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    • #5834
      Anonymous
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      But this time, germany wants the EU to follow……

      http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,72619-0.html?tw=wn_culture_3

    • #35533
      Anonymous
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      Ban this sick filth!

    • #35534
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      Oh no, here we go again.. The question is where do you draw the line at freedom of speech and expression ? Our government and not to mention the EU itself, seems to have become increasingly nanny-ish in the past few years, dictating to us about all sorts of things and passing all sorts of laws and regulations.

      The latest good one I heard for instance is that the Irish government are thinking about banning people from smoking in their own homes- not content with the blanket ban on smoking in public buildings and such. While I have no problem the current smoking ban myself, because I respect that other people don’t want to be inhaling my own noxious fumes- I think its going a little too far to tell people they are prohibited from smoking within their own homes and their own private space, thats just wrong.

      This news from Germany seems like another small step in that same nanny state direction. While I don’t advocate certain types of games that push the limits of common decency and good taste beyond acceptable limits (some things should just never make it into a game) I don’t think that it should be up to the EU or some other government body to tell us what we can and cannot watch or play. What next ? The EU dictating to us what we can watch on TV ? What we can listen to on the radio ? What magazines we can read and what books we can buy ? We all know what road that leads down- we’ve seen it in the past.. Any Germany of all countries should be more aware of this than everyone else. For shame.. I only hope people in Europe have the back bone in them to stand up and be counted, and fight against this if the EU does happen to go along with it. In a democracy, it should be the people who tell the goverment what they can and cannot do- not the other way round!

    • #35536
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      The latest good one I heard for instance is that the Irish government are thinking about banning people from smoking in their own homes- not content with the blanket ban on smoking in public buildings and such. While I have no problem the current smoking ban myself, because I respect that other people don’t want to be inhaling my own noxious fumes- I think its going a little too far to tell people they are prohibited from smoking within their own homes and their own private space, thats just wrong. [/quote:3c97ded975]
      Why not just ban cigarettes, much better idea

    • #35537
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      The latest good one I heard for instance is that the Irish government are thinking about banning people from smoking in their own homes- not content with the blanket ban on smoking in public buildings and such. While I have no problem the current smoking ban myself, because I respect that other people don’t want to be inhaling my own noxious fumes- I think its going a little too far to tell people they are prohibited from smoking within their own homes and their own private space, thats just wrong. [/quote:03309fe602]
      Why not just ban cigarettes, much better idea[/quote:03309fe602]

      Yeah it would be, and it just goes to show what hypocrites they all are. All the government ministers are very keen to jump on the anti-smoking campaign bandwagon because its popular at the moment and good for their ratings, but when it comes down to prohibition they just won’t do it. Cigarettes are bringing in too much money in taxes, and money is what matters to them at the end of the day.

    • #35538
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      1. we have a ridiculous budget surplus, banning cigs would not be a tragic loss of taxpaying income.
      2. The reason for banning smoking in public places was due to passive smoking being bad for the health of others. Banning personal smoking when the only person at risk is the smoker would be a step too far on the civil liberties limitation wagon.

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      1. we have a ridiculous budget surplus, banning cigs would not be a tragic loss of tax paying income.[/quote:b22aedcc05]

      No it wouldn’t, but it would be a loss all the same and I’d doubt the government would want that. When is having enough money actually enough ??

      2. The reason for banning smoking in public places was due to passive smoking being bad for the health of others. Banning personal smoking when the only person at risk is the smoker would be a step too far on the civil liberties limitation wagon.[/quote:b22aedcc05]

      Yeah and I have absolutely no objections to that, but this new idea is taking things a step too far. Just like a goverment body telling us what entertainment we can and cannot partake in our spare time. There is a very fine line between protecting people and just bullying them into doing what is considered to be the right thing by others. These guys are trying to cross that line and its not right.

    • #35542
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      Just like a goverment body telling us what entertainment we can and cannot partake in our spare time. There is a very fine line between protecting people and just bullying them into doing what is considered to be the right thing by others. These guys are trying to cross that line and its not right.[/quote:f0a21e617d]

      You’re so right!

      *goes off to watch a snuff movie and some child porn… at the same time*

      (oh dear [nondescript deity], I am of course joking!!!)

    • #35552
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      Just like a goverment body telling us what entertainment we can and cannot partake in our spare time. There is a very fine line between protecting people and just bullying them into doing what is considered to be the right thing by others. These guys are trying to cross that line and its not right.[/quote:38f0e85853]

      You’re so right!

      *goes off to watch a snuff movie and some child porn… at the same time*

      (oh dear [nondescript deity], I am of course joking!!!)[/quote:38f0e85853]

      Ok.. off with you.. :shock: POLICE!!!! :lol:

      No really, like I said there’s a fine line between protecting people and just bullying people. Now these two things Brendan, would be to the far left or the far right of that line- which ever side you consider to be the ‘evil’ side :)

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