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post #11 of 66 (permalink) Old 10-08-2019, 04:49 PM
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The parents are probably Steam users
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Wow what terribly stupid parents, and even more stupid law firm for being willing to take this case.

What's next, sue legos for being too much fun for kids?

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Wow what terribly stupid parents, and even more stupid law firm for being willing to take this case.

What's next, sue legos for being too much fun for kids?
With Legos, kids blink. But yes, Legos are bad. 100% plastic and we dont need more of that.
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Just a quick note about addiction, addiction is best defined as something that messes up the brain's natural reward system. Anything can be addicting really, but obviously drugs can be addictive more easily than other things.

Here is a clip from a documentary on addiction that explains it pretty clearly:

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Yep. Protip: mom, dad, cut the cord.

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Wow what terribly stupid parents, and even more stupid law firm for being willing to take this case.

What's next, sue legos for being too much fun for kids?
Have you ever stepped on a hidden Lego block? absolutely deserves a lawsuit

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no, GTA is ruining kids.



no, wait, blood in gore in games like Mortal Kombat is what's ruining kids.



the kids are fine and publicity seeking via for dumb lawsuits that have 0 chance of going anywhere aren't anything new

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post #18 of 66 (permalink) Old 10-08-2019, 07:39 PM - Thread Starter
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The hell...


Can't say, but I'm sure they're blaming absolutely everyone for whatever happens to their kids before they'll blame their parenting skills.
I agree 100%,"Your Honor, we just wanted to park our child in front of a digital distraction while we pursue our career goals. Look what the digital babysitter has done!"

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can we talk about how our friends young children react when the "tabby" gets taken away, or the battery dies? it's literally the reaction a junky would have if they spilled their last dose/they found out their gf stole their last dose.

how do the folks not realize this is a problem, a problem they created by over using the tablet as a babysitter in the first place...

one of my neighbors over @ my FLL appt is like this.

I also saw her screaming at an old indian man while wielding a put put golf putter. I wish I could post what she was saying but its just too cliche to sound real.
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Just a quick note about addiction, addiction is best defined as something that messes up the brain's natural reward system. Anything can be addicting really, but obviously drugs can be addictive more easily than other things.

Here is a clip from a documentary on addiction that explains it pretty clearly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVoYpiiy7jg
yeah, addiction is way more complex than folks would like to believe/have been lead to believe. Sometimes you still don't get how it works, even after dancing with the devil.

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If games are addictive then so is the willingness to emulate the violence in them in real life...
What a bizarre comparison. Do people addicted to the pokies go around trying to line up rows of fruit in real life?

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