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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Newspaper shooting

It's interesting to see that the police actually responded rather than "setting up a perimeter outside the building" like they do for school shootings:
Five people are dead and many more injured after a lone shooter opened fire with a long gun inside Maryland's Capital Gazette newsroom.

Police responded within 60 seconds to reports of an active shooter at the newsroom in the 800 block of Bestgate Road, Annapolis, at around 2.40pm. Acting police chief William Kamph confirmed that five people died and at least three others were gravely injured in the attack.

The suspect has been taken into custody but is refusing to identify himself to authorities. He is a white male believed to aged in his 20s. NBC reported that the shooter had a ponytail and was wearing a black t-shirt, olive pants at the time.

Police say the shooter is still being interrogated and they don't have a motive for the shooting. CBS is reporting that the gunman purposely damaged his fingertips so investigators couldn't fingerprint him.
I note that Q warned that there would be more attacks in the coming weeks. This thing stinks of chicanery.

UPDATE: And they're blaming Milo? WTF is that all about?
Faizal Khamisa@SNFaizalKhamisa
Two days ago the President called the media the enemy. Two days ago Milo Yiannopoulos told people to start gunning down journalists. Today an active shooter fires inside the Capital Gazette leaving journalists and others dead. How can any of you support these people?
How many times do we need to go through this routine? If it's not another left-wing whacko, it's most likely a live-action version of the fake Pizzagate shooter. Milo likely has it right:

I wouldn't be at all surprised if this shooter - just like the last one at YouTube - is another demented left-winger.

UPDATE: Q is on it. The newspaper shooting appears to have been a stage-managed affair.
Why are Freemasons on the scene of most shooting locations?
Openly giving interviews or in background shots?
Symbolism will be their downfall.
Which is to say, the only correct response is, of course, #wompwomp.

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109 Comments:

Blogger wisdom wizard June 28, 2018 6:20 PM  

Already they're trying to blame Milo Yiannopoulis for it. This is certainly strange timing.

Blogger Crew June 28, 2018 6:21 PM  

And the media all seem to be blaming Milo for this!

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/06/28/milo-yiannopoulos-weighs-in-on-capital-gazette-shooting-and-its-about-what-youd-expect/?utm_campaign=twitchywidget

Blogger Paddy J S June 28, 2018 6:21 PM  

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Blogger Lew Rand June 28, 2018 6:23 PM  

I've seen the trolls with "It's DJT fault because he bad mouthed the press and called them 'enemies of the people'". Logic is one of the supporters was too dumb to understand the rhetoric and decided to do something.

Against a local paper (I realize I only read the current news) that seemed to have had almost no political bias and a reach that may be 30 miles.

But all the calls for marching in the streets and down with Nazis isn't going to possibly be misinterpreted by anyone...

Blogger OGRE June 28, 2018 6:26 PM  

the shooter had a ponytail and was wearing a black t-shirt, olive pants at the time.

Theres almost zero chance that any right winger in Maryland is sporting both a ponytail and olive pants. One or the other maybe, but not both.

Blogger Nate June 28, 2018 6:26 PM  

predicting there will be "more attacks in the coming weeks" in 2018 is about as difficult as predicting the sun will come up.

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 28, 2018 6:30 PM  

You can tell a windup toy op by how fast the media goes into blame mode.
But the media is going to find out how little the people care.

Blogger SemiSpook37 June 28, 2018 6:36 PM  

Despite the nuttiness housed in Annapolis and the proximity to Baltimore, Anne Arundel County is probably one of the better places to live in the PDR of Maryland. Just make sure to stay away from the schools; we definitely did.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 6:37 PM  

http://www.capitalgazette.com/multimedia/photos/cgnews-active-shooter-drill-in-annapolis-20180622-photogallery.html

Active Shooter drills last week. At the shooting in 60s.
https://twitter.com/HarmlessYardDog/status/1012449398691909633

The shooter drills almost always proceed these types of events by a very short amount of time. Things that make you go, "hmm..."

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 6:38 PM  

Considering the shooter went to some lengths to limit identification, what's the odds he utterly scrubbed his online presence? This could be really interesting.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 6:43 PM  

https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1012457439587897352

That's not a random precaution. Either there was some direct threats laid down, some sort of international terrorism security chatter, or the point of sending the police is to send a message to "toe the line, or else" to the major players. I'd lean towards the last interpretation, but there's a lot more going on here than we know about right now.

Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams June 28, 2018 6:45 PM  

After months of gaslighting, it's hard for me to summon much sympathy.

Blogger Crew June 28, 2018 6:48 PM  

I am in two minds about this one.

On the one hand, I am sad that he shot so few ...

Blogger James Dixon June 28, 2018 6:52 PM  

> It's interesting to see that the police actually responded

Annapolis is the state capitol. There could have been a member of the legislature there.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 6:55 PM  

Heian-kyo Dreams wrote:After months of gaslighting, it's hard for me to summon much sympathy.

Considering this is a "sink the ships" territory, Journalists are clearly open targets whenever things get violent, as they operate as propaganda agents. There is blood on their hands already, for everyone involved. But some guys planned to attack an army and managed to shoot a camp cook, for all intents & purposes. I'm insulted they ran this operation to kill people, and all of they've done is end the lives of "nobodies" in MD. It's the senselessness of it that bothers.

Blogger Justin Bailey June 28, 2018 6:59 PM  

Journalists are shocked this happened, usually they don’t have to personally deal with the fallout from their actions.

Blogger Starboard June 28, 2018 7:00 PM  

#JeSuisCapitalGazette

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 28, 2018 7:02 PM  

#JeSuisWompWomp

Blogger Ian Stein June 28, 2018 7:03 PM  

Police respond in 60 seconds. Minority Report.
Twenty something male, ponytail, black shirt, olive pants. American Ultra. Feds wrote the script a long time ago.

Blogger Crew June 28, 2018 7:06 PM  

They can't be that stupid to think we care about Journalists being shot?

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 7:07 PM  

Crew wrote:They can't be that stupid to think we care about Journalists being shot?

Likely not who the signal is for. This'll keep the Propaganda Press in line.

Blogger Robert Pinkerton June 28, 2018 7:10 PM  

O/T but hopeful:
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/06/28/italian-gun-ownership-rise-populist-salvini-proposes-self-defence-policy/

Blogger Levendis June 28, 2018 7:10 PM  

"Don't worry so much about money, worry about if people start to kill reporters. That's a quote. " - Sam Hyde

I hate to be a duck bearing an onion,
but I think we have our suspect.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 7:14 PM  

@23 Levendis

Because so many have been purged from Social Media, it's hard to get the Sam Hyde memes going, but this was clearly the work of noted terrorist Sam Hyde. Who can stop this menace?

Blogger Lazarus June 28, 2018 7:29 PM  

The suspect will have been getting "therapy" and taking pharmaceuticals. He will be known to the FBI.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 7:42 PM  

Lazarus wrote:The suspect will have been getting "therapy" and taking pharmaceuticals. He will be known to the FBI.

Seems likely. And just shortly after an Active Shooter drill was held in the area.

Blogger KBuff June 28, 2018 7:43 PM  

Lazarus wrote:The suspect will have been getting "therapy" and taking pharmaceuticals. He will be known to the FBI.

That would be my guess as well. Likely another "mistake".

Blogger Unknown June 28, 2018 7:44 PM  

@15

Mike Vanderboegh called the targeting of reporters Clinton Rules of Engagement:

https://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2010/03/man-bites-dog-dogs-get-pissed-off.html

They have taken a side, and are therefore on the menu, as it were.

Blogger Starboard June 28, 2018 7:51 PM  

17. Starboard June 28, 2018 7:00 PM
#JeSuisCapitalGazette

18. Noah B The Savage Gardener June 28, 2018 7:02 PM
#JeSuisWompWomp

I like your #JeSuis better. Can I change my answer?

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein June 28, 2018 7:52 PM  

...believed to aged in his 20s.

...the shooter had a ponytail and was wearing a black t-shirt, olive pants at the time.

Maybe grammar such as this, by "professional writers", pushed someone over the edge...

Blogger Watchu talkin bout Willis June 28, 2018 7:55 PM  

Now I've read he is 39 years old. Pretty big stretch going from 20s to 39, eh? Wonder how long before he magically transforms from a "white male" into a "white hispanic"?

Blogger Crew June 28, 2018 7:59 PM  

It is also said that he had had previous contact with the paper.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 8:00 PM  

Watchu talkin bout Willis wrote:Now I've read he is 39 years old. Pretty big stretch going from 20s to 39, eh? Wonder how long before he magically transforms from a "white male" into a "white hispanic"?

With previous run ins with one of the main staff at the paper. Considering it's a Lefty local rag, odds are it's a deranged leftist. If it was some hardcore rightwinger, we'd have heard already.

Blogger Solaire Of Astora June 28, 2018 8:00 PM  

The media will go on blaming innocent people while memory holing their own violence but the country is too galvanized for their propaganda to matter. The lines are drawn and minds are set. Just yesterday there were leftists claiming they were going to have to assassinate Republican politicians to prevent Trump's justice nominee.

Blogger tuberman June 28, 2018 8:02 PM  

Conservative newspaper?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd June 28, 2018 8:05 PM  

@35:"Conservative newspaper?"

Oxymoron? Or is there really such a thing?

Blogger Watchu talkin bout Willis June 28, 2018 8:06 PM  

@Looking Glass

Spot on. Remarkable how we knew within an hour of the incident Dylann Roof had Confederate flags on his social media.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 8:10 PM  

tuberman wrote:Conservative newspaper?

No, local Lefty newspaper to the MD capital. Wouldn't have heard out of it outside of Annapolis.

However, close enough to DC that the message will be received loud & clear.

Blogger Anno Ruse June 28, 2018 8:11 PM  

> Maybe grammar such as this, by "professional writers", pushed someone over the edge...

One early tweet from a top journalist indicated that a newspaper had been shot.

Blogger SemiSpook37 June 28, 2018 8:12 PM  

@35

Dude, Annapolis isn’t conservative. The only truly right leaning part of the city is the Academy, and even that’s marginal with the current Naval leadership.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 8:13 PM  

Watchu talkin bout Willis wrote:@Looking Glass

Spot on. Remarkable how we knew within an hour of the incident Dylann Roof had Confederate flags on his social media.


You can tell when it's "one of theirs" by the way they report on it. If it helps the narrative, they have all of the details amazingly quickly. The one minor exception to that was San Bernardino, but that served other purposes, so it stuck around for a bit.

Blogger Paul M June 28, 2018 8:21 PM  

@15 "I'm insulted they ran this operation to kill people, and all of they've done is end the lives of "nobodies" in MD."

As far as you and I know.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 8:23 PM  

@42 Paul M

True. Since you never quite know who was involved in what, can never forget it might just be a clean-up operation with extra benefits.

Blogger Paul M June 28, 2018 8:24 PM  

@30 "Maybe grammar such as this, by "professional writers", pushed someone over the edge..."

Holy shit, an actual Grammar Nazi!

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 8:31 PM  

https://web.archive.org/web/20140124185707/http://mysite.verizon.net/jwramos79/

This is going around. Is the shooter's name confirmed as "Jarrod Ramos"?

Blogger Lazarus June 28, 2018 8:32 PM  

Jarrod W. Ramos

https://twitter.com/erichartleyfrnd?lang=en

Had a hard on for the capital gazette

Does not seem like MKultra but who knows for sure ..... if a handler wanted a recruit he would be a prime candidate

Blogger Anchorman June 28, 2018 8:36 PM  

I think we're going to find the guy is just a nutter off his meds.

Took active measures to hide indenture, including finger mutilation, likely used Shotguns because you can pick them up relatively easily at swap meets, and probably tried to scrub his online profile.

But recognized by face recognition tech.

Seems like your garden variety basement dwelling nutter.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 8:36 PM  

@46 Lazarus

The Defamation aspect stems from a case I guess that got tossed against Ramos, so he was in the system. (This explains the fingerprint burning.) This is a pretty prime candidate to get worked. Obsessive tendencies in response to some perceived wrong.

Also, does this stay in the news past this evening? Doesn't have a stereotypical white last name.

Blogger tublecane June 28, 2018 8:38 PM  

@36- There used to be, but I don't know because I have zero contact with newspapers anymore.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 8:43 PM  

There's a version of Vox's point about "Good Will Hunting" in this mess. The guy rep'd himself in a bunch of attempted court actions.

Blogger Man of the Atom June 28, 2018 8:48 PM  

Yep. "Therapy". "Loner." Defamation lawsuit from 2011 against reporter & editor/publisher from newspaper.

Link to court actions.

Blogger Ataraxia June 28, 2018 8:50 PM  

https://twitter.com/erichartleyfrnd?lang=en

Clearly insane. Has a tweet where he photoshops his face next to the guy who killed those reporters a few years back on live tv. His entire feed is devoted to his litigation against the Capital Gazette going back to 2015. It was only a matter of time before he snapped. This has nothing to do with Trump.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 8:50 PM  

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dg0chpcVAAAoakQ.jpg:large

Apparently he posted a chunk of his own charging history. Lists race as "White, Caucasian, Asiatic Indian, Arab". Interesting.

If this really started over a minor correction to a story, well, there's some dark, dark comedy to be found in that.

Blogger Levendis June 28, 2018 8:53 PM  

OT, and not so happy news.

Harlan Ellison died.

https://www.google.com/amp/ew.com/tv/2018/06/28/harlan-ellison-dead-star-trek-twilight-zone/amp/

Blogger KBuff June 28, 2018 8:53 PM  

State appellate court decision regarding a defamation suit Ramos filed against the paper regarding a story about his harassment of a former high school classmate:

https://courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/appellate/unreportedopinions/2015/2281s13.pdf

Blogger Dire Badger June 28, 2018 8:53 PM  

When the first thing a substantial portion of the population thinks is 'False Flag' when something like this happens, the secret state has lost the narrative hard.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 8:54 PM  

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1012495804576264193

So, to recap.

- Mixed Race
- Obsessive issues
- Other Mental issues
- "Known Wolf"
- Long dispute with Media Organization
- Extremely fast Police response
- Recent Active Shooter drills in the area

Strikes me as an easy operation to spin up. Add some Meth & proper "suggestions", and you've got yourself a useful operation.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 28, 2018 8:57 PM  

Unlike most mass shooters, you know exactly who he's going after.

Blogger Anchorman June 28, 2018 8:59 PM  

I also think he thought he'd get away with it. I don't have a play by play, but I'm guessing he went in blasting, the cops responded quicker than expected, and he was caught on his way out.

I mean, there was no hostage holdout. If they arrived and he was still in the act, I would've expected them to stay outside for minutes and he would take hostages to negotiate a living end to this.

Blogger Dire Badger June 28, 2018 9:05 PM  

What do you call 5 dead mainstream journalists?

A good start.

too soon?

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 9:07 PM  

@60 Dire Badger

Probably.

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira June 28, 2018 9:08 PM  

Only five? Kill 'em all.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 9:10 PM  

Also, guy lands in the deeper parts of Gamma to Omega territory.

I wonder if some version of Vox's analysis is actually the basis they use to spin these things up. Hmm...

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 9:14 PM  

https://twitter.com/drawandstrike/status/1012501887629905920

Brutal loser in the Socio-Sexual Hierarchy, and a Federal employee (at some point).

Dire Badger wrote:When the first thing a substantial portion of the population thinks is 'False Flag' when something like this happens, the secret state has lost the narrative hard.

Well, considering it walk, talks & kills like a duck, it's safe to assume pattern recognition will take over.

Blogger Al K. Annossow June 28, 2018 9:15 PM  

They're hedging on the identification, but if accurate, the guy shot up the newspaper because they printed fake news about him.

Blogger weka June 28, 2018 9:15 PM  

@60. Dire Badger, it is never too early. The Kurgan and Kratman would suggest the journalists are spies for the enemy, and deserve to share that fate.

Blogger Looking Glass June 28, 2018 9:25 PM  

Al K. Annossow wrote:They're hedging on the identification, but if accurate, the guy shot up the newspaper because they printed fake news about him.

Can't quite figure out which part of the article he was complaining about. It seems to have been correct, but Ramos appears to have not liked the characterization. Maybe. He plead guilty to a stalking charge, which tells you a whole lot about him.

But, beyond being a "known wolf", he was a Federal employee. Former or current, we'll find out soon enough. Some of the imagery on his Twitter feed might give away a few more things.

Blogger tuberman June 28, 2018 9:28 PM  

Should be interesting to pick this up In a day or two after many people have inspected every aspect. Obvious FF, but many other strange aspects.

Blogger Sim1776 June 28, 2018 9:28 PM  

Mr. Ramos liked the court system. Look him up on Maryland Judiciary Case Search.

According to local news, he was making threatening comments. Sounds like another loony with an axe to grind. Probably off his meds as others have said.

@Looking Glass
I doubt meth was involved. It's rare in Maryland. I95 keeps the coke and dope flowing in these parts.

/sigh
Now the Progs in Annapolis will use this to make more firearms illegal or harder to purchase. Better grab a HBAR while I can. A shotgun was used but they'll screw with something else. A good crisis is rarely wasted. Thankfully Frosh isn't in the Senate anymore.

Blogger Sim1776 June 28, 2018 9:34 PM  

Forgot "making threatening comments on social media"

Blogger Dire Badger June 28, 2018 9:49 PM  

Lefty-on-lefty crime.

We need to find a way to make firearms WAY easier and more convenient to purchase.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 28, 2018 10:05 PM  

@45 Looking Glass
https://web.archive.org/web/20140124185707/http://mysite.verizon.net/jwramos79/

This is going around. Is the shooter's name confirmed as "Jarrod Ramos"?
---

That's a good link.
I find myself thinking his name is Jesus Ramos. Or is it Jarrod Campos? I forget.

Blogger pyrrhus June 28, 2018 10:14 PM  

Now the story is that the shooter lost a defamation lawsuit against the paper over a criminal plea, personal vendetta. He surrendered to the police.

Blogger Lazarus June 28, 2018 10:16 PM  

Q sez look at this and note the graphic at the bottom

https://web.archive.org/web/20140124185707/http://mysite.verizon.net/jwramos79/

What shield is that?

Blogger Ingot9455 June 28, 2018 10:16 PM  

I knew it was a fake-up when the first article I read as it happened was that the cops were on scene within 60 seconds and that the BATFE(!) was actually present.

There's no way the BATFE would be anywhere helping within a month unless they were in on it.

Blogger tublecane June 28, 2018 10:23 PM  

@Looking Glass- Is there a Creepy Beard Chart for quick identification of these people?

Blogger Were-Puppy June 28, 2018 10:38 PM  

Speaking of creepy beards

https://twitter.com/Fuctupmind/status/1012516164629655552

Blogger Nate June 28, 2018 10:49 PM  

Freemasons. Jesus Q gets dumber by the day.

Blogger Nikephoros II Phokas June 28, 2018 10:51 PM  

OT but related:

Body cam footage released today showing Las Vegas police waiting in hallway as Vegas shooter was unloading on crowd.

https://nypost.com/2018/06/28/footage-shows-cops-waiting-in-hallway-during-las-vegas-massacre/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

Is this what they're trying to distract from?

Blogger Crew June 28, 2018 11:08 PM  

Heh. Apparently he worked for the Department of Labor.

Maybe they ginned him up to do this so they could get rid of him!

Blogger Jack Amok June 28, 2018 11:14 PM  

Wonder how long before he magically transforms from a "white male" into a "white hispanic"?

Last name Ramos. What a foin, foin, Irish name...

Blogger KBuff June 28, 2018 11:16 PM  

His father worked for the NSA?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-28/multiple-fatalities-reported-mass-shooting-annapolis-newsroom

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 28, 2018 11:31 PM  

Now the story is that the shooter lost a defamation lawsuit against the paper over a criminal plea, personal vendetta. He surrendered to the police.

So... this is about accountability in mainstream journalism.

Blogger Unknown June 28, 2018 11:49 PM  

Levendis wrote:"Don't worry so much about money, worry about if people start to kill reporters. That's a quote. " - Sam Hyde

I hate to be a duck bearing an onion,

but I think we have our suspect.


He can't keep getting away with this!

Blogger Unknown June 29, 2018 1:38 AM  

I knew as soon as I saw the headline they'd link it to Milo. Sure enough, first article I read, there it is. Milo inciting people to shoot journalists. And Trump too, obviously.

Is there any chance of journalism ever returning to some semblance of reporting facts?

Blogger cyrus83 June 29, 2018 1:50 AM  

I can buy police being in the area with a shopping mall and medical center in close proximity, but a one minute response time is almost unbelievable unless police were already on the premises.

The street map doesn't help the plausibility - the multi-tenant office building is in an office park that can only be accessed from a median-divided road one block to the south.

Although it does go to show that even when the police are only a minute away, you needed the gun 60 seconds before they got there.

Blogger ghostfromplanetspook June 29, 2018 1:50 AM  

It seems that only lefties care enough to shoot lefties everyone else just ignores them.

Blogger Android June 29, 2018 2:16 AM  


Milo Banned From Paypal After Shooting, Says He Made "Private" Joke About Murdering Journalists

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-28/milo-banned-paypal-after-shooting-says-he-made-private-joke-about-murdering

Blogger Freddy June 29, 2018 2:36 AM  

FM always get tactical intell.

Blogger Freddy June 29, 2018 2:45 AM  

Choose wisely. Every decision has major consequences. AJ going roast mode on Joe Imbriano's YT channel. Heads up.

Blogger tublecane June 29, 2018 2:53 AM  

@78- They exist, you know. I'm not saying necessarily as a malign conspiracy with global reach and a chance of taking over the world. But I have personal experience with the quotidian aspect.

My grandfather was a Mason, and aside from the Shrine Circus and some artifacts around his house, I didn't know much about it. But I saw them doing their rites at his funeral. An associate of his owned a car dealership and cut me a deal on my second car.

Grandpa was well-off, a lobbyist for the Great Northern Railroad and at one point State Senator. He owned farmland and had some oil interest.

He was smart and all, fought in the dubya two and went to law school. Plenty of places where he could have made connections. Maybe he could have excelled on his own, but I have to wonder. There was probably back-slapping, secret handshake stuff going on.

Networks like that are useful for evil people.

Blogger tublecane June 29, 2018 2:59 AM  

@91- About the railroad company, it was the Burlington Northern at that point. I said Great Northern I guess because I have James J. Hill on the brain.

Blogger Freddy June 29, 2018 3:14 AM  

the attempted arrest of the pope on the Summer Solstice on his way to another ritual sacrifice of young blood. Straight up. You know what's up. Let's roll

Blogger Shimshon June 29, 2018 3:17 AM  

Looking Glass wrote:https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1012495804576264193

So, to recap.

- Mixed Race

- Obsessive issues

- Other Mental issues

- "Known Wolf"

- Long dispute with Media Organization

- Extremely fast Police response

- Recent Active Shooter drills in the area

Strikes me as an easy operation to spin up. Add some Meth & proper "suggestions", and you've got yourself a useful operation.


No doubt, we'll soon be informed of the voices he was hearing.

Blogger Freddy June 29, 2018 3:27 AM  

Shimshon, tech is there...everywhere

Blogger Harambe June 29, 2018 3:33 AM  

Je suis Maryland Capitol Gazette?

Blogger Freddy June 29, 2018 3:44 AM  

It's all fake

Blogger Vaughan Williams June 29, 2018 5:06 AM  

Does the Bible have something to say about journalists? Oh yes it does:

Leviticus 19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am Jehovah.

What is the difference between a newspaper and a whorehouse? The whorehouse is a lot less harmful to society.

Blogger NO GOOGLES June 29, 2018 5:23 AM  

I have an older family member and a good friend in the Masons. I've always been pretty suspicious of the whole thing.

However, I'd bet my bottom dollar that it's more evil of convenience than construction. Much easier to carry out conspiracies if you know some people who you can trust to be discrete already. I doubt it's that all Masons are actively conspirators and more that it's just easier for Masons to conspire given they are already part of a super secret club and all.

As far as I've heard they're getting pretty desperate for members. Like most "community" groups their numbers have declined greatly in the last few decades. I knew some good people (at least I knew them pretty well and they appeared to be good people) who were Masons and a few times they took a shot at getting me to join, but it always seemed like there was something just off about the whole thing and I had no interest.

Wouldn't surprise me if it was the same sort of situation that happened with pedos in the Church - the Church itself doesn't condone it and doesn't want it, but they are still there and they do cover things up when the bad members do bad things.

Blogger NO GOOGLES June 29, 2018 5:24 AM  

@85
Was there some time when journalism WAS about reporting facts? All the history of journalism that I'm aware of points to journalists always being sleazy liars for sale.

Blogger Looking Glass June 29, 2018 6:06 AM  

tublecane wrote:@Looking Glass- Is there a Creepy Beard Chart for quick identification of these people?

We probably should, and it's actually not unrelated. Maintaining oneself requires certain concentration, focus & surplus energy. This is why it's a socio-sexual signal. The more out of your mind you are, the weirder you're personal grooming will get.

Oh yeah, the guy's dad worked at the NSA, and he used to be a federal employee in one of the statistics branches. They literally burned one of their own.


Nate wrote:Freemasons. Jesus Q gets dumber by the day.

There's actually a lot of Masons in Maryland.

@83 Noah B The Savage Gardener

Winner!

Blogger Looking Glass June 29, 2018 7:23 AM  

http://berserk.wikia.com/wiki/Brand_of_Sacrifice

They found the symbol the guy had put on the avatar for his Twitter feed. I believe this is the first Berserk reference to show up in a mass shooting. He took the image straight from the Wikia, it appears, and plopped it on the picture of the editor he hated.

Blogger James Dixon June 29, 2018 9:07 AM  

> What is the difference between a newspaper and a whorehouse? The whorehouse is a lot less harmful to society.

Both can be consider to perform a necessary public service. Of the two the latter is probably the more important one by far.

Blogger Azimus June 29, 2018 9:58 AM  

I think someone should create a game website called "militant atheist or muzzie" and have people guess who they are based on the mugshot alone. Cuz it would be hard to tell with this guy.

Blogger Matthew June 29, 2018 10:29 AM  

Nate wrote:Freemasons. Jesus Q gets dumber by the day.

Keep on clutching your apron.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 29, 2018 11:00 AM  

Berzerk would qualify as heavily pro pedo-hunt if anyone's wondering.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants June 29, 2018 12:15 PM  

NO. Unfortunately it wasn't a larger, more influential publication & done because of personal animus from SEVEN freaking yrs ago.

Blogger Ryan G June 29, 2018 1:30 PM  

It's funny. These people have become so predictable that I can almost do a play-by-play of what they're going to talk about about before they do so. I was at a restaurant when this was on the news.

I remarked aloud to another patron: "What do you want to bet the police didn't just camp outside this time and actually worked to neutralize the shooter." - 10 seconds later, the reporter says exactly that.

Then I said, "$5 bucks says this will segue into how many mass shootings have happened this year."
A minute later that happened.

Then I said, "Another $5 says they'll bring up the school shootings and make an direct, or inferred, allegation that Trump isn't doing anything about it because he's against Gun Control."
At the end of the piece, we got exactly that.

The patron just laughed incredulously and looked at me like I was Nostradamus. I just laughed in return and said, "These folks are as predictable as sunrise."

Blogger Dirk Manly June 29, 2018 7:38 PM  

@85

"Is there any chance of journalism ever returning to some semblance of reporting facts?"

Don't confuse journalists with reporters.

Reporters report facts.
Journalists write down their biased impressions.

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