Half-Life 2 AU Woes?

SumeaLaunchpad (thanks Voodoo Extreme) reports that the rating Half-Life 2 has received from The Pan European Games Information system results in the possibility that there is no rating that will allow the game to be sold in Australia. No decision has been made on the game's fate down under, but here's the cause for concern citied in the article:
The Pan European Games Information (PEGI) age rating system has given Half Life 2 an R(18+) rating. This means that minors are unable to purchase the game in numerous countries like Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. What's really interesting about this is how the game fares in Australia. The Australian Office of Film & Literature Classification (OFLC) has yet to classify Half Life 2, but if the board follows suit from their European counterparts, it'll mean that one of this years highly anticipated titles is banned outright from sales here. Currently, Australia has no R rating for games, so game titles need to meet the highest rating available (MA 15+) or they will be refused classification.
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People in the Aussie gov't responsible for that type game censorship thing are quite similar to people who are closely allied with the Democratic Party in the U.S. Remember Tipper, etc. etc?

You cite rantingly left-wing biased sources regarding your unemployment "calculus." I wonder why? The "true number of unemployed?" Clearly you're used to dealing with morons who will suck up anything in print. Apply the same spin to Euro unemployment figures. Do you have a degree of some type or are you just spewing pick-and-choose Internet grabbings?

I love how Democrats are trying to use the moral majority (a small minority of Republicans) to define the Republican Party, and then point the finger at Republicans for doing what the Demos have been doing all along! Of course- attempting to dictate the common good via the Federal gov't.- the laws and the bureaucracies that spring therefrom. Read James Madison- that’s not how we do things in an adversarial political system.

You ironically attempt to paint me with the same brush, assuming I am against all civil rights leg., I’m a fascist, etc. Who's arguing against all civil rights legislation? Of course there was a time and place for it in the U.S. There still is a great need for it in many parts of the world (esp. the Islamic world!!!!)

Now I'll make comparable assumptions about you. I'll bet you were thrilled when the ACLU took on NAMBLA's case. You're pro-choice, but yet anti-death penalty: BELLS ARE RINGING- and I’m pro-choice. You're pro aff'tve action, despite that disaster, which only ended up helping some white women. You favor top heavy, self-perpetuating bureaucracies. You think you know what’s best for the jus-plain-ignant land-locked ‘mericans.

And - crediting/faulting a president for the unemployment rate under his watch is purely selective, manipulative nonsense. That numbers that you quote, while quite clever, are still total bullshit spin. The biggest increase in government under who? Who tries to force morality on people via the Fed? Your understanding of the term "morality" is apparently limited to the beliefs of the moral majority/evangelical Christians. And- don't forget that the moral maj. was almost strictly a Democrat holding until Reagan. Remember Carter publicly praising Jesus and acknowledging him as the most important thing in his life? Before you get started, I’m a deist.

It would appear that you're the only fascist idiot here, an old school dictate-the-will-of-the-people armchair liberal shitknob. You're probably one of those dildos that marvels at the majesty of unitary democracy- how well it works when everyone has the same interests, backgrounds, life needs. Again, try reading Madison. Or just start your own National Socialist Party. ZEIG !
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