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So much for free speech:

"Gamers have got to just quiet down," Yee, D-San Francisco, said in an interview Tuesday. "Gamers have no credibility in this argument. This is all about their lust for violence and the industry's lust for money. This is a billion-dollar industry. This is about their self-interest."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Video-games-drawn-into-violence-debate-4219013.php#ixzz2J1WzeB1f
Post edited January 25, 2013 by cogadh
So a "free speech" means that he shouldn't say what he thinks? Do you people even know what free speech means?

But well, you have idiots in govt., what else is new. ;-)

(but banning video games is bad :P)
Post edited January 25, 2013 by keeveek
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keeveek: So a "free speech" means that he shouldn't say what he thinks? Do you people even know what free speech means?
He's a State Senator from San Francisco and he's telling people they have no business voicing their opinions in a public debate. If that isn't anti-free speech, I don't know what is.
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cogadh: He's a State Senator from San Francisco and he's telling people they have no business voicing their opinions in a public debate. If that isn't anti-free speech, I don't know what is.
Remind me, but isn't Obama a gamer himself? Does that mean he isn't allowed to voice his opinion on this matter, according to Yee at least?
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cogadh: He's a State Senator from San Francisco and he's telling people they have no business voicing their opinions in a public debate. If that isn't anti-free speech, I don't know what is.
It's his opinion, declared as a senator, I give you that, but he has right to declare his dumb as fuck opinions and you have right to call them dumb as fuck. This is free speech.

Although, he tried to ban violent video games but Supreme Court said to him that he's fucking dumb, so that's ok.

Free speech is when both sides can say whatever the hell they think. Limiting freedom of speech would be if he would do something to shut people up.
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JMich: Remind me, but isn't Obama a gamer himself? Does that mean he isn't allowed to voice his opinion on this matter, according to Yee at least?
I wonder if he played The Witcher 2 he got from Polish prime minister...
Post edited January 25, 2013 by keeveek
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JMich: Remind me, but isn't Obama a gamer himself? Does that mean he isn't allowed to voice his opinion on this matter, according to Yee at least?
Not really. He's been subtly anti-gaming since before his first campaign. He's not as vocal or irrational as other politicians on the subject, but he has been known to blame games for things like underachievement in schools, which is frankly more reasonable than blaming them for mass shootings.
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keeveek: I wonder if he played The Witcher 2 he got from Polish prime minister...
I somehow recall him using an XBOX, so since the version they had given him was for PC, not really sure. Might be wrong though.
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cogadh: Not really. He's been subtly anti-gaming since before his first campaign. He's not as vocal or irrational as other politicians on the subject, but he has been known to blame games for things like underachievement in schools, which is frankly more reasonable than blaming them for mass shootings.
I'm not saying what his stance on the effects game have on growing kids, I'm asking if he accepts video games as a valid passtime for himself. As I said though, haven't really followed the subject.
Post edited January 25, 2013 by JMich
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JMich: I somehow recall him using an XBOX, so since the version they had given him was for PC, not really sure. Might be wrong though.
The bigger problem is, as far as I know, all gifts president receives are displayed somewhere in white house behind a glass. So he got TW2 Collector's Edition and haven't even touched it :-(
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keeveek: So a "free speech" means that he shouldn't say what he thinks? Do you people even know what free speech means?
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cogadh: He's a State Senator from San Francisco and he's telling people they have no business voicing their opinions in a public debate. If that isn't anti-free speech, I don't know what is.
well it'd be different if you agreed with him.

Thats always how it is with those pesky demoncrat jackasses only they say its the opposite ;)

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lol wikipedia says I guessed right... He sounded like a democrat.
Post edited January 25, 2013 by pseudonarne
"Politician says something poorly thought out with no evidence to back it up in the hope that it will win him votes. Full story at 6."

If you want to respond to him though, don't say something clean and sanitary like "so much for free speech" That doesn't get attention. Say something equally headline worthy like "Sen. Yee hates the constitution and want's America (may God bless it) chained to the yoke of Communist Chinese Oppression!" and demand that he be investigated by the FBI as a Chinese spy.
Post edited January 25, 2013 by Cormoran
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cogadh: He's a State Senator from San Francisco and he's telling people they have no business voicing their opinions in a public debate. If that isn't anti-free speech, I don't know what is.
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JMich: Remind me, but isn't Obama a gamer himself? Does that mean he isn't allowed to voice his opinion on this matter, according to Yee at least?
nah, thats the politician instinct to play hermit crab. You win votes by every faction thinking you're one of them. Obama hates videogames and secretly eats kittens just to be evil in private.

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PROOF
http://www.myce.com/news/pres_-obama-continues-anti-video-game-crusade-20004/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32778805/ns/technology_and_science-games/t/president-video-game-hater/#.UQL6o2fomd4
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2008/08/07/obama-last-game-i-played-was-pong
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2009/06/26/once-again-obama-refers-video-games-something-set-aside-greater-good#.UQL-_Wfomd4
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2009/06/15/obama-names-video-games-health-concern-speech-ama
Obama says he hasn't played a game since pong. That gamer stuff only started when he tried to trick you into voting for him. Also he blames games for making people fat and stupid(and probably indirectly implies they are to blame for the economy and job market at some point too)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QmWbG2e27Nw/UEceMdRU8_I/AAAAAAAAAOA/rS4alt9FYzg/s1600/Obamacat.jpg
puppies too, he likes to start at the feet so he can hear them cry
when he doesn't swallow them whole to feel the desperate kicks grow weaker as the life goes out of them in the dark and the acid.
http://genehoyas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Obama-eats-dog.jpg
Post edited January 25, 2013 by pseudonarne
Can somebody in America please man up and punch that guy in the nose?
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Cormoran: "Politician says something poorly thought out with no evidence to back it up in the hope that it will win him votes. Full story at 6."
This plus snore.
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Cormoran: "Politician says something poorly thought out with no evidence to back it up in the hope that it will win him votes. Full story at 6."
Leland Yee isn't just any mindless politician, nor is he without what he considers to be suitable evidence. This does not mean he is right; he is as palpably wrong as he sounds. But it does not mean that his pronouncements should be treated as so much hot air the way Jack Thompson's were before he shot his own career through the gonads.

Like it or not, he has to be refuted, not ignored or dismissed.
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Cormoran: "Politician says something poorly thought out with no evidence to back it up in the hope that it will win him votes. Full story at 6."
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cjrgreen: Leland Yee isn't just any mindless politician, nor is he without what he considers to be suitable evidence. This does not mean he is right; he is as palpably wrong as he sounds. But it does not mean that his pronouncements should be treated as so much hot air the way Jack Thompson's were before he shot his own career through the gonads.

Like it or not, he has to be refuted, not ignored or dismissed.
This, respectfully refuted, I humbly wish to add