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    Quote Originally Posted by sinjin View Post
    Now we're on the same page. Banning porn featuring women who appear underage is what they're seeking.
    Not simply small-breasted women. That was disinformation from the adult industry.

    True, but a totally different topic.

    Adult men are the target.

    Maybe, I've not seen or heard of such a porn genre.

    That may be true but hardly the point.

    It was my point

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    Something new regarding Australia. Apparently it's a crime to curse at a police officer.

    Australian court clears student on offensive language charge - Telegraph
    [QUOTE=Brady;363469]When I was a kid I did lots of things like playing with fire and torturing animals even though adults told me not to.[/QUOTE]
    The admission of a sociopathic serial killer.

    [QUOTE=Penfold;363126]No Personal attacks, insults, name calling, offensive generalizations, or labeling.[/QUOTE]
    He should practice what he preaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gansao View Post
    I inadvertently came across a web site which had ladies with pert breasts posing in coquettish postures and I was thoroughly disgusted. I could only watch it for about 2 hours.
    LOL. I like it.

    It's Australia's business, not mine, but it does seem like an overreaction.

    As someone that worked in the porn business, though, I can certify the intent of the publishers of such material. I still see nothing wrong with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iuris View Post
    See, that's exactly how all the discussions go on these topics, even in parliaments. "How dare you think dirty thoughts, you dirty man you!" Me, I'm only in favor of measures designed to actually protect and consider it a necessity that outlets be left in place.
    Well-stated, Iuris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephdphillips View Post
    LOL. I like it.

    It's Australia's business, not mine, but it does seem like an overreaction.

    As someone that worked in the porn business, though, I can certify the intent of the publishers of such material. I still see nothing wrong with it.
    You see nothing wrong with porn that depicts adult men having sex with underage girls?

    I'll look for you on "To Catch a Predator".
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinjin View Post
    You see nothing wrong with porn that depicts adult men having sex with underage girls?
    They're not underage, by definition. They just look underage. There's nothing wrong with that.

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    I'll look for you on "To Catch a Predator".
    Hey, me too. Just as soon as I become one. Hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinjin View Post
    You see nothing wrong with porn that depicts adult men having sex with underage girls?

    I'll look for you on "To Catch a Predator".
    Looking underage isn't the same as actually being underage. I think we've covered this point already.

    As with many other pointless laws, this one focuses purely on cosmetics and ignores everything related to actual function. It does nothing beneficial or useful.

    And how about the fact that in Australia it's apparently a crime to curse at a police officer?
    [QUOTE=Brady;363469]When I was a kid I did lots of things like playing with fire and torturing animals even though adults told me not to.[/QUOTE]
    The admission of a sociopathic serial killer.

    [QUOTE=Penfold;363126]No Personal attacks, insults, name calling, offensive generalizations, or labeling.[/QUOTE]
    He should practice what he preaches.

    The three duties of government: 1. Protect property 2. preserve contracts 3. provide for the rule of law.

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    I think the specific law is that it is illegal to "intimidate another person with intent to cause to cause physical or mental harm", not specifically a police officer. Though only a police officer would have sufficient cowardice and malice to take someone to court over being called a XXXXX.
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    I wasn't aware the Australian people had such fragile psyches that being cursed at could cause them mental harm.
    [QUOTE=Brady;363469]When I was a kid I did lots of things like playing with fire and torturing animals even though adults told me not to.[/QUOTE]
    The admission of a sociopathic serial killer.

    [QUOTE=Penfold;363126]No Personal attacks, insults, name calling, offensive generalizations, or labeling.[/QUOTE]
    He should practice what he preaches.

    The three duties of government: 1. Protect property 2. preserve contracts 3. provide for the rule of law.

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    I don't know if the law has ever been applied for being cursed at.
    He or she who supports a State organized in a military way whether directly or indirectly participates in sin. Each man takes part in the sin by contributing to the maintenance of the State by paying taxes.

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    I'd like to add here that our local penal code of Slovenia considers any insult as a crime. Minor, of course, minimum penalties. Of course, the public prosecutor wouldn't bother with it, and it would most likely be dismissed as a minor act. It's not meant to go after "#"/$%/& you!" types, but more serious offences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NATO 556 View Post
    And how about the fact that in Australia it's apparently a crime to curse at a police officer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NATO 556 View Post
    I wasn't aware the Australian people had such fragile psyches that being cursed at could cause them mental harm.
    curse at some people here, in this American forum, and see what happens to you

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    You're right, real life has the advantage that in most legal systesm, burning alive is no longer recognized as a sanction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    curse at some people here, in this American forum, and see what happens to you
    O.K. sure you got it...XXXX, XXXX, XXXX, looks like my bowling score.

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