Obama Hates Gamers

icegoat63

Son of Liberty
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#1
Because Apparantly we're not using Technology Properly... or at least how he feels it should be used.

But alas... much like my dad and Grandparents, and any other old kook that is scared of Technology he openly admitted he doesnt even know how to use it.

Movies and video games have always been easy targets for politicians looking for a quick applause line, and President Obama isn't immune. Back in 2009 he also dissed the Xbox (poor Xbox, why does Obama hate you so?) during a speech to the NAACP, in which he exhorted parents to "accept responsibilities to help [kids] learn. … That means putting away the Xbox, putting our kids to bed at a reasonable hour."

Obama said Sunday that students must not be distracted from developing the skills to "fortify [themselves] against the uncertainties of a 21st century economy." He delved into his information-overload theme

"And meanwhile, you're coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don't always rank that high on the truth meter. And with iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it's putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy."

Wait — did Obama just diss the iPad? - Yahoo! News
Mr. Obama... Dont knock it 'till you've tried it.
 

Mirage

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#2
Lol, I agree with Obama here. Too many kids play video games instead of doing things that they are supposed to do, such as homework, going to bed on time, etc.

Parents aren't immune to abusing video games either. I pretty much agree with him 100%. :lol:
 

anmracing

Registered Member
#3
LOL!! Read a book???? What's that??? :lol:

Maybe the pres should make us give our technology gadgets to a poor person who is out of a job since us working folks have to be at work anyways to pay for everyones medical and also to pay for the car manufacturers debt.......:lol::lol:

BTW I'm not giving up my Ipod for nothin'!!!! :D
 

Babe_Ruth

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#4
Lol, I agree with Obama here. Too many kids play video games instead of doing things that they are supposed to do, such as homework, going to bed on time, etc.

Parents aren't immune to abusing video games either. I pretty much agree with him 100%. :lol:
Don't want to go off topic here, but I would like for you to elaborate on the bolded part. I don't believe that makes any sense. How would you know? What is on time for you is probably totally different for millions of other people.
 

Mirage

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#5
Lol, on time is simply going to bed with enough time to wake up rested. There are so many high schoolers that sleep through multiple classes per day. What I found to be true was that many of these people were either staying up late playing Everquest or they were out partying. Then there were the few who just had a lot of homework, but those were the rarities.
 

Stegosaurus

Registered Member
#6
Kids waste time on a lot of things they shouldn’t. Obama seems to just be using familiar references and popular iconography—poorly, at that—to get people on his side. He’s politicizing something about which he knows little. It’s just a cheap scapegoat to feign interest.

Also, the puzzle games, 3-dimensional skill-building games, etc., these are all of no worth? It is entertainment. He should have just said, “I support a more cautious use of technology, with parental guidance, and carefully monitored entertainment to make sure time is not taken from studies etc...”

“I don’t really know what it is, or what it does, but I’m against it.”

 

EllyDicious

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#7
I very much agree with Obama.

Babe_Ruth said:
What is on time for you is probably totally different for millions of other people.
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No it's not. Kids should sleep at least 8 hours a day. That is scientifically proved as something healthy. [not only for kids but also for adults].
So it's not a matter of preference, it's a matter of what's healthier for your body.
If we all went by preferences [on everything] then our body would be a kaos.
 

Merc

Certified Shitlord
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#8
Because Apparantly we're not using Technology Properly... or at least how he feels it should be used.

But alas... much like my dad and Grandparents, and any other old kook that is scared of Technology he openly admitted he doesnt even know how to use it.

Mr. Obama... Dont knock it 'till you've tried it.
Once again, someone is using video games as an excuse for something that is the fault of the parents and educators of this country. Unfortunately it's the president this time (who might I add as a light side note, bought his kids a Wii) who is attempting this weak path of logic. It's not a new tactic so let's have an appropriate response:

Video games, like drinking, eating, spending money, appointing qualified members to your administration, exercise and basically everything else fun or entertaining requires moderation and responsibility. Video games are going through what comic books did in the thirties and forties, this series of villifications attempting to smear them as some sort of evil or poisonous thing. Like Obama is here, most critics of games also overlook many of the positives such as problem solving skills, hand eye coordination, moral choice, and consequences of your actions.

I'll just sit here and wait for the counter arguments.