Stupid on a level never thought possible: War crimes in video games should be punished, ICRC says

Good Freaking Grief!

The International Committee of the Red Cross have called for video games to punish crimes committed in battle by adhering to real-life international war conventions.

“The ICRC believes there is a place for international humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict) in video games,” the organization that works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people caught in war zones said in a statement on their website.

“The ICRC is concerned that certain game scenarios could lead to a trivialization of serious violations of the law of armed conflict,” they added. “The fear is that eventually such illegal acts will be perceived as acceptable behavior.” 

They are games, not  real life

Bernard Barrett, a spokesman for the organization said they were not trying to censor games or spoil people’s fun, but rather, “make clear that there are rules in battle and that certain acts are illegal.”

Shooting civilians, torture, attacking ambulances and killing prisoners are all aspects in video games that they want to address, he explained.

He added that they were not concerned with fantasy games, but those that mimic situations that might be seen in current armed conflicts, known as “first person shooters” although he declined to name specific titles.

Again, they are games, they are not real.


President Asshat Shutting Down Navy/Air Force Game In Pathetic Attempt To Make GOP Look Bad

Service Academy Football Games Cancelled For The ‘Optics’ – Breitbart

In response to During Sequester, Park Ranger Claimed Supervisors Wanted People to ‘Feel the Pain’:

Ace has unleashed his flaming skull for this NRO story, calling it “government by spite.”


The Naval Academy Athletics Director said that he was told that reason the cost-free Navy/Air Force game had to be cancelled was for “the optics”.

Asked why the Department of Defense was suspending intercollegiate athletic contests if government funds are not required, Gladchuk said he was told it was about “optics.”

“It’s a perception thing. Apparently it doesn’t resonate with all the other government agencies that have been shut down,” Gladchuk said.

This is how the Regime rolls, and it’s really quite vexing because this nonsense didn’t help Obama win the Sequester argument earlier this year. They overplayed their hand, and Obama’s approval rating actually tanked as a result.

To me, it just looks spiteful.

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Obama Backs Down, Allows Service Academy Games To Be Played… At Least For Now – Associated Press

U.S. military academy football teams will play this weekend, despite the government shutdown.

A senior defense official said Wednesday the decision affects this weekend’s games only, and future games will be evaluated as events unfold.

The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity.

Army’s game at Boston College, and Air Force’s game at Navy in Annapolis, Md., on Saturday were in jeopardy after the Defense Department temporarily suspended sports competition at the service academies as a result of the budget impasse in Congress.

The teams will be allowed to play because the games are paid for with non-appropriated funds, and have been long planned. Non-appropriated funds generally come from outside sources and are not approved through Congress.

A phone message left with Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk was not immediately returned, along with email messages left with spokesmen for Army and Air Force.

Earlier in the day, Gladchuk said he was optimistic the Pentagon would allow the games to be played.

He said the athletic department has provided information to Pentagon officials to assure them that no government funds will be spent on any aspect of the game. Gladchuk said a Navy home game brings in about $4 million from tickets, sponsorship, television and radio rights fees and other revenues such as parking and concessions. The game essentially pays for itself, he said.

Football revenue also funds Navy’s 32 other sports teams.

“It would be devastating to our budget,” Gladchuk said about having a home game canceled.

The coaches and players involved were still preparing for the games to be played.

“I wouldn’t say they’re oblivious, but they are practicing and trying to maintain that laser focus,” Gladchuk said.

Boston College coach Steve Addazio said: “In my mind, we are playing on Saturday. It’s just how I feel.”

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Some People Are Just Plain Vile… And Here’s One Now! (Video)

VIDEO: Woman Snatches Ball Lobbed To Little Girl At Arizona Diamondbacks Game: ‘That Is Beyond Wrong’ – New York Daily News

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Juan Miranda tossed the ball to the child at Houston’s Minute Maid field when the overzealous older fan grabbed it from her and then high-fived her friends. The ‘Evil woman steals ball from little girl’ clip has gone viral.


A shameless adult fan at an Arizona Diamondbacks game rips a foul ball from a little girl’s grasp.

Have a heart!

A grown woman sparked online outrage after being caught on camera snatching a foul ball from a little girl.


The video has amassed more than 1.6 million views.

The small fan was tossed the globe by generous Arizona Diamondbacks’ Juan Miranda at Houston’s Minute Maid field.

As the girl stretched her arms and prepared to receive the ball, her older neighbor grabbed it from her and ran off.


The big bully celebrates her dubious achievement.

The devastated girl turned around and walked back up the bleachers to her seat.

To make matters worse, the ball snatcher high-fived her pals to celebrate her catch.


The announcer at the game said, ‘She took it right from her! That is beyond wrong.’

“She took it right from her! That is beyond wrong,” the announcer said.

The clip, called “Evil woman steals ball from little girl,” was first posted online last year from a game in 2011 but has gone viral this week, with more than 1.6 million views.


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