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    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    I think the assumed it was true and rushed it because they wanted to be first.
    They wanted it to be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    When did we start?

    I only considered them serious for music, and even that was 30+ years ago.

    ETA: Doh!!! "The Rolling Stones" (The 30+ years comment still stands, though )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Even a cursory investigation would have shown the facts of this particular case point to a false testimony. Rolling Stone is guilty of lazy reporting.

    That should have nothing to do with future rape investigations where the victim was actually raped.
    Lets not forget the Drive-by medias "It's not the seriousness of the charge rather a chance to set up a new class of victims for the government to protect" mantra.

    They rallied around Rolling Stone, the journalist and the supposed victim here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Actually, America has the most sexually repressive culture in the West, and simultaneously some of the highest rape rates in the West.

    That is not in any way surprising. Rape rates rise as sexual repression rises in most cultures. Eventually, once you get to an extreme enough level of sexual repression, cultures just stop recognizing rape as being any different from sex at all.
    Well it seems we are not as 'repressed' as you would think.

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    Nice try though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Well it seems we are not as 'repressed' as you would think.

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    Nice try though.
    Um... your link has nothing to do with what I said, dude. Which was about, ya know.. comparitive statistics. Not the US in a vacuum against itself. There are places outside the US, you know.

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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Rolling Stone is in for a mother of a lawsuit.

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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Um... your link has nothing to do with what I said, dude. Which was about, ya know.. comparitive statistics. Not the US in a vacuum against itself. There are places outside the US, you know.
    You said. America = repressed = ever increasing rape rates.

    What else I'm I suppose to derive from that?
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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Actually, America has the most sexually repressive culture in the West, and simultaniously some of the highest rape rates in the West.

    That is not in any way surprising. Rape rates rise as sexual repression rises in most cultures. Eventually, once you get to an extreme enough level of sexual repression, cultures just stop recognizing rape as being any different from sex at all.
    I think this is a bunch of BS. Rape isn't about sex -- it's about power.

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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    People who get their news about criminal activity from an entertainment rag probably get their news about international relations from "The Sporting News".

    Ladies and gentlemen, before drinking from the stream, consider the source!

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    Re: Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story..

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    You said. America = repressed = ever increasing rape rates.

    What else I'm I suppose to derive from that?
    Nope. I said America is among the most repressive in the West, and it has relatively high rape rates to match.

    I did not say it is getting more so. I said other places that are more repressive have even worse rape rates. Reading comprehension. It's a thing.

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