Aurora, Connecticut..and video games

I’ll keep this short, just watch.

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  1. 1
    Red Five growls and barks:

    Why blame video games? There’s more than enough evil and depravity in the human heart and mind to explain all these mass killings. I guess it’s the liberal need to blame everyone and everything except for who’s really responsible, the one who pulled the trigger.
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    when I was a kid in the 60′s we spent hours playing Army, and Cowboys and Indians Native Americans Localized Indigenous Peoples Exploited by the White Man. We even resorted to hand to hand combat in these games. My friends and I also had real guns in our houses, our Dads were hunters. given that most of our games involved violence and mayhem and guns, as we grew up none of us ever pointed a weapon at anyone, nor did any of us ever take a life. Like today, we had our share of friends that had problems….things like not paying attention or being disruptive in class or what not. The big difference was that those kids weren’t being fed all the mind bending mood controlling drugs like the kids today. I’ve seen what happens when you stop taking those meds, personally, I was on anti depressants (Paxil) about 12 years ago for a short term….I hated taking them and eventually just stopped, the withdrawals made me an aggressive, angry, jittery asshole for about a week until it got out of my system. That change in my personality really rattled me.

    I believe that it’s all the mind bending meds that we put these kids on to treat them for being…….just kids……….

    I could write a book about what I’ve seen in the classroom as a result of all this psycho-dabbling that is being done to these kids brains today.

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    bruce growls and barks:

    when i went to school the teachers had guns and there were no school shootings however when the communist teachers union infected our schools they put an end to the guns with predictable results.we use to lock the crazies up but ted,the swimmer,kennedy closed the mental institutions then dumped them on the streets so that they could call for gun control evry time a nut freeks out and murders people.you don’t think that the national socialists democratic workers party planned this do you?

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    LC MuscleDaddy growls and barks:

    On a related note…

    The Administration wants to make schools safer by banning high-capacity magazines and sales of personal firearms

    Meanwhile…

    NRA President Wayne LaPierre wants to make schools safer by increasing security in schools – (Press Conference Transcript – jump to Page 7)

    – MD

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    Terrapod growls and barks:

    And to add to above – Feds just raided one of the gun shops in CT that LEGALLY sold a legally manufactured and traded weapon to a citizen, who’s son just happened to kill her with it and then commit a heinous series of killings. Tell me why the raid?

    Why are they not raiding the psychiatrist and psychologist that were treating the perpertator? Why not raid the offices of the governemnt that were slow walking his mother’s attempt to get him comitted?

    Why the gun shop, that did NOTHING illegal, while AG Holder and the rest of the FF crowd are still waking free? Anyone going to investingate this seriously? Anyone? Bueller???

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    GhostMERR growls and barks:

    Hillary Clinton, Joe Lieberman, Joe Manchin and David Axlerod all agree that video games cause violence. Those are all Democrats and yes you have plenty of Conservatives following in lockstep with these guys without any mind of their own, and any sense of the hypocrisy that they are committing in the name of “Conservatism” and embarrassments. I would think that part of the youth vote(we got 51% of the young white male vote) that goes to Republicans are from people playing those video games that can express Conservative themes.

    I am really tired of inanimate objects from pieces of plastic to guns being blamed for a shooting. Now all you have are a bunch of control nuts who seem to think that what we watch, what we play, and what we do may mark us as future mass murderers. Didn’t Adam put up “I’m the devil” on some page of his and listed his political views as Anarcho-Communist? I feel like Michael Corleone from the Godfather franchise with these stories, I don’t want to pay attention to them because they make me feel depressed but I end up bumping into one of these because of how influential the theories of violence regarding Columbine have become. I then either argue against the original poster or some fool uses his emotionalism to ignore a pretty simple question.

    My biggest hope is that all of this drama about gun control, and the like, will all be over eventually which may not happen as Russia, China and Iran have chimed in on this domestic tragedy that we have. I don’t usually like arguing with people, over the Internet, but I haven’t seen such a mass explosion of silliness before. 1% of all schoolage children killed are in the schoolhouses, and this fits that 1%, mass shootings have gone down. Now here we are concentrating on some idiot who shot up a school and it has become the end of days(no pun intended, if it is a pun). I wish I had a bullhorn to start screaming at people to be quiet. Now if you’ll excuse me I may just play Breath of Fire II: The Fated Child, a 16-bit SNES JRPG, and escape from this madness.

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Terrapod @ #:
    I read on the Blaze that the store was missing 30 odd guns. After some fool swiped a Bushmaster .50 off of a counter….

    Don’t know how many on here have “nines” but Wolf 9mm 1000 for $150 + S&H. Better get it while you can.

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    LC MuscleDaddy growls and barks:

    Movies don’t create psychos!

    Movies make psychos more creative!

    – MD

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    LC_Salgak growls and barks:

    The elephant in the room that nobody is mentioning (other than here on the Right) is that the Proggies MADE this situation by causing the current conflict between mental health and “privacy laws” and “human rights”. And by making it a social faux pas to “notice” people who are clearly suffering from mental illness and may be a danger to themselves and/or others.

    Let’s go with the social bit, first. . . When I was a kid, in those dark days of the 1960s, nearly everyone had a crazy aunt or uncle or somesuch, that was closely watched, and often spent at least some time in a psychiatric hospital. And if they started acting unusually odd. . . they’d be taken to the doc and/or the local funny farm.

    Today. . . we’re not supposed to notice. They’re not nuts, they’re “individuals”. They’re “eccentric”. And if they’re your kid, and you take them to a physician. . . the doc cannot tell YOU what they know, for reasons of “medical privacy”. (To which I say, then I can’t pay, due to “financial privacy”. . .).

    It’s nearly impossible to GET someone committed involuntarily, and if they voluntarily submit to treatment, they can also decide to end it at any time and walk out. The only way you can make it stick, is if the person ALSO committed a heinous-enough crime to warrant incarceration, which can then be done in a psych ward.

    And why is this ??? The Proggies went way overboard in “de-institutionalizing” mental health in the late 1960′s and early 1970s. Yes, there WERE some horror stories in Psych Hospitals. But instead of fixing the rot, they threw the doors open. Coincidentally, very soon thereafter, the phenomenon of Urban Outdoorsmen, aka The Homeless, began to show up on our streets. You couldn’t force treatment, you couldn’t even force people to take their meds. And that’s IF they were prescribed meds that actually worked right, which often is still a problem today. . .

    So, it’s really rather ironic that the Proggies are all a-lather over Newtown. They guaranteed it, and other events like it, would happen. Maybe they even PLANNED it that way, based on the speed and the breadth of the anti-gun jihad that was already going at full steam before we even had all the details in. . . .

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    Alan K. Henderson growls and barks:

    I’ve played Sid Meier’s Civilization for years and have never had any desire to push it to the next level and invade Mongolia.

  11. 11
    DJ Allyn growls and barks:

    I am still playing DOOM. Yeah, it’s old, but it is a classic old.
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    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret growls and barks:

    I still have Doom and Doom II. Also a couple of versions of CoD. And, I fly 2 versions of Flight Simulator. Never once felt like going on a shooting spree or hijacking a plane. Imagine that.

    And Jay, they put me on Cymbalta a few years back, not for depression, but for the (then) off-label for pain relief. I call bullshit, there’s no pain relief, all it does it throw you into such a daze that you don’t give a shit. About anything. And the same thing quitting, I was a 6’2″ 235 pound walking asshole and time bomb for about 2 weeks.

    But I STILL didn’t go on a shooting rampage at the mall, school or after the doctor that gave me that shit.

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    DJ Allyn growls and barks:

    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret says:

    And the same thing quitting, I was a 6’2? 235 pound walking asshole and time bomb for about 2 weeks.

    That is another issue that people tend to ignore — behaviors caused by medication, especially the over and unnecessary medication of patients.

    It is no wonder we have a lot of kids with problems these days. The drug companies seem to have a pill for every thing that may be bothering someone. Is your kid a bit squirmy? Give him a pill. Not paying attention in class? Give him a pill. Does he appear bored? Give him another pill. The same goes for adults. Do you feel a bit distracted? Here, have a pill. Don’t have enough energy? We gotta pill fer you. Can’t sleep? Take one of these. Feel kinda gloomy? Try this stuff.

    It is bad enough giving these kinds of drugs to adults, but to children? The brain chemistry is delicate as it is, but in a growing child, that chemistry is constantly changing. Introducing foreign drugs can do some permanent damage causing some real problems down the road.

    It is kinda interesting that most of these shooter perps are between the ages of 14 and 26. This is about the time that many personality disorders become known, and some of them can be exacerbated by the drugs the children have been taking for years.
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    DJ Allyn says:

    That is another issue that people tend to ignore — behaviors caused by medication, especially the over and unnecessary medication of patients.

    yep, have seen it first hand in the classroom for years. I remember having to walk one kid to and from his school bus, the medications he was on for all the alphabet disorders he was “diagnosed” with disoriented him to the point that he would walk out to where the buses were parked and just continue to walk….ending up miles from where he was supposed to be. Another over medicated kid, stabbed himself in the arm in my art class so he could paint with his own blood….those are only two examples, and not even the most extreme

    DJ Allyn says:

    It is no wonder we have a lot of kids with problems these days. The drug companies seem to have a pill for every thing that may be bothering someone. Is your kid a bit squirmy? Give him a pill. Not paying attention in class? Give him a pill. Does he appear bored? Give him another pill. The same goes for adults. Do you feel a bit distracted? Here, have a pill. Don’t have enough energy? We gotta pill fer you. Can’t sleep? Take one of these. Feel kinda gloomy? Try this stuff.

    you can’t put this all on the pharmas, there are district health personnel that make the calls a lot of times on what to do with these kids, they are the ones that dictate the over medication of these kids.

    DJ Allyn says:

    It is bad enough giving these kinds of drugs to adults, but to children? The brain chemistry is delicate as it is, but in a growing child, that chemistry is constantly changing. Introducing foreign drugs can do some permanent damage causing some real problems down the road.

    yep, losing my dog last week…only twelve weeks after losing my mom put me over the line and I sought out help from my doctor. Was prescribed Zoloft and Xanex to deal with the dark place I was inhabiting and to level me out….I didn’t fill either prescription, they scare me too badly and I found a great counselor at the local hospital that has lifted me back on my feet….things are getting better, I have my AA group and I have this counselor, will keep the meds in reserve but I have no plans to start taking them in the near future.

    DJ Allyn says:

    It is kinda interesting that most of these shooter perps are between the ages of 14 and 26. This is about the time that many personality disorders become known, and some of them can be exacerbated by the drugs the children have been taking for years.

    I always find it interesting that when white kids go on shooting rampages, it’s a national tragedy…..but there have been homicidal rampages committed by young black kids, mostly by gang members and mostly done in the inner city, and that hardly gets a glance from the news propaganda outlets…..guess it doesn’t fit their agenda or they are too scared of being called raaaaaacist for pointing it out

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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    long, but the best dismantling of the usual gun control arguments i have ever read.

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/catntyr

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    over my life I have learned one absolutely immutable fact; that liberals ALWAYS want to punish, blame and sanction the innocent while constantly forgiving or finding some silly way to explain the gross misconduct of others.

    If I disagree with Obama – I’m a racist. If I disagree gay marriage – I’m a homophobe. If I want our borders secure – I’m a xenophobe. If I attend church regularly – I’m a religious nut. If I don’t want to pay more taxes – I’m selfish and bigoted. If I speak my mind – then I am engaging in hate speech. If I’m pro-life then I am trying to block womens reproductive rights. If I’m a conservative then its implied I want women and children to die along with old people.

    Now, in the case if I have some uncle that is mentally deranged then the liberals think I should be relieved of my 2nd Amendment rights. But, of course if I complain I will be labeled as being insensitive to the safety of children and the mentally ill.

    My God…..I AM tired of it all.

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    DJ Allyn growls and barks:

    LC Gladiator says:

    over my life I have learned one absolutely immutable fact; that liberals ALWAYS want to punish, blame and sanction the innocent while constantly forgiving or finding some silly way to explain the gross misconduct of others.

    Is that right? In MY long life, some people like to think in black and white and absolute terms and lump entire groups together for the actions or beliefs of a tiny fraction.

    As one of them eeeevil Liberals, I don’t have any interest in punishing or blaming anyone that doesn’t warrant it.

    I don’t want your guns. I don’t even care what type of gun(s) you have. I only care if you can’t be trusted with them — that’s all.

    If you want to own a bazooka, I think you should be allowed to. Same goes for fully automatic weapons. Just as long as you don’t have a criminal or violent history or are mentally unstable. If you fit into one or more of those categories, then sure, I certainly DO want to punish, blame and sanction you from owning or possessing firearms. I would probably question whether you should be out walking free in public also.

    I would also come down like a ton of bricks on someone who commits a crime with a gun. I would have NO TOLERANCE for ex-felons being in possession of a firearm — I would give them a mandatory sentence of life without parole if caught with a firearm, and a mandatory death penalty if they use that gun to kill or injure someone. It is time to weed out the bad stock once and for all. If that means holding court in the street, then fine — I’m down with it.

    LC Gladiator says:

    If I disagree with Obama – I’m a racist

    It isn’t that you disagree, it is HOW you disagree. Hell, I don’t agree with Obama on a lot of things, but I don’t call him a “jigaboo” or a “lawn jockey.” (those were just examples of what I’ve heard some people refer to Obama as)

    LC Gladiator says:

    If I disagree gay marriage – I’m a homophobe.

    Same thing. It isn’t the fact that you disagree, it is HOW you disagree. This is the part where you seem to have a serious disconnect. People disagree all the time — even between people here. Where it becomes contentious is HOW a person disagrees.

    Good golly, I can’t imagine living in a situation where everyone agrees on everything, can you? Think about it for a moment. It would be fucking maddening. No conflict, no mental challenge — we’d all die of boredom.

    Gotta run. I have a few of boxes of bullets to go through this afternoon, and gunna blow a few things up. I am giddy with excitement.
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