Posted by Lily, a resident of the Kottinger Ranch neighborhood, on Sep 20, 2007 at 11:48 am
Cindy: was that comment really necessary?
Have you ever heard of AIDS? if your not sure why prosititution isn't legal go visit Africa and see the dying children stricken with disease. Prosititution isn't legal for more reasons than just the obvious.
Posted by Lily, a resident of the Kottinger Ranch neighborhood, on Sep 21, 2007 at 1:16 pm
Stacey... in no way was implying that all AIDS infected children were stricken becasue their parents were prosititues. Please do not get it twisted.
What i meant was brothels and prositution rings are outlawed for more reasons than just the plain fact that its nasty. If it was allowable imagine out of hand it would get. Its an unfortune truth that women especially are subject to sex slavery in parts of Africa. And payments aren't always in the form of money. If governments in Africa outlawed prostitution it possibly it could slow down the spread of AIDS in Africa.
Posted by Rob, a member of the Walnut Grove Elementary School community, on Sep 21, 2007 at 6:46 pm
I personally think prostitution should always stay illegal and abortion legal. It's a woman's choice to choose abortion. As for the religious comments, I don't think any war can be backed by Christianity or the Islamic religion. If a person really goes and studies those two religions, you would see how much more related they are than different. The prophet's of both religions did not believe in "blow myself up for religious freedom."
Well that was off topic, so I do apologize. But I think it's funny a hooker house was found here in Pleasanton. Instead of aruging, why not just accept it was here, it's been busted and be happy with that.
Posted by JD, a resident of the Vineyard Avenue neighborhood, on Sep 22, 2007 at 4:25 pm
You have it all wrong it is BECAUSE prostitution IS ILLEGAL that all these diseases crop up. If you go to places where it is legal the prostitutes there is very little if any disease. If you legalize it you get rid of all the crime and drug elements. It's that simple. It's far less dangerous then the "legal" drug of alcohol.
Posted by Lily, a resident of the Kottinger Ranch neighborhood, on Sep 24, 2007 at 7:22 am
JD: So if you'd legalized heroin and cocaine... we'd have a more productive society? or is that too extreme for you? You must have never known some one with an STD or a drug addiction to make comments like that.
If you want to live where prostitution is legal then i suggest you pack your bags and move to Nevada... because nobody in Pleasanton wants a brothel house.
Posted by aaron, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Sep 24, 2007 at 3:07 pm
I never heard of this it's nut's. No one I know ever heard of it either, they must have been kinda discreat, even though they fell for the sting. how long were they in town for? and who was working that stand.? lol. but seriously
Posted by Patricia, a member of the Vintage Hills Elementary School community, on Oct 2, 2007 at 7:53 pm
" . . . nobody in Pleasanton wants a brothel house." Except for the men who were visiting it, and I guess, the women who were making money on it BECAUSE men from the area were willing to pay for it. (And yes, I'm pretty sure the johns were relatively local. You can't tell me they're driving in from Oakland to get some nice Pleasanton prostitutes!)
And don't be naive. There was another "spa" on Spring Street busted a couple years ago for running a prostitution business. (For the record, there's a new owner now, and I've heard good things about legitimate services there!)
Posted by if you want to talk about abortion, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2007 at 7:46 am
A fully gestated baby has the ability to survive outside a womb whereas a 4-5 month old fetus can't even breath on its own (ie. can't survive without medical intervention). An 8-month old fetus born as a preemie even has a difficult time without medical intervention. (portion of comment removed by PW staff)
A woman sometimes DOESN'T have a right to choose. Should a rape victim have to suffer because she didn't have a choice in the matter? Men have choices too.
Posted by Dan, a resident of the Foothill Place neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2007 at 5:06 pm
Let me clarify, is it your position that as long as a baby can live without help it would be deemed a viable life? So does this mean if a baby can't live without help it would be deemed that it is not a viable life?
Also, the oldest argument in the book- Rape victims. What percentage of abortions do you really think are performed because the woman was raped? Of course in those few cases things are very complicated and I for one would not judge a woman for aborting in that specific case.
Two many adults lack personal discipline and run around acting like an animal in heat. It is to bad they must kill children in the process
Posted by Kumar, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2007 at 8:45 pm
Dan, you are my hero! Thank you for speaking your mind my courageous friend. Abortions are almost as bad as wasted chole bhatura. In my opinion we should all just eat our chole while we still can. Dan, you want to come over sometime and have some tandoori chicken? and chole bhatura??
Posted by aaron, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Nov 21, 2007 at 10:57 am
dan i like it. people are too offended over opinions. you have every right to say your piece. though people may not agree with you it is your right to say it. people are looking for anything to offend them nowadays. and becoming way tooooooooo liberal. some things are better off unchanged.