Las Vegas Gunman Was a High-Stakes Gambler Who ‘Kept to Himself’ Before Massacre

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Washington Post) Before he opened fire late Sunday, killing at least 58 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, gunman Stephen Paddock was living out his retirement as a high-stakes gambler in a quiet town outside Las Vegas.

Paddock, 64, would disappear for days at a time, frequenting casinos with his longtime girlfriend, neighbors said. Relatives also said Paddock had frequently visited Las Vegas to gamble and take in concerts.

Eric Paddock said his brother often gambled in tens of thousands of dollars. “My brother is not like you and me. He plays high-stakes video poker,” he said. “He sends me a text that says he won $250,000 at the casino.”

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  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God – Classic Sermon by Jonathan Edwards
    youtube;com/watch?v=TtHijgqceXo

    change the ; to a .

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Luke
    13:1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
    13:2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
    13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
    13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
    13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    How many of those in LV had given any thought to where their day would end … and now for them it is ended ………. /SMH …………

    • wandakate

      It could be possible that “loners” have been hurt from childhood. Possible abuse by family or somebody close to family. Sometimes they have been treated unfairly by many people, they’ve been betrayed by family or friends or both. Many keep on the move and can’t settle in one area for too long simply b/c they are searching, looking for love, looking for somebody to oversee them or to understand them. Many of them want acceptance. So when people are hurt or shunned or not treated right this may well be the result of all that psychological trauma. People can only take so much and then one day they may just “snap”, and take innocent people out with them, but I do feel that by that period of time they don’t really understand the scope of what they are doing, b/c it’s all just going through the motions making the wrong people pay for the disappointments of their past. Makes sense to me…
      Many have lost family members to death, some spouses, some have aborted children and have trouble dealing with that. Some have been disowned by their own children and don’t know why or how to cope with it and this may be the result of that…But at any rate, this man was suffering internally and I would venture to say that he was suffering in silence, nobody knew. He was fed up with all of it and had nobody to turn to and apparently had no relationship with GOD unfortunately.

      • mia

        we can’t blame people for our actions thats whats wrong with this world blame blame blame but they need to get over themselves. or biblical we must forgive other so God can forgive us

        • wandakate

          This man (the Las Vegas shooter) had NO religious affiliation they said. He didn’t have GOD in his life, therefore he was most likely ALL about himself and his own pleasures. He apparently didn’t know anything about the word of GOD and might not have been able to forgive anyone or just now known how to do so in the first place.

      • mr goody two shoes

        He could be a Misery loves company sorta guy.. He miserable so he wants to make others have even more misery. Not easy to love that sorta enemy .

        • wandakate

          It is said to be true that misery does love company, and that could have been some of it but certainly NOT all of his problems. He had some very deep issues that were apparently not dealt with in time and some could have been as early as his childhood as I said in another comment…
          He didn’t make ANY of those people feel miserable, b/c he just killed them all and after that there was no misery for any of them. They will ALL just go to their graves. The misery that he inflicted was on ALL of the family, friends and neighbors that were left behind to suffer their loss.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        WND ….

        Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock, who killed at least 58 people on Sunday, was taking a psychiatric drug that can promote aggressive behavior.

        Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets on June 21 and purchased the drug at a Walgreens store in Reno the same day it was prescribed, according to records from the Nevada Prescription Program obtained Tuesday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

        Henderson physician Dr. Steven Winkler prescribed Paddock diazepam, more commonly known as Valium, and instructed Paddock to take one pill a day.

        “A woman who answered the phone at Winkler’s office would not make him available to answer questions and would neither confirm nor deny that Paddock was ever a patient,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

        Paddock was also prescribed 50 10-milligram tablets of diazepam by Winkler in 2016, the Nevada state monitoring report reveals. He filled that prescription the day it was written at Evergreen Drugs in Henderson and this time it was for two tablets a day.

        Diazepam can trigger “aggressive behavior,” “hallucinations” and “psychotic experiences,” which can be intensified by alcohol consumption, according to DrugAbuse com.

    • NCOriolesFan

      Death follows us everywhere, all the time.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        we are walking across a bridge that is about to fall apart and plummet us into the abyss of death ….. we know not when it comes ……….

        • NCOriolesFan

          Yup, I’ve had my near misses with death for sure.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Five things that just don’t add up about the Las Vegas mass shooting
    Monday, October 02, 2017 by Mike Adams

    #1) Dozens of concert-goers reported the presence of multiple shooters

    #2) Who warned concert-goers they were “all going to die” a full 45 minutes before the shooting started?

    #3) The weapon you hear on videos was FULL AUTO, which is almost impossible to acquire through legal means

    #4) Why were the exits blocked, trapping victims like rats in a maze?

    #5) Why did the shooter have as many as 10 firearms in his room?

    ONE MORE QUESTION: Why is ISIS claiming responsibility for the Las Vegas massacre?

    • mr goody two shoes

      #5 because he wanted to shoot people with them. And last question Isis wants us to think there behind every evil plot because they want people to fear them as if there is no hope.

      • wandakate

        That’s a good point and it does make total sense. Anything to make them look good whether they were responsible of not.
        His brother said he was a loner, that there were NO specific indications whatsoever that he was going to do anything of this nature. He had NO religious affiliation, as well as NO political affiliation…So putting this puzzle together is going to be a toughie.

    • wandakate

      Very interesting questions and I have another one…related to your #5…HOW DID HE MANAGE TO GET 10 FIREARMS INTO THE HOTEL LOBBY IN THE FIRST PLACE?

      • dansLaRue

        One at a time, in a piece of luggage?

      • Tangent002

        Rifles can be broken down to fit in luggage.

    • dansLaRue

      #3: A bump stock is legally and rather easily acquired.
      #5 The shooter had 19 fire arms in the hotel room, another 13 at his residence.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        the casino is a “Gun Free Zone” …… so how did he get 19 there ……… does not make any sense … bump stock …. sure ….. maybe ….. but it still does not answer any questions ….

        • dansLaRue

          He was in the hotel for several days, could have carried in one at a time hidden in luggage. Bump stock, definitely as seen in videos provided by LV law enforcement.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            he was a government employee ….. of long standing …. and they say theyy do not know about him ……

            Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter who killed 59 people at a country music festival Sunday night, worked over a 10-year period as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, an IRS agent and a defense auditor.

            A spokeswoman for the federal Office of Personnel Management told the Associated Press Tuesday that Paddock’s employment included two years as a mail carrier from 1976 to 1978.

            That was followed by a six-year stint with the Internal Revenue Service until 1984. And then he worked 18 months as an internal auditor for U.S. Department of Defense.

            The latest revelation suggests the U.S. government should have an extensive file on Paddock, who not only worked directly for the government for nearly a decade but then worked another year-and-a-half for federal weapons contractor Lockheed Martin.

          • dansLaRue

            And your point? Have you been drinking the Alex Jones kool-aid?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nope … sorry …. and that is all you have is epithet and ad hominem …..

  • mr goody two shoes

    I have no idea what his motives were for his murder spree. I’m not his Judge. He not going to have to give answers to me .

    • wandakate

      GOD knew his motive and JESUS has been appointed by GOD the FATHER to be his judge and when that time comes he will account for his own murder and the murder of all those people as well…He won’t be going to heaven for his eternity b/c murders don’t go to heaven according to JESUS.

  • NCOriolesFan

    In a tragedy like this I do feel some empathy towards the family of a shooter. The most scapegoated people around.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    1. Photos of Stephen Paddock’s hotel room have been leaked, and one of those photos appears to show a suicide note. Why hasn’t the public been told what is in that note?

    2. Were there additional shooters? A taxi driver clearly captured video of an automatic weapon being fired out of a lower-level window. A video from another angle and brief footage captured by Dan Bilzerian also seem to confirm that automatic gunfire was coming from a floor much lower than the 32nd floor room that Stephen Paddock was located on. And if you weren’t convinced by the first three videos, this final video should definitely do it.

    3. Why were law enforcement authorities discussing “another suspect on the fourth floor,” and why isn’t the mainstream media talking about this?

    4. As Jon Rappoport has pointed out, it would have been impossible for Stephen Paddock to kill and wound 573 people in less than five minutes of shooting with the kinds of weapons that he is alleged to have used. So why won’t law enforcement authorities acknowledge this fact?

    5. How in the world did Paddock get 42 guns and “several thousand rounds of ammo” into his hotel room without anyone noticing?

    6. How did someone with “no military background” and that wasn’t a “gun guy at all” operate such advanced weapons? Because what we are being told by the mainstream media just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. I really like the way Natural News made this point:

    Far from what the firearms-illiterate media claims, these are not systems that any Joe off the street can just pick up and use to effortlessly mow down 500 people. Running these systems requires extensive training, experience and stamina. It is physically impossible for a guy like Stephen Paddock to operate such a system in the sustained, effective manner that we witnessed, especially when shooting from an elevated position which throws off all the ranging of the weapon system.

    Far from being a Navy Seal, Stephen Paddock is a retired accountant senior citizen with a gambling problem and a flabby physique. The only way he could have carried out this shooting is if he were transformed into a human superweapon through a magic wand. I’m calling this “Mission IMPOSSIBLE” because of the physical impossibility of a retired, untrained senior citizen pulling this off.

    7. Why was one woman telling people in the crowd that they were all going to die 45 minutes before the attack?

    8. Why did it take law enforcement authorities 72 minutes to get into Stephen Paddock’s hotel room?

    9. Why did Paddock wire $100,000 to the Philippines last week?

    10. Why was Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, in the Philippines when the attack took place? Did she know what was about to happen?

    11. Was Paddock on antidepressants like so many other mass killers in the past have been?

    12. Why was ISIS so eager to take responsibility for this attack, and why was the FBI so quick to dismiss that connection?

    13. Apparently Paddock had earned millions of dollars “through real estate deals.” If he was so wealthy, why would he all of a sudden snap like that?

    14. Why did he move so frequently? It is being reported that Paddock had 27 different residences during his adult life.

    15. Why were nearly all of the exits out of the concert venue completely blocked?

    16. Why was a country music festival chosen as the target? Was the goal to kill as many Trump supporters and other conservatives as possible? And is there evidence that Stephen Paddock was connected to Antifa in any way?

    – Michael Snyder

    • Robin Egg

      I did see a video on Pamela Geller’s website on Monday that showed what very much resembled Paddock and his girlfriend at an anti Trump rally in Reno in August 2017. He is wearing a pink t shirt and hat – word on t shirt said NASA. Looks just like them.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    RECEIPT SHOWS PADDOCK HAD ANOTHER GUEST IN HIS ROOM BEFORE SHOOTING
    Gunman ordered for two on September 27, four days before massacre

    An image posted on Facebook by a man who claims he served Stephen Paddock room service shows that the gunman was with a guest during his time at the Mandalay Bay hotel four days before the massacre took place.

    The receipt shows an employee named Antonio served two guests an “IRD_MB,” which means “In Room Dining, Mandalay Bay.”

    The table number is “32135” – which equates to Paddock’s room number (135) on the 32nd floor.
    Paddock ordered a burger, a bagel with cream cheese, a potato soup, one bottle of water and two Pepsis, suggesting that there was another person eating with him in the room. The receipt shows the number “2” next to the word “Guests”.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    WND …..

    Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter who killed 59 people at a country music festival Sunday night, worked over a 10-year period as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, an IRS agent and a defense auditor.

    A spokeswoman for the federal Office of Personnel Management told the Associated Press Tuesday that Paddock’s employment included two years as a mail carrier from 1976 to 1978.

    That was followed by a six-year stint with the Internal Revenue Service until 1984. And then he worked 18 months as an internal auditor for U.S. Department of Defense.

    The latest revelation suggests the U.S. government should have an extensive file on Paddock, who not only worked directly for the government for nearly a decade but then worked another year-and-a-half for federal weapons contractor Lockheed Martin.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock, who killed at least 58 people on Sunday, was taking a psychiatric drug that can promote aggressive behavior.

    Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets on June 21 and purchased the drug at a Walgreens store in Reno the same day it was prescribed, according to records from the Nevada Prescription Program obtained Tuesday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

    Henderson physician Dr. Steven Winkler prescribed Paddock diazepam, more commonly known as Valium, and instructed Paddock to take one pill a day.

    “A woman who answered the phone at Winkler’s office would not make him available to answer questions and would neither confirm nor deny that Paddock was ever a patient,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

    Paddock was also prescribed 50 10-milligram tablets of diazepam by Winkler in 2016, the Nevada state monitoring report reveals. He filled that prescription the day it was written at Evergreen Drugs in Henderson and this time it was for two tablets a day.

    Diazepam can trigger “aggressive behavior,” “hallucinations” and “psychotic experiences,” which can be intensified by alcohol consumption, according to DrugAbuse com.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    ‘He had to have help at some point’: Las Vegas gunman’s level of planning, firearms and ammo point to an ACCOMPLICE, police say – as they search for mystery woman he was seen with in his last days
    Stephen Paddock, 64, planned to escape after shooting dead 58 and injuring hundreds, cops said Wednesday
    Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said he was confident Paddock had planned to flee but didn’t give details
    He also said Paddock would need superpowers to pull off his elaborate scheme without an accomplice
    However, he said they were open to the possibility that he acted alone when he took 23 guns into a hotel room
    Sources told NBC News that police are looking for a woman Paddock was seen with in his last days
    Lombardo also said that there was no suicide note, despite a sheet of paper visible in a crime scene photo
    He added that the mass murderer ‘spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and lived a secret life’
    Cameras set up by Paddock in the hallway, doorway and inside the hotel room were not recording anything
    Security guard who was shot by Paddock in the hallway only sought medical attention when ordered to leave
    He said Paddock’s car had 50lbs of explosives and 1,600 rounds of ammo, but wouldn’t say it was for getaway
    Police confirmed Paddock rented a room overlooking a September music festival, but it’s not known why
    The injured toll has dropped from 527 to 489; confusion from hospitals on the night led to inflated stats
    Paddock bought 33 rifles in Oct 2016 – cops are considering if something triggered a mental breakdown then

    DailyMail

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    MGM Grand owns Mandalay Bay Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, from where a shooter attacked a nearby Country Music Festival, killing 59 and injuring 527. The Chief Executive Officer of MGM Grand, James Murren, suddenly began selling-off his MGM Grand Stocks in the weeks BEFORE the attack took place! Why?

    Did James Murren have prior knowledge that this attack was going to take place? Did he know that the value of MGM Grand stocks would plummet after the attack, and so he cashed-out before the attack happened?

    MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) CEO James Murren sold 294,150 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.08, for a total transaction of $10,024,632.00.

    Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 71,442 shares in the company, valued at $2,434,743.36.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Valet Entries Prove Paddock Checked In 3 Days Before Date Given by Authorities
    Gunman was in the hotel on September 25
    Paul Joseph Watson

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Here’s the takeaways from the evidence so far:
    1) Paddock had been radicalized, either for real or as part of a cover as he had the hallmarks of an intelligence agency cutout. Intelligence agencies were behind the rise of ISIS.

    2) Paddock worked for a major aerospace company which had connections with Skunkworks – and he held multiple pilot licenses.

    3) There was more than one shooter, and Paddock was clearly not acting alone.

    4) Paddock was spending millions of dollars a year as an “apartment complex manager” while traveling the world and was a frequent guest at casinos – and, interestingly, casinos are one of the few legal places where someone can still launder money. You exchange money for chips, no questions asked, and even if you lose 20% or 30% from gambling, the casino gives you the rest of your money back when you turn in your chips.

    5) There is a major cover-up of the shooting that is frustrating state and federal-level investigators who are being roadblocked by deep state insiders, sources told Infowars.

    6) There were over 20 firearms transported to Paddock’s room in a casino which is under constant surveillance, even in the hotel rooms themselves. Notice how the mainstream media was so quick to claim Paddock was a “lone operator” the morning after the shooting, despite this clear discrepancy.

    7) Evidence is suggesting that Paddock was possibly a gun runner for an intelligence agency, which would explain all the guns and the other aforementioned oddities surrounding the shooting. Even his radicalization would still fit into that narrative – remember, former CIA Director John Brennan was rumored to have converted to Wahhabism.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Receipt shows Las Vegas shooter rented a car at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport,
    delivered it to Vegas on Sept. 20

    New information posted on Twitter Sunday reveals that Stephen Paddock rented a car at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Sept. 19 and delivered it the following day to a rental car facility that’s located just 2.9 miles away from Mandalay Bay where Paddock fired over 400 rounds from the 32nd-floor of his hotel room into the crowd at the Route 91 music festival killing 58 people.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Forensic acoustic analysis confirms existence (and range) of second Las Vegas shooter

    youtube;com/watch?v=JxmEFeKy8aI&t=10s

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