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    Default couple lets baby starve to death while caring for virtual child


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    That is by far the most depressing piece of news I have heard lately.

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    Hmmm it's not any different than people who neglect their kids because they're drug addicts or drunks. Although in this case the irony is obvious.

    How does someone get so obsessed with the Internet that they forget to feed their baby? I'm on-line QUITE A BIT and I've always fed my cats like clockwork, and they're just cats. I even feed the cats here in the house that aren't mine.

    I can't grasp being that wrapped up in the Internet. Maybe it's because I don't play video games, perhaps it's a certain kind of mindset that is similar to people who get wrapped up in Dungeons and Dragons or WoW, and I have more of a social/people/animal oriented brain.

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    Life is full of suffering, and if they weren't willing to deal with it, they should have done the responsible thing and dropped off the baby in a basket at the hospital before committing suicide.

    The fact that they called the police when they found the baby dead makes me think they were also extremely stupid (that the baby's death was unexpected). They missed out on a lot of the crying, so maybe they didn't grasp the severity of their neglect. ...it's far-fetched, but I'd like to think that this wasn't purely malicious.

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    If they are send to prison, will the virtual child be condemned to die as well?

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    Seems like every damn days there's another obsession or addiction for a social worker to contend with when dealing with the half a heads.

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    From what I remember when I first read this story in March, the baby was premature and had health problems. The parents decided a virtual baby with no deficiencies were more to their liking. In their minds, it's more a case of denial than neglect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William K View Post
    From what I remember when I first read this story in March, the baby was premature and had health problems. The parents decided a virtual baby with no deficiencies were more to their liking. In their minds, it's more a case of denial than neglect.
    Hm. Would this be a pro-life or pro-choice prioritization?

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    I was hoping this was the original story and not a repeat. Still, pretty ridiculous.

    I think the video game they were playing was just a coincidence (or only slightly relevant). I could easily see this happening with wow or similar games, unfortunately.

    Kids always get hurt when their parents have addictions. We're seeing now that video game addictions can be as bad as drugs in a few tragic cases.
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