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Troops angry over no-hookers plan

RHEIN-MAIN AIR BASE, Germany, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. troops stationed in Germany are upset over plans to change the Uniform Code of Military Justice to make paying for sex a punishable offense.

In Germany, unlike other areas of the world where U.S. troops are stationed, prostitution is legal and women who choose the world's oldest profession are taxed like any other workers. They also are given regular health checks.

Pfc. Marty Conyers of the 464th Replacement Detachment on Rhein-Main told the European edition of Stars & Stripes changing the UCMJ would be unfair to troops.

"It would be different if it were some third-world country that had no jobs and no opportunity, and women were forced into it," Army Sgt. Adam Z. Pastor said. "It's a little bit pushy to enforce that law here."

Military wife Dana Molnar advises defense officials to stop fretting over troops's sex lives.

"It seems like we can spend our time worrying about more important things," she told the newspaper.

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Prostitution is not legal (nor is mary j) in germany or the Netherlands. Tolerated, and the gov keeps close watch. Don't forget--pot, coke, heroin......are taxed here in us but not legal.
 

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Prostitution is not legal (nor is mary j) in germany or the Netherlands. Tolerated, and the gov keeps close watch. Don't forget--pot, coke, heroin......are taxed here in us but not legal.
That's funny it seemed pretty legal when I was at Rhein Main in the late 80's (not that I partook :oops: ). In fact it was my understanding that they were closely regulated to be sure that safe sex practices were followed.

Anyway, why does the military care where the money goes, if there are plenty of women giving it away? I guess it's that whole "family values" thing...
 
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