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(Telegraph)   Amsterdam to create "Scum Villages" where nuisance neighbors, anti-social tenants will be exiled from the city and housed in caravans or containers with minimal services under constant police supervision. Or as they're known in the US: Trailer parks   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Amsterdam, Geert Wilders, good behaviour, antisocial behavior, soft drugs  
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2012-12-04 08:37:00 AM  
6 votes:
I thought we just called it Baltimore?
2012-12-04 09:51:59 AM  
3 votes:
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May as well completely Godwin this.
2012-12-04 09:40:53 AM  
3 votes:

Joe Blowme: Anti social tennants? The religion of peace will right at home

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Wants to be left out of this.
2012-12-04 09:01:55 AM  
3 votes:
We will call the village "Australia." 

/it's traditional.
2012-12-04 07:02:02 AM  
3 votes:
Escape From New York: The Theme Park!
2012-12-04 06:40:44 AM  
3 votes:
What's Dutch for Mos Eisley?
2012-12-04 09:35:42 AM  
2 votes:
It would be a wasted opportunity if they did not call this Hamsterdam.
2012-12-04 09:18:40 AM  
2 votes:

Millennium: Being a jerk should not be a crime.

It should cost five dollars a month, definitely.
2012-12-04 09:01:34 AM  
2 votes:
This will turn Amsterdam into a ghost town. It would be cheaper to move the minority good folk out and erect a fence around it.
2012-12-04 09:01:11 AM  
2 votes:
We call it Larkhall.
2012-12-04 08:53:44 AM  
2 votes:
"scUM Villages" ... Or as they're known in the US: Ann Arbor

2012-12-04 08:46:41 AM  
2 votes:
First they came for the bad neighbors, and I said nothing because I hate living near bad neighbors and the scumbags get what they deserve, and I was happy.
2012-12-04 08:40:18 AM  
2 votes:
The US thought of it first, so pay yer royalties, ya dutch b•stards! Full Size

/thinks sheriff Joe is friggin crazy as hell
2012-12-04 10:06:30 PM  
1 vote:

AngryDesertDweller: I used to live next to renters who were "guest workers" from south of the border. 12-15 bodies in a 900 sq ft house with one bathroom, the place ran 24/7 . The worst was the blasting of that god awful polka music at 2AM right by my bedroom wall. Thank god the homeowner lost the house (pocketed the rent money) and split.

I think I found a picture of your boarder renter:

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2012-12-04 01:00:12 PM  
1 vote:

fyrewede: Millennium:

Personally, I'm horrified by this. Being a jerk should not be a crime.

I think that's oversimplifying it a bit. This is behavior that goes beyond "being a jerk" and, to quote TFA, "reflects hardening attitudes to routine anti-social behaviour that falls short of criminality."

If you've ever lived with someone with a personality disorder (especially anti-social PD), you'll have some grasp of what a nightmare that can be, even if physical violence never occurs.

Working 5+ years in Corrections gave me a much more realistic grasp of just what types of people can change, and how much (or in some cases, how little) certain types of people can change.

Those with personality disorders frequently require *years* of therapy, and even if they commit to that and acknowledge that they need to change, there is no guarantee they won't backslide and no guarantee they won't get worse.

I actually kind of agree that those who are polite, kind, help others, and try to get along with our neighbors should not have to be endlessly at the mercy of those whose sole concern is themselves and getting their own wants and needs gratified, regardless of the impact to others. I'm just not sure this is the answer (as appealing as it sounds at first glance).

The problem is they're not all walking around with "A--hole!" or "Potential Serial Killer" tattooed on their foreheads either. Some of them are what we call high-functioning sociopaths -- they blend in nicely because they're good at putting on the appearance of propriety and covering their arses. These people often make it to the top of corporate ranks because they don't care who they step on to get there.

The main reason this proposition is likely doomed to failure is that it would either have to discriminate against people who don't have young children, or risk subjecting the innocent children of rude/manipulative/deceptive parents to a life surrounded by dysfunctional people.

I also have a life-sized picture of Soc ...

Wow, a post that addresses both sides of the issue in a well-informed and rational way.

2012-12-04 11:48:40 AM  
1 vote:

Swoop1809: Just wait til the Hipsters come in and gentrify it and the scum cant even afford to live in Scum Village anymore. They'll have to move to Cleveland.

At least it's not Detroit.
2012-12-04 10:24:08 AM  
1 vote:

liam76: Carousel Beast: fyrewede: I think that's oversimplifying it a bit. This is behavior that goes beyond "being a jerk" and, to quote TFA, "reflects hardening attitudes to routine anti-social behaviour that falls short of criminality."

So, "you've committed no crime, but we're going to punish you anyway" ?

Despite your wall of text, I don't believe you've thought this through.

They aren't talking about forcing peopel who have bought their house or are paying rent to move.

Thsi is for people living off the govt dime.

I think if the govt is footingt he bill for you to live somewhere and you are a shiatty neighbor there is no reason the govt has to keep paying for you to live there.

Great, force me to read the article.

Oh well, if it's public housing, the public gets to make the rules.

/And I was having so much fun writing snarky comments, too.
2012-12-04 10:10:57 AM  
1 vote:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The project also involves setting up a special hotline and system for victims to report their problems to the authorities.

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Got someone you don't like living in the neighborhood? A quick phone call can fix that right up for you.

Since antisocial people need to eat somewhere:

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2012-12-04 10:00:33 AM  
1 vote:
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Living the dream.
2012-12-04 09:57:32 AM  
1 vote:
Occupy Wall Street was the first thing that came to my mind.
2012-12-04 09:49:20 AM  
1 vote:
I live in Scum Village Heights, thank you very much.

Extends pinky, sips MD 20/20.
2012-12-04 09:30:05 AM  
1 vote:

Tat'dGreaser: I thought we just called it Baltimore?

Hell, I thought we called them "cities."
2012-12-04 09:26:42 AM  
1 vote:
I can't decide, is that super right wing or super left wing? Right wing because they can force you into an internment camp and take away your rights. Left wing because they can do it for being "antisocial". Confusing.
2012-12-04 09:16:49 AM  
1 vote:
Anti social tennants? The religion of peace will right at home
2012-12-04 09:13:32 AM  
1 vote:

doczoidberg: Scum Village would be a cool band name.

...led by Guybrush Threepwood.
2012-12-04 09:13:07 AM  
1 vote:
They haven't had trailer parks? Where do they do their tornado testing?
2012-12-04 09:13:05 AM  
1 vote:
Saw the pic of Wilders. Thought it was an example of the kind of people they want to put in the villages.
2012-12-04 08:59:19 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-12-04 08:59:03 AM  
1 vote:
These guys are not amused

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2012-12-04 08:53:05 AM  
1 vote:
They made this same kind of thing as the basis behind the plot for:

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So unless everybody flies away on their own spaceship into the sunset; I don't think this little social experiment is going to work too well.
2012-12-04 08:51:21 AM  
1 vote:
Scum Village would be a cool band name.
2012-12-04 08:50:07 AM  
1 vote:
So Holland has a 47% too !
2012-12-04 08:39:19 AM  
1 vote:
Does Amsterdam have tornadoes?

Can't have a trailer park without tornadoes.
2012-12-04 08:39:00 AM  
1 vote:

Tat'dGreaser: I thought we just called it Baltimore?

/moving there in a month
//Butcher Hill
///Oh God, what am I doing with my life?
///Natty Boh
2012-12-04 08:38:26 AM  
1 vote:
Not enough meth for trailer parks.
2012-12-04 07:51:33 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah, let's put all the undesireables into one place. It'll be easier to keep an eye on them that way. Nothing can go wrong.

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