offmymeds: willfullyobscure: misterpriapus: offmymeds: Hunh...I just checked all the reputable news sources (even Fox News) and didn't see anything about this.This.Why isn't every media outlet in the US all over this? Why aren't Americans glued to their TV sets over this story like when Jessica McClure fell down that well in 1986? Why isn't President Obama on TV crying about this kid and using this story as a catalyst for more gun control (because the perp clearly fits the stereotype of the the right-wing, survivalist gun nut). Why aren't the NRA and the pro-gun folks using this as a rally cry (because if the 5-year old boy who was kidnapped was allowed to have a concealed carry license this might not have happened).I found one article buried on CNN's website. Same story with Fox News, although they put the story on their front page. Nothing at all on Drudge Report.According to all this extensive coverage, a bus driver was killed in this incident and this standoff has been going on for 5 days. But I guess that's not as important as criticizing Obama's technique in that skeet shootinhttp://www.nbcnews.com/http://www.foxnews.com/http://www.cnn.com/It's on CNNs front page, even on mobile and has been since Tuesday. Same with all the major outlets and regional as well. the reason YOU don't think its being reported is that it has not made the pundits circuit yet, and yes, that is intentional. There is a long standing practice of hanging fire on kidnappings/negotiations until a resolution is reached. Its why Daniel Pearl or that other headless white guy didn't blow up in the news until after they were dead. The fact that they were captured was widely known, reported in the most cimcumspect way possible and only exploited after the resolution, becuase "the media" knows exactly what a kidnapper or terroist wants: attention-- and they don't give that away for free when someone's life is on the line."The media" is well aware of how the echo chamber operates and t ...
macadamnut: digistil: That said, I'd be very surprised if it was anything other than PTSD.How about "he's a corn-fed idiot"?
Fast Moon: They should get Glenn Beck to come over there and talk to him, and have him pull out his chalkboard to show him how holing up in a bunker with a child hostage is just what the government wants him to do so they can steal all the guns out of his house and sell his property to turn it into a Muslim temple that performs abortions and gay marriages. He'll be out of that bunker waving his gun in an instant, and it will be the first time in history Glenn Beck will have done something worthwhile.
zedster: digistil: I've got a dozen published papers dealing with mental illness, so someone thinks I know what I'm talking about.If that is the case you should know the dangers of remote diagnosis. Have you seen his medical files? Maybe he went off his meds or suffered a chemical imbalance or had the fish for dinnerIt could be many things. The troupe of Vietnam vet snaps PTSD is from movies not real life. Most mentally ill are not violent. They are criminal because Regan shutdown mental health services so they get picked up for crimes like vagrancy and trespassing.
digistil: I've got a dozen published papers dealing with mental illness, so someone thinks I know what I'm talking about.
zedster: digistil: BronyMedic: digistil: SpdrJay: You'd almost think this guy has emotional problems or delusions, huh?It's called PTSD. Plenty of other mental illnesses can cause you to have a violent, psychotic break from reality. This man's history and life story reeks of Paranoid/Delusional Disorders.True, but the others don't crop up this late in life.Do you have a GED in psychology?
Hobodeluxe: we should see if he would trade the boy for Glenn Beck and Alex Jones.
cowgirl toffee: Great, just what we need... another nut job drinking his own pee on the Discovery Channel.
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