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Old 12-15-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Although the yesterday's CT tragedy continues to dominate the news, I'm surprised no one mentioned this story here.
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Two dead after murder-suicide at Excalibur

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: Dec. 14, 2012 | 10:25 p.m.

A man and woman were dead after a possible murder-suicide Friday night inside the Excalibur lobby.

Las Vegas police responded to the Strip hotel about 8:30 p.m. after gunfire erupted in the front lobby, officer Laura Meltzer said.

Two dead after murder-suicide at Excalibur - News - ReviewJournal.com
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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Someone was telling me about this last night and I had no idea what they were talking about. Definitely over shadowed by the school shooting.

Our local news stations barely covered it also.


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Old 12-15-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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it's that time of year... The holidays always produce sadness in some people.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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A friend pointed out a common theme with some of these senseless killings - antidepressant drugs. Now I'm sure the people on them may have underlying mental issues to begin with, but I did notice the list of side effects on the commercials included "increase in suicidal thoughts or tendencies".

A son of a school teacher in our home town back east killed one of his parents with a knife and nearly killed the other at home one day, he was on antidepressant drugs. I wonder how much of a role these drugs play coupled with the lack of any real treatment for their underlying issues.

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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Holiday depression isn't a good explanation. There's a lot more to it.

^ well that's not an explanation. Holiday depression in combination with other factors is.
there was a report that these instances are actually down in rate of frequency... what is UP is the number of victims per incident.

I think we need legalized suicide for idiots like this who lack love, empathy and understanding. They really just do not want to be part of this world, I say we help them out. help take care of that pesky over population issue also.

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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A friend pointed out a common theme with some of these senseless killings - antidepressant drugs. Now I'm sure the people on them may have underlying mental issues to begin with, but I did notice the list of side effects on the commercials included "increase in suicidal thoughts or tendencies".

A son of a school teacher in our home town back east killed one of his parents with a knife and nearly killed the other at home one day, he was on antidepressant drugs. I wonder how much of a role these drugs play coupled with the lack of any real treatment for their underlying issues. What horrible tragedies, I can barely even think of the CT one, and how senseless the loss of lives including such young lives is. It is so completely unfathomable to me, it makes me nauseous to even think about it.

As some of the serotonin levels in the brain adjust to the antidepressants, a person may feel more depressed and anxious until the full effects of the drug kick in. A dose of Prozac is not going to cause a person to unleash on a classroom full of kindergarten students or an ex-girlfriend who worked at the Excalibur. Those people had something murderous inside them to begin with. Rage and selfishness.

I'm grateful the media hasn't gone nuts with the Excalibur story. We don't need the bad publicity. She was dating a wack-job (may she RIP, no disrespect intended) and it should not reflect on the safety of Las Vegas.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:56 AM
 
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Please keep this topic on this event only. Discussions of mass killings (which this was not) or events in other states, or gun control, etc., belong in other forums/threads. Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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This mass-shooting thing is hitting too close to home.
Don't blame it on the holiday season, these incidents can and do happen any time of the year anywhere. Small town, big city, December, April, July, lunatics going on these killing sprees isn't a location or time of year thing anymore.
There are things we as parents can do. Look at what your kids are watching or listening to. Rap music and lots of movies these days glorify violence. It's gone far beyond the slapstick Three Stooges violence or the coyote falling off the cliff in the cartoons. Video games and movies these days are very graphic. Pay attention to what your children watch, who they hang around with, and their mental state.
As tragic as these killings are they are preventable.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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All my posts were relevant to the shootings locally and abroad. There is only so much to discuss about the casino shootings. Eventually the discussion will bridge over to the mass shooting, hospital shooting, movie theater shooting, and any other future shooting.

Just a heads up.


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Old 12-16-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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Anyone remember that incident at Mandalay bay where a man was killed by a bomb? The media was going sorta nuts with it for a bit, acting like it was an IED (I guess it was, aren't all homemade bombs such?)

Turned out just to be an upset husband and had no connection to terrorism.

Or what about that lady that slit another ladies throat in Bally's during the middle of the day? That so horrified me. I'm sure there have been all sorts of violent stories dating back to the old days, maybe even some to be used in that new TV show with Mr Lamb.
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