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June 18, 2011, 01:14:32 AM
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Basically any large site has to implement btc and things will skyrocket.
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June 18, 2011, 01:32:22 AM
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As far as I know all the big poker sites were just recently raided and taken down by the US gov. There is actually a lot of potential here if someone can start a legitimate poker client that will only accept bit coin.

i agree, from a  long time online poker player here.

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June 18, 2011, 02:20:30 AM
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Basically any large site has to implement btc and things will skyrocket.

Yeah, but it is a catch-22. No big site is going to jump on Bitcoins until it is proven and more widely accepted, but it won't become a proven currency until its usage is widespread. That's where online casinos and porn sites can help.
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June 18, 2011, 03:22:45 AM
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Hmmm, lets see the "big three" of organized crime are: drugs, prostitution, and gambling

In the on line world I suppose we have to add child porn to that.

Somehow I don't think that ANY of those "opportunities" will encourage most of us to support BitCoin!



Actually I support drugs, prostitution, and gambling as activities that should be legal.

Child porn - no way.



To be honest, as long as no one gets harmed, i'm all for kiddie porn among other things (i've heard of a few cases where kids played with sexual stuff, both among themselves and with people of age, and they were ok; but then they got severely traumatized when misguided religious people, politicians, TV presenters etc got involved and managed to convince them that somthing they enjoyed was actually supposed to be a hideous event and they were supposed to be scarred for life etc. Not saying it is never bad, just that it isn't necessarily bad in 100% of the cases)

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June 18, 2011, 06:08:00 AM
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Allow me to refine my statements:

I actually support drugs, prostitution, gambling, and porn as activities that should be legal - for ADULTS.

Child porn should not be legal for anybody, even children, to produce or possess.


I think the BDSM crowd have analyzed it correctly - "Safe, Sane and CONSENSUAL"  Grin

With a reasonable imagination that covers a whole lot - far more than MY limits even for a fantasy.  Shocked

The essential problem with child porn is that the activity CANNOT be consensual!

Likewise "human trafficking" for prostitution, things like the US Govt handing out cigarettes to kids in the third world (seen that first hand!)  fails the test.

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June 18, 2011, 06:11:51 AM
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To be honest, as long as no one gets harmed, i'm all for kiddie porn among other things (i've heard of a few cases where kids played with sexual stuff, both among themselves and with people of age, and they were ok; but then they got severely traumatized when misguided religious people, politicians, TV presenters etc got involved and managed to convince them that somthing they enjoyed was actually supposed to be a hideous event and they were supposed to be scarred for life etc. Not saying it is never bad, just that it isn't necessarily bad in 100% of the cases)

Anyone who has raised kids (I raised 4) knows that the kids will experiment with all kind of "sexual" things.  Shocked

The problem is when some ADULT gets involved and turns it into more than experimentation or play!

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June 18, 2011, 05:39:36 PM
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To be honest, as long as no one gets harmed, i'm all for kiddie porn among other things (i've heard of a few cases where kids played with sexual stuff, both among themselves and with people of age, and they were ok; but then they got severely traumatized when misguided religious people, politicians, TV presenters etc got involved and managed to convince them that somthing they enjoyed was actually supposed to be a hideous event and they were supposed to be scarred for life etc. Not saying it is never bad, just that it isn't necessarily bad in 100% of the cases)

Anyone who has raised kids (I raised 4) knows that the kids will experiment with all kind of "sexual" things.  Shocked

The problem is when some ADULT gets involved and turns it into more than experimentation or play!
And Most kids aren't making porn videos. Kiddie porn shouldn't be allowed period.

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June 18, 2011, 06:28:52 PM
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To be honest, as long as no one gets harmed, i'm all for kiddie porn among other things (i've heard of a few cases where kids played with sexual stuff, both among themselves and with people of age, and they were ok; but then they got severely traumatized when misguided religious people, politicians, TV presenters etc got involved and managed to convince them that somthing they enjoyed was actually supposed to be a hideous event and they were supposed to be scarred for life etc. Not saying it is never bad, just that it isn't necessarily bad in 100% of the cases)

Anyone who has raised kids (I raised 4) knows that the kids will experiment with all kind of "sexual" things.  Shocked

The problem is when some ADULT gets involved and turns it into more than experimentation or play!

I wouldn't expect it to be so black & white; say for example, two kids that happen to have been born in the same day one year apart, one  is 17 and the other 16, they're dating, going all the way, sexting each other etc; then the older one turns 18, how can you explain the exact same things suddenly turning from happy fun to rape for a period of one year, and then just as suddenly once again become just fine?


ps: if you believe in another age limit to be considered "ADULT", just skip a few years ahead or behind in my example

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June 18, 2011, 06:46:01 PM
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To be honest, as long as no one gets harmed, i'm all for kiddie porn among other things (i've heard of a few cases where kids played with sexual stuff, both among themselves and with people of age, and they were ok; but then they got severely traumatized when misguided religious people, politicians, TV presenters etc got involved and managed to convince them that somthing they enjoyed was actually supposed to be a hideous event and they were supposed to be scarred for life etc. Not saying it is never bad, just that it isn't necessarily bad in 100% of the cases)

Anyone who has raised kids (I raised 4) knows that the kids will experiment with all kind of "sexual" things.  Shocked

The problem is when some ADULT gets involved and turns it into more than experimentation or play!

I wouldn't expect it to be so black & white; say for example, two kids that happen to have been born in the same day one year apart, one  is 17 and the other 16, they're dating, going all the way, sexting each other etc; then the older one turns 18, how can you explain the exact same things suddenly turning from happy fun to rape for a period of one year, and then just as suddenly once again become just fine?


ps: if you believe in another age limit to be considered "ADULT", just skip a few years ahead or behind in my example
Man, That's where it gets complicated. My main thing is under a certain age, when there isn't a clue on whats right or wrong,thats when its definantly f***ed up.But 16-17-18 year olds, they know what kind of risk there taking. It happens to often with those age groups, that not seeing it would make me thing the world just ended.

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June 18, 2011, 07:07:35 PM
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gambling used to be big business in second life before it got banned there. well, it can't be banned for bitcoins Tongue
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June 18, 2011, 07:15:11 PM
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Heres some of the links that were removed from the wiki.

if i am missing any please let me know. I'll use your referral link, if they have one.


includes
gambling
porn (18+ no cp)
drugs.

direct links to all bitcoin controversial sites.
http://opticbit.com/active/Controversial.html


some of the sites have referral links please use to get those links.
http://opticbit.com/active/bitcoin.html

or the porn ref links
http://freewayflash.com/pictures/bitcoin-anonymous-porn-paym.html

Set up the same thing..
http://bit.ly/btcrefs
Get more bitcoins.
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June 18, 2011, 07:27:14 PM
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I wonder how traumatized kids would be if after they drunk some hot cocoa someone came up to them and "enlightened" them that being offered and then drinking hot cocoa was an evil thing to happen with them, and then sent them to mental professionals to help them deal with the horrible taint of having drunk hot cocoa.

I seriously doubt that if when i was a kid someone made me feel really good i would have been scarred for life; sure if i had been hurt or severely humiliated it would've been bad, but anything if done nastily can be bad, kids can get traumatized with anything from potty training to riding the merry-go-round to fishing to eating pork to going to the doctor etc. IMO if society dealt with sexual stuff more healthy there would be way less kids getting traumatized with sexual stuff.


Seems that in many cases what traumatizes kids is the cultural aspects and not the sex itself (again, i'm not saying that it is never bad)

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June 18, 2011, 08:36:09 PM
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I wonder how traumatized kids would be if after they drunk some hot cocoa someone came up to them and "enlightened" them that being offered and then drinking hot cocoa was an evil thing to happen with them, and then sent them to mental professionals to help them deal with the horrible taint of having drunk hot cocoa.

Tiago, You're making very intelligent, rational arguments, and you have some good points, but you're making yourself look like a pedophile. For your own sake, stop digging.

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June 18, 2011, 08:43:13 PM
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Honestly, I doubt any commercial gambling site will sign on for awhile. Perhaps one run by the same kind of idealism that fuels BitCoin, but I cant imagine most businesses not feeding off the Bitcoin ecosystem who will accept its volatility.
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June 18, 2011, 08:59:06 PM
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Hmmm, lets see the "big three" of organized crime are: drugs, prostitution, and gambling

In the on line world I suppose we have to add child porn to that.

Somehow I don't think that ANY of those "opportunities" will encourage most of us to support BitCoin!

You forgot large bribes for changing laws, and Bitcoin will be very attractive to politicians for that reason.

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June 18, 2011, 09:23:51 PM
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Hmmm, lets see the "big three" of organized crime are: drugs, prostitution, and gambling

In the on line world I suppose we have to add child porn to that.

Somehow I don't think that ANY of those "opportunities" will encourage most of us to support BitCoin!


All of those things happen already with other currencies, but in many places prostitution, gambling and at least some drugs are legal. You just have to put a server in any of those places and problem solved.

If only a site like amazon would take bitcoins, the market would explode.
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June 18, 2011, 09:31:05 PM
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Hmmm, lets see the "big three" of organized crime are: drugs, prostitution, and gambling

In the on line world I suppose we have to add child porn to that.

Somehow I don't think that ANY of those "opportunities" will encourage most of us to support BitCoin!


All of those things happen already with other currencies, but in many places prostitution, gambling and at least some drugs are legal. You just have to put a server in any of those places and problem solved.

If only a site like amazon would take bitcoins, the market would explode.

This and this again. Wouldn't a dedicated BTC e-Bay or Amazon, attract far more people and raise exchange rates higher, than a BTC gambling facilitator?  How about MMOs where in game transactions and micropayments take place in BTC ?

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June 18, 2011, 09:31:27 PM
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Hmmm... I actually have the source code to what used to be a commercial poker site and it's client.   Would be interesting to set it up, but I am sure the servers at least would need to be located outside of the US.

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June 18, 2011, 09:38:25 PM
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Hmmm... I actually have the source code to what used to be a commercial poker site and it's client.   Would be interesting to set it up, but I am sure the servers at least would need to be located outside of the US.


You think the US would shut down a gambling site that only uses BTC? It's fiat, why would they care?
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June 18, 2011, 09:40:28 PM
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If only a site like amazon would take bitcoins, the market would explode.

I very much doubt this. I mean - why?

The appeal of Bitcoin is the anonymous, quasi-secure nature of the thing. Why do you need that for Amazon.com? That the government may be interested in your picking up 'Python in a Nutshell' or the Dark Knight on BlueRay?

Why not use your U.S. dollars and their stable prices, versus holding funds in a fairly unstable currency?

Bitcoin will take off when it can do something the Dollar/Euro/Pound can't more easily and conveniently.
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