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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    This is in direct response to the "should prostitution be legal" thread, and is intended to make you think. It surprises me how many of you answered "yes" to the question, this in spite of all the data which shows prostitutes suffer from a variety of diseases and psychological disorders - including heightened suicide rates - as a direct result of their profession.

    Therefore, you are saying it's OK to pay someone to harm themselves as long as both parties are consenting. Fine, but how far are you willing to take this logic?

    Here is a hypothetical question, answer it "yes" or "no."



    Suppose a sadistic billionaire went around offering poor people a million dollars each to have their eyes removed. The procedure would be carried out by a licensed plastic surgeon, under sedation, in a certified medical facility. Should that be legal? Both parties are consenting.

    What if the sadistic billionaire offered one of your parents, or your adult children, and they accepted? Should that be legal?

    What if the sadistic billionaire offered someone high on drugs, or a heavily addicted drug addict? What if they offered the elderly, or mentally impaired?

    Is it simply a case of two consenting adults involved in a financial transaction, or is there more to it? Is the sadistic billionaire taking advantage of the poor person's problems?
    I say no.Prostitution and cutting off body parts is not the same.
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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    So that doesn't throw a red flag up for you? Hey, here's this profession that pretty much only drug users and mentally unstable people get in to...
    You have data to back this up or is this statement coming out of your ass?

    where the women are 40 times more likely to kill themselves?
    Forty times more likely than who? Data source or is this more ass talk?

    I don't know man. I think we should be helping these women, not enabling their demise. Most adults are capable of looking out for themselves, but there is a small percentage who need to be looked after. We can't just enable them to destroy themselves.
    You could first help by changing your attitude.

    Or is it that your attitude is fine and the prostitutes are the ones who need to change? Hmmm?

    Tell us, Peter, what is your experience with prostitutes. You DO have personal experiences with prostitutes don't you?

    What is your position (oh the pun) regarding pre-marital sex? Casual sex?










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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Yes, you've established that you think it's OK for the rich to take advantage of the poor.
    If that is your inept version of it.
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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You're 69 years old, so you should have enough life experience to know, on some level, that you're being deceived.

    What do you think Sonia is going to tell you? She's going to tell you what you want to hear, because you're her meal ticket. She's a professional actress? Yeah, around you. Her life is an act.

    She's selling you a fantasy. Sonia might not even be her real name.

    You believe her act because you want to. You want to believe that a beautiful, young girl really wants to have sex with you, no strings attached.
    Um, maybe you didn't read the whole post, but it sounded like there were a few hundred dollars worth of strings attached.
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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Read thru the rest of the thread. I already shot down the libertarian argument.
    By shot down he means made and "undisclosed" lean look like an "authoritarian" lean.
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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    You have data to back this up or is this statement coming out of your ass?



    Forty times more likely than who? Data source or is this more ass talk?



    You could first help by changing your attitude.

    Or is it that your attitude is fine and the prostitutes are the ones who need to change? Hmmm?

    Tell us, Peter, what is your experience with prostitutes. You DO have personal experiences with prostitutes don't you?

    What is your position (oh the pun) regarding pre-marital sex? Casual sex?
    This whole thread came out of his ass.
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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Giving up your eyes for money is immoral. Selling your body for money is immoral.
    Then don't do it.
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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    You have data to back this up or is this statement coming out of your ass?



    Forty times more likely than who? Data source or is this more ass talk?



    You could first help by changing your attitude.

    Or is it that your attitude is fine and the prostitutes are the ones who need to change? Hmmm?

    Tell us, Peter, what is your experience with prostitutes. You DO have personal experiences with prostitutes don't you?

    What is your position (oh the pun) regarding pre-marital sex? Casual sex?
    I don't like your tone. If you really want to read up on the statistics, check out what I posted on the prostitution thread.

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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Yeah, CRA was wonderful for the housing market
    Well then good thing that we not talking about the housing market or the CRA.

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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    This whole thread came out of his ass.
    I don't understand why you and a few other men are getting so emotional. God forbid someone should take away your hookers, right?

    A real man can have a rational debate without getting emotional.

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