*sigh*. I'm not going to bring my political ideology into here, but I can assure you that Mr. Jack Thompson ranks very high up on my list of idiots.
If you're not familiar with Jack Thompson, he's a Florida lawyer who's on a crusade to save children from violent videogames. Unfortunately, the guy is pretty much insane. The man was FORCED to take a psychiatric examination. Unfortunately for us Americans, he passed. This guy has tried to claim the Florida BAR was unconstitutional.
More on him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(attorney)
I love this quote the most:
Nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you're a hit man or a video gamer."
Apparently that makes Vice President Cheney either a video gamer or a hitman. (I don't want to be assumed to be for or against the current US administration, its just funny to mix the two events together.)
Well if Video Gamers do then soldiers do too!
Never heard of him, but sounds familer. I can remember way back when that Motal Kombat was on the news lol.
If the kids not mature enough to know You do not do this stuff for real. The parents shouldn't let them have the games.
"Mommy can I go watch Gorefest 9000?"
"Mommy, can I go play GTA3?"
A Mother needs to pay more attention.
Sounds like a plank to me.
oh, Fury its obvious i thought, Cheney is most definatly a hitman. PULL!!!
Lt_Col WIZ, VC, MiD (Ret)
So he (Jack Thompson) means to say that all this violence and crime is caused by Video Games? WELL DAMN, LET ME JUST HANG UP MY GUNS AND TELL THE CAPTAIN! SIR WE DON'T NEED TO ARREST CRIMINALS ANYMORE! WE NEED TO STOP VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION AND ALL WILL BE WELL!!
Come on, that's a truckload of crap. The man isn't a lawyer, he's a politician. And what is a politician? A: A soldier's worst nightmare. Politicians are the men who do the finger-pointing and tell the soldiers who to attack. Luckily for mankind, most of us soldiers know which orders to follow or disregard. Guess which one you do here?
The point is, if they didn't have video games to blame, then the blame would fall on something else: Television, Movies, Music, Parents who don't hug their children enough. Anything but "well they just snapped". I can't even count the number of cases I hear about on a daily basis saying that some coke/crack/pot/alcohol/addicted man or woman killed someone else over something so small and trivial that it would likely fry the wirings of your brain if you were to attempt to comprehend it.
That's one more person for the list.
List of Idiots
George W. Bush Jr.
Almost every criminal I've ever met
Every criminal I've met who thought he was faster than me on the draw
Donald Rumsfeld (Hell why not the entire cabinet to the president. Except for Colin Powell, you go Colin, you da man.)
That was Senator Joe Lieberman from Conneticut. I don't like him either, but he at least wasn't off the wall crazy.
Spidey, that goes the other way around. No parent has heard of Gorefest 9000, but they heard GTA3 will make their kids kill people....*sigh*
the only way you can get rid of violent video games is to get rid of people like me and fang = ). no matter what game it is me or fang together could make it very violent whether it be by yelling at each other or just the way we play video games
I am the man of constant sorrow.
It makes me want to kill jack thompson, he's a threat so he's clearly withing SWAT ROE right? :laugh:
Long before video games, there were murders (I just had to write an exercise for English on this subject). Hell, I don't think crusaders ever played video games. Or Hutus and Tutsis. Or the generals slaugthering indians in america. Or the KKK..... etc etc etc
Furys Mum last night : 'Fury what shall we have for tea'
Fury: ' hmm lets open...umm..a can...a can of worms'
Lt_Col WIZ, VC, MiD (Ret)