Santa Barbara killing spree bore eerie similarity to 2001 attack

The recent shooting spree in Isla Vista, Calif., bore an eerie similarity to a rampage carried out 13 years ago, prompting Tony and Patricia Bourdakis to relive the horrifying event that took their son’s life.

Just like Friday night’s murder spree by Elliot Rodger, a senseless 2001 attack by David Attias was carried out in the same coastal California community by the son of a Hollywood director and driven by mental illness and intense feelings of rejection. Rodger’s spree claimed seven lives, including his own; Attias used his car to kill four people and was arrested.

Both attacks occurred on a Friday night, with Rodger’s coming on May 23 and Attias’ on Feb. 23 some 13 years earlier.

“My wife said, ‘My God, it’s the same situation,’” a shaken Tony Bourdakis told “It’s Friday night, just like the first time. It’s the 23rd of the month. He essentially focused the same way David Attias did.

“My wife said, ‘My God, it’s the same situation.’”
– Tony Bourdakis, lost son in 2001 attack

“I think [the similarity] really has to be looked into,” he said. “It really scares the hell out of me.”

Nicholas Bourdakis was just 20 years old when Attias, a freshman at University of California-Santa Barbara, plowed his Saab into a crowd of students. Nicholas was killed, as were Christopher Divis, 20; Ruth Levy, 20 and Ellie Israel, 27. Attias, who then jumped out of his car and stood on the hood, shouting “I’m the angel of death,” was declared insane by a jury. He spent 10 years in a state mental hospital before a judge released him.

Attias, whose father is former “Ally McBeal” and “Sopranos” TV director Daniel Attias, had complained about not being able to make friends or attract girls.



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Twenty-three mass shootings have occurred in the US in the year since the Sandy Hook school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, leaving more than 100 dead across 17 states.

Today marks the anniversary of the Newtown shooting, in which Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza, who also killed his mother before leaving home for the school, reportedly had an obsession with mass murders, especially the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Colorado, in which 13 people died excluding the two perpetrators.

While there is no official definition for a mass shooting in US law, the FBI defines a mass murder as the killing of four or more people without an extended period of “cooling-off” by the perpetrator. This interactive applies that FBI definition but restricted to gun violence.

These parameters mean that some high-profile incidents in 2013 don’t classify, including the incident at LAX airport on 1 November in which one person was killed and three more were injured.

The state with the highest number of mass shootings and deaths in the past year was Texas, with a total of 17 people dying in four separate incidents, excluding the perpetrators. The second highest number was in Oklahoma, where 12 people died in three separate incidents.The highest individual death toll occurred in Washington D.C., where 12 people died in the Navy Yard shootings in September, again excluding the shooter.
Florida also had several mass shootings since Newtown: a killing spree in Hialeah, in which six people died excluding the shooter, and a shooting in Jacksonville in which four people were found shot inside a house.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, President Barack Obama has urged community members and Congress to take “common sense” steps towards ending gun violence.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence jointly issued a 2013 scorecard that ranks state gun legislation in all fifty states. The scorecard ranks each state along thirty-eight criteria that address a variety of policy areas, including allowance of firearms in public places, and background checks and access to firearms.
Texas and Oklahoma were ranked 33 and 35, respectively, out of the fifty states, and are assigned a grade of “F”. The worst-rated state was Arizona, the best California.

via Interactive graphic: the 23 US mass-shootings since Sandy Hook – Telegraph.


Peter Rodger isn’t just the second assistant director on “The Hunger Games.” He is also a photographer. His specialty? Women’s backsides. Arses, as it were. (He’s British.)

Sexy? Oh yes. And strange considering Elliot’s frightening declaration to “slaughter” everyone like animals.

Peter Rodger is the son of George Rodger, the famed British war photographer who helped start the Magnum photo agency. George Rodger was legendary for photos he took in World War II including some at the final days of concentration camps like Bergen Belsen. He was a serious photo journalist and died in 1995.

Son Peter has another focus altogether. He sells his black and white art photos of women’s bums for $1,250 on the Saatchi Art website. These derrieres are seen at the Taj Mahal, near the Eiffel Tower, in a seedy New York hotel room, and so on. They are all artfully done.

via Elliot Rodger’s Father Sells Erotic Photos of Women’s Rear Ends.


Last year we sent our team into Monaco France Film Festival where David Lynch Foundation was given the main award, not because the film was best, but because the directors of the film are part of this push for eastern religion indoctrination into all the public schools and into all of the children.

How has our country changed since Tibetan Sand Mandolla rituals performed in the University of Santa Barbara? Read below.

Tibet Week Schedule | Santa Barbara Summit for Tibet

Tibet Week took place in March of 2014.

The list below are activities for Tibet Week 2014


3/9 SUNDAYUnitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara Street 1pm2pm-5pm


Drepung Loseling MonksMandala Opening Ceremony (Free) Construction and Viewing of Amitayus Mandala for Environmental Healing (Free)

Chant and meditation mediation (Donations)

3/10 MONDAY Unitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara Street

City Hall – De la Guerra Plaza



Drepung Loseling MonksConstruction & viewing of Sand Mandala for Environmental Healing (Free)Chant and meditation mediation (Donations)

Proclamations and Presentations honoring Santa Barbara and Tibetan Community (Free)

3/11 TUESDAY Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street 10am-5pm4:30pm Drepung Loseling MonksConstruction & view of Sand Mandala for Environmental Healing (Free) Chant and meditation mediation (Donations)

3/12 WEDNESDAYUnitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street

Glen Muse Estate, Ojai

10am-4pm6pm Drepung Loseling MonksConstruction & viewing of Sand Mandala for Environmental HealingNote:No chanting today

Traditional Tibetan Dinner, Chanting and Talk with Monks ($49 donation) For reservations, see

3/13 THURSDAYUnitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street 10am – 5pm4:30pm Drepung Loseling MonksConstruction & viewing of Sand Mandala for Environmental HealingChant and meditation mediation (Donations)

3/14 FRIDAYUnitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street

Carrillo Rec Center, 100 Carrillo Street

10am – 4pm


Drepung Loseling MonksConstruction & viewing of Sand Mandala for Environmental Healing Note: No chanting today

Sacred Music/Sacred Dance Performance ($20 Adults, $10 Students) Click here to purchase tickets.

3/15 SATURDAYUnitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street 4:30pm Drepung Loseling MonksDismantling of Sand Mandala Ceremony (Donations)


Three people were killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting Saturday at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels, Belgian officials said.

A person arrived by car at the museum in central Brussels, entered and quickly opened fire before leaving the scene, Belgian Interior Minister Joelle Milquet told CNN affiliate Bel RTL.

The circumstances of the shooting have raised suspicions that it may have been an anti-Semitic attack, but no motive has been determined.

The shooter remains at large, and the nation’s terror alert level was raised. Belgian public broadcaster RTBF quoted Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur as saying those killed were two men and a woman, while a man was seriously injured at the museum, which is near the tourist sites.

At a press conference, Milquet said the threat level is highest at locations frequented by the Jewish community. This measure was precautionary, she added.

via 3 dead in shooting at Jewish Museum of Belgium –



UPDATED: Six people were left dead after a gunman opened fire after 9 pm on Friday night in the college town located near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who is believed to be the suspect in an Isla Vista mass shooting on Friday night, is the son of Hunger Games second unit director Peter Rodger, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

via Santa Barbara Mass Shooting: Son of ‘Hunger Games’ Second Unit Director Suspected Gunman – The Hollywood Reporter.

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7 dead in Santa Barbara shooting rampage called ‘premeditated mass murder’

(CNN) — A gunman described as mentally disturbed and possibly bent on retribution sprayed bullets from a slow-moving car in a small Southern California college town, killing six people in a rampage called “premeditated mass murder,” Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies said Saturday.
The gunman also died from a gunshot wound after his car crashed Friday night, police said. It was unclear if the fatal head wound was self-inflicted or the result of a firefight with police.
Seven people also were being treated in a hospital for gunshot wounds or traumatic injuries, including at least one who was in surgery, said sheriff’s office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover.
“The sheriff’s office has obtained and is currently analyzing written and video evidence that suggests this was a premeditated mass murder,” Hoover said.
Witness: Suspect slowed car to shoot
Hoover apparently was referring to a YouTube video titled “Retribution” posted by a young man. In the nearly seven-minute video, the young man rants about women who ignored or rejected him over the past eight years and warns that he will “punish you all for it.”

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A gunman went on a drive-by shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara student enclave and at least seven people were killed, including the attacker, authorities said.

Investigators believe a 22-year-old named Elliot Rodger driving a black BMW acted alone in the shootings around 9:30pm Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown confirmed at a news conference early Saturday that that seven people were killed, including the gunman, and seven wounded.

via 7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara | Mail Online.

Stream of al Qaeda threats has U.S. intelligence concerned

(CNN) — A series of al Qaeda-based threats to attack American and Western targets in Europe, as well as threats to launch attacks inside the United States, has caused significant concern inside the U.S. intelligence community, CNN has learned.
Officials are trying to determine the extent to which the threats may be linked and determine what it may mean about the strength of al Qaeda in several countries. While the “threat stream” has evolved during the past six months, according to a senior U.S. official, none of the threats has been corroborated.
The official said the threats appear to detail “a lot of activity where intelligence suggests there are operational cells,” but so far, “we do not see operational cells of al Qaeda inside the United States,” the official said, although he emphasized it could not be ruled out.



Earlier this week First Lady Michelle Obama urged schoolchildren to monitor their parents for racially insensitive comments because Federal laws can only go so far in stopping racism.

Image: White Privilege Conference (YouTube).

While we don’t have any racially insensitive incidents against African Americans to report at this time, maybe Mrs. Obama can assist us with the insensitive and racist actions taken by organizers of the annual White Privilege Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin.

According to Progressives Today, when a white student reporter attempted to enter a workshop being held at the conference he was escorted out of the area because his race was too offensive to other participants, the majority of whom were black.

The reason? An organizer told our investigator: “It can feel, for some people of color, unsafe. Not universally – like in your group everybody was fine, but for some people it can feel like, oh, I don’t … ”

“Because I was white they would feel unsafe?” our reporter asked as he was led out of the workshop.

“Exactly. Exactly,” the organizer said. “And it’s not because you’ve done anything. You seem like a perfectly fine person, but it’s because of experiences they’ve had with others.”

A promotional video entitled Lessons on Neo-Segregation says that the White Privilege Conference is an annual gathering of thousands of private and public educators, students and administrators from across the country. Their stated goal is to examine and confront what they see as “systemic race-based privilege in America.”

The video depicts numerous Caucasian individuals referred to as “White Allies” who provide some insight into how the organization defines racism and bigotry and how they indoctrinate children in American schools to believe that, if they are white, they were born with an unfair privilege. Moreover, the entire conference, attended by many of America’s public school teachers, stresses that Christianity is not a system of faith:

“A recurring theme at the White Privilege conference is the negative effects of European Christian culture. Christianity is presented not as a system of spiritual faith, but as an institutionalized system of social oppression like racism or sexism.”

White Ally: “The longer you are in the Tea Party, the more racist you become.”

8-year old White Ally: “White privilege is something white people have, meaning they have an advantage in a lot of things.”

“Racism is central to America.”

White Ally: “In our nation… racism… White people do not experience racism. White people can experience discrimination, but not racism.”
If someone disagrees with the policies of the Obama administration, or points out the black-on-black crime is much higher than white-on-black crime, they are often branded racists.
If you’re not a left leaning democrat and prefer to identify with the ideas of the Tea Party movement, guess what? Yep, you’re a racist.
Apparently, even being a Christian in America is now taboo and an instrumental part of America’s systemic racist culture.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a sign at a private business or gathering that says “Whites Only.”
This would, of course, cause a public outrage.
But when the tables are turned, and the segregation sign says “Blacks Only,” it is perfectly acceptable.Merriam-Webster defines racism as poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race and racial prejudice or discrimination.
Though attendees of the White Privilege Conference claim that white people do not experience racism, the individual who was escorted out of the workshop because of the color of his skin was discriminated against solely because he is white.
What would we call that?
Is that racism?
Probably not. According to the WPC it is perfectly justified because other attendees would feel uncomfortable in his presence.
But this article is most definitely racist.
And, I’m probably a racist. Chances are that you are too.
The racism in America is so systemic and widespread that someone should contact our first black President and let him know.

via Prison » No Whites Allowed: Student Booted From Conference Because Of Skin Color.

Federal ‘Biosurveillance’ Plan Seeking Direct Access to Americans’ Private Medical Records – The federal government is piecing together a sweeping national “biosurveillance” system that will give bureaucrats near real-time access to Americans’ private medical information in the name of national security, according to Twila Brase, a public health nurse and co-founder of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is currently seeking public comment on a 52-page draft of the proposed “National Health Security Strategy 2015-2018” (NHSS).

The deadline for comment is 5 pm EST on May 21st.
(See Draft National Health Security Strategy 2015-2018.pdf)

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