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    Malbekh Malbekh is offline
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    Malbekh's Outside the Box ideas for revenue generation. 1: Legalise Prostitution

    Greetings. Oh the arrogance of it, not just putting your own name in a thread title (not sure on the legality of this as I can't access Terms of Use), but also squeezing it into a 'Like' category too. So I would like to dedicate this thread to the lamented, but not late Cyberianpan, who I'm sure would have posted this himself - if he hasn't done so already. My critics will of course hope that this thread replicates History of the World Part:1, and thus there will be no follow up, well, that depends entirely on the posters of this site.

    Current Legal Situation

    Prostitution is of course legal in Ireland. Everything else about the world's oldest profession is however, illegal. So you can't solicit for sex, can't pimp or madam, can't advertise, can't make any money out of it, can't do anything really. It's like saying drinking is legal but you can't buy it, or sell it, or advertise it, and you certainly can't go to the pub. This is of course a nonsense, and needs to be redressed. I'm advocating a change to legalise prostitution, the advertising and soliciting of same, and
    therefore permission to profit from a now legit business. I am not advocating an Amsterdam girl/guy in the widows and topless bars scenario, I'm specifically advocating an agenda of discretion, with brothels rated and reviewed much as you would hotels. There are four principle pillars to support this thesis and I will outline them as
    follows;

    Economic
    We need money, we need hard cash. In any recession there is a huge drainage of revenue that disappears into the black economy and prostitution is a major part of that. Legalising prostitution will allow the government to tap into a new major source of revenue. Furthermore, it ensures that the newly legitimate business now becomes an employer, and thus the employees and owners now contribute to the state. Social taxation, business rates, VAT, employee and employer contributions, compare that to the current format of cash going into the criminal fraternity.Furthermore, it allows prostitutes to earn a living, removing them from social services and the associated costs.

    Legal and Criminal

    Prostitutes are raped, beaten, abused. They are trafficked into this country, and sometimes through this country by various criminal gangs. Sometimes they disappear without trace. Legalisation of prostitution in the manner I have suggested, will reduce and it some cases remove all these crimes and abuses. Of course, illegal prostitution will continue, we're dealing with realities here. But to move the prostitute from the control of drug-dealing pimps and allow them to become self-employed, to run their own businesses or to be employees can only be described as empowerment.Of course, things are not as simple as that. Prostitution is forced on people, because they are victims of crime gangs, or because they are forced into it out of desperation. The legalisation of all aspects of prostitution at least removes the criminal aspect of it, but it does nothing to redress those that are forced into it out of desperation.

    What I'm suggesting won't change that unfortunately, but what it does do is give a level playing field for all.

    Health and Safety


    Unprotected sex, and sometimes even protected sex can pass on some exceptionally unpleasant diseases, and sometimes deadly ones. Apart from an added burden to the state (dying is an expensive business), it needs to be controlled and eradicated. Legal brothels therefore will be audited. Being looked at as just another business brings the various state departments into play. So all prostitutes would be medically examined say, 4 times per year for sexually transmitted diseases, drugs and AIDS. Brothels will lose their license if there are transgressions. The audits of course, will be charged to the brothel and will be random. Mandatory use of condoms is of course another legal requirement.

    With the exception of escort services, this is a massive
    improvement compared to current conditions.

    Sex & Tourism

    It exists whether you like it or not. In the most disgusting aspect it involves children. The minimum age of 18 needs to be upheld, but other than that, the knowledge that sex is available in 'comfort hotels' is a major draw for tourists. A stag party in Amsterdam and some other capital cities has certain connotations. A more and necessary discreet approach reaps the same dividends, and like my first pillar, they all support each other in an economic context.

    So there you have it. Nothing new or innovative here, nothing spellbindingly original or insightful. But what it is is a clear response to an epidemic of enforced prostitution and all the travails it causes, and offers the government a new stream of revenue it can use to keep hospitals open, employ special needs assistants in class rooms and find lodging and hope for the socially deprived.

    Disclaimer 1. Malbekh would like to point out to his wife that not only has he never indulged or solicited sex with prostitutes, but, that to the best of his knowledge, he's never been guilty of any naughty stuff outside our 13 year marriage.

    Disclaimer 2. I'm not sexist, I'm not a chauvinist, but I am a realist. I hope people will take this thread seriously and contribute to it constructively and take my ideas at face value.

    Disclaimer 3. Lot of issues with autosave tonight, will try and tidy up the thread later
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    What are your prices, out of interest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malbekh View Post
    Greetings. Oh the arrogance of it, not just putting your own name in a thread title (not sure on the legality of this as I can't access Terms of Use), but also squeezing it into a 'Like' category too. So I would like to dedicate this thread to the lamented, but not late Cyberianpan, who I'm sure would have posted this himself - if he hasn't done so already. My critics will of course hope that this thread replicates History of the World Part:1, and thus there will be no follow up, well, that depends entirely on the posters of this site.
    Well at least you had the good grace to acknowledge the inherent arrogance of quoting yourself.
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    See my previous graph here on whore prices.

    I havent updated it in a while


    I think things have hit the bottom for the moment in terms of price.

    Who knows where Malbekh's price point is on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cochrane View Post
    What are your prices, out of interest?
    My, we are witty tonight. I was making equally witty comments about the auto-save function, but not printable ones. Now, if you don't mind I'll try and rescue what's left of my mangled post.
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    Malbekh,

    A few questions?

    • Do you have a vested interest? e.g. Do you own a City Centre property with ten suitable rooms already equipped with red lights?
    • What do you proprose to combat the Legion's of Mary's and their followers, who will see this as an attack on Mary Magdelene?
    • Will there be unionised rates?
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    I am strongly opposed to this nonsense of Malbekh's for too many reasons that I have already mentioned on other threads.

    If any paper or media outlet allows its pages to be used for the advertising of prostitution I will boycott them and make their lives hell, harass their staff and vandalize their property. The legion of Mary and many others will be right behind me on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malbekh View Post
    My, we are witty tonight. I was making equally witty comments about the auto-save function, but not printable ones. Now, if you don't mind I'll try and rescue what's left of my mangled post.
    I saw the autosave references. I'll refresh the hamster cage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcdf View Post
    I am strongly opposed to this nonsense of Malbekh's for too many reasons that I have already mentioned on other threads.

    If any paper or media outlet allows its pages to be used for the advertising of prostitution I will boycott them and make their lives hell, harass their staff and vandalize their property. The legion of Mary and many others will be right behind me on this one.
    This poster seems to be under the impression that he/she will be forced to use/work in a brothel
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