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Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 03:19 AM
Number of posts: 177

About Me

I am a stay at home geek Dad, living in the Southwest. I have a lovely wife, a great grade school daughter, and 2 insane jungle cats. I am a liberal democrat, living in a state where that is a dirty word. I want to help make the world a better place to live.

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Kindergarten Killer Is Foul, But Protected By 1st Amendment! No Psychological problems says SCOTUS!

In 2011 The Court Ruled video games as free speech, like other arts. So while The NRA's example of Kindergarten Killer is vile, banning video games isn't a call that will work this time.

Supreme Court Decision: 'Video Games Qualify For First Amendment Protection'

From the ruling:

"Video games qualify for First Amendment protection. Like protected books, plays, and movies, they communicate ideas through familiar literary devices and features distinctive to the medium," the ruling states [PDF].
The Court also said that "Psychological studies purporting to show a connection between exposure to violent video games and harmful effects on children do not prove that such exposure causes minors to act aggressively. Any demonstrated effects are both small and indistinguishable from effects produced by other media."

So the NRA wants to infringe on my 1st amendment rights, as a lifelong gamer, while keeping people from pissing on theirs???! That is ironic....and I don't mean like rain on my wedding day!
Posted by RetroGamer1971 | Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:35 PM (0 replies)

HELP! Moving to Denver on short notice with my family! Need advice. :}

To all of the lovely people on DU in Colorado, I could use your help. My wife is getting laid off as a librarian in AZ due to budget cuts, and her city spending 300 million dollars on a hockey stadium. She is a finalist to be the Branch Manager at the Montbello Public library in Denver. Here is what I need help with. If she gets this, we will have four weeks to get from Phoenix to Denver, and get installed in our new digs. We are moving with our 10 year old, and two insane jungle cats. Any advice on good neighborhoods to live in (not too pricey), good schools for our geek child, and best places to rent a house would be GREATLY appreciated. I would also love to hear any advice about great things Denver offers. ETC. Thank YOU in advance! AK
Posted by RetroGamer1971 | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:35 AM (8 replies)

Obama Uses Black Magic To Revise Unemployment Rate!

I love all of the right wing pundits on the web that have their knickers in a twist over the new jobs numbers/unemployment rate! So when the news is bad for Obama, even if the source is sketchy, it is gospel! However, when the news favors him, it is WITCHCRAFT!!!!
Oh, right wing pundits......you so crazy!!


"I don't know how Buzzfeed does it, but after the new jobs report came out, showing unemployment ticking down to 7.8 percent, the site quickly collected tweets from Obama critics who don't believe the numbers. There's the usual parade of kookery, echoed by Fox News's Stuart Varney, who claims that there's "widespread distrust of this report." ("Widespread" is almost as good as "some people are saying," as far as weasel terms go.) The only talker who surprises is Jack Welch.
"Unbelievable jobs numbers... these Chicago guys will do anything... can't debate so change numbers."
Posted by RetroGamer1971 | Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:35 AM (4 replies)

Yea! I made 10 posts! :)

I am a democrat who lives in the SouthWest. Needless to say, even my, "Republicans For Voldemort", bumper sticker gets me dirty looks here in Arizona. I AM THRILLED to be part of DU, with such funny and articulate people! Yours Cordially, AK Benjamin
Posted by RetroGamer1971 | Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:19 AM (2 replies)
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