Memorial Day Memories and Problems

There are days like today that I am reminded how stupid some people really are. They were interviewing a lady on the news who said she loved the city she lives in but the one thing she doesn’t like is how many new restaurants the city is building when there are all these homeless people around.  Instead of creating all of those new jobs with those new businesses she thinks it was a better idea to just give all that money to the poor people like her so they could pay it forward more easily.

I seriously sometimes just smack my head to my forehead on that one.

But it brings up a good point … and that point is, sometimes people really get caught up focusing on the wrong thing. This person like many others feel entitled and that rich people should just give them money because clearly they have it, I mean if those people can afford to build a new restaurant, why not just give it to her instead? The lady and others like her don’t get that this simple new business will create countless new jobs but beyond those people who will be hired as waitresses, cooks, cleaners, security, etc., they will also be doing business with other people like the guy who supplies them with the meats and fish. Then there is the guy who they buy that laundry service from to wash all of their linens each day.

This of course helps all of those companies as well, who also have their own employees and it’s a never ending cycle that helps to improve the economy as a whole.

So back to my point, which as you might have guessed has nothing to do with that dumb ass lady on the news, but about porn itself.  Sometimes we all get so caught up in our own ideas, hates, annoyances, that we don’t stand back and really see the big picture or as my grandmother likes to say, we can’t see the forest for the trees.

No things in our industry aren’t perfect right now.

I don’t know if the rumor is true that Steve Hirsch from Vivid really tried to hire Mr. Marcus _AFTER_ he faked his syphilis test, but if that rumor is true, well that’s just fucked up.

I don’t know if the rumor is true that one studio owner who is HIV positive is really have sexual contact with female performers on the set (even if it is just finger fucking her) without those young girls knowing he is HIV positive,well if that rumor is true, that’s just really fucked up too.

But in the end, despite these kind of problems, we are all so caught up in hating on each other we are forgetting to see the big picture – and that is, if we don’t shut the fuck up sometimes and at least try and work together for the big issues, then we are going to have more problems than we have right now.

So on this Memorial day I ask that you first and foremost honor those who deserve it most, our troops. Then sit back and really think about the big picture. Don’t think about how much you hate this person or that person … just think for a moment about something you can do to help our industry and who you might be able to do it with, even if it is a person you don’t like.

I think Fabian from Manwin is a jackass. I have made my feelings about him to him very clear on more than one occasion, but if he came to me tomorrow and told me he would give me the money to help someone in our industry – some sort of performer friendly project, I would consider working with him.  I may not like him, but sometimes you have to put your feelings aside and look at the big picture. I probably wouldn’t trust him enough to actually do anything with him for real, but I would be mature enough to at least consider it. And that’s what I am asking each of you to do as well on this day.

Let’s put our hate aside for this one day and think about others for once. Think about what we can do to really solve some of our industry problems.


Major syphilis outbreak in Houston, Texas

You know what they say … things are bigger in Texas and apparently that includes their STD outbreaks.  Local health officials are reporting a nearly 100% increase in new infections of syphilis in the Houston and surrounding areas.

[source]  Syphilis is exploding in Houston and Harris County, local health officials said Wednesday.

Houston’s health department reported a nearly 100 percent increase in new infectious syphilis cases during the first seven months of 2012 compared to the same time period last year. The outbreak reverses a trend of syphilis cases decreasing between 2008 and 2011.

The department “strongly recommends that medical providers, particularly those that provide health care services for men, determine if their patients are at increased risk for syphilis,” the city said in a news release. The department “also urges medical providers to offer testing for syphilis, immediately report syphilis to their local health department and provide prompt treatment to infected people and their sexual partners.”

Syphilis, which can cause serious complications if left unchecked, is easily treatable with antibiotics.

A total of 318 infectious syphilis cases were reported in Harris County from January through August of this year, according to the Houston health department. The total for all of 2011 was 264.

The 2012 cases amount to 7.5 cases per 100,000 people, up from 4.2 through the same period in 2011. The recent high is 7.8 cases per 100,000 people in 2007.

Roughly 39 percent of people with infectious syphilis in 2012 also tested positive for HIV.

The health department, which has intensified syphilis detection and community field work and expanded the schedule of its HIV/STD mobile clinic, is urging immediate testing for syphilis for men who have sex with men; people who engage in anonymous sex; anyone who has had multiple sex partners; and people who test positive for other sexually transmitted disease.

Just last week, San Antonio health official began assigning case workers to follow syphilis-infected women through their pregnancies to ensure proper treatment because of the rising numbers of babies born with the disease there.

Could the FSC have made stars worse off?

I read something interesting on Tara Lynn Foxx’s blog which made me realize how seriously fucked up things must be over at the FSC if they didn’t bother to take into account sound medical advice FROM REAL DOCTORS before ordering over 300 porn stars take a shot that they didn’t need, that wouldn’t help them and even worse, could have made them even sicker. [source]

I’m a doctor. Actually a specialist for infectious diseases and used to work for the CDC until I went into private practice. My advice, do not take a penicillin shot unless you have been diagnosed with syphillis or any bacterial disease. It simply will not work and in fact if you get it after you take the medicine you can get it worse. The reason being bacterial infections have weaker bacteria and stronger bacteria. Because they act as colonies the stronger ones actually try to protect the weaker ones. The weaker penicillin will kill weak bacteria, but in doing so will leave the stronger ones the ability to run rampant. Think of it this way, if Rambo had to constantly care for young kids he couldn’t go off being Rambo. Unfortunately the only time penicillin will work is ONCE diagnosed. It and no antibiotic can be used in a pre emptive strike for the reasons I outlined above. Remember everyone advising you to take this shot has a financial or control interest at stake. I’m simply a doctor trying to give you sound medical advice. Have a nice day.

So why bring it up now, since it all took place last month?  Because people like Mrs. Duke from the Free Speech Coalition and reps at Manwin are still going around claiming victory and that they helped so many.  In reality what they did was down right negligent and possibly criminal.  What they could have done is cause you far more harm and possibly a life time of problems.  On August 22nd Diane Duke said  “We’ve talked to the nations utmost expert on syphilis.”  Yet doctor after doctor has some out saying don’t take the shot, it may do more harm than good.  So who is this “expert” that claims otherwise?  The 1 guy who says fuck what real doctors say, listen to me and Diane Duke instead?  Mike South kept warning performers to be careful about taking the shot but people just blew him off like he was a crazy bastard.  Guess he’s not such a crazy fuck after all, hey?

I’d prefer people are well informed vice get shots because uninformed people or those who have a financial interest aka the producers and FSC push you into something that could kill you. Also, one item I have not seen discussed is the following:   No matter what the FSC says there is no quick test for syphilis. And no they don’t have doctors working on it. If the CDC hasn’t come up with one why do they think they will?

Also, the incubation period is 10 days, then the test. The only safe way for you now is to wait out the test THEN any partners you have must have waited it out and had no sex with people who haven’t waited it out. See what I mean? From a statistical standpoint no one is safe until 30 days after the LAST person is tested. Not 10.

And the douche bag who faked his test was …….

And the douche bag who faked his STD test was Mr. Marcus

That POS put a lot of people at risk and more than that, could cause some other serious medical complications.  It’s not just a little STD that can be cursed.  It can cause scaring that could cause infertility among many many many other things.

What Mr. Marcus did was wrong in so many many ways and companies need to step up, and work together to say you went way to far Mr. Loser and never work with him again or ever promote any of the products he produces as well.  Just remember, if he lied about this, what else won’t he do?  Mr. Marcus has proved he is the scum of the earth.  I for one won’t have anything to do with the douche-bag and hope that others in the industry follow suite.

You know what pisses me off the most about all of this?  Even in his apology he tries to make excuses for what he did.  He can’t even take responsibility for what he did.  I hate people like him.  He makes me want to puke and I for one know I’ll take an active stance working AGAINST HIM.  Any company that wishes to hire me in the future as a consultant, I will not work with if they have -anything- to do with Mr. Marcus.

He says ““I have to live with this, no one else does””

WRONG YOU PIECE OF SHIT.  WE ALL HAVE TO LIVE WITH WHAT YOU DID!  YOU FUCKED WITH THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY!  A 30 day halt on production had to go into effect because of what you did.  You are such a clueless piece of shit who can’t even admit to the very very serious industry wide repercussions.

People make their living making movies you loser.   Think of all the people who will make ZERO dollars in the next 30 days because of you.  That includes production assistants, directors, performers and let’s not forget the less work that is now available for the DVD authorers, the editors, the artists who make the box covers, the sound guys and photographers.  There are so many people that will not be making money or making way less money this month because of you.  How the fuck do you think they are supposed to support their families BECAUSE OF YOU?

What do you effects so many of us in the industry so you are wrong you total and complete piece of shit, we all have to live with what you’ve done.  FUCK YOU!