las vegas killer

Oct 2012
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Stephen Paddock named as Las Vegas gunman suspect - BBC News

So-called Islamic State later claimed to be behind the attack, saying that Paddock had converted to Islam some months ago.
But the group provided no evidence for this and has made unsubstantiated claims in the past.
Senior US officials discounted the group's statement.
Audio recorded at the concert indicates Paddock may have used an automatic rifle in the attack on the crowd of 22,000 people.


I'm going to go on a limb and say that somehow I don't think he was an Isis inspired killer. more likely a leftist -Bernie inspired killer.


poisonous ideologies lead to poisonous outcomes.
 
Nov 2016
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What I find interesting is that he was 64 years of age.

I have long been puzzled why more mass shooters and terrorists aren't elderly. Logically, people with one foot in the grave and little to look forward to in life should be more willing to sacrifice themselves for some cause.

Do the elderly appreciate life more than the young, despite all the drawbacks of age and near death?

Perhaps being "older and wiser", they understand that it is unlikely that mass murder will produce a positive result.

However, both here and in daily life, I see little evidence that wisdom is much in evidence in the lives of most of the elderly.
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Nov 2016
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I expect that a New Frontier in terrorism has been opened: firing into crowds from high-rise tower windows.

Paddock supposedly shattered the thick window with some sort of sledge hammer.

Perhaps we must begin to put sensors in or by windows that will alert authorities if a window has been shattered.
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Nov 2016
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I suppose the most likely explanation for Paddock's actions is that he wished for us to remember his name.

That is an explanation for atrocities that goes back to at least 356 BC when Herostratus burned down the Temple of Artemis in Ephesis [Great is Diana of the Ephesians!]. He just wanted people forever to remember his name as the person who destroyed one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The name of Herostratus has been preserved in the historical records, but very few people remember him now!