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  •  I think we do get that. The first post I've ever (8+ / 0-)

    made about video games has to do with the fact that they are correlative, not causal.

    Saying that the shooter played video games is like saying that he was an male under 30.I think the numbers of adult males under 30 who play video games are in the 80-90% range.

    In order to focus on the wellbeing of children, we have to correctly identify the causes of this kind of mass murder.

    And that means calling distractions distractions.

    An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

    by OllieGarkey on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 11:10:38 AM PST

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    •  Once again, Todd Snider nails it (2+ / 0-)
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      Though in this song he's commenting on the attempt to blame the Columbine massacre on rock and roll lyrics, the principle applies to similar arbitrary correlations:


      •  Omigod, that's perfect! (1+ / 0-)
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        An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

        by OllieGarkey on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:48:24 PM PST

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