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Old 02-17-2006, 05:56 PM   #31
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Notice my use of the word "influence" instead of "blame". We miss the issue if we jump back and forth between extremes.

People don't play video games and then immediately have the images and experiences removed from their memory. Games can have a negative influence. We've seen it in some copycat behavior.


could we start by toning down our bellicose international language and stop resorting to violence as a nation?
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could we start by toning down our bellicose international language and stop resorting to violence as a nation?
Isn't that possibly another form of abdicating personal responsibility. Change begins at home.
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Isn't that possibly another form of abdicating personal responsibility. Change begins at home.


um, no?

if we're going to get down to influence at home, it seems as if the national gun culture and rah-rah machismo speaks louder than a few video games.
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