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A proposal to study how violent video games may be affecting the minds of youngsters has stalled
NY Daily News ^ | 3/24/13 | Dan Friedman

Posted on 03/24/2013 9:57:43 AM PDT by dirtboy

WASHINGTON — The gun lobby isn’t the only group throwing its weight around trying to thwart President Obama’s plans to combat gun violence.

Even a modest proposal to study how violent video games might be affecting young minds has quietly run aground, the victim, sources say, of opposition by the burgeoning video game industry — a $67 billion colossus with increasing clout in Washington.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; brain; guncontrol; psychology; secondamendment; videogames

1 posted on 03/24/2013 9:57:43 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
When they come for my guns, ok. When they come for my computer games, all hell will break loose.
/humor
2 posted on 03/24/2013 10:00:34 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: dirtboy

A circa 1982 analysis sticks in my head:

1. A KGB plot to destroy the minds of American youth.

2. A CIA plot to teach American youth to shoot without remorse.

Take your pick.


3 posted on 03/24/2013 10:08:32 AM PDT by ziravan (Choose sides.)
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To: dirtboy
Garbage.
Even if disturbed kids are drawn to video games, there are millions of kids of all ages (4-104+) who play games without ever doing anything terrible in real life.
Violence have been with us long before video games, role playing games, TV, Radio, Books, Gladiator Games and so on.
By far, most people know the difference between fantasy and reality.
Liberals don't trust us to do so, and attempts to protect us from ourselves, again. Or so they say.
It's just another attempt to smear a successful industry by blaming it for the actions of a few nut cases.
Wouldn't the lawyers love to get their hands on all that cash.

4 posted on 03/24/2013 10:09:00 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: dirtboy

How much will the study cost? Will it become another boondoggle using lots and lots of public funds keeping a bunch of social “scientists” flush with money for years?

And what will be done if it is “discovered” that violence in video games breeds violence in society?

They’re not going to forbid the production of these games because there is too much money involved. Will they also recommend stopping the production of violent Hollywood movies and TV plays?

The study will be completely useless and will only benefit a bunch of PhDs and keep them off the streets at public expense.


5 posted on 03/24/2013 10:10:02 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: dirtboy

I heard Mao Tse Tung was a huge Grand Theft Auto gamer.


6 posted on 03/24/2013 10:13:42 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: dirtboy

The researchers say that they will get right back on the job once their Halo 3 Team Tourney has been decided.


7 posted on 03/24/2013 10:14:17 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com)
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To: dirtboy

I don’t play video games, but when I was four years old (1950) neighbor gave me a wooden copy of a Thompson sub machine gun he had made.

I have been ruined ever since!


8 posted on 03/24/2013 10:15:16 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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“...President Obama’s plans to combat gun violence”

They are NOT plans to combat gun violence. He KNOWS his plans as proposed will have virtually no affect on it. They are, purely and simply, plans to ultimately disarm the public. Period!


9 posted on 03/24/2013 10:25:46 AM PDT by Castigar
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Personally, I’d like to see the video game business SHUT DOWN permanently. I’ve seen too many kids with their lives ruined because of it...they just stay at home, well into their 20s and play all day. Enough is enough, that crap is meth.

(sorry you gamers, but I have kids)


10 posted on 03/24/2013 10:32:23 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: dirtboy

My games must be defective - I’ve been playing for several decades and I haven’t killed anyone.


11 posted on 03/24/2013 10:35:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dirtboy
Here is my Call Of Duty Black Ops Prestige level...I'm going for Master Prestige 11...;-)

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12 posted on 03/24/2013 10:44:52 AM PDT by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: 1rudeboy

And yet, there’s money to study fat lesbians.


13 posted on 03/24/2013 10:45:25 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: BobL

How conservative of you.


14 posted on 03/24/2013 10:46:45 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Slings and Arrows

i don’t play FPS games but i do play warfare simulations. hell i have destroyed entire countries, nuked the world half a dozen times and killed more TIGER tanks than the germans had in ww2.


15 posted on 03/24/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: bravo whiskey

This one was my favorite.

NUKEM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU2qoKn-n3Y


16 posted on 03/24/2013 12:34:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bravo whiskey

*grin* I once nuked the East Coast in a game of Harpoon. Good times...


17 posted on 03/24/2013 12:47:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EEGator

“How conservative of you.”

Just trying to protect my kids. And your excuse?


18 posted on 03/24/2013 1:29:11 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: BobL

Then be a good parent and stay out of my business.


19 posted on 03/24/2013 1:53:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

“Then be a good parent and stay out of my business.”

Not when people like you let their kids run the lives of my kids.

Sorry...that’s where I take notice.


20 posted on 03/24/2013 1:55:57 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: BobL

I don’t have kids.


21 posted on 03/24/2013 2:00:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: dirtboy

I spent days lost in Castle Wolfenstein.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 9:43:54 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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