opinion Frank Ishizaki Pacific Daily News USA TODAY NETWORK Published 11:39 PM EDT Apr 1, 2019 The Recreational Marijuana legalization bill passed with eight votes. The Liberation Gambling bill also passed. But why stop there? If these bills are revenue driven, the senators might as well legalize prostitution. Should drug policy decisions be based on the enticing promises of profits? Certainly, if revenue is the main focus of public policy, it is time the oldest profession to come out of the shadows. Let’s pass the Happy Ending for Revenue law. Guam can become the Happy Ending destination that will create new industries. Like marijuana, it will also invite a different clientele. Sex workers will be licensed, medically certified, and taxed. Wow, how can we go wrong? More: If Guam's recreational marijuana bill is approved, stores could open by next year More: Proposed return of bingo, other gambling at Liberation carnival awaits governor's action Prostitution is actually … [Read more...] about Ishizaki: Don’t legalize recreational marijuana, needs more thought
Photo courtesy of Ashley Courtis. "Why do the Swiss have such great sex?" That's the title of a new book by Swiss/American author Ashley Curtis which reveals a Switzerland you never knew existed. The Local spoke to him recently to find out more. Covering everything from cow suicides to free heroin for addicts and the real story of William Tell, the book is a humorous yet serious take on a country that often finds itself reduced to a handful of stereotypes. “I wanted to answer the questions about Switzerland no one would ever thing of asking,” Curtis told The Local recently, speaking of the inspiration behind the book. The writer has had plenty of time to dwell on the mysteries of Switzerland. He attended primary school here, visited regularly in the years that followed, and then worked for over 20 years at the independent Ecole d’Humanité school in the canton of Bern, where he taught maths and physics in the morning and climbing and ski touring in the … [Read more...] about ‘The Swiss mix of conservatism and things like legal prostitution still surprises me’
A FLAMBOYANT brothel-owning Republican has won a seat in Nevada’s State Assembly – despite dying three weeks ago. Dennis Hof, a colourful character and legal pimp, secured 68.3 per cent of the vote in a landslide result which saw his rival, Democrat Lesia Romanov, trail well behind with a miserable 31.7 per cent. He died last month at the age of 72 after his body was found at the Love Ranch, a legal licensed brothel in Crystal in Nevada, just north of Pahrump. The reality TV star ran sex ranches and during his campaign had nicknamed himself the “Trump from Pahrump” in reference to the town in which he lived. The Nevada Independent explains that because of the timing of Hof's death, his name remained on the ballot in the “heavily Republican rural district”. Signs were posted at polling places warning voters that the brothel-owner had died. But, the Republicans launched a campaign to encourage people to still vote for him – to stop the seat from … [Read more...] about BunnyRanch brothel owner Dennis Hof wins Nevada seat in US midterm elections … despite dying romping with prostitute last month
Amsterdam could let prostitutes operate outside the city's famed red-light district in a bid to clean up the area and improve conditions for the women who work there, officials said Friday. Sex workers in their glass-fronted booths in the Dutch capital complain that they are subject to gawping from camera-toting tourists, whose presence also deters potential clients. City authorities are therefore debating a plan to give sex workers licences to work elsewhere in Amsterdam, for example in safe, hotel-style purpose-built brothels. The plan is being pushed by Amsterdam's first female mayor, Femke Halsema, and has been formally proposed by three of the parties in the city's governing coalition - Groenlinks, the progressive D66 and the Socialist Party. "The idea is that sex workers will have more choices than either working from home or in the touristy area where they have much less anonymity," said D66 councillor Alexander Hammelburg. "Secondly, it will solve the problem of a shortage of … [Read more...] about Amsterdam prostitutes could move outside red light area
Around midnight on Thursday, March 29, 2018 there was a knock on the door of Jack Williams' traditional terraced house in Bonymaen, a community of around 6,000 people which overlooks the city of Swansea. On the doorstep was Jonathan Donne, a 42-year-old heroin addict known as Jonny, who was freed from jail last year after serving 10 years for killing his girlfriend, Michelle Harkett. His new girlfriend Gemma Owen, 31, was hiding around the corner and Simon Cairns, 46, was hiding in the shadows, having driven them up to Bonymaen from the tough Brynmelyn housing estate where they lived. © Sputnik / Chris SummersJack Williams grew cannabis in the spare bedroom of this house in Bonymaen, near Swansea, and it cost him his life On Tuesday, October 30, Donne was convicted of Jack's murder at Swansea Crown Court while Owen and Cairns were acquitted of all charges. On Thursday, November 1, Donne was … [Read more...] about Murdered For Weed: Would Jack Williams be Alive if Cannabis Had Been Legalized?