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MEPs to vote on EU 'ban on all forms of pornography'
The Telegraph ^ | 03/08/2013 | Bruno Waterfield

Posted on 03/09/2013 5:05:58 AM PST by KevinDavis

Controversy has erupted over next Tuesday's European Parliament resolution "on eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU", meant to mark international women's day, after libertarian Swedish MEPs from the Pirate Party spotted the call for a ban in the small print.

While not legally binding, the vote could be the first step towards European legislation as the EU's assembly increasingly flexes its political muscle within Europe's institutions.

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Not a fan of Porn, but this is wrong..
1 posted on 03/09/2013 5:05:58 AM PST by KevinDavis
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To: KevinDavis

Who decides (for everyone else) what porn is?


2 posted on 03/09/2013 5:10:11 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: KevinDavis

Just getting a foot up on Sharia Compliance...


3 posted on 03/09/2013 5:11:07 AM PST by Kenton
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To: KevinDavis

I suppose we can expect raids at the Vatican, the Louvre, the British Museum...

Probably a nuclear strike here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beate_Uhse_Erotic_Museum

These people are nuts.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 5:12:10 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Graybeard58; All

That is a good question... Something I don’t want the Government to do..


5 posted on 03/09/2013 5:15:41 AM PST by KevinDavis (Third Parties are for losers.)
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To: Kenton; All

Could be..


6 posted on 03/09/2013 5:16:05 AM PST by KevinDavis (Third Parties are for losers.)
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To: KevinDavis

Betcha GI Joe is included.
NRA and all gun magazines; National Review, American Spectator......................


7 posted on 03/09/2013 5:16:38 AM PST by Flintlock ("The British are coming" to TAKE OUR GUNS!--Paul Revere)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; All

The sad part is that there are people here who would support this type of measure..


8 posted on 03/09/2013 5:16:53 AM PST by KevinDavis (Third Parties are for losers.)
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To: Flintlock; All

I saw sometime ago that some animal rights group want to declare hunting magazine as porn..


9 posted on 03/09/2013 5:18:06 AM PST by KevinDavis (Third Parties are for losers.)
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To: KevinDavis; Perdogg; martin_fierro; Lazamataz

Thanks KevinDavis.
...next Tuesday's European Parliament resolution "on eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU", meant to mark international women's day, after libertarian Swedish MEPs from the Pirate Party spotted the call for a ban in the small print.
I'm 100 percent in favor of a ban on *bad* European porn, the east bloc stuff is dreadful. Wait, what?


10 posted on 03/09/2013 5:40:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: KevinDavis

Importantly, this is just *part* of their crackdown on free expression. Three other things they want are even more horrifying:

1) To outlaw criticism or humor directed against politicians, “protected classes”, “protected religions” (not including Christianity or Judaism, or any other religion than Islam).

2) To require all reporters and journalists to be licensed by the EU, and their nation, which can be revoked if they run afoul of EU or national bureaucrats, who could do so by whim.

3) To adopt a libel law similar to Britain’s insane libel statute (actually been reformed in Britain a bit), which would define libel as “having offended” a person, even if what was written was factual.

In other words, the EU parliament has gone “full royalist retard”.


11 posted on 03/09/2013 5:52:34 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

That’s why the focus is on the porn ban — it’s a diversionary tactic.


12 posted on 03/09/2013 5:56:34 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Graybeard58
Folks know what they like eh. Judges do.

As one of the handful of people in this country who have ever had as an occupational responsibility that of determining if printed matter was pornographic ~ let me say this about that ~ if you want to mail the stuff the recipient can decide it's pornographic and ask that they be added to the list off folks who don't want it. The list costs something to create, and once a year the USPS divides the cost up among the porn mailers and charges them a proportionate amount.

Sometimes a mailer will make a mistake and send something to someone on the list ~ that's a different story ~ and there USPS will assign a classification specialist to examine the material to see if it's pornographic as understood in the law.

When that system was first set up vast amounts of porn, mostly as xerox copies, were sent to USPS for evaluation.

Copies don't count.

If you are interested in the development of the current body of law regarding porn you might try reading through all the references at >http://law.onecle.com/constitution/amendment-01/50-obscenity.html

There are some judges who like all of it; others only like some of it; and other judges who take the position that people who do not want the stuff should not have it forced on them by the government (hence the postal references throughout these decisions) ~ BUT, and it's a really big one you should all be concerned with, SOME USSC judges think you should have no right to even protest having porn tossed at you against your will.

13 posted on 03/09/2013 5:57:51 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

The erotic ancient art from Pompeii and Herculanaeum will have to go as well.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1384803/posts?page=47#47


14 posted on 03/09/2013 6:00:04 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; SunkenCiv; All

That is why we need to be careful here... Yes porn is bad and disgusting, but if we the people give the Government power to control content on the Internet, the Government will not stop at porn.. Plain and simple..


15 posted on 03/09/2013 6:00:17 AM PST by KevinDavis (Third Parties are for losers.)
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To: KevinDavis

Back in the EU
Back in the EU
Back in the EUSSR...

Those great debts really knock me out
They kick the West’s behind
Angela’s blubbery cellulite is hanging out
That EU troika is always on my, my, my, my mind


16 posted on 03/09/2013 6:01:57 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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Rushdie: Islamic extremists have sexual fear
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Posted on 01/22/2006 8:54:21 AM PST by Dark Skies
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1562760/posts


17 posted on 03/09/2013 6:04:34 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: KevinDavis

This is going to be a collision between the Law of unintended consequences and rule 34 (if it exists, there is pornography involving it). With the right frame of mind, one can see anything as pornographic, including such things as plumbing and electronics, both of which feature male and female connectors


18 posted on 03/09/2013 6:38:52 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: SunkenCiv; KevinDavis; Perdogg; Lazamataz
Some guy once told me that there's a genre of pr0n called "German."

I'm not sure why/what that would be

19 posted on 03/09/2013 6:46:32 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SunkenCiv

20 posted on 03/09/2013 6:53:51 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: KevinDavis

Are the trying to eliminate gender stereotypes in porn? Will all porn have to be sold in opaque envelopes and you won’t known the sex, age or body type until you’ve bought and opened it. Stinks to be you, you got another issue of Queer Old Chubbies. And don’t even try to discrimitorially throw it out because the EU trash police will be checking your recycling bin,


21 posted on 03/09/2013 7:12:32 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: KevinDavis

I guess I’ll side with the EU on this. My basic point is that all the freedoms in the world are WORTHLESS if it leads to the destruction of the state - for what replaces it will be much, much, worse than not being able to buy Penthouse.

Europeans will be discovering this in under a decade - starting in Belgium.


22 posted on 03/09/2013 9:15:11 AM PST by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m sure the Taliban has that on their target list once they impose Sharia in the enlarged.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 3:55:59 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: SunkenCiv

TTIWWP


24 posted on 03/10/2013 9:05:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: KevinDavis

For those here who seem perplexed as to how to define porn, ask any teenage boy or man who visits porn sites what he is going there to see. Duh! He’s going there to watch people have sex. Porn = photos/video of people actually having sex. It’s simple enough. I knew what it was when I was a teenage girl. To see that adults, conservative adults at that, don’t know what porn is is disheartening.

That said, will the EU ban porn? Nope. It won’t happen. Porn is crucial to the breakdown of the family. The breakdown of the family is an absolute necessity for more government expansion...which the EU wants. When the family is broken down, the father is replaced by the government.


25 posted on 03/11/2013 12:28:17 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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