Another big win in the culture wars for the left as the Supreme Court of Canada has legalized Prostitution.

Canada’s highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who had argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their profession more dangerous. The ruling drew criticism from the conservative government and religious leaders.

Now by that argument I expect drug dealers, robbers armed and unarmed and and Car Jackers to make the same appeal but in fairness because it is an illegal business prostitutes are subject to intimidation and or violence from Pimps and Johns will now be alleviated and if we are lucky it should make the sexual slavery harder (I suspect it will not).

But now the Sex Trade workers have some new things to look forward to.

Taxes:  Hey you now have a legal business, that means that money has to be reported and claimed, or else.

Regulation:  You might not have to worry about your pimp but now that your job is legal it will be regulated, after all if a guy catches a disease from you, there can be a lawsuit.  If you mess up a marriage then as you are a business you might be supportable to a lawsuit.

Insurance:  OK it’s not as bad as paying protection money but now you are going to need insurance to cover illness, legal fees, lawsuits and while the Insurance company won’t break your legs if you don’t pay or violate terms wait till you find yourself not covered.

Inspections:  If you have regulations then you have inspections, sanitary conditions, medical standards, non-smoking etc etc etc.

Discrimination:  Hey remember when you didn’t want to do that weird thing or you weren’t interesting in homosexual sex or you that John was just too smelly or dirty that you didn’t want to deal with him.  Well tough, don’t you know that you can’t discriminate against a potential customer?

Legal Fees:  OK this isn’t so bad you likely had to deal with lawyers anyways so but now instead of innocent vs proven guilty where the advantage is yours to civil suits when the advantage could go anywhere.

Competition:  With this business legalized the stigma is gone, what are you going to do when high school and college women figure out they can earn a hell of a lot more per hour than they would at McDonalds by making me pay instead of giving it away?  How are you going to compete with those younger more willing women willing to undercut your price and what happens if other women decide not to follow all the normal laws and undercut you anyway?

Now if you were in a situation where there was physical danger these trades off might be acceptable but in the end everything costs something.

Time to pay up.

By Steve Eggleston

It is the end of the year, so it is time for a look back at the year 2013 was. Everybody and their brother will be ranking the top stories, so I will present an unranked list.

The Boston Marathon bombing – The first successful Islamist attack on American soil in 12 years can not be ignored. Several of the red flags that were missed prior to 9/11/2001 were missed this time, crowd-sourcing of a potential suspects list fell flat on its face, and a manhunt that actively shut out the larger populace only became successful after said populace was released from a “shelter-in-place” order and one of their number found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Then, a magistrate judge, with the acquiescence of the Justice Department, effectively shut down the interrogation of Tsarnev by reading him his Miranda rights before he could finish telling investigators what he and his brother did.

The rise of the Imperial Presidency – One could do an entire book on all the executive orders that violate standing statutes issued by President Barack Obama. Perhaps the most egregious example was the elimination of the work/work-search requirement for food stamps, which was part of the Newt Gingrich-led Congress’ biggest victory against former President Bill Clinton. It is effectively an admission that, as long as Obama’s economic policies are in place, 1 in 4 Americans of prime working age, between 25 and 54 years old, will never be able to find a job.

The spectacular failure that is ObamaCare – What can I say that hasn’t already been said? The last several instances of the Imperial Presidency have revolved around the failures, and thanks in part to a threat of a Presidential veto of a codification of the decrees, none of them have actually been codified.

The search for a new base by the GOP – To say that the Republican Party and the business interests that seem to be the only element of its current base the party wants to keep are Whigs would be an insult to Whigs. The other reason why none of the ObamaCare decrees was codified was because the GOP acted as though they didn’t really want even a temporary delay in the employer health insurance mandate. Now, the US Chamber of Commerce is going to commit at least $50 million to remake the GOP into the Democrat Party circa 1978.

The $750 million settlement in the NFL concussion lawsuit – The rules on hits to the head and returns from concussions had already changed radically over the last several years in both the NFL and college football. What this settlement became was a wake-up call of sorts to other sports. For example, Major League Baseball set out to explicitly ban collisions at home plate and instituted a special 7-day disabled list for those who had been concussed. NASCAR strengthened its concussion protocol to include a mandatory baseline test.

On the 4th Day of Christmas DaTechGuy welcomes Sara Mare Brenner to DaTechGuy on DaRadio.

We will be talking the political futures of both the GOP & The Democrats in 2014 as their boats race to the midterms. Will the Democrats cling to Obamacare as their heads bob onto the water and will the GOP run out of oarsmen after throwing the Tea Party overboard? We’ll ask Sara what it all means

In the 2nd Hour Da Magnificent Panel Tom Wesley, Ray Hanna, Joe Mangiacotti and maybe one more will answer that same question along with the latest from Egypt, The year in review, Christian Persecution, Scott Brown and I can’t imagine we won’t say the words “Duck Dynasty” at least once.

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