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Yep, for those maybe wondering about who the Aussie was talking on Deminski & Doyle, yesterday afternoon, that was me (I'm a known regular on 97.1 since I was a contestant on the first Wing Cup).

I was talking about how the FCC is a bunch of fuggen homos wanting to sensor the hell out of everything.


Ridiculous! In Australia we have nudity, profanity and violence, pretty much unsensored on regular TV (but within reason, no X-rated stuff etc.) and yet Australia has a lower rate of murder, violent crimes and teenage pregnancies, per capita compared to the US. The same goes for Europe.

By hiding everything away form your kids it just makes them more curious about what you're hiding, and then they want to do what considered "bad" to rebel against their parents and society. If society doesn't make everything out to be bad, then how will kids rebel, they won't be able too (as much). Makes sense don't it?

For example in Europe, for the most part there is no legal drinking age, yet you don't see 12 y.o.'s getting smashed, because they respect acohol and don't abuse it, as it is accepted as a way of life.

The assclowns in the FCC are making boobs, etc. out to be something that Satan invented and "Heaven forbid" our kids see one. For the love of God, we've all sucked on a breast once in our life (and well, men just keep on sucking on them
), so what's the big effen deal?

Americans are WAY TOO UPTIGHT. Chillout and relax. No wonder every fugger is stressed in this country.
 

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If you think the FCC is strict, try posting boobies or swear words in here.
 

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All good points, I totaly aggree.


BTW is poofters some gay Australian term.


I thought maybe just becuase you call those gay guys Deminski & Doyle.
 

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I completely agree with you . Goose and I were in Germany a few months ago, and you didnt see any under age drinking, or at least nothing out of control. They have boobs and butts all over tv. The U.S.A. needs to change their ways, it will improve alot of things that are wrong with this country!!!
 

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QUOTE(All Jacked Up @ Feb 5 2004, 09:16 AM)BTW is poofters some gay Australian term.

Poofter = gaywad
 

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I totally agree with you
 

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I totally agree with you Stazi!! You have alot of the same thoughts I have. I wish America could change in some ways.
The both times Laurie and I went to Cancun Mexico we experience what most of the rest of the world do. Some of the people there where from Europe and a few from Australia. Those where the people we partied with because we knew by the way they where acting and presented themselves they could PARTY!!! Almost all of the women at the Hotel Sierra where topless. Along with meeting great people those two trips where some of the best times we have ever had. Were trying to go back soon. Probably next year.
 

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Stazi, I couldnt agree with you more. I made a similar statement int eh post about Janet Jackson's breat being exposed. Who cares? It was not anything perverse or x-rated. You can see more than just that if you look around enough.

Once we Americans can get over the 1600's Puritan thought of "thy body is bad, thou shallest keep it hidden" ... "if thy words arent flattery, keep thy pie hole shut" we could move much further along as a society and eventually catch up to the rest of the world in this aspect.
 

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Stazi,
Although I agree with the premise of your theory, the facts about crime rates are questionable....

Please review the following:

Britain, Australia top U.S.
in violent crime
Rates Down Under increase despite strict gun-control measures

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By Jon Dougherty
WorldNetDaily.com

Law enforcement and anti-crime activists regularly claim that the United States tops the charts in most crime-rate categories, but a new international study says that America's former master -- Great Britain -- has much higher levels of crime.

The International Crime Victims Survey, conducted by Leiden University in Holland, found that England and Wales ranked second overall in violent crime among industrialized nations.

Twenty-six percent of English citizens -- roughly one-quarter of the population -- have been victimized by violent crime. Australia led the list with more than 30 percent of its population victimized.

The United States didn't even make the "top 10" list of industrialized nations whose citizens were victimized by crime.

Jack Straw, the British home secretary, admitted that "levels of victimization are higher than in most comparable countries for most categories of crime."

Highlights of the study indicated that:

The percentage of the population that suffered "contact crime" in England and Wales was 3.6 percent, compared with 1.9 percent in the United States and 0.4 percent in Japan.

Burglary rates in England and Wales were also among the highest recorded. Australia (3.9 percent) and Denmark (3.1 per cent) had higher rates of burglary with entry than England and Wales (2.8 percent). In the U.S., the rate was 2.6 percent, according to 1995 figures;

"After Australia and England and Wales, the highest prevalence of crime was in Holland (25 percent), Sweden (25 percent) and Canada (24 percent). The United States, despite its high murder rate, was among the middle ranking countries with a 21 percent victimization rate," the London Telegraph said.

England and Wales also led in automobile thefts. More than 2.5 percent of the population had been victimized by car theft, followed by 2.1 percent in Australia and 1.9 percent in France. Again, the U.S. was not listed among the "top 10" nations.

The study found that Australia led in burglary rates, with nearly 4 percent of the population having been victimized by a burglary. Denmark was second with 3.1 percent; the U.S. was listed eighth at about 1.8 percent.
Interestingly, the study found that one of the lowest victimization rates -- just 15 percent overall -- occurred in Northern Ireland, home of the Irish Republican Army and scene of years of terrorist violence.

Analysts in the U.S. were quick to point out that all of the other industrialized nations included in the survey had stringent gun-control laws, but were overall much more violent than the U.S.

Indeed, information on Handgun Control's Center to Prevent Handgun Violence website actually praises Australia and attempts to portray Australia as a much safer country following strict gun-control measures passed by lawmakers in 1996.

"The next time a credulous friend or acquaintance tells you that Australia actually suffered more crime when they got tougher on guns ... offer him a Foster's, and tell him the facts," the CPHV site says.

"In 1998, the rate at which firearms were used in murder, attempted murder, assault, sexual assault and armed robbery went down. In that year, the last for which statistics are available, the number of murders involving a firearm declined to its lowest point in four years," says CPHV.

However, the International Crime Victims Survey notes that overall crime victimization Down Under rose from 27.8 percent of the population in 1988, to 28.6 percent in 1991 to over 30 percent in 1999.

Advocates of less gun control in the U.S. say the drop in gun murder rates was more than offset by the overall victimization increase. Also, they note that Australia leads the ICVS report in three of four categories -- burglary (3.9 percent of the population), violent crime (4.1 percent) and overall victimization (about 31 percent).

Australia is second to England in auto theft (2.1 percent).
 

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QUOTE(Snowmaker @ Feb 5 2004, 09:14 AM)If you think the FCC is strict, try posting boobies or swear words in here.

I already got in trouble for that.
I even used the boobs after another girl did. You know what i'm talkin' about. I'm just a damn troublemaker!!
 

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Ken, trust me mate!

I've lived in both countries and I can honestly swear that the US has Australia beat for crime and violence.

Can you walk in Detroit at night without fear of being mugged, shot, raped,? No!

But you can in any major city of Australia. Sure there's still a chance over there...but it's nothing compred to your chances of being a victim of violence over here. You wouldn't catch me dead (pardon the pun, you would probably FIND me dead!) walking down a dimly lit street of Detroit or the inner suburbs at night.

I think that article is heavily biased.

Don't believe everything you read.

1 hour of experience is worth 100 hours of reading about said experience!
 

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The article was written by a Brit, and quoted stats from a report done in Holland....no bias that I could ascertain.

Check any stats you want, they all show per capita rates higher in GB and Australia than here in the US....

But I agree....I'd much rather spend an evening walking on a beach in Australia than slogging down an alley in Detroit!!!
 
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I gotta agree with Stazi on the article. It mentions a blanket category of violent crimes and then give specific stats on burglary, auto theft, and victimization. They don't mention murder except for mentioning that the US ranks in the middle of victimization rates(?) despite its high murder rate.

I'd read that article and then one that uses crime stats involving guns and murder and the truth will be somewhere in the middle.
 

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Victimization Rates=The percentage of the total population that has been victimized by violent crime
 

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staz they would only kill you cause you talk funny...
 

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Put it this way. When someone is murdered in Australia it makes NATIONAL news, that's how low our murder rate is.

Here, in Detroit for example, murder is so common place that it only makes the LOCAL news if it happened by some uniquely bizarre manor.


How many unsolved murders are there in Detroit...umm yeah.


From the news:
"Across the country, more than 300,000 rapes and murders of women dating back 30 years remain unsolved, according to a Justice Department report scheduled for release in July."

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About 89,000 women were raped and 3,200 were murdered in the United States in 2001, the most recent year figures are available. About 44 percent of the rapes were solved, according to the FBI.

About 52 percent of all murders were solved, though the FBI does not keep track of the sex of the victim in solved murder cases.


There's not even close to those amounts of actual rapes, that even OCCURED, in Australia's history!!

I can tell you're patriotic and love your country, heck I love the US too. But I'm not turning a blind eye to the glaringly obvious facts and disgusting urban blight I see every time I look out my office window, here in Hamtramck.
 

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yeah but you still talk funny.
 

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QUOTE(Pandora @ Feb 5 2004, 12:29 PM)yeah but you still talk funny.
Dave...
 
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