FBI Docs Claim Las Vegas Killer Opened Fire Because He Was Angry at Casinos

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If that is the case there would be daily shootings at casinos!

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You need to be all sorts of sick and insane to decide to shoot a whole bunch of innocent people. Wouldn’t expect the shooter to be acting for any sort of logical reason. So guess that one is as good as any as far as the shooter was concerned?

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True, but was the “shooter” actually the guy they identified or several g-men? Like JFK, we will likely never know. We can only live with the results of the actions, not the reason(s) why.

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I heard this story yesterday, I thought of it along with this week’s search for the motives of the Covenant School murderer. I guess ‘Why?’ is one of those questions everyone asks. At the same time, though, we really have to be careful that we don’t go so far that we suddenly start to understand the motivations of people who are batshat crazy. If you can’t understand why someone would do some of these heinous acts, that’s a sign of a healthy mind.

We also have to be very, very careful that these investigations aren’t used to try to justify the actions of the murderous monsters, like we’ve seen so much of this past week. Regardless of what pushed them over the edge, nothing justifies what they did.

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Maybe Pollack’s hideous actions were not simply “anger with casinos” as the FBI claims

From Wikipedia …

During his last months, Paddock reportedly often smelled of alcohol from early morning, and he appeared despondent. He was reported to have filled prescriptions for the anti-anxiety drug Valium in 2016, and finally again in June 2017, the latter being four months before the shooting. The chief medical officer of the Las Vegas Recovery Center said the effects of the drug can be magnified by alcohol.

Some of the listed behavioral side effects of valium (from Drugs.com) include a host of psychotic conditions, like:

  • Agitation
  • confusion
  • discouragement
  • false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts
  • feeling sad or empty
  • feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
  • feeling that others can hear your thoughts
  • feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
  • hyperexcitability
  • irritability
  • lack of memory of what takes place after a certain event
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • outbursts of anger
  • restlessness
  • trouble concentrating
  • unusual behavior

It is not uncommon that mass killers are found to be taking various anti-psychotic drugs. It seems sensible to believe that a drug that is powerful enough to change one’s behavior can blunt one’s basic sense of right and wrong.

But it’s easier to blame the shooter’s anger at casinos or shrug and say “We just don’t know why she/he did this” than to investigate/blame anti-psychotic prescription drugs, which has legal consequences for prescribing docs and politically powerful big pharma manufactures.

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Yep, I saw it mental illness with some money loss mixed in and there we have a Mayhem cake. Why is it we at our level see it. But the elected geniuses cant :us:

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because we have common sense

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Exactly

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