Sunday Times Magazine article

Discussion in 'General Industry Related Topics' started by georgelong, Apr 8, 2001.

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  1. guy catelli

    guy catelli

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    good analysis, justme.

    the great irony is that Ronnie and Rudy have caused this thing of ours to boom like never before, because:

    1) unleashing the forces that make the rich richer increases demand for enchanting companionship; and

    2) Rudy, by making the city much safer for the rich and near-rich, caused the tourist traffic to boom (nyc now has over 33,000,000 visitors per year -- supposedly even more than rome). and, when the cat is left back in akron, the meeses like to play.

    it's surely not what Ronnie and Rudy intended, and, thus, is a textbook example of the 'law of unintended consequences'.

    as to jurisdictional considerations, the internet exists on servers connected by telephone lines that cross state lines. hence, federal jurisdiction (including, where appropriate, 'wire fraud').
  2. justme

    justme <i>pop and click tainted</i> Vinyl ( is dead )

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    Pre cyberhobby there wasn't a lot of federal jurisdiction over the industry (to my knowledge - and I don't know how much there is now), so I doubt Ronnie had much of an effect other than in one interesting way. In general, the country seems to like a balance of power between the parties, so I think (and I'm sure someone will correct this) that there were a lot of Local and State governments in liberal control under Reagan and it would've been these governments that determined the extent to which prostitution was prosecuted.
  3. HAPPY GUY

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    But couldn't you make the case that that sort of extreme conservativism always traffics in hypocrisy? Judging from the nostalgia evident here and on TBD, one could say that the "golden age" of hobbying was in the 1980s under that idiot Reagan and C. Everett Koop. Just a thought.... maybe it means that things'll balance out a bit.
  4. pswope

    pswope One out of three

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    While the appearance of the articles might be a sign of greater interest in the subject matter by a certain segment of the market place,I wouldn't say that necessarily represents greater acceptance.
    More importantly,with a US AG,whose politics and tolerance for sexual freedom makes Rudy G look like Hunter S Thompson,high profile net providers become an easy and high profile target for Ashcroft to pander to the religious right without incurring the wrath of moderate people,who are not going to decry a witchunt on sex workers as an infringement on our basic rights.
    If I were a cyberprovider,I'd exercise caution in my marketing.
  5. HAPPY GUY

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    Maybe (and perhaps this is a pipe dream) society is becoming more accepting of "the hobby"?
  6. fishfry

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    I'm concerned

    First the NY times writes a story on Internet escorts.

    Then this week's NY Press has a cover story about Internet porn sites.

    And I hear next week's New Yorker is going to have something about Nevada brothels.

    When the mainstream picks up on a subject it can only mean one thing: It's all over.
  7. georgelong

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    Not met

    LIDAWN, I don't believe we ever met. I am not an author. I don't even think I write well at all!

    But hey, we could have met under a social setting before and not know that both us us are into this hobby.
  8. LIDAWN

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    so far so good on this end of the business...

    hi peter do not believe we have met.. are you [possibly an author? ] I am thinking we met real time.. your posts remind me of someone I know but briefly and met once or twice.... at a party in manhatten... or not.. lol
    Hugzzz
    Dawn
    http://www.cajuncumfort.com

    [Edited by LIDAWN on 04-08-2001 at 08:04 PM]
  9. HAPPY GUY

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    Yeah, it's a good read. Though it seems like pretty well-known information for those of us who frequent this board.
  10. georgelong

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