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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-03 07:34 AM
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Row over 'White House' brothel - "Prostitutes Required" for the White Hous
A bold headline under a seal very similar to the US president's, flanked by two Stars and Stripes flags, reads: "Prostitutes Required" ... for the White House.

The newspaper advertisement, one of the first to be published since New Zealand decriminalised prostitution last month, has so riled the US Embassy that it has fired off a written complaint to the "White House" in question - a bordello on the main street of Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city.

"We believe that any likeness of a national government symbol in a commercial advertisement is in extremely poor taste," a US embassy spokesperson said.

"We are sending a letter to the advertiser that expresses our disappointment and displeasure about their choice of symbolism," she said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The spokesperson declined to say whether the embassy would ask the brothel to change its name.

Brian Legros, the owner of the brothel, was unrepentant.

"They don't own the White House," he said. "They should get on with the affairs of their country and not worry about little old New Zealand," he said.

http://www.tiscali.co.za/news/news_center_030709.630517...
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-03 07:41 AM
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1. And NZ actually gave BevHarris's Compu-voting story page space..
plus they've always had a great music scene (Chris Knox, the Bats, the Clean, etc.....) Hmmm. Anyone know what real estate in NZ costs? They seem to have a leg up on the states (as does most of the world these days)....
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-03 07:47 AM
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2. Bout damn time...
...someone said this.

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"They don't own the White House," he said. "They should get on with the affairs of their country and not worry about little old New Zealand," he said."
<snip>

I'm sure they could find something better to be doing with their time and energy, don't you?

I also enjoyed the time when Powell was chastised by the King of Jordan about "why are you visiting me? shouldn't you be trying to fix the Isreal/Palistine issue?" The conservatives just loved that. Some were quite insulting about it too, if you can imagine that. The nerve of taht world leader telling us that he thought we had our head up our collective ass. How dare he right?
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