I once heard a Chinese proverb that served me well over the years. It goes something like, "When someone wrongs you, instead of going to war, sit quietly by the river. If you sit long enough, you'll see the bodies of all your enemies float by". Don't hold me to exact quotes, but that's the jist of it.
Thursday, officials from the US and Colombia arrested Jay Drivas, aka Colombia Jake. It appears Jake was introducing his clients to underage girls, among other things.
I'm not going to pretend to know all the details, nor the extent of his guilt or innocence in regard to the charge of underage prostitution. I do know he charged money to the girls he introduced to his guests/clients. And that he was morally flexible with regards to local and international laws regarding pimping.
I'm also not going to pretend to be neutral in this matter. Jake was an asshole, and pretty much everyone knew it. If he wasn't gaining anything financially from knowing you, he wouldn't tell you what time it was. And if he wanted something from you and couldn't get it, he'd talk plenty of shit about you. As was the case with me when I wouldn't let him spam this site with his services.
Having said all this, this incident is giving me pause to how I conduct my affairs. While I don't knowingly break the laws regarding pimping or pandering, I'll need to adjust some of the ways I assist others in regards to contact info and putting members and providers together. At least until I have a clearer understanding of how the local authorities translate certain things. I've been under the opinion that as long as you don't profit from the transactions, it's fine. And I still believe that to be true. But just to be on the safe side, I'll look into the fine print.
Yes, I'll still review the scene and report my personal experiences. But giving out provider contact info and calling providers will have to go on hold until further notice.
Again, I'll strongly advise all members to be diligent when it comes to checking and verifying the age of your potential providers. This shit is no joke. None of us want to be caught up in this kind of sting and experience all the misery that accompanies it. Check those cedulas close, and check them twice.