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Porn giant is latest to place a ban on N.C. in protest of an anti-LGBT law

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XHamster.com, a porn website that, as of Monday, is one of the world’s 100 most visited websites according to data from Alexa, is refusing to serve anyone using a computer in North Carolina. Since 12:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday, the website has appeared as a black screen for anyone with a North Carolina IP address.

**** just got real in North Carolina. They done whacked the state's virtual pee pee. But that's OK. I am sure that those paragons of morality and virtue aren't going to notice that one bit. Right? LOL.

Article is here.
 

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Interesting. Unsure what impact it will have, I do not see many letters to NC Legislators and the Governor saying "you caused me to lose access to porn," but interesting.
 

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Yeah, I saw this earlier. Part of me thinks they're just dicking around (pun intended).

All of me thinks, "Yeah, that'll show 'em." :roll:
 

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**** just got real in North Carolina. They done whacked the state's virtual pee pee. But that's OK. I am sure that those paragons of morality and virtue aren't going to notice that one bit. Right? LOL.

Article is here.

why do people act as if every person in NC is a puritan?... seems like an extremely silly assumption.


in any event, i'm quite the folks in NC are totally without porn now, beings that xhamster is the only porn site on the internet.
 

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What will North Carolina do without their gay porn?
 

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Its not blocked....no wait....:unsure13:
 

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It's an interesting social experiment as what is happening to nc could be considered tantamount to economic sanctions. If nc stands resolute, could its citizens argue for the practicality of economic sanctions against rogue nations? Just a thought.
 

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It's an interesting social experiment as what is happening to nc could be considered tantamount to economic sanctions. If nc stands resolute, could its citizens argue for the practicality of economic sanctions against rogue nations? Just a thought.

Reminds me of how democrats want to get business and big money out of politics.. err... wait.. apparently they are gleeful when business and money are involved - on their side.
 

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Reminds me of how democrats want to get business and big money out of politics.. err... wait.. apparently they are gleeful when business and money are involved - on their side.
I think Democrats want big businesses out of the government and elections, not the realm of politics itself.
 
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Deutsche Bank has frozen their development plans for NC.... Money is talking.
 

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This is the dumbest move yet. People will still have their porn, but Xhamster will be without their visits.
 

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Reminds me of how democrats want to get business and big money out of politics.. err... wait.. apparently they are gleeful when business and money are involved - on their side.

If you were trying for non sequitur of the week award, congratulations.
 

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NC might as well give up the bathroom regulations.... obviously people outside of NC are really really really interested in the States policy of regulating bathroom usage, so they should probably give it up and allow these people to go back to forgetting NC exists.
 

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Wait a minute, isn't that what the same folks who passed the law have been wanting since there was internet porn? They'd have been better off giving free gay porn to anyone with a NC IP.
 

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People "sanction" a US state over a bathroom law... yet see no problem trading or buying oil from the Middle East or products from China who commit actual human rights violations. Hypocrisy is a funny thing sometimes.
 

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why do people act as if every person in NC is a puritan?... seems like an extremely silly assumption.


in any event, i'm quite the folks in NC are totally without porn now, beings that xhamster is the only porn site on the internet.

Well if MindGeek (owners of Pornhub and subsidiaries) gets on board then porn might be hard get a hold of since xhamster and MindGeek pretty much have a monopoly of internet porn traffic.
 

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Well if MindGeek (owners of Pornhub and subsidiaries) gets on board then porn might be hard get a hold of since xhamster and MindGeek pretty much have a monopoly of internet porn traffic.

Yeah, except they don't. The usenet, torrents, ftp and about a metric ton of independent amateur sites.

The plus side, a lot of dudes in NC will be receiving far less spam.

EDIT: not to mention, this sounds like a brilliant business opportunity.
 

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Out of politics would be fine with me.

I kinda doubt that.. but ok.

it's not a personal dig, btw.. it's just me understanding that people appreciate the influence and resources business interests offer..... but only when it's beneficial to their political agenda, never when it runs contrary.
 

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Well if MindGeek (owners of Pornhub and subsidiaries) gets on board then porn might be hard get a hold of since xhamster and MindGeek pretty much have a monopoly of internet porn traffic.

no, it wouldn't be hard to get a hold of porn at all....very few thing are as easy as finding free porn on the internet.

they have a lot of traffic because they offer a lot of free porn and it's popular... but if they weren't' accessible, folks will just go to one of the other gazillion porn sites.

personally i think Xhamster is being stupid.... they are giving market share away, and they are " punishing" those they pretend to champion just as much as those whom they oppose.... no doubt pornhub, and other sites, has seen an increase of traffic from NC.
at the end of the day, Xhamster is only hurting themselves....no one else.
 
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