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  •  Not sure how to post pictures but can link to this (3+ / 0-)
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    FiredUpInCA, WakeUpNeo, kirrix

    important article, which states there is no empirical evidence of any link of gun violence and violent video games because if there was it would show up in other nations but it doesn't. We, of course, have the worst rating on the chart with second going to Canada, which is about a 1/6th of our rating! And even in nations that play way more video games than Americans do had lower gun deaths than most the nations.

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/...

    It's a great read too.

    BTW, Grand Theft Auto 4 is rated M (mature) as in only for adults as in like an R rated movie. Nobody should be letting an 8 year old play it.

    Radio Free Moscow -- A Blue Beacon in the Red State of Idaho -8.5219, -2.0592

    by brentbent on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 09:38:39 PM PDT

    •  That's a good piece. Thanks for the link brentbent (1+ / 0-)
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      "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

      by FiredUpInCA on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 01:25:27 AM PDT

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    •  I actually like Michael Moore's argument (0+ / 0-)

      in Bowling for Columbine, which links interpersonal violence to international violence. Hard to tell your kids that fighting isn't the answer when your country's leadership has long since forgotten any other.

      "Forecast for tomorrow? A few sprinkles of genius with a chance of doom!" -Stewie Griffin

      by quillsinister on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 10:43:41 AM PDT

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