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I almost laughed out loud while reading the papers this morning - our local government is so entertaining sometimes. From the Boston Globe (here), I read that Mayor Menino is backing a proposal to ban the sale of violent video games to minors. Presumably because it turns kids into violent killers or something like that.

From the Metro (here), I read that 80,000 people have signed a petition put forth by the Massachusetts's Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy and as result, there will be a hearing today on Beacon Hill to attempt to decriminalize the possession of an ounce (or less) of marijuana.

Strict on video games for minors, lax on illegal drug possession. Good work guys!

Here's what my crystal ball is showing me the future holds. Parent smokes up and gets high. Kid asks for parent's credit card to purchase violent video game online since he can't get it at the store. Parent gives kid the card and says "Order me a couple pizzas while you're at it."

Just kidding, I'm sure parents would never smoke in the presence of their children. They'd do it secretly in the bathroom with the fan running and a can of Febreze in hand.



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3 Response to "Marijuana or Video Games - Which One's Worse?"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Here is a question - which one do black kids most often shoot each other over?

    Weren't there about 20-30 nation cases nation wide of black kids fighting (even killing) each other for copies of Madden 2005? It's a football game, thats as violent as you can get.

    Posted on 3/18/08, 7:56 PM

     
  2. Anonymous Said,

    first of all i do not believe that marijuana should be illegal it is far safer than tabaco or achohal there are 200,000 deaths a year due to tabacco none due to marijuana

    Posted on 8/6/08, 12:05 AM

     
  3. Anonymous Said,

    i agree marijuana is not deadly and video games do not make you kill people. ive been moking weed since i was 9 im not dead yet. if been playing video games since i was 4 and i have never killed someone.

    Posted on 6/8/09, 8:09 AM

     
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