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(UPI)   Town considers building glass-enclosed area for alcoholics and drug users to socialize -- much like a Greyhound bus terminal   (upi.com) divider line 40
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2013-06-19 08:44:23 PM  
They just need a sponsor.

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2013-06-19 09:10:00 PM  
There's one not far from where I am, it's called Fark Headquarters.

/i keed, i keed
 
2013-06-19 09:19:18 PM  
AKA: a bar
 
2013-06-19 10:09:57 PM  
Gosh, I have not been to a bus terminal in 20 years. I don't think the one near me has ever been remodeled either. Might be kinda neat to go back and look at it. Or not....
 
2013-06-19 10:37:25 PM  
Life just hasn't been the same since everyone started flying and driving everywhere...
 
2013-06-19 10:37:55 PM  
My back porch?
 
2013-06-19 10:39:16 PM  
The Greyhound bus terminal in my city is like one of those Japanese pod hotels, except for homeless people.
 
2013-06-19 10:40:43 PM  
I don't remember the last time I've seen a Greyhound bus.
 
2013-06-19 10:41:08 PM  
Hamsterdam is back!
 
2013-06-19 10:41:54 PM  
FTA: downtown Falkoping
That sounds worse than a Donkey Punch or Dirty Sanchez.
 
2013-06-19 10:47:15 PM  
 TFA: "A glass-enclosed area...giving alcoholics and drug users a place to socialize,.."

There are several places like this in my neighborhood. They're called bus stops.

/ I kid
// The alcoholics and drug users can't afford the bus
/// And they don't have any reason to travel from their cardboard boxes under the bridge
 
2013-06-19 10:47:47 PM  
AA meeting? definitely not as fun as my back deck or even a dimly lit street corner.
 
2013-06-19 10:54:12 PM  
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Approves
 
2013-06-19 10:55:13 PM  
They've gotta use a concrete foundation or else they won't get the solar heated, stale urine smell just right.

Glass is a nice touch. That way you can choose your crack ho as you drive up to, uh, socialize.
 
2013-06-19 11:02:13 PM  
My attending today mentioned how a patient of his discharged himself from our hospital ER, went to the ER somewhere else, was discharged, and came back to this hospital ER, all within the same day. I suggested giving away free pizza at the street corner to see if it would cut down on useless ER visits. It would sure as fark be cheaper.

/Or have a $10 copay, but I will never live to see that happen
 
2013-06-19 11:02:41 PM  
Ah soon to become a graffitied, shattered, smelly, blood contaminated assault on the senses while assaults happen on the occupants.
 
2013-06-19 11:03:43 PM  
How quaint, I should install a terrarium with drug addicts in it at home.
 
2013-06-19 11:06:59 PM  
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2013-06-19 11:15:41 PM  
The Swedish truly are a weird people. They remind me of the Japanese in a few ways, just with a lot more muslims
 
2013-06-19 11:19:39 PM  
A town of only 13,000 people essentially wants its drug addicts to go into a fish bowl? Swedish humor (even though I'm half Swedish) can be hard to understand (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/swedish-minister-of-cu lt ure-under-fire-for-racist-cake/ ), but I am thinking this politician is poking fun at people with a drug problem under the guise of helping them. Maybe not.

The idea is rife for a good short story, though.

/Is "rife for" really an expression? After writing it, it looks so weird. I'm not even sure what rife is.
 
2013-06-19 11:23:14 PM  
I imagine it's like the smoking lounge at the airport.

Why are they always enclosed in glass? To warn the rest of us?
 
2013-06-19 11:24:20 PM  
TFA: "This just feels like an updated version of a leper colony," commissioner and opposition Social Democratic Party leader Conny Johansson told the newspaper.

That's right -- the only objection of note over this gesture of civility toward some of society's least favored members is that it wasn't civilized enough.

Meanwhile, in the US...
 
2013-06-19 11:27:01 PM  

swingerofbirches: A town of only 13,000 people essentially wants its drug addicts to go into a fish bowl? Swedish humor (even though I'm half Swedish) can be hard to understand (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/swedish-minister-of-cu lt ure-under-fire-for-racist-cake/ ), but I am thinking this politician is poking fun at people with a drug problem under the guise of helping them. Maybe not.

The idea is rife for a good short story, though.

/Is "rife for" really an expression? After writing it, it looks so weird. I'm not even sure what rife is.


In Japan, rife is a highway.
 
2013-06-19 11:27:18 PM  
I've not laughed that hard at a headline since I can't remember when... kudos, subby! LOL
 
2013-06-19 11:31:32 PM  

fusillade762: They just need a sponsor.

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2000 AD was prophetic.
 
2013-06-19 11:51:46 PM  

Fano: swingerofbirches: A town of only 13,000 people essentially wants its drug addicts to go into a fish bowl? Swedish humor (even though I'm half Swedish) can be hard to understand (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/swedish-minister-of-cu lt ure-under-fire-for-racist-cake/ ), but I am thinking this politician is poking fun at people with a drug problem under the guise of helping them. Maybe not.

The idea is rife for a good short story, though.

/Is "rife for" really an expression? After writing it, it looks so weird. I'm not even sure what rife is.

In Japan, rife is a highway.


I laughed.
 
2013-06-20 12:15:53 AM  

Fart_Machine: 2000 AD was prophetic.


Things from 2000 AD being real makes me sad. And it happens a lot.
 
2013-06-20 12:21:59 AM  
I like it, then at least it would stop the fast food joints from installing black lights in the bathrooms.
 
2013-06-20 12:31:56 AM  
Was the/a/any bar not open?
 
2013-06-20 12:49:46 AM  

skinink: I like it, then at least it would stop the fast food joints from installing black lights in the bathrooms.


Because one can't see a vein under a black light. <--- clever

I love that the objection was that it might further humiliate substance abusers. The US will never understand compassion and dignity.
 
2013-06-20 01:24:40 AM  

swingerofbirches: A town of only 13,000 people essentially wants its drug addicts to go into a fish bowl? Swedish humor (even though I'm half Swedish) can be hard to understand (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/swedish-minister-of-cu lt ure-under-fire-for-racist-cake/ ), but I am thinking this politician is poking fun at people with a drug problem under the guise of helping them. Maybe not.

The idea is rife for a good short story, though.

/Is "rife for" really an expression? After writing it, it looks so weird. I'm not even sure what rife is.


It is, just not in this context.
 
2013-06-20 03:28:46 AM  

OregonVet: Gosh, I have not been to a bus terminal in 20 years. I don't think the one near me has ever been remodeled either. Might be kinda neat to go back and look at it. Or not....


Go at 2am.  Go alone.  Bring a lot of cash.

I'd say let us know how it turns out, but you won't be coming back.
 
2013-06-20 06:01:14 AM  
"where addicts could spend time with each other, not feel isolated from society and lessen their public disturbances"


Step one: Build glass-enclosed area for alcoholics and drug users
Step two: Lure in alcoholics and drug users
Step three: Release toxic gas into glass-enclosed area thus removing the problem of public disturbances forever?
 
2013-06-20 07:01:56 AM  
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2013-06-20 08:37:51 AM  
Are they talking about a place where people under the influence can come and hang out together or is it a place where people in recovery from addiction go to get support from others in the same situation?  Sort of like an always-open AA meeting?

Ambiguous article is ambiguous.
 
2013-06-20 08:51:19 AM  
I like that in a village of 13,000 that there is a big enough drug and alcohol problem that they actually consider this lol.  Sounds like it is going great over there...Have em clean mortar off of old bricks like in Chicago for construction.  Even then ya get one good brick out of 20 or so.  At least it is something for the low-functioning alcoholics to do besides hanging out at off ramp stoplights with fake signs :(
 
2013-06-20 11:15:22 AM  
As a resident of a smaller town with a large drug problem, I support this idea. The central park here in downtown is just a complete bother and considering that it is also the hub for all of the city buses cycle, this might improve public transit.  I've been trying to figure out a good way to motivate the homeless and addicted away from this area, to their own area.

Personally, I think it would be cheaper for all to just have a city brewery that only serves you if you stay within the boundries.  That way those people that just want to get blitzed won't be out stealing or panhandling.  Cheaper than prison. Of course the Republicans would go all, quit coddling them!" But this would be a good jumping point to providing the Swiss style of alcohol treatment programs.
 
2013-06-20 01:43:52 PM  

Too_many_Brians: As a resident of a smaller town with a large drug problem, I support this idea. The central park here in downtown is just a complete bother and considering that it is also the hub for all of the city buses cycle, this might improve public transit.  I've been trying to figure out a good way to motivate the homeless and addicted away from this area, to their own area.

Personally, I think it would be cheaper for all to just have a city brewery that only serves you if you stay within the boundries.  That way those people that just want to get blitzed won't be out stealing or panhandling.  Cheaper than prison. Of course the Republicans would go all, quit coddling them!" But this would be a good jumping point to providing the Swiss style of alcohol treatment programs.


I was thinking of the same kind of thing. How much does it cost to keep people convicted of drug charges  in prison for a year? Why not build a communal housing where for performing a few simple chores addicts get a small living space, an allotment of the drug of their choice  and access to a rec rooms with a few video game systems? Of course, there would need to be a self cleaning bathrrom that sterilizes itself a few times a day. Crime would go down and the homeless people wouldn't be living the creek polluting it with human waste and garbage.
 
2013-06-20 02:46:38 PM  
"I was thinking of the same kind of thing. How much does it cost to keep people convicted of drug charges in prison for a year? Why not build a communal housing where for performing a few simple chores addicts get a small living space, an allotment of the drug of their choice and access to a rec rooms with a few video game systems? Of course, there would need to be a self cleaning bathrrom that sterilizes itself a few times a day. Crime would go down and the homeless people wouldn't be living the creek polluting it with human waste and garbage."

Because they won't stop doing the substances I don't like. And I want to hurt them for it. Even if it hurts me too.
 
2013-06-20 06:42:54 PM  

Chainsaw Turd Elf: Too_many_Brians: As a resident of a smaller town with a large drug problem, I support this idea. The central park here in downtown is just a complete bother and considering that it is also the hub for all of the city buses cycle, this might improve public transit.  I've been trying to figure out a good way to motivate the homeless and addicted away from this area, to their own area.

Personally, I think it would be cheaper for all to just have a city brewery that only serves you if you stay within the boundries.  That way those people that just want to get blitzed won't be out stealing or panhandling.  Cheaper than prison. Of course the Republicans would go all, quit coddling them!" But this would be a good jumping point to providing the Swiss style of alcohol treatment programs.

I was thinking of the same kind of thing. How much does it cost to keep people convicted of drug charges  in prison for a year? Why not build a communal housing where for performing a few simple chores addicts get a small living space, an allotment of the drug of their choice  and access to a rec rooms with a few video game systems? Of course, there would need to be a self cleaning bathrrom that sterilizes itself a few times a day. Crime would go down and the homeless people wouldn't be living the creek polluting it with human waste and garbage.


I like that. I was thinking of a homeless shelter in the same was as the Japanese pod hotels, but mount it into a giant dome that has an internal beehive configuration.  A single ramp that circles upwards with concrete rooms on either side that are 5'Wx8'Dx7'H.  Everything is molded into the concrete so that it can't really be damaged and it is easily disinfected.
 
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