Wednesday, September 22, 2004

The end of liberty call?

For many centuries, when armies and navies had time to kick back and relax between battles, wars and training, they would frequent the closest port or city to participate the in "liberty" triad, i.e. get drunk, get laid and get a tattoo. However, one of the legs of that triad may be coming to an end in the near future if the DOD has their way. Under a new DOD plan, paying for sex would be punishable by a dishonorable discharge and time in jail. The law would also be applicable in countries where prostitution is legal.

Apparently, the Pentagon has always had a policy of zero tolerance for prostitution, but like everything in this world, there was no penalty if caught. So, in the near future, when a woman in a bar asks "Say Sailor, do you want to go upstairs and have a party?", you'll have more to worry about than just making sure you have "protection".


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