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Seattle libraries to porn watchers: Come on in

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Seattle PI: When is watching graphic sex movies in public, or near kids, an acceptable thing to do? Let’s see.

You can’t legally show porn in your house that can be seen from a park or playground. You of course can’t show it to kids. You can’t watch it at work, unless you want to get fired or sued. And you can’t watch on your iPad on a plane, or the gym, without expecting some outraged person to tell you to shut it down.

But in Seattle, there’s one place where you can watch porn in public, in view of others, and around kids, and no one official will bother you: The library. To be specific, the 27 branches of the Seattle Public Library.

A year after online porn in the library erupted into a small tempest, the issue remains at an impasse. The latest grievance comes from Julie Vanderburg, who said she saw a man watching porn on a public computer in the Beacon Hill library a few weeks ago.

Vanderburg reported the man to a librarian, who simply said Vanderburg could “fill out a form.” When Vanderburg asked the man to stop, library staffers became angry with her, she said.

“One of the librarians, he said, ‘Please don’t ever approach another patron again,’” Vanderburg said last week. She said her kids, ages 6 and 7, had been about 10 feet away from the man, but had not seen what was on his screen.

“I’m not anti-porn. I’m not a church lady,” said Vanderburg, who no longer wants to go to the Beacon Hill library, her neighborhood branch. “He should have a private room. The environment becomes very uncomfortable.”

Essentially, nothing’s changed since last year, when another woman echoed a similar complaint in the Lake City library. In that incident, the woman’s 10-year-old daughter had inadvertently seen a hard-core porn movie that a man was watching on a library computer. The woman’s complaint led to widespread media attention.

A year later, the Seattle Public Library still holds to its creed of unfettered access to constitutionally protected material. That includes the public display of such material, which includes Internet porn.

“…(P)atrons have a right to view constitutionally-protected information no matter where they are in the building, and the Library does not censor what a patron reads or views on a computer,” Library spokeswoman Andra Addison said in an email to Vanderburg last week.

But she acknowledged the need to keep “inappropriate material from children.”

Library computers have “privacy screens” to help prevent “inadvertent viewing.” Adult computers are stationed away from children’s areas, with screens facing less busy areas. Kid computers have content filters. Parents says those solutions aren’t fool-proof.

But the Library, which doesn’t want to create “private” computer rooms, says parental supervision is the “best way to protect children.”

That’s true, says Vanderburg. But she likened library porn to potholes. When someone complains about potholes, a nuisance and public-safety risk, the city fixes them, she said. But when someone complains about public porn – a risk for kids and often grounds for a hostile environment in a workplace – the city looks the other way, she said.

“If a child tripped on a broken piece of sidewalk on Beacon Hill, or a car blew a tire because of a pothole, the city of Seattle would fix it,” Vanderburg said.

The Library also has a long list of rules of things you can’t do in its buildings, to ensure “comfort and safety” of staff and patrons. You can’t eat, sleep, look like you’re sleeping, be barefoot, be too stinky, or talk too loudly. But you can watch graphic porn on a public computer in front of kids, which has made female patrons uncomfortable over the years.

That’s prompted well-known child advocate Jon Gould to recently urge the Library for a “more child- and family-friendly policy.” Gould is the deputy director of the Children’s Alliance, but wrote the library last week as a private citizen and Seattle parent. “Good options exist to meet the needs of all patrons,” he said. “Including those (kids) who don’t have a voice or choice.”

Libraries are vital for an informed society, and any rein on the flow of information threatens their foundation. Complaints about porn watching also represent a fraction of the more than 14 million people who visited the library in 2012.

Last year, there were about 70 complaints of public porn watching, most in February of 2012, in the wake of the Lake City incident. This year, there have been four complaints.

From the Seattle Library website:

Our Mission

The Seattle Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.

Promote literacy and a love of reading

Recognizing the vital importance of reading to open doors and expand horizons, the Library strives to support every patron in becoming a lifelong reader.

Support children and youth

We strive to join parents, educators and young people in helping to raise thoughtful readers and citizens. We recognize the priority of efforts to close educational achievement gaps.

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I’m not sure how adults watching porn has anything to do with enriching lives, encouraging reading, nor supporting children and youth.

DCG

A new cultural low…

Mother-Daughter Porn Duo Jessica Sexxxton, Monica Sexxxton Aiming To Be Filthy Rich

Huffington Post: A mother and daughter in Tampa, Fla., have a unique way of expressing family togetherness — by creating a pornography site and shooting sex scenes together.

The duo — known collectively as “The Sexxxtons” — like many porn performers, don’t give out their last names. Jessica, the mom, and Monica, the daughter, have been creating kinky content for their self-titled website for the past year and have just released a DVD.

In order to confirm the Sexxxtons are really related and not just claiming that as a marketing gimmick, The Huffington Post reviewed both women’s driver’s licenses, and their private Facebook pages, as well as private family photos going back 20 years.

Although mother and daughter have sex in the same room at the same time — often with the same male or female partner — they insist that their encounters are not incestuous. For legal and personal reasons, they don’t actually touch each other during sex scenes.

We don’t have a problem doing two-on-one,” Jessica, 56, explained to The Huffington Post. “We will have sex with one man, but not interact with each other.” Monica, 22, said the kinky choreography is a lot more difficult than her mom makes it sound. “It’s not easy to do,” she told HuffPost. “Our lips never touch and that can be a problem when filming.”

Those precautions, the Sexxxtons said, are what keeps their scenes from legally being incestuous, even if experts like Beverly Hills-based psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, who has never treated the Sexxxtons, considers their activities to be “emotional incest.”

This crosses so many lines, it’s like a labyrinth,” Lieberman told HuffPost. “Even if they’re not having sex with each other, it has to be titillating to one or both or them, so it crosses the line since sexual arousal comes into the mix.”

Monica acknowledges the mother-daughter porn is enjoyable. “I enjoy the sex and I enjoy being with my mom,” she said. “During the scenes, I think about how we’re going to be filthy rich.”

Money was a factor in deciding to start the family business. Three years ago, Monica said the family — including her younger brother — were about to get evicted from their home. She looked at her options, and decided to become a dancer and also get into porn.

“I’ve always been an exhibitionist and sex just oozed out of me,” she said, adding that she lost her virginity at the age of 12. “It was my idea. I dropped out of school in ninth grade and figured this was a good way to earn money.”

Monica worked as a dancer and got her mom into doing porn first before she did it herself. Jessica agreed to her daughter’s suggestion, saying they’ve always been open with each other.

“The money was part of the reason, but so was fun, and having sex with hot guys,” Jessica said, adding that she prefers her new job to her old career, bartending, for one simple reason: “You don’t have to get dressed to go to work.

For the most part, the Sexxxtons only have sex in the same room when on camera, but Jessica said they did do a threesome with one of her boyfriends one night. “We were talking about sex and it happened. We all had a good time,” she said.

Monica has no plans to have a child of her own, but she and Jessica agree that if she had a child who wanted to go into the family business at a legal age, they’d allow it.

There are limits though: No animals and Monica doesn’t want to film scenes with her younger brother. “He’s a virgin and I don’t want his first sex experience to be with someone who is just doing it for money and isn’t into him,” she said.

Monica may see filming sex scenes with her mother as a ticket to the big time, but adult film historian Bill Margold doubts they will be able to parlay their notoriety to mainstream porn. “The adult industry is not that stupid,” Margold told HuffPost. “They have enough problems without creating on-camera incest.”

Well kudos to them for wanting to make money, I guess.

Yet is this really what a mom should want for her daughter? Whoring herself out for money? My, how our society has lowered its standards.

h/t Anon

DCG

Los Angeles just doesn’t get it…

Porn Stars Flocking to Phoenix for Filming

Remember my post about the city of Los Angeles’ desire to mandate that porn actors wear condoms?  Well it’s now an ordinance that requires porn actors to wear condoms during filming and takes effect today. The result? The porn industry is seeking to move their business elsewhere…

myFOXphoenix.com: When you think of “Porn in the Valley,” southern California probably comes to mind. But soon, that could all change – because of the billion dollar porn industry.  It is seriously considering moving its operations to the Phoenix valley.

Sweeping health regulations will require porn performers in California to wear condoms while on location starting on Monday.  The landmark law is a rare attempt to regulate how films are made.

The industry is fighting back, and on Saturday night, they brought that fight to Phoenix, and that might not be all.  Adult movie star and film producer Taryn Thomas signed autographs for fans at the first-ever Adult Film Convention in Phoenix — which happens to coincide with the Fifth Annual Porn Star Ball held here in the valley.

This after a strict, new law in California is set to change the way movies are made there by requiring condom use.  “I wonder what’s going to happen for the next ‘Fast and the Furious’ movie? Will Vin Diesel have to keep it under 65? Will James Bond have to wear tactical gear?” one actress said.

Film maker Michael Whiteacre said he’s already seen change.  Producers and actors are packing up and moving to a new valley — one with no restrictions.  Whiteacre said more shooting means more money.

But former porn actress and founder of the Pink Cross Foundation, Shelly Luben, warns of something else.  “What they bring with them is rampant – STDs, prostitution, drug trafficking, let me tell you — they are going to recruit young women in Phoenix,” Luben said.

Wherever work is, of course, I am going to flock to that as well,” said actress Amy Brook.   Brook started making Internet movies in Phoenix in 2008, and like Thomas, is willing to come back if it means freedom of expression.  “Say a construction worker has to wear a hard hat, OK, but the building he’s building is still going to look the same when it’s done. But if a performer has to wear a condom, it’s not going to show up the same way, and it’s not going to be the same in the end,” Brook said.

We all know wearing condoms is most effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  And while I’m no fan of the porn industry, I am a big fan of free will when it comes to your choice to use a condom or not. 

I would never encourage a young girl or man to enter the porn industry and would certainly encourage using condoms.  Yet I cannot get on board with the city mandating actors use condoms in this business. 

The city of Los Angeles, although driven by good intentions to prevent the transmission of STDs, may find themselves even more broke with the loss of this industry.  Big government usually means big problems.

DCG

Condoms required for workplace safety

Adult Film Condom Proposal Qualifies for June Ballot

NBC  Los AngelesA proposal that would require adult film actors to use condoms has qualified for the June ballot after proponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue before Los Angeles voters.

Proponents gathered more than 70,000 signatures, exceeding the 41,000 required to place the issue on the ballot, according to AIDS Heathcare Foundation spokesman Ged Kenslea. The signatures were certified last week by the LA City Clerk.

The Adult Film Workplace Condom Initiative would condition adult film permits on the production company’s agreement to use condoms on the film set. Under the proposal, fees may be charged to “provide for inspectors to ensure compliance with conditions on film permits.”

“We have other conditions on film permits,” said Michael Weinstein, of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a backer of the proposal. “If you’re going to blow things up, you have to have the fire department involved.” (his pun, not mine!)

The ballot measure is the subject of a legal challenge by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. His office filed a lawsuit earlier this month, calling the measure a “needless and wasteful expenditure of public resources made in connection with a measure which the voters have no power to adopt.”  State laws already mandate use of condoms when workers are exposed to blood-borne pathogens, the lawsuit states.

But in a letter sent to the LA City Council after Trutanich issued his opinion on the matter earlier this year, Cal/OSHA officials said local authorities can require condom use on adult film sets.  “State law does not preempt such action by the City because the City does not seek to enact an occupational health and safety standard but rather a public health standard applicable to any film activity (regardless of employment relationship) within the City boundaries,” officials said in the letter.

How exactly will this mandate be enforced?  Government union workers hired to watch porn movies all day to determine which movies have been made without using condoms? Inspectors paid to go watch porn production?  How many inspectors would that require given the thousands of porn productions that take place in that city in a given month.

Anyone that enters the porn industry knows that it is a dangerous business.  If they choose to not use condoms, they practice their free will (or demonstrate a lack of intelligence).  I get the intent – controlling sexually transmitted diseases is  a good thing.  But can’t stand the fact that another government measure is on the ballot to regulate behaviors (really, the porn industry may be a work place but it’s a chosen profession, one that a person enters into knowing the consequences of unprotected sex).  What’s next, a mandate that requires you use condoms in your personal bedroom as well?

DCG

Pornography Found In Bin Laden Hideout.. hehehehe

 

Now Kiddies what has Momma told you about Porno. It will make you go blind.

And it seems the nice Men in The Seals/CIA have seen to it as they reportedly blew out his eye. Momma is always right.

Friday, 13 May 2011 04:25 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A stash of pornography was found in the hideout of Osama bin Laden by the U.S. commandos who killed him, current and former U.S. officials said Friday.

The pornography recovered in bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, according to the officials, who discussed the discovery with Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The officials said they were not yet sure precisely where in the compound the pornography was discovered or who had been viewing it. Specifically, the officials said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials.

 For Rest Of Story Pls go Here

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/OsamaBinLaden-Pornography/2011/05/13/id/396308?s=al&promo_code=C43C-1

 ~Steve~