Amsterdam is one of the places I've been where I truly felt at home, and didn't want to ever leave. My friend had to basically drag me to the airport and make me come home. I felt very safe on the street, food and fun was cheap, people were very friendly and the language is darn close to English (Dutch and English share a lot of origins and are very easy to translate.) People BUSK for a living there, seriously, you can make your food and rent by singing on the damn street.
I could not even fathom America being able to be like Amsterdam - people here are entirely disillusioned because of the fucked up economy and lifestyle expectations. I think it would take several generations for that change to take effect.
On a final note, Bill "Oh, really?" is one of the few humans on this planet for whom I harbor a deep hatred. Ugh. If he thinks Amsterdam is evil, then I definitely want to live there.
I come from a family of neocons. Fox News is practically on all day long at my house. I actually emailed these clips to my family members.
I would not mind moving to Amsterdam one day. Thanks for posting this Lucid Memes.