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Old 04-17-2007, 12:14 AM
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Ah, the video game card. It's almost as easy to use as the black card.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:17 AM
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Indeed.

Perhaps it should be made into a trading card or something.

watch as the media merrily skip around the fact the guy was an obvious wack-job and pulled the trigger......
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:17 AM
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Yeah, seriously, what has this world gone to?
I haven't read the whole thread, but I think this already deserves an answer. The current level of fatalaties is about similar to the number of civilian people who die in Iraq every day...
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:19 AM
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Indeed.

Perhaps it should be made into a trading card or something.

watch as the media merrily skip around the fact the guy was an obvious wack-job and pulled the trigger......
humans always take the path of least effort - it's easier to ban stuff than solve the base problem plus it looks good to your voters....hell, get SUV's and global warming in on the deal, you'd be unstoppable in political terms.
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I haven't read the whole thread, but I think this already deserves an answer. The current level of fatalaties is about similar to the number of civilian people who die in Iraq every day...
yes...the fact that society is producing these kind of psychotics is a worry
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:21 AM
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yes...the fact that society is producing these kind of psychotics is a worry
my comment was also inspired by the fact that I am currently sitting in a hotel room, watching BBC world and CNN.....
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:24 AM
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Our world has always been a violent place. let's not kid ourselves.

It just wasn't televised 100 years ago.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:26 AM
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Our world has always been a violent place. let's not kid ourselves.

It just wasn't televised 100 years ago.
true.
There's a price to pay for civilisation, i guess.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:29 AM
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Civilisation? i find nothing civil about the way some of the world is right now.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:33 AM
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Its horrifying to hear these sorts of things, my thoughts are with the families and friends of all those involved.

Whether its because of society these days, or whether these sorts of people were around before too, but I think its largely down to the availability of guns in the US. The UK must have its fair share of psychos too, but the only thing they had available to them was some flour and fertiliser. Surely the US will have to do something drastic about the gun culture there, seems the licence method clearly isnt working.

And as far as I hate to admit it, games do have an effect on you. My sis was playing GTA the other day, and later on we went out for dinner, and passed a police car. No joke, she said she actually felt like saying 'its the cops, dont do anything crazy'. obviously she laughed at this later, but it is scary that games can have that much of an effect of even normal people, where the lines between reality and game become ever so slightly blurred. So imagine the people who already have issues with their mental state, playing games such as GTA where you are controlling someone to your every whim can so easily tip them over the edge. Im not saying its completely down to this, and I dont have a way of resolving this either, but you have to realise where the influences for these people are coming from. If a person has never heard of GTA and running around shooting people, then surely that idea will never crop up.

Not that much info is feeding through just yet, but it does seem the Uni made a mistake in not informing students after the first shooting incident which happened 2 hours before the main one as regards to fatalities.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:38 AM
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I still think that it is mind boggling to know that other countries that have more guns per person can manage to have less gun related deaths...

Look at canada they have alot more guns per person but only 100th the gun related killings a year...?

makes you wonder what the f**k is wrong with the US?
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:39 AM
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I agree - they should really have shut the university down.

but have you - either of you - read anything about what was previously said in the thread? its so much easier to blame other things than the actual person. to try and make sense of tragedy. sometimes you just have to accept some people are F'ed up.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:40 AM
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And as far as I hate to admit it, games do have an effect on you. My sis was playing GTA the other day, and later on we went out for dinner, and passed a police car. No joke, she said she actually felt like saying 'its the cops, dont do anything crazy'. obviously she laughed at this later, but it is scary that games can have that much of an effect of even normal people, where the lines between reality and game become ever so slightly blurred. So imagine the people who already have issues with their mental state, playing games such as GTA where you are controlling someone to your every whim can so easily tip them over the edge. Im not saying its completely down to this, and I dont have a way of resolving this either, but you have to realise where the influences for these people are coming from. If a person has never heard of GTA and running around shooting people, then surely that idea will never crop up.
I don't think so. If someone's already crazy, I doubt playing a game like Grand Theft Auto will immediately throw them over the edge and force them to go on a shooting spree. My guess about this story is that the kid was an engineer (he shot up an engineering department building), got fed up with the workload and deadlines, so he took it out on classmates and innocent people.
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Theres speculation as to whether or not he was even a student at the University.

Right now it's all innuendo and hearsay.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:46 AM
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Theres speculation as to whether or not he was even a student at the University.

Right now it's all innuendo and hearsay.
Oh, I know that. It was just my guess.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:48 AM
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With an educated guess like that sir, i suggest you call up the Local news channel and get a guest spot as a "Behavioural expert" or some other crap.

You could make some money.
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