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Offline Steve_uk

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Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« on: October 03, 2017, 08:27:PM »
It's not really a story, more of a snapshot with the scant information I have available. It's an age one expects individuals to be steeped in firmer values from the past or associates with a Beatles song, a time to take a breather from the stresses and strains of raising your own family, welcome your grandchildren and wind down in expectation of taking life a little easier in your remaining years.


Outwardly he appeared frighteningly normal: a couple of divorces under his belt, but that's no big deal in the modern throwaway society we have come to know and expect. No money worries, no arguments over family relationships, no grudge against a former employer. Just a normal, middle-class, suburban male on vacation to enjoy a Country and Western concert alongside 22000 others.

Yet this man stood apart.  Is there some concealed mystery in his past, some genetic connection to his gangster, psychopathic father with suicidal traits, who abandoned his son at 14 years of age?  Maybe he was worrying about the onset of old age in a world from which he had become dissociated, downgraded by the newer generation, no longer content with life's vices of gambling, drinking or prostitution. Time had moved on, yet the only individual he seemed to care about was his 90-year-old mother, for whom he bought cookies and a walking frame. She was from the old school: respectable, loyal, dependable, an existence he yearned to regain yet whose virtues now proved elusive.

Or maybe the concern for his mother makes the crimes all the more horrible and inexplicable. Is this just another example of the threnody of the human condition, the banality of evil, the senseless crime?

In short: he killed because he could. A loner who had lost the interconnection of daily lives which keep society moving, the cleaners, the launderers, the emergency service staff who would clean up his bloody mess, and why shouldn't they in their leisure time enjoy a respite in the form of a Harvest Festival of music? Yet this man, sequestered in his den of evil, curtains billowing inwards against the shattered glass, his vantage point chosen specifically to maximise the carnage in his last hour on earth spewed indiscriminately his bullets of hate, knowing full well he would forfeit his own meaningless life in the process and never be forced to confront the consequences of his actions.
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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 01:11:PM »
This mad maniac had been taking Diazepam for anxiety---------a BORN criminal who had his equally mad father's genes !

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 03:49:PM »
His brother's mental health is questionable too the way he was dramatizing during his interview,and laughing as well.

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 08:57:PM »
I didn't know that lookout. I know many people do need medication but from what I've read it's so easy to get hooked on these things.

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 02:45:PM »
Steve,the brother's got a police record as long as your arm,so it was mentioned after his interview. You can tell that something's not as it seems with some people. Having a gangster father would have sown the seed from birth. Crime is genetic.

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 07:59:PM »
Steve,the brother's got a police record as long as your arm,so it was mentioned after his interview. You can tell that something's not as it seems with some people. Having a gangster father would have sown the seed from birth. Crime is genetic.

Can you expand on this and tell us why you think "crime is genetic"

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2017, 08:04:PM »
Steve,the brother's got a police record as long as your arm,so it was mentioned after his interview. You can tell that something's not as it seems with some people. Having a gangster father would have sown the seed from birth. Crime is genetic.
That was Bruce Paddock I believe? He has an older brother Eric, who seems normal. Maybe Bruce inherited the crime gene and Stephen the suicide gene.

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2017, 10:06:PM »
Can you expand on this and tell us why you think "crime is genetic"






These are my own findings which seem to ring true. Like psychopathy=genetic. Both caused by an alteration in the structure of the brain.

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2017, 08:29:AM »





These are my own findings which seem to ring true. Like psychopathy=genetic. Both caused by an alteration in the structure of the brain.

You appear to be saying that whatever is our background, we're stuck with it and there's no chance of lifting ourselves above it. Incidentally, I've yet to find that psychopathy is genetic as it's not a mental illness, but a personality disorder. I concur that there are genetic predispositions, but there are no fixed rules. Your words "A BORN criminal with his equally mad father's genes" "Crime is genetic" "His brother's mental health is questionable too the way he was dramatizing during his interview and laughing too" are, at BEST appallingly and sweepingly judgemental.

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2017, 09:00:AM »
You appear to be saying that whatever is our background, we're stuck with it and there's no chance of lifting ourselves above it. Incidentally, I've yet to find that psychopathy is genetic as it's not a mental illness, but a personality disorder. I concur that there are genetic predispositions, but there are no fixed rules. Your words "A BORN criminal with his equally mad father's genes" "Crime is genetic" "His brother's mental health is questionable too the way he was dramatizing during his interview and laughing too" are, at BEST appallingly and sweepingly judgemental.

Couldn't agree with you more Jane!

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2017, 11:36:AM »
Aren't I allowed to state my own views now ?  ::) I thought we lived in a democracy,which stands for choice too.
Psychopathy is also genetic-------so pick holes in that as well. It makes me smile if nothing else seeing the pair of you acting like nosy neighbours over a garden wall,gossiping.

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 11:41:AM »
Apparently the guy admitted to having been " born bad ". It stands to reason seeing that his father was a gangster.

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2017, 01:06:PM »
The brother was found to have had stacks of child pornography when police did a search of his property !!

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2017, 02:10:PM »
The brother was found to have had stacks of child pornography when police did a search of his property !!
..and Paddock himself was losing money heavily in the run up to the murders, the root of all evil.

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Re: Murder in Las Vegas: the Stephen Paddock story
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2017, 03:16:PM »
..and Paddock himself was losing money heavily in the run up to the murders, the root of all evil.






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