My favorite part comes in at 2:47
My favorite part comes in at 2:47
Organized by “Siouxsie Q,” a Bay Area sex worker, the event was meant to encourage other sex workers to enroll in the new insurance exchanges. It was a rousing success: Nearly 40 men and women attended and almost all of them filed enrollment paperwork.
In the all-cash, off-the-books sex industry, workers can be particularly high risk and insurance is often out of reach. Many sex workers — a broad term that can refer to a number of services, including sexual massage, prostitution, and escort and dominatrix work — consider themselves self-employed entrepreneurs who can’t afford to purchase healthcare. But that could all change with the Affordable Care Act.
The women at the party recognize that taxpayers might not be enthusiastic about their dollars subsidizing healthcare for sex workers.
“Their tax dollars are going into other programs that deal with the aftermath of not having healthcare,” Holloway said. “We’re paying for it anyways, and we’re paying for it in a way that people still get sick and still die.”
The libertarian streak in me says if consenting adults want to exchange money for sex acts that’s fine and dandy, after all it is the oldest profession in the world.
If you want to make money by selling your body, I say that is your right as a free American. However it is not a “right” to force other free American tax-payers into subsidizing your poor life choices. If you made your bed, you should have to lay in it.
Hat tip: Cardigan @ IOwnTheWorld.com
The ever-so-tolerant practitioners of the “Religion of Peace” are at it again. Behzad Taalipasand, Mehdi Reza Omidi (Youhan), Mehdi Dadkhah (Danial) and Amir Hatemi (Youhanna), members of the Church of Iran, were sentenced by officials in that country to 80 lashes each. Their crime? Drinking communion wine and possessing a satellite antenna.
The men were sentenced on October 6 and given their verdict on October 20 with ten days to appeal the sentence after breaking the theocracy’s laws.
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Some Russian guy set out to get his paws on 500 sets of ta tas, before shaking hands with Vladimir Putin. Makes me wonder what someone would touch 500 of before shaking hands with Obama. Actually, I probably don’t want to know.
Benny Johnson of Buzzfeed has a story of Washington D.C. bartender who has adopted a “progressive” price structure for beers during the current government shutdown.
A pint for a furloughed public employee? That’s two bucks.
A tasty brew for a sitting member of congress? That will be 25 clams.
A cold beer for the President? That will be $702.00 Why?
According to Steve Hadley at Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar on Pennsylvania Ave:
“That is the price of my Obamacare penalty, plus 2 bucks.”
Matt Welch the editor-in-chief of Reason Magazine recently sat down with David Kirby, the Vice President of Opinion Research and Data Analysis, at FreedomWorks. The discussion was about “why more people are self-identifying as libertarian.”
During my younger days in the mid 90’s during my senior year in High School up until just after the events of September 11th, I myself self-identified as a full fledged “big L” libertarian. I voted for Libertarian party candidate Harry Browne in the 2000 election as I felt that both Al Gore & George Bush just plain sucked. Post 9/11 I got swept up in emotions, wanting “revenge” for the attacks and disassociated myself from identifying as a “big L” libertarian when the Libertarian party came out against the war in Afghanistan.
But truth be told I don’t think being a “conservative” is really all that much different with being a libertarian. As a matter of fact I believe that the two are nothing more then different leaves on the same branch of the tree of liberty. Ronald Reagan in fact felt very much the same way.
It was Barry Goldwater who said “…the Conservative’s first concern will always be: Are we maximizing freedom?”
The problem lies in that 1. “conservative” and “republican” do not mean the same thing. 2. Modern conservatism has been hijacked by social statists in the religious right and 3. the liberal left through their use of pop-culture have pretty much won the war in bastardizing conservatism in the minds of the American people. So I find the emergence of the term “libertarian” as a much needed breathe of fresh air into our current political discourse.
Wanting to maximize freedom is never a bad thing.
John McAfee, my new favorite eccentric millionaire, recently gave a talk at the C2SV Technology Conference + Music Festival, where he announced plans to create a device to thwart the NSA sticking their noses in our collective business.
Dubbed “Decentral,” the as-yet-unbuilt device will cost less than $100, McAfee promised the enthusiastic crowd of about 300 engineers, musicians and artists at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
“There will be no way (for the government) to tell who you are or where you are,” he said in an onstage interview with moderator Dan Holden at the inaugural C2SV Technology Conference + Music Festival.
And if the U.S. government bans its sale, “I’ll sell it in England, Japan, the Third World. This is coming and cannot be stopped.”
McAfee is hoping to have the first prototype of Decentral ready in six months. He said he chose the name for the device because by using smartphones, tablets and other devices, it will create decentralized, moving local networks that can’t be penetrated by shadowy figures in dark suits & sunglasses. The device will be compatible with both Android and iPhones.
I’m just wondering when he’s going to go ahead and build an Iron Man Suit?
Via Eric Boehm at The Liberty Crier
The most recent congressional threat to the free press in the United States comes from California Democrat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
In a proposed amendment to a media shield law being considered by Congress, Feinstein writes that only paid journalists should be given protections from prosecution for what they say or write. The language in her proposal is raising concerns from First Amendment advocates because it seems to leave out bloggers and other nontraditional forms of journalism that have proliferated in recent years thanks to the Internet.
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