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World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political row

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:26 AM

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Full story here ... http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-19842704

So apparently an American democratic candidate has been singled out as being unfit to stand for office, due to her love of playing Warcraft. She plays an Orc rogue who likes nothing more than to kill, back stab and use poisons against their enemies.

Personally I think this is totally bonkers. She is free to do whatever the hell she wants in her spare time. I could understand people being concerned about her if she actually dressed up as a killer and patrolled the streets at night vigilante style, but - to attack her on the basis that she plays an online MMO is total madness.

So what are peoples opinions? Is it fair to her to drag this up in an attempt to smear her reputation?

Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:02 PM

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I saw the news too, and I agree that it's crazy. They're trying this sort of slander campaign against her but it seems so lame.

Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

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That'd be nice to have a congresswoman use our website :P

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:30 PM

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People will do / try anything wont they....

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:39 AM

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Don't ya know, we're all unfit for society because we're so uncivilized :P It's ridiculous, and the next step is to say that a person shouldn't hold a certain job or position because of the movies or tv shows they watch.

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

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Bah, another reason for me to despise Humanity in general.

Seriously, we should just fire lasers at the moon and this problem would be sorted.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:50 AM

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Full story here ... http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-19842704
.... American democratic candidate .....

That is the flaw, not the Wow playing.. Posted Image

But seriously, that is stupid as hell. Our society is losing it.....fast...if it isnt lost already.

Edited by Ktuloo, 06 November 2012 - 05:53 AM.

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

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Depends who you elect president :P

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

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I'd vote for Vermin Supreme ^_^

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

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The media is so stupid. They will make stories about anything they possibly can. You should be allowed to do whatever you want outside of work as long as it's legal.

Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

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The media is so stupid. They will make stories about anything they possibly can. You should be allowed to do whatever you want outside of work as long as it's legal.


I don't know if you live in the UK, but if you don't I suggest you check out the incredible hypocrisy of the Daily Mail. On the one hand, they villify paedophiles and spew rage at the very idea. On the other hand, they publish pictures of 14-yo girls in bikinis talking about how they're "all grown up" and similarly horribly sexualized phrases. It's incredible doublethink!

Anything in comparison to that is, while depressing, almost obvious in comparison =\

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

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Nice little update on this; according to Totalbiscuit, the senator mentioned here won! I'm happy that people are sensible enough to differentiate a game from real life.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

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Politics has always been a dirty job. I just can be disguted by people doing such smear-campaigns. In Germany it's the same.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

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Us Brits would like to think it's less bad in Germany than it is in our own country. I'd genuinely hate to be a politician here...

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:26 AM

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America - you have restored my faith a little in re-electing Obama! Stoove its supposed to be the Daily M*il ;)

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

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http://www.colleensworld.com/

I don't know if any of you seen this it's a page the opposing party made to "slander" this poor woman. These people have no idea what they are talking about. Posted Image

Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:01 AM

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Those comments are from 2009!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

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The media is so stupid. They will make stories about anything they possibly can. You should be allowed to do whatever you want outside of work as long as it's legal.


Just simple as that.

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:16 AM

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America - you have restored my faith a little in re-electing Obama! Stoove its supposed to be the Daily M*il Posted Image

Really, wow...you must mean restored your faith that we are wanting to be a fail nation...success then I suppose.. :D

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

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Just to note: Political debates aren't allowed in these forums. Let's please steer clear of debating the actual politics of the USA please. I don't like having to moderate.

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