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  • Do We Need 10 Million Syrian Women To Be Killed-Sex with Syrian Prostitutes after Temporary Marriage

    03/03/2009 5:41:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies · 1,690+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 3-3-09
    Syrian Women's Rights Activist Bassam Al-Qadhi: The Syrian Government is Lenient Towards 'Honor Crimes'; 'Do We Need 10 Million Syrian Women To Be Killed Before We Face Up to the Problem?' Following are excerpts from an interview with Syrian women's rights activist Bassam Al-Qadhi, which aired on Al-Dunya TV on February 11, 2009: To view this MEMRI TV clip, visit TO VIEW THIS CLIP AND OTHERS, YOU MUST LOG IN/REGISTER FOR MEMRI TV, AT REGISTRATION IS FREE OF CHARGE."The Problem With Us is Not That We Kill [Women], While Others Do Not - The Problem...
  • Child prostitutes rescued in US

    02/23/2009 11:47:48 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 623+ views ^ | Monday, 23 February 2009
    US authorities have rescued nearly 50 child prostitutes - some as young as 13 - in a nationwide operation against the trafficking of children for sex. More than 570 suspects were arrested during the action, which took place over three nights. FBI agents and local police forces were involved in the operations which spanned some 29 cities. Officials say a 16-year-old girl who recruits children as prostitutes is being sought as a priority. Special Agent Melissa Morrow, of Washington's FBI, said adult prostitutes who were among those arrested tipped authorities off about the girl. "She is currently 16 and started...
  • Bankers 'used corporate credit cards to pay for prostitutes'

    02/09/2009 3:57:24 AM PST · by Schnucki · 18 replies · 1,036+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 9, 2009 | Tom Leonard
    A New York madam who ran one of the city's biggest escort agencies claims that prominent bankers and businessmen paid for her prostitutes with corporate credit cards. Kristin Davis alleges that prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney's office decided not to pursue any of them even though she provided evidence. Davis, who admitted charges last year of running a prostitution business employing more than 100 women, told ABC News that the men included a senior executive of a top media company, a banker who spent $41,600 and the chief executive of one of America's largest private equity firms. Others were...
  • D.C. Prostitutes and Coke Dealers on Business Spiking for the Inauguration

    01/20/2009 6:23:52 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 38 replies · 2,065+ views ^ | 1/18/09
    A brief phone survey yesterday of D.C.-area hookers found on Craigslist revealed that Barack Obama's inauguration is inspiring great hopes — for their business. A pair who work together expect 30 clients before Wednesday, all paying $200 a pop. Meeka, 21, a “sexy southern belle, new to town,” has come into the city specially for the festivities. “I'm busy over the weekend,” she told us. “I could make time for you, though.” Karina, 26, traveled five hours to get here, and was already “pretty booked up.” All of the women, who charge between $100 and $300 per hour, voted for...
  • Welcome To Inauguration Island, A Prostitution-Free Zone

    01/17/2009 6:56:29 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies · 877+ views
    WaPo ^ | Jan. 17, 2009 | Marc Fisher
    Welcome To Inauguration Island, A Prostitution-Free Zone You invite a couple of million of your closest friends to the biggest bash your town has ever thrown. You extend bar hours nearly till dawn. You import thousands of cops to keep the streets safe. You commandeer every bit of paved surface you can think of to accommodate innumerable buses packed with visitors. And then you plaster the street lamp poles in a central part of the city with big red signs "WARNING" all that "This area has been declared a PROSTITUTION FREE ZONE." What's wrong with this picture? Now, maybe I'm...
  • Majority of Allegheny prostitutes are on the Democratic side (*Democrats are Moral Pigs PING*)

    11/01/2008 10:42:44 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 3 replies · 349+ views
    Tribune Review ^ | Thursday, October 30, 2008 | By Carl Prine
    Based on the prostitutes' voter registration cards, they're destined to become Obama girls in November. That's because 78 percent of them registered as Democrats.
  • San Francisco treat

    10/29/2008 6:04:26 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 8 replies · 492+ views
    As if San Francisco wasn't loopy enough, voters will be asked Tuesday to pass a ballot initiative, endorsed by the Democratic Party, that would bar police enforcing California's prostitution laws. The goal is to free up $11 million a year now spent collaring hookers so police can go after the real criminals: people who cook with trans fats; tote groceries in plastic bags, think bad thoughts about homosexuals, etc. If voters approve, hookers would enjoy the same special rights Frisco has bestowed upon illegal aliens, porn peddlers and medical-marijuana potheads. Among other things, a yes vote would increase prostitution, sex...
  • So, What Should we Call The Media, Anyway?

    07/22/2008 6:14:09 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 28 replies · 182+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 07/22/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Many of us have taken to calling the media establishment the "MSM," or "Mainstream Media." But is that a fair and properly descriptive monicker to bestow upon them? A New York Times Blogger pondered that very question on July 21 in a "The Caucus" blog entry -- one that was a barely disguised effort to highlight and advertise the opinion of one Markos Moulitsas of the DailyKos. Still, regardless of the origin of the question, it is an interesting point to ponder. With the failing of newspapers country wide, with the ever falling audience that the big three TV networks...
  • AND THERE HE HO'S AGAIN (Eliot Spitzer)

    03/29/2008 7:06:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 66 replies · 2,664+ views
    Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been identified as a long-standing client of a second high-priced call-girl ring, The Post has learned. The ex-governor regularly patronized Wicked Models, the Manhattan-based operation taken down Tuesday, according to financial documents and other evidence unearthed in a yearlong prostitution in vestigation, law-enforcement sources said.
  • Gov. Spitzer's hooker gets immunity

    03/15/2008 8:08:04 AM PDT · by pissant · 46 replies · 1,189+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/15/08 | Joe Mahoney
    The high-class hooker whose tryst with Eliot Spitzer brought down the governor has been given immunity to testify in the investigation of a worldwide prostitution ring. Word that Manhattan federal prosecutors have given Ashley Alexandra Dupré immunity came as members of the Spitzer administration were feeling high heat in the expanding probe. Workers for Spitzer's election campaign have hired lawyers, preparing to meet with probers looking into whether Spitzer illegally used campaign donations to get to and from his trysts with hookers. This week, Kristie Stiles, a Spitzer campaign consultant, retained criminal defense lawyer Charles Clayman, who declined to comment....
  • [Elliot] Spitzer (D) Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

    03/10/2008 11:07:12 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 1,472 replies · 48,958+ views
    The NY Times ^ | March 10, 2008 | DANNY HAKIM
    <p>Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning. He is set to make an announcement . . .</p>
  • Serial Killer Fed Prostitutes To Pigs

    12/10/2007 9:12:28 AM PST · by kellynla · 11 replies · 220+ views
    SKY NEWS ^ | December 10, 2007 | staff
    A 58-year-old Canadian pig farmer is facing life in prison after being convicted of murdering six women - a fraction of the total number he is thought to have killed. Robert "Willie" Pickton was given an automatic life sentence when a jury in British Columbia found him guilty of murder. He still faces murder charges for the deaths of 20 more women, most of them prostitutes and drug addicts from a seedy Vancouver neighborhood. If convicted on all those charges, he would become Canada's most prolific serial killer. Police are still investigating the cases of almost 40 other missing women....
  • Fewer window prostitutes in Amsterdam

    09/20/2007 7:42:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 135+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/20/07 | Toby Sterling - ap
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A non-profit corporation has purchased a large number of the buildings where prostitutes pose in windows in Amsterdam's Red Light district, the city said Thursday, in a deal that may lead to a third of the windows being shuttered. The move is intended to break a logjam in an multi-year effort by the city to cut back on the windows, which it says are a magnet for crime and money laundering. Mayor Job Cohen said the move was not intended to get rid of prostitution entirely, since it is part of the area's history and a major...
  • Indonesia: Prostitutes Offered (Tobacco) Factory Work During Ramadan (Islam = Religion Of Peace)

    09/15/2007 11:02:35 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 646+ views
    Adnkronos International Indonesia ^ | 15 September 2007 | AKI
    Indonesia: Prostitutes offered factory work during Ramadan Malang, 14 Sept. (AKI/Jakarta Post) - The public order officers in Malang regency in the Indonesian province of East Jave have banned prostitutes from operating during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and are making efforts to secure them jobs in cigarette factories as an alternative means of income. The initiative was aimed at minimizing the number of sex workers in Malang regency in East Java, according to Ihnawul Muslimin, the investigation and disciplinary division head of the public order police unit in Malang. It would also equip them with the necessary skills...
  • Terrorists: We'll cut off head of 'prostitute' Britney Spears (Madonna also targeted)

    09/12/2007 7:02:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies · 1,532+ views ^ | September 11, 2007 |
    Terrorists: We'll cut off head of 'prostitute' Britney Spears Madonna also targeted by jihad leaders who warn of 'spreading satanic culture' Posted: September 11, 2007 9:11 p.m. Eastern Britney Spears and Madonna in their famous 2003 kiss Muslim terrorist leaders threatened to forcibly convert Britney Spears and Madonna to Islam and warned if they resist, their heads would be cut off for "spreading Satanic culture," according to a new book released today. The threats, recorded on audio, come as Madonna is due to arrive in Israel Wednesday to celebrate the Jewish new year with fellow Kabbalah practitioners. "If I meet...
  • Harry Potter and "the Death of God" - by Michael D. O'Brien

    08/23/2007 11:02:38 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 96 replies · 2,336+ views ^ | August 20, 2007 | Michael O'Brien
    Harry Potter and "the Death of God" - by Michael D. O'Brien Special to Editor's Note:, the news service which first put online the letter signed by Cardinal Ratzinger - now Pope Benedict XVI - against the Harry Potter books, is proud to present Michael O'Brien's latest essay on the Potter series.  The author, North America's foremost Potter critic, has written many articles that analyze in detail the Harry Potter novels. Here he reflects on the significance of the series as a whole. Well, July 21st has come and gone and the world is muggling onward. The date,...
  • "Some [Prostitutes] have worked with Bill Clinton" Has Hillary been sharing Bill with Prostitutes?

    07/18/2007 2:45:23 PM PDT · by V.Foster · 49 replies · 3,032+ views
    Las Vegas Review ^ | 7/18/07 | Vince Foster
    Let's see how eager the mainstream media is to look into this! Las Vegas police arrested Brooks, 36, and four associates last week after a two-week investigation into the local prostitution ring. The investigation started when a tipster told detectives about a cheerleading coach at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy who might be running a prostitution service.When an undercover detective called Brooks, she said her girls were clean and only serviced upscale clients, a police report said. She later boasted that she had more than 40 women working for her and that her clients ranged from basketball star Shaquille O’Neal...
  • Deborah Jean Palfrey (aka the DC Madam) has released the phone records.

    07/09/2007 7:31:07 PM PDT · by SteveBosell · 26 replies · 4,377+ views
    Why the Records are Being Publically Released I have reason to believe the disk - containing a full set of the telephone records for the 13 year operational history of “Pamela Martin & Associates” - already has been pirated. Despite our very best intentions to maintain control of the information, our efforts seemingly have been for naught. I am concerned about manipulation of the database with false and misleading information. Even though such falsifications can be refuted in time by comparing an altered copy with the original, my attorney, Mr. Sibley and I fear that in the intervening time period,...
  • Witness: UN workers got prostitutes

    05/22/2007 9:34:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 782+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/22/07 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - Discounted apartments and cash were given to a former United Nations procurement official and two other U.N. workers got nights with prostitutes to help secure $100 million in U.N. contracts, a businessman testified Tuesday at a bribery trial. The witness, Nishan Kohli, provided many of the details at the heart of the government's case against Sanjaya Bahel, who was chief of the U.N.'s Commodity Procurement Section from 1999 to 2003. Bahel, 57, is charged with bribery, wire fraud and mail fraud. Kohli testified in U.S. District Court in Manhattan that Bahel was so helpful to the Kohli...
  • Illegal Alien Prostitutes Will Not Be Deported

    05/11/2007 12:28:27 PM PDT · by vaper69 · 16 replies · 679+ views
    Recently, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department finished off a two year investigation known as "Operation Doll House." The operation was designed to break up an organized prostitution ring that has been operating here in Las Vegas. The girls who were selling themselves were illegal immigrants. I did a show about this last week after I found out that the illegal women would not be deported, would be given "T visas", and would be allowed to remain in the US permanently because some of the women "may" have been the victims of human trafficking. My stance was that even if...
  • Owner vows a hassle in escort-service probe

    02/21/2007 4:07:08 AM PST · by Renfield · 20 replies · 1,222+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2-21-07 | Jim McElhatton
    A California woman who is the target in an ongoing criminal probe into the operation of her District-based escort agency has told federal authorities she will "make life miserable" for former customers and employees unless her case is dropped, government attorneys say. "I cannot emphasize to you the terrible and quite unnecessary ramifications this case (civil and/or criminal) will set off, if permitted to advance for both sides," Deborah Jean Palfrey wrote in an e-mail to the U.S. Attorney's Office. "The press will have a field day at each of our expense" ~~~~snip~~~~
  • Police arrest man over Suffolk murders

    12/18/2006 3:33:20 AM PST · by kingattax · 6 replies · 716+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 18, 2006 | Lee Glendinning
    A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering five young women working as prostitutes whose naked bodies have been found within ten miles of Ipswich, Suffolk, over the last three weeks. The man was arrested at his home in Trimley, near Felixstowe at 7:20 this morning, police said. Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull said the man is to be questioned this afternoon on suspicion of the murder of all five women - Gemma Adams, 25, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, Annette Nicholls, 29, and Tania Nicol, 19. The arrested man is being held at a Suffolk police...
  • For Owners of Club in Police Shooting Case, Years of Raids and Suits [NYPD & bachelor party death]

    12/03/2006 6:22:34 AM PST · by Silly · 52 replies · 1,310+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2006 | RUSS BUETTNER and RAY RIVERA
    They were Sean Bell’s final hours of bachelorhood, and in an enduring rite of passage, he and his friends chose to celebrate at a strip club, in this case Club Kalua in Jamaica, Queens. Another group was also headed to the club on the evening of Nov. 24. But they had a different objective: Shut the place down. They were police officers, two of them undercover, pursuing reports of drugs and prostitution behind the building’s burnt-red facade and dingy portico. Early the next morning, hours after they all arrived, the two groups would intersect in a few flashing moments of...
  • Sex, Politics, and Hypocrisy

    10/03/2006 1:28:59 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 104 replies · 2,076+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 03 October 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Rep. Mark Foley, a Florida Republican, has resigned abruptly from the House on the revelation by ABC News of “sexual” instant messages to underage male pages. The Democrats in Congress and in the media are trying to hang this albatross around the necks of Republican leaders, and Republicans generally. There is incompetent reporting, either accidental or deliberate, on this story. Foley sent e-mails to some pages that were not overtly sexual. Almost the entire press has failed to report the differences between e-mails and instant messages. Since most reporters use both methods of communications or can easily get information about...
  • Removing stigma from 'sex work' is misguided goal (Soros Agenda)

    08/21/2006 7:01:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 541+ views
    Salem Statesman Journal ^ | 8/21/2006 | James Pinkerton
    TORONTO — To attend the International AIDS Conference is to enter a world in which traditional morality is conquered by political correctness. But only temporarily, of course — because the larger world, politically incorrect as it is, always prevails. Consider the issue of prostitution. Or as almost every one of the 25,000 global AIDS-tivists gathered here prefer to call it, “sex work.” Public-health experts are correct when they note the sex trade is a major vector for AIDS. In the past, venereal disease epidemics were often dealt with by such tough measures as shutting down brothels and quarantining prostitutes. But...
  • Boys flocking to be 'ducks' for China's bored housewives

    08/20/2006 9:29:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 420+ views
    The Observer ^ | Sunday May 7, 2006 | Tom Miller in Beijing
    For many Chinese women, male prostitutes - yazi, or 'ducks', after their female equivalents ji, or chicken - are an increasingly essential part of a girls' night out... 'Women pay,' he says, 'to buy a duck for a few hours of chatting, drinking and flirting. If they then want to rent a hotel room for the night, the price rises.' All the yazi in the nightclub earn as much as seven times the city's average wage. 'Many ducks who work here have problems at home; their parents might be divorced or they're poor,' says Xu. Many come from old Manchuria,...
  • ICE & FBI agents arrest 31 Korean nationals throughout the NE US in federal human trafficking case

    08/17/2006 8:30:33 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 12 replies · 1,603+ views ^ | August 16, 2006 | ICE, ICE Baby
    ICE & FBI agents arrest 31Korean nationals throughout the Northeastern United States in federal human trafficking case Korean women were smuggled to U.S. work as prostitutes in brothels NEW YORK, NY -- Michael J. Garcia, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Roslynn R. Mauskopf, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Mark J. Mehrson, Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office, today announced that 31 individuals were arrested yesterday and charged in a wide-ranging human trafficking ring...
  • Sex workers march for rights at AIDS conference

    08/16/2006 5:26:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies · 311+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 8/16/2006 | Maggie Fox
    Sex workers and their supporters from 21 countries marched on Wednesday through the 16th International AIDS Conference to demand their own place not only at the conference, but in their own societies. Wearing turquoise T-shirts, they marched from a gauze-draped bed in the Toronto conference's Stiletto Lounge, one of the exhibits at the meeting, through art displays, exhibits about prisoners with AIDS and around booths offering information to drug users and religious groups. "Sex work is work. Sex workers are workers," said Philal Sri Kumzaw from Thailand, standing amid pillows and sex toys in the Lounge. To cheers from a...
  • Vegas Sex Workers Demand Rights, Respect

    07/14/2006 10:08:55 AM PDT · by Tall_Texan · 100 replies · 3,979+ views
    AP ^ | 07-14-06 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Strippers and hookers are trying to get some respect in Sin City. The so-called sex workers demonstrated yesterday on the steps of the courthouse in downtown Las Vegas. They're calling for more legal protection and decriminalization of the world's oldest profession. Starchild, a 36-year-old former Army Reservist stood amid rallying sex workers in Las Vegas on Thursday and boasted of his bid for a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. "And that ballot is going to say 'escort/exotic dancer,'" he said, beaming.
  • Sex workers go smart with cards (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

    07/02/2006 3:51:29 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies · 1,857+ views
    DNA (India) ^ | Sunday, June 18, 2006 23:17 IST | K Raghu
    BANGALORE: Under a project facilitated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, about 500 sex workers in Mysore own chip-embedded smart cards, which when presented during transactions help them get discounts at select shops and hotels and earn them loyalty points that can be redeemed for discounts on later purchases. The shopping basket can include provisions, food at restaurants and clothes.
  • Senator seeks tax on pimps, prostitutes

    06/28/2006 4:21:36 AM PDT · by misterrob · 59 replies · 2,107+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | 06/28/06 | Jonathan Schienberg
    Grassley: 'It's a no-brainer to have the IRS go after sex traffickers' Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is hoping to stamp out the sex trade by taxing pimps and prostitutes, then jailing them when they don't pay. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote Wednesday morning on the pimp tax. The bill also calls for more jail time for sex workers. If passed, the provision will authorize at least $2 million toward the establishment of an office in the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation unit to prosecute unlawful sex workers for violations of tax laws. SNIP Grassley said...
  • House Speaker Not Under Investigation: Justice (Hastert Victim of Drive-by Media)

    05/24/2006 5:39:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 256 replies · 7,661+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, May 24, 2006
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday denied a report that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI in connection with a corruption probe.ABC News, citing high level Justice Department sources, said information implicating Hastert had been developed from convicted lobbyists who are now cooperating with the government.But department officials, who asked to not be identified, said the story was not accurate and that Hastert was not under investigation. "The story is wrong. Hastert is not under investigation," one official said.
  • No. 3 CIA Official Steps Down From Post

    05/08/2006 5:25:42 PM PDT · by Palladin · 55 replies · 2,534+ views
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2006 | Major Garrett, AP
    Monday, May 08, 2006 Kyle Dustin "Dusty" Foggo is the subject of an FBI investigation related to poker parties and possible use of prostitutes to curry favor with defense and CIA contracting officials. Investigators are probing whether San Diego-based defense contractor Brent Wilkes provided prostitutes to lawmakers or Foggo in order to win federal contracts. The CIA sent out an e-mail to agency staff Monday afternoon announcing that Foggo was stepping down, but it did not say whether he was leaving the agency, U.S. officials said. Suggestions have been made that he will retire soon.
  • CIA boss Goss is cooked; Tied to contractor's poker parties

    05/06/2006 9:08:50 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 140 replies · 4,354+ views
    Daily News ^ | May 6 06 | Daily News
    CIA Director Porter Goss abruptly resigned yesterday amid allegations that he and a top aide may have attended Watergate poker parties where bribes and prostitutes were provided to a corrupt congressman.
  • Bucknell Babylon

    04/12/2006 11:08:08 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 6 replies · 602+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 12, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Some of us Pennsylvania Dutchmen have long regarded Bucknell as the Berkeley of the Keystone State. In issue after issue, the crack staff of student reporters at The Counterweight alternative student newspaper shows us how right we are. Published privately by the Bucknell University Conservatives Club, The Counterweight offers up investigative stories of the underside of college life there that the regular campus newspaper treads lightly upon, that is, if they cover such happenings at all. “Bucknell currently claims to have 402 faculty members and 392 administrators,” according to the latest issue of The Counterweight. “The university has rightly added...
  • Prostitutes get own radio station

    03/09/2006 4:22:43 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 223+ views ^ | 10 March 2006
    PROSTITUTES in the Brazilian city of Salvador are starting up their own radio station. The Association of Prostitutes of Bahia state has won government permission for the project, enabling FM station Radio Zona to start broadcasting in the second half of the year, project coordinator Sandro Correia said today. "We are not going to apologise for prostitution but we are going to struggle for the dignity of the profession," Mr Correia said. The aim was not to attract women to the business. The station will feature programs about the trade but will also discuss issues such as human rights, social...
  • 'Red America' gets the blues over left-leaning Oscars

    03/07/2006 9:22:24 PM PST · by george76 · 283 replies · 5,243+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Mar 7 | AFP
    The divide between conservative and liberal America was on full display at the Oscars, with both the winners and losers championing social and political topics heralded by the left. Across the United States, in blogs and on call-in radio talk shows, conservatives seethed that their point of view was not represented in the choice films honored with nominations -- let alone among those given awards. "This year's Oscar nominees include stories of homosexual sheep herders, a transvestite and Japanese prostitutes," ... American conservatives are accustomed to frowning at liberal Hollywood, but they were more disaffected than ever by the left-of-center...
  • Students selling sex to pay off study debt (New Zealand)

    02/23/2006 12:20:53 PM PST · by bildabare · 60 replies · 2,831+ views
    Bay of Plenty Times ^ | 2-23-06 | Rachel Tiffen
    He said students were notoriously popular with clients. "Especially the 18 to 25s ... they are pretty much the prime market," said the man, who also refused to be identified. "We could actually do with some students, to be honest. It's a great way for the girls to pay off their loan and live and party and juggle all of these things." The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective's regional representative Bernie Bryant also knew some local students were selling themselves to learn. But she had a warning for those considering it. "It's a very transient industry and there's
  • Pickton pleads not guilty

    01/30/2006 12:12:15 PM PST · by ferri · 2 replies · 254+ views
    Canoe ^ | January 30, 2006 | GREG JOYCE
    NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) - Almost four years after his arrest, accused serial killer Robert Pickton - facing 27 counts of first-degree murder - entered not-guilty pleas Monday in B.C. Supreme Court. The 56-year-old man spoke in a strong voice as each count of the indictment against him was read in court, responding "Not guilty" or "Not guilty, your honour," to the charges
  • Pickton will plead not guilty Monday

    01/28/2006 10:58:04 AM PST · by ferri · 9 replies · 294+ views ^ | Sat. Jan. 28 2006 10:56 AM ET | News Staff
    Former pig farmer Robert William Pickton, accused of being Canada's deadliest serial killer, is expected to plead not guilty to murdering 27 women when he goes to trial on Monday, his lawyer Peter Ritchie told The Globe and Mail. The 56-year-old, who is charged with 27 counts of first-degree murder, will go to trial on Monday nearly four years after he was first arrested. He stands accused of luring mostly drug-addicted prostitutes from Vancouver's seedy Downtown Eastside to his four-hectare pig farm in the Vancouver suburb of Port Coquitlam from 1995 to 2001.
  • 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,...
  • Troops get word of 'no paying for sex' order - presidential executive order

    01/11/2006 3:49:15 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 106 replies · 2,551+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 10, 2006 | Steve Mraz and Jason Chudy
    Red lights in certain, seedy districts of European cities have come to mean anything but stop. But since the Department of Defense has specifically made it a crime for U.S. troops to patronize prostitutes worldwide, those red lights could mean trouble for U.S. servicemembers. Even though the formal order came in an Oct. 14 presidential executive order, the news was still reaching some troops stationed in Europe. In fact, two of the three services reached said there was no formal program to tell servicemembers of the change. “It’s nothing that’s new,” said U.S. Army Europe spokesman Bob Purtiman. Soliciting a...
  • Guard reveals Saddam's jail life (Likes Cheetos)

    12/22/2005 4:21:54 PM PST · by Shermy · 20 replies · 1,692+ views
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2005
    Saddam Hussein still believes he is president of Iraq, is obsessed with cleanliness, makes bad coffee and loves Doritos, an ex-guard has revealed. The deposed leader, set to face trial for massacres and killings during his time in power, also washes his clothes and cares for birds in his prison yard. US National Guardsman Sean O'Shea, 20, gave GQ magazine in the US a unique look into Saddam Hussein's daily life. The former president was captured near the city of Tikrit in December 2003. Despite officially being in Iraqi custody, Saddam Hussein is guarded by US troops at a secret...
  • Hookers, Strippers Want Union "Protection"

    12/19/2005 11:11:09 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 33 replies · 1,074+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Saturday is the third annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, and many in the industry say physical abuse against prostitutes and exotic dancers remains a problem. A non-profit group called Sex Workers' Outreach Project says its goal is to make their work conditions safer and healthier. Executive Director Robin Few said the workers don't have equal protection under the law, meaning they can't go the police when there's violence against them. Few says they want consensual prostitution decriminalized. It's every person's right to make decisions regarding their own bodies, Few said. Sex workers also...
  • Ten Women Busted In Undercover Sting On Escort Services

    11/10/2005 5:24:31 AM PST · by varyouga · 111 replies · 3,479+ views
    WFTV ^ | 11/10/05 | wftv
    Ten Women Busted In Undercover Sting On Escort Services POSTED: 5:35 pm EST November 4, 2005 UPDATED: 7:12 am EST November 10, 2005 WEIRD PHOTOS: News Of The Strange Slideshow SIGN UP: Daily News Of The Strange Email FERN PARK, Fla. -- Nearly one dozen women were busted in an undercover sting on local escort services. Investigators say this year's hurricanes brought many of the women to the Central Florida area. Seminole County undercover agents busted ten female escorts on prostitution charges late Thursday night. They said a few of the women had come to Central Florida to work after...
  • SEX WORKERS ON THE MARCH (Rally in Brussels to demand equal rights in all EU countries)

    10/18/2005 9:05:10 AM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies · 1,151+ views
    Sky News (U.K.) ^ | October 17, 2005
      Demonstrating in Brussels SEX WORKERS ON THE MARCH  Men and women working in Europe's sex trade have gathered in Brussels to take their argument for prostitutes' rights to MEPs.  They say it is time to end the stigma associated with the sex industryThe International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe, including members from Britain, held a news conference in the Parliament.It was urging the 25-nation European Union to end discrimination of the sex industry."What we do is work and we want it recognised as that," said Scottish sex worker Ruth Morgan Thomas.In many European states, the sex...
  • FINAL CAFTA VOTE ROLL CALL - How did your Congressman Vote?

    07/28/2005 8:13:58 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 340 replies · 9,812+ views
    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 443(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)       H R 3045      RECORDED VOTE      28-Jul-2005      12:03 AM      QUESTION:  On Passage      BILL TITLE: Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Ayes Noes PRES NV Republican 202 27   2 Democratic 15 187     Independent   1     TOTALS 217 215   2 ---- AYES    217 --- AderholtAkinAlexanderBachusBakerBarrett (SC)Bartlett (MD)Barton (TX)BassBeanBeauprezBiggertBilirakisBishop (UT)BlackburnBluntBoehlertBoehnerBonillaBonnerBonoBoozmanBradley (NH)Brady (TX)Brown (SC)Brown-Waite, GinnyBurgessBurton (IN)BuyerCalvertCampCannonCantorCarterCastleChabotChocolaCole (OK)ConawayCooperCoxCrenshawCuellarCulbersonCunninghamDavis (KY)Davis, TomDeal (GA)DeLayDentDiaz-Balart, L.Diaz-Balart, M.DicksDoolittleDrakeDreierDuncanEhlersEmersonEnglish (PA)EverettFeeneyFergusonFitzpatrick (PA)FlakeFoleyForbesFortenberryFossellaFranks (AZ)FrelinghuysenGalleglyGerlach GibbonsGilchrestGillmorGingreyGohmertGoodlatteGrangerGravesGreen (WI)HallHarrisHartHastertHastings (WA)HayesHayworthHefleyHensarlingHergerHinojosaHobsonHoekstraHulshofHydeInglis (SC)IssaIstookJeffersonJenkinsJohnson (CT)Johnson (IL)Johnson, SamKellerKellyKennedy (MN)King (IA)King (NY)KingstonKirkKlineKnollenbergKolbeKuhl (NY)LaHoodLathamLaTouretteLeachLewis (CA)Lewis (KY)LinderLucasLungren, Daniel E.ManzulloMarchantMathesonMcCaul (TX)McCreryMcKeonMcMorrisMeeks (NY)MicaMiller (FL)Miller, GaryMoore (KS)Moran (KS)Moran (VA)MurphyMusgraveMyrickNeugebauerNorthupNunesNussle OrtizOsborneOxleyPearcePencePeterson (PA)PetriPickeringPittsPlattsPoePomboPorterPrice (GA)Pryce...
  • Iraq's teenage prostitutes

    06/27/2005 3:46:31 AM PDT · by fco · 43 replies · 2,447+ views
    Salon ^ | Joshua Phillips
    Unveiling Iraq's teenage prostitutes Fleeing their war-torn homes, Iraqi girls are selling their bodies in Syria to support their families. - - - - - - - - - - - - By Joshua E. S. Phillips printe-mail June 24, 2005 | DAMASCUS, Syria -- You might not even notice the Manara nightclub if it weren't for the gradual flow of cars leading right to it. Just behind the Mosque of President Hafez Assad, the club's parking lot is crammed with cars, many bearing plates from neighboring gulf states. Inside, disco lights pierce the smoky air. Patrons pack the seats...
  • Alleged prostitute-users posted on Net

    06/21/2005 11:26:23 PM PDT · by Critical Bill · 52 replies · 2,335+ views
    theage ^ | June 22, 2005 | AAP
    Seizing on public embarrassment as a deterrent, the Chicago Police Department has begun posting on its website the names, addresses and photos of people arrested for soliciting prostitutes. "We're telling everyone who sets foot in Chicago, if you solicit a prostitute, you'll be arrested," Mayor Richard Daley said. "And when you are arrested, people will know. Your spouse, your children, your families, your neighbours and your employers." Some newspapers already print the names of those arrested for soliciting sex for money. Cities have tried broadcasting mug shots on community access TV channels. And in Oakland, California, officials began a "shaming...
  • Police sting nabs illegals, prostitution (Texas)

    06/10/2005 8:59:55 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies · 982+ views
    Authorities paid a surprising visit to a local cabaret this week under suspicions the establishment was allowing illegal activity within the facility. Members of the Laredo Police Narcotics/Vice unit, with the assistance of the Laredo Police Patrol Unit, conducted an undercover operation at Babes Cabaret, 8300 block of San Lorenzo Drive, just before midnight Wednesday. As a result, two females were arrested for prostitution and six others were picked up by U.S. Border Patrol officials for being undocumented immigrants, police said. Cynthia Mejorada, 28, and 24-year-old Martha Rodriguez were arrested and charged with prostitution, a class B misdemeanor. The two...