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What do you say? Should it be legal? If one legalizes and regulates it then there is less crime involved. I'm talking brothels and cat houses et cetera. If we use Nevada as a basis and area for statistics we find that regulation brings in money to the government and lowers prostitution related crimes. 
I found these essay helpful http://www.freeessays.cc/db/28/lfm270.shtml

I have found that though some plans have been successful in removing prostitution from certain areas it tends to go else were and create the same issues in that place. That is illegal street walkers. 
I can't see a good legal reason to outlaw it. I see religious reasons, and possible moral reasons. 

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Working sleep deprived... Those stats comparing cycle deaths to CVD deaths should read, "This year.026% of American motorcyclists can be expected to die as a result of not wearing a helmet." and "This year.23% of all Americans will die from not eating heart healthy.
We're pretty far off the original topic, so apologies to the thread for that.

Edward, you say, "The relative risk of riding without a helmet pales in comparison to the risk of an unhealthy diet." That's not true per incident. Again, you're making an apples to oranges comparison. Or carrots to helmets, perhaps. People typically eat three times a day or more. How often does a person ride a motorcycle? Certainly not that much. Plus, one cheeseburger can't kill you (unless you choke on it, but you could as easily choke on a carrot). One motorcycle crash can. On the other hand, the effects of cheeseburgers are cumulative, insidious, and probably inevitable, whereas one could ride a motorcycle indefinitely without ill effect. Saddle sores, maybe.

I take your points, Edward, and I don't disagree all that much with some of your conclusions. I just think that public safety is more immediately and dramatically impacted by a high-speed collision than by a low-speed poor diet. As I said, it's something of an emotional argument, but dying old and fat is more culturally accepted than dying young and splattered.

And for that matter, I'm in favor of many regulations on what we eat. Certainly we want to prevent toxins and carcinogens from entering the food chain. And some things, even naturally occuring components, are harmful in high amounts. Banning artificial transfats seems like a good idea to me. Regulating the amount of sugar and salt in packaged food is a good idea. It's unclear to me why anybody has an inalienable right to sell products that are 25% fat, 25% sugar, and 25% salt. If people want to commit suicide, OK, but do people have the right to push junk food just because they know that our taste buds are evolutionarily programmed to prefer certain things to our own detriment? I don't think so.

I admit that my diet is not the best by a long shot. But I wouldn't be too sad to see some things disappear or be reformulated. Small impositions are no big deal. I don't like helmet hair either, but OK, if I have to wear one, fine. Still beats walking. A fast-food cheeseburger might not be as tasty if leaner beef and low-fat cheese were required, but I'd be all right with it. Still beats cooking. I just don't buy the argument that we'll all end up permanently safety-belted into our beds, being fed an optimal diet thru a tube, in order to prevent harm coming to us. Slippery slopes are never frictionless.
Jason,

True nuff regarding going severely off topic. Probably should have debated on a different thread.
It should be legal, it would be safer to be regulated and would shut down the black market organization's profiting from it. Licenses should be required, with regular testing. It's nothing but religion and the idea of moral sin that cause the problem I think.
Prostitution is semi-legal here,with brothels tolerated in implicitly understood areas.Street walkers are restricted to a few areas.

To be honest. I wasn't all that thrilled having that brothel in the flat across the landing that time.Just two girls and they were just fine.However, some of the customers would get confused and knock on my door at say 3am------ I was obliged to complain to the landlord.

My local brothel closed down a few years ago after the murder-------
Legalize prostitution by all means. If it weren't for prostitutes, I'd probably still be a virgin.
On another social networking site there were two young males fighting about sex, and one was being ridiculed and accused of soliciting prostitutes (who denied it, I believe), whereas apparently the other was asserting he could get sex elsewhere. It was kind of offensive to me...

If the bottom line is sex, isn't it far more honorable to hire someone than to lead on some poor girl?
Absolutely!!!
If the bottom line is sex, isn't it far more honorable to hire someone than to lead on some poor girl?

Excellent point. I would much prefer law enforcement time and money spent on tackling crimes that harm people, than putting the sting on some lonely guy wanting to pay for the erotic company of a prostitute.
Why there is so much fuss around the topic of sex, why people can't be open and straight about it, like the rest of the stuff. Prostitution is just another profession, nothing more.. why even to ask that it should be legal or not.. obviously it should be legal..
We have mothers. :(
Because maybe it shouldn't be. Thats why we talk about it. Its possible that there could be a compelling reason that is based on fact. If we don't talk about it then we'll never know.

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