Well, you do have a certain point, but I wasn't suggesting that the OP
go out and steal a shopping cart that's in good condition and chop it
Despite the fact that some newer shopping carts have automatic
immobilization devices that prevent the cart from being taken off the
store's parking lot, and the fact that some stores pay rewards to
people who go out and collect stray carts, some carts will eventually
wind up a long way from the store, as homeless people use them to
carry all their possessions.
Carts will wind up in rivers and flood control channels and parking
structures, and some of these carts could be put to good use by
impecunious riders who want a free engine cart.
The supermarket would not want a shabby looking cart in their store
And, the store's insurance company has already *paid* for the loss of
the missing cart.
And, if you visit the same store 12,000 times over a 33 year period,
your grocery purchases have probably amortized the cost of the cart...
I have never stolen a milk crate. I have, however, salvaged maybe a
dozen from the dumpsters in the apartments where I used to live.
Non-local dairy names on them, so no practical way to return them. Where
does that fit on the ethics and legality scale?
Yes there is!
I remember Rush Limbaugh commenting on Los Angeles stores who were
recovering their carts from homeless people. These street denizens were
using the carts to tote all their meager worldly goods.
The stores' representatives would approach the destitutes, dump their stuff
on the street, and retrieve the carts.
You can't get worse than evicting a homeless person!
How is retreaving stolen property from drunks , druggies and crazies
evicting them ?? They could have been hardasses and had them arrested for
recieving stolen property but they didn't...Mighty nice of them if you ask
me...Besides... They still have their cardboard box to live in...Crazy check
(SSI) and foodstamps in the PO box every month..Shelters to hang out in when
the weather is bad...Meth Clinics for their drugs...And all the money they
can beg or panhandle for...Toss in a bottle of wine and they are all
set...But you're probably right...I'm sure there will be a program to give
them shopping carts coming soon...Either that or the Obamalord will take
over the supermarkets and mandate they be given carts for free...Well not
free..NOTHING is free...We will pay for them one way or the other through
taxes or increased food prices...But you get what I mean...
Lots of people - not including mentally ill - live purely parasitic
lifestyles. Shelters aren't usually open to those who are actively
drinking or using drugs. I would not give them a dime or defend their
use of stolen property. They don't deserve charity, IMO, if it is so
that they can stay drunk. If they want to freeze, let 'em. My city has
a feeding program for homeless where they can receive free lunches
delivered by volunteers. They moved the site closer to city hall so
that there were plenty of trash cans and the litter didn't get left on
I once moved a BMW K1200 with just my wife's help.
Had to rent a "drop trailer" which has a 2 thousand pound limit and a
truck for the 2" ball.
Maybe U-Haul has one of these?
Ah milk crates .......................... yes.
The newer ones, in now (supposedly) metric Canada, hold nine 2 litre
milk cartons. Each will, typically, accommodate 20+ average dinner
plates, up to 52 saucers, 24 cups etc. etc. And any variety of tools,
spare parts , junk etc. etc.
The older ones, designed for half gallons?, were much in demand at one
time for storing 12 inch phonograph records!
And also for standing on, or wangling something up/or down from the
bed of a pickup. Motor cycle too heavy I would say.
The agricultural equipment dealer down the street sells Kubota
tractors that have four six-foot diameter wheels with narrow tires. I
can't figure out what they're good for, since regular tractors have
two narrow spaced smaller diameter wheels up front so they will follow
the furrow while plowing...
Kubotas are, or can be, all wheel drive. Actually, a lot of farm
tractors are like that anymore.
If the four large tires are on the back, it's for traction and
flotation. The tire spacing is adjusted according to the owner's row
spacing. It's pretty common to see six pulling tires on tractors now.
Two in front and four in the rear.
Plowing is pretty much the thing or the past. Most farmers are using
some sort of minimum tillage. It saves money and is better for the
soil. The organic matter stays on top the ground so it can limit wind
and water erosion.
I'm not too sure anyone is making a tricycle type front end for
tractors now. They are more likely to tip over than the wide front ends.
where would the fun in that be...I'm sure that super genius gael the
fail will have a perfectly wrong and overly failure ridden answer. Me
I've never had a problem moveing any motorcycle I've owned. Whether
it's was not running/missing parts or running just fine. I ought to
have handicap placard...who needs that unless they are a
quardarplegic? sheesh...the op needs to man up and figure it out.
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