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Old 05-14-13, 11:19 PM   #1
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Ancient Mayan pyramid destroyed for road fill

Disgusting! Even cultural artifacts are no longer sacred for the unquenchable thirst for roads, roads, roads!

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(CNN) -- A Mayan pyramid that has stood for 2,300 years in Belize has been reduced to rubble, apparently to make fill for roads.
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Old 05-15-13, 07:02 AM   #2
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I say DRONE STRIKE; at least THIS ONE would be for a good reason.
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Old 05-15-13, 07:04 AM   #3
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Nothing new, the Egyptian pyramids were looted and stripped over the millennium, and one of the reasons that they are probably still standing is that looters of ancient times lacked the machinery of today.
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Old 05-15-13, 07:25 AM   #4
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Bicycling advocacy or safety content?
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Old 05-15-13, 07:41 AM   #5
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Destroying history is never a good idea.
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I was in Belize a couple of months ago, and toured some of the ruins. Our guide explained to us that building over ruins was fairly commonplace, because there was almost nowhere in the country that didn't have them. Historically, the Mayan population of this area was huge, in the millions. Now there's only about 330,000 in Belize. The roads are mostly crappy.
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Old 05-15-13, 12:01 PM   #7
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The US and Canadian gov'ts have been working towards obtaining and building over native land and settlements and extracting every resource underneath them since they got here hundreds of years ago. No different, imo.
Not to mention even our rich agricultural lands have mostly turned into WalMarts and sprawl.

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I thought most of you guys were big on recycling programs.
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They've heard that gravel grinding is the new thing.
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Not a happy story, but what does this have to do with A&S?
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Not a happy story, but what does this have to do with A&S?
Good question, and has already been asked. No reply posted.

Apparently A&S is to be a dumping ground for rants about what "they" are doing, and not happy stories
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I guess the question is, will said road have a bike lane. It is said the Maya did not use the wheel, much less bicycles, so seriously...
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And not only is this not a Cycling advocacy nor safety topic, seems like its a issue for the Belize government and citizens to decide, unless you want the US to take over that country also?????

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Old 06-01-13, 05:54 PM   #14
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I guess the question is, will said road have a bike lane. It is said the Maya did not use the wheel, much less bicycles, so seriously...
Now I've got this image of flintstones style bikes with stone wheels going down the road...
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Old 06-01-13, 09:51 PM   #15
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Come on, let's all relax a second and be utilitarian about this...
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