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Steve Brooks
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My brother in-law sent me this link, I thought some of you might get a kick out of it:



http://www.fieler.com/terror/



I especially liked the slurpee!

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Bernard Sim
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This is fun. Try it! Smile Smile Smile
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Steve Brooks
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Is that a funny game or what? Smile
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fun game Steve,thanks.

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Thought this might make you chuckle. One of the youngsters I know refers to Bin Laden as 'Bin Liner'! Smile
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try Ben Ladin liquor 2 http://www.xterror.com/
Andy Leviss
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Please tell me I'm not the only one who, no matter how wrong and evil I think Bin Laden is, remains offended by these games? All they do is reinforce wrong stereotypes and show how childish and prejudiced we as Americans are. Come on!



I hate to rain on others parades, and I hope I don't upset anybody by saying this, but I found it really offensive. Again, this isn't to in anyway imply that I feel sorry or feel anything but absolute hatred for Bin Laden and the rest of his cronies. I just don't feel it's appropriate to reinforce a stereotype of people of an ethnic background in an environment such as that.



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Sorry Andy,



Three hundred + of my brother firefighters died in September, another 300 can no longer be firefighters due to lung problems.



I cannot turn the other cheek, because you or my family, may be next. I enjoy the American way of life and your right to disagree and be offended.



Stereotyping is another abused word. If we stuck to that there would be no comedy. Much of what is funny is the failings of others. It is a basic comedy design premise. If sterotyping is going there would be no comedy. Tall jokes, short jokes, blond jokes, magician jokes, sex jokes, etc. you name it it has a link to offend (stereotype) someone/some group. If you ever told a joke, you offended someone! Canít have it both ways!



Based on the Myers-Briggs personality test, I am different than 32 others, and because of that, everything I do or say should offend someone of the other 31 personalities. Iíve come to accept it and look forward to comic relief in the midst of all the tragedy we are faced with.



If you must know, I canít even wish everyone a Merry Christmas because it is offensive to most of the people in the world. (Christianity is not the dominant religion!)



Have you ever thought that the use of these icons are offensive to someone! Think about it. The angel is white, the happy face is red, the Christmas tree focus on one particular religion, the jaw dropper is handicapped, the bunnies are animals used by magicians which animal rights people take offense at, could the Irish take offense at some of the icons, etc., if you think hard enough, each one offends someone or some group.



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Got to agree with Den on this one.

After all, what exactly are stereotypes?

Every stereotype has SOME basis in fact, otherwise it would never exist.

Italians are supposed to be musical -- look at Pavarotti, Caruso, Verdi, etc. Never mind that I can't carry a tune in a bucket!

And so it is with every other group to a greater or lesser degree.

Otherwise Don Rickles couldn't tell Jewish jokes, Eddie Murphy couldn't tell black jokes, the late Dean Martin couldn't have told Italian jokes -- the list goes on almost forever.

To suggest that Americans are prejudiced is to stereotype Americans!

And which, exactly, Americans are these: Muslim-Americans, Jewish-Americans, German-Americans, Afro-Americans, Italian-Americans, and on and on?

As Den says, every group is going to be offended by something.

Let us not carry political correctness to its Nineteen Eight-Four conclusion!



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Peter Marucci

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Dennis Michael
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Are you sure the readers will even know what 1984 means? (Big-Brother is watching you?)
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As I said, what Bin Laden did was wrong. But he doesn't work in a liquor store, and I don't think it's at all right to be promoting a game like this that takes the rightful hatred towards him and twists it into a hatred towards anybody of an ethnic background (many of whom are neither Muslim nor radical fundamentalists) who works in a liquor store (or by close association a convenience store).



When this first happenned in September, there were countless outbursts of uncalled for violence against these innocent folks because of stupid prejudices. This game only supports those. A stupid racist game like this doesn't do anything to hurt Bin Laden, it just reinforces the fact that we as Americans are shallow racists.
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Let me clarify my point -- if it were Bin Laden in a cave in the game, I wouldnít have a problem with it. Itís the fact that heís in a liquor store -- a stereotype of Arabs (among other ethnic groups) which in fact Bin Laden DOES NOT FIT.



Thatís what I take issue to. Not the game, the setting which reinforces a wrong stereotype and stirs hatred towards innocent people working to make a living.



Peter, the point you make is flawed in my interpretation. This isnít like Murphy making Black jokes or Martin making Italian jokes, itís like Jeff Foxworthy making Black jokes. To put it another way, itís similar to how if a black man calls another black man the "N" word, itís okay, but if you or I called him it weíd probably get the c**p beaten out of us.



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And you donít think your last statement is just as stupid as Osama in a liquor store. God forbid I stick Hitler in a sausage shop and throw bagelís at him. Everybody seems to be too thin skinned. Iím English/German/god knows what and if you can find something amusing in that, Iíll be the first one to laugh. H**l, I laugh at myself all the time. Lighten up
Steve Brooks
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Andy,

I understand your feelings on this. But as someone said Lighten up!

I took the game as a kind of stress release for many frustrated people, and I saw the humor in it. Like a book or movie, itís only someoneís expression of thought.



And just to clarify, I never thought seeing him in a liquor store implied that all Arabs work in liquor stores. Is that what it meant to you?



If you are offended... donít play it, donít buy it, donít read it, donít sell it, and especially donít bring undue attention to something others might ignore anyway.



But do respect others rights to play it, buy it, read it, sell it, or bring attention to it. That is what America is all about.

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