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Old 10-05-2017, 01:22 AM   #736
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Default Re: Active shooter(s) at Mandalay Bay hotel in Vegas

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Doesn't even look remotely like the same hotel...

It's the Tropicana.

In the second video here at 0:20, you can hear SWAT say "strike team already in route to the Tropicana." Does seem like an odd coincidence. Maybe it was an officer poking his head out of the window? Not sure why though.
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:37 AM   #737
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Thinking about it... what prompted that guy to start filming the upper floors of the Tropicana? Heard gunfire?
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:59 AM   #738
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I just remembered that the first video I posted in the OP of this thread was filmed from the Tropicana...

Could those shots heard in that video be coming from the Tropicana area rather than Mandalay? or am I reaching? It seems like something was going down at the Tropicana.



https://imgur.com/hcigtlr

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Old 10-05-2017, 02:27 AM   #739
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Default Re: Active shooter(s) at Mandalay Bay hotel in Vegas

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possible video of the shooter looking out the window

http://breaking911.com/new-witness-a...e-video-watch/

another shooter?
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:44 AM   #740
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How far away from the concert is the Tropicana?

It looks like that southwest-facing tower definitely has a clear view of the concert grounds. Only thing between them is a small gas station building.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:52 AM   #741
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Default Re: Active shooter(s) at Mandalay Bay hotel in Vegas

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Thinking about it... what prompted that guy to start filming the upper floors of the Tropicana? Heard gunfire?
There's an original tweet to that video. He started filming because he heard the gunfire from Mandalay Bay.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:25 AM   #742
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Default Re: Active shooter(s) at Mandalay Bay hotel in Vegas

I stayed at the Tropicana earlier this year

I also went to the Pyramid place
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:29 AM   #743
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There's nothing blocking the Tropicana from the concert ground
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:28 AM   #744
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Crappy quality, but if true, it's interesting.



Hope someone can find the link to the thread.

Not sure if already posted.
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:35 AM   #745
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The only way for a conspiracy to make sense is if something comes from this...a new law, or funding of some sort, someone profits somehow, etc

and to me, the more confusing the killer's motive is...the less likely it is for something to change



The metal detector anonymous post makes sense...but then that means this guy with no children willingly killed innocents and then died for it which is hard to fathom.

It is a lot of coincidences and Chertoff is demonstrably a piece of shit psychopath who deliberately sought to profit from these kind of events in the past:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Chertoff

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Michael Chertoff has been an advocate of enhanced technologies, such as full body scanners.[24] His lobbying firm Chertoff Group (founded 2009) represents manufacturers of the scanners.[25][26]

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Old 10-05-2017, 07:08 AM   #746
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NEW: Vegas attacker used his hotel room to spray massive aviation fuel tanks with bullets, rounds did not penetrate - LV Review Journal

This guy has been buying weapons for decades but wasn't aware the fuel tanks were outside the max effective range of his rifles.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:24 AM   #747
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NEW: Vegas attacker used his hotel room to spray massive aviation fuel tanks with bullets, rounds did not penetrate - LV Review Journal

This guy has been buying weapons for decades but wasn't aware the fuel tanks were outside the max effective range of his rifles.
Well for fire you need to have enough heat and oxygen so as long as those tanks were full no explosion would be possible.
I think the only scenario would have been using a high powered rifle like a 50 cal - that is if it was able to penetrate - with the bullet generating a spark with enough heat to trigger an explosion; a highly unlikely scenario though.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:08 AM   #748
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If you're going to frame someone, who better than a guy who seemingly had zero reason to do this?


Reason? Why should there ever be a reason for when something like this (terrorism, criminals, evilness etc) happens? Oh you guys.... ever heard about crazy? What, you cant be crazy anymore???

You think any criminal, terrorist, isis, cartel, kkk, whatever would be some perfectly sane benovelent dude just chillin in the burbs if they didnt have their.... "reason"?

No my friend, they are crazy, its as simple as that... whatever the "reason" is it takes a special kindof screw LOOSE in the head to take somebodies life, better yet some innocent peoples lives... better yet to Paddocks type of magnitude...

Most of them give some kind of reason (ideology, politics etc.).... but the fact of the matter is they are CRAZY.........

You can be very smart, intelligent and be CRAZY, for good or for bad, it doesnt matter... it just takes to have a screw that is just a tiny bit loose in the most dangerous part of the brain for that to be somewhat loose, which is the part of the brain that says "sanity, compassion, charity, humanity, affection etc".....

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Old 10-05-2017, 08:19 AM   #749
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Reason? Why should there ever be a reason for when something like this (terrorism, criminals, evilness etc) happens? Oh you guys.... ever heard about crazy? What, you cant be crazy anymore???

You think any terrorist, isis, cartel, kkk, whatever would be some perfectly sane benovelent dude just chillin in the burbs if they didnt have their.... "reason"?

No my friend, they are crazy, its as simple as that... whatever the "reason" is it takes a special kindof screw LOOSE in the head to take somebodies life, better yet some innocent peoples lives... better yet to Paddocks type of magnitude...

Most of them give some kind of reason (ideology, politics etc.).... but the fact of the matter is they are CRAZY.........

You can be very smart, intelligent and be CRAZY, it doesnt matter... it just takes to have a screw that is just a tiny bit loose in the most dangerous part of the brain for that to be somewhat loose, which is the part of the brain that says "sanity, compassion, charity, humanity, affection etc".....

Oh, I agree with you 100%.

But the fact remains, even if you are crazy (which you would be to have to carry something like this out), there's always something that makes you decided to do something like this.

He purchased three dozen rifles over the past year. Obviously, he knew this was coming for a long, long time. Crazy? Sure, but there's a motivation behind the decision to do THIS and not, say, become a serial killer or shoot up an old folks home.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:21 AM   #750
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Default Re: Active shooter(s) at Mandalay Bay hotel in Vegas

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I just remembered that the first video I posted in the OP of this thread was filmed from the Tropicana...

Could those shots heard in that video be coming from the Tropicana area rather than Mandalay? or am I reaching? It seems like something was going down at the Tropicana.


https://imgur.com/hcigtlr

In a place like vegas with large buildings and shapes the reverberation is not going to allow anyone to localize easily.
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