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rxwine
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October 2nd, 2017 at 11:36:25 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Comparisons could easily be made to the University of Texas shooting.



Whitman was the first person I thought of when I heard he was shooting from elevation. Only he didn't need to be a marksman, shooting into a thick crowd of people.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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October 2nd, 2017 at 11:39:44 AM permalink
Quote: Neutrino

Damn it this is the 2nd time a leftist went out and shot people in the recent months! Except last time was politicians this time it's civilians


58 dead, zero indication of the shooters motivations, and this is the rhetoric you are choosing. Absolutely disgusting. You are making up fake news to satisfy your own mental circle jerk.

If you cared about your country and terrorism beyond pushing your precious little agenda, yo would be out there donating blood instead of making up facts on the internet. But based on your comments, I highly doubt you have ever had the courage to do anything so selfless.
Neutrino
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October 2nd, 2017 at 11:44:43 AM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

58 dead, zero indication of the shooters motivations, and this is the rhetoric you are choosing. Absolutely disgusting. You are making up fake news to satisfy your own mental circle jerk.

If you cared about your country and terrorism beyond pushing your precious little agenda, yo would be out there donating blood instead of making up facts on the internet. But based on your comments, I highly doubt you have ever had the courage to do anything so selfless.



why are you making this personal?
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October 2nd, 2017 at 11:52:22 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Whitman was the first person I thought of when I heard he was shooting from elevation. Only he didn't need to be a marksman, shooting into a thick crowd of people.



Sadly, I fear this may have set an example for copycats.
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boymimbo
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October 2nd, 2017 at 11:55:25 AM permalink
The trauma center (on CNN) said that they have everything they need, including blood, to operate. These trauma centers are setup for things like that, especially when near major airports, with plenty of supplies of blood and everything they need.

As the days go on and the research becomes clear his motivation will come apparent. As we learn things, a picture of the killer comes o.

But it is a very sad day for America, Las Vegas, MGM, Mandalay Bay and the attendees of the concert last night.
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October 2nd, 2017 at 12:17:05 PM permalink
Late to the conversation here....

Arrived in Nevada last Tuesday and have been driving around the state. Made it back to Las Vegas Sunday evening and will be here until late on Wednesday.

Early in this thread there were some comments about near-panic situations at other casinos on the strip, with apparently no real connection to the tragedy. I wanted to comment on completely different environment where I learned of the incident. I was playing craps at the Rio, when sometime between 11pm and midnight one of the dealers mentioned the situation and pointed to one of the TV monitors hanging in the area. There was just a frustrated sense of sadness that this would be happening, and the game went on. There was one quip that the person with the dice should not be referred to as "the shooter", but everyone seemed to understand that it was not a crisis event where we were located -- no reason to panic, just reason to be saddened.

This morning I started dealing with text messages and phone calls from friends/neighbors/relatives back on EDT who were concerned for our well being and didn't seem to comprehend why I would still be asleep at 11:00 their time.
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October 2nd, 2017 at 12:17:09 PM permalink
Just want to express my concern for all Vegas-based members of this forum, their families and their friends. Hoping everyone is well and was far away from this terrible, senseless event. You are all in my prayers.
So many better men, a few of them friends, were dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things lived on, and so did I.
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October 2nd, 2017 at 12:17:10 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

Right wing extremists like Alex Jones will claim this is all a fantasy.



terapined deserves credit:



Imagine being so stupid that you'd actually believe anything that comes out of this worthless sack of crap's mouth....
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gordonm888
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October 2nd, 2017 at 12:31:25 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

Some interesting facts coming out
Shooter was a 100.00 a hand BJ player
He was an accountant
Brother said he was quite wealthy
Their father was a bank robber that passed away a couple years ago
The father was at one point on the FBI 10 most wanted list



Father was in jail and was not in their lives. Brother of shooter says the shooter had no political affiliations that he was aware of and really had no strongly held political viewpoints (that he was aware of). No criminal record, no parking tickets and no record of mental illness (according to the brother.) Law enforcement is reportedly struggling with what the motivation could have been.

Some sudden deterioration in the shooter's mental health is sort of a default answer when no evidence exists for other reasons, but it is simply too early to tell.
So many better men, a few of them friends, were dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things lived on, and so did I.
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October 2nd, 2017 at 12:33:28 PM permalink
Though I was someone unfazed by Trump's actually good remarks this morning, aimed at calming Christians (quoting the Christian God beliefs), I am awaiting the inevitable tweet that will blow his speech out of the water.

Given that there is a video going around of the killer being at an Anti-Trump rally a few months ago in Reno, Jones' declaration doesn't surprise in the least.
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