Showing posts with label sex workers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sex workers. Show all posts

Feb 21, 2019


The United States should legalize prostitution

fromCollegian:  Sex working is the most dangerous job in the country, even more so than logging or oil workers. Despite the general taboo associated with prostitution, legalizing it would benefit everyone more than expected.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Houston narc who lied to justify a deadly drug raid had been accused of perjury

fromReason:  There may be a consequence for the lying narco cop responsible for the deaths of two innocent people and the injuries to five other state agents.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Trump wants taxpayers reimbursed for billions thrown away on California's high speed rail scheme

fromCNBC:  Politicians lied about every aspect of the plan to rob federal taxpayers. The costs, feasibility and speed bear no resemblance to what had been promised.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption         Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Supreme Court to hear biggest gun rights case since 2010

fromReuters:  The U.S. Supreme Court took up its biggest gun rights case in nearly a decade, agreeing to hear a challenge to New York City’s strict limits on handgun owners transporting their firearms outside of the home.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Oregon on track to be 1st state with mandated rent controls

fromAP:  Now Oregon property owners are as helpless to dictate rents as they are to dictate taxes.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

How people in 1968 used jury nullification to block unreasonable arrests

fromCATO:  There wasn’t much doubt that the men had been doing what the law prohibited. Yet Long Island juries found them not guilty. That’s a phenomenon often called jury nullification.

Feb 20, 2019


Record high name government as most important problem

fromGallup:  Thirty-five percent of Americans name the government, poor leadership or politicians as the greatest problem facing the U.S. This is the highest percentage Gallup has recorded for this concern.
The Government is Not Us

After innocent couple murdered over cop’s lies, Houston police vow no more no-knock raids

fromFreeThoughtProject:  After a no-knock raid, based on lies, led to the murder of an innocent couple, Houston police chief Art Acevedo vows to no longer use them.
Police State America

Victor Davis Hanson pronounces the coup against Trump dead, then performs an autopsy

fromRedState:  FBI officials, like Andrew McCabe, found that the media was more than willing to oblige. Correspondents would happily publish any “leaks” officials were willing to provide.
Media Bias on Parade         Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

‘Free expression/free speech’ for students being muzzled

fromInsideSources:  Years of Supreme Court decisions have left student expression rights at a crossroads, even as justices have expanded safeguards for nearly every other area of free expression.
Indoctrination and Censorship

How the Feds are using civil asset forfeiture to threaten free speech

fromReason:  Sex, publishing, and quasi-legal theft collide in the Backpage prosecution.
Police State America       

A look into the legal distinction between sex trafficking and prostitution

from1011Now:  Prostitution is a consensual, but illegal, voluntary exchange. Human trafficking, is modern day slavery. Big difference.

Feb 4, 2019


Walter E Williams: Demonizing white men

fromCreators:  The new racism. "There are only two ways to explain the silence by people who should know better. Either they agree with the sentiments expressed or they are out-and-out cowards."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

‘I’m not going to enforce that’: sheriffs disobey new anti-gun laws—refuse to disarm citizens

fromPJMedia:  We see "the behavior of a police state where the laws are written to help the government achieve its ends, not to guarantee the freedom of the people — and where police break the laws they are sworn to enforce."
2nd Amendment Assaults

⭐  VIDEO: The proper social system for man.

fromAynRandInstitute/YouTube:  A short lesson from Ayn Rand herself.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market         Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: Don't talk to cops

fromRegentUniversitySchoolofLaw/YouTube:  Information is Power. Know Your Rights
Police State America      Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Apocalyptic debt crisis in America: 63 of America’s largest 75 cities are completely broke

fromSHTFPlan:  Most of the debt is due to unfunded retiree benefits such as pension and health care costs.  That means those depending on that money, likely won’t see a dime of it. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Kamala Harris hopes you'll forget her record as a drug warrior and draconian prosecutor

fromPJMedia:  The senator and presidential hopeful went to bat for dirty prosecutors, opposed marijuana legalization, and championed policies that endanger sex workers.

Dec 31, 2018


The coming collapse to Social Security as we know it

fromFoxBusiness: Social Security is a pay-as-you-go system. Even though there is an estimated nearly $3 trillion in the trust fund, this simply reflects accounting entries of the net surpluses the fund has been credited with.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Mayor of California city destroys more than 100 police shooting records before new law goes into effect

fromTheDailyMail: The new law would makes public records of officer-involved shootings, major uses of force, and confirmed cases of sexual assault and lying while on duty.
Police State America        The Government is Not Us

George H.W. Bush’s biggest failure? The war on drugs

fromTheWashingtonPost: When Bush took office, the federal drug control budget was around $5 billion. When he left office in 1993, it was over $12 billion.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Missouri University says a man asking out a woman who's smaller than him could be sexual harassment

fromTheDailyMail: It came after student Jeremy Rowles asked dance instructor Annalise Breaux on a date in 2016 and was hit with allegations he had violated Title IX.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Warmongers Outraged Over Syrian Pullout

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, even though there is no longer any U.S. interest in Syria, the forces of the warfare state decry the pullout of American troops from Syria.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Congress ramps up war on sex workers and customers with secret votes on four new 'protection' laws

fromTheDailyMail: A national strategy for arresting sex buyers and letting local cops wiretap sex workers are among the approved changes. *Congress uses taxpayer dollars to buy silence from the prostitutes they use.

Dec 21, 2018


Because a citizen filmed it, cop found guilty for punting handcuffed teen’s head like a football

fromCreators: "In all of FDA's history, I am unable to find a single instance where a congressional committee investigated the failure of FDA to approve a new drug."
Police State America

Congress ramps up war on sex workers and their customers with four new 'protection' laws

fromReason: A national strategy for arresting sex buyers and letting local cops wiretap sex workers are among the approved changes. Government supports anything that empowers them at the individual's expense.
Regulation Nation     Police State America      The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Cops can't ignore New Mexico's ban on civil forfeiture, court rules

fromForbes: "In all of FDA's history, I am unable to find a single instance where a congressional committee investigated the failure of FDA to approve a new drug."
Police State America

Walter E Williams: FDA policies kill

fromCreators: "In all of FDA's history, I am unable to find a single instance where a congressional committee investigated the failure of FDA to approve a new drug."
Regulation Nation

It looks like Trump Is about to pull the U.S. out of Afghanistan too

fromReason: After announcing draw-down from Syria, the president may be seriously contemplating getting out of Afghanistan as well.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Why men support marijuana legalization more than women do

fromWashingtonPost: What best explains the gender gap in marijuana attitudes is the gender gap in marijuana use. Men report using marijuana more often than women.

November 16, 2017


VIDEO: Why I Hate The Left, by Owen Benjamin

from Owen Benjamin/YouTube: In the video, Benjamin explains what he means by "the Left." He also talks about political debate, and the idea that if debate isn’t centered around common goals, it’s fruitless.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Gov't approves first-ever med with digital tracking system

from Newser: The stated pretense for this tracking pill is to remind mentally challenged patients to take their meds.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Hillary's Deception - The Trump-Russia Dossier

from LibertyPen/YouTube: A collection of news clips that explain the issues surrounding the Trump-Russia dossier, a phony document fabricated by British intelligent agent Christopher Steele and funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel - Legalize Sex Work

from Creators: If you owned yourself, you would be free to rent yourself out. But you are not. That begs the question,
who owns you?
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

The Senate Intelligence Committee really wants to secretly snoop on Americans

from Reason: Every attempt to restrain and reform unwarranted domestic surveillance batted away.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make    The Government is Not Us

James O’Keefe: A truth seeker in an age of media bias

from The Epoch Times: Founder of Project Veritas on undercover journalism and holding the press accountable.
Media Bias on Parade

Prostitution Decriminalization Debated In New Hampshire

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown.    New Hampshire legislators last week debated the merits of decriminalizing prostitution, in response to a bipartisan bill filed by state Reps. Amanda Bouldin (D-Hillsborough), Carole McGuire (R-Merrimack), and Elizabeth Edwards (D-Hillsborough). On Thursday, January 28, the New Hampshire Criminal Justice and   ... MORE

The War On Sex Trafficking Is The New War On Drugs

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown.    "Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door." "Sex-trafficking sweep nets arrests near Phoenix truck stops." "Man becomes 1st jailed under new human trafficking law." Conduct a Google news search for the word trafficking in 2015 and you'll find pages of stories about the commercial sex trade, in which hundreds of    ... MORE

Elizabeth Nolan Brown: Uncle Sam As Uber Pimp

Another pretense for asset forfeiture.     In the wake of Tuesday's federal raid on male-escort advertising site Rentboy.com, many on social media have suggested anti-gay motivations, "a throwback to when the police raided gay bars in the 50s and 60s." While I'm glad if this framing gets more gay-rights groups to take up sex-work advocacy, the   ... MORE

Steve Chapman: Outlawing Prostitution Is A Crime

Laws put sex workers in unnecessary danger.   Banning things you don't like has a long history, though not a happy one. Americans have tried banning alcohol, marijuana, pornography and homosexuality. All of them persisted anyway. So we learned to not only tolerate but allow them. Nowadays, you can have a glass of Scotch in a gay bar while    ... MORE

Prostitution Stings Now Suspended In Minneapolis Because The Cops Keep Having Sex With Their Arrest Targets

None of the officers will be investigated.  The Minneapolis PD has suspended all sting operations against street prostitution after courts dismissed three cases within one month due to undercover officers having sex with female suspects. Police said they are conducting a full review of their undercover investigation policies, but said none of the     ... MORE

G Bentley: Paper Explodes Feminist Myth That Women Are As Horny As Men And Calls For Legalization Of Prostitution

It is what it is.   Men’s demand for sex far outstrips that of women and the gap is set to widen with major implications for laws surrounding prostitution, according to a new paper from the Institute of Economic Affairs. One of the key claims in the IEA paper is that there is a major gap between men and women in sexual desire. “Male sexual      ... MORE

Celebs Protest Call To Decriminalize Prostitution

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown.  After a long and careful consideration of the evidence, global human-rights org Amnesty International has come to the conclusion that decriminalizing prostitution is the best way to "respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of sex workers." But actress Anne Hathaway played a French whore in Les Mis, so she has feels   ... MORE

Zach Weissmueller: You Have a Right to Buy and Sell Sex. Now, Will the Courts Protect It By Legalizing Prostitution?

See video.  "Our hope in the lawsuit is to have the anti-prostitution law overturned as unconstitutional and invalidated in the state of California," says Maxine Doogan, a former sex worker and president of the Erotic Service Provider Legal, Education, and Research Project (ESPLER), a group that has filed a lawsuit against California's attorney general   ... MORE

A Lawsuit Pushes To Make Prostitution Legal In California

by Chris Sieroty.     When it comes to legal prostitution, Nevada has welcomed brothels in certain counties and in exchange has taxed the industry and demanded strict medical testing for prostitutes to protect both the sex workers and their clients. Even an attempt by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to have lawmakers in Carson City   ... MORE

Cathy Reisenwitz: Why It's Time To Legalize Prostitution

There’s no good reason not to. A prostitute has a 45 percent to 75 percent chance of experiencing workplace violence at some point, according to recent research indicates, and a 32 percent to 55 percent likelihood that she or he was victimized the past year. Worker safety, along with concerns about exploitation and objectification,    ... MORE

One Benefit Of Legalized Prostitution Seen In New Zealand

by Tim Worstall.     One of the great social public policy questions of our day is what is it that we should be doing about prostitution? Answers vary around the world: there are places where it is strictly verboeten and heavy punishments are meted out. There are also places like New Zealand and Germany where the entire system is legal and out in the  ... MORE

Reihan Salam: It’s Time for Legalized Prostitution

There’s no way to end demand for sex work.        So why are Sweden and Canada trying? Whom is it safe to hate? One of the reasons the cause of same-sex civil marriage has gained so much ground in recent years is that it is no longer socially acceptable to hold gay couples in contempt. Many if not most opponents of same-sex marriage    ... MORE