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
Jan 8, 2004, 20:03
Re: Nukes Jan 8, 2004, 20:03
Jan 8, 2004, 20:03
 
Luck my ass.

Baring illness, all it takes is the will to succeed here in America. That sounds like the typical pussy bithcing of a failure. No damn luck got me what I have. Luck is not a factor in success. Hard work and drive are. It is kinda sad that you think you can't be a success without some luck. I failed more times than I can remember before I got anywhere. And, if I fail again, I will pick my ass up and start back to work.

Pity. Why even try, then?

And, I probably give more to charities than you. It is not selfishness to expect an able-bodied person to support his/herself throughout their life. Our "support" programs are not limited. There is no incentive to better yourself. In fact, our poor in Amrica have a better lifestyle than practically the whole population of the planet. Why put in hard work if you are satisfied with the basics? Many are satisfied with that here in America. And, the basics for us are color television, air conditioning, dry room to sleep in. They live their whole lives on the dole and never better themselves. Maybe they think their luck is bad.

I am not for starving anyone. But, I am not for supporting people who are perfectly capable of supporting themselves. This is a huge problem in this country and not isolated to a very few instances. Many of our elderly subsist only through governement funding. Many more need no such help yet take their checks every month. Who wouldn't? Providing for your future is becoming a lost art.

There are other problems as well. Cost of living increases in Social Security has bankrupted the program. It hasn't (and will not) pay for itself in decades. With inflation, the elderly recieve much more than they put in. That would be fine if their original investment had accrued interest somewhere. But, that is not the case. All moneys collected for SS go into the general fund and gets spent on other crap. Our system is broken. We will see it come to a head in our lifetimes. Soon, actually. The Baby Boomers are just now starting to recieve benefits. Wait another 10-15 years and see how well the Medicaid/Medicare/Prescription drug bill has done then.


And, once again, luck my ass. That's pretty damn insulting to everybody who works hard for what they get. It might make YOU feel better to think they are "lucky", but the reality is that they want it and are willing to work for it.


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