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Old March 2nd, 2005, 07:54 PM
Chris Blunt
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On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 02:01:56 GMT, michael wrote:



Citrus Flavor wrote:

So again the phantom scourge of the 'Western Pedophile' will be the
focus of this latest effort, no matter that Westerners have always
been a vanishingly small part of the problem. Nevermind that far
and away the vast majority of pedophiles in Cambodia are either
themselves Cambodian or are Chinese, Taiwanese, or Japanese businessmen
or tourists. If the NGOs can identify the WHITE MAN as the problem
then they can more easily go to the WHITE COUNTRIES for funding for
their latest fleet of Landrovers (or some such), which is the ONLY
thing any of this is about.



... i'm as sceptical as the next guy when i hear this sort of thing, but
have you got anything in the way of a reliable stat to back up your
claim that "Cambodian ... Chinese, Taiwanese, or Japanese businessmen
or tourists" make up the "vast majority" of pedophiles in Cambodia?
...or is this just another anecdotal derived from your standing in line
behind all these folk?


Its reasonable to assume that the vast majority of offenders would be
Cambodian since they make up all but a very tiny proportion of the
population.

Why not just address the problem in a general way rather than focus on
specifically targeting tourists of any particular nationality? If the
government had said they were going to start a campaign against
foreigners who drop litter in the street, nobody would be in any doubt
that there was an ulterior motive there.

Chris

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Old March 2nd, 2005, 07:55 PM
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On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 06:21:10 -0500, " Tuuk"
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Sure, I can elaborate.

By publicly allowing foreigners to come in and rape your children is wrong.
If the country wants to stop it, it must come down hard on those who do it.
By implementing very tough laws will send a strong message to the public
globally that this is not going to be allowed anymore and if you do come to
the country looking for a child then you could sit in prison a long long
time, or even better and cheaper be dealt with accordingly.


Yes, but why just target foreigners when the majority of those
involved are locals? You're only scratching the surface of the problem
if you attack it that way.

Chris

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Old March 2nd, 2005, 07:55 PM
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On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 06:21:10 -0500, " Tuuk"
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Sure, I can elaborate.

By publicly allowing foreigners to come in and rape your children is wrong.
If the country wants to stop it, it must come down hard on those who do it.
By implementing very tough laws will send a strong message to the public
globally that this is not going to be allowed anymore and if you do come to
the country looking for a child then you could sit in prison a long long
time, or even better and cheaper be dealt with accordingly.


Yes, but why just target foreigners when the majority of those
involved are locals? You're only scratching the surface of the problem
if you attack it that way.

Chris

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 03:03 AM
michael
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Chris Blunt wrote:

Its reasonable to assume that the vast majority of offenders would be
Cambodian since they make up all but a very tiny proportion of the
population.



by your "reasoning" we can assume that the vast majority of happy pizza
consumed on sisowath quay is consumed by cambodians... my gut instinct
tells me this is idiotic... but, hey, assume away...


michael

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 03:03 AM
michael
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Chris Blunt wrote:

Its reasonable to assume that the vast majority of offenders would be
Cambodian since they make up all but a very tiny proportion of the
population.



by your "reasoning" we can assume that the vast majority of happy pizza
consumed on sisowath quay is consumed by cambodians... my gut instinct
tells me this is idiotic... but, hey, assume away...


michael

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 03:07 AM
michael
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Chris Blunt wrote:

Yes, but why just target foreigners when the majority of those
involved are locals? You're only scratching the surface of the problem
if you attack it that way.


so now we've moved from "reasonable assumption" to blunt statement of
fact... amazing!


michael

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 03:07 AM
michael
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Chris Blunt wrote:

Yes, but why just target foreigners when the majority of those
involved are locals? You're only scratching the surface of the problem
if you attack it that way.


so now we've moved from "reasonable assumption" to blunt statement of
fact... amazing!


michael

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 04:12 AM
JosephP
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"michael" wrote in message
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Chris Blunt wrote:

Its reasonable to assume that the vast majority of offenders would be
Cambodian since they make up all but a very tiny proportion of the
population.



by your "reasoning" we can assume that the vast majority of happy pizza
consumed on sisowath quay is consumed by cambodians... my gut instinct
tells me this is idiotic... but, hey, assume away...


michael


You bring up a good point.


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Old March 3rd, 2005, 04:12 AM
JosephP
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"michael" wrote in message
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Chris Blunt wrote:

Its reasonable to assume that the vast majority of offenders would be
Cambodian since they make up all but a very tiny proportion of the
population.



by your "reasoning" we can assume that the vast majority of happy pizza
consumed on sisowath quay is consumed by cambodians... my gut instinct
tells me this is idiotic... but, hey, assume away...


michael


You bring up a good point.


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Old March 3rd, 2005, 04:18 AM
ian
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Why not just address the problem in a general way rather than focus on
specifically targeting tourists of any particular nationality? If the
government had said they were going to start a campaign against
foreigners who drop litter in the street, nobody would be in any doubt
that there was an ulterior motive there.


Because that would remove the main reason for World Vision to be
involved, and this is all about World Vision fundraising.

Ian
 




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