"I'm pretty sure if I posted any of the following gratuitously sexual photos in a forum, they would be taken down. And yet, these were all ads on BPL in the last 40 hours and hardly the most extreme of what I've seen in the last few weeks."
+1 I attracted some pretty raunchy ones, too, and finally tracked them back to when I linked to Haaretz, a prominent Israeli newspaper, to see what Israelis were saying about the P5+1-Iran negotiations. Actually, the chicks were pretty hot, but not exactly avatars of BPL's version of family values. They obviously have a different take back there where Western family values originated. I think Doug has it right. If you want an explanation of why just about anything happens in this country, follow the money. Brad Pitt uttered a great line in a recent gangster movie: America isn't a country, it's a business. I chuckled, but the more I thought about it, the more I began to wonder.....