I am not ignoring you its just that I have unexpectedly been forced to catch up on some things that I have been avoiding. I will reply on Wednesday sorry again for the delay.
Master Magician & Paranormalist
Jim Callahan email@example.com
Creator of Applied Thought Technologies
From: Sodom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sunday, June 20, 1999 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: virus: Meme Update #29: Copycat Shootings
>You are in a unique and valuable position for insight into children. I
>that they look at you with some sort of awe/intrigue/fear (as I did as a
>I was unfortunate enough to have the guillotine trick done on me when I was
>about 8 - I nearly soiled myself). You must have some small percentage of
>children who wish to learn or become a magician after they see your
>Most of the children I am in contact with are what I would call "normal"
>childhood - they watch some tube, but also play baseball, chase each other
>the neighborhood, cause mild mischief etc... have you noticed a particular
>demographic of children that have the TV bug? Is the the
>- which demographic of children seem to have the largest problem with TV
>Just curious about your experience, thanks.
>> It is not only the violence that is the problem. It is also the extensive
>> programming the media does. It could possibly be that I am acutely aware
>> it because of my business. And I agree with you on the dependence. And
>> is the true problem.
>> Master Magician & Paranormalist
>> Jim Callahan email@example.com
>> Creator of Applied Thought Technologies
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Sodom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Date: Sunday, June 20, 1999 3:11 PM
>> Subject: Re: virus: Meme Update #29: Copycat Shootings
>> >I don't question that they follow behavior on TV or that they watch too
>> much and
>> >do too little - about that you get no argument from me. I simply don't
>> >that we are "saturated" with the negative images. I don't think most the
>> >are negative - nor disturbing, or bad. Just to be sure I felt good about
>> >statement, I went directly my satellite tv and ran through the
>> >sure enough, almost no violent shows at all, those that were were mostly
>> >Lots of baseball and meaningless drivel, but little violence. This was
>> >I looked again at 8:00 and it was mostly the same, a few more drama
>> >that's about it. I simply don't think the problem is in the content -
>> >Bill Roh
>> >Jim wrote:
>> >> It is not the desires that are undesirable it is models that are
>> >> that it supplies. For example the troubled youth that acts out in this
>> >> would not have ever reacted this way if the model for this behavior
>> >> been presented. The unfortunate part of the situation is that further
>> >> cat behavior could have been squelched.
>> >> Also television is reality for a great part of our country. They sit
>> >> front of it slack jawed eating crud and sucking down soda their
>> >> right with them and their brains become receivers acutely tuned to
>> >> compliance techniques used by the TV marketers. I just returned home
>> >> Orlando. I was working but took a few days and went to Universal and
>> >> It is absolutely obscene the physical shape our children are in. They
>> >> the bodies of people in their late twenties to early mid thirties. And
>> >> can tell you what is on every day on every major broadcasting station.
>> >> you are looking for a undesirable desires possibly the desire to
>> >> watch is it.
>> >> Best wishes
>> >> Jim
>> >> Master Magician & Paranormalist
>> >> Jim Callahan email@example.com
>> >> Creator of Applied Thought Technologies
>> >> http://www.magicjim.net
>> >> >From Bill,
>> >> >Once again, I don't see evidence "TV saturates us with desires that
>> >> >undesirable". A great majority of TV does not do that, but what does,
>> >> the
>> >> >shootings, gets extra press. The exposure to violence and "bad"
>> is a
>> >> >permanent fixture of culture. As someone who has witnessed death
>> >> hand, I
>> >> >can say that television does NOT do the subject justice.