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Topic # 12998 17-Apr-2007 17:53
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Well, that didn't take long.  Even before the Virginia shooter has been identified and we can know anything about him, pillock of the hour Jack Thompson goes on Fox News and denounces video games as being the reason for the largest mass shooting in US history.  Good on ya Jack!

Related story: http://kotaku.com/gaming/virginia-tech/breaking-idiot-thompson-blames-va-shooting-on-games-252702.php

Hmm... I play video games (some fairly violent), listen to bogan music, and went through relative hell at high school.  You don't see me going on a spree killing because of that.  Perhaps, they should look more at the social reasons e.g. culture of fear, high school bullying, etc.




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  Reply # 67629 18-Apr-2007 22:45
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I just read through that guys history briefly on wikipedia.

Dude that guy is a menace to society. He doesn't actually contribute anything does he? Whats wrong with people like that? Video games and shootings don't have any correlation.

Same with Heavy Metal. We all know that Marilyn Manson (and Doom) were blamed for the columbine shootings. But really. How many criminals in jail are gamers? Or into Heavy Metal?

Idiots like that guy just use events like this to push their agenda. They're like the people who start 9/11 conspiracies sorta, how they just don't care about the families' feelings when they toy with the media. This guy is just a plain a-hole. He really reminds me of those creationism guys. Stuck in their 1800's belief systems and trying to undermine modern science by promoting religious ideals using sciency words.


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  Reply # 67637 18-Apr-2007 23:36
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After criticising that guy you did a good job of attacking creationism.

Who's pushing their views now?

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  Reply # 67640 19-Apr-2007 00:49
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Me.

....point being? Besides..my opinion rarely waivers from facts.

Edit: I need to add a silly emoticon for that one Tongue out



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  Reply # 67655 19-Apr-2007 07:51
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I heard a bit on the radio last night where they were talking abut how disturbed the shooter's writing was, and one of the panel pointed out that you don't see Stephen King going postal (and he's seriously weird!).  If video games and Marilyn Manson are to balme for society's evils (still not sure how that explains Bush), then surely people who read King and Clive Barker, etc. should have a propensity for losing the plot - some of their writings can be really screwed up.  Doesn't stop me reading them though.




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