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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Nov 9, 2009, 10:22
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so this is where the pc version price increase went.
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Nov 9, 2009, 10:25
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"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?"

Because the organization attracts the type of individuals who like to kill people and break things?
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Nov 9, 2009, 10:33
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This is a very generous move on Activisions part but I can't help but think part of it is motivated by damage control due to the civilian death scene in the game which seem to be gathering momentum.
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Nov 9, 2009, 10:45
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but I can't help but think part of it is motivated by damage control

I agree.
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Nov 9, 2009, 10:46
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Notice how Bobby Kotick seems to think that the military exists, solely to protect "the Free market".

Jesus Christ what a douchebag.
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Nov 9, 2009, 10:58
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Damned if they do, damned if they don't.

They could shut their doors and give all their remaining money to orphans and y'all would still bitch about how there'd be no more CoD games or how they forgot Poland or something.
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Nov 9, 2009, 10:59
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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?"

LOL
The thickness of your ignorance, it's like a fucking shield that repulses insight.
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Nov 9, 2009, 11:07
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anybody know if activision is hiring a washington lobbying firm to do their PR?
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Nov 9, 2009, 11:28
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"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?"

That's because there is no free market in the United States. We now live in the era when the authorities stimulate the economy. I'm not just talking about stimulus bills either. Look at how the fed has kept interest rates artificially low. Look at how politicians fight for big contracts in their districts. The list goes on. THere is no large free market in the United States. We live in a centrally managed economy for our safetey and security.
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Nov 9, 2009, 11:28
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@Hump
You are completely right, this is a total CYA move!
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Nov 9, 2009, 11:56
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This is why the game is costing us $59.99 in stead of $49.99
Activision isnt paying shit we are!

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Nov 9, 2009, 12:19
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Because the organization attracts the type of individuals who like to kill people and break things?

You Fail!
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Hey, Activision, you know what would make a lot of people happier?. Enrol Kotick and send him to Afghanistan. Permanently.
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Because the organization attracts the type of individuals who like to kill people and break things?

Congratulations, you no longer have to prove to anyone that you're an idiot.
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Nov 9, 2009, 13:17
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Because the organization attracts the type of individuals who like to kill people and break things?

That has to be the most asinine comment I've seen on this site. Even more so given that Veterans Day is this Wednesday.

I know plenty in the military who are decent people. A friend from my WOW guild joined the Marines when he lost his Bank job. He said it was hard to give up WOW but he's proud to serve his country. Salute

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Nov 9, 2009, 13:21
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Ahh Bobby, continually proving the value of PR departments. Seriously Bobby, if you can't learn to think before you speak, just don't speak. You may yourself and your company look stupid.
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Nov 9, 2009, 13:44
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Notice how Bobby Kotick seems to think that the military exists, solely to protect "the Free market".

Jesus Christ what a douchebag.

an insight into the mentality of the American noble class... those warm bodies are just out there to protect my God-given right to buy another car (import, of course)

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"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?"

Yup, that's EXACTLY why I joined the Marines in 2003. To protect our free market...
I knew there had to be a catch to this seemingly kind-hearted gesture. That comment makes me want to punch Bobby in the face even harder than I did before. Douchebag.
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why does one have to go through the trauma of murdering ppl you don't know, then get fed into the meat grinder when you get home by the same ppl who sent you there in order to realize 99% of authority wants to fuck you in the ass constantly?

is it the shiny guns and training that lure ppl or just a tragically low iq? certainly nobody really believes the propeganda? that would just be retarded. the armed forces are run by the same ppl who've lied to you all your life, suddenly now they're on the side of good tellin u to sick em boy! and you believe em cause they shout some slogans and hand you a gun? you're just mercenaries, except you're paid in truisms and bullshit. wake up.
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Nov 9, 2009, 15:01
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Yeah I'm sure Bobby really cares about the vets. Golly, he must just cry hisself to sleep every night thinking about them. How much have they made off war games? A few billion? Wow, 1 mill, how generous. This isn't some cheap PR move at all. Pfft.

Because the organization attracts the type of individuals who like to kill people and break things?

Exactly. Let's face it, most grunts are not the sharpest tools in the shed and they end up in the military because it beats flipping burgers. If you look at the jobless vets, they're not engineers and such.
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