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(CNN)   The guy who killed at least six people at a Virginia Walmart was a Walmart employee. So...lone wolf? Mentally unfit? Incel? Walton hater? This is your thread for wild speculation   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Virginia, Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solesky, Tuesday night's shooting, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, police dispatch center, Chief of police  
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2022-11-23 10:07:42 AM  
Man with a gun. What's to speculate?
 
2022-11-23 10:25:50 AM  
Mind controlled by brain rays from the lizard people
 
2022-11-23 10:26:20 AM  
Alien doppelganger.  The real guy is tied up in a basement somewhere.
 
2022-11-23 10:26:33 AM  
Chronic constipation.
 
2022-11-23 10:28:18 AM  
No, wait, I got it!

He was driven to madness by the incessant Xmas music played thru the store's speakers over and over and over and over and over and
 
2022-11-23 10:31:30 AM  
Oh thank God, it's just a regular workplace shooting! I was worried there for a second...
 
2022-11-23 10:36:59 AM  
But guys... now is not the time to talk about gun control!
 
2022-11-23 10:37:02 AM  
The shooter was a Walmart manager, enough said.
 
2022-11-23 10:37:12 AM  
FTFA: CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - A Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees gathered in the break room of a Virginia store, a witness said Wednesday. Six people died in the country's second high-profile mass shooting in a handful of days.
 
2022-11-23 10:37:22 AM  

xanadian: No, wait, I got it!

He was driven to madness by the incessant Xmas music played thru the store's speakers over and over and over and over and over and


If that's the case, well... cue Chris Rock.
 
2022-11-23 10:37:33 AM  
Someone took his last yogurt from the fridge.   Had his name on it and everything.
 
2022-11-23 10:38:00 AM  
An employee should have known what the proper return policy is for bullets and guns that are purchased there
 
2022-11-23 10:38:35 AM  
asshole.
 
2022-11-23 10:39:01 AM  
I expect he was due to be an ex-manager pretty soon and he went "Falling Down" on everyone.
 
2022-11-23 10:39:06 AM  
A symptom of a decayed society rotten to its core.
 
2022-11-23 10:39:24 AM  
Sounds like he told his employees to do something and instead just sat around the brake room.

Like normal Wal-mart workers do.
 
2022-11-23 10:39:26 AM  
Hunter Biden?
 
2022-11-23 10:39:29 AM  
Nevermind that, are the guns ok?  Are the arms manufacturers ok?  Should we send a wellness check out for Armalite and Remington?

/I love our uniquely American problem
//too poor to leave the country
///too poor to stay too, come to think of it...
 
2022-11-23 10:39:44 AM  
Here's some speculation: he was an ASSHOLE.

Just like every other farking asshole that decides to shoot unarmed civilians.
 
2022-11-23 10:39:48 AM  
Angry Target employee?
 
2022-11-23 10:40:58 AM  
He was just firing employees, isn't that the manager's job?
 
2022-11-23 10:41:50 AM  

xanadian: No, wait, I got it!

He was driven to madness by the incessant Xmas music played thru the store's speakers over and over and over and over and over and


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2022-11-23 10:41:57 AM  
I wonder how much WalMart will profit here from their Dead Peasant life insurance policies.
 
2022-11-23 10:42:36 AM  
God-fearin', red-blooded 'Merican patriot!
 
2022-11-23 10:42:42 AM  
For a second I was worried this wouldn't be a thread of dehumanizing. Pheeeew.
 
2022-11-23 10:42:45 AM  
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2022-11-23 10:43:37 AM  
Shootings never happen where wealthy white folks shop.
 
2022-11-23 10:43:37 AM  
Do we need to go beyond "Walmart Employee"?

Does someone really need to be an incel, madman, or anything else to want to shoot up the place?

Hell, the very first manager of the first Walmart to be built near me 30 years ago (as a wee lad) saw the manager blapped in the parking lot within the first year. The place just brings that out in people.
 
2022-11-23 10:43:39 AM  
MAGA mid life crisis?
 
2022-11-23 10:43:42 AM  
Has anyone found the guys social media feeds yet? I think we need to know what sort of chemtrails this guy was sniffing before Monday morning quarterbacking the management of his mental health.
 
2022-11-23 10:43:51 AM  
He's a streetlight.
 
2022-11-23 10:43:57 AM  
"I'll show you everyday low prices!"

"Clean-up in aisle six! Wooo-eee!"
 
2022-11-23 10:44:51 AM  

Sexy Jesus: I wonder how much WalMart will profit here from their Dead Peasant life insurance policies.


Probably pays out double if they're the victim of a crime.
 
2022-11-23 10:45:00 AM  

steklo: Sounds like he told his employees to do something and instead just sat around the brake room.

Like normal Wal-mart workers do.

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2022-11-23 10:45:18 AM  
Manager? Must not be getting their bonus this year.
 
2022-11-23 10:45:24 AM  

Sexy Jesus: I wonder how much WalMart will profit here from their Dead Peasant life insurance policies.


"As a showing of generosity to the victims, all workers at this location have 'voluteered' all of their overtime pay go to the 'Walmart Victims Foundation* this holiday season."

*0.01% of all money collected by this fund will be distributed to the families of the victims, with the remaining being used for the overhead required to maintain this fund.
 
2022-11-23 10:45:50 AM  
Somewhere in Arkansas: This is an absolute tragedy, to have manager in one of our supercenters kill 6 people inside the store, this will have a devastating impact on one of our highest grossing stores! The day before Thanksgiving the grocery department should packed and Black Friday door busters may be impacted! Won't someone think of our bottom line?!
 
2022-11-23 10:46:28 AM  

Another Government Employee: I expect he was due to be an ex-manager pretty soon and he went "Falling Down" on everyone.


Do you remember how shocking that film was to people when it was first released?
 
2022-11-23 10:46:29 AM  

lonomoholo: steklo: Sounds like he told his employees to do something and instead just sat around the brake room.

Like normal Wal-mart workers do.
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well,,,,technically if the workers have "stopped work" they are on a brake.

LOL
 
2022-11-23 10:46:53 AM  
Back in my day, this kind of thing only happened at the post office
 
2022-11-23 10:46:54 AM  
And I thought I had a shiatty manager when I worked retail 400 years ago. Can't even begin to imagine the lawsuits Walmart has in store. Black friday indeed.
 
2022-11-23 10:46:55 AM  

lokis_mentor: Must not be getting their bonus this year.


When I worked at Wal-mart I remember the year that our profit sharing bonus was like 50% less than the prior year. I asked why and was told "We remodeled the store." OK, so what does that have to do with the profit sharing bonus? Turns out the cost for the remodeling comes out of profit sharing, so all the store employees paid for the new shelves, flooring, and paint on the walls.
 
2022-11-23 10:47:27 AM  

steklo: Sounds like he told his employees to do something and instead just sat around the brake room.

Like normal Wal-mart workers do.


I mean, would you really expect them to go somewhere in the brake room?
 
2022-11-23 10:47:34 AM  

Sexy Jesus: I wonder how much WalMart will profit here from their Dead Peasant life insurance policies.


Good question.

Given the situation, if they exist, every policy except the shooters will pay. The purpose of the policies is to defray the cost of recruiting unexpected replacements.
 
2022-11-23 10:47:58 AM  

zbtop: Do we need to go beyond "Walmart Employee"?

Does someone really need to be an incel, madman, or anything else to want to shoot up the place?

Hell, the very first manager of the first Walmart to be built near me 30 years ago (as a wee lad) saw the manager blapped in the parking lot within the first year. The place just brings that out in people.


Is that a good thing or a bad thing? It sounds sexual in nature. Is there a video somewhere explaining the whole process?
 
2022-11-23 10:48:02 AM  

Kryllith: steklo: Sounds like he told his employees to do something and instead just sat around the brake room.

Like normal Wal-mart workers do.

I mean, would you really expect them to go somewhere in the brake room?


nicely done :)
 
2022-11-23 10:48:05 AM  

Wrongo: Can't even begin to imagine the lawsuits Walmart has in store


Wal-mart could throw their hands up and plead ignorance if this was a random shooter.

The fact that a STORE MANAGER murdered employees means they are going to have to pay up some real money.
 
2022-11-23 10:48:07 AM  
Disgruntled employee, so once again it appears resolving workplace conflicts with mass murder is easier than having to deal with HR.
 
2022-11-23 10:48:48 AM  
Hot take: the issue isn't guns. It's American men with guns. The patriarchy makes men suppress their emotions until they explode in rage. Rage is the only emotion 'real men' are allowed to feel. Toxic masculinity hurts men just as much as it does women. The patriarchy subsumes individual men to the collective, aggressive class dominance of men. Until we're ready to face that the economic superstructure built on traditional gender roles overdetermines the options available to those experiencing emotional distress, this will continue to happen. But I'll get dismissed as a pretentious SJW feminazi finger-wagger and the senseless violence will continue.
 
2022-11-23 10:49:06 AM  
The People of Walmart finally got to him, and it was a mercy killing.
 
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