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  • ‘Hookers for Hillary’ Announce the ‘Benefits’ They’ll Be Offering to Clinton Supporters

    02/18/2016 3:39:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | February 17, 2016 | CONOR SWANBERG
    'Hookers for Hillary' Announce the 'Benefits' They'll Be Offering to Clinton Supporters Hillary Clinton has her fair share of Hollywood and big name endorsers so far, but one group in Nevada has captured the attention of various news outlets. They are "Hookers 4 Hillary," and they are the Bunnies at Dennis Hof's Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nevada - a legal brothel. One of the employees, Caressa Kisses, 29, told The Huffington Post that she will be offering some benefits for Clinton supporters: "If you tell me you're caucusing or voting for Hillary, I will give you a free...
  • Salzburg brothel offers free sex in tax protest

    06/14/2015 11:37:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    A licensed brothel in the city of Salzburg has been offering free drinks and free sex in a protest against what its owner says is unfair taxation. The Kronen Zeitung tabloid reports that the news has spread like wildfire, with punters lining up to get inside. Salzburgs red light district king Hermann Pascha Mller, who owns the well-known Pascha brothel, told the paper that he no longer wants to be the tax offices pimp. German-born Mller told the Kronen Zeitung that hes already had to turn away hundreds of disappointed customers as he has had a full house since the...
  • Nevadas Bunny Ranch brothel seeking paid quality control testers

    05/25/2015 4:34:36 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 58 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/31/15 | Nina Golgowski
    Think you know great sex? Nevada's famed Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel is on the prowl for official "quality" control testers who not only get paid to have sex with their prostitutes but to then evaluate their performance. "I'm looking for someone who's fun, has some personality and wants to have a good time," Dennis Hof, whose seven brothels make up 40% of North America's legal bordellos and starred in the hit HBO series "Cathouse," told the Daily News.
  • Gunmen kill 29 women in attack on Baghdad brothel

    07/16/2014 6:01:50 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 36 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 14 Jul 2014 | anon
    Religious militias are suspected of carrying out a massacre in a brothel in Baghdad in which 29 women and two men were killed. ... an notorious brothel-keeper known only as "Aws", who used to bribe police and soldiers in the neighbourhood to turn a blind eye to his rackets. The side street where the compound was located was routinely guarded by members of the security forces. Grisly photographs obtained by the AFP news agency showed crouching bodies of five women huddled together in a corner of a bathroom with blood-spattered tiled walls and floor ...
  • Bill Clinton pictured posing with two PROSTITUTES at star-studded charity event in his honor

    03/02/2014 2:20:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 61 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 1, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Bill Clinton pictured posing with two PROSTITUTES at star-studded charity event in his honor Former President Clinton was pictured with two prostitutes who work at a legal brothel in Nevada They were captured chatting at a charity event in Los Angeles on Thursday where Clinton gave the keynote address The prostitutes- named Barbie Girl and Ava Adora- work at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch and were in California for the unite4:Humanity event Bill Clinton's controversial couplings has reached a new level after he was pictured spending time with prostitutes at a recent charity event. The former President was...
  • Mustang Ranch brothel owner rides to victory in Nevada county commission race

    11/19/2012 8:02:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 19, 2012
    RENO, Nev. The owner of a Nevada brothel who was recently elected as a county commissioner says he faced few objections during his campaign. Lance Gilman tells The Associated Press that to many voters in Storey County his Mustang Ranch is just a business and a prosperous one at that. The 68-year-old Gilman describes himself as a dye-in-the-wool Republican who loves American values.
  • Dug out of the Thames mud, a token Romans used to pay for their pleasure

    01/16/2012 7:09:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 | Eleanor Harding
    Made from bronze and smaller than a ten pence piece, the coin depicts a man and a woman engaged in an intimate act. Historians believe it is the first example of a Roman brothel token to be found in this country. It lay hidden in mud for almost 2,000 years until it was unearthed by an amateur archaeologist with a metal detector. On the reverse of the token is the numeral XIIII, which experts say could indicate the holder handed over 14 small Roman coins called asses to buy it. This would have been the equivalent of seven loaves of...
  • Ron Paul has Brothel Pimpin for Paul (Pimping for Ron Paul: Two for one Special)

    01/20/2012 6:49:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | January 4, 2012 | The Inquisitr
    Ron Paul has Brothel Pimpin for Paul Ron Paul, known for his Libertarian views, has picked up a new endorsement. The Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a Nevada brothel has begun a campaign they are calling Pimpin for Paul The owner of the Brothel, Dennis Hof said in a statement We decided to go with the guy thats more about states rights and thats Ron Paul, Hof did a survey of 500 prostitutes to see which candidate they wanted to support, and the results were close between Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich. We thought real closely about supporting Newt Gingrich ...
  • Palin Fatigue

    09/08/2011 7:13:05 PM PDT · by TomServo · 168 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/08/2011 | PAUL A. GIGOT
    Sarah Palin must wonder what happened to her political glamour.
  • Oakland Park brothel suspect surprises judge

    08/29/2011 8:18:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 25, 2011 | Juan Ortega
    FORT LAUDERDALE Willie David Rice could be commended for his honesty, at least. In federal court on Thursday to answer to charges that he guarded an Oakland Park brothel, he gave this response when the judge asked about his line of work: "Criminal." After an awkward pause, Rice, 45, explained he's never had legitimate employment. He was one of three people arrested in May during a raid on the Boom Boom Room, a bordello with underage girls.
  • Ted Kennedy Arranged to 'Rent' Brothel in Latin America, '61 Memo Says

    02/28/2011 11:05:56 AM PST · by MissesBush · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/28/11
    The late Sen. Ted Kennedy arranged to "rent" a brothel for a night while on a visit to Chile and other Latin American countries decades ago, according to a 1961 State Department memo obtained and published by the watchdog group Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch released several documents said to be from Kennedy's FBI file. The group said it obtained a cleaner copy of the State Department memo after a mostly redacted version was made public earlier. The Dec. 28, 1961, memo described a tour of several Latin American countries Kennedy made while he was an assistant prosecutor with Suffolk County,...
  • U.S. Senator Kennedy 'rented out a Chilean brothel for the entire night': FBI files

    02/28/2011 9:45:26 AM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 2/28/11 | Daily Mail Staff
    Late U.S. senator Ted Kennedy has been accused of renting an entire Chilean brothel and seeking meetings with communists who had left-wing views. The information came to light after a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch - the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption - who put pressure on the FBI to release the material. Their file on the late senator, who died from brain cancer in August 2009, was released but contained a large amount of blacked out information - until now. The statements previously withheld include accusations that during a tour of several Latin...
  • Report: Ted Kennedy arranged to rent Chilean brothel

    02/28/2011 9:40:07 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/28/11 | Joe Dwinell
    An explosive FBI file on the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy now reportedly reveals he made arrangements to rent a brothel in Chile in 1961 while on a swing through South America, according to newly released documents obtained by Judicial Watch. The documents in question, part of an expansive FBI file on the late Bay State senator, were originally redacted when released last year until Judicial Watch objected under the Freedom of Information Act, the organization stated in a press release. The new passages allege Kennedy was on a tour of Chile, Mexico and other surrounding countries while serving...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pimp paid for first Harry Reid campaign [Title shortened]

    08/19/2010 10:25:06 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 54 replies
    Your Politics News ^ | August 18, 2010 | Staff
    SNIP...a former long-time campaign manager for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) conceded that he took a polygraph and planned to go public sometime soon with claims that his former boss took illegal cash from a brothel owner [Mustand emphasis]to fund his political campaign, has learned.
  • Green Discounts for using bicycle or public transit.. a brothel in Berlin changes it business model

    10/22/2009 11:24:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 1,050+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/22/09
    A profession O and CONgre$$ won't be messing with 'pay' rates anytime soon?
  • Berlin brothel cuts rates for 'green' customers

    10/16/2009 11:00:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies · 1,613+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 10/16/09 | Mary MacPherson Lane
    BERLIN Part of Berlin's red-light scene is going green. One bordello, hoping to stave off falling demand in the economic crisis, has begun offering discounts to customers who pedal bicycles to the door. "It's very difficult to find parking around here, and this option is better for our environment," said Thomas Goetz, who owns the brothel Maison d'Envie, or House of Desire. Local residents in Prenzlauer Berg - a part of former East Berlin now home to scores of trendy boutiques, restaurants and clubs - had staunchly supported the Green party in recent elections and have welcomed the bordello's...
  • Group once linked to Barack Obama taped giving advice to 'brothel owners' (global standing sinks)

    09/13/2009 3:41:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,492+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 9/13/09 | Toby Harnden
    Group once linked to Barack Obama taped giving advice to 'brothel owners'By Toby Harnden in Washington Published: 9:19PM BST 13 Sep 2009 Acorn employees were taped giving advice on tax avoidance and employment of 13-year-old illegal immigrants to Right-wing activists posing as brothel owners. "It is clear that Acorn's affiliation with the 2010 census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 census efforts," said Robert Groves, the census director. Acorn - the Association of Community Organisations for Reform...
  • New Zealand athlete opens brothel to fund Olympic bid

    07/11/2009 7:25:00 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 26 replies · 997+ views
    CBS ^ | 7-11-09 | not noted
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A New Zealand taekwondo athlete has opened a brothel to help fund his bid to compete at the 2012 London Olympics, local media reported Sunday. Logan Campbell, 23, told the Sunday Star-Times newspaper he hoped his Auckland "gentleman's club," which provided escort services, would help him raise about $200,000 toward his London Games campaign. Campbell, who finished in the top 16 in the featherweight division at last year's Beijing Olympics, said he spent around $90,000 competing in international events leading up to the games.
  • Women Turn To Sex Industry In Rough Economy

    01/05/2009 8:34:27 AM PST · by careyb · 35 replies · 3,193+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 1/5/09 | PMSNBC
    Video report. Don't worry - the video has no porn. ;) Personally, I wouldn't spend 5 cents for Air Force Amy.
  • "What are you doing here?": man asks wife at brothel

    12/29/2008 7:17:01 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 38 replies · 1,673+ views
    reuters ^ | Wed Jan 9, 2008 | Writing by Chris Borowski, Editing by Matthew Jones
    WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish man got the shock of his life when he visited a brothel and spotted his wife among the establishment's employees.
  • Chicken Ranch transfer blocked (Jun. 20, 2007)

    12/14/2008 12:28:50 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies · 1,570+ views
    Pahrump Valley Times ^ | Jun. 20, 2007 | MARK WAITE
    "Chicken Ranch transfer blocked By MARK WAITE PVT The Chicken Ranch brothel will remain under its present ownership for the time being, after the Nye County Licensing and Liquor Board unanimously rejected a request for a brothel license by Bruce Kahn Tuesday. The vote came after a recommendation by Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo. "It's a long standing position that a brothel license is the most privileged license in the state of Nevada, if not the United States of America," DeMeo said. A documentary film crew from Los Angeles was taping the discussion. The sheriff said Lt. Jack Grimauld spent...
  • Economic Tough Times Hit Nevada Brothel

    11/22/2008 10:28:12 AM PST · by MovementConservative · 58 replies · 4,522+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 22, 2008 | By NEAL KARLINSKY and ALYSSA LITOFF
    A woman who had just scored a precious high-paying job in the midst of a disastrous economy was willing to fly in from out of town to take it.Her new boss, Susan Austin, had spared no expense and the woman was quickly whisked into a waiting limo at the Reno, Nev., airport. For the sake of privacy, we're calling the woman "Kimberly," and the coveted job she got was as a prostitute at one of the few places in America where it's legal -- the self-proclaimed "world famous" Mustang Ranch. "I'm nervous, you know," said Kimberly, who would be working...
  • Iranian vice chief 'caught in brothel'

    04/16/2008 4:10:29 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 11 replies · 70+ views
    The Times Online ^ | April 15, 2008 | Alexi Mostrous
    An Iranian police chief in charge of fighting vice in Tehran was jailed today for reportedly consorting in an underground brothel. Local media reported that General Reza Zarei was jailed after being caught with six naked women at a prostitution den in the Iranian capital. Ali Reza Jamshidi, a spokesman for Irans judiciary, confirmed today that Mr Zarei had been taken to jail. He refused to elaborate further about the case, however, saying it was now in the legal stage.
  • Iran: Tehran police chief arrested in brothel with six prostitutes

    03/11/2008 12:10:00 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 86 replies · 2,806+ views
    Tehran, 10 March (AKI) - Tehran's police chief, Reza Zarei, has been arrested after he was found nude in a local brothel with six naked prostitutes, according to report on the Iranian Farda News. Farda News is a website said to be close to the mayor of Tehran and former chief of the police forces, Mohammed Bagher Qalibaf. Following the raid, Zarei stepped down from his post as police chief. The news of his arrest however was not reported by any official Iranian news agency. According to a popular Iranian website Gooya, the order to raid the brothel was given...
  • I did not know about brothels or slush fund, Volkswagen boss tells court

    01/11/2008 7:08:57 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 16 replies · 151+ views
    Timesonline ^ | January 10, 2008 | Roger Boyes
    Ferdinand Pich, the former head of Volkswagen who is known as the patriarch of the German motor industry, denied knowledge yesterday of a company slush fund to pay for prostitutes and mistresses of company workers, in a trial that has called into question the national system of labour relations. Mr Pich, who is at the heart of Porsches current takeover of Volkswagen, said that no one had reported to him the tales of sex and sleaze haunting Europes largest car manufacturer. The 70-year-old entrepreneur was testifying at the trial of two senior employees accused of defrauding the German company. The...
  • Polish Man Finds Wife Working in Brothel

    01/09/2008 12:03:26 PM PST · by andy58-in-nh · 64 replies · 584+ views
    FOX News ^ | Wednesday, January 09, 2008 | andy58-in-nh
    WARSAW A Polish man visiting a brothel was surprised to find his wife working there, Reuters reported. Click here to read the full story. The woman, who had told her husband she had been working at a store in town to make extra money, Reuters reported.
  • GOP presidential candidate Paul endorsed by Nevada brothel owner

    11/26/2007 3:16:50 PM PST · by Baladas · 59 replies · 176+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 26, 2007 | staff
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - It's not exactly your average Republican fundraiser. A Nevada brothel owner is giving Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul his stamp of approval and plans to start raising money for the Texas congressman. Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch near Carson City, says he'll leave collection boxes outside the door so people can drop in their political contributions. A spokesman for Paul says the politician with a libertarian streak doesn't condone prostitution on a personal level. But, he says, "it's not the role of federal government and it's not in the constitution for federal government to...
  • Ron Paul endorsed by Nevada brothel owner (Yet Dr Paul Claims He's GOP?)

    11/25/2007 8:11:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 48 replies · 1,216+ views
    RENO, Nev. Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, an underdog Texas congressman with a libertarian streak, has picked up an endorsement from a Nevada brothel owner. Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch near Carson City, said he was so impressed after hearing Paul at a campaign stop in Reno last week that he decided to raise money for him.
  • Catholic Bishop Backs Brothel Regulation

    11/09/2007 1:30:36 PM PST · by Gamecock · 17 replies · 142+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Nov 8, 2007
    LONDON (Reuters) - A Roman Catholic bishop in the city of Portsmouth is backing a campaign to legalise brothels without in any way condoning them. The Right Reverend Crispian Hollis supported the local branch of the Women's Institute which wants to licence brothels. "If you are going to take a pragmatic view and say prostitution happens, I think there is a need to make sure it's as well regulated as possible for the health of people involved and for the safety of the ladies themselves," Hollis said. "That's not to say I approve of prostitution in any way. I would...
  • WashPost Leaves Out Party Label of Politician Charged with Running Brothel

    07/23/2007 1:20:19 PM PDT · by Main Street · 12 replies · 1,386+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2007 | Ken Shepherd
    Say you write for or edit the metro section of a major metropolitan newspaper and you have a juicy story of a local ex-mayor who was arrested for running a brothel. It's right on the heels of the Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) prostitution scandal and the politician in the local story in question was once a sheriff's deputy, clearly no stranger to anti-prostitution laws. Party affiliation is just one more tidbit of information that couldn't hurt your readers, right? Not for the Washington Post. Seventy-two year old former Dumfries Mayor Melvin Bray was "charged with running a brothel out of...
  • New Orleans' Madam Says Sen. David Vitter Used Her Brothel

    07/10/2007 7:23:26 PM PDT · by kalee · 101 replies · 3,353+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2007 | Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS — Sen. David Vitter, who publicly apologized after being linked to an alleged prostitution ring in Washington, D.C., was once a client of a high-priced New Orleans brothel, a former madam said Tuesday. Saying he was a "decent man" who appeared to be in need of company when he visited the brothel, Jeanette Maier added unexpected details to a scandal enveloping the first-term Republican... ...Maier pleaded guilty to running the Canal Street brothel in 2002. Vitter won his seat in the U.S Senate in 2004.
  • Illegal immigrant gets 45 months in prison for prostitution ring (VA)

    06/25/2007 4:39:02 PM PDT · by csvset · 41 replies · 948+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | June 25, 2007 | TIM MCGLONE
    The sentencing today of an illegal immigrant caught up in an Eastern Shore prostitution ring turned into a debate on immigration policy.Javier Merino-Torres of Mexico was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison despite a plea for leniency from his attorney, who cited the employment and social needs fulfilled by his client and others like him.He works here because there is no work at home, the attorney, David Bouchard of Chesapeake, told the judge.What Im suggesting is that we have created a monster because our economy depends on these people, Bouchard said.He suggested that the judge deviate from sentencing guidelines...
  • Tax inspectors seek slice of prostitutes earnings

    05/11/2007 11:38:14 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies · 778+ views
    Times Online ^ | May 10, 2007 | Roger Boyes
    May 10, 2007 Tax inspectors seek slice of prostitutes earnings by Roger Boyes Berlins brothels are accustomed to all sorts of nocturnal visitors, but not, on the whole, to tax inspectors with clip-boards and stopwatches studying financial turnover. The cash-strapped German capital this week dispatched inspectors into establishments such as Lust Land to drum up revenue from the citys 7,000 sex workers. Prostitution is a strong economic sector in the capital, says Gerry Woop, spokesman for Berlins economic administration. According to the German Institute for Economic Research, prostitution in Berlin has an annual turnover of 300 million (203 million), making...
  • Ancient Brothel Restored in Pompei

    10/27/2006 8:48:45 AM PDT · by wildbill · 84 replies · 2,339+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 10-27-2006 | Marta Falconi
    It was the jewel of Pompeii's libertines: a brothel decorated with frescoes of erotic figures believed to be the most popular in the ancient Roman city. The Lupanare which derives its name from the Latin word "lupa," or "prostitute" was presented to the public again Thursday following a yearlong, $253,000 restoration to clean up its frescoes and fix the structure.
  • Brothel owner offers petrol discounts

    08/29/2006 11:22:19 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 778+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 30 August 2006 | Peter Veness
    A SYDNEY brothel owner has resorted to offering petrol discounts to clients in a bid to boost business. Madam Kerry's brothel in western Sydney offers clients a discount of 20c a litre if they use one of its "service providers". Kerry said high petrol prices were hurting the sex service market as much as any other industry. "We wanted to think outside the box, we have gone quieter with the high petrol prices and we wanted to find a way to give something back to our clients," Kerry told AAP. And on top of the money back from the brothel,...
  • Ancient, decrepit brothel arouses debate in China

    08/17/2006 8:05:06 AM PDT · by Junior · 12 replies · 662+ views
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A centuries-old brothel teetering on the verge of collapse has red-faced Chinese officials pondering heritage versus morality behind closed doors, state media reported Thursday. A local government in Jinggang, a town in central Hunan province, must decide whether to restore crumbling Hongtaifang, a brothel established in 1733, and face the ire of residents who see it as debauched, Xinhua news agency said. "The brothel was a place where women were humiliated in the old society," Xinhua quoted Xiao Yisheng, a retired university professor, as saying. "Its restoration could be seen as promoting prostitution." Tan Feng, a student...
  • Documents say Texas brothel used immigrants [TX & OK sex slavers]

    08/02/2006 2:33:58 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 29 replies · 2,008+ views
    Victoria Advocate/AP ^ | August 2, 2006
    AUSTIN (AP) - Brothels in the Austin area and Oklahoma City that used immigrant women and catered mostly to undocumented workers were part of a multistate prostitution ring federal agents have partially broken up, court documents say. Women from Mexico and Central and South American countries worked in the prostitution houses and in some cases reported being held against their will, documents show. The brothel near Austin was the second in that area run by the same man, officials allege. Juan Balderas-Orosco, 34, escaped capture when authorities raided the first one four years ago, but he was arrested June 29...
  • Kashmiris rankled by brothel revelations

    07/27/2006 5:55:31 AM PDT · by Westlander · 3 replies · 374+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jul 26 2006 | Scott Baldauf
    The two-year criminal investigation of a Srinagar brothel allegedly protected and patronized by top Indian and state officials could do more than titillate; it could undermine what faith many Kashmiris have left in the Indian government. "This discredits the state more and more. Whatever credibility was left ... it is now gone," says Sheikh Showkat Hussein, a law professor at the University of Kashmir. "When the deputy inspector general of [Border Security Forces], K.S. Padhi, was arrested, he said, 'This was part of our counterinsurgency operation. We were doing our job. We used to enlist girls for spying...
  • Brothel Babe Played Rough; 'Poached Sex-Biz Rivals'

    06/16/2006 4:47:59 AM PDT · by Liz · 2 replies · 717+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 16, 2006 | LAURA ITALIANO, BEN WEINBERG and JEANE MacINTOSH
    <p>BRAZEN BRAZILIAN: South American stunner Andrea Schwartz not only ran the biz but sold her own knockout body, too, the DA says.</p> <p>Rivals of Brazilian bombshell Andrea Schwartz - who cops said also sold her own services to appreciative customers - shed no tears as she was indicted yesterday on money-laundering, prostitution and drug-sale charges.</p>
  • German brothel ad angers Muslims (what doesn't?)

    04/25/2006 5:34:41 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 43 replies · 1,282+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/25/2006 | Staff
    A Cologne brothel touting for clients with a World Cup-themed banner has blacked out the flags of Iran and Saudi Arabia after threats from Muslims. The giant banner on a high-rise building shows a semi-naked woman and the flags of the 32 countries in the World Cup, which kicks off in June. The Pascha brothel's owner, Armin Lobscheid, said a group of Muslims had threatened violence over the advert. He said they had accused the brothel of insulting Islam by using the flags. First there were telephone threats of violence, then about 30 hooded protesters armed with knives and sticks...
  • Four Chinese citizens plead guilty to running brothels (San Fran)

    02/16/2006 8:03:46 AM PST · by LouAvul · 10 replies · 608+ views
    modbee ^ | 2-16-06
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four Chinese citizens pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges related to running an underground network that sold Asian women for sex out of Bay Area brothels. The four entered their pleas in U.S. District Court to charges including conspiracy to harbor aliens, money laundering and tax evasion. Prosecutors said they led a $700,000 enterprise that transported Taiwanese, mainland Chinese and Korean women to the United States to sell them for sex in 10 residential brothels in San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and San Mateo. Xiao Feng Shen, 35; Jia Jing Chu, 34; Yan Song, 42; and...
  • Police say swanky Boca brothel kept list of 'bad' clients

    02/01/2006 9:33:21 PM PST · by CAWats · 12 replies · 493+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 020106 | LARRY KELLER
    Police contend that a husband and wife who ran a prostitution ring from their home in a prosperous suburban Boca Raton neighborhood kept a list of bad customers, and attracted a clientele from North Miami Beach to Palm Beach Gardens. The trade was so vast for David Bachmann, 41, and his estranged wife, Michelle Harris Bachmann, 42, that David Bachman kept a list of more than 1,600 bad customers, police contend in court documents. Police say David Bachmann kept a computer file that included men who threatened violence and who might be police officers. His notations also suggest his operation...
  • Great Britain: Mini-brothels get go-ahead to operate on your doorstep

    01/18/2006 1:21:56 AM PST · by Stoat · 18 replies · 1,197+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | January 18, 2006 | Philip Johnston
    Mini-brothels get go-ahead to operate on your doorstep By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor(Filed: 18/01/2006) Your view: time for change?Prostitutes will be allowed to work together in mini-brothels under plans published by the Government yesterday. New laws will see prostitutes getting help for drug and alcohol problems rather than being fined At present, only a single prostitute working from home or a room escapes prosecution provided she does not solicit for business. Premises with two or more women offering sex are defined as brothels and are unlawful.The Government aims to change the legal definition to allow three individuals,...
  • WOMEN'S BROTHEL: This stud's for you

    12/08/2005 11:01:38 AM PST · by rellimpank · 204 replies · 5,852+ views
    PAHRUMP -- She has yet to apply for a brothel license, but former "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss has moved to Nye County and revealed the identity of the first man picked to work at her Stud Farm for women in nearby Crystal.
  • German prostitutes in rights plea

    06/26/2005 1:45:47 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 671+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 26, 2005
    Some prostitutes are failing to take advantage of new rights German prostitutes are campaigning to ensure any future government does not withdraw their workers' rights, as some MPs have proposed, the BBC's Ray Furlong in Berlin reports.It was an unconventional rendition of the German national anthem, going intermittently out of tune as the singers' voices didn't quite make the high notes. But this was no ordinary choir or concert. A group of about a dozen women had gathered in front of the Reichstag to deliver a lyrical warning against repealing the prostitution law which Germany approved in 2002. The...
  • Unemployed offered brothel discount

    05/23/2005 3:44:31 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 26 replies · 729+ views ^ | 5-23-05 | annanova
    Germans on the dole are being offered a 20 per cent discount at brothels. Germans on the dole are being offered a 20 per cent discount at brothels. People looking for the discount sex just need to show their unemployment benefit card to qualify for the reductions. Brothel manager Silvia Rau who runs the Villa Bijou bar in Dresden said that the previous average number of 150 guests per week has sunk to 80 in recent months. She hopes that the new policy will bring back the customers and also provide them with some comfort in "difficult times". According to...
  • 'If you don't take a job as a prostitute, we can stop your benefits'

    01/29/2005 8:32:29 PM PST · by ijcr · 175 replies · 7,771+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 30/01/2005 | Clare Chapman
    A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing "sexual services'' at a brothel in Berlin faces possible cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year. Prostitution was legalised in Germany just over two years ago and brothel owners who must pay tax and employee health insurance were granted access to official databases of jobseekers. The waitress, an unemployed information technology professional, had said that she was willing to work in a bar at night and had worked in a cafe. She received a letter from the job centre telling her that an employer was interested...
  • Do as the French Do (Hilarious True Story)

    01/06/2005 12:27:49 PM PST · by South Hawthorne · 45 replies · 1,953+ views
    Do as the French DoAnd in other low-minded news involving French-speaking international diplomacy: France's daily Le Parisien revealed on December 20 that one of that country's best-known public magistrates, Pierre Hontang of Bayonne, is now under intensive Justice Ministry scrutiny for his alleged behavior at the Fifth Conference of European General Prosecutors in Germany this past May. Hontang attended the gathering as keynote speaker for a session on "fundamental principles of ethics for prosecutors." According to a preliminary report by a joint task force of French and German police investigators, however, Hontang also slipped away from the conference at least...
  • Police: Home Operated As Brothel, Produce Market

    06/14/2004 8:10:18 AM PDT · by esryle · 44 replies · 495+ views
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- City officials on Friday shut down a two-family home they said was doubling as a brothel and makeshift market for produce and pornography. When police arrived Friday, they found shelves packed with shriveled onions, garlic gloves, rotting mangoes and bananas. A scale hung over an empty cash register. Movies and Latin CDs lined the walls and pornographic videos were tucked behind a curtain. Inside three small bedrooms, tables were topped with sexual paraphernalia. "We're trying to figure out what part everybody played. I've never seen anything like this," Police Lt. J. D. Smith told the New...
  • How a former madam learned the tricks of running a legit business

    04/03/2004 8:51:36 AM PST · by stradivarius · 5 replies · 125+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 3, 2004 | John Koopman
    Marlene Baldwin knows business. She learned from the best business minds in the country. Chief executive officers. Business owners. The rich and famous. And not at any snobby East Coast business school. We're talking up close and personal. Whispered in the ear, in some cases. So it comes as no surprise that Baldwin has been named California Businessman of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee.