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Never heard of that one. RIOT, huh?

The guy apparently blew himself up a block from my office. I wonder if I can get to work at all.

That is unbelievable.

 I’m willing to bet is one of those times you wish you hadn’t been right.

I think everyone who lives here is just relieved for it to be over. The fear has been palpable everywhere I went for the last couple of days. It dominated every conversation. I hope all the bombs are over and there isn't one out there still on sombody's doorstep who is away on vacation or something.

I had a patient this morning who said his sister used to babysit the bomber.  It's just closer to home than most of them.

I was just checking the news and this popped up. I am reminded that  not all conservative Americans are slobbering idiots who just repeat the party line. Thank God. I wish there were more like this guy.

Fox News contributor quits over Trump administration coverage

NEW YORK — A military analyst for Fox News said Tuesday that he was quitting the network because he believed it had turned into a propaganda machine for President Donald Trump's administration.

Ralph Peters, a retired U.S. Army officer, said he told Fox at the beginning of the month that he did not want his contributor contract renewed.

"Over my decade at Fox, I was long proud of the association," Peters wrote in an email that was distributed to colleagues at Fox News, and first reported by BuzzFeed News. "Now I am ashamed."

Fox said in a statement that the network did not want attributed to a specific spokesperson that Peters was entitled to his opinion, "despite the fact that he's choosing to use it as a weapon in order to get attention." Fox said it was proud of its opinion programming and prime-time hosts.

Peters said he believed Fox had "degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration."

He criticized prime-time hosts for "profoundly dishonest assaults" on the FBI, the Justice Department, the courts, the intelligence community and special counsel Robert Mueller, who is conducting an investigation into the Trump administration's dealings with Russia. He accused the network of "scaremongering" with lurid warnings of deep-state machinations.

Peters did not mention any names, but Fox's leading prime-time host, Sean Hannity, has been the most vocal defender of the president while talking of a "deep state" and casting doubt on justice officials. Trump has been an avid watcher of Fox, most notably its morning "Fox & Friends" program. The network is consistently the top-rated cable network each week with a prime-time lineup of Tucker Carlson, Hannity and Laura Ingraham.

The network had an intramural debate of its own last week when news anchor Shepard Smith, who just renewed his contract, said in an interview with Time magazine that Fox's opinion hosts "don't really have rules" and can say whatever they want. He said the opinion lineup is there primarily as entertainment. That led Hannity and Ingraham to fire back, saying their shows have made news.

Peters said it appalled him that "hosts who made their reputations as super-patriots" now advance the agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin by making light of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Peters was suspended by Fox for two weeks in 2015 for using a crude word to describe then-President Barack Obama during an appearance on the Fox Business Network.

The retired Army colonel said he did not apply his criticisms to Fox Business, who he called "the grown-ups," and Fox's news reporters.

I just drove through what was left of the Austin Bomber's broken windshield glass on my way to lunch, and I watched the cops take down the crime scene tape and drive off en masse with their cop cars and bomb truck. The show is over here in Round Rock.

The TV news trucks are still set up across the freeway in a parking lot, finishing up their wraps on what has been the closest I've ever come to being personally affected by a homicidal millenial maniac. Which is to say very peripherally. That's okay. It's as close as I want to get.

In my view this guy was a school shooter without a high school to take his rage out on, being home-schooled, as he was.

What is a sane response to the realization that your parents and grandparents generation have probably irreparably harmed the planet and made all our lives forfeit over the medium term?

I will admit I don't really know myself, although I feel mostly pity here. For him and his victims. He didn't appear evil. Maybe just untethered from everything he might have once accepted as truth.

Dover Beach

The sea is calm tonight,
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land,
Listen! You hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back and fling
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the Aegean, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.

The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long withdrawing roar,
Retreating to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

--- Mathew Arnold

Looks like the family church was one of these fairly common non-denominational Evangelical congregations that are everywhere now. His friend said he was in regular attendance. Not sure if that's his current status, or just when he was younger.

Dad from Midvale Utah. Sounds Mormon to me. Not confirmed.

Time will tell more and he may not fit the following scenario but I've wondered how long it would be before one of the dispossessed sons of a polygamous Mormon sect would pop a gasket.  The polygamous old men kick sons out of the tribe so they can have the daughters to themselves. They thump their book and call it right.  Eventually some drama has to result from their unstable and unrighteous polygamous family structure besides descendants who will be drooling adults retards at the 9th generation and a constant stream of disowned sons who have to leave Utah towns for employment at Wall-Marts far far away.   Such drama would, like black-on-black crime not be directed at those who created the problem but rather at random people who would be proxy targets for their rage.

My take is that most of these Mormon kids are raised in a religious cocoon that sort of makes them very naive in the ways of the world as kids. When they get into the harsh realities of BAU they sometimes get their sacred assumptions gobsmacked, and they have a real crisis of faith. All their closely held attachments to their world are ripped out by the roots, and they go nihilist and angry against the world.

This kid doesn't appear to be crazy....not as in schizophrenic . Maybe he read NBL and/or the Diner or Xray Mike or TDos, and he twisted off.

He wasn't on social media much apparently. That alone makes him a real outlier socially. It'll be interesting to see if they tell us what he was reading and watching on utoob, etc. Probably they won't.

Does my pre-smart flip phone have a remote switching thingie, or is that safe from the Feebs? Not that it matters much.

The various ideological groups are already trying to frame this guy as a Nazi, on the basis of a few things he posted online in the past, which mostly sound like typical Christian Conservative POV, and they're skewering him for being a pedophile because he once posted that it wasn't the best idea to put convicted sex offenders on a permanent list. Pretty far to stretch what he said into any kind of white supremacy statement, but those who want to see him that way will use it.

Load of crap in my book.


A bit of background in this article. Best so far.

According to the article, there's a "Treasure Trove" of information at his house.  We're going to get a lot more coming out from this.

I am beginning to get conspiracy minded here on this and think it's a setup and false flag.  All just too EZ.


Other people online saying that. It looks legit to me. I think this is the guy, and it's a righteous bust. I'm sure we'll get a lot more.

Dad from Midvale Utah. Sounds Mormon to me. Not confirmed.

Apparently he might have been on Reddit yesterday claiming to be the bomber, and people were mocking him and making fun. It was on the radio last evening.

Mormons online saying "mission trip" is not a term they use (his Mom says he was "maybe going on a mission trip" on her FB in 2013).

Probably an Evangelical.

I wonder what his Reddit ID was?  Wonder if I would recognize it?  ???  :icon_scratch:

This would be a way I could see some of the Nihilists & Misanthropes wanting to go out.  They want to take others with them to put them out of their misery and save the world by doing so.


Logged on as "austinbomber". Probably a hoax. The info he gave was bogus.

He had worked  at Crux Semiconductor in Austin and previously as a computer repair technician

Conditt used an “exotic” and foreign battery in each of his explosives, which allowed authorities to link the bombings together,

Apparently he might have been on Reddit yesterday claiming to be the bomber, and people were mocking him and making fun. It was on the radio last evening.

Mormons online saying "mission trip" is not a term they use (his Mom says he was "maybe going on a mission trip" on her FB in 2013).

Probably an Evangelical.


At the Fedex store

A bit younger, but this is what he really looked like.

Mormon, maybe? Home schooled is what I'm hearing.

Sounds like it to me. Name of Mark Anthony Conditt. Not a patient of mine. I checked. Not much info about him out yet. I'm sure we'll know all about him before the day is over. My teacher daughter's BF is from that area and knows a whole lot of people. I will see if he knows anything about this person next time I see him.

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