Here we go again - Las Vegas

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  1. redjunior

    redjunior Senior Member

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    Watching CNN just before going to bed, Mass shooting in Las Vegas on the strip, Mandalay bay casino, still developing. Sending Prayers and good thoughts. Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.
     
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    redjunior Senior Member

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    Was at Route 91 concert, McCarrron Airport shut down.
     
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    nauc Senior Member

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    live steam

     
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    All over our news right now, this is terrible, hope it's not as bad as they are making out right now, Prayers go out to all .
     
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    All over the News here as well.

    20 Dead.

    100 Injured.

    1 Perp Dead, Police looking for another.

    Perp is apparently a local.

    The automatic gunfire was hard to believe. Sounded like 10 second Bursts from high up.

    Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of those killed & injured, along with their Families & Friends.

    RIP.
     
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    No words just sick with anger.
     
  7. fry

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    This is beyond belief. It’s like something that you might see in a movie, not something that could actually happen in real life. I have been up for about three hours now, and the numbers have gotten worse in that period of time. It’s only going to get worse as time goes on, and who knows what it will look like when the sun comes up.
     
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    Sad news again. At least it seems to be just a local thing not terror related. Sure that, doesn't help those innocent victims. But there is nothing that can be done against a lunatic with a gun. If he accepts to die, he will always take a dozen people or so with him. That´s so sad.
     
  9. Dilemma

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    What a damn mess. I’m no expert but I don’t think there’s a way to combat this kind of thing.

    This active shooter thing was pretty much unheard of 25 years ago. This is a rhetorical question but what changed?
     
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    Why do people bring full-auto weapons to a casino (or any other public place)?
    Oh right, the red coats...
     
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    I just heard the new death toll is 50.
     
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    the news I'm seeing is trying to put a Right VS Left spin on it.

    so,...that changed. the whole 'preaching hate' thing all over the TV all the time.
     
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    Very true. Trash bags will trash bag I guess.
     
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    The mainstream media is dead. Their agenda is obvious, they no longer just report the news.
     
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    This is sad beyond belief.:(

    I have a very good friend who lives right on the strip and goes to lots of shows and festivals....still waiting to hear if he and his wife are okay.
     
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    @Dilemma I have absolutely no idea why this happened or who did it or anything like that, nobody does. But I've wondered before if the extreme toxicity of our media pushing an 'Us VS Them' (depending on which channel you see dictates who is 'Us' and who is 'Them) message of hate and intolerance,....while somehow saying we need to be tolerant (talking out of both sides of their mouth?)...I've wondered if it could push some crazy person to do crazy sh*t.

    honestly even the fact 2 of the (opposing) channels I'm flipping back and forth from are already hinting at this being 'political' says so much,...because no one except maybe the police really know anything at the moment. But the news is already trying to put a spin on it it looks like.

    Anyway this is just a tragedy. People can't even go to a concert these days without worrying about some crazy person opening fire on the crowd? That's sick.

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    The slain gunman police described as the “sole aggressor” in the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert has been identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of nearby Mesquite.


    a white dude from a retirement community is all the info I found.
    I do wonder what set him off.
     
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    I have been hearing this morning that the shooter was “known to local police”. No further details, but it sounds like they might know a little more than they have revealed thus far.
     
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    Nothing set him off and everything set him off I think. Guys like this are unstable. (Obviously) I’m sure we’ll learn more as the media drills down to what he had for breakfast but I can’t help but wonder if there were signs everyone missed or just chose to ignore. There’s always seems to be.
     
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    You just cannot plan much or stop this sort of thing. It is unquestioningly happening with more regularity now but it happened in the 60s on the Univ of TX campus, IIRC. Can't fix crazy. And one of the saddest aspects of such is it gives us pause to ever want to be somewhere in a huge and vulnerable crowd. What a horrible coward.
     
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    I am up and off to work very early. I have been listening to the story all morning, but I finally reached a point where I could stop and actually see some of the images. Seeing it with your eyes will almost take the wind out of you. The images are absolutely horrifying.
     

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