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Iceland Wants To Ban Online Porn  
User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1533 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 5176 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/15/tech/web/porn-ban-iceland/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...769/Icelands-bid-ban-web-porn.html

An unprecedented move for a Western country. Printing and distribution of porn has been banned for years in the island nation.

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User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2057 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5043 times:

Always a great idea to institute a ban of which you already know that a majority of the population is going to ignore it. All it does is moving people over to the illegal side of things, making regulation neigh-impossible and exposing people to shady business-makers and dubious software.


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User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2123 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

They might as well be attempting to ban the internet.

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5031 times:
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Wow. A very bad idea indeed. There of course needs to be great effort to curb the spread of child porn and other sorts of abusive material, but to prohibit posession or viewing of porn comprising consensual acts between adults is just daft. Measures to prevent children accessing porn are sensible, but that does not have to mean banning access for everyone. Any kind of legislation that immediately criminalises a large section of the population is inherently quite silly, particularly when it involves the satisfaction of what is ultimately a pretty natural desire.

Also, how is banning the use of credit cards for paying to access porn going to protect children from viewing it? Do many children in Iceland have credit cards?



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19389 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5029 times:

From the article:

Quote:
A member of the parliament committee studying the issue, Jonsdottir says a porn ban has "near zero" chance of passing parliament and that she's working to find other ways the government can help protect children from Web porn.

I'll believe it when I see it.

You might as well ban prostitution. Oh wait... we did. And, voila! There is no more prostitution! *deadpan*


User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11531 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

How long until the men of Iceland take to the streets in protest?


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User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1344 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4909 times:

Quoting Polot (Reply 2):
They might as well be attempting to ban the internet.

What kind of country would be crazy enough to try something like that? Oh wait, nevermind...




I agree with Jonsdottir. This would be hilariously unenforceable.

You don't often hear about Iceland doing silly things like this. They trying to fill a quota or something?



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4909 times:
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Quoting seb146 (Reply 5):
How long until the men of Iceland take to the streets in protest?

What, naked, en masse with a huge porn banner, furiously beating their meat as they go? Let's just hope that doesn't have to happen. Nobody wants to see that.



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11531 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4905 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 7):
What, naked, en masse with a huge porn banner, furiously beating their meat as they go? Let's just hope that doesn't have to happen. Nobody wants to see that.

Really? I have seen some of those Icelandic men. I wouldn't mind taking a peek at that.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4899 times:
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Quoting seb146 (Reply 8):
I have seen some of those Icelandic men. I wouldn't mind taking a peek at that.

Probably not at the fat, balding, middle-aged ones though.



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User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1344 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4896 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 9):
Quoting seb146 (Reply 8):
I have seen some of those Icelandic men. I wouldn't mind taking a peek at that.

Probably not at the fat, balding, middle-aged ones though.

And let's not forget it's cold there too.



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User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1208 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 4802 times:

Yeah another totally stupid idea, a bit like banning of prostitution indeed, never works.

I feel huge amount of politicians especially around Nordic countries & Finland have absolutely no idea about what they are doing, they totally ignore all the realities of the world.



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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4736 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Thread starter):
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/15/tech/web/porn-ban-iceland/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...769/Icelands-bid-ban-web-porn.html

An unprecedented move for a Western country. Printing and distribution of porn has been banned for years in the island nation.

Well, good luck with that. I have always thought that porn was really the inspiration for the first primitive browsers -- guys sending racy pics of their g.f.'s to other grad students. No matter what the law might say, or tech fixes put in, I think I'm on reasonable ground in predicting porn will stay a step ahead.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6529 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4725 times:

Actually porn was sent via newsgroups and bulletin boards years before the creation of the web. Mostly by students and professors yes, since the internet was mainly present at universities.


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User currently offlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4633 times:

This would never had happened if Iceland declared indepence from Denmark in 1944.

Thanks a lot Hitler....

But really, sometimes I feel that the civilised world (And Iceland in this case) takes two steps forward, and one back...


User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

Why even have the internet at all if they do this.


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User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2269 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

I don't know how this would work considering there exist ways to circumvent IP bans.

They seem to be rubbing the mint right about now, in Iceland.

Quoting pvjin (Reply 11):
I feel huge amount of politicians especially around Nordic countries & Finland have absolutely no idea about what they are doing, they totally ignore all the realities of the world.

No, that's not politicians in the Nordic countries, that's politicians everywhere  


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7804 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Is this an actual proposal or is it one of those "TX is considering seceding" proposals (even though .01% or so of the population actually supported it?)


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User currently onlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12388 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4570 times:
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Quoting RussianJet (Reply 3):
Also, how is banning the use of credit cards for paying to access porn going to protect children from viewing it? Do many children in Iceland have credit cards?

Regardless of whether of not Iclandic kids have credit cards, two of the biggest porn sites on the internet require no payment. Er, so I'm told.  



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7804 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

Quoting scbriml (Reply 18):
Regardless of whether of not Iclandic kids have credit cards, two of the biggest porn sites on the internet require no payment. Er, so I'm told.  

For real, google image and video search is all a kid ever needs. Plus kids are so imaginative at that age that they can look up medical pics, nudist colonies, art, unclothed civilizations, etc and 'corrupt' themselves that way, and I highly doubt any politician would go as far as banning art that shows boobs, but you never know



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User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4564 times:

Why talk when you can sing about it .. i give you ''The Internet is for porn''.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Wr3uOI4kc

 



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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 13):
Actually porn was sent via newsgroups and bulletin boards years before the creation of the web. Mostly by students and professors yes, since the internet was mainly present at universities.

Oh, indeed, porn preceded browsers by quite a while. In fact, it was only 2 years after the first moving pictures (16 frames/sec) in about 1890 or so that the first 'dirty' films were being made. So porn has been around a long time. But browsers made it so much more convenient.

I remember using arpanet and milnet 30+ years ago, just getting into discussion groups, it was fantastic. But then when NCSA released their initial browser, MOSAIC, it was like a veil being raised from my eyes.



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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8446 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

I guess as the old saying goes "You know it when you see it" but aside from this how do they in the Iceland government define porn and how far does it go? I think everyone is in favor of banning child porn and certainly the vast majority wants to to see animal torture and bestiality banned from the net, laws are already in place for most of that around the world, this is a non-starter. The problem is, on top of the absurdity of this policy is how is it defined? Do they mean hard-core, fetish, voyeur or does it go all the way to soft-core and pictures of virtually any women that could cause someone to become aroused?


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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3829 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4378 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Thread starter):
Iceland Wants To Ban Online Porn 

There's porn in the internet? I didn't know that. Interesting, hmmm...   



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User currently offlinerwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4339 times:
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Quoting connies4ever (Reply 21):
Oh, indeed, porn preceded browsers by quite a while. In fact, it was only 2 years after the first moving pictures (16 frames/sec) in about 1890 or so that the first 'dirty' films were being made. So porn has been around a long time. But browsers made it so much more convenient.

Porn was done on praxinoscopes (think flip-book viewer) well before that.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6529 posts, RR: 9
Reply 25, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days ago) and read 4401 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 22):
Do they mean hard-core, fetish, voyeur or does it go all the way to soft-core and pictures of virtually any women that could cause someone to become aroused?

Good point. Is the beginning of "Flight" with a nice naked female F/A porn ?

[Edited 2013-02-20 03:42:03]


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User currently offlineaero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 26, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

I had seen this coming as now the rate of posession of child pornography, child molestation/assault and adult rape in Iceland is quite high, if not the highest ever. I don’t agree that the ways in the articles are the right ways but as I cannot come up with a better idea to minimise the molestation rates, I am not the one to criticise Ögmundur’s ideas.

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 27, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4419 times:
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Quoting connies4ever (Reply 21):
Oh, indeed, porn preceded browsers by quite a while. In fact

It sure does.

As an indication, the UK legislation that to this day prohibits the import of obscene material dates back to 1876!  Wow!http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsP...rearticle=true&id=HMCE_PROD_010644



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6529 posts, RR: 9
Reply 28, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4405 times:

Quoting aero145 (Reply 26):
I had seen this coming as now the rate of posession of child pornography, child molestation/assault and adult rape in Iceland is quite high, if not the highest ever.

Well if this is already illegal, how is banning currently legal porn going to help ? Does banning tobacco help fight against marijuana ?



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7804 posts, RR: 52
Reply 29, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4380 times:

Quoting aero145 (Reply 26):
I had seen this coming as now the rate of posession of child pornography, child molestation/assault and adult rape in Iceland is quite high, if not the highest ever. I don’t agree that the ways in the articles are the right ways but as I cannot come up with a better idea to minimise the molestation rates, I am not the one to criticise Ögmundur’s ideas.

So you'll ban legal, ok porn to fight already illegal porn? How does that make sense?



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User currently offlineaero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 30, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4386 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 28):
Well if this is already illegal, how is banning currently legal porn going to help ?

In Iceland, internet porn isn’t, per se, illegal. The law, passed in 1940, states that someone who publishes pornography shall be sent to gaol for six months. Same applies to anybody who distributes porn published on paper and as films. The law wasn’t changed when the internet became common (and thus internet pornography) so it isn’t illegal to watch porn films on the internet.


User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1208 posts, RR: 3
Reply 31, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

Quoting aero145 (Reply 26):

I had seen this coming as now the rate of posession of child pornography, child molestation/assault and adult rape in Iceland is quite high, if not the highest ever. I don’t agree that the ways in the articles are the right ways but as I cannot come up with a better idea to minimise the molestation rates, I am not the one to criticise Ögmundur’s ideas.

It just means that Iceland has a lot of people with something seriously wrong in their head. Instead of banning porn the government should sure concentrate on catching and then treating these people. It's insane to think banning porn would reduce amount of pedophiles and rapists or decrease molestation rates.



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User currently offlineaero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 32, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4369 times:

Quoting pvjin (Reply 31):

It just means that Iceland has a lot of people with something seriously wrong in their head.

I, unfortunately, wholeheartedly agree.


User currently offlinefraspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2343 posts, RR: 9
Reply 33, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4306 times:

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 16):
I don't know how this would work considering there exist ways to circumvent IP bans.

Agree... I'm in South Korea and they ban internet pornography but there are ways around that. I for example have a VPN... not that that's what I use it for. I swear! I only watch netflix with it!!! 



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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 34, posted (1 year 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4087 times:

Quoting aero145 (Reply 30):
In Iceland, internet porn isn%u2019t, per se, illegal. The law, passed in 1940, states that someone who publishes pornography shall be sent to gaol for six months. Same applies to anybody who distributes porn published on paper and as films. The law wasn%u2019t changed when the internet became common (and thus internet pornography) so it isn%u2019t illegal to watch porn films on the internet.

Smuggling and distributing pornographic material must've been a thriving business in the pre-internet years.

Quoting fraspotter (Reply 33):
Agree... I'm in South Korea and they ban internet pornography but there are ways around that. I for example have a VPN... not that that's what I use it for. I swear! I only watch netflix with it!!!

Don't worry, we won't tell anyone   Looks like South Korea is more strict than I thought.


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8502 posts, RR: 12
Reply 35, posted (1 year 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Well there goes Tumblr...

User currently offline135mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 411 posts, RR: 4
Reply 36, posted (1 year 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 3912 times:
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Quoting MD-90 (Reply 35):
Well there goes Tumblr...

Haha... that would TOTALLY suck!!! Tumblr is AWESOME!!!

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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 13
Reply 37, posted (1 year 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 3850 times:

So important. Doesn't Iceland have other more important issues to face such as economic collapse, rapidly radically chaning climate? If this happens it will be another example of misguided prohibition. And we all know how well prohibition works. With this outlet blocked who knows what will happen in Iceland. Something tells me what happens in Iceland will not stay in Iceland. And now Nanny Bloomberg of New York will get ideas to ban/block another facet of today's society.


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User currently offlineprebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6385 posts, RR: 54
Reply 38, posted (1 year 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Quoting Fallap (Reply 14):
This would never had happened if Iceland declared indepence from Denmark in 1944.

Thanks a lot Hitler....

This has absolutely nothing with Hitler to do. If you want to blame someone, blame King Christian X who handed over the Home Rule law in 1918 specifying that Iceland should aim for independence in 25 years (1943).

Hitler prevented the King from taking part in the celebrations 17 June 1944 on the Thingvellir Plains, that's all. But the King did send a telegram wishing the new country good luck. The new president read it for most of the Icelandic population on the Thingvellir Plains - in rain.

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 37):
Doesn't Iceland have other more important issues to face such as economic collapse

That was five years ago. Game over!

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 37):
...rapidly radically chaning climate?

They are still hoping. That's the reason why they all drive monster size SUVs.



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User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 39, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 16):
No, that's not politicians in the Nordic countries, that's politicians everywhere


And in the end...(no pun intended)...who are the ones that get caught in scandalous sexual escapades with either young children or hookers...the very politicians that legislated the laws in the first place...Make it stop!   


User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 13
Reply 40, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 38):
They are still hoping. That's the reason why they all drive monster size SUVs.

Even the women from Iceland tend to be Amazons, so they'd gravitate toward those big assed SUV's.



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User currently offlineprebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6385 posts, RR: 54
Reply 41, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 40):
Even the women from Iceland tend to be Amazons...

That sentence belongs to the Guinness Book of Records as the most faulty statement ever made on planet Earth.



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User currently offlinehoons90 From Malaysia, joined Aug 2001, 2999 posts, RR: 53
Reply 42, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3564 times:
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Quoting fraspotter (Reply 33):
Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 16):
Agree... I'm in South Korea and they ban internet pornography but there are ways around that. I for example have a VPN... not that that's what I use it for. I swear! I only watch netflix with it!!!

Huh?

Porn sites are easily accessible in Korea without any VPNs or proxies.

The only thing is that there are stringent age verification systems in place for native (Korean) porn websites.



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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 38):
They are still hoping. That's the reason why they all drive monster size SUVs.

A European country with an insatiable appetite for gas guzzling SUVs! Now that's unusual. I thought gas was too expensive in Iceland.


User currently offlineaero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 44, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 38):
That was five years ago. Game over!

Actually, the situation in which Iceland is nowadays is not much better than the crisis in 2008!

Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 38):
They are still hoping. That's the reason why they all drive monster size SUVs.

How long has it been since you visited Iceland, how long did you stay and how much did you see of the country? I suspect there are more monster-SUV’s per capita in Iceland than in Denmark but there aren’t as many of these vehicles as you suggest – in case such a monster is in the vicinity it’s likely that one will notice it, I mean…after all, it stands out!  
Quoting zippyjet (Reply 40):
Even the women from Iceland tend to be Amazons

Amazons? You mean the Amazon natives which often cut their breasts off? Or you mean tall ladies? Of the thousands of Icelandic ladies I’ve seen, few were very small, but few were extremely tall…go to Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands…even Germany, and I suspect the women will look pretty similar. That’s at least my opinion, and I’ve been in all of these countries numerous times.


User currently offlineprebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6385 posts, RR: 54
Reply 45, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

Quoting aero145 (Reply 44):
Actually, the situation in which Iceland is nowadays is not much better than the crisis in 2008!

Some of my Icelandic friends tell me the same thing. But when getting into details, then they confess that they compare to the boom and gloom years 2006-2007 when Iceland acted as if they owned the world. Those days will never be back, hopefully, because it always ends the way it did in 2008.

Iceland is doing pretty well these days, even if the "hangover" hasn't totally disappeared in all respects.

Quoting aero145 (Reply 44):
How long has it been since you visited Iceland

Five months.

Quoting aero145 (Reply 44):
how long did you stay and how much did you see of the country

Roughly 14 months in total spread over 38 visits. I still miss to have visited the north-west fjords region.

Quoting aero145 (Reply 44):
suspect there are more monster-SUV’s per capita in Iceland than in Denmark but there aren’t as many of these vehicles as you suggest

Percentage of monster-SUVs has declined during the last decade or two. Back in the 90'es they were more of a status symbol for the "kids". Monster-SUVs don't exist in Denmark. They cannot be approved for road traffic. (Maybe they could tecnically be approved as commercial vehicles, but that isn't relevant).

Quoting aero145 (Reply 44):
Amazons? You mean the Amazon natives which often cut their breasts off?

Around the world there may be different interpretations of the word "amazon" when related women. Here in Denmark I think the general interpretation would be something big, heavy, noisy (without any geographical relations) and maybe a few more adjectives, the use of which is inappropriate on this forum. That interpretation is extremely faulty when used as a generic description of Icelandic women.

Bless.



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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 46, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3377 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Thread starter):
An unprecedented move for a Western country. Printing and distribution of porn has been banned for years in the island nation.

Too cold there for anyone to get naked.


User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 47, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 45):
Around the world there may be different interpretations of the word "amazon" when related women. Here in Denmark I think the general interpretation would be something big, heavy, noisy (without any geographical relations) and maybe a few more adjectives, the use of which is inappropriate on this forum. That interpretation is extremely faulty when used as a generic description of Icelandic women.

That's the most common interpretation of Amazon woman almost everywhere, I don't think the Icelandic women are taller or any less feminine than other Caucasian women.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 48, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 5):
How long until the men of Iceland take to the streets in protest?

Probably right behind the women already there - I know as many women who enjoy pornography as men.


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User currently offlinePu From Sweden, joined Dec 2011, 695 posts, RR: 13
Reply 49, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
You might as well ban prostitution

The most left-leaning ("socialist" in American political vernacular) first world nations, the Nordic states of Europe, have surprising similarities with the most right-leaning parts of the first world, which is what I call places like Texas or Kansas. Prostitution is aggressively illegal and porn is under attack. Different justifications: the Right relies on God and the Left makes a religion of atheism, but eventually they both seek to outlaw the same things.

The poltical continuum is proven again: the far left and far right meet in the same type government which seeks to

1. impose morality upon the individual ///RIGHT wing spiritual justification
2. protect the individual from their own bad decisiosn ///LEFT wing intellectual justification

....Too many on the Left don't see this and imagine it is only the Right (when at extremes) that interferes in the very personal.



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[Edited 2013-03-12 17:00:08]

[Edited 2013-03-12 17:01:30]

User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7804 posts, RR: 52
Reply 50, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Quoting Pu (Reply 49):
The poltical continuum is proven again: the far left and far right meet in the same type government which seeks to

1. impose morality upon the individual ///RIGHT wing spiritual justification
2. protect the individual from their own bad decisiosn ///LEFT wing intellectual justification

....Too many on the Left don't see this and imagine it is only the Right (when at extremes) that interferes in the very personal.

  
Which scares me, I see culture generally moving more and more left. Not saying that's bad necessarily, but looking all the way left (to Scandinavia, I think that's as left as you can get) some of the nanny government crap scares me. Like Mayor Bloomberg... I drink probably 32oz of soda a year, but if I want to drink a 32oz of soda a meal, let me kill myself



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineflybaurlax From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 51, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Now what are they going to do? I thought porn was all there was to do on that rock! (joking! I love Iceland and can't wait to go back).


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User currently offline135mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 411 posts, RR: 4
Reply 52, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2575 times:
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Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 47):
I don't think the Icelandic women are taller or any less feminine than other Caucasian women.

Agreed! I have been to KEF and Reykjavik twice and the women are just amazing!!!

135Mech


User currently offlineRedd From Poland, joined Jan 2013, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 53, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Never mind that the country had one of the most significant post WW2 revolutions that hasn't made the news, but this does?


http://www.collective-evolution.com/...aceful-icelandic-revolution-quiet/


User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 54, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

Quoting Pu (Reply 49):

Interesting analysis, however, it's often the left wingers that tolerate the liberal lifestyle.


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