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Don Rumsfeld's Porn Police

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Don Rumsfeld's Porn Police

Frankly, TSG has never thought of itself as armed forces material. Until, of course, we learned about the Department of Defense's Resale Activities Board of Review, a posting for which we are both highly qualified and eager to serve. The board was established as a result of the Military Honor and Decency Act of 1996, which prohibited the sale or rental of sexually explicit material on DoD facilities. So how does Donald Rumsfeld & Co. determine what gets banished? That's the job of the Resale Activities Board, members of which meet at the Pentagon to review stacks of potentially objectionable publications and videos. The board then produces separate lists of what can and cannot be sold/rented (for example, our boys in Afghanistan will not be able to find a copy of "Shaved Orientails"). What follows are seven pages of DoD lists of outlawed material and four pages of stuff deemed not to be sexually explicit. (11 pages)

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