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Indecency Laws Fines Raised Ten Fold

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posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 06:57 PM
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Today a US bill was sent to president bush to raise the fines ten fold on indeceny laws. This was considered to be a win for the conservatives. $325,000 per violation, 3 Million caps fines for continuing violation. This is a huge change from the current maxium fine at $32,500. The bill was passed 379-38.
 



today.reuters.com
WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) - Legislation boosting fines tenfold on broadcast television and radio stations that violate decency standards was sent on Wednesday to President George W. Bush in a victory for conservative groups. The bill raising fines to $325,000 per violation, which Bush said he would sign, caps fines at $3 million for continuing violations.

"This legislation will make television and radio more family friendly by allowing the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to impose stiffer fines on broadcasters who air obscene or indecent programming," Bush said in a statement. "I look forward to signing this important legislation into law."

"The indecent media culture we witness today will not be modified by simply increasing fines, it must be transformed through less media consolidation and greater requirements to serve the public interest," said Rep. Diane Watson, a California Democrat.


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I felt the need to put that last quote in there so people realize that democrats are just as much for this mostly as republicans are. They are both pushing this and some of the democrats say that its not nearly enough.

I do have one problem with this. Its that why can't the parents just boycott the channels. Hell maybe even get rid of their TV. They act as though they can't hurt the businesses if they are sick of the problem they have with it. Don't watch that station. If enough people do that, they will feel the effects and start to display different content or face loss in profit.

I think that if enough people want something off, they have the power to without making any fines. Let them "express" themselves, and when they go bankrupt, you won't hear from them again. That would be too hard though, and american people are too lazy to turn off the TV for a cause. We'd rather just fine them then *gasp* turn the TV off.

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posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 07:23 PM
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In all the recent events over democrat and republican (which derails threads) I want everyone to keep in mind during posting both parties are a part of this so do not bring any of that in here. I posted this to debate whether or not such laws are necessary, not which parties fault it is. Thanks.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 07:29 PM
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That would be too hard though, and american people are too lazy to turn off the TV for a cause. We'd rather just fine them then *gasp* turn the TV off.


Sometimes it not as easy as just turning off the TV. Say for example, you are watching the Super Bowl halftime show (something you really don't expect to have to worry about) and a wardrobe malfunction happens. Just an example, didn't really bother me , but you get the point.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 07:34 PM
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Well yes, but I think if the people denounced it then completely cut off fox from there programming, fox wouldn't be likely to have that happen again. You can do alot more damage then a fine if you do this, so I don't see the point of a fine.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 07:37 PM
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Why are so many people in AMERICA so afraid of sex ? I am sick of this, I am moving to Europe !!! Think ill have a hard time getting a visa ? HAHA !! We have done it to our selves !! Made our own jail and didnt even know.

[edit on 7-6-2006 by imbalanced]



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 07:58 PM
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Ah, the effete Congress at it again. Almost on par with their magnificent performance hashing out do-not-call legislation. So much for personal responsibility. Would the Americans upset at a quick show of breast please call their congressman to stop the cause of missing body parts on their soldiers.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 08:16 PM
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This is long over due. I never did buy this is a wardrobe malfunction bit to begin with. Publicity stunt is more like it.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 08:24 PM
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Huh ? Are you serious ? A breast ? Get real !!!!
A BREAST ???

Its a part of the human body, its nature. There is nothing wrong with
it. Get out more please.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 08:28 PM
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I only have one thing to say:

What ever happened to doing your job, and being a parent? Telling kids no and smacking them if need be. We need to get parents back on the right track instead of relying on someone else to do it all for them.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 08:38 PM
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Originally posted by imbalanced
Why are so many people in AMERICA so afraid of sex ? I am sick of this, I am moving to Europe !!! Think ill have a hard time getting a visa ? HAHA !! We have done it to our selves !! Made our own jail and didnt even know.

[edit on 7-6-2006 by imbalanced]


We'd welcome you, We to do not understand why America is afraid of sex yet will have on TV violence that would make even Jack the Ripper throw up from the horrifying disgustingness of it.

Breasts=Bans, Fines, Death Penalty
Visually showing a mans head being blown off by a shotgun=Entertainment



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 08:46 PM
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when you cant take responsiblity and action on your own and rely on fines to get something done then thats just sad. If you out outraged enough, turn it off and tell everyone else to do the same. if people dont care enough to turn off the tv, then its not worth fining over



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by shots
This is long over due. I never did buy this is a wardrobe malfunction bit to begin with. Publicity stunt is more like it.


Oh, please.
As a woman, I say what's the big deal.
If we weren't so prudish and puritanical, that incident would not have had shock value.

I see this law more a the further eroding of our freedoms and rights.
To make it worse, we applaud the effort of our overpaid lawmakers.

Just another nail in the coffin for the US of A, the Constitution and the Rill of Rights


*runs off to buy a classic George Carlin DVD...before someone decides I can determine what I find entertaining*



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 09:09 PM
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I find it funny that the US gets more prudish by the day.

I was watching a documentary on natural disasters and they were doing the Paris heatwave and showed 3 or 4 topless women at a show. I didnt think about it twice but there would have been a public outcry in the US.

That countries government is so #ed up that its funny. Soon they will end up like the Taliban.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by Skibum
Sometimes it not as easy as just turning off the TV. Say for example, you are watching the Super Bowl halftime show (something you really don't expect to have to worry about) and a wardrobe malfunction happens. Just an example, didn't really bother me , but you get the point.


So? We have streakers all the time over here, its fine for kids to see nudity as long as theres no sex. That way they grow up normal and dont think twice about it. Forbidding something just turns people to be more deviant, just look and priests and their thing for having sex with 9 year old boys.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe

Just another nail in the coffin for the US of A, the Constitution and the Rill of Rights




Where in the Bill of Rights does it say you can expose yourself in public???

I am not a prude either, I like seeing a nekid lady as much as the next guy but still feel there is a time and place for everything and the super bowl is not one of those times.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by shots
Where in the Bill of Rights does it say you can expose yourself in public???

The nail in the coffin was for the new censorship law, not the malfunction.

I don't need my government to tell me what is proper and what is not.
I am an intelligent, mature woman who can choose to listen or watch or not.

As far as children go, parents should do the parenting, not Big Brother.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 09:43 PM
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Thanks yumi, your equations are perfect!

Nudity is going to make people better not worse.
I dont understand the goal of this in all... where is the better for the people thing
come into play ? Nude is nature, what is wrong with nature ? NOTHING !

Oh well.....bah bah bah I sheep to work tommorow.......

PS: shots i agree with you but i think you are missing the big picture.




[edit on 7-6-2006 by imbalanced]



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 09:48 PM
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Actually I think it would be more effective in dealing with Ann Coulter and Howard Stern, although both can now easily afford to pay the max fine repeatedly, many 'shock' jocks and their radio stations would have to cool things down a bit.



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 09:52 PM
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How long till they try to include the internet in their Morality Crusade? (Thought Control)

Is the day of government fines for spouting expletives on unmoderated forums or looking up "indecent" porn coming soon?

[edit on 7-6-2006 by sardion2000]



posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 09:54 PM
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I agree with DontTreadOnMe (especially about george carlin DVD lol). Like I said though, if you dont like it, turn off the station. Newer cable boxes you can just block the channel. Do that. No need to have censorship laws.



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