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house Bill H.R. 901

Is It Bad To Watch Porn At Your Government Job (Just Asking For A Friend)?

Argument in favor

People don’t pay taxes so government employees can watch smut at work. Plus, watching porn can create a hostile work environment and expose government computers to viruses. There is literally no reason.

BTSundra's Opinion
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04/11/2016
Not exactly sure why the supervisors aren't already enforcing this.
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helmsworth's Opinion
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03/11/2015
Do your job. And if you're going to slack off, at least do it doing something that's not going to create a hostile work environment.
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Nathank1989's Opinion
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04/03/2015
No porn at work. This should be part of common sense an basic work place practices, but since it is a government job, you should be held accountable. Do it at home!
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Argument opposed

There are already regulations against pornography in most government offices. If porn use at in the Federal government is really this bad, we need to do a lot more than just block some sites.

GPR's Opinion
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03/10/2015
Don't need legislation to fire people for this sort of thing.
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tim's Opinion
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03/09/2015
This legislation is a frivolous use of time and resources.
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Allen's Opinion
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03/10/2015
Again no personal accountability. Fire the employee and stop wasting time with some obscure bill. We have borrowed $18 trillion and yet no big concern. Let's fix something that effects every man woman and child in this country.
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    Not exactly sure why the supervisors aren't already enforcing this.
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    Don't need legislation to fire people for this sort of thing.
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    This legislation is a frivolous use of time and resources.
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    Again no personal accountability. Fire the employee and stop wasting time with some obscure bill. We have borrowed $18 trillion and yet no big concern. Let's fix something that effects every man woman and child in this country.
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    Do your job. And if you're going to slack off, at least do it doing something that's not going to create a hostile work environment.
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    No porn at work. This should be part of common sense an basic work place practices, but since it is a government job, you should be held accountable. Do it at home!
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    There is no reason you should be allowed to do this at work. Its inappropriate and can be a big distraction in the working environment
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    Government employees should be fired for doing ANYTHING not related to the job at hand. The legislation that disallows firing should be rescinded immediately!!
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    We don't need legislation for this. Besides, I'd rather have IRS agents wasting time than using it on me.
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    Porn is a HUGE problem in our society! It contributes to the breakdown of the family. It weakens people morally. It is as addictive as cocaine, alcohol, or any other addictive substance! I know, because I have a son, who is addicted to porn! We are a poor family, and yet he spends a lot of his paycheck on porn magazines. What is worse is the fact that he is a Christian, and he knows it's a sin. He would like to be free of this monkey on his back, but the therapists have all told him that looking at porn is "perfectly normal"! He knows it's not and he needs help! I've tried to help him, but I'm not a professional psychologist! If your spouse was looking at pictures of nude porn "stars", how would that make YOU feel?! Porn in all of its forms is EVIL! Failure to Raunch • That sound you hear is the cheering of concerned parents and pastors, who know the devastation porn brings to families and communities. • Stacks of new research -- secular and otherwise -- is warning that pornography may be the greatest public health crisis no one knows about. • Porn sites get more visitors each month than Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter combined. • Nothing erodes a person's faith faster than internet pornography -- and because of the internet, pornography is everywhere. • Sexual dysfunction, aggression, exploitation, and even the broader evils of prostitution and human trafficking have their roots in the filth of xHamster and others. ... It's the number one cause of child sex trafficking in America. • A majority of teens think not recycling is more immoral than pornography! Even more shocking: only one out of 20 young people have a friend who will say pornography is bad. • "Porn is an industrial product that shapes how we think about gender, sexuality, relationships, intimacy, sexual violence, and gender equality for the worse." -- Gail Dines, a professor of sociology at Wheelock College in Boston and author of "Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality." April 12, 2016 - Tuesday People have been wondering for years how to get #porn out of their communities. Now they know: Make bathrooms gender-specific! That's all it took in #NorthCarolina, where one of the country's leading adult sites is hitting the road to protest H.B. 2. A day after #BruceSpringsteen's tirade, #xHamster is the latest #liberal to jump on the bandwagon out of town. Like #PayPal, the site is livid that Governor #PatMcCrory (R-N.C.) is giving local businesses the freedom to set their own policies. (Also known as the free market.) "Sorry, bigots!" they tweeted. "As of today, access to xHamster.com is blacked out in the state of North Carolina until further notice... Judging by the stats of what you North Carolinians watch, we feel this punishment is a severe one. We will not stand by and pump revenue into a system that promotes this type of garbage. We respect all sexualities and embrace them." http://mic.com/articles/140519/internet-porn-giant-x-hamster-blocks-north-carolina-users-over-religious-freedom-law That sound you hear is the cheering of concerned parents and pastors, who know the devastation porn brings to families and communities. If anything, xHamster is doing North Carolina a huge favor! Stacks of new research -- secular and otherwise -- is warning that pornography may be the greatest public health crisis no one knows about. The Washington Post sounded the alarm earlier this week on the heels of a sobering Time magazine cover story about the young men who are starting to fight the industry that devastated their relationships. "Is porn immoral?" expert Gail Dines asks. "That doesn't matter: It's a public health crisis." After a two-decade deluge of easily accessible images and videos, Time explains, "some of the most strident alarms are coming from the same demographic as its most enthusiastic customers." https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/04/08/is-porn-immoral-that-doesnt-matter-its-a-public-health-crisis/ Sexual dysfunction, aggression, exploitation, and even the broader evils of prostitution and human trafficking have their roots in the filth of xHamster and others. http://www.frc.org/events/the-link-between-pornography-sex-trafficking-and-abortion "Scholars can say with confidence that porn is an industrial product that shapes how we think about gender, sexuality, relationships, intimacy, sexual violence, and gender equality," Dines points out, "for the worse." Believe it or not, porn sites get "more visitors each month than Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter combined." Some of the more startling results of that consumption are in the new studies of college men. "Researchers found that 83 percent reported seeing mainstream pornography, and that those who did were more likely to say they would commit rape or sexual assault if they knew they wouldn't get caught." It's the number one cause of child sex trafficking in America. And if you think the church is immune, think again. According to a startling new survey from Barna Group and Josh McDowell, 64 percent of #Christian men say they've viewed #pornography at least once this month. https://www.barna.org/blog/culture-media/david-kinnaman/the-porn-phenomenon#.Vw0syEYYHBw In the pulpit, the struggle is just as real: 57 percent of pastors and 64 percent of youth pastors admit they've used porn, "either currently or in the past." "Probably one of the biggest [groups] suffering today as victims are the wives of the men addicted to pornography sitting right next to them in the pews," Josh told me last week on "Washington Watch." (Full interview below.) And although most Americans believe porn is "bad for society," those attitudes are quickly shifting toward neutrality or "good for society" in younger generations. (Believe it or not, a majority of teens think not recycling is more immoral than pornography!) Even more shocking: only one out of 20 young people have a friend who will say pornography is bad. Nothing erodes a person's faith faster than internet pornography -- and because of the internet, pornography is everywhere. "It's accessible, it's affordable, and it's anonymous," Josh lamented. And its effects? Astounding. "Just as the tobacco industry argued for decades that there was no proof of a connection between smoking and lung cancer, so too, has the porn industry, with the help of a well-oiled public relations machine, denied the existence of empirical research on the impact of its products." http://www.frc.org/issuebrief/the-effects-of-pornography-on-individuals-marriage-family-and-community Nothing could help North Carolina more than flushing out an industry that shatters marriages and families. Of course, it's a sad indictment of our culture that websites like xHamster think they have a viable seat in the business community to begin with. But in the end, the only people affected by the site's exit are the perverted people who would have used Charlotte's ordinance to take advantage of others. If I were a state leader, I'd ask XHamster's competition to join the boycott of North Carolina. Based on the turnout at yesterday's pro-H.B. 2 rally, they won't exactly be missed! http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article71239207.html Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers. http://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=WA16D27&f=WU16D05
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    Isn't it bad to watch porn at any job? Unless you're getting paid to do something, don't do it.
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    I have a better idea, fire the individuals in question. Make these individuals responsible for their actions against the policies set in place already. The IS people are looking at the files on each computer at these places of employment, and they should report these infractions.....
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    I'm already having my money stolen from me at gunpoint. The least they could do is use the money somewhat wisely.
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    The law should state that any employee viewing this material while on the job would be dismissed. Just like in the private sector.
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    Why is this being brought up? Is it that bad that laws have to be written?
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    IS THIS SERIOUSLY A BILL? ***also, I was tempted to vote no because I, like some other NAY-voters initially thought this was a waste of time -- but the general idea in the reason to vote AGAINST this bill, was "if it's that big of a problem then you'll probably have to do more than just what this bill contains." WELL something is better than nothing and with the way our lovely GOP majority loves to get things done, "more" is never going to happen. It's usually the closeted bible-humping pro-lifers that wank it at work, anyway (according to studies). Google it.
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    There are many ways to put honestly-earned American tax dollars to work. This is not one of them.
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    What sick person is watching porn at work??? Smh
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    This should not even be a question. I am appalled that this is an issue even needing to be addressed.
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    The government wastes enough of our money as it is. All employees of any agency, public or private, are being paid to do a job. They certainly are not doing said job while surfing the Internet and watching porn.
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