Are We Missing Any Resident Et Wingnuts?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Free Thinker, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. This guy sounds like he could be one of our resident anti government wingnuts. Who has been missing today?

    Pentagon Shooter Worshipped Private Property Rights, Denounced Government 'Schemes' Like Public Education

    The California man who opened fire last night outside the Pentagon was a property rights extremist who railed against the government's ability to "confiscate the resources of their citizens to fund schemes that need only be justified by lies and deception," and wanted to "eliminate the role of the government in education."

    In a recorded manifesto called "Directions To Freedom", the audio of which he posted online in 2006, John Patrick Bedell, of Hollister, California, praised private property as "the most successful basis for structuring society that humanity has ever known."
  2. John Patrick Bedell: Did right-wing extremism lead to shooting?

    By Peter Grier Staff writer
    posted March 5, 2010 at 10:46 am EST
    Washington —

    John Patrick Bedell, whom authorities identified as the gunman in the Pentagon shooting on Thursday, appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings.

    If so, that would make the Pentagon shooting the second violent extremist attack on a federal building within the past month. On Feb. 18, Joseph Stack flew a small aircraft into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. Mr. Stack left behind a disjointed screed in which, among other things, he expressed his hatred of the government. (For more on this incident, click here.)

    Details of Mr. Bedell’s case are still emerging. But writings by someone with his same name and birth date, posted on the Internet, express ill will toward the government and the armed forces and question whether Washington itself might have been behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    However, law enforcement officials have yet to publicly state their theories as to Bedell’s motives.

    “I have no idea what his intentions were,” said the chief of Pentagon police, Richard Keevill, in a Friday press conference.

    According to Mr. Keevill, Bedell was a California native who slowly made his way to Washington by car over the past several weeks.

    At about 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, Bedell, dressed in a business suit, approached an entrance to the Pentagon that is linked to the Washington’s Metro system. Asked for identification, he pulled out a semiautomatic weapon and opened fire.

    At that time of day, that particular Pentagon entrance is teeming with people, as it is a main connection with both subway and buses and with the building’s vast commuter parking lots. Because of this, it is one of the most fortified points of a fortified building. Bedell would have had to make his way past several lines of security to reach the Pentagon interior.

    He did not get far. Two officers immediately returned fire, with a third running to their assistance.

    Bedell was fatally wounded in the exchange. Two officers were wounded but have since been released from the hospital.

    “He just reached in his pocket, pulled out a gun, and started shooting” at point-blank range,” Pentagon police chief Keevill said. “He walked up very cool. He had no real emotion on his face.”

    According to the Associated Press, an Internet posting made by someone using the name JpatrickBedell expressed a determination to see justice served in the case of Marine Col. James Sabow, who was found dead in his California home in 1991. Authorities have ruled this case a suicide, but it has become a cause célèbre among extremists who consider that ruling a coverup by the government.

    The posting expressed general hatred of Washington and added that exposing the Sabow case would be “a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolition,” according to the AP.

    The Pentagon attack and the destruction at the IRS building in Austin, Texas, come at a time of explosive growth in extremist-group activism across the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks such organizations.

    The number of US extremist paramilitary militias grew from 42 in 2008 to 127 in 2009, according to a just-released SPLC annual report.

    So-called “Patriot” groups, steeped in antigovernment conspiracy theories, grew from 149 in 2008 to 512 in 2009 – an increase that the SPLC report judges as “astonishing.”
  3. Hello


    You conveniently left out that he was a 9/11 truther.

    Details of Mr. Bedell’s case are still emerging. But writings by someone with his same name and birth date, posted on the Internet, express ill will toward the government and the armed forces and question whether Washington itself might have been behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    I wonder how much of the mainstream media will mention this part, im sure since they are all honest, unbiased reporters, this will find its way to the forefront.

  4. kut2k2


    There are truthers on both ends of the political spectrum, so that's a nonstarter for partisan arguments.
  5. Hello


    Dont bother responding to me, 99% of your responses entail a 3 word angry dialogue, i will not waste my time on you, unless you have a coherent, constructive argument. If you should choose to make a constructive argument on a situation i will speak with you, but other wise it is just monkeys flailing shit against a wall.
  6. kut2k2


    So get your mommy to show you how to use the ignore feature, whiner.

  7. Hello


    Good point, thank you.

  8. He's absolutely correct, the adoption of property rights is the cornerstone of the success of western civilization. It's really unfathomable why it's anathema and brings ridicule from so many idiots.

    sources to read:

    The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else. (Hernando de Soto)

    How Capitalism saved America (Thomas Dilorenzo)***

    The wealth and poverty of nations (David landes)

    How the west grew rich ( rosenburg & birdzell)
  9. vhehn, you're an idiot!
  10. Arnie



    The guy was obviously sick, but don't let that stop you from trying to score points.

    Yea, I'm sure he voted for Bush....twice.

    Let's see, he was a registered Democrat...... has 180 million registered voter records available online (thanks to Anne Horrigan). Thirty-six-year-old John Patrick Bedell’s voter registration records in Hollister, CA are available for any journalist before he/she goes off and labels him a “right-wing extremist.”

    Guess which party he registered under in 2005 and was actively registered under as of 2008?


    EMID 15324137
    STATESOURCE California
    DATAACQUIRED 20080121
    PrefixTitle MR
    DATEOFBIRTH 5/20/1973
    REGDATE 20051006
    PARTY Democrat
    ResAddr1,ResAddr2,ResCity,ResState,ResZip 110 Georges Dr Hollister,CA
    LASTDATEVOTED 20051108

    Here's part of his "wish list" at Amazon...

    The Commision: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation

    The Immaculate Deception: Bush Crime Family Exposed

    Family of Secets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It In The White House
    #10     Mar 6, 2010