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    Canada TV

    Here in michigan, we get CBC. CBC is a canada-based channel.

    The great thing about CBC is that they will play uncensored R rated movies in the prime time hours, and as far as i can tell, nobody complains about it.

    I wish american tv could be so free. TV would be alot more entertaining if there weren't minor decentcy guidelines.

    Why is such a big deal made about boobs, or cursing? If it's tasteful, it can't be that harmful for children.

    Myself, i grew up in a home where my parents were always quick to keep me from hearing about indecent things on the tv. But my own mother would curse like a sailor if something angered her.

    When did it become society's job to keep children from hearing or seeing something negative.. or positive?

    Now, i'm not saying hardcore pornography should be on tv. That stuff can actually scar a child for life if they're not ready for it. But what negative impact is the F word, or Breasts going to have on a kid? Neither of the two are that negative when put into a non-sexual context.

    So WHT, What's wrong with boobs and cursing?

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    Do you not have HBO there? We don't get HBO. We do, however, have a dirty channel called showcase. Soft-core porn 12 hours a day basically. Not that I'd know. Err... I've said too much.
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    busted Well it might be better to talk openly about it then make the kids scared of some 'dirty' words.

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    Do you not have HBO there? We don't get HBO. We do, however, have a dirty channel called showcase. Soft-core porn 12 hours a day basically. Not that I'd know. Err... I've said too much.
    Out here, it requires digital cable which costs alot more than the basic cable that we have.

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    HBO has most of its adult content late at night when the kiddies should be in bed. In fact I just got through watching a cheesy porno called "genie in a bikini". It was rather boring, so I flipped it to a movie called "retroactive", which is a phycopath killer movie. many of the programs even when they're rated PG-13 are highly censored. I always say to the consertives who praise censorship that if they don't like what they see don't buy a tv and if you do have a tv, please turn on your v-chip instead of censoring programs from me.
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    HBO only plays soft=core. That's not real porn.

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    I prefer only certain types of cheesy porn like "Lord of the G-String". I laughed my *** so hard in this Lord of the Rings spoof.
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    Showcase is one of my favourite channels. (They played American History X uncensored) and of course they're home to Canada's best TV show, Trailer Park Boys.

    CityTV is also good for softcore porn after midnight.

    I agree with you mikey. It's ok to show violent crimes, blood, guts and gore, but when it comes to boobies and cussing...

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    Because in the past, American mothers had no real problems to worry about other than stupid stuff like that, whereas in other places of the world they do and so simply don't mind things like that.
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    We are finally getting FOX news up here.
    I'm looking forward to watching. It's absolutely hilarious.

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    Canadian TV is funny stuff. It seriously cracks me up... (I get that in my office at home over the air). Always good for a laugh. Their news looks like a high school project... Sunday morning programming is "interesting" to say the least. People really dance like that?

    Seriously though, every culture is different, and we should embrace that. I know, because I have been many places. I know not *all* canadians dance to strange music on Sundays, or say "eh" or "aboot" every 3rd word.

    B.C. Canada is a fun place to visit.... I always enjoy myself up there. Just watch out at night in Van.... very violent place.
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    Originally posted by TalkMilitary
    Canadian TV is funny stuff. It seriously cracks me up... (I get that in my office at home over the air). Always good for a laugh. Their news looks like a high school project...

    B.C. Canada is a fun place to visit.... I always enjoy myself up there. Just watch out at night in Van.... very violent place.
    The local news out of small cities definately looks like a high school project. Especially when the only news to report is a lost dog and a house fire.

    I don't think Vancouver is too bad for violence. A lot of bums do tend to appear after dark - For the most part they're harmless. But I guess it's all what you're used to. I grew up in a nothern BC city where the bums would harm you, and if you were downtown after dark you'd best be able to defend yourself.

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    Ya, we vancouver people arn't violent unless you want us to be....

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    Originally posted by blue27
    We are finally getting FOX news up here.
    I'm looking forward to watching. It's absolutely hilarious.
    I agree. When I used to watch it in Australia we'd have a great chuckle out of watching O-Reilly and the rest, given our local news was so varied and 'international'. Unfortunately, once I moved to the states it stopped being so funny once you realize that most of the news here is about the same, and that a large 'blindfold' decends, blocking out a large portion of the rest of the world when it comes to news.

    Then it gets a little scary how 'cut off' from the rest of the world it feels here.
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    Ya, we vancouver people arn't violent unless you want us to be....
    Hehehe. I like Van. Don't get me wrong. Last time the wife and I and friends went bar hopping, we saw a ton of stabbings... I was amazed. May have been a fluke, but it was crazy. The city is still a wonderful place to go. Walking around and shopping is great.... nice looking city mostly. The Zoo is fun too... and the park nearby.

    I do prefer Whistler though. Need to get up there again someday.
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    CBC ? What station is that? I dont get it

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    Originally posted by akashik
    I agree. When I used to watch it in Australia we'd have a great chuckle out of watching O-Reilly and the rest, given our local news was so varied and 'international'. Unfortunately, once I moved to the states it stopped being so funny once you realize that most of the news here is about the same, and that a large 'blindfold' decends, blocking out a large portion of the rest of the world when it comes to news.

    Then it gets a little scary how 'cut off' from the rest of the world it feels here.
    I felt the same way in every other country I have been in. They all seem to report what is important to their viewers (the ones the advertisers want), rather than some greater "world view" that does not sell adverts. Surely as a business person, you would understand that concept.

    I have said it before... look at multiple news sources, see what they report. Somewhere in all of that is a tiny bit of truth. The rest is just journalism. Sell, sell, sell. After all, that is what they do.

    I would rather have that than be in some countries I have lived in that ABSOLUTELY refuse to cover history or related items that paint them in a bad way. At least here, you can have it both ways... Pro's and Con's. It is up to the individual to decide which view they want.

    I am very sure today that I could move to another country and complain about their news coverage too. Would not be hard to do.
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    Originally posted by TalkMilitary
    I felt the same way in every other country I have been in. They all seem to report what is important to their viewers (the ones the advertisers want), rather than some greater "world view" that does not sell adverts. Surely as a business person, you would understand that concept.
    Not really.

    Living in Australia I had a wider knowledge of what was happening outside Australia via the news channels.

    Living in the US now, I have a smaller knowledge of what's happening outside the US via the news channels.

    That's just a fact, personal or otherwise.
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    Originally posted by Camp2Win
    CBC ? What station is that? I dont get it
    Channel 3 everywhere in Canada, as far as I know. It is owned and run by the government. (Not propoganda!) Stands for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
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    on my tv, it's channel 9. i'm using charter basic cable.

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    It channel 99 here in Washington State on Comcast.
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    Originally posted by mikeylove
    on my tv, it's channel 9. i'm using charter basic cable.
    So am I, but channel 9 = QVC for me

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    And yet all are multiples of three. Somehow, I still feel right.
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    we know why boobs are censored... we live in a society where most have a sex phobia or are offended by being beautiful.
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    Originally posted by cwatson
    And yet all are multiples of three. Somehow, I still feel right.
    lol, here in our area CBC is on channel 6 as well as 12!

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    Originally posted by cwatson
    And yet all are multiples of three. Somehow, I still feel right.
    It is channel 45 here on the antenna and channel 201 on the dish. Very nice
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    Channel 10 down here where I live.

    Local broadcasts can be interesting at times with variety in the types of programming that is presented.

    I like catching CBC Radio as well. In the mornings there is alot of good programming if you want something alittle different to listen to while on the way to work. (Or from work in my case).

    Late in the evenings when there is very little activity, I like to stream the broadcasts they do from some international radio stations. Makes for some interesting variety.

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