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(Action News Jacksonville)   Maybe if I put a "No prostitutes allowed" sign in my yard, the prostitutes will stop leaving used condoms around   ( actionnewsjax.com) divider line
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2017-10-12 01:33:53 PM  
15 votes:

Voiceofreason01: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Yet these same people will fight to keep Backpage and Craigslist from allowing sex workers to advertise so they can operate out of a hotel where they won't bother a single person.

Even where it's legal sex workers tend to face a lot of abuse. The better option is to address the social, psychological and economic problems that lead to people selling themselves.


Or we could address the puritanical social stigma that leads to women being abused for choosing a profession providing a service that many people are willing to pay a lot of money for

Yes, trafficking is a problem, but there are many women who'd rather earn $300/hour having sex than $9.00/hr flipping burgers.
2017-10-12 01:07:16 PM  
10 votes:
1) Trail cam
2) Staple the pics all over the area
3) Profit.
2017-10-12 01:05:27 PM  
7 votes:
Yet these same people will fight to keep Backpage and Craigslist from allowing sex workers to advertise so they can operate out of a hotel where they won't bother a single person.
2017-10-12 02:21:13 PM  
6 votes:
Gee, if only there were a way to give people who plan to pay for or be paid for sex a place where they won't be on the streets, on other people's property, in the public eye. . . Gosh. . . I wonder how society ever handled that brain-buster.

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Legalize brothels, tax them, require health department inspections and security, and 99% of the "problems" of prostitution go away. Street walkers and pimps stop getting business (because what would you prefer: A safe, clean, disease-free cozy place with a girl you know isn't going to drug or stab you, or a streetwalker with a pimp named slickback?)

I don't know why this is so difficult for society to understand. PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION and what's more, it serves an important public service for all genders and sexual orientations. There are ugly, lonely, old, shy, or disabled people whose lives are greatly improved by having access to human intimacy and interaction. If you take away the dangers (violence, drugs, disease) by legalizing and regulating, you have ZERO logical objections to it aside from religious hang-ups and personal moral codes that don't jibe with reality.

I have never paid for it, but I see the need for it in any society. I see the logic of allowing it and making it as discreet and safe as possible. I see the value in collecting tax revenue from it, too.

Let the brothels exist and you won't get hookers leaving condoms in your yard. It's really that easy.
2017-10-12 03:14:03 PM  
5 votes:

interstellar_tedium: in an ideal women wouldn't have to sell their bodies but since world is far from ideal


Women aren't 'selling their bodies', they're providing a service that's in demand.

Is a guy doing manual labor 'selling his body'? Is a white collar worker 'selling his brain'? And if so, why is this less demeaning than a willing woman (or man for that matter) selling sex? Lots of people do jobs that they hate because they believe it's their best option to make a good living.

Legalize, regulate, de-stigmatize, and tax prostitution and 99% of your trafficking problems go away and you're mostly left with people who actually choose to be in the business.
2017-10-12 02:43:17 PM  
5 votes:

Voiceofreason01: Even where it's legal sex workers tend to face a lot of abuse. The better option is to address the social, psychological and economic problems that lead to people selling themselves.


People selling themselves for sexual purposes (iow, prostitutes of all types) is not per se a problem. Back in the nineteenth century, a Parisian cop inquired of arrested prostitutes why they engaged in the trade; a substantial fraction replied that they enjoyed sex so why not?

Prostitution is a problem when people are coerced into it, either by pimps or by economic necessity, but not when the prostitutes are acting according to their free wills.
2017-10-12 02:06:04 PM  
5 votes:

Wellon Dowd: Sprinklers on a motion sensor.


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2017-10-12 01:21:40 PM  
5 votes:
All parties involved sound like great people to live near.
2017-10-12 12:35:23 PM  
5 votes:
I just regularly treat around my yard with Ortho Ho-Be-Gone.
2017-10-12 02:09:31 PM  
4 votes:

Kangaroo_Ralph: Well, that's how gun control "works".


Go back to the politics tab, asshole
2017-10-12 02:03:50 PM  
4 votes:
2017-10-12 02:29:21 PM  
3 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Yet these same people will fight to keep Backpage and Craigslist from allowing sex workers to advertise so they can operate out of a hotel where they won't bother a single person.


Citation?

It's possible that they are the same people, but the sign says 'in this neighborhood' which suggests they aren't waging so much of a moralistic battle as a NIMBY battle.

And there are problems in the Craigslist ads too.  There is still a fair amount of violence and crime associated with backpage stuff.  Personally, I'm all for legalizing and regulating.

As for condoms in the yard, short of legalizing and regulating, installing a sprinkler system with motion detectors would seem to be a decent solution, although that can be expensive.
2017-10-12 02:24:25 PM  
3 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Voiceofreason01: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Yet these same people will fight to keep Backpage and Craigslist from allowing sex workers to advertise so they can operate out of a hotel where they won't bother a single person.

Even where it's legal sex workers tend to face a lot of abuse. The better option is to address the social, psychological and economic problems that lead to people selling themselves.

Or we could address the puritanical social stigma that leads to women being abused for choosing a profession providing a service that many people are willing to pay a lot of money for

Yes, trafficking is a problem, but there are many women who'd rather earn $300/hour having sex than $9.00/hr flipping burgers.


Victims of sex trafficking aren't being paid $300/hour. Their pimps might make that, but the women make a small fraction, if anything at all (pimp takes "expenses" out of prostitute's cut, leaving little or nothing).
I'm sure there are prostitutes who do it on their own, and keep what they make, but trafficked sex workers aren't exactly free-market operators.
2017-10-12 02:04:31 PM  
3 votes:
Sprinklers on a motion sensor.
2017-10-12 02:42:04 PM  
2 votes:

WilderKWight: Gee, if only there were a way to give people who plan to pay for or be paid for sex a place where they won't be on the streets, on other people's property, in the public eye. . . Gosh. . . I wonder how society ever handled that brain-buster.

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Legalize brothels, tax them, require health department inspections and security, and 99% of the "problems" of prostitution go away. Street walkers and pimps stop getting business (because what would you prefer: A safe, clean, disease-free cozy place with a girl you know isn't going to drug or stab you, or a streetwalker with a pimp named slickback?)

I don't know why this is so difficult for society to understand. PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION and what's more, it serves an important public service for all genders and sexual orientations. There are ugly, lonely, old, shy, or disabled people whose lives are greatly improved by having access to human intimacy and interaction. If you take away the dangers (violence, drugs, disease) by legalizing and regulating, you have ZERO logical objections to it aside from religious hang-ups and personal moral codes that don't jibe with reality.

I have never paid for it, but I see the need for it in any society. I see the logic of allowing it and making it as discreet and safe as possible. I see the value in collecting tax revenue from it, too.

Let the brothels exist and you won't get hookers leaving condoms in your yard. It's really that easy.


You've paid for it every time you've had it.
2017-10-12 02:18:24 PM  
2 votes:

Tr0mBoNe: 1) Trail cam
2) Staple the pics all over the area
3) Profit.


Or:
1. Webcam
2. Broadcast 24/7
3. Run "greatest hits" in the side bar
2017-10-12 02:10:16 PM  
2 votes:
You can reuse condoms.
Just turn them inside out and shake the fark out of them...
2017-10-12 01:24:17 PM  
2 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Yet these same people will fight to keep Backpage and Craigslist from allowing sex workers to advertise so they can operate out of a hotel where they won't bother a single person.


Even where it's legal sex workers tend to face a lot of abuse. The better option is to address the social, psychological and economic problems that lead to people selling themselves.
2017-10-12 12:40:56 PM  
2 votes:
It looks like he wrote that in blood. Someone check his basement.
2017-10-12 05:04:49 PM  
1 vote:

Voiceofreason01: Telos: Voiceofreason01: The social stigma is not inconsequential but my point was that women are often abused by pimps and john's and that legalization doesn't necessarily fix that problem. More to the point, turning a blind eye to illegal prostitution on Craiglist or Backpage does nothing to protect women from abusive situations.

It helps if the prostitutes can go to the police and report the person who did it.

It does help but a lot of people treat legalization as a kind of magic bullet that suddenly makes everything better.


It DOES make everything better.

Not perfect, but definitely better.
2017-10-12 03:59:09 PM  
1 vote:

Kangaroo_Ralph: Well, that's how gun control "works".


and 'drug free' school zones.
2017-10-12 02:49:33 PM  
1 vote:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Voiceofreason01: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Yet these same people will fight to keep Backpage and Craigslist from allowing sex workers to advertise so they can operate out of a hotel where they won't bother a single person.

Even where it's legal sex workers tend to face a lot of abuse. The better option is to address the social, psychological and economic problems that lead to people selling themselves.

Or we could address the puritanical social stigma that leads to women being abused for choosing a profession providing a service that many people are willing to pay a lot of money for

Yes, trafficking is a problem, but there are many women who'd rather earn $300/hour having sex than $9.00/hr flipping burgers.


I think the problem is that just like the Drug War if it is made legal and the supply increases then the competition and demand for the product will drive down the profit margins of those professions to the same level as other service industries.  The criminals and politicians that are currently profiting off of this are not going to work harder for less money even if it saves lives and brings peace to communities dominated by violence.
2017-10-12 02:43:04 PM  
1 vote:
Not sure what the point of the STD flyer is. They are using condoms, after all.
2017-10-12 02:35:13 PM  
1 vote:
Just put up one of those signs saying "Illegal Activity Prohibited."  That always works.
2017-10-12 02:26:29 PM  
1 vote:
Just want to point out that the prostitutes aren't the ones leaving the condoms. Not sure why they're being blamed; their clients are responsible for the disposal.
2017-10-12 02:22:35 PM  
1 vote:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Yet these same people will fight to keep Backpage and Craigslist from allowing sex workers to advertise so they can operate out of a hotel where they won't bother a single person.


We don't know if the residents care one way or another about Craigslist or Backpage.  I support legal prostitution, but I don't want street walkers turning tricks in my neighborhood.  I imagine I'm not the only person that fels that way.

TFA isn't so much about whether prostitution is or should be legal as it is over whether police enforce laws in poor neighborhoods the same way they do in well off neighborhoods.
2017-10-12 02:14:18 PM  
1 vote:

EyeHaveRisen: Wellon Dowd: Wellon Dowd: Sprinklers on a motion sensor.

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That would be great for keeping unwanted persons or dogs out of your yard.   But rabbits and squirrels need to eat man.


Maybe rabbits and squirrels could try nuts and berries instead of man-flesh.

I don't know, just a thought. I realize vegetarian isn't for everyone.
2017-10-12 02:08:09 PM  
1 vote:
Well, that's how gun control "works".
2017-10-12 02:05:08 PM  
1 vote:
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2017-10-12 01:40:39 PM  
1 vote:
Ah, Jacksonville.  You were a sh-thole when I lived in you and you're a sh-thole forty-five years later...
2017-10-12 01:17:48 PM  
1 vote:
What part of "Please Curb Your Ho" don't these Pimps understand?
 
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