Posted in Current Events, History, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged animals, Canada, cell phones, cops, drugs, Florida, imaginative fiction, Michigan, Never Call the Cops, Oklahoma, racism, video on July 24, 2016 |
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I don’t know. – Jonathan Aledda, when asked why he tried to murder a man
Sometimes I stumble across good videos while viewing others people have linked; such was the case here, and since it’s been a while since I featured a good horror short, enjoy! The links above it were provided by Jesse Walker, Nun Ya, Tim Cushing, and Jason Kuznicki, in that order.
From the Archives
- People are starting to recognize the “Trafficking in Persons” report as a political weapon.
- Reporter’s anti-whore ignorance is so pronounced it’s cute rather than deeply insulting.
- Funny, but I started sex work at 30 because “I wanted my body to belong to me again”.
- If sex work were legal, transwomen couldn’t be arrested for being profiled as whores.
- Nevada “authorities” use “pimp” myths to enrich themselves & increase their power.
- Kudos to Margaret Corvid for being willing to eat crow with a good heart.
- Is it ethical for a man I’m poly-dating to out me to his primary partner?
- That whole “presumption of innocence” thing was nice while it lasted.
- The WHO calls for total decriminalization of both drugs and sex work.
- The typical masturbatory filth, plus the “top 13 sex trafficking hubs“.
- Cops, teens, Beezlebub, kittens, laws, lizard people and much more.
- Retired sex workers in Zimbabwe open consultancy for young ones.
- German politicians are determined to wreck their sex work system.
- Though I was tempted to gloat, real people were endangered here.
- I’ll never tire of seeing rescue industry figures exposed as frauds.
- I wish my happiness wasn’t always mixed with pain and sorrow.
- Gawker outs a non-politician as a client; a train wreck ensues.
- In which I start working openly under my best-known name.
- American cops teach South African ones how to rob people.
- Man confesses to the murder of a sex worker 70 years ago.
- Sex workers sue Korean government over rights violations.
- Whores continue working from an Indian “rescue center”.
- The UK continues its drive to become a colony of the US.
- The advent of a fully-developed “sex trafficking” religion.
- Slang for sex acts, orgasm, body fluids & contraception.
- Cathy Reisenwitz spoke to some German sex workers.
- Another paint-by-numbers “sex trafficking” tall tale.
- In loving memory of an ill-starred family of dogs.
- Two Germans imprisoned for raping sex workers.
- Scottish cops unveil plan to harass sex workers.
- Politician doubles down on “sex trafficking” lies.
- Cops, seagulls, eyeballs, poop and much more.
- Vietnam adopts more American sex work laws.
- Strippers sue San Diego PD for humiliation.
- To St. Mary Magdalene on her feast day.
- Notice how bad laws often follow fads?
- An anti-“sex trafficking” hysteria play.
- My visits to Memphis and Nashville.
- Can you give me any beauty tips?
- What could possibly go wrong?
- Rapist soldiers of the week.
- Much more of this, please.
- Tom Dart, movie critic.
- I did tell you so.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged California, Canada, cell phones, cops, cult of the child, drugs, Facebook, games, Georgia, I can't breathe, New Jersey, New York, Not What They Expected, prisons, Sweden, Things We Choose To Do Together, universal criminality, video, Wyoming on July 17, 2016 |
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Every inmate can obviously state that he is uncomfortable in jail.
– Dean Flippo
This week’s video is a very, very strange short absurdist horror operetta; I have no other description for it, but it was contributed by Jesse Walker (who also provided “Pokemon Gothic”). The links above it are from Tim Cushing (“boo”, “expected” and “together”), Wendy Lyon (“Sweden”), Walter Olson (“headline”), Jillian Keenan (“cost”), and Mistress Matisse (“Cassandra”).
From the Archives
- When you’re a cop, armed robbery becomes “misdemeanor embezzlement” and decades in prison becomes a few weekends in the county jail.
- Why is CNN so in love with the “sex trafficking” narrative and the empty-headed actresses who promote it?
- How many more skeletons must be found in cesspools before people wake up to the evil of prohibition?
- Only in the US could men enjoying the sight of pretty girls be represented as strange or even bad.
- You might want to reconsider that helpful email, comment or tweet you’re about to write me.
- “A who’s who of anti-sex-work, anti-science, and anti-free-speech zealots.”
- More and more reporters are discovering the truth about “sex trafficking”.
- On the notion that false rape accusations are so rare they can be ignored.
- If prohibitionists want to “rescue” whores, why keep us from other jobs?
- Cops, taboos, words, blackness, fascism, nightmares, colonies & BDSM.
- More ethical “trafficking” folks are distancing themselves from hysteria.
- Some stories are so egregiously stupid I just can’t resist editorializing.
- Bill C36 is the hook for this excellent essay against sexual prohibition.
- The stuff Pennsylvania reporters write about cops is like fellatio porn.
- Whores are bad, because drugs! “Trafficking”! Disease! And vehicles!
- Get it straight, cops; you have to rape a whore not to get in trouble.
- Nobody wants to admit that a child-shaped toaster is still a toaster.
- Politicians shut down 200-year-old brothel to seize the land it’s on.
- Another example of amateurs profiting from sex workers’ images.
- The usual excuse for yet another sex worker registration scheme.
- A short biography of Alice Keppel, Edward VII’s favorite mistress.
- Debunking stripper myths doesn’t require gratuitous whorearchy.
- A woman returns from a meaningful death to a meaningless life.
- Sometimes “trafficking” just means “bringing in black people“.
- “An abolitionist is an abolitionist…whether Radfem or Muslim“.
- There’s no clear line between sex workers and anybody else.
- An empathic courtesan, a killer gynoid and a devil’s bargain.
- But prohibitionists pretend decriminalization doesn’t work.
- How many “sex slave rescue” TV shows must we endure?
- Why it’s NEVER a good idea to provide drugs to a client.
- Maxine Doogan, Tara Burns and some lovely gloves.
- Radley Balko on a syndrome I’ve discussed before.
- “Does the sex worker movement need men? No.“
- They’re not even trying to be credible any more.
- Thaddeus Russell interviews me for Reason TV.
- A well-known porn actress asks me for advice.
- Why there are few good studies on sex work.
- Cops, Jesus, time machines and much more.
- Dr. Brooke Magnanti on “feminist knickers”.
- Interstate highways cause “sex trafficking”!
- Clergymen against prohibition of sex work.
- Presumption of innocence? What’s that?
- Licensing sex work in Mexico City.
- More about a dangerous placebo.
- Look at the cast of characters.
- Rapist cop of the week.
- My visit to St. Louis.
- More of this, please.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Music, Obituary, Tyranny, tagged Alabama, Colorado, cops, drugs, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, video on July 8, 2016 |
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I think when people give money to the city to help the homeless they fully anticipate that’s what those funds will be used for. – Cathy Alderman
Are you surprised to see the Links column appearing on a Friday? You should be, because it’s only happened twice before, both over three years ago. But it was either that or post the Guest column on a Friday (which I didn’t want to do) or the news columns only two days apart (which I also didn’t want to do), so here it is. Besides, I don’t want y’all to get too complacent. The video is of a piece of music that really wowed me when it came up on my Pink Panther Pandora station one night while I was not anything like sober, but I don’t think you need to be in that state to appreciate it. The links above it are from Cathy Reisenwitz (“children”), Tim Cushing (“government” and “protect”), Amy Alkon (“ground”), and Lucy Steigerwald (“together”).
From the Archives
- Getting a massage is grounds for public shaming at the hands of the state.
- The real motive behind high-profile attacks on escort advertising websites.
- Cops want to create “child porn” to prosecute teen for taking nude selfies.
- The unholy mess created by trying to stop people from migrating to work.
- Cops, Kafka, noses, Barbie, bureaucracy, law, music & Captain America.
- CMT pap is probably the most unintentionally-hilarious anti-whore pap.
- Politician blames advertising site for damage caused by criminalization.
- At least US “authorities” don’t yet lock up “sex trafficking” debunkers.
- Unnecessary cops claim “prostitution is…one of the biggest problems”.
- Neighbors complain about a dominatrix because, naturally, sex rays.
- A reminder that Dennis Hof is a revolting excuse for a human being.
- Enjoy this thorough French denunciation of sex work “abolitionism”.
- Cathy Reisenwitz on the psychology behind support for prohibition.
- States compete to inflict the most mindlessly-draconian sentences.
- Why doesn’t my sex worker girlfriend want sex with me any more?
- Elizabeth Brown analyzes the latest “sex trafficking” Trojan horse.
- Cops aren’t satisfied with merely sneaking spooge; they throw it.
- Distributing soap bars to fight “pimps” hiding in hotel lavatories.
- “Justice system” destroys woman’s life for giving a friend a ride.
- Asinine prohibitionist act puts over 9000 people out of work.
- How the “trafficking” paradigm harms young sex workers.
- Mass surveillance in Tennessee, because “sex trafficking”.
- This article on the Backpage credit card issue quotes me.
- Exceptions to general rules do not invalidate those rules.
- Backpage’s big “fuck you” to Tom Dart & Swanee Hunt.
- Legal experts condemn Canada’s new prostitution laws.
- Another excellent parody of “sex trafficking” nonsense.
- The damage caused by the FBI seizure of MyRedbook.
- Darwin, tech guys, TSA, government and much more.
- How a judge condemned 65 sex workers to death.
- My two previous columns for Independence Day.
- UK “porn” filters block 20% of popular websites.
- The California Red-Light Abatement Act, redux.
- How can a new independent escort get started?
- Another bureaucrat extorting sex from women.
- My fourth and fifth anniversary columns.
- The #rightsnotrescue Twitter campaign.
- France avoids the Swedish rot for now.
- Tom Dart’s sleazy attack on Backpage.
- Belle Knox on sex worker solidarity.
- Rapist cops of the week.
- “Proof” of drug dealing.
- Canada has a problem.
- Dog bites man.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Obituary, Tyranny, tagged California, cops, lawheads, New Jersey, robots, surveillance, teachers, Texas, TSA, video on July 3, 2016 |
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We’re obligated to provide the same level of service, the same billing the same everything, for every patient we encounter. – Mike McLaughlin
We know that the US government can produce powerful, effective propaganda; we’ve certainly seen it in the “sex trafficking” hysteria. But a lot more of it is ludicrously bad; take a look at this video contributed by Tim Cushing, the intention of which seems to be convincing Americans to maintain psychotic levels of paranoia when traveling abroad. Tim also provided “more” and “proof”, and the other links above the video are from Franklin Harris (“RIP”), Cathy Reisenwitz (“robot”), Nun Ya (“laws”), Jillian Keenan (“snacks”), and Scott Greenfield (“TSA”).
From the Archives
- Witch doctors do magic vs other witch doctors that kings’ magicians dislike.
- I don’t expect any strip club “contractor” lawsuits to go any other way now.
- As I’ve often pointed out, “sex trafficking” is often a cover for xenophobia.
- A sensible sex work article in a US newspaper is like a breath of fresh air.
- What kind of warped mind arrests potential victims to stop a serial killer?
- Though the feminist jargon is a bit too thick, the central tenets are valid.
- How can anyone be so ignorant about the status of sex work in the US?
- A megalomaniac politician tries to seize power over the entire internet.
- Others are talking about the War on Whores as the new War on Drugs.
- Rapist cops of the week, 2014 and 2015, and a dishonorable mention.
- A politician caught in a prostitution sting makes a really lame excuse.
- In the US, this reporter would interview cops talking about “pimps”.
- Given his record of persecuting whores as Texas attorney general…
- 15-year-olds are only “innocent children” until cops say otherwise.
- Cops demand everyone serve them as unpaid informants, or else.
- I love scathing reviews of “sex trafficking” theatrical productions.
- A different kind of “video game” designed to exploit sex workers.
- Using the same-sex marriage ruling to challenge polygamy laws.
- Here’s another excellent example of stereotypic conformation.
- Cops, laws, politicians, Dolly Parton, H.P. Lovecraft and more.
- Another study shows the Swedish model increases violence.
- A retrospective of my columns from June of 2011 and 2012.
- Christian radio host caught paying for sex with young boys.
- An article full of dick-strokingly lurid descriptions of stings.
- “Fighting sex trafficking” by standing on lawns is so passé.
- A good article about the myths surrounding streetwalkers.
- The truth about Mao’s supposed “eradication” of sex work.
- Why would a woman send mixed sexual signals to a man?
- It’s good to see the government hoist with its own petard.
- The European Court says face-veil bans are perfectly fine.
- Can you give me any advice about working on the street?
- Imagine any other profession in place of “stripper”.
- “Potential victim” = someone a cop pointed to.
- Cops, France, Axis of Awesome & much more.
- How irrationally stupid are people about sex?
- Trans woman savagely beaten by strangers.
- A good essay against client criminalization.
- How many times will we have to say this?
- He’s lucky he didn’t try to pay the pony.
- A few thoughts on Pride celebrations.
- The evil lunacy of “child porn” laws.
- Another hateful murder of a whore.
- To Somaly Mam: boo fucking hoo.
- More of this, please. This too.
- Rapist clergyman of the week.
- How the US is like Tajikistan.
- Fantasies of a cannibal cop.
- “Johns” are the new “fags”.
- Think of the children!
- Creative trafficking.
- My visit to Denver.
- Ice cream recipes.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged Canada, cops, imaginative fiction, lawheads, Michigan, rape, Russia, Venezuela, video on June 26, 2016 |
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Too bad I can’t eat too many without lowering blood pressure too much.
I’m very fond of short videos that put an unusual “spin” on a familiar subject; this week’s example was contributed by Tim Cushing. The links above it were provided by Radley Balko (“paradise”), Amy Alkon (“children”), Nun Ya (“laws”), and Popehat (“policies”).
From the Archives
- Does the New York Daily News have editors qualified to recognize an incoherent mess when they see it?
- FBI myth: crack experts at hunting dangerous criminals. FBI truth: lazy pickers of low-hanging fruit.
- Ugly bandwagon-jumping hastens the day when the public is sick of “sex trafficking” nonsense.
- People rotting for decades in prison on bogus “sex trafficking” charges won’t be laughing.
- Cop defines sex worker as “a person who has been probably raped at age 8 if not earlier”.
- “Cross-border trafficking of prostitutes” actually means “escorts driving across town”.
- Kissing, government, cops, headlines, death, umlauts, bureaucrats & more.
- Should be pasted to forehead of everyone who believes in magic formulae.
- It’s such a pleasure to see someone admit this in the mainstream media.
- At least Canadian media have the sense to put “rescue” in scare quotes.
- The truth of one fact doesn’t change the incoherence of 1st part of this.
- This wouldn’t “shock” anyone with the approximate timidity of a sheep.
- How little you’d have to change to make this about the war on whores.
- Why can’t Tom Flanagan see the moral panic is already well underway?
- Cops, Don Martin, Patrick Macnee, Dolly Parton & Captain Kangaroo.
- The key players in the recriminalization of sex work in Rhode Island.
- The ridiculous things that constitute “trafficking” in the Netherlands.
- Politician pretends closing a red-light district will “end prostitution”.
- Another mainstream article tearing down “sex trafficking” hysteria.
- I’m not sure why this was controversial; nobody can deny it’s true.
- A profile of sex worker Kitty Stryker, in Cosmopolitan of all places.
- It isn’t just whores who have power to grant demons “permission”.
- New Zealand tells Uncle Sam where he can stick his “report card”.
- Why do amateurs care if pros do something better than they do?
- Some choice words for that “sex working grandmothers” story.
- Jezebel swallows the “trafficking town” myth like a big, slimy…
- In which danah boyd takes a few more steps toward the light.
- I do keep telling you that the “gypsy whores” myth is bogus.
- Conner Habib wrote last year’s best essay about prohibition.
- Bindel can’t possibly be as delusional as she pretends to be.
- If a man wants an open marriage, what’s the wife there for?
- Announcing SWOP’s sex worker comedy & variety show.
- Sex workers are dehumanized by calling us “networks”.
- Because ordinary English words can emit sex rays, too!
- Imagine American cops making a statement like this.
- Hortense Mancini was a whore down to her genes.
- My two previous columns for the summer solstice.
- Ignorance of the law creates train wrecks like this.
- Sexually exploitative prison guards of the week.
- What is probably the first report on Neal Falls.
- A 3000-word mound, reeking to high heaven.
- DA willfully lies about exonerated prisoner.
- Those magical pimps work amazingly fast.
- The rapist of a sex worker is convicted.
- A sex worker’s murderer is convicted.
- Whores leave cooties in rented beds.
- Who are the “sex traffickers” again?
- Sex Addiction: A Critical History.
- More cops devouring their own.
- On the past exonerative tense.
- My views on a certain video.
- Rapist cops of the week.
- Pimp cops of the week.
- The bus trip from Hell.
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Posted in Current Events, Links, Miscellaneous, Tyranny, tagged Alabama, Alaska, animals, California, cell phones, cops, drugs, Florida, Louisiana, prisons, psychology, racism, scams, statistics, vaccines, video on June 19, 2016 |
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I am willing to wear a wire and set Jesus up. – Tito Watts
When animation first became popular in the 1930s, it was not viewed as entertainment for children, but rather for adults. Walter Olson contributed this 1935 short by German animator Lotte Reiniger; it’s basically a music video for “Papageno” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and I think you’ll be pretty impressed. The links above it were provided by Brooke Magnanti, Tim Cushing, Scott Greenfield, Tushy Galore, Dave Krueger, Popehat, and Radley Balko, in that order.
From the Archives
- I don’t know what’s more pathetic, Rachel’s idea of “big events” or her mathematical illiteracy.
- Cops, games, Florida, robots. language, kink, schools, science fiction & Soviet Funk.
- Glenn Kessler isn’t the only journalist attacking “sex trafficking” mythology.
- Look more closely at what the brothel owner wants from the “authorities”.
- A teacher describes note-passing as “scary”; the jokes write themselves.
- Headlines, transit, prohibition, cops, Bohemian Rhapsody & much more.
- I suspect Georgia politicians will close this loophole almost immediately.
- Mark Draughn on the claim sex work “costs” France €1.6 billion a year.
- It seems to me that these women knew exactly what they were doing.
- In which I discover that I really do like green eggs and ham, after all.
- Amherst says even unconscious men are morally superior to women.
- How much of this is due to the end of Somaly Mam’s disinformation?
- If Patricia Spencer doesn’t pace herself, she’ll burn out her Hitachi.
- “Sex trafficking” used as an excuse to destroy and loot businesses.
- Why you shouldn’t ask me to argue with individual prohibitionists.
- Miranda Kane uses her good reviews to catch reporters’ attention.
- The Daily Fail reverses the “sugar babies are exploited” narrative.
- Cop says people’s lives should be destroyed for their own good.
- Sex workers often drive the development of new technologies.
- An article about women who sell panties on Reddit ends thus.
- I wonder if these reporters realize how ridiculous they sound.
- Tennessee moves to criminalize smoking during pregnancy.
- The “trafficking tattoo” trope has taken on a life of its own.
- The TLC Trust connects disabled clients with sex workers.
- Who really gets targeted under U.S. sex trafficking laws?
- “Vice unit is a club…detectives…go drinking every night.”
- One can always tell a story influenced by the CAMTC.
- Authority figures use their influence to coerce sex.
- AHF unveils whore-shaming propaganda graphic.
- The campaign against Operation Choke Point.
- More evil clownishness from Rhode Island.
- Researcher says there’s no “typical” client.
- Another excellent essay from Felicia Anna.
- The aftermath of Somaly Mam’s downfall.
- A re-education camp by any other name…
- How can I become a high-end courtesan?
- Noah Berlatsky on Chong Kim and Eden.
- The science of sexual assault via fraud.
- The Red Umbrella March in Vancouver.
- Nevada is looking for new vices to tax.
- A feminist case for decriminalization.
- Libertarianism happens to people.
- This is absurd on so many levels.
- My visits to Tucson & Las Vegas.
- Was this outcome ever in doubt?
- Another warped view of touring.
- On the son of Aella the Amazon.
- From the “no shit” department.
- The Naked Football Club.
- The danger of fast food.
- R.I.P. Blaze Starr.
- Anti-C36 rallies.
- Bacchus ladies.
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