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PostSubject: Things in The Netherlands   Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:00 pm

So I was watching the Travel channel (Samantha Brown's show) and saw a show about the Netherlands. I thought it was interesting to find out that prostitution is considered an actual legal profession there, they pay taxes on it, etc...
Samantha also went to this place where you could actually buy a joint of marijuana or other types of herbs and smoke it there or smoke it outside....

I wonder if they have a lower percentage of that type of drug use.... versus a place where it is illegal. Sometimes when something is illegal, the more desire there is to get it and bigger it becomes. When something is legal, that 'adrenaline' some people may get of doing something "cool" to impress someone is gone... because you're actually not breaking any laws lol
I don't know, what do you guys think about it?

Also, Samantha tried a popular street food... which was raw herring w/ onions and pickles :gross: lol



Oh man... I guess you just have to grow up with that to really like it or something... eeek lol

One thing I thought was so awesome... she visited the exact place where Anne Frank hid during WWII and she visited her room... it was so amazing to see that.

I also loved this place where she went to that had an amazing scenery of all kinds of flowers but specially tullips. It was so beautiful there... seemed like paradise on earth, like another world....





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PostSubject: Re: Things in The Netherlands   Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:05 pm

It's hard to say what would happen if certain things are legalized. I guess it is something that can be researched more to see the difference of what things are like where certain things are legalized.

That raw fish just doesn't look very appetizing, lol.


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PostSubject: Re: Things in The Netherlands   Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:12 pm

You know, I just got back, and the first thing I saw in here was "Prostitution...." and I thought....did I go to the right forum? ROTFL
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PostSubject: Re: Things in The Netherlands   Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:16 pm

Umm, ya, I thought the same thing.......family forum....er um....... :think:



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PostSubject: Re: Things in The Netherlands   Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:22 pm

flatbroke wrote:
You know, I just got back, and the first thing I saw in here was "Prostitution...." and I thought....did I go to the right forum? ROTFL

I was thrown off for a second there too. Huh? OhMy


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PostSubject: Re: Things in The Netherlands   Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:23 pm

Rhonda wrote:
Umm, ya, I thought the same thing.......family forum....er um....... :think:

I've actually debated this very topic elsewhere. I'm a mod at a forum that is owned and based in the Netherlands (or Niederlands, however they say it), and it was amazing how different their view is on it than ours.

The odd part is, they can buy a woman, but not a gun. At all. Not even a tazer.

It's just a difference in beliefs.

Of course I fought strongly that prostitution should be illegal..........of course. :shy:
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PostSubject: Re: Things in The Netherlands   Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:26 pm

My husband and I visited Amsterdam a few years ago and went to the Anne Frank house/museum. It was very neat to see. I've been watching the Today Show, and this week Matt Lauer is traveling around, doing the segment, "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" Yesterday he was in the Netherlands, and talked about how prostitution is legal. However, the Mayor or Governor, is trying to "clean" things up and make it a safer place. When I was there, I did see the Red Light District. The women in the windows are down little alley ways. I walked quickly, almost embarrassed to look, but everyone was dressed, to an extent. LOL!!


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PostSubject: Re: Things in The Netherlands   Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:30 pm

Teresa wrote:
My husband and I visited Amsterdam a few years ago

Man, I SO want to play a Cheech and Chong video. ROTFL
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PostSubject: Re: Things in The Netherlands   Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:55 pm

Cool I would like to See Anne Franks House I read the book thought it was intresting and sad how they had to hide.


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PostSubject: Re: Things in The Netherlands   Thu May 01, 2008 9:55 am

Teresa wrote:
My husband and I visited Amsterdam a few years ago and went to the Anne Frank house/museum. It was very neat to see. I've been watching the Today Show, and this week Matt Lauer is traveling around, doing the segment, "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" Yesterday he was in the Netherlands, and talked about how prostitution is legal. However, the Mayor or Governor, is trying to "clean" things up and make it a safer place. When I was there, I did see the Red Light District. The women in the windows are down little alley ways. I walked quickly, almost embarrassed to look, but everyone was dressed, to an extent. LOL!!

Wow, Teresa...yeah that would be kinda weird, huh?! :unsure: Sometimes we're in our own little world here in the good ol USA and forget that things are done a bit differently elsewhere! :think:

That really would be neat to see the Anne Frank museum Jacob...sad of course, but interesting. I went to D.C. with my son's 8th class several years ago and went through the Halocaust museum. Now there's an experience that will rip your heart out. No


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PostSubject: Re: Things in The Netherlands   Thu May 01, 2008 5:53 pm

Netherlands is a country very hard to understand. I do not like most of things they do there (but I like raw fish, LOL grinsmiley ).

And just think that the Netherlands Crownprincess is an Argentinian!!! :unsure:

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