We Don’t Know All Of What Happened In Vegas ….. It’s Imbecility To Discuss Possible Solutions


Well, I for one, will wait for all the facts to come in before comming to conclusions as to what happened and how to try and prevent such things from occurring again.  I do believe no one can ever go wrong with teaching and extolling the virtues of respect for life.  But, beyond that, there isn’t much to say, at this time.

In the meantime, here’s an interesting article from 538.  It actually discusses facts, rather than engage in exploitive hyperbole. 

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18 Responses to We Don’t Know All Of What Happened In Vegas ….. It’s Imbecility To Discuss Possible Solutions

  1. Latitude says:

    I heard Laura Ingraham on the internet (read it!) she hit a nerve…
    Something to the effect of…the thing that people are not talking about is 50% of the population of this country are on opiates or other drugs….and they are bat shit crazy

    • suyts says:

      Maybe, let’s wait and see what this lunatic was on before we impress some idiot congress critter to pass a law based on this premise.

      • leftinflagstaff says:

        We know what premise the critters will try to pass a law based on: that it was our guns’ fault.

      • philjourdan says:

        E.M. Smith is examining the Prescription medicine aspect. Possible, but that usually comes out by the fact that friends and neighbors noted a change in demeanor, which of course we have not yet seen either.

  2. philjourdan says:

    Your headline says it all. There is a rush to find a reason, but the truth is the perpetrator does not have a history that supports any of the cliched theories.

    One theory I heard, on the radio from an ex-FBI agent was the lack of history of anything that resembled his rampage is similar to Charles Whitman.

    Another fact that supports this was not political in any way is the revelation this morning that he sought to get a room a few weeks before that over looked a RAP concert. It is probably safe to say that the audience for the RAP concert would have been decidedly different from the audience that he did shoot at from a political perspective.

    We will have to wait and see.

    • Latitude says:

      “Stephen Paddock, who killed at least 58 people and wounded hundreds more in Las Vegas on Sunday with high-powered rifles, was prescribed an anti-anxiety drug in June that can lead to aggressive behavior, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has learned.

      Records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program obtained Tuesday show Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets by Henderson physician Dr. Steven Winkler on June 21.”


      “confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
      unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger;
      depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
      hyperactivity, agitation, aggression, hostility;”


      • suyts says:

        Lat, the side-effects of valium are the exact same “POSSIBLE” side effects of too much alcohol consumption. What is most typical of diazepam is that it calms people down ….. which is why it gets prescribed. 50 10 mg Valiums taken over such a period of time wouldn’t cause this in 99.9% of the population. Indeed, it if were taken once a day….. he would have ran out in August and have been totally out of his system by the time he did the shooting. …….. Nearly all of the time it isn’t the drugs which are causing the problems, but, rather, why it was deemed necessary to begin with. That is to say, most of us don’t need such meds. It is clearly a person with “problems” who get these prescriptions. Drugs like Lithium, Xanax, Valium, Elavil ……. they are all prescribed to people with “issues”, so it stands to reason that people who take such meds will have more of a tendency to do insane things. They are anti-anxiety, anti-depressants, manic/depressive meds. ….. who gets these things? People who are manic/depressive ….. depressed …. anxiety filled people. These people tend to do crazy things, with or without such meds.

        • Latitude says:

          You are exactly right….psychotropics can exacerbate those things though
          Biggest problem with them is the very nature in which they work….they can create a feeling of helplessness…and for a person having depression because of a feeling of helplessness, no control over their lives

        • cdquarles says:

          Psychotropics can ameliorate them, too. Part of this issue is cultural. With the Left’s century plus long war on Christianity, some thing else gets to fill that void. The Left gave us Prohibition, which gave us ‘organized crime’, which in turn gives us more violence. Criminalizing commerce cannot have a long term effect for good.

        • cdquarles says:

          Oh, one other thing. From memory, when a pharmaceutical gets tested, any and all effects get listed in the ‘may cause’ list; whether the drug caused it or not.

    • leftinflagstaff says:

      Well, ISIS did claim him. And they certainly hold a perspective which could easily target either concert.

      But, that seems far-fetched. Some people are just psychopaths.

  3. dirkhblog says:

    Anyone noticed he was a LANDLORD? Those landlords. They’re more dangerous than ISIS I tell ya. Wait a moment. TRUMP is one as well. There’s the connection! Man, your media hasn’t found that one yet? Lazy suckers.

  4. Latitude says:

    bring it on boys……….

    NFL players’ union teamed up with George Soros to fund leftist advocacy groups


  5. Lars P. says:

    Data is beautiful – CO2 and deuterium from ice-core up to year 2010 and thus no need to splice ‘thermometer data’
    (deuterium is temperature proxy)
    => no hokey stick

  6. Lars P. says:

    Looking like Tony Heller is looking for work:
    If you check what he has done, no wonder he was so proficient with his data analysis on his blog

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