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Old Today, 09:58 PM
 
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The cut off at the age of consent is the difference. Epstein apparently dabbled in some girls too young by our laws (and by some moral standards).
vacoder seems obsessed with pedophiles, literally the only person here talking about it......must be some messed up thoughts/fantasies going on in his/her head.

 
Old Today, 09:59 PM
 
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It's straight prostitution. It's funny that these girls think that giving it some other name changes what it in fact is. then when they get older, do they all of a sudden think that they shouldn't be judged on their looks?
It's prostitution. Whether or not sex happens is (almost) irrelevant. They will do mental gymnastics to convince themselves it is something else, but it isn't. Most of these women would have no interest in any of these guys, sexually or otherwise if no money was involved. That's how you know what it is.
 
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The cut off at the age of consent is the difference. Epstein apparently dabbled in some girls too young by our laws (and by some moral standards).
Which is minutia in this debate. If you are disgusted bu Espteins behaviour with a 17 year and not and 18 year old how do you logically defend that.
 
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Check again. One of the girls making complaints against Epstein was 18. Technically an adult. Did it suddenly matter that the troubled teen was 16 and not 18? That is nerve to suggest otherwise.
You are way off base here. Just stop with the pedophelia nonsense. Thats not what this is about and you are just trolling at this point.
 
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vacoder seems obsessed with pedophiles, literally the only person here talking about it......must be some messed up thoughts/fantasies going on in his/her head.
Apparently you have had more interactions in this area than me.
 
Old Today, 10:04 PM
 
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I don't think prostitution should be illegal or anything. To each their own. I am merely stating my personal judgment of those who willingly do this. Of course I think people who sign up for 30 year mortgages are idiots too, so clearly I am a couple standard deviations away from the norm. I happen to believe female companionship, while nice at times, is not worth paying for.
I think all kinds of "normal" things are absolutely insane...including 30 year mortgages!

I'm just saying that personal opinions aside individuals should have the freedom to choose how they wish to exchange goods and services using currencies of their choice.

I'm a capitalist: I prefer free sex, food, stuff opposed to paying for them but I want both options on the table without involuntary 3rd parties horning in.
 
Old Today, 10:06 PM
 
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Well, I'm not smart and talented. The proof there would be I have no idea what you're talking about.
Because you ignore that a person can be coerced based on economic situation
 
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Apparently you have had more interactions in this area than me.
Yup, you got me.

Anyway, I'll just stick to debate with rational adults here, thanks for your opinions.
 
Old Today, 10:08 PM
 
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Which is minutia in this debate. If you are disgusted bu Espteins behaviour with a 17 year and not and 18 year old how do you logically defend that.
As long as the girls were not forced and they are mature enough mentally, there has to be some leeway with age. IMO of course. After all, in a more natural teleological fashion a menstruating 12 y/o female is about the best reproductive object out there.

But we have laws that for instance that say 18. And that's that.

I'm a doc, and in my training I cared for and delivered a few in the 12-14 age bracket. In my small experience I found a vast difference in mental capability. For one 14 y/o this was her second child, and already had the accepting parents lined up. I would have guessed her to be at least 18.
 
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Because your basic premise is "voluntary". Your premise , I assume , is that neither part was physically forced into the arrangement e.g. at barrel of a gun. However, it can be fear of starvation or homelessness. Or are you saying its OK in your book if a 12 year old girl exchanges sex with a 50 year old man for money? Is your libertarianism that heartless?
Great, as an anarchist I have to be called "heartless" once per day or I get kicked out of the club.
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