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PostSubject: The small questions thread   Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:22 am

I thought it would be nice to have one Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:13 am

what's your thoughts on their parents? I don't really understand Mr and Mrs Klebold...

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:42 pm

Hey areyoulistening! Nice to see you found your way to this board to!

I'm curious what you don't understand about them..

In my opinion they seem to be loving, grieving parents.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:59 pm

For me, it is the opposite. I don't understand Wayne Harris. I get the feeling he doesn't even care to remember Eric existed, like maybe he feels he is better off without him. I know that sounds pretty bad, but, I once read this story where Wayne and Kathy Harris met up with the parents of one of the victims, I think it was the Mauser's, but I don't know for sure, and I just felt that Wayne seemed annoyed about the whole situation. Did anyone else read that story and what was your take on it?

As for the Klebolds? I think they seem like nice, caring people. I think they probably still think about Dylan and miss him on a daily basis. I think they stayed in the house he grew up in because they wanted to remember him and not be chased away from those memories. I honestly don't think they knew what Dylan was up to and I really don't see how they can be blamed for his actions. Really, it could have been anyone's teenage son. Maybe they weren't involved in his life as much as they should have been, but he was 17, and by that age, most teenagers aren't as close with their parents as they used to be. They pretty much do their own thing and with both of his parents working, maybe they didn't notice things, like his depression for example. But can't that be said about the parents of many teenagers? Teenagers are very good at hiding things and keeping things to themselves, especially teenage boys, I think. Dylan hid his depression very well from his parents and his friends. Even his closest friends say they didn't know what was going on with Dylan.


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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:20 pm

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For me, it is the opposite. I don't understand Wayne Harris. I get the feeling he doesn't even care to remember Eric existed, like maybe he feels he is better off without him. I know that sounds pretty bad, but, I once read this story where Wayne and Kathy Harris met up with the parents of one of the victims, I think it was the Mauser's, but I don't know for sure, and I just felt that Wayne seemed annoyed about the whole situation. Did anyone else read that story and what was your take on it?

As for the Klebolds? I think they seem like nice, caring people. I think they probably still think about Dylan and miss him on a daily basis. I think they stayed in the house he grew up in because they wanted to remember him and not be chased away from those memories. I honestly don't think they knew what Dylan was up to and I really don't see how they can be blamed for his actions. Really, it could have been anyone's teenagWhen you e son. Maybe they weren't involved in his life as much as they should have been, but he was 17, and by that age, most teenagers aren't as close with their parents as they used to be. They pretty much do their own thing and with both of his parents working, maybe they didn't notice things, like his depression for example. But can't that be said about the parents of many teenagers? Teenagers are very good at hiding things and keeping things to themselves, especially teenage boys, I think. Dylan hid his depression very well from his parents and his friends. Even his closest friends say they didn't know what was going on with Dylan.


That's actually how I think about it. I think Dylan was a master in hiding this other side of him. When you read his journal you can see how he really thinks of himself as two different persons. His father thought they were very close and that Dylan used to tell him everything. He worked mostly at home and they worked on his BMW together. They used to hang out together like almost every afternoon on a schoolweek. I think that's spending a lot more time with your teenage son than most parents would do.

I am not sure about Wayne Harris. I did read about the meeting between The Mausers and Harrisses. It's in Tom Mausers' book and there is also an article about it. I think it's really brave they met the Mausers' and I think maybe Wayne doesn't know how to act in such a situation. I think he really did care about Eric and did everything he could to prevent him of getting into trouble while he was alive. Maybe a little to much..Sometimes you have to let your kid take a little bit more responsibility.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:46 pm

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For me, it is the opposite. I don't understand Wayne Harris. I get the feeling he doesn't even care to remember Eric existed, like maybe he feels he is better off without him. I know that sounds pretty bad, but, I once read this story where Wayne and Kathy Harris met up with the parents of one of the victims, I think it was the Mauser's, but I don't know for sure, and I just felt that Wayne seemed annoyed about the whole situation. Did anyone else read that story and what was your take on it?

As for the Klebolds? I think they seem like nice, caring people. I think they probably still think about Dylan and miss him on a daily basis. I think they stayed in the house he grew up in because they wanted to remember him and not be chased away from those memories. I honestly don't think they knew what Dylan was up to and I really don't see how they can be blamed for his actions. Really, it could have been anyone's teenagWhen you e son. Maybe they weren't involved in his life as much as they should have been, but he was 17, and by that age, most teenagers aren't as close with their parents as they used to be. They pretty much do their own thing and with both of his parents working, maybe they didn't notice things, like his depression for example. But can't that be said about the parents of many teenagers? Teenagers are very good at hiding things and keeping things to themselves, especially teenage boys, I think. Dylan hid his depression very well from his parents and his friends. Even his closest friends say they didn't know what was going on with Dylan.


That's actually how I think about it. I think Dylan was a master in hiding this other side of him. When you read his journal you can see how he really thinks of himself as two different persons. His father thought they were very close and that Dylan used to tell him everything. He worked mostly at home and they worked on his BMW together. They used to hang out together like almost every afternoon on a schoolweek. I think that's spending a lot more time with your teenage son than most parents would do.

I am not sure about Wayne Harris. I did read about the meeting between The Mausers and Harrisses. It's in Tom Mausers' book and there is also an article about it. I think it's really brave they met the Mausers' and I think maybe Wayne doesn't know how to act in such a situation. I think he really did care about Eric and did everything he could to prevent him of getting into trouble while he was alive. Maybe a little to much..Sometimes you have to let your kid take a little bit more responsibility.

Maybe it's because Mr and Mrs Harris remind me of my own parents in the way that they dealt with things but I don't find them suspicious in the slightest. It might be because the Klebolds claimed to be so close to their son yet didn't see a single thing to tell them that he was unhappy that bothers me. But then I remember all the stuff that I hid quite well and it may not be the same thing, but I suppose I was being too hard on them and giving a double standard compared to the Harrises.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:14 am

To be honest, I think Wayne Harris was to busy just trying to get Eric on the right track to really take note of the problems his son was having. To me it's almost like he just wanted Eric to get over everything and to just live a successful life so he tried to just push Eric through all the trouble he was getting into.

I want to know how Eric's parents reacted when Eric check off on his psychological evaluation the he was having homicidal thoughts. It's just strange that no one seemed to take that seriously.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:06 am

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To be honest, I think Wayne Harris was to busy just trying to get Eric on the right track to really take note of the problems his son was having. To me it's almost like he just wanted Eric to get over everything and to just live a successful life so he tried to just push Eric through all the trouble he was getting into.

I want to know how Eric's parents reacted when Eric check off on his psychological evaluation the he was having homicidal thoughts. It's just strange that no one seemed to take that seriously.

According to Mrs Harris when they met with Mr and Mrs Mauser, the therapist that they sent Eric to, told them that everything was fine. It was a routine answer, or something to that effect. They assumed that they had nothing to worry about. How true that is, who knows expect them but all we have is their word.

As for trying to push him through everything, I think that he was worried about him. He kept a journal detailing stuff right? In my opinion, he was a military man, he was never going to have a soft and fuzzy "group hug" attitude to things. I just think that he dealt with things the only way that he knew how.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:30 pm

Where did Eric and Dylan buy their guns?
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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:50 pm

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Where did Eric and Dylan buy their guns?

I believe they bought Dylan's tech-9 behind a dumpster at a pizza shop?

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:51 pm

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Where did Eric and Dylan buy their guns?

I believe they bought Dylan's tech-9 behind a dumpster at a pizza shop?
What was the gun show called?
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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:00 am

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Where did Eric and Dylan buy their guns?

I believe they bought Dylan's tech-9 behind a dumpster at a pizza shop?
What was the gun show called?
The Tanner gun show, maybe? I really don't know. Someone else may know though. Sorry, Cutie. Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:01 am

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Where did Eric and Dylan buy their guns?

I believe they bought Dylan's tech-9 behind a dumpster at a pizza shop?
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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:26 am

Eric's 12 guage shotgun and the carbine rifle were both purchased by Robyn Anderson at the Tanner Gun show from a private dealer. Dylan's shotgun was also purchased at the Tanner gun show from a private dealer by Robyn Anderson. Mark Manes, who worked at Blackjack with Eric and Dylan, purchased the Tec 9 at the same show from Larry Russel and then sold it to Dylan.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:35 am

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Eric's 12 guage shotgun and the carbine rifle were both purchased by Robyn Anderson at the Tanner Gun show from a private dealer. Dylan's shotgun was also purchased at the Tanner gun show from a private dealer by Robyn Anderson. Mark Manes, who worked at Blackjack with Eric and Dylan, purchased the Tec 9 at the same show from Larry Russel and then sold it to Dylan.

Actually it wasn't Mark Manes who worked at Blackjack pizza. It was Phil Duran and he was like the mediator. Mark Manes was a friend of Phil. In the end it was Phil who got the most jailtime for mediating...

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:40 am

Sorry BurnIt, just read my post another time and I sound like a smartass! I apoligize!

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:41 am

I think the perception of the Harris family is influenced by their initial unwillingness to cooperate with the police. They wanted immunity from prosecution before they talked; the Klebolds didn't make any such stipulations. Sue Klebold has also spoken out a couple times about it and the Harrises have been completely silent. Unless you count Wayne Harris speaking with Wally Lamb maybe. I think their reaction has coloured the public perception that Eric was the "leader" and then the branding as the angry violent ("sociopathic" in many cases thanks to Cullen) kid has in turn kept the Harrises quiet. It's an ugly cycle. The meeting with the Mausers helped a but but of course it's been related by the father of Dan Mauser so things such as their demeanour and how they felt were open to interpretation. Mauser felt the Harrises had accepted the posthumous diagnosis as a psychopath and irredeemable. I am inclined to think that perhaps their lawyers have advised them to public ally accept it to avoid any potential lawsuits. I can't see them actually truly accepting it though. Eric clearly wasn't a sociopath and they would know that. I can't even begin to wrap my head around how much pain these families have gone through.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:44 am

No, you're right Tragedy. I forgot about Phil. Didn't come across as smartass-y.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:53 am

I see the video footage from the commons and the very last split second we see of Eric, he turns and looks back. I wonder every time I see it what he was thinking when he did that.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:54 pm

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No, you're right Tragedy. I forgot about Phil. Didn't come across as smartass-y.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:45 am

Does anybody know what other colleges Dylan applied to other than Univ. of Arizona?

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:52 am

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Does anybody know what other colleges Dylan applied to other than Univ. of Arizona?

There's some decent information along with application letters in Jeff Kass' book but it's on my Kindle which has no battery, i'll have a look tomorrow unless someone else has posted the info before then
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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:56 am

That's the next book about Columbine I want to read. Did you enjoy the book?

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:14 pm

Apparently in the basement tapes Eric and Dylan discussed about possibly targeting Blackjack Pizza before Columbine. Why do you think they would want to? I don't know why they would. They seemed to enjoy working there and since it would be in the morning there wouldn't be many people getting pizzas.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:31 pm

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Apparently in the basement tapes Eric and Dylan discussed about possibly targeting Blackjack Pizza before Columbine. Why do you think they would want to? I don't know why they would. They seemed to enjoy working there and since it would be in the morning there wouldn't be many people getting pizzas.

I don't remember seeing that in any of the transcripts. Which part did you see it in?

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:43 pm

On Eric and Dylan's old boss thread he mentioned that he and Chris M were told by people who viewed the tapes said that Eric and Dylan discussed possibly targeting Blackjack before Columbine.

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:45 pm

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On Eric and Dylan's old boss thread he mentioned that he and Chris M were told by people who viewed the tapes said that Eric and Dylan discussed possibly targeting Blackjack before Columbine.

I don't know if I believe that. It was never mentioned before in any documents I've ever read. Are we sure this guy was really the Blackjack manager and not some troll?

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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:14 am

In the transcript of the basement tapes, Eric says something like "to all you culios out there". Anybody know what a culio is? I'm in the right age group, but different part of the country so maybe this is just slang I'm not familiar with.
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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:24 am

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Apparently in the basement tapes Eric and Dylan discussed about possibly targeting Blackjack Pizza before Columbine. Why do you think they would want to? I don't know why they would. They seemed to enjoy working there and since it would be in the morning there wouldn't be many people getting pizzas.

That's really interesting because they were actually spotted there that morning. It was discussed on the old forum and pretty much dismissed but at least one eyewitness places them around Blackjack that morning.
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PostSubject: Re: The small questions thread   Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:07 am

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That's really interesting because they were actually spotted there that morning. It was discussed on the old forum and pretty much dismissed but at least one eyewitness places them around Blackjack that morning.

You have to remember though that people placed them at bowling that morning to, which they weren't

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