Is the DOJ pushing a policy to close pornstar banking accounts???

dali71

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According to VICE and Reason.com there is mounting evidence slowly coming out that the DOJ is behind pushing a policy change among major banks like Chase to terminate private bank accounts by pornstars. Interesting where this will or will not go over time.

https://news.vice.com/articles/is-t...of-porn-stars?trk_source=homepage-in-the-news

http://reason.com/blog/2014/04/28/doj-operation-chokepoint-and-porn-stars

But I thought it was the evil Republicans who were trying to legislate morality?
 

BoberFett

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It started with online gambling, did anyone really expect it to stop there?

LOL, "liberals."
 

zanejohnson

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thats a super conservative move here folks.. thats what really matters..

and that's why the branding of the "liberal" party is nonsense, and propoganda...


if who's calling themselves "liberal" is doing this... use your own mind here.

liberal (non conservative) is not a party.. it's a state of mind.
 

BoberFett

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thats a super conservative move here folks.. thats what really matters..

and that's why the branding of the "liberal" party is nonsense, and propoganda...


if who's calling themselves "liberal" is doing this... use your own mind here.

liberal (non conservative) is not a party.. it's a state of mind.

Democrats have claimed the term as their own, they deserve to be mocked for it.
 

nehalem256

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thats a super conservative move here folks.. thats what really matters..

and that's why the branding of the "liberal" party is nonsense, and propoganda...


if who's calling themselves "liberal" is doing this... use your own mind here.

liberal (non conservative) is not a party.. it's a state of mind.

Closing bank accounts seems to be a violation of the free market. Not exactly a conservative move.

Or perhaps maybe you think it is only conservatives that have an issue with pornography?
Feminist views of pornography range from condemnation of pornography as a form of violence against women, to an embracing of some forms of pornography as a medium of feminist expression
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminist_views_of_pornography
:hmm:
 

werepossum

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It started with online gambling, did anyone really expect it to stop there?

LOL, "liberals."
Yup. Power given WILL be power used.

From the OP's link:
In 2011, the FDIC listed 30 “merchant categories that have been associated with high-risk activity,” likening pornography to Ponzi schemes, racist materials, “lifetime guarantees,” and sales of fireworks and tobacco.

But it’s Operation Choke Point that researchers say is the force behind banks threatening to close payday lenders’ accounts unless they go out of business.

At a March hearing before a Senate Banking subcommittee, the Washington Post reported, Senator David Vitter (R-La.) said “there is a determined effort, from [the Justice Department] to the regulators… to cut off credit and use other tactics to force [payday lenders] out of business. I find that deeply troubling because it has no statutory basis, no statutory authority.”

Be a good little sheeple and we won't crush you like the insect you are.
 

BoberFett

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I am pretty sure online gambling was done under Bush with a conservative congress.

It started back then, but Obama's DOJ has happily continued it, just as they do the drug war. And they appear to be expanding it to anything that offends their "liberal" sensitivities.
 

zanejohnson

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Democrats have claimed the term as their own, they deserve to be mocked for it.

i'm not standing up for liberals, i'm standing up for the doublespeak here.

it's not a conservative move to take action on a conservative idea, it's a conservative move, to take action on a liberal idea..

it's doublespeak...

anything where the government is closing businesses/accounts based on a conservative (in regards to morality)idea would be, a conservative move.

i think what i'm getting at, is that where everyone thinks the "liberal" place starts......is actually FAR FAR left than it actually does. even the "liberal" party is far right.
 
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PokerGuy

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More evidence that neither party really believes in letting people live their own lives, they both want to control everyone's life, the only difference is in what/how they want to control.

If it's a legal activity, the government should stay the heck out of it.
 

Zorba

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It started back then, but Obama's DOJ has happily continued it, just as they do the drug war. And they appear to be expanding it to anything that offends their "liberal" sensitivities.

I am not defending liberals/dems, but to think liberals are more anti-porn than conservatives is just insane.

I live in a red state (Oklahoma) where I can't buy porn that has penetration in it. Basically no where except porn stores sell porn, even like playboy and penthouse. In the liberal land of Chicago I can buy full penetration porn at the news stand in the airport.
 

Zorba

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More evidence that neither party really believes in letting people live their own lives, they both want to control everyone's life, the only difference is in what/how they want to control.

If it's a legal activity, the government should stay the heck out of it.

Pretty much this.
 

BoberFett

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I am not defending liberals/dems, but to think liberals are more anti-porn than conservatives is just insane.

I live in a red state (Oklahoma) where I can't buy porn that has penetration in it. Basically no where except porn stores sell porn, even like playboy and penthouse. In the liberal land of Chicago I can buy full penetration porn at the news stand in the airport.

Seriously? That's messed up. I figured that was a relic of the past.

Of course the south still has dry counties, so who knows...
 

waggy

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It started back then, but Obama's DOJ has happily continued it, just as they do the drug war. And they appear to be expanding it to anything that offends their "liberal" sensitivities.

yeah. but as someone said "power given is power used" though i would add and once given never given up."
 

Jaepheth

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Didn't the DOJ get some extreme porn sites shuttered by telling the credit card companies they were financing terrorism?
 

Oldgamer

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I don't understand why they are doing this. Porn is not illegal, making it is not illegal, being a porn star is not illegal. Why on earth would they do this?
 

nehalem256

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I don't understand why they are doing this. Porn is not illegal, making it is not illegal, being a porn star is not illegal. Why on earth would they do this?

Anti-pornography feminists hold the view that pornography contributes to sexism, arguing that in pornographic performances the actresses are reduced to mere receptacles—objects—for sexual use and abuse by men. They argue that the narrative is usually formed around men's pleasure as the only goal of sexual activity, and that the women are shown in a subordinate role. Some opponents believe pornographic films tend to show women as being extremely passive, or that the acts which are performed on the women are typically abusive and solely for the pleasure of their sex partner.[citation needed] On-face ejaculation and anal sex are increasingly popular among men, following trends in porn.[8] MacKinnon and Dworkin defined pornography as "the graphic sexually explicit subordination of women through pictures or words".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminist_views_of_pornography#Social_harm_from_consumption

Its pretty obvious that the Democratic Party and the Obama administration are in bed with feminists.
 

nehalem256

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i'm not standing up for liberals, i'm standing up for the doublespeak here.

it's not a conservative move to take action on a conservative idea, it's a conservative move, to take action on a liberal idea..

it's doublespeak...

anything where the government is closing businesses/accounts based on a conservative (in regards to morality)idea would be, a conservative move.

i think what i'm getting at, is that where everyone thinks the "liberal" place starts......is actually FAR FAR left than it actually does. even the "liberal" party is far right.

There are plenty on the far left who disagree with pornography for leftist reasons. See the above.