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lordtup
post Sep 25 2009, 02:26 PM
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So not only did we have a brothel in our back yard but I doubt any Newbury residents were aware of it's existence ( poor PR there me feels ) blink.gif

The point I wish to raise , even though I am going to get pilloried for it , is why such a harsh sentence ? Unless I have missed something they where obviously providing a service that was well patronised , the "girls were not minors or used against their will , so what is the crime apart from an outdated Victorian attitude to such things .
I know we all leap to the moral high ground at the mere mention of such activities but by virtue of them being popular surely poses the question about them being decriminalized .

If all and sundry wish to take issue with me over this posting I am quite prepared to hide behind the wall till the flack subsides , but I will expect a valid argument based on legal precedent not moral outrage .

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post Sep 25 2009, 02:58 PM
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Possibly as a deterrent to others. Although I'm not too sure in this case, in many instances, prostitution can also come hand in hand with a number of other crimes, especially drug use and dealing, but also people trafficking. By cracking down on prostitution, you would also be cracking down on these other crimes.
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post Sep 25 2009, 03:05 PM
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Yes, I understand that the bloke got done for having offensive weapons as well.
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post Sep 25 2009, 03:07 PM
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QUOTE (lordtup @ Sep 25 2009, 03:26 PM) *
So not only did we have a brothel in our back yard but I doubt any Newbury residents were aware of it's existence ( poor PR there me feels ) blink.gif

The point I wish to raise , even though I am going to get pilloried for it , is why such a harsh sentence ? Unless I have missed something they where obviously providing a service that was well patronised , the "girls were not minors or used against their will , so what is the crime apart from an outdated Victorian attitude to such things .
I know we all leap to the moral high ground at the mere mention of such activities but by virtue of them being popular surely poses the question about them being decriminalized .

If all and sundry wish to take issue with me over this posting I am quite prepared to hide behind the wall till the flack subsides , but I will expect a valid argument based on legal precedent not moral outrage .

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We also mustn’t forget equal opportunities. There was nothing stopping a brothel opening up for women to use either. However, and saying all that, I didn’t know we had brothels in Newbury. Obviously a well kept secret; probably frequented by the rich and people with rough old partners.

The question is; did NWN know about it and if they did would they have advertised it? Could one walk into Ann Summers and ask “Where is the nearest brothel please?” Or do they just sell batteries? wink.gif

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post Sep 25 2009, 03:10 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Sep 25 2009, 04:05 PM) *
Yes, I understand that the bloke got done for having offensive weapons as well.

Well, you can't help the way your're made can you.
Did the girls get a stiff sentence as well. laugh.gif


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post Sep 25 2009, 03:51 PM
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Good to see a degree of levity on the subject .

Maybe we have better things to worry about . laugh.gif


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post Sep 25 2009, 04:13 PM
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QUOTE (lordtup @ Sep 25 2009, 03:26 PM) *
If all and sundry wish to take issue with me over this posting I am quite prepared to hide behind the wall till the flack subsides , but I will expect a valid argument based on legal precedent not moral outrage .

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I'd like to take issue - why do people keep posting new threads that sound like they are half way through already? What the **** are you talking about? I have been to the Newbury Today home page and there's nothing on there that ties in with this, and if there is you should have included a link. And the brothels address and telephone number wink.gif
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post Sep 25 2009, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Sep 25 2009, 05:13 PM) *
I'd like to take issue - why do people keep posting new threads that sound like they are half way through already? What the **** are you talking about? I have been to the Newbury Today home page and there's nothing on there that ties in with this, and if there is you should have included a link. And the brothels address and telephone number wink.gif

Some people on here also get their news 'the old fashioned way'! wink.gif
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post Sep 25 2009, 04:49 PM
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For the uninitiated

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article...articleID=11080
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post Sep 25 2009, 05:06 PM
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Newbury has has a number of brothels over the years.

It's because they're illegal that they're run by characters like those in the News story.
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post Sep 25 2009, 06:00 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Sep 25 2009, 05:13 PM) *
I'd like to take issue - why do people keep posting new threads that sound like they are half way through already? What the **** are you talking about? I have been to the Newbury Today home page and there's nothing on there that ties in with this, and if there is you should have included a link. And the brothels address and telephone number wink.gif


In mitigation I have not a clue how to include a link in my postings and for that I am truly sorry .
Any advise on this would be appreciated .

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post Sep 25 2009, 06:03 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Sep 25 2009, 06:06 PM) *
Newbury has has a number of brothels over the years.

It's because they're illegal that they're run by characters like those in the News story.


It is nice to see you are informed on such matters User... but why doesn't that surprise me on this particular subject wink.gif
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post Sep 25 2009, 06:04 PM
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QUOTE (lordtup @ Sep 25 2009, 07:00 PM) *
In mitigation I have not a clue how to include a link in my postings and for that I am truly sorry .
Any advise on this would be appreciated .

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If you find the Home Page were the story is copy the address from the Address bar and then paste it on here.
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post Sep 25 2009, 07:06 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Sep 25 2009, 07:04 PM) *
If you find the Home Page were the story is copy the address from the Address bar and then paste it on here.

... then put [ url ].....[ /url ] (without the extra spaces) around it to make it clickable
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post Sep 25 2009, 07:07 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Sep 25 2009, 08:06 PM) *
... then put [ url ].....[ /url ] (without the extra spaces) around it to make it clickable


Why? I don't.
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post Sep 25 2009, 07:09 PM
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Well, maybe the editor puts the BBcode in for you automatically. It has to be there, anyway.
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post Sep 25 2009, 07:21 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Sep 25 2009, 07:04 PM) *
If you find the Home Page were the story is copy the address from the Address bar and then paste it on here.



Thank you once again GMR . It's simple for those who know and knowing for those who are simple .

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post Sep 25 2009, 07:32 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Sep 25 2009, 08:09 PM) *
Well, maybe the editor puts the BBcode in for you automatically. It has to be there, anyway.


what editor? I just copy and paste and that is it. There is no BBcode in it other than what I've said. I also run two forums and we do it exactly that way.
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post Sep 25 2009, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (lordtup @ Sep 25 2009, 08:21 PM) *
Thank you once again GMR . It's simple for those who know and knowing for those who are simple .

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No problem; we all don't know at one time or another. That is until somebody teaches us.
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post Sep 25 2009, 08:39 PM
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There is an insert link button above the post panel...

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