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How to understand the mind of a mass killer (Forensic Psychiatrist)
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Posted on 10/03/2017 11:05:35 AM PDT by TigerClaws

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To: TigerClaws

Damn. How are they gonna know if he had a brain tumor now?


21 posted on 10/03/2017 11:36:23 AM PDT by PLMerite ("They say that we were Cold Warriors. Yes, and a bloody good show, too." - Robert Conquest)
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To: TigerClaws

Ugly ass carpet, too.


22 posted on 10/03/2017 11:36:56 AM PDT by PLMerite ("They say that we were Cold Warriors. Yes, and a bloody good show, too." - Robert Conquest)
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To: Don Corleone

Whatever the reason, your explanation is as good as any.

Yes, in a way they do have “Congress-critter” down to a science. “:^)


23 posted on 10/03/2017 11:37:52 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national punch-bowl.)
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To: TigerClaws
My posts on Amir Tsarfati usually go only to the end times ping list, but I thought you might like to see his comments on Las Vegas, which just came up on YouTube.
24 posted on 10/03/2017 11:38:17 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Don Corleone
I've done a few media interviews in my profession over the years, and I avoid TV interviews at all costs. There's simply no way a trained professional can adequately cover all of the angles of a specific point in the short block of time allocated for a TV audience that has the attention span of a fruit fly.

Something to keep in mind here is that many of these media people are dumber than bags of rocks, so it's not like they can understand what the professional is saying anyway.

TV interviews are just bad news all around. LOL.

25 posted on 10/03/2017 11:39:44 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: DoughtyOne; BenLurkin
Yes, he said a few interesting things but overall he did not have a coherent argument to explain Steven Paddock. He compared him to the guy who opened fire at the congressional baseball game, but then said that that guy had a definite political strategy to bring about a lot of special elections. It's not clear that Paddock had any political strategy. The doctor did say that based on his age, Paddock probably wasn't motivated by an urge to make a name for himself. So that leaves nothing.

A few times the doctor launched his own political comments, which doesn't seem all that professional, and might have been intended to distract from his lack of insight about Paddock. Apparently Dr. Welner was once a spokesperson for Ross Perot.

26 posted on 10/03/2017 11:44:08 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: wideminded

This interview is probably the best you’re going to get from a forensic psychiatrist on any similar subject. It’s easy to get a lawyer on TV to talk about legal points or an accountant to talk about tax law, but for medical matters you’re always going to have serious limitations when the expert is someone who never examined the person in question.


27 posted on 10/03/2017 11:51:01 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: wideminded

That comment about the Congressional shooter, was silly, and a good example of what happens after an event like this.

Some idiot or another comes along and attributes all sorts of ulterior motives to the shooter, when all the shooter was trying to do was make a statement.

He didn’t like Conservative Republicans. Does anyone really think he was crafting these killings to force new elections and thus a proliferation of his importance?

No. He just wanted to kill those “bad” (in his mind) people.

He didn’t think far enough ahead to realize that even more conservative people would have been appointed or elected to replace them, based on his crime.


28 posted on 10/03/2017 11:51:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national punch-bowl.)
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To: TigerClaws

Yawn. Another brain butcher heard from.


29 posted on 10/03/2017 11:55:10 AM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
So then one would ask why,unless he's totally off his rocker,would he feel the need to take so many people with him?

The doctor seemed to discount this possibility, but it still seems plausible.

30 posted on 10/03/2017 11:58:33 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: TigerClaws

Bump


31 posted on 10/03/2017 12:03:39 PM PDT by Az Joe (Gloria in excelsis Deo)
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To: DoughtyOne

From what the doctor was saying, I assumed that he had knowledge of some sort of manifesto left behind by the congressional shooter. If the doctor was just speculating, then that is silly and irresponsible.


32 posted on 10/03/2017 12:09:24 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: wideminded

Well, if he did I should stand corrected.

The guy was so disjointed I stopped watching about 25-33% in.

He wasn’t making any sense at all.


33 posted on 10/03/2017 12:13:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national punch-bowl.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“If you can’t clearly explain something to your grandmother, then you don’t really understand it.”

- Albert Einstein

it is amazing that so many “experts” really don’t know what they are talking about.


34 posted on 10/03/2017 12:14:10 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: TigerClaws
I'm playing amateur psychologist here, but I wondered just how much the brother (Eric?) was hiding -- or denying.

Had this guy ever exhibited any cruel or violent behavior in childhood? Had he ever been considered strange by his peer group? His father was a criminal; what was his mother like? The rage was probably simmering; he might have been a volcano waiting to erupt for the longest time.

Considering his gambling passion, I wondered how much an addiction to risk or cheap thrills played into this, along with a need for power. The victims were all in an enclosed area, making them sitting ducks. He could feel omnipotent.

Just my .02.

35 posted on 10/03/2017 12:16:53 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: TigerClaws

Psychology/psychiatry is 90% pseudoscience propagated largely by mentally defective people trying to solve themselves in my experience.


36 posted on 10/03/2017 12:28:02 PM PDT by LambSlave
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To: MoochPooch

His brother seemed ... odd. The wide eyes. The ‘hit by an asteroid.’

He also lacked any emotional response for either his brother or those that were harmed or the families of the dead.

Then to say his brother has no politics at all? Odd.


37 posted on 10/03/2017 12:29:48 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: DoughtyOne

John F Kerry’s group discussed assassinating enough politicians to turn the tide on congressionsl support for war in vietnam


38 posted on 10/03/2017 12:32:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Wouldn’t surprise me, but I wasn’t aware of it.

I may have read about it at one time, but it didn’t stick with me.


39 posted on 10/03/2017 12:36:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national punch-bowl.)
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To: LouieFisk

I noticed that two what’s up, I saw other pics with the 13? I confused but that’s nothing new.


40 posted on 10/03/2017 12:40:05 PM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT (Thank you Free Republic. Thank you President Donald J Trump)
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