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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard people reference his wealth and the fact that he had one year where he reported $2 million income from gambling.

Gambling is one thing, playing video poker is another. Long-term video gambling is a guarantee to lose. So that part of the story seems likely a story, and it doesn't really settle the issue of where the money really came from. But he is wealthy, and real estate could explain part of it.

There was one theory that said that he had hoped to use the explosives to detonate some gas tanks nearby after using the gunfire to chase people towards those gas tanks. It was just speculation, but if he meant to use it, that'would have been as good a way as any.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is 'no fight'...mere observations that were contradictory. Thats all.

The guy is a conundrum for sure, but hes made millions and there is nothing unsavory in his background including smuggling and laundering , surely some Police would have some intel on him if he were .

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The new news is that the security guard was shot before, not after the gunfire started.

I thought the story was a little weird -- if someone is breaking windows in the hotel, and firing semi-automatic weapons out of them, does a security guard tap on the door to ask if the guest could tone it down? And be answered with a burst of gunfire? But I accepted that he'd been shot while doing his duties, and he was investigating the gunfire when it happened.

Still, wouldn't he get on his walkie-talkie and call HQ rather than confront the shooter?

It turns out he got shot six minutes before the gunman started firing on the crowd below. The shooting went on for 11 minutes, and was over (and the gunman dead) by the time the police got there, five minutes or so after the shooting stopped. That would be over 20 minutes after the security guard got shot.

The times can be closely clocked because of time-stamped photos and videos, and the time calls were recorded at the police station or the hotel.

I don't get bitchy about the police being slow. They were heroic in the plaza. I wonder what was really happening? It seems that the guard was shot at the door of the room -- but what was he responding to? There was, at that point, no shooting. And why didn't his shooting of the security guard set off the Mandalay Bay's own security? When you think of it -- its inconceivable that the hotel doesn't have video surveillance of the hallways and lobbies of the hotel. They know when someone goes into a room, and their comings and goings.

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Vegas Shooter Used Hotel Freight Elevator, His Reno Home Was Broken Into
by Tyler Durden
Oct 11, 2017 7:17 AM
More than a week after Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in US history, Las Vegas Police and the FBI still have few clues about what motivated the millionaire semi-retired professional gambler to murder 59 people, and – perhaps more disturbing – no idea why he ended his reign of terror after just 11 minutes.

Unsurprisingly given the public’s voracious appetite for news about the investigation, more details emerged early Wednesday, when it was revealed that Paddock had used the freight elevator at Mandalay Bay in the days ahead of the attack. And in the latest sign that Paddock had hoped to maximize casualties during his rampage, police have revealed that fired special ‘incendiary’ bullets at a jet fuel tank, probably in the hopes of causing a massive explosion. Authorities had said earlier that he fired two conventional rounds at the tank, but failed to penetrate it.

The rounds, meant to ignite what they hit, were found inside Paddock's room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and near the fuel tank a short distance away on the grounds of McCarran International Airport, the sources said. Of course, this highlights a major inconsistency in the official narrative that needs to be addressed: If Paddock clearly intended to cause as much harm as possible, then why did he stop firing after just 11 minutes? [emphasis added]

Furthermore, why did he kill himself if he was in possession of “personal protection gear” in his hotel suite and explosives in his car that suggest he planned to escape and possibly carry out a second phase of the assault. There’s still no evidence that Paddock ascribed to any political or religious ideology.

Meanwhile, police say the Las Vegas shooter’s Reno home was broken into over the weekend, causing another round of police activity in the normally quiet Del Webb neighborhood, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal, and potentially complicating the investigation after LV Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Monday that investigators would revisit Paddock’s homes.

“The question was: Is the FBI along with LVMPD revisiting the personal property of the suspect? Yes, that is accurate along with the behavioral analysis detectives,” Lombardo said. “They are also present and maybe we can discern additional evidence as a result of that revisit.”

Paddock purchased the small tan home in Reno's Somersett neighborhood, one of several homes where Paddock lived with his girlfriend Marilou Danley, in 2013.

Officer Tim Broadway with the Reno Police Department said the suspect or suspects broke into the home through the front door over the weekend, noting he was not sure how exactly the suspects gained entry.

Reno officers arrived on scene and “immediately notified the FBI,” he said. Broadway said the department is working with the FBI to “make sure there are no further incidents.”

Broadway said officers were not aware of anything that was taken or whether there were any damages. There are no suspects at this time.

So, the question remains. What inspired a wealthy real-estate investor and accountant with no criminal history, and only glancing brushes with mental illness (though some have speculated that he may have been an undiagnosed schitzophrenic judging by his tendency to talk to apparently imaginary figures) to carry out the worst mass shooting in US history?

And, while police have been quick to discredit video evidence appearing to show shots being fired from a lower floor, Lombardo’s remark that Paddock “must’ve had help” continues to resonate.
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