Skip to comments.DOJ's 'Operation Choke Point' May Be Root of Porn Star Bank Account Closings
Posted on 04/29/2014 5:11:21 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer
Despite being in good financial standing, adult film performers and others in the porn industry have had bank accounts abruptly terminatedand the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) may have had something to do with it.
Under "Operation Choke Point," the DOJ and its allies are going after legal but subjectively undesirable business ventures by pressuring banks to terminate their bank accounts or refuse their business. The very premise is clearly chillingthe DOJ is coercing private businesses in an attempt to centrally engineer the American marketplace based on it's own politically biased moral judgements. Targeted business categories so far have included payday lenders, ammunition sales, dating services, purveyors of drug paraphernalia, and online gambling sites.
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How long until they apply this to guns owners, gun dealers, gun manufacturers, etc.
while forcing private businesses to make wedding cakes and take photography to celebrate any ceremony the customer demands
See, they're not forcing anybody to do anything. Just making a suggestion they can't refuse.
The article says they already are.
Can you imagine the outraged screaming if Ashcroft had done this?
I don’t understand why they would attack the porn industry. That occupation is a pillar of progressivism. Pornography is promoted and glorified on TV and in our schools constantly. It is the main tool of political correctness and cultural Marxism to destroy families and religion.
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I’m sure DOJ and IRS would NEVER harass people/businesses they don’t like...
> See, they’re not forcing anybody to do anything. Just making a suggestion they can’t refuse.
Thats what happens before a soft tyrrany turns into a hard tyrrany (they make suggestions). They will convert to a hard tyrrany the second they disarm their citizens.
This is part of helping to set the precedent to do that. If they do it across a wide swath of “undesirable” industries, the perceived disparate targeting/impact of the firearms industry is reduced. And in fact reinforces the perception that guns are bad by linking them through guilt by association to porn, drugs, etc.
Okay, not a supporter of the porn industry - My choice, but a) I do support freedom and b) Is this badork odumbo’s way of enforcing his “muslim faith.”
Muslim men are not allowed to view porn, right?
No joke, but most of the porn people that I have read about being involved in politics were either Republicans or Libertarians. I recall a few years ago it came out that a GOP county officer in Nevada was a porn star. and going back to the Bush administration I remember it was a big scandal when it was revealed that one of his California donors was a former porn star. And one of the free LA weeklies looked up the political donations of porn execs and found they skewed to the Republicans and Libertarian Party.
I can see good coming out of this. Liberals HAVE to have their porn to feed their depravity. They won’t like this one bit. Between being forced to pay for Obamacare and the porn industry being impacted they will switch teams and begin to hate the man. I see a bad moon arisin’....
How long before they collude to target people for what they BELIEVE?
Don’t support sodomy, no bank account for you.
You think manmade global warming isn’t true, then you don’t deserve to buy gasoline.
You deny macro-evolution while believing in the virgin birth and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, to the FEMA camp you go.
They take it. This has been coming since 1900 with an occasional push-back. Now due to the complicity of one party and the timidity of the other, the Federals are damn close to completely subjugating us all.
So now we know why Chase is canceling firearm accounts and refusing to process firearm related credit card purchases.
You're thinking logically. ;-) Think like a progressive; where everything is based on political pull and not financial rationale. This is just the Regime signaling that they'd like a political donation. Following that, I'm sure this problem would magically disappear. That, and of course appointing a few important ex politicians to the boards of director for some of these companies. If you want to know how the Dems operate, just think mafia. It's really not much different, except the mafia has more honor.
Unless you have the Beast’s name or number on your person, you cannot buy or sell.
Government doesn’t need a reason to expand control over everything. They don’t have to do it for ideological reasons. It’s just the nature of government.
We should open a bank called “Guns and Ho’ses”
I don't see how porn makes $$$ anymore with the internet and built in vid cams on every phone and computer..
not to mention free porn sharing websites that distribute their *work* for free (ironically the government seems to support them in copyright law enforcement)
It’s long been the wet dream of statists (including some characterized as “conservative”) to do away with cash altogether, and force people to use debit cards for everything. Then they can see what everyone spends their money on, and destroy you by just shutting down your account.
Interesting. While I have no pity for the payday loan companies, the precept this displays is chilling.
Banks exist at the whim of the feds. They are req1uired to provide every detail of every transaction, every detail of every investor and customer, every account and every act in which they are involved. Failure to comply results in regulators shuttering the bank.
Banking is legalized stealing. The cash flow makes compliance with the devil an acceptable cost of doing business.
Of course if it was my business I would just call it a Gay Bath House, provide a free membership to Obama and Rahm and explain to the bank that our members also like to make Poro Films.
It’s one thing to go after gun-related businesses, but ANOTHER THING ENTIRELY to go after adult businesses.
I have a feeling they’re going to soon regret that approach.
“DOJ’s ‘Operation Choke Point’ May Be Root of Porn Star Bank Account Closings”
Could it be because the vast majority of pornography depicts heterosexual behavior?
Look at the sleazy dems. With the kluntons you don’t need porn.
This is counter productive towards reaching that goal.
“How long until they apply this to guns owners, gun dealers, gun manufacturers, etc.”..
I thought that before I finished reading the article. I think this is a “trail run” by the DOJ to see how everything goes before the “main event”.
Tell me again that we live in a free nation?
Wake up people!
How long until they apply this to guns owners, gun dealers, gun manufacturers, etc.
Bingo. Only took two posts too.
Keep pushing fellas. CWII is just around the corner.
F U B O!
It's mystifying, isn't it?
Rolling Stone just did an article on Belle Knox, the now infamous Duke University porn star. The article mentioned she gets paid $1200 a shoot plus free airfare to the locations. Yet you can google her name and see all of her work without paying a dime. Who's making money on this stuff besides, apparently, Belle Knox?
The Feral Government has dispensed with 'authority to act', and simply acts.
” How long until they apply this to guns owners, gun dealers, gun manufacturers, etc. “
I thought they were already effectively doing this....
This is a case of hanging together or we will all hang seperately.
First they came for the porn stars, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a porn star.
Then they came for the drug dealers, and I did not speak out— Because I was not drug dealer.
Then they came for the gun stores, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a gun store owner.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
They are picking on porn stars because they are nasty people and they hope no one will speak up for such nasty people.
This is why people hate the GOP.
NOBODY is holding a gun to the head of people who are in the legitimate US porn industry. Porn is bigger than the US movie entertainment business, and just slightly smaller than the US video game entertainment industry.
It is massively regulated. People are well paid.
Whether it is MORAL or not ISN’T THE ISSUE. Your elected officials have appointed people who are coercing banks into closing the bank accounts of LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.
Who gives a toss what their political affiliation is? They are coming for you next, regardless of whether what you do is regarded as moral or not.
People who do porn are like people in any other industry. Want an eye opener? Hang out with people that work in DC in the ‘non-profit’ space. There are all kinds of little associations representing all kinds of interests and they are populated by some of the most deplorable human cockroaches that every submitted an expense report. Porn? Simple exchange of value for money, and if you don’t see it that way, don’t buy it.
Lobbyists and staffers? The important part of a vicious cycle of profiteering from the fear that you are going to have your rights taken from you if you don’t hire a lobbyist.
I smoke cigars. There is a group in DC who is well paid that my right to smoke a friggin’ cigar isn’t wrenched from me.
Compare that to porn and tell me which one is more immoral?
All socialist countries have a tendency to clamp down on all non-compliant behaviors.
Exactly how does the government get the authority to force banks not to do business with those engaged in legal activities?
The Government runs the banks.
Have 10,000 in an account? Go to the bank and write a withdrawal skip for cash. You will have a fun afternoon!
So does anyone else find this to be the least bit fascist.
True. But logical consistency has never been the hallmark of big government. You have lots of different people pushing different agendas.