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    in no way like the US and that women who become prostitutes do so only to make ends meet

    Are you implying that U.S. prostitutes do it for shits and giggles? That women here are less desperate when they turn to prostitution? Sheesh! I don't think I've heard any disrespect aimed at Dominicans. Rush, however, is fair game.

    Speech in this country is free, you hack!

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    by Debby on Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 08:23:49 PM PDT

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    •  HUH? To you Debby (0+ / 0-)

      How dare you take out of context a 'snippet' of what I stated to imply something that I had not intended--please quote the entire text:

      I was a Peace Corps volunteer there, and I lived during my training, in the house of a woman who was allegedly a 'prostitute"--what I can tell you is that this third world country is in no way like the US and that women who become prostitutes do so only to make ends meet and shame on those like Rush who go down there and come back to the US like an important 'stud' and shame on all those who don't take into consideration the poverty there that reduces some, but not all.

      Compare that, Debby. to the out of context quote submitted by you:

      ...in no way like the US and that women who become prostitutes do so only to make ends meet...

      Are you implying that U.S. prostitutes do it for shits and giggles? That women here are less desperate when they turn to prostitution? Sheesh! I don't think I've heard any disrespect aimed at Dominicans. Rush, however, is fair game.

      No Debby, there was no such implication within the content of my statement at all, the implcation was within the snippet of 'In no way like the US and that women who become prostitutes do so only to make ends meet'

      So, I lived in a Thrid world Country--the Dominican Republic--and allegedly the US is a First World Country--citizens in a First world country have much more opportunity than those living in a thrid world country--my question to you, then, Debby, is do you consider the US on the same standard as a Third world country whereby women and thrid world citizens have such lower expectations as do citizens in a first world country such as the US?

      That's an intriguing proposition, and one I just might agree to except for the statistics that far more Dominicans flee to the US for better jobs than do US citizens flee to the Domincian Republic for better job opportunities.

      Thanks for the comments--sure helped me to better define and to sharpen my answers to such comments.

      Wary

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