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Old 05-14-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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On a side note -

I read the other day that the South Carolina attorney general was considering charging them with some criminal violation - under SC law, if craigslist was found guilty twice, I believe the CEO would face a mandatory minimum 1 year prison sentence.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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Pretty interesting read. If anyone has used craigslist you know it is loaded with prostitutes openly offering their services in the erotic section. The new section they have to replace it will be called adult services and will supposedly will only be for people offering legal adult services (whatever that means). The article does note that this could to the prostitutes just moving to less regulated areas of the site, such as the casual encounters. Which, if you ask me, is exactly what is going to happen.

However, an interesting question is we already have the laws in place to stop prostitution. Prostitution is just like the war on drugs. We bust people for selling drugs so why don't we just start busting prostitutes for soliciting illegal services? Seems like by having them use craigslist we know where they are offering their services, start by doing undercover operations to stop them in their tracks. If someone was selling drugs on craigslist, we wouldn't go after craigslist, we would go after that drug dealer. We should do the same for prostitutes.

Craigslist gives in, will shut down Erotic Services section - Ars Technica
I guess this means that your chance of getting a date are plummeting by the minute.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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Mathguy, when your 2-3 hr. session reputation gets around you will get plenty of business.
Hey if your partner is happy then you are likely to wind up happy too.
"You only get what you give"

Now Im going to as I'm worried Im going to start getting a scummy rep around here when the reality is that would be ironic.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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I'm sure this can't be the only website on the wild wild west, I mean world wide web, that offers this sort of thing. Prostitution is the oldest service in the history of mankind. Cave men were trading furs to tap the finest cave woman ass. It will never be stopped. It can't be stopped.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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So what. Now they'll just post in another section.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Beautiful New England
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I'm sure this can't be the only website on the wild wild west, I mean world wide web, that offers this sort of thing. Prostitution is the oldest service in the history of mankind. Cave men were trading furs to tap the finest cave woman ass. It will never be stopped. It can't be stopped.
You're right...e$cort.com is one of the most popular out there, and there are plenty of others.

Indeed, it has been argued that the internet is revolutionizing -- mostly for the better -- the sex-for-money business. The need for women to have exploitative pimps is diminishing, the corrosive effect of street prostitution on neighborhoods and cities has lessened, the privacy the internet affords both the provider and her john benefits both parties. It's not all a bed of roses, of course (what is?). But the internet may be helping to remove or obviate some of the real problems associated with prostitution while at the same still allowing women to make money with their bodies and horny men to get satisfaction.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Going after the prostitutes won't work, and doesn't. There's a multitude of reasons why whoever goes into that business does. That and there's been multiple cases at least in Seattle of cops looking the other way for "kickbacks" of the physical kind, even in one case where a cop repeatedly coerced an underage prostitute into performing sex so as not to arrest her.

What should be done is go after the Johns. Dry up the money well, the horses go away.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Craigslist cracking down on prostitution.

Well, I guess I better stop advertising there then!
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: In my skin
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Craigslist cracking down on prostitution.

Well, I guess I better stop advertising there then!
Ha! The dancing courtesan is out of business! Better get to work on those trinkets.....lol.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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damn! now what am I going to do for a living?
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