Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th May 2010 16:27 UTC
Google Ah, American society and sex. For the number one producer of pornography, American society sure doesn't tolerate sex. We already have Steve Jobs going the 'think-of-the-children' route, and now it seems Google has similar problems - Google is banning so-called "cougar" dating sites from advertising via its network, while on the other hand, it does not have a problem with ads where older men can seek younger women. Hypocrisy, thy name is society.
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by byrc on Tue 18th May 2010 19:40 UTC
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Incorrect Thom. A majority of American's do not view sex in the way you described. A very vocal, very powerful minority views sex that way. Though there influence is rather limited to those who are already of a similar mindset.

Have you been to the States? If so, where? Please, take it from someone who lives in the States, we are not all backwards conservative folk. I live in a region of the country known for being incredibly Liberal (Portland, Oregon) though I have traveled across many places in the States and am constantly surprised that no matter where I go, people are for the most part incredibly tolerant and accepting of others.

One thing that must be kept in mind in reference to American culture and politics is the game the Right has played over the years to encourage people to join their fold. For people who are having a hard life, the Right gives them someone to blame, they convince them that minority groups, or homosexuals, or the government themselves are the reason their life is hard. Once they are convinced of these, they influence the citizens in other ways to share views. They use populism to push their hate-filled agenda. The good news is, however, most people are beginning to see through this. Most people agree that adults should be able to do whatever they please as long as it does not directly harm others.

So, excuse my rant, but please understand that us Americans are not all backwards puritans.

Also, Portland, Oregon makes Northern Europe look like the bible belt, so its all relative ;)

Edit to fix logical error ;)

Edited 2010-05-18 19:53 UTC

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by judgen on Tue 18th May 2010 19:52 in reply to "America"
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Northern Europe as in Sweden, where 86% does not believe there is a god "at all" according to recent polls?

Spelling error btw?: Does harm to others. Don't you mean does NOT harm others? Otherwise it might be a dangerous alternatively a silly place to live.

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RE[2]: America
by byrc on Tue 18th May 2010 19:55 in reply to "RE: America"
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Fixed the error you pointed out ;)

That is a fallacy that belief in a God in any way takes away you Liberal card. In fact, if you were to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ (not saying I do, just playing Devil's Advocate (which is actually a funny term in this context)) you would be very, very "Liberal"

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