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Strauss-Kahn: My Orgies Were Legal… And They Only Happened 12 Times

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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is firmly denying charges of aggravated pimping at a trial in northern France.

Strauss-Kahn, best known for firmly denying raping a New York City hotel maid in 2011, is facing pimping charges along with 13 others, including a former police commissioner and a brothel owner nicknamed “Dodo the Pimp.” The once French presidential hopeful, whose career pretty much unraveled amid allegations he raped a hotel maid, is accused of helping procure sex workers for a prostitution ring based at a hotel in Lille. Paying for sex with anyone over 18 is not illegal in France, but it is against the law to procure prostitutes for others or to run a prostitution business.

But Strauss-Kahn insists he is innocent, arguing that he did not organize the orgy parties and he didn’t know the women engaging in anal orgies were prostitutes.

“I committed no crime, no offence,” Strauss-Kahn said when he took the stand Tuesday.

While the ex-IMF head admitted to participating in a few rare sex orgies organized by businessman David Roque in Lille, he said prosecutors had greatly exaggerated the frequency of his “licentious evenings”.

“The prosecution gives the impression of unbridled activity,” he told the court. But, he added: “There were only 12 parties in total – that is four per year over three years.”

Only 12? What a prude.

On the second day if his trial, it was revealed that in addition to sex parties, Strauss-Kahn allegedly brought a prostitute with him to IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C. Once again, Strauss-Kahn denied knowing she was a prostitute – he was simply under the impression that hot young girls dig orgies with fat grey bankers.

If convicted, Strauss-Kahn and 13 other defendants face 10 years in prison and a $1.7 million dollar fine.

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White Supremacist Killer Into Gay Black Hookers. And Other News…

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Former Ku Klux Klan leader Frazier Glenn Miller, who is accused of killing three people this month at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas, apparently has a thing for black hookers.

Once arrested, authorities then began looking into his past and discovered that in 1986 Raleigh police officers had caught Miller in the back seat of a vehicle, in mid-act with a black male prostitute masquerading as a woman. Miller claims that he lured the man to the meeting with the intention of beating the prostitute, bragging that he had a “violent history of going around picking up ni**ers and beating the hell out of ‘em, particularly ni**er f**gots.” When he was arrested with the transvestite, he claimed he was planning to “whip his ass.” Yes, just as soon as they were finished with the sex act portion of the evening… ABC News

obama-putinThings are still tense on the blurry border of Russia and Ukraine. In the pro-Russian town of Slaviansk, Ukrainian forces took back three checkpoints manned by armed separatists on Thursday, killing five in the process. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Kiev of “consequences” if the army is used against its own people while Secretary of State John Kerry warned Moscow that if Russia continues to escalate the situation in Ukraine, it would be a “grave” and “expensive mistake,” leaving the U.S. with no choice but to invade impose sanctions. But no matter how tense the situation gets, Obama said he would always have Putin’s back – if he were drowning. At a news conference in South Korea on Friday, President Obama said he would “absolutely” save Putin if he were drowning. “I’d like to think if anyone were out there drowning, I’d save them,” the President said in response to the question. Ok, so his criteria is pretty wide, but it’s still something. Reuters

Barack Obama plays football with a robotIn other Obama news, the president spent his Thursday in Tokyo battling Japanese robots.  Obama’s visit to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation began with the intention of highlighting  the recent renewal of a 10-year collaboration between the two countries in the sciences and ended with him playing soccer with a Japanese robot from Honda. Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO, which was dressed in an astronaut suit and is about the height of a 10 year-old child, went through a series of soccer drills with the president after he introduced himself in a metallic voice. After kicking some balls around, the president told students, “We saw some truly amazing robots—although I have to say the robots were a little scary. They were too lifelike. They were amazing.” Kind of like drones? Washington Post

RUSSIA-UKRAINE-POLITICS-PUTINAnd in other Putin news, the Russia president believes that the Internet is “a CIA project” that Moscow must “fight” to resist. Huh. Does that mean all the online pictures of Putin shirtless with animals are really just western propaganda? I guess so. Speaking Thursday at a media forum in St. Petersburg, Putin said that the Internet originally was a “CIA project” and “is still developing as such.” To resist that influence, Putin said, Russia needs to “fight for its interests” online. And by fight for its interests online, he means have the Kremlin exert greater control over it. National Post

Charlotte-Bell-michelle-obama-dads-resume-ftrWell, that’s one way to start your job search – send your daughter to the White House! At the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters to Work Day” on Thursday, an enterprising young girl seized the moment and offered First Lady Michelle Obama her unemployed father’s CV. Charlotte Bell, 10, told Mrs. Obama her dad had been out of work for several years. Apparently he had worked for the Obama campaign in 2012 and has been looking for a policy job ever since. After Michelle and Charlotte spoke, the First Lady held up the document and told the press, “Well it’s a little private, but she’s doing something for her dad, right?” Mrs. Obama took the resume with her when she left the event. Meanwhile, Mr. Bell is eagerly waiting by the phone. ABC News

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Nursing Home Gets Sued for Male Strip Show… And Other News

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Well, it’s more exciting than Bingo night! A Long Island nursing home is being sued after employees hired a male stripper to put on a show for the residents.

The multi-million dollar lawsuit comes from the son of an 85-year-old woman who argues that his mother does not have the physical and mental capacity to make such a decision about lap dances and called the nursing home strip show “vile”. The son, Franklin Youngblood, claims that he found a photo of a man grinding on his mom, who was also seen sticking dollar bills into his briefs while other seniors stood around and cheered. “Too much sex and craziness going on now in this nursing home, and it don’t belong here,” Franklin Youngblood said. CBS News

Nato warningBoth Russia and NATO are throwing warnings around left, right and center. As the Ukrainian government attempts to reclaim control of government buildings in Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine that were seized by pro-Russian protesters on Sunday, the Kremlin issued a stern warning that any use of force on the Ukrainian government’s part could cause a civil war. Meanwhile NATO issued an equally stern warning to Russia saying that further intervention in Ukraine would be a “historic mistake” with grave consequences.  “I urge Russia to step back and not escalate the situation in east Ukraine,” Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said, calling on Russia to “pull back the tens of thousands of troops” it had massed on Ukraine’s borders. Sounds tense. I guess Crimea’s 15 minutes of fame are up. BBC News

Smart Car TippingWhen rural kids get bored or run out of weed, they tip over cows. When San Francisco kids get bored and need to take a break from weed, apparently they tip over Smart Cars. The vandals – who still remain at large – flipped four Smart Cars in the city on Monday night, leaving San Francisco residents scratching their heads as to why. Could they not find any cows? Do they object to the 1,808-pound eco-friendly two-seaters? Anti-gentrification sentiments? Good old fashioned hooliganism? Nobody knows. But one thing is for sure: the vandals were wearing dark hoodies. “All we have right now are multiple suspects wearing black hooded sweatshirts,” San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy said. Probably best to keep George Zimmerman away from the city for now. LA Times

Brian Dickson and VictimBrian Dickson, the Canadian webcam killer, was found guilty on Tuesday in Toronto of killing York University student Qian Liu, 23, in April 2011. The 32-year-old was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years for the murder, which was partially witnessed by the victim’s boyfriend. Qian had been webcamming with her boyfriend in Beijing in the early hours of the morning when there was a knock on the door. A man (Dickson) asking to use her mobile phone then shoved his way into the apartment and attempted to embrace her. A fight for her life played out in front of her boyfriend, who was watching helplessly on the computer until the webcam was shut down. Qian was found dead the next morning. The jury found that Dickson killed Liu by either strangling her or applying a chokehold after she spurned his sexual advances. Note to self: don’t kill someone while you’re on webcam and don’t answer the door at 1am. Sun News  

Rob Ford for ScaleA new unit of measurement has been born: the Rob Ford scale. Ditching the traditional Reddit “Banana for scale”, a Toronto man took a before and after weight loss shot using Mayor Rob Ford as a point of reference. Matthew Wong’s 60-pound weight loss looked especially impressive next to the butterball mayor, whose Cut the Waist initiative and crack smoking habit did nothing to help him shed his excess pounds. But at least the mayor lived up to the jolly fat man stereotype: Wong says the mayor appeared jovial and was more than happy to pose for both pictures. “He seemed impressed that I had lost 60 pounds.” No kidding. Ford abandoned his diet three weeks before the scheduled end of his own Cut the Waist Challenge. CBC News

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China Cracks Down on Sin City Hookers

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The Chinese government is cracking down on everything the Chinese love: hookers, gambling and drug use. OK, not everything the Chinese love – pirated DVDs and spitting on the street are still fair game.

Struggling to get a hold on its HIV problem, China’s Ministry of Public Security ordered a nationwide crackdown on the sex trade – in addition to other vices.

The first step in the nationwide sweep began on Feb. 10 in the southern city of Dongguan, known as China’s “sin city”. Dongguan, a manufacturing hub overflowing with migrant workers, has long tolerated prostitution as a way of life. Until now. 6,000 officers were dispatched to China’s sex capital last week to carry out a series of raids on hotels, karaoke bars, nightclubs, saunas and massage parlours – the usual places hookers gather.

The hooker crackdown, referred to as the “sweep yellow” campaign, spread to 16 Chinese cities over the last week, resulting in 1,000 detained suspects and a potential dip in the Chinese economy, where prostitution accounts for six to eight percent of the GDP. Since the “yellow sweep” began police units across China have investigated almost 1,500 prostitution related cases, uncovered 73 criminal gangs, arrested more than 500 people and shut down more than 2,400 sites where sex was on sale.

The recent crackdown on hookers is part of Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s larger anti-corruption goals. Xi is determined to eliminate the sex industry and push his conservative and purity-based values on the rest of the country – one hooker at a time.

The only problem? It’s often the well-connected residents, government officials, and bribe hungry police officers who most enjoy the benefits of China’s “sin city”. So… not sure how that will work out, but my best guess is not well.

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The Porn Moratorium (Pornoratorium?) is Over

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Porn addicts rejoice! An adult film industry trade group announced that porn shooting can resume Friday after a two-week moratorium prompted by three new HIV cases in the community.

The adult film industry’s trade association originally called for a moratorium in August after a 28-year-old female performer, Cameron Bay, tested positive for HIV, effectively putting an end to her once promising career that included scenes with Xander Corvus — the man who starred as scandal-laden politician Anthony Weiner in Sydney Leathers’ just released porn debut “Weiner and Me.”

“As difficult as this news is for me today, I am hopeful that no other performers have been affected,” Bay said in a statement, “I plan on doing everything possible to assist the medical professionals and my fellow performers. Following that, my long term plan is to take care of myself and my health.”

Shortly after that moratorium was lifted, Rod Daily, another porn actor who is Bay’s real-life boyfriend, announced on Twitter (why not?) that he also had HIV. Then a third adult actor tested positive, prompting the latest porn freeze.

However, the coalition says all three appear to have contracted the virus in private life and all of their on-screen partners have tested negative. Therefore, porn is totally safe.

The HIV scare did have some effect on the porn industry though. The industry said it would revise its rules on testing for sexually transmitted diseases, requiring porn starts to be tested every 14 days instead of every 28, and all actors will have to be tested on or before Thursday to be cleared for work.

Our industry protocols are designed to be conservative and our doctors support a conservative approach, for the health and well-being of the performers,” said Diane Duke, the porn coalition’s CEO.

Nothing says conservative approach like porn without protection. Now get back to work!

Via: The Los Angeles Times

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Man Calls Police to Complain About Ugly Prostitute

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‘Hello? 911? My prostitute lied to me about being ugly.’ Is basically what happened in England when a man called 911 (or 999 in the UK) to complain that a woman he hired for sex made herself out to be much more attractive than she was.

The man told the West Midlands Police that the ugly prostitute should be prosecuted for breaching the Sale of Goods Act. The Sale of Goods Act gives consumers legal rights, stipulating goods that are sold must be of satisfactory quality, be fit for purpose and must match the seller’s description.

According to the 999 call, he arranged a meeting with the sex worker but asked her beforehand for an honest description of herself, warning her that he wouldn’t use her services if she wasn’t truthful.

When the prostitute showed up at the hotel parking garage, the man was not impressed.

“Basically she has misdescribed herself, misrepresented herself totally,” he said on the call.

When he confronted the hooker, she allegedly took his car keys, ran away from the car and threw them back at him, prompting him to call police.

 “She was angry because she obviously thinks I owe her a living or something.”

The police were apparently flabbergasted that the man genuinely believed the hooker should be investigated for misrepresentation. But instead of investigating her, the police told the man that public solicitation of sex is illegal and sent him a warning letter about his actions.

Sgt Jerome Moran of the Solihull police station believes that wasting police time is no laughing matter.

“On this occasion the man in question was given a warning, but wasting police time is a serious offence and carries a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment next time he may not be so lucky.”

Also, next time he should probably read the fine print: no refunds!

Via: Express & Star

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Brazil Pulls “Happy Prostitute” Ad Campaign

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Brazil’s health ministry has removed a web page proclaiming “I am happy being a prostitute.” Apparently there’s no such thing as a happy prostitute.

The message was part of a wider education program aimed at reducing the AIDS-related stigma suffered by sex workers. But critics say it glorified prostitution, especially in Brazil, a country with a child prostitution problem.

“We are fighting childhood prostitution and here comes a campaign encouraging it,” federal deputy Liliam Sá said in a recent congressional committee meeting.

The slogan, “I’m happy being a prostitute” was part of the web campaign for International Prostitute Day, but apparently the government was simply testing it out and didn’t mean to publish it just yet.

Health Minister Alexandre Padilha stepped in to remove the ad, telling reporters:

“I do not think this is a message the ministry should be sending. Our campaigns orient people how to avoid sexual transmitted diseases.

“For as long as I remain in office, an ad like that will not be part of our campaigns!”

The ministry, however, will continue with its current message but remove the “happy prostitute” references. The safe sex campaign will go ahead with the tagline “Not ashamed of using a condom.”

Prostitution is expected to increase (possibly skyrocket?) in Brazil as the country prepares for the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. The “happy prostitutes” in the ad campaign don’t look too happy about it though. They look a little weathered…

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Via: BBC News

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The Fokkens, Amsterdam’s Oldest Prostitutes, are Calling it Quits

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70-year-old twin sisters, Louise and Martine Fokkens, the two longest working prostitutes in Amsterdam, are officially retiring after 50 years in the business and servicing over 350,000 men.

Let’s do the math: 350,000 men means 175,000 each. So that’s 3,500 a year or 9.5 a day. For 50 years. Yikes. That’s a lot of Fokkens. I hoped they managed to save up enough money for vaginaplasty.

“I was a little bit tired,” Louise said in an interview that aired on March 18. No kidding.

Surprisingly, the two sisters are not retiring because of lack of business, but rather because of old age and arthritis. Louise, a mother of four, has said her arthritis now makes some sexual positions “too painful” while mother of three Martine admits she is finding it hard to attract new and willing customers.

The Fokkens sisters (yes, that’s their real name), began their careers in their early twenties in the heyday of Amsterdam’s notorious red light district.

“We like to work in the red light district,” said Louise in broken English. “You had fun, we know a lot of people … the American boys, the Canadian boys, the German … every country come there.”

The golden years ended though once prostitution became legal in 2000 and foreign workers began flocking to the Amsterdam.

“It is very different now. We used to sit in the windows with clothes on. Today they are totally naked. There are few Dutch women and no sense of community these days,” the Fokkens say.

Although technically speaking, the sisters have been retired for a couple of years, they’ve still been seeing a few regulars over the years. But now that they’ve finished a new book on their sexual escapades, “The Ladies of Amsterdam”, they are calling it quits for good. And it’s about damn time.

Via: CBC News

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