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How French Models Protest Low Wages

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France's nude art models have had enough - protesting low wages and poor working conditions, nude models in Paris went on strike. This is not the first time La Coordination des Modeles has staged protest: back in 2008, they held a naked protest outside Paris' city hall after regulations stripped them of their tip-jar. The models demand equal treatment afforded most French workers, like job security or vacation pay. As The Guardian reports, the Paris mayor of cultural affairs noted "this was a lovely protest in the French, gaulois spirit of resistance."  

As The Daily Beast reports,

Proving that there is no French profession immune from collective work stoppages, the country is now facing a potential epidemic of empty sketchbooks and blank canvasses as its nude models threaten to cover up, complaining of low wages and poor working conditions, while also fighting for the state to recognize their work as a serious career rather than a paying hobby or part-time gig.


A group called La Coordination des Modeles recently staged a protest complaining that most life-class nude models are treated as temp workers, with none of the perks afforded most French workers, like job security or vacation pay.





France’s dedicated nude models—many of whom pose full-time—say they have seen no improvements since their 2008 protest and are calling on the Ministry of Culture to again intervene on their behalf. “We’re asking for a reassessment of our wages and the problem of our status,” Patricia Clark, a member of the group, told French newspaper Liberation, “We have no status, we are technically temp workers, so we’re sitting in ejection seats, and that’s unacceptable…That’s not what a temp worker is supposed to be, he’s not supposed to be working every day, six hours per day, 33 weeks per year.”




Christophe Girard, deputy Paris mayor for cultural affairs, told The Guardian, “I think this was a lovely protest in the French, gaulois spirit of resistance.”

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Perhaps there is a reason to cheer for socialism after all: the lower the wages, the more naked...

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Cue gratuitous nude model images...



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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:05 | 5046337 icanhasbailout
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and if you get them really mad they'll swallow

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:06 | 5046351 remain calm
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I say fuck em.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:09 | 5046362 Pure Evil
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So what the hell is that guy staring at in the first picture?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:14 | 5046401 ebworthen
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Her belly button?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:19 | 5046425 TeamDepends
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Her bush reads, vive le france!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:21 | 5046432 Pure Evil
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Now, that's the type of European socialism I hope they bring to the US.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:10 | 5046660 jaap
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Perhaps there is a reason to cheer for socialism after all: the lower the wages, the more naked...


Dvoraks law: 

The worse the economy, not only do the hookers get better looking, but they get cheaper. Some postulate that additionally, hookers get more business during a worse economy, however Dvorak himself attributes this to supply and demand which often leads to an increase in business (i.e. tricks) which is driven by the need to compensate for loss of revenue caused by the same reduction in cost stated in Dvorak's law.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:19 | 5046700 Uncle Remus
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Index. You're talking about an index.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:38 | 5046527 Bunghole
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I'm personally waiting for Canada on Strike.

No more Smarties and Trivial Pursuit for the masses.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:50 | 5047113 Iam_Silverman
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"Her bush reads, vive le france!"

Oh sure, blame Bush.........

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:19 | 5047444 Dixie Rect
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I wonder if she braids her armpit hair

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:36 | 5047612 dogbreath
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I wouldn't notice

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:29 | 5058379 Analyse2
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Stupid or hateful comment ?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 04:08 | 5047813 RazvanM
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Come on, don't blame Bush for that too!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:20 | 5046433 Ben Ghazi
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Probably staring at the cute male photographer taking the picture.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:23 | 5046443 redpill
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Her dick

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:30 | 5046476 TeamDepends
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He just noticed the shapeshifter in front of him.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:50 | 5046522 Ben Ghazi
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It will soon shapeshift to a naked Janet Yellen.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:32 | 5046490 Uncle Remus
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It's bushes fault.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:02 | 5046626 zorba THE GREEK
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FOCUS< FOCUS FOCUS>>>>geeeezzzz

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:03 | 5046630 Uncle Remus
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Optical zoom for the win.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:09 | 5046662 grunk
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Her resume.

She wants to be a serious actress.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:35 | 5047490 DanDaley
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I don't believe any of it...more photos for verification.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:10 | 5046381 Stackers
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Only the French could call sitting there doing nothing for six hours - "work" .... and full time work at that.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:16 | 5046405 knukles
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With vacation.  Next they'll want free medical care... er waaaaaaaaaiit.....  You're tryin' ta trick me... ain'tcha?

Ya know what?  Those people work more than our 96 million on welfare, section8 and EBT cards, for fucks sakes!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:27 | 5046463 AllWorkedUp
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Sorry ladies, but if you need more FRN's you can have some of mine. If you want gold or silver then sorry, can't help you.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 02:25 | 5047733 COSMOS
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We have politicians in the USA doing the same, sitting doing nothing for hours on end.  Then they break and eat at tax payer expense at fine restaurants near their capitols.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:28 | 5047961 samcontrol
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yep but they are not naked , sometimes cold and with 20 people staring.
To the royal asshole that says that is not a job, get a fucking brain and learn just how much a naked body means in art.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:38 | 5046532 GeezerGeek
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In the USA we call them government workers, except they do it for 8 hours per day not just six.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:11 | 5047576 Ms. Erable
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And those that have to deal with them are very pleased the (generally) lard-assed .gov worlers are amply clothed.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:31 | 5047950 samcontrol
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Fuck u and your green arrows.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:30 | 5046477 zorba THE GREEK
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Show some bare skin and the ZHers come out of the woodwork to post.

'Hey look 'Million Dollar Bonus' is back. Oh sorry that's 'Million Dollar Boner' My bad.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:33 | 5046495 zorba THE GREEK
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Hey Tyler, how about a little focus on that thing?


Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:42 | 5046548 GeezerGeek
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Just get one of those computer apps like those I see on TV cop shows. They can take a four pixel image with 8-bit grayscale depth and turn it into a perfectly readable license plate. In full color, too!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:57 | 5046610 Lore
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I hear that those apps are particularly handy for embellishing satellite images from video games.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:06 | 5046343 junction
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Great job to have checking their wages (among other things).

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:07 | 5046347 Pure Evil
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We can see butt cracks but we can't see nipples and bosoms?

How gauche!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:13 | 5046397 ali-ali-al-qomfri
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remember Pladizow had a nice rack and then got all traffic signy :(

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:42 | 5046552 centerline
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+1.  And never revealed the source of the pic.

Come on Plad... where'd you find that one?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:21 | 5046434 WTFUD
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Fuck these prescription glasses , me no see butty crack.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:07 | 5046352 The Alarmist
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Now that is a work action I can get behind!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:28 | 5047903 StandardDeviant
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I see they're threatening to cover up.  Pity; I'd hoped they'd walk out instead.

Should stage a proper French manifestation!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:07 | 5046355 Dutti
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F*ck them!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:07 | 5046356 Dutti
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F*ck them!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:25 | 5047958 samcontrol
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why the need to say fuck u to the French... really?

I am starting to think many of you guys here are just pissed off at life overall.
little money, fat old bitches at home, shit jobs if any, paying the little left over in taxes and living in a society once the greatest now without a drop of fairness or freedom for that matter.

The US was my dream, 9/11 woke me up , and fucked it all up .Your comments confirm what a lame nation.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:08 | 5046361 Oldwood
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I vote for clothing redistribution. More for the fat uglies and less for the hotties.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:10 | 5046374 Pure Evil
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You can't discriminate against the fuglies.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:11 | 5046386 Oldwood
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Are you saying redistribution of clothing wealth from those who don't need it to those that do, based on a clothing "needs" board ruling, is discrimination?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:23 | 5046442 Oldwood
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That was simply mean and unnecessary, You are Pure Evil!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:35 | 5046506 Uncle Remus
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Coulda been belly-dance Hitlery.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:10 | 5046664 knukles
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Shain' to that Christmas favorite, "Cankles are Coming to Town"

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:09 | 5046367 JohnG
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"That’s not what a temp worker is supposed to be, he’s not supposed to be working every day, six hours per day, 33 weeks per year."

Hmmmmmmm, I put in 14-18 per day, every day, 52 weeks per year.

33 weeks is temp work.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:12 | 5046387 Pure Evil
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, not in France.

Carlos Slim calls for 3-day work week.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:10 | 5046376 Oldwood
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If this is naked communism, I might join.

Ah, the good ole days when a pretty girl could change my ideologies in a matter of minutes.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:13 | 5046385 bbq on whitehou...
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Really? Sure dont worry about ebola, banks, Gasa, EU, Russa, now its French models?
Really, there isn't enough clicks on NY number one maybe having an ebola outbreak, its french models not likeing their or there whoreing environment
Ebola's not fast enough lets have a nuclear war if they still work and wipe out all stupid once and for all.
Point to the door, Let those Ho's know there is an option on the easy money train.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:45 | 5046565 Ben Ghazi
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French Model   =  False Flag


Distracting us with ass - genius!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:12 | 5046388 Kirk2NCC1701
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:16 | 5046408 ebworthen
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My eyes!  My eyes!

No more Walmart for me.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:35 | 5046514 Uncle Remus
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Rollin' rollin' rollin'

Keep them doggies rollin'


Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:40 | 5046530 Lore
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That comparison is outdated. The lardass of the 21st century wears a tube top to show off fugly tattoos. It used to be just convicts and junkies; today, your typical Wal-Martian is a waddling mass of human wallpaper.  Yesterday I saw one that had her exposed parts speckled with little hearts, like a bedsheet. The latest is clip-art on your face - just the thing to enhance your career and make Mom and Dad proud!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:12 | 5046677 knukles
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Oh, that is just so fucking cruel.

I gotta stop by the WalMart soon for some shits and grins.
Question.  What is the best drug to do for a WalMart jaunt?
Blotter acid? 

that would be terrifying

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:17 | 5046689 Uncle Remus
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:35 | 5047053 CrazyCooter
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All the rage in Paris ...



P.S. Old man was born in Paris and have family from there.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:14 | 5046400 Oldwood
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Nudity doesn't have the same effect on me as it did 30 years ago. Now it simply makes me shudder in fear. Being married three times will do that to you.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:17 | 5046413 world_debt_slave
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being married once was enough for me

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:26 | 5046461 Oldwood
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I'm a slow learner.

I believed in the social safety net when I was in college too.

Sex changed my whole world view. It is not allocated based upon need, and when you finally get it you really have to work for it, and if unlucky, continue to pay for it for many years after.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:37 | 5046525 Uncle Remus
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If it flies, floats or eh, well ya rent.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:37 | 5047062 CrazyCooter
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Sorry to here that friend. Just have to re-marry right. I learned a lot from my first marriage (and still literally paying for it), but my second wife is pure win.

A good gal changes everything.



Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:49 | 5046579 zorba THE GREEK
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Oldwood just believes in the old adage: If at first you don't succeed,

try, try ,try again. But that adage is not for skydivers.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:32 | 5046484 bbq on whitehou...
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But 30 years ago, you can remember that can't you? All those Nature somthing, National Geografic. Big floppy tities, Nature yes, National my ass.
No being married 3 times will only harden you were you need to be soft, leading to the next marrage.
Dont stop and just be that young, need to be that ignorant if you want to marrie.
Remember its has been and will always be your fault, You aught to have known. Now sit in that corner, and look at that wall.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:39 | 5046803 Oldwood
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This last one has lasted 20 years and I have learned a few things...mostly there is no winning, simply surviving. I'm always wrong and a better man for it.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:05 | 5047196 besnook
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i told my present wife that she should thank my ex for teaching me the grass may be a little greener on the other side but it is still grass so i would probably hang around awhile as long as the grass was green. 30 years later there are brown spots and weeds but the grass is still green.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:36 | 5047494 BidnessMan
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We all needed to see the Universal Hot Crazy Matrix presentation years ago....  knowing where the Hot Crazy line is.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:40 | 5046538 Amish Hacker
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Married three times, Oldwood? Next time just find a woman who hates you and buy her a house.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:58 | 5046615 Uncle Remus
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:26 | 5046734 quasimodo
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I'll say the same thing after 20 years and the same gal, God bless 'er


Reminds me of the time I was on the job and we were taking break, joking about sex. I was not married long and the older guys were giving me crap about getting it several times a week. The one fellow, around 60 at the time, told me to enjoy it while I can. 

"That pussy when you are young is the greatest thing........young, fresh and just like a ripe peach most days. When you get to be my age it will remind you of an old cow pie on the pioneer trail that got rode over by a covered wagon wheel"

He wasn't kidding.....

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:18 | 5046422 Tachyon5321
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They could always move their classes to a strip club...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:22 | 5046439 WTFUD
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:36 | 5046516 HeavydutyMexica...
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That was a nice little break from the doom and gloom. Thanks Tylii you Bitchez!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:41 | 5046540 nmewn
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France has a Ministry of Culture?

(Shaking my head, mumbling)

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:43 | 5046560 Uncle Remus
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Cottage cheese.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:51 | 5046587 nmewn
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lol...I see what you did there.

Sooo...long fish net stockings and Le Femme de Walmart then!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:48 | 5046577 SmittyinLA
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Give nude models rights, and union or tenue and you'll end up with a bunch of nude models that look like Rosanne

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:53 | 5046591 nmewn
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Tenured Rosanne's...I just can't take it

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:06 | 5046644 knukles
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:21 | 5046707 Uncle Remus
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Dude, that's not even on their list.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:58 | 5046616 pachanguero
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I've seen those ladyboys here in Thailand!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:02 | 5046622 Uncle Remus
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I made it a point to avoid those particular establishments.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:08 | 5046658 Hulk
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No curtains, sheeet.....

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:19 | 5046701 quasimodo
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I just wanted to post because there were 69 comments.

hehe hehe

chuckle........hehe(Beavis and Butthead)

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:22 | 5046712 Uncle Remus
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Eeeehhh, he said 69.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:36 | 5046779 grunk
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I think the most symbolic way for them to protest is to bend over naked.

I, for one, would appreciate the issue better.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:44 | 5046825 xavi1951
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Even Cheeze eating monkeys are entitled to pose nude.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:50 | 5047530 DeusHedge
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well, pay the girls.

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:24 | 5053439 Uncle Remus
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There it is, since Eve, the crux of the muffin er, biscuit.

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