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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 20:04:49 Reply

At 3/27/04 08:03 PM, OtakuBrett wrote: Ah, one of the reasons why I prefer Japan.

we all perfer japan over america.

JAPAN > AMERICA

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 20:06:19 Reply

Bush really pissed me off with the WMD joke. WTF was he thinking? Ugh, I hate our current politics...

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At 3/27/04 08:06 PM, OtakuBrett wrote: Bush really pissed me off with the WMD joke. WTF was he thinking? Ugh, I hate our current politics...

i hate our current president. ruining the USA.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 20:13:47 Reply

Hmm.

You know, growing up I always wanted to live in the US (I’m Scottish). I loved the vision of America I saw in movies. I truly believed that it was the ‘Land of the Free’.

Of course, now I know that’s a load of bollocks.

You guys have more laws than fucking anywhere else in the western world. The FBI, CIA and who ever the fuck else watches over every minute detail of your lives, in would be like fucking living in the book 1984.

Hell, the guy who gets more voted doesn’t even win the fucking election!

Freedom? Democracy?

Maybe the vision I’m getting through the media and stories that my American friends tell me s at the other end of the scale as what I use to believe, and not quite true, but I’d still say that compared to many European countries, America is no longer the land of the free.

Anyway, just my rantings…


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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 20:24:07 Reply

sprites suck

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 20:29:45 Reply

Are male genital piercings still legal there?

I'll never understand why anyone gives a shit about what people do to themselves. What possible benifit could passing such a law have? And what are the chances of anyone who wants a genital piercing giving a shit whether it's legal or not?

And why am I even getting aggitated by this? I should be used to our governement wasting time and money outlawing things that they don't like. You know what? I don't like mushrooms. I never have and never will, they disgust me. Maybe I can get a law passed banning mushrooms, then the world would be a better place. I want my children to grow up in a mushroom-free America.

What a bunch of cocks.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 20:31:28 Reply

this is absolutely obscene...If someone wants to pierce themselves there, let them. Honestly, who does the georgian government think they are by doing this...It's the persons right to express themselves, particularly when a genital piercing can't even be seen unless the women or man is naked!!! This right wing ultra religious movement bullshit is driving me insane....

Ok... The topic might seem a bit ODD, but still, this is just crazy:

Georgia Bans Female Genital Piercing (Associated Press)
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You just can't do that! Basically, some politician found out that women had their genitals pierced - and he had never heard of such a thing. It shocked him so much, that he decided to ban it. It passed the house with a 160-0 vote! WHO ARE THE MORONS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY?

It's not like I love female genital piercings or anything like that, but it is a completely safe process that is enjoyable for women, and MEN DO IT TOO. Oh, but men are still allowed to do it in Georgia - that's the best part!

Between this and the whole Howard Stern debacle, I have to really question where this country is heading.
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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 20:34:55 Reply

omg that is so ironic you already were saying this . i just read the article today . i emailed him the article that i found also had his home phone number and shit . so my friend is going to call him at like 3 o clock in the morning and bitch... he he he he .. im looking forward to hear about that conversation . also . i told some friends if it spreads to my state . im going to go and pierce my genitals ( i wanna anyway ) and wave them at the white house!!!! what are they going to do? rip it out? doubtful . i'll get charged with indecient exposure .. but it would be well worth it!

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 20:40:24 Reply

land of the free, indeed


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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 20:40:31 Reply

Go live in canada then

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 20:55:39 Reply

i hate them theres no point in voting in this election cause both bush and kerry suck

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 21:01:35 Reply

"Find what's fucked up and fix it, don't complain about it" Sean Connery from "Rising Sun" I think.

Much of what I wanted to say had been said. So here's my view of the subject. I think what's really wrong is people finding wrong problems and solving them wrongly, that's what I think.

In this example, perhaps these politicians attacked the female genital piercing issues just to avoid major issues like increasing U.S. casualties in Iraq. These kinds of politicians probably were able to get away with shit like this because they believed they had many ignorant constintuents becoming their bitches, those who would rather avoid seeing something painful and turn the other cheek. Then suddenly, these people were like "HEY WTF?!!!!" and shit, but by the time they tried to complain about it, it was already too late, they got ass-fucked hardcore style.

Now this is supposed to be a -quotes with fingers- "Free Country" (what's left of it). People have the right to bitch and whine, and they certainly have the right to act stupid and ignorant. However, I myself will not bitch and whine about people bitching and whining. Instead, I will direct myself to becoming the solution instead of the problem by leaving a suggestion.

Obviously, every choice you make always comes consequences, sometimes good, or sometimes bad. However, choosing to turn away from important events like 9/11 or U.S. casualties increasing in Iraq, even if they are horrible, can prove to be a fatal mistake. Because once you turn your back away, there will be those who will exploit that and then get away with whatever the fuck they want, and by the time you turn around to see someone taking away your favorite shit, you'd be like "HEY WTF?!!!",and it will be too late to do anything. Therefore, it is possible to see faults on both sides of the issues.
Most importantly, if ignorance is an example that you will set for future generations, then the shit will really hit the fan, and not even a fuckillion of shovels will be enough to dig yourself out a big pile of bullshit that will come pouring down from the gigantic government toilet in the sky.

Yes, there are and will be events that will fuck you in the ass hard enough to make a perfect donkey asshole, yes I know there are and will be events that will ram it's cock straight down your neck till you hurl cum, and certainly yes, there are and will be events that will definetly rip your nuts off with a rusted dull spoon.

Be however horrifying or insignificant they are, at any chance of opportunity, learning from these events and actually doing something about it armed with these knowledge is definetly going to help you make the government do what you want them to do or not do, thus avoiding more painful and terrible events to ever happen again in the futur long run. So let's see if we can stuff a big huge giant plug up the government's ass so they can't drown us with more of their stupid shit again, like this genital piercing issue shit.


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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 21:05:28 Reply

At 3/27/04 12:25 PM, TomFulp wrote: Ok... The topic might seem a bit ODD, but still, this is just crazy:
No your rigth thats just plain damn crazy!

i mean if men get to do it then women should be allowed to also.. isnt that sexist?
I think another riot for women (like the gay marrages) are going to pop up in the new more often. Whatever makes the goverment happy i mean usually its them that decide oh well. Its not like you cant do it yourself.


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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 21:06:06 Reply

Umm, the copy and paste screwed up one of my paragraph making me repeat one of the statements and shit. So plz ignore the redundancy.


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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 21:10:55 Reply

This is getting ridiculous... these right wingers should be worrying about cleaning up the mess they've made out of the middle east and mending friendships with our European friends rather than their own religious/moral agenda. Gays should not be denied their rights, women should be allowed to do whatever they want to their bodies as long as it isnt harmful (there is a difference between painful and harmful), and most importantly in my opinion, stem cell research should be legal. If not, then we shouldnt be allowed to make omelets either, since they "have the potential" to be living things. Of course, pro life apparently only means humans. I'm just getting so tired of these religious right freaks, they need to mind their own business.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 21:14:15 Reply

I began to question where this country was headed the second George "IDIOT-SON-OF-AN-ASSHOLE" Bush "won" the election...


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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 21:20:33 Reply

Did you not read the article? They were banning female genital mutilation, which is where, without anesthetic or consent of any kind, they CUT OFF THE CLITORIS of a young female. It's some crazy cultural thing that promotes chastity by making sex less enjoyable.

The piercing thing is another case of a retarded thing tacked onto an otherwise good bill, and managed to slip through that way. Which is, I agree, stupid.

Just don't present the article as if the bill was raised to outlaw piercing first and foremost. It wasn't. That was just added to the bill without the senate knowing what the hell was going on.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 21:22:10 Reply

Ummm...who gives two fucks?

It's a bizarre law, but it's also a hard one to enforce. The state of Maryland has a law that makes oral sex illegal. Nobody's been caught yet because there's a certain right to privacy. In the unlikely event that a person was to be convicted of either law, the Supreme Court would probably reverse the ruling, and the law to begin with.

Also, another thing is, if you find a girl with a pierced vagina, and for some reason threaten to turn her in, she could claim that she had the piercing done before the law. Ex post facto is forbidden, so no one could do shit.

It's a funny story where you can laugh about arch-conservatism. Stop making such a big deal over such bullshit.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 21:22:39 Reply

Sorry to double post, but there's no edit feature >:(

Anyway, at the end of the article, they say that the bill is going back to senate because the piercing thing slipped through. They'll probably just strike that from the bill and pass it again. Not so fucked up after all.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 21:27:57 Reply

At 3/27/04 08:13 PM, grand_retard wrote: Hmm.

You know, growing up I always wanted to live in the US (I’m Scottish). I loved the vision of America I saw in movies. I truly believed that it was the ‘Land of the Free’.

Of course, now I know that’s a load of bollocks.
Maybe the vision I’m getting through the media and stories that my American friends tell me s at the other end of the scale as what I use to believe, and not quite true, but I’d still say that compared to many European countries, America is no longer the land of the free.

Anyway, just my rantings…

If there is anything I'v learned from being in the U.S.Military is that you can't make decisions from others experiences. First, this thread is stupid because someone took a small bit of a bigger picture and bitched about it. No one even knows what this is about, and no one cares to find out, they just read the missleading title and raised their arms in protest. You can still get your genitals pierced in Georgia, hate to break the news to everybody, instead of taking this thread as gospel, go take a look for your damn self. It's obvious everyone here has access to the internet, why don't you use it and see what your up set about. Quit being such mindless drones and think for yourselves. Then, after you have all the facts, make an opinion because untill you do that, all you do is give more power to the stupidity that exists. As for this country being Great, it is. It's not great because it's perfect, it's far from being perfect, but the fact that it can change and adjust to all it's flaws (I know there's alot of damn flaws) makes it great. It has the ability to improve and fix itself, the only real problem is most people are too damn lazy to try. They just read a title in a thread and take it for gospel and then they sit on their ass and complain. For once, I'd like to hear someone say "that's not right and I'm going to try and change it" then if they failed at leaste they tried. But, like most Americans, we'll just sit back and say "Thats fucked up" but not offer a single idea or solution to the problem.
People don't want to participate yet get mad at the end results. I have an idea, research the issues your damn self instead of listening to some lame ass' pathetic, half assed thread, get up and vote. Perhaps America should post voting ballets on porn sites, then at leaste we know 95% of Americans will see them.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 21:28:12 Reply

first off, i want to say, Tht i think you r wickd hot... and now my two cents on genital piercings, i feel that a ban like this, is tottally a step down in our movement as a country in whole. it reflects the ignorance of not only the state, but of the country. not that i would ever get my genitals pierced, but its the fact that sum grampatitis guy who is still living in the past, uncovers sumthing that upsets him, so he moves to have it banned... and to top it off, people agreed with him! it frikkem absurd well, thats wut i feel and wuteva pCe outzZ

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 21:54:14 Reply

http://www.bmezine.com/news/pubring/20040325.html

This is primarily camel shit.

It's secondarily horse shit, and teritiarily bull shit.

I agree that this amendment is a violation of rights. I could argue that the law prohibits female genital mutiliation, therefore the law applies to males, who usually happen to have male genitalia. That's not my issue.

My basic point is that this is an unnecessary complication of this country's system, even though it only affects the state I live in.

As for Bush - I don't think Dubya is a bad person. I think he's just an idiot.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 22:21:37 Reply

I saw this update on my daily visit to Newgrounds to see if there were any new flashes up I might want to watch. After reading through the comments I just shook my head. Most people (excluding a small handful) didn't get the whole gist of the article or even appear to read it. You say America is going to hell and that political interference is the reason, but you fail to see that maybe we need politicians to look at things deeper, because all those wonderful " this sucks" comments are a sign that most people don't look at the whole picture. You failed to see that the law banned genital mutilation, which is a very brutal, horrid practice that needs banning. Yet, you complain that women in Georgia can't pierce their genitals now and it's so horrible and becuase they can't the nation is going to hell. Pleae, wake up and use some common sense. If a horrid practice is outlawed at the cost of genital piercing for women...big deal. Laws go thought a long process and take into account many factors with tradeoffs made for the best overall good for the people affected by them. You talk about how Bush is ruining the country and how he does suck a horrible job. While I think he's done a decent job, I know that since he's human he will make mistakes. Clinton messed up and so does every leader in anything. You talk of the situation in Iraq as another Vietnam (wake up, 50,000 troops died in Vietnam and they were given defective M-16's, unlike the modern version, to begin with). Put yourself in the shoes of the leader of major nation. Do you think you could do any better? Bush has had to deal with just an absurd amount of shit thrown at him. Let's say he hadn't gotten the Patriot Act passed, would you be whining he's not doing anythign to protect the states from terrorists? Basically, before you speak...think some first. If this nation is going all to hell and being ruined, it's not becuase of politicians and the banning of genital piercing (you silly, silly people, think for once). It's because people who see things and accept them as truth without thinking perperuate momentary stupidity and rash thoughts that lack reason or sense. So, go ahead and think we live in a horrible nation (by the way, that law was in Georgina, a single state of 50, not exactly national) because some people think it's great to pierce their genitals and may not be able to do so. Me, I'll listen to you say that and just shake my head. You are the embodiment of ludicrous statements. The goverenment shouldn't waste its time making stupid laws in areas it should not have a say, but before you jump to conclusions and slippery slopes (oh yeah, I'm sure the next thing they'll ban after genital piercing is voting...sure they will) use that thing you have called common sense...if it's even there. The doznes of comments i sorted through in this topic make me think you just might lack that very vital tool.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 22:26:35 Reply

If you ask me, it's the religious people who need to be persecuted, not us atheists.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 22:40:33 Reply

Yeah man it is really really wierd. It's the type of thing you'd think of as the midevel times. I don't know man I really don't.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 22:45:38 Reply

A reply to the post above me I think it's the christians that should be persecuted because a they spread lies and B I think there more religiously intolorant than the muslum.

I also believe that this country is goingf to hell Whith bush in power One of the reasons I think of this is because in south korea china and japan they have 40X per capita than we do that's important because last year south korea made 440billion dollars on this through bank transactions. The U.S.A will become a third world country if bush is reelected.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 22:50:48 Reply

Eh. I've got one thing to say.

Seperation of Church and State

Take that John Q. Government.

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 23:05:06 Reply

We Going To Da Window... THEN TO TEH WALL! Then straight into a manhole which will take you left and we'll probally take a detour to teh right after that and we should end up straight in.. HELL!

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 23:19:23 Reply

yeh fo sizzle! i just had ma balls pierced and they're fine...except for the swelling and the infection........

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Response to What is happening to this country? 2004-03-27 23:57:56 Reply

You're right Tom, something ain't right.

There is no reason to pass a law like that. Why would they do it? Seriously, there's no reason that it should be illegal. That's like... passing a law that you can't wear shoes while you eat lunch or something. It doesn't hurt anyone, so why would they waste there time when there are obviously more important legal issues out there?

Solves nothing, fixes nothing... and changes nothing, especially for the geezer fucks who voted that way.


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