Jack Thompson

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  1. Liadan

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    Mr. Jack Thompson, premier crusader against video games.

    Mr. Jack Thompson, premier a**hole.

    http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/news.php?i=969

    The link above (scroll down to "Sad News") is a very depressing story, as are what his Internet friends from various sites posted about him. Crusader posted the link in the Everyday Debating section under “Violence in Video Games.”

    I refuse to defile this forum with reposting it. Please just click the link.

    After I got past the initial shock and depression, I spent half an hour saying socially unacceptable things on AIM. We also discussed sharp, pointy objects.

    No, we were not actually serious. That would make us lower than he is… but nonetheless. What kind of inhumanly cruel bastard could twist a tragedy likes this into a pack of lies so that he could feel superior?

    But as one of my friends said: “It would actually be funny if Jack Thompson was right. Because then he's pissed off all these kids who think killing is good...”


    EDIT: As Renzo kindly pointed out, the link I first posted is now outdated, and I have edited accordingly. Thanks Renzo! :)
     
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  2. AcrobaticHippo

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    This guy has really gotten out of hand, it's annoying enough if he keeps attacking the gaming community and the games themselves, but to use the death of a person to advocate his already ludicrous cause? That's sick. The worst thing is that the poor dude who died did not take his own life due to video games, finances and school were what drove him to bite the dust. Is Jack Thompson trying to imply that education and the right to have money be revoked? :rolleyes: Besides, the gamers simply did what any person would have done; try to settle it among themselves and give it a "personal touch", to show they care. It may not be the best thing, but it's psychological. I can't really imagine the level people would stoop down sometimes...I never really cared about what Thompson did or said until now. It's horrible.
     
  3. Renzokuken

    Renzokuken You have failed this city!

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    The above link has been updated... Just thought I'd let you know LDH.

    However, I DID happen to read the article LDH was referring to. It was vile, and made me feel sick. A troubled man took his life because of mounting personal problems, and for this man (I don't think he even deserves to be named), to try take advantage of a young man's death to further his own ideals? Thats just inhumane.

    This person who thinks he is a man is obviously very callous and cold with his emotions. I pity him, because he must have missed out on something in life. There is no way anyone in their right mind would even think of using the death of a 20 year old who loved gaming to try to get across their message, even if he IS an anti-gamist. All you will get is a response of anger from the gaming community. This... person... has lost any respect I once had for him. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but a line must be drawn somewhere.
     
  4. Liadan

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    Yup. He can rant against video games all he likes; he's entitled to his opinion, after all.

    But this...

    His gaming community friends did their best to help him. And *he* has the gall to accuse them of being as callous as he is.

    What kind of creature would even stoop to use people's deaths - tragedies - in an attempt to sway people to their cause?
     
  5. Renzokuken

    Renzokuken You have failed this city!

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    When asked if videogame-related violence was a threat to America's children, Chuck Norris promptly roundhouse kicked Jack Thompson in the face. Ironically, moments later two 13-year-olds were found dead less than a mile from the scene, attempting to reenact this stunt.
     
  6. Dead Dutchman

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    That hilarious
     
  7. Crusader

    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    Hey anyone been keeping p on Wacko Jacko? I have

    Currently hes in the middle of disbarrment proceedings, his own assholedness is finally biting back, which should finalise in november etc.


    Well to cut the log story short, in typical poor lawyer fashion (he has yet to win a case) hes made the most ridiculous move yet.

    he is under review because of his unethical and unprofessional conduct, and in order to help him prove his side of the story hes sent a subpeona (or requested to send one) to have as a witness, none other than George W bush himself (Jeb bush too).


    Now, most people would question exactly what the president of the USA would have to do with thompsons misconduct, and those people would be right to question.

    Apparently Blank Rome, the law first that represents thompsons arch nemesis taketwo (makers of GTA) have given donations to the republican party, and thats about as tenuous as it can get.
     
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    i just read the article. man that guy has no ethics!
     
  9. Crusader

    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    Did you read it on gampolitics? hes a regular poster there, coming in to taunt and insult gamers, trying to get the last laugh between his failures. He even went to the degree of posting his own psychological exam to show off.

    you wonder why the guy wasnt disbarred a long time ago.
     
  10. Kill frenzy

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    Especially to remember them for nothing more than a politicians cannon fodder for his campaign against ****ing video games.

    Many do this, many shall pay for it.
     
  11. Kenshin

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    what ****ing asshole... thats enfuriating to see someone who thinks hes so damn good in the world, and he labels people that have different interests then his dumb ass does...
     
  12. Crusader

    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    Oh you guys should read his court filings, theyre about 14 pages long, make no coherent point whatsoever and result in nothing. In one of the recent ones he proclaimed that he was going to heaven.

    in another as a shock tactic he included graphic gay pornography (also irrelevant), these filings go on a publicly accessible docket system which is not age restricted, thompson stated you need a credit card to access them and that no children would go on there. Well he previously had cried foul at videogame sales online using credit cards as that doesnt stop kids.

    it doesnt stop there, after the gay porn the judge issued a show cause order for thompson to explain why he included the pornography if it were relevant to the case. instead of actually explaining why as a SANE person would do, he filed another 14 motions and ammendements, first he tried to have the judge recused from the case, secondly he tried to add the judge to the defendents list too automatically recuse him and so forth, each time sounding more and more insane.


    fortunatly all these things are going on the record and thompson is now a public laughingstock, so expect him to lose his liscence to practice law by the end of the year.
     
  13. Kenshin

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    he deserves it...
     
  14. Ender-Zero

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    I just don't understand people like him.
     
  15. Crusader

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    I do, he's just a complete jerkface-a**hole
     
  16. Overread

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    speaking of him - any developments? has he been locked up yet (for insanity)?
     
  17. Crusader

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    His disbarrment is still undergoing,


    meanwhile he is sueing the DoD, as well as a sheriff for not giving him confidential information on a shooting where he thought games might be involved (where the shooter was forbidden to play them by his parents)
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    Well hopefully the court case will come to a close soon enough and to be honest it does not sound like he has a hope of winning the case
     
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    Thankfully. I just can't see how he can be so idiotic. I just don't even know what to say about this guy he's so dumb.
     
  20. Crusader

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    in his ongoing disciplinary hearings the judge reccomended Jack thompson be found guilty on 27 of 31 counts of misconduct.

    he has been in court from 12 today to find out what action will be taken against him for this.

    I'm crossing my fingers for disbarment!