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Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets
11-20-2013, 06:14 PM #1
wayne5 Anonymous Kritter
 
The imaginative approach to the problem of anti-social behaviour demonstrates typical Dutch pragmatism which could be found shocking in other countries, but not here.

At nine o'clock in the morning in a garden shed behind a house in Amsterdam, a handful of alcoholics are getting ready to clean the surrounding streets, beer and cigarette in hand.

For a day's work, the men receive 10 euros (around $13), a half-packet of rolling tobacco and, most importantly, five cans of beer: two to start the day, two at lunch and one for after work.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/article10413118.ece

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11-20-2013, 06:53 PM #2
yankees skier
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Biere.
failboat Show this Post
11-20-2013, 07:00 PM #3
failboat Anonymous Kritter
 
it's a therapy not a job.
if it was a job it would be cruel to pay someone in beer and tobacco - using one's addiction to make someone work... brave new world style.
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11-20-2013, 09:01 PM #4
van down by the river Anonymous Kritter
 
(11-20-2013, 07:00 PM)failboat Wrote:  it's a therapy not a job.
if it was a job it would be cruel to pay someone in beer and tobacco - using one's addiction to make someone work... brave new world style.



Yeah...Yeah...that's the ticket...therapy.


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11-20-2013, 09:05 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Amsterdam is pretty clean so it seems to work. hmm.gif
11-20-2013, 09:25 PM #6
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chuckle.gif It is actually a pretty clean place.

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van down by the river Show this Post
11-20-2013, 09:29 PM #7
van down by the river Anonymous Kritter
 
(11-20-2013, 09:25 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif It is actually a pretty clean place.

Yes...but you guys were looking through rose colored beer mugs with half opened bloodshot eyes. Hey maaaaan...everything is beautiful.
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11-20-2013, 09:34 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(11-20-2013, 09:29 PM)van down by the river Wrote:  
(11-20-2013, 09:25 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif It is actually a pretty clean place.

Yes...but you guys were looking through rose colored beer mugs with half opened bloodshot eyes. Hey maaaaan...everything is beautiful.
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lmao.gif Oh yeah! Now I'm nursing myself back to health - We put away some SERIOUS amounts of beer and stumbled around a lot.

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van down by the river Show this Post
11-20-2013, 11:09 PM #9
van down by the river Anonymous Kritter
 
(11-20-2013, 10:58 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  
(11-20-2013, 09:25 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif It is actually a pretty clean place.

not after you guys have been there.. 13.gif


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van down by the river Show this Post
11-20-2013, 11:14 PM #10
van down by the river Anonymous Kritter
 
(11-20-2013, 09:34 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(11-20-2013, 09:29 PM)van down by the river Wrote:  
(11-20-2013, 09:25 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif It is actually a pretty clean place.

Yes...but you guys were looking through rose colored beer mugs with half opened bloodshot eyes. Hey maaaaan...everything is beautiful.
chuckle.gif

lmao.gif Oh yeah! Now I'm nursing myself back to health - We put away some SERIOUS amounts of beer and stumbled around a lot.



Not to worry. In a couple of days you guys will be back to normal.

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11-20-2013, 11:17 PM #11
ocker1 Member
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wtf2.gif crikey we'll never get them back !!
11-20-2013, 11:24 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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(11-20-2013, 09:29 PM)van down by the river Wrote:  
(11-20-2013, 09:25 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif It is actually a pretty clean place.

Yes...but you guys were looking through rose colored beer mugs with half opened bloodshot eyes. Hey maaaaan...everything is beautiful.
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chuckle.gif Yup, that was pretty accurate.
11-20-2013, 11:25 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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(11-20-2013, 11:17 PM)ocker1 Wrote:  wtf2.gif crikey we'll never get them back !!

Shadow should be touching Canadian ground right about now. beercheer.gif

But will she ever be the same? damned.gif
van down by the river Show this Post
11-20-2013, 11:59 PM #14
van down by the river Anonymous Kritter
 
(11-20-2013, 11:25 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(11-20-2013, 11:17 PM)ocker1 Wrote:  wtf2.gif crikey we'll never get them back !!

Shadow should be touching Canadian ground right about now. beercheer.gif

But will she ever be the same? damned.gif


First off...we'll need some before and after pictures to tell.

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11-21-2013, 12:00 AM #15
yankees skier
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(11-20-2013, 11:25 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(11-20-2013, 11:17 PM)ocker1 Wrote:  wtf2.gif crikey we'll never get them back !!

Shadow should be touching Canadian ground right about now. beercheer.gif

But will she ever be the same? damned.gif

İmage

Biere.



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