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Well, yes, the US is amazingly conservative overall.  Probably has
something to do with the fact that we were founded by the folks who
got kicked out of Europe for being too uptight.  Apparently 400 years
isn't long enough to get over that.
    Still, AFAIK, prostitution is still illegal in most of Europe (the
Netherlands being an obvious exception).  So the lumping is still
weird.


On 3/5/08, taliesin the storyteller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> * Sai Emrys said on 2008-03-05 08:59:41 +0100
> > On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 4:44 AM, Lars Finsen <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> > > Den 4. mar. 2008 kl. 10.41 skreiv taliesin the storyteller:
> > > > It might be pretty but you couldn't have tried to find somewhere
> > > > less central? :)
> > >
> > > It's not the right place to go if you feel for a visit to a cinema,
> > > restaurant, brothel or other urban facilities /../
> >
> > /me blinks
> >
> > Are you serious or joking?
> >
> > I figure I'm liberal enough (living in the CA Bay Area one nearly has
> > to be), but "brothel" in the same breath as other generic urban
> > activities is a tad weird to me.
>
> Now, now, you're an USian. That automatically places you, even if you are
> a card-carrying pinko commie etc. etc. way right of any European. Or so
> the cliche goes.
>
> Besides, we in Europe have really taken that "Make love, not war" (hm!
> translation excerise!) to heart, (still) cutting violence out of movies
> and keeping the carnal pleasures in.
>
> Though: the southern and westerly parts of Norway are still the most
> puritan areas; or as one of my schoolteahers put it: "In that valley
> here it's all black, no fun and praise the lord, while in the
> neighboring valley over there it's pass the moonshine and don't vomit on
> the threesome in the bushes when you leave." Me, I'm genetically from an
> area that, according to oral history, never got christened properly. We
> did kill that souhern upstart Olav the Fat (we still call him that,
> even) when he made noises to become king though, in honorable battle
> even (burning his house down with him in it or axing him in the head
> from behind were the other traditional methods of dispatching bothersome
> fellows), and then the southerners had the gall to make him a warrior
> saint... Nothing's new in politics and war...
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olaf_II_of_Norway
>
>
> t.
>


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