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The Stupidity and Irresponsibility Of Government

  1. leeberttea profile image61
    leebertteaposted 6 years ago

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100802/od_ … in_sex_odd



    That's their reasoning! They must protect you from yourself!

    It would seem to me that one would be able to decide for themselves if taking a job is the sex industry is better than being unemployed and starving.

    1. PrettyPanther profile image83
      PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you.  If an adult wants to work in the sex industry, that should be their choice.

      1. leeberttea profile image61
        leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Wow! That doesn't happen very often! Thanks.

        1. PrettyPanther profile image83
          PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Pigs must be flying today.  smile

          1. leeberttea profile image61
            leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah I think I'm going to play the lottery today!

            1. PrettyPanther profile image83
              PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Good luck!

    2. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Okay, your first problem is you're talking about somewhere else, other than the U.S. of A.

      quoted from the article you linked----
      "Britain is to ban employers looking for lap dancers, strippers, topless barmaids or sexy web-cam performers from placing adverts at Jobcentres."

      What other governments do to their people is for their people to deal with.

      Is it right? As a loyal U.S. citizen, I would think it is wrong for government to determine what is in the best interest of my survival with regards to working. With that said, I'll disagree with government banning an individual's right to work where they can, so they can support themselves, by whatever means necessary.

      1. leeberttea profile image61
        leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Uh thanks but you don't know me or where I'm from so the fact that this is being done by the British government shouldn't matter to you or to anyone else.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Are you jumping on what I said or did you NOT read what I posted?

          I didn't say anything about where you come from or who you are. So, with that at least, keep a civil tongue.

          Secondly, as I stated, this is for those people who live in that Country and not in The United States of America, and should NOT be a concern for the United States Citizens.

          It should be the concern of those who live there. If you do not live there.....then why bring it up?

          Most of your post are concerning US government? Or did you fail to realize that also?

          Next time, read the words I post and NOT what you want them to say.

          1. leeberttea profile image61
            leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Newsflash, there are people on this forum that aren't from the US. They might be interested in this discussion even if you are not. Thanks again for adding to the discussion.

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
              Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah,... I'm failing to see Cagsil's point...

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    As long as they are able to make the choice willingly, they should have that right. The industry should also be regulated to fight disease, coercion, and slavery - none of which can be addressed by the free market.

    tick...tick...tick - awaiting LDT's response that capitalism is self-regulating and government only makes things worse.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
      Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So you're saying that, if prostitution were legal, the women wouldn't be taken care of better? That it wouldn't be easier for the employers to make sure their employees were NOT sex slaves? that it wouldn't be easier for the "women of the night" to demand the customers wear protection?

      Cuz nowadays, cops just go up to the women, and say "i'm gonna take you in or you're gonna give me what I want"... and... they have to deal with it; the women have NO recourse against customer abuse; the employers have no real ability to run a background check on their employees (in fact, if they did, they'd likely be busted)...

      Sounds to me like the free market could really improve the industry.

      I beat LDT!

      1. Strophios profile image60
        Strophiosposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's not what he's saying at all. That is, in fact, the opposite of what he was saying. He rather stated that it should be legal and regulated, which would be a massive improvement over the current state of things.

    2. leeberttea profile image61
      leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How long do you think a restaurant would be in business if they served food that made people sick?

      There are already regulations against slavery, etc, and yet these things are an everyday occurrence.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Prior to the existence of county boards of health (government), a great many did.

        1. leeberttea profile image61
          leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Oh and now no one gets sick? Really? And it's because of the department of health? Trust me word of mouth is much more effective than the way that department operates.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
            Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            That's an assumption, the statistics don't agree.  Read about the frequency of food poisonings and other abuses during the golden age of American capitalism.

            1. Jim Hunter profile image59
              Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              People knew a lot less then than they do now.

              Most of these bureaucrats can be bought off.

              It is the restaurant owner/manager that either does his job or not.

              The bureaucrat is just the typically doltish employee who isn't sure what he's looking at.

              Health care is gonna be a treat with these buffoons running it.

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
                Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                You have a lot of restaurant experience?

                1. PrettyPanther profile image83
                  PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  "The bureaucrat is just the typically doltish employee who isn't sure what he's looking at."

                  Also, have you had any experience working in government?  I've worked in both government and the private sector and I have say that the caliber of employees was quite a bit higher in government.  The ones I've worked with were, on the whole, better educated and more skilled.  In addition, they took their jobs seriously and understood that they were servants of the public and acted accordingly.  Of course, there are always exceptions, but that is true of the private sector, too.

                  I've seen you diss government workers quite a lot.  Do you actually know what you're talking about?

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Is that a requirement for posting? lol

          2. Ron Montgomery profile image59
            Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            So, you have a lot of experience in the industry?

    3. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Whose responsibility is it to make sure the women who work at Nevada's brothels are free from STD's?

      Private companies are the ones making sure the women go to the Doctor.

      If brothels were legal in all states there would be some federal agency wasting money and employing the laziest people they could find so things would just not be taken care of.

      Private industry has a financial stake in making sure they are providing the best product they can.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The State of Nevada heavily regulates brothels for the reasons I listed.  You can look up the statutes on the state's website.

 
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