Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
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Welcome To IKEA Jail

"First there was an effort to clean up the red-light district in Amsterdam. Then came new laws regulating who could frequent "coffee shops" in the city and elsewhere in Holland for a joint. Now, the Dutch capital is introducing a plan to punish bad behavior by sending chronic neighborhood bullies and vandals out of the city center for a punitive stay in uncomfortable housing containers."

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Matt (#26)

Hint: it's Pennsylvania.

deepomega (#1,720)

There's no place like shipping container.

Mr. B (#10,093)

The fact that the ad alongside the article is "Click to compare prices on shipping containers!" just made my afternoon.

Smitros (#5,315)

That third one sounds okay.

oldtaku (#9,009)

Did the Dutch just invent trailer parks?

Jimkrunk (#231,024)

Seems like an elaborate mashup of Seasons 2 and 3 of The Wire.

ejcsanfran (#489)

As long as it includes socialized healthcare and legally-mandated minimum of 4 weeks of vacation, count me in!

A lot of people (technically "students") in the Netherlands already live in shipping containers.

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