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'Dialogue' Required for Violent Video Games

Ann Anon Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 11:26 AM
Parents who allow these "games" in their homes are nuts. The first people the little perps shoot are their parents. We have a lot of games along the lines of "Where on Earth is Carmen Santiago?" They learn something, it is active thinking and they sound happy when they play it. And nobody plays anything for over 30 minutes at a time. They all have chores to do and bear in mind I am now on the Great Grand Children babysitting detail. I will say it is easier when you have a big house complete with barns for the horses and ponies and all the other animals that have lived here. But I worked very hard to provide this kind of life for my progeny and they work hard keeping it all together for me (I am no spring chicken).
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 2:26 PM
Get them to read science fiction. If it's any good, it's science in an interesting form; and it's reading, which is also a good thing. Same goes for the mental stimulation of mysteries like the Hardy Boys, etc.

The Obama administration's assault on the Second Amendment in reaction to Newtown is not a serious solution. It's a Band-Aid on cancer. The NRA's call for armed guards in every school also misses the point. When is anyone going to get serious? The problem is violence, a violence of monstrous and horrific proportions that has infected America's popular culture.

The Hartford Courant reported on Sunday that during a search of Newtown grade-school killer Adam Lanza's home after the shootings, "police found thousands of dollars worth of graphically violent video games." Detectives are exploring whether Adam Lanza might have been emulating the...