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post #46 of 213
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Originally Posted by RYCeT View Post
Why is it in US there's tendency to kill others before killing yourself?
Oh it is not just the VS. Here in Holland it seems to be a hype these days in killing your own children, or gf or mother in law or so on and than yourself.

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If your life sucks, kill yourself, not others who still want to live.
I would like to put it in a different way: If your life sucks, go find help.
If you still feel bad and truly want to kill yourself, do it without dragging other people into your radical decision.
I once had an aunt whom I very loved and she killed herself. Tried multiple times in her life through very horrific ways and finally she succeeded.
She left behind a child of 3 who is now living with my parents (he is 12 now) and a he is a happy kid. (he doesn't know yet what happended exactly). Happier than he definately would have been when he had my aunt as mother. She had borderline.
She did try to get help her whole life but just didn't get the help she really needed. I am glad for her she stepped out of her constant pain and ended her life. She'll get back in the end and will have to pick up her life where she ended it and than may be able to get over it. ( I believe in reicarnation)
post #47 of 213
Well then, you'll love this.

http://digg.com/gaming_news/Jack_Tho...on_video_games

It's sickening really, Jack Thompson that opertunistic ****** bag! Seriously!

Man, my heart goes out to Vatech, this is just terrible.

Also, the tuba player who was shot, I'm glad he's alright, being a tub player myself, I can gladly reassure you that us tuba player's are invincible! We never go down without a fight!
post #48 of 213
Extremely sad. My heart goes out to all affected parties, the victims, their families, and anyone associated with such a wonderful, world class university whose reputation will be unfairly tarnished as a result of something completely beyond Va Tech's control.
post #49 of 213
this is a horrible thing... i hope the shooter gets what is coming to him in hell

and since we were asked to leave out the gun debate i'll just say this

it's the person not the tool... humans will always find a way to kill each other
post #50 of 213
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Originally Posted by necropimp View Post
it's the person not the tool... humans will always find a way to kill each other
That is true. Though "tools" will let it get out of hand easier and take it a level further.
post #51 of 213
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Originally Posted by Pm@c View Post
If they are smart they wont. the facts prove that crime has gone down over the years. The only thing these people can blame it on is physcotic, sick minds, and maybe parenting issues.
The question is what makes "psychotic, sick minds". Jack Thompson argue that violent video games are a cause, and unfortunately, studies do show at least a short term increase in aggression after exposure to violent video games. The long term effects are unknown.

Your argument about the decrease in the violent crime rate is worthless for evaluating the effects of GTA and other violent media on kids' minds. Other factors (drugs, gangs, incarceration rate, etc) have a much greater effect on the violent crime rate, and changes in those factors have been the prime mover in bringing the crime rate down. The effects of video games on the violent crime rate, if there are any, would be washed out by these changes.
post #52 of 213
I certainly hope the surviving students can return to as normal a life as possible shortly. I feel for the parents and family of the dead students, I just can not see being in the position of answering the door to a police officer to inform me that my son/brother/sister/daughter/wife/husband/etc was killed.

I further hope that there is no record of the "killer" looking for help and it was not provided because of some loophole in his medical plan. Don't laugh crazier things have happened.
post #53 of 213

Tragic day..Sorry too for

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But yeah, sometiems it would be better for some people to kill themselves then to drag others down with them.
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the facts prove that crime has gone down over the years.
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... wtf are u talking about.In no way am I being heartless and i think you should re-asses what you want to say.
I am sorry this tragedy happened,but its hard for it to have a huge impact on my life when it didnt happen in my area let alone country.
Uhh, no words for these posts.
Perhaps it is you kind sir, whom should re-address and reassess your posts on this topic for clarity.

Sorry to all, glad to hear MD1032 is ok, but sorry about your friend, do take care
post #54 of 213
Man that sucks!What kind of "people" do things like that?
post #55 of 213
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Originally Posted by J-Pak View Post
I completely disagree with this and it's a terrible way to look at it. There are plenty of services that can help people through hard times.

My thoughts go out to all the families.
We'll have to agree to disagree. IMHO there's no cure for these kind of people, if authority found these people before they act, they're better off rot in jail or lock up in mental hospital for a long time.
After what happen to the amish school girl, now this. This is just messed up.
post #56 of 213
I've been following this all day, deadliest mass shooting in US history. So many of my friends have brothers and sisters at VT...
post #57 of 213
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Originally Posted by RYCeT View Post
We'll have to agree to disagree. IMHO there's no cure for these kind of people, if authority found these people before they act, they're better off rot in jail or lock up in mental hospital for a long time.
After what happen to the amish school girl, now this. This is just messed up.
If he was competent enough to get into a good college, and manage a relationship I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt and say that some form of counseling might have prevented this.

"if authority found these people before they act"

And how exactly would the authorities do this?

"lock up in mental hospital for a long time"

Institutionalization is slowly being phased out in this country, and most studies are showing that managed care through community care is much more beneficial. Most of these people aren't a threat to society.

I think most of what you're saying is just out of anger, not rational.
post #58 of 213
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Originally Posted by marvin View Post
The question is what makes "psychotic, sick minds". Jack Thompson argue that violent video games are a cause, and unfortunately, studies do show at least a short term increase in aggression after exposure to violent video games. The long term effects are unknown.

Your argument about the decrease in the violent crime rate is worthless for evaluating the effects of GTA and other violent media on kids' minds. Other factors (drugs, gangs, incarceration rate, etc) have a much greater effect on the violent crime rate, and changes in those factors have been the prime mover in bringing the crime rate down. The effects of video games on the violent crime rate, if there are any, would be washed out by these changes.
yeah but do you honestly believe video games is a great enough cause to ban them. Im sure they have some of an effect, but not enough to prosecute the makers of them and to ban them.. its pretty much just hte sick ****ed up mind of whoever did the killing's fault
post #59 of 213
Any other Virginia Tech Head-fiers here?

Glad to hear MD1032 is OK.

-Ed
post #60 of 213
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In response to a couple of post reports I received: Hey, fellas, let's stay away from the gun debates (at least here on Head-Fi), and let's please not politicize this either.


I don't like to brownnose, and this is not my place but can we please honour Jude's request here and avoid a political debate on an incredibly recent tragedy?
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