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Stars and Strips: Porn Ban To Hurt Soldier Morale

The US Congress is considering legislation that would restrict the sale of pornography on US military bases around the world. Soldiers overseas would no longer be able to read the in-depth articles in magazines such as Playboy.

The Pentagon is all for Penthouse, ruling last year that such magazines were not technically porn — but US Representative Paul Broun from Georgia wants to overrule that decision with new legislation.

Soldiers — who say they read the magazines for their stories, too — are not happy about this censorship. One soldier said the ban would demean soldiers, treating them as if they were back in elementary school.

But, Rep. Broun believes:

Allowing the sale of pornography on military bases has harmed military men and women by: escalating the number of violent, sexual crimes; feeding a base addiction; eroding the family as the primary building block of society; and denigrating the moral standing of our troops both here and abroad.

Should the military have higher standards than the rest of American society? Should the people serving overseas have access to the same entertainment/smut we have at home?

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asims asims 8 years
Penthouse has good articles too! Playboy's pictorials are much more tame than Penthouse. If the soldiers want the mags, they should be able to have them! Masturbation relieves stress and they do have very stressful jobs.
asims asims 8 years
Penthouse has good articles too! Playboy's pictorials are much more tame than Penthouse.If the soldiers want the mags, they should be able to have them! Masturbation relieves stress and they do have very stressful jobs.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
When they get rid of the porn magazines, the hookers will thrive.
austerity austerity 8 years
In a time where daily news is ridden with sex scandals involving governors and senators, I find this proposal utterly laughable.
austerity austerity 8 years
In a time where daily news is ridden with sex scandals involving governors and senators, I find this proposal utterly laughable.
liciababe liciababe 8 years
if they want to buy/have porn for crying out loud this is sooooo lame
Sugarblonde Sugarblonde 8 years
This is completely dumb. Really - how is the fact that they have "porn" magazines hurting anyone? Seriously? Oh it's corroding their values? What evidence do they have for this? Usually it's the women/man back home cheating on them anyways.... (To be completely realistic about it).Let them release their tensions and read the mags... it isn't hurting anyone.
Sugarblonde Sugarblonde 8 years
This is completely dumb. Really - how is the fact that they have "porn" magazines hurting anyone? Seriously? Oh it's corroding their values? What evidence do they have for this? Usually it's the women/man back home cheating on them anyways.... (To be completely realistic about it). Let them release their tensions and read the mags... it isn't hurting anyone.
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
:rotfl: SPM! If only politicians could really think that far ahead...
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
:rotfl: SPM! If only politicians could really think that far ahead...
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
Hmmmm....THIS is what our politicians are working on? Give me a break!!!
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 8 years
I'll say it's probably a good way to earn more taxes. Soldiers (and anyone authorized to buy things on post) don't pay taxes. If they have to go off-post (or off-base) to buy this stuff, they are spending money stimulating the economy, AND having to pay taxes on it. Way to recoup the money on the tax stimulus checks, government.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 8 years
I'll say it's probably a good way to earn more taxes. Soldiers (and anyone authorized to buy things on post) don't pay taxes. If they have to go off-post (or off-base) to buy this stuff, they are spending money stimulating the economy, <em>AND</em> having to pay taxes on it. Way to recoup the money on the tax stimulus checks, government.
hartsfull hartsfull 8 years
Is anyone aware that Arnold was in Playgirl a long time ago? I think when he first came to the states he was in it. I didn't know that, I saw it for sale on ebay once.
hartsfull hartsfull 8 years
Ok Hypno! :) You know my husband and I were just talking about along time ago, it was Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds and that was "popular". Now, it seems they all might as well knit. :D
hartsfull hartsfull 8 years
Ok Hypno! :) You know my husband and I were just talking about along time ago, it was Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds and that was "popular". Now, it seems they all might as well knit. :D
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
You can have my old Playgirls hartsfull.
tiabia tiabia 8 years
As a woman, I've always found Hustler to hold women in their highest ESTEEM...they take women from ALL walks of life...scars, lumps, bumps and all...gotta love it!!!
tiabia tiabia 8 years
As a woman, I've always found <i>Hustler</i> to hold women in their highest ESTEEM...they take women from ALL walks of life...scars, lumps, bumps and all...gotta love it!!!
hartsfull hartsfull 8 years
lumberjack man! :)
hartsfull hartsfull 8 years
lumberjack man! :)
hartsfull hartsfull 8 years
:rotfl:
hartsfull hartsfull 8 years
:rotfl:
syako syako 8 years
brawnymanmag dot com ;)
syako syako 8 years
brawnymanmag dot com ;)
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