Recommended Posts

Hum

NEW PHILADELPHIA ? There?ll be no ?Sex? in the county courthouse, or any other county building for that matter.

Tuscarawas County commissioners this week decided that two posters advertising the Little Theatre comedy ?No Sex Please, We?re British? had to be taken down after they received a complaint about the word ?sex? in the title.

?Somebody was offended by the title and didn?t think it was appropriate to be in a public building,? Commissioner Chris Abbuhl said Thursday.

Non-profit groups have historically been allowed to put up posters in the courthouse, including the Little Theatre, Abbuhl said.

?We always try to support things in the community,? he said. ?But if we have people complain about it, we review it. We decided to err on the side of caution, so we just agreed to remove the posters.?

Abbuhl said this is the only time he can recall that county officials have had an issue with one of the theater?s posters.

Lee Elliott, the play?s director, defended the advertisements.

?They?re not dirty posters,? she said. ?They?re just bright and shiny with a pair of women?s legs.?

more

Link to post
Share on other sites
+Gary7

Your More link is broken. If you have even been to New Philadelphia you might understand.

Link to post
Share on other sites
hamslammer

How ridiculous, I'm fed up with this type of political correctness!! I'm sure that I will never be visiting New Philadelphia.

Link to post
Share on other sites
jakem1

If you have even been to New Philadelphia you might understand.

Doesn't sound like the sort of place I'd want to visit.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Shadrack

Would that be considered ironic? To have a production about how uptight British people are about Sex, and then have the adverts taken down because of how uptight Brits are about the word Sex in public buildings... the two are correlated somehow... irony? I'm not sure.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Aethec

Would that be considered ironic? To have a production about how uptight British people are about Sex, and then have the adverts taken down because of how uptight Brits are about the word Sex in public buildings... the two are correlated somehow... irony? I'm not sure.

It happened in America, not in the UK.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Azusa

Would that be considered ironic? To have a production about how uptight British people are about Sex, and then have the adverts taken down because of how uptight Brits are about the word Sex in public buildings... the two are correlated somehow... irony? I'm not sure.

learn to read.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
remixedcat

amish are big there, not suprised in the least.... I lived close to that area. stopped there to look at some model homes from a builder and there were other people there touring the homes and the people in that area creep me the hell out.

Link to post
Share on other sites
DocM

Not just Amish. I have relatives in a town North of there. New Philly evolved from a village named Schoenbrunn, which was founded by the Moravian Church. Either way religious folks, they are, and distributed throughout the US Midwest.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hum

^ Amish sex is hot

Link to post
Share on other sites
DocM

^ You have no freakin' idea - rumspringa ;)

Link to post
Share on other sites
tiagosilva29
^ You have no freakin' idea - rumspringa ;)

gendou-450x337.jpg

Go on...

Link to post
Share on other sites
DocM

Rumspringa = a time in late adolescence when there is tolerance for Amish kids who break with tradition, or leave home, and generally experience the world and its vices before committing to the plain life. Non-tradition dress, driving cars, recreational drugs, sex....whatever. Some of them get pretty wild before settling down.

As a teenager I spent time visiting with Amish and Mennonite relatives, so encountering young ladies in the midst of rumspringa wasn't hard to do.

Link to post
Share on other sites
remixedcat

I like to sing-a about the moona and the juna and the rumspringa

Link to post
Share on other sites
tiagosilva29
Rumspringa = a time in late adolescence when there is tolerance for Amish kids who break with tradition, or leave home, and generally experience the world and its vices before committing to the plain life. Non-tradition dress, driving cars, recreational drugs, sex....whatever. Some of them get pretty wild before settling down.
We know all about it.
As a teenager I spent time visiting with Amish and Mennonite relatives, so encountering young ladies in the midst of rumspringa wasn't hard to do.
So you are saying that you porked young Amish ladies gone wild? How crazy was it? Details FOR SCIENCE!
Link to post
Share on other sites
DocM

Let's just say, enthusiastic.

Link to post
Share on other sites
The Teej

And yet movie titles like "Zak and Miri Make a Porno" go without complaint

Link to post
Share on other sites
HawkMan

And yet movie titles like "Zak and Miri Make a Porno" go without complaint

What makes you think there were no complaints....

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sir Topham Hatt

?Somebody was offended by the title and didn?t think it was appropriate to be in a public building,? Commissioner Chris Abbuhl said Thursday.

I am offended by the judge's nose being too big.

Does that mean he gets taken down? :p

Link to post
Share on other sites
+Majesticmerc

I resent the stereotype that we British have no sex! I have plenty of sex!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Southern Patriot

This is the kind of nonsense that gives us here in America the image of being prudish. A handful of people complain about something, so things that the majority had no problem with get taken down. It seems that government is so scared of offending the minority these days that anything and everything that even a single person complains about (if they complain loud or often enough) gets restricted.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Growled

Just imagine how upset they would be if the word porn was used.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By zikalify
      Amazon announces renewable energy projects to help meet its targets
      by Paul Hill



      Amazon has announced five new renewable energy projects that will help it source 80% of its energy needs from clean sources, its goal for 2024. The five new projects will be built in China, Australia, and the United States. Aside from its 2024 goal, the firm aims to use 100% renewable energy by 2030 and expects to be net-zero carbon by 2040.

      Commenting on the company’s plan, Kara Hurst, Vice President of Sustainability at Amazon, said:

      Details of the new projects are as follows:

      China: A 100 megawatt (MW) solar project in Shandong. Once finished, it will generate 128,000-megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy annually. Australia: A 105 MW solar project in New South Wales. This project is expected to generate 250,000 MWh of clean energy per year once complete; Amazon says this is enough to power the equivalent of 40,000 average Australian homes. Ohio, U.S.: Amazon is planning two new projects in this state, a 200 MW solar project and an 80 MW solar project. Virginia, U.S.: A new 130 MW solar project will be the firm’s 12th in Virginia. Combined, the U.S.-based projects will have enough capacity to power the equivalent of 69,000 average U.S. homes each year. The announcement of these projects comes just days after Greenpeace lambasted Google, Amazon, and Microsoft for developing AI tools for oil and gas companies. As a response, Google announced that it wouldn't sign-off on any contracts like those going forward.

    • By Hamza Jawad
      Microsoft partners with Watch Communications to bring broadband access to four million people
      by Hamza Jawad

      A couple of years ago, Microsoft launched the Airband Initiative to bring broadband access to two million people in the rural U.S. - a goal which was later increased to three million. Recent steps taken to further the program include a digital alliance with the U.S. state of Vermont, and a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

      Today, Microsoft has announced a new team-up with Watch Communications, in order to expand broadband services to more people in the U.S. states of Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. The collaboration aims to cover a total of four million people living in these regions, 815,000 of whom live in rural areas without broadband access.

      Watch Communications will be installing various connectivity technologies, with primary focus upon the leveraging of TV white space solutions. Overall, 50 counties in Indiana, 22 in Illinois, and "most" in Ohio are said to benefit from the deployment of these solutions. More specifically, the partnership will aim to serve one million people living in Indiana, two and a half million in Ohio, and 275,000 in Illinois. Furthermore, both firms will ensure that these people know how to fully make use of better connectivity, while also training them to utilize educational opportunities.

      This isn't the first time some of the aforementioned states have been included under the Airband Initiative. In September, Microsoft teamed up with Agile Networks to bring high-speed internet access to 110,000 in rural Ohio, and the very next month, a deal was agreed with Network Business Systems to serve rural communities in Illinois, among other U.S. states. Either way, it looks like the tech giant is well upon its way to complete its initially set goals for the program.

    • By Sszecret
      Microsoft expands energy portfolio, partners with Invenergy, EDP Renewables
      by Florin Bodnarescu



      Following previous partnerships with Sunseap in Signapore, GE in Ireland, and Vattenfall in The Netherlands, Microsoft has announced a brand new pair of partnerships centered on renewable energy. Whereas the aforementioned ones were external to the U.S., these two new ones are domestic.

      The first concerns Invenergy, with whom the Redmond giant has a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) in place to become the sole offtaker of 74 Megawatts from the former's Wilkinson Solar Energy Center in North Carolina. This is the largest such facility in the state, and is expected to begin operation later this year, with its construction generating 500 jobs. On the partnership, Brian Janous, Microsoft's general manager of Energy and Sustainability, had this to say:

      For folks not familiar, the PJM region referred to in the quote is the one operated by PJM Interconnection, a regional transmission organization that's part of the Eastern Interconnection grid which serves Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.

      In addition to the partnership above, Microsoft also announced a deal with EDP Renewables for two 15-year PPA (power purchase agreements) which would total 125 Megawatts. The electricity will be provided by the Timber Road IV Wind Farm, the construction of which will take place in Ohio's Paulding County - approved by the state's Power Siting Board on February 21, 2019.

      During construction, the farm is expected to generate 200 "full-time equivalent" jobs, with seven full-time positions being present during regular operation. Timber Road IV is expected to be operational this year, though no exact date was given.

      These two partnerships above bring Microsoft's total directly purchased renewable energy portfolio to almost 1.4 Gigawatts, and represent another step towards the company's goal of 60% carbon-neutral data center operations by early 2020.

    • By zikalify
      Ohio begins taking tax payments in bitcoin despite price drop
      by Paul Hill

      From today, Ohian businesses will be able to pay their taxes in bitcoin – that’s despite recent price drops. Businesses who want to use the cryptocurrency to pay “everything from cigarette sales taxes to employee withholding taxes” need only go to OhioCrypto.com and follow the instructions.

      According to the website’s How it Works section, businesses can pay their taxes in three steps. Firstly you’ll have to provide your Ohio Tax Account Number, if you haven’t registered there is a link to get that set up, then you need to enter your tax payment amount and period, from there you send the payment from your bitcoin wallet; payments are processed through the third-party cryptocurrency payment processor, BitPay.

      Both Columbus and Cleveland have been re-orienting themselves, the prior has a growing tech hub while the latter is trying to develop the local economy based on blockchain technology. Josh Mandel, Ohio's treasurer, came up with the idea hoping to highlight the state's enthusiasm for the tech industry.

      With bitcoin’s volatile price, it will be interesting to see whether businesses that hold bitcoin do actually decide to pay in the cryptocurrency; aside from the fluctuating price, the taxpayer may have to pay over the odds to fund any fees from BitPay, making it cheaper to just pay up in dollars.

      Source: WSJ (Paywall) via TechCrunch

    • By Hamza Jawad
      Microsoft and Network Business Systems team up to bring broadband to more rural communities
      by Hamza Jawad



      Millions of citizens living in rural communities across the U.S. are deprived of high-speed internet access. In order to overcome this issue, Microsoft proposed a $10 billion program last year. Dubbed the Rural Airband Initiative, this program aims to bring broadband internet to two million such people in the country by July, 2022.

      As part of this initiative, the tech giant formed a partnership with RADWIN a couple of months ago, in order to develop TV white space solutions. Then, last month, the firm teamed up with Agile Networks to bring broadband to 110,000 people living in rural Ohio, U.S.

      Microsoft's journey towards high-speed internet access for unserved people in the country seems to be continuing at a fine pace, with the company now announcing a new agreement with internet service provider Network Business Systems as part of its Airband Initiative. The partnership will be delivering broadband to approximately 126,700 unserved people living in rural communities in U.S. states including Illiniois, Iowa and South Dakota.



      Shelley McKinley, Head of Technology and Corporate Responsibility at Microsoft, commented on the new agreement, noting:

      Network Business Systems will be building and deploying wireless internet access networks across rural areas in the aforementioned states using several different technologies - most significantly TV white spaces. Microsoft has been trying to utilize white spaces, even outside of the U.S., for several years now. The first TV white space network was launched by the firm in 2015, following successful initiation of pilot projects that employed use of the same technology. A partnership with the Indian government was also announced later that year, focusing on similar projects.

      Microsoft has noted the significance of broadband internet access in today's digital economy. With that said, the Redmond-based giant will be hoping that this partnership will help revitalize the technological, educational, and healthcare sector in rural communities across the three states.