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Guardian Omega
07-05-2003, 04:22 AM
http://animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=3821

Very ironic considering the sterotypes coming from that state. (Yeah they're sterotypes but they gotta come from somewhere!)

BongoBob
07-05-2003, 04:27 AM
WHAT THE HELL IS THAT CRAP! I mean, come on! Doesn't the government have anything else to do than get rid of mindless things that we enjoy? Next they'll outlaw all video games that aren't rated ec:D

NoWayOut
07-05-2003, 05:53 AM
I agree totally!
Is the government trying to turn us into robots or what?

Azrael
07-05-2003, 06:45 AM
Can't we just bomb them or something?:D

Lunatic Jedi
07-05-2003, 07:00 AM
Orbital laser cannons would be a lot more fun. :D

NoWayOut
07-05-2003, 07:01 AM
if we could it would already have been done by someone else
LOL

Azrael
07-05-2003, 07:05 AM
Like something out of Command & Conquer, right? That would be pretty [censored]. Oh, no! They're coming after me!

Lunatic Jedi
07-05-2003, 07:10 AM
Quick! We have to hide you in the adult section! :p

Azrael
07-05-2003, 07:27 AM
*runs around screaming*

*dive!*

Ahhhh.... yeah.:D

I'd better hide my sex toys.

gorganfloss
07-05-2003, 07:28 AM
I say we just send CarrotTop in there to stupify some sense into 'em.

Semicolon
07-05-2003, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by Azrael
Can't we just bomb them or something?:D

Unfortunetly they are part of OUR country.

RoguePhotonic
07-05-2003, 08:49 AM
banned comic books eh?....and who says the U.S. is free?..more and more each day they restrict you.....what you can read is falling....many other things in the years to come will also...

Semicolon
07-05-2003, 08:58 AM
And thus the world comes to an end...

Azrael
07-05-2003, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by Semicolon
Unfortunetly they are part of OUR country.

So, we just say that it's been taken over by Nazis. Or zombies, or something. It's pretty close to the truth.:D

BongoBob
07-05-2003, 09:21 AM
Let's find yuri, and have him mind control them to lift the ban(among others), and...oh frick...he's controlling them...damn you yuri! Send in the Prism Tanks to blow him up!

-=ReApEr=-
07-05-2003, 09:35 AM
Meh they are getting preety sad if i may say so. :p

Darth Groovy
07-05-2003, 09:48 AM
What a bunch of fascist loons....sensorship is evil!

BongoBob
07-05-2003, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
What a bunch of fascist loons....sensorship is evil!

Very, very nicely put groovy. I agree. Everything is cesor this and censor that. I mean, film ratings. Restricted. Kids see them anyway. Music. Parental Advisory. Kids still buy them. Games. Mature. Kids still buy them. It doesn't matter, kids will find a way around it, anyway.

Azrael
07-05-2003, 10:04 AM
*cough* Coming from someone who, on occasion, has probably censored someone, in one way or another...*cough*

please don't ban me... :(

BongoBob
07-05-2003, 10:10 AM
I censor people and myself because there are people that get offended at certain things.I imagine it's the same as groovys reason(plus it's his job)

BCanr2d2
07-05-2003, 10:11 AM
Say what now? Having to put comics on the shelves beside "adult" magazines, how stupid.

Also, what do they consider artistic? Since this is where I believe many of the comics will try and slip in so not to be placed in the "porno" section of the newsagent...

Lunatic Jedi
07-05-2003, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by Azrael
*cough* Coming from someone who, on occasion, has probably censored someone, in one way or another...*cough*

please don't ban me... :(

Like my harmless little joke... ER!

Please don't ban me either... :(

BongoBob
07-05-2003, 10:27 AM
Dude, you're gonna get banned just like MikeDoggg2004 for spamming. God! Relate to the topic! Anyhow

I just got done talking to a friend up there on AIM, and he said that One place ignores this new rule, and so he's still happy.

-=ReApEr=-
07-05-2003, 10:28 AM
BongoBob that was not spam, if your friend got banned it's probally because of all his pointless threads. And swearing. ;)

BongoBob
07-05-2003, 10:34 AM
No, matt pm'ed me and he said it was because of excessive spam. I hope I havn't been posting excessive spam. I just got halfway to a custom title.

RoguePhotonic
07-05-2003, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by Semicolon
And thus the world comes to an end...

More like ya find yourself trying to fight an impossible fight...

BongoBob
07-05-2003, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by RoguePhotonic
More like ya find yourself trying to fight an impossible fight...

That is so friggin true. It's next to impossible to fight with lawmen. It's about as possible as me getting 1000 posts in one day wothout spamming:p

El Sitherino
07-05-2003, 11:14 AM
things like this make me lose faith in humanity.:(

nova_wolf
07-05-2003, 11:36 AM
What total and UTTER.....

Bloody stupid law that is!

BongoBob
07-05-2003, 12:54 PM
Next they'll ban all tv channels except the educational ones:rolleyes:

Darth Eggplant
07-05-2003, 05:27 PM
I am sure 1st amendments advocates
are going to give them a run for their money on this.

i mean if they are going to ban comics
then video games, music movies and MTV
have to come next.

anyhow its unfortunate for all those normal kids
who just want to be kids growing up there now.

Azrael
07-05-2003, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by Darth Eggplant
I am sure 1st amendments advocates
are going to give them a run for their money on this.

i mean if they are going to ban comics
then video games, music movies and MTV
have to come next.

anyhow its unfortunate for all those normal kids
who just want to be kids growing up there now.


There really isn't too much that advocates can do about this. It's the government. If they wanted to, they (WARNING! UPCOMING CONSPIRACY THEORY!) could easily silence anyone that went against their wishes. All they'd really need to find is some Superior Court judge whos thinks these goddamn things through, like they should've done in the first place, to overturn this crap.

Seph
07-05-2003, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by Semicolon
Unfortunetly they are part of OUR country.

I say we dig the state up and put them in the middle of the paciffic ocean

Semicolon
07-05-2003, 07:20 PM
Okay

Blow the place to hell then...

Redwing
07-05-2003, 09:41 PM
This is absolutely, incredibly ludicrous.

However, certain people should note that these books aren't being banned, just restricted from minor's reach. Which is ridiculous, but not exactly what you're making it out to be...

This kinda makes me glad California's so outrageously liberal. The above would never happen in this state ;)

Andy867
07-07-2003, 04:21 AM
I won't be surprised if the Supreme Court finds the new law unconstitutional for many reasons. A) most comic books have been around before those who enacted the law were even out of their mom's womb, and most of them probably read comic book themselves, hence the dilemma. Also, think about censorship and what it would be doing if restricting a simple thing like reading a comic book. Home of the free.. Indeed. *motions some obscene gestures with right hand only*. But then again, look at the state that enacted the law.

Datheus
07-07-2003, 04:43 AM
There really is no "freedom of speach" thing here... They're just saying kids under 18 can't buy them... Not like teenages really have much in the way of rights anyway...

The thing that gets to me is I'm sick of the State always trying to play mommy and daddy. All the bull that's going on in the schools and other public places suggests that the government has absolutely no faith in the adults of present America to raise the next generation.

Interestingly enough, the group of adults that the government doesn't trust.. was the group that elected the government... Maybe it's just a cry for help from the completely INANE Dubya (as well as the rest of the asinine Fedral and State officials...).

It's all foolish... Just because I'm under an age (when age doesn't necessarily play a role in the amount of widsom, intellegence, and charisma in you -- it's actually your 3d6 roll when you're making your character) and I enjoy some naked girls and a few explosions here and there means I'm going to "grow up", worship Satan, and go postal and shoot a baker's dozen of people.

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
07-07-2003, 05:36 AM
Dang it, now where am I going to get my por.. err anime. What a stupid law. Rednecks + Beer x angry moms = new laws. :D


Then again I'm 25 so I don't really care, mwa ha ha ha!

NerfYoda
07-07-2003, 08:53 AM
You know what they say. Outlaw manga and only outlaws will read manga.. or something like that (feh I'm tired. :))

I'm sure theres a perfectly legitimate reason for doing this. Maybe the state is running low on its budget. I know Texas is, so maybe Arkansas is like by osmosis. What better to generate revenue than by outlawing popular items and imposing fines for selling them!

You know what else is really popular and could make the state alot of money? ICE CREAM. Yeah. Outlaw neopolitan (it sounds French, right?) and all parts that make up neopolitan. Charge a hefty dose for selling this devious substance that's corrupting the townspeople. BOOM! Money in the bank, baby!

CHA
...
CHING!

Man I should so run for governor...