Video Games: Help Boys More Than Girls. Should Dems Tax Softwear Cos?

19 04 2009

Seriously, who cares!?

I mean, isn’t this why Barbie, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Easy Bake Ovens were invented?

Do we really want our women to mimic male “vidiots” and end up looking like this…fan?

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*As usual, I will atone for that.

Popsci with a report that’s sure to enflame liberals into a frenzy of worthless, fascist-like, legislation like the proposed ban on big HDTVs in California:

A new study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University suggests that playing video games helps foster the development of visual-spatial skills among middle school students. Cultivating the ability to think visually is crucial to excelling in fields like engineering and surgery, and the hand-eye coordination attained through gaming is increasingly important in our digital world. But the total lack of games tailored to girls could be providing boys with an academic advantage over their female counterparts.

“Girls are at a disadvantage by not having that three-dimensional experience,” according to a statement by professor Linda Jackson, who led the three-year long study. “So when they get to medical school and they’re doing surgery in the virtual world, they’re not used to it.”

That’s it.  It’s the game-maker’s faults.  They’re chauvinists.  It has nothing to do with boys and girls being different (even if the sum of their parts are equal).

Redemption time!

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The Highlands

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Related:

From LiveScience:

Women, accept a present and really enjoy it, while men unwrap a gift and immediately feel a sense of obligation to the giver.

Ruth Marcus writing for RealClearPolitics:

In performance on a standardized math, science and reading test given to 15- and 16-year-olds in 40 countries, girls in every country performed far better than boys in reading. Conversely, boys in all but three countries did better, but by not nearly as much, in math. In all but three countries — Britain, Thailand and Iceland — more boys than girls scored in the 99th percentile in math.

ScienceNews:

Males typically outperform females on spatial-ability tests by age 4, especially on tasks that require mental rotation of objects perceived as three-dimensional. Yet, two studies of 3- to 5-month-olds, both published in the November Psychological Science, conclude that a substantially greater proportion of boys than girls distinguish a block arrangement from its mirror image, after having first seen the block arrangement rotated. Babies who prefer looking at the mirror image are presumed to have mentally rotated the block arrangement, recognized it and chosen to gaze at the novel mirror image.

Popular Mechanics on video games as military simulators:

But the guts of Gears of War 2, an updated version of Epic Games’ widely licensed Unreal 3 game engine, could introduce a new level of realism for military simulations. Its previous iteration, Unreal 2, served as the core of America’s Army, the United States Army’s family of popular first-person shooters. America’s Army serves both as a recruiting tool and a starting point for actual training simulators. Unreal 2 and now Unreal 3 have also been adapted by other branches of the military. In Gears 2, game balance and gamer satisfaction trump the opportunity to create ultra-realistic virtual firefights. But as the most high-profile showcase for the newest iteration of the Unreal engine—Epic Games owns the engine and the franchise—Gears of War 2 is a peek into the future of better, more advanced military simulators.

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Liberalism Or Children’s Thinking Part II

19 01 2009

Back by popular demand, a follow-up to a previous post!

Are 10yr old kids as wise as Ivy League professors and New York Times writers or is it the other way around?

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Once again from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, proof that you can’t tell where liberalism starts:

The following were written by fifth-graders at Pittsburgh Liberty.

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

I just want to give you advice on what you should do for America. What you should do is to try to find a way to stop the war in Iraq. Many people from America that got who were sent to Iraq are dying, and most of their loved ones start to cry, and I hate to see people cry from that. But the good thing is that the people who went to war want to fight for our country. So, Barack Obama, if you do it, it may protect people and our country and it will give America good peace.

Sincerely,
Elexa Hanner

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

Something you can do to help our country is do more recycling. You could put more recycling bins everywhere. We can still have garbage cans but not as many. California and other states that do recycling do way more recycling than Pennsylvania does. I hope when you read this, President-elect Barack Obama, you will do it. Also, do other things to help the environment and the country. Thank you.

Madison Novak

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

Have you ever been out and said, “What is that smell?” It could be cigarettes. That is second-hand smoking. I think that smoking should be against the law. Here is what might happen if smoking was illegal.

The positives of no smoking are: You will be healthy, you will live longer, you will look better and there will be cleaner air. The negatives are: It is hard to quit and you can’t get the tar out.

There should be no smoking because it is bad for kids and there is not much we can do but a lot you can do.

Sincerely,
Brianna Watson

*Little Brianna might know, Obama is powerless over cigarette addiction, if the media had told her parents.

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

When you become president, I think you should push to help the environment and push to lower health-care costs. If you push to help the environment then the world be a nicer place for everybody. It would be good to stop global warming or slow it down a lot.

You should give money to science groups that are trying to discover ways to stop global warming. You should encourage people to plant a tree or other plants on Arbor Day. You should reinforce the law that companies can’t drop their chemical waste into the ocean. The animals that live in the ocean will live longer.

I think you should push to lower health- care costs because everybody needs health care to live. People won’t become bankrupt because they paid their medical bill. People won’t be afraid to go to the doctor’s office because they are saving their money for something they think is more important.

Zachary Lardas, age 10

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

I am so happy you won the election. You are going to be a great president. The way you could help our country is by ending the war because citizens are getting killed and not having enough time to spend with friends, family, and to have fun.

You could also make the gas prices lower. U.S. citizens are not going to pay for the gas because they won’t have enough money. When they can’t afford gas, they won’t be able to visit different locations. But if they want to visit by plane, or train, both will be crowded, and planes cost a lot of money, too. Anyway, hope you have a great time in the White House.

Sincerely,
Peyton Skinker, age 11

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

The changes I would like to see once President Barack Obama takes office are changes in health care, where everyone would be covered by a good health plan. Next would be the economy, where companies would be able to create more jobs, making goods affordable for everyone. I would also like to see Mr. Obama end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home.

The money that is spent on the war can be used in our economy by making loans to businesses and homeowners. We could drill for our own oil instead of buying from foreign countries.

Chaz C. Charles, age 10

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

To be a great president and change the world, you should spend more of your time on gas prices, recycling, our world, homes and apartments for homeless people, and taxes.

First, you can lower gas prices because our parents are already paying water bills, cable bills, and electricity bills. I think everyone has noticed prices going down, but prices should be near $1.45 a gallon. The gas stations seem to get more money back when they lower their prices because more people come.

Secondly, when the recycling trucks come and the workers take the recyclables, it should go to the economy and some of the workers should take it to one of the shops where they give you money in return for the recyclables. This way, you help the Earth and you get money.

Third, you should help the Earth on more days than its birthday. You should have one day every month that you do something like plant a tree, water gardens in your community, pull weeds, harvest food and give it to homeless people.

Speaking of homeless people, they need a center where they can sleep, eat, communicate and get a good education. If you were a homeless person who sleeps at a bus stop, you would be cold, hungry and afraid. At the center there should be a doctor who gives checkups.

These are tips that can help you become a great president. I think you will be a good president because of what you said during the election against Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Everything you said then counts as a promise.

From your No. 1 fan,
John Karl Council, age 10

Dear President-elect Barack Obama,

My name is Eddie Hanif Bey, and I am a fifth-grade student at Liberty Elementary School. My middle name means true believer. And I believe in you. I just turned 11 on Nov. 21. I was so excited when the teacher told me about this wonderful opportunity to tell you about myself and to ask you some questions about how you will help rebuild our country even though I know you will be a great president.

I was born in Pittsburgh and am the youngest of five children. I have four sisters and I am the only boy; I guess you know how that feels. My parents have put my first two sisters through college and my third sister is at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. My fourth sister is in high school, where my mom works. I run track and like to compete. I am sure you know about competition, even though you and McCain weren’t even close.

I watch the news and really like your first commitment to our country. I look forward to hearing from you, maybe with the Lord’s blessings. I think you have completed a great accomplishment, being our first president of color.

I really think that you can change this country for the best. You will be the best president of our time, so take your time and make things right because you have eight years.

I don’t have a dog, but I would like to, so tell Sasha and Malia not to tease. My dad is a great role model for me, and you put the icing on the cake.

P.S. See you in the White House.

Sincerely yours,
Eddie Hanif Bey, age 11

Dear President-elect Barack Obama:

Congratulations on becoming the president!

In my opinion, to help our country, we should do more reusing and recycling of products instead of always buying new things. When we reuse and recycle, someone could find another valuable use for the product.

When you get your daughters their dog, you should adopt it from a shelter. That gives a dog a second chance and a new life. The dog wouldn’t just have a nice home but lots of care from a family. It could also help to inspire other people in our country to adopt a dog from a shelter. Also, please get your dog spayed or neutered.

We should do more to protect our environment from damage to air, water and land. We shouldn’t throw any fuels or trash in the water. If someone does damage to the environment, they should help clean it up.

And could we please just worry about our own country? We should end the war and stop violence. We should promote peace and give peace a chance. If we do these things, we could have a better country.

Thank you for reading my letter.

P.S. My cousin, Kiely. would like to be the nanny for your daughters.

— Olivia Rautio, age 11, Liberty Elementary

Dear President-elect Barack Obama:

Global warming is a huge problem. But there are ways you could prevent it. One way is to make electric cars more available because they don’t use much gasoline. If they are more available than cars that need more gasoline, then that might help stop global warming. Another way that might help prevent global warming is not using cars at all. You could encourage people to use bicycles or walk instead.

Another problem is pollution, which is one of the causes of global warming. There are also ways to prevent pollution. One way is to put more garbage cans around cities, neighborhoods and other places where there are lots of people. This way people won’t put their garbage on the ground. You should make a law that everyone should have to recycle or they will be punished. I hope you will consider my ideas.

— Nell Hendricks, age 10, Liberty Elementary






Liberal Fascists Demand You Clean Your Plate. Just Don’t Get Fat. Obesity Tax Looms.

16 01 2009

From UK’s “Telegraph:”

“Don’t throw away leftovers, warn “food police.”

Householders are to be visited by officials offering advice on cooking with leftovers in a government initiative to reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away.  Home cooks will also be told what size portions to prepare, taught to understand “best before” dates and urged to make more use of their freezers.  The door-to-door campaign, which starts tomorrow, will be funded by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a Government agency charged with reducing household waste.

The officials will be called “food champions“. However, they were dismissed as “food police” by critics who called the scheme an example of “excessive government nannying”.

One of the great feats of the Left has been their ability to associate Nazism and fascism with the Right.





Which Came First; Childish Thinking Or Liberal Thinking?

27 12 2008

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Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette commenced a new series that will continue through inauguration day.  Throughout the month, readers will be indulged with hope as they read child-like children’s suggestions to the President-elect.

Now, when OutOfTheBlu was a youngster, he was a bit of a Marxist; thinking he could work at a Ferrari factory while his friends worked as  mansion builders and other friends cooked baseball-shaped, filet mignons.  Then, we could all share for free and really live it up!  So, while we’re certainly not surprised at the overwhelmingly liberal themes of the letters, we are concerned that the usual naive (see liberal) nature of children is being used by educators as an incubating device for the Democrats.

Unfortunately, the letters are so deranged and so smothered in liberalism, it begs the question of who is teaching who.  Fix up the grammar and vocabulary, and these 10 year-olds sound exactly like Ivy League professors.

Hey, all we ever really needed to know, we learned in kindergarten!

Here’s an up close look at tomorrow’s adorable Marxist, fascist liberals.

Dear President-Elect Obama,

I am a fifth-grade student at Liberty Elementary School. I am writing to you for a school project. These are some things I think you should do while you’re in office.

My family discusses alternative energy a lot. I think you need to look into it, such as solar panels and wind power. We need to get them at lower, less expensive prices so more people will be willing to buy it. We should also get more organizations that sell alternative energy. It would be nice to get totally electric automobiles, but that can’t happen quickly so you could start with having a law that cars, trucks and other things like that have to have a certain miles per gallon.

Another thing I think is very important is to get out of the war in Irack. Many lives would be saved and it would show that the government cares for its people. Families would be happy to be together again and they would thank you and the rest of the government. There would be a lot more money going to other things such as alternative energy, schooling and libraries.

The last thing I encourage you to do is put more money into schools. There is one school I go to on Fridays. The work there is more challenging and interesting. I think school should be fun for everyone, not just the advanced kids. These are the things I thought of to raise grades and make kids not despise school days.

You could put people into level groups. The high- and medium-graded people would work together, and the low and rest of the medium people would work together. One of my teachers told me there was research about group teaching and kids learned most this way. The medium-level kids brought their grade up to an advanced grade and the low-level kids brought their grade up to a medium level.

Teachers should be able to improvise more. They could make it more interesting. If it is interesting kids will want to go to school, not dread it. It will also make them pay closer attention.

The last way I thought of to help raise grades is having a few periods in each day when medium and advanced kids go to a different class. Then the teachers can focus on kids who take a little more time to really learn the lesson well, and not be distracted by the kids who finish their work quickly. At the same time, the other kids can be doing more challenging work so they are learning, rather than doing the same repetitive things over and over again.

I hope, even though I am just a child, you consider what I have said. It may prove helpful to you in the future.

Maya Lapp, age 10

Dear President-Elect Barack Obama,

This letter is to give you some ideas about what you can do to help our country’s economy. One thing you can do is try to stop the Iraq war. It would be a good idea to stop the war because a lot of money goes into the war, which means taxes have a 95 percent chance of going up.

Besides that, we are losing lots of people in the war, which means that a lot of children are being left behind without a parent. Also, a lot of young adults are being killed in the war.

One more thing that can help to improve our economy is to prepare children for the future by improving the school system and its technology.

Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,
Maria Vaccarello, age 10

Dear President-Elect Barack Obama,

Here are two major problems in the U.S. that you can try to fix.

The first one is pollution. A lot of animals are dying because of pollution. Fish are dying from garbage being dumped into their habitat. People are dumping barrels of toxins into the oceans and many sea animals are losing food.

Another problem in the U.S. is global warming. In the future, all the land will be flooded with water because the icebergs are melting and the sea level is rising.

Anna Devinney, age 10

Thanks to Newsbusters.org







Vidiots Be Warned! They’re Coming For Our Video Games.

28 11 2008

We warned you about the emerging black market for fast food and video games.

A letter warning parents to not purchase video games for their children because of the environment, has been published by the Scientific American.

It won’t be long until there’s actually a movement around this.  I’m considering responding with my own movement.

Meanwhile, the groups behind the warning letters neglected to mention to these liberal parents that nickel batteries that power Hybrid vehicles, morph the land around the factories into NASA “dead zones” for moon rover testing. Literally.





My Wii Is Green.

21 11 2008

Unfortunately, the other two consoles, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are complete electricity hogs.

“Estimates are that together, these consoles (all US consoles) use something along the lines of 16 billion kilowatt-hours per year — roughly equal to the annual electricity use of the city of San Diego.”

Wait until the liberal fascists find out how much energy these gaming devices use!  When Rahm and Barack’s national security force comes, we’ll all have to go underground for a Supersized Big Mac Meal and a few hours of Madden Football!