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   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

04 Dec 2012 08:35 AM   |   8916 clicks   |   Telegraph
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Sgygus    [TotalFark]  
... and then we start cutting their rations.

04 Dec 2012 04:03 AM
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Gulper Eel    [TotalFark]  
What's Dutch for Mos Eisley?

04 Dec 2012 06:40 AM
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paulseta    [TotalFark]  
Escape From New York: The Theme Park!

04 Dec 2012 07:02 AM
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kingoomieiii     
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.

s3.amazonaws.com

04 Dec 2012 07:51 AM
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Tat'dGreaser     
I thought we just called it Baltimore?

04 Dec 2012 08:37 AM
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kroonermanblack     
Not enough meth for trailer parks.

04 Dec 2012 08:38 AM
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pseudologue     

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


This.
/moving there in a month
//Butcher Hill
///Oh God, what am I doing with my life?
///Natty Boh

04 Dec 2012 08:39 AM
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Englebert Slaptyback     
Does Amsterdam have tornadoes?

Can't have a trailer park without tornadoes.

04 Dec 2012 08:39 AM
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Deep Contact     
Tornado firing solution entered.

04 Dec 2012 08:39 AM
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Tat'dGreaser     

pseudologue: This.
/moving there in a month
//Butcher Hill
///Oh God, what am I doing with my life?
///Natty Boh


There are small pockets of good areas, you just have to pay a lot to live there. I work in Hunt Valley but live all the way out in Frederick.

04 Dec 2012 08:39 AM
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Shakespeare's Monkey    [TotalFark]  
The US thought of it first, so pay yer royalties, ya dutch b•stards!

i.telegraph.co.uk

/thinks sheriff Joe is friggin crazy as hell

04 Dec 2012 08:40 AM
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Another Government Employee     
Will it include the special showers and sauna?

04 Dec 2012 08:40 AM
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theknuckler_33     
Will they be periwinkle blue?

/got nothin'

04 Dec 2012 08:41 AM
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Cormee     
Great idea. I'm sure there will be warnings before they're finally sent there, so there's no-one to blame but themselves if it does happen.

04 Dec 2012 08:42 AM
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thespindrifter     
Or as they're already known in Europa: The Roma.

04 Dec 2012 08:45 AM
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skinink     
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.

04 Dec 2012 08:46 AM
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  
You know who ELSE put their undesirables into confined areas!??

/yes, I know this thread has already been Godwinned

04 Dec 2012 08:49 AM
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Dr.Mxyzptlk.     
So Holland has a 47% too !

04 Dec 2012 08:50 AM
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doczoidberg     
Scum Village would be a cool band name.

04 Dec 2012 08:51 AM
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TheEdibleSnuggie    [TotalFark]  
They made this same kind of thing as the basis behind the plot for:

www.traileraddict.com


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.

04 Dec 2012 08:53 AM
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Makh    [TotalFark]  
What if that becomes the area with the better restaurants, clubs and artists? I'd imagine it might backfire into a type of NYC where service caters to these types of people very well.

/Yes, I say this and I love NYC.

04 Dec 2012 08:53 AM
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dofus     

pseudologue: ///Natty Boh


They still make that swill?

My aunt worked there for decades. She's gone now but my house is still has a lot of stuff from that company.

04 Dec 2012 08:53 AM
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veedeevadeevoodee     
"scUM Villages" ... Or as they're known in the US: Ann Arbor



/ FTFY

04 Dec 2012 08:53 AM
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megarian    [TotalFark]  

doczoidberg: Scum Village would be a cool band name.


THIS

04 Dec 2012 08:53 AM
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Egoy3k     
This is a monumentally stupid idea.

04 Dec 2012 08:54 AM
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This text is now purple     

xanadian: You know who ELSE put their undesirables into confined areas!??

/yes, I know this thread has already been Godwinned


Thing is... that's exactly what the ghettos were when they opened.

04 Dec 2012 08:54 AM
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Mr. Shabooboo     
I hope they attach some sort of domestically made steering mechanism on them in case it floods.

04 Dec 2012 08:56 AM
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beta_plus     
I wonder what the Dutch version of Section 8 is.

04 Dec 2012 08:57 AM
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Makh    [TotalFark]  

beta_plus: I wonder what the Dutch version of Section 8 is.


New Amsterdam?

04 Dec 2012 08:58 AM
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Nickninja     
It might sound nice until you realize that it gives the 80 year old that loves to biatch about everything all the power.

04 Dec 2012 08:58 AM
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gosseyn     
These guys are not amused

www.duaneburnett.com

04 Dec 2012 08:59 AM
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RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  
media.giantbomb.com

04 Dec 2012 08:59 AM
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liam76     

Egoy3k: This is a monumentally stupid idea.


Not as monumentally stupid as paying for peopel to be shiatty neighbors and harrass people in their neighborhood.

04 Dec 2012 08:59 AM
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Gordon Bennett     
We call it Larkhall.

04 Dec 2012 09:01 AM
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Jim.Casy     
I read the article, but I haven't had my coffee yet, so I'm a bit confused. Are they talking about all undesirable neighbors, or just people who are in public housing already? The former is kind of creepy, but the latter totally make sense. If you want a free house you gotta behave, or you get a crappy free house.

/still socialist
//but do they get phones?!

04 Dec 2012 09:01 AM
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Farxist Marxist    [TotalFark]  
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.

04 Dec 2012 09:01 AM
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GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve     

Makh: What if that becomes the area with the better restaurants, clubs and artists? I'd imagine it might backfire into a type of NYC where service caters to these types of people very well.

/Yes, I say this and I love NYC.


Ha.

04 Dec 2012 09:01 AM
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Snarfangel     
We will call the village "Australia." 

/it's traditional.

04 Dec 2012 09:01 AM
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bhcompy     
Sounds like where Hiro lives

04 Dec 2012 09:03 AM
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bv2112     
Wouldn't that literally be a ghetto?

04 Dec 2012 09:06 AM
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generallyso     

bv2112: Wouldn't that literally be a ghetto?


Beat me to it.

04 Dec 2012 09:08 AM
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imtheonlylp     

Englebert Slaptyback: Does Amsterdam have tornadoes

Natural Light?

Can't have a trailer park without tornadoes Natural Light

FTFY

04 Dec 2012 09:09 AM
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Millennium     

bv2112: Wouldn't that literally be a ghetto?


Not de jure, because it's only supposed to be temporary: it's more like a kind of really low-security prison. But we'll see how long "temporary" lasts when put to the tests; I suspect this thing will wind up as a de facto ghetto soon enough.

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

04 Dec 2012 09:12 AM
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Ilmarinen     
Saw the pic of Wilders. Thought it was an example of the kind of people they want to put in the villages.

04 Dec 2012 09:13 AM
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Nightsweat     
They haven't had trailer parks? Where do they do their tornado testing?

04 Dec 2012 09:13 AM
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lohphat    [TotalFark]  

doczoidberg: Scum Village would be a cool band name.


...led by Guybrush Threepwood.

04 Dec 2012 09:13 AM
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AngryDesertDweller     
Will the tour bus go through there ??

04 Dec 2012 09:14 AM
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Nightsweat     
In ten years we'll be listening to music that came out of this place.

04 Dec 2012 09:16 AM
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Joe Blowme     
Anti social tennants? The religion of peace will right at home

04 Dec 2012 09:16 AM
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Gulper Eel    [TotalFark]  

Millennium: Being a jerk should not be a crime.


It should cost five dollars a month, definitely.

04 Dec 2012 09:18 AM
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