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  1. ProducerNicole Chardenet
    What If The Las Vegas Shooter Was Normal?
    What If The Las Vegas Shooter Was Normal?He was a white male, but didn't appear to be particularly angry.He didn't belong to any extremist groups or have any ties to supremacy or Nazi groups.He didn't take drugs.He did drink, but not to excess.He had no criminal history.He had no known...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    10/10/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    He was human that somewhere along his existance he thought mass killing was “ok” in light of his beliefs. I don't question mental illness but rather the growth of this thinking that is executed with cars, sex trafficking and all manner of weapons legal and illegal

    We were at this very gate a few decades ago with drugs, we declared war, spent billions on drug interdiction and its only grown and some parts being made legal now. The irony, prescribed meds are now seen as gateway drugs.

    The real question is how will law enforcement be able to find these people and we retain our freedoms.

    The focus on the weapons, like the drugs, will end with the same questions unanswered.

    Las Vegas was not the end but the beginning of understanding humanity or another war on something that makes people feel good.
    Ivan Campos
    10/10/2017 #3 Ivan Campos
    psychological evaluation, temporal pisicose
    Randall Burns
    10/10/2017 #2 Randall Burns
    Interesting article @Nicole Chardenet, thought provoking. Bottom line is no one knows for sure what went through his mind at the time, nor do we know what's really going through anyone's mind and any particular time; and what really is "normal"? Another aspect is that maybe when waking up on Saturday morning Stephen Paddock was "normal" and yet for some inexplicable reason he wasn't on Sunday morning. There will be a myriad of theories for years to come spurning endless debate but will anyone ever really know?

    And just to respond to your sexist comment of "Women don't have much of a penchant for this sort of thing, so it will almost certainly be a man who pulls off the next public shooting gallery escapade", I don't agree with you. While your generalization may be somewhat accurate for our "normal" state of affairs there is always the exception to the rule; we are ALL human and run with the same, or at least fairly similar, "normal" and "abnormal" traits. But again; what is "normal"?
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    10/10/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Well, mentally ill or not, he was definitely unstable. Perhaps his issue (or rather, one of his issues) was this "anxiousness" that he had a prescription for, which he didn't make use of. Or perhaps he was just angry on the inside (I think the best term for it would be angst, which is a combo of anger, frustration, and pessimism). Who knows? The thing is that all that information inevitably leads to one conclusion: the model for predicting if someone is a potential mass shooter or not is off. All these attributes may in some cases pinpoint if someone is going to be a maniac, but not always.

    One more thing, about the mentally ill part. I used to date a music therapist once and she would sometimes share stories about some people she'd meet, who were mentally ill (always anonymized, of course). None of these people would seem remotely likely to act violently. Maybe there are mentally ill people out there with a flair for violence, but these people have more clear-cut tell-tale signs, while their illness is probably not their chief attribute. So, instead of creating a stigma for those people who are burdened with mental illness, implying that they might be mass shooters if they were given a gun, let's focus on the attributes that do have a chance or predicting if someone is going to go on a killing spree. Things like a lack of life purpose bundled with fearlessness and angst, for example.
  2. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    05/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
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  3. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    04/10/2017
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    Francisco Lopez

    04/10/2017
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  5. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    04/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    The research on race that could explain Trump’s slow response to Puerto Rico
    www.vox.com Studies show people are less likely to want to help other racial...
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  6. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    04/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Trump is Not Planning to Rebuild Puerto Rico
    www.yahoo.com The dead, the dying, the displaced—they are now, to quote Trump, “politically motivated...
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  7. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    04/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    How did the Las Vegas shooter get 23 guns into his hotel room?
    www.newsweek.com Stephen Paddock’s massive arsenal raises questions about gun regulation and hotel...
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  8. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    04/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    The NRA’s last tweet tells you everything you need to know about what’s wrong with American gun laws
    thinkprogress.org "Literally, this is the same rifle that the military gets without the full auto happy switch. That's...
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  9. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    04/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Away from his teleprompter, Trump causes more trouble for himself
    www.msnbc.com Today offered a timely reminder that Donald Trump gets himself in trouble when he says what he's thinking -- because what he's thinking is often...
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  10. ProducerDan Centinello

    Dan Centinello

    03/10/2017
    Who Now? The Importance of Name Recognition
    Who Now? The Importance of Name RecognitionOver the course of a campaign, volunteers and staffers alike spend hundreds of working hours pounding the pavement. They knock on doors, talk over voter outreach tables, and even make cold calls to people who are more likely to hang up than listen...
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  11. ProducerDan Centinello

    Dan Centinello

    03/10/2017
    The Electoral College System, Decoded
    The Electoral College System, DecodedThe Electoral College falls into a nebulous area of public knowledge – everyone knows that it exists, but many are hard-pressed to give a description of how it works. In most cases, the question yields a few stammered sentences and ends with a...
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  12. Producerkamal sharma

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    03/10/2017
    Hindi – Japani, Bhai-Bhai, - India and Japan solidifying relations over Bullet Train Project.
    Hindi – Japani, Bhai-Bhai, - India and Japan solidifying relations over Bullet Train Project.If you have not subscribed to news updates about our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, you may be unaware of his trips around the world. This is an important step as the representative of a country because it helps in establishing fruitful...
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  13. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    03/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Portrait of a mass killer: The details don't add up
    www.yahoo.com The strange and scary thing about Stephen Craig Paddock, the 64-year-old Nevada resident who secretly hauled 10 or more rifles to the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas on Sunday before opening fire on concertgoers below, killing at...
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  14. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    02/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Brother of Vegas shooter says zero indicators beforehand, wants to know who sold him a machine gun
    www.dailykos.com The brother of Stephen Paddock, the suspected gunman who murdered 58 people and injured at least 500 more at a Las Vegas concert, is speaking to the media to provide additional detail about his older sibling. Eric Paddock says he’s...
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  15. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    02/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Robert Reich: "Donald Trump Is No Longer The President Of The United States"
    www.dailykos.com Former Labor Secretary and political pundit Robert Reich wrote an amazing post today on Facebook. Announcement: Donald Trump is no longer the president of the United States Oh sure, he has the title and he has the bully pulpit – from...
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  16. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    01/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    From Donald Trump, a New Low
    www.theatlantic.com The President's tweets about Puerto Rico suggest he cannot conceive of any event apart from what it means about...
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  17. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    01/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    The first group of refugees from what Trump called the 'worst deal ever' with Australia are heading to the US
    www.businessinsider.com A transcript of a phone call revealed that Trump appeared to have misunderstood several components of a contentious refugee deal with...
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  18. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    01/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Here's How Russia Designs Propaganda To Appeal To Disenfranchised and Angry Americans
    www.politicususa.com It’s no wonder Russia was so successful. There is great power in appealing to people’s feelings that their government isn’t listening to them, that they are disempowered. A great example of just one way this was done (and is done) was shared today...
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    Francisco Lopez

    01/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    The Day Donald Trump Watched An Octogenarian Bleeding To Death And Did Nothing To Help
    www.dailykos.com In a 2008 interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump tells the quintessential Donald Trump story, which took place at Mar-a-Lago during the occasion of a $100,000 per table charity event when an elderly man fell off the stage and sustained a...
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  20. DrArt Trejo

    DrArt Trejo

    27/09/2017
    This is NOT an international crisis, this is a DOMESTIC crisis, PLEASE HELP - What every American needs to know about Puerto Rico’s hurricane disaster
    DrArt Trejo
    What every American needs to know about Puerto Rico’s hurricane disaster
    www.vox.com 9 essential things to know about Puerto Rico's humanitarian...
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  21. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    01/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Is Trump crazy like a fox? No, just crazy, says 'Art of the Deal' ghostwriter
    www.newsweek.com Tony Schwartz concludes that President Trump is “crazy as a personality...
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  22. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    01/10/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Gary Cohn Falsely Claims Wealthy Won't Benefit From Trump Tax Plan | HuffPost
    www.huffingtonpost.com Maybe the president's economic adviser hasn't read the plan yet. Eighty percent of the tax cuts go to the wealthy, according to one...
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  23. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    30/09/2017
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    Francisco Lopez

    30/09/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Democrats just keep winning GOP seats they shouldn't be - CNNPolitics
    www.cnn.com Roy Moore's victory in Alabama dominated the news on Wednesday. But, it was two far less high-profile races on Tuesday night -- one in Florida, one in New Hampshire -- that may well give us the best indication of where we are headed in the 2018...
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  25. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    29/09/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Republicans have a $700 billion problem that could make their new tax plan nearly impossible
    finance.yahoo.com President Donald Trump and Republicans have a big math problem with their attempt to overhaul...
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