Spree shooter at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard? How damnably convenient for the antis.
Given the recent revelations about NSA (et al) and their program of domestic snoopery, I really do wonder if they haven't got a nutjob farley-file and when prompted, the pull the pin on one.
Implausible? How many of you (not me! not for years*) said the same thing about the deep complicity of telcos in domestic spying? -Of ISPs? Of Google? ("Don't be evil!" Heh heh heh, shaddup.)
It's possible -- even likely -- that the domestic intel wonks have been not farming but hunting/gathering useful crazies for years. And using them, too. C'mon, if you'll give LSD to unsuspecting fellow-citizens, you'll play chess with humans in other ways, too.
(ETA: Semi-relatedly, Tam points out he went into his idiot blitz armed with a single weapon: "He listened to Joe Biden and bought a shotgun." See? They really do receive orders from Teh Gummint! Also, how safe is your high-end skeet gun from the ever-reaching regulators now, d'you suppose?)
* Once you've learned even a little bit about how phone CO hardware worked for things like "metered service" -- it's even more trackable now -- you realize that a) the BS in TV shows about "tracking calls," how long it took and how difficult it was, was just BS and b) the telcos were in bed with the feds, starkers, and had been for a long time -- and they liked it there, so sticky-warm and snuggly-close to the roots of power. But day-um, I really did harbor old hippie illusions about Google and the mom & pop ISPs, more fool me.
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