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Post  Freedom on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 10:38 am

I haven't seen that.

It sounds like the very bizarre behaviour displayed by some people whenever there is an incident like this.
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Post  PMR on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 11:04 am

I agree with unreorganised I saw some of the film she streamed live on the news ,it was totally bizarre
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Las Vegas Shooting

Post  candyfloss on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 10:28 am

Terrible tragedy unfolding..... more than 20 dead so far.

Las Vegas: At least 20 dead in Mandalay Bay shooting

More than twenty people have been killed and at least 100 injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.
A gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel toward an open-air music festival being held close by.
Police said a suspect identified as a local resident, who was not named, had been shot and killed by officers.
They said they were looking for a companion travelling with the suspect as a "person of interest".

Hundreds of people fled the scene and the sound of what appeared to be prolonged automatic gunfire could be heard on videos posted on social media.
There had been reports of other incidents at different locations along the Las Vegas strip, but police say they believe the dead suspect acted alone.
A hospital spokeswoman said 14 of the wounded were in a critical condition.
Witnesses reported that hundreds of shots were fired


Many hotels on the Las Vegas strip close to the scene remain on lockdown.
Parts of Las Vegas Boulevard were shut as armed police arrived at the scene of the attack.
People have been sheltering in hotels, restaurants and at Las Vegas McCarran airport.

Some flights were diverted after news of the incident emerged.
The country music festival had been taking place since Friday at several hotels on the Las Vegas strip.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41466116

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Post  Mimi on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 11:14 am

First thought is how daft running a music festival in the middle of a built up area where other people are exposed to loud music for days on end.

Wonder if he was a moslem and had planned it, or just someone who`d had enough of having to listen to music he didn`t like for 2 days solid and flipped his lid.

Odd that he owned an automatic rifle - there will be investigations into that.

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Post  Freedom on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 11:19 am

How on Earth was he able to have taken what must have been some sort of giant weapon into a hotel?

Yes, Mimi, with the problems I have with noise, that thought did cross my mind.
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Post  candyfloss on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 11:44 am

Breaking news now it is saying more than 50 have died!

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Post  Freedom on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 12:03 pm

The gunman has been named.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/stephen-paddock-las-vegas-gunman-shooting-police-identify-white-male-latest-update-a7978361.html

I'm wondering how long it took to identify where the shots were coming from - it wouldn't have been obvious I'd have thought - as, if the police were able to go there immediately, I'm afraid that there's something wrong.
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Post  Mimi on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 2:22 pm

Sounds like the man planned it - checked in on Thursday to the hotel and had 10 rifles with him. Probably took them in gradually - could not have got them into the hotel in one go. They must have been high velocity automatic machine guns. The man shot himself with a hand gun.

http://heavy.com/news/2017/10/stephen-paddock-criminal-record-lawsuit/

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Post  TheTruthWillOut on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 7:52 pm

So shocking. 58 dead and 515 injured so far at the hands of one man in ~one minute. Shocked Crying or Very sad

I would like to know how he got the reported 18-20 firearms up to the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel?

Here is a stat that should shake Americans (especially pro gun) to their core:

Number of Americans killed on battlefields in all wars in history:

1,396,733

Killed by firearms in the US since 1968:

1,516,863
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Re: American shootings and other attacks

Post  Mimi on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 8:22 pm

Unless it was in a luggage trolley - like the ones the porters use.  I wonder how many days he signed himself in for ?

Such a shame that country is populated by such over testosteronised, macho, red-necked, gun slinging dickheads that need guns - to go a huntin` of course - shootin` them darn critters  .... and all those injuns.

Such a shameful history.

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Post  TheTruthWillOut on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 8:35 pm

Hopefully we find out. It is pretty clear he planned to go out in a blaze of glory.
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Post  TheTruthWillOut on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 8:51 pm

It is probably a bit early for politics after a incident like this but this tweet largely sums up two huge American problems:

Desirina Boskovich wrote:The GOP insists that the Vegas shooter's gun arsenal is "a right," but medical treatment for his 500+ survivors is merely "a privilege."

https://twitter.com/thedesirina/status/914911683742699521
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Post  Mimi on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 9:38 pm

Also, all the people that were shot will probably find their Health Insurance premiums will now increase.

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Post  TheTruthWillOut on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 10:23 pm

Mimi wrote:Also, all the people that were shot will probably find their Health Insurance premiums will now increase.

And those without insurance will now be bankrupt if they are "lucky" enough to live. In fact I've read the Sheriffs office in Vegas has setup a gofundme to help pay victims medical bills!?
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Re: American shootings and other attacks

Post  Freedom on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 11:56 am

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Post  Mimi on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 7:15 pm

Something really stinks about this case.


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Post  Winslow Boy on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 7:32 pm

https://scallywagandvagabond.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Stephen-Paddock-accomplice3.jpg

How come if he committed suicide his jacket has been pulled down to restrict the movement of his arms, and he's lying on it. Would you do this to a dead man ?

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Post  Freedom on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 12:03 pm

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Post  candyfloss on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 12:04 pm

Another awful attack on innocent people going about their lives...


 Hero New York cop who took down ISIS terrorist after truck rampage and 'stopped the carnage'

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/pictured-hero-new-york-cop-11445671

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Post  candyfloss on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 9:39 pm

Another mass shooting at a church in America



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At least 27 people killed in Texas church shooting, police commissioner in Sutherland Springs tells US media


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Post  candyfloss on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 9:41 pm

Texas church shooting leaves many dead


17 minutes ago


At least 27 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a church during Sunday services, police say.

The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County, Texas.

Police official Albert Gamez Jr confirmed the number of fatalities to CBS News.

The gunman, who is reported to have been killed in the aftermath, entered the church and opened fire at around 11:30 local time (17:30 GMT).

"The details are kind of sketchy but what I know right now, what they're telling me, like 27 deceased and over 20, 25 injured," Mr Gamez Jr said.




"They're talking about the shooter is dead also," he added.

About 50 people usually attend the service, locals said. Local media outlets reported that children were among the dead.
◾️LIVE: Texas shooting updates

The gunman died after a brief car chase into nearby Guadalupe County slightly to the north, a Sherriff's Office deputy from that county told CNN.

But it is not clear if he was killed by police or killed himself, the spokesman said.

One witness, Carrie Matula, told NBC News: "We heard semi-automatic gunfire… we're only about 50 yards away from this church."

"This is a very small community, so everyone was very curious as to what was going on."

The pastor and his wife were out of town at the time, the pastor of neighbouring River Oak Church told KSAT 12.

"We were in the middle of our church service down the road when we got phone calls from friends about this - and they said there was an active shooter at First Baptist Church," he said.

"We had some first responders in our church, who immediately left and went down there. And then my church went to do what we do - we started praying… we knew the best thing we could do was stay out of the way".

He said people had been told some news which was "private and personal for the families that are here… we cannot release any of that".

Sutherland Springs is a small town with just a few hundred residents, which lies about 50km (30 miles) southeast of the city of San Antonio.

The San Antonio FBI branch said its agents had been deployed, and there was no indication of the gunman's motive.

The FBI also said that while only one shooter was reported, it was looking into other possibilities.

Photos and video from the scene showed the area taped off by local law enforcement.

A number of helicopters have arrived to transport the wounded, KSAT 12 reporter Max Massey said.


Texas governor Greg Abbott said: "Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act. Our thanks to law enforcement for their response."

He said more details would be released by the Texas Department of Public Safety shortly.

President DonaldTrump, on a tour of Asia, tweeted: "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41880511

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Post  Freedom on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 10:24 pm

How dreadful - what on Earth can have been the motive?
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