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KY_EnviroGuy

(14,521 posts)
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:06 PM Dec 2020

Some personal details on the Nashville bombing suspect....

on the Nashville Tennessean via Knox News.com:

Anthony Quinn Warner, self-employed computer guru ID'd as lone Nashville bomber, killed in blast
Natalie Allison
Nashville Tennessean

Link: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2020/12/27/anthony-quinn-warner-confirmed-person-interest-nashville-explosion/4052711001/

Excerpts:

Who was Tony Warner?

Warner grew up in Antioch and attended Antioch High School, graduating in the mid-1970s before settling down in the same community and working various IT jobs. But in just the past month, Warner appeared to put his affairs in order.
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Yearbooks from Antioch High School show Warner, a short teenager with glasses, played on the school’s golf team.
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Steve Schmoldt and his wife have lived next door to Warner for 25 years. He described Warner as “low-key” and friendly, though “some people would say he’s a little odd.” “You never saw anyone come and go,” Schmoldt said of Warner’s home. “Never saw him go anywhere. As far as we knew, he was kind of a computer geek that worked at home.”
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The neighbors never talked about politics or religion. Warner never gave any indication of any closely held ideology. “I can tell you as far as politics, he never had any yard signs or flags in his window or anything like that. If he did have any political beliefs he kept, that was something he kept to himself.

The article also said Warner does not have a public presence on social media or other websites.


KY.......
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Some personal details on the Nashville bombing suspect.... (Original Post) KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2020 OP
Not so lone. C_U_L8R Dec 2020 #1
Exactly. He is someone's saint, martyr ... he ihas a profile like Miigwech Dec 2020 #10
+1, uponit7771 Dec 2020 #15
Being into computers makes me think Arne Dec 2020 #2
He almost certainly had a computer online history. joshcryer Dec 2020 #12
so apolitical and suicidal... Thomas Hurt Dec 2020 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author jimfields33 Dec 2020 #4
That sounds really dangerous. Who gets to determine that someone is "strange"? Dream Girl Dec 2020 #5
A lot of people would consider me strange Ex Lurker Dec 2020 #7
The 'Government' sarisataka Dec 2020 #22
Yeah, reading that I thought "Gee, that sounds a lot like me". Midnight Writer Dec 2020 #27
Gross. WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2020 #6
Sounds Orwellian. happybird Dec 2020 #8
Would you like to monitor me? ret5hd Dec 2020 #13
I wouldn't be deciding. jimfields33 Dec 2020 #19
If you could find me I guess it would be OK... ret5hd Dec 2020 #29
If someone came to my house for a "wellness check" once a month, I would be pissed as hell/ cwydro Dec 2020 #44
Give 330 million people a wellness check once a month? former9thward Dec 2020 #48
Are you serious? yardwork Dec 2020 #51
Did you forget the sarcasm emoji? Ptah Dec 2020 #16
Seriously? cwydro Dec 2020 #21
+1 chowder66 Dec 2020 #26
Just a siggestion. Not everyone wants a solution. 100 percent never agrees on success. jimfields33 Dec 2020 #34
Well, as you can see, others took it the same way I did. cwydro Dec 2020 #41
I guess you must be right. jimfields33 Dec 2020 #45
My neighbors would probably GemState Dec 2020 #28
Your proposed monitoring probably would have missed Warner. Mariana Dec 2020 #31
I wonder if there's something we can do to monitor those kcr Dec 2020 #35
Thank you! cwydro Dec 2020 #42
That's a seriously fucked up response. nt NutmegYankee Dec 2020 #36
And your suggestion? jimfields33 Dec 2020 #37
You already took care of it with self-delete. nt NutmegYankee Dec 2020 #38
Yeah only because I offer a possible solution. jimfields33 Dec 2020 #39
I thought he was afraid we are being spied on? Bluesaph Dec 2020 #9
I guess conspiracy nuts believe 5G can cause all kind of trouble. LisaL Dec 2020 #18
The thread I saw about that had a link to The Daily Mail happybird Dec 2020 #46
He had cancer arlyellowdog Dec 2020 #11
He told an ex-girlfriend he had cancer TexasBushwhacker Dec 2020 #47
no "social media" - one of those background snoop sites shows FB and email handles: UTUSN Dec 2020 #14
So there's no indication of him being a Trumpster, Sogo Dec 2020 #17
It only discusses what neighbors observed.... KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2020 #23
90% of what was initially suggested sarisataka Dec 2020 #24
It was speculation, and no one pretended it was anything else. Mariana Dec 2020 #32
It was just speculation. Turin_C3PO Dec 2020 #40
"He was a quiet man." Hundreds of killers described this way in my lifetime. BamaRefugee Dec 2020 #20
Yes, such as the Unibomber. KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2020 #25
Yes, and it's pretty meaningless. Mariana Dec 2020 #33
just a general statement.... quickesst Dec 2020 #30
Yes, and I've found that "speculation" on DU is usually..."The right wing did it!" cwydro Dec 2020 #43
Ah yes..... quickesst Dec 2020 #53
Something smells wrong. Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2020 #49
Latest from Associated Press TexasBushwhacker Dec 2020 #50
Yeah, some people feel sorry for the guy or say he was kind by giving warning... C Moon Dec 2020 #52
 

Miigwech

(3,741 posts)
10. Exactly. He is someone's saint, martyr ... he ihas a profile like
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:34 PM
Dec 2020

the Unabomber but he did not have the internet and was not an IT guy like this domestic suicide bomber, just saying.

joshcryer

(62,297 posts)
12. He almost certainly had a computer online history.
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:39 PM
Dec 2020

I hope we don't get a Kevin Loibl style memory hole where he just poofs from existence with no particular trail. I went down the Loibl rabbit hole and found nothing, absolutely nothing, regarding his internet history. He took his hard drive from his computer and tossed it somewhere. When someone suicides the investigation stops or slows tremendously and the information that an internet sleuth would use is lost to time. If we just had Loibl's IP address we could've messaged all the Grimmie fansites and had them look to see what user used that IP address, etc.

Sorry for this slightly off topic comment, just relaying how you can go down the rabbit hole trying to find someones internet history and find nothing. Even though it most likely exists.

Hope we find out more about this guy but he's likely that one user no one really talks to, who just leaves his opinion somewhere randomly, and isn't connected to his real life. The Swing person is the way you would look, but she's been deleting her online media so it's not likely we'll find him connected to her at this point.

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Ex Lurker

(3,837 posts)
7. A lot of people would consider me strange
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:30 PM
Dec 2020

I have few friends and keep to myself. I don't plan to blow anything up.

ret5hd

(20,718 posts)
13. Would you like to monitor me?
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:42 PM
Dec 2020

I go out once a week for groceries, never have anyone over, no farcebook, no tweeker, etc.

If you do, bring sturdy hiking boots/food/tent. I go hiking/camping (alone) often, further away from people the better. And if you want to talk, bring someone with you, because if I hear you I will probably move somewhere farther down.

jimfields33

(16,696 posts)
19. I wouldn't be deciding.
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 03:05 PM
Dec 2020

However, I do find it curious when a suggestion is mentioned, suddenly it is not a good idea. How are we to stop this then? Would it be so bad that once a month they give you a wellness check? I’d think it would be a good thing. We could even find out if anybody needs any medical treatment.

ret5hd

(20,718 posts)
29. If you could find me I guess it would be OK...
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 03:45 PM
Dec 2020

or would I be required to "check in" with my current location?
Or, I know! An ankle bracelet!

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
44. If someone came to my house for a "wellness check" once a month, I would be pissed as hell/
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:09 PM
Dec 2020

Are you being serious here?

Who is coming to the door? The cops? Social workers?

Would these folks you think need “monitoring” be allowed to move around at will, or if they go on a road trip or something...would they have to check in with “authorities” first?

Wow.

yardwork

(62,044 posts)
51. Are you serious?
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 11:30 PM
Dec 2020

Who decides who is in need of a "wellness check?" Who does the checking? What kind of questions do they get to ask, and of whom?

I'm gay. Should my wife and i get a "wellness check" just because we're different?

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
21. Seriously?
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 03:19 PM
Dec 2020

Anyone who’s an introvert should be “monitored?”

Sometimes I can’t believe what I read here.

jimfields33

(16,696 posts)
34. Just a siggestion. Not everyone wants a solution. 100 percent never agrees on success.
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:29 PM
Dec 2020

Nobody said introverts except you.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
41. Well, as you can see, others took it the same way I did.
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:03 PM
Dec 2020

You pretty much described an introvert in so many words.

Not all of us are “hail fellow, well met” types.

Mariana

(14,870 posts)
31. Your proposed monitoring probably would have missed Warner.
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:14 PM
Dec 2020

Apparently he talked to his neighbors regularly, so he wouldn't show up on any list of people who "never have any dealings with the outside world".

jimfields33

(16,696 posts)
39. Yeah only because I offer a possible solution.
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:40 PM
Dec 2020

It’d be beneficial if suggestions were made. Isn’t that what this is about? Most want to stop this from happening.

Bluesaph

(744 posts)
9. I thought he was afraid we are being spied on?
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:33 PM
Dec 2020

I thought I read that here in a thread. He has to have a digital background. I’m sure FBI knows.

happybird

(4,804 posts)
46. The thread I saw about that had a link to The Daily Mail
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 08:55 PM
Dec 2020

Which is definitely not a reliable source. It’s basically a tabloid.

arlyellowdog

(866 posts)
11. He had cancer
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:35 PM
Dec 2020

He lost his father to cancer and blames 5G. He went after AT&T. He thought he was saving people from 5G induced cancer.

TexasBushwhacker

(20,361 posts)
47. He told an ex-girlfriend he had cancer
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 10:44 PM
Dec 2020

and gave her his car. I don't know if that cancer diagnosis has been confirmed.

UTUSN

(71,053 posts)
14. no "social media" - one of those background snoop sites shows FB and email handles:
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:43 PM
Dec 2020

FB: tony.warner.399

"Possible" e-addy: [email protected]

Charges/Offenses: Cont.Sub.-Felony - Source DAVIDSON GENERAL SESSIONS COURT (Tennessee) - Location: Davidson, TN = Arrest date Jan 29, 1978 - Guilty, Nov 8, 1979 - Completed Court Process




KY_EnviroGuy

(14,521 posts)
23. It only discusses what neighbors observed....
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 03:22 PM
Dec 2020

such as campaign signs, flags, etc. Like many people, he did not advertise his politics in his yard.

Investigators will determine that by his on-line footprints and documents they find in his home. However, it seems rare that a criminal's political leanings are published to the media. I think that often get sugar coated or just not discussed by investigators, especially if the criminal's leanings are the same as theirs.

KY

Mariana

(14,870 posts)
32. It was speculation, and no one pretended it was anything else.
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:18 PM
Dec 2020

I don't know why you put the word "speculation" in quotes. Courtesy of Merriam-Webster:

speculation n. : ideas or guesses about something that is not known

Turin_C3PO

(14,310 posts)
40. It was just speculation.
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:44 PM
Dec 2020

Given that the biggest threat to the country is right wing domestic terrorists (according to homeland security and the FBI), it’s a fair guess. It could still be correct. More information I’m sure will be forthcoming.

Mariana

(14,870 posts)
33. Yes, and it's pretty meaningless.
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:20 PM
Dec 2020

Most quiet men are not killers, and many killers aren't quiet men.

quickesst

(6,287 posts)
30. just a general statement....
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 03:50 PM
Dec 2020

.... but I have never viewed unproven speculation as a legitimate investigative tool. It may just be me, but personally I have always found that relying upon proven facts are a much more reliable method in determining the truth.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
43. Yes, and I've found that "speculation" on DU is usually..."The right wing did it!"
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:05 PM
Dec 2020

And sadly, so often wrong.

quickesst

(6,287 posts)
53. Ah yes.....
Tue Dec 29, 2020, 12:53 AM
Dec 2020

The " the right-wing did it" safety net. It's okay though because it sounds like something they would/could have done. No harm no foul.

TexasBushwhacker

(20,361 posts)
50. Latest from Associated Press
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 11:06 PM
Dec 2020
https://apnews.com/article/ap-top-news-bombings-nashville-82e0cebe4cb3f16ab95ed4c506b2f7ab

Laude (Warner's neighbor) said he saw Warner standing at his mailbox less than a week before Christmas and pulled over in his car to talk. After asking how Warner’s elderly mother was doing, Laude said he casually asked, “Is Santa going to bring you anything good for Christmas?”

Warner smiled and said, “Oh, yeah, Nashville and the world is never going to forget me,” Laude recalled.

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Sounds like Warner's elderly mother is still living. Geez

C Moon

(12,254 posts)
52. Yeah, some people feel sorry for the guy or say he was kind by giving warning...
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 11:52 PM
Dec 2020

I say he's an asshole—and LUCKY nobody was killed. What if someone had been unable to hear the warning?

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