On San Bernardino

The solution is not “MORE GUNS.”

I don’t even know who is responsible yet.  Haven’t heard one word regarding the shooters or their backgrounds.

I’ll bet at least one of them is clinically mentally ill, and probably all of them are.

Part of the solution is “BETTER AND MORE COMPREHENSIVE CARE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL.”

Another part of the solution is “BETTER AND MORE COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN PURCHASES, PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT TO MENTAL ILLNESS.”

A third part of the solution is “GET RID OF THE FUCKING SIGNS THAT TELL CRAZY PEOPLE THAT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOBODY IN THIS BUILDING CAPABLE OF SHOOTING BACK AT YOU.”

The gun-free zones are not helping, folks.

But the fact is, whether I’m carrying a gun or not, if I’m wearing this t-shirt:

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someone looking to cause trouble is going to look for an easier target.  Human nature is human nature.

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Author: Paul Krendler

The Thinking Man’s Zombie

49 thoughts on “On San Bernardino”

  1. Some have speculated this may be straight up terrorism, rather than the typical deranged lunatic. I guess the difference is in how organized, because either is insane and evil, imo.

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    1. PS - thanks for the thread, HZIC. Not part of the core mission of TMZ; thoughtful to give the horde a place to discuss.

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    2. That's what concerns me. Reports are saying three shooters, who were geared up and made a successful (thus far) exit. You don't SEE that with the garden variety loon who goes off the rails.

      Maybe President Momjeans will insist that they don't have this problem in other countries either.

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  2. https://twitter.com/th3j35t3r
    The typical deranged lunatic does not have an escape plan, with preposition vehicles.

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  3. Per CNBC (I found this on another bulletin board site): In addition to the center, the building houses a library and a conferencing center. The shooting started in a rented space at the conference center where a party was in progress.

    Unconfirmed, early report, bad source. BIG GRAINS OF SALT.

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    1. My wife gave me that look of "Seriously? What is wrong with you?" when I repeated this to her. I may be in timeout.

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    1. Flight Tracker does show an N number for the aircraft that is circling the area. The FAA says it's registered to OBR Leasing. Interestingly OBR Leasing is a front name used by the FBI to try and hide their surveillance aircraft.

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      1. The other is DHS/ICE in a definite orbit. The FBI less fixated, more quartering.

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    2. http://video.foxnews.com/v/3619132171001/local-coverage-of-mass-shooting-in-san-bernardino-calif/?intcmp=watchnow#sp=watch-live

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    3. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Amazon+Fulfillment+Center/@34.0731325,-117.2762896,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x80dca6c6754fcccb:0xa340105c0c7ea466

      Golf course, (epicenter of FBI and ICE orbiting aircraft) just down from Amazon.

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  4. Never let a crisis go to waste!

    ...And who told the media I was going to vacation in Cuba?

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  5. There have also been reports of IEDs in the building, and a suspect has been named, Farooq Saeed. Sounds Buddhist, maybe Zoroastrian, no? http://www.weaselzippers.us/243078-breaking-active-shooter-in-san-bernadino-california/

    Of course, things are confused at the moment. The responsible thing to do is wait and see, so that eliminates the media.

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    1. Pennsylvania Amish, and it's just a mention; don't go smearing the Penn. Amish with a broad brush.

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  6. From FlightTracker: Two fixed wing and two news helicopters are circling (roughly) the municipal golf course. One of the fixed wing is definitely DHS/ICE

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  7. Some very good updates here:
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/12/02/serious-shooting-incident-san-bernardino-report-20-victims-1-to-3-heavily-armedequipped-gunman/#more-109258

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  8. https://twitter.com/bob_owens/status/672199549759434752
    https://twitter.com/bob_owens/status/672200049045192704

    He's listening to a police scanner.

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  9. Maybe one of our beloved zombie overlords will delete this comment, and the two directly above? Just wasting space. (Which one of you said, "Like the rest of her comments"?!!?)

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    1. That is SO right!

      Been praying for the first responders, victims, families, community, and all affected over and over since I first heard about it.

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  10. From this and other reports, it appears the challenged clients weren't the targets.

    https://twitter.com/rsmccain/status/672204943160451073

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  11. http://bearingarms.com/14-killed-17-injured-possible-islamist-terrorist-attack-san-bernardino/
    From the NY Daily News:

    One of the suspects in Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.has been identified as Syed Farook, according to reports......

    ....Farook said he hasn’t seen his son in some time.

    “He was very religious. He would go to work, come back, go to pray, come back. He’s Muslim.”

    By the weekend I will not be surprised if their are no stories about this in the Mainstream media.

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      1. I wonder, if we get a Republican President, will all these terrorist attacks suddenly be described as such?

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