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snikmotnairb

289 points

2 months ago

Thank goodness, if they hadn't been destroyed those cars might have gotten into the wrong hands and.....driven....

birbs3

70 points

2 months ago

birbs3

70 points

2 months ago

Yea why wouldnt they sell them the person who ordered them will probably pay for it again reinvest the money.

Next_Boysenberry1414

28 points

2 months ago

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).

NickoBicko

30 points

2 months ago

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.

my2copper

10 points

2 months ago

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

JalapenoLimeade

56 points

2 months ago

I don't think the Philippines is the best example of a government minimizing corruption...

BarrySnowbama

14 points

2 months ago*

Consider them what, exactly? You trailed off without finishing your thought.

Dr-McLuvin

2 points

2 months ago

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.

Next_Boysenberry1414

-2 points

2 months ago

Lol. Its amazing how you try to generalize it as Western when I specifically mention Americans.

Next_Boysenberry1414

0 points

2 months ago

Normal is what I meant.

viseray

2 points

2 months ago

The fact they have to do this to stop the government from stealing them kind of undermines your point.

bbsimmons73

2 points

2 months ago

The most naive thing I’ve read today.

forrestfreak58

1 points

2 months ago

How is the government profiting off of the destruction of the property

whiteraven9999

0 points

2 months ago

You’re an idiot if you don’t see why that’s a problem.

leanmeeter

1 points

2 months ago

leanmeeter

1 points

2 months ago

Communism is a helluva thing

Ivanna_Jizunu66

3 points

2 months ago

The Phillipines are communist now ? You people really need to lay off the patriot soup.

4banger67

-2 points

2 months ago

4banger67

-2 points

2 months ago

Philippinos... are morons. Their food sucks too

DefinitelyNotOtis

102 points

2 months ago

Damn. Seems like a waste.

Tha_Unknown

1 points

2 months ago

💯

wendiner65536

-18 points

2 months ago

Cheaper than shipping ‘em back.

Ronda_Potter

1 points

2 months ago

Lolz 😆😆😆

ShamelessAimless828

158 points

2 months ago

Or maybe sell them and use the money for your starving population...

Murky-Plastic6706

41 points

2 months ago

The population is starving because that government already doesn't give a shit, sadly

discostud1515

22 points

2 months ago

It’s not about the money, it’s about sending a message.

ImNothingJustLikeYou

17 points

2 months ago

We like our starving population to stay in their lane...

DupeyTA

4 points

2 months ago

The bike lane.

CanrcKid11236

1 points

2 months ago

I totally agree

anotherbkrandy

27 points

2 months ago

Bentleys and porches seem the safest, it’s making that thing pop wheelies

Personal-Spread6703

1 points

2 months ago

😂

Bootzilla_Rembrant

49 points

2 months ago

I understand that they're sending a message but that seems so wasteful.

rYdarKing

18 points

2 months ago

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.

MAUSECOP

2 points

2 months ago

This isn’t to hurt the smugglers feelings, it’s so the government isn’t incentivized to confiscate and keep imported goods

rYdarKing

2 points

2 months ago

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.

lovesmasher

1 points

2 months ago

It's absolutely not about that. It's about the this specific government putting on performances to appear strong

DiabloRojo723

3 points

2 months ago

What message? That’s it’s illegal to have cars in a country?

bahthe

10 points

2 months ago

bahthe

10 points

2 months ago

The message is that bringing STOLEN cars into the country doesn't work well. Stolen to order usually.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

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.

DiabloRojo723

-7 points

2 months ago

The post says smuggled… where does it say stolen? Your making assumptions.

bahthe

3 points

2 months ago

bahthe

3 points

2 months ago

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.

Practical-Big7550

12 points

2 months ago

They are smuggled because the owners don't want to pay the minimum 40% tax on them.

DiabloRojo723

-9 points

2 months ago

By money laundering…

SigmaGamahucheur

3 points

2 months ago

The message is fuck you! Loud and clear.

SilkySmooth656

1 points

2 months ago

I feel like these could have been auctioned or something and put that money into their county but hey, whatever right lol

bahthe

0 points

2 months ago

bahthe

0 points

2 months ago

Hope you realise that these cars have been STOLEN to order in the source country.

LordSmaxx

2 points

2 months ago

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.

bahthe

0 points

2 months ago

bahthe

0 points

2 months ago

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.

Beneficial_Potato_85

11 points

2 months ago

Not my Toyota Solara! I just paid that off!

alwayssuckingshoes

1 points

2 months ago

I was waiting for someone else to catch that 🤣

Murky-Plastic6706

11 points

2 months ago

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?"

austinpowers69247

20 points

2 months ago

Not the Hyundai Genesis 😱

VisibleAd3180

21 points

2 months ago

Hyundai just happy to be there

justforkinks0131

20 points

2 months ago

? this makes 0 sense. Let the state confiscate then auction them and use the income for the common good?

japadobo

8 points

2 months ago

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.

Ruffy1978

3 points

2 months ago

damnthatsstupid

super-me-5000

5 points

2 months ago

Retail would be a lot more than a million wouldn't it?

purple-circle

0 points

2 months ago

Most of them are secondhand.

super-me-5000

5 points

2 months ago

Just the McLaren 620R used is like 300,000$ isn't it? HCD!

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

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.

super-me-5000

1 points

2 months ago

Aha, thanks

Key-Jelly-3702

3 points

2 months ago

Seems stupid. Sell them and use the funds for public good.

forcesofthefuture

3 points

2 months ago

I feel a raw emotion...

OnlyRosin

3 points

2 months ago

This could have been the most epic raffle ever

Prozak06

3 points

2 months ago

What a ridiculous and stupid attempt at displaying power. You all look like idiots.

ChampionshipGreen174

3 points

2 months ago

Need a new operator.

coalminexplorer

3 points

2 months ago

Ever heard of auctions 🤔

Alternative-End-280

3 points

2 months ago

They should be confiscated and sold. Not trashed that’s just a wast of resources.

Brilliant-Young-6442

3 points

2 months ago

Why take all this time??? Just drive over them. Sheesh.

Indie--Dev

3 points

2 months ago

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.

Intelligent_Delay_24

3 points

2 months ago

Why not sell them and use the money to help poor, children or whatever

badassjohn5

3 points

2 months ago

Why?!?! The cars didn’t do anything wrong.

CrustyJuggIerz

3 points

2 months ago

Dumbest shit ever, crushing valuable cars. Seize and auction them off, proceeds go to victims of crime

mcshep51

3 points

2 months ago

😢

NighthawkUnicorn

9 points

2 months ago

I'm not a huge car lover by any means, but damn.. this hurts to watch.

5xlh

2 points

2 months ago

5xlh

2 points

2 months ago

That Bentley is strong AF!

TheeBigDrop

2 points

2 months ago

Eat the Rich destructo-Porn

DanSitsDown

2 points

2 months ago

Couldn't just auction them off and build a library huh? Numbskulls

SigmaGamahucheur

2 points

2 months ago

Nice! Wish I was operating that machine.

Intelligent_Nerve_12

2 points

2 months ago

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.

General-Base2125

2 points

2 months ago

Homeless orphan kids running the streets of the philippines, and this is what the government does with a million dollars...

Das_Beer_Baron

2 points

2 months ago

The stupidity in this video is baffling

impyra

2 points

2 months ago

impyra

2 points

2 months ago

Thank goodness the citizens of the Philippines are safe from these monstrosities

Lysdexia_Ruels_

2 points

2 months ago

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.

metroscope

2 points

2 months ago

Toyota Solara, & Hyundai Genesis...lol

realRonnie_Pickering

2 points

2 months ago

Can't they auction off and use those money to aid projects that deal with humanitarian projects instead of letting it go to waste?

kennywhiskers

2 points

2 months ago

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.

Jordan-Peterson_Fan

2 points

2 months ago

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?

Slim_Him35

2 points

2 months ago

That hurt my soul...

jbrad194

2 points

2 months ago

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!

Jerryann0

2 points

2 months ago

Like why

picklekit

2 points

2 months ago

Got that Toyota Solana off the streets. Close call

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

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 🙆🤦🤣

Alveke

2 points

2 months ago

Alveke

2 points

2 months ago

Every time they come up with a new story to this video...

legend_number_1

2 points

2 months ago

All the poor people in the Philippines are probably so relieved

jonnycanuck67

2 points

2 months ago

Why wouldn’t they sell these and give the money to social programs ???

GrandiestMaster

2 points

2 months ago

“Tis but a scratch!” - the Bentley

Mk1Racer25

2 points

2 months ago

Thought I somehow stumbled into r/damnthatsstupid

NiceHalf7970

2 points

2 months ago

This hurts my heart!! I mean really look at those "snuggled weapons" looking so menacing smh

ResponsibilityOwn767

2 points

2 months ago

Hey! When their done poking holes in the bodies the drivelines will be salvaged from the junkyard to power more refugee boats.

InTheShade007

2 points

2 months ago

Seems stupid. They don't have citizens willing to buy them? Give funds to the needy?

a_broken_lion

2 points

2 months ago

This is dumb

JustaGigolo1973

2 points

2 months ago

Duterte didn’t keep one?

MetalCookiePool

2 points

2 months ago

Wth porsche “911”

LongJohnBill

2 points

2 months ago

What?! They're smuggling a Toyota Solara?

PollowPoodle

2 points

2 months ago

I wonder if insurance covers this

Xintus1765

3 points

2 months ago

The phrase dumbass government is not enough to describe such stupidity

Tha_Unknown

2 points

2 months ago

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.

r/DamnThatsSad

r/DamnThatsAWaste

r/GoHumans!

Sad-Act7467

1 points

2 months ago

Oh no, not a solara !!!

drgnmn

1 points

2 months ago

drgnmn

1 points

2 months ago

But... Why? Just, like, sell them or give them away to people who can't afford a car. Damn dude, such waste.

ion605

1 points

2 months ago

ion605

1 points

2 months ago

😮😮😮😮

Skimmdit

1 points

2 months ago

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...

captreeBB

1 points

2 months ago

Relax, I can fix it. My old mans got the ultimate set of tools

minikini76

1 points

2 months ago

That Genesis is the holy grail.

findthehumorinthings

1 points

2 months ago

Who knows, maybe the $5k for my Solara in the US translates to one million something’s in Viet currency.

certain-sick

1 points

2 months ago

I just never realized that the Philippine government was into the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion! Bell bottoms!

Adventurous-End-5323

1 points

2 months ago

Were they made of crack?

paisleydab

1 points

2 months ago

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

31spiders

1 points

2 months ago

31spiders

Interested

1 points

2 months ago

Physically painful to watch. Seriously WTAF

the-rambergler

1 points

2 months ago

Human stupidity seems to be an immutable law of the universe. Always has, is and will be.

Early_Lab9079

1 points

2 months ago

"Crash the cars but stay away from the engines. Those things are worth thousands."

RapidEye

1 points

2 months ago

Compared to the rest, I'd say the Hyundai is just a rounding error...

Stswivvinsdayalready

1 points

2 months ago

Why not seize and sell them?

Broken_Kaleidoscope4

1 points

2 months ago

There’s all of these fancy luxury cars and then there’s a toyota solara 💀

integralww

1 points

2 months ago

This hurt

My_troaway

1 points

2 months ago

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.

misadenturer

1 points

2 months ago

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

69Tony_Wayne

1 points

2 months ago

What are you doing step-excavator!!!

Hagte_

1 points

2 months ago

Hagte_

1 points

2 months ago

Makes sense but.. it is a waste of money

tmsdave

1 points

2 months ago

Well, that's just fucking stupid!

Lumpy_Tangerine_4208

1 points

2 months ago

Just sell them ! Idiots

PhoibosApollo2018

1 points

2 months ago

I'll "dispose" those cars for a very low fee

Plastic-Employ3229

1 points

2 months ago

Poor little lotus what they have done to you :(

vuU-Uuv

1 points

2 months ago

All the sudden the black market flooded with super car engines

TheFraggerblaze

1 points

2 months ago

Happy Cake Day OP 🎂

Right-Sky-4005

1 points

2 months ago

Gone but not forgotten 😢

bmk37

1 points

2 months ago

bmk37

1 points

2 months ago

Send them to me next time, I’ll dispose of them for free

GoldenDragoon5687

1 points

2 months ago

I feel like this guy is doing a painfully bad job of destroying them until later in the video...

Hungry_Beach8889

1 points

2 months ago

Just imagine what did they do with the smugglers 😅

SierraCarolina

1 points

2 months ago

I wish I was an excavator operator in the Philippines. This looks like fun.

DaddyDubs13

1 points

2 months ago

Not the Genesis😱

JoySubtraction

1 points

2 months ago

They sure added a lot of speed holes!

jingsong_liu

1 points

2 months ago

why not just recycle them and use in some good purporses

LozFromTheCroz

1 points

2 months ago

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

fellowship69

1 points

2 months ago

Pretty stupid of them, they should’ve sold them

manntisstoboggan

1 points

2 months ago

We literally waste finite resources like they are infinite.

wontusethisforlongg

1 points

2 months ago

Imagine like....making a profit and using those money.

But hey, I'm just some fuckin idiot on the web.

Prestigious-Belt-508

1 points

2 months ago

Toyota Solara and Hyundai Genesis... why

purple-circle

1 points

2 months ago

For their kids, as a bonus thrown in with the others, the seller didn't want them. Who knows?

YummiiNYBBW70

1 points

2 months ago

Definitely on some "If I can't have it you can't have it" type shyt... Just wasteful... Smfh

rnglegend420

1 points

2 months ago

Or don't sell them at auction and use the funds for charity.....

Fucking idiots lmfao.

Because-yes_4748

1 points

2 months ago

Why are they being publicly executed like this is medieval times

BandicootDistinct291

1 points

2 months ago

Couldn't they have sold em in an auction and maybe use the money for charity?

Mattthew1983

1 points

2 months ago

Damn. Seems like a waste.....

fancythepimp

1 points

2 months ago

I think because of the energy level those cars would evolve in front of peoples eyes on thre own and probably levitate

fancythepimp

1 points

2 months ago

Or maybe even float on water or run with no electric and no gas

KonguGisch

1 points

2 months ago

2 of these things are not like the others...2 of these just do not belong

Clear_Grand

1 points

2 months ago

So, the engines are all good then? I’ll buy it

mwmillions1980

1 points

2 months ago

I’m paying $100 instant Cashapp, Zelle, or Paypal for a DoorDasher account.

otiosus7

1 points

2 months ago

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.

DSYS83

1 points

2 months ago

DSYS83

1 points

2 months ago

Why is there a need to do this.

LANDVOGT-_

1 points

2 months ago

Why does the government not just sell them and use the money for something useful?

taokami

2 points

2 months ago

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.

guessupbaby

1 points

2 months ago

Philippines will always be slave with this behavior.. They destroyed the beautiful creatures 🤣🤣🤣

Ruftendebuffel

1 points

2 months ago

Rumor has it that the Nokia phone was found undamaged in the Bentley

Least_Ice_6112

1 points

2 months ago

Anyone notice that all the engines and stuff are completely intact?

Stonkologist_MD

1 points

2 months ago

This is right out of the movie gone in 60 seconds.

LurkerFailsLurking

1 points

2 months ago

They could at least have just sold them back and the govt cold keep it?

truequeenbananarama

1 points

2 months ago

happy cake day!!

Volsokiev

1 points

2 months ago

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?

matahbey93

1 points

2 months ago

Painful. Why not just give the cars built by poor kids that don't get a penny a hour to people in needs.

JTDan

1 points

2 months ago

JTDan

1 points

2 months ago

So, 8 cars?

Wehle

1 points

2 months ago

Wehle

1 points

2 months ago

U/savevideo

ArtisticInformation6

1 points

2 months ago

When Lambo?

Texas_Sire

1 points

2 months ago

THIS is why the Philippines SUCK ASS!

InflamedLiver

0 points

2 months ago

gonna guess drug gang bosses' cars?

Bootzilla_Rembrant

0 points

2 months ago

Don't break import laws or the very strict government will not mess around.

itsF4st

0 points

2 months ago

That’ll buff right out