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Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States

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  • He is Tremendous. So Strong, So Good

    Votes: 5 10.6%
  • He's a Jackass But He Done Right By Me

    Votes: 3 6.4%
  • He is a Disgrace and Will Be Remembered Poorly

    Votes: 30 63.8%
  • Can We Just Have a Normal POTUS?

    Votes: 5 10.6%
  • I Live a Sheltered Life and I Don't Care

    Votes: 1 2.1%
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Just rake the damn forest floors, Vlad!!! C'mon now!

The "no collusion" crew push that narrative in hopes that they can get away with Russian help again. He's dismissing the clear findings of the report and continues to aid and abet Russia's meddling, yet because he wasn't found to have criminally conspired, the right wants to pretend it's all behind us. Shameful.
 

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I'm disappointed Trump blamed videogames for the two recent mass shootings. That's very 1990's traditional republican esque.
 

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I'm disappointed Trump blamed videogames for the two recent mass shootings. That's very 1990's traditional republican esque.
Not only that, but it’s something that’s been repeatedly and thoroughly debunked by people on both sides of the aisle.

There’s plenty of places to point fingers when it comes to gun violence, but the video game industry isn’t one of them.
 

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Not only that, but it’s something that’s been repeatedly and thoroughly debunked by people on both sides of the aisle.

There’s plenty of places to point fingers when it comes to gun violence, but the video game industry isn’t one of them.
Exactly.

Marilyn Manson strikes again!
 

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Not only that, but it’s something that’s been repeatedly and thoroughly debunked by people on both sides of the aisle.

There’s plenty of places to point fingers when it comes to gun violence, but the video game industry isn’t one of them.
This is kinda crazy to me.....it doesn’t make logical sense that desensitizing humans to gun violence, and having them play “shooter” games that quite literally mirror mass killings wouldn’t have some influence?

I genuinely get uncomfortable watching basic sporting events with my 6 year old son, who continues to beg for more Nerf riffles and guns as some video game commerical comes on and an attractive woman is walking to a Louie Armstrong classic song, and all of a sudden whips out a machine gun and starts blasting people.

It’s ridiculous.

And I’m not typically the “get off my lawn” type. There are massive riddles that need to be solved, but to say mass shootings aren’t in some part influenced or at least “taught” by the realism of games available, is naive as hell IMO.

It wasn’t that long ago terrorists used a flight simulation game to learn how to crash a plane into the World Trade Towers. To say these early 20’s shooters aren’t at least in some way taught/learn from a first person shooter game is just burying head in sand.

I don’t have the answers to the issues, but common sense is common sense. Just IMO.
 

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This is kinda crazy to me.....it doesn’t make logical sense that desensitizing humans to gun violence, and having them play “shooter” games that quite literally mirror mass killings wouldn’t have some influence?

I genuinely get uncomfortable watching basic sporting events with my 6 year old son, who continues to beg for more Nerf riffles and guns as some video game commerical comes on and an attractive woman is walking to a Louie Armstrong classic song, and all of a sudden whips out a machine gun and starts blasting people.

It’s ridiculous.

And I’m not typically the “get off my lawn” type. There are massive riddles that need to be solved, but to say mass shootings aren’t in some part influenced or at least “taught” by the realism of games available, is naive as hell IMO.

It wasn’t that long ago terrorists used a flight simulation game to learn how to crash a plane into the World Trade Towers. To say these early 20’s shooters aren’t at least in some way taught/learn from a first person shooter game is just burying head in sand.

I don’t have the answers to the issues, but common sense is common sense. Just IMO.
Violent video games are played in dozens, if not hundreds, of other countries, and yet none of them experience mass shootings with nearly the same frequency as the United States. Why do you suppose that is?
 

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