Chinese Family Refuses To Sell House To Goverment To Build Highway, Road Is Built RIGHT UP TO THE WALLS

November 26, 2012


67-year old Luo Baogen and his wife refused to sell their apartment to the government (for the $42,000 in compensation they were offering) so it could be demolished and a new highway built. So what did the government do? What any government would -- KILLED THEM. I'm joking, they just retaliated and built the highway right up to their foundation. Thankfully they don't have any small children who like playing in the yard. Or outdoor cats. The conflict has been going on for almost four years, with neither side willing to budge. Personally, I wouldn't mind living there. "But why, GW?" Billboard revenue, homey -- look at all that choice white space! Now close your eyes and imagine a giant tampon ad. Ka-ching!

Hit the jump for a couple more shots of the sadness.



Thanks to chichi, NOT NEEDED, Nardus and DERRY's BIG BAZ, who all live in the woods like wild animals and have never even seen a highway.

  • Starbrand

    This needs an update, they tore it down last weekend.

  • threeleftsocks

    What's the chinese symbol for Arthur Dent?

  • Louis Emery


  • Eoin Maloney

    Actually, it'd be "四十二". What you wrote was "Four Two"

    I mean, that actual translation of his name is apparently "亚瑟登特", but I got what you were going for.

  • Guest

    I wonder if I can rent a space out for a weekend...just to shoot paintballs at the cars as they go by.

  • ZomBBombeR

    I like your thought train.

  • Happy_Tinfoil_Cat

    Like I said, look at the direction the vehicles are moving, in the photos.

  • Niks

    I guess, many crash tests will be performed there....

  • at least it'll be really easy to give people directions of how to get to your house.

  • nicholasdoranjohnson

    "What exit do I take?"
    "Well . . . "

  • Rookie76

    Now that's funny ;) you made my day...cheers!

  • Christopher Stewart

    Yeah but parking will be a pain!

  • Life imitating Art once again...

  • $18922249

    This smells like some sort of business opportunity... A drive-thu eatery of some sort,on the highway? Seriously, this is unique.

  • Poring

    Actually in order to start up a business you need the local gov. approval or else you'll get shut down with the excuse of "illegal activities".

  • brycce krick

    so just like anywhere else then.

  • Suarga

    In lighter news, the old man is now thrilled of all the people he can yell at to get off of his lawn. The wife is just delighted by how many people slow down to smell her cooking.

  • luxlucetintenebris

    I wonder why the Government there didn't just seize the property and/or just kill them, they've forcibly moved entire populations for damn building etc. There's more going on here.

  • n_a_a_s

    Its no wonder why chinese people are such bad drivers, there's no lines painted on their highways to help guide the flow of traffic

  • Happy_Tinfoil_Cat

    Having lived in China for short periods of time, I can say unequivocally, painted lines would make no difference at all. You're lucky if the traffic is heading the same direction on one side of the road.

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