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Old 12-17-2012, 06:29 PM   #21
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I believe that the addictive, violent, video games are FAR more to blame for the increased violence in our country. Many (most?) young people spend literally hours every day playing those bloody, violent games. I've heard teachers talk about children even in kindergarten having trouble telling the difference between reality and a video game.

Ban violent video games.
I guess kids grow up to be de-sensitized at some point?

I grew up in the 1980's. We were told video games were good "training" for computerized cold-war operations, of all things.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:50 AM   #22
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This is scary stat on lobbying by the NRA...

The NRA outspent its chief opponent 73-1 to lobby the outgoing Congress, according to the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation, which tracks such spending. It spent more than 4,000 times its biggest opponents during the 2012 election.

In all, the group spent at least $24 million US this election cycle — $16.8 million through its political action committee and nearly $7.5 million through its affiliated Institute for Legislative Action. Its chief foil, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, spent just $5,816.

On direct lobbying, the NRA also was far ahead. Through July 1, the NRA spent $4.4 million to lobby Congress to the Brady Campaign's $60,000.



http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2...nnecticut.html
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:34 PM   #23
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The healing power of dogs:

http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-ther...,4592329.story
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