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Crystal Syben Haidl
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Crystal Syben Haidl is a civic discourse producer, who explores new media, print, TV and community event gathering to create accessible projects of real world relevance. Her projects range from sexual free speech and sexual responsibilities, community dialogue, citizenship, tax accountability, values based economies, homelessness, food, and anything that focuses on honesty and transparency, in general.

She's been an occasional radio show guest on The Young Turks, Radio Chick and Alan Nathan’s Battle Line.

Crystal's seedling projects include-- America's Sexuality Day, celebrated annually every March 3, on the anniversary of the Comstock Act of 1873, America's landmark censorship law against sexuality education, sex in the arts, and lifestyle; The Comstockery Collaborative, which includes legislative and advocacy work for sexual understanding; Day One 365, which hopes to gather support between private, government, and non profits to advocate New Year's Eve and New Year's Day as national community volunteerism sign up days; Two interactive - TV social reality projects, American Dinner and Nomads are cooking up on the back burner.

Crystal’s planning her next book-- Sex and Housecleaning, Saving the World on My Hands and Knees. Her previous book III (Three): The Fantasy And Experience Of Threesome Sex, is a socio-erotic, limited collectors edition, true story and nude photography anthology, featured in Hustler, Penthouse Forum and Her personal blog, Naked Sex (And) Politics, ponders the ironies and hypocrisies of sex and politics in American culture, and in her personal life.

Crystal's experience owning a house cleaning service, with a staff of 20 women and students, in the 80s and 90s, helped her understand the difficulties of government regulations on small business and labor.
She's spoken about tax responsibilities versus tax burdens at Chamber of Commerce events, and once, in front of what turned out to be a largely libertarian stunned crowd in Valley Forge. She has given testimony before the Pennsylvania legislature about small business, and before the Philadelphia City Council regarding labor. DO365 (blog) America's Sexuality Day (site under new construction)

Entries by Crystal Syben Haidl

Holy Sex! What Do You Hold Holy?

(5) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 1:14 PM

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Comstock Act, enacted March 3, 1873. Its Sunday occasion prompted the 2013 theme "Holy Sex ! What Do Americans Hold Sacred?" for America's Sexuality Day, a struggling, little campaign that tries to promote sexual understanding against censorship each 3/3 and...

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When a Jerk Blames the Internet for Being a Jerk

(11) Comments | Posted February 21, 2011 | 11:00 AM

UPDATE-- 3/12/11 A follow-up post will be published later this month regarding my thoughts if this citizen activism piece about and was a worthwhile win for civility, privacy and the First Amendment, or not.

After Dave Brown commented on this post below, he did remove the degrading...

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So, You Think You Earn an Honest Living?

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 3:33 PM

While Tea Partiers, pundits, lobbyists and mid-term candidates are out-shouting mantras on how to fix the system, the one thing almost everyone agrees on is we needs jobs. Now. Jobs at any cost, right?

Joblessness, after all, not only affects individual survival, but directly relates to our national economic...

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The Morning After--America's Most Underappreciated Anniversaries for Money, Sex and Song

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2007 | 2:43 PM

Could it be that yesterday, March 3rd was the most underappreciated day of patriotism?

In case you missed it, yesterday was International Threesome Observance Day.

It was christened via press release back in 2003 as a last-minute gimmick to create some pre-buzz for my book on threesome...

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You Say "Eye-rack" and He Says "Eye-ran." Oh, Let's Just Start by Saying Feb-roo-ary Right?

(9) Comments | Posted February 16, 2007 | 3:44 PM

Now don't everyone go "nucular" about this little song and dance.

"In the beginning was the word." Biblical reference and Hindi "A-U-M" aside, how you say (or spell) a word or name might not be as important as how you treat it or them. It might not even always be...

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Fondling Democracy

(6) Comments | Posted November 2, 2006 | 6:53 PM

Gee, what pre-election bombshell can we salaciously feel-up during the next four days ?

For this mid-term season there was nothing like the series of sex scandals and associated allegations to favor the last round of tactical thrusts for the Democrats. Or was there?

Rhythm is everything, most...

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