Facebook neighborhood groups are the worst thing ever

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Hating the poor, nimby fucks, racism, progress haters, tax refusers, let's all hold hands while we die together. Examples welcome.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Saturday, 23 May 2015 06:02 (four years ago) Permalink

The two Facebook groups for my city are basically old people reminiscing about where they hung out as teenagers.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Saturday, 23 May 2015 06:15 (four years ago) Permalink

the neighbourhood Facebook group that keeps haunting me is mostly just local crime paranoia. still bullshit, obv

gong mad (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 23 May 2015 08:16 (four years ago) Permalink

There's a doozy in Northeast Minneapolis where a gun-happy libertarian pitbull-loving douchette is always on patrol, lest a Somali person or LIBRUL be seen somewhere in her vicinity, actually enjoying their lives.

scientist/exotic dancer (suzy), Saturday, 23 May 2015 08:41 (four years ago) Permalink

I still go to a Google group for my dad's neighborhood, one of those places where there's only one entrance/exit. Every month, someone will wonder how much it would cost to put a camera or a security gate at the (public) entrance, and every month, someone replie that the criminals would probably just steal that too.

pplains, Saturday, 23 May 2015 13:48 (four years ago) Permalink

The racism on some of these is the most discouraging I've found on the 'net. Discouraging because what former residents say in those groups is rude, hurtful, unfair, and INACCURATE.

No neighborhood near where I have lived has EVER been "respectable". Around my old hood are many areas that were essentially mob turf. NO ONE back in the day would boast about their community.

Doesn't stop them from interrupting current black residents to call their middle-class neighborhoods a "ghetto".

We really need a stronger movement against racism on the Internet.

Freeland Avenue (I M Losted), Saturday, 23 May 2015 20:40 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm not in a facebook one but my neighborhood is one of my city's more racist and it's so painful. like "i just wanted you all to know that last night at around 10 there were 2 young black males walking around yelling," in addition to the mundane "i saw a raccoon" and "we never used this food item does anyone want it"

computer champion (harbl), Saturday, 23 May 2015 20:45 (four years ago) Permalink

meant to say mine is nextdoor

computer champion (harbl), Saturday, 23 May 2015 20:46 (four years ago) Permalink

The comments sections in 4nne 4rundel 1st Alert and 4nne 4rundel County Breaking News and Events got hella racist during the Freddie Gray protests, but I was happy to see a lot of anti-racist pushback after the first day or so.

I just joined "You know you're from 3dgewater when..." group for the purposes of this thread. Wish me luck.

cause baby, now we got dad bod (how's life), Saturday, 23 May 2015 22:57 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm such a dick. They let me in the group and it's totally harmless and even positive. All like "what was the name of the hardware store before they turned it into a Royal Farms?" type stuff.

Even class pictures from the elementary school demonstrating that it was a pretty diverse community decades ago.

I'll stand by the other pages I mentioned as being pretty bad though.

cause baby, now we got dad bod (how's life), Saturday, 23 May 2015 23:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Hey harbl, I just saw that raccoon! No joke.

But yeah, I joined one of these things and there's a lot of really depressing things about it. Paranoia running crazy.

circa1916, Sunday, 24 May 2015 03:25 (three years ago) Permalink

meant to say mine is nextdoor

― computer champion (harbl), Saturday, May 23, 2015 1:46 PM (8 hours ago)

i signed for nextdoor wanting to be on the W. Oakland one where my practice space is because we've had some break ins, but it forced me into the one where i actually live, which is a combination of shelves for sale and suspicious person rummaging through garbage at 2am

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:18 (three years ago) Permalink

Edgewater group won't hold a candle to Cape St. Clare (no googleproofing -- name and shame). Anne Arundel Co really did become racist fuckhead central in the last 15 years or so -- you hear more western PA and Texas accents, too.

Three Word Username, Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:07 (three years ago) Permalink

I understand that for a lot of people, Facebook is for nostalgia and reuniting with your old schoolmates, but why, twenty or thirty years on, has it not occurred to the conspicuous consumption crowd that some of us are still loyal to our old communities and don't need to hear your "there goes the neighborhood" scare stories. Especially when those tactics were old forty years ago.

Then there are people who grew up in a very progressive and pro-labor community and who somehow think the current residents want to hear their smug libertarian politics.

How can someone live in proximity to the black community throughout their childhood and not absorb ANY knowledge of or appreciation for that community and its values - not to mention being utterly ignorant about the implications of integration. For example, it's not black people's fault that the mall closed down - as if money rains from the sky wherever YOU go.

Was sick of and alienated from these people the first time around. Also appalled that their ignorant children live in expensive new-construction homes because living in a 1960's split level is for "ghetto" people.

Freeland Avenue (I M Losted), Sunday, 24 May 2015 16:25 (three years ago) Permalink

I wanted to alert local residents: on Tues afternoon around 5 pm I saw a man in the courtyard area between 2 buildings in this area, who appeared to be looking in ground floor windows, kind of lingering and staring at various apartments. He was carrying what looked like a collapsible cane (maybe for breaking windows?). By the time I got outside to investigate, he was gone. I recognize most of the people who live in the buildings in my area and I definitely did not recognize him. Just a heads up to be alert for prowlers, lock windows when you're out, maybe leave a radio or TV on, etc.

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 21:19 (three years ago) Permalink

my facebook neighborhood group is

1) punks yelling about yuppies gentrifying the neighborhood
2) yuppies getting mad that punks keep breaking windows and pepper spraying business owners (yes, this really happened last week)
3) me writing and erasing x50 times a message saying PUNKS YOU ARE THE REASON IT IS GENTRIFYING IN THE FIRST PLACE but never posting it
4) the really cool city councillor for our hood answering ppl's questions and generally being awesome

1-3 = dud, 4 = k-classic & poss. the best thing abt facebook for me right now imo

Who M the best? (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 21:55 (three years ago) Permalink

To the asshole who left this note:

I just had to put my dog down yesterday and it was such a joy to come out to my car today and find this note. Thank you. Beautiful timing. Also, I didn't touch you're fucking car. Lastly, if you are so god damn worried about your bumpers get a fucking garage. You do realize where you're parking, right??? If I had a dime for every mark on my bumper from people parking I'd be a millionaire. You're truly an idiot.

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Tuesday, 9 June 2015 21:21 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...


pplains, Saturday, 11 July 2015 20:00 (three years ago) Permalink

Suspicious person 1d ago
D*** R******** from Grand Lake
There's an African American male about 5ft 5inch tall balled real thin build walking around here with a shirt no underwear he was hiding in my yard behind my door my husband chased him off he might have went in someone else's yard make sure you watch your children keep your door locked windows locked ect..... Just be careful an be aware oh an one more thing he seemed to be high with a green shirt no pants no underwear but had on shoes an socks he look to be in his 20s

sarahell, Saturday, 11 July 2015 22:58 (three years ago) Permalink


soref, Saturday, 11 July 2015 22:59 (three years ago) Permalink

balled, with no hare.

pplains, Saturday, 11 July 2015 23:17 (three years ago) Permalink


2011’s flagrantly ceremonious rock-opera (Bananaman Begins), Saturday, 11 July 2015 23:37 (three years ago) Permalink

kind of pleasing Springsteen album track vibe to that North Little Rock one

2011’s flagrantly ceremonious rock-opera (Bananaman Begins), Saturday, 11 July 2015 23:39 (three years ago) Permalink

Wel now, ol' Wesley Dinwiddle fell out of the swinging door cage
Bout lost half a foot, man, it's been a coon's age.
How ya doin', Harrell, you been keeping real busy?
How bout you meet me tonight in Atlantic City.

pplains, Saturday, 11 July 2015 23:46 (three years ago) Permalink

Naw these look safe as hell. What could go wrong.


pplains, Saturday, 11 July 2015 23:54 (three years ago) Permalink

I feel bad now.


pplains, Sunday, 12 July 2015 02:10 (three years ago) Permalink

The other night we were at a bar in the area and a guy came in asking if people wanted to buy ink cartridges. Is this a code for drugs? Or is this the new bar selling trend? I've seen people trying to sell roses and other romantic items for people to give their ladies, but this was new for me. Any ideas?

computer champion (harbl), Tuesday, 14 July 2015 23:14 (three years ago) Permalink

It's the new "car stereo": ink cartridges.

Mark G, Tuesday, 14 July 2015 23:22 (three years ago) Permalink

jjj: i quoted your first post on my neighbourhood's facebook

someone asked me what a tax refuser is, i said i would ask you

what is a tax refuser?

Bouncy Castlevania (Will M.), Friday, 17 July 2015 15:08 (three years ago) Permalink

I had a good time winding up my local Facebook group last year around Guy Fawkes' night


(no offence to people) (dog latin), Friday, 17 July 2015 15:29 (three years ago) Permalink

'D3bbie Fr4m3' is no relation

(no offence to people) (dog latin), Friday, 17 July 2015 15:30 (three years ago) Permalink

it went on a lot longer than that - 250 comments, then i got banned.

(no offence to people) (dog latin), Friday, 17 July 2015 15:42 (three years ago) Permalink

I like the guy who threatens to call the police on charges of 'wasting people's time'. Can't remember if I managed to prntscrn the part where I said I'd heard a series of loud bangs coming from outside, and on being told it was fireworks replied 'I'm closing my front door all the same'.

(no offence to people) (dog latin), Friday, 17 July 2015 15:45 (three years ago) Permalink

I just got in an argument with a cop on my neighborhood group who was saying that it was good "broken windows" policing to target bikes as much as possible. They're ridden by the criminal element.

Also, a number of people are upset about a corner where there are just too many newspaper boxes, and a taxi stand that had a lot of taxis lined up at it.

five six and (man alive), Friday, 17 July 2015 15:51 (three years ago) Permalink

we had a guy kicking up a fuss about a pedestrian crossing being built (along a very dangerous and busy piece of road which many pedestrians use every day) because it would hold up his car.

(no offence to people) (dog latin), Friday, 17 July 2015 15:55 (three years ago) Permalink

Class-A trolling there, dl.

how's life, Friday, 17 July 2015 16:19 (three years ago) Permalink

File under: Surely_some_mistake!

Hello All,
Frequently I see garbage like mattresses, box springs, on the corners of Jayne and Perkins, Warwick and Perkins, and at the end of Lee at Vernon. I'm always puzzled given that the garbage is located in front of multi unit buildings, with I imagine hundreds of people passing it daily...and yet the garbage remains. Do folks not know it's quite simple to report it to public works? Are people oblivious to it because they've passed it so many times? Maybe they're thinking since they didn't put it there, they're not responsible for calling it in. Please folks, if you live close to where the garbage is, call it in to public works and they'll pick it up. We all pay tax dollars to receive this service

sarahell, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 21:09 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I live at the end of Warwick near Euclid and there's an apartment building across from me that's on the corner. The balconies face our building.
About once every week there's a woman who throws parties and is extremely loud. She's sits on her balcony, drinks and smokes cigarettes to all hours.
Not sure if she knows how loud she is but it echoes.
Anyone else hear her? And if you know her please quiet her down or find her a boyfriend.

sarahell, Sunday, 9 August 2015 20:51 (three years ago) Permalink

I think I mentioned this elsewhere, but I'm actually now a member of a *secret* facebook group whose purpose has become in large part to make fun of the main neighborhood groups.

five six and (man alive), Monday, 10 August 2015 02:19 (three years ago) Permalink

Classic. I need to start one of those for my burg.

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Monday, 10 August 2015 16:49 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Ohhhhhhhhh they are sooooo terrible.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 8 September 2015 20:41 (three years ago) Permalink


Long clusterfuck thread about nanny-shaming
Long clusterfuck thread that started as a parody of the nanny-shaming thread and somehow turned into someone insinuating that it's Jewish people's fault that the neighborhood Barnes & Noble is closing because they let their kids destroy the books and toys

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 8 September 2015 20:43 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

nextdoor, Jesus Christ I wish I didn't know how many monsters lived near me

nomar, Saturday, 26 September 2015 17:24 (three years ago) Permalink

It's amazing how many innocuous topics are a bat signal for xenophobes.

nomar, Saturday, 26 September 2015 17:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Here's Nextdoor in a nutshell:

'did anybody hear that noise'
'somebody was casing my house'
'kids are selling newspaper subscriptions'
'I was burgled yesterday when I left all my ground floor windows open'
'_____ new restaurant is great'
'you're an agent of gentrification'
'you're the real racist'
'I've lived here for ____ years and ACTUALLY you're the racist'
'all of you are racist'
'free chunks of concrete in my driveway, you haul'

Nextdoor ultimately booted me for not giving my real name, which turned out to make my life much more peaceful.

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 26 September 2015 18:37 (three years ago) Permalink

today it was

"two suspicious men were walking by my house. i asked them what they were doing, they said they were going for a walk. i stared at them as they walked away. they stared back! i felt very uncomfortable..."
"they might be ILLEGAL ALIENS, there are so many MURDERERS being allowed into this country. here's an article from the WSJ with statistics."
"my friend was MURDERED by someone she wanted to help, don't let your guard down. RIP to my friend i miss her every day."

nomar, Saturday, 26 September 2015 18:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Just checked it out for laffs, and it has the strangest way of assigning neighborhoods. I'm not even in the same zip code as the one they assigned me.

pplains, Saturday, 26 September 2015 20:49 (three years ago) Permalink

the West Oakland nextdoor is apparently highly "entertaining" and trollable, but my neighborhood is burglaries, nanny shares, and lost chihuahuas

sarahell, Saturday, 26 September 2015 21:25 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm NO Golden Gate, and as I've said it's been quite some time since I looked at it.

Conversely my hippie neighbor who's lived here for just over a year organized a block party last saturday afternoon that turned into a pretty nice way to acquaint myself with some of my neighbors. He did make everybody stand in a circle to bond, but otherwise it was quite enjoyable.

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 26 September 2015 21:58 (three years ago) Permalink

oh for sure

i was looking at comments on an editorial in the local paper and there's some dude from the eastern part of the state who has made it his life's crusade to stop them everywhere. i guess his business is right outside a road diet area and he lost a little business? everything he cites links back to one single WSJ article -- every other editorial echos the exact same comments and references to studies

strong argument there for holding nationally distributed papers to a much higher standard

mh, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:24 (three months ago) Permalink

xp kudos on the porch work, pplains

mh, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:24 (three months ago) Permalink

what is a road diet?

sarahell, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:28 (three months ago) Permalink

A road diet, also called a lane reduction or road rechannelization, is a technique in transportation planning whereby the number of travel lanes and/or effective width of the road is reduced in order to achieve systemic improvements.

for instance, this worked really well in a neighborhood next to mine where a really wide road that has lots of stores on it got switched from four lanes of travel to two and made formal (as opposed to unmarked) parking and bike lanes on both side

mh, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:32 (three months ago) Permalink

xp to cite a street you might know, like if Solano Ave up in Berkeley used to have two lanes of traffic going each way and then changed it to how it appears now, adding in angled parking and turn lanes and cutting down the speed limit.

omar little, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:33 (three months ago) Permalink

it drives people who hate paying attention while driving nuts because it turns areas with high pedestrian and bike traffic with traffic that ignores them into areas where drivers are forced to give those people space

mh, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:36 (three months ago) Permalink

xp - ohhh they did this with Telegraph Ave in Oakland right near me about a year ago -- between the diet, the buses, and the weird parklets -- it really discourages driving down that stretch of street

sarahell, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:48 (three months ago) Permalink

lol at Solano ave tho -- that's yuppie hell and way out of the way for me -- might as well drive to SF

sarahell, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:50 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure that ppl on my nextdoor have complained about this telegraph ave road diet tho, however, it is eclipsed by the bigger issue of package theft. I swear, if someone were to run for city council in our district on a platform that prioritizes combating package theft with some innovative technological solution, they would win by a landslide.

sarahell, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

package and bike thieves are the local scourge. every time someone loses a bike, someone replies that they should check the homeless encampments. Or when they see someone they ID as "a transient" with a bike, sometimes they take a photo of them and say "anyone missing a bike that looks like this?"

omar little, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:59 (three months ago) Permalink

still tho, it really demonstrates the repercussions of amazon's dominance -- delivery companies are super lax now in terms of requiring signatures before delivery -- fedex saw no problem whatsoever in leaving packages on the doorstep to my apartment building, which is akin to putting them on the curb with a big sign that says "FREE!" ... maybe the prospective city council candidate could also file a class action lawsuit against FedEx on behalf of everyone in Oakland, pretty much

sarahell, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:03 (three months ago) Permalink

i mean, if the economic conditions of my life were such that stealing packages was a solid career move, I would totally target this neighborhood.

sarahell, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Amazon also just makes so much money that they'll take the losses on stolen packages and just send you a replacement with no question asked, so people feel secure in that regard as well. Which also cuts out local stores to an extent, people don't worry about not being home because it doesn't matter, they know a replacement would get sent regardless.

omar little, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:09 (three months ago) Permalink

oh, I'm talking about FedEx -- delivering for companies that aren't just Amazon -- in that they are delivering so many Amazon packages, they need to be more efficient. Amazon would not refund me the cost of the makita drill batteries that got stolen, which I ordered from Amazon because Home Depot (and the other hardware stores) don't carry batteries for my 25 year old drill ...

sarahell, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:11 (three months ago) Permalink

imo Amazon capitalized on both sides of the equation by buying the Ring doorbell company

want some packages? we'll send you some. someone stealing your packages? buy our fancy motion sensor doorbell and find out who

mh, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink


sarahell, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:23 (three months ago) Permalink

maybe then they will buy nextdoor.com so they can monetize people complaining about their packages being stolen and posting blurry pics taken from the Ring cameras

sarahell, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:24 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm kind of thinking they will -- the Ring app already has a nextdoor-like feature and 90% of it is "this guy came up to my porch and looked in the window but didn't ring the bell"

mh, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:25 (three months ago) Permalink

oh yeah and the classic "loud noise - car backfiring or gun being fired?"

tbh I don't remember the last time I heard a car backfire but it's an interesting dichotomy set up

mh, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:28 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm kind of thinking they will -- the Ring app already has a nextdoor-like feature and 90% of it is "this guy came up to my porch and looked in the window but didn't ring the bell"

don't start shit won't be no shit let your cat sit in the window then imo

steven, soda jerk (sic), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:19 (three months ago) Permalink


pplains, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:29 (three months ago) Permalink

NextDoor users are even more delusional than Craigslist users for people trying to sell their junk at high end prices

“Used ikea lack table missing 1 leg $50 cash offers only”

omar little, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:34 (three months ago) Permalink

lol those things go for like $10 new in store!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:31 (three months ago) Permalink

someone's selling used bathroom mats in ours o_O

kinder, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 08:27 (three months ago) Permalink

no longer do people leave notes on cars asking someone to move if they're taking up two parking spots, they snap photos of the offending vehicle and post them on NextDoor and the entire neighborhood is collectively *apoplectic* at these criminal acts.

omar little, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Today, February 27th, at approximately 10:55am, OPD police activity briefly impacted the neighborhood near and within the 400 block of Oakland Avenue. OPD patrol located a stolen and parked recreational vehicle and were unable to determine whether the vehicle was occupied. Due to safety considerations, traffic was restricted to and from the area as officers employed various tactics to use time, distance, and communication to ensure the safe apprehension of anyone who may have possibly been inside the vehicle. Oakland Ave was reopened at 11:48 am and the vehicle was safely recovered without incident or arrest.

sarahell, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:54 (two months ago) Permalink



pplains, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 23:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Anyone else catch men pleasuring themselves in their cars on Grand Ave?
In the past 4 months I have caught 2 different men pleasuring themselves (pants down, genitals out) in the front seat of their cars on Grand Avenue. Both instances have been between Lenox and Perkins St during peak morning commute hours. Has anyone else encountered this? What would you suggest doing? Is this even worth reporting to the police?
*** If you have been doing this in your car in public, I urge you, please go home! A major street with people and children walking around is not the place for you to be getting off.

New7h ago · 23 neighborhoods in Crime & Safety

sarahell, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:36 (two months ago) Permalink

OL who is leaning over to look??

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:03 (two months ago) Permalink

presumably someone thinking of the children walking around?

sarahell, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:04 (two months ago) Permalink

East Bay Veterinary Clinic Located at 568 Grand Avenue Sold Me Counterfeit Flea Medication And Killed My Dog

sarahell, Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Is that a song title from the next Mark Kozelek record?

brain (krakow), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:34 (two months ago) Permalink

There was just a big furore because apparently the ground of the play area in the local park was painted the colours of the Irish tricolour flag overnight by vandals. This is in the east end of Glasgow, so a potentially controversial topic amongst certain people, including the incensed and offended guy who initially posted about it after being sent a photo by a friend. "Think of the kiddiewinks!" etc.

In the end of course, it wasn't any such thing. I believe the play area has always had flooring in green, pinkish and orange sections, though I've never particularly paid attention to it.

At least it was a great post for highlighting the sectarian bigots and credulous idiots in the immediate area. There was some nice piss taking as well, thankfully, with at least one Ivory Coast reference before it all escalated to deletion.

brain (krakow), Thursday, 21 March 2019 12:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Are there that many sectarian Irish in Scotland? Dumb question probably, sorry.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 22 March 2019 05:00 (two months ago) Permalink

There are (historically) issues with sectarianism in Glasgow. I'm not really clued up on it as I totally eschew both religion and football, but it's there. Being very lazy with my link choice here sorry, a bit short of time to read any deeper articles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sectarianism_in_Glasgow

brain (krakow), Friday, 22 March 2019 11:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Gonna go down to the playground and paint a big Mexican flag. Tell everyone it's the Irish flag if they complain.

pplains, Friday, 22 March 2019 13:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Trayce - there are signs on public transport in Glasgow basically warning you not to talk about religion in public because you could be arrested for inciting violence.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 22 March 2019 15:27 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Who... who includes a selfie with their post asking for dental advice?


pplains, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 01:39 (one month ago) Permalink

at least open your mouth

alomar lines, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 05:03 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

someone had a fight in the alley

I also heard. The men were screaming, but not cursing. I prayed that the Prince of Peace would intervene. I also went to call the police. But didn't because I could no longer hear anything. It sounded like it was right outside my bedroom window in the back. Three young men rent the house next door. They are middle-class, but there is at least one girlfriend who sometimes spends the night. Many are deluded, thinking sin has no consequences. The devil is a liar.

forensic plumber (harbl), Thursday, 2 May 2019 11:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Man, when the Prince of Peace and the Police show up to the same alley fight.

pplains, Thursday, 2 May 2019 13:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

who would win? prince of peace or cops? scouting reports on POP are high in praise but afaik cops are 1-0 lifetime vs prince of peace

deus ex majima (Will M.), Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the bizarre poetry of Facebook neighbourhood groups

brain (krakow), Thursday, 2 May 2019 20:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I joined the Reading one, but it proved to be a long series of "Who remembers Rumbelows?" type messages.

Mark G, Thursday, 2 May 2019 22:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

My nextdoor group has been relatively chill up until now, but recently the paranoiacs have infiltrated.


Someone else made a post to report a strange van idling on her street, but it turned out to be her neighbor who had lived there for 4 years.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 3 May 2019 11:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks. My husband says as you say...action needed. At 6:10 am one morning 2 weeks ago, .went to my car in driveway. I.was .not aware until later that I.may have witnessed something bad. I heard like a firecracker, then a short guy in hoodie running down the street....I ducked low near car....around 9am I reported it to the police.....not.good...

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 3 May 2019 11:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I had to try typing that out for myself to see how it feels. .....not.good...

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 3 May 2019 11:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink


|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Friday, 3 May 2019 11:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

On the poetry front, there's one particular person in the group for my local area who always posts in an amazing and particularly idiosyncratic style.

Here's a favourite that I saved from a few months back. All the formatting is hers as well.

But also the railway line
Then to Edinburgh (via carntyne fine)
The sub. Bit to Springburn
Is not needed
A new Edinburgh-springburn route
Done via stepps
I think ?
If I’m wrong sorry
But I see all that area away for a new development
That no one wants
The old buildings need to stay

brain (krakow), Friday, 3 May 2019 11:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that one was a failed ilx sock, iirc

mh, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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