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  • The Stubborn Cycle of Massage Parlor Trafficking [slavery]

    01/14/2016 12:43:15 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    Columbus Monthly ^ | May 2015 | Justin McIntosh
    "As strip malls go, the one you seek is nondescript, all brick exterior and maroon awnings, but there's safety in this disguise, a sense of legitimacy that comes with this out-in-the-open location. ***snip*** According to a 2014 study by the liberal-leaning think tank Urban Institute on the underground commercial sex industry in eight U.S. cities, the total industry--inclusive of Asian massage parlors, brothels, street-level prostitution and other sources--fetched between $39.9 and $290 million in 2007, depending on the city. This demand led to the opening of nearly 600 new illicit massage parlors in the U.S. from 2011 to 2013, pushing...
  • There’s a puking cat in the background of this massage video

    02/23/2015 2:14:46 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 21 Feb 2015 | Nicholas Reilly
    While there are few things more relaxing than a good massage, there’s something in this instructional video that slightly takes away from the peaceful environment.Oh, that’s it – a vomiting cat.An eagle-eyed Reddit user spotted the sickly animal, which can be seen barfing its guts up outside a window at approximately 12 seconds into the clip.Here’s the elusive puking cat’s location (Picture: YouTube) While the whole clip lasts several minutes, it becomes fairly tedious pretty quickly, and we can’t help thinking that the inclusion of more puking pets would have livened it up a little bit.It’s not clear why the animal decided to...
  • Ancient art of knife massage helps Taiwanese stay sharp

    08/25/2013 7:40:02 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/24/2013 | Cindy Shiu
    In Taiwan, an unusual kind of massage is given - to those who are brave enough. Knife massages date back more than 2,000 years to China, where they originated. Now Taiwan is one of the few places where they are still practiced. Cindy Sui put herself on the chopping block at a knife massage parlour to give the treatment a try.
  • Sex Crimes of Rich and Famous Often Go Unpunished

    05/09/2012 1:36:26 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 9, 2012 | JP
    I wonder what Maggy Haggerty think about allegation against John Travolta – that the acclaimed actor sexually assaulted at least two masseurs? I imagine it sounds all too familiar to Haggerty, a massage therapist. She went public three years ago with an accusation that former Vice President Al Gore tried to sex her up in a Portland, Ore. hotel room. “Al Gore is a pervert and a sexual predator,” she charged. “He’s not what people think he is – he’s a sick man.” According to the report she filed with Portland police, Gore was in town to deliver a speech...
  • Electronic neck massager may have caused strangulation of Parkland woman

    12/30/2010 7:37:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 11+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 30, 2010 | Daniel Chang and Laura Figueroa
    Her neck aching after a night of wrapping gifts on Christmas Eve, Dr. Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson used an electronic massager to relieve the pain. What happened next is unclear, but Broward Sheriff's Office detectives and the Medical Examiner suspect the electronic massager became ensnared with a necklace Ferrari-Gegerson was wearing, and strangled her.
  • Official: Satellite Failure Means Decade of Global Warming Data Doubtful

    08/17/2010 2:05:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Revolution Broadcasting ^ | 13 August 2010 | John O’Sullivan
    US Government admits satellite temperature readings “degraded.” All data taken offline in shock move. Global warming temperatures may be 10 to 15 degrees too high. The fault was first detected after a tip off from an anonymous member of the public to climate skeptic blog, Climate Change Fraud (view original article) (August 9, 2010). Caught in the center of the controversy is the beleaguered taxpayer funded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA’s Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis has now confirmed that the fast spreading story on the respected climate skeptic blog is true. However, NOAA spokesman, Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis...
  • Al Gore Won't Face Prosecution in Sexual Assault Allegation

    07/30/2010 10:06:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | July 30, 2010 | Staff
    Former Vice President Al Gore will not face prosecution on an allegation of sexual assault from 2006. The allegation, brought forth by Molly Hagerty, claims Gore sexually abused her during a professional massage at the Hotel Lucia in Portland on October 24, 2006. CNN policy is to not name the alleged victim in a sexual abuse case, unless the person has come forward publicly to the media. Hagerty told her story to the National Enquirer. The Portland Police Bureau did not recommend prosecution "due to a lack of credible evidence," according to the Multnomah County district attorney's office. "After evaluating...
  • Al Gore: "The Crazed Sex Poodle"....BLAAARF!!!

    07/07/2010 6:27:01 PM PDT · by brycemax · 62 replies
    Al Gore getting frisky is just a nasty proposition. Kinda makes you a little queezy when you think about it... NOTE: The author requests that you please visit his web site and refrain from copying it within this thread. Thanks!
  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Algore Gets a Massage ("Annie's Song")

    07/01/2010 3:22:30 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | July 2010 | DFU
    Hello, FReepers. I have not been around here much because I am working harder than ever to survive the Obamaconomy. This is the first YouTube song in quite awhile. Hope you enjoy it. ALGORE GETS A MASSAGE --- BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
  • Al Gore and the Media Protection Racket

    06/29/2010 8:54:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6-29-10 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Al Gore police report is disturbing. To be specific, it's 67 pages of the quite graphically disturbing, as posted here by Red State. You are reading the news of this police report -- originally filed in October of 2006 -- only because the National Enquirer scooped the story. In June of 2010. You did not read it in the Portland Tribune, which has been on this story since 2007 and failed to tell its readers until the Enquirer broke the story. The Tribune's explanation for this is to be found here. Then there's the interesting news that Kathleen Parker,...
  • Former Vice President Gore Visits San Diego (Takes no questions, cameras ushered out)

    06/29/2010 3:41:07 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 32 replies
    10 News ^ | 28 June 10 | None
    SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Convention Center was packed with more than 11,000 human resource professionals as former Vice President Al Gore made a rare public appearance Monday. Little has been seen of Gore in the past several weeks since confirmed reports of a split with his wife, Tipper, and after allegations surfaced that a 54-year-old masseuse in Oregon reported Gore made unwanted sexual advances toward her in 2006 and accused him of being "a crazed sex poodle." While 10News cameras were ushered out of the Convention Center by members of Gore's camp prior to his speech, some in...
  • Animation of Al Gore’s Massage Encounter

    06/26/2010 8:10:11 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2010 | Breitbart
    Animation of Al Gore’s Massage Encounter
  • Woman Accusing Gore of Attack Says She Saved Pants with DNA Stain (video)

    06/25/2010 4:54:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2010
    The Great Stainmaker 2.
  • Portland woman says Al Gore groped her in hotel room

    06/23/2010 11:38:15 PM PDT · by GVnana · 111 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 6/23/2010
    A Portland massage therapist gave local police a detailed statement last year alleging that former Vice President Al Gore groped her, kissed her and made unwanted sexual advances during a late-night massage session in October 2006 in a suite at the upscale Hotel Lucia. The woman told investigators that she informed two friends and kept the clothes she wore that night, including her black pants with stains on them. But Portland police didn't contact any of the woman's friends, obtain the potential evidence or interview anyone at the hotel, records show. "The case was not investigated any further because detectives...
  • Denton Police Seek Man who Posed as Massage Student (assault by contact charge for a hug)

    12/02/2009 1:04:50 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 33 replies · 1,419+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | 12/02/2009 | DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.
    DENTON -- Police are looking for a man who gave a woman a massage in her apartment Monday afternoon near the University of North Texas campus. Authorities say he wasn’t a masseur. A 21-year-old woman gave the unidentified man, who posed as a massage student, permission to give her a massage, but she ordered him out of her apartment when his hand began moving up her leg as he rubbed it. But police said today that the man would not face a charge for the massage because the victim allowed him to do it, but he could face an assault...
  • Mehsud killed while getting 'leg massage': report

    08/10/2009 7:54:00 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 18 replies · 1,413+ views
    Google/AFP ^ | August 10, 2009
    WASHINGTON — Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed last week in a CIA drone attack while getting a leg massage on the roof of his father-in-law's house, CNN said Monday, citing an unnamed US official. A US counterterrorism official told AFP, meanwhile, that "there are strong indications (Mehsud) is dead" following a drone attack. "No one is expecting him home for dinner tonight," the official said. US President Barack Obama is being told Mehsud was killed after a "dramatic escalation" of nine unmanned drones specifically targeting the Taliban leader in recent weeks, the US official told CNN television. On Wednesday...
  • UK Spiritualist Jailed for Raping Girls

    07/04/2008 12:16:29 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 7 replies · 170+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 07.04.2008 | The Times of India
    LONDON: The British head of an international organisation promoting spiritualism has been jailed by a court in Sweden for five years for raping girls and young women while giving them naked energy massages. Mervyn Wright, 62, the International Spiritualist Federation chief who claimed to be acting as a conduit for powers of an ancient Chinese medicine man, was very popular with women patients. Months after his election as President by the international federation, a post first held by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in the summer of 2006, Wright was charged with sexually assaulting seven patients, the youngest being 14....
  • Breaking: Press release regarding Ted Haggard

    11/04/2006 2:16:36 PM PST · by loreldan · 127 replies · 5,113+ views
    New Life Church ^ | 11/04/06 | staff
    We, the Overseer Board of New Life Church, have concluded our deliberations concerning the moral failings of Pastor Ted Haggard. Our investigation and Pastor Haggard's public statements have proven without a doubt that he has committed sexually immoral conduct. The language of our church bylaws state that as Overseers we must decide in cases where the Senior Pastor has "demonstrated immoral conduct" whether we must "remove the pastor from his position or to discipline him in any way they deem necessary."
  • Sex Trafficking - San Francisco Is A Major Center For International Crime

    10/06/2006 11:15:51 AM PDT · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 28 replies · 1,563+ views ^ | Friday, October 6, 2006 | Meredith May
    Many of San Francisco's Asian massage parlors -- long an established part of the city's sexually permissive culture -- have degenerated into something much more sinister: international sex slave shops. Once limited to infamous locales such as Bombay and Bangkok, sex trafficking is now an $8 billion international business, with San Francisco among its largest commercial centers. San Francisco's liberal attitude toward sex, the city's history of arresting prostitutes instead of pimps, and its large immigrant population have made it one of the top American cities for international sex traffickers to do business undetected, according to Donna Hughes, a national...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 08-08-2006

    08/08/2006 5:57:56 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 316+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 08-08-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. This one is a really weird story, folks. Up in Minnesota, a massage therapist (over time) fell in love with one of her clients, and they ended up getting married. The state is charging her with a crime for violating (pun intended) a state law forbidding massage therapists from having sex with former clients for two years. And having lived in Minnesota for 10 years before my lonely exile to the desert, I can tell you that the land of 10,000 lakes is as liberal as they get--recall Minnesota was the only state to...

    07/21/2006 6:46:22 AM PDT · by BerlinStrausbaugh · 90 replies · 2,379+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | July 21, 2006 | Editorial Staff
    We were embarrassed by the behavior of the president of the United States at the G-8 Summit this week. First, a little background. When Bill Clinton served in the White House, this newspaper was offended by his personal weaknesses. One Editorial Board member wrote: "Bill Clinton has proved himself a liar, an adulterer, a cad and a failed feminist. He is no candidate for boss of the year." While we agreed with Clinton on policy, we thought, at least, George W. Bush's personal actions would, as he himself put it, "bring honor and dignity back to the White House." That's...
  • Burglar gives massage to victim

    05/14/2006 12:30:33 PM PDT · by sully777 · 7 replies · 495+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 12, 2006 9:03am ET
    TOKYO (Reuters) - How about a little relaxation with your robbery? A burglar gave a 35-year-old woman a shoulder massage for several hours after breaking into her apartment in central Tokyo and tying her up, police were quoted as saying Friday. He stole 210,000 yen ($1,900) in cash and her bank cash card, though he later mailed the card to her as she requested after withdrawing 980,000 yen from her account, Kyodo news agency said. It said Lee Jin-se, 29, a South Korean, admitted the burglary and told police he lingered in the woman's apartment and gave her the massage...
  • Doctor fired for 'anal massage' technique

    04/04/2006 8:26:48 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 40 replies · 2,511+ views
    The Local ^ | 04 April 2006 | The Local
    A Swedish doctor who has previously been cautioned in Sweden for using a controversial 'anal massage' technique to cure various kinds of pain has been fired from his job in Norway - for the second time. A council in the Nord-Tröndelag area dismissed the doctor after only two weeks, when they realised that he was the same man who hit the headlines last year when another local authority fired him. The man, who also runs a private clinic in Gothenburg, described his dismissal as part of a witch-hunt against him, and said that his technique is successful. Several years ago,...
  • Spotsylvania Deputies Receive Sex Services in Prostitution Cases

    02/14/2006 11:49:10 AM PST · by Tunehead54 · 43 replies · 743+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, February 13, 2006 | Tom Jackman
    They enter the massage parlors as undercover detectives. They leave as satisfied customers. In Spotsylvania County, as part of a campaign by the sheriff's office to root out prostitution in the massage parlor business, detectives have been receiving sexual services from "masseuses." During several visits to Moon Spa on Plank Road last month, detectives allowed women to perform sexual acts on them on four occasions and once left a $350 tip, according to court papers. Spotsylvania Sheriff Howard D. Smith said that the practice is not new and that only unmarried detectives are assigned to such cases. Most prostitutes are...
  • Lawmaker's Offer Rubs Some the Wrong Way

    10/20/2004 8:37:54 AM PDT · by boris · 2 replies · 263+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10-20-2004
    A deputy in Mexico's Congress stirred up a fuss by offering fellow lawmakers a 10% discount on chocolate massages at a posh salon, even as proposed legislation went unfinished...
  • A Day at the Spa

    08/13/2004 6:28:49 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 2 replies · 223+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book ^ | 8/13/04 | Pat Fish
    Thinking about the perfect gift for that special someone? Looking for a way to ease life's pains and aches for a parent, spouse or sibling? Still think the massage a thing for perverts? Read this aching grandmother's account of a smashing massage and a subsequent day without the dull pain age too often brings.
  • The glories of the Ottoman Empire are a Turkish delight

    11/01/2003 11:22:52 AM PST · by Willie Green · 88 replies · 548+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Saturday, November 01, 2003 | Dan Simpson
    <p>Having lived nine years in parts of the former Ottoman Empire but never having visited Turkey, the country at the core of that entity, I was looking forward to seeing what its largest city and former capital, Istanbul, looked like.</p>
  • Cops bust two 'massage parlors' (Phila Daily News Vulgarity)

    09/02/2003 1:04:43 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 33 replies · 13,182+ views
    The Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Thu, Aug. 28, 2003 | CATHERINE LUCEY
    Cops bust two 'massage parlors'NE houses said to offer sex servicesBy CATHERINE Jennifer Midberry / Daily News Police arrest a woman on prostitution charges after raid on a massage parlor in the Northeast. A number of erotic Asian massage parlors are popping up in Northeast Philadelphia, where about $40 will buy you a full body massage and a h*** j**, according to police.Cops shut down two of these small-time sex establishments yesterday and arrested two women for prostitution.Lt. Mark Green, of the Citywide Vice Enforcement Unit, said they have closed four other similar parlors in the far Northeast in...
  • Woman Wins Case To Have Massages Paid For By Province (Nova Scotia)

    01/09/2003 9:26:38 AM PST · by Loyalist · 11 replies · 339+ views
    Halifax Daily News ^ | January 9, 2003 | Andrea MacDonald
    Taxpayers will fund a sex-abuse survivor’s massages, but she’ll have to pay for her own bowel cleansing. The north-end Halifax woman, whose identity is protected by law, scored a partial victory with the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal yesterday. In a unanimous decision, the judges ordered the province to pay for the woman’s twice-weekly massages. They refused her claim for colonic therapy, a controversial practice where water is forced into the colon to remove fecal matter. The woman believes the practice is vital to her well-being, saying she hasn’t moved her bowels naturally since 1999. The money will come from...