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RFKJrNews Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 10:09 AM
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51. Defining the new normal
Maybe I'm just too normal for primetime, because the notion of getting it on with a teenager just doesn't appeal to me. But...

...is it any wonder that so many grownups have these thoughts/urges when everything in our culture is geared to sexualize youth?

When you're constantly bombarded with images of 14 year-old rock stars dancing around in their underwear, wouldn't you begin to think this is the new normal?

Ever check out the female teen apparel section of your local department store? Even the children's section? Skimpy halter tops and miniskirts being marketed to 6 year olds? What other motivation could there possibly be for encouraging kids to dress this way?
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  -Chris Hanson on MSNBC's Catch a Predator comes clean tonight... Dawggie  Jan-05-08 03:12 AM   #0 
  - Well the guy who showed up butt naked was not trying to say no  MalloyLiberal   Jan-05-08 03:12 AM   #1 
  - He was just there to "mentor" a confused kid  NNN0LHI   Jan-05-08 10:33 AM   #56 
  - Please!  meowomon   Jan-05-08 03:19 AM   #2 
  - Good picture...  Naturyl   Jan-05-08 03:23 AM   # 
     - Ummmmm.... That's Kafka.  Dawggie   Jan-05-08 03:42 AM   #8 
        - He's talking about meowomon's sig with Bundy's picture next to Bush's.  Drunken Irishman   Jan-05-08 03:44 AM   #11 
           - Sorry to hijack  Zenzic   Jan-05-08 03:51 AM   #14 
           - No prob, I stole it off a great website for people like us.  Drunken Irishman   Jan-05-08 03:57 AM   #19 
              - Can't seem to get on the website  Zenzic   Jan-05-08 04:35 AM   #25 
           - Doh! For some reasom, my browser (firefox) doesn't pick up that pic. n/t  Dawggie   Jan-05-08 04:01 AM   #20 
  - Yes, let's defend perverts and pedophiles by all means.  MrSlayer   Jan-05-08 03:19 AM   #3 
  - absolutely - murder is totally cool!!  harmonicon   Jan-05-08 03:23 AM   #5 
  - Ostensibly, murder is worse than attempted internet solicitation of a minor.  varkam   Jan-05-08 03:47 AM   #12 
  - which is worse has nothing to do with it  harmonicon   Jan-05-08 11:39 AM   #62 
  - Yes, I realize this line of thinking is unpopular here.  MrSlayer   Jan-05-08 04:47 AM   #26 
  - No, they're not unpopular, they're psychopathic.  Bluebear   Jan-05-08 08:01 AM   #38 
  - I didn't know murderous vigilantism was part of the party platform.  High Plains   Jan-05-08 11:47 AM   #66 
  - Good Boy!  Forrest Greene   Jan-05-08 11:51 AM   #69 
  - I would classify it as Protecting our Children....  liberalnurse   Jan-05-08 05:31 AM   #28 
     - A small portion of them are violent  NoBorders   Jan-05-08 01:31 PM   #83 
        - Exactly.  varkam   Jan-05-08 09:14 PM   #91 
           - Thank You  NoBorders   Jan-06-08 09:26 PM   #92 
  - Yikes  RFKin2008   Jan-05-08 09:59 AM   #49 
     - Yes we should never capture criminal because it could capturing them could traumatize a child.....  Marrah_G   Jan-05-08 12:34 PM   #77 
  - The show is stupid and self-righteous.  Naturyl   Jan-05-08 03:20 AM   #4 
  - It's....  Hannah Bell   Jan-05-08 04:03 AM   #21 
  - I agree, that's pretty much it  Naturyl   Jan-05-08 08:07 AM   #40 
  - well . . then change channels and go back to your American Idol  DrDan   Jan-05-08 05:37 AM   #31 
  - You talking to me?  Naturyl   Jan-05-08 06:19 AM   #32 
     - I certainly was . . .  DrDan   Jan-05-08 07:27 AM   #34 
        - Okay, fair enough  Naturyl   Jan-05-08 08:00 AM   #37 
           - well thank you! That is so refreshing.  DrDan   Jan-05-08 11:21 AM   #60 
  - (voyeur TV.. a peep show for the masses). . . . . .n/t  annabanana   Jan-05-08 10:19 AM   #53 
  - So you're saying it's ok for a 35 year old to have a 14 year old girl be the woman of his dreams?  Drunken Irishman   Jan-05-08 03:24 AM   #6 
  - What I'm saying is that possibly no 14 year old would have tempted the  Dawggie   Jan-05-08 03:38 AM   #7 
     - But you don't know if they would have or not.  Drunken Irishman   Jan-05-08 03:43 AM   #10 
     - "They would have or not" is a thought crime.  Dawggie   Jan-05-08 03:51 AM   #15 
        - there's your mistake right there  eShirl   Jan-05-08 03:55 AM   #16 
        - "I come over." How can you truly know the intent? n/t  Dawggie   Jan-05-08 04:04 AM   #22 
        - Exactly...  Dorian Gray   Jan-05-08 09:00 AM   #46 
        - But there is intent.  Drunken Irishman   Jan-05-08 03:55 AM   #17 
        - How in the hell can you know the intent?  Dawggie   Jan-05-08 04:07 AM   #23 
        - Of course you can.  Drunken Irishman   Jan-05-08 04:12 AM   #24 
        - I'm thinking you've never watched this show.  riverdeep   Jan-05-08 07:49 AM   #35 
        - You can tell the intent  Dorian Gray   Jan-05-08 09:02 AM   #47 
        - Oh bullshit.... if any of them were concerned for the child they would be talking to her parents  Marrah_G   Jan-05-08 12:39 PM   #79 
        - Defining the new normal  RFKin2008   Jan-05-08 10:09 AM   #51 
        - these go beyond "thought" crimes  DrDan   Jan-05-08 05:34 AM   #29 
        - that's probably why only about half of them are prosecuted  miles 2 go   Jan-05-08 10:07 AM   #50 
        - Actually, before you ever left your house you committed a crime.  demgurl   Jan-05-08 12:21 PM   #74 
     - well . . . it is only entrapment of the person was otherwise unwilling  DrDan   Jan-05-08 05:25 AM   #27 
     - They didn't consumate it because THIS time it was a sting  Marrah_G   Jan-05-08 12:37 PM   #78 
  - I don't understand what the decoy has to do with anything...  varkam   Jan-05-08 03:42 AM   #9 
  - I always figured the decoy was an adult anyway  Naturyl   Jan-05-08 03:50 AM   #13 
  - they have always showed the decoys and the people corresponding  book_worm   Jan-05-08 10:37 AM   #57 
  - Thinking within the realms of Juris Prudence...  Dawggie   Jan-05-08 03:57 AM   #18 
  - Nonsense  H2O Man   Jan-05-08 06:24 AM   #33 
  - If you buy a bag of sugar from a cop who tells you it is cocaine, was a crime committed?  Ravy   Jan-05-08 12:48 PM   #81 
     - Yes, the cop has conspired to sell or sold a look a like substance and should be arrested. lol  Wizard777   Jan-05-08 03:29 PM   #87 
     - Sure: attempted purchase of a controlled substance.  varkam   Jan-05-08 09:00 PM   #89 
  - uh . . . they have stated the age of the young child on each show  DrDan   Jan-05-08 05:35 AM   #30 
  - I've only watched the show a couple of times, and I knew the decoys were at least 18.  myrna minx   Jan-05-08 07:58 AM   #36 
  - This show serves a purpose.  riverdeep   Jan-05-08 08:06 AM   #39 
  - I agree the show does have some use as a deterrent  Naturyl   Jan-05-08 08:10 AM   #41 
  - Rule One In Online Meetings: In A Public Place  KharmaTrain   Jan-05-08 08:12 AM   #42 
  - i hate this fucking show.....  spanone   Jan-05-08 08:29 AM   #43 
  - This is really weak.  Little Star   Jan-05-08 08:34 AM   #44 
  - How many of those men  Dorian Gray   Jan-05-08 08:54 AM   #45 
  - I can't watch that show. Leaves me feeling ill. nt  JerseygirlCT   Jan-05-08 09:03 AM   #48 
  - i hate this show. something to be looked at, 18 yr old posed as 14  seabeyond   Jan-05-08 10:16 AM   #52 
  - guys seek out kids on the net in kids only rooms- yet you think they know she's an adult?  bettyellen   Jan-05-08 10:28 AM   #54 
     - you skipped over so much of what i say to tell me this is what i say  seabeyond   Jan-05-08 10:49 AM   #58 
        - "tempting the men" was the clearest part, so u think it's a fluke they go to kid's chat room  bettyellen   Jan-05-08 12:56 PM   #82 
  - I'm surprised there are some on DU who support these perverts  book_worm   Jan-05-08 10:32 AM   #55 
  - i think there is a difference from support, and seeing that possibly there  seabeyond   Jan-05-08 10:51 AM   #59 
  - Her true age doesn't matter; What matters is the age he thought she was nt  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jan-05-08 11:25 AM   #61 
  - Minors are not used by authorities to catch criminals. It's SOP.  WinkyDink   Jan-05-08 11:39 AM   #63 
  - Actually they are. They are used in Cigarette and alcohol stings.  Wizard777   Jan-05-08 11:55 AM   #71 
  - There is a reason the police don't instigate these type of stings.  Beelzebud   Jan-05-08 11:42 AM   #64 
  - Are you sure about that?  JBoy   Jan-05-08 11:47 AM   #65 
  - Positive. If police set them up they're clear-cut entrapment cases.  Beelzebud   Jan-05-08 11:48 AM   #67 
     - I don't see what's different about this type of operation  JBoy   Jan-05-08 11:55 AM   #70 
     - Because those don't take a couple of weeks to set up.  Beelzebud   Jan-05-08 12:00 PM   #73 
     - I'm not even sure Entrapment still exists. It used to be that if a cop tried to sell someone drugs.  Wizard777   Jan-05-08 03:21 PM   #86 
  - It isn't entrapment.  Marrah_G   Jan-05-08 12:42 PM   #80 
  - Police *do* engage in these types of operations indepdendent of the media.  varkam   Jan-05-08 09:10 PM   #90 
  - I Question The Motives Of This Program n/t  Forrest Greene   Jan-05-08 11:49 AM   #68 
  - It's Too Bad The Entrappers  Forrest Greene   Jan-05-08 11:59 AM   #72 
  - The producers of this show don't give a shit about kids or pedophiles, by the way.  Heidi   Jan-05-08 12:27 PM   #75 
  - If you are an adult going to a teenagers house to meet them alone...  Marrah_G   Jan-05-08 12:32 PM   #76 
  - I feel the same about this as I do about the possibility of cheating  demgurl   Jan-05-08 01:51 PM   #84 
  - I've watched that several times, and the decoy the use is always at least 18. They have to be by  Dave From Canada   Jan-05-08 02:28 PM   #85 
  - A+ for your performance on this entire thread.  nick303   Jan-05-08 04:18 PM   #88 
 

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