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Pay for Trump’s border wall with $20 online porn fee, Ariz. lawmaker says

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posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 02:34 PM
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arstechnica.com...


An Arizona state lawmaker has proposed a $20 fee on people who want to view online pornography in order to raise money for building a border wall between Arizona and Mexico.

Arizona House Bill 2444, proposed last week by State Rep. Gail Griffin (R-Hereford), would require makers and distributors of Internet-connected devices to ship such devices with blocking software "that renders a website that displays obscene material inaccessible by default." Under the bill, any Internet user who wants to deactivate the blocking software would have to pay "a onetime deactivation fee of at least $20 to the Arizona Commerce Authority."

the bill provides a list of 10 types of projects that could be funded by the porn fee. First on the list is "build a border wall between Mexico and this state or fund border security." The proposal comes as President Trump continues his push for a border wall.

Broad requirements to block sexual content, such as the ones proposed in Rhode Island, could violate the First Amendment's free speech protections. For example, the Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union Supreme Court decision said that the "indecent transmission" and "patently offensive display" provisions of the 1996 Communications Decency Act violated the First Amendment. In that case, the vagueness and breadth of the law resulted in suppression of "a large amount of speech that adults have a constitutional right to send and receive," the court said.


So...where to begin...first of all...as the last part states this violates the first amendment.

I guess next would be the technical impossibility of doing such a thing.

How would such a list be maintained? how would such things be filtered? How do they expect foreign companies to comply? How can it deal with vpns, mirrors, torrents, ftp servers full of archives, tor, etc.

Anyway this is probably the most ridiculous thing i've read all day....using the fee to fund the wall is a new twist though....




posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 02:43 PM
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I think Gail Griffin's been in the Sun to long .... absolutely barking.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 02:45 PM
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This is where it would start, if it passed, the next bill would be something like 20$ and a wank for kids education....

And that's just disturbing.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 02:47 PM
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Gail Griffin is a Republican, so that wall has to get built any which way even loose.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 02:53 PM
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Well since this would be a tax burden that falls heavily on men we need to level the playing field a bit.
I propose a $1 tax on all feminine hygiene products. Women need to pay their fair share.



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Well since this would be a tax burden that falls heavily on men we need to level the playing field a bit.
I propose a $1 tax on all feminine hygiene products. Women need to pay their fair share.


Because we value equality 🤗



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 03:43 PM
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the best part


would require makers and distributors of Internet-connected devices to ship such devices with blocking software "that renders a website that displays obscene material inaccessible by default." Under the bill, any Internet user who wants to deactivate the blocking software would have to pay "a onetime deactivation fee of at least $20 to the Arizona Commerce Authority."


hahahahahha

would be so awesome if it happens

all those gentiles that dogged stormy for being a pornstar just forking over those bennies for their porn and their wall.

pls happen



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 08:40 PM
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Wouldn't have to be permanent, wall would be fully funded in about a week.
🤣



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