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Egypt state prosecutor issues order to ban Internet pornography

By Shawn Knight
Nov 8, 2012
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  1. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    It's bound to happen, total control requires an ignorant populace, one tool to that end is censorship (I suspect porn is just "collateral damage"! ;))
  2. "Religion is EVIL, and the sooner it is GONE, the better off the human race will be."

    So the buddhist monk meditating in his chi garden...is.....doing evil deeds? The person praying for a break in life whether something out there exists or not is hurting other people or something? In that case, hammers are EVIL.
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  3. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Maniac Posts: 481   +8

    Your comprehension is to blame for such a title. The point is that the existence of porn on the internet is NOT what should be stopped. If the industry allows for slavery then SLAVERY is what should be stopped. And you absolutely can have internet porn without managing the industry like ****
  4. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 633   +60

    So do they still allow porn on DVD?
  5. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Ok maybe im just too smart for my own good, but I have to ask this. How EXACTLY is porn ruining Egypt? Are there gangs of men running around jacking it for all to see? Maybe fleets of minivans with TV's in them displaying porn at schools? How exactly is something ppl tend to view in their own home, ruining Egypts morals. I would think given how strict the Muslim faith is, that they would rather have their men rubbing one out in the safty of their own home, then say out raping ppl. Im sorry I dont live over there. I dont have a clear picture of how porn effects Egypt. Still, yet another religion attempting to force their views on other ppl.
  6. In regard to someone saying about a buddhist monk in a chi garden, in reference to religion, I dont know if its just me but I dont think of buddhism as a religion more of a way of spirituality.

    Buddha is not, was not, never will be, a god. He was a human. Who awakened. Or so the teachings say.

    In regards to people going on about girls forced to do porn ? Are we talking about certain countries ? Or certain crazy people who force girls to do stuff. As far as I am aware, girls make money doing this work more so that prosititution, and pole dancing and stripping, so...

    You would have to stop all these other activities, the sex trade has been around since the dawn of time, it has just evolved and evolved to where supply and demand is. How can you take away porn from the internet but not from shelves of gas stations, and from the streets.

    You need to make the internet better, and let countries who want strange controls have them, and those who dont dont.

    I am more concerned about the parents these days who buy kids of 8 kindle fires, and android phones, and connect them up to the wifi, with no care for what their kids look at, or do, or click on. Who let their kids play games all freaking night instead of studying. Kids are constantly babysat by machines, and more and more turn into dumb a$$es, angry, greedy lil humans who have no respect.

    We need to be better role models. But we think so what, we have freedoms, do what we want. We have spent decades abolishing rules and ideas for freedoms we thought we wanted and needed, but frankly have left newer generations to trample over the crappy world we have left for them.

    Is it really all going to change for the better when Egypt ban porn. I think not.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,980   +1,487

    You would choose not to believe anything anyone has to say for an answer.
  8. Antyuno

    Antyuno TS Rookie Posts: 56

    Im for it and agree and believe it is possible. All that is sin and pollution for the mind and soul. This "modern" society is going backwards and more and more away from God and closer to Satan.

    May God be with us all, Amen.
  9. I recall seeing an article which said an enormous percentage of the web searches for porn come from Muslim countries. The author of the article opined, probably correctly, that women are so tightly controlled in their societies that the men tend to go crazy looking for outlets.
  10. I dont want to be the one to defend the porn industry, but in this case I have to say that I'm against such bans/laws on a simple principle. I strongly dislike self righteous *******s who think they have a right to determine how a whole society should behave according to what *they* think is the best solution for everyone, some sort of *greater good*.
    So you dont like porn and you think its the root of all evil in your country (or at least largest such issue that warrants immediate attention over everything else)? They teach that to your own children/circle, you can also try to convince others of your ideas by constructive arguments, but dont shove your believes down everyone else's throats.

    I for one think that this is merely an attempt on a part of this particular muslim group to gain exposure and validation/recognition/support base among the people by tackling a relatively neutral issue (nothing to do with politics/government policies, so not stepping on anyone's turf yet) that nevertheless will gather strong popular support/controversy in a country with a large religious base. If they really were concerned about degrading morality of their countrymen, they should have pushed for educational reform, promoted traditional values and customs of their country over the western influences (and not to offend anyone, when I say traditional I'm not talking about extremist/fanatical following of every possible obscure set 2000+ year old rules, but what is actually commonly practiced among the people).

    The right solution to porn is to convince the majority of people that it is not in their own best interests to obsess over it. Banning is never effective, but finding a better alternative or good reasons to avoid something is. Kinda like what happened to smocking - by showing that it is destructive over time and by limiting access to it of the younger population, maybe adding taxes/cost issue, but not banning smocking outright. If you do ban it, you get the same situation as we have not with drugs and the alcohol prohibition era in the past. Everyone will just keep on doing it in the shadows anyway. You know that many of the same religions people who publicly decry porn and support purity and morale, engage in the same behaviors when nobody is looking.


    Having said all that, I also do not see what the big deal is with porn (and forget egypt for a second, to them that like one of the last of their current problems and just a distraction from reality really). Yes there are some who's lives are ruined by it, but they are a minority and the same argument can be made about pretty much everything else. Fast food leads to weight issues, self consciousness and depression, Hollywood image of what a girl is supposed to be is destructive to young teens, even simple overuse of coffee leads to all sorts of health problems, hell, by sitting on this site I'm sacrificing some time out of my social life. Should we ban or attempt to control all of that because some people take it too far? This is what the real word is like, and its not what idealists (and religion) want it to be...
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,980   +1,487

    Teaching your kids goes deeper than talking to them. Kids need restrictions and currently there are no restrictions when allowing them to sit in front of an Internet computer. I'm not for banning Internet material but I am for segregating material for easier control of what your kids do see.
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  12. valentyn0

    valentyn0 TS Rookie

    Wise answer.
  13. LOL, they want to shut down porn in Egypt. That is like saying: we will shutdown the Internet. After all Internet consist in ~95% of porn.

    Ignorance is Strength
    Freedom is Slavery
    War is Peace

    Sounds familiar...???
  14. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    Sounds irrelevant...


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