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    Frustrated German wants social workers to provide sex

    Ananova: 6th March 2004

    A frustrated German man is taking social workers to court because they won't pay for him to visit a brothel.

    Helmut H, 43, from Obererlbach says he has been sexually deprived ever since his wife left him.

    Nitaya, 28, flew back home to her native Thailand to give birth to the couple's son but never returned.

    "I get £150 social security each month, I can't afford the plane ticket," he told Bild daily.

    He says he's suffering "sexual withdrawal" and has been forced to visit a brothel instead.

    Initially, he asked the authorities to refund him the price of an inflatable doll he'd bought - but without success.

    He then sent them a bill for 16 brothel visits, 32 porn movies, a magazine and costs for driving to the video store - a total of £1,650.

    When authorities wrote back saying his request had been turned down, he took his case to the administration court in Ansbach.

    Social welfare spokesman Manfred Walter, 55, says he expects the court "will turn down the claim".

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    Germany along with New Zealand have always been regarded as the most welfare states in the world but this demand is simply ridiculous.

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    I agree with totally with Makiyo's comment. Especailly if someone is not paying their taxes and expect a handout from the government.

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    LOL! It is definitely weird, and the guy is just pathetic.

    This is what happens when people believe that sexual need is similarly pressing as the need for food, which the government usually provides for those who can't get it otherwise. From this example, the distinction between the two are clear. To think otherwise is just as ridiculous as this guy in the story.

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    Quote[/b] ]this demand is simply ridiculous.
    Yep, it sure is! But if you think it cannot get any worse, how about this one? People who got fat on fast food are suing McDonalds for making them fat (stupidity, made in USA). :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Yep, it sure is! But if you think it cannot get any worse, how about this one? People who got fat on fast food are suing McDonalds for making them fat (stupidity, made in USA).
    I've been following up on this. Although both instances so far in which the people have brought MacDonald's to trial, it has been immediately thrown out of Court, which I believe to be the right decision. However, according to many lawyers and legal academics, they say that it's just a matter of time till one of these law suits one day succeed. US MacDonald's recent decision to scrap the "SuperSize" concept also indicates MacDonald's cautious stand on the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]This is what happens when people believe that sexual need is similarly pressing as the need for food,
    To me I think his demands are ridicules, but for him his demands may be just as important as food. I once had an affair with a work colleagues girlfriend, and he did not like it. He got very angry, I told him you have so many affairs on the side with different woman why you claim ownership of your girlfriend. He was just a hypocrite, but to him sex was like breathing air, he got very jealous and angry when some one else got some thing he want. Luckily I ignored him and continued having an affair with his girlfriend. Maybe it's about time woman just started enjoying life and stop making such a big deal about sex and there would not be so many deprived men as in this story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Maybe it's about time woman just started enjoying life and stop making such a big deal about sex and there would not be so many deprived men as in this story.
    If someone else made this comment, I would have hit back in a blink of an eye, but since it's Paul, it flew right out my other ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Luckily I ignored him and continued having an affair with his girlfriend. Maybe it's about time woman just started enjoying life and stop making such a big deal about sex and there would not be so many deprived men as in this story.
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    yes, they are both a sign of the times. In their minds, they must think they are right;but give me a break.

    I wonder what kind of weird requests or things happen in countries where the news is well filtered? For example, all I hear about are people who wrap bombs around themselves and attempt to blow themselves up taking as many others as they can. To me , I am sure the news could report other stories from these countries or places that are just as weird.
    People can not live in a place where you cannot smile or laugh about life.

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    Just curious, in the spirit of things Thailand on this forum, what is the general consensus of Thais when it comes to personal responsibilty -- do Thais tend to think that the government should come to the rescue for a person in need or should the person do what he/she can to solve the problem him/herself (i.e., pull themselves up by the bootstraps)? Anyone care to chime in on this? I don't mean this in the specific context of the German guy but just in general.

    Paul, I am amazed that you can hold up your track record of past affairs like it was a badge of honor. How do you expect us to take you seriously when you practically exalt your unethical conduct?

    In the case of the McDonalds lawsuits, I am also in agreement with the outcome except for one difference. Clearly, the plaintiff was ultimately responsible for their personal actions, i.e., choosing to eat the fat-laden food, when they had the choice to know better (and how does one "prove" it was McD rather than some other outlet?). On the other hand, the fact that McDonalds spends billions of dollars on advertising (which they KNOW influences buying decisions) to promote their product, indicates to me that they share in even minimal responsibility. In other words, if market research shows that for every $1,000,000 USD spent on advertising, an additional 10,000 people will become lifetime purchasers the product, isn't it fair to say that McDonalds had SOME, even a minor, role to play in this? In a consumer culture with corporate advertising inundating us almost everywhere we turn, do we really believe that the consumer is 100% personally responsible for their buying decisions that affect their health, as if advertising played absolutely no role whatsoever? If so, aren't we essentially saying that the PUBLIC's welfare is subordinated to the PRIVATE interests of a corporation (which is a nonperson, which mysteriously has the full rights of a real person). Remember that as a pre-condition to obtaining its charter of incorporation from the government (made up of real persons), the corporation must act in a way so as not to harm the public welfare. Instead of hearing about how a corporation is not responsibly fulfiling its role to protect the public welfare, we only hear about how the consumer is deficient in acting responsibly. And who pays for the increase in health care costs associated with increased levels of obesity and other health-related problems (all taxpayers do). Although I feel consumers deserve the bulk of the blame, I'd like to see corporations held accountable to some degree, too.

    Maybe the answer is that corporations should be allowed to advertise all they want, as long as they put out a healthy product.

    I would ask this--if the situation of holding consumers solely responsible for their actions is deemed to be correct policy, would Thailand itself be better off if it also adopted such a policy as we see here practiced in the West (I'm thinking of the USA specifically)?

    By the way, McDonalds' actions are tailored around the outcome of the tobacco settlement of a few years ago. They must obviously fear that they cannot afford to pay out the hefty sums the Big Seven in tobacco did, should it ever come to that. Juries can be fickle, though.

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