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550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

Janet Jacksons nipple slip has now gone to the supreme court in the US.

CBS is being fined 550.000 dollars for showing one of her breasts for a whopping nine sixteenths of a second during the Super Bowl back in the year 2004.........

Why is the violence and the use of vulgar words in americas tv and radio ok, but the slip of a nipple will sent you to court??

I think some of the music videos popular in the US have ten times more "nudity and striptease" in them then the entire Super Bowl ever did.

Stupidity has just reached a new level.


http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/18/us...iref=allsearch
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Old 19.04.2012, 16:20
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

Why? Because it's a horrible nipple
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Old 19.04.2012, 16:26
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

If you consider how many times it was repeated to make sure all the prudes could verify exactly how depraved everyone else is, it was quite a lot more than 9/16 of a second.
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Old 19.04.2012, 16:27
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

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Why is the violence and the use of vulgar words in americas tv and radio ok, but the slip of a nipple will sent you to court??

I think you need to read the American responses on the Naked Sauna thread to understand that.
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Old 19.04.2012, 16:30
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

Did you know that Hollywood makes over 11'000 porn movies each year? Pretty amazing that anyone could still be bothered to watch the same in and out routine that creates such a demand, especially with all the free sites.

The point of that fact was to agree with the OP; yes, certain Americans do seem to confuse a single bare breast with vulgarity. Personally speaking, I find that any servicemen posing with dead bodies to be vulgar, offensive and distasteful, but then they're not famous enough to warrant the domestic press coverage.
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

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CBS is being fined 550.000
is that all? 550 is a slap on the wrist... or do you mean 550,000.00??
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

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is that all? 550 is a slap on the wrist... or do you mean 550,000.00??
Considering the event, I am sure even 550,000.00 isn't going to bother anybody at CBS, they probably spent more on their legal fees..
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is that all? 550 is a slap on the wrist... or do you mean 550,000.00??
Using the comma or a dot depends on where in the world you are.

My meaning was ofcourse five hundred and fifty thousand dolllars.
Or as its written in my country 550.000 dollars
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

Blimey - wondering how much Judy (as Richard and Judy UK TV) could have sued for for her dress malfunction! Instead she just laughed it off
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

Fine for 1 nipple = USD 550,000
Annual spend my americans on pornography USD 13,100,000,000
Annual spend on foreign aid by the americans government USD 13,100,000,000

Is that hypocritical? Or ironic?
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Using the comma or a dot depends on where in the world you are.

My meaning was ofcourse five hundred and fifty thousand dolllars.
Or as its written in my country 550.000 dollars
If you were using German Spanish Italian etc, that would be correct, but since the entire sentence was in English and the English way of writing numbers is with a , that was incorrect regardless of country. Just saying is all...
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

It says quite a bit about the seriousness of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

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Fine for 1 nipple = USD 550,000
Annual spend my americans on pornography USD 13,100,000,000
Annual spend on foreign aid by the americans government USD 13,100,000,000

Is that hypocritical? Or ironic?
So, let me try and sum this up for the viewers. If they just paid the US service folk to whack off at home with their domestic subsidized porn then the world would be a more peaceful and richer place? You should be running for president dodgyken.
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

Fully agree with OP.

How can all that violence (whether in movies, tv games or even news broadcasts) be acceptable but not a nipple. I mean, seriously. Of course I never though the ultraconservative and ultra-Christian anti Gay anti-everything Santorum would get this far, yet he did.

I'd rather have my kid be "exposed" to some nipples than to violence.
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Old 19.04.2012, 17:30
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

So if my avatar turns around, how much you think EF will get as a fine?
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

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So if my avatar turns around, how much you think EF will get as a fine?
Dunno Nil, give it a try and we will find out, I will pay part of your fine too.
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Dunno Nil, give it a try and we will find out, once I have finished spanking the monkeyI will pay part of your fine too.
Slammer has his post corrected
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Slammer don't spank the monkey, Slammer throttles the python
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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

This thread can use some clarity.

The FCC, which is like a policing organization, fined CBS for Janet's wardrobe malfunction. There was a history of warnings to broadcasters, CBS being one of them. The Broadcasters seemingly taunted the FCC. The FCC fined them.

CBS took FCC to court and won. They are now taking it up to the next level, the Supreme Court.

By the way, CBS is an American company, and so is Janet Jackson. It's quite ridiculous to blow this up as an American thing.... you self-righteous (fill in the blank here).

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Stupidity has just reached a new level.
Perhaps stupidity has reached a new level here too.

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Re: 550.000 Dollars for 9/16 of a second.

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Perhaps stupidity has reached a new level here too.

Care to explain what you mean exactly with that?

Which of my comments do you feel are incorrect?
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