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Excess violence in the games that we play translates into real life

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Excess violence in the games that we play translates into real life Ever since the Connecticut shooting, people have given advice about what other people need to do to prevent another unspeakable tragedy. Members of Congress, gun sellers and owners, the president, school administrators — all of them must do something, we hear. The one group of people that is not mentioned is you and me. Everyday people. What can we do to prevent this ...


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wmarincic
December 22, 2012
7:38 a.m.

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Richard M. Tatlock if you taxed the top 10% earners at 100% tax we could not run this government for three months. That is just Obama and the democrats trying to divide the country, since when is being successful a bad thing? Since Obama, who want to label us and turn people against each other, we have not had "classes of people" in a long time but this is what we are getting. The answer is the republican answer, CUT SPENDING. If you are living from paycheck to paycheck, you don't borrow another 46 cents on the dollar every week, yet this is what our government is doing. It is not sustainable.

gazettereader
December 22, 2012
8:10 a.m.

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I just did some math- if the average top 10% household makes $200K/year (which is a low estimate), and there are about 11 million of them, that's $2.2 trillion per year. That's a lot more than three months. And yes, we should cut more. Though most of the cuts should come from overseas spending - mostly military as we spend a grotesque amount of taxpayer dollars there. According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_United... , about 50% of our discretionary spending goes to the Department of Defense. That's just not sustainable.

wmarincic
December 22, 2012
10:37 a.m.

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The total expenditures this year are around 3.8 trillion so if your 2.2 trillion is right I'm not that far off.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_United...

gina99
December 22, 2012
12:32 p.m.

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Shh Janice Walz. The whole problem is guns and the NRA-no? Few want to examine the failures of our mental health system, violent movies/ video games that erode our culture. There has been an ongoing glamorization of gangs, thugs and violence that must be stopped.

seawitch1313
December 26, 2012
9:48 a.m.

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@Janice Walz.....
While I agree many of the games for young people today are violent, but I believe it is the individual not the games that they impact. My son and his friends have played the "violent" games for years, and none of them are effected enough to go on a killing spree.
I grew up ( as many of us did in the 50's/60's) watching "Combat", Westerns with shoot em ups, etc. and it didnt make me want to kill anyone.
I still feel one answer to this whole problem is patient disclosure from Psychologists, and doctors who have unstable patients.

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