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Back about 2002-2004 a friend did me a favor and signed me up on a site called Russian Brides or something like that. I got emails pictures offers etc etc. Blatant stuff I was truly awed. I kept opting out or off the darn thing. Only took 3 years to finally get deleted from the site...Every time they started back up I told my wife. She thought it was funny. A couple years later he got me again with a Large Woman or some such site. Only took a year to get off that one. Those sites don't take no for an answer. I think I made him pay though. To be honest as a teenager I knew about the seedier side of the world. We used to go to the Block in Baltimore. Strip joints galore. I got to meet Blaze Starr(a stripper of note in the 50s-60s) when I was about 16 or 17. I fell in love ...or lust! Immediately
 

Jayhawkhuntclub

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My grandparents born between 1883 and 1896 thought the 70's were the end times. Nope just dope and hippies ;)
A forest fire often starts with a small spark, a match or perhaps a discarded cigarette; then it grows. If you can't see how society has devolved from the 60s...well I don't know what to tell you.
Now I will agree that there has always been evil; there has always been rebels (I used to be one myself). But what we are seeing today (and I'm not just talking about porn) is a designed collapse of society. Seems like things started the steep roll down hill when they took prayer and Bibles out of the schools in the 1960s. That snowball has some serious momentum at this point.
 

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Back about 2002-2004 a friend did me a favor and signed me up on a site called Russian Brides or something like that. I got emails pictures offers etc etc. Blatant stuff I was truly awed. I kept opting out or off the darn thing. Only took 3 years to finally get deleted from the site...Every time they started back up I told my wife. She thought it was funny. A couple years later he got me again with a Large Woman or some such site. Only took a year to get off that one. Those sites don't take no for an answer. I think I made him pay though. To be honest as a teenager I knew about the seedier side of the world. We used to go to the Block in Baltimore. Strip joints galore. I got to meet Blaze Starr(a stripper of note in the 50s-60s) when I was about 16 or 17. I fell in love ...or lust! Immediately
The Two O'clock Club Baltimore; I fell in Love in every Joint :)
 

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But what we are seeing today (and I'm not just talking about porn) is a designed collapse of society.

All of the 'social ills' in America today can be traced back to the late 1960's. They were called social experiments and most failed. It wasn't by design anything.
That's just the way it worked out. We think things are bad because we have 24 hour news 7 days a week and of course the Internet.

Those so called 'good old days' is a myth.

What is by design is to make White the new minority. They've done it in Europe and White in America is now a minority. Many reasons why it's being done. If you are under 60 you will most likely see the full effects of it in your lifetime. The clever operatives behind the scenes that pull the strings want a civil war to keep the focus off of them, the economic disparity in America is grotesque.

Sadly we can't even get 3 people in the same room to agree on anything.
 

Ira7

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I knew it was out there, but never realized how accessible it was for children since it does not require payment. I wonder what the business model of the owner of these sites use to justify whatever it costs to produce this material. I assume that these sites are operated for financial gain.
There are enough nuts out there who pay extra for the “premium” content.
 
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Back about 2002-2004 a friend did me a favor and signed me up on a site called Russian Brides or something like that. I got emails pictures offers etc etc. Blatant stuff I was truly awed. I kept opting out or off the darn thing. Only took 3 years to finally get deleted from the site...Every time they started back up I told my wife. She thought it was funny. A couple years later he got me again with a Large Woman or some such site. Only took a year to get off that one. Those sites don't take no for an answer. I think I made him pay though. To be honest as a teenager I knew about the seedier side of the world. We used to go to the Block in Baltimore. Strip joints galore. I got to meet Blaze Starr(a stripper of note in the 50s-60s) when I was about 16 or 17. I fell in love ...or lust! Immediately
The Block is still there just a little bit 'quieter' than years ago. 2 O'Clock club and Gayety.
 

Diabloman

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Back in my youth cowboys were/are my Hero's. I never heard any cowboy use a cuss word! Good Heck was as "strong" as it got! fwiw
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JackBull

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Simply catching up with the rest of the world in my eyes. When I was over seas in 1983 or so, in Europe they had bill boards on the highway with topless women advertising under ware, because that is all they had on. You would never see that here, or at least haven't yet. Every time we pulled into port our XO would have a little meeting with the crew telling us where we could go, where we should go, and also where NOT to go, which of course was where we headed. He then explained that regardless of what we had been told, the beaches were all not nude, just topless. He was right. My point is the world has gotten much smaller as the years have gone by, and other countries have been free spirited shall we say? Not a bad thing, just different, and different doesn't mean wrong. You still try and raise your children to have respect for people, do the right thing, be honest and so on.
The circumstances are a little different, but things are different in different places and change as time goes on. I raised two kids with the question of "parental controls" with the internet. My wife and I discussed it and decided if they are not at home looking at stuff, they will be at a friends house or somewhere else. We can not stop them from looking nor can we protect them outside our house from what is on the internet. We can tech them and try and instill our values in them and monitor best that we can. We explained all of this to our kids when the time was right and always had their passwords so we could monitor what they were doing.
Some say snooping, some say violation of their privacy. I say my kids, my way. This is how we chose to do it. Others have there ideas, fine, raise your child your way. I'm raising mine the best that I can with the times being what they are.
It is not easy in todays world and I do believe we are having to deal with a lot of things our parents could never even for see.
Don't get me wrong, I am not promoting it, I agree with you. But without being able to control it, all I can see to do, is prepare my kids best that I can.
Not catching up, sliding down.

Ephesians 6:4 "Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord."
 

Joe Chartreuse

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I think this was the clue, pornhub. And just so you know the kids are smoking dope at 12 and by 15 know how to kill somebody a 100 different ways.
Your grandskids might even be plotting how to get you into the home so they can steal your house and sell it.
Unfortunately, I cannot disagree with any of this. It's Why am here. Up until around 7 years ago I was confident that my hand-to-hand skills and experience, along with a hand weapon or two ( non-firearm) could handle almost any situation- and they did. However, people ( around 35 and under, but mostly 25 and under) seem to have gone animalistic. There is no line they will not cross. I had to drag out older firearms and bought a couple of new ones) to feel at least close to the same level of confidence. Sickening.
 

KIR

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For those who think that porn and associated ills of society have never heard of vintage porn? Matthew Brady was more into historical photography, but I wonder about the guy who bought an early camera and turned it around to a different direction. So called classical entities were done in various types of artwork long before that. Paintings, statues, drawings have been around for thousands of years.
First experiences for older guys here on the forum possibly started with pin-ups. Terry Moore in a mink bikini getting off a plane in Korea, girly magazines with pics of Betty Page, calendars with pics of Marilyn Monroe. The list goes on and on...
 

eveled

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Its a lot easier to look it on your phone than it was on a stereocope. Or a stanhope viewer.
 

Hvymax

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Unfortunately, I cannot disagree with any of this. It's Why am here. Up until around 7 years ago I was confident that my hand-to-hand skills and experience, along with a hand weapon or two ( non-firearm) could handle almost any situation- and they did. However, people ( around 35 and under, but mostly 25 and under) seem to have gone animalistic. There is no line they will not cross. I had to drag out older firearms and bought a couple of new ones) to feel at least close to the same level of confidence. Sickening.
Started teaching my kids how to maim and kill in Kindergarten.
 

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