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Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka War Machine, Should Be in a Cage.

What Would Mike South Do? Had I been there on the house with those people when Jonathon Koppenhaver turned into a predator, what would I have done?

I have a concealed carry permit and it is recognized in Nevada. It is very rare that I don’t carry and my usual weapon of choice is a 1911 subcompact .45ACP. Would I have killed Koppenhaver? In a word yes. Though it’s a little ambiguous in terms of what really happened, I am pretty sure that’s how it would have ended. And truth is I wouldn’t have thought twice about it nor would I have ever regretted it. I think it’s pretty obvious that I would have felt that my life was in danger, so if I am one of the three he better have neutralized me really quick and first.

In general I oppose the death penalty because I see it as revenge by the state…BUT when the victim/potential victim/property owner does it, I’m totally OK with it.

I know that hindsight is 20/20 and all that and I do hope that I am never ever in that situation where I have to make that decision, but if it comes to that and I am pointing my gun at you your life is hanging by a thread because I won’t hesitate to pull the trigger.

I bring this up because I took a young lady friend to the shooting range today, her first time. I explain to her the rules.

Treat every gun as if it is loaded

Never point it at anything you do not intend to KILL

Never hesitate to pull the trigger

I remember thinking how I wish I could have taught this to Christy Mack.

This isn’t the first time Koppenhaver has beat her up, I would bet dollars to doughnuts it isn’t even the third or fourth. Christy isn’t the first girl he has done this too, and again I would bet she isnt the second, third or even the fourth.

He was only recently released from jail for assault, he did 12 months. This time around he will get a lot more and rightly so.

There are rumors that he caught her with one or two other guys and he was on his way home to propose to her yada yada…It doesn’t matter, there is never a circumstance where this kind of behavior is acceptable and those rumors are exactly that…rumors. Some people blame Christy because they say she was cheating on him or “just a porn whore” or other such bullshit, as though it somehow mitigates his behavior, it doesn’t. Period.

Another interesting thing is that in many of the interviews I have seen with this guy he exclaims how he is “unlucky” “or “paying a past life karma” because every time he is about to get a break something bad happens. As if he didn’t really do anything wrong. The fact that he refuses to accept responsibility for his actions speaks volumes,  This guy has no  honor and Bellator should be applauded for dropping him like the piece of shit he is….

Now if only people in porn would adopt that same zero tolerance policy instead of the you cant flunk out of porn policy…There are just too many guys like this in porn right now, even one is too many lets flush these turds.

As of the time I wrote this (Sun night), Koppenhaver is still on the lam. I know that there are people out there that know where he is, some of them in porn, maybe you even read this blog. Do the right thing and call Las vegas PD and tell them. Jonathon Koppenhaver is a menace to society and needs to be in a cage, just like any other predator that poses a threat to people.

This Is the Second Time War Machine Has beat Up Christy Mack

According to my sources he did it about a year ago as well.

In a just world him and Michael Whiteacre would be cell mates.

 

 

War Machine Jonathon Koppenhaver Beats Up Christy Mack

The story is developing but here’s the basics:
Jonathon Koppenhaver was involved in a 3 person altercation yesterday (Friday) AM in Las Vegas that landed two people in the hospital, one of whom was his girlfriend Christy Mack. She is beat up very badly and can barely speak making it difficult for police to question her about what happened.

This isn’t his first run in with trouble for this type of behavior, he was released about a year ago from a one year jail term for an assault back in 2010.

Koppenhaver’s sponsor Bellator issued a statement: “We have a zero tolerance policy here at Bellator when it relates to any form of domestic violence, and after learning of this latest incident involving (Jon Koppenhaver) War Machine, Bellator is releasing him from his promotional contract with the organization.”

Koppenhaver is currently on the run from Las Vegas PD. There is currently a 5,000 dollar cash reward being posted by Mack’s family and friends for any information leading to his whereabouts.

Ladies, pay attention here, this is an ongoing thing with guys like Koppenhaver and Michael Whiteacre. When a guy has a long history of abuse why in God’s name would you thihnk that he won’t abuse you as well…Believe me he will. One search on the internet would have told Christy to avoid this guy, hell even a search on my site…http://www.mikesouth.com/porn-idiocy/whatd-i-tell-ya-war-machine-shows-he-is-a-douche-bage-3082/

I am not blaming Christy here by any stretch it certainly isn’t her fault, but if you get into a relationship with one of these guys, remember that this is what they do…and you won’t be any different.

Whatever Happened With Michael Whiteacres Felony Arrest In January

Several people have asked me this one so I went and did some digging.
I searched the records of Clark County’s court and found something very interesting regarding his beer bottle case.  Looks like he got lucky and got it plead down to a misdemeanor on 7/3/14 (it was originally a felony case).

He got a six month jail sentence that was suspended on the condition that he “stay out of trouble”, as with the first domestic violence case he got six months suspended sentence and probation along with 40 hours community service with some place called HELP of Southern Nevada.

To have the judge assign a place to complete community service sounds unusual to me, here in Georgia the defendant is usually handed a packet with places to go and request the opportunity to work off their debt to society.  As the bail was originally $20K the courts thought this was a serious deal when he was arrested.

Ari also used a public defender for this case which makes me wonder how he affords to go to LAall the time.

A misdemeanor case I could see the court not doing a financial records check but for what was originally a felony case with the extra work a public defender has to do on such a case I would be surprised if his financials weren’t checked.

 
Ari also has four traffic issues from two stops.  One was just an illegal U-Turn but the other was speeding (not a big deal in and of itself) along with a no car insurance charge (WTF is he doing driving without insurance, if he were to have an accident he would be paying it off for the next five years or more).  They were all charged as misdemeanors which usually a speeding charge is just a traffic citation but even here in GA no insurance is considered a crime/misdemeanor.

He was also charged with not carrying his license, unusually also charged as a misdemeanor.  He was sent to a five hour traffic school for this lack of judgement.  Here is the Clark County Courts records check site:

https://www.clarkcountycourts.us/LVJCCriminal/default.aspx .

Ari has two more arrests in 2014 both for domestic violence against his wife Christina Parreira (they were only married in January of this year.) The first was in April and the second was in June.

He is currently on probation and ordered to attend domestic violence classes from his first one. the second one goes before a judge on the 26th of this month, INFO IS HERE

Since one of his favorite pastimes (he lives off of his wifes income even though he has a law degree..but he cant pass the bar) is to stalk people on social media sites, threatening them, which could be a violation of his parole, I suggested in my letter to the judge that he be prohibited from making unsolicited contacts on social media sites.  He uses many different aliases to do this, a tactic he learned from Donny Long, and many people think it is Donny Long.<

It has become clear to most people in the industry now that he is just another Donny Long wannabe, a lowlife coward who beats his wife and makes threats via social media.  Threats that may come back to haunt him on his next court date on the 26th of this month.

>Heres the print outs for the case in January, he was not yet married at this time.  Click them for full size, They contain case numbers and such in case you are writing his judge.

Ari_Bass_arrests1

Ari_Bass_arrests2

Ari_Bass_arrests3

If You Thought Moving To Nevada Was Going To Solve The Condom Problem Ya Might Wanna Rethink That

From The Las Vegas Herald Online

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) filed a formal ‘Notice of Alleged Safety or Health Hazards’ complaint last week with Nevada OSHA (Nevada’s Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health), the state’s health and safety regulatory and watchdog organization, against Bay Area adult film production company Cybernet Entertainment LLC, also doing business as Kink Studios, LLC and Kink.com (as well as DBA Hogtied.com and DBA Behindkink.com), over recent filming that may have exposed employees—adult film performers—to infectious disease by exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials. In this complaint, dated and filed July 25, 2014, officials from AHF asserted:

“On June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, employees engaged in acts for an adult film owned and operated by Cybernet Entertainment LLC titled Hogtied Whores that resulted in exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). The website, Hogtied.com, which is owned by Cybernet Entertainment LLC, contains still images, video footage, and a film trailer that clearly demonstrate Cybernet Entertainment LLC allowed, and upon information and belief may have encouraged, employees to engage in activities in Las Vegas that are highly likely to spread bloodborne pathogens and OPIM in the workplace. Federal and state governing measures must be taken to control the spread of bloodborne pathogens and OPIM, which include, but are not limited to, HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis in the workplace.”

“Under the guise of his various Kink and Kink.com adult film businesses and brands, owner Peter Acworth thinks he and his companies can simply ignore the Federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard with regard to required condom use in his adult film productions shot in Nevada. This new complaint in Nevada is based on the simple fact that they cannot hide from federal law there, or anywhere in the U.S.,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “When we first proposed the Los Angeles City bill, the industry said they’d film in other L.A. cities. When we proposed Measure B for L.A. County, the industry said they’d film in other counties. And when we proposed AB 1576, the industry said they’d film outside of California. Here, Mr. Acworth will no doubt find out that both Nevada and Federal OSHA statutes apply as well. Are workers in Nevada any less entitled to protection from harm than those in California?”

In August, 2013, AHF filed a similar ‘Notice of Alleged Safety or Health Hazards’ complaint with officials at the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health targeting Kink.com and Kink Studios LLC over California filming that may have exposed performers to HIV. The complaint was filed after the entire industry halted production and declared a moratorium on filming after a female performer involved in a Kink filming in San Francisco disclosed that she was HIV-positive and had apparently sero-converted in the window period between two of her industry-mandated HIV tests—and a time period during which she continued to work as a performer in the industry. On January 30, 2014—citing numerous workplace safety violations—Cal/OSHA issued fines totaling $78,710 against Acworth’s Kink Studios, LLC and Kink.com—a record fine for a porn producer. (chart of itemized fines).

Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2014/08/06/6210287/ahf-targets-kinkcom-withnevada.html#storylink=cpy

The LGBT/ Transhumanism Connection

Maria Konovalenko is a Russian molecular biophysicist who, given her young age and beauty, more looks like a model rather than a scientist. She’s extremely active on social media. In one of her recent online posts, she wrote:

“This is our lives and our futures we’re talking about. To sit back and just watch the 21st century roll by will not accomplish our goals. We must take our message to the people in the streets and strive to make real change.”

In case you wonder what “real change” Ms. Konovalenko is talking about, allow me to mention that she is the vice president of Moscow based “Science for Life Extension Foundation”. Ms. Konovalenko is a transhumanist.

Transhuman literally means “beyond human”. Transhumanism is a worldwide movement that endorses the idea of enhancing and prolonging human life using bioengineering, hybridization and nanotechnology, for example by installing brain chips and replacing body parts such as eyes and limbs with augmented robotic parts. Transhumanists believe if they equip themselves with technological advancements and radically alter their biological makeup and become half-human/ half-machine, they will be able to defeat death itself and become immortal, a goal they hope to achieve by the year 2045.

The idea of transhumanism has been around since the mid 20th century. It was first influenced by science fiction. Today, it is heavily being influenced by actual, real science and technological innovations. Media propaganda, social net working and celebrity transhumanists like Maria Konovalenko have been significantly effective in rising popularity of transhumanism. Amanda Stoel, co-founder and chief administrator of Facebook group “Singularity Network”, one of the largest transhumanist-themed groups on the internet recently commented:

“Three years ago, we had only around 400 members, but today we have over 10,000 members.”

 

Interestingly but not surprisingly, homosexuals and transgenders are among the most passionate advocates of transhumanism, a fact that has been long acknowledged and emphasized by prominent figures and leaders of both LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) and transhumanist movements.  At the 2003 Transvision conference at Yale University, Vanessa Foster, the CEO of “The National Transgender Acton Coalition”, declared that transgenders like herself were the first transhumanists:

“Transgenderes like me are on “cutting edge” by asserting our right to use technology to modify our body.” 

The following are excerpts from statements posted on the official web sites of various transhumanist  organizations:

Gays, lesbians and bisexuals are natural allies of transhumanism since the right to control one’s own body means being able to share it with other consenting adults. The champions of natural law attack homosexuality and human enhancement with the same arguments. In-vitro fertilization allows lesbians to have children without having sex with a man. Work on fertilizing eggs with the DNA from another egg or replacing egg DNA with sperm DNA would allow gay parents to both have a genetic link to their children.

 

                                                                     - World Transhumanist Organization

 

 

If people won’t support civil rights for gays and transgenders, how will they support our right to modify our bodies with technology? LGBT civil rights are completely worth advocating on their own terms, but a world that accepts a diversity of sexual orientations will also be open minded about other forms of diversity, and that is not only helpful, but moral.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Accelerating Future 

 

 

The experiences and lessons learned from LGBT movement will be useful to us.   

 

 

                                                                                              -  Transhuman Goodness

 

Like any other civil and social movement, transhumanism has to start from somewhere. It has to be built and established upon an already existing model, and it seems transhumanist thinkers and strategists have determined the best model for their agenda is LGBT movement.  This connection can be traced back to the 1990’s. The veteran gay rights activist Randy Wicker was among the first to recognize and endorse the connection. In 1996, when an international backlash started against the cloning of the sheep Dolly in Scotland, Wicker saw a rare technological opportunity to advance gay rights. He became convinced that the right to clone is a fundamental reproductive right, and since “cloning renders heterosexuality’s historic monopoly on reproduction obsolete”, therefore the right to clone is a gay rights issue. Wicker launched “The Clone Rights United Front” with other gay rights activists, then co-founded “The Human Cloning Foundation”, and became a national spokesman on cloning as a reproductive right. Chandler Burr, author of “A Separate Creation: The Search for the Biological Origin of Sexual Orientation”, is another gay rights activist who acknowledges the importance of reproductive technology to LGBT movement:

“This technology takes us another degree further from the idea that babies are produced only by two heterosexual people having heterosexual intercourse.”

Science has come a long way since the cloning of Dolly. In a 2001 report published by “The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of Saint Barnabas”, it was revealed that in late 1990’s, the first genetically modified humans were created, two babies who each carried genes from three parents, two women and one man. Altering the human germline is a technique condemned by many scientists who fear that one day this method could be used to create new races of humans with extra characteristics such as strength and high intelligence. John Smeaton, national director of “The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children” commented:

“This seems to be a further illustration of the fact that the whole process of in-vitro fertilization as a means of conceiving babies leads to babies being regarded as objects on a production line. It is a further and very worrying step down the wrong road for humanity.”

Despite condemnation and controversy, the procedure of creating genetically modified children continues to progress and expand. England may become the first country in the world to offer “three parent fertility treatment” in fertility clinics nationwide, and “three parent babies” could be born in England in 2015. Moreover, Transhumanist activists suggest that instead of putting women through pregnancy and birth labor, babies can be developed in artificial wombs in laboratories.

At the time of this writing, transhumanists in Canada are preparing to challenge an anti-cryonics law. Since cryonics is an integral part of transhumanism ideology, transhumanist activists are setting the stage for a civil rights clash in British Columbia, and have warned they will challenge the anti-cryonics law in court, claiming it as a human rights violation that threatens their ultimate transhuman goal to live indefinitely.

Currently, Dr. Peter Rhee in collaboration with Dr. Samuel Tisherman are working on a procedure that involves replacing corpse’s blood with cold salt water in an effort to bring the dead back to life. Dr. Rhee said in an interview:

“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood flow, everyone would agree that you’re dead, but we can still bring you back.”

The doctors have successfully tested their technique on animals, and were set to begin human trials on gunshot victims in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In an interview about their experiment, Dr. Tisherman commented:

“The first patients must be so badly wounded that their hearts have stopped beating, meaning that this is their last hope.”

When the news created worldwide controversy and harsh criticism, the doctors decided to postpone human trials.

Meanwhile, in tattoo shops and basements around the globe, people are turning themselves into cyborgs by implanting computer chips directly into their bodies. They call themselves “biohackers”. Neil Harbisson, a colorblind musician and artist, has an antenna surgically implanted in his skull to help him “hear colors”, and identifies himself as a cyborg.

Laboratory created babies, the walking dead and cyborgs are no longer science fiction stories, they are news headlines of the 21st century.

Interfering with the biological makeup of human species, reversing death and fusing man and machine are dangerous and unethical practices, because in spite of scientific innovations and technological advancements, life in itself has remained a mystery shrouded in unanswered questions such as:

- Who are we?

- Why are we here on this Earth?

- Where have we come from, and where do we go when we die?

- What makes us human, is it our flesh and blood, or is it our soul?

- If it’s our soul, then what is a soul? Is soul a collection of thoughts and memories that can be recorded and stored on a digital disc, as the leading transhumanist Ray Kurzweil claims, or is it something else entirely? If soul is something else entirely, where does it come from? Is it something that will be given to every human being at birth and will be taken away at the time of death? If so, who or what gives and takes away the human soul, and will a laboratory created human or a walking dead or a half human/ half machine cyborg have souls, and if not, then how a soulless human can be defined? What rights this human must have, and what laws will apply to him/her?

Neither religion nor science can answer any of these questions, they remain shrouded in mystery, as they were 1000 years ago. When it comes to the foundation of life and existence, we are ignorant and oblivious, we are children playing with fire.

Apart from ethical and moral challenges, transhumanism can have devastating sociopolitical consequences. It has the potential to divide humanity into social classes based on their wealth, a society in which the rich has access to the latest and most expensive augmentation and nanotechnology treatment and live longer and become highly intelligent and physically strong, while the poor will dwell in overcrowded settlements and will be given special drugs and treatment that cause arrested development in intelligence and physical strength. The bioengineering of slaves and masters is a looming threat, an agenda in work, and LGBT movement is paving the way for this agenda, one step at a time:

- In 2004, LGBT movement gained a significant victory when gay marriage became legal in the state of Massachusetts. Since then, a civil rights war has been raging on to legalize gay marriage throughout the United States, and consequently, the entire world. Adopting and cloning children by gay parents makes heterosexuality’s monopoly on reproduction obsolete, and eventually that will set the stage for transhumanists’ plan to bypass the procedure of natural birth and create babies inside artificial wombs in laboratories.

- In 2013, the United Nations introduced “Free & Equal” campaign to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender rights, a symbolic gesture that sent LGBT propaganda into overdrive.

- In 2014, LGBT lobbyists are fighting against the U.S government, states and heterosexual parents in order to enforce gay/transgender topics into school programs and teach them to children as young as five years old, and introduce the idea of human diversity to them.  By the time a five year old child reaches the adulthood, his/her mind is conditioned and prepared to accept the concept of laboratory created human, walking dead and cyborgs.  

 

Consider these statistics:

- According to Gallup, the percentage of gay adults in the United States ranges from 1.7% in North Dakota to 5.1% in Hawaii and 10% in the District of Columbia.  

- Transgender people make up 0.3% of the U.S. adult population, according to estimates by “The Williams Institute”, a think tank at UCLA.

- In a survey by “The Public Religion Research Institute”, only 11% of respondents reported having a close friend or relative who was transgender.

Then ask yourself:

- Why such a minuscule percentage of the population is constantly making news headlines?

-  Why there are countless civil rights unions, advocacy groups and lobby organizations dedicated to tirelessly campaigning for this minority and crushing any opposite voice?

- Why scientific data and studies are being altered, forged and suppressed in order to support this group of people?

- Who funds and directs these activities?

- What is the ultimate agenda?

When you follow the leads, connect the dots and put the fragmented pieces of this jigsaw puzzle together, the picture comes clear: There are forces at work to redefine and transform what it means to be human, and they are using gays and transgenders as proxy to further their goals. It’s a game of power and control, and the main players do not care about the well being of mankind, they care about themselves. To them, white, black, heterosexual, gay and transgender are pieces on a chess board, tools to be used to achieve a certain purpose.

I have nothing against gay and transgender people, and I believe they have as much right to marriage and pursuit of happiness as the rest of the human family. However, when I see how they have been used and are continued to be used and manipulated by the corporate empire and the powers that be, I feel responsible to speak up and sound the alarm. I see it as my duty to present and share the information, it’s up to you to make of it what you wish and draw your own conclusion.

The other day, I was discussing this topic with a friend. He told me:“I always thought LGBT movement is about the gay people fighting for equality and the right to marriage and family.” I shook my head and said: “If only it was just about that, but I’m worried about what’s coming next.”

Porn Production Hasn’t Plummeted But It Has Gone Underground

There was a recent L. A. Times article about how porn production has plummeted because of Measure B.  While over the last 5 years production HAS plummeted it isn’t because of Measure B, that is ridiculous.  It has stabilized over the last year or two and hasn’t really dropped, what it has done is gone underground.

I talked to one producer who told me:

 “In the last couple weeks I’ve been looking for locations in the SFV [The San Fernando Valley] to shoot at for a new client.  In the past, I’ve shot at some of these locations, and all of them used to want a permit pulled to keep everything legal.  Now, the location owners don’t want permits pulled, and two of the owners I spoke to specifically mentioned Measure B and the generally unfriendly attitude of the authorities to porn shoots. ”

 

“I also spoke to an agent about locations and he told me that several of his big clients now have the models go to a location for makeup, but then they’re driven to the actual shoot location after makeup is completed.  That way the address on the call sheet is not the location where filming is done. “

I spoke with a performer who added to this:

“A  lot of companies insist that the models don’t publish on social media–Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., that they’re shooting for them.  More than one company, I’ve heard, will cancel the shoot on the spot if the model violates this rule.”

In some case internet stalkers have also been known to use social media posts to harass models for shooting for certain individuals, Michael Whiteacre aka Uncle Peg aka Ari Bass is well known for doing this but he isn’t the only one Donny Long continues to mine information from social media as well but I digress.

This all does have one small silver lining though, it appears to be drawing at least some of the industry back into a more cohesive unit and it appears to be weeding out a lot of people in an over saturated market.  What it doesn’t really address is the decentralization of it all, ten years ago pretty much all porn was shot in the San Fernando Valley that really isn’t the case anymore, the internet has globalized production.

 

They Always Make It About HIV

If you listened to or watched the hearings on AB1576 yesterday and then read the various industry sources on the issue it was obvious.  They always make it about HIV.  The truth is that instances of HIV are likely only slightly higher in porn than in the general population but there is NO question that the instances of other STDs are astronomically higher. The only possible exception to that is crab lice and the reason being because everyone in porn shaves their pubes these days.

The FSC continues to hammer the notion that there have been no STD transmissions on set in ten years and most people, even ones in the industry know that to be false.  Even if you discount the ones like Derek Burts (and I do NOT) who says he got it on set, how many performers have simply disappeared from the biz in the last ten years?  We all know that there is a strong likelihood that there have been any number of on set transmissions but the bottom line is that when The FSC says it hasn’t happened they are being even more disingenuous than the people who say it has,  at least those who say it has have people to back that statement up.

If this industry wants to shut this issue down producer paid testing AND Post exposure treatment is an absolute minimum.

What It Means In Suspense For AB 1576

In listening to the hearing it was obvious that the bill was headed for the suspense file, generally that is a bad sign for a bill but in this case its 50/50.  It seems everyone had agreed beforehand to place the file in suspense pending further review/negotiation/whatever.  In the next week the bill will be considered and either passed to the senate floor or go down.

When the bill is reviewed there wont be any further testimony one way or the other, it’s up to the lawmakers and the sponsor at this point.

 

 

 

AB 1576 Moved To Suspense

Assembly Man Hall presented AB1576 to the committee and AHF echoed that it would not exceed the cap.  The general thought was that the bill would go into suspense but the push is to pass it on review next week.

Cameron Bay and others spoke in support of the bill, including UCLA and others.

Opposition was Loreli Lee who had a petition signed by performers. and claimed that APAC has come out in opposition to the bill.  She claimed the bill would degrade current protocols, she lied and said that there has not been a single on set transmission in ten years (no way she could know that the truth would be we dont think we have had an on set transmission), she also mentioned the job loss possibilities.

Next was Karen Tynan claiming that the bill would be too costly and that businesses would leave the state.  Said a 30M dollar company transferred operations out of state but didnt say which company, presumably this is the same as the 20 million dollar company they said moved during the last hearing.

The guy from LGBT Community came out against it because it didnt allow for people to refuse to test at all.  Not sure how that applies at this point.

For all the opposition that supposedly opposes the bill there were exactly NO A B or even C list performers in opposition to the bill, except Veruca James and Annaka Albright. On the flip side no big name performers supported it either.

Finance had no feelings one way or the other (no file)

Mister Hall made a closing plea, stating that adult employees should the same protections as any other employees in any other industry.

The result was that the bill was moved to the suspense file for review next week.  It is FAR from dead.

 

 

 

 

 

AB 1576 What Will Happen

As it stands AB1576 has been announced by the Senate Appropriations committee as “a candidate for suspense” what thats means is

A unique feature of the Appropriations Committee is the Suspense File, to which the committee sends any bill with an annual cost of more than $150,000 (any fund). Suspense File bills are then considered at one hearing after the state budget has been prepared and the committee has a better sense of available revenue. No testimony is presented – author or witness – at the Suspense File hearing.

So when the FSC tells you that the bill is dead at that point  they are completely wrong, it could be passed after the state budget has been prepared.  Tt is unlikely that it will pass at that point but it isn’t yet dead.

After the recess in about 30 minutes Assemblyman Hall will likely argue that the bill will fall under the 150K cap and therefore is not a candidate for suspense.  The Chairman of the finance committee will probably be opposed to the bill and Padilla is pretty much an automatic vote to send the bill to suspense.  Itll be interesting to watch what happens next  the link to watch is below.

This committee is almost certainly the only real hurdle the bill has left, if it passes from here it goes to a full vote on the Senate Floor Then to the governors desk for his signature.

California Senate Appropriations Hearing on Condom Law Watch It Here

 

here is the link to watch it, its the appropriations hearing

http://senate.ca.gov/calendar

Saturdays are Fun days

 

I have decided to use Saturdays for fun related/educational/whatever says for things that don’t necessarily pertain to porm,  I have been doing this for a while if somethijng strikes me as interesting but I think now Im gonna reserve it for Saturdays.

I recently learned that until 1914 any laws restricting what a person could put into their own body were unconstitutional.  The result you could buy heroin and the syringes to inject it from the Sears and Roebuck Catalog.  There were no drug laws.  Heroin, Morphine, Marijuana, Cocaine, Laudanum were all perfectly legal and unregulated.

Of course this was at a time when very little was understood about addiction, Morphine for example was generally considered to be a better addiction than alcohol because people on Morphine weren’t rowdy, aggressive and looking to fight.  Morphine was sold and marketed as a cure for alcoholism and it was cheaper than alcohol.

The first drug laws didn’t outlaw the drugs, it taxed them…from there a version of the pure food and drug act required makers of tonics, and other such medicines to list their ingredients….usually High amounts of opiates.  Thus began the long road to the “war” on drugs.

I believe that now that we understand the nature of addiction and people are more educated about it that drug laws do far more harm than good.  they prop up a 300 BILLION dollar a year industry that doesn’t pay taxes and keeps prices high thus keeping organized crime in business.

One need only look at the Marijuana legalization in Colorado,  it has put a huge dent in the amount of money that Mexican cartels made in Colorado selling Marijuana.  Imagine what would happen if you multiplied that times 50….You can bet that the tax dollars raised would improve the community and at the same time reduce related crime and take the money OUT of the hands of organized crime.

Only a fool thinks that drug laws do anything more than keep the street prices high.  Ask yourself….Pick a drug any drug, could you find that drug in 24 hrs if you wanted it?  Of course you could.  Does anyone really think that making something illegal will prevent someone from getting it if they want it?

Not just drugs but prostitution as well.

Maybe what I put into my body in the privacy of my own home really should be nobody’s business but my own. Particularly not the governments.  The supposed cure for drug abuse created far more problems than the abuse did.

Will we ever wake up to this fact or will we continue to throw BILLIONS of dollars and essentially ALL of our civil liberties into a so called war on plants?

 

 

Christian Mann Passes

Our condolences to his family and friends.

I have said all I need to say about Christian Rest In Peace Mr mann.

What Does the Future Hold For The FSC

 

As most people in porn know The FSC is not what it once was, most people in porn see them for the useless cabal that they are.  There are a few people who support them though and one of the biggest benefactors next to Manwin is Evil Angel, that is largely because of Christian Mann.  With Christians position all but vacant his departure will leave Evil Angel’s participation in the FSC in doubt. and the money that Evil Angel gives to The FSC is huge.  it pretty much pays Diane Dukes salary, and if you look at the quidestar.com records for The FSC you will see that half of all the money that The FSC takes in goes to pay Dianes Salary so without Evil Angels Money that would leave 100% of all donations to The FSC going to pay Diane, and nothing else.

I would urge John Stagliano to withdraw his support of The FSC, as have others.  Under the questionable leadership of Diane Duke they have proven to be ineffective and incompetent. That money is far better spent elsewhere, like buying condoms, which thanks to Diane Duke and company you are gonna need….