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Canada Supports Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of... Prostitution

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34 years after Canada's Supreme Court upheld the country's anti-prositution laws, the highest court has struck down the nation's three prosititution-related laws in their entirety in a unanimous 9-0 ruling. Following the US' demand for minimum wage for strippers, AP reports Canada's ruling is a victory for sex workers seeking safer working conditions because it found the laws violated the charter guarantee to life, liberty, and security of the prison.

 

Via AP,

Canada's highest court has struck down the country's prostitution laws in their entirety in a unanimous 9-0 ruling.

 

The high court on Friday struck down all three prostitution-related laws: against keeping a brothel, living on the avails of prostitution, and street soliciting.

 

The ruling is a victory for sex workers seeking safer working conditions because it found that the laws violated the charter guarantee to life, liberty and security of the person.

 

But the Supreme Court of Canada decision also gives Parliament a one-year reprieve to respond with new legislation.

 

Ontario's Appeal Court previously struck down the ban on brothels on the grounds it exposed women to more danger.

 

Friday's landmark ruling comes 34 years after the Supreme Court last upheld the country's anti-prostitution laws.

 


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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:28 | Link to Comment ACP
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Canada the land of gold, oil and bitches, BITCHEZ!

 

"I'll turn you out, EH?"

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment CounterPartyVice
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You got to do what you need to do for increasing the GDP numbers these days.

 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:54 | Link to Comment Popo
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Let consenting adults do whatever the fuck they want behind closed doors. Get the damn government out of the bedroom.

Good for you, Canada!

But watch closely now. Any day now the conservatives will come back with the standard bullshit arguments: "All prostitution abuses women", "it opens the door for underage prostitution", "these women are trafficked", etc.

Meanwhile your socks were sewn by a 14 year old in a sweat shop in Sri Lanka, your tuna was caught by a 40 year old Burmese slave on a fishing boat, your fruit was picked by an illegal immigrant who lives in a basement with 50 others and your chocolate comes from coca beans picked by a 10 year old girl in Ivory Coast who is chained to her basket. ...But sex work in some Toronto suburb is apparently the root of all evil.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:57 | Link to Comment dryam
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The only truly free sex is the sex you explicitly pay for.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:27 | Link to Comment duo
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True dat.

It cost me 20 grand to get free sex when I got married.  It will cost me ten times that to have sex with someone else, tho.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:45 | Link to Comment Normalcy Bias
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It cost me 20 grand to get free sex when I got married.

I'm afraid that was just the down payment. As long as you're married, or even just in a relationship, the installments never end.

Men pay for it one way or the other...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:48 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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Perhaps you need to take yourself in hand and ask if it's all worth it.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:20 | Link to Comment fonestar
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This is another exciting and possible emerging market for Bitcoin as it would be very difficult for LEA to prove who transfered what to whom using smart phones.

Also, as a virtual Canadian I can tell you that Canadian women are very much frigid (likely from being bundled in parkas for much of the year).

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:47 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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News flash: They are not frigid. They just don't want to fuck you.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 02:35 | Link to Comment BKbroiler
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in Chinatown, for $60, a little asian princess will scrub your entire body down, clean and dry you, walk on your back, and give you the massage of your life.  And, if you're so inclined, finish the job.   Shit being legal is a technicality.  Feeling like a midieval king is priceless.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 08:52 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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Voulez-vous couche avec moi, pour $100CD?

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 11:14 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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And thus spreads the contagion of European sterility on both a cultural and psycho-somatic level.  The vice of prostitution is not in its being contrary to moral abstractions and so forth, it is that it short circuits the libido before it reaches the critical frustration point required for groups of economically-challenged males to spontaneously coalesce into rebellious mobs that align, protest, strike, riot, revolt, lynch, i.e. do the things that really bring about social change.  It is a video game for the testicles, an artificial flavor, a sensation that mimics the biological tradeoff of reproduction for wealth.  That is the sin, as not all acts of pure lust are net abusive.  This basically creates a free trade zone for the northeast and border cities, as well as Englanders who can pay the airfare to barter in their native tongue. 

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 15:21 | Link to Comment Imminent Crucible
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"Men pay for it one way or the other..."

You think married women don't pay for it?  Almost all the married women I know work a full-time job and then come home and start in on the household treadmill.

If you want to live well while doing nothing, and getting chicks for free, run for Congress or prove to Goldman that you can write worthless derivatives.

The point of marriage is to offer men the opportunity, should they desire it, to stop living like a pig.  It offers a woman the chance to reform a pig and make the world a better place.  Win-win.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 03:29 | Link to Comment pilager
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What? Are you over 160 pounds?

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 02:38 | Link to Comment All Risk No Reward
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Folks, think this through...

This makes Central State the Corporate Pimp's enforcer for all unemployed women...

'If you don't take a job as a prostitute, we can stop your benefits'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/1482371/If-you-...

Uncle Sugar won't pay that unemployment if you aren't out turning tricks while your children are at school.

Unemployed graduates will be forced to turn tricks for welfare...  when they cut social security...  grandma has to get out there and "compete."

This is no accident - we are entering the human degredation dark ages phase...  deja vu all over again.

This is no accident...

Medical "ethicists" Promote Infanticide... just don't call it infanticide...

http://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2012/03/01/medethics-2011-100411.full

The Dark Lord Debt Money Rulers of society only want degredation and death for the common bankrupted serf...  too many of us and all...

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 10:03 | Link to Comment Sparkey
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"This is no accident - we are entering the human degredation dark ages phase...  deja vu all over again."

Correct! This is a sad day for Canada, and the "Dark Lord Debt Money Rulers of Society", will have no problem capturing and prostituting YOUR sex slave children, in the end it is `only business` nothing personal, this will get the money out of the hands of the street level pimps and into the hands of those who have the power to win Supreme Court rulings!

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 12:11 | Link to Comment Rafferty
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Lavrenti Beria, the former head of the NKVD, addressing a group of US communist students at Lenin University in 1953.  Same tactics used by Cultutal Marxists on us lab rats ever since.

“Degradation and conquest are companions. By attacking the character and morals … by bringing about, through contamination of youth, a general degraded feeling, command of the populace is facilitated to a very marked degree. By perverting the institutions of a nation and bringing about a general degradation … a population can be brought psychologically to heel…”

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 17:10 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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Just when you think you have seen it all, human nature turns around and surprises you again!

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:16 | Link to Comment Ms No
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Have to disagree on that one, I have met a Canadian prostitute while on vacation in Sedona where she owned one of many properties.  Not a slave, more along the lines of Fleiss' pandering.  Their country hasn't degenerated to our level yet. Strippers in their oilfields were making 30.000 a month reportedly.  Actually, I don't know a single Canadian that makes less than six figures although I am sure they exist.  Probably the last middle and upper middle class country left.  Nobody is selling Grandma in Canada.  New Orleans and Detroit.... probably.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 23:43 | Link to Comment All Risk No Reward
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You missed the point entirely.  My post wasn't about people who want to prostitute as a profession.

It was about a government, in this case Germany, legalizing prostitution AND THEN FORCING UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO PROSTITUTE TO DO SO BEFORE THEY GET UNEMPLOYMENT TO FEED THEMSELVES AND/OR THEIR CHILDREN.

Pay special attention to the embolded text.  ;-)

That and the completely fraudulent and rigged debt money system that systematically transfers money from the common person tot he Dark Lords of Debt Money Tyranny.

Debt Money Tyranny is bad for your future:

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/4768883/debtmoneytyranny-6-1-pdf-60k?tr=77

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 15:59 | Link to Comment benb
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Wow – two Z/H wits, Dr. Sandi and MsCreant posting in the same thread. Good to see you’re both still around.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a prosperous New Year to all.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 14:11 | Link to Comment CHX
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F's dong's long pleasy chicks.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:27 | Link to Comment Mike in GA
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Now that's a gripping question, Dr. 

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:28 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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As the old saying goes, masturbation is fine but with fu#%^*# you get to meet people.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 13:56 | Link to Comment SmackDaddy
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good pussy is always worth it

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:51 | Link to Comment ElvisDog
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Men pay for it one way or the other

You got that right. If I am ever unmarried again, I will just pay for it. Plus, I don't really want to have sex with women the same age as me.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 01:34 | Link to Comment logicalman
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A friend of mine, well known as a serious man slut, once said to me "I've never paid for sex in my life, but it's cost me a fucking fortune to get it for free.

He'd recently lost his house.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 10:33 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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As long as you're married, or even just in a relationship, the installments never end.

The big expense is that balloon payment at the not so happy ending.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 20:04 | Link to Comment kicksroute66
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Hahahahaaha

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:06 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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WHAT? You guys actually pay for sex?? WTF,I've been such an idiot! Mr Miffed charges me $4000/month to sleep with him and told me I was getting a good deal. Damn it, I'm heading to Canada!

Miffed;-)

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:24 | Link to Comment garypaul
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Of course he charges you, just look at that yeast you've got growing!!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:28 | Link to Comment Mike in GA
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Would this be considered an uncultured remark or you just trying to get a rise out of us?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Borrow Owl
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I'm pretty sure this is a textbook example of what the headshrinkers call 'projection'.

I'm also pretty sure that 'Mr. Miffed' is one of the luckiest guys to ever exist on this sorry excuse for a planet.

 

 

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:04 | Link to Comment seek
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Whoosh. It was a microbiology pun, not projection.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:52 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Meahwhile Borrow Owl is right, Mr. Miffed is lucky! He just gave a hoot is all.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 01:09 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Thanks guys and gals for the best laugh since I saw someone's screen name here was Anal_yst. Think he was trying to make a play on analyst? That was almost as bad as a personal license plate I saw with "GC queen". At least a screen name is easier to dispense.

Miffed;-)

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 07:22 | Link to Comment Helvetico
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Next time you get married, pick a woman who outearns you. Then she can complain about you.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 07:42 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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So again, what would be different?

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 11:32 | Link to Comment applelover
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+1.  i'd rather pay a crazy bitch upfront than owe her something later on.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 13:19 | Link to Comment awakeRewe
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You are not really paying the prositute for sex ... you are paying her to leave.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 14:01 | Link to Comment SmackDaddy
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no, in your case it really is the sex.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Anybody
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"Let consenting adults do whatever the fuck they want behind closed doors. Get the damn government out of the bedroom.

Good for you, Canada!"

 

Amen to that "Popo". Well said!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:19 | Link to Comment FranSix
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Trudeau era proclamations will not sit will with the Harper government.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:48 | Link to Comment garypaul
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I hope Justin is like his dad and not like Harper

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:35 | Link to Comment Diogenes
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Too much like his dad and not enough sense to lie like him.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 02:04 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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as recently as two years ago I thought when harpers stale date arrives in 2018 that Trudeau would be the annoited one.  Now i am not so sure.  JT seems to be somthingless that his old man and everyone seems to know it.  The federal libs became the refuge of assorted marxists like Rae and Dhosange, and the perfesser whats his name.   Mulcair on the other hand seems to be the pitbull in waiting

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 05:36 | Link to Comment Crash N. Burn
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"Mulcair on the other hand seems to be the pitbull in waiting"

You've misspelled "Uncle Tom" Mulcair's name. English speaking Canadians in Quebec (where he's from) spell it R-A-T. Never met a seperatist arse he wouldn't kiss!

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 05:38 | Link to Comment Crash N. Burn
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"I hope Justin is like his dad"

 

No thanks! Turdeau allowed the creation of different classes of Canadian. You have different rights depending on:

-where you live

-who your parents were

Seems fair right? Then, of course, there is the little jewel of a speech from Victoria Grant:

Are you smarter than a Canadian seventh grader?

One Trudeau was enough, seems he was a banksters PET!

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:12 | Link to Comment The_Dude
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Can some of you guys post your daughters names and phone numbers?

I've got $20 burning a hole in my pocket and sounds like everyone is all for it...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment roadhazard
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Wigwam socks are the best and made in America.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:22 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Oh God forbid some "conservative" stands up against trafficking in women.   Some of us don't have to pay for it.  I guess you do dickweed.  Moron.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 01:50 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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Conservatives know Eve cost Adam a rib, so it's already paid for.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 02:24 | Link to Comment BKbroiler
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ha!

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 09:21 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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That and a condo in Eden.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 06:52 | Link to Comment Popo
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See?  You just did exactly what I said you would.   You conflated prostitution with trafficking in women, and you conflated trafficking to paying for sex.  Those concepts have NOTHING to do with one another, moron.

And why on earth would you assume that someone who pays for sex "needs to"?  Are you so sheltered, clueless and sexless that you think those who pay for sex somehow can't get laid without paying for sex?  Is that what you think prostitution is?  You are either a woman, or a sheltered little metrosexual man who has been so beaten down by women that you have a testosterone level measuring somewhere in the low teens.  Let's forget about the fact that millions of successful, attractive and completely normal men spend billions per year to fuck beautiful, high-earning, free-willed hookers (I know, I just scrambled your little Christian pea brain) and let's review some basic points:

Trafficking = bad

Pedophelia = bad

Paid sex work between responsible adults behind closed doors = Fuck you for even thinking your opinion matters

Got it "dickweed"?

And don't even try the next retarded argument that says there's a slippery slope between all three ideas.   There isn't.  Go back to your primitive little church group and sing songs if it makes you feel better.  But stay the fuck away from my bedroom, you little creep.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 15:46 | Link to Comment Imminent Crucible
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" I just scrambled your little Christian pea brain"

You talkin to Freddie? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Now see here, Poopoo; the real cretin is you, and every other clueless loser who can't distinguish between paying a hooker for sex and sleeping with a woman who loves you.  Remember Ashley Dupré? To her, Eliot Spitzer was just another flabby, balding middle-aged john that she had nothing but contempt for.  She did it for the 4,000 bucks, and nothing else.  What kind of guy is willing to pay that kind of money to bang a 19 year old girl at his age? LOSER.

What you whore-chumps will never know is what it's like to hold a beautiful girl who is really hot to bang YOU and ONLY YOU, and bring to five or six climaxes in a row and leave her weak in the knees. Is that worth going off every morning to frame houses for a living?  I'll leave you to decide, but I was going to go to work anyway.  In the meantime, I've had the incredible privilege of sharing my life with a beautiful, intelligent woman who every so often drives me absolutely crazy. And vice versa.

BTW, how did you get those weeds to grow on your dick?

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 09:59 | Link to Comment jimmytorpedo
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If I was a ten year old boy again, I wold love to climb trees, pick cocoa pods and bring home some money for my family.

Much better than begging on the streets of Yamoussoukro and eating out of garbage bins.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 12:31 | Link to Comment Rusty Shorts
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Ah yes, the good 'ole days of Cocoa pods.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyTvZl9swf4

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 12:35 | Link to Comment BearClaw
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Tax evasion carries a stiffer penalty than prostiution in Canada anyway.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 23:34 | Link to Comment Homple
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Excellent point, damned well made.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Mr Pink
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There goes Fonestar's bitcoins...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:34 | Link to Comment Pseudonymous
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That's like saying "There goes the utility of your guns. You never get shot at and so never get to use them". It's GREAT when one never gets shot at. Goal achieved. But the prudent thing to do is to keep the guns.

Likewise, it would be GREAT if those of us who now like Bitcoin get liberated from everything that they don't want (e.g. harassment of prostitutes, even if you personally don't deal with prostitution in any way) even without having to use Bitcoin. But again, better have the option of using something like Bitcoin, than not having it!

Bitcoin could be a preferred method of payment by the prostitutes themselves, for at least one reason. They wouldn't have to worry about physical protection of the money (getting robbed, especially by cops). Oh, and there are also no chargebacks.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 07:32 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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There goes Fonestar's bitcoins...

 

The prodigal son comes limping home....after having a pretty damn good time.

 

Good for you Amigo.....glad to see you made your way back.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:31 | Link to Comment USA USA
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Headline ends with "violated the charter guarantee to life, liberty, and security of the prison"

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 09:23 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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In context, it works.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:47 | Link to Comment Canadian Dirtlump
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Fukkin eh bubba. I'm going shopping for holiday ham wallet.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:25 | Link to Comment Mark Carney
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C'est Bien? Non?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:29 | Link to Comment dow jones 20000
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Bet you wish you didn't take that job at the BoE now eh bud?

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 04:46 | Link to Comment Rock On Roger
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That's why he is writing in french. He realizes he's fucked up. Comme ci, comme ca?

 

Stack On

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:56 | Link to Comment garypaul
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I would say Non! Now we Canadians can expect even higher real estate prices as would-be brothel entrepreneurs drive up property prices. And so much for my web-cam business that I had planned!

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 05:23 | Link to Comment snr-moment
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Oh spare me.  Tourism will skyrocket, and the poor girls will get a quick education in federal income taxes.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 23:40 | Link to Comment HoofHearted
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Mark, c'est bone, er, I mean c'est bon.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:28 | Link to Comment Duke of Earl
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Seems that too many politicians were being charged with soliciting prostitutes...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:34 | Link to Comment dow jones 20000
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Rob Ford has more than enough to eat at home thank you very much

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMIQWRsYxak 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:47 | Link to Comment suteibu
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It is no fun for politicians if prostitution is legal.  They don't feel so...elite.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:40 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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... because lobbyism gets a lot cheaper now.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 01:42 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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It's about time that they made the Oldest profession just as legal as the Second Oldest.

Seeing that they are already on equal Moral footing.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:30 | Link to Comment docmac324
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Hey! Common F'ing sense!

 

Who knew it still existed?

 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:30 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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Prostitourism!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:04 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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I was just thinking that same thing.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment l8apex
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Just watch plane ticket sales to Thailand drop....  

I prefer Vancouver to Bangkok anyways so it's a win-win!  

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:33 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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Looks like a great place to visit, Vancouver. 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:48 | Link to Comment hound dog vigilante
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Cool city.  Very international. Pretty expensive, too.

 

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:57 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Bangkok is more clearly labeled though...

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 09:25 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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LOL

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 12:38 | Link to Comment Rusty Shorts
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Bangkok LMAO

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment Cheater5
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ZeroHedge:

 

You have a typo in the first paragraph: " guarantee to life, liberty, and security of the PRISON", unless that's supposed to be ironic, in which case I don't get it.

 

Cheers

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:37 | Link to Comment Pseudonymous
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True. It does make sense though. Canada, like every other coercive state in the world, is pretty much a prison.

When will they get it that it is not worth keeping a prison when the prison staff can never hope to actually achieve happiness, whereas the prisoners have choices such as:

  • Dedicating their whole being to the goal of bringing the whole prison down, if need be, and using any means necessary just to make life more miserable for everybody, in the hope of just bringing the end closer.
  • Live with and concentrate on whatever freedom there is left, but being held back from sharing it with the staff (the ones that look like and think that they are free, but who are actually the ones who most desperately need that freedom... the irony...), precisely because of the rules that the prison has established.

Pretty effective way to achieve a pretty ineffective situation (i.e. a stalemate).

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 23:25 | Link to Comment Abrick
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Jail guards tried to make this point a few months ago in Alberta. Now it's a million dollar fine to talk about an illegal strike. No shit.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:12 | Link to Comment Pseudonymous
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I should have made it clear. The whole point was, why do prison staff (and metaphorically meaning everyone working for the "security" and continuation of the state and institutions interdependent with the state) keep doing in the name of the state what they are doing at all.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 05:03 | Link to Comment Rock On Roger
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Why Indeed? We are all humans.

 

Stack On

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:34 | Link to Comment rpc996
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Talking at the water cooler one day I blurted "Canada, nothing but whores and hockey players". Hey, said one of my beefy co-workers, my wife is Canadian !! Oh yea, what team she play for I replied.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:44 | Link to Comment Pseudonymous
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The straight one?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:33 | Link to Comment One And Only
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If you're a straight guy all fucking is prostitution. You have to buy drinks, dinner, gifts, whatever the fuck it is. If you get married you're really paying for the pussy, in some of these cases regarding marriage half of your net worth is on the line.

All men pay for it in one way or another. No two ways about it. If you get married at least make sure your prostitute can make good sandwiches.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:52 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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"I don't pay them for sex. I pay them to leave."
Charlie Sheen

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:53 | Link to Comment One And Only
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"My prostitute's first black eye was her last bad sandwich"

-One And Only

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:51 | Link to Comment Pseudonymous
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And if/when you pay your taxes, are you paying them to leave you alone?

Does it ever work that way?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:33 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Clearly a country where socialized health care is advantageous! But...the "last good checkup card" is only as good as the first "client" after getting the all clear from .gov to work.

I see licensing & taxation in Monica's future ;-)

 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:09 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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Funny how us sinners care little about the amount of taxes we raise by our sinning.

 

Colorado's drinkers and smokers are helping line some pockets my friend.

 

Shit, my vote should count twice!

 

and I buy gas.  make it triple!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:30 | Link to Comment nmewn
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In a proper society, our votes would count more than once, afterall we're the ones paying the freight.

But hobo's hopping the occasional boxcar have never bothered me as much as the conductor demanding payment for them from me...or the engineer pouring coal into the boiler as we all barrel head long for the bridge thats out ahead ;-) 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:39 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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We're going off the rails on a crazy train..

 

Had to do it.

 

Since we pay their freight, can we torment the Hobos?

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 10:44 | Link to Comment drdolittle
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Get rid of the conductor and you can choose whether you would like to help the hobo charitably or not. Don't confuse the poor aid recipient with the absconders of 1.2 bil, tarp recipeints who bonused themselves millions (job well done boys) etc. Get rid of the conductors and things will improve.

I've always thought only those paying taxes should vote. The rest depend on our kindness, stead of legally robbing us and lining the fascists pockets along the way.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:37 | Link to Comment max2205
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How much for the women? 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:58 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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Max is putting the band back together.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:03 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Anchorman Brett Beefcake: Now we turn to our resident War on Women expert and newly minted Georgetown lawyer, Sandra Fluke...Sandra, first impressions?

Fluke: Well, I'm not an expert on Canadian law but my first impression is give these ladies free birth control!!! Its a right!

Anchorman: Thanks Sandra. And now for the weather, Flip, over to you.

Weatherman Flip Spiceland: Its too cold for these women to be running around in T-Backs!

Anchorman Brett Beefcake: No Flip, generally, hows the weather?

Weatherman Flip Spiceland: Its frigid, you'll get frostbite on exposed skin unless you do this indoors.

Sandra Fluke: I'm game!

Anchorman Brett Beefcake: (Sigh) We'll be back with sports after this important public service announcement on the benefits of real fur coats.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:46 | Link to Comment deerhunter
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Whores in the government, whores in the courts, and now whores in the streets. One big happy family . My my . I guess those long cold winters won't be so cold after all.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:29 | Link to Comment Mike in GA
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But the whores in government are the most dangerous - they control all the others.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 04:25 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
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You're confusing them with their pimps in the banking sector.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:56 | Link to Comment SweetDoug
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This idea of legalized prostitution in Canada will fail as a business model:

 

There are just too damn many amatures givin' it away!

 

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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:58 | Link to Comment Absalon
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There is no such thing as free sex.  It always comes with costs.  With an escort you have a pretty good idea of what you will be paying and what you will be getting.  Prostitution is already alive and well in Canada.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:58 | Link to Comment Absalon
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This is nothing but bad news for girls already working for escort agencies.  Legalizing prostitution will increase the supply of girls, push down prices, and bring in corporate operators who will push down the girls' net take home.   

 

The girls still working the streets in Canada are the ones who are too unreliable to work for an escort agency/brothel and too stupid or disorganized to advertise on the Internet.  This is not going to help those girls at all.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:16 | Link to Comment garypaul
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Excellent point Absalon. I shudder at what will happen once corporate gets their hands on prostitution. 99% of illicit prostitutes are far better people than the corporate types.

Oh, and see my lament about my would-be web-cam business above LOL

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:19 | Link to Comment ZH11
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J P Morgasms.

In the financial crisis of 07-08 we showed how hard we fuck, we fucked the government, we fucked the people, we fucked money itself and we did that TRANSNATIONALLY!

Everyone of our girs comes recommended personally by at least eight of our experienced whore mongers who is at least an associate director or higher. These guys have snorted coke off more hookers tits whilst putting it all on expenses (excess reserves, am I right!) than you could ever imagine, therefore our recommendations really count!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:27 | Link to Comment Thomas
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" and security of the prison?"

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:43 | Link to Comment palmereldritch
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It's a fine Freudian line sometimes...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 23:12 | Link to Comment Abrick
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Everyone thinks they can fuck, fight and has a great idea. They just haven't had the right opportunity to show their stuff.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 04:28 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
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Think they'll put Blythe on the street?

Doubt there is much of a temperature differential between her slime hole and December in Toronto.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 10:16 | Link to Comment XitSam
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Everybody misses the point. Now that it is legal, the government can tax it.

Remember, it is always about control.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:21 | Link to Comment Seer
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It's likely to increase competition for sure.  But... I'd think that holding the cops back would be of some value: seems that the girls on the street had to have extra pressure from police.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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the street

 

 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:09 | Link to Comment garypaul
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Exactly Seer. My attitude to things like prostitution is to keep them illegal, but just don't be Gestapo-Nazi in pursuing every little thing to the ends of the earth with no limit on expense. That way, you keep most of it out of sight/mind of the general population since those who are involved have to be constantly vigilant about not crossing any lines. 

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 05:26 | Link to Comment Rock On Roger
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Hmm... Corporate operators... Why not legalize, monetize,  securitize, bitchez?  Sell them Bitchez.

 

Stack On

 

 

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 09:31 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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There is already an overabundance of rehypothicated pussy.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Its_the_economy...
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This is truly the 1st time I wish I could multi-upvote!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:07 | Link to Comment Kreditanstalt
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They don't know the meaning of the word "liberty" in Red Canuckistan...

 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:52 | Link to Comment garypaul
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I'll tell you straight, we've got more true liberty than your shithole "everything is a felony and you get 20 years to life for wanking-off" country!!!!!!!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:56 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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Does the US ban Canadians from entry for a DUI?

Not sarc/

 

Just wondering which border crossing driection is less "papers please"

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:03 | Link to Comment garypaul
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Sorry I don't understand the nature of your question. Of course border guards can deny entry to a foreigner for any conviction. The US does it all the time (see the numerous stories in the media). 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:04 | Link to Comment Seer
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Canada doesn't allow you to cross into their country if you've been convicted of a DUI: though I don't know if this applies only to drivers or it applies to all- including if one is a passenger.  The question is whether this is applicable in reverse.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment garypaul
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Well, the American guards always ask me if I've ever been arrested or convicted (for anything). Does that about answer the question?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:23 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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The question was meant to determine where the similarities may rest with respect to how UNFREE the US and Canada are.

 

Canada seems ahead (in a good way) of the US on a number of aspects that hit my radar, but that does not say much.   

 

The DUI thing is just so weird to me, though, I had to ask if it was reciprocal.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 01:25 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Canadians seem like they are a bunch of happy go lucky goofballs, but they can be surprisingly cunty sometimes.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 05:42 | Link to Comment Rock On Roger
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Fuck you Buckaroo, dumb cunt. ;-}

 

Stack On

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:06 | Link to Comment FranSix
Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:16 | Link to Comment Seer
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I'd been wondering for far too long now how the Canadian housing bubble was going to finally burst.  Now I know...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:24 | Link to Comment Kreditanstalt
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Yeah, yeah...and now cue the chorus of "99%-ers" yelling about "evil capitalism" and "banksters" and "evil corporations"...even as CMHC is a GOVERNMENT entity...

Yet they LOVE their governments and never crititicize government...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:58 | Link to Comment garypaul
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Good point Kreditanstalt. It's just that the board of CMHC was heavily loaded with real-estate types, and at least we are making serious efforts to deflate the bubble (which the whole world was involved in by the way). Note that we didn't have the same carnage up here as you did in the US. Could it be because CMHC is a GOVERNMENT entity?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:04 | Link to Comment Kreditanstalt
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(I'm in British Columbia...)  Believe me, the real estate "values" in Canada are absurd and our real estate meltdown is on its way.  Maybe it won't collapse overnight.  Maybe you'll just see years and years of the slow hiss of the air going out of the gasbag of a housing market as prices deflate, buyers disappear and interest rates rise (or jobs disappear).

There is no aspect of life in Canuckistan that isn't supported by government meddling.  Period. 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:40 | Link to Comment Singelguy
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We haven't had the same carnage up here as you did in the US........yet!
Fixed it for ya.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 23:09 | Link to Comment Abrick
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Interesting that you would post that as a comment on this article. From the linked article:

"there is no legislative requirement in Australia for high loan-to-value mortgages to be insured, prudent lenders have insisted that loans exceeding 80% of the value of residences be insured"

So when risk is determined, and actually risked by those who are charging for a service, it actually turns out to be a win win. Cheaper pussy and mortgages for all. Soon you won't even need motivation/job/income for anything..... For a while anyway.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:18 | Link to Comment are we there yet
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Prostitutes should vote on making it legal to be a politician.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 23:16 | Link to Comment 813kml
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Only one of those professions is honest and dignified.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:17 | Link to Comment Seer
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So, does this now mean that we can't refer to them anymore using the "C" word?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment Seer
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Ugh!  I don't up-vote myself, so in an attempt to rejoice in my own humor- "I thought this funny!" (it's a SIX letter word! eh?)

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:57 | Link to Comment Abrick
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Courtesan has 9 letters, eh.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 23:10 | Link to Comment 813kml
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Canuck?  Cooter?  Crakho?

Or maybe just Crafty.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:24 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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If government is going to ass rape you in collusion with banks and corporations the least they can do is let you pay to get laid.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:56 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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next time you go to the massage parlor......ask for the ''bernake''

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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:07 | Link to Comment Seer
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Ha!  Not falling for it.  No way!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 23:08 | Link to Comment 813kml
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And ask for some "quantitative easing", hold the "taper"

/and for God sakes leave a nice tip

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