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A visiting US envoy has criticized Switzerland for its failure to ban the prostitution of minors.

Read the full article: US blasts Bern over underage prostitution

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Old 27.06.2012, 12:57
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Re: US blasts Bern over underage prostitution

The U.S. seemingly loves to try to deflect its own problems.
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Old 27.06.2012, 13:14
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Re: US blasts Bern over underage prostitution

Problems? What problems?


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Old 27.06.2012, 13:16
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Re: US blasts Bern over underage prostitution

Cool, another thread on prostitution.
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Old 27.06.2012, 13:59
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The U.S. seemingly loves to try to deflect its own problems.
Whether the person (or in this case country) have their own issues does not take away from the issue they are pointing out. It's a bit of a cop out to say, "Yeah, well you have problems too!" The US has a million things to work on, but the Swiss have issues too and sometimes it takes an external source to bring them to daylight. BTW, the US does also have plenty of issues with underage prostitution.
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Re: US blasts Bern over underage prostitution

You really think that this is what US does...briging stuff to light? Why don't we have other countries blasting like US does?



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Whether the person (or in this case country) have their own issues does not take away from the issue they are pointing out. It's a bit of a cop out to say, "Yeah, well you have problems too!" The US has a million things to work on, but the Swiss have issues too and sometimes it takes an external source to bring them to daylight. BTW, the US does also have plenty of issues with underage prostitution.
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Old 27.06.2012, 14:23
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You really think that this is what US does...briging stuff to light? Why don't we have other countries blasting like US does?
Good lord no. The US is a mess....and I'm an American. And I don't know the truth about underage prostitution in Suisse. I'm just saying a comment such as "The U.S. seemingly loves to try to deflect its own problems" does not make the issue any more or less real.
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Re: US blasts Bern over underage prostitution

And in other news: Democratic Rep. Barney Frank admitted a lengthy relationship with a male hooker who ran a bisexual prostitution service out of Frank's apartment.

Frank is the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. You know, the guys who bail out Wall St....
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Old 27.06.2012, 14:31
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A visiting US envoy has criticized Switzerland for its failure to ban the prostitution of minors.
Oops. He must have thought she was 18.
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Old 27.06.2012, 14:33
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Re: US blasts Bern over underage prostitution

Ha ha!
Yes thats the real question. Did he complain before or after he had sex with her?

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Oops. He must have thought she was 18.
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Ha ha!
Yes thats the real question. Did he complain before or after he had sex with her?
If he is following the secret service model....he complained after.
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Old 27.06.2012, 15:12
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Ha ha!
Yes thats the real question. Did he complain before or after he had sex with her?
exactly what I was thinking
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Re: US blasts Bern over underage prostitution

At the end of the article, there's a link to another article, highlighting the fact that "Swiss girls are reaching puberty earlier and earlier".
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Old 27.06.2012, 16:41
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Re: US blasts Bern over underage prostitution

This issue always gets me thinking; human sex trafficking is not in the least bit amusing, but it must be difficult for a law on prostitution on minors when the age of consent is 16. For the us to "blast" they have to take into account the age is not 18 here and the laws are different. I wonder what the case in Spain is where AOC is considerably lower...
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Old 27.06.2012, 16:55
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This issue always gets me thinking; human sex trafficking is not in the least bit amusing, but it must be difficult for a law on prostitution on minors when the age of consent is 16. For the us to "blast" they have to take into account the age is not 18 here and the laws are different. I wonder what the case in Spain is where AOC is considerably lower...
You forget that politicians are not out to find and implement satisfactory solutions, but to tinker with the system with the intent of creating the impression of doing something so they can get re-elected.

Of course prostitution is an especially hot issue as they don't want to effectively outlaw their own secret pleasures.
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Old 27.06.2012, 21:47
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Re: US blasts Bern over underage prostitution

Too true my friend
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