Holy Shit...what hapened to Backpage?

Discussion in 'The Deli' started by Kippy, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Kippy

    Kippy Baron

  2. bostonman

    bostonman Count

    There's a thread about this in "The Lounge" as well. I don't think the target this time was male escorts specifically, but those are indeed gone with the rest of them.
  3. When cases of sex trafficking get busted, they tend to scoop up the whole thing and lock it out. That said...there are still boys selling dates in the dating section on Backpage.
  4. How can Rentmen survive doing what they do if Backpage can't do it any more?
  5. MassageGuy

    MassageGuy Lord

    Make America STRAIGHT Again
  6. bostonman

    bostonman Count

    MSNBC just interviewed the 2 senators (Rob Portman, democrat Claire McCaskill) at the front line of this investigation into Backpage. The key words they used were "girls" and "children." Not one mention was made specifically of gay activities. I think you're jumping to conclusions that aren't really there. Could actions like this lead to shutting down gay sites too? Sure. But I think the primary focus is on prostitution in general, and child sex trafficking specifically - NOT in specifically restricting gay escorts.
  7. If their real focus is on protecting children and sex trafficking, we should be okay. However, if they are focused on "prostitution in general," then we are in trouble.
  8. Oaktown

    Oaktown Viscount

    BP was sort of garbage anyway.
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  9. bigvalboy

    bigvalboy Regent

    "One man's trash is another man's treasure"

    1959 Buick
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  10. bostonman

    bostonman Count

    Yes. But I was specifically responding to MassageGuy's comment "Make America STRAIGHT again," which is clearly NOT what this is all about.
  11. MikeBiDude

    MikeBiDude Viscount

    Silly, if you think it's today's current politics (cute slogan?)....it's an ongoing federal arm twisting
  12. natmas02

    natmas02 Journeyman

    It's because RM's "corporate" site is based in Europe somewhere. Same with men4rent.
  13. Kippy

    Kippy Baron

    "Make America straight again!" Maybe I am interested:


    I'll gladly keep my eye on Jared Kushner for the next four years!


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  14. bigjoey

    bigjoey Marquess

    Remember when cars like that had glorious fins and acres of chrome and wonderful colors. Each car was distinct and could be identified hundreds of feet away. "The good old days."
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  15. MassageGuy

    MassageGuy Lord

  16. caliguy

    caliguy Viscount

    That was the original charge against RB too. That and money laundering. However, they just settled for plain old prostitution charges which is really all it was about in the first place.
  17. caliguy

    caliguy Viscount

    RB was a low hanging fruit for them. Just too hard to resist.
  18. MassageGuy

    MassageGuy Lord

  19. caliguy

    caliguy Viscount

  20. BigRic

    BigRic Master

    Yeah, RM is "freaky deaky Dutch": Netherlands-based.