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Nextdoor guy posted a picture of his friendly neighborhood Nazi's truck after other neighbors helpfully suggested that maybe, you know, the guy didn't actually know Nazi flags were bad.

(Also there was a meth lab raid there recently. Poor guy should maybe wait for the neighbor's house to get CAF'd before trying to sell his own...)

(also when I say "Nextdoor" there I literally mean the site, not that the guy is the neighbor of my neighbor.)

The latest on the Nextdoor nextdoor Nazi: OP seems to have a good sense of humor about the predicament.

Another neighbor's suggestion: "Dress up as hitler and go knock on their door, demand they take it down!"

OP: "haha, ok Iโ€™ll file that solution in the maybe file"

Still keeping my eyes open for that truck around town. ๐Ÿ˜’

In some kind of ugly sequel to Godwin's law, the Nazi discussion inevitably drew in someone who felt the current occupant of the White House was being attacked.

Literally I just went back over the thread and can't even find an oblique reference to him so, well my friend, if the shoe fits...

@gamehawk I got a hand delivered note about this service (for my street in England), I haven't signed up to it as it seems like a cursed idea and I am suspicious of why anyone would give away a service like that for free (they must surely be mining data for /something/?)

@vfrmedia @gamehawk It's basically just Facebook or Twitter, but arranged into groups by geography. Usual busines model-- all-you-can-eat targeted ad buffet.

@vfrmedia Yeah, it's ad-supported. Another one of those "seems like a great idea" attempts at solving social problems (no one knows their neighbors) with technology.

It is kind of notorious for being a hotbed of racism ("has anyone noticed this person of COLOR in our neighborhood? Seems suspicious!") but ours is petty at worst. We had one "This guy is going around knocking on doors and peeking in windows!" and a bunch of people were quick with "That's so-and-so, he's..."

@vfrmedia "... developmentally disabled and sometimes wanders looking for help and a phone to use if he misses his bus. Call the township police, they know him and will get him a ride." So that was... actually nice?

@gamehawk I do know my immediate neighbours and talk to both of them (they congratulated me on getting my driving licence, let me park in spaces outside their house if they aren't using them (the old Chinese chap doesn't drive, the middle aged lady next door goes to visit family in SE England every so often).

She also warned me about people trying car doors as she left hers unlocked by mistake and had a dashcam nicked out of the boot (also the front grille of my car was egged last weekend.)>>

@gamehawk Ironically the Chinese guy worked at British Telecom (he has been there since the 1970s when it was nationalised and took early pension after his wife passed on) and he was on the team that first upgraded the copper cables to fibre optics, he likes his technology but stays well clear of modern social networks..

@vfrmedia Our neighborhood is pretty insular (in part because there are few rental houses so we're kind of regarded as too transient to bother with) but we've met a few of the neighbors, and are on a friendly-wave basis with quite a few more. Which is not bad, for a 1970's neighborhood that's mostly "leave the house through the attached garage and never see anyone when you're not both in your vehicular bubbles" architecture.

@gamehawk maybe the difference in available space between USA and England might be quite a factor.

I do technically have a garage on my house but it isn't big enough for even small modern cars and its some distance away (along a service road to the electricity substation that may or may not be blocked by parked cars), not everyone has driveways so many people park on the street, and thus *have* to acknowledge one another..

@vfrmedia Yep, our neighborhood in Wichita (built 1910's and some 20's) was very different. California bungalows with giant front porches, and close enough together that you could have a conversation with next-door neighbors from your respective porches. Almost no garages - there were some Model-T-scaled ones that people used as storage sheds.

Exception: we had a 3-bay garage at the back of the property but it was a wood/clay shop: no driveway, and windows in place of two of the overhead doors.

@gemlog @gamehawk

what is particularly impressive is he is 87 and still able to do that (though assuming he got the Fiat Panda new could have had around 30 years to practice)...

when the reporter asks if he ever dreamed of a bigger car he just answers "no sir, the big cars use too much petrol" and that in the Panda 4-5 litres can take him to Oostende, which is roughly about 70km away from where he lives..

@vfrmedia @gamehawk Older video though. I forgot how long ago I saw it. He may no longer be with us.

@gemlog @gamehawk

the video itself could well be from the 1990s or even before that (he may have also transferred a 1970s numberplate to the Fiat, registered as a personal number).

In recent times its more common for the B to be placed within an EU flag, even for "oldtimers".

I would need a GB oval for my car if I ever drive on the Continent, it doesn't have Europlates (these were already falling out of fashion long before Brexit)

nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgisch

@GeoffWozniak I mean, dressing up as Hitler, what could go wrong? ๐Ÿ˜†

(To be clear, OP is a couple subdivisions away, and it's *his* nextdoor neighbor. I wouldn't be asking what to do on Nextdoor, I'd just be doing stuff like carefully recording every license plate that visited the place (OP mentioned a prior meth bust there) and anonymously passing it along to Philly antifa or DEA, whichever seemed most promising.)

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