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Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:24 AM

Utah lawmaker: Pornography a public health crisis

Source: Associated Press

Utah lawmaker: Pornography a public health crisis

Brady Mccombs and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press

Updated 11:22 pm, Thursday, February 4, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets.

Republican Sen. Todd Weiler, a Mormon, contends children are being exposed at young ages to pornography, leading them to engage in riskier sexual behavior. He has said recent research from the United Kingdom found that people who compulsively view porn showed similar brain activity as seen in drug addicts.

Weiler's proposal wouldn't regulate or ban anything, but it has attracted attention, including being debated on talk show "The View." He said he's been "mocked internationally" but feels it's triggered an important conversation.

"It's not just a kooky thing that some, you know, politician from Mormon Utah came up with," Weiler said. "When I was a kid, people might sneak a Playboy magazine and look at it. Now, you've got all kinds of horrible, graphic images that are available to anyone with an Internet connection one or two clicks away."


Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Utah-lawmaker-Pornography-a-public-health-crisis-6808588.php



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Utah Bill Would Require Middle Schools to Teach Gun Safety
Posted Wednesday, January 6th 2016 @ 5pm by Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) Utah's eighth-graders may soon add gun safety and active shooter preparation to their traditional math and English classes. Republican Sen. Todd Weiler introduced the "Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention in Public Schools" bill last month, the Washington Times reports.

If passed, it would require schools to teach gun safety and what to do in case of a shooter to all eighth-graders. "I think it's always helpful for children and adults to think through what you would do in a situation before you encounter it," Weiler tells the Salt Lake Tribune. "Unfortunately, it is probably a necessary reality in the society we live in these days." The bill would be funded with $75,000 from the state attorney general's office. If passed, it would be implemented in 2017, the Times reports.

Read more: http://news.iheart.com/articles/national-news-104668/utah-bill-would-require-middle-schools-14250078/#ixzz3zGvsmMO0

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Reply Utah lawmaker: Pornography a public health crisis (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2016 OP
trillion Feb 2016 #1
DJ13 Feb 2016 #2
Matthew28 Feb 2016 #3
ohnoyoudidnt Feb 2016 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2016 #5
mdbl Feb 2016 #9
Mendocino Feb 2016 #19
mdbl Feb 2016 #25
Wolf Frankula Feb 2016 #6
mdbl Feb 2016 #10
valerief Feb 2016 #22
jberryhill Feb 2016 #27
TeamPooka Feb 2016 #7
Feeling the Bern Feb 2016 #8
olddots Feb 2016 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2016 #12
Sunlei Feb 2016 #17
Frank Cannon Feb 2016 #13
RufusTFirefly Feb 2016 #28
Kip Humphrey Feb 2016 #14
Sunlei Feb 2016 #15
Xithras Feb 2016 #23
PersonNumber503602 Feb 2016 #24
bluedigger Feb 2016 #16
blackspade Feb 2016 #18
yuiyoshida Feb 2016 #20
randome Feb 2016 #21
Botany Feb 2016 #26

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:44 AM

1. A Mormon who can't handle pornography. Unless it's child porn I think this is a guy who can't handle

 

reality.

This guy should focus on the drug epidemic and the prison epidemic.

I'm female, so don't go there. I don't do porn. However I'm not going to give a damn if others do.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:44 AM

2. First thing I thought of



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:52 AM

3. Republicans talk out of both sides of their mouths

One moment they're screaming about how we need small government that leaves people alone but the next they want to tell people what to do. I mean wtf?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:59 AM

4. Okay, Anonymous. You know what to do. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 03:01 AM

5. Utah is the #1 consumer of porn.....

 

When Bush polled at 32% nationally Utah was alone giving him a 95% approval rating.

They may have a point that too much porn causes brain damage.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 07:11 AM

9. porn causes mormonism?

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Response to mdbl (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 11:05 AM

19. Pornomism?

I guess that's what the magic underwear is for.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 08:53 PM

25. ROFL

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 03:07 AM

6. Most Modern Porn is Boring

People are watching it while driving, and it's putting them to sleep. When Repukes say they want smaller government, they mean government that will do less FOR people (Except corporations) and do more TO people.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 07:12 AM

10. Repugs have their own version of porn

it's called screwing the country. That is their addiction.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 12:41 PM

22. Badda bing!

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:00 PM

27. watching porn while driving?

I've done a thing or two behind the wheel of a car, but that's a new one.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 04:52 AM

7. If you can't beat it..... nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 04:58 AM

8. The more bible thumping and conservative the state, the more porn they watch

 

I ran into more porn shops driving cross country in TN, TX, AR and IN than most other states.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 07:21 AM

11. they want a black market

 

without one these evil turd maggots can't have slavery and addiction to pay for their temples of fear .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:05 AM

12. Pot calls kettle black. He's addicted to his misogynist homophobic religion: impacts health more

When bigoted prejudiced religions oppress people the way his religion does, it denies people work, housing, and education. It stresses them no end and that is public health crisis.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 10:13 AM

17. I hear you.A religion where used to be sneak a peak at underwear ads & swim across the pond to see

the girls. like Romney the college boyman did.

Mormons and all the religious prude religions probably should ban the internet to their followers. But then they would lose everyone.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:37 AM

13. You just know he has a porn stash that would melt your eyeballs.

Probably consisting mostly of preschoolers in nuns' habits with farm animals.

If there's anything that Republicans have taught us over many decades, it's that those who make the biggest noise about this stuff are ALWAYS the worst offenders. It's become a reliable rule of thumb.

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Response to Frank Cannon (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:07 PM

28. Sadly, that was my first thought, too.

Methinks he doth protest too much.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:40 AM

14. someone should tell Todd he can get professional help for his porn addiction.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 10:06 AM

15. I tend to agree, porn 'format' has changed quite a bit. & easy to find on anyones cell phone.

Todays format actors are very young, we know its 'fiction' and actors are 18, but the format of the story line is pre-18 and many times 'forced sex' with harsh verbal degrading.

I think online porn should be heavily taxed by views, and large fines on all porn Corps & companies who allow pre-18 to view. Eliminate anything 'free' to view online.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 04:31 PM

23. You want to make it a crime to post free nude pictures on the Internet?

You're about 20 years too late on that one.

Heck, President Obama has a Reddit account. Do you know what else is on Reddit, alongside thousands of forums discussing everything from trade, to politics, to news and movies? Free porn. Hundreds and hundreds of forums dedicated to free porn.

Free porn is far too mainstream to ban today. Any politican trying to do so is going to (rightly) be seen as a worthless prude and a joke. I'd certainly never vote for them.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 04:44 PM

24. Most porn is free and put up on the internet by the people who make it.

Are you saying that it shouldn't be free because people under 18 might see it? I'm not sure that's going to fly, and you're going to have to produce some pretty compelling arguments to get people to agree with you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 10:11 AM

16. Utah: Online Porn Capital of America?

One key finding: The biggest consumers of online adult entertainment live in the great state of Utah. An average of 5.47 people per 1000 broadband subscribers pay for porn in Orrin Hatch's home state. (Utah also leads in porn consumption among the general population and dial-up users, in case you're wondering.)

It must have been all those Osmonds Gone Wild videos that sent them over the edge.

Close behind Utah with just over five porn subscribers per thousand is Sarah Palin's Alaska. California and New York, on the other hand, average between 2.4 and 2.9 subscriptions per 1000 broadband users, smack dab in the middle of the pack. Overall, eight of Edelman's top 10 porn-consuming states voted for McCain last fall, while six of the least smut-crazed states went for Obama.

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Subscriptions are slightly more prevalent in states that have enacted conservative legislation on sexuality. .... subscriptions are also more prevalent in states where surveys indicate conservative positions on religion, gender roles, and sexuality. In states where more people agree that "Even today miracles are performed by the power of God" and "I never doubt the existence of God," there are more subscriptions to this service. Subscriptions are also more prevalent in states where more people agree that "I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage" and "AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behavior."

http://www.pcworld.com/article/160566/utah_online_porn.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 10:38 AM

18. More like Mormonism is a public health crisis....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 11:19 AM

20. Why is it than, that its reported, that

more porn is viewed in those states that are against Porn in some way or fashion?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 12:33 PM

21. He looks tired. Watching all that porn in Jesus' name, amen.

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 08:58 PM

26. It is a huge medical problem

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