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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed

> I wonder why they bother making it illegal, when they don't seem to be
> trying to hard to keep the places shut down.  Drive down the
> Interstate between Atlanta and Macon and you'll see five or six
> billboards for "massage parlors" that make sure to tell you about
> their "all-Asian" or "attractive staff" with "soft hands".  I mean,
> come on.  If I'm getting a massage, I want strength, not softness, and
> I don't much care what the masseur or masseuse looks like.

Depends what they are massaging.  Knoxville ran all the "Asian massage" places out of town about a couple years after they forced out all the poker machines that were "for entertainment only".  This is the Bible Belt and the hypochristians seem to be happier if their vices are not blatently visible.  Nevada seems to be the only state in the U.S. that takes the complete opposite attitude, thus building their economy by allowing activities that the other 49 states wouldn't. Legitimate gambling areas are now popping up everywhere, usually on reservations.  I have yet to see anywhere that compares to Vegas though.