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Porn film company buys historic 1912 armory (WARNING: Gag Alert)
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/15/07 | Anon

Posted on 01/15/2007 8:43:47 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom

A company that makes and distributes bondage and other pornographic films has purchased an old brick armory that was once used as a military induction and training center during the two world wars.

The Moorish-style brick building in San Francisco's Mission District was recently purchased for $14.5 million by Kink, a Web-based pornography distributor that outgrew its South of Market dungeon.

Built in 1912, the armory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places but has been empty since 1970. In recent years, plans to build apartments, offices and an Internet switching facility never got off the ground.

Kink's movie directors see the real, ready-made dungeon as just the thing for filming bondage movies.

In the boiler room, porn director James Mogul said, the possibilities are endless.

"You could put a girl right inside the boiler," he said. "Why not? It's a nice little chamber. You wouldn't have to change anything.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: yuck
Ah, yes, the wholesome family values of Speaker Pelosi's home district on full display.

You'd think that the law would prevent any building on the National Register from being used for immoral purposes. But that would require judging what's moral and immoral.

1 posted on 01/15/2007 8:43:48 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

San Francicso values.


2 posted on 01/15/2007 8:45:04 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
You'd think that the law would prevent any building on the National Register from being used for immoral purposes.

Wouldn't that prevent Congress from being in session?

3 posted on 01/15/2007 8:46:50 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
If anything can be said to be negative about our country it is the actions and business of this industry which is one of the single most destructive forces in society. Those of you who stand to PROMOTE it promote everything that is wrong. Make no attempt with me to do so. It hurts families, and especially women and makes pigs of men who think its good.

No, sex is not "DIRTY" or "SINFUL" or any such thing...but these heinous bastards make it just that. Consenting or not it brings out the worst in us and damages what is one of the more beautiful things inhuman relationships.
4 posted on 01/15/2007 8:49:43 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
(WARNING: Gag Alert)

In more ways than one.

5 posted on 01/15/2007 8:51:04 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Yo-Yo

Dang! You beat me to it! A nice double-entendre to be sure.


6 posted on 01/15/2007 8:52:51 AM PST by EarthBound (Ex Deo, gratia. Ex astris, scientia)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

A brick building? The next moderate-to-severe earthquake will flatten it, unless it's been extensively updated.


7 posted on 01/15/2007 8:56:29 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The real beatings and torture will be unleashed on our 401Ks.


8 posted on 01/15/2007 8:57:10 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Well! Their customers will probably get whipped up about it.


9 posted on 01/15/2007 9:04:29 AM PST by punster
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
The Moorish-style brick building in San Francisco's Mission District was recently purchased for $14.5 million by Kink, a Web-based pornography distributor that outgrew its South of Market dungeon.

The fact that "Kink" has $14.5 million to spend on a brick building is, I believe, the most disturbing part of this article.

Damn. I'm really in the wrong line of work.

10 posted on 01/15/2007 9:07:36 AM PST by Drew68
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
>>>the armory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Doesn't that mean it was in a Trust? I thought if property or easements where submitted to a trust, it meant is wasn't transferable? It was preserved?

::not sure how that works::
11 posted on 01/15/2007 9:09:37 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Drew68

Wonder how much money Kink donates to Democrats.


12 posted on 01/15/2007 9:16:01 AM PST by oyez (Why is it that egalitarians act like royalty?)
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To: Disambiguator

I doubt it'll fall down, although you can always hope
that the wrath of God falls upon those pervy pornstars.
It's a brick building that was built 6 years after the
1906 earthquake, and that has already survived the severe
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (6.9 on the moment magnitude
scale, 7.1 surface-wave magnitude). It's literally built
like a shick brithouse.


13 posted on 01/15/2007 9:19:21 AM PST by prodigals son
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Um, shouldn't that read 'armoury'?


14 posted on 01/15/2007 9:56:03 AM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Nancy Pelosi can hardly wait to join the fun!


15 posted on 01/15/2007 9:59:54 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
This company, "Kink", is the parent company of the sites that I was telling you about [a while back].

I won't post links to them for fear of being banned from FR.

Although I have to admit, I'm surprised that they can afford to drop $14+ mil on new digs.

That's some pretty serious cash [given that you can find almost all of their stuff for free at one rogue site or another].

16 posted on 01/15/2007 10:04:05 AM PST by BubbaHeel
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
This is my weapon; this is my gun; this one for shooting; this one for fun.
17 posted on 01/15/2007 10:08:21 AM PST by tophat9000 (Al-Qaidacrats =A new political party combining the anti American left and the anti Semite right)
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To: Calpernia

Listing something on the the National Register of Historic Places does not put it in a trust. The National Register is grossly misunderstood since it does not prevent a private property owner from doing anything they want with their property.

If you own a National Register property, you can bulldoze it if you want to, the only thing that can be done to you as punishment (at the Federal level) is to remove your property from listing on the Register.

The National Register of Historic Places protects significant properties from GOVERNMENTAL actions. Local, State and Federal governments or private parties using Federal Funds are the ones who are restricted by a National Register listing and in even in those cases, there are many loopholes.


18 posted on 01/15/2007 10:19:19 AM PST by XRdsRev (The Democrat Party - Keeping Black folks on the "Plantation" since 1790)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Why is porn-making not considered prostitution, legally-speaking? Money is exchanged for sex. What legal maneuvers and political donations do the pornmongers make?


19 posted on 01/15/2007 11:39:18 AM PST by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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"What legal maneuvers and political donations do the pornmongers make?"

They cloak it in the 1st Amendment...you know, the same one that separates church and state....< /sarcasm>

20 posted on 01/15/2007 11:44:18 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I pass this building nearly every day. It is HUGE and amazing and located in an area of astronomical property values. What is astounding to me is that it has sat unused since 1970. People think $14.5MM is a lot, but I wonder what that works out to be in 1970 dollars, compounded to today and taking into account taxes and maintenance. Whoever sat on that building and did nothing with it for 37 years was a fool.


21 posted on 01/15/2007 12:25:49 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: Joe 6-pack
They cloak it in the 1st Amendment...you know, the same one that separates church and state....< /sarcasm>

How deep does that sarcasm run? It's funny because separation of church and state ain't there, rather it is non-establishment of religion.

I hope you were that subtle. Obscenity has never been protected by the first amendment.

If porn production really were protected by the first amendment, why haven't enterprising street pimps just tried to prove that they're running a porn film production and not a prostitution ring?

22 posted on 01/15/2007 3:32:52 PM PST by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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To: XRdsRev

Thank you for explaining that.


23 posted on 01/16/2007 5:22:08 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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