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It is conducted not through ringleaders and brothelkeepers, but over the bar counters of a dark and cobbled alley called Paardenstraat at an average of pounds 50 a trick. A slow but steady post-Cold War influx has enabled the rentboys from Romania to take over what was once a placid backwater of Dutch sexual laissez-faire. Never before exposed to gay sex, the Romanian boys, aged between 17 and 22, are in it only for money. Europe's belt of sleaze, stretching through the traditional centres of Amsterdam and Berlin, has carved out new notches in Prague, Warsaw and Bucharest. Most of the boys arrived via Germany, where they failed to get political asylum, and then heard of an easier life in the Netherlands. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dutch tolerance has backlashed on itself; the dark shapes in the Festivalbar convey a picture of mutual parasitism, with East and West feeding off each other. The customers are mostly men in their 50s and 60s, from all over the West including America.
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Sure - you can leave it to chance that the boys in Amsterdam will bump into you in the market, that he will ask you to coffee so that you may enjoy the city together. But, do you really have time for serendipity? Besides, the Amsterdam boy is a peculiar species, so do not think that a hot outfit and a demure attitude will get you anywhere. Instead of being passive, opt for seek-and-conquer aggression. But of course, maintain that hot look.
After labouring through the night on a mountain of amendments - nearly all from Republicans, all of which were rejected - senators approved the sprawling package on a vote along party lines just after midday Saturday EST. Vice President Kamala Harris didn't have to pass the tie-breaking vote because Republican Senator Dan Sullivan left the Capitol during negotiations after his father-in-law passed away. The legislation will now be shipped back for the House for its expected approval, before being sent to Biden in the coming week for his signature. The huge package - consisting of nearly one-tenth the size of the entire economy - is Biden's biggest early priority. Citing the country's desire to return to normality, he added: 'Our job right now is to help our country get from this stormy present to that hopeful future.