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Old 12-06-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one: In the Denver suburb of (fill in the blank), a mentally disturbed, calculating, bloodthirsty loner built bombs and stockpiled guns and ammunition with the intent to kill hundreds. Of course you’ve heard this, everyone has. Why? Because in less than 15 years, it has happened at least three times.
As we approach the 5 year anniversary of the YWAM/New Life massacre and the end of one of the most violent and tragic years in Colorado's history, there are questions that we need to ask ourselves about what is happening to our state. Why is Colorado the site of so many tragedies? Something seems to have been unleashed in Colorado, a dark and terrible energy that in the space of a few short years has resulted in mass shootings, child murders, attempted bombings, and even a bulldozer rampage. Dylan Klebold, Eric Harris, Matthew Murray, James Holmes...the Denver metro area is home to four of the most infamous and deranged mass murderers in U.S. history. Again, why? Of all the major spree shootings in America from Columbine to now, I would guess that approximately 15-20% of them occurred in Colorado. This wouldn’t be as worrisome if it were happening in a heavily populated state like California or New York, but Colorado’s population is relatively sparse, making me think that our person-to-monster ratio is far above the national average.
From the budding massacres at New Life Church and Deer Creek Middle School that were stopped just in time to the Platte Canyon hostage situation to the incredible and tragic Columbine High School massacre; from bombs being planted at Southwest Plaza and Colorado Mills to mass shooters booby-trapping their apartments and rigging their cars to explode; from JonBenet Ramsey and Jessica Ridgeway, two of the most infamous child murders that have taken place in America to three shootings that could have been the worst mass murders in U.S. history — an unbelievable string of tragedies has beset this state, making its past decade and a half seem like a horror movie. What is wrong with Colorado? Is there something about the place that is bringing these horrific tragedies about? Why are so many gruesome crimes happening here all at the same time?
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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K. Stopping you. We've heard it.

The place is freezing and people are in a bad mood.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I think we need to look at the demographics, upbringing and gun laws. David Lohr, a writer known for his interviews and write-ups about notorious criminals said:

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Typical mass murderers are usually conservative, middle-aged, white males from relatively stable, lower-to-middle-class backgrounds.


These individuals usually aspire to more than they can achieve, and when they see their ambitions thwarted, they blame others for their failures. They feel exclusion and develop an irrational, and eventually, homicidal hatred of anyone they consider a hindrance to their own aspirations. Quite often, they choose to die in an eruption of violence directed at these perceived oppressors.
There are three common types of mass murderers: family annihilators, paramilitary enthusiasts, and disgruntled workers. Social areas of dysfunction, such as unemployment, loneliness, a family breakup, or an argument with a supervisor, can trigger their deadly rage.
David Lohr
We tend to have a lot of the above bold text.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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WOW, nice first post.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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I'm not sure Colorado is really seeing anything other than media blitz. Bad things happen everywhere, but the news organs choose what they cover. Once JonBenet and Columbine had everyone's eyes on that fair state, some people who would never have acted otherwise decided to get their names in the paper, too. Never underestimate the drawing power of a lifelong celebrity career that requires no talent, training or expertise.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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K. Stopping you. We've heard it.

The place is freezing and people are in a bad mood.
Wrong on both accounts. Colorado is no Minnesota or Wisconsin and people are very out going and friendly here.

There is a very laid back culture here though. People tend to look the other way. Sad but ture.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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very interesting... and kind of scary. Tragedy happens everywhere, of course, but Colorado has had a good dose of it over the last 15 years.

It is baffling - on the surface Colorado doesn't seem like it would be condusive the mass murders.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Why is Colorado the site of so many tragedies? Dylan Klebold, Eric Harris, Matthew Murray, James Holmes...the Denver metro area is home to four of the most infamous and deranged mass murderers in U.S. history. Colorado’s population is relatively sparse, making me think that our person-to-monster ratio is far above the national average. Is there something about the place that is bringing these horrific tragedies about?
I don't think it has anything to do with Colorado. From the research done on Eric Harris, it appears that he was a psychopath at the very young age of 18.* Harris was born in KS and moved all over the country--since his father was a transport pilot with the Air Force--before settling in CO three years before the Columbine murders. Dylan Klebold was a severely depressed teenager who happened to latch on to Harris and probably would never have committed the murders otherwise. And James Holmes was raised and educated in CA. He chose C.U. because it had a top grad school in his field. It's tragic about these young men but the crimes could have happened anywhere.
*//www.city-data.com/forum/true-...sychopath.html
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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You lost me at "negative energy." There is no negative energy, force fields, special rocks, the Winter Solstice, pyramids, or anything else to do with this.

For whatever reason, its occurred there. Next week, it will be somewhere else. The week after? Who knows. It happens all over and Colorado is no different then most other places.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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Something seems to have been unleashed in Colorado, a dark and terrible energy that in the space of a few short years has resulted in mass shootings, child murders, attempted bombings, and even a bulldozer rampage.....What is wrong with Colorado? Is there something about the place that is bringing these horrific tragedies about?
Ok.

Unexplained Mysteries and Paranormal is one board down from this one.
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