Conspiracy or Gross Incompetence – The Vegas shooting STILL STINKS.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but here we are, two months after the biggest Mass Shooting in history. 58 dead and 527 wounded – and barely any solid information being given to the public.

I’ve talked this over with many people, and right from the beginning things didn’t add up.  Which is to be expected in the first few days, but over time the questions continued to add up and the few (often changing) answers we got only ADDED to the confusion.

So at some point you have to ask, is there a cover-up, or is this gross incompetence on part of the law enforcement that is handling it. Or is it a mix?  Is it just the Political Hacks scattered through out the government and law enforcement in Vegas, trying to hide any inconvenient facts while they push for Gun Control? I bet if he had a NRA or FOX News sticker on his car – we’d know about it. But if he had ANTIFA posters on his walls and Obama’s Dreams of his Father on his nightstand, we would never know.

There are so many questions, it’s hard to pick a start.

How many People were Actually Shot?

58 dead and 527 wounded. How many were trampled or hurt? 22,000 people is a heckuva panicked stampede. Were all 58 shot to death? Were all 527 wounded from gun fire? How many were physically wounded in the frantic trapped frenzy of tens of thousands of people confined to a killing ground with only a few exits?

Where’s the Vegas Security Videos?

This is VEGAS. In a high rollers Hotel, and the best film footage we have of this bozo is him falling down in 2012. So you can find and release that, but you can’t show us any film of him lugging the “over ten suitcases” containing dozens of guns and tons of ammo through the front doors? He had to have shown up on dozens if not hundreds of cameras scattered around the area, and not a single one has been leaked to the press? It was mentioned they ‘suspect’ he used the freight elevator – How do you suspect and not know? It should be on tape!

Where’s Security Guard Campos?

There is so much stink on this guy, it’s ridiculous. The guy sneaks out moments before a press conference, disappears for DAYS, then reappears on a COMEDY SHOW to talk about what happened. On Ellen Degeneres… Seriously? Apparently you weren’t paid, were you or your Hotel Employer afraid of tough questions? Was a scripted setting needed?

Not to mention when he disappeared, he went to MEXICO after the shooting. We don’t know when, but we know he came back a week after the shooting.  WHY? What was down there? And why in the world would the Law Enforcement LET HIM LEAVE? Key Witness here, sure bub, go to Mexico where there’s a full blown drug war going on and piles of dead tortured bodies being found daily. Enjoy the margaritas – just be back when we need you.

Does anyone even know where this guy is anymore? Does he have anything he wants to say? In the Ellen Interview, she says he won’t speak of this again. Why not? Is the Hotel/Police banning him from making statements or is he refusing to answer anymore questions on his own?

And the Timeline:

And then there is the timeline, so no video footage shown of what went on in that hallway. Weird and unlikely. But should be solid proof of what the changing timeline was. First Campos gets shot during the spree and that’s what stops it. Second, he got shot less than a minute before the spree began. Third, he was shot SIX FREAKING MINUTES BEFORE the spree. Six minutes. In a CASINO hotel room. Where’s the Security? Where’s the police? How do you not get this correct when you report it to the media? Yeah, yeah, Fog of Post-War Chaos. But this is such a simple, standard thing to have ironed out.

Speaking of the Police and the Timeline:

I’ll give some credit here. You get a shooting report, you get some cops on site, then all hell breaks loose. You get swamped with hundreds of 911 calls from varying locations that makes it sound like a coordinated attack from multiple places.

Police arrived on the 32nd floor at 10:17 when the firing stopped at 10:15. Then they moved down the hallway clearing every room on the way with a master key, and not hitting the suite until last at 11:20 by breaching with explosives. Even though the room had already been pinpointed by outside officers, as well as Campos who I’m assuming – had eyes on the hallway the entire time he was laying in one of the doorways.

So why take so long to hit the room? Maybe just procedure. I don’t want to be a Monday armchair quarterback, but why not hit the room first since you knew a shooter was in there? This is just a little strange to me.

The Single Fired Shot:

So first the police say no shots were fired – only to come out over a month later and say “Well, actually, a law enforcement officer fired his weapon in the room.”

At WHAT? Shifty, gun smoked filled shadows? This is interesting since Paddock ‘shot himself in the head’. THIS is why there are conspiracy theories. Was he actually dead when the police entered the room? Why take your word for it? For weeks you said no one fired, then you said they did. This is such a SIMPLE thing to get straight at a press conference. Why did you not tell the truth of the matter? No one can blame the cop for being on edge after blowing open a mass murderers door after clearing rooms along a hallway that probably resembled buildings in Fallujah. So why not admit it?

This picture was leaked, supposedly of an interior door that’s been shot through. Who was being shot at inside? Is this the door between rooms? It doesn’t appear to be the hallway door. And why does he have a rifle on bipod in the bathroom/kitchen?

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Leaked Photos:

Speaking of which – the Crime Scene photos? What. The Heck. This investigation is so tightly under wraps that not a single second of video has been leaked, but you managed to let a set of crime scene photos get leaked to the press, of the shooters face and a bunch of guns and ammo. That’s just strange.  Who leaked it? I’m sure you have a list of every single person who walked into that room, did you check their phones? Or was it an intentional leak to guide the narrative? There SHOULD be intense scrutiny for a crime scene photo of the shooter with a gunshot wound to the head being splayed out across the media as to who allowed it to leak. That’s the kind of stuff people get fired over.

The Missing Hard Drive:

This bothers me, at one point some talking head said that ‘maybe the laptop never had a hard drive in it’. Yes, Genius, in addition to lugging thousands of pounds of firepower and ammunition into a hotel suite, he lugged a DEAD LAPTOP so he could stare at it’s BLANK SCREEN.

Sheesh. Where is it? What’s being done to find it? Was it destroyed? What was thought to be on it?

The Note with Ballistic Data:

The shooter has a piece of paper with handwritten ballistic information on it that was near the smashed out window. Okay, let’s assume no wind was blowing through a THIRTY-SECOND floor window and the physics of that effect on a small piece of paper. (Especially when it’s so conveniently staged looking, with a roll of tape barely on top of it and pen next to it by his legs.)

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Apparently he tried to buy a large amount of tracer ammunition from a dealer, but they were out. So he wanted to see where his rounds were hitting. This would have pinpointed the lone shooters location and further reduced his ability to escape. Also tracers tend to be inaccurate as well, as they burn up in flight and tend to zing off in random directions, the further you are shooting the less you are going to get hits.

So he writes down some ballistic data of wind, distance, and drop.

Well, assuming all his guns, including the AK, were in 5.56 or .308, you’ve got two different rounds coming out of different length barrels with different rates of twists and different sight systems(optics, iron sights, scopes, etc). That’s not taking into consideration the bullets themselves, is he using the same stuff? Or does he have a mix of various bullet weights and type?

All of this adds to variance. ESPECIALLY the sighting systems.

But shooting 500 yards into a large 22,000 crowd that covered several football fields, none of this was needed other than the range or hold over. (Aim above them and known that the rounds will hit below that) His killing field was MASSIVE.

To put the range in perspective, in the Marine Corps, we learned to make hits on man sized targets with IRON SIGHTS at 500 yards. Kids who have never shot before learn to make this shot after a couple of weeks at the range. That’s on a single target. Try 22,000 targets massed together. This guy had scopes, full auto, and thousands of rounds.

Ballistic Data has it’s use in accurate fire, but for his purposes it was unnecessary. He’s using a bump stock, which mimic’s full auto – Full auto by nature is less accurate than semi-auto. As we know, he was magazine dumping and firing as fast as possible which reduces his accuracy. He fired something along the lines of 1,100 shots in ten minutes. That ain’t a rate for accurate fire.

So why did he have it? Either he knows enough about shooting that he knows he doesn’t need it, or he knows nothing and assumes it matters but can’t properly apply it. Which is it? How did he get it anyways? Did he use his Laptop?  With the pen next to it, it looks like he wrote it at that spot. Did he copy it off something or write it down from memory – in which case, why write it down if it was memorized?

So – It gives off the impression of a staged prop. Or are they lying about the information on the note, and it’s actually a suicide/confession note they are keeping mum about it for investigation purposes? No solid answers, and the one we got doesn’t make sense. All we can do is speculate.

Was he Alone?

Numerous witnesses said there were multiple shooters. An audio analysis reports that he shot 280 rounds in 31 seconds at one point… If he was using Beta Mags, drums that hold 100 rounds, he reloaded twice and almost emptied three of them in under 31 seconds. Without a single jam/failure to feed/failure to extract. The things aren’t the most robust magazines ever, and it’s a lot of weight hanging off the magazine catch. Very unlikely, especially without melting the gas tube on an AR15.  But maybe he had three guns with one on each of them…? However, we had hundreds of vets in the killing field who were positive there was more than one shooter and many others who thought it was belt fed full-auto that sounded like ‘talking guns’. (When two belt fed guns/teams alternate firing to conserve ammo and keep from overheating the gun) How do we know for sure he’s the only one? Unfortunately, we can’t trust the information out of Vegas to clear this up because they are coming across as grossly incompetent. But CONVINCE US. Where they mistaken? Let’s talk about this.

Why TEN MINUTES and was there an Escape Plan?

Why did he stop? It wasn’t Campos or the Police. He had a TON of ammunition in there, he could have kept going and slaughtered hundreds before his room was breached. He had surveillance on the hallway, he knew there was no real effort to stop him.  Did he make any effort to escape? His car had tannerite, which is an explosive target plus ammonium nitrate which can be used to make bombs. But it wasn’t rigged to blow… What was the suspected purpose? Supposedly he had protective equipment in his car as well and a body armor/gas mask in his room. That sounds like he was ready for a confrontation and possibly attempt to escape.

The Door on the 32nd Floor:

Lots of misinformation was spread about this, originally the door was locked open, then closed, then open and closed.  But the Ellen interview cleared that up. Campos said he came up the fire escape stairs, and saw the door was blocked from opening. And called Security to send an Engineer up to look at it. Then he went back downstairs, and came up through the elevator on the opposite end, walked down the long hallway and saw metal brackets holding the stairwell door shut. He walked away and was fired upon about halfway down the hall. This makes sense, the shooter funneled any response to approach him from the hallway that leads directly to his door. But depending on the mechanism that was blocking the door, it seems like he didn’t have an escape plan in place. Unless he wanted to run to the only exit, the elevator on the far side of the floor.

The Surveillance of the 32nd Floor:

Of another note, we were told Paddock had cameras set up to monitor the hallway. And opened fire on Campos as he walked away from the Hotel Suite and locked door next to it. Where are these tapes? What’s on them? HOW was he viewing them? Was it through his disabled laptop? Or did he have a viewing monitor?

The Engineer and the Woman on the 32nd Floor:

At around the same time Campos gets shot in the leg and the guy is dumping magazines through the door, the Engineer sent to check on the locked door arrives through the same Elevator on the far side of the hotel. According to Campos this guy makes it halfway down the hallway before he yells at him to get back and the guy opens fire again, narrowly missing him(Or he never stopped firing, vague here).  His part in the Ellen Interview is pretty much limited to a couple sentences. He says he heard what sounded like a jack hammer that he figures was gun shots. But I’m assuming he wasn’t shot at until Campos yells at him to take cover. At which point, he ducks and bullets fly by his head.

So. Did the Engineer come up during the middle of the shooting into the concert? Or did Campos’s yelling/cameras alerted the gunman to start shooting at the Engineer? And why bother stopping shooting into a huge crowd to run to the other side of the room and focus on one unarmed guy walking down the hallway? How does this fit into the continuously changing timeline?

And Campos makes it sound like the firing was continuous, which it couldn’t have been. Unless the Engineer was oblivious to the dozens of rounds being fired straight at him down the hallway. I’m assuming this is a just miscommunication, and the shooter opened fire down the hallway twice.

But did he not notice the impact of bullets all along the hallway and into the far end by the elevator? Hundreds of rounds supposedly, how did he NOT see the bullet holes and damage? OR the shot up suite door at the far end of the hallway he was walking towards?

Don’t make no sense.

Now, a woman comes out of her room and almost walks into the gun fire at some point, and once again Campos saves her by yelling at her to get back.

So the Engineer and the Woman, two more key witnesses on the floor at the time of the shooting. We have a little bit from the Engineer on the Ellen Show, but what about the mystery woman? Did she see anything suspicious? Or notice anyone with Paddock? Did she ever interact with him and could state on his mental state at the time of their conversation? Silence.

The VIDEO in the Room:

Reports came out that he was filming himself shooting. Where is this footage? What’s on it? Does it show the before and aftermath of the shooting? Does it show the officers coming through the door and one of them firing the later-reported single shot? Does it show Paddock giving a statement or killing himself? Does it show anyone else in the room at any time who may have seen the stacks of guns and ammo?

The TWO rooms/TWO firing positions/And The Drilling:

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Campos mentioned he heard what he thought was drilling. The County Sheriff said he was trying to drill next to the doorway, to either place a video camera or make a firing port. Well strange, cause once he shot through the door he pretty much made a firing port.

Then there is the two busted windows. Which leads credence to either two shooters, or why people thought there were two shooters. Did Paddock fire between the two? Did he only use one? Why did he make another port if he didn’t use it? This also brings up the question of were there sensors on the windows to report to security if one broke? And how long did it take to break the windows? I’ve never tried shattering a 32nd floor window with a baby sledge hammer, but I assume it isn’t easy.

But why two rooms? It appears that he could smash a window out a dozen feet away and have a similar vantage point for firing without having to run into another room. Was it to secure another possible entrance into his suite?

What was found in the other room? Anything? More guns and ammo? Possibility of another shooter?

Information would be nice to have.

The Girlfriend:

What does she know? Does anyone really believe she had no idea? She was conveniently out of country when the shooting was going down and beforehand he wired her $100,000. Which is an odd amount for a multi-millionaire who is about to commit mass murder and most likely die afterwards. So why limit it? Was that all he could legally send? And the narrative changes here, at first it was reported she was concerned for his mental health, later it was reported that she thought he was fine. Supposedly she was something of a ‘caretaker’, yet she was out of the country constantly. Why was she out so much? Was it to visit her mom? Or was she traveling to multiple foreign countries?

The ISIS connection:

ISIS claimed responsibility. This is rather odd considering nothing has come out about Paddock ties to radical Islamic terrorism. Sure, they may just be acting like the opportunistic vultures they are, grabbing on lone wolfs acts and saying they inspired it. But since this has no obvious connection, why would they say that? A rich white dude isn’t their normal killer type. But what about the traveling girlfriend? Any connection with her?

Motive:

What was it? Was it mental duress? Accepting the sort-of-sort-of-not word from his Girlfriend, he maybe had some mental problems. His brother couldn’t think of any motive, he thought he was fine. Did he have financial problems he couldn’t overcome? The autopsy showed no brain abnormalities that would lead him to suddenly turn violent. People don’t do things without motives, especially life changing(and most likely ENDING) decisions.  Like committing mass murder with a high likely hood of being engaged and killed by police. We got a little information from a hooker, not being the most trusted of courses, that he was an angry white dude.

The Break in of the Paddock Residence AFTER the shooting:

A week after the shooting, Paddock’s house is broken into. And… nothing. Lots of mention of it in the news, and law enforcement investigating. And supposedly it was under security as a crime scene. But multiple intruders entered the building and their intent is unknown. Supposedly nothing was taken, well was anything planted? Match the crime scene photos taken after the raid on Oct 3rd with the after photos taken on Oct 11th when it was realized it had been broken into. And compare.

So, inside a retirement community development. No video, no information, no arrests or suspects, no motives.  Not a single follow-up report.

This is suspicious as hell.

Speaking of The House:

We know he had a bunch of guns and ammo.  Don’t get caught up in ammo count, the media loves to spazz out on that number. As if the higher the ammunition count owned, the more nefarious the person. But a single box of .22’s for $15 can hold 550 rounds.It’s not a big surprise for an average weekend shooter to have ten thousand rounds or more of ammo at a given time. Especially when it’s cheaper to buy in bulk or on sale, and they shoot a lot of little 22s. So a high round count rarely means anything.

But what else?  Did he have other planned information, escape info, another computer with a search history? What is on his emails? There should be a wealth of information here.

NOTHING. No news on what was found other than some guns and ammo.

 

Ultimately – I’m no loon. I try to be rational. But this thing STINKS, and the less answers we have that make sense the more we speculate. And no one seems to really CARE to answer them, and at this point, the only ones demanding answers are the victims families and survivors who are suing.  Perhaps when their case goes to court we will get details that make sense.

I love Elephants – But we need to slay them, eat their flesh, and wear their skins!

Disclaimer – I both love Animals and I support Hunting.

If I was on the Ark, I’d never let them off.

I say that, then think about how much our English Mastiff annoys me… so after 2 days of being cooped up with them I’d probably make them all walk the plank and into the ocean.  Two by two. (Not enough is said about Noah’s patience.)

But I support hunting. I wish I had the time, energy, and ability to do a lot more of it.  Maybe when I get to move to Wyoming…  And personally, I don’t care for the sitting and waiting, and bonding with nature and reverting to your primitive self stuff… I find that boring. But I like the POW-THUD! Part. And meat, I love tasty, tender morsels of flesh.

But here we are – Elephants!

Trump to lift ban on importing elephant trophies from Africa

And the US of A goes collectively nuts. The left complains because they complain about EVERYTHING, and because their hero Obama put the ban in place. The right complains because hunting isn’t as popular, understood, or accepted as it used/should be.

Everyone seems to agree that it’s just so SAD to allow them to be killed!

But tell that to the African’s who have eleven-foot-tall, 13,000-pound animals for neighbors. And not just one or two, but HERDS of them.  Who will stomp your fences, ruin your crops, poop in your yards, and occasionally go on rampages that destroy houses and cars and kill you, your family, or your neighbors.

So what’s worse?

That?

Or putting upwards of $50,000 into an impoverished economy, humanely and quickly killing a troublesome elephant, giving literally thousands of pounds of meat to the starving locals, and getting a hunt of a lifetime, some pictures, and maybe a pair of ivory tusks to hang on your wall?

Easy answer.

But you know what else all that evil, rich, white hunter money goes towards?

Anti-Poaching teams and land/game conservation efforts.

Take that away and see how well these dirt poor countries do at keeping their animals alive. Starving people don’t give a crap how rare an animal is, they’ll eat it as fast as they can kill it. HUGE swaths of Africa are nothing but wasteland because there has been no conservation efforts. But most countries understand the VALUE of leaving them alone for hunters to come pour money into their economy and food on their table.

An elephant getting killed is cause for celebration to local villages. They pour out by the hundreds to start hacking off slabs of meat. Nothing goes to waste.

Now here’s where people say, “But they are magnificent creatures!” (Yes. Yes they are!)

They are intelligent, clever, with a family like social structure, and they even mourn their dead!

Just like Pitbulls right? And they are out right banned, and sometimes confiscated from their owners and killed for simply existing in many cities across America because of the ‘threat’ they pose.  And dogs are family members.

They are attractive, intelligent, and social animals, just like Elephants. Except they are loyal and protective.

Mr. Elephant don’t care about you.

So what’s your point?

“They are RARE! Right?”Sure, more rare than the most common breed of dog in America, that so many people automatically hate because of a bunch of crappy owners raising crappy dogs and getting plastered all over the news? Rhetorical Question!

Yes and no, but that’s where conservation comes in.

And believe it or not, conservation is not ‘sit back and let the animals do what they want and never get involved’. Conservation is taking the responsibility of carefully cultivating a species to maintain a healthy population.  This means culling. Selectively choosing a certain portion of a herd and removing them to keep the herd healthy.

I don’t want to get to heavy into this. But if you allow a herd of deer to reproduce without culling, you’re going to have over-populated area problems. Starvation, disease, car accidents, and predators moving into the area. (Coyotes don’t care what’s on the end of your leash, be it Poodle or Kid. Food is food.) And at the rate of two Bambi’s per Doe a year, they reproduce FAST.

If you think it’s sad for hunters to humanely shoot deer and eat the meat or mount the rack on their wall, think how sad it is for hundreds of deer to slowly starve to death or die of disease?

Coming back to Elephants, it’s the same thing. There may be less of them, but they need to be properly managed by HUNTERS and CONSERVATIONISTS. They don’t need a bunch of people hollering that every single elephant is precious and should be allowed to live!

They need to be treated like a protected and treasured resource.

If an area can’t support a population, they MUST be culled until it can. And African countries get this, that’s why they have permits and put resources in place.

This is the jist of the argument:

Basic Americans – “Don’t hurt them!”

Basic Africans – “Kill them! Kill them all!”

African Governments – “Here, go kill whats needed and give us tons of monies.  And Stop Poachers! Because they are screwing our balancing up!”

And please don’t bring up the whole ‘evil hunter’ thing that just pumps bullet after bullet into critters. It shows ignorance.We are not poachers spraying Elephants with full-auto AK-47’s and RPKs.

First off, because we can’t buy full-auto guns like that. (Write your congress critter – cause we’d like to!)

Second – No one likes to have to track an animal. It takes time and effort and it sucks. You may not find it, you may have to wander around in the woods with a flash light. That REALLY sucks for a hunter. One shot drops are where it’s at and what we all hope for. Be it bunny, deer, or Snuffaluffagus. But if need be, we will hurl another bullet into them as fast as possible if the first didn’t finish them off.

Elephants, Lions, Tigers, Bears, and Oh-My’s are no different. Except those critters may very well kill you if you don’t kill it quick enough.

And probably Snuffy too. Don’t let his Sesame Street behavior fool you.

Personally, I don’t have much interest in shooting an Elephant. Not my thing. I hear Cape Buffalo are a real dangerous thrill and that Hippo’s are not the giant peaceful cows people think they are.  But I’d love to wax a Rhino. Won’t happen in my lifetime, but with good conservation and poacher-prevention, and a big inheritance, maybe they will be plentiful enough that my descendants can kill one for me.

Also – Sat is opening rifle day, so I’m going hunting for many deers. Wish me luck.

 

 

EDIT – After writing this, this link was shown to me.  A quick and worthy read.

https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/interesting-facts-on-african-hunting-just-what-peta-doesnt-want-you-to-hear.189864/

To sum up, countries that ban hunting had severe Elephant herd declines due to poaching where-as countries that allowed hunting and promoted conservation saw Elephant herds INCREASE.

 

 

On the writing side of things, I discovered SCRIVENER a couple days ago. And actually made myself motion-sick last night by scrolling, cutting, pasting, scrolling, repeating, over almost 80,000 words last night into the program. But it’s supposed to be awesome, right now it’s just kind of confusing. But being able to bounce easily between chapters instead of searching a YUGE 170ish page Word document for the part I need to edit or left off at, is nice.

 

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