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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2013 edited
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    we're fucked!

    Fucked.

    ONE TO TWO FEET of snow to fall over the New England area, with local amounts as high as three feet. That's a meter of snow in places. In 24 hours.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2013 edited
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    So there's an ex-LAPD officer who's running around killing people who are either currently/were/are connected to LAPD officers. Apparently he's hanging out somewhere either in or near San Diego right now. Here is his manifesto. Sad thing is, a lot of what's in there isn't even that crazy, but then he's killing innocent people. (I think so far he's killed the daughter of an LAPD officer and her fiancee, and shot a different LAPD officer).
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2013
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    @Finagle.



    (I miss New England.)
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2013 edited
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    I'm not sure how I feel about the BBC's reporting on the story. While I don't sympathize with the guy (he lost the moral or ethical high ground the moment he started shooting and kidnapping innocents), the summary of the manifesto makes him sound a lot less lucid than the manifesto itself does (grammatical and spelling errors aside).
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2013
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    Yeah, his manifesto is surprisingly lucid and were it not for, you know, the shootings and the murders, I'd actually sympathize and support him.
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    The thing about that rogue cop is that the LAPD have so far shot 4 civilians for vaguely resembling him.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013
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    Which is half the reason people in SoCal have been advised not to go outdoors, and to especially not go out if they drive a truck. :|
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    "Beat all the n******! Beat whoever you see! Don't need a reason! LAPD!" -- the Offspring
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013
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    @Argos - yeah, got to agree with 80% of what he's written. It's even interesting that he's saying 'guys, study my brain to find out why I did this'. Which means he probably won't off himself, but is intending to hand himself in but knows he'll be executed. From the rest of the tone of the piece, if Obama were to broadcast a message asking him to do so right now, I think there's a good chance he probably would.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013
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    @Alan, Argos - I don't know about that. I've got about a quarter of the way through the manifesto so far, and I think it qualifies for both "rambling" and "embittered". Particularly around paragraph 40-45.

    The situation being described does sound like a raw deal, but you do have to consider the source. It's not impossible that even detailed parts of his story are part of whatever paranoid nutcasery that has caused him to conclude that spree-killing is a good and reasonable course of action.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013
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    Apparently there are different versions of the manifesto going around.

    I've seen some speculation that the pro-Obama and gun control bits have been added in, in order to discredit them, and also that the LAPD released cut down versions which censored some of the other information that looked damaging to them.

    So, at the moment, I'd keep an open mind about this manifesto and be slightly sceptical until there's some verification.
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      CommentAuthorCOMTE
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013
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    Cat:

    And the inescapable irony here is that everyone keeps insisting Dorner is "the crazy one"...
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    Not saying Dorner isn't a nut, but if he was doing all of this because he was "ordered to", he'd considered sane.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013
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    If the LAPD were Gestapo, Dorner's action would be considered heroic.

    And I think that's how he sees them.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2013
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    @256 - No argument there. Though I suppose a suicide note doubling as a manifesto can only be expected to sound a little rambling.

    Jesus. No one's coming out of this thing looking like they did the right thing. I've never been a big fan of L.A., not even while I was living there, but no city deserves to be stuck between one of the nastiest police forces in the country and a guy who thinks he's John McClane.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2013
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013
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    OK - lets all wonder why....

    Pope Benedict XVI is to resign