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Sen. Lieberman: Adam Lanza Had ‘Hypnotic’ Involvement With Violent Video Games
Beltway Confidential ^ | December 18, 2012 | 11:30 am | Paul Bedard

Posted on 12/18/2012 10:45:21 AM PST by drewh

Sen. Joe Lieberman I-Conn. this morning addressed the tragic shooting in Connecticut, pointing out that violent video games lead some people to become killers.

“Very often these young men have an almost hypnotic involvement in some form of violence in our entertainment culture – particularly violent video games,” Lieberman said, about people involved in mass shootings. “And then they obtain guns and become not just troubled young men but mass murderers.”

Liberman added that he heard “rumors” that Adam Lanza fell into this category.

Liberman reminded his colleagues that not everyone who played violent video games were killers, but noted that studies showed that young people involved in violent entertainment were “more aggressive.”

Thank God, not all of them become murderers,” Lieberman stated. “But some of them do and we have to ask why.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 2012; lanza; lanzavideogames; newtown; sandyhook
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1 posted on 12/18/2012 10:45:26 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Joe sounds like a shmoe.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 10:46:43 AM PST by kenavi (Lost the country? Win your state.)
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To: drewh

Like Obama said...”bring a gun”...What a hypocrite...All part of his “I hate Whitey” agenda.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 10:48:14 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: drewh

Well then....in the wake of Joe’s condemnation of excessive violence, I propose that we arrest Quentin Tarantino and tie-off his scrotsac until his gonads fall off. It is only fitting because of the gratuitious and needless violence he has endangered us with his movies.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 10:48:34 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: drewh
Fantastic! Just what we need -- yet another person who never met the shooter, knew nothing about him a week ago, with no training whatsoever in psychology, psychiatry, etc mouthing off about why he went crazy.

(/sarc)

5 posted on 12/18/2012 10:49:20 AM PST by gdani
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To: drewh

New theory I saw on the internet today - Mom was recently fired and so went home and killed herself- son found her and in a rage went to the school for revenge

(you know its true because it was on THE INTERNET)


6 posted on 12/18/2012 10:50:39 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: drewh
My kids are obsessed with skateboarding video games.

Guess that will turn them into pot-smoking slackers.

7 posted on 12/18/2012 10:50:39 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: drewh

Just tie it all together into the “Ban Everything Act of 2013”.

Everyone will hate it, and 6 months from now it will die a quiet death in Congress.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 10:51:42 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: kenavi

I have heard this many times, from many places.

Those shooting games aren’t harmful to an overwhelming majority of the population.

What they are finding is that a combination of psychotropic drugs and playing those games can cause a disconnect in the brain of some individuals.

Apparently, the kid in CT was on those drugs, and also played those games.

Who will ever know for sure what made that kid snap?


9 posted on 12/18/2012 10:51:46 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: drewh
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Go figure !!
10 posted on 12/18/2012 10:52:32 AM PST by MtnMan101
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To: drewh
Hey Joe (aka: “dipshit”), would you do us a favor and just STFU!

This guy is supposed to be oh, so reasonable and rational. Pahlease! Joe, if you had a brain in your head, you wouldn't have stood with your corrupt party. Please just go away!

11 posted on 12/18/2012 10:53:59 AM PST by Artcore
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To: drewh
What a stupid comment, but I wouldn't expect anything else from the democrat Lieberman.

Lanza should've been in an inpatient mental institution, which the liberals dismantled years ago, and "mainstreamed" them by putting all the crazies on the streets.

12 posted on 12/18/2012 10:56:51 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: drewh
>"some of them do and we have to ask why.”

Monkey see, monkey do.

GIGO

When you don't believe in God, you'll believe in anything.

13 posted on 12/18/2012 10:57:23 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: drewh
Liberman added that he heard “rumors” that Adam Lanza fell into this category.

Well, let's just throw the Constitution into the Senate's toilet because Liberman heard a rumor.

14 posted on 12/18/2012 10:58:47 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Gaffer

Any white male approaching the age of 50 who wears a Kangol hat should be thrown out of a helicopter.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 10:59:51 AM PST by EEGator
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To: drewh
And he knows this how, exactly?

Divine revelation?

16 posted on 12/18/2012 11:00:32 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: EEGator

I think I’ve seen him in a gay looking hat...is that what you’re talking about? I’m guessing the reason he puts so much violence in his movies is that he can’t get it up anymore (maybe never could).


17 posted on 12/18/2012 11:02:19 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: billorites

My grand daughters play little girl games.....one constantly has a garden making game, and the other two play games about ponies and stuff like Donkey Kong, etc.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 11:04:25 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: basil

My parents would have never allowed me to play games like that as a kid but then we used cap guns to shoot real people in real life. When I became an adult I could watch or play whatever I wanted.

My grandmother has an old photo of me at 6 years old or so sitting on the bar stool at the soda in our hometown bellied up to the bar with a glass of coke and a pretzel wearing my cowboy hat with my 6 guns strapped at my waist.

So far I haven’t killed anyone but I do listen to heavy metal so there’s always a chance.


19 posted on 12/18/2012 11:04:54 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Gaffer

It’s the same type of hat Samuel L. Jackson wears. White people don’t wear them. He just comes off as creepy.


20 posted on 12/18/2012 11:07:01 AM PST by EEGator
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To: drewh

Wait, so Joe lived with Adam Lanza and knew what was going on in his house..Hey Joe if you have all this info how come you didn’t try to stop him


21 posted on 12/18/2012 11:07:43 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: cripplecreek
"So far I haven’t killed anyone but I do listen to heavy metal so there’s always a chance..."

...not to mention that it's still early in the day yet ...

22 posted on 12/18/2012 11:08:25 AM PST by BlueLancer (You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. (R. Heinlein - "If This Goes On"))
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To: drewh

Where did he get that info from hi a$$.
The kid was a veagn, that’s what caused him to snap.


23 posted on 12/18/2012 11:10:24 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ah!-—but were you are mind altering drugs?

LOL!


24 posted on 12/18/2012 11:12:59 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: drewh

not everyone who played violent video games were killers

Not every madrassa student is a radical muslim but millions of them, who are forced to memorize the Koran day in and day out, become radicals after hours and hours of exposure to violence.

Video games, like Islam, reflects and justifies destruction, physical harm to others and killing as a good outcome.

When exposed to this hours every day it’s no wonder we have a screwed up bunch of youngsters. Sad.


25 posted on 12/18/2012 11:18:01 AM PST by Joan Kerrey
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To: EEGator
Is this the hat?
26 posted on 12/18/2012 11:19:46 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

Haha, no, but I like that one.


27 posted on 12/18/2012 11:23:03 AM PST by EEGator
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To: drewh

Snap out of it Joe! Try to focus!


28 posted on 12/18/2012 11:26:42 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: drewh

What games did he play?


29 posted on 12/18/2012 11:33:18 AM PST by Sybeck1
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

he is chairman of the Homeland Security Committee... http://www.lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/about-joe/committees


30 posted on 12/18/2012 11:35:06 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
So the Homeland Security Committee had Adam Lanza under surveillance and knows everything about him?

Why didn't they stop him?

31 posted on 12/18/2012 11:36:45 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: drewh

As does 90 percent of the male population. I have friends whose husbands spend their free hours on this crap.


32 posted on 12/18/2012 11:38:34 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Mr. K

“Mom was recently fired and so went home and killed herself”

Then the woman had to be a strong person determined to live even though shooting herself in the head “several times” - it was either 3 or 4 head shots. I guess she just kept shooting herself in the brain over and over until she died. Too bad she can’t tell us how she managed all those shots to her head.

She was very wealthy and not working.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 11:49:23 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: drewh

The video makers who have violent content should be required to put warning (like cig companies) on them that says “This is a sick video. Must be 28 yo or older to possess”


34 posted on 12/18/2012 12:02:10 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: drewh

Who knew Joe and Adam hung out together ?


35 posted on 12/18/2012 12:05:56 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BlueLancer

Hehe thanks for the laugh today guys:)


36 posted on 12/18/2012 12:07:18 PM PST by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: drewh

this is the 1980’s again.

every shrink is playing the “operational definition” game.

no context. a button being pushed is defined as a violent act. no context for the story.

If a person is playing 1776 and they are the colonists, does this mean sociopath as the media mob would want you to believe?

Why this is a stupid arguments, it does confuse congress into inaction.


37 posted on 12/18/2012 12:11:28 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ncpatriot
If you are talking about videogames, they have a rating system and why.
38 posted on 12/18/2012 12:21:43 PM PST by EEGator
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To: drewh

Lieberman is turning a molehill of facts into a mountain of Jeane Dixon supposition.


39 posted on 12/18/2012 12:31:58 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: drewh
Congress is hypnotized by hussein.
40 posted on 12/18/2012 12:54:40 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Marcella

oh- is that true?

I didnt know- i just read this new theory and hey- i believe everythign on the internet, dont you???


41 posted on 12/18/2012 1:05:08 PM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: drewh

fort hood shooter had all those video games in his apt..../s


42 posted on 12/18/2012 1:17:21 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: drewh
Reminds me, I'm on the verge of moving up a prestige level in COD-4 Black Ops. Gotta get on home and keep workin' at that!
43 posted on 12/18/2012 1:32:10 PM PST by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: Mr. K

Yes, it’s true. Both the medical examiner and state law guy who held the news briefings, said she was shot in the head those several times.

You see, I don’t have a life except for my Yorkie,:o),and didn’t have to leave the house Friday, Sat., or Sunday, so I watched this go down from the time it started. Over those three days, I didn’t miss a news briefing. I knew this was a game changer for this country and wanted to have the straight facts as we went along.


44 posted on 12/18/2012 1:43:22 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: longtermmemmory

***this is the 1980’s again.***

No, it is more like 1968 after the murder of Bobby Kennedy.

Blame guns, toy guns, TV shows like Gunsmoke, comic books, pulp novels, cartoons, movies.

Yes, more like 1968.


45 posted on 12/18/2012 2:13:10 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Reopen the mental institutions! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: EEGator

you are right, I am talking about those videogames. There should be a variety of warnings in RED letters using much stronger wording. Using the word SICK is a start. Also, DANGEROUS is a descriptive word. Let’s get serious with media like we do about cigarettes, tobacco, obesity, being fat, drinking cokes, etc. We need regulations and rules on media like we do on our every day living. The media is ruining our youth. I’m done


46 posted on 12/18/2012 2:19:51 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: ncpatriot

The media only does what we let them.

Parents and a power button.

We need more regulations like we need a hole in the head.


47 posted on 12/18/2012 2:36:09 PM PST by KEVLAR (Liberty or Death)
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To: drewh
So? I have a 'hypnotic' involvement with Free Republic. Does that turn me into a "right wing nut"?

Oh, wait. Never mind...

48 posted on 12/18/2012 3:02:33 PM PST by Gritty (If any of the Western world is to survive, it has to find a way to turn around, to go back-Mk Steyn)
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To: drewh

It’s good to see video games FINALLY being discussed.


49 posted on 12/18/2012 3:12:08 PM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: ncpatriot

I think we need less regulation on all of those things. I think we need greater personal and parental responsibility. The government is nothing but force.


50 posted on 12/18/2012 3:19:59 PM PST by EEGator
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