Max and other things

Here's the report....
A very comprehensive study of illegal markets. When put in absolute terms, Seattle’s sex trade economy is $120 million per year. You could buy two Boeing 737’s for that amount. Or 40 million fancy Starbucks drinks.
So next time it seems like the sex trade is something far away, check you backdoor. 

kateoplis:

“A street prostitute in Dallas may make as little as $5 per sex act. But pimps can take in $33,000 a week in Atlanta, where the sex business brings in an estimated $290 million per year. It is not nearly as lucrative in Denver, where prostitution and other elements of an underground trade are worth about $40 million.” NYT In-Depth
“Atlanta’s underground sex trade is larger than Seattle, D.C., and Denver combined. …
[C]oercion and encouragement from family members to make money [is] a bigger factor in persuading women to go into (and stay in) prostitution than physical violence.”
"If you add all the underground economies together, you’ll see the largest combined black markets (by city) are: Atlanta, Miami, San Diego, and Dallas. Across the studied cities, the largest underground market is sex, followed by drugs, then guns."
8 Facts About the US Sex Economy

A very comprehensive study of illegal markets. When put in absolute terms, Seattle’s sex trade economy is $120 million per year. You could buy two Boeing 737’s for that amount. Or 40 million fancy Starbucks drinks.

So next time it seems like the sex trade is something far away, check you backdoor. 

kateoplis:

A street prostitute in Dallas may make as little as $5 per sex act. But pimps can take in $33,000 a week in Atlanta, where the sex business brings in an estimated $290 million per year. It is not nearly as lucrative in Denver, where prostitution and other elements of an underground trade are worth about $40 million.” NYT In-Depth

Atlanta’s underground sex trade is larger than Seattle, D.C., and Denver combined. …

[C]oercion and encouragement from family members to make money [is] a bigger factor in persuading women to go into (and stay in) prostitution than physical violence.”

"If you add all the underground economies together, you’ll see the largest combined black markets (by city) are: Atlanta, Miami, San Diego, and Dallas. Across the studied cities, the largest underground market is sex, followed by drugs, then guns."

8 Facts About the US Sex Economy

(via newsweek)

psucycling:

YES YES AND YES SO STOKED ON THIS. Emily had a couple of pretty legitimate reasons not to get on her bike Sunday; considering the weather was absolute garbage and the fact that her rear shifter had pooped itself the day before. This is more than enough for most people to throw their hands up and crawl back to the warmth of the dry vans where comfort is found in discounted bread and overpriced Nutella. BUT. She raced. with one gear. and placed 4th. this picture was taken after. I think her face says enough. This is what it’s about! 
*also worth mentioning is that this was her first crit

Racing season has started! Good luck to everyone out there.

psucycling:

YES YES AND YES SO STOKED ON THIS. Emily had a couple of pretty legitimate reasons not to get on her bike Sunday; considering the weather was absolute garbage and the fact that her rear shifter had pooped itself the day before. This is more than enough for most people to throw their hands up and crawl back to the warmth of the dry vans where comfort is found in discounted bread and overpriced Nutella. BUT. She raced. with one gear. and placed 4th. this picture was taken after. I think her face says enough. This is what it’s about! 

*also worth mentioning is that this was her first crit

Racing season has started! Good luck to everyone out there.

Jennie’s photo of some awesome ice cream

Jennie’s photo of some awesome ice cream

A few other nice sunsets. 

1) Oceanside Beach in San Diego

2) Land’s End in San Francisco

3) Golden Gate Bridge from the East Bay

4) Pacific Ocean in San Louis Obispo 

Enjoyed an amazing sunset from the roof of my freshman year dorm.

Ganesh Festival in Mumbai. Something I’ll never forget. 

Windy valley towards Jomsom. 

Mysore Palace on Indian Independence Day

View from High Camp of Annapurna I, Annapurna 3, Gangapurna, and Thorang La pass. 

View from Manang and Ganga Purna Glacier