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Old 12-21-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I would think that you should put the porn computers in a location that children can't get to. However, I don't see a reason why it wouldn't be allowed in a public library.

 
Old 12-21-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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I am not a creep at all, and I have NEVER looked at porn at the library. Frankly, I would be embarrassed doing something like that. I was only saying that if I chose to, I have the right to look at it in the library since I am paying taxes for it.
Many libraries not only don't allow porn but have signs that say "No Chat Rooms and No Games" while using library computers" you see every one pays taxes even people who feel libraries should not have porn on the computers. Maybe its because library charters don't say in them "a place to be sexually aroused" by definition that's what porn is for. Ask a policeman for a ride to wal-mart in his car, you are a tax payer who is paying for that car and the gas.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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It's hard to have a serious discussion with people who think nudity and porn are so close that it takes an arbritrary decision to decide which is which. Who think viewing the statue of David might be at risk if a library bans the viewing of Backdoor Sluts 2 on the public computer. Such insanely immature minds at work here.

I've changed my mind. Porn should be banned in public libraries and I now WILL support that should I have the opportunity. Porn has only one purpose and that purpose doesn't belong in a library. Cry all you want but that's how it is.
Okay. So should private e-mail also be blocked at libraries? Videos may be sent through e-mail. What about Facebook? Plenty of topless pictures there.

It's not that I think porn at the library is a great thing--it's that I don't think it's the government's place to start dictating what adults can and cannot look at.

If I am writing my doctoral thesis on pornography and its effects on society, are you saying I should not be able to go to a library and research this topic in privacy?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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Okay. So should private e-mail also be blocked at libraries? Videos may be sent through e-mail. What about Facebook? Plenty of topless pictures there.

It's not that I think porn at the library is a great thing--it's that I don't think it's the government's place to start dictating what adults can and cannot look at.

If I am writing my doctoral thesis on pornography and its effects on society, are you saying I should not be able to go to a library and research this topic in privacy?
You can look at pornography all you want, you have that right, but do it in your own home. If you want to do research on porn and it's effect on society you should be able to do this with out watching an actual video. Now if you want to get more in depth you have the ability and right to take a video home with you. I know times have changed, but I though most sources had to be in literature form, only a certain percentage was allowed to come from the internet?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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It's hard to have a serious discussion with people who think nudity and porn are so close that it takes an arbritrary decision to decide which is which. Who think viewing the statue of David might be at risk if a library bans the viewing of Backdoor Sluts 2 on the public computer. Such insanely immature minds at work here.

I've changed my mind. Porn should be banned in public libraries and I now WILL support that should I have the opportunity. Porn has only one purpose and that purpose doesn't belong in a library. Cry all you want but that's how it is.
You're right. There's a difference between simple nudity and porn. There's a difference between National Geographic pictures of topless Pygmy women with their banana-shaped boobs, and the movie Debbie Does Dallas. One can be educational, the other exists solely for the purpose of sexual arousal.


If people want to get off watching porn, fine. But go somewhere other than a public library, where little children are apt to see & hear it.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Yes. Allowing free access to the internet in a public library is exactly like trolling around in your car looking for children to run over. Exactly.

The point is that there is a whole world fraught with danger out there. Actual real danger. All sorts of things might happen!
The answer is not to ban everything that doesn't suit your tastes and then wrap yourself in charmin and hide in your house.

That's why you parent. That's why you supervise. That's why you instill values and responsibility in your children so that when you're not there, they can make the right choices.

It's not just about running around banning things you find of questionable taste (and in this case, of questionable actual danger) so that your kids might not accidentally run into it.

To answer your other questions, public nudity and drunkenness are legal in some parts of the country and illegal in others. And the point of rating movies is to give people an rough guide of what level of subject matter they're getting into.
Protecting kids, is protecting kids. Once they become adults, they can smoke, drink, screw around, do anything they want to--but until then, they should be sheltered from things that they're not mature enough to understand.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Correction, there are laws against public nudity, but there are NOT laws against public drunkenness, at least not were I live.

"Nevada has no state public intoxication law. Nevada state law both protects people from suffering any criminal penalty (including arrest) for the mere act of being drunk in public, and prohibits local jurisdictions from enacting criminal public intoxication laws on their own."

Nevada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Really? it's illegal here. You can be drunk inside a bar, or your own home, but step one foot outside, and you can be arrested.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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Really? it's illegal here. You can be drunk inside a bar, or your own home, but step one foot outside, and you can be arrested.
It is legal to be drunk in public here. I have no reason to lie to you.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Really? it's illegal here. You can be drunk inside a bar, or your own home, but step one foot outside, and you can be arrested.
The Florida statute defines disorderly intoxication as: “No person in the state shall be intoxicated and endanger the safety of an additional person or property, and no person in the state shall be intoxicated or drink any alcoholic beverage in a public place or in or upon any public conveyance and cause a public disturbance

So, in Florida, you need to be causing a disturbance to be prosecuted for public drunkenness.

In general, very few (if any) states have a law that it is illegal to merely be intoxicated in a public place. Amost always, it must be coupled with some form of public disturbance.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Wow. I'm shocked to see how so many people think that pornography should be allowed in public libraries. Kind of verifies my thinking for locking the door on my home even when I just go inside to pee. With all these nuts around I had better.
Somebody disinfect the dewy decimal right away!
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