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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 12:57 AM
Response to Reply #95
96. "almost hilarious if you weren't so full of bullshit"
I think that would qualify as what is called an ad hominem argument.

And, again, I wasn't trying to be condescending towards anyone. If I was, it was merely accidental and I apologize.
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  -Is anyone else pro-choice on prostitution? sampsonblk  Jul-09-07 10:23 PM   #0 
  - In the real world, prostitution isn't just being paid to have sex.  originalpckelly   Jul-09-07 10:25 PM   #1 
  - What does the setting have to do with anything? eom  varkam   Jul-09-07 10:26 PM   #5 
  - Everything.  ThomCat   Jul-09-07 10:29 PM   #7 
  - So, women being commodified in one setting is fine, so long as it is clean  varkam   Jul-09-07 10:32 PM   #10 
  - Actually, it shouldn't just be women.  originalpckelly   Jul-09-07 10:37 PM   #14 
  - Agreed, but for all practical purposes  ThomCat   Jul-09-07 10:39 PM   #16 
  - Red herring. The gender was not the main issue of the point - commodification is eom  varkam   Jul-09-07 11:08 PM   #38 
  - Part of the regulating it to be clean and safe  ThomCat   Jul-09-07 10:38 PM   #15 
     - More devil's advocacy  varkam   Jul-09-07 11:16 PM   #40 
  - thanks thomcat that makes sense EOM  pitohui   Jul-11-07 08:16 PM   #117 
  - What woman---or child or teen--- in any country would RATHER have sex with strangers  WinkyDink   Jul-10-07 08:25 AM   #74 
  - Yes it should be legalized, but your generalizations are off base  Hawaii Hiker   Jul-09-07 10:49 PM   #22 
  - So basically, you agree it shouldn't be banned...?  sampsonblk   Jul-09-07 10:51 PM   #25 
  - Yep, that's what I hoped to get across.  originalpckelly   Jul-09-07 10:58 PM   #32 
  - If it were legal it would be off the streets...  walldude   Jul-09-07 11:36 PM   #46 
  - The problem is not "sex"  speakclearly   Jul-11-07 08:56 AM   #106 
  - Illegalizing it, IMO...  varkam   Jul-09-07 10:25 PM   #2 
  - Yep yep yep  sampsonblk   Jul-09-07 10:53 PM   #27 
  - Not at all. It's a simple business transaction, as far as I'm concerned  Glorfindel   Jul-09-07 10:25 PM   #3 
  - How can they ban...  madame defarge   Jul-09-07 10:26 PM   #4 
  - Absolutely. nt  Sparkly   Jul-09-07 10:26 PM   #6 
  - It should be legal.  smokey nj   Jul-09-07 10:29 PM   #8 
  - They won't make it legal because they know they could not resist  The Straight Story   Jul-09-07 10:31 PM   #9 
  - not when it comes to these fucking hypocritical pukes  orleans   Jul-09-07 10:34 PM   #11 
  - Right. To me, at least in this case, the issue isn't  mycritters2   Jul-10-07 01:05 AM   #60 
  - Absolutely, it should be legal.  LostInAnomie   Jul-09-07 10:34 PM   #12 
  - Strictly regulated, but absolutely legal, Just like mild "drugs." I've no use for either,  blondeatlast   Jul-09-07 10:37 PM   #13 
  - Legalize it.  PDJane   Jul-09-07 10:40 PM   #17 
  - Exactly. I was going to post almost those same words.  uppityperson   Jul-09-07 10:47 PM   #20 
  - I can appreciate some arguments either way. So I'm happy to let the rest of the public decide.  BlooInBloo   Jul-09-07 10:41 PM   #18 
  - It should be legal  PowerToThePeople   Jul-09-07 10:45 PM   #19 
  - no they are not prostitutes in denial  pitohui   Jul-11-07 08:19 PM   #119 
  - I'm absolutely for the legalization of prostitution  ncabot22   Jul-09-07 10:48 PM   #21 
  - i consider it none of my business. i want nothing to do with it --  wildhorses   Jul-09-07 10:50 PM   #23 
  - it is sleazy and disgusting  Skittles   Jul-09-07 10:50 PM   #24 
  - If everyone is a consenting adult, I don't see why it's the government's business.  impeachdubya   Jul-09-07 10:52 PM   #26 
  - but "everyone" isn't a consenting adult  pitohui   Jul-11-07 08:15 PM   #116 
  - Yes I am pro-choice  Drum   Jul-09-07 10:53 PM   #28 
  - What's "immoral" about it?  ruggerson   Jul-09-07 10:54 PM   #29 
  - I'll fight that one with you another day  sampsonblk   Jul-09-07 11:00 PM   #35 
  - Define "consenting".  varkam   Jul-09-07 11:30 PM   #45 
     - well, the one who is paying for it certainly consents. And the one recieving payment, by definition,  ComerPerro   Jul-10-07 08:37 AM   #76 
        - I think consent implies a number of things:  varkam   Jul-10-07 08:35 PM   #80 
           - well, considering legalized prostitution as practiced near Vegas is not sex slavery....  ComerPerro   Jul-10-07 09:22 PM   #81 
           - Straw man - I never said it was sex slavery. eom  varkam   Jul-10-07 09:50 PM   #84 
              - Thats complete bullshit and you know it  ComerPerro   Jul-10-07 11:21 PM   #89 
                 - Oh really?  varkam   Jul-11-07 12:04 AM   #91 
                    - almost hilarious if you weren't so full of bullshit  ComerPerro   Jul-11-07 12:43 AM   #92 
                       - I wasn't trying to invoke moral anything.  varkam   Jul-11-07 12:47 AM   #94 
                          - you are the one who started in with the condescending attitude  ComerPerro   Jul-11-07 12:52 AM   #95 
                             - "almost hilarious if you weren't so full of bullshit"  varkam   Jul-11-07 12:57 AM   #96 
           - I've never understood that argument...  EOTE   Jul-11-07 09:17 AM   #107 
              - A response  varkam   Jul-11-07 08:06 PM   #115 
  - Well...  otherlander   Jul-09-07 10:56 PM   #30 
  - It's legal here in Nevada - I don't care one way or the other  TankLV   Jul-09-07 10:57 PM   #31 
  - it's legal in nevada and yet there are many, many illegal whores and pimps  pitohui   Jul-11-07 08:22 PM   #120 
  - it should probably be regulated and taxed  JI7   Jul-09-07 10:59 PM   #33 
  - Legalizing and regulating it  fujiyama   Jul-09-07 11:00 PM   #34 
  - "immoral" is a bullshit values judgement - is masturbation "immoral"? NO! It's NATURAL!  TankLV   Jul-09-07 11:02 PM   #36 
  - Why can't we make values judgments?  Nevernose   Jul-09-07 11:23 PM   #44 
  - You just made a value judgment yourself  sampsonblk   Jul-09-07 11:40 PM   #48 
  - Bullshit. Just like your post.  TankLV   Jul-11-07 08:18 AM   #98 
  - If it involves anything other than two naked bodies, it ain't natural.  cherokeeprogressive   Jul-09-07 11:49 PM   #54 
  - How about a cucumber or carrot?  Goblinmonger   Jul-10-07 08:11 AM   #73 
  - Yep - carrots and cukes are from nature!! Next question...  TankLV   Jul-11-07 08:21 AM   #100 
  - Um - try reading COMPREHENSION - I'm referring to MASTURBATION.  TankLV   Jul-11-07 08:20 AM   #99 
  - People who masturbate are gross assholes who use drugs.  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-10-07 10:02 AM   #79 
     - 50% of the population admits to masturbating, the rest are LIARS...  TankLV   Jul-11-07 08:21 AM   #101 
  - anti-pimp n/t  Swamp Rat   Jul-09-07 11:08 PM   #37 
  - I guess i'll speak for the minority and say it absolutely shouldn't be legal  LordJFT   Jul-09-07 11:15 PM   #39 
  - I support dissent !  sampsonblk   Jul-09-07 11:41 PM   #49 
     - sweatshop labor is "well-regulated" too  LordJFT   Jul-11-07 09:55 PM   #123 
  - Sure. Don't models sell their "bodies" every day?  beyurslf   Jul-09-07 11:19 PM   #41 
  - This whole thread is just Spin Fuel.  slampoet   Jul-09-07 11:20 PM   #42 
  - Is that compatible with "anti-hypocrisy"?  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jul-09-07 11:21 PM   #43 
  - 'Splain please  sampsonblk   Jul-09-07 11:42 PM   #50 
     - OK I'll spell it out. Your OP implies criticism of those who would condemn the  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jul-09-07 11:59 PM   #55 
        - Then your answer is yes  sampsonblk   Jul-10-07 12:09 AM   #57 
  - Yes.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jul-09-07 11:37 PM   #47 
  - Just think if prostitution was a legal business  Bitwit1234   Jul-09-07 11:43 PM   #51 
  - The difference between a sex worker and a whore--  eridani   Jul-09-07 11:44 PM   #52 
  - All immoral behavior is less abusive if decriminalized. nt  Jed Dilligan   Jul-09-07 11:47 PM   #53 
  - Tonight, it's all about Vitter and the hypocrisy. nt  Bluebear   Jul-10-07 12:00 AM   #56 
  - Glad to see life is so simple for you  sampsonblk   Jul-10-07 12:12 AM   #58 
     - 'Glad to see life is so simple for you' - well that was nasty. nt  Bluebear   Jul-10-07 01:01 AM   #59 
        - Yes it was. Sorry-nt  sampsonblk   Jul-10-07 06:50 AM   #64 
  - It should be legalized..  Vidar   Jul-10-07 02:15 AM   #61 
  - Legalize it  ForrestGump   Jul-10-07 03:45 AM   #62 
  - What two adults do in the bedroom,even a rented one,is none of my business.  Forkboy   Jul-10-07 06:20 AM   #63 
  - I agree with Bernie Ward on this one. He said "I don't give a rats  napi21   Jul-10-07 06:55 AM   #65 
  - I'm pro-choice, yes. But I'm also anti-hypocrite.  mondo joe   Jul-10-07 06:58 AM   #66 
  - Same here-nt  sampsonblk   Jul-10-07 10:00 AM   #78 
  - Yes, in theory  Prophet 451   Jul-10-07 07:14 AM   #67 
  - I don't like your Juxtaposition of anti-choice/prostitution. Are you trying to equate the two? n/t  CK_John   Jul-10-07 07:47 AM   #68 
  - i support legalized prostitution  buddhamama   Jul-10-07 07:53 AM   #69 
  - If it is a choice, I have no problems with it.  mmonk   Jul-10-07 07:56 AM   #70 
  - I think prostitution should be legal and regulated  MessiahRp   Jul-10-07 07:58 AM   #71 
  - I don't even consider it immoral behavior unless someone is cheating  Marnieworld   Jul-10-07 08:05 AM   #72 
  - It's not called "the worlds oldest profession" by accident.  Edweird   Jul-10-07 08:31 AM   #75 
  - Whorehouses yes, streetwalkers no  AngryAmish   Jul-10-07 08:46 AM   #77 
  - Of course it should be legal. n/t  Zywiec   Jul-10-07 09:29 PM   #82 
  - It's gonna happen, regardless  AnnieBW   Jul-10-07 09:37 PM   #83 
  - yes...  and-justice-for-all   Jul-10-07 10:08 PM   #85 
  - I'm not  LBJDemocrat   Jul-10-07 10:10 PM   #86 
  - To paraphrase people who are pro-choice about abortion...  NaturalHigh   Jul-11-07 09:57 AM   #112 
  - Street prostitution should be illegal  Throd   Jul-10-07 10:21 PM   #87 
  - The cops don't want it legalized either.  PDJane   Jul-10-07 11:07 PM   #88 
  - What's "immoral" about it is the exploitation of females --  defendandprotect   Jul-10-07 11:29 PM   #90 
  - Why is this a gender issue?  sampsonblk   Jul-11-07 01:04 AM   #97 
  - Pro-choice here  Chomskyite   Jul-11-07 12:45 AM   #93 
  - Legalise It! YEAH! YEAH! AND I WILL ADVERTISE IT  ChipperbackDemocrat   Jul-11-07 08:27 AM   #103 
  - legalise prostitution  demgirlamerica   Jul-11-07 08:25 AM   #102 
  - You can also be paid to use your body for...  NaturalHigh   Jul-11-07 10:08 AM   #113 
  - If we paid women as much as men, helped take care of the  Clark2008   Jul-11-07 08:52 AM   #104 
  - Yes. I do.  PDJane   Jul-11-07 12:20 PM   #114 
  - Sure, if it's regulated it's safer.  churchofreality   Jul-11-07 08:55 AM   #105 
  - Yes, but it would be a bureacratic public health nightmare  noonwitch   Jul-11-07 09:20 AM   #108 
  - I'm with you - it isn't the sex that bothers me - it is the hypocrisy  debbierlus   Jul-11-07 09:21 AM   #109 
  - I'm all for it being legal...  NaturalHigh   Jul-11-07 09:40 AM   #110 
  - It should be legal, but it's wrong to cheat on your wife....  Beelzebud   Jul-11-07 09:42 AM   #111 
  - Agree and  Raine   Jul-11-07 08:19 PM   #118 
  - Legalize it. Sex between consenting adults shouldn't be criminalized.  Katzenkavalier   Jul-11-07 08:23 PM   #121 
  - The second formulation of Immanuel Kant's Categorical Imperative  TahitiNut   Jul-11-07 08:25 PM   #122 
 

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