Activision's Call of Duty Endowment

Activision Blizzard announces its Call of Duty Endowment (CODE), a foundation they are forming with a $1 million grant to support groups that assist veterans with their careers, reports Washingtonpost.com. In spite of recruitment ads promising the military leads to great careers, word is: "Other government and private studies show that the percentage of unemployed veterans has been historically higher than the percentage among civilians. Eighteen percent of veterans who left the military in the past one to three years were unemployed, according to a 2008 Department of Veterans Affairs employment survey." The foundation's first donation of $125,000 is to the Paralyzed Veterans of America to help open a vocational rehabilitation center. "The joblessness rate that [veterans] should have should be far less than the national average, not more," says Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick. "How do you expect people to actually join the military if when they leave the military they can't integrate back into the free market they're supposed to be protecting?"
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@NKD: 31? Seriously? I'm not so sure that I'd be owning up to that given the quality of your comments. You should've told us you were 16 and you could drive yourself - at least then we'd cut you some slack.

If you're such an adult, then why don't you try having an adult conversation? For example, try explaining why you think committing realistically simulated acts of terrorism and mass murder for fun is perfectly acceptable. And while doing so, please try to avoid any shallow rationalizations like "it's just a game" or "it's OK if done in the proper context." As a grown adult I'd like to think you wouldn't approve of a game wherein the goal was to graphically rape as many children as possible, even if it was "just a game" or "in the right context." So please explain how this is any different.

@Sepharo: Why am I here? Well, initially I came here b/c I thought that people might see this story and think "Gee, what a swell bunch of guys IW must be. Maybe I should buy their game and give them some money." I wanted to remind people that they are in no way swell guys. They are dregs pandering to the lowest common denominator every bit as much as the makers of a Postal game or an Uwe Boll movie. And they don't deserve your money, no matter how high their production values are. I would like to think that most adults would understand this, but apparently I'm wrong. And if I only hung out with like-minded people, then I wouldn't be asking anyone to challenge their beliefs, now would I?

But now I'm mostly just here to see what kind of lame reply you'll post.

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