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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 04:12 PM

"Prostitute beats off taxman in Oslo court" - yes that is the headline .......

Posted mainly for the 'interesting' title!

http://www.thelocal.no/20141217/prostitute-beats-off-taxman-in-oslo-court

"Police in August raided an Oslo flat where a woman known as Patricia (34) lived with two other sex workers. They seized 74,000 kroner, much of it in foreign currency.

They refused to return the money to Patricia, who is from Nigeria, claiming that the money was earned in Norway and should be subject to income tax and VAT (sales tax), according to newspaper VG.

But the court queried whether the state should tax income from prostitution, given that related activity such as pimping and human trafficking are crimes. It also said that it was not proven that Patricia was a tax resident in Norway at the time.

Patricia told VG that she was initially happy with the verdict, “but then I was told that I won’t get my money back immediately. I want this to be over, but I need the cash”.
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Reply "Prostitute beats off taxman in Oslo court" - yes that is the headline ....... (Original post)
kelly1mm Dec 2014 OP
madinmaryland Dec 2014 #1
COLGATE4 Dec 2014 #2
Nye Bevan Dec 2014 #3
LuvNewcastle Dec 2014 #5
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2014 #4
QC Dec 2014 #7
sarisataka Dec 2014 #6
Atman Dec 2014 #8

Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 04:53 PM

1. Sounds like this could become a sticky mess!!


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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 05:28 PM

2. I've heard of paying your taxes 'in kind'

but this seems a little extreme...

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 05:30 PM

3. Yes... here's another hilarious example of "beat off" having a different meaning

across the Atlantic:


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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:11 PM

5. Thanks for the laugh.

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:10 PM

4. The court came to the right conclusion.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:29 PM

7. This story has a happy ending. n/t

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:22 PM

6. So to sum up

She rubbed out her debt and the court said she should be wiped clean...

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:35 PM

8. This ad just might beat it....er, be better. "Don't Jerk & Drive."

South Dakota Pulls ‘Don’t Jerk and Drive’ Ad Because You Won’t Stop Giggling at It
by Josh Feldman | 4:39 pm, December 15th, 2014 video

South Dakota thought up a creative new driving safety PSA that would get everyone’s attention. They ended up pulling it after people wouldn’t stop laughing at the obvious double entendre:



Yes, “Don’t Jerk and Drive.” For God’s sake, never jerk and drive. Always jerk before you drive, never at the same time. And please, jerk responsibly.

Okay, okay, that’s not what they meant. The PSA was intended to get across that you shouldn’t jerk the wheel when driving on icy roads.

But they have pulled the PSA and secretary of the Department of Public Safety Trevor Jones gave this reason why:

“This is an important safety message and I don’t want this innuendo to distract from our goal to save lives on the road.”

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