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  • Faces of prostitution: "Book" rewrites attitudes

    03/28/2005 9:01:18 PM PST · 129 of 229
    motexva to Ecliptic

    No to all your questions. But the fact that such people exist, and that others might marry them, or father them or have their sons supported by them (?) doesn't really bother me. Not enough to spend millions in public money to police their activities.

  • Faces of prostitution: "Book" rewrites attitudes

    03/28/2005 5:38:39 PM PST · 22 of 229
    motexva to Ecliptic

    If you see that documentary about her, Fleiss treated her women better than a lot of business owners I've known treated their employees, vehicles, facilities, etc. A lot of people consider her a hero. Her girls were basically contractors, and she did more time than certain California street pimps did, all for the horrfying crime of introducing women who wanted to sell their bodies to men who were interested in buying.

    Odd that her client list was sealed by court order. You think maybe there were some politicians' names in there?


    03/28/2005 5:34:47 PM PST · 6 of 8
    motexva to Valin

    Was he writing zombie stories?

  • Faces of prostitution: "Book" rewrites attitudes

    03/28/2005 5:30:04 PM PST · 14 of 229
    motexva to rhema

    The fact is, the ones who work the chicken ranches in Nevada are in good shape, not strung out, not diseased and do pretty well for themselves. If it was regulated you wouldn't see a lot of these problems. Of course, even if every state had a district like the county in NV, you would still see illegal acts of prostitution because you will always have people willing to sell it and others willing to buy, and all the moralizing in the world won't change that.

    If you all want to waste your tax money prosecuting this stuff, have fun. I wish I could get a refund on mine because it's as big a waste as the welfare state. Neverending demand, neverending supply and you will never see the penalties become unduly harsh because the people passing the legislation also enjoy the vice itself.

    All this applies to the drug war as well, another never ending, never won moralistic crusade with a large set of corrupt lobbyists and civil servants who depend on the crusade for their livlihood.

    I'm sure the pictures are sad. These doxies want to destroy themselves, it's their business, not mine.

  • Federal Judge Finds Two Dead in Chicago Home [In her own home--Neo-Nazi situation update.]

    03/01/2005 9:49:13 PM PST · 32 of 32
    motexva to familyop

    You know, something doesn't add up here. Picture one of two scenarios -

    1) Hale hired a professional hitman. PROBLEM - Why would a professional have killed non-targets?

    2) Hale recruired a fanatic who was inexperienced. PROBLEM - Why didn't they wait around with the bodies until the judge came home?

    Apparently the daughter came home and retrieved a bag or something, and noticed nothing amiss. Did she scare off the killer? PROBLEM - Why didn't they just kill her?

    Another complication, especially if the actual triggerman isn't found - when the prosecutors try to pin it on Hale, his defense can argue that his prosecution for conspiracy provided cover for the actual killer who had a different revenge motive.

    In any event, expect the libs to use these poor people's murders as an excuse to push for gun control.

  • BTK' Busted, Wichita Paper Linked to Case Plans Special Coverage

    02/26/2005 2:44:44 PM PST · 600 of 763
    motexva to spectre

    The reason you never "paid attention" to this killer and his crimes is that for 30 years the national media ignored the story because it was occuring on a non east or left coast "backwater" like Wichita. If it doesn't happen on the coasts it doesn't happan as far as the media is concerned.

    If this killer had operated in NYC or LA the national media would have covered it into the ground until the killer was found. Rader is responsible for his crimes but if the national media had focused more on it, like they have done with other small scale crimes, something about the MO or BTK's messages might have rang a bell with someone and been caught before he killed others.

    If you ever wonder why the media focuses on some local crimes and ignores others, it usually has to do with the color of skin of the perpertrator or the geographic region where the crime took place. I'm still waiting for Van Sustern or anyone else to do a story about the african american murderer of 12 (or more) women in KC, the most prolific serial killer in Missouri's history, oh, but kill a mother and her unborn child in Modesto and you will have 24/7 coverage on all media for 2+ years.


    02/12/2005 9:41:01 PM PST · 34 of 128
    motexva to UpHereEh

    I would guess the baby is 5 - 6 months old for head to body ratio and size of adult hand, note I find infanticide of this stage this no more or less reprehensible than a partial birth abortion. Just interested in source because it's the first thing pro-infanticide types will ask.


    02/12/2005 9:30:33 PM PST · 26 of 128
    motexva to UpHereEh

    Where did this picture come from? I went to the url but there was no background for it.

  • 'Collapse': How the World Ends

    01/30/2005 12:15:12 PM PST · 48 of 65
    motexva to Tom D.

    As someone who has read Guns Germs and Steel, this article correctly points out the problems of Diamond's thesis. However, you can't completely discount Diamond's line of thought as it presents the best explanation of why Europe conquered the new world, and not vice versa. And that's an important historical point to make.

    Where Diamond's worldview breaks down is explaining things like -

    Why did Greek civilization hold off Persian?

    Why did Roman civ conquer Carthaginian?

    Why did the barbarians overrun Rome?

    Why did European nations stop the advance of Muslim in the middle ages?

    Why did the English form of democracy end up transforming the new world?

    Why did the Allied powers defeat the Axis?

    and so on.

    I would offer than Jared Diamon's "scientific" view of history cannot explain those eventualities, but perhaps Victor Davis Hanson's can.

  • Dennis Hopper Dissed at Presidential Party

    01/21/2005 10:00:10 PM PST · 238 of 261
    motexva to tang-soo

    Yeah, Pantoliano hates Bush. He was at anti-war rallies and stuff. Nogoodnik.

  • Drudge Report Radio ... January 2, 2005 [LISTEN LIVE]

    01/02/2005 8:37:08 PM PST · 232 of 408
    motexva to lainie

    Chisholm was a real nogoodnik

  • Even Digital Memories Can Fade

    11/10/2004 10:08:00 PM PST · 6 of 66
    motexva to gotmatt
    The fiction writer Neil Stephenson, author of Cryptonomicon and the trilogy The Baroque Cycle, did a lot of research for his books on books and documents that were 300-400 years old. They were printed (or written) with high quality inks on excellent acid free paper (I think paper has more acid in it because of cheap and efficient industrial processes). He has pointed out in interviews that a most of today's paper documents, let alone electronic or analog documents, won't be around a centurty from now, while the old documents he looked at will probably last 400 more.
  • Go see "Team America" (Vanity and Plea)

    10/16/2004 10:15:57 PM PDT · 43 of 87
    motexva to lawgirl

    The Panama Canal sequence was chilling. That scene wasn't for laughs. There's some very deep stuff in that movie. I don't know if I "liked" it, but I laughed a lot and would definitely recommend it to others. It's real cinema.

  • Rasmussen: 6% Say Debate Changed Their Mind About November Vote

    10/02/2004 12:38:34 PM PDT · 33 of 54
    motexva to commish

    Yes, and the second part of the plan is that the last debate is domestic issues. Kerry is mistakenly viewed as stronger here by lamestream media talking heads. In reality, his far left views become far more pronounced when domestic policy is concerned. Rove understands this.

    In the end, it was more important for Bush to visit with FL hurrican victims than rest for foreign policy debate - Kerry's numbers so bad there nothing can help, and the words he so clearly delivered there will hang his campaign.

  • Kerry would give Nukes to Iran

    10/01/2004 4:19:05 PM PDT · 9 of 84
    motexva to Nice50BMG

    What's the matter with nukes for Iran? I would give them plenty. I'd carpet Iran with nukes.

    Oh, no wait, I see what you mean . . .

  • George Soros and the Drug Cartels

    09/29/2004 5:43:57 PM PDT · 9 of 30
    motexva to Tailgunner Joe

    Well, I don't know much about Soros except he is against my president. But the idea that someone who supports drug cartels would support drug legalization is ludicrous. As soon as drugs are legal, the profit streams for the cartels will dry up. So this line of attack on Soros is pretty useless really.

  • Kerry owns assault rifle - Despite pushing for bans against public possession

    09/26/2004 6:57:40 PM PDT · 12 of 44
    motexva to DaBroasta
    Gun bans are for the little people.

    Exactly how it will be percieved in the swing states. This destroys Kerry.

  • Odds on the 2008 GOP nominee

    09/26/2004 6:54:25 PM PDT · 233 of 363
    motexva to Bluegrass Conservative

    Not sure, please post info if you have, I'd be interested in knowing about it.

  • Odds on the 2008 GOP nominee

    09/26/2004 3:18:01 PM PDT · 80 of 363
    motexva to JLS

    Ridge or Owens.

    We must win this one first though.

  • Women beheaded? [The two Simonas beheaded?]

    09/23/2004 8:09:23 PM PDT · 18 of 48
    motexva to familyop

    If they release the video . . . I don't think people appreciate the power and potential for danger these guys are wielding with their video taped atrocities. Also read today that some vendors are selling DVDs of the atrocities in Arab countries.

    U.S. needs to adopt some policy - Sell Snuff, Get Snuffed - to deal harshly with this stuff. It's incredibly dangerous. It's basically like a form of porn to these deviant cultures.

    I really don't understand why Bush isn't getting medieval on these savages. We need to provide a ruthless, merciless opposition to the Iranian groups and Baathists and what not until the Iraqi civilian government gets on its feet.

    This stuff with the videos is going to get very bad before it's over. Very out of control.