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Las Vegas shooter: “I was my normal happy-go-lucky self,” a moderate drinker until …..

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He was a happy-go-lucky guy who drank and gambled until he stopped. Why?

The idea that his rare intake of Valium might have set him off is as absurd as the FBI’s denials of ISIS claims. If Valium set people off, the whole of America would be in ruins.

Vegas killer described his unusual habits in 2013 lawsuit

October 9, 2017, by WQAD Digital Team and Tribune Media (thanks to Dr. Andrew Bostom):

He took Valium at times for anxiousness, and had the doctor who prescribed it to him on retainer.

He wagered up to a million dollars a night, but wandered around glitzy Las Vegas casinos in sweatpants and flip-flops, and carried his own drink into the high rollers’ area because he didn’t want to tip the waitresses too much.

This was Stephen Paddock as he saw himself four years before he opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers, killing at least 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

The details are contained in a 97-page court deposition obtained exclusively by CNN. Paddock was deposed October 29, 2013 as part of a civil lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan Hotel, where he slipped and fell on a walkway in 2011.

What otherwise would have been a mundane proceeding offers fresh details about Paddock’s life and habits — for the first time — from the killer’s own mouth. The document has been turned over to the FBI, according to sources.

Kept doctor ‘on retainer’

Paddock’s testimony offers little insight into what could have prompted last week’s attack. He said that he had no mental health issues, no history of addiction and no criminal record.

He said he was prescribed Valium “for anxiousness” by Nevada internist Steven P. Winkler. It was unclear how often he took the drug, but he estimated that he had 10 or 15 pills remaining in a bottle of 60 that were prescribed a year and a half earlier.

Rage, aggressiveness and irritability are among the possible side effects of taking diazepam — better known as Valium, according to a manufacturer of the drug. It is not known when Paddock last took the drug.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Dr. Winkler prescribed him diazepam in June, based on information contained in Nevada’s prescription drug monitoring database. CNN could not independently confirm that information.

Paddock was asked whether he had a good relationship with the doctor who prescribed him the pills.

“He’s like on retainer, I call it, I guess,” Paddock said of Winkler. “It means I pay a fee yearly … I have good access to him.”

Winkler did not respond to an email or phone call seeking comment for this story. Reporters were turned away by a security guard after seeking access to the gated community where he lives.

In the deposition, Paddock said he had a concealed weapons license in Texas, but, other than that, there was no discussion of guns.

Always on the move

Paddock described himself as something of a rolling stone who split his time among California, Nevada, Texas and Florida, traveling at one point “maybe upwards of three weeks out of a month.”

His de facto home was often one of the casinos, where he stayed in rooms that were provided for free “95% of the time.” Hotels often provide free rooms and amenities to big gamblers to entice them back to their casinos.

At the Cosmopolitan, he said he had opened a bottle of sake in his room, possibly on the night of the incident, but did not drink much.

A lawyer asked him to explain why he would open the beverage but not drink it.

Paddock explained that everything in his room was “comped” or free, “so, yes, I would open all sorts of things.”

“And if you aren’t comped at casinos, you wouldn’t understand,” he added.

He said he wandered about in black Nike sweat pants and had a favorite pair of size 13 black flip-flops — the pair he was wearing on the night of his accident at the Cosmopolitan in October 2011. He was on his way to the high-limit room when he slipped on some liquid and fell. He testified that he hurt his hamstring, which he said resulted in a lingering injury. An arbitrator ultimately ruled in the Cosmopolitan’s favor, according to two sources.

‘I do not do sun’

Some of the testimony centered on his gambling.

He described himself as being, at one point, the “biggest video poker player in the world.”

“How do I know that?” Paddock asked rhetorically. “Because I know some of the video poker players that play big. Nobody played as much and as long as I did.”

At the height of his play in 2006, he testified, “I averaged 14 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

“I’ll gamble all night,” he said. “I sleep during the day.”

Asked if he ever visited the hotel pool, Paddock replied, “I do not do sun.”

Paddock said he rarely drank alcohol when he gambled, because “at the stakes I play, you want to have all your wits about you, or as much wit as I have.”

“Each time I push the button, it will range from $100 to $1,350,” he said.

A lawyer asked how much he could end up betting on a given night.

“A million dollars,” Paddock replied.

“That’s a lot of money,” the lawyer said.

“No, it’s not,” Paddock said.

The deposition also offered some clarity on basic biographical information about the enigmatic killer.

He was “raised mostly in California,” attending high school in the Sun Valley section of Los Angeles and college at what would become Cal State Northridge. He worked for a time as an IRS agent, then began to invest in real estate.

Paddock did not detail the initial source of his wealth. He at times came off as arrogant and sarcastic during the deposition, the transcript suggests.

At one point he was asked whether he was sober on the night of the accident.

“I was my normal happy-go-lucky self,” he said. “Perfectly sober.”

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  • dba_ vagabond_trader

    A real prize, I can see why women loved him.

    s/

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Another case of some one realizing they have done noting, but have always had delusions of grandeur, so, being a loser, criminal insanity appealed do him.

    • Drew the Infidel

      I was thinking he had been bullied all his life because of his name. A paddock is a fenced enclosure where horses are kept and you know what is all over the place that you don’t want to step in there.

      • Jack

        With a reach like that, you should have been a “bassibawl” god.

        • Drew the Infidel

          I take it humor isn’t your strong suit.

          • Jack

            Nor yours.

          • Drew the Infidel

            Who pissed in your Wheaties?

          • Jack

            Your powers of perception seem to be a bit on the weak side, also.

          • golem2

            What humor? Not funny.

          • garry pollack

            good thing it wasn’t Haddock…fishy jokes!

  • jdf007

    His “unusual” habits being he didn’t dress up to go outside, but was in flip-flops, or the fact he took advantage of free things he thinks belonged to him?

    All I see is that he doesn’t like tip people, and studies have shown Dem’s hate tipping.

    • Suresh

      The killer is a Anti-Trump democrat and Antifa activist also claimed by ISIS http://bit.ly/2xb9Js2

      ALL of it a deadly combination of hatred of conservatives.That explains his target.

      • ✝Styx 69✝

        Nope! DDC

        • Michelle

          What is DDC?

    • felix1999

      They are CHEAP. DEMS only want to spend OTHER people’s money and not their own.

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  • Rena

    He has taken 45 of the 60 pills he had for a year and a half… I call BS… they are trying desperately to make this a mental health case and not a terrorist case. I am sure by now they would know if he had this in his system when he died…

    • Drew the Infidel

      That is along the lines of my most prominent suspicion, what about an autopsy and its results? What was in his system? Any unnoticed insiduous or catastrophic illnesses? But most of all, any brain abnormalities like trauma or tumors?

      Keep in mind his brother from FL is in Vegas to arrange a cremation.

  • Trump can’t ban islam

    ban valium. it makes people anxious, violent. islam is peace

    • Duchess of Pork

      With 31,860 peaceful attacks since 9/11

      • ed

        The “religion” of pieces….

    • Try to prove “Islam is peace” in the comments on my 8 part series : “Why Peace Is Impossible”.

    • Michelle

      Yawnn…try another tack as you are so boring!

      • Trump can’t ban islam

        percentage of muslim population in USA
        2010: 0,9%
        2017: 2,6% ….. an increase of 200% in just 7 years… and GROWING!
        Islam will dominate, enjoy!

        • Necrophage

          Muslims are liars, thieves, rapists, and murderers. Just like Muhammad.
          Someday the world will wake up to your evil, and you will all be exterminated like the vermin you are.

          • garry pollack

            &!!!! they R proud of it!

        • Drew the Infidel

          Yes, they will continue to dominate the crime report.

  • poortaxpayerwindsor

    the one gun heard is a m-240 belt fed machine gun
    and the obama corrupted FBI has no credibility
    the MSM does not want to look into any of this either
    the shooting has obama/isis written all over it.
    tools used by the deep state to send a message to President Trump

    • harbidoll

      that sounds about right. The kid who shot up Denver theater was on heavy drugs also, easy to influence! He was a dirty house waiting for some unclean spirit to jump into. ( no one remembers seeing this pig at a gun shop? sooo who gifted him all these guns?)

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Where are the spent casings, for some reason there don’t appear to be many.

      • Dorrie

        I saw a photo with a LOT of them on the hotel room floor.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          For the amount fired there should be a huge pile of them.

        • Cann Harp

          A lot. I saw at most a couple dozen. Out of 2000 spent rounds, not much.

          • Dorrie

            Probably in another area that wasn’t photographed.

    • Evil Liberal

      Its scary that you say that. Someone who did 2 tours in Iraq said the same thing. A belt fed weapon.

  • He at times came off as arrogant and sarcastic during the deposition, the transcript suggests.

    Just like his bleeping brother, if you’ve seen his 20+minute performance or “news conference”, in front of a gaggle of reporters. It’s on Yoootuuube.

  • Jackie

    4 chan seems to think he was undercover for FBI.- selling guns to ISIS domestically. The floors ABOVE Paddock are the Saudi owned 4 Seasons -seperate enterance. But would a SERVICE elevator reach both? Likely.

    • Michelle

      Therein lies a clue. How convenient!

  • Tim

    A million dollars isn’t a lot of money?

    Guess that explains why his brother said the one hundred thousand dollars Paddock wired to his girlfriend wasn’t very much.

  • santashandler

    “A lawyer asked how much he could end up betting on a given night.

    “A million dollars,” Paddock replied.

    “That’s a lot of money,” the lawyer said.

    “No, it’s not,” Paddock said.” Yeah, it is a lot of money, no matter how you look at it. But, it’s also very arrogant to make that statement too.

    • John Flynn

      one needs money in a casino, to make money. I spent 36 yrs working in the casino industry and can make that observation….

  • santashandler

    ‘He was a drinker, he was not a drinker.’ He didn’t drink playing the video games but, drank the complementary stuff he got in his room. Very confusing

    • Drew the Infidel

      Agreed. After the bin Laden raid, I was able to count eighteen different versions spilling out of the Obhammud WH, each contradicting the other. Example: He had a gun. He didn’t have a gun. He hid behind his wife. He didn’t hide behind his wife. And so on.

  • RatsnCons

    I think Patsy was a cia spook and were not being told the truth about him.

  • mackykam

    I thought Wynn said he never drank?

  • Drew the Infidel

    His rare habit of drinking alcohol fits a pattern. Catholics have it right, drinking actual wine right there in the sanctuary, Methodists at least speak to each other in the liquor store, but muslimes do not drink at all. That explains why they are pissed off all the time, running around flying airplanes into the side of buildings and sh*t.

    • garry pollack

      how wud us orthodox Jews fit in…We drink whiskey on shabbat in our “shuls…” right after services… sometimes durring! How sweet it is!!! The best stuff, right on the table for free!

      • Dorrie

        What is a “wud”? And what is “durring”?

        And by the way, I’m a Jew as well, but I’m quite capable of spelling!

        • garry pollack

          At least I M transparent!
          Tried to read ure Disqus Deal with it?
          wud as in cud & shud!

          • Dorrie

            Indeed you are! Your head is entirely empty.

  • Personally, I think we should not dismiss the possibility that he had militant connections, but there is also the chance that psychotropic drugs also played a role in his violent rampage.

    Come to think of it, didn’t most of the mass shooters have some kind of drug addiction problem at one point or another?

    • garry pollack

      maybe a tuna fish sandwhich connection, too? There R 10’s of millions of regular drug users in the US, duh!

      • Dorrie

        What is “R”?

        Are you used to texting on your phone and forget that we type out entire words to actually communicate???

        • garry pollack

          never bought toys @ Toys R us? Academically I cud sweep U unda da table!
          WE????????????

          • Dorrie

            No, I’m an adult and don’t play with children’s toys. You are under the table and you can stay there. Disgusting! You no doubt have an I.Q. about room temperature. Mine is 144.

  • GR Arnold

    Sounds like somebody that has more money than common sense.

  • iprazhm

    Seventy percent of the United States are on some sort of prescribed mind altering drug. This is absolutely terrifying. Nerve pills, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, Ritalin (ADHD/ADD), pain pills ect. The list goes on and on. No wonder it’s so easy for the government to control how you think and what you do. It’s because the vast majority have shut down parts of their brain!! Doesn’t matter if your drug allows you to seemingly function well, you’re still compromised in your ability to make moral decisions. People want not to care. They want not to worry or be upset. That’s what these drugs do. They make you not care. They make you not realize the severity of a situation. That’s why there’s so many crappy parents now.

  • Virginia Jenkins

    Muslim World Terrorist do use : White Face Races to Kill Civilian Americans, will use Children in Baby Strollers, would use Toys with Bombs, would use computers with Nuclear Bombs. The Muslim World Terrorist are the Saladin Terrorist of Ancient History , The King of Terrorist is Saladin, he knew the Culture, Religion ways of the English White Race. Study the King of Terrorist : Saladin in Arab Ancient History, and Americans will know what is coming to America ! Please Respect and Honor the American Constitution to Keep your Freedom Gun and Freedom Bullets, WE THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA WILL BE NEEDING THEM ON THIS MUSLIM TERROR PLANET EARTH !

  • notme123

    They changed the time line again. Now the guard was shot BEFORE the shooting began. 200 rounds through the door. Wouldn’t that have completely destroyed the door? ??????????

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