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    Post  TheSpaniard777 on Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:29 pm

    I pose a question.

    If prostitution is Illegal, then do you have to be 18 or older to higher a hooker? geek
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    Post  F.M.H.B. on Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:53 am

    Depending on the drugs, I think it would be pretty easy to "higher" a hooker. But if you are talking about "hiring" them, then really no. Hypothetically speaking if such an act is illegal then you just hire them, and if you get caught, you get caught. There is no legal age to do illegal things. ^_^
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    Post  TheSpaniard777 on Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:07 pm

    So why is it then that you have to be 18 to watch porn, but not to hire a hooker? XD I'm sensing something wrong with this picture. XD
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    Post  HolyArchangel on Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:10 pm

    There are probably some hidden, underlying laws that have been placed to mess us up because the man is, well, the man.
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    Post  F.M.H.B. on Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:18 pm

    Look but don't touch.
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    Post  HolyArchangel on Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:39 pm

    Exactly.
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    Post  TheSpaniard777 on Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:38 pm

    Then did we just find a loop hole? lol!
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    Post  she on Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:40 pm

    What loophole? Porn is not paying for sex- it's paying (or not paying, as the case may be) to watch sex. Watching porn is legal because 1) the people making it (in theory) are exhibitionist and don't mind, and 2) The porn industry is HUGE (no pun intended). Porn is, however, considered a vice, and not healthy for developing bodies, so it (like alcohol, military service, and voting) has an age cap. America, with its puritan foundation, has always had issues with sex, though, and the idea of paying for it makes us feel 'dirty.' Therefore, prostitution is illegal.

    Well, i personally think that teenagers really shouldn't be having sex anyway, but as far as illegality goes, paying for sex is illegal no matter what age you are, but the prostitute could go to jail for statutory rape, so she probably wouldn't do you anyway. Wink
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    Post  HolyArchangel on Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:05 pm

    Okay, so I got thrown off with Riley's post. Paying for a hooker is illegal because the government can't tax it. If they can't tax it, they can't profit from it. So why is prostitution is illegal? Our greedy government can't profit from it, just like Marijuana.
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    Post  she on Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:12 pm

    Um, no. that makes no sense. Things like pot and prostitution aren't illegal for taxing issues- trust me, half (if not more) of the rationale TO make them legal would be or the massive tax benefits if these back door dealings were made into real industries. No, these are illegal for some sense of moral outrage and health concerns.
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    Post  HolyArchangel on Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:39 pm

    Marijuana? A health concern? If ANYTHING it's healthy for you. Way healthier than any tobacco product out on the streets right now. The reason why Marijuana is illegal is because it can't be taxed. Since a lot of Marijuana isn't grown on large, luscious Marijuana farms, the government can't tax what they don't own. The product is grown in homes and backyards or in facilities for medical uses. The same issue was brought up with alcohol in the time of Al Capone during the Prohibition era. Alcohol was banned because the government didn't know how to tax it. Everyone made their own brew because they wanted alcohol. It wasn't right for the Government to take what wasn't theirs.

    Not only is it that the government can't tax Marijuana. But, old fears still exist from when the drug was banned. People think that Marijuana is bad when the drug is not actually bad. The drug provides so many health benefits and practical uses.

    If health issue is a problem, why isn't tobacco banned? That is the leading reasons why people are dying. The addiction to nicotine drives people to smoke and chew more and more because they can't control their own habits. I could provide statistics and proof but this is easy to find with a single search in google.

    This article provides a lot of insight on the reasons why marijuana is illegal:

    http://legalizepot.wordpress.com/2008/01/23/why-is-marijuana-illegal/

    You can trust the source or not. But I stand firm in my position.

    Also, to make things clear, I don't smoke Marijuana and never will. Not because I don't trust it, but because I prefer to use my time for much more practical uses.
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    Post  she on Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:48 pm

    Smoke inhalation of any kind is bad for your lungs.

    Tobacco isn't banned because the sin tax is rediculously high (the sin tax is the taxing of the 'vices:' cigarettes, cigars, alcohol, etc.).

    [quote=holyarchangel]Marijuana isn't grown on large, luscious Marijuana farms, the government can't tax what they don't own. The product is grown in homes and backyards or in facilities for medical uses[/quote]
    You know why? because it isn't legal, so they have to keep it hidden. If pot became legal you can bet your bottom dollar that not only will large, ilustrious farms for it pop up, they will be heavily taxed.

    As for the 'health benefits,' i makes you stupid, apathetic, and munchy, and acts as a pain killer. This certainly sounds like it would help with a lot of health issues, like the obesity problem in our country, huh?

    I maintain that prostitution and pot are illegal for healthe reasons (std's, smoking) and some sense of moral outrage (selling your body, recreational drugs are wrong)
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    Post  Avalon on Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:23 pm

    ladies and gentleman the topic was about the worlds oldest profession not the effects or boons of pot(not saying it isn't interesting I love you ) and I have to say I think both of you are right. It is true because the government can't really tax it they don't support it but also most upstanding citizens believe that if pot became legal the youth of society would be too busy smoking than to focus on work or their futures. This fear is what the disinters of pot legalization focus on. really thought these people wouldn't have to worry so much if they raised their kids right because even w/o it being legal if you want to find pot you can probably find someone who can hook you up within a square mile of you house. I find the medical uses of pot fine for people who are terminally ill though i don't want it being sold to kids in vending machines. Crap now I'm off topic! when did that happen? but yeah....prostitutes they are a no-no and they are dirty anyway so why bother? And i meant that in the nicest way possible(no i didn't) tongue
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    Post  HolyArchangel on Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:36 pm

    she wrote:Smoke inhalation of any kind is bad for your lungs.

    Then fires should be banned. Just saying.

    she wrote:You know why? because it isn't legal, so they have to keep it hidden. If pot became legal you can bet your bottom dollar that not only will large, ilustrious farms for it pop up, they will be heavily taxed.

    Is that not what I have been saying? But, the problem is people would personally grow Marijuana before they would grow it in farms. You know why? Because it's free. And free is better than paying the Government money for something you could personally grow.

    she wrote:As for the 'health benefits,' i makes you stupid, apathetic, and munchy, and acts as a pain killer. This certainly sounds like it would help with a lot of health issues, like the obesity problem in our country, huh?

    The obesity problem in this country is not going to change if Marijuana is legalized. Obesity problems is on the shoulders of most of the obese. It is there fault they are fat and if people become fat, it's not because of Marijuana. Second, everything has a health risk. To say Marijuana is bad because it makes you "stupid, apathetic, and munchy" does not mean they are health inhibitors. Everything must be taken in moderation including substances such as water, sodium, and calcium. (i.e. - Too much sodium and calcium can cause a deposit to form in the kidneys. Too much water can cause your blood cells to lyse.) Yes, Marijuana can be cancerous, but so can being out in the sun too long. However, unlike tobacco, Marijuana actually has the ability to provide health benefits, such as slowing down the process of Alzheimer's (http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/080906.html) and the treatment of glaucoma patients (http://www.eyecareamerica.org/eyecare/treatment/alternative-therapies/marijuana-glaucoma.cfm). Just like alcohol, Marijuana would have labels warning those who were at risk. But, that does not overshadow Marijuana's benefit on health.

    she wrote:I maintain that prostitution and pot are illegal for healthe reasons (std's, smoking) and some sense of moral outrage (selling your body, recreational drugs are wrong)

    I will not debate you on morality of selling ones body. But, I will debate you on the health reasons of prostitution. STDs are the risk every person must take with their sexual partners. It is the responsibility of both partners to take proper measures in securing their own safety. If they get an STD for having sex with a prostitute, that is their fault for trusting a prostitute.
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    Post  Avalon on Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:07 pm

    yeah I feel that legalizing pot isn't really going to do anything about obeseity nor can it be blamed for obeseity now. People are fat(rotund) because they eat high fat/carb foods and don't exercise not because they got the munchies! lol!
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    Post  she on Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:55 pm

    Okay, I admit that the obesity comment was flippant.

    And I agree that pot is not what this topic is about.

    But don't think you win because I am not responding. I just have accepted that neither of us will be budged.

    Now, as for the whores: Wink

    The thing is, since a prostitute has more sexual partners, she (or he) has a higher chance of having one or more STDs. Therefore, it is a health risk.

    And I say, as a response to the original question, that since prostitution no matter what, the age of the buyer really doesn't matter, but the prostitute could get charged on statutory rape on top of prostitution, so she (or he) probably wouldn't take the kid's money.

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    Post  slknzoi on Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:51 pm

    she wrote:As for the 'health benefits,' i makes you stupid, apathetic, and munchy, and acts as a pain killer. This certainly sounds like it would help with a lot of health issues, like the obesity problem in our country, huh?

    This is a hilarious string of words. It makes you munchy?! Where is your basis for saying it makes you apathetic? Have you used it? Have you studied it? Do you know of any studies regarding the drug? Do any of them say that use of it makes you stupid? Or Munchy? How much do you have to use it to achieve these, "munchy," side effects? Or the apathy? Stupidity?

    You are right about it acting as a pain killer. That is proven.

    Regarding prostitution. If there is ever a time to get one, it would be while under the age of 18. If you are going to be caught doing a non-violent crime, you should make it before you are an adult.
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    Post  F.M.H.B. on Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:03 pm

    I'm not gonna even touch on marijuana. That's for another thread.

    Going back to the OP, it is a bit of a paradox. Prostitution itself is illegal, and if you are caught with a prostitute it tends to be bad news for yourself as well. But the 18 and over law is to protect minors, and make sure that even though you may not be able to prosecute the hooker and the hooked if the hooked is of age, it allows you to if they are under.

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