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2013-12-20 10:27:45 AM
YAY!
now I will be approached even more often and my wife stands an even greater chance of being harrased when she works in that dumbass area of town.
 
2013-12-20 10:45:22 AM
Tell her not to dress like a whore.


/sorry couldn't resist.
 
2013-12-20 10:46:58 AM
Ho Ho Ho
 
2013-12-20 10:47:20 AM

kvinesknows: YAY!
now I will be approached even more often and my wife stands an even greater chance of being harrased when she works in that dumbass area of town.


Well, if it's going to inconvenience you, then by all means, let's just continue to trample the rights of thousands of women who work in the sex trade.
 
2013-12-20 10:48:59 AM

kvinesknows: YAY!
now I will be approached even more often and my wife stands an even greater chance of being harrased when she works in that dumbass area of town.


Seriously dude, way to make it about you.
 
2013-12-20 10:52:42 AM
www.windsorstar.com

Liquor and whores
Liquor and whores

Cigarettes and dope and mustard and baloney
And liquor and whores

I was down
Drinkin' at the Legion
I met a girl she was nice
She was pretty and pleasin'
And she said hey boy
We should do some marryin'
I said sure
But before we do there's something that you should know

I like liquor and whores
Liquor and whores
 
2013-12-20 10:55:00 AM

Barfmaker: kvinesknows: YAY!
now I will be approached even more often and my wife stands an even greater chance of being harrased when she works in that dumbass area of town.

Seriously dude, way to make it about you.


who else would I make it about?
 
2013-12-20 10:55:37 AM

kvinesknows: Barfmaker: kvinesknows: YAY!
now I will be approached even more often and my wife stands an even greater chance of being harrased when she works in that dumbass area of town.

Seriously dude, way to make it about you.

who else would I make it about?


oh wait.  your mom?
 
2013-12-20 10:56:55 AM
Every once and a while the RCMP tries to crack down on prostitution here, and every time the people get off on all the serious charges. A few years ago they laid 100's of charges against 50+ people, and the only thing that stuck were a few simple position of a controlled substance charges. The cops may not of got the message but the courts legalized prostitution a long time ago.
 
2013-12-20 11:11:41 AM

swaniefrmreddeer: Every once and a while the RCMP tries to crack down on prostitution here, and every time the people get off on all the serious charges. A few years ago they laid 100's of charges against 50+ people, and the only thing that stuck were a few simple position of a controlled substance charges. The cops may not of got the message but the courts legalized prostitution a long time ago.


may not have
 
2013-12-20 11:11:56 AM

swaniefrmreddeer: Every once and a while the RCMP tries to crack down on prostitution here, and every time the people get off on all the serious charges. A few years ago they laid 100's of charges against 50+ people, and the only thing that stuck were a few simple position of a controlled substance charges. The cops may not of got the message but the courts legalized prostitution a long time ago.


In Winnipeg they just recently made an announcement that they were not even really going to go after the Prostitutes any more other than to offer them help to escape their situation. They were going to target johns tho.  I hope this recent change does not stop them from offering help to the workers still.
 
2013-12-20 11:26:01 AM

sithon: swaniefrmreddeer: Every once and a while the RCMP tries to crack down on prostitution here, and every time the people get off on all the serious charges. A few years ago they laid 100's of charges against 50+ people, and the only thing that stuck were a few simple position of a controlled substance charges. The cops may not of got the message but the courts legalized prostitution a long time ago.

may not have


I realized that after I posted, proof reading eh.
 
2013-12-20 11:28:19 AM

kvinesknows: swaniefrmreddeer: Every once and a while the RCMP tries to crack down on prostitution here, and every time the people get off on all the serious charges. A few years ago they laid 100's of charges against 50+ people, and the only thing that stuck were a few simple position of a controlled substance charges. The cops may not of got the message but the courts legalized prostitution a long time ago.

In Winnipeg they just recently made an announcement that they were not even really going to go after the Prostitutes any more other than to offer them help to escape their situation. They were going to target johns tho.  I hope this recent change does not stop them from offering help to the workers still.


That's why you talk in code, 15 minutes is a hand job, 1/2 an hour is a blow job, and an hour is full on sex. It's not illegal to pay a girl for her time.
 
2013-12-20 11:37:44 AM
Given Canada's ridiculous sin taxes, I bet handies are going to cost $250.
 
2013-12-20 12:00:02 PM
Could you imagine how desperate you'd have to be to pay to have sex with a Canadian?
 
2013-12-20 12:00:09 PM
This is what you get from letting French-speaking people have a say in your government.

It'll be a long time before the puritans in the USA let something like this happen. Dammit.
 
2013-12-20 12:03:39 PM

MrBallou: It'll be a long time before the puritans in the USA let something like this happen. Dammit.



The hardcore feminists are also to blame.  It's amazing how two extremes can be on the same side of an issue.
 
2013-12-20 12:37:47 PM
The decision upheld an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling last year that struck down the ban on brothels on the grounds that it endangered sex workers by forcing them onto the streets.

Canada works very differently then the US. Maybe that is why we wear them as a hat.
 
2013-12-20 12:45:35 PM
'O' Canada...
 
2013-12-20 12:47:51 PM

kvinesknows: YAY!
now I will be approached even more often and my wife stands an even greater chance of being harrased when she works in that dumbass area of town.


When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. So instead of complaining about it, you and your wife could be making a few extra dollars on the side. If you know what I mean...
 
2013-12-20 12:49:26 PM
I guess now is the time to buy stock in Air Canada?
 
2013-12-20 12:50:00 PM

Stoj: 'O' Canada...



Lulz.
 
2013-12-20 12:50:47 PM

sdd2000: I guess now is the time to buy stock in Air Canada?



Nah....given their awful reputation regarding customer service, I would avoid that airline whether as a customer or as an investor.
 
2013-12-20 12:55:05 PM
I've seen two reasonable arguments on both sides of this kind of issue.

the first, legalizing prostitution legalizes the exploitation of women. This is completely true.

the second, not legalizing prostitution makes the exploitation worse, as the women don't have a legal route to redress problems. This is also completely true.

I think, in the end, legalizing it, then regulating the hell out of it, is likely the best option. Making it illegal doesn't even slow it down, but makes it easier for women to be abused when they have to fear being jailed for participating in the first place.
 
2013-12-20 12:55:43 PM
HOORAY FOR PROSTITUTES!

PROSTITUTES!

PROSTITUTES!

PROSTITUTES!
 
2013-12-20 12:56:24 PM
Canada's highest court struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who stepped up their fight for safer working conditions following the serial killings of prostitutes by a pig farmer in British Columbia.

Wow, just comedic Gold.

A serial killing Pig Farmer, from Britain none-the-less

/not serious
 
2013-12-20 12:58:25 PM

MrBallou: It'll be a long time before the puritans in the USA let something like this happen. Dammit.


Uh, the US doesn't have any laws against prostitution. Individual states, yes, but not the US.

/drove by the Mustang Ranch last week
 
2013-12-20 01:08:07 PM
Canada is doing everything right, why yes even THAT.
 
2013-12-20 01:08:53 PM
More proof that Rob Ford can't get arrested in this town (Toronto).
 
2013-12-20 01:13:27 PM

swaniefrmreddeer: Every once and a while the RCMP tries to crack down on prostitution here, and every time the people get off on all the serious charges.


Whatever floats your boat, I guess.
 
2013-12-20 01:15:53 PM
Interesting.

I can only imagine the GOP reaction if our SCOTUS had made this ruling.
/would need a ton of popcorn.
 
2013-12-20 01:16:49 PM
Also the ghost of George Carlin approves.
 
2013-12-20 01:31:29 PM

grimlock1972: Interesting.

I can only imagine the GOP reaction if our SCOTUS had made this ruling.
/would need a ton of popcorn.


The SCOTUS would never use a phrase like "Parliament has the power to regulate against nuisances, but not at the cost of the health, safety and lives..." . We can't even guarantee the right to vote any more.
 
2013-12-20 01:31:56 PM
Say Canada think we can barrow your court for a little bit?
 
2013-12-20 01:37:27 PM
Next up: maijuana laws need some common sense too
 
2013-12-20 01:50:16 PM

stuffy: Say Canada think we can barrow your court for a little bit?


Sure, and here's a cup of our healthcare plan too, while you're at it.
 
2013-12-20 01:54:15 PM

asquian: the first, legalizing prostitution legalizes the exploitation of women. This is completely true.

the second, not legalizing prostitution makes the exploitation worse, as the women don't have a legal route to redress problems. This is also completely true.


Legalize it if all parties consent, keep it illegal to force anyone else into it. Some foreign women have been exploited by being forced to work as housekeepers. That doesn't mean that vacuuming for money should be illegal.

Note - "doing stuff you don't want to do because you need the money" is not automatically "exploitation". Many people simply call it "having a job".
 
2013-12-20 01:57:28 PM

asquian: I think, in the end, legalizing it, then regulating the hell out of it, is likely the best option. Making it illegal doesn't even slow it down, but makes it easier for women to be abused when they have to fear being jailed for participating in the first place.


This is generally my take on it.  Like with abortion or drugs, I don't necessarily like that people are doing it, but I also recognize that banning it isn't going to stop people from doing it, only drive them to unsafe avenues, so I'd rather just make it legal and regulated for health and safety.

With prostitution, though, my main concern is proof of consent.  It has long been an avenue of human trafficking, and it would be difficult for authorities to determine who is working willingly and who was kidnapped and forced into the service under duress.
 
2013-12-20 02:11:35 PM

JerseyTim: Could you imagine how desperate you'd have to be to pay to have sex with a Canadian?


Not trolling for pics of attractive Canadians at all, are you?

/on my phone, so no help here.
 
2013-12-20 02:19:36 PM

baconbeard: kvinesknows: YAY!
now I will be approached even more often and my wife stands an even greater chance of being harrased when she works in that dumbass area of town.

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. So instead of complaining about it, you and your wife could be making a few extra dollars on the side. If you know what I mean...


she has been buying alot more clothes lately... hmmmm
 
2013-12-20 02:43:12 PM
I've never understood how making porn was legal and prostitution illegal, or more accurately, the whole negotiation part of it. Both are basically the same thing in the end. Or the mouth.
 
2013-12-20 02:44:01 PM

Stone Meadow: MrBallou: It'll be a long time before the puritans in the USA let something like this happen. Dammit.

Uh, the US doesn't have any laws against prostitution. Individual states, yes, but not the US.

/drove by the Mustang Ranch last week


Well, not technically true, but close.
http://prostitution.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000119#1
 
2013-12-20 02:47:45 PM
This is going to be interesting. There's a lot of discussion of Harper and his merry band of old white God-pimps bringing in the Nordic method, criminalizing the purchase of sex rather than the selling of sex. However, that would criminalize men instead of women, and that won't play well with the misanthropes that run the Cons from behind the scenes. And in the end, if they do criminalize in some way, just as some of the sex worker advocates have said it'll go right back to the SCC and we'll do it all again.

Of course, the Conservatives might take the *correct* approach and legalize, regulate and tax, but immediately upon them voting that into law the Earth will lurch to a sudden halt out of sheer shock and amazement and fling us all off into space.


/not a conservative
//can you tell?
 
2013-12-20 03:09:11 PM

asquian: Stone Meadow: MrBallou: It'll be a long time before the puritans in the USA let something like this happen. Dammit.

Uh, the US doesn't have any laws against prostitution. Individual states, yes, but not the US.

/drove by the Mustang Ranch last week

Well, not technically true, but close.
http://prostitution.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000119#1


The military exclusion gives them authority to ban prostitution to military members, but specifically forbids Fed agencies the authority to investigate, arrest or charge civilians engaged in same...so no. ;^)
 
2013-12-20 03:11:35 PM

Stone Meadow: MrBallou: It'll be a long time before the puritans in the USA let something like this happen. Dammit.

Uh, the US doesn't have any laws against prostitution. Individual states, yes, but not the US.


I wasn't excluding state and local puritans. They're all anti-happiness busybodies.

I can hire someone to rub my neck, back, legs, arms, torso, and just anywhere except for "there", and why? Because I'd like it too much.

That doesn't seem right.
 
2013-12-20 03:26:53 PM

brantgoose: More proof that Rob Ford can't get arrested in this town (Toronto).


He gets more than enough to eat at home.
 
2013-12-20 03:34:56 PM

MrBallou: Stone Meadow: MrBallou: It'll be a long time before the puritans in the USA let something like this happen. Dammit.

Uh, the US doesn't have any laws against prostitution. Individual states, yes, but not the US.

I wasn't excluding state and local puritans. They're all anti-happiness busybodies.

I can hire someone to rub my neck, back, legs, arms, torso, and just anywhere except for "there", and why? Because I'd like it too much.

That doesn't seem right.


Agreed.
 
2013-12-20 03:35:37 PM
Your typical conservative absolutely despises sex.  But these assholes hate anyone else to have sex and enjoy it.  It's for having babies only, gd ossaid so.

Unfortunately there are a lot of senile old folks along with the stupid and greedy who keep voting for these clowns.
 
2013-12-20 03:38:36 PM

sdd2000: grimlock1972: Interesting.

I can only imagine the GOP reaction if our SCOTUS had made this ruling.
/would need a ton of popcorn.

The SCOTUS would never use a phrase like "Parliament has the power to regulate against nuisances, but not at the cost of the health, safety and lives..." . We can't even guarantee the right to vote any more.


true but that is splitting hairs, as out legislature is the equivlant of Canada's Parliament.
 
2013-12-20 03:42:09 PM
Excuse me folks, I have to go apply for a brothel license that caters to nerds...
 
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