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2013-11-25 10:00:17 PM  

fluffy2097: Do we have any pictures of Lee Harvy Oswald's bedroom?


img.fark.net

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-peek-inside-lee-harvey-oswalds-room/
 
2013-11-25 10:05:28 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: gerbilpox: Pumpernickel bread: Just noticed he used a .223 Bushmaster.  Same gun the D.C. snipers used.

Which, of course, they identified as an AR-15.

[i.imgur.com image 671x519]

I don't get it. I mean I get the joke of the picture where everything on the AR-15 is described in a hugely exaggerated manner, but identifying a .223 Bushmaster as an AR-15 variant is correct.


It's also a ridiculously common rifle. So the fact that he used one isn't surprising in the least. I don't get it either.
 
2013-11-25 10:06:21 PM  

freewill: Watubi: "The shooter was particular about the food that he ate and its arrangement on a plate in relation to other foods on the plate"

Oh crap, that sounds just like my 3 year old

Also, every adult with Asperger's ever.


Some adults with Asperger. I only insist that the meat is nearest me. I prefer my potatoes to the left of of the other veggies but I won't re-arrange them if they're not.
 
2013-11-25 10:09:00 PM  

ongbok: Study it out. All of that stuff is known about Oswald.


Study it out.

Tell me a single faster way to get on every news network in the nation for Months on end?

There is only one way you can become famous in the blink of an eye.  Pulling a trigger and killing someone.

/Did you know the surviving Boston Bomber has a FAN CLUB?
//Nobody knows his name because they can't pronounce it though.
 
2013-11-25 10:10:12 PM  

fluffy2097: ongbok: Study it out. All of that stuff is known about Oswald.

Study it out.

Tell me a single faster way to get on every news network in the nation for Months on end?

There is only one way you can become famous in the blink of an eye.  Pulling a trigger and killing someone.

/Did you know the surviving Boston Bomber has a FAN CLUB?
//Nobody knows his name because they can't pronounce it though.


Hey I don't condone what he did. I just joined for the cool stickers.
 
2013-11-25 10:10:23 PM  

fluffy2097: ongbok: Study it out. All of that stuff is known about Oswald.

Study it out.

Tell me a single faster way to get on every news network in the nation for Months on end?

There is only one way you can become famous in the blink of an eye.  Pulling a trigger and killing someone.

/Did you know the surviving Boston Bomber has a FAN CLUB?
//Nobody knows his name because they can't pronounce it though.


So does Charles Manson. farked up people do farked up things and farked up people follow them. This has been going on since the beginning of time.
 
2013-11-25 10:11:05 PM  

fluffy2097: Do we have any pictures of Lee Harvy Oswald's bedroom?

Did we list his hobbies, his eating habits? What he read? What movie theaters he went to? Did we hold any of these things up we did know on a 24 hour news network with a photo of him while pundits yammered on and on about the children?

Nope! We mourned the loss of the dead.

/People go on shooting sprees to be famous.
//May as well go out with a bang
///At least your name will be remembered.


Are you 14?  They did investigate Oswalds hobbies and books and places he went.
 
2013-11-25 10:11:56 PM  

Snarfangel: Fissile: you are a puppet: Fissile: The fact that his mom was a paranoid Tea-Party "prepper", who communicated with him exclusively via email for two years, even though they lived in the same house, probably didn't help his crazy very much.

lol, is that email part real?

==============

Yup.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513067/Sandy-Hook-prosecutor s -report-released-today-details.html

Check out the picture of his bedroom

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x418]

Arrgh, his pillow is off-centered. That would drive me nuts.


The trash bags on the windows are the wrong size.  I couldn't sleep with that.
 
2013-11-25 10:13:31 PM  

ongbok: So does Charles Manson. farked up people do farked up things and farked up people follow them. This has been going on since the beginning of time.


No shiat.

Now notice how it's all sped up since 24 hour news networks have a collective orgasm every time they get to report on a mass murder.

/Could they might in fact be connected? Probably.
//Unless you believe school shootings are a terrorist plot.
 
2013-11-25 10:15:03 PM  

fluffy2097: There is only one way you can become famous in the blink of an eye. Pulling a trigger and killing someone.


cdn.straightfromthea.com
upload.wikimedia.org

markdavis.660amtheanswer.com

What spree killers look like.
 
2013-11-25 10:16:25 PM  

Peki: freewill: Watubi: "The shooter was particular about the food that he ate and its arrangement on a plate in relation to other foods on the plate"

Oh crap, that sounds just like my 3 year old

Also, every adult with Asperger's ever.

So. . . it's not normal to make sure that the juice from the steak doesn't invade your mashed potatoes, or that you like the little plates with all the different divisions on them?


The first strong warning sign I got that a friend's adult son probably had undiagnosed Asperger's came at a Thai restaurant. He'd been acting belligerent when we told him where we were going. He usually insisted on pizza or hamburgers in almost all cases, which I had taken to be some intense immaturity, but I'd never really thought there was anything "wrong".

When we got there, he was sitting there angry, and finally said he was not going to order anything because he "can't eat any of this stuff". I asked him what he meant, they were all common ingredients, and he went through a laundry list of things he "doesn't eat": eggs, broccoli, peanuts, green peppers, rice, etc. It was like Bubba on Forrest Gump talking about shrimp, except it was every food. I managed to talk him into trying a chicken satay appetizer because it was just chicken breast on a stick, and he grumbled for several minutes about it coming with sauce before he decided he could eat that.

It was only later that day that I realized he had almost every symptom of Asperger's, and that this was probably why he acted so suspicious when I suggested a wedge salad at another restaurant in the past. (Almost in a panic, "WHAT IS IT?" "It's a wedge of iceberg lettuce with bacon and blue cheese dressing." "IS THAT ALL?" as if I might be forgetting to mention the cyanide.)

As I understand it, people with Asperger's are often very dependent on routine and have an extremely linear way of thinking that makes it difficult for them to accept new, different ideas once they get an idea in place. This can come out in things like school work (learning one way of doing a math problem, and forever refusing to believe that any other way of solving it could possibly be right and thinking that people who do it differently are wrong), but I guess it's also common for it to come out in an extremely limited diet. They might identify a select few things as "food", and when they're introduced to things that they do not consider food, it's weird and stressful. We later found out that he basically ate nothing but frozen breadsticks and chicken breast at home.

I don't think people with Asperger's are dangerous or anything, but I can see how life for those who have a sufficiently severe case of it would be frustrating enough to cause someone who is already predisposed to violence to hurt people.
 
2013-11-25 10:16:34 PM  

fluffy2097: Do we have any pictures of Lee Harvy Oswald's bedroom?

Did we list his hobbies, his eating habits? What he read? What movie theaters he went to? Did we hold any of these things up we did know on a 24 hour news network with a photo of him while pundits yammered on and on about the children?

Nope! We mourned the loss of the dead.

/People go on shooting sprees to be famous.
//May as well go out with a bang
///At least your name will be remembered.


Similar things have been said of Lee Harvey Oswald's Russian wife:

1) Blamed the assassination on her leaving him (he was getting crazier and crazier)
2) Claimed she was a prostitute (she wasn't)
3) Claimed she was in on it (she wasn't)
4) Claimed she was a Russian Agent (she wasn't)

She is now a recluse because of the media attention.
 
2013-11-25 10:18:40 PM  
10 hours or more a day on? Was it...
blogs.chicagotribune.com ?
 
2013-11-25 10:19:24 PM  

BSABSVR: fluffy2097: There is only one way you can become famous in the blink of an eye. Pulling a trigger and killing someone.

[cdn.straightfromthea.com image 432x478]
[upload.wikimedia.org image 460x276]

[markdavis.660amtheanswer.com image 600x750]

What spree killers look like.


So spending months on a TV show is "the blink of an eye?"

Making a music video with original music, lyrics, and choreography takes 1/10th of a second?

How many years did Cruz spend getting to where he was?

/Click click BANG. Celebrity.
 
2013-11-25 10:20:11 PM  
When the Dance Dance Revolution comes, you will not be spared.
 
2013-11-25 10:21:32 PM  

shortymac: fluffy2097: Do we have any pictures of Lee Harvy Oswald's bedroom?

Did we list his hobbies, his eating habits? What he read? What movie theaters he went to? Did we hold any of these things up we did know on a 24 hour news network with a photo of him while pundits yammered on and on about the children?

Nope! We mourned the loss of the dead.

/People go on shooting sprees to be famous.
//May as well go out with a bang
///At least your name will be remembered.

Similar things have been said of Lee Harvey Oswald's Russian wife:

1) Blamed the assassination on her leaving him (he was getting crazier and crazier)
2) Claimed she was a prostitute (she wasn't)
3) Claimed she was in on it (she wasn't)
4) Claimed she was a Russian Agent (she wasn't)

She is now a recluse because of the media attention.


You'd think he would of bragged about killing JFK if he wanted the attention, but he said he was a patsy.
 
2013-11-25 10:28:40 PM  

talkertopc: freewill: Watubi: Some adults with Asperger. I only insist that the meat is nearest me. I prefer my potatoes to the left of of the other veggies but I won't re-arrange them if they're not.


I was being a bit facetious, but that actually sounds more like what I'd assume to be a trivial, casual OCD behavior. Is something like that really considered indicative of Asperger's?
 
2013-11-25 10:29:15 PM  

fluffy2097: BSABSVR: fluffy2097: There is only one way you can become famous in the blink of an eye. Pulling a trigger and killing someone.

[cdn.straightfromthea.com image 432x478]
[upload.wikimedia.org image 460x276]

[markdavis.660amtheanswer.com image 600x750]

What spree killers look like.

So spending months on a TV show is "the blink of an eye?"

Making a music video with original music, lyrics, and choreography takes 1/10th of a second?

How many years did Cruz spend getting to where he was?

/Click click BANG. Celebrity.


Well then if you want to continue with your dumb literal interpretation, anyone who planned their killing did not do so in the blink of an eye, as they had to buy, steal the gun, load the gun, transport themselves to the location of the shooting, etc..  Also you should probably learn what months are.
 
2013-11-25 10:29:27 PM  
Wonder what kind of shape he was in. I got winded after...well a while.
 
2013-11-25 10:29:38 PM  

freewill: Peki: freewill: Watubi: "The shooter was particular about the food that he ate and its arrangement on a plate in relation to other foods on the plate"

Oh crap, that sounds just like my 3 year old

Also, every adult with Asperger's ever.

So. . . it's not normal to make sure that the juice from the steak doesn't invade your mashed potatoes, or that you like the little plates with all the different divisions on them?

The first strong warning sign I got that a friend's adult son probably had undiagnosed Asperger's came at a Thai restaurant. He'd been acting belligerent when we told him where we were going. He usually insisted on pizza or hamburgers in almost all cases, which I had taken to be some intense immaturity, but I'd never really thought there was anything "wrong".

When we got there, he was sitting there angry, and finally said he was not going to order anything because he "can't eat any of this stuff". I asked him what he meant, they were all common ingredients, and he went through a laundry list of things he "doesn't eat": eggs, broccoli, peanuts, green peppers, rice, etc. It was like Bubba on Forrest Gump talking about shrimp, except it was every food. I managed to talk him into trying a chicken satay appetizer because it was just chicken breast on a stick, and he grumbled for several minutes about it coming with sauce before he decided he could eat that.

It was only later that day that I realized he had almost every symptom of Asperger's, and that this was probably why he acted so suspicious when I suggested a wedge salad at another restaurant in the past. (Almost in a panic, "WHAT IS IT?" "It's a wedge of iceberg lettuce with bacon and blue cheese dressing." "IS THAT ALL?" as if I might be forgetting to mention the cyanide.)

As I understand it, people with Asperger's are often very dependent on routine and have an extremely linear way of thinking that makes it difficult for them to accept new, different ideas once they get an idea in place. This can c ...


Autism has many markers in common with OCD, especially in children. Little kids love to stack things, sort them, arrange them in various ways--it's how they define and delineate their world. It's when that devotion to patterns becomes crippling or pathological that there's a problem.
 
2013-11-25 10:30:23 PM  

Deep Contact: You'd think he would of bragged about killing JFK if he wanted the attention, but he said he was a patsy.


...and because he said it, we're still arguing about him today.

Everything according to the attention whore's plan.
 
2013-11-25 10:30:40 PM  
I live one town over from Newtown and I've "danced" on the DDR machine at the movie theater Adam Lanza used to frequent.  There are other things that we had in common just by nature of living in such close proximity, but that is by far the weirdest.
 
2013-11-25 10:30:52 PM  
"My Little Pony Visits the Abattoir"
 
2013-11-25 10:31:28 PM  

tetsoushima: I live one town over from Newtown and I've "danced" on the DDR machine at the movie theater Adam Lanza used to frequent.  There are other things that we had in common just by nature of living in such close proximity, but that is by far the weirdest.


This one, FBI.
 
2013-11-25 10:33:19 PM  
The Baptists were right!
 
2013-11-25 10:37:31 PM  

fluffy2097: ongbok: So does Charles Manson. farked up people do farked up things and farked up people follow them. This has been going on since the beginning of time.

No shiat.

Now notice how it's all sped up since 24 hour news networks have a collective orgasm every time they get to report on a mass murder.

/Could they might in fact be connected? Probably.
//Unless you believe school shootings are a terrorist plot.


You are right. Lanza didn't kill those kids because he was a kid suffering from severe untreated mental illness and his mother thought the best thing for him would be to have guns shoved in his face, he did it because of the 24 hour news cycle and he thought he would be famous. Go ahead and blame it on everything besides the fact that he was mentally ill and was allowed access to guns, something people like you defend just to make a political point.
 
2013-11-25 10:40:03 PM  

cretinbob: [voxnova2.files.wordpress.com image 720x464]


That's ridiculous.

Who puts a scope like that on a carry handle mount? You'll never get a decent cheek weld that way, and the rifle doesn't even have a float tube so you probably couldn't shoot better than 2 MOA with it anyway.
 
2013-11-25 10:40:16 PM  
Gabriel knight probably
 
2013-11-25 10:42:25 PM  
 
2013-11-25 10:43:04 PM  
Found in Mohamed Atta's bedroom.


thumbs1.ebaystatic.com
 
2013-11-25 10:46:44 PM  
I was informed that the Dance Dance Revolution would not be televised.
 
2013-11-25 10:48:39 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: gerbilpox: Pumpernickel bread: Just noticed he used a .223 Bushmaster.  Same gun the D.C. snipers used.

Which, of course, they identified as an AR-15.

[i.imgur.com image 671x519]

I don't get it. I mean I get the joke of the picture where everything on the AR-15 is described in a hugely exaggerated manner, but identifying a .223 Bushmaster as an AR-15 variant is correct.


"Variant" being the key word They leave out.

OCD? No, why do you ask?
 
2013-11-25 10:50:14 PM  

The Martian Manhandler: ThrnPhl: Pikmin?

If loving Pikmin is a crime, then send me to jail right now. I'm thinking of buying a Wii U for the sole reason of being able to play Pikmin 3.


i didn't know there was a pikmin 3, now i'm considering your plan also
absolutely love that game!!
 
2013-11-25 10:51:00 PM  

freewill: Peki: freewill: Watubi: "The shooter was particular about the food that he ate and its arrangement on a plate in relation to other foods on the plate"

Oh crap, that sounds just like my 3 year old

Also, every adult with Asperger's ever.

So. . . it's not normal to make sure that the juice from the steak doesn't invade your mashed potatoes, or that you like the little plates with all the different divisions on them?

The first strong warning sign I got that a friend's adult son probably had undiagnosed Asperger's came at a Thai restaurant. He'd been acting belligerent when we told him where we were going. He usually insisted on pizza or hamburgers in almost all cases, which I had taken to be some intense immaturity, but I'd never really thought there was anything "wrong".

When we got there, he was sitting there angry, and finally said he was not going to order anything because he "can't eat any of this stuff". I asked him what he meant, they were all common ingredients, and he went through a laundry list of things he "doesn't eat": eggs, broccoli, peanuts, green peppers, rice, etc. It was like Bubba on Forrest Gump talking about shrimp, except it was every food. I managed to talk him into trying a chicken satay appetizer because it was just chicken breast on a stick, and he grumbled for several minutes about it coming with sauce before he decided he could eat that.

It was only later that day that I realized he had almost every symptom of Asperger's, and that this was probably why he acted so suspicious when I suggested a wedge salad at another restaurant in the past. (Almost in a panic, "WHAT IS IT?" "It's a wedge of iceberg lettuce with bacon and blue cheese dressing." "IS THAT ALL?" as if I might be forgetting to mention the cyanide.)

As I understand it, people with Asperger's are often very dependent on routine and have an extremely linear way of thinking that makes it difficult for them to accept new, different ideas once they get an idea in place. This can c ...


My brother has Asperger's, we're lucky that he didn't have too many issues with food. Basically, I found that (based on his peers in special ed class) it was either: "EAT ALL THE THINGS" or eat an extremely limited diet. Basically no one had a healthy "eat most food, but hates one or two things" diet.

However, the only "cure" for this is to slowly expose yourself to more and more foods, your body will adjust to the taste.

However, even from toddlerhood my brother had a lot of repetitive behavior/OCD issues. For example, he refused to have anything on my parent's coffee table. My Mom ended up removing coffee tables from the house until he was in his teens.

He also would play with his little hammer and block set, but he would ALWAYS hit the blocks in the same pattern. My Aunt gave him a starter set of hot wheels when he was 3 that he never played with, he set them up on his dresser in the same order as they where arranged in the package. My Mom would switch around 2 of them and he would know as soon as he walked in his bedroom that they had been tampered with. My Mom did the same thing to my toys and I never noticed.

Basically, my parents had to constantly switch things up and break him of any weird patterns as soon as they happened to get him used to change. It's much easier to deal with a temper tantrum toddler than an adult. He still has some issues, but no where as severe as some of his peers or as a kid.

One a side note, most of his peers in the special ed class had divorced parents due to the absolute stress of raising a kid like this. It's farking difficult and I practically raised my other 2 brothers because my parents had to be focused on him 24/7.
 
2013-11-25 10:51:33 PM  

cptjeff: It's pretty much impossible to involuntarily commit somebody these days. Very smart reform, that one. Instead of ending abuses at mental hospitals, we just closed the mental hospitals and dumped everyone in them back into society. Brilliant plan, that


Just remember it was all done in the name of being more humanitarian. We lost economies of scales in the interest of putting the mentally ill close to the communities. Since economies of scale were the only that allowed society to afford for their care the result was that that they got a little to close to their communities by becoming a massive influx of homeless people without proper food, medication, shelter or dignity. But hey, they can proclaim to the world whatever they want from their street corner cardboard signs....
 
2013-11-25 11:00:02 PM  

MFAWG: Of, even. I would not Wayne LaPierre.


You NEVER go Full Wayne LaPierre.
 
2013-11-25 11:00:45 PM  

gerbilpox: Dingleberry Dickwad: gerbilpox: Pumpernickel bread: Just noticed he used a .223 Bushmaster.  Same gun the D.C. snipers used.

Which, of course, they identified as an AR-15.

[i.imgur.com image 671x519]

I don't get it. I mean I get the joke of the picture where everything on the AR-15 is described in a hugely exaggerated manner, but identifying a .223 Bushmaster as an AR-15 variant is correct.

"Variant" being the key word They leave out.

OCD? No, why do you ask?


Even that doesn't really make much sense. Everything out there in the civilian world in regards to the AR-15 is a variant. You'd be extremely hard pressed to find an AR that's completely stock /baseline with the normal handgrips, carrying handle, sights and so forth these days. It's a lot simpler to just say AR-15.
 
2013-11-25 11:01:00 PM  

onyxruby: cptjeff: It's pretty much impossible to involuntarily commit somebody these days. Very smart reform, that one. Instead of ending abuses at mental hospitals, we just closed the mental hospitals and dumped everyone in them back into society. Brilliant plan, that

Just remember it was all done in the name of being more humanitarian. We lost economies of scales in the interest of putting the mentally ill close to the communities. Since economies of scale were the only that allowed society to afford for their care the result was that that they got a little to close to their communities by becoming a massive influx of homeless people without proper food, medication, shelter or dignity. But hey, they can proclaim to the world whatever they want from their street corner cardboard signs....


Read "My Brother Ron", it gives a pretty good description of what happened.

It isn't a democrat/republican thing. It was a mix of:

1) "These new drugs will CURE ALL THE MENTAL ILLNESS! No need to institutionalization!"
2) Horrific expose of institutions turned the public against them
3) Legal cases in the 60's and 70's that slowly chipped away the ability to commit anyone, ever
4) The above reasons giving politicians the excuse to cut public funding for mental illness

It's why we have the homeless problem we have today. I hope these cases will make it a bit easier to commit someone, but I doubt that's going to happen.
 
2013-11-25 11:03:59 PM  

shortymac: My brother has Asperger's, we're lucky that he didn't have too many issues with food. Basically, I found that (based on his peers in special ed class) it was either: "EAT ALL THE THINGS" or eat an extremely limited diet. Basically no one had a healthy "eat most food, but hates one or two things" diet.

However, the only "cure" for this is to slowly expose yourself to more and more foods, your body will adjust to the taste.

However, even from toddlerhood my brother had a lot of repetitive behavior/OCD issues. For example, he refused to have anything on my parent's coffee table. My Mom ended up removing coffee tables from the house until he was in his teens.

He also would play with his little hammer and block set, but he would ALWAYS hit the blocks in the same pattern. My Aunt gave him a starter set of hot wheels when he was 3 that he never played with, he set them up on his dresser in the same order as they where arranged in the package. My Mom would switch around 2 of them and he would know as soon as he walked in his bedroom that they had been tampered with. My Mom did the same thing to my toys and I never noticed.

Basically, my parents had to constantly switch things up and break him of any weird patterns as soon as they happened to get him used to change. It's much easier to deal with a temper tantrum toddler than an adult. He still has some issues, but no where as severe as some of his peers or as a kid.

One a side note, most of his peers in the special ed class had divorced parents due to the absolute stress of raising a kid like this. It's farking difficult and I practically raised my other 2 brothers because my parents had to be focused on him 24/7.


Way more people than we know deal with mental illness in our families. It can be overwhelming.  As an agnostic I say God bless you, on the off chance there is a God.
 
2013-11-25 11:10:23 PM  

corq: For those who didn't read the PDF (CNN glossed over the games listing):

Numerous video games were located in the basement computer/gaming area. The list of video
games includes, but is not limited to:

-"Grand Theft Auto"
-"Shin Megami Tensei"
-"Dynasty Warriors"
-"Vice City"
-"Team Fortress"
-"Doom"
-"Left for Dead"
-"Metal Gear Solid"
-"Dead Rising"
-"Half Life"
-"Battlefield"
-"Call of Duty"


Which SMT?


theguyyousaw: We love katamari...

/naana nanana na Katamari Damacy..


I love that game so much!   So much fun with a 360 controller on PCSX2.
 
2013-11-25 11:10:40 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: gerbilpox: Dingleberry Dickwad: gerbilpox: Pumpernickel bread: Just noticed he used a .223 Bushmaster.  Same gun the D.C. snipers used.

Which, of course, they identified as an AR-15.

[i.imgur.com image 671x519]

I don't get it. I mean I get the joke of the picture where everything on the AR-15 is described in a hugely exaggerated manner, but identifying a .223 Bushmaster as an AR-15 variant is correct.

"Variant" being the key word They leave out.

OCD? No, why do you ask?

Even that doesn't really make much sense. Everything out there in the civilian world in regards to the AR-15 is a variant. You'd be extremely hard pressed to find an AR that's completely stock /baseline with the normal handgrips, carrying handle, sights and so forth these days. It's a lot simpler to just say AR-15.


AR-15 is a registered trademark of Colt. It's got nothing to do with a particular set of features and everything to do with the fact that all the rifles based on that design built by other companies aren't legally allowed to call them AR-15s. Of course dropped their use of the name in 1994 when they were specified by name under the assault weapons ban.
 
2013-11-25 11:16:12 PM  

shortymac: Basically, my parents had to constantly switch things up and break him of any weird patterns as soon as they happened to get him used to change. It's much easier to deal with a temper tantrum toddler than an adult. He still has some issues, but no where as severe as some of his peers or as a kid.

One a side note, most of his peers in the special ed class had divorced parents due to the absolute stress of raising a kid like this. It's farking difficult and I practically raised my other 2 brothers because my parents had to be focused on him 24/7.


In the family of the guy I mentioned above, the parents divorced, but it was because of the absolute stress of the other kid, the daughter, who is now 30, being a farking sociopath. (Not being facetious. She is the anti-Christ.) She absolutely tortured and humiliated her brother growing up for the behaviors that now seem clearly explained by Asperger's. I wish I knew how to help the guy, because he's 25 and really seems to be having trouble finding his way. (He is unwilling to talk to a professional, and his father, who was somewhat abusive himself and pulled the son out of counseling as a teenager just to spite his ex-wife, doesn't seem to care.)

I say this to emphasize that you sound like a good brother and your parents sound like good people who tried hard for their kids. That's very cool, and your brother is lucky to have you guys. I never realized when I was growing up how good I had it, just not to have any major medical/psychological issues and to have a decent man who cared about me for a father.
 
2013-11-25 11:24:58 PM  

optikeye: HawgWild: Pacman?

If video games influenced kids. People that grew up in the 80's playing pacman would have spent the 90's in neon lit darken rooms, dancing around to techno music and munching on magic power pills........oh crap.


Also, I don't swallow balls for a quarter.....I do need about tree fiddy though.
 
2013-11-25 11:26:13 PM  

freewill: talkertopc: freewill: Watubi: Some adults with Asperger. I only insist that the meat is nearest me. I prefer my potatoes to the left of of the other veggies but I won't re-arrange them if they're not.

I was being a bit facetious, but that actually sounds more like what I'd assume to be a trivial, casual OCD behavior. Is something like that really considered indicative of Asperger's?


Only that: No.
I had started writing a more comprehensive answer but I'm on an old IPOD Touch that make it difficult to post anything but short answers.
 
2013-11-25 11:28:35 PM  
autism and narcissism would be a crazy mix.  I'm scared to say I saw a lot of myself in that story.  I have no thoughts of violence but if you threw in severe mental illness and some abuse along with the apparent availability of weapons it's a bad idea, in retrospect.  My own personal theory is that she took some stand on some issue, perhaps a punishment or ending some part of his isolation that upset him.  Spare a moment to think of the survivors.
 
2013-11-25 11:32:13 PM  
FTFA--"He attended parties, enjoyed music and played the saxophone."

That settles it. No more attending parties, enjoying music, or playing the saxophone.
 
2013-11-25 11:34:15 PM  
Picture shows Mario Party for the N64. I own and play those regularly. Someone call the FBI and tell them I'm a high risk suspect.
 
2013-11-25 11:38:16 PM  
If I had to play that much DDR, I'd probably become homicidal too. 

/now has awful europop playing in my head.
//MAKE IT STOP!
///OMFG SCREW YOUR LITTLE BUTTERFLY!
////AAAAAAHHHH!
 
2013-11-25 11:38:18 PM  
Ooh, I know, I know! It was NetHack, wasn't it!

/didn't RTFA
//or the thread
 
2013-11-25 11:38:51 PM  

gerbilpox: Pumpernickel bread: Just noticed he used a .223 Bushmaster.  Same gun the D.C. snipers used.

Which, of course, they identified as an AR-15.


It is an AR-15.

Bushmaster's model number is XM-15, but every AR manufacturer has their own numbers.
 
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