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originally posted by: magnetik
white male is enough. remember the movie falling down. I think white men are naturally at risk of having a bad day and trying to take as many folks with them as possible. what do they call it ? postal.
Stephen Paddock was the oldest of four boys. Eric, eight years his junior, was the youngest, with two in between: Bruce and Patrick.
Their father died a few years ago, but Eric Paddock grew up thinking their father was already dead. He found out otherwise when Patrick went to the Air Force Academy and was told his father was a decorated veteran and still alive.
Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, described on a 1969 wanted poster as “psychopathic’’ with suicidal tendencies.
originally posted by: SpeakerofTruth
I will be honest here, we'll never fully KNOW his motivation, he's dead. What will we "know"? Exactly what they want us to. I am sure it will be politically motivated and linked to some psychotropic medication.
However, it could be any of a number of things. Could have been a guy who didn't like country music. Silly? Certainly, but people have killed others over something as simple as a piece of chocolate or beer, soooo...
Point is, all we'll ever have is conjecture.
Somedays it's tough just gettin' up
Throwin' on these boots and makin' that climb
Somedays I'd rather be a no show lay low
Before I got outta my mind.
But when she say baby
Oh no matter what comes ain't goin' no where she runs her fingers through my hair
and saves me.
Oh that look in her eyes got me comin' alive and drivin' me a good kinda crazy
When she says baby.
originally posted by: audubon
Has anyone checked the playlist to see what song was being performed immediately before or during the shooting? I'm willing to bet (although not a huge sum) that the song will turn out to have some significance to Paddock, probably not even particularly hidden (lyrics?).
I mean, there was something that made this guy decide to open fire when he did, and not before. Perhaps it was a private whim of his and we'll never know. But since the concert was his target it would make sense to check what Paddock could hear at the time.