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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 12:35 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
It would probably help to know a little more...

It would probably help to know a little more about the client side of the prostitution gig to determine if it a societal net plus or minus. So far, we have The Atheist's anecdotal report that most...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 09:08 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
Right, but you also put that activity out of the...

Right, but you also put that activity out of the reach of the law abiding. My child might want to experiment with meth, but is not willing to risk jail time. Same with prostitution. A guy might...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 8,179
Posted By Thermal
Swamp drainers

Swamp drainers
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 8,179
Posted By Thermal
He's not wrong. We all know this will end up as...

He's not wrong. We all know this will end up as maybe a stern finger shaking at worst. You or I would be doing time for far less.
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 8,179
Posted By Thermal
I really don't get the document thing. It's not...

I really don't get the document thing. It's not 1975. Shred/burn the originals, if you are so hot to disappear them, after scanning them onto a thumb drive which can be easily hidden (not anywhere...
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 8,179
Posted By Thermal
If they don't find anything, will you still be...

If they don't find anything, will you still be confident of this?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
That right there. Do you see what you did? You...

That right there. Do you see what you did? You reframed the question from whether you would endorse the proposition a priori, to passively accepting the fait accomplis. That is exactly what I said I...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
Sort of. Whether they are happy or not with such...

Sort of. Whether they are happy or not with such a decision is not where I was going. At the very least, there would be a spectrum of feelings about it, rather than a y/n. What I am trying to suss...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
This may be a cultural thing, but to many...

This may be a cultural thing, but to many American ears, it sounds dishonest to rebrand that way. A drug dealer does not gain credibility by calling himself an undocumented pharmacist. He just makes...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
I don't recall saying I can't understand what...

I don't recall saying I can't understand what it's like there.



Which is my point. Even when actually legal, my fellow Americans can't get this to work. They are barely trying. My guess is...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 8,528
Posted By Thermal
Anybody else got a craving for Cocoa Puffs?

Anybody else got a craving for Cocoa Puffs?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
...which in common parlance is called tricking or...

...which in common parlance is called tricking or hooking or any of a dozen other figures of speech occasionally employed to not repeat the word "prostirution" over and over like a broken record.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
We.....can't compare legalized prostitution in...

We.....can't compare legalized prostitution in two first World countries in the same time frame? Just absolutely no basis for comparison? Ok.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
As always, I appreciate your candor. The...

As always, I appreciate your candor.

The premise of the question is set to avoid those kind of "technical" avoidances, though. Say she is of age. Bad economy. No real good paying jobs out there...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
You're weaseling. Cleaning toilets does not pay...

You're weaseling. Cleaning toilets does not pay 500 ******* dollars an hour. It's a cop out comparison.

For our posters with real or feigned reading comprehension issues, the question is:

Your...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,770
Posted By Thermal
No prob bro. It's hard to read tone in a post and...

No prob bro. It's hard to read tone in a post and I thought you were getting riled at me.



Yeah, I assumed a foreigner too, maybe a loner guy,, which would account for no one knowing who he...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,770
Posted By Thermal
Um...yes. Yes I did. Post #33. It directly...

Um...yes. Yes I did. Post #33. It directly precedes your first post in this thread. The one where I say everything seems explainable by being a "quirky traveling guy". I gave a couple quick examples,...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 8,528
Posted By Thermal
Let me guess...they show a couple flashes of...

Let me guess...they show a couple flashes of light?

Show an 'alien', as you claim. Show their craft 'visiting'. Show the 'contact' they made. Show this 'proof'.

Otherwise, you have nothing but...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,770
Posted By Thermal
Yes, I know. I said the police ponied up for the...

Yes, I know. I said the police ponied up for the exhumation and secondary autopsy. I never once said a word about them conducting an ongoing investigation. I don't know whet the hell you guys are...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 8,528
Posted By Thermal
This thread needs to be retitled. It is called...

This thread needs to be retitled. It is called Alien Vistitation Contact Proof. Not one of those four elements appears in the OP videos. No aliens. No visitation. No contact. And no proof.

Move...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 8,528
Posted By Thermal
Proves to me we need to get building a *******...

Proves to me we need to get building a ******* ark.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 8,528
Posted By Thermal
Brah. You have a couple flashes of light that you...

Brah. You have a couple flashes of light that you think are unexplained. The rest of your conclusions are 100% pulled out of thin air.

Prove first, for instance, that the government was not...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,770
Posted By Thermal
Were I a taxpayer or even a financial manager...

Were I a taxpayer or even a financial manager within the PD, yes. It is a tabloid lever squandering of time, money and personnel that are better used towards more pressing social benefit. These cops...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
To our Aussie and Kiwi parents: did you discuss...

To our Aussie and Kiwi parents: did you discuss prostitution as a good way to make screaming good money working part time, with little to no experience at all? The Atheist, to his credit, has...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
This is a strange response. You seem to think...

This is a strange response. You seem to think that a potential assaulter would be deterred by his contractual agreement? And I'm not sure how such an agreement would be worded so as to be clear...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,770
Posted By Thermal
The link says that police performed the...

The link says that police performed the exhumation and associated autopsy jazz with a wooden spatula and all that. Are you saying they are running a Play With Corpses For Hire Racket?
Forum: Trials and Errors 6th August 2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 53,608
Posted By Thermal
Well...yeah, we shouldn't be cheering for...

Well...yeah, we shouldn't be cheering for barbaric karmic comeuppance if we are not barbarians ourselves.

Still, seeing someone who chose social evil being faced with being on the receiving end...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,770
Posted By Thermal
Without question the most perplexing part of the...

Without question the most perplexing part of the mysterious man is why the local police dedicated any time or money into identifying him 70 years later. They really have nothing else to do but...
Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,030
Posted By Thermal
Oh, I get it. This is the ex wife burial golf...

Oh, I get it. This is the ex wife burial golf course. For those bitches who were sub par. Maybe Melania gets laid to rest at the Mar-A-Largo Mauseleum and Night Club?
Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,030
Posted By Thermal
Surprisingly, not really in Jersey. Private plots...

Surprisingly, not really in Jersey. Private plots have no special treatments. They have to set up the cemetary company, just like a public entity, and pony up the maintenance fund and all that. This...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
I got sophmoric toilet humor. That work for you? ...

I got sophmoric toilet humor. That work for you?

Plus it's not ethnic bigotry by any standard. New Jerseyans are not a widely recognized ethnic group. Plus they are my peeps. You don't want me...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
In how many of those customer service occupations...

In how many of those customer service occupations are you naked and alone with a man who believes he has rented your body for whatever sexual ends he deems fair to him? I mean, prostitution has...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
Come visit scenic Jersey, my dude. You will thank...

Come visit scenic Jersey, my dude. You will thank god that these people are not carrying.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
Damn good thing no one is making such an argument.

Damn good thing no one is making such an argument.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
Ya an old lady complaining that her soup is cold...

Ya an old lady complaining that her soup is cold is totally on the same planet as a naked sex worker being "abused and hurt" by some prick.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
Really don't know how else to interpret your...

Really don't know how else to interpret your words then, unless I am supposed to ignore them? Look:



Kind of means that the abuse...um...happened? No? And I see you used the plural, indicating...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
True enough. Do you think these guys might have...

True enough. Do you think these guys might have second thoughts about the glamor of that gig if they were doing other men for that good money? Would you? See, it is very different than providing work...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
No, I got it the first time. but by comparing the...

No, I got it the first time. but by comparing the best case scenario for prostitution and the worst case scenario for being a christian...is that really a fair comparison?

For example, I've been...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,030
Posted By Thermal
Well yeah, because duh. Because if...

Well yeah, because duh.



Because if there was a scandalous dollar amount attached to it, then the "tax researcher" who publicized the tweet would have shown some numbers instead of vague...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
I recall the same, or similar show. I think it...

I recall the same, or similar show. I think it was The Mustang Ranch? A guy asks how much services are, and the woman says $1000 for the full treatment. He asks what $100 will get him, and she said...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
Maybe if you are a sadist securing the services...

Maybe if you are a sadist securing the services of a tweaker. My impression of legalized prostitution is the same as any other socially regulated transaction; normal behavior is expected. If you hire...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 5,958
Posted By Thermal
Not clear on this point. If they physically...

Not clear on this point. If they physically transition, do they become transsexuals? I am assured that sex =/= gender, so transitioning would no longer be a gender issue?
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,030
Posted By Thermal
Hm? Yes, I know. We just went over all that on...

Hm? Yes, I know. We just went over all that on the last page.

The golf course does not become tax free. As golf courses are rather large, and private burial sites rather small, only a pittance in...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st August 2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
Can't really call it rape if she was a consenting...

Can't really call it rape if she was a consenting adult in the gig. It's strictly a payment default gig. I think that sex workers require the money be up front, specifically to duck this issue.
...
Forum: USA Politics 1st August 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,030
Posted By Thermal
Not clear on how this is entirely a tax dodge if...

Not clear on how this is entirely a tax dodge if the property is in fact deed restricted for no other purpose but carcass internment. I mean, you buy the property and now can't do anything else with...
Forum: USA Politics 1st August 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,030
Posted By Thermal
If I'm reading this right, the only taxes avoided...

If I'm reading this right, the only taxes avoided are those relating directly to the Cemetery Company, not the golf course, and the land dedicated to cemetery usage, which is tiny. That would be...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st July 2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 5,958
Posted By Thermal
The thing is, gender =/= anything, really. It's a...

The thing is, gender =/= anything, really. It's a wishy washy term, and if any similarly wishy washy term gets used similarly, it doesn't get nearly so serious treatment.

Can a white person...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th July 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,349
Posted By Thermal
Damn straight. Pregnancy, herpes, AIDS...There's...

Damn straight. Pregnancy, herpes, AIDS...There's damn good reasons for her to draw a hard line and not consenting to bareback means not damn consenting.
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,881
Posted By Thermal
Abysmally. No one would trust them, unless they...

Abysmally. No one would trust them, unless they had a track record of fighting for principled action.
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,881
Posted By Thermal
Just took a look at their website. Seems like not...

Just took a look at their website. Seems like not only bull ****, but unimaginative bull ****. Basically saying "yeah man, well take care of the problems, cause we're different! Just put us in power...
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