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A dirty job: paid to watch porn.



TOM ROGERS Thomas Andrew Rogers (February 12, 1892 - March 7, 1936) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1917 to 1921 for the St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics, and New York Yankees.  doesn't worry about getting caught looking at porn while at work, because looking at porn is his work. For the last few years, thanks to a $150,000-a-year federal grant arranged by Rep. Frank Wolf Frank Rudolph Wolf, born January 30 1939, American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1981. He represents Northern Virginia's 10th congressional district. He is the most senior of Virginia's eleven Congressmen.  (R-Va.), the former Indianapolis detective and another retired cop have been collecting and vetting citizen complaints about online sexual material under a program run by the anti-porn group Morality in Media Morality in Media, Inc. (MIM) is an American non-profit, interfaith organization that was established in New York in 1962. MIM battles pornography and other forms of what it considers obscenity in the media. In the beginning
MIM was first formed by Father Morton A.
 (MIM MIM Metal Injection Molding
MIM Mendelian Inheritance in Man
MIM Mobile Instant-Messaging
MIM Man in the Middle
MIM Multilateral Initiative on Malaria
MIM Metal-Insulator-Metal
MIM Master of International Management
MIM Made in Mexico
).

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The two tax-funded porn perusers forward complaints, obtained via a MIM-operated website, to the Justice Department for possible obscenity obscenity, in law, anything that tends to corrupt public morals by its indecency. The moral concepts that the term connotes vary from time to time and from place to place. In the United States, the word obscenity is a technical legal term. In the 1950s the U.S.  prosecutions. "The Supreme Court has set forth a three-part test to determine whether sexual material is obscene and therefore unprotected by the First Amendment," MIM President Bob Peters explained in a press release issued after The New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 Times ran a story about the program in August. "The investigators' determinations as to which complaints to pursue are guided by that test. If they weren't, we really would be wasting our time."

MIM's track record makes you wonder about Peters' definition of "wasting our time" (let alone "wasting taxpayers' money"). Despite the importance of the Supreme Court's three-part test, he conceded that "except for complaints that lack necessary information or are obvious mistakes or hoaxes, all citizen complaints are forwarded to the Justice Department." And although MIM has given the Justice Department more than 66,000 leads so far, Peters said, the government "has not initiated a single prosecution in response to a citizen complaint submitted to the site."

If you happen to see something really offensive, you can still report it at ObscenityCrimes .org. But due to the risk of "pornographic addiction," MIM says, "we strongly advise against citizens searching the Internet for obscene websites to report." Leave that to the professionals.
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Title Annotation:censorsship of internet pornography
Author:Sullum, Jacob
Publication:Reason
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Date:Dec 1, 2007
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