Your Business, Uncle Sam!
“Now Servicing Westchester” by W. Dyer Halpern (September 2008) confirms that the enjoyment of good sex—be it free or paid—takes place everywhere and is ageless.
Prostitution came out of the closet long ago and is now part of mainstream America. The Moral Majority social police and government attempts at outlawing this service have been a total failure.
What consenting adults consume, inhale, perform, read, or view in the privacy of their homes or private social clubs isn’t the concern of government. Individual economic and civil liberties prosper best when government stays out of both the bedroom and the marketplace.
The free marketplace will always provide whatever products citizens desire, regardless of government approval. Consumers have voted with their dollars, making the prostitution industry a national multi-billion-dollar enterprise today!
Great Neck, New York
No one in his or her right mind looks to Westchester Magazine for sociology. You look to it if you want to find out where to eat or shop. This isn’t New York magazine—and I don’t mean this in a negative way. With your “Sex Issue,” you tried something new, which is great. But you should take stock of your journalistic standards when you delve into something that important. The section on “The Adulterer” was gender-biased and vitriolic.
The author put her own spin on it. If I were the potential interviewee, I would have canceled it too, having sniffed out her bias.
No Child “Left” Behind
I loved the article about lefthanded people (“Are Lefties in their Right Minds?”). Being a rightie, I have come to appreciate the hurdles that lefties have to go through in life, such as tying shoes, learning to write/print in elementary school, using zippers, buttons, etc. I have a few extraordinary people in my family who are lefties, from my grandfather and my brother to my own daughter—all uniquely talented.
What a fun read! I will be sure to mail a copy to my own leftie in college. Thanks for the list of famous lefties, too.
I really enjoyed your article on the Indian Point Power Plant, “(Nuclear) Power Ranger.” It was very thorough. I have a son who attended Williamson Trade School in Pennsylvania for power plant operations. People should be aware of how much we need this energy and that it is really safer than most people realize. I found it quite informative and interesting. Keep up the good work.
Loved, loved, loved your Health+ Fitness supplement in the June 2008 issue, especially the list of 27 positive things to do in “A Prescription for Health” (page 28H). As someone who almost became a Type 2 diabetic, but staved it off by eating carefully, walking a lot, losing weight, and taking my own cocktail of vitamins and herbal supplements (including Omega-3 fatty acids—Tip #1—and extra Vitamin D —Tip #16), I am living proof that many of your tips were right on the money. Only one would I add: drink green tea every day. The tea not only offers a potent antioxidant cocktail, but contains L-Theanine, an amino acid which stimulates alpha waves in the brain, the kind that relax you but don’t make you drowsy. It’s nature’s own Xanax.
Thanks for the stimulating opinion and information.
New York, NY
Editor’s Note: We’re glad you found our latest Health+Fitness Guide so informative. Keep an eye out for our next Health+Fitness Guide scheduled for March, 2009.
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