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Old 10-02-2017, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I just heard on the radio that his name is Steven (perhaps spelled Stephen) Paddock.
For those into Astrology: Sun/Venus in Aries, Moon in Aquarius, Mercury in Pisces, Mars in Taurus.

What does Mars in Taurus tell me? He planned this out well-well in advance! Certainly not spur of the moment!
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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What makes this incident particularly unsettling is that there don't seem to be any red flags in his record, none. A speeding ticket and a neighbor who says he was elusive. Nothing. Hopefully they dig up something that would help explain why he did this. The thought of a seemingly normal person massacring dozens of people is just crazy.

I hope they can find some answers, for the sake of the victims and their families. Just absolutely horrific and tragic.
Something about suing one of the Vegas hotels. Suit thrown out.

But that was years ago.
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Vegas is going to take a big hit from this. I think it's going to be a ghost town for the next few weeks.
You don't know Americans, the least adventuresome travelers in the world, they'll buy into that line, like they have in the past: Isolated incident, and things will get back to normal.

I've been criticized over the years, my 83 trips to dangerous-dangerous Tijuana, sometimes staying in the downtown area for 2-3 days, walking about the dangerous-dangerous Zona Norte Red Light/Bar district until 3-4-5am, and yes, all alone, without any incidents, not even a mugging. And I've chicken bussed it around dangerous-dangerous Central America and El Salvador, again, with no incidents, not even a mugging.

Perhaps this incident may, (I highly doubt it!) incite more Americans to explore the more "dangerous", unsafe areas of the world to travel to, and once there, the big surprise: I feel as safe here as if I went to Las Vegas!

What continually surprises me, and always will, given they don't screen luggage coming into the hotels for luggage filled with bombs/explosives, is why a hotel hasn't been bombed yet on the Strip! And is the clock ticking on something like that?
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:39 PM
 
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I still find it odd that a man with no military background can stockpile
That amount of ammo and hit targets at 4-500 yards from 32 floors up . The fact he planned the windows/angles and built tripods for his aim
Tells me something is off with these reports
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:44 PM
EA
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Anyone with money can stockpile anything they want.
Hugh Hefner stockpiled women.
Charlie Sheen stockpiled cocaine and aids.
This dude was rich and stockpiled ammo.
I'm not even rich and I've had 66 cars.


I would be more impressed if he missed people shooting at that venue. You would have to TRY to miss people there.
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I still find it odd that a man with no military background can stockpile
That amount of ammo and hit targets at 4-500 yards from 32 floors up . The fact he planned the windows/angles and built tripods for his aim
Tells me something is off with these reports
I'm sure if he had military training the murder rate would have been much, much higher.
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:51 PM
 
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Actually, the sight will likely become a tourist destination in and of itself. That was the experience I saw with Ground Zero in NYC.

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You don't know Americans, the least adventuresome travelers in the world, they'll buy into that line, like they have in the past: Isolated incident, and things will get back to normal.

I've been criticized over the years, my 83 trips to dangerous-dangerous Tijuana, sometimes staying in the downtown area for 2-3 days, walking about the dangerous-dangerous Zona Norte Red Light/Bar district until 3-4-5am, and yes, all alone, without any incidents, not even a mugging. And I've chicken bussed it around dangerous-dangerous Central America and El Salvador, again, with no incidents, not even a mugging.

Perhaps this incident may, (I highly doubt it!) incite more Americans to explore the more "dangerous", unsafe areas of the world to travel to, and once there, the big surprise: I feel as safe here as if I went to Las Vegas!

What continually surprises me, and always will, given they don't screen luggage coming into the hotels for luggage filled with bombs/explosives, is why a hotel hasn't been bombed yet on the Strip! And is the clock ticking on something like that?
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:58 PM
 
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So maybe they shouldn't close the strip on NYE and have fireworks? Even without a special event, the strip itself presents a target rich environment.

As far as the glass, it's likely not bulletproof, and, well, he did have guns. He could have just shot out the glass.

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We have a lot of freedoms. They're not always good ideas. An outdoor venue next to 5 towers is not a good idea. Humans are scum and have been killing people for 250,000+ years.
We can have outdoor venues but that location is not a good idea.
I am free to cover myself with meat if I want. But it's not a good idea to do it in shark infested waters.


Also I want to know what the hell he used to break that glass because I have tried to break hotel glass (left over piece from a Bellagio remodel I did) and I rammed a damn forklift fork into it at full speed and it didn't even scratch it.
It took a powder actuated concrete nail to actually break it. I hit it with my hammer a bunch of times and it just bounced off. That stuff is strong.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I'm sure Metro will be pounding on the doors of the Clark County Commissioners saying: If you had hired more police officers this might have been averted! Hire more cops! Hire more cops!

And you could hire 1000 more cops for the Strip and some slippery Lone Wolf will come along and laugh in their faces!

The Lone Wolves give the police the biggest headaches of all, as they fly below their radar screens!
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:07 AM
EA
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Closing down the strip, for any event, is absolutely retarded. It's a logistical nightmare for people trying to move about the city.
And it walls a metric poop ton of people into a confined area. I will be at home for New year, like I am every year, because screw that big ball of potential terror.
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