genius!!! here in the states we give them free housing and money
I thought we would talk about the single person men urinals in the middle of the side walk. You can stop by relieve yourself keep carrying on a conversation and be aware of your surroundings. Or maybe run down the the red light district and see all the prostitutes sitting on their little chairs in the display windows, small city block. Feeling gamie you could visit the local chapter of the Hells Angels right there. Oh do not forget to go to the Hard Rock Cafe so you can pick up some dope to smoke, either in the bar or out side. You can get any thing you want at Alice's restaurant.
This is absolutly barbaric, they should do like the great citizens of the United States are doing. When the alcoholics can't work the productive citizens need to be taxed so the poor alcoholics can be taken care of properly. They need their rent paid, get utilities paid, get food stamps and be reliant on welfare so they can survive without providing any support of themselves. Oh wait, my Michele moment is over, make them work for their support. Now I feel better but I also know that is not going to happen.
Great plan using alcoholics to clean the streets,but they should offer the same work experience toCongressmen in Washington, because doingnothing and being idle does not serve the peoplewho elected them, and it's a great way to showthey can work and make us proud.
Awesome idea, hope it improves their lives!
Programs like this and America's old CCC should be implemented around the USA instead of the keeping our head in the sand approach.
FIVE beers?!? Wow. But good for them for coming up with a way to make these folks more productive while filling a city need. Who knows? Maybe the regular work, food, beer, and tobacco will inspire some of them to look for "real" jobs. It will be interesting to check in with this program 5, 10 years down the road.
Finally, some realism pervades in this realistic society. Not saying you can't do something but not everyone will make the effort nor create the will to be what you may think they are capable of being. Circumstances may change but for now, just let them be. Think of it this way, how are cigarettes still allowed to be sold legally on the open market while its indubitably noted they cause cancer among other diseases, yet an avid booze drinker of another legally marketed substance, because of his/her boozed up predicament is unable to work a regular full-time job. We're all humans barely surviving in an animalistic society. Allow a another human being to build where they stand. Throw them a bone.
We need to take a few lessons from Amsterdam. Legalize prostitution: get rid of AIDS & help families stay together. Legalize marijuana: stop putting so many poor & working class in jail where they learn to be better criminals. AND save a ton of $$$!