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Old 06-28-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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Just how many Polish people actually GO to tittie bars?

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Come to think of it, doesn't the federal government ban discrimination on the basis of national origin?
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Come to think of it, doesn't the federal government ban discrimination on the basis of national origin?
Exactly! Why tax the Poles and not the Czechs? I don't get it.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Sin taxes, the easiest taxes to pass. Who could object? They could impose a $100 pole tax and barely register a complaint. Strip clubs are overpriced as it is. The internet remains free for those without charm. But I guess if you're really into the tactile experience (minus any pay-off) then your choices are limited.
Exactly. Hardly anybody is going to protest a sin tax like this. Their wife would find out if they were down picketing at city hall, anyways.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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Sin taxes, the easiest taxes to pass. Who could object? They could impose a $100 pole tax and barely register a complaint.
Blue laws, American version of talibans laws
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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Sin tax, next they'll come up with a Holy tax for people who attend church.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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Sin tax, next they'll come up with a Holy tax for people who attend church.
First they have to take away the tax give away to churches (property tax exemption)

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But here is what should bother you about these expensive homes: You are helping to pay for them! You pay for them indirectly, the same way local, state, and federal governments in the United States subsidize religion—to the tune of about $71 billion every year.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:18 AM
 
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naked sushi contest?
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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This is stupid
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:41 AM
 
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Council member Jack Christie said the strip clubs will survive. "When you look at videos of these clubs and see women putting $5, $10 and $20 dollar bills in their remaining clothing, I don't think a $5 tax will hurt anybody," he said.
Yes, I'm sure Christie wouldn't dare admit to actually going to a strip club. He only knows this from the videos that he's seen.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Default Just silly...

I don't go to strip clubs, though I did for my Bachelor Party, but that is tradition.... anyway, I never go to them otherwise, so I'm not defending them when I say that this bothers me. It is like linking people who go to strip clubs as rapists. I have a brother-in-law who has to go to them when his overseas clients come into town, they expect it, but he's he last person I'd consider being a rapist.

So then, if the city levies a tax on these guys to pay for rape test kits, then should they also levy a tax on all the morbidly obese people who gorge themselves at the Golden Corral, McDonalds, etc. to pay for health care for others? How about the not so good looking women who go to the makeup counters in the fancy department stores, should they pay so that other women get free mascara? BTW, these women who represent the makeup companies are the biggest liars I've ever heard.

I was with my wife at Macy's, and she was buying perfume. Next to her was a woman on a chair being attended to by two beautiful young women applying makeup to her. The customer was in such appearance that it took two women to try to make her look good, and even then they flat out lied to her saying how amazing she was. My wife and I were like, who are they kidding? Anything for a sale, and a free goodie bag to go with the purchase. The lady should have just asked if she could purchase the goodie bag and came out on top.

But anyway, back to the topic, I think the city will face a lawsuit this one.
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