US tax payback spent on porn

President Bush's economic stimulus plan, which involved sending out checks of up to $1,200 to every taxpayer, has provided a boom to the online porn industry, according to market research. Research by the Adult Internet Market Research Company (AIMRCo) has found that since the checks were sent out there has been an uncharacteristic increase in spending for online pornography sites.

According to Kirk Mishkin, head research consultant for AIMRCo, "Many of the sites we surveyed have reported 20-30 per cent growth in membership rates since mid-May when the checks were first sent out, and typically the summer is a slow period for this market." The checks were suppose to be used to provide a stimulus to the flagging US consumer sector but the research found many people were using them for a different kind of stimulation.

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Let's see, the "research" was done by a group called the Adult Internet Market Research Company.
Guess what this "research group" focuses on. That's right - the Adult Internet (that means pr0n folks!)
After an exhaustive internet search (at least 10 minutes) the ONLY reference to this group I found was for this "story."
For god's sake there isn't even a listing with their web address (www.AIMRCo.com - real impressive BTW).

I call BS on this.

Any increase in pr0n purchases is almost certainly directly resulting from increased GAS, FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT PRICES. Instead of taking a real girl out on a date and getting some, you lamers are staying home and WHACKIN!

(nunjabusiness said @ #28)
Any increase in pr0n purchases is almost certainly directly resulting from increased GAS, FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT PRICES. Instead of taking a real girl out on a date and getting some, you lamers are staying home and WHACKIN!

Indeed.

Anyways, why to paid for pron where there are plenty of free sites around here?.

I received 1800.00 none went to pr0n. Went into savings and paid for summer camp for the kids. Its boring but i can live with it.
People that spent good money on porn is why the housing market is the way it is, stupid people making stupid decisions.

This article means nothing. The retail industry is making a lot more now as well because of the stimulus checks. Ewww, porn is in the title so it must be titillating. Morons.

Or we're just seeing a migration of horny teenagers from their girlfriends rooms to their laptops during the summer session

Eh, those spending money on porn are the ones who probably need the tax rebate in the first place to reduce the maxed out credit cards. People need to accept personal responsibility before wondering on the state of our economy.

the public isn't the reason why the stimulus was in the first place. AGAIN, we(our govt) went to china with a bag and said, "please sir may I have more" like Oliver twist and then they sent out the money to the public.

Our country has borrowed more money from China that we can never pay it back. hope someone here knows chinese to teach us.

this should be renamed to "Bush Money Spent on Porn" it would be rather comical


... people still pay for porn .. just look on google for 'myfreepaysite'

So Gee Wuyah gives you $1,200 and you spend it at online sites for pr0n?

You people (using an americanism here) dumb?

Keep the money and get it on bittorrent or rapidshare for nada!

Yeah that's a good idea, stealing.

Do yourself a favor and look up "stealing" on the Internet. See if it's what they call a "crime" and if so what implications that has.

(C_Guy said @ #8.1)
Yeah that's a good idea, stealing.

Do yourself a favor and look up "stealing" on the Internet. See if it's what they call a "crime" and if so what implications that has.

Wikipedia said
The actus reus of theft is usually defined as an unauthorised taking, keeping or using of another's property which must be accompanied by a mens rea of dishonesty and/or the intent to permanently deprive the owner or the person with rightful possession of that property or its use.

Copyright infringement is not stealing because you do not deprive the owner of any property. Maybe you should look up the meaning of "stealing".

Whether or not the unauthorized downloading of copyrighted material is a 'crime' is still up for debate. Morally ambiguous at best.

(C_Guy said @ #8.1)
Yeah that's a good idea, stealing.

Do yourself a favor and look up "stealing" on the Internet. See if it's what they call a "crime" and if so what implications that has.


Hmmm... if i could steal the boobs or the whole actress, then im all for downloading... :nuts:

(foddz said @ #8.2)

Copyright infringement is not stealing because you do not deprive the owner of any property. Maybe you should look up the meaning of "stealing".

Whether or not the unauthorized downloading of copyrighted material is a 'crime' is still up for debate. Morally ambiguous at best.

Ok so you want to talk definitions...

dictionary.reference.com
steal·ing Audio Help /ˈstilɪŋ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[stee-ling] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun
1. the act of a person who steals.
2. Usually, stealings. something that is stolen.
–adjective
3. given to or characterized by theft.

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theft Audio Help /θɛft/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[theft] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation,
–noun
1. the act of stealing; the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods or property of another; larceny.
2. an instance of this.
3. Archaic. something stolen.

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pi·ra·cy Audio Help /ˈpaɪrəsi/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[pahy-ruh-see] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun, plural -cies.
1. practice of a pirate; robbery or illegal violence at sea.
2. the unauthorized reproduction or use of a copyrighted book, recording, television program, patented invention, trademarked product, etc.: The record industry is beset with piracy.
3. Also called stream capture. Geology. diversion of the upper part of one stream by the headward growth of another.

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cop·y·right Audio Help /ˈkɒpiˌraɪt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kop-ee-rahyt] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun
1. the exclusive right to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit a literary, musical, or artistic work, whether printed, audio, video, etc.: works granted such right by law on or after January 1, 1978, are protected for the lifetime of the author or creator and for a period of 50 years after his or her death.
–adjective
2. of or pertaining to copyrights.
3. Also, cop·y·right·ed. protected by copyright.
–verb (used with object)
4. to secure a copyright on.

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copyright infringement

noun
a violation of the rights secured by a copyright


(shinji257 said @ #8.4)
Ok so you want to talk definitions...

Go read the definition of stealing again, you obviously missed the point entirely.

oh noez someone stoleded a movie! nowz all the poor hollywood peoples are gonna starve!
oh noez!
thats like almost important to anyone, not
i wish everytime economics or technology rendered an industry obsolete they could go down in a flurry of lawsuits and take everyone else with them.
yep stealing is stealing and maybe pointing at people and saying "thief!" will fix everything!

halliburton are the only ones laughing all the way to the bank, the $1200/$1500 is just a payoff to keep your mouths shut and vote republican again

(Antaris said @ #7)
Don't you spell it 'cheque' in the US?

Nope it's check. We spell lots of words differently then the Brits. I read it was because we wanted to break with them in many ways after our independence which happens to be today.

Check is the American English spelling and Cheque is the British English variation (this is unusual - usually American spellings are variations of British ones as American English is not a language in its own right, but rather a dialect of the English Language, which since its existence has created new lexical items.)

I believe the word cheque was one of the few spellings created after the "creation" of American English by the British, and so Cheque should not be used in American English, however the use of the word Check is probably valid to some degree in Britisth English, however most spellings are becoming more trivial with globalisation - the main difference is British and American is pronounciation "rules".

On a side note, Cheque is probably deemed Canadian also, as the spelling "Cheque" by the British probably originates from French.

(plastikaa said @ #7.4)
On a side note, Cheque is probably deemed Canadian also, as the spelling "Cheque" by the British probably originates from French.

Probably, in Spanish "check" is "cheque" and Spanish and French are a derivation of Latin.

Cheque sounds to me like it comes from french and not english.
But my spanish dictionary says that it comes from "English cheque", so I guess that cheque was first?

This is genius at work!

1 ) Get $1200
2 ) Buy $1200 of Porn
3 ) Place purchase in compatible media device
4 ) "Warm up"
5 ) Go to the sperm bank
6 ) Make a "Deposit"
7 ) Go have a cigarette
8 ) wash, rinse and repeat from #4

6 months down the line, you've got to be getting close to a profit!

Not exactly. You decided to throw cigarettes into the equation which now sort of ruins the whole "profit" idea.

Yes, I realize you're joking, but cigarettes alone are a joke in price. :P

What are you talking about? How can this increase the national debt?

Secondly, UK has more to worry about debt as their population is 1/5 of the US and they have very comparable debt.

lol ... but funny thing is who actually 'pays' for pr0n nowadays when it comes to online stuff? (i mean a little aint bad but to dump hundreds on it... no way!)

you need to have a magic piggybank like we do
the federal reserve can just make magic money magically appear we just clap our hands
debt? inflation? magic!