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The Dane

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#1 1 year ago

Good morning America! Welcome to your new conservative government, where religious values trump(hah) your freedoms!

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article121673402.html

I think the most hilarious bit is this;

Both sellers and buyers could get around the limitation, for a fee. The bill would fine manufacturers that sell a device without the blocking system, but they could opt out by paying $20 per device sold. Buyers could also verify their age and pay $20 to remove the filter.

So, require someone to show up with ID to "unlock" your own porn? Sounds like a good way to build up a register of "deviants". Those filthy masturbators. How dare they have porn!

As usual, they're trying to push it past using a humanitarian purpose, but the reality is that it's just a cover to try and ban porn through another avenue. 

The proposal also would prohibit access to any online hub that facilities prostitution and would require manufacturers or sellers to block any websites that facilitate trafficking.

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade, the websites that are problematic aren't the top-level ones. Those can be easily destroyed with a nice warrant and a proper investigation. Law enforcement struggles more with the underground websites. This bill would only block the former, rather than the latter.