It looks as if Iceland is about to get a little colder.
Iceland’s government is considering a sweeping ban on Internet pornography that would prevent its people from viewing or downloading x-rated material.
The legislation, being drafted by Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson, aims to block the effects of pornography on young people by filtering access to pornographic images and videos via smartphones, computers and game consoles, according to the Telegraph.
By Dr. Sean Gabb
Not looking at the general circumstances, I’m in favour of gay marriage, and have been at least since I first wrote about it in 1989. If two consenting adults want to live together in close union, and can find a consenting minister of religion to bless their union, who are we to object? I also can’t get worked up about polygamy, polyandry, incest, or any other kind of union between consenting adults. To a libertarian, the sole function of state marriage laws is to offer individuals a package of legal agreements and declarations that they could make for themselves if they wanted to find the money and time.
George Takei says there’s a not-so-secret mission — or two — behind the bitingly funny videos and Facebook updates which the “Star Trek” legend posts regularly to his 3.5 million Facebook followers, who grow by 40,000 per week.
“I think my new image as a comic observer of society happened as a result of a very serious mission I have,” he explained in an interview on my SiriusXM OutQ program this week, while also weighing in on Jodie Foster’s coming out; President Obama’s embrace of gay rights in his inaugural address; Arnold Scwharzenegger turning his back on the gay community; Tennessee Sen. Stacey “Don’t Say Gay” Campfield; and being an openly gay entertainer spearheading LGBT rights.
With a new book, “Oh Myyy! (There Goes the Internet),” and a musical headed to Broadway — “Allegiance,” which focuses on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II — Takei, who became a regular on “The Howard Stern Show” in 2006, a year after he came out as gay, says all the attention is even more wonderful because it can serve a higher purpose.
By Ali Papademetriou
The United States Central Intelligence Agency is expanding its recruits further than ever before. According to NPR as, “part of the CIA’s efforts to diversify its workforce, the spy agency is reaching out to a group that once was unable to get security clearance — lesbians and gay men.”
Posted by Jon Clinkenbeard. March 26, 2012, 11:25 AM CST 12.7K
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years. A doctor applies some local anesthetic, makes a small pinhole in the base of the scrotum, reaches in with a pair of very thin forceps, and pulls out the small white vas deferens tube. Then, the doctor injects the polymer gel (called Vasalgel here in the US), pushes the vas deferens back inside, repeats the process for the other vas deferens, puts a Band-Aid over the small hole, and the man is on his way. If this all sounds incredibly simple and inexpensive, that’s because it is. The chemicals themselves cost less than the syringe used to administer them. But the science of what happens next is the really fascinating part.
He knows which way the winds are blowing.
Former presidential candidate – who previously called same-sex marriage ‘pagan behavior’ – says his party needs to change.
Gingrich: ‘The reality is going to be that in a number of American states – and it will be more after 2014 – gay relationships will be legal, period.’ Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP
I’d like to see some data on how immigration rates affect this issue.
Gay rights pioneer Lilli Vincenz, 74 (right) and her partner Nancy Ruth Davis, 75, pose in their Virginia home.
One potential complication for President Obama’s embrace of gay marriage is that minority voters at the core of the modern Democratic electoral coalition have usually resisted the idea more than whites. But that gap is narrowing-driven mostly by the same process of shifting generational attitudes evident among whites.
The Canadian justice system: moralfags extraordinaire!
This week the trial of Rémy Couture, the Canadian special-effects artist charged with “corrupting morals” by illegally combining sex and gore, began in Montreal. The evidence against him includes two short films depicting the crimes of a necrophiliac serial killer and various photographs of simulated torture and dismemberment that were posted on Couture’s now-defunct website, InnerDepravity.com. The images were so realistic that Austrian police, alerted to the website by complaints from concerned citizens about six years ago, initially thought they were on the trail of an extremely indiscreet murderer. By the time the matter was referred to the Montreal police morality squad (yes, that is really what it’s called) via Interpol in 2009, it was clear that no one had actually been harmed during the production of these icky images and that that Couture was merely showing off his skills with makeup and rubber guts. The National Post reports that Sgt. Detective Eric Lavallée nevertheless invented a ruse to lure Couture out of his apartment, “posing as a potential client seeking a mock gory photo session with his wife,” instead of simply knocking on the door. Just to be safe.
From the Inferno.
Ostensibly, she’s a horny, hyper-enhanced, insatiable fuckpig, ready to give hummers to all cummers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, 3 holes per session…
…until the director yells “cut”, upon which she reverts to a hollow, empty, used-up shell of a woman, living only for the next shoot, the next snort, the next memory-altering high to blot out the lows of her child fuck-toy past.
Such is the sorry existence of the spread-legged starlet known as the porno “actress”. Just ask any social conservative or Dworkinite diva. If they say it, it must be true. Right?
By Josh Israel on Dec 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm
It has come to light that House Administration Committee Chairman Dan Lungren (R-CA) secretly approved a $500,000 increase to a contract with a private law firm to defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal court. While the increase was approved in September, neither the public nor the Democratic House minority was informed until this week, Roll Call reports.
The Global Commission on HIV and the Law issued a report suggesting that nations eliminate laws banning “consensual sex work” — i.e., prostitution. It’s an interesting claim coming from an organization aimed at preventing sexually transmitted disease, but their hope is that legalization would lead to regulation and safer practice. We asked the public if prostitution should be legal.
From Just Khaotic. Bloke sounds like their perfect candidate.
You would expect that the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) would do good background checks on its prospective employees. But this doesn’t appear to be the case, after it was determined that the organization hired a priest who’d been defrocked for allegedly molesting two girls in grade school.
The shamed former man of God was given the responsibility of patting people down at the airport in Philadelphia, including young children. The Philadelphia Inequirer reported that 65-year old Thomas Harkins was pushed out of the priesthood as a result of the allegations. We’re not sure why he didn’t go to jail instead, but the priesthood has been long criticized for not seeking criminal penalties for priests, even when they’ve been accused of harming children.
The TSA justified its decision by stating that “[a]n allegation alone does not warrant dismissal or automatically disqualify applicants from employment with the TSA,” spokesperson Ann Davistold the Inquirer.
TSA said that they didn’t check the priest’s background because they desperately needed agents at the time and didn’t have time to check everyone. This was shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks, when the organization was hiring large numbers of agents at the same time.
My latest Infernal installment.
Beware, strumpets and reprobates—the femiternalists are back! Not content with slamming their stilettos down on strippers’ faces in Iceland, these especially noxious followers of the feminist faith want to get their killjoy claws into Page 3, the most intellectually stimulating page in UK tabloid The Sun.
This isn’t the first time feministing folk have tried to nag bare breasts off The Sun’s pages. Lefty ex-parliamentarian Claire Short led a particularly Purityrannical campaign to ban boobs from the paper back in the Eighties as part of a larger anti-porn purge. More recently, the ever-histrionic Laurie Penny derided the pulchritudinous page as “neoliberal social conditioning”, existing only for the purpose of keeping womynkynd firmly in thrall to the phallocracy.
Now, the torch of termagancy has been snatched by not one but two killjoys.
by John Craig
Just Not Said
When I first heard a few days ago that Obama might be gay, my initial reaction was, that’s ridiculous. He’s married, has two kids, and he’s never set off my gaydar. I had read a few years ago about Larry Sinclair’s claims of having given Obama oral sex in the back of a limousine when Obama was a state senator. But at the time I just figured that any famous person is bound to attract a few loonies who will say anything to get publicity.
But after I read the article linked two posts ago (and directly below), I started reading more about Obama’s gayness, and after a while, it just made too much sense not to be true.
Falkvinge turning necks again. Take notes, Infoshoppers.
by Rick Falkvinge
Child pornography is a toxic subject, but a very important one that cannot and should not be ignored. This is an attempt to bring the topic to a serious discussion, and explain why possession of child pornography need to be re-legalized in the next ten years, and why you need to fight for it to happen. More…
They may never be confused with “Swan Lake,” but an upstate New York strip club says its nude lap dances are every bit as much an art form and should be exempt from state taxes.
Andy Whale | Stone | Getty Images
So far, the state tax department and an appeals court disagree and want the Nite Moves club in Albany to pay up $124,000 it says it owes in taxes.
New York’s highest court gets a shot at the arguments Wednesday when the two sides face off at the Court of Appeals.
Tax officials say sales taxes were paid on the club’s non-alcoholic drinks, but are also owed on admission and so-called “couch sales,” where patrons pay for private or lap dances.
Nite Moves claims the dances are exempt under state tax law as “live dramatic or musical arts performances.” The exemption also applies to theater or ballet. The club is relying on testimony from a cultural anthropologist who has studied exotic dance and visited Nite Moves.
File photo of a police car with its lights on. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) [LOL]
MIAMI (CBS Tampa) – An officer with the Miami-Dade police department was arrested by federal authorities for stopping female drivers for no other reason than to initiate “sexually suggestive conversations.”
According to the Miami Herald, 33-year-old officer Prabhainjana Dwivedi was arrested by FBI agents inside police headquarters on Wednesday.
Who are we?
The Gay Homeland Foundation is an international organization dedicated to the idea of creation of a self-administrated territory for the GLBT-people. It was established in Cologne, Germany in 2005.
Our association dedicates itself also to the promotion of the cultural, economic and political development of the GLBT-community, and aims to improve the reputation and protection of its nationals in the world.
[No, this article isn’t from The Onion…]
By John Tarleton
Around the time the Iraq War began I was interviewing a community organizer in Harlem who was also active in various anti-imperialist movements. As our interview wrapped up, she began to quiz me about the white, middle class wing of the antiwar movement that had gathered around United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ). She was curious in particular about a flamboyant new group called Code Pink. Co-founded by West Coast peace activists Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, Code Pink seemed to be everywhere, grabbing headlines with its vigils and marches and various publicity stunts.
[editor’s note: This is bizarrely cynical: it’s not the anti-gayness of it, it’s the fact that most of the leaders of the GOP have embraced gay friendly politics at tue upper levels except when they can score political points off of abusing it (see Dick Cheney’s endorsement of gay marriage “as a state issue” and his endorsement of those anti-gay politics on the ballot). So doing it with African lives, that just makes it easier. American pundits should avoid trying to score political points off of situations they do not understand and empower corrupt states. So much for the “wolf you know” argument.]