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Old 02-02-2014, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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As a colleague or a client????

Inquiring minds want to know!!!!
neither one or both, take your pick. But seriously most of people in this trade are just trying to make a buck and survive like anything else. Many have limited English and thus limited economic opportunity. On the other side you have the cops looking for easy prey and disability retirement due to STDs acquired in the line of duty. . You pick which side you want to cheer for.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:30 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Super Bowl a 'sex-trafficking magnet' but entertainment world silent about abuse of women | Fox News

Say it ain't so!

Years ago there was a meme floating around that Super Bowl Sunday was the worst day of the year for domestic violence. AFAIK that was debunked, but then a couple years ago the Super Bowl was linked to child sex trafficking. The FBI and then TX atty gen Greg Abbot (now running for TX gov) teamed up to fight this prevalent problem when Dallas hosted the Super Bowl.

Child sex rings spike during Super Bowl week - USATODAY.com

I wondered what hysteria would be tied to the super bowl this year to generate media attention. I thought it might be pot, since both WA and CO have legalized it. It turns out it is still sex trafficking.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/op...afficking.html
Is the Super Bowl a magnet for sex trafficking? - CBS News
Super Bowl surge in sex trafficking? Maybe not, but issue grabs the spotlight - Investigations
Nuns, law enforcement mobilize to prevent sex trafficking around the Super Bowl | Video | PBS NewsHour | PBS
Super Bowl Is Largest Weekend in US Prostitution, Advocates Say - ABC News

LOL what will these media melon heads come up with next?

Same with the democrat & republican national conventions.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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... On the other side you have the cops looking for easy prey and disability retirement due to STDs acquired in the line of duty. . You pick which side you want to cheer for.
As someone who wears a uniform and a badge myself I will tell you there is one thing cops like better than donuts ... oops - can't spell it out here on C-D exactly ... but the initials are "B. J."
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:45 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I wonder if they'll run a story on islam being linked to abuse of women.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Texas
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What money they do have, they don't WASTE on building stadiums and giving tax breaks to over paid, WORTHLESS sports stars. There money is streamlined to where it can do the most good; unlike the US.

Here, if a sports team wants, highways are re-routed, buildings are torn down, and anything else they want. China and India don't allow that.

Next losing ideal?
You...don't know much about India, do you?
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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.......ALL professional sports should be banned. The money WASTED on it should fund our education systems; ....... IF, we as a society finally decided what was important, this would be the case. But we are a corrupt, stupid, and down right idiotic society, who believes professional sports and "American Idol" are more important then education.
Since the big money is in brodcasting and advertising, not in ticket and concession sales, how would that money get funneled to education?
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Texas
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These people act like there is one pot of money and money in one place gets taken from money in another.

The big sports organizations CREATE money...advertising, merchandising, tickets, etc.

It's not like there is a big pot of money and someone scooped some out and handed it to them (instead of "education").

We really must stop debating with middle school people.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
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No, they don't. There was a report out just last week about how new stadiums, in and of themselves, don't improve economies. In fact, they're often a net drain on resources because they suck up so much money it means things which actually DO improve economies can't get local funding.

The (Broken) Economics of Professional Sports Stadiums » Sociology Lens
Pro sports stadiums don't bolster local economies, scholars say | Archives | News Bureau | University of Illinois
http://boingboing.net/2011/11/28/new...-dont-imp.html

Think about, if Stadiums really were such a great investment why don't team owners ever build them with their own money? Because they're net money losers and they're hoping to put taxpayers on the hook for those loses.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Was talking about the sports/teams/players themselves. Not the stadiums.

The sports industry creates jobs and is funded willingly by people who are into it. Complaining that athletes make too much money makes no sense. They are getting what the market is willing to pay.

Stadiums are another matter...don't get me started with that nonsense. People keep falling for it.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:08 AM
 
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People who drink tons of beer and watch the superbowl are lame.
You just accused millions and million of people lame. It must be nice being superior to everyone else.
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