You wrote > Here in the U.S. we know it's a crime, but in other > countries it's business as usual OK so now you say when you contrasted the US to other countries you meant >Bangkok (an "other country" yes?). Bangkok is *in* another country, but I'll let that pass. Your "the US... other countries" implies that the US as opposed to other countries considers it a crime. In fact, we see, you mean "some" other countries, well, be more careful. (More careful not to imply that the US is exceptional.) Try saying "but there are countries where it is business as usual". ----- Original Message ----- From: Andy Amago To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2006 11:07 PM Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: [SPAM] Soap Opera Politics Except that Webb was writing about Bangkok (an "other country" yes?). I stand by my statement that child abuse, including sexual abuse, is rampant around the world. In the U.S. we get all excited about Foley sending sexual emails. So what is that I don't know about "other countries"? ----- Original Message ----- From: Judith Evans To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: 10/28/2006 12:06:53 PM Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: [SPAM] Soap Opera Politics >He says that he saw the father-son scene. I believe him. Sexual abuse of children around the world is >rampant. Here in the U.S. we know it's a crime, but in other countries it's business as usual don't you know *anything* about "other countries"?