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Old 12-14-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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right on the heels of the mass shooting in the Portland mall.

I wish we would not publicize the identity of these shooters. That's exactly what they want. They want to go out in a blaze of glory, i.e. attain recognition. "You think I'm pathetic? I'll show all of you. You will all know who I am."

Of course there are the competing goods of transparency, and the desire of the public to understand how these events come to pass.

It had gone viral that this was the killer's twitter account:
https://twitter.com/Ryan__Lanza

Examples of his tweets:
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@garrettsanzo kill yourself

When things are on your mind but you know you have no one to talk too <<<<

no matter how hard i try, i feel like its not good enough

when im pissed as fuck and people try to make me laugh << like no, just stfu

theres a lot of bad bitches in the building #amen
I saw one tweet from a local Dallas celeb that linked to his account saying "mind of a killer."

Which was followed by this tweet from Ryan Lanza:

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so aperently im getting spammed bc someone with the same name as me killed some ppl... wtf?
Bad day to be named Ryan Lanza, no doubt about it. Especially bad if your twitter feed could be mistaken for a killer's.

Goes to show also that we are more than happy to jump onto the relatively normal travails of life that people report and say "ah-hah! that's the reason he's a killer."

Dumb.

Not looking forward to all the articles that will explain his background. But I'm sure like many of you, I'll be reading them.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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The killings today were horrific beyond words. While these posts may seem like a very intellectualized approach to an immediate tragedy, trust me, I do have feelings and emotions about this. I just don't share them here right now.

Article about mass murders in history, and how they were committed:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a..._weapons_.html
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Had a hard time sleeping last night. Was up at 3:30am in bed looking at news reports.
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Victoria Soto, the young teacher who saved her class, or little Emilie Parker who is being transported to Ogden, Utah are heartbreaking stories.
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School shooting is making me think of this book.

Blood Meridian.

http://cougarguard.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25673
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This is an interesting blog.

"I am facebook friends with Ryan Lanza ..."

http://www.mattbors.com/blog/2012/12...ame-a-problem/
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not finding that so interesting.
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