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(New Europe)   I'm the mayor and I didn't notice that my neighbour planted 1000 cannabis plants. Welcome to Europe   (neurope.eu) divider line 17
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2013-03-26 09:21:53 AM
So he isn't a busy body neighbor.  That's a good thing.
 
2013-03-26 09:29:20 AM
So people should know everything their neighbors are doing? Or just Mayors?
 
2013-03-26 09:32:31 AM
I live in a rinky-dink town cobbled together from a bunch of unincorporated places, and our mayor does not mow his own lawn. Are mayors in Europe expected to do this? Is there a cultural thing that I am missing?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-26 09:41:40 AM

DeaH: I live in a rinky-dink town cobbled together from a bunch of unincorporated places, and our mayor does not mow his own lawn. Are mayors in Europe expected to do this? Is there a cultural thing that I am missing?


FTFA: De Vever has declared a 'war on drugs' in Antwerp as his "number one priority,"
 
2013-03-26 09:46:47 AM
The Flemish nationalist is said to have been one of those who had reported suspicious activity at the house.

Jesus guys.
 
2013-03-26 10:06:14 AM

vpb: DeaH: I live in a rinky-dink town cobbled together from a bunch of unincorporated places, and our mayor does not mow his own lawn. Are mayors in Europe expected to do this? Is there a cultural thing that I am missing?

FTFA: De Vever has declared a 'war on drugs' in Antwerp as his "number one priority,"


So that means he needs to personally mow his own lawn? I am not getting why anyone thinks he should be personally inspecting his neighbor's property, or why he should be checking the perimeter of his own property. While I, personally, think a was on drugs is idiotic, I don't think the guy is a hypocrite for not knowing what his neighbor is doing. He would be a hypocrite if he were growing his own weed and then using and/or selling it.
 
2013-03-26 10:42:50 AM
Aw, thanks! I rarely visit oth- Wait. You're not welcoming me at all, are you?
 
2013-03-26 10:47:48 AM
Meh. Here in America, the cops deliver a box of pot to the mayors door, then SWAT him when he brings the package inside (thinking it was something his wife ordered).

Oh, and they killed his dogs, one while it was running away.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwyn_Heights,_Maryland_mayor%27s_resid e nce_drug_raid
 
2013-03-26 10:52:40 AM
so he's the mayor of europe. big deal.
 
2013-03-26 11:11:05 AM

Dr. Goldshnoz: so he's the mayor of europe. big deal.


Europe is in Antwerp? I always thought it was the capital of Brussels!
 
2013-03-26 11:36:12 AM
I misread that as "Welcome to Eugene".
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-26 12:40:04 PM

DeaH: So that means he needs to personally mow his own lawn? I am not getting why anyone thinks he should be personally inspecting his neighbor's property, or why he should be checking the perimeter of his own property. While I, personally, think a was on drugs is idiotic, I don't think the guy is a hypocrite for not knowing what his neighbor is doing. He would be a hypocrite if he were growing his own weed and then using and/or selling it.


Mow his own lawn?  Did you RTFA?  Have you ever seen a marijuana plant, let alone 1,000 of them?

Not an easy thing to miss, or something you have to go "inspecting" to notice.
 
2013-03-26 01:06:33 PM

vpb: DeaH: So that means he needs to personally mow his own lawn? I am not getting why anyone thinks he should be personally inspecting his neighbor's property, or why he should be checking the perimeter of his own property. While I, personally, think a was on drugs is idiotic, I don't think the guy is a hypocrite for not knowing what his neighbor is doing. He would be a hypocrite if he were growing his own weed and then using and/or selling it.

Mow his own lawn?  Did you RTFA?  Have you ever seen a marijuana plant, let alone 1,000 of them?

Not an easy thing to miss, or something you have to go "inspecting" to notice.


Unless you own several acres each. Where I live, each lot is a minimum of one acre. Do I know what my neighbor has in his garden? Not at all, and I don't really care. If we are talking about three- and four-acre plots, there is even more reason to believe that the mayor has no idea what's going on. If his groundskeepers and lawn-workers don't tell him, how would he know? And this is assuming that the plants are being grown outdoors and not inside.

Look, I am not arguing that any sort of "nationalist drug warrior" isn't a douche. I suspect that this particular one is no exception. But I can see how he would not have noticed the drug haul. He did report suspicious activity (according to the article), but he didn't see the drugs. I have no problem believing that, especially if he is wealthy and lives in a larger home with correspondingly larger property. Of course, if you were to tell me that he lives in the equivalent of the standard American suburban home, circa 1957, with a quarter acre lot, and all the plants were outside, and there was no privacy fence, then, yes, he'd be an idiot. But the article doesn't say, does it?
 
2013-03-26 01:50:01 PM

vpb:
Mow his own lawn?  Did you RTFA?  Have you ever seen a marijuana plant, let alone 1,000 of them?

Not an easy thing to miss, or something you have to go "inspecting" to notice.


It is very, very unlikely that the plants were growing outdoors.
 
2013-03-26 02:15:56 PM
About 6 years back I was living in a house subdivided into 2 apartments> Me in one and my landlords in the other.  This house was on a very small plot well within the city limits.

One day I looked out the back window and saw ten 5 foot tall pot plants growing not 10 feet from my window.

I didn't plant 'em.

/CSB
//DNRTFA
 
2013-03-26 04:40:56 PM
So the neighborhood was peaceful and quiet until cops showed up with guns and raided the place.
 
2013-03-27 01:45:11 AM
Quoth the Mayor:  I just thought he was with the Mafia, screwing the EC out of its massive pointless agricultural subsidies. I didn't know he was doing something illegal or immoral.

What is this? America?


Next thing you know, the Government will be demanding a giant cut of the profits of crime rather than subsidizing it with billions of your tax dollars.

Remember:  crime is free enterprise at its free-est, most enterprising, and boot-strapiest. The day that the Government takes criminals away from their drugs, Franklins, and guns, is the day that freedom dies.
 
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