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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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suddenly the traffic here doesnt seem so bad

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news...a.Traffic.Jam/


China's massive traffic jam could last for weeks

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BEIJING A massive traffic jam in north China that stretches for dozens of miles and hit its 10-day mark on Tuesday stems from road construction in Beijing that won't be finished until the middle of next month, an official said.

Bumper-to-bumper gridlock spanning for 60 miles (100 kilometers) with vehicles moving little more than a half-mile (one kilometer) a day at one point has improved since this weekend, said Zhang Minghai, director of Zhangjiakou city's Traffic Management Bureau general office.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 11:23 AM
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So the food is provided by local villagers, but

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Where do you get gas?
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Yep, saw that yesterday. See what happens when the middle class grows at 1 million % and now people start buying cars and use them on road infrastructure designed for only a few. Heard a lot of the traffic was semi trucks too. Imagine coming into work a week late and blaming it on traffic. Got to wonder how many people said fuck it and just left their cars there and started walking or how many cars ran out of gas. All those parked cars can not help much.

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yeah i just heard about this. 10 days long. people are selling food at crazy prices. capitalism at its best.

yup. the streets were perfect for bicycles.

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I bet they don't allow lane splitting either. Fucking communists.
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Traffic filtering bicycles

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I just got back from a week in Shenzhen, China for work and holy shit, I have no idea how people drive there. Mopeds going everywhere with no regard for lanes/laws, nobody obeys street lights and just go whenever they choose, buses that just merge and don't even bother looking. I thought Chicago was bad during rush hour, but I would gladly take the traffic here over the traffic there.

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I just got back from a week in Shenzhen, China for work and holy shit, I have no idea how people drive there. Mopeds going everywhere with no regard for lanes/laws, nobody obeys street lights and just go whenever they choose, buses that just merge and don't even bother looking. I thought Chicago was bad during rush hour, but I would gladly take the traffic here over the traffic there.
Chinese people drive like that over here too.

You can't negotiate turns. You can't signal properly. You can't maintain speed. You can't parallel park. Hell, you can't drive, honey. Shit, I can't swim, I know I can't. So you know what I do? I stay my black ass out the pool!
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Chinese people drive like that over here too.

You can't negotiate turns. You can't signal properly. You can't maintain speed. You can't parallel park. Hell, you can't drive, honey. Shit, I can't swim, I know I can't. So you know what I do? I stay my black ass out the pool!

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Chinese people drive like that over here too.

You can't negotiate turns. You can't signal properly. You can't maintain speed. You can't parallel park. Hell, you can't drive, honey. Shit, I can't swim, I know I can't. So you know what I do? I stay my black ass out the pool!
Gone in 60 Seconds reference. Nice.

At least here, you don't have to worry about a pack of mopeds with 4' x 4' x 4' cages of live chickens and ducks strapped to the back or a family of 4 on a single moped

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I thought the reference was nice to see for the given situation

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 12:44 PM
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Shit in a bag turn car off until needed pretty simple.

I would have left the car in traffic and walked. returning a few days later i bet it would still be there

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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