Irreconcilable Differences

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The Land Of The Free

From about 80 years ago. It has only gotten worse.

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Multiple Shooters?

The video is an acoustic analysis of the shooting.

The person giving this talk mentions that multiple shooters were reported by the police early on in the incident. There were shots fired at several hotels reported before the main event. All that is gone from the police after action reports you see on the “news”. The discussion of multiple shooters starts about 21:40 into the video.

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This video gives a sense of the scene in Las Vegas. He discusses helicopter noises and the possibility of shooting from the helicopter. Take the numerology at the end of the video with a grain of salt.

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This feller discusses YouTube censorship of videos relating to the events. He also notes the “13” on Paddock’s neck. He also looks at the possibility of the picture being photo shopped. He is an experienced photo shop guy. The rant at the end is a little left for my taste, but it is a nice touch.

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The bump-stock is explained by a very experienced combat shooter. They are not well suited for consistent rates of fire or aim. Plus. Your shoulder is going to hurt after a thousand or two rounds. Maybe that is why Paddock was a suicide. His shoulder really hurt.

The gun guy thinks that the only thing that makes sense is for Paddock to have been a gun runner. There are lots of interesting side topics in the video. Like what a shot out door would look like. (nothing like what was shown in the pictures)

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Another audio analysis.

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Some things don’t add up.

The arsenal: Paddock put a substantial amount of thought and planning into the position of his perch as well as a potential escape. He had the knowledge and experience to calculate accurate shots from an elevated position at distance. But, for some reason the 64-year-old-man decided it was warranted to drag at least 23 guns and hundreds of pounds of ammunition in ten separate suitcases to his room at the Mandalay Bay. A person with the intelligence displayed in the planning of this event would know that most of these rifles were not needed in the slightest to achieve the effect desired. They are dead weight, and moving them into the Mandalay only presented unnecessary risk of discovery. Unless, of course, the original plan involved multiple shooters.

If he was a gun runner, shooting up Las Vegas, would not have been a part of his original plan. The point about his lugging up way more “tools” than he needed is valid in any case. Odd for some one supposedly so adept in planning the massacre.

We will need a Warren Commission to sort all this out.

And just to make things more interesting, Jesus Campos who was shot before (after, during) the massacre has disappeared. He was going to talk to at least 5 news organizations.


The Conspiracies Are Multiplying Faster Than They Can Be SWATed Down

The FBI and Las Vegas police swear they are doing everything in their investigation as openly as possible. “There is no conspiracy…”

This is of course proof positive that conspiracy X, Y, or Z or possibly A, B, C, and D are true without a doubt.

My favorite conspiracy is the square root of minus one. Imaginary numbers. Imagine that.


Facing the slogans

I keep seeing simplistic slogans on multicolored signs in a lot of yards, and because I think some of them are a bit sanctimonious (maybe even a bit manipulative) it struck me that a few pictures might be in order.

What human could possibly be illegal?

And what love could possibly not be love?


What could be more life giving and life affirming than water?


And who could ever argue that science is not real?


Or take issue with the idea that women’s rights are human rights?


Hell, especially in the case of women’s rights, I think I’d even go so far as to say that I agree with the slogan even more than the authors do!

Anyway, I see these slogans day in and day out, and not only do they influence me, they make me think.



I Went To A Maker Meeting Last Night

Last night I went to a Meet Up with a group of Rockford Makers. It was great fun. In their shop they have a lot of very nice tools. The usual metal lathes and milling machines. A few 3D printers plus a laser cutting machine. Here is their current interest list:

Woodworking · Robotics · Art · Electronics · Crafts · DIY (Do It Yourself) · Hacking · Arduino · Makers · Metalworking · Recycle Reuse Re-invent · Makerspaces · 3D Printing · CNC Routing and Machining · Drones

I got to talk to engineers, technicians, coders, and the just interested. Since it was an open house they made me and the OL neat key fobs with their logo on it using the laser cutter.

So far I have promised to go back every Wednesday. I’m looking forward to it.

Their main www site is Rockford Makers.


Where Is The SJW Outrage?

juggernaut x2 said:

Let’s see if Jimmy Kimmel cries like a bitch over Weinstein like he does over everything else.

Trump was attacked relentlessly for imagining using his power to go after women. Weinstein did it. Many, many times. If the reports are true.

So where is the vitriol? Or was it all just a partisan act?

It is not ordinary malfeasance that kills organized religion. Hypocrisy is the real death.

This is not the first time nor even at the highest levels. For that we have Bill Clinton to thank. And on the down low JFK. Power corrupts. Both those who wield it and those who come asking power for favors. And none of this is secret. The individual perps may not be well known but the lay of the land is obvious.

So where is the SJW outrage over “male privilege” ? Silence when it is one of their own.

I probably should note that all this is human nature. We have reports going back many thousands of years. Humans are not a blank slate. They have proclivities. And if we pretend the proclivities don’t exist we suffer the consequences. Conventional wisdom used to be “don’t let your daughter become an actress”. It is still good advice. Because the casting couch is not going away. No matter how many SJWs wish it.

Carrie Fisher discussed the casting couch in the last few seconds of this video.

( About 4 minutes – and worth every second )


Neck 13

Note the “13” on Steve Paddock’s neck. Then have a look at his suicide photos and see if you can find that 13 on his neck. And what does it mean to have a 13 tattooed just below your adams apple?

13 Neck

The photo comes from The Daily Mail – UK.


If We Find A Gun

Steve Wynn an owner of a Las Vegas casino discusses the shooting and Stephen Paddock.

Wynn also said Stephen Paddock and his girlfriend were well-known to his staff.

“He’s been staying in Las Vegas since ‘06. So you know, we’re talking about 11 years with his girlfriend or at least in recent years, frequent visitor, once or twice a month, to this hotel and others. The most vanilla profile one could possibly imagine. A modest gambler at least by our standards, you know, nothing serious, paid promptly, never owed any money anywhere in Las Vegas. He didn’t fit the profile of a problem or compulsive gambler.”

When asked whether he had a motive regarding Paddock’s murderous rampage, Wynn suggested that his previous behavior suggested the gunman was “a rational man.”

“This is a man who behaved rationally, privately, a little introverted, liked to play video poker. But he was a rational man. And every historical review of his behavior indicates that he was a rational man; so was his girlfriend. And yet he prepared over an extended period of time, a totally irrational act.

“Now, this sounds like someone either totally demented — a behavior which he never evidenced — or someone who’s sending a message. This is a plan. We don’t know what that message is or if there is one, but this behavior, according to my employees, is as stunning, as unexpected as anybody, any of them have ever met.

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” – Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson also wrote a book. “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas”.

Wynn also said:

We constantly — we don’t allow guns in this building unless they’re being carried by our employees and there’s a lot of them. But if anybody’s got a gun and we find them continually, we eject them from the hotel.”

In other words a person with a gun is at least given one warning.


Latest conspiracy theory –> What really happened in Las Vegas is being covered up so as to not unduly affect tourism.

Update: 10 October 2017 1405z

Police radio audio from the night of the shooting. It doesn’t seem to match the official story.


Steve Was A…..

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A lot of people on the usual conspiracy sites think the missing part of the utterance is “arms dealer.”

The casinos were used to launder his profits. Some how the people he was selling the guns to twigged on to the plot and did a double cross of which ever agency was behind the deal. Another “Fast and Furious” gone bad.

Well that is one of the stories going around. There is also police scanner audio showing shots fired at as many as five places. The Belagio was one of the places. And there are claims that shooting took place inside the concert.

Why do I buy the “money laundering” bit? No one wins $5 million playing video poker. The odds in favor of the house are too great.

The rest? Plausible. So far.

Update: 7 October 2017 0938z

Eye witness reports are starting to come out. At 6:30 in the below video the witness claims to have heard shooting that came from inside the venue. But he is also not sure.

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He was with two police officer brothers at the concert.

Publicus_Reanimated makes a good point.

Except that you won’t hit anything unless by accident. You can’t do that if you’ve never fired full auto before, real or simulated via bump stock which makes it even harder to aim. From 500+ yards that concert venue looked just a little larger than a postage stamp. There should be bullets hundreds of yards away from the target in all directions if this was an inexperienced shooter.

Update: 7 October 2017 1027z

The Canada Free Press has a post Was Vegas an FBI Sting Gone Bad? that begins like this:

Why is there no motive for the Vegas massacre? Why did Stephen Paddock have a secret life?

It is terrible to contemplate, but the possibility that Stephen Paddock was an undercover federal operative or informant cannot be ruled out. He may have been either set up or used by ISIS and/or a federal agency in a scheme that backfired.

The feds may have thought they were going to catch ISIS in the act of preparing a major terrorist attack. ISIS terrorists may have thought Paddock was one of them but realized at the last minute that it was a set-up.

That is certainly a coherent picture. But is it the right one?


Tom Angell Has a Blog

Tom Angell, whose Drug War newsletter focused mainly on cannabis I greatly enjoy (You can subscribe here), now has a blog too.

The Marijuana Moment.

A typical article: Congressman: Medical Marijuana Can Help Breast Cancer Sufferers. And the Congressman? Matt Gaetz (R – Florida).


Some Conspiracies To Entertain You

Commenter at Zero Hedge AurorusBorealus has come up with a few interesting theories about Steve Paddock the Las Vegas shooter. I’m skipping #1 because it is about a very minor detail. You can look it up at the link provided if you desire.

2) 2 Privates planes, millionaire, completely secretive, spoke to no one about anything, left no evidence of his agenda or plan, worked for Lockheed Martin briefly, had contacts in the Phillipines, abusive and obnoxious by all accounts, handled his affairs mostly in cash, his father was an ingenious bank-robber who was eventually incarcerated, had no formal military training but could plan and execute an attack like a military professional. This Paddock is CIA: sure as the sun rises in the morning.

Some one with military training was definitely involved.

3) He fired for 12 minutes and then nothing for 60 more minutes until police entered his room. He was not combing his hair, checking his e-mail, or on the toilet after shooting 600 people in 12 minutes. He had planned other actions. He obviously intended to escape but failed. The only reasonable explanation is that he died after 12 minutes from a gunshot wound that could only have come from a sniper who had been monitoring his position. (Hence the conflcting reports about multiple shooters including other shooters in other hotels).

Or some one in the room killed him. A security guard definitely got shot.

One minute later, a security officer told Las Vegas police officers he was shot and gives them the exact location of the shooter. Lombardo said he didn’t know if the security officer was armed.

“His bravery was amazing,” Lombardo said. “He remained with officers and actually continued to help clear rooms until officer told him to seek medical attention.” Lombardo said that by his estimate, 200 rounds were fired into the hallway.

Lombardo is the Las Vegas Sheriff. But back to the conspiracies.

4) Isis claims credit. He may have been working as an asset in the Phillipines, with his girlfriend (using her), to arm and finance Isis there. Instead of recruiting them to serve U.S. interests, they recruited him to serve Isis interests. That is the problem with the CIA: hiring a bunch of psychopaths and using their vices to control them. That only goes so far… because any man without morality also has no loyalty. the CIA psychopath today can become the enemy’s tomorrow.

We also see that in the Middle East where the politics are called Byzantine for a reason. Read T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom – text to see how tribal loyalty changes as circumstances change.

5) This was a CIA agent gone rogue (ala Osama bin Laden), they had an inkling that he may have gone rogue and were monitoring him. Now, they are scrambling to cover it up. That is my best guess, and it is pure theory… so take it as such.

The guy who came up with those theories should be a novelist, or a historian. Fast and Furious can’t have been the only arms smuggling operation going on. Or still on going.


Published 26 May 2017

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This video was released on 24 May 2017:

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A Cab Driver – Live Report – Las Vegas

A female cab driver gives a live report in Las Vegas from the about time the shooting starts. You can hear the shooting. She picks up some people from the concert including an obviously hysterical woman. The men with her seem more collected. Maybe those Indiana Jones movies had female psychology (generally) pegged. My wife goes to pieces in emergencies. So I have had some experience.

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Update: 5 October 2017 0826z

Obviously the video has been taken down. I wonder why?

Update: 5 October 2017 1003z

You can watch the video here. There are also more details about the cab driver and her passengers.

YouTube now has several copies of the video available. and

The Infowars take.

Pamela Geller has a copy of the video and her readers provide speculation.

Update: 5 October 2017 1032z

An excerpt from Clark County Sheriff Lombardo’s press conference. He hints at possible multiple shooters. Or at least Paddock had help. The full October 4th press conference can be found here.

I don’t recall where I read it but some one noted that it is a military tactic to have two firing positions to confuse observers. Supposedly Paddock had no military training.

Update: 5 October 2017 1059z

I found the military quote at Infowars.

Using multiple firing positions is a military tactic designed to throw off the enemy. A single firing position is relatively easy to pinpoint, so the use multiple points of fire is employed to ‘blur’ the locator’s image.

And they got it from Video Appears To Confirm Multiple Shooters.


Security Screens

The aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting has brought out a lot of craziness. I don’t buy a lot of the “false flag” stuff pushed in this video. But their look at the call for more security in Las Vegas, one of the most security conscious cities in America because of all the loose cash, is very interesting.

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Here is a link to the Reason Magazine article that shows up in the video. Nude Body Scanners Easily Tricked


Las Vegas Conspiracy Theories

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If it turns out he was an antifa supporter that is going to prove extremely inconvenient for our friends on the left.

Here is another one. The “you’re all going to die” bit is interesting.

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Different Calibers


The Gat Crank


How To Prevent Another Las Vegas

Do not hold shows in the vicinity of tall buildings.

Because in a nation of 300 million private weapons how in the heck do you implement gun control?

And when only criminals have guns? Well Chicago. Or how about my little town? Rockford Now 2nd Most Dangerous Small City in U.S. We suffer from an excess of gang warfare. Just like Chicago.

I suppose I should be using the latest statistics. So here goes.

Crime in America 2017: Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Under 200,000

Rockford, Illinois, is the most dangerous city in the U.S. with a population between 100,000-200,000 people, displacing Little Rock, Arkansas, which now ranks as #2. Tallahassee, Florida moved onto the list at #8 after just missing the cut at #12 last year; Odessa, Texas also moved from #11 to #9. Many of the rest of the positions held steady and only saw small increases or decreases in their violent crime rates.

All statistics are based on 2015 data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report.

We are now #1 – with a bullet. No high rise buildings required.

My second prescription to reduce violence (we have historical experience with this)?

End Prohibition you fools.


Liberal Lies About Islamism Elected Trump

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