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Topics relate to adult business, the War on Drugs, political prosecutions, censorship, and police, prosecutorial, and judicial misconduct

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Reflections on Better Times

Mont Saint-Michel

Few that stop by this blog know anything about me except how I feel about the US criminal justice system and its voluntary participants and perhaps many do not care. I have actually had people email me stating that they find my life story interesting and I must correct each as this terrible experience from Orlando is so far from my life story, but most of you guessed this much, hopefully.

I have not kept it a secret that I do not like life in the US and consider it a terrible place to end-up. If not for obligations in my life I would be long gone. I described my thoughts best in Third Culture Adults.

Mont Saint-Michel street
The images herein are all from Wikimedia Commons and the photographers are listed at the conclusion. I have had a serious interest in history since a child and actually have over 70 undergraduate credits in history courses (76 I believe without actually looking). All images are from places that I have lived or visited often prior to coming to the US.

Frankenstein Castle
At one point (in 2006) I had intended to exit forever – sometimes one must be where they want to be. It was my desire (it still is, I'm sure) to purchase a château outside of Paris and restore it, adhering to historical specifications. This is something that I studied in-depth. You see, you have already learned something new about me.

Believe it or not, such properties (in need of restoration) can be found for less than many houses in upper middle-class neighborhoods here. What did I intend to do with this château once the work was completed? This was up for debate and dependent on investor ideas because I sure couldn't pay for it all by myself. I did actually have a couple of parties interested in the investment.

Place de la République, Paris
Perhaps I would do something similar to what Pierre Cardin did with the Marquis de Sade's château (Lacoste). Really I considered turning it into a private member-only club with a helipad – you must use your imagination on the type of club; I did.

Neuschwanstein Castle
On that note I will say goodbye for now and leave you with some images of my favorite places in the world.

Image credits:

Place de la République, Paris 2006,  ayustety
Mont Saint-Michel Street 2006 - Wife of Semnoz - June 2006)
Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy (Manche), France at night 2006, Benh LIEU SONG
Castle Neuschwanstein at Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany 2006, Konrad Kurzacz
Benidorm by night from Gran Hotel Bali (floor 33) 2010, FDV
Castle Frankenstein (Palatinate), viewed from East 2005, Photographed by Emil
Monaco 1999, Senet

Saturday, April 2, 2011

My Blueprint Books: Expounding on the Issues

This discussion is about Blueprint for an Escort Service and it is not a book ad. Our world has many people that despise adult business for one reason or another. Sometimes the reasoning involves religion and other times it is the result of a bad experience or media hype. On occasion there is an agenda-based hatred for adult businesses of various types. I will address all of the stated reasoning here.

Why did I write and publish Blueprint for an Escort Service?

In all honesty my main reason was that Memoirs of an Accused Madam has never been a seller – the original or the second edition. Writing Blueprint was an idea that popped in my mind when I asked myself what type of books do sell these days. I wrote it in 3 weeks and by the end of week 4, I was looking at a paperback. The subsequent Blueprint books – Blueprint 2 and Complete Blueprint – were an answer to thoughts and questions concerning the original book. Blueprint 2 is mainly about doing it all on a budget and Complete Blueprint combines the two with some updates. They haven't hit the mainstream at this point, but they do sell decently for self-published books.

My secondary reasoning was to bring a level of professionalism to the escort business that often does not exist because of the lack of information out there. It was a closed club of sorts, but it isn't anymore. The few people that have information to sell in a how-to form charge a high price and do not necessarily offer the best information. Look at it this way: Someone in the business has nothing to gain and everything to lose by helping others enter the business. Someone convicted on charges involving an escort service has information with little appeal as obviously they seriously screwed-up.

Finally, the information is now at your fingertips if you want it. I managed to make opening an escort service something that anyone can do. I made it all accessible and took the mystery out of the equation. For $9.99 (ebook) or whatever amount Amazon is currently charging for the paperback, anyone can enter the escort business.

Why would anyone want to open an escort service?

There are many possible reasons, but most involve a need to survive and cover more than just the basic bills in life. The great thing that I have watched happen since Blueprint was published is that professionals are giving it a second look and getting into the business.

I have had the pleasure of corresponding with plenty of professionals or professional types that are the best thing that could ever happen to the entire industry. I cannot be too specific here, but I'll give you an idea: 
  • A really great guy in the NE US that could barely survive after alimony and child support were paid every month
  • An unemployed white collar professional in a major SW US city
  • An advertising and marketing professional in Los Angeles
  • A website designer in NYC
  • A professional consultant in Las Vegas
  • A security guard in Houston that couldn't pay the basic bills
  • An unemployed couple in NYC that was on the verge of foreclosure
  • A restaurant owner in the Midwest US

The list goes on and on, but the one trait that each person has in common is that they're entrepreneurial. They enter the business with enough knowledge to do it all correctly and earn a great living, but also know they'll never make $millions as bullshit ads claim or many in the general population seem to believe. If one operates correctly there are not $millions to be made – it is that simple.

Joe Scam the pimp has little interest in my book and if he does purchase it, it is highly unlikely that he'll follow through anyway. Why? Because doing it all correctly is far from easy and Joe would make much less money.

So what are cops saying?

The general consensus among police agencies is that I offer information that is about “legally circumventing the law” as it pertains to the escort business. The first question that I must respond with is: Why? Don't you want escort agencies to operate professionally and legally? Of course the answer is already evident – they do not want escort agencies at all.

The failure of that entire idea is that escort businesses will be around whether they want them or not. According to these people all escort services are fronts for prostitution and shouldn't exist at all. My response to that is that they should be attacking state and local authorities and getting that definition on the books legally, or just shut the hell up. Many are religious zealots like Sheriff Grady Judd and his troop of followers.

I have heard from Judd himself before. I would be lying if I said the call had zero effects on me – no one in their right mind wants to be booked into Polk County jail and put through hell for the next couple of years. I quickly overcame the effects though, so no issue. I know that they couldn't get much of a bond because I have proved that I show-up in court whether anyone wants me to or not. And a bond is all about making sure the defendant appears, right?

If ever arrested over my Blueprint book I would make the arresting agency the laughing stock and prevail in the end, so not much to lose there. Memoirs would sell then for sure, which is what none of them want.

End Results

Plenty of old school agency owners in that previously closed club have lost their grip on the business. As it turns out, me and my Blueprint books are more effective than any law enforcement agency in history as their escorts desert in droves. The stranglehold that many had on the business for so long is finished. Yes, I am aware of specific incidents and transformations in US cities, but do not have the liberty of expounding on the topic.

I think I will take all of the attacks on my books and my person with a cup of salt. I do thank my few defenders.