Skip to comments.Amsterdam alcoholics paid in beer for collecting litter
Posted on 01/06/2014 8:54:36 PM PST by Eurotwit
Alcoholics are being paid in beer to clean the streets of Amsterdam as part of a project partly funded by the Dutch government - the organisers think other countries should abandon "old-fashioned political correctness" and adopt the same approach.
His movements are fuelled by a tangible pride. It is an unfamiliar emotion for a man whose alcohol addiction has cost him so much.
"I have four children and three ex-wives, but alcohol has finished everything. I don't see them, they don't know where I am, or if I am alive. Now I have only him. He is there for 30 years, when times are good and bad, he is always there," he says, referring to his habit.
His affectionate gaze travels downwards. It rests on an aluminium can.
Chronic alcoholics have congregated inside a communal space, commandeered by the Rainbow Group. It is a private but primarily government-funded company, which helps those struggling to cope due to homelessness, drug abuse or alcoholism.
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Some methheads even like to clean while on speed.
Very old news!
The Lazy bums may associate Alcohol with Work and it might turn them off on Alcohol....
I say that with all due respect for all of the alcoholics that may be reading this...
The narrator of that scene who is also a key character says that's where they go to “Beam me up Scotty”
Similar tactic. For the dutch it's keep the alcoholics on alcohol... just like the Dems keep the blacks on the plantation.
Welcome to the thrilling days of yesteryear, say the early 1800’s where we can get 4 year old kids to haul coal out of the mine for a Snickers bar.
Which beer do they give out?
What type beer and how much?
I posted without reading comments. You won.
Why not? If you give them money they will just go buy beer anyway. At least beer has some nutritional value.