The article, Las Vegas Shooting 1-Oct-2017: An acoustic analysis, was updated to address recent information made available in the LVMPD Preliminary Investigative Report which was released within the last couple of days. While the report may raise more questions then it answers, it does not alter the single shooter conclusion drawn in my article.
Although the report does not specify which weapon or weapons were used in the shooting, it does catalog the weapons, among which were 13 .223 caliber AR-15 rifles, all outfitted with bump-stocks. These AR-15s were apparently the only rifles outfitted with bump-stocks and therefore, since we know the alleged shooter, Stephan Paddock, was using a bump-stock equipped rifle, the cartridge i happened to pick for my ballistic analysis is at least the correct caliber. This is further corroborated in the report where it catalogs approximately 1050 expended .223 casings, all found in room 32-135. Eight .308 rounds were found in room 32-134, the smaller room that Paddock allegedly rented under the name of his girlfriend, Marilou Danley. According to the report, all these rounds appear to be single shots that were directed at the airport fuel tank.
What is most interesting to me regarding the report is the bits of information regarding Paddocks physical and mental health. The report verifies that Paddock was very likely taking diazepam (Valium) and may have been taking a lot of it and may have been mixing the drug with alcohol. Given the highly dangerous laundry list of side-effects for these types of drugs, including potentially violent and unusual behavior, this alone could be the motive for the shooting, though i still think there may be much more to the story.
Here is the press conference regarding the release of the report:
See the change log at the end of this document for a complete revision history.
First and foremost, my heart goes out to everyone affected by this unfortunate tragedy.
If you were one of the many people that were present at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on on the night of October 1st, 2017, then know that this work is dedicated largely to you. Unlike some others who are capitalizing on this event, i am not seeking any monetary gain for my work. I decided to make this effort because it bothers me deeply that so many of the witnesses and the public at large are being given answers that, in my opinion, are sometimes deeply flawed and therefore i’d like to make an attempt to provide some evidence-based answers that are hopefully more accurate than some of the garbage floating around on the web.
Anyone who has researched the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass-shooting is likely to have heard claims from several witnesses who have stated, to varying degrees of certainty, that multiple gunmen were acting in concert with, or in place of the primary suspect, Stephen Craig Paddock, and it is this facet of the shooting which will be the primary focus of this article. The scope of the acoustic analysis i preformed was purposely limited to determining whether or not more than one gunman targeted the Route 91 Harvest Festival venue specifically, as well as to determine the approximate location of the shooter or shooters.
Let me be clear about how the term “multiple gunmen” is used here. As many others, i have also come across many reports of multiple gunmen targeting the venue as well as other shooting incidents at various locations in Las Vegas on the day in question, including at the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, the Tropicana, Hooters and others. While many of us are well aware of how dishonest and corrupt the mainstream media is, we must also account for the fact that it is sometimes the earliest reports of a news event that are most revealing and in this case we have available the raw police scanner audio which was recorded live as this event unfolded. Upon listening to these recordings it becomes apparent that for each report of a shooting at the aforementioned hotels, a strike team was deployed to investigate the alleged incident and in every case they found that there was no merit to the report. Subsequent evidence, or lack thereof, confirm this. For example, regarding the alleged shooting at Hooters and reports of bodies being carried out, it appears this location was used as a staging area for emergency vehicles. I am not certain of this, but i think this is a likely explanation according to the evidence i have seen. That said, again, my primary focus here was limited as to whether more than one gunman targeted the Route 91 Harvest Festival specifically and not whether there were shootings in other locations during this event.
Perhaps many are aware of the acoustic analysis preformed by Mike Adams of Natural News in which he claims to have proven that there was indeed a second gunman targeting the concert venue. Adams stated in his video that he performed a “forensic spectral analysis” of audio samples recorded by witnesses in order to reach his conclusion. He further stated that the entire process consumed only about three hours of his time and i honestly have to shake my head and wonder what kind of a “forensic spectral analysis” can be preformed in just three hours during a Sunday afternoon. Furthermore, to my knowledge, Mike has not followed up on his initial findings in order to accurately locate the second shooter he claims existed, even though he stated that doing so would be rather trivial. Why in the world would he not follow through and complete the analysis?
Personally i think Mike is acting very irresponsibly by promoting what he himself admits is an unfinished analysis, across multiple high-traffic websites including YouTube, Veterans Today, Shooting News and Natural News (his own website), with seemingly more regard for how many ‘clicks’ and ‘likes ‘he can acquire, as well as promoting his own website, rather than considering how such information may negatively impact the victims of this event, their families and the public in general if it is incorrect, as i believe my own research demonstrates by using essentially the same math that Adams used. His YouTube video, Forensic acoustic proof of SECOND shooter in the Las Vegas massacre, had received over one million views as of this writing before it was removed and he continued to capitalize upon this massacre with several follow-up videos, including another clickbait title, The public astonished to discover this PROOF of a second Las Vegas shooter. In fact, not only did Adams fail to prove there was a second shooter, he also neglected to fully publish the math and methods he used to reach his conclusions and therefore his hypothesis cannot be considered to be anything resembling science in my opinion.
There are real human victims of this slaughter and i’m sure that many of those left alive to grieve are desperate for answers, especially with regard to the mental state and motives of Stephan Paddock which i will address in some detail later. When these traumatized people come across a half-baked analysis that alleges there was a second gunman without offering any hard evidence to back that claim, i think they are being led down a sensationalist rabbit hole that only adds to the sadness and anger they already carry. If there was more than one gunman, fine, but there must be evidence to support such a conclusion and Mike Adams failed miserably in that regard. That said, i must credit Adams for inspiring me to pick up the ball that he prematurely dropped and attempt to carry it to its logical conclusion which is to determine, a), if there was a second shooter and b), the locations of the shooters.
After watching and listening to several of the videos recorded by eyewitnesses, like many, i was also initially quite certain that there was indeed more than one shooter because i thought i clearly heard overlapping gunfire as well as very different tones of gunfire, both of which would indicate more than one gunman. The possibility of a second shooter did not surprise me in the least. As a matter of fact, i had expected to confirm Adams’ claim of a second shooter, but that’s another story for another day, suffice to say that i’m aware of the bigger picture and how events like this are often manufactured and used for political purposes.
In order to confirm or refute the multiple-shooter theory, i needed to determine the specific locations of several witness who had captured video near the concert venue so i could then plot those locations on a map. The locations of the witnesses, in conjunction with the audio they recorded, would then make it possible to calculate bullet impact to muzzle report delay times which in turn could be used to determine whether there were multiple gunmen, as well as their approximate locations. If this sounds like some kind of black magic, i assure you it isn’t. The math required to accomplish this is very simple.
The sounds of bullet impacts and muzzle reports needs to be thoroughly addressed because it is here during the opening minutes of this event that a very significant mistake has been made by many witnesses and this mistake has led several researchers to suggest or conclude that there were indeed multiple shooters. The problem here is that there were two, very different gun related sounds that night and the dramatic difference between them has been incorrectly interpreted by some as sounds which originated from different weapons in different locations when in fact both sounds originated from the same source and the same location. One of the sounds was generated by bullets impacting the asphalt and other objects at the venue and the other sound was produced by the muzzle reports (the “bang” of the gun) of the weapon firing those bullets. In the video recordings the bullet impact sounds typically have a higher frequency and a shorter duration and they are of a higher amplitude. In other words they are generally louder and sharper, sounding more like a “crack” than a “bang”, while the muzzle reports sounded more like a “bang” and were not generally as loud at the concert area because of the distance between the concert and the gun firing the shots. I am quite certain that those witnesses who stated that the gunfire did not sound authentic, such as those that attributed it to firecrackers for example, said so because they queued in more on the louder cracks of the bullet impacts which sounded much more like firecrackers, rather than on the muzzle reports which followed shortly thereafter. This is obviously a completely innocent mistake, one which i initially made myself even though i am familiar with guns. I cannot overemphasize the significance of this mistake because it seems very apparent to me that it alone has sent otherwise creditable people off on wild goose chases for a second gunman which the acoustic evidence does not support, as we shall see.
Another interesting aspect that was likely in play during this event is something called ‘normalcy bias‘ which is basically where the mind attempts to put a radically abnormal event, like being shot at, into a normalized context so that it doesn’t have to deal with reality. This phenomena may explain the behavior of one guy who stood up among a sea of people attempting to protect themselves, in order to offer a one-fingered salute to the shooter while bullets were raining down in his immediate vicinity. I noticed many other people behaving in a similar way where they were casually walking around, failing to take cover, failing to determine where the shots were coming from, attributing the gunshots to firecrackers, etc..
The Stephanie interview
Watching and listening to the witness videos without having a background in gunfire can easily mislead one to conclude that there were multiple shooters and i’m quite certain that many of those present at the concert drew this erroneous conclusion in real-time, some even stating that they felt as though they were being chased, such as Stephanie does at about the 50 second mark in this interview with Fox 5:
When you extract the audio portions of the witness videos and look at the waveforms however — and i very much need to stress look, rather than only listen — it is readily apparent that, while there are indeed two very distinct sounds, it is quite obvious that they both originate from the same source.
I do not believe that Stephanie was being deceptive when she stated that it felt as though she was being chased, nor when she said she could not understand how all of the gunfire could have come from one shooter, however we can understand how the drama of an event of this magnitude could easily result in a skewed recollection of the event, especially when it is being recalled just hours later. An example of this is when Stephanie states that she felt like she had been running for approximately 30 minutes while the gunfire continued, though we know the shooting lasted only about 10 minutes.
Like many other witnesses and researchers, Stephanie is probably not intimately familiar with gunfire and has probably never experienced a mass-shooting before, yet she was asked to recall a horrific event that occurred immediately prior to this news interview while still under a great deal of stress and while still attempting to make sense of what had happened. I’m sure Stephanie isn’t lying, but i strongly suspect that her interpretation of this event regarding automatic gunfire and the sounds of bullet impacts and muzzle reports is based on something closer to what she has seen and heard in movies rather than in real life since she likely has no other reference point.
How evidence was processed
My research into the acoustic aspect of the Vegas shooting went something like this:
- Procure multiple witness videos for analysis where the witnesses were in close proximity to the music concert at the Route 91 Harvest Festival
- Plot the witness locations on a map using visual references from their videos
- Extract the audio tracks from the witness videos to be used for waveform analysis
- Note the times of the gunfire bursts and bullet impacts in each audio file for each witness recording
- Analyze each burst of gunfire in each audio file in order to find samples that would provide good data with regard to calculating bullet impact to muzzle report delay times
- Determine the time offset between bullet impacts and the following muzzle reports for each sample where the quality of the sample permitted
- Using some simple math and the bullet impact to muzzle report time difference, plot a circle around each witness that indicates the approximate distance of the shooter from that witness
- Gather enough data from enough witnesses to be able to indicate the position or positions of the shooter or shooters which can be determined from where the circles around multiple witnesses converge
‘Looking’ at the sounds
The audio waveform above represents a very typical rapid fire sequence such as Stephanie surely heard. This kind of sequence is found in nearly all of the multimedia files which i have examined from witnesses located at or near the festival venue, though to widely varying degrees of quality depending on the amount of background noise. This particular sample is from the 00:06:04-00:06:07 time frame of an audio track extracted from a video titled, RAW VIDEO: Escape from Las Vegas shooting. In this graphic we can readily identify two distinct sounds, one of which is of a higher amplitude which represents bullet impacts, and the other a lower amplitude which follows the impacts and represents muzzle reports. You will notice that the last three bullet impact sounds that i have marked are closely followed by the last three muzzle reports from the gun. There is a delay between the two because of the location of the witness relative to the location of the shooter, the velocity of the projectiles and of course the speed of sound. Once you recognize the difference in the appearance of the sounds, you should be able to easily identify nearly all of the lower and higher amplitude spikes besides those which i have marked.
This pattern is found in nearly every one of the rapid fire bursts within and across multiple audio samples. The only exceptions that come to mind are samples which were recorded far enough away from the target area (the concert) that either the bullet impacts or the muzzle reports were not recorded, or instances where the background noise overrode the gunfire. It is vital to understand that for every video that i have analyzed which recorded rapid fire bursts where the projectiles impacted at or near the venue, they all recorded both sounds nearly simultaneously and these sounds are bullets striking asphalt and other objects (metal and glass in some instances) followed approximately 30 to 40 milliseconds later by the sound of the muzzle reports. The reason bullet impacts are heard before the muzzle report of the gun by the concert goers is because the bullet (assuming a .223 cal. Remington 55 gr. cartridge) is traveling roughly three times the speed of sound (approximately 3239 feet per second muzzle velocity) while the sound of the muzzle report (the gunshot) is traveling much slower at approximately 1138.52 feet per second (80 F air temperature assumed) and therefore the impact of the projectile is recorded before the muzzle report when it is recorded by someone close to the target area and further from the weapon (the distance between the venue and the snipers nest has been estimated to be approximately 1,360 ft.). If this were overlapping gunfire, as in multiple shooters, then all of the following would have to be true:
- Both gunman would have had to be using approximately the same caliber of weapon from approximately the same distance because in nearly all of the firing sequences recorded in the videos i analyzed that were captured by people close to the venue, all of them sound very similar in duration, tone and the rate of fire
- According to the data provided by witness recordings and the calculated bullet impact to muzzle report delay times, both gunmen would have to be located in generally the same place and that would have to be in or near the Mandalay Bay hotel
- Both gunman would have had to be using a bump-stock or similar device because the rhythm of the rapid fire sequences produced by such a device can be clearly heard in all of the samples i analyzed
- Both of the gunmen would have to had fired in almost perfect concert for every burst fire sequence with one of them — and it would have to be the same one each time — leading the other by approximately 30 to 40 milliseconds and they would had to have ceased firing in the same order with roughly the same 30 to 40 millisecond offset
Points 3 and 4 are crucial because they are essentially the clincher that debunks the multiple shooter theory for all those which have incorrectly interpreted bullet impacts and muzzle reports as being gunfire from different gunmen. In order to further drive these points home, let’s demonstrate a typical rapid fire sequence in text form where ‘a’ represents the the sound of the bullets impacting the ground at the venue and ‘b’ represents the sound of the muzzle reports:
Although this example is exaggerated, you will notice two things here which hold true in the actual data which is presented later in this article and they are, 1), the time between the muzzle reports (b – the firing of the gun) is not consistent and this is because a bump-stock device relies heavily upon forces and pressures provided by the person using the weapon in order to operate it, and 2), that the time gap between the bullet impacts (a) and the muzzle reports (b) is exactly the same for every shot. In other words, both sounds follow exactly the same rhythm with the bullet impact sound always being followed 30 to 40 milliseconds later by the muzzle report. This would be simply impossible were both sounds muzzle reports from two guns fired by two human beings.
Again, the bullet impacts are heard before the gun shots by the concert goers because of the distance between them and the gun, as well as their proximity to the impacts, as well as the speed that the bullet traveled which is roughly three times the speed of sound. This is why i stressed earlier that it is vital to look at the actual audio waveforms of the recordings using audio editing software rather than only listen to them. Once you see the audio waveforms and realize that there are two very distinct sounds with different amplitudes and tones, yet both sounds follow the same rhythm with approximately the same 30-40 millisecond offset, it becomes obvious that they both originate from the same source.
The ‘taxi video’
Regarding what i call the ‘taxi video’, of which my copy is titled Vegas Shooting Taxi Driver’s Video ! Must Watch B4 Well You Know , The Take Down !, it seems this video in particular has attracted loads of attention from those who use it to promote a multiple shooter scenario and it is not at all difficult to understand why when you listen to it:
This video was recorded by a woman operating a taxi in very close proximity to the Mandalay Bay hotel main entrance near the same wing and just 32 floors below where the sniper nest is alleged to have been. In it there are several rapid fire sequences, some of which are very loud, very clear, and very nearby and which are obviously indicative of gunfire, however during the same video one can also hear gunfire which sounds much more muted and farther away (notably, though the two sounds do not overlap). The driver even remarks about this at one point, stating that the gunfire sounds “like it’s coming from farther away”. It seems many have concluded that the different sounds of the gunfire in this video are proof of a second shooter, but this conclusion is incorrect in my opinion. Having said that, i must admit that i too had initially assumed that multiple shooters were firing from different locations when i listened to this video, but i eventually realized that there is a less dramatic and more logical explanation. What i believe logically explains the different sounding gunfire is that the shooter in the Mandalay Bay hotel room moved away from the broken window in order to fire at another threat, likely approaching from inside the hotel. Could this have been when Jesus Campos was shot at? We are told the gunman fired approximately 200 rounds through the front door of room 32-135 at hotel security officer Jesus Campos and, later, hotel engineer Stephen Schuck. If that is true, and it appears it is, then the shooter would had to have moved well away from the broken window of the hotel room in order to fire through the entry door at Campos and Schuck and this would have resulted in a dramatic difference in the way the gunfire sounded to anyone outside of the hotel. While the difference in the sound of the firing sequences as heard in the taxi driver video could possibly be explained by the use of different weapons and/or the shooter moving between the two broken windows in rooms 32-134 and 32-135, i think the most logical conclusion is that it was simply the result of the gunman shooting first from the broken window in 32-135, where all of the .223 casings were found, and then changing position in order to shoot through the hotel room door at the approaching hotel staff. Either way, i hope i have sufficiently explained how noticeably different sounds of gunfire could easily have originated from the same source, the same general location and even the same weapon.
According to the data i have derived from multiple witness videos, the hypothesis that i believe to be correct at this time is that there was only one shooter that targeted the venue at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on the night of October 1st, 2017, and that shooter was located in or near the MGM owned Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The locations of several witnesses who were positioned close to the festival are plotted on the map below. Surrounding and centered around each witness is a colored circle specific to that witness which, based on the data below, indicates the approximate distance of the shooter from that particular witness. The diameter of each circle was determined by calculating the bullet impact to muzzle report delay times as per the ‘bullet time to distance’ chart below.
If we look only at the data for a single witness, then the shooter could be positioned anywhere along the circumference of the circle surrounding that witness, however when the data for multiple witnesses in different locations is plotted, we can then determine not only an approximate distance of the shooter or shooters, but also their approximate position, or multiple positions if there was more than one. Looking at the image below, all of the circles around the witnesses converge closest to the Mandalay Bay which is consistent with a single shooter in or near the hotel. The smaller red circle nearest the Mandalay Bay indicates where the circles tend to converge the tightest and thus it indicates the approximate position of the gunman.
You will have to enlarge the image below to see the detail. If simply clicking it does not enlarge it enough, try right-clicking it and choosing to view it in a new window or tab, or copy the image location and paste the URL in a new window/tab.
The gap between the circles and the Mandalay Bay could be because the reference bullet caliber i used for my calculations (.223) may be different than the actual caliber used, though i don’t believe this is likely since, according to the LVMPD, all 14 of the weapons that were equipped with a bump-stock were .223 caliber AR-15s. Another possibility is that the bullet weight that i chose (55 gr.) is not accurate and another possibility is that the cartridge i chose is not accurate in terms of the bullet type and load. Each of these variables could affect the diameter of the circles around the witnesses equally and thus put the shooter somewhat closer or further from the Mandalay bay, but still along the same general line between the venue and the hotel. Although it is also possible there is a problem with the math i used, the data would still indicate a single shooter though, again, the location could be closer or further from the Mandalay Bay. There are also other variables to consider, such as the precise location of the witnesses which i was not able to determine, though i believe the margin of error should be no more than a few yards and much less than that in some cases where there were clear visual references that could be referenced. There may also be other variables which i have not considered, though in my opinion i believe that the potential impact such variables might have upon the data would be minimal.
Regardless of the potential inaccuracies in my data as far locating the shooter, we still have the ‘taxi video’ and other audio/video evidence which clearly indicates that the gunman was in very close proximity to her position near the main entrance of the Mandalay Bay. Again, it is not only the raw data that indicates a single gunman, but also the sound of the gunfire which, except for the expected variations in amplitude, sounds very much the same across all of the witness videos i have analyzed in terms of the average firing rate, the subtle variations in the firing rate which is indicative of a bump-stock device, the burst times and the tone.
Following are a few of my personal observations that i think are relevant to this case.
I think it must be seriously considered that there are several instances of potential foreknowledge of this event, one of which arrived in the form of several posts on the public message board 4chan on September 10, 2017, roughly three weeks prior to the attack, by someone identifying them self as “john”:
Another potential instance of foreknowledge resulted from statements made to the news media by an alleged eyewitness, Brianna Hendricks, who stated that a Hispanic-looking woman, accompanied by a male subject, pushed her way to the front row of the concert and told people that they were all going to die approximately 45 minutes prior to the time the shooting began. Brianna further stated the following:
It seemed she was telling us to either warn us, or she was part of it and she was telling us because she knew we were going to die. It was so scary.[…]
It felt like she had knowledge of what was about to happen.[…]
She said they’re all around us and we were going to die.
According to Snopes — a highly dubious resource if ever there was one — they interviewed Brianna and claim that she altered her story in that the remarks of the unidentified woman may have been directed solely at a single person or small group which this woman had a dispute with. If this is true, could such alterations be the result of pressure upon her to conform to a predetermined narrative, or did Brianna genuinely feel that her original statement was inaccurate and wanted to amend it? I don’t know, but given the level of detail and her demeanor in the original press interview, i suspect the answer may possibly be something closer to the former. Perhaps the bigger question is why the LVMPD has failed to comment regarding the statements made by Brianna Hendricks or who the unidentified woman was. Perhaps Snopes rang the bell that saved them from having to do so.
It is also quite interesting that, similar to the alleged insider trading prior to the September 11, 2001, attack upon the U.S., James Murren, the CEO of MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay, dumped 259,760 shares of stock on the 7th of September, 2017, and another 34,390 shares on the 8th for a total value of $10,024,632 and he did so during a time when the value of the stock was apparently rising. What kind of confidence is instilled among the investors when the CEO dumps a the vast majority of their holdings in the company? The day after the shooting MGM Resorts International stock fell 5.7%. From Disobedient Media:
It’s currently unclear why Murren chose to sell when he did. To date, MGM’s stock has not experienced a significant decline in value due to the repurchasing program. It could be interpreted to run against the company’s interests for the CEO to convey a sense of urgency in the selling of his shares by disposing of them immediately after the commencement of his company’s share repurchase program. It’s also strange that the CEO of a company would sell more than half of their stake (let alone 80%) in the company that they represented.
Further details regarding these stock transactions can be found at The Ledger Gazette.
James Murren was not the only one who profited huge as a result of the falling value of the stock. On August 14, 2017, George Soros placed a put call for 1,350,000 shares on MGM Resorts International for a profit of $42,242,000, the details of which are covered in the following video, Follow the Money / George Soros – Las Vegas Shooting, by Jake Morphonios. According to his YouTube page, “Jake Morphonios is the chief investigator for the Blackstone Intelligence Network. His background is in financial crimes investigation, journalism and Middle Eastern geopolitics. Jake has worked as a strategist and adviser to several political campaigns, including those of presidential candidates Steve Forbes and Ron Paul.”.
For details regarding some of the other profiteers of the MGM stock price fall, see the article Insider Trading and Financial Anomalies Surrounding the Las Vegas Attack. The LVMPD and the FTC have yet to comment on these trades as far as i am aware.
The adjoining door
According to the LVMPD Preliminary Investigative Report, there were eight expended .308 caliber casings found in room 32-134 (the smaller of two rooms outlined in black in the image above), all of which appear to have been single shots that were directed at the McCarran Airport fuel storage tank. The remainder of the expended rounds, approximately 1,050 .223 caliber casings according to the report, were all found in room 32-135 and were presumably all fired at the concert venue. While the two different types of ammunition being found in separate rooms does indeed help to clear up some concerns i had as to why the shooter would break out two windows in different rooms, it still doesn’t answer all of my questions. Most concerning to me is that we were told by the LVMPD that S.W.A.T. had to use an explosive charge to breach the adjoining door that connects rooms 134 and 135 in order to gain access to room 134 and it seems there may be a problem with that. When S.W.A.T. used an explosive breach technique to force open the entry door to room 135, they apparently blew it off the hinges and caused significant damage to the door and the door frame, yet the photograph of the 134-135 adjoining door seems to show no damage to the door or the door frame despite apparently having used the same or similar technique to breach this door. It is pictured here from room 32-135 looking south into room 32-134:
Does this door look like it was subjected to an explosive breach? The door, its latch, its hinges and the door frame all appear to be in pristine condition to me and i can tell you from personal experience that this is simply not possible when you force a door open. The damage to either the door, the door frame, or both would have been significant had this door been kicked open, much less subjected to an explosive charge. Furthermore, how could the door be breached from room 135 without damaging it when the door opens inward to room 135? We know this photograph was captured from room 135 because of the carpet pattern. From page 7 of the Preliminary Investigative Report we read:
After a successful breach of the doors to room 32-135, officers entered the room and found Paddock deceased on the floor. Paddock appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Officers cleared the remainder of the room and observed multiple rifles in various locations throughout the room as well as hundreds of expended casings. A second explosive breach was utilized to gain access to room 32-134 through the connecting doors.
Am i missing something obvious here, because the condition of the door does not jive at all with the report as far as i can determine.
The whirlybird sniper
Regarding the completely baseless speculation that there was a sniper shooting from a helicopter, good luck proving that a), it happened and b), that a legally required anti-collision beacon or strobe light, which happens to be flashing terribly out of sync with the gunfire, is actually muzzle flashes. As per the FAA Night Operations Handbook for aircraft, chapter 13, pg. 13-7, 13-8:
All recently manufactured aircraft certificated for night flight must have an anticollision light that makes the aircraft more visible to other pilots. This light is either a red or white flashing light and may be in the form of a rotating beacon or a strobe. While anticollision lights are required for night visual flight rules (VFR) flights, they may be turned off any time they create a distraction for the pilot.
Understand that i am not stating as 100% certifiable fact that only one shooter targeted the concert, but i will confidently state as fact that the data which i have accumulated over the better part of a week, including what my eyes see and ears hear, does not indicate the presence of a second shooter, not at nor near the venue and certainly not from a helicopter. Again, for the purpose of this work, i have not seriously considered shooting events which may or may not have occurred at other locations, though every one of these reports was apparently addressed by police and found to be without merit.
In my opinion, Paddock does not seem to fit the profile of a mass-murder given what information is available at this time, however if he was in fact prescribed diazepam (Valium) as indeed appears to be the case, then the potential side-effects of these dangerous drugs must be seriously considered as a possible factor in this shooting. It is also well worth mentioning that such drugs are present in many mass shootings dating at least as far back as Columbine (20-Apr-1999) where Kevin Harris was apparently taking fluvoxamine (Luvox) and Dylan Klebold is alleged to have been taking Paxil and Zoloft. One could argue that it sounds quite reasonable that such drugs readily appear in these mass-shooting events because the people taking them were diagnosed and treated for psychological problems, however at least some of the previous mass-shooters showed no tendency toward violence whatsoever prior to the consumption of these drugs and in fact some have written or verbalized how the drugs made them feel angry, depressed and/or disconnected soon after they began taking them. The potential side-effects for diazepam, as well as many of the mind-altering SSRI drugs, are very dangerous and include the following:
- false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts
- feeling sad or empty
- feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
- feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
- lack of memory of what takes place after a certain event
- loss of interest or pleasure (reported by Marilou Danley to investigators)
- outbursts of anger
- sleep disturbances
- unusual behavior (reported by Marilou Danley to investigators as well as by Paddock’s doctor)
- unusual tiredness or weakness (reported by Stephan Paddock to primary doctor, family, friends)
- change in consciousness
- loss of strength or energy (reported by Stephan Paddock to primary doctor, family, friends)
- muscle pain or weakness (reported by Stephan Paddock to primary doctor, family, friends)
- unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness (reported to primary doctor by Stephan Paddock)
- decreased interest in sexual intercourse (reported by Marilou Danley to investigators)
Also “inappropriate behavior and other adverse behavioral effects have been reported when using benzodiazepines” according to the drug sheet on the FDA website.
We can turn to page 23 of the LVMPD Preliminary Investigative Report in order to confirm that Paddock seems to have been suffering from several problems which could be attributed to diazepam:
Marilou Danley stated Paddock’s demeanor changed over the course of the last year. According to her, Paddock had become “distant” and their relationship was no longer intimate.
And from page 24:
Paddock made numerous claims to friends and family that he consistently felt ill, in pain or fatigued.[…]
The physician described Paddock as “odd” in behavior with “little emotion” shown. He believed Paddock may have had bipolar disorder however, Paddock did not want to discuss that topic further with him. Paddock also refused anti-depressant medication but accepted prescriptions for anxiety.
If Paddock refused anti-depressant medication, that obviously indicates that his doctor had diagnosed him with depression. What role may that have played in the shooting, even without diazepam? What can happen when someone suffering from depression is prescribed diazepam which is intended to treat anxiety?
And finally from page 38:
The attached southeast bathroom had a tub along the north wall with two glass vacuum suction holders on top of the tub ledge, a sink counter along the south wall with toiletries to include a prescription for “Diazepam 10 MG” in the name of “Steve Paddock”, and two inhalers.
The obvious questions here are, when was diazepam first prescribed and how much was being consumed by Paddock, because the symptoms reported by Paddock’s doctor, his girlfriend and himself, are all in the list of side-effects for diazepam. According to drugs.com, the maximum recommended dosage of diazepam for treating anxiety in an adult is 10 mg. four times per day and according to the police report, Paddock’s prescription was for 10 mg.. Furthermore, under the section titled ‘What should I avoid while taking diazepam?‘ on drugs.com, it clearly states that alcohol should be avoided:
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. Dangerous side effects could occur.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with diazepam and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
And yet on page 10 of the LVMPD Preliminary Investigative Report we read the following regarding the sequence of events for September 30:
From approximately 1204 to 1215 hours hotel staff serviced the private mini bar of room 32-134.
Was Paddock consuming alcohol along with diazepam and, if so, how much alcohol did he consume? How much diazepam was he taking? Was he taking more than what was prescribed? Are the side-effects of diazepam the cause and motive that law enforcement is seeking? We know from an autopsy conducted by Dr. Lisa Gavin of the Clark County coroner’s office that nordiazepam, oxazepan and temazepan where found in Paddock’s urine which apparently indicates the presence of diazepam. There is no mention of alcohol.
From and article on mentalhelp.net titled Valium Overdose Symptoms, Signs, Effects & Treatment, we find a list of symptoms for someone who consumes too much Valium and they include the following:
- lowered mental capacities
In a UPI article regarding the autopsy titled Autopsy for Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock shows no insight into motives, we read:
A separate examination of his brain at Stanford University found no major abnormalities, including no evidence of Alzheimer’s disease.
This statement completely contradicts the very next sentence in the same article which says that “The brain had ‘the most striking abnormality’ in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involving human learning and memory.” An article in the Los Angeles Times adds a bit more detail:
The autopsy also included a short report from Stanford University, which studied his brain to determine whether there was anything unusual. It revealed what it called “the most striking abnormality” in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involving human learning and memory. The report did not say whether the abnormalities might have affected his behavior.
At this point in time it is my opinion that the drug diazepam may be the motivational elephant in the room that law enforcement is seeking, however based on my research regarding the trillion dollar and politically well-connected pharmaceutical industry, i can tell you to a high degree of certainty that if diazepam did play a significant role in this shooting, its role will never be revealed.
The venue lights
Why were the venue lights switched on soon after the shooting started, thus illuminating the crowd and making them easier to target? Who made this decision?
Why all the guns? Even if we assume Paddock was selling guns, which appears to be likely according to the LVMPD, why cart a literal truck-load of guns to a well-planned mass-shooting when you only need a few and you know you’re not going to escape afterward? A handful of guns would have been sufficient in my opinion, perhaps three to five for sniping and spraying which allows for barrel overheating and varying distances to different targets, along with one or two for close range encounters with security and law enforcement. Finally, a handgun to end it all when your options run out because it’s quite obvious that the suspect had no hope of escaping from the 32nd floor of a hotel in one of the most surveilled cities on the planet. So why all the guns? Does diazepam, possibly in combination with alcohol, provide an answer to the seemingly nonsensical decision to bring approximately 21 suitcases potentially containing weapons and ammunition?
Though i have no proof, based on my previous research into such events, i suspect there is more to the story than just Stephan Paddock and diazepam. I think this shooting may have served multiple agendas, including a continued assault on the second amendment, the opportunity for certain powerful investors (George Soros and Michael Chertoff according the “john” posts on 4chan) to profit from the sales of security equipment, as well as many others who profited from the drop in MGM’s stock value, and potentially to instill yet more fear in the public mind which can then be leveraged to influence public opinion. I am also extremely suspicious of the FBI and what role they may have played (and i emphasize may) in the planning of this event. This corrupt organization has an incredibly disturbing track record of blatant criminal activity in many previous instances, including the deliberate manufacturing of domestic terrorists in order to later arrest them, thus “preventing” a terrorist attack that otherwise would likely not have occurred and thereby justifying their enormous budget.
Lastly, this bizarre case is so full of holes, contradictions, alterations and unanswered questions that it stretches the official narrative to its breaking point in my opinion, however we must understand that the final police report has yet to be issued which, according to sheriff Lombardo, may not happen until late 2018.
This has been a difficult undertaking for me. Because i choose to do a video and audio analysis of the gunshots, and because i needed to hear every detail in the witness videos, i had to wear high quality headphones and this made it seem as though i was physically with these people. The screams and pleas for help and all of the noise and confusion during this horror lived inside my head for several days as i listened over and over again to these videos. It’s difficult to imagine what it was like for those that actually lived it.
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If you’re curious about how the data for the map above was derived, read on. I may work further on this, so do not consider it complete. There may be errors, so do not consider it perfect. If you have any feedback, questions, or find any errors, feel free to leave a comment or contact me privately.
general observations -------------------- * several shot sequences are approximately 10 seconds * no shot sequences seem to be any longer than 10-11 seconds * some 10 second shot sequences are very close to other firing sequences, such as the 00:03:25-00:03:27 and 00:03:30-00:03:40 sequences in the  video - if the shooter had to reload after a 10 second burst, i doubt there was enough time to eject, reload, reacquire the target area and begin firing, nor do i think there was time to pick up another weapon which, for the example given, there is only approximately 3 seconds between bursts * i cannot detect any muzzle flashes from the Paddock hotel room (or anywhere else) from the videos i examined, particularly from witness  which includes some fairly steady footage of the Mandalay Bay during a rapid fire sequence - i adjusted the brightness, contrast and color saturation of the video to a large degree and could not observe flashes - although many of the videos are not of the highest quality, i still find this odd - the shooter certainly was not using a silencer and i tend to doubt that a flash suppressor alone would mask the muzzle flashes * although Paddock apparently had 20+ guns in his room, it is unusual for any of the gunshot sequences to differ in amplitude and tone within the same witness recordings and often they differ little between different witness recordings - the bump-stock type repetitive fire variations are present in every video - this begs the question as to whether Paddock, the alleged shooter, ever used more than one type/caliber of weapon and, if he did not, then why bring 20+ guns which is an utterly absurd number
Ballistic calculation resources
Atmospheric conditions in Las Vegas, October 1st, 2017:
A 20 degree angle was used for ballistics calculations based on a rough estimate using Google Maps:
The cartridge used for ballistics calculations is assumed to be a .223 Remington, metal case, 55 gr. cartridge. This caliber is based on the weapons found by police in rooms 32-134 and 32-135 which were equipped with bump-stock devices, of which there were 14, all of them .223 caliber. The weight of the bullet (55 gr.) is estimated. Here is the ballistics table for that cartridge:
This is the chart i used to calculate bullet time to distance, corrected for atmospheric conditions and shooter angle:
How calculations were preformed
calculations ------------ * ballistic calculations were preformed using the Ballistic Calculator tool from GunData.org  * distances from projectile impacts to muzzle reports are calculated from witness recordings close to the concert where projectile impacts are recorded before the audible muzzle report - from this data the estimated distance to the shooter is derived and, given enough data from multiple witnesses, shooter position can be derived * cartridge (assumed): .223 Remington, Remington Metal Case, 55gr (used for ballistic calculations) - ballistic coefficient: 0.202 - initial velocity: 3240 ft/s - bullet weight: 55 gr. - zero range: 100 yds. - shooting angle: 20 deg. - sight height: 1.5" - wind velocity: 0 - wind angle: 0 - drag function: G1 | Ingalls - air temp: 80 F - altitude: 2030 ft. - atmospheric pressure: 29.53 - relative humidity: 24% * Las Vegas temperature, 1-Oct-2017, 10p: 80 deg. F (used for ballistic calculations and speed of sound)  * Las Vegas relative humidity, Oct: 24% (used for ballistic calculations)  * speed of sound @ 80 deg. F: 1138.52 ft/s  * map radius's surrounding each witness location as plotted on the map are calculated using the projectile impact to muzzle report delay figures - added to the distance is the difference between the witness location and the target area (rough center of open area in front of stage) to create the corrected distances which are then used to calculate the radius around the witness - the corrected distance was measured on Google Maps using the built-in measuring tool sound time to distance feet ms ------------ 1800 1581 1650 1449 1500 1317 1350 1186 1200 1054 1050 922 900 790 750 659 600 527 450 395 300 263 150 132 projectile time to distance feet ms ----------- 1800 928 1650 809 1500 700 1350 600 1200 509 1050 426 900 350 750 280 600 215 450 155 300 100 150 48  https://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KVGT/2017/10/1/DailyHistory.html? req_city=Las+Vegas&req_state=NV&req_statename=Nevada&reqdb.zip=89101&reqdb.magic =1&reqdb.wmo=99999  https://www.weather.gov/epz/wxcalc_speedofsound  http://www.las-vegas.climatemps.com/humidity.php  http://gundata.org/ballistic-calculator/
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Data derived from witness recordings
Witness  analysis
witness  scope: measure muzzle report to echo delay in order to determine shooter distances and, along with data from other witnesses, locations reference video: RARE ANGLE LAS VEGAS SHOOTING FOOTAGE FROM FRONT ROW video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miznwQu3WyE data ---- * approx. distance to Mandalay shooter window: 1,146' * approx. distance to center of concert area: 94' notes ----- * the following distances were averaged to plot witness circles: 1000 + 1075 + 925 + 1000 + 840 + 930 / 6 = 961.67' audio sample (h:m:s) impact (h:m:s) report (h:m:s) delay (s) distance (ft) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 00:00:00-00:00:10  00:00:46-00:00:57 00:00:46.14 00:00:46.54 0.4 1000 00:00:46-00:00:57 00:00:55.86 00:00:56.3 0.44 1075 00:01:13-00:01:15 00:01:14.69 00:01:15.05 0.36 925 00:01:15-00:01:24 00:01:15.45 00:01:15.85 0.4 1000 00:01:42-00:01:53 00:01:43.12 00:01:43.44 0.32 840 00:01:42-00:01:53 00:01:51.55 00:01:51.91 0.36 930  unable to obtain a good impact/report sample
Witness  analysis
witness  scope: measure muzzle report to echo delay in order to determine shooter distances and, along with data from other witnesses, locations reference video: A personal story on Vegas Concert video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBZMh19_Dws (deleted) witness name: Lisa Fine data ---- * approx. distance to Mandalay shooter window: 1,186' * approx. distance to center of concert area: 85' notes ----- * the following distances were averaged to plot witness circles: 1040 + 1025 / 2 = 1032.5' * it is assumed that some of the firing sequences in this sound track consist of bullet impacts followed by muzzle reports for the following reasons: 1) the shear sharpness of the higher frequency sounds preceding the lower amplitude and lower frequency sounds, 2) the 00:00:14-00:00:16, 00:02:37-00:02:44 and 00:02:44-00:02:47 samples where apparently bullets can be heard striking objects in the vicinity of the witness, possibly glass in the 00:00:14-00:00:16 sample and metal in the 00:02:37-00:02:44 and 00:02:44-00:02:47 samples, and 3), because of the witness location which is much closer to the concert than to Mandalay Bay which would account for bullet impacts being recorded before muzzle reports * at 00:02:43.27, 00:02:45.9 and 00:02:46.3 there are bullet impacts that sound like they are extremely close to the witness - one of the latter two impacts, and i don't know which, may possibly be seen in image file "003-bullet-impact.png" - this could just be an anomaly in the video since this small bright area on the pole in front of the witness appears for only a single frame, however it does correspond with the spike in the audio that sounds like a bullet striking a metallic object audio sample (h:m:s) impact (h:m:s) report (h:m:s) delay (s) distance (ft) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 00:00:15-00:00:16 [1,2] 00:00:16-00:00:18  00:00:22-00:00:24 00:00:22.36 00:00:22.78 0.42 1040 00:01:26-00:01:29 00:01:27.72 00:01:28.13 0.41 1025 00:01:31-00:01:41  00:02:01-00:02:11  00:02:35-end   unable to obtain a good impact/report sample  breaking glass at 00:15:35-00:15:42
Witness  analysis
witness  scope: measure muzzle report to echo delay in order to determine shooter distances and, along with data from other witnesses, locations reference video: Las Vegas Shooting (FIRST SHOTS) _RARE video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT5sUUgsO_Y data ---- * approx. distance to center of concert area: 156', 1,578' * approx. distance to Paddock hotel room: 1,355', 2,033' notes ----- * the following distances were averaged to plot witness circles: 1125 + 1110 / 2 = 1117.5' * corrected distance is derived from the difference in feet from the witness location to the approximate center of the concert area in front of the stage where bullets impacted - this corrected difference is then added to the distance figures below * from ~00:02:00 on, the witness is moving almost constantly and further away from the Mandalay Bay hotel, then moves slightly closer to it in the last few minutes audio sample (h:m:s) impact (h:m:s) report (h:m:s) delay (s) distance (ft) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 00:03:12-00:03:14  00:03:17-00:03:18 00:03:17.13 00:03:17.6 0.47 1125 00:03:19-00:03:21 00:03:19.65 00:03:20.11 0.46 1110 00:03:51-00:04:01 [2,6] 00:04:39-00:04:49  00:05:06-00:05:16  00:05:35-00:05:44 [2,3] 00:07:00-00:07:01 [2,4] 00:07:08-00:07:09  00:07:33-00:07:34 [1,2] 00:07:35-00:07:36 [1,2] 00:08:45-00:08:47 [1,2] 00:08:49-00:08:57 [1,2] 00:09:55-00:10:02 [1,2] 00:10:21-00:10:22 [1,2] 00:10:22-00:10:24 [5,2] 00:11:17-00:11:26 [1,2] 00:12:35-00:12:38 [1,2] 00:12:40-00:12:44  00:13:02-00:13:07   possible rapid fire, very low amplitude  unable to obtain a good impact/report sample  no impacts detected  possible impact or report, possible small-arms fire  although the 00:10:22-00:10:24 sample closely follows the 00:10:21-00:10:22 sample, the tone is noticeably different  at approx. 00:03:53 in the video, there is a man in a white shirt on the left side of the frame that seems to drop to the ground as though he was shot in the head
Witness  analysis
witness  scope: measure muzzle report to echo delay in order to determine shooter distances and, along with data from other witnesses, locations reference video: 2 SHOOTERS HEARD 0:48 LAS VEGAS SHOOTING FOOTAGE video source: (deleted from YouTube) alternate video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zDGbLqOH7Y data ---- * approx. distance to Mandalay shooter window: 1,081' * approx. distance to center of concert area: 112' notes ----- * the following distances were averaged to plot witness circles: 1110 + 1025 + 975 + 820 + 875 / 5 = 961 audio sample (h:m:s) impact (h:m:s) report (h:m:s) delay (s) distance (ft) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 00:00:13-00:00:16 00:00:15.18 00:00:15.64 0.46 1110 00:00:18-00:00:28 00:00:18.28 00:00:18.69 0.41 1025 00:00:49-00:00:59  00:01:23-00:01:31 00:01:27.16 00:01:27.55 0.39 975 00:01:31-00:01:35  00:01:49-00:01:58  00:01:57.55 00:01:57.87 0.32 820 00:01:58-00:02:01  00:01:58.3 00:01:58.64 0.34 875  unable to obtain a good impact/report sample  sequence begins with a high amplitude, low frequency burst of about 8 shots which sound like muzzle reports, however the amplitude and frequency of the sounds is significantly different than the other muzzle reports in this video  distance estimate appears to be wildly incorrect, especially given that the amplitude and frequency of the muzzle reports is similar to other samples in this video
Witness  analysis
witness  scope: measure muzzle report to echo delay in order to determine shooter distances and, along with data from other witnesses, locations reference video: Video Las Vegas shooting during concert WARNING Disturbing content video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV1zMdabikc data ---- * approx. distance to Mandalay shooter window: 1,220' * approx. distance to center of concert area: 125' notes ----- * the following distances were averaged to plot witness circles: 1060 audio sample (h:m:s) impact (h:m:s) report (h:m:s) delay (s) distance (ft) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 00:00:00-00:00:03  00:00:38-00:00:50  00:01:06-00:01:17 00:01:06.37 00:01:06.8 0.43 1060 00:01:36-00:01:45  00:02:36-00:02:37  00:03:41-00:03:43   unable to obtain a good impact/report sample
Following is a partial list of resources used to write this article.
- .223 Ballistics Chart & Coefficient | GunData.org
- Alexander Rose on 9/11 Commission & Insider Trading on National Review Online | Alexander Rose, National Review
- Antidepressant Nightmares | SSRI Stories
- Autopsy for Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock shows no insight into motives | Allen Cone, UPI
- Big Pharma Paid Millions In Secret Settlements After Antidepressants Linked To Mass Murder | The Last American Vagabond
- Bump fire | Wikipedia
- Casino stocks fall, led by Mandalay Bay-owner MGM, after Las Vegas shooting | Fred Imbert, CNBC
- Could police have taken down the Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock sooner? | Michael Balsamo, Toronto Star
- Diazepam: Drug Uses, Dosage & Side Effects | Drugs.com
- Diazepam overdose | MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
- FAA Night Operations Handbook for aircraft, chapter 13: Night Operations (PDF)
- FACT CHECK: Did an Unidentified Woman Warn Las Vegas Concert-Goers They Were ‘All Going to Die’? | Dan MacGuill, Snopes
- FBI: Paddock’s girlfriend helped load ammo into magazines | Doug Poppa, Baltimore Post-Examiner
- Forensic acoustic proof of SECOND shooter in the Las Vegas massacre | Mike Adams, YouTube
- Full Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dispatch Scanner Audio Mass shooting (Warning Graphic) | ScannerAudio, YouTube
- Global Pharmaceutical Industry – Statistics & Facts | Statista
- Insider Trading and Financial Anomalies Surrounding the Las Vegas Attack | ZeroPointNow, Zero Hedge
- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police | YouTube Channel
- Las Vegas shooting: This is what investigators found in Stephen Paddock’s hotel room | WKBW.com Buffalo, NY
- Las Vegas shooter had a diazepam prescription — here’s what that means | Lydia Ramsey, Business Insider
- Las Vegas shooting: Woman told crowd ‘you’re all going to f***ing die’ before attack started | Adam Lusher, The Independent
- LVMPD Preliminary Investigative Report – 1 October / Mass Casulaty Shooting (PDF)
- MGM Resorts International (MGM) Director Buys $562,500.00 in Stock | Nicole Wilson, The Ledger Gazette
- Massacre at Columbine high – Bloodbath leaves 15 dead, 28 hurt | SSRI Stories
- Mental Health Watchdog Releases New Report on Link Between Psychotropic Drugs & School/Mass Shootings | CCHR International
- Murtaza Hussain on the Latest Phony FBI Terror Bust | James Corbett, The Corbett Report
- NEW First Las Vegas Witness Interviewed After the Shooting | News hot, YouTube
- Normalcy bias | Wikipedia
- PADDOCK WAS ON THE SAME DRUG “Diazepam” AS JOHN HINKLEY JR. WHEN HE SHOT PRESIDENT REGAN | Rob Lauer, 360Daily.net
- Psych Drugs and Guns Don’t Mix | Global Research | Dr. Gary G. Kohls, Global Reserch
- Psychiatric Drugs Are More Dangerous than You Ever Imagined | Peter Breggin, M.D., YouTube
- Reality Check: Mass Shootings & Psychiatric Drugs | Ben Swann, YouTube
- Report: 1 October gunman’s girlfriend details relationship, mental state | Tom George, KTNV.com Las Vegas
- Rahm Emanuel “Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste” | Ron Gant, YouTube
- RAW VIDEO: Escape from Las Vegas shooting | Las Vegas Review-Journal, YouTube
- Reality Check: Mass Shootings & Psychiatric Drugs | Ben Swann, YouTube
- Snopes Caught Lying For Their Friends At CNN | Sean Adl-Tabatabai, Your News Wire
- Speed of Sound Calculator | National Weather Service
- Stephen Paddock | Wikipedia
- Stephen Paddock Mandalay Bay Surveillance Footage | YouTube
- The CIA and the Media | Carl Bernstein
- The FBI Fosters, Funds and Equips American Terrorists | James Corbett, The Corbett Report
- THE HIDDEN COMMON THREAD THAT CONNECTS AMERICA`S MASS SHOOTINGS…… | YouTube
- The REAL Winners of V-e-G-a-$ MSM Doesn’t Wanna Talk About!! | HighImpactFlix
- The trigonometry of terror: Why the Las Vegas shooting was so deadly | LA Times
- UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION – SEC FORM 4 – MGM Resorts International (stock transactions)
- UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION – SEC FORM 13-F Information Table (George Soros stock put call)
- Valium brand of diazepam tablets | FDA
- Valium Overdose Symptoms, Signs, Effects & Treatment | MentalHelp.net
- Vegas shooter had anti-anxiety drugs in his system, autopsy shows, but motive behind massacre remains a mystery | David Montero, Los Angeles Times
- Vegas Shooting Taxi Driver’s Video ! Must Watch B4 Well You Know , The Take Down ! | Barbie Sioux Cherokee Sparrow Hawk, YouTube
- Violence Caused by Antidepressants: An Update after Munich | Peter Breggin, MD, Mad In America
- What Was Going On With MGM Resorts In September? | William Craddick, Disobedient Media
Change logClick to expand...
- initial publication
- added information about possible foreknowledge of the shooting
- added information regarding the ‘Stephanie’ interview
- misc. minor edits and typo corrections
- minor corrections to witness  data
- minor correction to witness  circle on map
- removed the ‘personal observations that are beyond the scope of this work’ section in the ‘general observations’ file and incorporated it in the main body of this document
- added info about the MGM stock sale
- updated and edited other content
- edited and clarified information regarding the gap between the converging circles around the witnesses and the Mandalay Bay hotel
- major corrections to all of the witness data, however the results remain essentially the same
- removed witness data that either was not relevant to my analysis, or where the witnesses were too far away from the festival to provide accurate data
- uploaded new image files for most of this document and added a couple more
- corrected some text in all of the witness analysis files (this has no effect upon the data)
- added data for a new witness,
, to replace the old data for the old
witness whose data was not usable
- minor edits
- fixed a broken link
- added more info regarding FAA requirements for flying aircraft at night
- edited video link for ‘Stephanie’ interview since YouTube deleted the original as part of their censorship campaign
- typo correction
- minor edits, polishing
- added more info about the James Murren stock dump
- added info about George Soros betting against MGM stock
- added more info regarding the stock trades prior to the shooting
- minor edits
- mostly minor updates to content as per information released in the LVMPD Preliminary Investigative Report – 1 October / Mass Casulaty Shooting report dated 18-Jan-2018
- expanded upon the use of diazepam by Paddock given info in the police report and other sources
- added a ‘Resources’ section which lists some of the resources used to write this article
- misc. minor edits
- rewrote and rearranged a lot of content to make it more clear
- expanded on the role diazepam may have played in the shooting
- expanded on my personal observations
- expanded on the ‘evidence’ section
- misc. other edits
- shuffled around and clarified some content
- added a couple new resources
- removed the entire section related to what i thought was an anomaly with the stairwell door – i since discovered there are two stairwell doors and i did not know this – sloppy work on my part
- expanded a bit more on the role diazepam may have played in this shoting
- re-titled and moved some things around
- cleaned up formatting on the witness analysis data files
- added a couple more resources with regard to diazepam
- added a bit more info about diazepam
- corrected some information regarding diazepam
- added more info regarding Paddock’s autopsy
- added the video, Psychiatric Drugs Are More Dangerous than You Ever Imagined
- added video, THE HIDDEN COMMON THREAD THAT CONNECTS AMERICA`S MASS SHOOTINGS
- added video, Reality Check: Mass Shootings & Psychiatric Drugs
- added recently released MGM security cam video of Paddock’s movements
- minor edits
- added missing resources
- added link to article, Mental Health Watchdog Releases New Report on Link Between Psychotropic Drugs & School/Mass Shootings
- minor edits
- added missing data for witness 
- polishing and fixing typos
- updated resources section
- added video ‘The REAL Winners of V-e-G-a-$ MSM Doesn’t Wanna Talk About!!’
- minor edits
- updated resources section
- updated link to deleted YouTube video about Soros trading in MGM stock
- added info about Jake Morphonios
- updated broken link to Stephanie interview
- minor edits
Ever have ‘one of those days’? Well, i just had two of them in a row, which happens to be the same number of days that i was a member of Bill Ryan’s Project Avalon Forum before being given the boot :)
The trouble started when i replied to a post made by a very pro-Jewish (i was oblivious to this fact at the time) forum moderator regarding The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. My post prompted a most unusual, nonsensical, accusatory and childish backlash which included a public thrashing, a spiting of the thread to remove my post, and an ominous private message. Through the drama that ensued however, i accidentally discovered a most revealing bit of information regarding the Project Avalon Forum. It was was sent to me as a private message by another moderator.
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Because of the sensitive subject matter discussed here, i think it is prudent to preface this article with my standard disclaimer regarding racism:
I am not racist, nor do i hate anyone based on their religion, color, history, beliefs, appearance, etc., nor am i currently or have i ever been a member of any race-centric organization, including the Nazis, neo-Nazis, skinheads, KKK, white supremacists, etc., nor do i view my race as superior to another, nor do i view myself as superior to others. If you are familiar with the philosophies of people like Peter Joseph and Jacque Fresco, which is basically one of harmony with all others and the Earth, than you know essentially where i stand.
There exists a Sicilian Mafia. There exists a Russian mafia. Does speaking of these criminal organizations implicate the Italian or Russian people as a whole? Of course not! These organizations consist of a tiny subset of mostly Italians and Russians, respectively. Similarly, there are also Jewish criminal organizations. As with any other organized crime network, when i speak of the Jewish-Zionist criminal cabal, also referred to as the Khazarian Mafia by some, i am not implicating the Jewish people as a whole, but there is a most troublesome taboo regarding anything that could be remotely construed as being critical of Jewry that does not exist with other groups..
While one can openly criticize the Sicilian or Russian mafias, despite the fact that many Jews were key or well-known members, including Meyer Lansky, Jack Ruby, Hymie Weiss, Bugsy Siegel, Semion Mogilevich, Monya Elson, Marat Balagula, Vyacheslav Ivankov, Vladimir Ginsberg, Ludwig Fainberg and others, exposing the names and activities of the Jewish-Zionist criminal cabal is a very slippery slope that is laden with land mines. While using the words “Italian” or “Russian” to describe the criminal activities of a few Italians or Russians is acceptable, one must be extraordinarily cautious when using the words “Jew” or “Jewish” when associating a few Jews, or those calling themselves Jews, with similar activities. Even when one chooses their words with the utmost caution, there remains a very real risk of being targeted by powerful pro-Jewish, pro-Zionist organizations, such as the Anti-Defamation League or the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, which are eager to label anyone critical of Jewry in general as being Jew-hating, Nazi-loving anti-Semites, unless it is a Jew doing the criticizing, in which case the label “self-hating Jew” may be applied.
The pressure applied by international Jewry upon the governments of many countries, including Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Czech Republic, European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Switzerland, has resulted in legislation which has placed limits upon free speech in those countries. Once one studies Jewish history and Zionist ideology, it becomes crystal clear why free speech is one of the most significant threats to the Jewish-Zionist criminal cabal who, in direct violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, lobbies to suppress free speech under the guise of preventing “hate speech”. Currently pressure is being applied in Canada, Italy, the United States and other countries to circumvent the peoples right of free speech. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
I will close this section with the following quote from Kevin Alfred Strom:
To determine the true rulers of any society, all you must do is ask yourself this question: Who is it that I am not permitted to criticize?
Project Avalon is a website run by Bill Ryan. The core of the site is the Project Avalon Forum where a wide variety of topics are discussed, many of which are related to the social and political problems we face today. Membership is restricted and involves submitting a lengthy application which asks for personally identifying information. This application is then reviewed by the moderator team and, i assume, Bill himself.
I once had a great deal of respect for Bill Ryan. He was a core member and, as i recall, co-founder of Project Camelot along with Kerry Cassidy, though they would later part ways. Project Camelot is rather well known among the alternative information and conspiracy communities for its large collection of video interviews with various whistleblowers, many of which are highly interesting and provocative. The interviewees consist of wide array of people alleging to be contactees, whistleblowers, people who worked in deep underground military bases (DUMBs), spiritual healers, intuitives, remote viewers, ex-government contractors, Illuminati insiders and others. The list is long and includes names like Steven Greer, Bob Dean, Jordan Maxwell, David Wilcock and Jim Humble. While the credibility of some of these people cannot be questioned, it is not so clear in other cases and Kerry will often readily admit this, thus leaving the viewer to decide for themselves. Much to their credit, Project Camelot has never retracted an interview unless forced to do so far as i am aware.
Project Camelot was instrumental in the earlier years of my research into a variety of subjects, the study of which eventually resulted in an awakening of sorts or, more accurately, a radical transformation of my entire world view. Kerry represents the spiritual side of Camelot while Bill, during his time there, seemed to be more of a science-based guy, but with a very open mind. He seems to have gravitated more toward the spiritual end of the spectrum at some point, which i think is great, except that he apparently left behind some basic principles of science and logic in the process, as i shall demonstrate later.
Together Bill and Kerry made an absolutely brilliant team in my opinion, complimenting each other perfectly. They were able to extract more information from a witness than either could have done alone. I didn’t know if there was a romantic element, but i thought they would have made a great couple; Kerry, the intuitive shamanic type who just might bare her teeth if provoked, and Bill, the rough, outdoorsy mountain climber and quintessential gentleman. Behind the scenes however, a tension was brewing that would eventually result in a parting of ways. I was quite saddened when i learned their paths would diverge and, as i’m sure many others did, i wondered whether Camelot would survive the loss of Bill, a crucial member.
At some point Bill Ryan created the Project Avalon Forum where he began to take a somewhat different direction than the Project Camelot platform. In the latter part of May, 2015, i decided to submit an application to join the forum and, after the obligatory approval process, i was quite pleased to have been accepted. Two days later my membership was terminated, making my stay at Avalon probably one of the shortest in the forums’ history.
Precipitating my demise at the Project Avalon Forum was a thread that was started by Paul, apparently a senior forum moderator, which he titled ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ — and a call for a more benevolent leadership. Paul’s post referred to a paper written by Miles Mathis titled The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. I thought it was an interesting post but Mathis’ paper did raise a few flags in my mind and so i wrote a reply to his post (quoted at the end of this page) which pointed a finger at the Jewish-Zionist criminal cabal. I made it very clear, as i had done in an earlier post, that i was not targeting Jews in general:
were it just a history thing, i wouldn’t care, but the history given to us by the victors of WW2 and the Jewish criminal cabal (and i am not saying Jews in general) has had, and continues to have an unbelievable (literally) impact upon our lives […]
Because of my perceived quality of the forum, as well as the subjects covered, i had assumed that a), many Avalon members were probably aware of the enormous political and social influence wielded by the Jewish-Zionist criminal cabal who, though they make up a tiny minority of Jews, occupy a significant portion of what many currently refer to as “the 1%” and b), that an Avalon moderator was likely of a higher caliber than other forum moderators in general and would thus be far more fair and open minded. After all, topics in the forum include conspiracy theories, chemtrails, eugenics, population control, mind control, the secret space program, etc.. My assumptions were grossly inaccurate.
My post prompted an immediate backlash from Paul who split the original thread, removing my post and isolating it in a new thread which was not available to the public (it is reproduced below) where he then proceeded to subject me to a virtual water-boarding. In addition, Paul sent me a rather ominous private message stating that i was probably not a good fit for the forum. While it was readily apparent that something very strange had just happened, i wasn’t sure exactly what it was or why. Was Paul offended by my post because he may be Jewish? Or perhaps, like so many of us, he bought into the Jewish-Zionist-allied post World War II programming that we have been subjected to for the last seven decades or so. At any rate, i was stunned and wrote a lengthy rebuttal (also quoted below) to Paul’s nonsensical and baseless accusations in which he essentially pasted the infamous anti-Semite sticky-note square upon my forehead after twisting my words in a childish attempt to make it stick better. Considering the writing i have done regarding Germany’s role in World War II, Hitler, and the holocaust, other than a minuscule number of one-liner hate mails, virtually all of the feedback regarding my work has been either neutral or positive, making Paul’s attack the first real accusation of anti-Semitism that has been leveled against me. I suppose i’ve been christened. Paul’s answer to my lengthy rebuttal was to ignore every question, point and plea i had made:
Your abilities to rationalize your actions, and to misinterpret my warnings, are both considerable.
This is unfortunate.
Paul’s non-answer answer immediately reminded me of this quote:
“Care must be taken not to give a platform for deniers… or seek to disprove the deniers’ position through normal historical debate and rational argument” — Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust at the Stockholm International Forum, 2000
So at this point it was pretty clear there was going to be a rift between Paul and myself and thus i started to question whether i wanted to remain a member of the Avalon community. Before finalizing my decision however, i decided to write the following private message to another moderator, Sierra, who i had picked at random since, other than Bill (and i didn’t see the need to bother him with this), i knew none of the moderators:
do i fit here at avalon?
so i’m “the new guy” and already i have managed to get myself in some “hot water” it appears
my purpose in messaging you is to ask that you direct the other moderators to this thread which explains the situation:
i am NOT asking anyone to back me – my statement speaks for itself – what i would appreciate is knowing whether you folks think i fit in with this community, nothing more
is the subject matter which i addressed too controversial for this forum? i guess that is the decision i am asking you folks to make
Sierra’s reply came a short time later. It was one of Impending Doom:
The moderator’s have seen your thread (it has been reported) and no I don’t think you fit. If you had replaced every single occurrence of the word “Jew” with “Zionist” you might have gained better traction in this moderated community, not to mention greater service to Truth.
Some of the very highest, and best people on Avalon are Jewish. We don’t encourage the ancient and tiresome Blame the Jews Game.
We don’t like the blame game period. Blame breeds hatred. Blame is the classic Illuminati tactic along with fear, to generate war, pain, suffering, and death. Blame is a complete (that’s the entire point) waste of time. If you are busy dealing out blame, you are not working on your own spiritual evolution, now are you?
Ah, so it’s word games we must play; substitute “Jew” with “Zionist” since most people probably don’t know what Zionism is, and point the finger at the illusive Illuminati, whoever they are, rather than the real criminals right under our noses, negatively impacting our everyday lives and wallets, such as the international Bankers who have verifiable names and affiliations and who are at the very center of the Jewish-Zionist criminal cabal. Unfortunately, pointing out the obvious is obviously not allowed regarding certain topics at Avalon since the Jewish community there is tired of the “tiresome Blame the Jews Game“. I get it! Unfortunately i ‘got it’ a little too late. The writing was clearly on the wall and, had i not asked to have my forum account terminated, there is no doubt whatsoever that it would only be a matter of time until i was banned.
Far more importantly, i now had an answer as to why Paul attacked both myself and my post with such vigor; the Project Avalon Forum had been infiltrated by unethical, biased Jews with questionable agendas, or at least some of them fell squarely into this category. Or perhaps Bill knew their motives and took them on anyway. While the latter is pure speculation, he has since “thanked” Paul for his post. While i admit i may be wrong regarding an infiltration, either with or without Bill’s knowledge, i doubt this is the case, as i shall demonstrate.
One of the primary purposes of Project Avalon is to discuss and find solutions to some of problems facing the world today. These problems obviously include politics, finance and the media, all of which are all heavily influenced by Jewish interests. Who would be in a better position to steer the direction of conversation and deflect attention away from the Jewish-Zionist criminal cabal than those who are sympathetic to Zionist-criminal ideology? This is precisely what Sierra attempted to do when she/he made a laughable effort to shift the blame for war, pain, suffering and death upon the “the Illuminati” in her/his private message to me. This tactic of redirecting blame toward invisible foes is also used by people such as Alex “Bullhorn” Jones and other key players in the so-called ‘alternative media’ (and i am certainly not demonizing alternative media as a whole since it is clearly the only outlet for the truth in many cases). When Alex, who is either accidentally or willfully ignorant of historical facts, and i am quite certain it is the latter, is not busy demonizing Hitler and those “evil Nazis” for disarming the German population and putting fluoride in the public water supply to make them docile, as well as for the slaughter of six million Jews, he’s fingering the next best target, the ever-illusive “Illuminati”, a super-secret society that is often accused of running the world and which seems to morph into whatever demon best fits ones cause at any given moment. Of course this makes the Illuminati the perfect tool for deflecting criticism and inciting in-fighting since no one seems to be able to prove whether the group even exists today, much less attach verifiable identities to its alleged members.
There’s something else of importance here that i failed to point out in the Avalon forum thread; Paul’s original post was about a paper by Miles Mathis who Paul sees as “one of the best original thinkers of our time“. The title of the paper is The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and it was published in April, 2015. In it, Mathis attempts to make a case that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion were not authored by Jews at all, but rather by aristocrats, thereby absolving the Jewish elite of the dirty deed. Given what has already been revealed, i find that quite interesting; we have a forum where “Some of the very highest, and best people on Avalon are Jewish” in which a moderator who, at a minimum, is very protective of Jewry, is eager to shift the responsibility for authoring the protocols — a document that has been a constant thorn in the side of Jewry since it was exposed — to non-Jews. As far being “one of the best original thinkers of our time“, let’s consider what else Mathis has written in various articles:
4/17/15, Stephen Hawking died and has been replaced. I show lots of photographic evidence that Hawking died in 1985 and has been played by an impostor since then.
4/3/15, The Boston Marathon Bombing Trial. I show you that the trial, like the event itself, is fake. Included is a brief analysis of the Gabby Giffords shooting, which is related.
2/25/15, The Patty Hearst Kidnapping was Fake. Also related commentary on Clint Eastwood and Dirty Harry.
11/2/14, The O. J. Simpson Trial was Faked, and so were the murders. Lots of photographic and legal evidence.
8/26/14, The Zodiac Murders were Faked. And so were the Houston and Cottingham murders.
8/3/14, Proof John Lennon’s Death was Faked. Also includes a short analysis of Michael Jackson’s alleged death.
6/29/14, The Tate Murders were Faked. That’s right. Manson is another creation of the MATRIX. Over 80 pages of photographic evidence.
6/19/14, The Bikini Atoll Nuclear Tests Were Faked. Easy photographic evidence.
5/31/14, The Lincoln Assassination was another Manufactured Event. I take you through the whole thing, using both old and new evidence.
2/1/14, Your Fake Local News. Fake news, fake murders, and fake trials, in your hometown.
1/6/13, The Alleged Sandy Hook Tragedy. Another staged event.
His titles read like covers of The Enquirer and the above are but a small sampling of quite a long list of articles dating back to some time before 2003. While i will be the very first to freely admit that many things are not at all what they seem, and that i have only skimmed through a few of his papers and have not checked into his background, i suspect his articles are intended to act as distractions, just like The Enquirer, the “Illuminati” and, now, “the aristocrats”. It looks to me as though Miles Mathis, in Alex Jones fashion, is yet another attention grabbing, fear-mongering mouthpiece who provides just enough believable material to keep his fans coming back for more, but whose real intention is to shift focus away from relevant matters of actual importance, like the Jewish Rockefeller and Rothschild banking cabal.
In conclusion, it is my opinion that Bill Ryan and the members of Project Avalon have some important information to share, however i believe it is blatantly obvious that the Project Avalon Forum is heavily influenced by certain core members who are sympathetic to the aspirations of the Jewish-Zionist criminal cabal or, at the very least, have a strong desire to deflect any criticism of “gods chosen people”. In a community where i would have thought truth and honesty were welcome assets among intelligent, open-minded people, i instead found limitations upon the truth and extreme penalties for exceeding them.
Perhaps my debunking of Bill’s “Orbs” thread didn’t exactly win me any friends either…
Note that it is not Bill Ryan that i am singling out here, though admittedly i am casting a bit more light upon him since he is a), the Big Kahuna at Project Avalon and b), has a background in math and science. His “Orbs” thread was 12 pages long when i last checked and full of… orbers? Orbers are also found all over the web. I must also state very clearly that in no way, shape or form am i positing that the provable explanation i provide here for a particular type of “orb” explains every photograph of an orb, however there is no doubt in my mind that it does indeed explain the vast majority of “orb” photographs found on the web. Lastly, i am certainly not claiming to be the first to debunk this type of “orb” phenomenon, as many others have already done so, including some folks in Bill’s own “Orbs” thread, though it appears they were largely ignored since, as humans, we prefer a mystery rather than simple explanations, even when the latter is backed by bullet-proof evidence.
For those that don’t know what “orbs” are, well, it depends on who you ask but basically, for many people, they are anything other than what the type addressed here actually are: floating debris (dust) captured in photographs. Some insist they are spiritual beings, guardians, energetic entities, fairies, probes, etc.. Here is what Bill says in his opening post regarding his experience with “orbs”, emphasis added:
Earlier this summer, I visited a grove of Giant Sequoia in Yosemite National Park with a good friend, another Avalonian. As the sun was setting, we were able to find one magnificent tree – a real beauty – which was not fenced off from the public.
We took a few photos… and were rewarded by a quite dazzling display of orbs. The high-resolution images are linked below (too large to post here)… and the detail is fascinating.
This was not pollen or dust. Immediately afterwards, I took another photo of the same tree without either of us in the picture – and the orbs had completely disappeared.
Here’s one of the photographs Bill included in his post, showing him leaning against a tree, surrounded by “orbs”:
And here is a crop of a 6 MP image i captured in a darkened hallway by sprinkling baking flour in front of the camera lens. Exposure, ISO and flash were set to ‘auto’:
Many of us have probably seen large amounts of dust floating through the air in our home when the lighting conditions were optimal, such as during late afternoon when a slice of bright sunlight is cutting through a room. Sometimes one can make out the actual fibers because your eye, unlike your camera lens, can focus on the dust that is illuminated by the bright light. Many “orb” photographs are captured with cameras in low light conditions when its flash is triggered, as both Bills’ and my photographs were, or there is another light source that is lighting up an area directly in front of the lens. In every case of this particular type of “orb” that i have seen, the tiny particles of floating debris appear to be very close to the camera lens, otherwise they would simply not be visible. Because they are so close to the lens, and the lens is focused on something in the distance, the particles are extremely blurred which has the side effect of making them look spherical in shape. Add to this the light they are refracting and you now have “orbs”. If you refer to the image with Bill in it, you will notice that all of the “orbs” are in front of him, rather than some being partially behind him as one would expect if he were surrounded by them.
This next one is an enlargement of the brightest “orb” in the above image. They can look quite interesting, even resembling a tiny, living thing. This one, like many, resembles a biological cell, complete with an outer membrane and nucleus:
So much for “orbs”, at least those of this particular type. And i was sort of becoming fond of the little guys too :(
Sorry to stray, but i had a fun time capturing “orbs” in my experiments and wanted to share my findings, plus i think the topic is slightly relevant here.
While one may see this article as the result of a disgruntled forum member who was essentially given the boot, that is not the case and that is not what this is about. I think there are some very interesting and alarming things going on at Project Avalon and, if you read my other work, it is obvious that exposing hidden things is a sort of a passion of mine. I would also make the following points: 1), i was a member for only two days, so it’s not like i had a lot of time invested in the forum. 2), i was the the victim of a moderator’s wrath and because of the tension which was likely to persist, i wasn’t overly anxious to remain there. 3), i wasn’t banned by anyone until i requested that my account be deleted:
This is Paul’s post which i would later comment on. Paul seems to be a key moderator at the Project Avalon Forum:
“The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” — and a call for a more benevolent leadership
Miles Mathis, in my view one of the best original thinkers of our time, has a new paper out on THE PROTOCOLS of the Learned Elders of Zion (pdf).
Miles (as he usually does) takes a fresh look at his chosen topic. He finds evidence within this renowned document that it was written at the behest of European royalty, in the late 1800’s, who were finding themselves on what would prove to be the losing end of an epic struggle with the Banksters (financially most powerful families). He reads the document as a defense of the benefits of rule by royalty, and an attack on the dangers of rule by financiers.
But then, after spending the first half of this modest (just 12 pages of quite readable prose) paper analyzing the protocols, Miles then takes a surprising (to me) and delightful twist, and proposes a way out of this mess … the first such proposal that I’ve seen that I find persuasive and plausible (sorry Wade F and Dennis L <grin> <hugs>.)
I recommend the above paper to your consideration.
You can find more such fine work at Miles’ website: The personal art and counter-criticism site of MILES WILLIAMS MATHIS. See especially his Updates page to get links to his latest papers and commentary.
This is my reply to Paul’s post which prompted the backlash:
“The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” — and a call for a more benevolent leadership
i like this guy – he seems pretty sharp – thanks for the post Paul
ok, so some feedback on this paper …
Mathis thinks that the the Jewish elites would not use the blunt language that is used in the protocols…
“In the same way, the title “WE SHALL DESTROY GOD” is overplayed. Although I think the financiers have long been trying to destroy organized religion, I do not think they would put it this way in their own documents. They don’t need to “destroy God,” since they don’t believe in him. They might talk about destroying Christianity, or destroying belief in God, but not about destroying God. For them, that would be like saying WE SHALL DESTROY SANTA CLAUS.”
not sure it’s at all important to argue the point, but i would argue the point
here are some quotes from various Jewish-Zionist elites – i have not verified some of these to the n’th degree, but i believe them to be authentic…
“The killing by a Jew of a non-Jew, i.e. a Palestinian, is considered essentially a good deed, and Jews should therefore have no compunction about it.” — Yitzhak Ginsburg ‘Five General Religious Duties Which Lie Behind the Act of the Saintly’, Rabbi Baruch Goldstein, ‘May his Blood be Avenged’
“There is only one power which really counts. The power of political pressure. We Jews are the most powerful people on earth, because we have this power, and we know how to apply it.” — Vladimir Jabotinsky, Jewish Daily Bulletin, July 27, 1935
“Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel. Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat. That is why gentiles were created.” — Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, head of Shas Council of Torah Sages during a sermon delivered Oct. 2010 in Jerusalem
“We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers for ever. Nothing that you will do will meet our needs and demands. We will for ever destroy because we need a world of our own…” — Maurice Samuels, You Gentiles, 1942
then he gets into more into who wrote the document and the blame game…
“they are trying to pin everything on the Jews, but we know that all the top financiers are not Jews. So why would the aristocrats imply they are? Because some of the top financiers are Gentiles who ditched the aristocracy and put their cards in with the new money. But since the aristocrats are all about blood, they don’t wish to attack their own.”
i just think that’s an important point to remember for those that rail against the Jews, forgetting about everyone else, however there is something more interesting about this statement…
in spite of what i said about putting too much focus on the Jewish elites, they happen to be a very hot topic for me at this particular time – i don’t know where Mathis is from, but in the U.S. there is no doubt the Jewish elite enjoy an extreme degree of control and influence in all major areas, especially politics and finance – no way will one ever win a presidency without the approval and media coverage and financial contributions provided by Jewish lobby groups, period, and this goes back to, and includes, J. Kennedy who made deals with Israel to become pres, which was by a very slim margin as i recall – all went south when he started putting pressure on Ben-Gurion, Dimona and one of the Jewish lobby groups according to Michael C. Piper who wrote a very good book on the assassination which makes a strong, well referenced case for Israeli/Mossad involvement in the killing.
Mathis seems to be saying that the aristocrats are existentially using the Jews as a tool to divert blame, and given the overwhelming influence of the the Jewish cabal in the U.S. and elsewhere, i would have to question that, though, admittedly, i have sometimes wondered if what Mathis is implying is exactly correct, but how can he be correct given the blatantly obvious influence of the Jews in the U.S.?
continuing with the same paragraph…
“In this way, they are like the Jews they criticize. For all of them, blood is blood, even after it has committed treason.”
not sure i’m understanding this correctly, but if he’s implying that Jews stick together, rather than the aristocrats, he’s dead wrong according to my understanding – for example, there are a lot of anti-Zionist Jews, even in Israel, and many factions of Jews (actually, apparently 80-85% of the Jews calling themselves Jews in Israel aren’t Jews at all, but rather descendants of the Khazars)
“If aliens are watching us—as some think—and if they were given permission to break the non-interference clause, they would change human society most quickly by targeting a few dozen people. If they replaced the right 50 people, say, with benevolent look-alikes, human history would reverse overnight.”
well, something’s going to have to happen ’cause we ain’t gonna vote our way out
so then he continues with how to speed-up the inevitable by working with and educating (or re-educating) the elites – great, i’m all for it. here’s another solution: ignore them – plant a garden, don’t buy garbage, dump the boob-tube, take your shoes off and go play with the kids outside – the machine will grind itself to death without any assistance
either way, education is key; how can we educate the masses before the whole house goes up in flames?
are we doing EXACTLY what we are SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?
maybe we’re supposed to be killing and polluting and acting like idiots – maybe that is the entire reason for the human experience – maybe it’s true that there must be balance and you must have evil to have good
personally i think that’s a relevant question, however i also think that it is extremely dangerous to not know the correct answer and since i don’t know the answer, i have to do what feels right and it sure as hell doesn’t feel right so sit back and watch the world burn
Paul’s reply to my post:
Re: Split thread from “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”
My reasons for splitting the above three posts off from the original thread where they were posted, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” — and a call for a more benevolent leadership, are as follows.
That original thread presented a paper by Miles Mathis: THE PROTOCOLS of the Learned Elders of Zion (pdf).
Miles’ paper discusses a well known historical document entitled “THE PROTOCOLS of the Learned Elders of Zion” (which I will term “The Protocols”, below.) In Miles’ paper, he presents the position that The Protocols were commissioned by the European aristocrats who were at the time (late 1800’s) being defeated by some very powerful financial families, some of whom were Jewish. As Miles documents, The Protocols present these aristocrats in a favorable light, and these Jewish (some of them were Jewish) financiers in a dreadful light.
As Miles documents in his paper, The Protocols are (in his words) “a strange mixture of truth and propaganda, and you have to enter the bog with a pretty good map to make it to the other side.”
- The opening post of this split thread confused a paragraph very specifically discussing whether Zionists would want to DESTROY GOD, with discussing whether Zionists would want to use strong language in general. There is no basis for that confusion in Miles’ paper – even the very paragraph quoted from Miles on this, in the opening post above, makes that very, very clear. Nonetheless, the opening post of this split thread did confuse the two, using the confusion to justify including several incendiary Zionist supremacist quotations. Such a flimsy excuse for such a blatant distraction is not appropriate in my book.
- The PROTOCOLS of the Elders of the Zion were clearly written during and discussing events over a century ago in Europe, but the opening post of this split thread takes Miles’ paper to task for its lack of a more detailed discussion of Zionist influence on the US in recent decades, saying “how can he [Miles] be correct given the blatantly obvious influence of the Jews in the U.S.?”.The opening post of this thread then uses that confusion to justify introducing several hot button topics, such as JFK’s assassination, Jewish lobby groups, and a book by Michael C. Piper, that have in a time long after The Protocols were written. Such blatant confounding of the historical time line is not appropriate in my book.(Note also the opening post of this thread drops all qualifications such as “financiers” or “Zionists”, and out right targets “the blatantly obvious influence of the Jews in the U.S.”. I am not optimistic that such careless use of language was accidental.)
- The opening post of this split thread presents the following quote from Miles’ paper:”In this way, they are like the Jews they criticize. For all of them, blood is blood, even after it has committed treason.“It (the opening post) then goes on to wonder whether the quote refers to the aristocrats or the Jews as sticking together “blood is blood”. An even slightly larger variant of that quote would make it transparently clear that Miles was saying that for the aristocrats, blood is blood:”But since the aristocrats are all about blood, they don’t wish to attack their own. In this way, they are like the Jews they criticize. For all of them, blood is blood, even after it has committed treason. Maybe they hope to turn these treasonous Gentile bluebloods back to the true path.“However, the opening post of this split thread uses the excuse that perhaps Miles means is “implying that Jews stick together” to take stabs at the lack of solidarity amongst Jews. Such blatant inability to read is not appropriate in my book.
This topic, perhaps as much as any is both (1) important to understanding our human predicament, and (2) a bog filled (quite deliberately) with numerous landmines.
Accurate reading and historical perspective are vital to these discussions, and to improving our human predicament.
Perhaps the opening poster said it best: “in spite of what i said about putting too much focus on the Jewish elites, they happen to be a very hot topic for me at this particular time”.
Please do not allow the heat of the topic to short circuit logic or discernment, especially on such important topics.
I will endeavor to keep discussions of important topics on this forum productive, and to keep out, by whatever measures are necessary, disruptions that are more driven by heat than by logic or discernment. Thread splitting, as I have done here, is just one of the several tools that we have available to us.
My rebuttal to Paul’s attack:
Re: Split thread from “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”
wow-wee – the iron hammer falls squarely upon e.Man’s head – have to say that i didn’t see that one coming
It seems to me however that your beef with my post is not about *what* i wrote or the several “infractions”, if you will, that you have pointed out, but rather *who* i wrote about. Please, allow me to elaborate…
Were we talking about the Italian mafia, and i said “Italian elites”, would you have taken such drastic action as to isolate my posts, chastise me publicly and send a rather threatening PM?
But the Jewish mafia, well that’s a whole new ball-game, isn’t it? As soon as the word “Jew” or “Jewish” comes into play, it is automatically hate speech and it seems pretty clear to me that this is essentially what i am being accused of, under the guise of not following protocol and straying off topic. There can be criticism of an Italian criminal cabal, but not of a Jewish criminal cabal, is that it? That is surely the sense i am getting here, as i think i can make clear.
Let me begin my defense by expanding upon a statement i made earlier, emphasis added this time…
“were it just a history thing, i wouldn’t care, but the history given to us by the victors of WW2 and the Jewish criminal cabal (and i am not saying Jews in general) has had, and continues to have an unbelievable (literally) impact upon our lives, politics, the media, finance, etc., and i personally think that that it is important to understand the real history and motives in order to better access and develop solutions for the many problems we face”
Let there be no mistake whatsoever regarding my overall position regarding Jews…
1. I am not racist, nor do i hate people based on their religion, color, history, beliefs, appearance, etc., nor am i currently, or have i ever been a member of any race-centric organization, which includes the nazis, neo-nazis, skin-heads, kkk, white supremacists, or any other hate-based or race-based org, nor do i view my race as superior to another, nor do i view me as superior to others.
2. Although i made it clear earlier, i think i’d better expand upon my statement “and i am not saying Jews in general”. Again, had the discussion been about any people other than the Jews, i would seriously question such a backlash would have occurred. Nevertheless, there are criminal organizations that are centered around races, religions and ideologies (the Italian mafia for example, right?). So what’s wrong with “the Jewish mafia”? Or the “Jewish criminal cabal”? Or the Jewish elites? Does speaking of the Italian mafia/cabal/elites imply all Italians? Of course not; it implies a tiny subset of Italians who happen to be criminals. There is no difference when i refer to the Jewish cabal/mafia. It is not the Jewish people at large that are remotely responsible for many of the problems we face today – quite the opposite – they themselves are perhaps the biggest victims of the Jewish-Zionist elite! I have no more of a beef with Jews or those who call themselves Jews or those who are Jewish anymore than i have with Italians or those who call themselves Italians or Christians.
We have problems in our social and political systems – lots of problems – and knowing who is responsible and why is, in my opinion, necessary to developing relevant solutions to those problems, not that the Jewish-Zionist elites are responsible for all the worlds problems by any stretch, but the fact is that they are responsible for a lot of the most significant problems (if you want to look at it that way – another way to look at is is that we, the 99%, allowed these problems to manifest).
Now if you want to accuse me of being critical of the Jews, fine; i stand absolutely guilty! But understand that i am not singling out the Jews; i am singling out the “1%”, Jewish or otherwise, who are the unethical criminals driving policy. Many, but certainly not all Jews, have been brainwashed into accepting the philosophy of their criminal leaders, just as many, but not all non-Jews have been brainwashed in a similar manner. In that vain, yes, i am critical of the Jews – and of all of the rest of us – for swallowing the poison doled out by the 1%.
You then go on to quote me:
“Perhaps the opening poster said it best: “in spite of what i said about putting too much focus on the Jewish elites, they happen to be a very hot topic for me at this particular time”.”
You criticize me as though focusing on a single topic is… what? bad? Or is it because Jewry is the topic? Should one be criticized for focusing your attention on your passion because of the subject matter? Or admitting that they are interested in a particular topic? I think your statement is based upon semantics and i think there is little doubt that it is the sensitive subject matter that is the core issue.
Here you state that i misinterpreted something written by Mathis. Again, semantics. My first question is whether my alleged misinterpretation is grounds for the rather brutal flogging i have been subjected to? Am i, or anyone, expected to interpret things as you interpret them? Of course not, but again, i don’t think the issue is my interpretation at all.
“The opening post of this split thread confused a paragraph very specifically discussing whether Zionists would want to DESTROY GOD, with discussing whether Zionists would want to use strong language in general.”
Did i really misinterpret what Mathis said? Well, let’s have a look – he states:
“Why do I think the Protocols are fiction? Because they taste like fiction. They don’t read like the real minutes of a meeting, nor like a game plan, nor like a white paper. The psychology is all wrong. People don’t talk about themselves this way. Jewish leaders would whitewash their own actions far better than this, even talking amongst themselves. Despots never call themselves despots, for example. No matter how Machiavellian leaders are, they always try to sugarcoat their actions, especially to themselves. As an example, we can study Protocol 4:
WE SHALL DESTROY GOD
It is blatantly clear to me that Mathis is using this protocol to make a point regarding the language used in the protocols. The content of the protocol he quotes is completely irreverent.
My rebuttal to Mathis was to demonstrate that some Jewish-Zionist elites do, in fact, use such brutal and blunt language and therefore the accuracy of his statement is somewhat questionable in my mind.
Continuing with your opinions…
“The PROTOCOLS of the Elders of the Zion were clearly written during and discussing events over a century ago in Europe, but the opening post of this split thread takes Miles’ paper to task for its lack of a more detailed discussion of Zionist influence on the US in recent decades, saying “how can he [Miles] be correct given the blatantly obvious influence of the Jews in the U.S.?”.”
You’re reading into my statements something that simply isn’t there and, again, is staggeringly trivial. I never criticized Mathis for not writing more regarding the Jewish-Zionist influence – i simply asked a question. My full quote ( i see that “existentially” should have been “essentially”):
“Mathis seems to be saying that the aristocrats are existentially using the Jews as a tool to divert blame, and given the overwhelming influence of the the Jewish cabal in the U.S. and elsewhere, i would have to question that, though, admittedly, i have sometimes wondered if what Mathis is implying is exactly correct, but how can he be correct given the blatantly obvious influence of the Jews in the U.S.?”
As for your critique of my indiscriminate “influence of the Jews in the U.S.” statement, granted, i could have been more specific, however i would also argue that the Jews in general, because of this criminal cabal, enjoy some benefits in the U.S. that they may not otherwise have. It’s like being the white person on the bus; you may not hate blacks or agree that Rosa should be restricted to a particular seat, but nevertheless you benefit because you’re white in that you can sit wherever you wish.
This is really quite amazing to me – i can’t imagine anyone being targeted for the utterly trivial things i am being targeted for here. Your criticism of me is based almost entirely on semantics. Again, this strongly indicates to me that it is not the overall subject matter that i am being water-boarded for, but rather it is because you simply don’t like what i have to say. Were this thread about anything other than Jews and Zionism, would i really be taken to task over asking a simple question that is quite obviously very relevant to the topic? And what is wrong with taking Mathis to task, as you put it? Am i not allowed to challenge the statements people make? Or might it be that i am not allowed to question those for which you apparently have a great deal of respect for? I don’t [think] any of these is the issue. I think it’s my challenging a criminal cabal — the 1%, a healthy portion of which happens to be Jewish — and pointing out that they’re Jewish.
This is not about straying off-topic or criticizing people or my alleged misunderstanding of what Mathis wrote or minor infractions which are being blown way out of proportion; it is about me criticizing people who you do not wish to see criticized. Since you do not seem to have the hutzpa to admit this (and i’m sorry, i don’t know how else to out it), you are twisting what i have said to make it appear that i am antisemitic and, in turn, using that invented assumption against me in what is an obvious effort to have me ejected from this forum.
I understand why that is and i suspect it isn’t personal, but i had hoped that the moderators of this particular forum, even if they do not agree with someone, would not try to vilify and threaten those they do not agree with and do so under false pretenses.
This is a perfect example of what i mean (emphasis added):
“The opening post of this thread then uses that confusion to justify introducing several hot button topics, such as JFK’s assassination, Jewish lobby groups, and a book by Michael C. Piper, that have in a time long after The Protocols were written. Such blatant confounding of the historical time line is not appropriate in my book.”
Here it is glaringly obvious that you are attacking me for the reason that you perceive your knowledge of history to be accurate, while mine is not. Have you read Piper’s book? Have you seriously studied the history you claim i am blatantly confounding? Do you deny the overwhelming power that Jewish lobby groups posses in the U.S. political sphere? Really? Am i not allowed an opinion that you find objectionable?
Since my membership is apparently on the line here because “Such blatant confounding of the historical time line is not appropriate in my book” and other statements, i think it is only fair that i be permitted to request that you provide evidence that reinforces your opinion that my knowledge of the historical and current facts i have discussed in my original post are in error, including the power of the Jewish lobby groups in the U.S. and Zionist philosophy in general. Or that i be permitted to make my case.
I think the rest of your concerns with my post were pretty much addressed in what i have said thus far, so i won’t bother to comment upon them unless requested.
Lastly, i would welcome any and all moderators to read this post and make a decision as to whether i fit in here. If not, that is fine, but i prefer to know now rather than 6 months or a year down the road.
One of the primary purposes of this forum, according to my understanding, is to find ways to dig us out of the immense hole we have excavated for ourselves through complicity, politics, pollution, broken social, education and monetary systems, etc.. It is my opinion that, in order to best do that, it might be a good idea to have a clear understanding of the specifics that led to this mess in the first place. I am not saying that this is the only way or even the right way to solve our problems, but i think it is a possibly way and all i can do is what i think is right.
If we cannot discuss who caused these problems and name names, than it is my opinion that the effectiveness of any given solution may be compromised. If you get bit by a dog, there are all kinds of solutions that can be developed to avoid a future attack; you can stay indoors; you can avoid the area where you were bit; you can kill all the dogs, etc., but wouldn’t knowing which dog bit you be of great value in developing a relevant solution? How do you know that all dogs will act in the same way?
In this silly geo-political game today, there’s a lot of dogs. I happen to be focused on one of them at this particular time, more or less, and that dog happens to be the Jewish-Zionist criminal cabal that is, provably, blatantly and factually influencing our lives – your life. When we speak of the 1%, it is Jewish elites that make up a large portion of that 1%. Are we to assume there is no organization among them? It isn’t my fault – that’s the way it is. And avoiding taboo subject matter is not, to me, how you solve problems.
I am sorry, but i am not at all afraid to point out the obvious, i don’t give a rats ass who gets implicated. Let the chips fall where they may.
So i’m sure some will be wondering what my solutions might be? Simple; EDUCATION!
I don’t want to put the Bush’s, the Cheney’s, the Wolfiwitz’s or the Netanyahu’s in prison … well, ok, i sorta do, but i’d rather change their way of thinking. Karma, you know? What comes around, goes around, and violence (and i see imprisonment as violent) is not the best answer in my opinion.
The Jews as a whole are not the problem, but when there is a blatantly obvious effort by a Jewish-Zionist criminal cabal to screw the rest of us and the Earth for their own self-serving benefit, INCLUDING THE JEWISH PEOPLE, i’ll be damned if i’m going to refrain from pointing that out because it’s not politically correct to criticize Jews. How can you talk about the Italian mafia without mentioning “Italian”? And when you do talk of this, there are probably very few people that assume you are talking about the Italian people as a whole. But the Jewish mafia? Whole different story, isn’t it? Swap out ONE WORD and all of a sudden you’re an anti-Semitic, Jew-bashing neo-nazi skin-head who hates every Jew that was ever born, not that i’m accusing you personally of going that far in your written critique of me, but that does seem to be the implication, at least to some degree.
I’m not asking or expecting anyone to agree with me. I know full well the programming that we all have been subjected to for nearly 7 decades regarding Germany’s role in WW2 and the Jews. All i am asking is that you allow me the opportunity to make a case and, if i am not welcome to do that, then, by all means, dump me because i defiantly do not belong here.
I will close with this quote:
“To determine the true rulers of any society, all you must do is ask yourself this question: Who is it that I am not permitted to criticize?” — Kevin Alfred Strom
Paul would counter my lengthy, heart-felt plea by ignoring it entirely:
Re: Split thread from “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”
Your abilities to rationalize your actions, and to misinterpret my warnings, are both considerable.
This is unfortunate.