Iceland Porn Ban: Minister Says Pornography On Internet Must Be Blocked To Protect Children

Iceland Porn Ban: Minister Says Pornography On Internet Must Be Blocked To Protect Children.

Well it was fun while the ride lasted as most would say, but this could be the end of the sex industry all together if Iceland has anything to do with it. I for one agree something needs to be done to protect kids…will this help? It’s going to be bit a colder in Iceland since the government is considering a sweeping ban on Internet pornography preventing people from viewing or downloading x rated material. The law, written by Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson aims to block the effect on young people by filtering access of pornographic material through smartphones, computers and game consoles, according to the Telegraph. Ogmundur a left wing party member has said that violent pornography has harmful effects on young people and is linked to incidences of violent crime. Ogmundur’s law would extend the band to the Internet as a pre-existing law already forbids the printing and distribution of pornography already. Some methods include enacting laws to make porn purchases illegal with an Icelandic credit card and filtering out porn IP addresses. Halla Gunnarsdottir, political advisor to Ogmundur, told the Daily Mail that the law isn’t anti-sex but anti-violence because young people seeing porn has led to them acting out as the material blurs the lines of what is right and wrong. Beside the laws existing for porn material, Iceland has already outlawed strip clubs a move that led the Guardian to proclaim Iceland as a global leader in feminism in 2010. The response from the world community is mixed with some seeing it as censorship and others seeing it as protection women and safe guarding young children’s sexuality.

NRA Membership Surges By 100,000 In Wake Of Sandy Hook Shooting

NRA Membership Surges By 100,000 In Wake Of Sandy Hook Shooting.

That title alone scares the crap out of me people. Is it panic? Do people believe the NRA can help them? I am confused. In the weeks after the Sandy Hook shooting, the NRA has averaged 8,000 new members a day which is a little unusual but expected since high profile shooting are followed by periods of increased interest in the NRA. There has been some drawback though with isolated instances of former members abandoning the organization because of head lobbyist Wayne LaPierre that argued guns are needed in school to prevent future mass shootings. Since then, the NRA has taken a more active roll in Obama’s initiatives to prevent gun violence.

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: Newtown, Connecticut Administrators, Students Among Victims, Reports Say

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: Newtown, Connecticut Administrators, Students Among Victims, Reports Say.

I had to comment on this story. I am outraged they interviewed kids, outraged they didn’t do enough, and outraged this happened again. This country needs to come together forget the petty differences and political agendas to work toward  a future for our children not for 0urselves. When you seethe details of what happened you too will be outraged.