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    Re: Militia group calls for Obama's assassination

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Are you serious? This guy is a loon. Funny, how many violent video games and movies are there that MILLIONS of people have watched? Funny, I've (and MILLIONS of others) been able to play Call of Duty (all games) without having the urge to go out and kill someone. Also I watch all types of movies including violent ones. Hmmmmmm but hey, you go and blame video games and movies all you want.
    We didn't have video games when I grew up, but we had movie theaters where we went to watch all sorts of horror flicks with Bella Lagosi, Lon Chaney, Boris Karlov and the like. That is not counting all the westerns which may have accounted for nearly half of all movies back then.
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    Re: Militia group calls for Obama's assassination

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Are you serious? This guy is a loon. Funny, how many violent video games and movies are there that MILLIONS of people have watched? Funny, I've (and MILLIONS of others) been able to play Call of Duty (all games) without having the urge to go out and kill someone. Also I watch all types of movies including violent ones. Hmmmmmm but hey, you go and blame video games and movies all you want.
    I don't want to drift off topic, but the military and VA are looking into the connection of violent video games and the high rate of combat PTS. Troops going into combat being numb to taking a life and down the road reality catches up to them.

    Might be a good thread on another PD forum.

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    Re: Militia group calls for Obama's assassination

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Has anyone actually seen this dudes facebook page? I went searching and couldn't find it. But I did find an article from 3 days ago that said the secret service was aware of this guy and his threats. So what does that actually mean? Can't he just be arrested and taken off the streets? At a minimum put into an insane assilum or something. Crazyness pervades the world today.
    It depends. This has happened in my area a few times over the years. The usually get a visit from the Secret Service that investigates the claim including an interview and an assessment whether this person was just mouthing off or whether he actually poses a real or potential threat to the President. People who are deemed blowhards typically are not prosecuted, but those that are deemed a potential or actual danger, do get prosecuted.

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    Re: Militia group calls for Obama's assassination

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I don't want to drift off topic, but the military and VA are looking into the connection of violent video games and the high rate of combat PTS. Troops going into combat being numb to taking a life and down the road reality catches up to them.

    Might be a good thread on another PD forum.
    Apache, speaking from personal experience as a video game player, i think they are too many variables to take into account to make a accurate study of video games affecting soldiers to become more prone to PTSD. how old were the soldiers when they first started playing games? had they expierance violence in any other form of entertainment? did they actually believe the games to be reality?
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    Re: Militia group calls for Obama's assassination

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    It depends. This has happened in my area a few times over the years. The usually get a visit from the Secret Service that investigates the claim including an interview and an assessment whether this person was just mouthing off or whether he actually poses a real or potential threat to the President. People who are deemed blowhards typically are not prosecuted, but those that are deemed a potential or actual danger, do get prosecuted.
    Makes sense, thanks
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    Re: Militia group calls for Obama's assassination

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    We didn't have video games when I grew up, but we had movie theaters where we went to watch all sorts of horror flicks with Bella Lagosi, Lon Chaney, Boris Karlov and the like. That is not counting all the westerns which may have accounted for nearly half of all movies back then.
    Back in the old days, the good guy wore a white hat and the bad guy wore a black hat.

    Back then, the villain wasn't a hero and usually paid the ultimate price.

    Today.

    I think the "Soprano's" is one of the best television series ever produced. Has to be one of the top five along with "MASH", "I Love Lucy", etc.

    But how many Americans have no idea who these people are in real life and idolized a bunch of sociopaths today ?

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    Re: Militia group calls for Obama's assassination

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Apache, speaking from personal experience as a video game player, i think they are too many variables to take into account to make a accurate study of video games affecting soldiers to become more prone to PTSD. how old were the soldiers when they first started playing games? had they expierance violence in any other form of entertainment? did they actually believe the games to be reality?
    When these video games evolve where brain matter comes flying out of the screen splattering all over your face, you might look at the game differently than just entertainment.

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    Re: Militia group calls for Obama's assassination

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Back in the old days, the good guy wore a white hat and the bad guy wore a black hat.

    Back then, the villain wasn't a hero and usually paid the ultimate price.

    Today.

    I think the "Soprano's" is one of the best television series ever produced. Has to be one of the top five along with "MASH", "I Love Lucy", etc.

    But how many Americans have no idea who these people are in real life and idolized a bunch of sociopaths today ?
    I have no idea. Yeah, the good guys always won in the end.
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    Re: Militia group calls for Obama's assassination

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Some researchers corroborate a link with violent video games and violent Hollywood Left movies with teenagers and young adults shooting up schools and movie theatres.
    Yes, researchers who peddle BS. The statistics are not there to back the claim.
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    Re: Militia group calls for Obama's assassination

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I don't want to drift off topic, but the military and VA are looking into the connection of violent video games and the high rate of combat PTS. Troops going into combat being numb to taking a life and down the road reality catches up to them.

    Might be a good thread on another PD forum.
    Again, I think that is severely oversimplifying and is not a good cause and effect study. For instance, Hitler breathed air, you breathe air, are you like Hitler? The answer (I hope) is of course no, you are not.

    I think there are enormous variables involved with violence, however, I don't think you can accurately sit there and say "If only Johnny hadn't played Call of Duty, he wouldn't have shot up that school".

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