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
Why prostitution should not be legal
WITH millions in the bank, most people would consider Adrian Bayford to be a very lucky man. But since his £148million EuroMillions win in 2012, the former postman has struggled with problems money simply cannot solve. Unlucky in love, he has fallen out with friends and piled on weight as he sits alone in his vast mansion. As The Sun revealed this week, Adrian has taken to scoffing up to seven £1.50 pasties a day after having them delivered from a firm in Cornwall — because they remind him of his childhood spent in the town of St Just. When he does venture out of the £8.5million house in Haverhill, Suffolk, strangers taunt him or goad him about how little he gives to local good causes. His loneliness has become so chronic that he has taken to paying people to be his mates. One, Billy, has recently become his “full-time boxing trainer” as the 48-year-old embarks on yet another bid to shift the pounds. Others take money off him to act as taxi drivers, … [Read more...] about EuroMillions winner Adrian Bayford may have £148m but he can’t find love, ‘has to pay people to be his friends’ and spends days scoffing Cornish pasties
Mayor Femke Halsema. Photo: Gemeente Amsterdam Amsterdam’s mayor Femke Halsema has called for changes to the city’s red light district, arguing that turning prostitution into a tourist attraction is ‘humiliating’ and ‘unacceptable’. The mayor, who took office last June, told Het Parool she wanted to consider all options for reforming the area, including the status quo, but gave a clear signal that the current situation was untenable. ‘The circumstances in which women have to do their work have worsened. So I can understand why a lot of Amsterdammers think: this is not the way we want prostitution to be or how it was supposed to be,’ she said. There has been growing concern that the number of tourists flocking to the red light district has made it more difficult for prostitutes to work in the area and compromised their safety. Unlicensed prostitution remains a problem in the city and has been linked to human trafficking. Halsema said … [Read more...] about Amsterdam’s mayor: ‘prostitutes should not be a tourist attraction’
Birmingham bomb campaigner: 'I chose not to have children because of Maxine. The thought of losing a child... I'm not strong enough for that' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Later this month, on November 21, a new memorial is to be unveiled in Birmingham on the 44th anniversary of one of the greatest atrocities of the Troubles. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/birmingham-bomb-campaigner-i-chose-not-to-have-children-because-of-maxine-the-thought-of-losing-a-child-im-not-strong-enough-for-that-37516618.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/article37516614.ece/22987/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-12_new_45656285_I2.JPG Email Later this month, on November 21, a new memorial is to be unveiled in Birmingham on the 44th anniversary of one of the greatest atrocities of the Troubles. Paid for by the Irish community in the city, it will stand close to the area where in the early evening on that date in 1974, massive IRA bombs in two pubs - the Tavern in the Town and the Mulberry Bush - … [Read more...] about Birmingham bomb campaigner: ‘I chose not to have children because of Maxine. The thought of losing a child… I’m not strong enough for that’
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?