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posted by martyb on Monday October 02 2017, @04:18PM   Printer-friendly

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/02/554976369/section-of-las-vegas-strip-is-closed-after-music-festival-shooting

A gunman fired upon thousands of people attending a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, in a brutal attack that is blamed for at least 58 deaths, police say. In the mass shooting and panic that ensued, 515 people were injured. At least one of the dead is an off-duty police officer who was attending the concert.

Editorializing: Interesting how media always emphasize ISLAMIC terrorists, but downplay domestic terrorism as psychologically disturbed individual lone-wolfs.


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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday October 02 2017, @07:08PM (5 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 02 2017, @07:08PM (#576095) Journal
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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Monday October 02 2017, @07:15PM (1 child)

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Monday October 02 2017, @07:15PM (#576103) Journal

    I know about that stuff, that has been ongoing for a while. I was thinking of reactions specific to yesterday's Las Vegas mass shooting, perhaps having exited social media and started to reach editorial pages. Another comment also mentioned what they saw on Facebook (related to free speech rather than gun control).

    There might be more momentum behind it once the investigation into the guy's computer(s) and phone(s) leaks.

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    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday October 02 2017, @08:01PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 02 2017, @08:01PM (#576146) Journal

      Ahhhh - understood. No, I've not seen anything specific to this incident - yet. But, we can expect gun nuts and gun control freaks to trot out some victims to say whatever they want them to say . . .

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @11:50PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @11:50PM (#576311)

    Rest of the world doesn't give a rats ass about US's "protected speech". We don't want Nazis and Fake News on the Internet. Period. If Facebook and Google want to continue to do business in non-US, then they will have to conform to the laws of those nations. And yes, this includes evil, speech-hating nations like Canada, Germany and Japan.

    US has some perverted views of freedom of speech. Money is NOT "speech", except in America. Hate speech is not welcome, except in America. Guns are controlled, except in America. Terrorism is not only by religious nuts, except in America where they can't call domestic terrorists terrorists

    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Tuesday October 03 2017, @01:38AM (1 child)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday October 03 2017, @01:38AM (#576360) Journal

      So, you're pro censorship. At least you can be honest enough to admit that, although not honest enough to put your name on the post. That's better than most, at least.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @07:03AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @07:03AM (#576469)

        Conversely, that AC and his tender-eared pals hooked up to OUR Internet, and then started yammering on about how they don't like what they see. They're welcome to piss off back to where they came from and make their own Internet - with blackjack... and hookers!

        (As far as Facebook/Twitter, if they made a business presence for themselves in France et al, then they, too, deserve what they'll get.)