Olmsted on Autism: Man Kills Ten, Self. Why?
By Dan Olmsted
It's way too early to conclude anything about the reason behind yesterday's rampage in Alabama, in which a man killed his mother, 9 others and himself. But it is not too early to point out a couple of facts.
First, the place he chose to end his life was the parking lot of a former employer, Reliable Products in Geneva, Ala.
Second, according to Reliable's Web site, "Reliable Products is the leader in louver manufacturing for the thru-the wall a/c and heating industry." All these products -- grilles, louvers, vents -- appear to be made of aluminum. Reliable is, in essence, an aluminum products manufacturing facility.
Aluminum, as we know, is toxic ...
What's the standard response in these situations? Oh yeah...
For background, see this post.