Congressman seeks ban to stop federal employees from watching porn all day

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  1. chapped

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    In May, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general disclosed that a senior-level employee was caught spending as much as six hours of his day looking at porn. The IG found that the employee had downloaded and viewed more than 7,000 pornographic files. The Justice Department is investigating further for possible prosecution.

    Four months later, the employee has not been fired and is still collecting government pay, Environment & Energy Publishing reported last week.

    That prompted Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) to introduce a bill the day Congress left town to make it a uniform federal government law that employees cannot look at porn at work.

    Many agencies, including the EPA, have such rules, but Meadows says they are not enforced. EPA’s spokeswoman Liz Purchia confirmed that the porn-watching employee is still employed but on leave, but could not comment further because of the ongoing investigation.

    The agency’s overall policy, which has not been updated since the incident, is vague and doesn’t say anything about porn watching:

    Unauthorized or inappropriate use of Government office equipment may result in the loss or limitation of your privilege to use Government office equipment. You may also face administrative disciplinary action ranging from closer supervision to removal from the Agency, as well as any criminal penalties or financial liability, depending on the severity and nature of the misuse.

    Meadows notes this problem isn’t limited to the EPA. Several agencies over the years have dealt with employees’ using government computers for activities that are, well, outside the scope of government work.

    “It’s not just casual porn viewing, but hours and hours of unproductive time doing things we shouldn’t be condoning. There seems to be a need to reinforce agency rules that might be in place, but not enforced,” Meadows said.

    His bill would require the Office of Management of Budget to issue guidelines to prohibit porn watching on federal computers.



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    somedude61 Well-Known Member

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    How about manufacturing porn with government equipment?
     
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  3. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

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    As a worker for the Fed, I call bullshit. I can't even go on HOWARD STERN sites because of the filters.
     
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    chuk Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't exactly call watching porn "unproductive".
     
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    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    That's because porn has entertainment value. Anything Howard Stern related has no entertainment value.
     
  6. Roberticus

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    The first and last time I worked for a federal government contractor, my dipshit officemate listened to Rush Limbaugh and other political talk all day long, except for when he went out for smoke breaks. Was apparently too busy muttering "Megadittoes" to actually, you know, work. If there had been a Pornhub back then, he would have been scoping it.
     
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    Why watch porn if you can't jerk off to it?
     
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    I'm going to take the Ron Swanson approach on this one.

    The guy in question works for the EPA and spends 6 hours a day watching porn.

    The only thing that would be better for this country is if he spent all 8 hours a day watching porn.
     
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    before the internet, as a federal employee, i was working with a guy who would use the federal phone lines to call porn talk ladies.

    when they busted him they showed sheet after sheet of him calling. day after day. hours a day.


    pre internet. :jj:
     
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    It's too long to post the entire piece, but here is a start

    Interior Probe Finds Fraternizing, Porn and Drugs at MMS Office in La.
    By NOELLE STRAUB of Greenwire
    Published: May 25, 2010
    Federal officials who oversaw drilling in the Gulf of Mexico accepted gifts from oil companies, viewed pornography at work and even considered themselves part of industry, the Interior Department inspector general says in a new report (pdf).

    Those revelations, sure to intensify criticism of federal oversight of offshore drilling as the massive Gulf leak continues, will take a starring role at a congressional hearing tomorrow.

    The investigation uncovered violations of federal regulations and ethics rules by employees of the Lake Charles, La., office of the Minerals Management Service, the federal agency that oversees offshore drilling.

    Interior Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall said her greatest concern is "the environment in which these inspectors operate -- particularly the ease with which they move between industry and government."

    She added: "We discovered that the individuals involved in the fraternizing and gift exchange -- both government and industry -- have often known one another since childhood."
     
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    Afganistand Motivationally Deficient VIP

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    Of course, senators and congressmen will be exempt from this
     
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    that's why I always bring my own laptop to work. doing that crap on company PC's is suicide.
     
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    This x100.

    I can't even click on a sports story link on my local news website (on my lunch hour of course), because it could encourage gambling.
     
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    Wtf guy give the holier than thou shit a rest.
     
  15. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...does this congressman have a wide stance? :coffee:
     
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    Thats what I was thinking. My work computer restricts almost everything...:coffee:
     
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    Wait You can JERK OFF to porn? I've been doing this all wrong.
     
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    Federal investigators are reviewing all 7000 files in order to confirm that they are pornographic.
     
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    The more you know.
     
  20. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Who says they don't?