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Activist Behind ND Anti-Porn Bill Threatens Lawsuit, Was Once Arrested Amid Stalking Accusations

Activist Behind ND Anti-Porn Bill Threatens Lawsuit, Was Once Arrested Amid Stalking Accusations

I realize this is my third post on this subject today, but I guess we haven’t found the bottom of this rabbit hole yet. To catch you up, yesterday I wrote about zany anti-porn legislation (HB1185) which would have required that every internet-capable device in North Dakota be sold with content filtering installed on it.

State Rep. Lawrence Klemin, a Republican from Bismarck, requests a voice vote to withdraw internet censorship legislation he sponsored.

Audio: Anti-Porn Activist Flips Out After Censorship Bill Withdrawn in ND Legislature

Today on my radio show I had on as a guest anti-porn activist Chris Severe to talk about that “pornography vending machine” censorship legislation which was withdrawn in the state House earlier today. Severe is part of a group that’s been pushing similar legislation in a number of states, calling it the “Human Trafficking Prevention Act.”

North Dakota Legislature Withdraws “Porn Vending Machine” Internet Censorship Bill

Yesterday I wrote about HB1185, legislation which would have defined every internet-capable device in North Dakota as a “pornography vending machine.” It also would have required that those devices come with technology to filter the internet, something adults must pay $20 to disable. Today – ironically as I was interviewing one of the bill’s backer’s

ND Legislation Would Classify Your Internet Connected Device as a “Pornographic Vending Machine”

Under the sweeping restrictions imposed by HB1185, currently before the 2017 legislative session in Bismarck, any device which is capable of connecting to the internet would be classified a “pornographic vending machine.” The legislation would also mandate content filters for these devices blocking “obscene material or obscene performances” is in place. If you want the filter

North Dakota Legislative Trip Paid For By Controversial Islamic Group

I recently wrote a post about a trip to Turkey taken by a number of North Dakota legislators paid for by a group called the Turkish American Federation of the Midwest. In speaking with some legislators who didn’t take they trip, they told me that it was organized through what some described as an odd

Summer Trips For North Dakota Politicians: Legitimate Official Business, Or Expenses-Paid Vacations?

It’s summer time, and for most American families that means vacation time. The weather is warm, the kids are out of school, and it’s time for some travel. Even for our political leaders, it seems, who have taken a number of trips to exotic locations with the tab picked up by the taxpayer and/or special

ND Legislature Hall Of Shame Week 6: Rep. Lawrence Klemin And Rep. Nancy Johnson

It was tempting to name every single Republican who voted “no” on HB1256 this week to the SAB Hall of Shame, but I wanted to focus instead on those who rose to argue against the bill which would have created a central state database for all local spending in the state. Rep. Nancy Johnson spoke

Shameful: ND House Votes Down Local Government Transparency Bill

Rep. Blair Thoreson has been a real champion when it comes to fighting for government transparency here in North Dakota. Back in the 2009 legislative session Rep. Thoreson introduced and got passed a bill creating an online database of all state government spending (you can see it here). Since then Rep. Thoreson has been trying

Video: Talking Ads For Strippers, Sexist Emails And NDSU’s Planned Parenthood Parntership On Valley News Live

On my regular segment on Valley News Live’s 6:30 POV show we discussed the Fargo Forum’s web ads for strippers, the allegedly “sexist” email sent out by a North Dakota legislator and North Dakota State University’s partnership with Planned Parenthood. Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks I actually found a lot of common

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