(VIDEO) SEC Employees View Up to Eight Hours of Porn a Day While the Financial Sector Implodes

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How much porn would you say would be a lot of porn to view ... during work? If you work for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) -- you know, that government agency that is supposed to be overseeing the financial sector (um ... you know the financial sector, right? It's the one that's currently imploding under scandals) -- you might be peeking at porn up to eight hours a day. Or 16,000 times per month.

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No wonder our country is in a financial crisis. Instead of bonds on the mind, the workers at SEC were thinking about bondage.

Gawker posted a lovely visual containing the URLs of sites accessed on SEC computers, including ladyboyjuice.com, scatmen.com, and adultfriendfinder.com. And they point out that this isn't "new" news -- people have been writing about the pornography problem at the SEC for months. But where America has seen the tip of the iceberg in the past, today, citizens got a sense of how much ice is also under the water.

And it's enough porn to sink the Titanic.

In the past two and a half years since this current financial crisis started, 31 probes have been launched investigating the viewing of inappropriate materials at the SEC. According to Forbes, "Seventeen of the employees were 'at a senior level,' earning salaries of up to $222,418." And all of this porn watching ... er ... and subsequent activities from porn watching ... were done on the taxpayer dime.

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