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Michael Ramirez

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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Those games are also released in Europe, Japan, and the rest of the world. Funny how they don’t have these problems.

    Yes, Japan has earned a reputation for having a violent culture. However, how many Japanese citizens own any gun let alone high powered assault rifles?

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    So they use a Sarin gas attack remember that!

  3. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    “Yes, Japan has earned a reputation for having a violent culture. "

    Ever been to Japan? Your contention is just plain wrong. The Japanese are very respectful and trusting of each other by nature. America should have such consideration amongst the general populace.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Back on today’s strip here is an idea, PARENTS STOP BUYING YOUR KIDS FILTH LIKE GRAND THEFT AUTO.
    Crazy idea but hey I like it.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    None but the point is if you want to kill some one you will find away. I mention this yesterday but the worst school killing in this country happen without a gun way back in the 1920s.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    “Back on today’s strip here is an idea, PARENTS STOP BUYING YOUR KIDS FILTH LIKE GRAND THEFT AUTO.
    Crazy idea but hey I like it.”

    Couldn’t agree more Jack. I looked up the 10 most popular video games. I was astounded at the level of graphic violence and how they create a very comfortable fantasy world for their players. Having lived through such violence in my life it was scary how they could make this so emotionally benign for the players.

    Oh well, I’m a dinosaur and am told regularly that I am “out of touch.” with today’s culture. Better not to go down that road…

    http://photos.mercurynews.com/2012/12/17/top-10-video-games-of-2012/#name%20here

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Heck, we can’t even get such civility on these message boards. No wonder we have such dissension and violence in this country.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    What? You want parents to start PARENTING? Don’t you know they need video games to be digital pacifiers to keep little Timmy quiet while they read celebrity tweets and watch reality TV? But hey, if Timmy turns out bad, it’s the fault of that EVIL TECHNOLOGY!

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 3 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Yes I have been to Japan and they have a tendency to not let Gaijin see them as they really are.They would lose face.

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @denis1112

    Statistics would disagree. Their violent crime rates are miniscule compared to us. The link is somewhat dated but still applicable.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Japan

  11. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    @mickey1339

    denis1112 is using a rather unsophisticated stereotype typical of bigots.
    .
    They are not people, they are Japanese, not like us at all.
    Possibly the Japanese citizens he met had an aversion to his attitude.
    .
    Makes more sense than a conspiracy to hoodwink westerners.

  12. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 3 years ago

    I’ve spent years in Japan, have many friends there and know a lot about their culture. They don’t put on an act when foreigners are around. Yes, many of their TV programs, movies and video games are violent. But violent crime is rare, and most of it is between hardened criminals. Public places are very safe.

  13. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    ‘I mention this yesterday but the worst school killing in this country happen without a gun way back in the 1920s. ’
    Dynamite, pish, posh. Not in your country but by your compatriots’ remote-hands:Try using a drone: The day 69 children died

  14. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 3 years ago

    Precisely…

  15. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    You mean members of that doomsday cult?

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