Federal GTA Lawsuit

Suit seeks to ban sales of popular video game (thanks Mike Martinez): "A lawsuit by Haitian groups that asks for the top-selling video game 'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' to be removed from store shelves will be decided in federal court. " Also, Give Back Take Two (thanks Hump and Steve Nutley) has complaints from The New York Post about GTA, apparently making the case for how depicting violence in a game is worse than molestation: "This is 10,000 times worse than the worst thing anybody thinks Michael Jackson ever did to a little boy."
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Re: Nukes
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Re: Nukes Jan 8, 2004, 10:11
Jan 8, 2004, 10:11
 
I'm not arguing with the fact that US income taxes are progressive - that's the economic term for "the richer you get, the more you pay, not only in dollars, but as a percentage of your income". I think your estimate of the top 10% paying 87% is a little high, but the figures I have show it's certainly between 60-70%.
Anyway, the point is that the economy cycles every 8-to-10 (or so) years. It's at a high point in the late 70s, the late 80's, the late 90's and, everything remaining on track, will be again around 2006-09. It crashed in the early 80's, the early 90's, and - guess what - in 2001. This occurs for reasons far more subtle and important than taxation, and is entirely independent of which administration is in the White House.

The idea that the government of the day is wholly in charge of the economy is both bad and discredited, however you seem to be suggesting that political and economic policy has no effect on the real economy, this is daft.
Anvil - from the land of warm beer and mad cattle.
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