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Old July 17th, 2003, 08:39 PM
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Just what do you think about sour society after reading this ?
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...376169,00.html
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Old July 17th, 2003, 08:56 PM
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A pathetic, transparent spoof. That media outlets are too stupid to notice as false.

*Sigh*

OK, that was a little heavy handed.

Might I suggest you read these web sites.

www.snopes.com This one is all good, but their bulletin board has some specific info here: Click This:

www.skepdic.com

They will give you some ammunition vs. hoaxes. I try to apply critical techniques to every bit of info that comes my way -- good brain exercise.

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Old July 17th, 2003, 09:03 PM

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Default Re: OT: Freedom of expression or the dawn of morality ?

I saw that story on National TV News this AM. The same guy is apparently selling videos of the whole affair!!!

EDIT: Sure didn't look like a hoax to me - they were interviewing the guy and showing video footage with strategic elements 'blurred out'

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Old July 17th, 2003, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: OT: Freedom of expression or the dawn of morality ?

Well, first of all, I'm a believer in adults being able to make their own decisions and do what they like. As a comedian once said, "If I enjoy soaking my *** in a salt solution and sit around on my knees in the forest pertending to be a deer lick, why should people care?"

I also believe in legalized prostitution, another subject that gets people upset.

But back to the subject. I don't believe it's an urban legend. I believe the post below mine, that it's a gimmick to help sell another kind of video that's trying to follow the success of "Women Gone Wild".

But people can get upset at the drop of a hat these days. Do you remember all the hate mail a guy got a few years ago for putting up a hoax site called, "Bonsai Kittens"? Made the newspaper and everything. Investigations and all. Turns out, he was just manipulating and distorting cat faces and bodies in Photoshop. LOL.
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You think that's a hoax, you should read about this man Skaggs.
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Old July 17th, 2003, 09:32 PM

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the same as i did before....

many many societies... and this is just one of them
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Old July 17th, 2003, 09:38 PM
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You think that's a hoax, you should read about this man Skaggs.
This one is my current favorite. {Link-a-chow} Read this snopes debunker first. Then go to the spoof site. I think the kids look soooo cute.

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so, what someone else does is not your business? well, you can, say, try to jump of a bridge all you want, but if i'm there i'm going to try to save you.

take the statement to it's logical conclusion - if what someone else does is not my business, them what that means is that i shouldn't care, at all, about anybody. yes, i know it's a far cry from people's right to a decision, but it's a distinction that needs to be made, firmly.
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Just what do you think about sour society after reading this ?
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...376169,00.html
I strongly suspect the article is a hoax on three counts:

1) The money is reported in £ while the location is listed as "just outside Las Vegas" - which is in the USA; they would be dealing with $.

2) It doesn't make economic sense; Cost: £3000 from the hunter; rewards: £1600 per girl that escapes, £700 per girl that doesn't; 3 girls. If all are caught, you get £700 + £700 + £700 = £2100: a £900 profit for the owner. If just one escapes, you have £700 + £700 + £1600 = £3000: the exact price the hunter is being charged; the owner breaks even (this doesn't include such expenses as ammo). If two escape, you have £700 + £1600 + £1600 = £3900: a £900 loss on the part of the hunting grounds. If all three escape, you have £1600 + £1600 + £1600 = £4800: an £1800 loss on the part of the hunting grounds. This is too bad of a buisness model to be real.

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The game's inventor, Michael Burdick, defended its safety risks and said contestants were told not to shoot above the chest.

"I don't go deer hunting and see a deer with a football helmet on, so I don't want to see one on my girl, either," he told the Daily Star.
(emphasis added) - the Daily Star is a supermarket tabloid where I live; you can also see headlines of three legged people, space aliens, and celebrity infidelity.
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Default Re: OT: Freedom of expression or the dawn of morality ?

"the Daily Star is a supermarket tabloid where I live; you can also see headlines of three legged people, space aliens, and celebrity infidelity. "

YOU MEAN I CAN HUNT NAKED THREE LEGGED INFIDEL ALIENS?! IM IN!

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