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Old 27th Oct 2018, 17:27
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Originally Posted by obgraham View Post
So, Neila, your way of judging the successful places in this world seems to be the level of copulation, and the frequency of cussing.

Perhaps in time you will develop more mature values.
Haha, way to prove the op's point!

​No, I use measures such as quality of education, which judging your complete lack of comprehension of my post, the US isn't doing too well on.

I also mentioned life expectancy which interestingly you ignored in your bizarre response. Cussing bothers you more? Says it all...

But yeh, the more copulation the better, if you've grown out of that I can only pity you! I guess for some guns are enough to get them off. There's maturity...
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 18:02
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Yes, well, Neila like most folks your age (at least as reported here), you seem mostly concerned with appearance (“the best looking people”) and the superficial values of life.
Time will eventually help you to mature.

Meanwhile, we don’t really need another America bashing, thread, but carry on if you wish.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 18:17
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It seems to me that USA is probably the most regressive thinking country about sex, and also the most progressive. It depends on which part of the USA you live in I guess.

I have always found it odd how few complaints films and TV shows with graphic violence and killings get. But someone shows a brief glimpse of pubic hair, a nipple or penis and everyone is outraged!! Such strange values
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 19:25
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Originally Posted by surely not View Post
It seems to me that USA is probably the most regressive thinking country about sex, and also the most progressive. It depends on which part of the USA you live in I guess.

I have always found it odd how few complaints films and TV shows with graphic violence and killings get. But someone shows a brief glimpse of pubic hair, a nipple or penis and everyone is outraged!! Such strange values
I think the threadstarter was onto something, and so is surely not.

Americans are definitely the most prudish people I've ever come across, whatever orgies they may indulge in in secrecy. Try saying "Toilet" in conversation and observe the looks of shock - "We call it the BATHROOM here Mac!"

Having been in the Army and in a UK public (means private) school, I don't worry about walking around in the nude or seeing other people in a like state. Out walking in a group, the American needing a pee trudges off to the nearest tree, no matter how far off, before unzipping his kecks and having a whizz, all the time looking anxiously around in case someone sees him.

In Hollywood bed scenes (remember the Dick Van Dyke Show?), off-camera the man had to have one foot firmly on the floor!

Lenny Bruce used to have some hilarious dialogues about this prim behaviour.

As RedhillPhil remarked; The U.S. media went into a collective tailspin at the sight of one of Janet Jackson's nipples. And as for the sight of a pubic hair (almost extinct now in the US), why, women whisper in shocked voices and strong men faint.

Even the notoriously sensitive Afrikaaners are less prudish than that!

I reckon that it's all Puritan heritage and a hangover from the Comstock Laws {This Act criminalized usage of the U.S. Postal Service to send any of the following items: "Obscenity, contraceptives, abortifacients, sex toys, personal letters with any sexual content or information or any information regarding the above items."}

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 19:30
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Originally Posted by obgraham View Post
Yes, well, Neila like most folks your age (at least as reported here), you seem mostly concerned with appearance (ďthe best looking peopleĒ) and the superficial values of life.
Time will eventually help you to mature.

Meanwhile, we donít really need another America bashing, thread, but carry on if you wish.
Maybe one day you'll be mature enough to address the points raised rather than making personal judgements of people you've never met.

Now personally, I don't consider healthcare, life expectancy superficial values of life. f you actually have anything to say about these, we could have an adult discussion.

Your post content has remarkably high tendency towards ignoring the point and playing the man rather than the ball, for someone with such a lofty view of their maturity.

How upset your President must make you given your distaste of cussing and copulation fixation and people fixated on the superficial.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 19:49
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Originally Posted by Mac the Knife View Post
I think the threadstarter was onto something, and so is surely not.

Americans are definitely the most prudish people I've ever come across, whatever orgies they may indulge in in secrecy. Try saying "Toilet" in conversation and observe the looks of shock - "We call it the BATHROOM here Mac!"

Having been in the Army and in a UK public (means private) school, I don't worry about walking around in the nude or seeing other people in a like state. Out walking in a group, the American needing a pee trudges off to the nearest tree, no matter how far off, before unzipping his kecks and having a whizz, all the time looking anxiously around in case someone sees him.

In Hollywood bed scenes (remember the Dick Van Dyke Show?), off-camera the man had to have one foot firmly on the floor!

Lenny Bruce used to have some hilarious dialogues about this prim behaviour.

As RedhillPhil remarked; The U.S. media went into a collective tailspin at the sight of one of Janet Jackson's nipples. And as for the sight of a pubic hair (almost extinct now in the US), why, women whisper in shocked voices and strong men faint.

Even the notoriously sensitive Afrikaaners are less prudish than that!

I reckon that it's all Puritan heritage and a hangover from the Comstock Laws {This Act criminalized usage of the U.S. Postal Service to send any of the following items: "Obscenity, contraceptives, abortifacients, sex toys, personal letters with any sexual content or information or any information regarding the above items."}

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That I choose to take a leak behind a tree and you donít, you find that worthy of a diatribe and labeling as prudish because it differs from you?
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 20:04
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I've spent a fair bit of time working in the USA, and the stark disparity between publicly declared "moral" views and reality has always really puzzled me. As already stated above, the majority of hard pornography circulating around the globe comes from the USA (accepting that Germany probably produces a small volume of the most extreme stuff) yet the USA pretends that people under 21 don't drink, and those under 18 don't have sex. This seems patently absurd, yet I've I encountered open abuse when in the USA and just stating that people in the UK can have sex as they wish from the age of 16 and drink alcohol at 18.

I've never been able to reconcile the views of those that declare that all life is sacred, so abortion or contraception should be outlawed, yet also argue that everyone has an absolute right to carry a gun and kill anyone that threatens them or their family.

I really enjoyed the time that I spent in the US, and have to say that the hospitality I received every time I was there was far, far more welcoming than that received anywhere in the UK, but the country still remains a bit of an enigma, in terms of the apparently contradictory values placed on human life.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 20:12
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. yet the USA pretends that people under 21 don't drink, and those under 18 don't have sex.
Proof please.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 20:30
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Proof please.
Can't prove the under age sex stuff, but I've lost count of the number of times I've seen and heard people in bars in the US being asked for ID to show that they are over 21. To be fair, some pubs here in the UK are a bit more stringent on checking that people are over 18 now, but when I was a teenager few pubs bothered to check, and it was commonplace for 15 to 16 year olds to be served alcohol, and often girls younger than this were served.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 20:49
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 20:53
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Well, this stuff never gets old for you folks, does it.

I say there's great entertainment value in having a bunch of eutopiasts lecture us Colonists on all the shortcomings of our history, culture, government and governance.

Let 'er rip. It's worth every penny I paid for it !

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 20:56
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... as some of them are (whisper it), are borderline socialist!...
Is that like being "borderline" pregnant ?
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:28
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Ultimately it’s their trainset.... we brief our under 21 crew members not to take booze into the country, know Border can be a PITA but sometimes it isn’t, know there’s an ID requirement in most bars (unless you look like an octogenarian and even then...), know not to jaywalk...whatever you do don’t jaywalk..and know you can stumble across interesting stuff on the hotel TV late at night if you stumble for long enough....

There are much worse places in the world to visit......

Not really worth getting bothered about IMHO, when in Rome ( the Italian version........) do as....
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:36
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
I've spent a fair bit of time working in the USA, and the stark disparity between publicly declared "moral" views and reality has always really puzzled me.
Me too .. I've been to the US quite a few times but distinctly remember a conversation about this very subject with a Texan. He was a rep for some large software company and travelled all over the world, so had been 'exposed' to many different cultures and experiences. Yet his reaction during the following conversation completely surprised me and reinforced exactly what you have said...

Me: I'm in advertising and I find it strange that driving round Houston or Dallas there are huge billboards advertising 'Gentlemens Clubs' aka strip clubs, yet I've not seen a single one for lingerie stores, let alone sanitary products.

Him: Well there's nothing wrong with advertising places like the clubs but as for the other things, ewwww, we wouldn't to see those like that advertised here.

Me: So what about things like the wife's birthday or at Christmas and companies getting guys into their stores to choose some nice lingerie for their missus.

Him: ARE YOU KIDDING? Are you telling me that you walk into lingerie stores and choose underwear for your wife?

Me: Err, yeah, why not? I do that all the time and I'm happy that my wife knows that I know the kind of stuff that she likes to wear. [Hint guys - scarlet outfits with little tassles AIN'T going to cut it !! ]

Him: WTF? I can't understand how you could do that .. things like that are for women to buy on their own.

After that the conversation descended into further levels of non-comprehension on both sides.

So yes VP959, I completely agree with you, just it doesn't mean that Americans are wrong or others are right, it just means that we're all different... and that difference should be respected and understood both ways.

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:37
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I think after walking about the central parts of Glasgow snd Manchester, we really don’t need to take our standards of behavior from our Brit ancestors. Often a tossup as to which is more prominent: dog sh!t or vomit.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:42
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"That I choose to take a leak behind a tree and you donít, you find that worthy of a diatribe and labeling as prudish because it differs from you?"

Hardly a diatribe 'ol chum - but aren't you rather proving my point? And it isn't only me that it differs from. From my observations it seems to be much of the rest of the world is more relaxed about such things (except of course in the Sandpit, where someone squatting on their hunkers in a voluminous robe could be doing just about anything!).

Sorry if I've caused offense ;-)

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:44
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I remember soft porn mags. Playboy in a plain wrapper. Or KeyWest with BDSM and sex shops on main street.

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:54
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Meanwhile, good ole USA does what it does best - and thats another mass shooting. Almost a monthly occurence now....
What a screwed up country it has become, where they kill each other "because they can" and a lunatic runs the assylum....
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 22:21
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Can't prove the under age sex stuff, but I've lost count of the number of times I've seen and heard people in bars in the US being asked for ID to show that they are over 21. To be fair, some pubs here in the UK are a bit more stringent on checking that people are over 18 now, but when I was a teenager few pubs bothered to check, and it was commonplace for 15 to 16 year olds to be served alcohol, and often girls younger than this were served.
Just like your nation, there are laws that dictate minimum age. That the age in your nation differs isnít a proper basis to find fault.

You advocating that itís acceptable for 15 year olds to be able to drink in a pub?
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