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  1. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 7:25 am
    Link: Fox News On Amsterdam - Bill, once you`re done learning how the tides work, we need to talk about statistics and the concept of per-capita.
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 8:55 am
    lol, silly ill informed faux news
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    mcmals Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 8:55 am
    fox news sucks.....any station/person that feels the need to point out that they are fair and balanced obviously are not
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    jakeamadude Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:03 am
    Fox News is a legitimate news network in the same way that the Weekly World News is a legitimate newspaper.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:05 am
    As soon as I started watching I thought I`d say something like... "IAB I hope you are posting this so we can make fun of it, not because it`s actual news". But at least what we got was some sort of counter FN message. At least that. So thanks for posting.

    The trouble is this has already been said. Everyone (well everyone who`s not an idiot and pays some attention to things) already knows Fox News is full of crap. It`s all been said.

    I don`t laugh at something like this from FN any more because it`s completely expected. I don`t even laugh at the retort because it`s obvious.

    America, you should get rid of FN before it soils your reputation even more.
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:07 am
    its right social tolerance wont work in America because the majority of people will think anything to do with socialism is communism
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:09 am
    ... and yet the Americans still keep watching.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:10 am
    I don`t even care what happens in the Netherlands
    Then why are you reporting about it Bill? You cared when you thought it was a good example for your point of view.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:29 am
    I was in the Amsterdam airport for about 1 hour for a layover, and just just being inside there impressed me! I looked at and read a bunch of pamphlets about the city and it looked beautiful. I for sure want to go visit it for real one day.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:32 am
    News About Amsterdam from the Netherlands itself.
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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:41 am
    I hate it when people say a network isn`t fair and balanced because one of their OPINION shows has a bias.

    Watching Bill O`Reilly is like reading the editorial section of a newspaper. It is supposed to have a slant to it.

    Now if this were one of their news reporters saying stuff like this, it`d be a different story. And if you`re going to say their reporters say stuff like this then please post a link, otherwise I`ll assume you have no proof.
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    Enjin Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:43 am
    I didn`t watch the video but I can tell you from first hand experience the worst thing about Amsterdam is the kids that go there just to smoke pot. I`m actually in favor of legalizing pot even though I don`t smoke. Go ahead and enjoy your weed, just stop bragging about it like it`s something special.
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    Motiebob Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:47 am
    I`m going to Amsterdam in July, I can`t wait!
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    fiizok Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:57 am
    Fox News...enough said.

    William Fox and Darryl F. Zanuck must be spinning in their graves, knowing what a sad joke the Fox brand has become.
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    jadoig Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2011 at 10:06 am
    fox news is an oxymoron. Anyone who considers it serious news is just a moron.
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    jadoig Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2011 at 10:10 am
    LOL. "They do statistics differently over there". Statistics is a mathematical discipline, not a national policy.
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    Llowbear Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 10:41 am
    Hup Holland! :)
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 10:54 am
    words cannot describe how much i hate that stupid, moronic, backwards, uneducated kunt bill o reilly
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 28, 2011 at 10:57 am
    Well, he makes a fool of himself! Not unusual for him, eh?
    Just the prohibition in the 30`s, when weed is legalized crime will DROP across the board. All crime, except tax evasion (lolz!) because A) more cops will catch crooks now that they`re not chasing tokers. B) more space in jails to keep real criminals IN once the tokers are let out and C) most drug-related crime is over money. Remove the money from pot distribution and viola! A lot less to fight, kill and steal over.

    War on drugs = War on citizens. It`s the worst thing Reagan ever did.
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    May 28, 2011 at 10:58 am
    I went to Amsterdam this summer, and I can attest that there are some of the nicest people I`ve ever met over there. The people there are all happy, and it`s very commonplace to have pleasant conversations with complete strangers; I never once felt threatened. Damn near one of the best places on earth if you ask me.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2011 at 11:01 am
    " It`s coming!" Uh Bill...we`re supposed to be afraid of lower drug use and crime rates? Why, Bill?
    What a jackass.
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    sounder Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2011 at 11:03 am
    I have never really watched Bill O`Reilly becasue I thought that his viewpoint was caustic and ignorant. I think that my intitial feelings are being proven over and over. It is sad to think of all of the Tea Baggers that are soaking this in as a "News Report" when all that it really is is Yellow Journalism.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2011 at 11:07 am
    @ Crakrjak: The "negatives" in your post could have easily desribed any major city here in the states as well, and did Jack Schitt in disproving the statistics comparing their crime rates versus ours, so...what`s your point?
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 11:12 am
    This video is the full segment. His own people don`t even agree with him. So he ignores them so he can keep saying whatever he wants.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 11:31 am
    @CrakrJak
    From your article:

    "is the second most criminal town in the Netherlands"

    Key phrase: "The Netherlands" as in "not the entire fu<king planet."

    and another thing:

    "13th Most Livable"

    Which beats:
    San Francisco (tied with Adelaide, Australia): 29
    Washington DC, Chicago, and Lisbon, Portugal: 45
    New York City and Seattle: 49 and 50 respectively

    @5Cats

    War on drugs = War on citizens.

    I definitely agree with you on that front but I thought it was Nixon that started that "war" (he was a good president too created the modern whitehouse).
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    May 28, 2011 at 11:47 am
    The man behind Fox news, Roger Ailes, is just plain evil. They have no problem spouting lies to shape politics and culture on Fox. Evil people. It is hard to believe that people actually accept what comes out of them.
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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2011 at 11:47 am
    @Winter_ICE_0: Good to hear you enjoyed yourself here in Amsterdam. We (Dutchmen, and especially Amsterdam folk) can be quite rude and snarky but I`m happy that didn`t happen to you.

    @5Cats: I agree with your remark on the War on Drugs. There`s a petition on Avaaz.org to stop the wasteful and pointless War on Drugs. Already 355K signatures! LINK
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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2011 at 11:50 am
    It`s so funny to see how those FOX conservatives are unable to stomach the fact that liberal (and often atheist) countries in Europe are one of the happiest, productive and safest countries in the world.
    (Thank God they voice the opinion of so few Americans)
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Cajun: The crime rate there has still escalated, and organized crime has moved in. Netherlands source.. So please don`t go and try to tell me that O`Reilly`s information is wrong when sources within the Netherlands itself recognize the problem is getting worse and they are now closing more and more `coffee shops` because of it.
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    ledgehead Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    I am a dutch Canadian and have been to the netherlands and it is just as depicted in the video, very friendly and a very fun place to be. The female traveller is very right to say she is safe there are more undercover police in Amsterdam than in the whole Netherlands and even more so in the famed "red light" district. In all my travels into and around Amsterdam I have never seen viloence or crime. Yes, Americans go to the Netherlands, travel the world enrich your lives the USA is only a tiny piece of the globe we live on. Sure you can find bad things in the Netherlands, but you have to go looking for them.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Fox News is just the cheerleading squad for the ubber conservatives.
    MSNBC head cheers for the ubber liberals.

    that`s fair & balance.
    2 groups of idiots one oposite ends.

    Though I will add, Fox News when faced with the dilema of no actual facts to back up a position, has no problem with making up facts.

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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Fox news is bad for your brain: Here
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    human_exile Male 13-17
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    May 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    maybe the USAs constant enforcement to monitor everyone at every time is whats causing trouble in the first place
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    MildCorma Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    It`s been said before....

    British head of the UK science council (or something) quit a few years ago for providing advice. The boards advice, which came from many different leading experts in the scientific community who are well respected and conducted / funded research into pot vs alcohol, said that weed is -significantly- less dangerous than alcohol along with a whole host of additional benefits for legalisation. This argument isn`t new, but you know what, Bill Hicks said it best:

    "You`re at a football game. Somebody is being loud, obnoxious and aggressive. Have they been drinking, or smoking pot?!"

    I`m also upset they let people like Bill Oreily on, like we don`t have those kind of shows in the UK... a guy comes on, tells us whats happening and unbiasedly reports both sides of the situation "x says blah, y says blah" and then lets us make our own decisions. It`s quite awesome tbh
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    cheerios18 Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    I have heard Amsterdam is a bit rundown, but I`m obliged by common sense to take the negative of anything on Fox News :I
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    D-PAC Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    I want to say something about this but I don`t know what...

    I live in Rotterdam(+/- 40 km from Amsterdam), no smoker, Dutch, I also have no problems with drugs users. Coffee is also a drug...

    It`s funny that he thinks it`s legal in Amsterdam but it`s also tolerated(big difference) in the rest of the Netherlands.

    For more info Wikipedia:Click there --> Here!!!
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    Izaq Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    @MildCorma

    It`s true that alcohol does more physical damage to the human body, but the social effects are different.

    Most of my friends from high school had a good drink every weekend. And a few smoked weed now and then. It got worse and the four weed smokers started smoking in the working days aswell. They got socially addicted to it.

    All of us have a decent educations and jobs by now, except the four weed smokers. The smoking took over their lives, and they gave up on their educations. With low job opportunities and drug use habbits they are now in the high risk group of becomming full time unemployed drug addicts with more problems ahead.

    Not saying that every pot head has no future, but it`s a sad statistic.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    Wow on the stats
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    krisley Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    He`s one of the few people I dream about falling into a pit of spikes.
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    HeadiesRusH Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    "Well, he makes a fool of himself! Not unusual for him, eh?
    Just the prohibition in the 30`s, when weed is legalized crime will DROP across the board. All crime, except tax evasion (lolz!) because A) more cops will catch crooks now that they`re not chasing tokers. B) more space in jails to keep real criminals IN once the tokers are let out and C) most drug-related crime is over money. Remove the money from pot distribution and viola! A lot less to fight, kill and steal over.

    War on drugs = War on citizens. It`s the worst thing Reagan ever did."

    Deserved to be posted again.
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    seabass101dg Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    "Well, he makes a fool of himself! Not unusual for him, eh?
    Just the prohibition in the 30`s, when weed is legalized crime will DROP across the board. All crime, except tax evasion (lolz!) because A) more cops will catch crooks now that they`re not chasing tokers. B) more space in jails to keep real criminals IN once the tokers are let out and C) most drug-related crime is over money. Remove the money from pot distribution and viola! A lot less to fight, kill and steal over.

    War on drugs = War on citizens. It`s the worst thing Reagan ever did."

    Not Reagan. Nixon.
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
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    May 28, 2011 at 11:04 pm
    Weed honestly isn`t bad for you. Yes, it is smoking, so there is cancer risks, etc., but it`s the same as alcohol, it`s fine in moderation. People who smoke weed/ drink alcohol every day usually don`t end up in great places. But people who can use it in moderation are fine.
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    aussieguy29 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    Haha, O`Reilly is such a moron. He doesn`t even understand basic statistics, what chance is he going to have with tides!

    I definately know where I`d rather live.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:00 am
    I think I speak with a modicum of authourity on this subject, since I lived in Amsterdam for about 7 years.

    I actually watched this when it when new, much like one would rubber neck at a car wreck. Heck I even posted it here a few years back.

    I`m astounded at the amount of people, many of whom are of Dutch descent, who will actually buy into this bullsh*t.

    O`Reilly was talking sh*t out of his arse. No surprise there. Hey Bill, how about you go visit the country you`re lambasting. You know, the one that was voted the best country to live in by the UN.

    Wait, what`s that, you don`t even have a f*cking passport?
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:09 am
    Go visit a country, then talk sh*t about it.

    Not before.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:48 am
    davymid: I see a lot of people from Europe chastising the USA here daily, and I don`t EVER see you tell them "Go visit a country, then talk sh*t about it."

    Until I see you do, I think you`re being rather hypocritical.
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 1:36 am
    The only accurate news here is the old news that conservatives have no clue what they are talking about, no matter the subject.
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    insanmonster Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 3:04 am
    I am really tired of him opening his mouth, I consider myself conservative but for justifiable reasons, not the load of horse poo that he spews.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 3:44 am
    Fox News: Fairly Bullsh*t and A$$holes Reporting
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:01 am
    One of the facts that organized crime is still active in the drug trade it the fact that selling softdrugs is legal but growing it in large quantities isn`t.
    So shops must purchase their goods from people who are willing to commit a crime to sell it legally to a customer.

    Next to that. The Dutch have maximized the THC (the component that makes you high) level in Cannabis to the level of it almost making it to the scale of hard drugs.
    Foreigners not used to those levels of THC will use the same amount they did back home and experience different emotions then they are used to.

    It`s nice to live in a country that isn`t that uptight about everything, but people who can`t handle themselves in those situations tend to ruin it for everyone else.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:43 am
    Batmanners, although I agree with the sentiment of what you said, no need for the homophobic slurs thanks.
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:13 am
    It`s fox news, what did you expect?
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    xbx214 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:26 am
    FUUUUU CK THIS COUNTRY IM LEAVING.
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    Philomath Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 11:28 am
    Why is everyone so upset? Didn`t you hear the great news at the end? "It`s coming to America!"
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    @CrakrJak

    From your second article:
    According to criminologist Henk van de Bunt, each year during the past few years, five- to six thousands weed growing operations are dismantled by Dutch police.

    Coffeeshops have therefore more or less been forced to deal with criminal organizations whose large scale growing- and smuggling operations guarantee a steady supply.
    Sounds like Prohibition 2.0 if you ask me.

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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    ...and before you argue "post hoc ergo propter hoc", there is obviously a demand for marijuana worldwide even in Holland. Even if you cut out one route of access to a product there other ways to get. Most notoriously the Black Market.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    One more thing:

    The ranking I cited is actually of last year. As a matter of fact Amsterdam has managed to hold on to that ranking for over six years now.
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    darkhawk Male 70 & Over
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    May 29, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    Accurate news my ass, i wonder what the numbers are of countries next to this so called cesspool of a country. Bet we still score better :p
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    Negativitron Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    wow, people who advocate personal responsibility and freedom think you shouldn`t decide for yourself to smoke a plant? It`s almost as if they`re some group of hypocrites or something! Gosh golly gee.
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    patridiot Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    You can lead a whore to culture, but you can`t make him think.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    Cajun: It`s still a growing problem there, even if the crime rate is lower than the US, Thus why they are closing so many `coffee shops`.

    The point being is that criminals will exploit marijuana legalization as much as they do prohibition now.

    There was no large hemp/pot industry in America as there were distilleries and breweries. Americans had a taste for alcohol dating back before the revolutionary war. In fact one of the reasons Americans fought against the British was because King George set high taxes on alcohol and other commodities as well.

    There was never as large a demand for marijuana, as there was alcohol, and there still isn`t. It wasn`t until the 1960`s that demand for pot grew enough for organized crime to get involved with it.

    Marijuana demand still isn`t all that scary compared with the demand for crack cocaine and methamphetamines, but they are co-produced by the same crime syndicates and that is what adds to the problems we have.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm
    davymid: I see a lot of people from Europe chastising the USA here daily, and I don`t EVER see you tell them "Go visit a country, then talk sh*t about it."
    CJ, my apologies, I didn`t make myself very clear. When I said that, I was addressing specifically the "talking heads" in the video, not users that are expressing an opinion on the subject. You are correct, this is the internet, and people are free to express their opinions on any subject without censorship or chastisement. Also, most Europeans I know have been to America (family vacations and whatnot), and those that haven`t and talk sh*t about the place based on nothing are just being trollsome.

    On a personal note, I`ve been there literally dozens of times (family vacations in Florida, I`m in Houston about four times a year, best vacation I ever had was touring the SouthWest for a month), and I love America. It has some of the most polite, decent and brightest people I`ve ever met.
  63. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 12:21 am
    It`s still a growing problem there, even if the crime rate is lower than the US, Thus why they are closing so many `coffee shops`.

    We`ll see what time will unfold.

    The point being is that criminals will exploit marijuana legalization as much as they do prohibition now.

    Technically marijuana IS illegal in Holland, but as their policy goes, if they can`t ban they regulate. Seeing as they`re trying to enforce the ban by shutting down the dealers who AREN`T going invest that income in guns so again the coffee shops turn to the black market.

    there still isn`t

    Large enough for the cartels to control Mexico apparently.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:41 am
    davy: I think I can speak for all Americans when I say, "Thank you, Come back anytime" :-)
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    greekhop Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 5:31 am
    I`d like to weigh in on this as a person with Dutch nationality (from their colonies) who lived through out the Netherlands for 15 years.

    Fox news is right to point out Holland is indeed a mess. But its not because of the pot and prostitution laws, those are a minor facet of life there. (Disclosure: I am a dedicated weed consumer myself, and grower.)

    Holland is, IMO, like Soviet empire or the Nazi empire. (Not many native Dutch people feel this way cause they are used to it.) Every aspect of your life and exitence is regulatd and controlled by the goverment. The amount of time you spend interacting with the goverment, avoiding fines, paying fines, and the like is immesureable. The goverment there is all powerfull. Even their social policies are another way to concentrate more power & money in the goverment. The citizen is simply a cog in the machine. And the cogs are less rebelious when stoned and satiated.

    PS> Holland has the worst youth alcoholism +
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm
    Never, not once in my life, did I think I would find something that I could agree with 5Cats on.

    But I just did.

    Good sir, I will give you an internet handshake for that one.
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    sssfdg Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2011 at 10:40 am
    lol.... I have been to Amsterdam about 6 times. It is by far one of my favorite European nations to visit.

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