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Experts Blame Video Games For Latest Shooting

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    i can still remember the good old days when it was "comic books" and "D&D Games" that made people murder...

    Adam Lanza Was a Gamer!

    This fact has been reported, re-reported and rehashed to the extent that it's now part of the killer's capsule bio:

    Young.
    White.
    Male.
    Aspergers.
    Loner.
    Gamer.

    This was predictable -- not just that this young withdrawn man played games, as so many do, or that they were violent, as so many are, but also that this detail would capture peoples' attention; that the media would repeat it in an insinuating way, and that it would make the public uneasy.

    "My son plays those games!"
    "My son loves those games!!"
    "I play those games!!!"

    Even more predictable, though, was this response:

    Fox News Expert Links Connecticut Shooting To Violent Video Games
    http://kotaku.com/5968569/fox-news-links-connecticut-shooting-to-violent-video-games

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    http://www.buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/no-lets-talk-about-video-game-violence
     
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    The Retarded have a pathological need to reduce causality to a level that they feel they can understand. To be aware that they are subject to forces that they cannot comprehend terrifies them, and they will create and believe in any explanation that allows them to feel safe.
     
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    You should read Morgan Freeman's take on this case.
     
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    Hate to be the conspiracy theorist here but check this video out its pretty damn creepy when it comes to this sandy hook situation.
     
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    Im old enough to remember when video nastys like "Driller Killer" and "I spit on your grave" where the reason why loonies went off the rails.......now its Call of Duty 3.

    This is what the film reviewer Roger Ebert had to say when he was reviewing Gus van Sants Elephant.....as usual he is is as clear and sensible as always.

    Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. "Wouldn't you say," she asked, "that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?" No, I said, I wouldn't say that. "But what about 'Basketball Diaries'?" she asked. "Doesn't that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machine gun?" The obscure 1995 Leonardo Di Caprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office (it grossed only $2.5 million), and it's unlikely the Columbine killers saw it.

    The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. "Events like this," I said, "if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn't have messed with me. I'll go out in a blaze of glory."

    In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of "explaining" them. I commended the policy at the Sun-Times, where our editor said the paper would no longer feature school killings on Page 1. The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy.
     
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    A video game merely trains a crazy person to be more efficient in performing destructive, crazy behavior, it doesn't cause that behavior. Experts should be blaming a drug industry that pushes selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor drugs on 66 million people, which are known to cause a fraction of its users to snap in violent ways. They should also be blaming a gun control-freak culture that creates "gun free zones" that leave people within it completely helpless when the armed crazy guy strikes.
     
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    Any ways... I guess there is 1 good thing that came out of it... there will be a change in the "arms law".

    I wonder what Alex Jones has to say about that.
     
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    he doesn't look like a gamer...

    Von I. Meyer Arrested. Indiana School Threatened By Man Owning 47 Guns

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A northern Indiana police chief said Sunday he believes a man arrested after allegedly threatening to "kill as many people as he could" at a school was just bluffing when he made the ominous remark during a heated argument with his wife.

    Interim Cedar Lake Police Chief Jerry Smith said Von I. Meyer, 60, was arguing early Friday morning with his wife and initially threatened to set her on fire while she was sleeping at their home.

    Meyer, who was arrested Saturday on seven felony charges, then told his wife he would kill her "at the school" and "would kill as many people as he could before police could stop him police," Smith said.

    Meyer's wife works at the cafeteria at Jane Ball Elementary School, less than 1,000 feet from the couple's home in Cedar Lake, about 45 miles southeast of Chicago.

    Smith said Meyer's wife stayed away from that school Friday and police boosted security at the elementary school and three other area schools as a precaution, taking those steps before 26 people, including 20 students, were shot and killed at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

    "We just didn't want to take any chances," he said of the extra security at the schools.

    Although police found 47 guns and ammunition hidden throughout Meyer's two-story home after they arrested him, Smith said most of those weapons were antique collector guns and he believes Meyer was not serious about his school threat.

    He said Meyer's wife told officers their relationship was turbulent and he had often threatened her.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/von-meyer-indiana-school-guns_n_2311717.html
     
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    Yes, because moving a 1-5 ounce joystick, pressing buttons or moving a 1/4lb mouse actually teaches them about recoil, about ironsight aim, about reloading..
    If that's the case, I'm going to be an airforce fighter pilot. Spend about a year playing some jet games and I'll know exactly what to do!


    I hate stupid people.
     
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    there's a reason why Mitt Romney lost... damn fox is dumb... they feed people fear all day about bs. So he didnt see any movies all year neither i guess. Its this simple it's his mom fault parents need to take responsibility for there kids when they are good and when they are fucked up period. Stop looking to blame something else.
     
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    Okay, so a game lets you shoot your mother in her face and then kill an entire school class they say?
    It must be me, but if that is true, how about the kids controlling drones? How about soldiers coming back home after a tour? I heard about soldiers snapping, not once did they go out of their way to butcher kids to my knowledge.
    This kid was mindfucked and his name should be forgotten. Mindfucked people crave fame too much.
     
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    They control every aspect of your life, and will continue to do so unless you do something.
     
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    Yeah and Jack the Ripper was a mass murderer because he played marbles as a kid.
     
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    "Fox News expert", any oxymoron if I've ever heard one.
     
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    what's odd about being an expert on fox news... :D
     
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    I posted as soon as the story broke that I bet he came from a broken home and lacked discipline growing up. Of course many responded that maybe he was disciplined too much and the reason he snapped. No surprise here for me now that they're digging into his past and his family unit or lack thereof. Mom got paid a quarter of a million a year in alimony but couldn't get the kid professional help for the years of mistakes her and her husband made in raising him.

    Domestic animals when left to fend for themselves will revert back to instinct behavior. Kill or be killed, eat or be eaten. Nothing matters in the world but me and mine. Cross me and I'll kill you and all you care about. I'm strong and you are weak. You only live because I let you. Like I said, no surprise here for me. Just what I expected when I heard the news.

    It takes two parents to raise a child and both need to know a thing or two about discipline. Take time to raise a child; save the world and don't raise an animal. Many, even Mom, recognized this kid was an animal very young but did nothing to break him.

    I've raised and trained large dogs most of my adult life. You start young and break them early. Raising children isn't much different. If you let them get to maturity and you haven't broke them then you need a professional and it isn't pretty. I only feel sorry for the innocent victims that never imagined these parents would raise and let lose a monster in their town. I have no pity for the mother (hardly what I'd call her) or the shooter (animal).
     
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