Holocaust Museum: Stop catching Pokemon

App.com: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery requested Tuesday that smartphone users refrain from “catching” Pokemon when they visit.

Like many other landmarks, the museum and the military cemetery are featured in the popular new “Pokemon Go” game. Players can stumble upon Pokemon while wandering their grounds.

The museum is a Pokestop — a place where players can get free in-game items— and online users say the cemetery also contains Pokestops.

Museum officials are trying to have it removed from the game, Communications Director Andrew Hollinger said in a statement. He said playing the game inside a memorial to victims of Nazism is “extremely inappropriate.”

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15 Comments on Holocaust Museum: Stop catching Pokemon

  1. WHAT A BUNCH OF MINDLESS BRAIN NUMBING CRAP!
    I F***K*** REFUSE TO A OWN A IDIOT BOX I-PHONE.
    I SEE PEOPLE EVERY DAY STARING INTO THESE THINGS
    OBLIVIOUS TO THEIR SURROUNDINGS.

  2. 4 and 5 year olds can’t really understand those museums and often end up ruining it for everyone else when they get bored and cranky.
    Distracting them with a game like this is not really such a bad thing.

  3. There should be a press gang that roams these sites and if they catch these idiots they should be pressed into service for eight hours, pulling weeds and polishing decorative metalwork.
    You get your idiot slab back when you have completed all assigned tasks.

  4. Place them in Mosques, Black Panther party headquarters, South side of Chicago, landfills, Area 51 abandoned mine fields and bombing ranges.

  5. I still don’t understand the whole Pokemon BS, but what I do know from older neighborhood kids there is something to look at the corner of my lot and at the end of my driveway. Kids are riding their bikes around looking at cell phones, stop right outside, start taking pictures of my corner lot and driveway, take a few selfies, then hang out while it gets posted on whatever social media.. some have been live streaming, you can hear the conversation. What the hell happened? Can I shoot them?

  6. Eternal, call all the local exterminators and tell them you have a lot for the storage of rescued beehives.
    That will do the trick

  7. Property rights and privacy rights trashed in one stupid, creepy “game”. Go to Vietvet’s link, BTW.

    I have a big problem with a sinister company putting their virtual property on my real estate, including inside my house, and then inviting smartphone dumbasses to come onto my oroperty to get the digital trinkets.

    And these millennials who believe so deeply in their absolute right to go wherever their phone tells them, are the same people who prefer to rent and not be tied down to ownership of anything but their phone and bicycle. We already know how people who live on the border are losing control of their property to lawlessness and entitlement. We are next, if this “game” is any indication.

  8. I take a walk every late afternoon on a walking trail and downtown of the little burg I live in, and for the past week, I’ve seen hundreds of people playing that stupid game on the trail, on the sidewalks, and in the cafes. WT ever lovin’ F?

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