Friday, October 29, 2010

Size matters - it's official (brain related)

Some time ago, I read an article from my blogroll that male brain sizes are a few percentage bigger than females on average.  Another reports that many detained in jails have a mental condition, and females are twice as much (in ratio only, I hope).   So, do you believe me now what I'm going through?

The article also says that more significantly is how the brains are wired.  The female brain is significantly different - which explains that they are better in multi-tasking (and you have no idea how this word is so dreadful to me).

You probably want to browse another website at this point, such as the devil not in disguise anymore.  You have been warned.

Man don't ask for directions.  They read maps.  (Or drive around endlessly with a wrong map in their head.)  Previously I agree that some people are better at visual, others verbal.  But it is deeper than that.  Verbal people are overwhelming female, they just can't say this in corporate training.

Directions make you stupid.  Or, you don't gain anything by directions.  If you remember everything correctly, if you didn't make a wrong turn, then you may get there.  Next time you may remember some visual landmarks.  The skills involved are very primitive.

Or may be it's a culture thing.  Females will never think of anything else but ask for directions.  Once I was driving 19 year old Jordan, looking for a special lingerie store in a mall that I have never been to.  I looked at the map briefly before hand.   I was doing fine and on course, but of course there were doubts in every turn.  Once she saw that, she immediately stop a car at the lights next to her, shout out where she wanted to go, and got the directions.

Map reading needs skills.  Even if an explorer has GPS that has his exact location, that's only part of the story.  Navigation GPS have pretty small screens, which do not have the whole picture.  They are just glorified direction givers.  My theory is that - it's equally valid that men's brain is bigger because they exercise them more since childhood.  Say, not asking for directions may contribute half a percent, and all the things that men do and women don't adds up.

By map reading, men are building a super map in their brains.  Previous destinations are like pieces of jigsaws, with new destinations updated all the time.  It's not a simple memory thing as everything is connected - that's how you learn and recall things.  For example, if a female driver is going to miss a freeway (motorway) exit, she will come at you at all cost, whether your car was blocking or not. She has no other way to redress the mistake.  Directions cannot be translated easily once you are off course, not even in the same intersection but different exit.  A male driver will just wait until the next exit.  With a sense of direction developed over time, even with very limited information such as the directions relayed from his wife, he can probably find the destination starting from the wrong exit.

Practically, directions are unreliable.  Complicated directions are easily forgotten or mis-recalled. When you are off course, everything will not make sense at all.  But if you translate the directions into a mental map first, it's much easier to recover and find the alternative route to get there.

On-board GPS is a good thing, and every female should have one.  Again, that doesn't make your brain bigger.  Better safe than clever. 

Women take exactly the same route into and out of a mall, and inside the mall, even though big shopping centers have multiple exits.  They use the same route even though the route is very inefficient for the shops they are visiting.

A long time ago I saw on TV that a man (or his wife) brought a wall clock, but never come round to hang it on the wall, even thought it's a one minute job, or two.

For a multi-tasker, this is unforgivable.  But for problem solvers, you have my sympathy.  I do the same, especially if that's what my wife brought.  Tackling one problem at a time, the tasks are all automatically prioritized.  If you can's solve the first one, sooner or later you are not getting paid, and any other things will be insignificant by comparison.

Multi-tasking is not a bad thing, but the danger is that it can degenerate into "cooking while chatting on the phone", which will not make your brain larger.  You may not devout enough time to crack the most important problem.  You have no priority any more.  You plans becoming filling up the diary.

Have you noticed that in multi-party porn, females always multi-task, while males will do the females one at a time?  Is that a reflection of the reality?  Is that pure physical or brain related?  I do find doubles distracting.  Or, since porns are mostly watched by males, can men not concentrate on more than one woman at a time?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spies and Cops and Wars

Have you noticed that on TV there are mostly spies, cops and more spies, more cops?  (and lawyers) But the Intersect is obsolete.  You can be a spy and join a war any time you want, for real.

Seconds ago Wikileaks is under attack.  They say it's time to download the encrypted file Wikileaks Insurance.  It's less than 2G.  The most painless way is to install uTorrent.  The torrent download is about 15 min because of the worldwide seeds available.

Whether you are a patriot, don't like the US govt, or just don't like US, your time have come to do something about it.  It's your decision.  If Wikileaks goes down, certainly the password will surface.

The US govt has been hunting down the Founder.  Days ago it cut off donations by threatening the payment processor.  Now it goes after the internet. The last WikeLeaks twit:

WikiLeaks communications infrastructure is currently under attack. Project BO move to coms channel S. Activate Reston5.
I think Sara (Chuck) did the body sculpture thing in between seasons.    She can now do full body close ups with only underwear. She looked a bit fat last season.

Nikita looked great, but just for a little while.  She is too bone dry and skinny.  They even avoid any full body length shots.  Any fighting scenes and sexy scenes are very unconvincing. 

I used to like the girl on Rookie's Blue.  I even watched a few.  But now I can't stand it.  In contrast, the Texas Blond tough cop is rather funny, even though she doesn't mean to be.  Totally unbelievable character and bad acting (it's hard given the script I know).

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Guilty? Justice!

My tag-line got an honorary mention at Sara's.  I didn't remember exactly why I picked the current tag-line, perhaps something to do with Spitzer.  But it's an over estimation of me to think that I feel guilty of cheating.  Actually I mostly feel that justice is done.

I suppose guilty means illegal.  Taking drugs is legal while buying sex is illegal.  I'm guilty in that sense.  The guilt campaign that Laura blogged about wouldn't work for me.

Do I feel guilty?  Sometimes.  It's my bank account.  But since I'm entitled to half of it only, the guilt is fractional.

Sometimes I feel guilty of promises that I cannot keep, mostly when I was asked to return.  Usually I was asked because she knew that I would love to.  But it's futile to start something with a two hour round trip in the traffic, or I didn't even live there.  Other times, yes is the easy way out.

Sometimes I feel sorry for the girls for some reasons, such as that she must be very screwed up in some ways for me to meet such a nice girl.  But that's off topic.  Occasionally I feel the guilt of abandoning a friend, even though it may be just a one night stand, or one hour.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Demand Abolition

As reported in this blog, the federal anti-trafficking act failed as in the news.  They attempted to add domestic trafficking to save the day.  It must had failed too, other than banning Craig's List while all other listings are business as usual.  They must had failed because now they started demand abolition, i.e., in order to stop international and domestic trafficking, they are going to remove all demands, another word for abolishing prostitution!

It is back to square one.  I don't see when police aren't going after prostitution, which is all illegal, a federal anti-trafficking office can do to eliminate prostitution.  When prisoners are to be released because of overcrowding, LE is not going after prostitution in any major way unless complains received.

I don't have the patient to read all the trash.  But it was said that porn is a tutorial to prostitution.  So probably they are going to go after porn too, together with strip clubs, and maybe fantasy costume and sex toy stores.  Another Prohibition is coming.  Very recently the MPAA, RIAA are all DDOSed, and so was the firm who boasted that they attacked bit torrent sites.  The British law firm which sent thousands of blackmail letters against copyright infringement is going bankrupt because all their emails are leaked, and there's no reason for anybody downloading porn or else to settle.  The British Porn Industry said they have nothing to do with that.  Good luck.  The US secret service, whose job includes tracking down teenage pranksters, hasn't commented on anything.

Indeed porn may be the enemy of prostitution.  If not for them it will be trivial to find escorts using google.  Now because everyone has whore fantasy, the first 10 pages of search results are all porn.


It's is interesting to follow the money, and see who's behind the new Prohibition.  When school classes are huge, and there's not enough money to hold more prisoners, these foundations still find money to support demand abolition ( in parallel to supporting their on going schools of course ).  Of course there's the federal funded office created for anti-trafficking.  Now they may be going after all prostitutes.

I was wrong that MP's don't use Craig's List.  As I have said, US has huge geo diversity.  In San Fran they use it to advertise, perhaps due to her tolerance as in LA many years ago.  But Red Book has MP reviews long before CL, and now still have them.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Trafficking

I came across another famous trafficking victim's description of her ordeal, this time Asian Massage Parlors in San Francisco and LA.  This was a couple of years old, when the CA big bust produced few trafficking victims, and this is the only victim in the news.  I read the non-trafficking part of her story in the news, and now the "trafficking" part in humantrafficking.org.

Asians coming into US in boat loads or locked in containers is rather misleading as in TV.  This S Korean girl flew to Mexico with fake papers, and then cross the US border again with fake papers.  This explains why  SK is a major supplier of prostitutes compared to say, China.  There's no problem for a S Korean to get out of her country compared to China.

Her story did not involve Craig's List at all.  She worked in MP's licensed (for massage) in San Fran.  Her outcall ad is in Korean classified.  She has reviews in myredbook too.

Unlike the CL victim, this girl Niki wasn't physically locked up.  She can't be, because she worked outcalls and in MP's.  She was escorted by a special "taxi" driver to work outcalls.  MP's are rather open like any clinics and shops, and there are even escapes routes to escape from police raids.  She was afraid that if she didn't repay the 10K smuggling fee, gangs will give her trouble in US and her family in SK.

She ran up a credit card debt of 40K in SK.  The banks are very wrong, but in US and many countries, there are predictor lending typical of credit cards.  The law is very wrong if her family can lose their home if they didn't co-sign on the card.  It's a problem if she went to the loan sharks to cover her debt.  But it will be very wrong if the was forced to go to the loan sharks by the CC company.  This is all too common a story all over the world.  If you don't give these students huge credit limits, you eliminate many prostitutes.

Where she lives and where she works, she is the only one that is "trafficked".  The fee for transport and fake documents is only 10K, and she repaid about 50K is a couple of months.  That's the attraction for other willing prostitutes.

Another way to look at her ordeal.  She is very unpopular at first, being sold by her broker to another, and few regulars in MP's.  Nobody wants traumatic hookers.  There's no way one can tell if you work along side willing prostitutes.

Brokers and MP owners do not want violent, bad customers.  It's just don't make business sense when hookers may be hurt and go out of circulation, or just take too much time to server one customer.  There are plenty of business, especially in tolerant places like SF.  Although MP owners refund the bad guys, they are normally banned, and the refund is to keep them from tipping the police about prostitution.  These guys have nothing to lose and using their real identity, complains go far.

These outcalls are of the underground type.  It will definitely not be openly advertised on CL.  You only get ripoff outcalls in CL. High volume outcalls are high risk and easy targets for LE.  It's by referral, or when business are low, in ethnic language classified.  The customers are not main stream.  For hotel outcalls the driver cannot escort the girl all the way.  And where can you hold a cocaine group sex party?

Even for girls who owed a lot of debt like Niki, she was given incentives to perform.  In MPs she got to keep any "tips", and she can turn down special requests.  The owners only care about the $50 room fee, and make up excuses to charge the girls money such as high rent and food cost.

For the underground AAMP's in apartments, there's no chance you can lock people up.  Customers are picky about the locations.  MP's may have their own parking and security.  AAMP's rely on the apartments, often in nice gated communities.  They have no problem paying the rent.  Usually one or two girls are left there on their own.  This guarantees minimum damage when busted.

Most MP's on CL are actually legit, massage only.  This is another form of ripoff by hinting that you get anything else but massage.  Legit massage are also big business, but if you don't have much customers, a CL ad may keep you busy for a while.

Girls are more likely to be recruited by advertisement promising you 10K in a week.  They don't need to tell you that it's prostitution.  What else other than sex work?  AAMP owners are just somebody with a house or apartment.  They have girls or customers.  If a new girl really wants 10K in a week, these owners pull resources so she can have as much customers as she can handle in a week, but not for long.

The results of the CA big busts a couple of years ago are that AMPs in other areas, say LA, then have plenty of supply of  Korean girls.  They do outcalls to these AAMPs via special taxi or do incalls for a day at a time.  Unlike MP's, these girls have to dress modestly as they have to walk in and out of decent neighborhoods all by themselves.