For a 22-year-old high school dropout, some of Jared Lee Loughner's concerns were typical. He had trouble landing a minimum wage job. Girls didn't get him. He fixated on weight lifting.
Loughner asked if anyone had "aggression 24/7." He said "mentally retarded children" were "possessing teachers that are typing for money." He claimed college women enjoyed being raped.
Reporters from the Wall Street Journal viewed 131 online-forum postings reportedly authored by Loughner between April and June 2010. Loughner, the gunman who allegedly attempted to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and killed six others in a mass shooting in Tucsan on Saturday, is now in federal custody.
On May 15, Loughner wrote that he hadn't had a paycheck in six months, according to the newspaper. A month after that post, he told fellow gamers he'd submitted 65 applications but couldn't land an interview.
"Wow! Im glad I didn't kill myself. I'll see you on National TV. This is foreshadow... Why doesn't anyone want to talk to me?" Loughner allegedly wrote on Dec. 14.
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