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brian.cunningham
05-27-2005, 06:23 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=15558422&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=f1-brothel-boat-raid-name_page. html


F1 BROTHEL BOAT RAID
A FLOATING brothel on a luxury yacht servicing Monaco Grand Prix spectators has been busted.

East European hookers - some models and porn stars - were used to lure men aboard for 300-an-hour sex sessions.

Others paid 20,000 for 24 hours on the 120ft craft moored in Monaco harbour and with good views of the street racetrack.

The brothel was advertised on the net in the run up to the F1 weekend.

Police, who raided after public complaints, said: "We found around 25 working prostitutes and various clients." Three men were arrested and charged with aggravated pimping.

The girls and clients were cautioned. The yacht was impounded


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Katherine
05-27-2005, 06:33 PM
A floating Mustang Ranch, this has business potential, hmm. . .

ahp
05-27-2005, 06:57 PM
Who was being harmed?

Katherine
05-27-2005, 06:59 PM
If you're going to start in about prostitiution being a victimless crime, you really need help.

L.W. Baxter
05-27-2005, 07:32 PM
Three men were arrested and charged with aggravated pimping.
How do you aggravate a pimp? Don't pay him!

Hmmm, lessee, that can't be right...

Chris Coose
05-27-2005, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by Katherine:
If you're going to start in about prostitiution being a victimless crime, you really need help.Some of them whores will go so far as to steal from their victims.

Katherine
05-27-2005, 07:47 PM
Personnel experience Chris?

PatCassidy
05-27-2005, 07:51 PM
Dockage fee for a Med tie-up can be $10,000 per night at that event!

L.W. Baxter
05-27-2005, 07:55 PM
Personnel experience Chris? Yeah, how many 'hoes you got on staff?

L.W. Baxter
05-27-2005, 08:01 PM
How many "pounds" is that, Pat?

High C
05-27-2005, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by L.W. Baxter:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr /> Personnel experience Chris? Yeah, how many 'hoes you got on staff?</font>[/QUOTE]:D

PatCox
05-27-2005, 08:24 PM
Katherine, prostitution exploits women only because it is illegal. Since the law will not protect them, they are forced to turn to pimps to protect them, except the pimps don't, they exploit them. The pimps would go out of business, or at least be forced to accept a reasonable cut of the income, if it were legal. The Netherlands does a good job with it. They have actually established a streetwalkers park in Amsterdam, a "hooker country safari," to allow them to practice their trade safely. Seems to work well.

Katherine
05-27-2005, 08:29 PM
Unless it your husband or boyfriend out looking for the hooker.

L.W. Baxter
05-27-2005, 08:30 PM
That sounds like a personal problem, Katherine.

PatCox
05-27-2005, 08:33 PM
Thats a whole nother can of worms. I have never sought the services available, I am very happy at home. Some men are not, that may be a pathology, it may be something else, I do not know. But I do believe that the exploitation of prostitutes is made possible by the fact that its illegal, and would not be possible if prostitution were legal and regulated.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
05-27-2005, 08:35 PM
It would seem that the Boyfriend or husband has the problem if he is out looking for a hooker. ;)

I agree with legalization of prostitution.

PatCassidy
05-27-2005, 08:36 PM
Does buying dinner count as "payment"?

Katherine
05-27-2005, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by L.W. Baxter:
That sounds like a personal problem, Katherine.Not really, just think it's a crappy situation.

PatCa, you deserve a drink in the lap for that comment. tongue.gif

editted for High C

[ 05-27-2005, 09:47 PM: Message edited by: Katherine ]

PatCox
05-27-2005, 08:43 PM
I didn't make that comment. You don't strike me as someone who'd put up with that sort of thing. But I have seen that the auto business is a "good old boy" sort of milieu, with golf outings maybe followed by some paid entertainment being thought of as semi-tolerated, winked at behavior, boys will be boys after all. I am disgusted at such goings on, myself.

High C
05-27-2005, 08:45 PM
There're 2 Pat Cs, Kat. :eek: :D

Chris Coose
05-27-2005, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by L.W. Baxter:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr /> Personnel experience Chris? Yeah, how many 'hoes you got on staff?</font>[/QUOTE]Come to think of it, and to be perfectly honest, we were all whores at one time in the distant past except the medical director. I don't think the guy ever swore.

Katherine
05-27-2005, 08:59 PM
I don't golf. But I will admit that I business trips, I've seen some less then professional behavior. I've also noticed that the after hours entertainment is different when there are women traveling in the group then when it is just men.

Mrleft8
05-28-2005, 07:09 AM
What a great idea!
As far as prostitution goes... I don't really care. No matter how much you protest that you don't, you do pay for it every time, no matter whom it is with.

Katherine
05-28-2005, 10:17 AM
MrLeft, that sounds like a personnel problem. :D

brian.cunningham
05-31-2005, 06:56 PM
I knew this would get some good replies!
LOL

Paul G
05-31-2005, 09:13 PM
Prostitution was decriminalised here in NZ recently. Ther was a huge debate about it. I dont think its a great thing. Some people need sex and some need money, its a reality but I dont think it should be encouraged. The thing that got me thinking was what if your 16 year old (legal) daughter got involved? How would you feel if the "client" was a friend, or an enemy?.

Its like the so called war on drugs, the war is lost and can never ever ever be "won" Lets educate instead as there is no use moralising and denying and locking people up over it.

skuthorp
06-01-2005, 04:38 AM
Prostitution is legal in most parts of Aus. I think. Ligit business, members of chambers of commerce, you can even buy shares in some. Protected by health and safety laws and all. Of course there are still street workers, drug abuse, illegal imprisoned asian women forced into the trade by violence. It's that sort of industry, too much money to be made to keep corruption out of the picture.
As far as floating brothels, in the late 1800's a couple had a barge on the Murray/Darling river system with a rum still on one end and a brothel on the other. Had it moved by passing paddlesteamers if the trade got slow. Did quite well I bet :rolleyes:

formerlyknownasprince
06-01-2005, 04:57 AM
There was a brothel boat on the mooring next to me a couple of years ago. I only ever saw it go out twice - furtive looks by all on board as they slipped the mooring.

It obviously didn't cover its costs and was gone after a year.

Ian

brian.cunningham
06-01-2005, 08:34 AM
Originally posted by Paul G:
16 year old (legal):eek: