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Whoa. o.O
I just got word that a plane crashed into a building about half a mile from where I used to work; I drove by this place every day:


Looks like he was extremely pissed off at the IRS, whose offices were in the building.


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Well, more or less. White, male American = not terrorism. Ever. At least in the Faux "News" frame of mind.

I remember when white male American Timothy McVeigh bombed that government building in Oklahoma City. Before it was known who did it, there were dozens of reports of "carloads of Arabs speeding out of the city." When it turned out it was a white male American? *crickets*

No, it's only Terrorism if a brown person does it.

...or if the target being assaulted isn't okayed by the the GOP or the Tea Baggers. Examples:

WTC (corporate/capitalism center), Ft. Hood (military center) = bad; do not attack

Dr. Tiller (abortion clinic), IRS building (tax center) = okey dokey! Fire at will!

This man was not well at all. His justifcation for the act was in doing so he would break a cycle and be free of madness. His toubles began some thirty years ago, yet he wrote a manifesto towards his crime rather than solve his troubles.

Harming people at random is just folly. He proved and accomplished nothing expect showing how unstable he was.

Yeah, his rambling document blames pretty much everyone who he perceived as doing him wrong...yet accepts no personal blame at all.

Ah, America; Land of the Perpetual Victim.

I did find this interesting, from his manifesto:

By this time, I’m thinking that it might be good for a change. Bye to California, I’ll try Austin for a while. So I moved, only to find out that this is a place with a highly inflated sense of self-importance and where damn little real engineering work is done. I’ve never experienced such a hard time finding work.

It's not entirely clear what he was doing before he moved, but shit, you really can't out-do Silicon Valley in terms of self-absorbedness.

Also, this link is kind of interesting, in that it kind of looks like he was having a hard time finding work because his skill set was not exactly up to date.

That and I get the sense he uses the term "engineer" a little loosely—seems like he was an embedded software developer to me.

Yeah, I really don't know exactly what to make of that, since Austin is regularly rated as one of the best job markets in the country right now. But individual experiences will vary, and I know nothing about the engineering side of the market, nor what his skill sets were--or the comparison between Austin and Silicon Valley. But what I have heard from others fits exactly with what you said--Silicon Valley is intensely self-absorbed and godawful expensive to live in.

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