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2013-04-10 12:23:25 AM
Your blug sucks.
 
2013-04-10 12:24:01 AM
Your blog sucks too.
 
2013-04-10 12:25:56 AM

SilentStrider: Your blug sucks.

 
2013-04-10 12:35:16 AM
Your blig sacks.
 
2013-04-10 12:46:46 AM
Your blag secks.
 
2013-04-10 12:49:27 AM
Your suck blogs.
 
2013-04-10 12:49:55 AM
Your sog blucks.
 
2013-04-10 12:50:42 AM
Your flag sicks.
 
2013-04-10 12:52:53 AM
Bolus suck orgy
 
2013-04-10 12:54:06 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Bolus suck orgy


What! No voting?
 
2013-04-10 01:00:23 AM
Didn't read the whole thing, but from the comments above I  guess he blames video games.
 
2013-04-10 01:07:12 AM
It's kind of a "well duh."

FPS games are probably not the best thing for kids with emotional problems.  It's not a cause, but a likely a symptom.

It's simple...as parents, you just limit the time your kid has on the computer.  The problem really is that too many parents let the computer babysit their teens when they really are feeling the most lost and awkward.
 
2013-04-10 01:15:51 AM
You suck bugs.
 
2013-04-10 01:18:41 AM

slayer199: It's kind of a "well duh."

FPS games are probably not the best thing for kids with emotional problems.  It's not a cause, but a likely a symptom.


Yup. Multitudes of teenagers play violent video games. If they caused violence, wouldn't we see a lot more school shootings than we do? But I'm not sure it's necessarily a symptom. Or, rather, the propensity to play those sorts of games could be a symptom of any number of psychiatric issues. Heck, they can even be helpful for some people.

My brother, in his mid-twenties now, has been playing FPS games since Duke Nukem 3D. He had a long bout with chronic pain as a teen, and video games both helped him to escape thinking about health issues,  and to take out some of his frustrations on pixel enemies. He is one of the least violent people I know.

The writer here does touch on the simulation aspect of first person shooters. They're practice, of sorts, which certain individuals probably shouldn't have. That much makes sense. Other than that, no new insights, really.
 
2013-04-10 01:29:32 AM
Perhaps the article was not published because, rather than explore the issues that caused you to be a potential shooter or the people and events which helped you become a better person, you leapt straight into the "whahhh video games, young people today with the zippity zappity. Go ride bikes..."
Way too many of your own unsubstantiated hypothesises and not enough delving into your own experiences (you know, the things that you could have a unique voice on). There are enough people who blame video games, or the indoors but there are also people who will tell you that being able to take out their frustrations on a first person shooter helped them. There are not many people who can tell you how they went from having a shotgun in their lunchbox to being a teacher.
 
2013-04-10 01:42:42 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Didn't read the whole thing, but from the comments above I  guess he blames video games.


Exactly that. His momma told him that video games are teh evil so he never played and that's why he didn't go postal at school.


 

ADHD Librarian: Perhaps the article was not published because, rather than explore the issues that caused you to be a potential shooter or the people and events which helped you become a better person, you leapt straight into the "whahhh video games, young people today with the zippity zappity. Go ride bikes..."having a shotgun in their lunchbox to being a teacher.

"

That seems to be more eloquent then I could have been.
 
2013-04-10 04:27:52 AM
your blog sucks and your argument is shallow and pedantic. and unsupported.
 
2013-04-10 04:29:22 AM
Also, once you let them know you were a psycho, Huff Po wanted nothing to do with you, you weren't banned because of your video game theory.
 
2013-04-10 04:43:16 AM
I love my gun nut friends. I have a couple guns, and like guns, and hunt and target shoot and all that, but I don't call myself a gun nut. I don't want to F*CK my weapon. I RESPECT my weapon, as I do ALL weapons.

So, when I continue to hear stupid Fox News sh*t regarding guns, and when I see things that imply KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN SHOULD BE EQUIPPED WITH GUNS, I want to, you know, go on a shooting spree.
 
2013-04-10 05:16:25 AM

puffy999: I love my gun nut friends. I have a couple guns, and like guns, and hunt and target shoot and all that, but I don't call myself a gun nut. I don't want to F*CK my weapon. I RESPECT my weapon, as I do ALL weapons.

So, when I continue to hear stupid Fox News sh*t regarding guns, and when I see things that imply KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN SHOULD BE EQUIPPED WITH GUNS, I want to, you know, go on a shooting spree.


Small round of applause.
 
2013-04-10 07:31:17 AM

ADHD Librarian: Small round of applause.


Listen, I demand a HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE of applause You know, for my rights.
 
2013-04-10 07:37:23 AM
I blame Judas Priest.
 
2013-04-10 08:02:09 AM

what_now: I blame Judas Priest.


Whoa, nice.


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2013-04-10 08:03:12 AM
And you sux blogs.
 
2013-04-10 08:13:00 AM

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2013-04-10 08:46:13 AM

what_now: I blame Judas Priest.


Now there's one the world hasn't seen in a while.

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Doesn't this make you want to shoot people?
 
2013-04-10 10:37:53 AM
Jeebus.  I own guns, I believe in gun rights, I hunt ... and I think this guy is an asshole.  FFS.
 
2013-04-10 10:39:54 AM
I hate it when my barely coherent maniacal rants maniacal aren't picked up by publishers.


I'm looking at you editors of TheNew York Times. "For the Love of Sock" was my got damned magnum opus!
 
2013-04-10 10:51:07 AM

brap: I hate it when my barely coherent maniacal rants maniacal aren't picked up by publishers.

I'm looking at you editors of TheNew York Times. "For the Love of Sock" was my got damned magnum opus!


Maybe I'm a snob, but whenever I see a "(Some Guy)" source on a link with a headline about "...the TRUTH..." or some such I'm immediately inclined to not contribute to their pageviews.  Thank you, Brap and all others that have made that decision seem like a very good one here.
 
2013-04-10 11:15:52 AM
"played a lot of FPS"

*close window*

Dumbass.

/yeah, look at all these engineers and designers now that Mincecraft is popular
//Look at how I'm a stunt biker now thanks to Excite Bike
 
2013-04-10 11:16:52 AM
Conservative doesn't understand anecdotal evidence.
 
2013-04-10 11:19:30 AM
I'm shocked! If there's one authoritative source I always go to on school shootings, it's the Huffington Post.  It has now been supplanted by peterbrownhoffmeister.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-10 11:20:49 AM
Has anyone by chance mentioned that his blog sucks?

/probably why he got fired
 
2013-04-10 11:22:01 AM

Philbb: BarkingUnicorn: Didn't read the whole thing, but from the comments above I  guess he blames video games.

Exactly that. His momma told him that video games are teh evil so he never played and that's why he didn't go postal at school.


 ADHD Librarian: Perhaps the article was not published because, rather than explore the issues that caused you to be a potential shooter or the people and events which helped you become a better person, you leapt straight into the "whahhh video games, young people today with the zippity zappity. Go ride bikes..."having a shotgun in their lunchbox to being a teacher."

That seems to be more eloquent then I could have been.


Maybe the secret isn't video games or access to framing hammers. The secret is making connections with people. Adults in children's lives should try to make meaningful positive connections to young people
 
2013-04-10 11:22:34 AM
Peter Brown wrote to say
You can't play shooters today.
 
2013-04-10 11:22:34 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Didn't read the whole thing, but from the comments above I  guess he blames video games.


Pretty much. He had teen angst issues. But since he did not play video games, and did not kill anyone, then obviously video games are what causes kids to go on shooting sprees.

Sounds legit to me.
 
2013-04-10 11:24:27 AM

what_now: I blame Judas Priest.


I blame them...for making the best metal album ever made EVER: PAINKILLER! (new window)
 
2013-04-10 11:24:46 AM
Thine web-log exhibits the characteristics of a vacuum.
 
2013-04-10 11:25:36 AM
Wow ... it wasn't printed because it draws intensely stupid conclusions.

The author is comparing someone who didn't do a school shooting, himself, to people who did. It is apples to oranges. So any similarities or differences are irrelevant.

There are probably millions of kids over the years who went through exactly what he did without hurting anyone, just like his case, but also did play video games. He does not even consider them.

The fact that the majority of school shooters played video games directly correlates to the fact that the vast majority of school age kids play video games.
 
2013-04-10 11:26:03 AM
He admits he has made bad decisions all his life, but he is better now and he is telling us the only reason he didn't go on a killing spree is because he didn't play video games.

Well I'm convinced.
 
2013-04-10 11:26:18 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: BarkingUnicorn: Didn't read the whole thing, but from the comments above I  guess he blames video games.

Pretty much. He had teen angst issues. But since he did not play video games, and did not kill anyone, then obviously video games are what causes kids to go on shooting sprees.

Sounds legit to me.


And then HufPo stopped publishing his pieces, and now it's a conspiracy.
 
2013-04-10 11:26:34 AM
I didn't play video games as a child and I turned out fine.  Of course they weren't invented at that point.
 
2013-04-10 11:27:10 AM
Time to stop playing Sim City.  Its evil.
 
2013-04-10 11:27:36 AM

ADHD Librarian: Perhaps the article was not published because, rather than explore the issues that caused you to be a potential shooter or the people and events which helped you become a better person, you leapt straight into the "whahhh video games, young people today with the zippity zappity. Go ride bikes..."
Way too many of your own unsubstantiated hypothesises and not enough delving into your own experiences (you know, the things that you could have a unique voice on). There are enough people who blame video games, or the indoors but there are also people who will tell you that being able to take out their frustrations on a first person shooter helped them. There are not many people who can tell you how they went from having a shotgun in their lunchbox to being a teacher.


Well, the argument that video games cause school shootings is probably more substantiated than the scary black long guns cause school shootings hypothesis.  I think every mass shooter going back to Columbine has been documented as an FPS player.  That's a greater correlation than the one between black long gun ownership and mass shootings.
 
2013-04-10 11:28:21 AM

Inquisitive Inquisitor: And then HufPo stopped publishing his pieces, and now it's a conspiracy.


I'm sure our damning comments won't reinforce that fantasy at all, either.  Tee hee!
 
2013-04-10 11:29:19 AM
If mass shootings actually had anything to do with videos games, why don't we see stories of how the shooter was seen 'teabagging' the bodies of the people he just killed?
 
2013-04-10 11:29:57 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Didn't read the whole thing, but from the comments above I  guess he blames video games.


C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!!
 
2013-04-10 11:30:10 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Didn't read the whole thing, but from the comments above I  guess he blames video games.


Video games are fine for well formed, already cognizant minds.

Video Games are hellish tools of  programming in the presence of an unformed, unstable, value-less minds. As in children and young teens in households without strong parental guidance and firm directions in ethics, morals and possibly (gasp) religious instruction.

Or, didn't you read enough history re: Mao's reeducation of all China's children? And how that turned out. Something like 20 million dead at the hands of  properly indoctrinated minds.
 
2013-04-10 11:31:16 AM
So when did "my barely coherent ramblings" become "truths"?
 
2013-04-10 11:32:39 AM
So, somebody didn't think your piece was written very well, and it's a farking conspiracy?


Get over yourself, Peter Brown Egomeister.

And your twee, irritating little books.
 
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