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6 Questions About the Vegas Massacre That Will Make You Wonder What They’re Hiding, from Daisy Luther

The articles poking holes in the Las Vegas storyline keep coming. From Daisy Luther at lewrockwell.com:

This Week in the News

You know, I tried to keep from going full-on tinfoil with the Las Vegas massacre, but they’re making that completely impossible.

Sure, there were questions from the very beginning. A lot of things didn’t quite add up, but there is an investigatory process in such events. But… how is it that every single thing has been upended? This story is unraveling like a frayed sweater in a basket with a litter of kittens.

Here are the 6 questions about the Vegas Massacre that make me wonder what on earth they’re trying to hide from us.

1.) Why do witnesses keep disappearing?

It is a proven fact that many people who go through something as horrific as this attack don’t remember things clearly. People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder often experience deficits in accuracy and this event was nothing if not traumatic. Lots of people reported having no idea what was going on. They thought the noise was firecrackers at first. Confusion and fear colored their memories and their only focus was on surviving. We’ve all heard someone describe an event, saying, “It was all a blur.”

But there were a few witnesses who had a very clear recall of the event and they are telling very different stories. Stories of multiple shooters. Stories of shooters right in the crowd. Stories of early police reports that could have prevented the entire tragedy.

Jesus Campo was the security guard who was shot in the leg when he approached Paddock’s room. (One reporter found that Campo either was not in the employee database or had been removed.) He had scheduled interviews with the media and then didn’t show upOne reporter said there was a gag order on Campo and his family but this has not been verified. No one seems to know the whereabouts of Campo.

Another eyewitness was 28-year old Kymberley Suchomel, who had attended the music festival. She told a very detailed story of multiple shooters, actual fireworks as a distraction. She escaped unharmed only to die unexpectedly in her home a week later “of natural causes.”

These people aren’t alone in their stories that don’t match the official narrative. Read this article and watch this video for more eyewitness stories. And guys…be careful.

To continue reading: 6 Questions About the Vegas Massacre That Will Make You Wonder What They’re Hiding

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Vegas Weekend Roundup: Insanity, by Karl Denninger

Here’s a new a different take on the Las Vegas shooting. From Karl Denninger at theburningplatform.com:

Ok, time for a round-up on the latest insanity in the Vegas shooting.

Let’s deal with the “security guard” first.  He’s “disappeared” — well, not really.  He suddenly canceled several interviews, his house is now under “guard” by a firm that was decertified (expired license) in Nevada, and a family member allegedly told a member of the press that he’s under a “gag order.”  The “security guard” doesn’t appear to have ever been registered as a private security officer in the State of Nevada, which, if his job description met what one thinks of as a “security guard”, is a legal requirement to work as same in the state.  Further, he apparently has union representation (that is, he’s a member of a trade union.)

Ok, let’s go through this because the conspiracy nuts are going insane at the moment.

First off, a “gag order” can only be issued by a judge.  They’re not secret.  Second, both the FBI and LVMPD have repeatedly claimed that there are no other shooters (and never were), and no other suspects.  The only suspect is dead, so there’s nothing to “gag” because there’s nobody to put on trial.

So if there’s a “gag order” (a real one), let’s see it.  Best guess is that it doesn’t exist.

What about the other inconsistencies — especially the apparently lack of a private security officer license?

Occam’s Razor folks: I’ll bet he’s an illegal immigrant.

His name is a common Hispanic first name but an extremely rare US one.

If he’s an illegal immigrant he can’t register for a security guard license.

This of course means that both his union and Mandalay Bay (MGM) knew, or recklessly and intentionally averted their attention from his lack of citizenship, and that would explain the “gag”; one or both have warned him that if he opens his mouth they will throw him to the wolves.  Up until this point it was great for both Mandalay Bay and the union; the union got dues, Mandalay Bay got a suppressed-wage and compliant worker.

To continue reading: Vegas Weekend Roundup: Insanity

More About The Las Vegas Shootings, by Chuck Baldwin

The official Las Vegas shooting story is just not holding together. From Chuck Baldwin at lewrockwell.com:

My, what a difference a week makes.

Police have dramatically altered their original timeline and sequence of events, which only makes the official story regarding the Las Vegas shootings all the more unbelievable. More on that further down.

First, here are some additional questions that I did not broach in last week’s column.

See my initial column on the Las Vegas shootings here:

The Las Vegas Shootings

1. Where are the hundreds or thousands of spent cartridges on Stephen Paddock’s hotel floor?

In the photos of the suite that have been released to the public, we see maybe a few dozen shell casings scattered around the room (including next to the body) but nothing close to the multiple hundreds of expended cartridges that had to have been on the floor if Mr. Paddock did what authorities are saying he did.

Think about it: according to published reports, 58 people were killed in this attack, and over 500 were wounded. In order to achieve that many casualties, the shooter would have had to have fired around 1,000 rounds (minimum) in just ten minutes with a modified semi-automatic rifle (or rifles). An amazing feat. In fact, it is an all but impossible feat.

A quick note on the “bump stocks”: the White House and U.S. Congress are signaling that they are going to ban “bump stocks.” And, of course, the compromising NRA is supporting this additional gun control measure. But people who know what they are doing can accomplish the same result as a “bump stock” with a stiff rubber band. That’s right: a stiff rubber band. What’s next: banning rubber bands?

You and I both know the ultimate objective is the banning of all semi-automatic rifles. That’s the goal of Marxists, globalists, and everyone within the establishment elite who desires to strip America of its independence and national sovereignty. I have said it repeatedly: the greatest deterrence to the collapse of freedom in the Western world is an armed U.S. citizenry. Take away semi-automatic rifles from the American citizenry and the entire Western world would plunge into five hundred years of tyranny—and globalist elites KNOW IT.

To continue reading: More About The Las Vegas Shootings

Media Begging Us for Conspiracy Theories on Las Vegas, by Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter has her own theory on how “gambler” Stephen Paddock supported himself, and how it may have led to the Las Vegas shooting. From Coulter at anncoulter.com:

Now the media are just taunting us with their tall tales about Stephen Paddock, the alleged Las Vegas shooter. Reputedly serious news organizations are claiming that he made a living playing video poker. That’s like claiming someone made a living smoking crack.

The media are either doing PR for the gambling industry or they don’t want anyone considering the possibility that Paddock was using gambling to launder money.

NBC News reports, with a straight face: “Las Vegas gunman earned millions as a gambler.” A Los Angeles Times article is headlined, “In the solitary world of video poker, Stephen Paddock knew how to win.” The story says that Paddock’s gambling “was at least a steady income over a period of years.”

I don’t know all the ins and outs of Paddock’s life, but that’s a lie.

How do reporters imagine casino owners make a living? Any ideas on how all those glorious lobbies, lights, pools and fountains are paid for? How do they think Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn became billionaires if gambling is a winning proposition for people like Paddock — and therefore, by definition, a losing proposition for the casinos?

The media think about money the way Democrats do. They have absolutely no conception of where it originates. Those casino owners sure are generous!reporters think to themselves. Economist Thomas Sowell is always ridiculing journalists for not understanding basic economics. It turns out, they don’t understand the spreadsheet of a lemonade stand.

The New York Times explained that the “top” video poker machines pay out 99.17 percent. That’s great that Paddock was only losing cents on the dollar (if true), but it’s still losing. The Times quickly explained that he could have more than made up his losses with all the “comps” — the free rooms, meals and “50-year-old port that costs $500 a glass,” as his brother Eric said.

 

A Tactical Analysis Of The Las Vegas Mass Shooting Incident, by Brandon Smith

A lot of things don’t add up about the Las Vegas shooting. From Brandon Smith at alt-market.com:

I set aside some time for more details of the Vegas shooting to emerge before writing this article. A few important data points have been released, but I have to say that this remains one of the most confusing terror incidents in decades.

The tactical and strategic thought applied in this attack denotes a sophisticated and experienced shooter, yet, we are told by Stephen Paddock’s family and girlfriend that there was no indication that he had such knowledge or experience. There were some advanced tactical decisions involved in every aspect of the staging of the event, yet, there were also a few glaring mistakes that do not fit. Beyond this, there is evidence that Paddock (the alleged shooter) did not act alone, yet, the official mainstream narrative continues to tell us that he was a lone wolf.

Now, every terror event these days produces an endless supply of alternative theories, some practical and some ridiculous. I will be keeping my theories to a minimum here, because I don’t think they serve much purpose in this instance beyond comfort for those that desperately want explanations. What I will be doing is presenting some questions and pointing out inconsistencies. My goal is merely to show that there is evidence which indicates far more complexity to the Vegas shooting than the mainstream media and federal officials are willing to discuss.

First, lets look at how the attack was staged versus what we are told about the background of Stephen Paddock.

Mass Shooter Psychological Profile

Psychological disposition is the root of tactical behavior.  It is important to note that mass shootings are an extremely rare occurrence despite the propaganda often poured onto the pages of the mainstream media. Psychological profiling of the people behind these crimes is difficult because the number of candidates is very small. There are, however, some common themes.

To continue reading: A Tactical Analysis Of The Las Vegas Mass Shooting Incident

 

Can the Government Keep Us Safe? by Andrew J. Napolitano

The conclusion is indisputable: no, the government cannot keep us safe. In fact, governments pose the largest threat to our lifes, liberty and property on the planet. From Andrew J. Napolitano at lewrockwell.com:

Here we go again. The United States has been rattled to the core by an unspeakable act of evil perpetrated by a hater of humanity. A quiet, wealthy loner rented a hotel suite in Las Vegas, armed it with shooting platforms and automatic weapons, knocked out two of the windows, and shot at innocents 32 floors below. Fifty-nine people were murdered, and 527 were injured.

The killer used rifles that he purchased legally and altered illegally. He effectively transformed several rifles that emit one round per trigger pull and present the next round in the barrel for immediate use (semiautomatics) into rifles that emit rounds continuously when the trigger is pulled — hundreds of rounds per minute (automatics). Though some automatic rifles that were manufactured before 1986 can lawfully be purchased today with an onerous federal permit, automatic weapons generally have been unlawful in the United States since 1934. Even the police and the military are not permitted to use them here.

I present this brief summary of the recent tragedy and the implicated gun laws to address the issue of whether the government can keep us safe.

Those who fought the Revolution and wrote the Constitution knew that the government cannot keep us safe. Because they used violence against the king and his soldiers to secede from Great Britain, they recognized that all people have a natural right to use a weapon of contemporary technological capabilities to protect themselves and their liberty and property. They sought to assure the exercise of this right by enacting the now well-known Second Amendment, which prohibits the government from infringing upon the right to keep and bear arms.

To continue reading: Can the Government Keep Us Safe?

Please Stop With the Conspiracy Theories Surrounding the Las Vegas Shooting, by Steve Sheldon

Here’s a welcome counterbalance to some of the more fervid speculation on the internet. It’s not to say that the “official” story is the right one, but you can knock out a hotel window with a hammer. From Steve Sheldon at theburningplatform.com:

Please Stop With the Conspiracy Theories Surrounding the Las Vegas Shooting

Too many rumors are swirling around regarding the tragedy in Vegas from Sunday night. Let me start by dispelling with some of the questions floating around on the internet:

1.  How did he get that many weapons into his room without being noticed?  

A: With a luggage cart and ten suitcases over 3 days.

2.  How did he fire off that many rounds without training?  

A: A monkey can pull a trigger; and, who says he didn’t have practice?

3. How was he able to kill that many people in such a short time?  

A: He had 11 minutes firing on near full-auto (using a bump fire device) into a crowd of people that had no idea where the fire was coming from.

4.  Why did he have so many weapons?  

A: First, he was a psychopath. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said it best, “No Ma’am, I can’t get into the mind of a psychopath at this point.”

Second, he probably thought he would be there for an extended period of time and perhaps thought he would heat up one or more guns. Maybe he wasn’t good at changing magazines? Again, first answer is always a fit. Seriously, how can we apply reason to a psychopath?

5. How did he get his hands on fully automatic firearms?  

A: Investigation has determined that he had bump fire or slide fire devices on 12 of his firearms, which make them sound like a full-auto and operate much like a full-auto. They are approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and are easily available (until now).

To continue reading: Please Stop With the Conspiracy Theories Surrounding the Las Vegas Shooting