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Old 08-05-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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This is another crazy person that got the order wrong. We have to educate these guys to shoot them selves before all the other people.

No joke, if your life is that bad and you want to end it, why take others with you. No point whatsoever.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I feel more "sympathy" after reading his blog but he had a lot of unresolved family issues, especially with his Dad. He was a very lonely person and had not had sex since 1982. He does not look like a psycho at all, he had a good job(.Net programmer) and he was very concerned about losing his job.

I am not trying to justify his actions but in a way, I feel like he was a total victim of this very sick society we live in. No friends, no meaningful relationships, no spirituality, no family support, low self-esteem, probably clinically depressed for many years. There are millions of George Sordinis in this society, they all look normal, have good jobs but it is just a matter of when they are going to snap. Very sad!
I agree. This guy was defintely used and abused pretty much his whole life it seems. Easy to see why he went off the deep end.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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by the way, we just had the local news on in our office, and they're no longer saying that he knew anyone in the gym or had an ex who was there.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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No joke, if your life is that bad and you want to end it, why take others with you. No point whatsoever.
Many times social "outcast" view others as their enemies and the cause of their misery. They view life much like a "merry go around" where everybody else is on the merry go around having a jolly good time of life and they keep kicking the outcast off when he tries to get on. This leads him to hate others- especially the "beautiful people" as they might be called. Typically the outcast will select a "primary" target of hate- in this case it might be a girl he knew- and then they will select "secondary" targets of hate which might be her friends, her family or others that the outcast thinks were "in on the plot against him". Finally he will select a third target which might be women in general or just good looking women in general because, in his eyes, they are all in a mass conspiracy to make his life miserable. So when he goes off the deep end and whips out the guns, he will often go after the targets in that order.
I have not seen his picture but I would bet he probably is not the best looking dude in the world and I would bet the women he shot were attractive to some degree. Usually one outcast will not target what he preceives to be another outcast. If there was a fat unattractive person there, he probably did not shoot them.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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So whats the solution? Segregation?
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Many times social "outcast" view others as their enemies and the cause of their misery. They view life much like a "merry go around" where everybody else is on the merry go around having a jolly good time of life and they keep kicking the outcast off when he tries to get on. This leads him to hate others- especially the "beautiful people" as they might be called. Typically the outcast will select a "primary" target of hate- in this case it might be a girl he knew- and then they will select "secondary" targets of hate which might be her friends, her family or others that the outcast thinks were "in on the plot against him". Finally he will select a third target which might be women in general or just good looking women in general because, in his eyes, they are all in a mass conspiracy to make his life miserable. So when he goes off the deep end and whips out the guns, he will often go after the targets in that order.
I have not seen his picture but I would bet he probably is not the best looking dude in the world and I would bet the women he shot were attractive to some degree. Usually one outcast will not target what he preceives to be another outcast. If there was a fat unattractive person there, he probably did not shoot them.
Here is a pic. Not really a bad looking guy. However, his feelings didn't give him the right to take other's lives. Sad situation all around.


In this undated photo made available Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 ... - Yahoo! News Photos
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Many times social "outcast" view others as their enemies and the cause of their misery. They view life much like a "merry go around" where everybody else is on the merry go around having a jolly good time of life and they keep kicking the outcast off when he tries to get on. This leads him to hate others- especially the "beautiful people" as they might be called. Typically the outcast will select a "primary" target of hate- in this case it might be a girl he knew- and then they will select "secondary" targets of hate which might be her friends, her family or others that the outcast thinks were "in on the plot against him". Finally he will select a third target which might be women in general or just good looking women in general because, in his eyes, they are all in a mass conspiracy to make his life miserable. So when he goes off the deep end and whips out the guns, he will often go after the targets in that order.
I have not seen his picture but I would bet he probably is not the best looking dude in the world and I would bet the women he shot were attractive to some degree. Usually one outcast will not target what he preceives to be another outcast. If there was a fat unattractive person there, he probably did not shoot them.
Kevin, the fricking lights were off, dude. He didn't know who the hell he was shooting, much less what they looked like.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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Gil posted the shooter's picture, and he's not unattractive at all. He's no George Clooney, but his looks weren't an obstacle to his getting dates. There were clearly other problems at play here.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Kevin, the fricking lights were off, dude. He didn't know who the hell he was shooting, much less what they looked like.
Maybe but my guess is that he expected the lights to be on. He apparently hit the primary target (the ex- whatever she was to him) which was his first goal. I studied these folks in college and I know a little about them. The funny thing is that, with a little social networking, many of these folks can be "diffused" to a point.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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So whats the solution? Segregation?
There is no solution. If a person is going to do what he did, there is really nothing that can be done to stop them.
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