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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:01 PM
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So is Craig's List the new pimp
so said this lady on the GEM$NBC special about trafficking of women and teens.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:04 PM
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1. Craig's list is pretty raunchy..check out the 'dating' ads. HOLY MOLY
Maybe Craig's list didn't start out that way but it's become the site for that sort of thing
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:05 PM
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2. It's been like this.
Old news. They're not pimps, they just make it easier for people to advertise.

Quite frankly I am far more upset with the illicit animal sales by puppy mills and BYB'ers then anything else. It's utterly appalling.
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:06 PM
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3. Craigslist has a good policy of removing offending ads/posts

through CL member policing.


I wouldn't call him a pimp because his site has adult classifieds.
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NowHearThis Donating Member (537 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:06 PM
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4. Heat about to come down on CList
Right-wingers jump all over anecdotal excuses to curry favor with their supporters, often at the expense of the public at large.
Expect calls for all manner of punitive legislation that might even include a fee to register on CL and proof of identity to do so.
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:09 PM
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7. Right Wingers have been trying to silence Craig Newmark
for years with no success.

Go here to see how the right wingers use craislist. http://portland.craigslist.org/forums/?forumID=20


If it is free and liberal leaning then expect the right wingers to shit on it.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:21 PM
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9. You're probably right
I'm still trying to figure out why GEM$NBC decided to skip the MTP repeat and show the trafficking of women special. It obviously has nothing to do with the 'all-American' Young Republican arrested for murder.

Very strange.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:34 PM
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12. dam there`s a crx that i want and it`s 400!
problem is i`m a couple thousand miles away....http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/pts/1136740591.html
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:44 PM
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15. Me too. ;D
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:07 PM
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5. "new"?
:rofl:
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:08 PM
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6. People are going to do what people do
There is a reason the call it "The World's Oldest Profession".

The lady on GEM$NBC is just pimping herself to try and collect some government grant money to do a study or some other worthless preventative measures against it
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:13 PM
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8. Every major change in technology meets with resistance...
... because every major change in society comes from a change in technology.

We're just watching the dinosaurs die-off.


Someday, that will be me, protesting against connecting the internet directly to our brains.

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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:29 PM
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10. Except when it comes to the M2M ads (or the 2M4M ads)
Republicans are fine with those, especially the 2M4M ads.
Those get solid Republican backing.
:sarcasm:

:rofl:
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wolfgangmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:32 PM
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11. More like
Republican barebacking.


Bwahahahaha
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keroro gunsou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:13 PM
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16. or least
a wide stance on the matter.
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CraftyGal Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:41 PM
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13. Actually it is not just Craigs List, mosy adult orientated sites are being investigated.
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:41 PM by CraftyGal
Just that Craigs List is the easiest to target because of the escort section. It has gotten a lot of bad press, especially with the three murders connected to it.

CraftyGal
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:44 PM
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14. Craigslist takes money from prostitutes in exchange for physical protection?
Huh. That, I did not know.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:28 PM
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17. If you live in a moderately sized city
Pick up a free paper, generally speaking there is one page full of erotic service ads. No different than craigslist.
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