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Another BIZARRE hacker witch-hunt.

See http://www.2600.com for this story.


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There are other wars too.

Against pornography.

*   "Judge Says Military Bases Can Sell Sex Material"
*   By John Sullivan, The New York Times, January 23, 1997
*
*   A Federal judge struck down the Military Honor and Decency Act of 1996,
*   which Congress described as a law promoting "honor, commitment and
*   courage" among American troops.
*
*   Playboy and Penthouse will continue to be sold at Military bases.

#   "Pornography and Laughter", The New York Times, undated
#
#   Most bold new ideas in Government circles are either ignored or shuffled
#   off into the bureaucratic process never to reappear, but once in a while
#   a suggestion is simply laughed out of existence.
#
#   The other day, President Reagan was meeting with senior staff members at
#   the White House, and the recent report by Attorney General Edwin Meese's
#   Commission on Pornography came up, according to one of the participants.
#
#   The commission majority had concluded that exposure to pornography
"bears
#   some causal relationship to the level of sexual violence, sexual
coercion
#   or unwanted sexual aggression," and Patrick J. Buchanan, the White House
#   director of communications, proposed that the Administration use this to
#   ban the sale of Playboy and Penthouse from all post exchanges on
military
#   bases.
#
#   There was a long pause, and then, the source said, another White House
#   official observed: "Well, that would certainly do wonders for our
#   recruiting program."
#
#   The room burst into laughter, in which President Reagan enthusiastically
#


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