Originally posted by D.Wolf
reply to post by Mr Tranny
You don't need drugs to be a pain in the ass. An other thing is that drugs are not legal in the Netherlands.
Cannabis remains a controlled substance in the Netherlands and both possession and production for personal use are still misdemeanors, punishable
by fines. Coffee shops are also technically illegal but are flourishing nonetheless. However, a policy of non-enforcement has led to a situation where
reliance upon non-enforcement has become common, and because of this the courts have ruled against the government when individual cases were
prosecuted. Drug policy of the Netherlands
Not liking someone will not get someone banned.
It's like ATS. You can't get someone banned just because you don't like em. They have to troll or hoax or use personal attacks or do whatever is
Are all those T&C violating peeps on ATS drug users, you think?
Listen to your own argument. The T&C are a set of rules set out for everyone to see. When you break those rules you are committing the
equivalent of a criminal act as far as this board is concerned. When you commit that criminal act, then there is a stated punishment.
That is how a law works.
The people that will be sent to these slime villages have not committed an act that violates any rule set on the book. The term “falls short of
criminality” means that it does not break the word of the law.
So, by direct logical comparison. It would be the same as a mod on this forum punishing someone for doing something that does not violate any of the
T&C on this forum.
Banning someone that did not violate the T&C on this board would be an arbitrary act based on a passing whim. That would be abusing their power as a
mod. If someone did that, then you could go to the higher ups and get them to review the action. If it is shown that the mod acted inappropriately,
then the mod can be warned, and the person unbanned.
The problem with the slime villages is there is no written word that they are violating. So it is purely based on an arbitrary decision. It is almost
impossible to challenge a decision that is not based on any law on the books. It strictly comes down to what the person making the decision finds to
How a community should handle such situations.
Pass a law against it with strict procedures to follow for each offence.
You know that doing X will make you liable.
So, if you don’t want to be punished, then just don’t do X.
Your neighbors may not like you, and they can hound the phone to the police 24/7. But as long as you don’t do X then they can just swallow their
anger and lump it. It the neighbors keep it up, then they can be prosecuted for harassment, and making fraudulent calls to the police.
That is the reason for strict laws. To protect the innocent, as well as punish the guilty.
When the judging system is highly subjective, then you don’t have any idea that what you are doing could set you up for a trip to the “slime
If you do something relatively harmless, but your neighbors do not like your political leaning, then they could make a big curfluffle about it, and
every other small thing you do. After enough complaints, then you are headed off to slime vill. The neighbor to the other side of them may do
something far worse than you do, on a daily basses, but they will never complain about him, because they are friends with him.
When the people making the judgment are friends with the people that don’t like you, then that is when the system if ripe for abuse. You are
basically begging for the system to be abused when you don’t have strict guidelines, and laws to follow.
Before you know it, putting up a cross in the window for Christmas will earn you a trip to slime vill.
It is not against the law to be an ass.
People do not have a right to not be offended.
It you can’t handle it, it reflects more on you, than it does them.
edit on 5-12-2012 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)