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.
The tax package that Congress passed in the final hour of New Year’s Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, but almost every person will still see a hit to their paychecks. That’s because the legislation did nothing to prevent a reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. Social Security is financed by a 12.4 percent tax on wages, with employers paying half and workers paying the other half. That was reduced to 4.2 percent in 2011 and 2012, saving a typical family about $1,000 a year. In the deal, that tax break — always intended as a temporary tax holiday — was allowed to expire.
Great just what we needed more mini-cliffs uncovered. The only reason they intentionally or accidentally let this expire is because Social Security went bankrupt 3 years earlier than it was suppose to, so all you people about my age and younger will be footing the bill and may never see any of this money. Thank you America! According to AOL jobs, workers earning the national average salary of $41,000 will be $820 poorer next year, with the cut greater the higher the salary up to $113,700. The people who make lower than this will really feel the pain, so I am sure we will see a rise in the division between classes the rich get richer and the poor get poorer as well as an increase in homeless.