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Unsettling Quotes from Alleged Arizona Shooter Jared Loughner

Chilling public postings lay bare the mental state of Jared Loughner, the alleged mass murderer who opened fire at a political rally in Arizona today.


At least 18 people were shot today, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, at a public event in Arizona hosted by elected leaders and other government officials. Six have been declared dead, one of them a child.

As we pointed out, Gifford's congressional district was put in crosshairs by Sarah Palin's "Take Back the 20" map as a "targeted" district.


No motive has been released yet from the alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner. For now, we only have his convoluted, quasi-intellectualized public postings on YouTube and MySpace gathered together in another GOOD post if you want to watch the videos yourself. They are mostly text, often hard to follow. Here is a sampling of a few excerpts posted on what we believe is Jared Lee Loughner's YouTube channel.

"Jared Loughner is a United States Military recruit at MEPS in Phoenix ... I didn't write a belief on my Army application, and the recruiter wrote on the application: None."

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He makes frequent references to literacy and grammar, see below, and to the U.S. Constitution.

"...read the United States of America's Constitution to apprehend all of the current treasonous laws."

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Some of it has distant echoes of popular rhetoric, but it is by no means a ranting parity of standard right wing talking points.
"In conclusion, reading the second United Sates Constitution, I can't trust the current government because of the ratifications: The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar.
"No I won't pay debt with a currency that's not backed by gold and silver!
"No! I won't trust in God!"
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And ...
"Terrorist
"If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.
I define terrorist.
"Thus, a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.
"If you call me a terrorist then the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.
"You call me a terrorist.
"Thus, the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem. "
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In addition to the vague political comments, he also posted some writings that might be a better window into his state of mind than his political convictions.

"...my hope - is for you to literate! If you're literate in English grammar, then you comprehend English grammar. The majority of people, who reside in District-8, are illiterate - hilarious. I don't control your English grammar structure, but you control your English grammar structure."

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There is a good deal in the videos about "new currencies" and "conscience dreaming."

"In conclusion, my ambition - is for informing literate dreamers about a new currency; in a few days, you know I'm conscience dreaming! Thank you!"
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