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Cult YouTube gun channel boss found shot dead on rural Georgia road
Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2013 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Posted on 01/10/2013 4:39:41 PM PST by EternalVigilance

An operator of a highly popular YouTube channel dedicated to high-powered guns and explosives was found mysteriously shot to death, authorities said.

Keith Ratliff, who was a business partner at FPSRussia, YouTube's ninth most popular channel with more than three million active subscribers and a combined half billion views, was discovered on a rural road in Carnesville, Georgia.

Ratliff had a single gunshot wound the head and police are treating his death as a homicide.

When authorities made the grisly discovery on Thursday, they noticed there were several guns near Ratliff, according to a local radio station report.

'For him not to pull out that gun and try to defend himself, he had to feel comfortable around somebody. Either that or he was ambushed,' said Ratliff's heartbroken widow, Amanda.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; rkba; youtube
This story is a couple of days old, but a search didn't turn it up here.

Let's be careful out there.

1 posted on 01/10/2013 4:39:54 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
they noticed there were several guns near Ratliff, according to a local radio station report.

What crap.
I carry - but not my whole damn armory. If they ever find me dead by the side of the road there will only be one weapon "near" me - and I hope to hell it'll be empty with an empty magazine beside it.

For the weapons not to be stolen in the first place is suspicious. That means he was shot for something other than theft - and even then I can't see the shooter(s) leaving the guns.
For the guns to be found, they were meant to be found.

2 posted on 01/10/2013 4:47:35 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: EternalVigilance

I thought the original account said he was found shot in his office.


3 posted on 01/10/2013 4:50:04 PM PST by Ham Hock ( i)
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To: EternalVigilance

The story a few days ago said he was found in his office.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 4:50:32 PM PST by DBrow
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To: grobdriver

The ballistics report on this one would be very interesting.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 4:50:51 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Silence is a form of consent.)
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To: Ham Hock; DBrow

I hadn’t seen that. Got a link?


6 posted on 01/10/2013 4:52:17 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Silence is a form of consent.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Good post, and a good story, but “cult boss” realllly skews the picture:

The channel is popular, and this guy is his buddy, the geekier of the two.

There is no cult and there is no boss.

There is very tight public focus on the question of GUNS, so WHAT PARTY would this murder benefit.

It’s dark, and it’s obvious, and it is in keeping with the character of that person/group.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 4:54:46 PM PST by gaijin
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To: EternalVigilance
Careful, of the government I go though I am not living in fear to be honest. I still ponder why the feds brought up so much ammunition. I still would like to know the details of the Sandy Hook shooting, the Fort Hood shooting as well as the Fast and Furious not the versions that Holder and Obama gave to the media. These people make Janet Reno look like small potatoes. I hope the authorities can find out who murdered him. I don't watch his videos or know of him though feel sorry for his family. I still have concerns over Ruby Ridge and the people who were killed by the feds under Clinton. With the libs, they want the say, their justification who is supposed to be killed! Like now and like with Obamacare. They are frauds. They allow babies to be murdered. Can't they see why people distrust them so.
8 posted on 01/10/2013 4:54:46 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Lemme guess, the caliber was .38 (same as that found in Vince Foster’s hand).


9 posted on 01/10/2013 4:55:31 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: gaijin

I didn’t write the headline, obviously.


10 posted on 01/10/2013 4:58:23 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Silence is a form of consent.)
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To: Ham Hock

YouTube channel producer for fellow gun enthusiasts was found fatally shot in the head in his Carnesville, Ga., home on Jan. 3. Police are investigating the case as a homicide.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/professed-gun-nut-keith-ratliff-found-fatally-shot-head-article-1.1237250#ixzz2HcjqNN70


11 posted on 01/10/2013 4:59:27 PM PST by kcvl
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To: EternalVigilance

Juuust before tax deadline, what happens...? Celebrities get audited and/or prosecuted.

Why? Because each person then feels, “Gosh, wow, it happened to someone I KNOW..!!!” and then the total public deterrent value is far, far out of proportion to the effort required.

This is to fill us with the sense that people are getting gunned down left and right —he didn’t resist because the killer was in uniform and approached him under the premise that oversight was needed for something he was doing:

Use of some new explosive for a reactive target they were going to try out.

Have you noticed that FPS is the ONE gunner YouTuber who has had NOTHING to say about Sandy Hook and the torrent of impending legislation..?


12 posted on 01/10/2013 5:00:05 PM PST by gaijin
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To: EternalVigilance
Which is it?

In a rather macabre bit of irony, a self-professed "gun nut" who was a YouTube channel producer for fellow gun enthusiasts was found fatally shot in the head in his Carnesville, Ga., home on Jan. 3. Police are investigating the case as a homicide.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/professed-gun-nut-keith-ratliff-found-fatally-shot-head-article-1.1237250#ixzz2HcjFupkQ

Keith Ratliff, who was a business partner at FPSRussia, YouTube's ninth most popular channel with more than three million active subscribers and a combined half billion views, was discovered on a rural road in Carnesville, Georgia.

Ratliff had a single gunshot wound the head and police are treating his death as a homicide. Ratliff, who lived in Frankfort, Kentucky, with his family

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2259190/Keith-Ratliff-Popular-online-guns-explosives-expert-shot-death-rural-Georgia-road.html#ixzz2Hcjy4Pay Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2259190/Keith-Ratliff-Popular-online-guns-explosives-expert-shot-death-rural-Georgia-road.html#ixzz2HcjYS4vD Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

13 posted on 01/10/2013 5:00:55 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: EternalVigilance

My critique was not aimed at you AT ALL —apologies if it came off sounding that way.


14 posted on 01/10/2013 5:01:22 PM PST by gaijin
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To: kcvl

15 posted on 01/10/2013 5:01:50 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Silence is a form of consent.)
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To: EternalVigilance

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2976489/posts


16 posted on 01/10/2013 5:03:58 PM PST by DBrow
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To: gaijin

Nah. It’s cool.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 5:04:35 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Silence is a form of consent.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Now there’s a classic example of a cult of personality...not!


18 posted on 01/10/2013 5:04:39 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Related

http://www.naturalnews.com/038616_John_Noveske_mysterious_death_car_crash.html


19 posted on 01/10/2013 5:05:45 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Were there any government drones flying around in the area?


20 posted on 01/10/2013 5:06:08 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Alaska Wolf

Home? Ga rural road? Slight difference.

Now I’m really confused...


21 posted on 01/10/2013 5:06:36 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: EternalVigilance

Maybe he knew something about Sandy Hook. Something the media could find out if there wasn’t a complete and total blackout on Sandy Hook by the media. Nary a peep.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 5:07:22 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Alaska Wolf

At this point I don’t know. Hadn’t heard about this until about an hour ago.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 5:07:59 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Silence is a form of consent.)
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To: carriage_hill
Home? Ga rural road? Slight difference. Now I’m really confused...

How about his home being in Kentucky? The journalism schools have turned out a bunch of bumbling idiots. What a pathetic state the media is in today.

24 posted on 01/10/2013 5:19:05 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: EternalVigilance

Ping-


25 posted on 01/10/2013 5:21:00 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: EternalVigilance

WTF? The last story I read the guy was tied up in his office with a gunshot to the back of the head. Now he’s on the side of the road?


26 posted on 01/10/2013 5:30:14 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Good catch. Remember the crappy and confusing reporting from Sandy Hook? So much false flag crap thrown against the wall, that Fox News kept correcting itself/news reports every 15-20mins.


27 posted on 01/10/2013 5:31:13 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: opentalk
Thank you for posting this. Very sad story.

Prayers to his family.

28 posted on 01/10/2013 5:36:02 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: EternalVigilance

I heard this on the radidio a couple of days ago and I thought they said it was FPSRussia. Kyle hasn’t posted anything to his YouBoob in a week, that isn’t really unusal, but it will be interesting to see if he has an opinion about this.

Interesting, thanx for the post.


29 posted on 01/10/2013 5:39:25 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: carriage_hill
->>Good catch. Remember the crappy and confusing reporting from Sandy Hook? So much false flag crap thrown against the wall, that Fox News kept correcting itself/news reports every 15-20mins.

So true. Here where I live they first reported that the Sandy Hood shooter died with 3 shots to the back of the head and then it was 1 shot to the back of the head then it was he shot his way through the doors. Now, he got in with out breaking glass. So, what is it.

30 posted on 01/10/2013 5:41:39 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Christie at the beach; All

ALL of the disinfo and ‘confirmations’ that Fox was reporting was coming directly from doj. They mentioned that doj was their source several times. How did doj, which wasn’t there, have all this info, all of it wrong, before the locals ever said a word?


31 posted on 01/10/2013 5:49:39 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: EternalVigilance
According to this story, he was found in his office.
32 posted on 01/10/2013 6:07:38 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: MestaMachine
We didn’t watch much cable TV and listened to local and radio local news. Our son called us about the shooting. We didn’t even know about it since we were working a long schedule. He was telling us all sorts of stories that he was hearing in another state. Someone here on this site, shared a story and link to a police officer(former police officer maybe) being interviewed on radio who is questioning all of the evidence that he has been told about this case.
33 posted on 01/10/2013 6:07:58 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Did you know that one of the ‘relatives’ who claimed to be an uncle of one of the dead children was discovered to be an actor from out of town who didn’t even know the family he was claiming to speak for? Yet he appeared on all the networks and some of the morning shows faking tears calling for gun control...meanwhile telling off color jokes, laughing and having a good time offstage.


34 posted on 01/10/2013 7:26:39 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: MestaMachine

I didn’t know any of this.

Mercy, what a terrible thing of this person/actor to do.


35 posted on 01/10/2013 7:53:39 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: EternalVigilance

“Cult”?! The marxist media’s pejorative term for “popular” for their enemies...


36 posted on 01/10/2013 8:09:01 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

Yep.


37 posted on 01/10/2013 8:11:23 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Silence is a form of consent.)
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To: Ham Hock

It did.


38 posted on 01/10/2013 8:52:10 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Christie at the beach

There’s still YT film of 2 add’l shooters being chased into woods behind school, ‘proned-out’, and led-out past crowd. Both disappeared; one apparently was a curious neighbor, but the other never ID’d. Exact weapons usage is still unclear. Still much suppressed evidence, as with Aurora, Sikh Temple and other shootings.

Worst reporting I’ve ever seen; even more confusing than the first few hours of 9-11-01.


39 posted on 01/11/2013 5:00:28 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: MestaMachine

“was discovered to be an actor from out of town”

Do you have a link for this? I want to add it to my collection. tia


40 posted on 01/11/2013 6:14:40 AM PST by DBrow
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