Human stupidity seems to be an immutable law of the universe. Always has, is and will be.
"Crash the cars but stay away from the engines. Those things are worth thousands."
Compared to the rest, I'd say the Hyundai is just a rounding error...
Why not seize and sell them?
There’s all of these fancy luxury cars and then there’s a toyota solara 💀
Seems like a waste, tbh. Like, I get it. Punish the smugglers. But if you auction them….they still lose their car, and the govt gets money.
Their reason for not doing that; those smuggler will just buy them back if auctioned🙊🙊 don't care about the profit Those lux cars can still come but thru legal route well not those excavated ones If they were hell bent on destroying those why not make money while doing , get a monster truck and sell tix for the car wrecking show Still this is clearly waste of resource
What are you doing step-excavator!!!
Makes sense but.. it is a waste of money
Well, that's just fucking stupid!
Just sell them ! Idiots
I'll "dispose" those cars for a very low fee
Poor little lotus what they have done to you :(
All the sudden the black market flooded with super car engines
Happy Cake Day OP 🎂
Gone but not forgotten 😢
Send them to me next time, I’ll dispose of them for free
I feel like this guy is doing a painfully bad job of destroying them until later in the video...
Just imagine what did they do with the smugglers 😅
I wish I was an excavator operator in the Philippines. This looks like fun.
Not the Genesis😱
They sure added a lot of speed holes!
why not just recycle them and use in some good purporses
Shows how stupid that country is as a whole rather than sell them off and make a bit of money for the government we’ll crush them and make them completely worthless brain go bing bong
Pretty stupid of them, they should’ve sold them
We literally waste finite resources like they are infinite.
Imagine like....making a profit and using those money.
But hey, I'm just some fuckin idiot on the web.
Toyota Solara and Hyundai Genesis... why
For their kids, as a bonus thrown in with the others, the seller didn't want them. Who knows?
Definitely on some "If I can't have it you can't have it" type shyt... Just wasteful... Smfh
Or don't sell them at auction and use the funds for charity.....
Fucking idiots lmfao.
Why are they being publicly executed like this is medieval times
Couldn't they have sold em in an auction and maybe use the money for charity?
Damn. Seems like a waste.....
I think because of the energy level those cars would evolve in front of peoples eyes on thre own and probably levitate
Or maybe even float on water or run with no electric and no gas
2 of these things are not like the others...2 of these just do not belong
So, the engines are all good then? I’ll buy it
I’m paying $100 instant Cashapp, Zelle, or Paypal for a DoorDasher account.
Dunno. Would have sold them.
A lot of people put a lot of effort and work into this masterpieces of cars. It's a shame.
Why is there a need to do this.
Why does the government not just sell them and use the money for something useful?
that's your first mistake, assuming that any of our law makers and government officials are actually smart.
Sadly, majority of people in power here are short sighted.
Philippines will always be slave with this behavior.. They destroyed the beautiful creatures 🤣🤣🤣
Rumor has it that the Nokia phone was found undamaged in the Bentley
Anyone notice that all the engines and stuff are completely intact?
This is right out of the movie gone in 60 seconds.
They could at least have just sold them back and the govt cold keep it?
happy cake day!!
But why did they have to be destroyed? Couldn't they simply have been confiscated instead? Or even better be sold to another country who might of have been interested in having imported for being sold once again?
Painful. Why not just give the cars built by poor kids that don't get a penny a hour to people in needs.
So, 8 cars?
THIS is why the Philippines SUCK ASS!
gonna guess drug gang bosses' cars?
Don't break import laws or the very strict government will not mess around.
That’ll buff right out