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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    1. They don't know how much time she spent playing it, so their/your argument is based upon a lie.
    Typical, go off half-cocked because your favorite political team has been insulted. Here you go:

    "Colleen is playing at level 85 -- the highest level one can attain," says a recent press release by the state party. "Studies have found that the average World of Warcraft gamer is 28 and spends 22.7 hours per week playing."
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    2. In a free country, what one does legally during their spare time -- all of it or part of it -- should not be used to judge them or their abilities.
    Welcome to reality and political campaigns where EVERYTHING you do, or have ever done, is used to judge the candidate for office.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    This is what the Democrat candidate said, not just thought.

    "I love poisoning and stabbing," "I can kill stuff without going to jail" and "I like to stab things and I'm originally from New Jersey, what's your (expletive) point?"

    Would you be equally content if Mitt Romney had made those statements?

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    Well since Mitt wouldn't be talking about video games , I would be very concerned.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Well since Mitt wouldn't be talking about video games , I would be very concerned.
    Right.

    I doubt Mitt Romney will be talking about video games during this campaign, though perhaps Barrack Obama might. He has to play to his constituency.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I saw this in a few other places, but they didn't have the same omissions this one did. Apparently in order to reach that level you have to play the game an average of 22hrs a day for months. That's what was highlighted by the Maine republicans, which game it was is beside the point.

    The ad uses her admission of loving the game to imply she will be spending half an average workweek in game play if elected.
    Someone else probably already hit on this, but i stopped here to comment. You can hit 85 in WoW without hardcore gaming. In fact if she had been playing since the beginning she could be 85 probably playing 1-2 hours a week. I don't see the issue here.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Ever think that might just be one of our problems, Higgins?
    Would we be better off if they went back to playing bridge, dominoes, Risk, or w/e else people played before these games came about?
    What difference does it make that the game involves a computer/console?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Typical plutocratic hypocrisy. They are the ones who imposed on recent generations a childish unpaid college education and made it all-important. Unless college students are heirheads living off an allowance, their self-destructive ambition leads them to unnaturally live like adolescents. Barely getting by on part-time jobs, they can't afford cars and dates. Their hateful and permanently damaging poverty stunts their growth. But the bullying employers knew full well what kind of unmanly escapists and submissive employees this indentured servitude would produce. The rich parasites don't create jobs, but they certainly created all this immaturity by their command economics that 18-year-olds live like 14-year-olds until they are 22.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
    Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Would we be better off if they went back to playing bridge, dominoes, Risk, or w/e else people played before these games came about?
    What difference does it make that the game involves a computer/console?
    True story:

    Seats and tables in the USO for transient troops is a rare commodity as the USO is always full. If you land a seat, you don't get up for anything or you will lose it.

    In Bagram Air Field, a squad (about 12 soldiers) took over a table in a good location by starting a board game of Risk. These Joes worked in shifts, with only 2-4 playing the game at any given time. The others would bring in chow for whoever was playing. I understand they did a similar trick with their transient tent: beds were limited, so they claimed a few good beds (hard to come by in Afghanistan) and slept in shifts, sharing the beds with the rest of their squad. So a given Joe had to occupy a bed for 8 hours, play risk for 8 hours, and then had 8 hours free except to bring chow to the players.

    When I passed though and learned of it, the single game of Risk was going on it's 5th day.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    True story:
    Seats and tables in the USO for transient troops is a rare commodity as the USO is always full. If you land a seat, you don't get up for anything or you will lose it.
    In Bagram Air Field, a squad (about 12 soldiers) took over a table in a good location by starting a board game of Risk. These Joes worked in shifts, with only 2-4 playing the game at any given time. The others would bring in chow for whoever was playing. I understand they did a similar trick with their transient tent: beds were limited, so they claimed a few good beds (hard to come by in Afghanistan) and slept in shifts, sharing the beds with the rest of their squad. So a given Joe had to occupy a bed for 8 hours, play risk for 8 hours, and then had 8 hours free except to bring chow to the players.
    When I passed though and learned of it, the single game of Risk was going on it's 5th day.
    LOL
    We're such funny creatures.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Typical plutocratic hypocrisy. They are the ones who imposed on recent generations a childish unpaid college education and made it all-important. Unless college students are heirheads living off an allowance, their self-destructive ambition leads them to unnaturally live like adolescents. Barely getting by on part-time jobs, they can't afford cars and dates. Their hateful and permanently damaging poverty stunts their growth. But the bullying employers knew full well what kind of unmanly escapists and submissive employees this indentured servitude would produce. The rich parasites don't create jobs, but they certainly created all this immaturity by their command economics that 18-year-olds live like 14-year-olds until they are 22.
    According to Barrack Obama a child can live with their parents, and be covered by Obamacare, until the child is 26.

    At one time (married) Americans would be raising a family by that age.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Would we be better off if they went back to playing bridge, dominoes, Risk, or w/e else people played before these games came about?
    What difference does it make that the game involves a computer/console?
    Because there is live human interaction with those games, there is a social aspect with real people. That's the real difference it seems.

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