No More Porn at Starbucks

Gregadd

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According to Stephen Colbert of CBS The Late Show effective January 1,2019 they will no longer offer free porn(or paid porn) with coffee. Sorry guys.
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JackD201

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I'm no prude but dang that is good news.
 

bonzo75

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Why would anyone pay $4 for a coffee then
 
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Hope their porn is better than their coffee.

I think they should absolutely stop the porn... and also the coffee.

PS slightly tangential message for DaveC... many thanks for your advice and am currently under way getting pricing on a Profitec 800 (and not on the Pornitec 800 which clearly has a very wrong shape lever)... much excitement for my very first lever espresso machine.
 

Folsom

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Tumblr also has said no to porn. Then their stock took a massive hit, because, well, that's all they had to offer!
 
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With men being visually oriented, looks like women will be the majority of customers.
 

Gregadd

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Let us put aside for a moment the fact that I have to get my news from comedians in order to make it palatable. Starbucks has no obligation to offer internet to its' customers. But once it does, it has to do so in a constitutionally permissible manner. It could make for q very interesting court case. Wull they have to provide a separate room to prevent accidental viewing by minors?
 
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Civilisation should be moderated by education as much as legislation.

If people are so needy as to not even be able to wait till they finish their coffee before viewing porn maybe there’s more being indicated here than just an issue of rights.

You can’t enforce a moral compass, you have to encourage it to emerge.

Surely protecting the vulnerable should be a priority... as a somewhat cusp member of baby booming gen I am rather tired of hearing our gen going on forever about all our rights and needs and perhaps not always engaging enough in our responsibilities.

Porn and coffee make poor bedfellows even at the best of times, but the idea of people eating in public while surfing porn seems a tad sad to me. IMHO... from another not-prude lol.
 

Folsom

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I think it's a statement about where they stand morally, not a deceleration of bucking off any kind of appreciable percentage of users.
 

bonzo75

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No more coffee and cream
 
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I believe ristretto is a kind coffee bondage involving straps and affagotto is where you leave the next morning and don’t admit a thing and just put it all behind you into the past.
 

bonzo75

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Affagotto... Say that out loud... Kinky
 

bonzo75

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What does the $7 Geisha coffee come with
 

bonzo75

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Were flat white and tall dark categories?
 
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And the Aussies like a Long Black , nudge nudge, wink wink.
 
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In all honesty, the times I have been to Starbucks I have seen anyone looking at Porn and not sure how you even could without people noticing and the same for other places along these lines.
 

Folsom

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In all honesty, the times I have been to Starbucks I have seen anyone looking at Porn and not sure how you even could without people noticing and the same for other places along these lines.
Ya, you need to go to public and university libraries for that... there are people with no shame.
 

Gregadd

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There is a difference between obscenity and pornography. It has been a strain on me. I have to single handedly support a billion dollar industry.
 
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There is a difference between obscenity and pornography. It has been a strain on me. I have to single handedly support a billion dollar industry.
So a question might then become are you therefore more supportive of people openly watching pornography in a public place where minors are also reasonably likely to be exposed but just draw the line at obscenity... tbh I am not a prude really at all and fully support people’s capacity to do what is essentially non-harmful in private till the Cows come home (the Cows being Jan and Wilma Cow, the porn addict’s sexy but otherwise discreet flatmates).

But I do feel in public we need to also consider/protect/defend the rights of others and more so for the young and the vulnerable but in truth also everyone’s rights to be in a public space and limit what they have to reasonably be exposed to... in this case exposure to Starbucks coffee is also part of that equation.

Also not really sure the notion that this might be a billion dollar industry would therefore make this behaviour in any way really more bearable, viable or equitable for our society unless we think living is all just about what’s best for business.

In the end if we educate for a better society where others interest is also cared for and balanced against our own we might find that legislation is then more an act of final defence rather than a first defence. Though I do understand legislation is an important part of education as well.
 
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