December 03, 2018

Starbucks bans in-store porn-watching because apparently that was a problem

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

Starbucks has announced that starting next year, it’s implementing new technology to prevent customers from watching porn using the chain’s free wifi.

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Most of you are probably asking: “People were watching porn at Starbucks?!” Well, it was a big enough problem that a group called Enough is Enough has been campaigning for Starbucks to do this since 2016.

As for me, this story inspired me to write a lot of off-colour puns, so if you are easily offended, you may want to skip this video!

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commented 2018-12-05 02:46:19 -0500
Thanks for your obviously sincere posting Joe Laurence…
commented 2018-12-04 12:37:59 -0500
There is a disconnect for sure here.

As a conservative Christian this decision seems wonderful and, frankly, hopeful. I heard also that Tumblr website is going to implement a similar ban on pornography as well. I’m a Christian, I love Jesus. I think sex belongs ONLY in marriage between a man and a women. Every other variation of sex (LBGT+++) is sinful. (NOT THE PERSON!!! THE ACT) Now, that being said I applaud this decision. There, I’m out of the closet.

For those who mentioned censorship, good point, that’s the problem. To say objectively that pornography is wrong is not possible in our current “except everything” society. Every letter in the LBGT+++ title stands for a particular sexual preference and once you banish the ability for a person to express themselves in whatever way they want, like watching transgender porn, or gay porn in Starbucks, the slippery slope of tolerance and acceptance become evident.

Still laws are in place that prevents lude acts from being seen in public, unless it’s a pride parade. Indecent exposure is still against the law. Viewing pornography in public would fall into that category, I would think.

Some here have commented about this article not being news worthy, well, not everything can be about our prime minister and the liberal left, pornography IS a huge problem with kids nowadays. And every parent who has children with “screens” knows this.

Erectile dysfunction in boys (12-17)? WHAT It’s true, so sad. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/top-five-warning-signs-of-internet-pornography-addiction-280653822.html
from the article…
The most at risk? Teenage boys, 12 to 17 years old. “Addictions typically happen with adults—we’ve never had a group addicted which is so young and growing in numbers,” says Dr. Weber…
…Dr. Weber says she sees teens and adults with erectile dysfunction because of Internet pornography, but that ED medications don’t help, because they treat the organ, not the brain, where the problem lies.

This is your brain on Porn.

People want to take a cavalier attitude about this, “It’s normal” but you cannot.

Im scared to post this… aughhh. A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
commented 2018-12-04 03:34:57 -0500
Not having been in a Starbuck’s for over 10 years, I’m wondering which “daily blend” promotes sitting in a public place to watch porn?… It’s one of those “foamy” concoctions right???
commented 2018-12-04 00:17:41 -0500
Whatever happened to class?
commented 2018-12-03 23:37:58 -0500
Who gets to define “offensive site”?
I’m with Voltaire on free speech rights.
I don’t use porn – I’m not into voyeurism…or whatever.
But I have a problem with censoring anything because it always leads to more censoring. Because the first time is usually BS and is used to set a precedent…like stop light cameras…it’s how fascists roll.
I don’t use Starbucks. I won’t pay that much for mediocre coffee and I absolutely refuse to stand in a line…with a herd of lefty urbanites…there’d be ‘issues’…‘cause if I had to line up for coffee in an urban center, I’d definitely be wearing my white on red, MAGA cap.
I don’t live in or visit urban centers, cities…unless I have to.
commented 2018-12-03 17:39:01 -0500
That’s why I go to Tim Hortons to get my coffee,what a bunch of wack jobs no pun intended lol!!!
commented 2018-12-03 16:01:14 -0500
Its all those women squeezing and crossing their knees while watching whatever. Its those Meg Ryan wannabes screaming, “Yes, Yes, YES!” Its those high school boys off in a corner giggling and then having problems standing up to leave taking up too much time while the joint gets full.

Who in their right mind would watch porn in a public location? Can’t a manager simply come over and say, “No.” Just post a notice that prom is verboten. Once they find a way to block some sites, what is next? Will conservative material not be allowed over the wi-fi waves of that Seattle based company? Hey, they can easily call it pornography of the mind.

Under the guise of porn censorship, news can be filtered without anyone knowing. Put Google in charge of what is to be stopped and anything not to the left or far left will be blocked.
commented 2018-12-03 15:39:15 -0500
Doesnt that say something about Starbucks clients, who are mainly leftards….now we hear porn is being streamed in the store !

Oh, FFS !
commented 2018-12-03 15:36:44 -0500
Americans just experienced the death of former President George H.W. Bush, the American China trade war still not resolved, Putin and BMS high fiving each other at the G20, tariffs on steel and aluminum still in place and this is what passes as news. I agree with Ron Joseph , making a non-problem into a news headline is a joke. Where is the coverage of events of real concern to Canadians?.
commented 2018-12-03 14:10:19 -0500
Creating a solution for a non-problem is something Trudeau and his “below average IQ Cabinet” loves doing.
It doesn’t matter to them that Foreign investment in Canada is off 55% and Domestic Investment in Canada is off 75%. This means that even Canadians invest somewhere else.
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