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  • Poll: Who Won the Debate Tonight?

    10/04/2016 7:58:50 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 79 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Who won the VP Debate? Senator Tim Kaine (50%) Gov. Mike Pence (45%) It was a tie (5%)

    08/02/2016 3:34:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Marine Gen. John Allen, a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served this country admirably for more than 36 years. Now he has announced he wants to retire. The 59 year-old former top officer in Afghanistan cited his wife's "chronic" illness and said he wants to devote more time to helping his beloved Kathy cope with serious health problems, including an undisclosed "auto-immune disorder." We join the vast majority of Americans who pray the general's wife will get better, and thank him for his service to this country. But one would have to be pathetically naive not to realize...
  • Judge [Lester]: Pam Bondi does not have to answer Internet gambling casino questions

    08/06/2013 9:27:34 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 6, 2013 | Rene Stutzman
    A Sanford judge today ruled that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi does not have to answer defense attorneys' questions under oath in a mammoth Internet casino gambling case pending in Seminole County. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. made that ruling this morning.The case involves more than 50 defendants, accused of violating the state's gambling, racketeering and money laundering laws by operating Internet cafes that prosecutors say served as storefront gambling parlors. Each had ties to the non-profit Allied Veterans of the World, a group that provided charity to military veterans but, according to authorities, donated just two percent of its...
  • Trump/Fiorina

    03/16/2016 11:22:28 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 90 replies
  • VICE Reporter Ben Anderson on What It Was Like to Interview a Member of ISIS

    01/31/2016 9:46:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    The new VICE special "Fighting ISIS," which first airs at 10 PM EST this Sunday on HBO, is an hour-long deep dive into the current state of Iraq. The current state of Iraq is not good. Since the US invasion toppled Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush declared "Mission Accomplished," a series of mistakes made by both the US and local authorities turned the country into an incubator of extremism and violence and led to the rise of ISIS. In the documentary, VICE reporter Ben Anderson embeds with various groups fighting ISIS, interviews captured jihadist fighters, and investigates the troubles...
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Donald Trump Actually Became President

    07/21/2015 11:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Vice ^ | July 22, 2015 | Mike Pearl, staff writer
    It's the morning of Friday, January 20, 2017, and it's Inauguration Day. Donald John Trump Sr. has his hand on a Bible, and America looks on, agape, as he swears to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." How we got to this point isn't important. The question now is, what the [expletive] is about to happen? To come up with even the vaguest answer, we have to look back at history. Because as British TV science guy James Burke once said, "Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because...
  • Anti-Netanyahu election group admits to American funding

    02/01/2015 4:55:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 1, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    EILAT, Israel – The V15 group working to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government in the upcoming election has confirmed to WND it is primarily financed by an American billionaire and a Mexican entrepreneur who is a U.S. resident. V15, short for Victory 2015, attracted U.S. media attention after it hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Uri Wollman, V15′s spokesman, told WND his organization’s ballooning infrastructure is funded primarily by three private philanthropists: •S. Daniel Abraham, the billionaire founder of the Slim Fast...

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • The Great Douchebag Mystery

    04/11/2014 8:51:07 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 19 replies has a piece up titled How Sad Young Douchebags Took Over Modern Britain (H/T Captain Capitalism). In the piece the author struggles to identify why the culture of young men has changed in recent years: But while it’s easy to scorn the banality—and the vanity—of the modern British douchebag, they’re only products of their environment. An environment that has very little to offer them anymore, other than gym memberships, intentionally ripped clothes, alcohol, and creatine. The institutions that gave British men a sense of well-being have been ripped apart. Nobody trusts the police any more; nobody wants to join...
  • Canadian Supreme Court strikes down prostitution laws

    12/22/2013 5:18:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Something interesting happened in Canada this week, and for once it had nothing to do with Justin Bieber or Captain Kirk. Their Supreme Court effectively struck down the nation’s laws involving prostitution, though the definitions of the specific laws in question aren’t as straight forward as the title might suggest. The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country’s major prostitution laws, saying that bans on street soliciting, brothels and people living off the avails of prostitution create severe dangers for vulnerable women and therefore violate Canadians’ basic values. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, writing for a unanimous court, stressed...
  • ‘Godfather of Hipsterdom’ Gavin McInnes: Feminism makes women miserable

    10/23/2013 9:27:15 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-23-2013 | Caroline May
    Gavin McInnes, co-founder of Vice and often described as “The Godfather of Hipsterdom,” kicked a hornets nest this week by suggesting that modern feminism has been detrimental to women. “We’ve trivialized childbirth and being domestic so much that women are forced to pretend to be men. They’re feigning this toughness. They’re miserable,” McInnes said in part during a contentious and expletive-laced exchange on a HuffPost Live panel on Monday. McInnes received forceful push back from the panel, media and social media for his comments. The founder of Street Carnage, however, explained in an interview with The Daily Caller that he...
  • Judge: Strippers Must Be Paid At Least Minimum Wage

    09/11/2013 6:47:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    A federal judge ruled this week that exotic dancers at a Midtown strip club are protected by labor laws and entitled to be paid at least a minimum wage. The ruling came Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit brought by current and former dancers at Rick’s Cabaret, at 50 W. 33rd St. The lawsuit against Peregrine Enterprises – the subsidiary that operates the club – and the club’s Houston-based parent company, charged that the strippers were denied wages and required to pay a variety of fees to the club. The club had argued that the dancers were independent contractors....
  • As Spitzer Seeks Political Rebirth, Establishment Wants to Keep Him Buried

    07/08/2013 7:06:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 8, 2013 | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN
    From corporate boardrooms to the headquarters of the city’s Democratic political campaigns, phone lines lighted up and strategy sessions were organized on Monday with a single mission in mind: stopping Eliot Spitzer. The surprise decision by former Governor Spitzer to run for citywide office startled and galvanized the city’s political establishment, which worried aloud about handing the TV-savvy and self-financed candidate a new megaphone. In candid conversations, some of the leaders expressed acute regret over their failure to swiftly undercut the mayoral campaign of former Representative Anthony D. Weiner, another scandal-scarred candidate for citywide office, and said they would not...
  • Strippers look to GOP to 'make it rain'

    08/23/2012 5:33:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Tampa, Florida (CNN) -- Go-Go and Ezili are dancing cheek to cheek on a Friday night. That is to say they're spinning, glute to glute, on a polished chrome pole at a strip club. A thunderstorm leaves puddles in the parking lot under a sign that boasts "OMG! These girls are hot!" The strippers try to "make it rain" inside, too: When patrons approve of their gyrations by slipping credit cards into machines that look like ATMs, the sound of recorded thunder rolls across the stage. Sure enough, $1 bills flutter from the ceiling onto the twirling twosome. The joint...
  • Pre-VP Pick Analysis by Hugh Hewitt

    08/11/2012 9:49:59 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 8 replies
    Tales From A Tribble ^ | August 8, 2012 | Big Mike
    If this analysis is anything like Hugh's constitutional knowledge, follow this analysis closely. That means Hugh is on to something. On the other hand, if this analysis is anything like Hugh's sports picks, stop reading this post immediately. Hugh realizes that some of the polls out there are basically meaningless, as they are using only registered voters with a big overwhelming sample of Democrats. That just doesn't meet the reality of the political landscape today. So, those polls following that model cannot be anywhere close to accurate. Hugh knows that Governor Romney has his own internal polls that clearly give...
  • Please, No Rice with That Romney

    07/17/2012 9:57:40 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 15, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    With the rumor that Condoleezza Rice is a frontrunner to be Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, she’s the talk of the town. She’s so intelligent, so sophisticated, so statesmanlike and so scholarly that she could make you wonder if Hillary Clinton really ever was “the most intelligent woman in America.” That’s the pitch, anyway. But when you check this Rice’s ingredients, you have to ask, where’s the beef? When assessing this, I’m reminded of how the late Christopher Hitchens put Bill Clinton’s so-called intellectual prowess in perspective. The 42nd president has a long history of making statements, Hitchens pointed out, yet...
  • What Liberals Really Respect

    06/07/2012 4:20:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-6-2012 | Selwyn Duke
    One time I read an internet posting made by a woman who had stopped renting to some Christians who had been tenants at her property. Her reason? They made her feel bad about herself. People who have no intention of dispensing with vice don't like moral standards they pale in comparison to -- which is why moral relativism is all the rage today, and why there is rage at Christianity -- and they don't like moral standard-bearers they pale in comparison to, either. Why do you think the Bible states, "What fellowship hath light with darkness? The darkness hates the...
  • Saudi religious police HQ targeted by sex maniacs

    11/27/2011 11:45:05 PM PST · by Stoat · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | November 27, 2011
    Saudi religious police HQ targeted by sex maniacs Tried to create a sex video right in front of the police headquarter signboard By  Staff Published Sunday, November 27, 2011 Three Saudi men parked their car close to the headquarters of the Gulf Kingdom’s feared religious police late night, got out and started having sex with a woman accompanying them just in front of the massive police signboard. They were filming themselves with the aim publicising the shot to defame the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the most influential law enforcement authority in the Muslim nation....
  • Vice President Joe Biden doesn't know who Van Jones is (audio)

    10/04/2011 8:49:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Schnitt Show ^ | 10/4/11 | Schnitt
    Tuesday morning on AM Tampa Bay on 970 WFLA, Vice President Joe Biden was asked by Jack Harris about the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The VP said "I really don't know about the Van Jones group, except what I read in the press." The group is currently protesting in New York City against the social and economic inequality, corporate greed and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government. Later in his response in talking about the frustration seen in the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street Group, Biden said "you have on the one end Van Jones'...
  • Vice Chairman Of Germany's CDU Party Demands Gold As Collateral From European Bailout Recipients

    08/23/2011 10:58:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/23/11 | Tyler Durden
    Yesterday we had the Bundesbank making a very strong case for why a pan-European bailout (funded by Germany), would need a "fundamental change of regime occurs involving an extensive surrender of national fiscal sovereignty" (beneficial for Germany), today we see the next and final stage of the proposed annexation of Europe by Germany - that which focuses on procuring that which is really important. Hint: not spam. From Spiegel: "Minister Ursula von der Leyen pushes the hard line: any financial aid for euro countries should only come against collateral - as gold reserves or industrial holdings." More google-translated conditionality: "The...
  • Teen prostitutes get new status

    02/26/2011 6:14:00 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 58 replies
    Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune ^ | February 26, 2011 | PAT PHEIFER and JIM ANDERSON
    County prosecutors from across the metro said Friday they are overhauling their policies to ensure that juvenile prostitutes are treated as crime victims instead of criminals, even as some regions of the state see an uptick in teen prostitution cases. "We need to do the right thing as it relates to children who are victims of prostitution," said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who was joined at a news conference by prosecutors, police chiefs and victim advocates from across the Twin Cities. "I believe we should be doing everything we can to get them out of the system, and never...
  • Malaysian Muslims warned against Valentine's Day (JAKIM: day is "synonymous with vice activities")

    02/13/2011 9:42:38 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/13/11 | AFP
    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – As couples around the world ready for Valentine's Day, Islamic officials in Malaysia have warned Muslims against celebrating something "synonymous with vice activities." The warning follows plans announced last week by several Malaysian states who are planning a crackdown on "immoral acts" during Valentine's Day as part of a campaign to encourage a sin-free lifestyle. "In reality, as well as historically, the celebration of Valentine's Day is synonymous with vice activities," Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz, head of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM), which oversees the country's Islamic policies, told state media. "Islam would reject...
  • UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor David Feinberg Made $1 Million This Year

    01/24/2011 10:38:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | 1/25/11 | Simone Wilson
    Isn't it fun to watch fat cats get fatter? On top of his $739,695 base salary, UCLA administrator David Feinberg -- who serves as both associate vice chancellor and CEO of the university's hospital system -- received a $218,728 "award" from the UC Regents this month for a job well done. That brings his yearly earnings to about $1 million. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the regents approved Feinberg's bonus, along with roughly $3 million more in "incentive pay and raises" for top UC medical officials, on January 21.
  • UK: Political correctness ends 'Vice Squad' name

    10/24/2010 8:24:16 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/24/2010 | David Barrett
    Scotland Yard's famous Vice Squad, which deals with prostitution and other aspects of London's underworld, has changed its title to the rather less dynamic "Serious Crime Directorate 9: Human Exploitation and Organised Crime Command", or SCD9 for short. The explanation is one that would draw a robust response from DCI Hunt, the old-school detective from BBC One's Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. Metropolitan Police sources said the switch had been ordered in part because the word "vice" was thought to have negative "connotations". It reflects a growing trend by law enforcement agencies to treat prostitutes as victims rather...
  • Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

    07/25/2010 4:30:34 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | 25 July 2010 | Conchita Sarnoff
    Hedge fund mogul and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who went free this week, lived in a depraved world of thrice-daily massages, pornographic artwork, and hush money—that’s only now being revealed. Conchita Sarnoff follows up on her investigation of the legal wrangling that saved him from a long prison term and reports on the sordid details in part two of her exclusive exposé. Also: • Palm Beach’s police chief objected to Epstein’s “special treatment” and gave The Daily Beast an exclusive look at his nine-hour deposition about the investigation. • Earlier versions of the U.S attorney’s charges, including a sealed 53-page...
  • Red Light District America - The Dominating and Oppressing Sexual Culture in America

    01/11/2010 3:25:15 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies · 598+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 1/10/10 | DJP I.F.
    I hate to come across as a "square" but it is nearly impossible to go anywhere in the United States of America today and not sense the oppressive sexual culture in which we live. It is a subliminal, hypnotic barrage of immoral images, lewd language and erotic enticements that consciously and subconsciously affects our entire nation. It has gone so far that we have become a base and morally callous people. Where can anyone go today without being continuously bombarded by the “24/ 7” decadent drumbeat of this licentious orchestra? We have indeed become a “Red Light District” nation! This...
  • The Economics of Legal Marijuana

    10/27/2009 7:53:18 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 121 replies · 3,233+ views
    Cabot Report ^ | October 27, 2009 | Timothy Lutts
    ...The U.S. (federal and states) will spend about $47 billion this year on drug enforcement, clogging our court systems and overcrowding our prisons, in many cases dooming young men to a life in the underclass...And I don’t think we’re getting a good value for our $47 billion. In fact, I think our efforts may be counterproductive, and that we should explore a more sensible route, the same one we use for alcohol and tobacco. In short, legalize it, regulate it and tax it. Legalization would quickly shrink that $47 billion annual cost of law enforcement to a small fraction of...
  • Former Democratic leader pleads guilty to prostituting 17-year-old (founded 'Catholics for Kerry')

    07/14/2009 6:07:18 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 25 replies · 1,421+ views
    CNA ^ | 7/13/09
    Columbus, Ohio, Jul 13, 2009 / 10:47 pm (CNA).- R. Eric McFadden, a former leader of several Democrat-leaning Catholic groups, has pled guilty to two counts of compelling prostitution for prostituting a 17-year-old girl on the internet. Five other counts of pandering obscenity and promoting prostitution were dismissed. McFadden, 46, was former director of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives. He worked for Catholics for Kerry in 2004 and served as the president of Catholics for Faithful Citizenship in 2005. In 2006 he served as a spokesman for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and was an...
  • Villanova law school dean linked to prostitution raid

    07/06/2009 12:10:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies · 1,800+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 7/6/2009 | Staff
    VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say the dean of Villanova University's law school was involved in a prostitution investigation before resigning last week. State police say Mark Sargent was seen leaving a suspected house of prostitution in suburban Philadelphia just before a raid Nov. 25. He was not charged. Instead, police say Sargent was one of two customers who provided information to authorities prosecuting the case. The owner of the Kennett Township home recently pleaded no contest to promoting prostitution; two co-defendants pleaded guilty to the charge.
  • Man 'told prostitute of murder' (Squeals during sex)

    06/29/2009 7:22:39 PM PDT · by llevrok · 8 replies · 718+ views
    The Beeb ^ | 6/29/09
    Charalambos Christodoulides's body was found in a warehouse complex A property developer told a US prostitute he had strangled a man in London because he was "in the way", a court has heard. Rebecca DeFalco told the Old Bailey of her relationship with her client Thanos Papalexis, of Palm Beach, Florida. The body of caretaker Charalambos Christodoulides, 55, was found in 2000 in the warehouse complex where he lived in Kensal Rise, north-west London. Mr Papalexis, 36, and two of his employees have denied murder. Failed Kosovan asylum seekers Ylli Xhelo, 36, unemployed, and Robert Baxhija, 29, a painter of...
  • Prostitute Dies After Being Held in Scorching Outdoor Prison Cell

    06/13/2009 2:05:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 165 replies · 4,965+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/13/2009 | Staff
    PHOENIX — A prostitute doing time behind bars, Marcia Powell was temporarily moved one day last month to an outdoor holding pen with nothing but a chain-link-fence roof to shield her from the searing desert sun. She lasted less than four hours. Powell, 48, collapsed in the 108-degree heat and died at a hospital the next day, touching off a criminal investigation and bringing an abrupt end to a little-known practice in Arizona's prison system that inmate-rights activists found repellent.
  • Online Sex Connections Linked to False Sense of Security

    05/23/2009 6:51:59 AM PDT · by hotdogjones · 20 replies · 971+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2009 | Aaron C. Davis
    "Although Craigslist is widely known for other services, the erotic services portion of the site had more visitors in the Washington area last month than all "for-sale" ads, according to an analysis that Compete.Com performed for The Washington Post." "Last month, more than 217,000 visitors, or 12 percent of Craigslist's total Washington area traffic, visited the erotic services section, spending an average of 64 minutes."
  • Seven Arrested in Craigslist " Room Service" Prostitution Ring

    05/21/2009 2:39:38 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 780+ views
    / ^ | May 21, 2009 | Patricia Resende,
    Seven individuals were arrested for running a prostitution ring that advertised on Craigslist, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The online classified-ads site has drawn attention from law-enforcement agencies, especially after a woman was attacked and another killed by what authorities call the Craigslist killer. The arrests of Scott Rosenberg, 45, and Josef Davenport, 31, who are accused of owning a prostitution ring in Queens, N.Y., known as Room Service Entertainment. They allegedly advertised in the since-discontinued "erotic services" section of Craigslist. "Until Craigslist gets serious about putting real protections in place, it will continue to be an...
  • 7 Arrested In NYC Craigslist Prostitution Ring

    05/20/2009 5:32:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 830+ views ^ | 5/20/09 | Cbs
    A New York City prostitution ring run primarily on Craigslist has been busted, and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo ripped into the site Wednesday, saying it will continue to be a haven for illegal activity until it takes more action to prevent crime. Seven people were arrested and charged in a 47-count indictment for taking part in the service operated out of Queens. "Until Craigslist gets serious about putting real protections in place, it will continue to be an environment where criminal operations thrive with impunity," Cuomo said. Scott Sal Rosenberg, 45, and Josef Davenport, 31, are accused of co-owning and...
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth or 'Acedia'

    03/17/2009 2:31:46 PM PDT · by tcg · 8 replies · 10,270+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/18/09 | Jeri Holladay
    The Catechism describes sloth as a culpable lack of physical or spiritual effort that can actually refuse the joy that comes from God. The slothful person is lukewarm towards, perhaps even repelled by, divine goodness and spiritual practices (Catechism #1866, 2094, 2733). The loss of one’s spiritual moorings manifests itself in flight from God and apathy in the service of one’s neighbor. How can we overcome this most deadly vice? Mass society engenders a sense of powerlessness, but size need not leave us apathetic. It is possible to carve out a more human scale of life. Begin with your family,...
  • World's oldest profession, too, feels crisis

    12/09/2008 2:49:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1,882+ views
    The International Herald-Tribune ^ | December 8, 2008 | Dan Bilefsky
    PRAGUE: On a recent night at Big Sister, which calls itself the world's biggest Internet brothel, a middle-aged man selected a prostitute from an electronic menu on a flat-screen television, pressing his index finger against it to review the age, hair color, weight and languages spoken by the women on offer. Once he had chosen an 18-year-old brunette, he put on a mandatory burgundy terry cloth robe and proceeded to one of the brothel's luridly-lit theme rooms, an Alpine suite decorated with foam rubber mountains covered with fake snow. Nearby, in the brothel's cramped control room, two young technicians used...
  • Amsterdam's brothels and cannabis cafés furious over mayor's 'clean-up'

    12/07/2008 7:29:01 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 18 replies · 1,166+ views ^ | Sunday December 7 2008 | Peter Beaumont
    ... Opponents of the clean-up - including coffee-shop owners and the prostitutes' union, De Rode Draad (Red Thread), which represents 20,000 Dutch prostitutes - told The Observer yesterday that they believed that, far from reducing crime, it would encourage drug dealers and prostitutes to go underground in areas where they were banned. They also warned that the new clampdown on drugs and the sex industry would have a profound effect on the economics of a city famous for both things. 'Amsterdam is the city of sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll,' said Metje Blaak, a spokeswoman for De Rode...

    10/21/2008 11:26:28 AM PDT · by Miss_Liberty · 44 replies · 1,523+ views
    PBS ^ | Miss_Liberty
    Rumor is that PBS is polling so they can run an ad in the swing states. Please freep this poll and vote YES for our Sarah!!!

    08/22/2008 6:40:24 PM PDT · by · 47 replies · 318+ views
    Reuters ^ | WASHINGTON | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine have been told by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign they will not be his vice presidential choice, NBC News reported on Friday quoting sources.
  • Cops: Hooker swipes $62G from boozy john

    08/13/2008 9:35:16 AM PDT · by Renfield · 18 replies · 170+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8-13-08 | Jessica Fargen
    The lure of a $30 trick with a Lowell hooker ended up nearly costing one man more than $60,000 in cash, police said. Jessica Garcia, 30, was released on personal recognizance yesterday after allegations that she agreed to perform oral sex on the drunken john for $30, but then tied him up and ran off with $62,000 in cash he kept in a duffel bag. The man had been drinking cognac for several hours on Saturday night when he hopped on his bicycle, cash in tow, to search for a street walker, police said.....
  • Webb's rebel roots: An affinity for Confederacy

    06/27/2008 7:08:18 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 232 replies · 324+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/10/08 | David Mark
    Barack Obama’s vice presidential vetting team will undoubtedly run across some quirky and potentially troublesome issues as it goes about the business of scouring the backgrounds of possible running mates. But it’s unlikely they’ll find one so curious as Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb’s affinity for the cause of the Confederacy. Webb is no mere student of the Civil War era. He’s an author, too, and he’s left a trail of writings and statements about one of the rawest and most sensitive topics in American history. He has suggested many times that while the Confederacy is a symbol to many...
  • 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 Iran’s 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.”
  • Running mate guessing game begins

    02/13/2008 2:55:39 PM PST · by Callahan · 40 replies · 90+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/13/08 | Joseph Curl
    • South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford: Strong conservative credentials, would be great for outreach to Mr. McCain's conservative critics. • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist: Popular governor who helped deliver Florida in the primary, could help deliver it in the general election. • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas: Provides a conservative-leaning female face to round out the ticket. • Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty: Moderate Republican who was an early supporter of Mr. McCain's, could help deliver his swing state in the general election. • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: Rising star among Republicans, he has many already thinking president. • Rep....
  • Suggest McCain's VP Pick (VANITY)

    02/07/2008 10:44:53 AM PST · by pogo101 · 325 replies · 287+ views
    Self ^ | February 7, 2008 | Self
    With Romney's pull-out (suspension, anyway), and barring huge unforeseen events, the GOP Pres nomination will go to McCain. I didn't see any prior threads devoted to discussing a range of VP options. (I did see some suggesting particular people, like Condi Rice.) As I see it, McCain SHOULD want to address three factors with his VP pick, although the 3d is far behind the first 2: 1. Ideological Balance. Someone to McCain's right on those issues where McCain is left, such as Amnesty, Gore-Bal Warming, Judges. 2. Relative Youth. McCain's age is a factor, making his VP pick more important...
  • Hollywood's Values Versus Family Values (Don Feder On The Family As Seen By Hollywood Alert)

    11/17/2007 1:34:15 PM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies · 913+ views
    Don ^ | 111/17/2007 | Don Feder
    What would you say if I told you that there is an American business that drops metric tons of toxic waste on your country and in your homes every day? I'm not talking about chemical waste or nuclear waste but toxins far more lethal - the byproducts of what's called entertainment, which are destroying the social environment. I refer to Hollywood, whose primary products are sex, violence, perversion, nihilism, attacks on religion and a thoroughgoing anti-family ethic. They are produced both for domestic consumption and export. It wasn't always so. As fans of old movies can attest, in the 1930s...
  • Craigslist or Craigslust? Hookers prowl family Web site

    02/26/2006 5:29:28 AM PST · by billorites · 63 replies · 7,189+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2006 | O'Ryan Johnson
    Scores of Boston-area hookers are using a major Internet site popular with soccer moms, apartment seekers and job hunters to post hundreds of daily pornographic ads for unbridled sex romps that can be set up within minutes. A two-week Herald investigation of free “erotic services” ads on the Web site uncovered prostitutes shacked up in hotels, operating from Spartan apartments rented by pimps or willing to meet for “car dates” in parking lots. Fees ranged from $50 to $250. “Craigslist has made it much easier for women to engage in this sort of business,” said Boston police Detective Sgt....
  • Houston Police Department strip club crackdown planned

    05/20/2007 10:20:08 AM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 81 replies · 1,676+ views
    KHOU Channel 11 News ^ | 5/19/2007 | Jason Whitely
    The Houston Police Department's Vice Squad is putting together plans to start raiding dozens of the city's sexually oriented businesses. That crackdown, 11 News has learned, could begin within weeks. Owners of more than 120 topless clubs, modeling studios and adults bookstores in Houston will soon receive a two-page letter from the city's Legal Department. The letter says the businesses are in violation of the city's sexually oriented business ordinance; too close to neighborhoods, schools or parks. The City of Houston has spent more than $1.3 million in court costs over the last decade fighting to enforce this ordinance. Now,...
  • Giuliani Gets a Boost From Vice (The title cracks me up)

    04/27/2007 6:21:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies · 669+ views ^ | 4-25-07 | Brett Arends
    Rudy Giuliani is hardly the presidential candidate of the religious right. But he sure looks like the candidate of the politically incorrect. Just consider where he's getting his money. Underreported from the first fund-raising tallies: Giuliani is by far the most popular figure in the gambling and casino industry. He's raised $94,900 from bookies of all stripes so far -- twice as much as anyone else.
  • Nigeria: Vice President Atiku Abubakar Abused His Office (William Jefferson D-La. connections)

    09/13/2006 4:01:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 708+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | 9/13/06 | David Idonor
    Nigeria: He Abused His Office - ObjDaily Champion (Lagos) September 13, 2006 Posted to the web September 13, 2006 David Idonor Abuja PRESIDENT Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday rose in stout defence of his decision to send the report of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which investigated Vice President Atiku Abubakar to the National Assembly, insisting that the V-P abused his office. In a press statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mrs. Oluremi Oyo, Obasanjo advised Atiku to "address pertinent issues at hand, rather than alleging it was a case of political persecution". The...