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White House Games Meeting Thursday

The ESA will attend a meeting at the White House on Thursday, so there will be at least one attendee at the summit the President called for last week to see how much of the gun violence in the U.S. can be blamed on video games. There were no invitations sent out before the meeting was mentioned, but now Business Insider reports the Entertainment Software Association says they will meet with Trump administration officials, though no other attendees have been named. Here's what the ESA says about the meeting: "The upcoming meeting at the White House, which ESA will attend, will provide the opportunity to have a fact-based conversation about video game ratings, our industry's commitment to parents, and the tools we provide to make informed entertainment choices." On a related note, Vox discusses the backlash to efforts to blame violence on video games, noting the outrage of GamerGate movement, a group that claims some of Trump's earliest supporters.

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13. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 12:58 The Pyro
 
Gun lobby desperately searches for a scapegoat that is not guns.  
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12. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 12:46 Prez
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 11:30:
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 11:06:
Are you suggesting he's really not conservative? Considering the amount of time he spends hoping and praying and referencing the Jesus-lie every chance he gets, I find it difficult to accept that he's not conservative. It nauseates me whenever someone mentions "god" in a sincere manner, especially someone in politics--in which case, I'm also extremely worried.
Trump doesn't have any kind of defined political position/policy/party/whatever. He is for whatever "sounds good" to him at any particular moment, or whatever the most recent person he doesn't dislike told him. A perfect example is his recent outburst about seizing guns without due process. Does he really want to seize guns without due process? No. But people were paying attention to someone else, not to him. He needed to fix that. It is pointless to attempt to label him politically. As he has indicated, there is no party, all that matters is him.

Basically this. Trump ran on a conservative platform because despite what people think about his intelligence he is shrewd enough to figure out that was the path to the Presidency. As a New Yorker I'm familiar with his past life, at least his time in the public eye, which for older New Yorkers is a considerable lengrh of time. He has always played whatever side of the field that would get him what he wants, whatever that may have been at the time. I remember a time when conservatives routinely lambasted him for being too liberal.
 
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11. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 12:37 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 12:24:
Trump's merely trying to placate the (D)s in Congress who want to find scapegoats for *everything* (pandering for votes) instead of solving problems. (Finding people to blame, insult, and exploit politically is the only thing (D)s do anymore.) I really wish he'd stop trying to massage those crazies. Fixing the FBI atm moment is the most important thing his administration can do, imo. Fixing the complete disconnect between federal background checks and local law-enforcement records should be a #1 priority!

You're fun. Any time Trump does something you agree with, he's a genius. Any time he does something you don't, he's placating. You conveniently always find what he does to be great.
 
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10. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 12:24 WaltC
 
Trump's merely trying to placate the (D)s in Congress who want to find scapegoats for *everything* (pandering for votes) instead of solving problems. (Finding people to blame, insult, and exploit politically is the only thing (D)s do anymore.) I really wish he'd stop trying to massage those crazies. Fixing the FBI atm moment is the most important thing his administration can do, imo. Fixing the complete disconnect between federal background checks and local law-enforcement records should be a #1 priority!  
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9. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 12:02 El Pit
 
Donnie, please send an invitation to Blue ASAP.

Censoring games and movies is sooo much more effective than stopping the sale of guns to mad people when you want to stop killers... especially those who cut up people with blu-rays or smash the victims' skulls with a keyboard.
 
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8. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 11:51 Cutter
 
It's a weapon that makes violence easy. Most violent crimes are crimes of passion. When all you have to do is pull a gun and squeeze the trigger it's easy. Not so if you have to get up close and personal. That makes people pause. And that makes all the difference in the world. Couple that with America's poverty, obsession with violent media, hero worship of the military, and the institutional paranoia of seeing enemies everywhere that's a recipe for disaster.
 
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7. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 11:31 Nut
 
Causes of Gun Violence:
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You forgot testosterone.

We should consider arming the teachers and castrating the students.
 
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6. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 11:30 Mr. Tact
 
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 11:06:
Are you suggesting he's really not conservative? Considering the amount of time he spends hoping and praying and referencing the Jesus-lie every chance he gets, I find it difficult to accept that he's not conservative. It nauseates me whenever someone mentions "god" in a sincere manner, especially someone in politics--in which case, I'm also extremely worried.
Trump doesn't have any kind of defined political position/policy/party/whatever. He is for whatever "sounds good" to him at any particular moment, or whatever the most recent person he doesn't dislike told him. A perfect example is his recent outburst about seizing guns without due process. Does he really want to seize guns without due process? No. But people were paying attention to someone else, not to him. He needed to fix that. It is pointless to attempt to label him politically. As he has indicated, there is no party, all that matters is him.
 
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5. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 11:27 jdreyer
 
Causes of Gun Violence:
40% Ease of access to firearms
40% A grievance, or extreme emotional agitation
19.99% Mental illness
0.01% Games, movies, and other media.

OMG, GAMES ARE CAUSING MASS SHOOTINGS!!11

 
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4. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 11:25 Saboth
 
Trump made a comment that we should really have a warning label on violent media, games and music. Guess he's going to be shocked to learn we've had those for decades now. Maybe next time we should elect a President who has knowledge about things like government, the world, economics, history, math, science, society, geography...  
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3. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 11:17 jdreyer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 11:06:
Prez wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 10:33:
At the very least perhaps they can inform our esteemed leader that there already is a rating system for videogames in place. Whether or not parents are responsible enough to actually make use of it is not the ESRB's problem. It's not the Fed's responsibility to police that unless he no longer wishes to fly the conservative banner he ran under out of convenience to get elected.

Are you suggesting he's really not conservative? Considering the amount of time he spends hoping and praying and referencing the Jesus-lie every chance he gets, I find it difficult to accept that he's not conservative. It nauseates me whenever someone mentions "god" in a sincere manner, especially someone in politics--in which case, I'm also extremely worried.

Trump doesn't really hold any specific ideology, and he isn't really conservative. He's "whatever-I-last-saw-on-TV"ative, and usually that's Fox News because its All Blonde All The Time.
 
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2. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 11:06 ForgedReality
 
Prez wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 10:33:
At the very least perhaps they can inform our esteemed leader that there already is a rating system for videogames in place. Whether or not parents are responsible enough to actually make use of it is not the ESRB's problem. It's not the Fed's responsibility to police that unless he no longer wishes to fly the conservative banner he ran under out of convenience to get elected.

Are you suggesting he's really not conservative? Considering the amount of time he spends hoping and praying and referencing the Jesus-lie every chance he gets, I find it difficult to accept that he's not conservative. It nauseates me whenever someone mentions "god" in a sincere manner, especially someone in politics--in which case, I'm also extremely worried.
 
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1. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 10:33 Prez
 
At the very least perhaps they can inform our esteemed leader that there already is a rating system for videogames in place. Whether or not parents are responsible enough to actually make use of it is not the ESRB's problem. It's not the Fed's responsibility to police that unless he no longer wishes to fly the conservative banner he ran under out of convenience to get elected.  
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