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Adam Lanza: A 'Quiet, Odd' Loner Living On The Fringes
Hartford Courant ^ | 12/15/12 | JOSH KOVNER and EDMUND H. MAHONY,

Posted on 12/16/2012 6:40:36 AM PST by jimbo123

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Adam Lanza had lived with his mother in the 4,000-square-foot, $700,000 house. His parents were divorced in 2009.

He had two bedrooms that were clean and orderly when law officers swept into the house after the shootings Friday morning. Lanza apparently lived in one of the rooms and kept his computer gear and other items in the other one, the sources said. Law officers found evidence that Adam Lanza played graphically violent video games, the sources said.

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1 posted on 12/16/2012 6:40:39 AM PST by jimbo123
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Rebecca Jaroszewski said she was in the same first- and third-grade classes with Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary. She said the memory that stands out most is Lanza standing alone while other children played at recess, straining himself to make his face turn red and making animal-like noises.

He did this often, Jaroszewski said. “He would seem really angry, but he wouldn’t tell people why,” she said.


2 posted on 12/16/2012 6:43:03 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

There will always be people among us who are deranged enough to harm others. That’s a fact of life.

We need to be able to defend ourselves against these individuals, and a gun is the best tool we can have for this defense.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 6:48:20 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: jimbo123

All these descriptions and hearsay anecdotes by people who knew him are irrelevant. “Clutching his laptop.” The media are willing to print anything and everything to satisfy the idle curiosity of the reader.

When there is something that gives an idea of the possible “motive,” we’d like to know it.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 6:53:44 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: jimbo123

I’m one of those strange and quiet loners that everybody worries about. Worry not.

Wait, I hear a knock at the door...


5 posted on 12/16/2012 6:55:01 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: jimbo123

This will all be blamed on guns...you won’t hear much about violent video games. The msm only uses incidents like this as a club against the Right.


6 posted on 12/16/2012 6:56:20 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: jimbo123

The article quotes a boy who said he sat next to Adam in homeroom when they were high school seniors. I heard on the news that his mother pulled him out of school when he was a sophomore and homeschooled him. I don’t remember a news story where the media got so much wrong.


7 posted on 12/16/2012 6:58:13 AM PST by Montanabound
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To: jimbo123
You think that they may have found evidence that he was taking anti-depressant drugs that clearly state “Homicidal tendencies” as a side effect!!!

Same as practically every other one in these type of events.

When is this going to be recognized?

Ban the damn drugs not the guns.

8 posted on 12/16/2012 7:02:33 AM PST by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco)
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To: Jonty30
I’m one of those strange and quiet loners that everybody worries about. Worry not.

Same thought here. That article title describes a lot of "bitter clingers". Confiscation and Re-education camps may be the most effective way to deal with the "problem". That, and long, deep ditches for the bodies to go in.

9 posted on 12/16/2012 7:06:48 AM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: jimbo123

Which Adam Lanza are they talking about??? the scrawny Adam Lanza in all those pictures or the heavy set Adam Lanza in this You Tube picture on Facebook [@ 4:00]???

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2969210/posts


10 posted on 12/16/2012 7:08:59 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: jimbo123

Well well well just look what I found!

http://newsworldwide.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/breaking-news-ct-school-shooter-killer-link-to-libor-scandal/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19199683

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6BsyNEJ8EQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuhbCOqIaC4


11 posted on 12/16/2012 7:12:29 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: I want the USA back

“Clutching his laptop.” The media are willing to print anything and everything to satisfy the idle curiosity of the reader.
*****
Sadly the old saying about the media — “if it bleeds, it leads” is so true. The media is rarely satisifed with merely reporting facts; rather it wants to dramatize every tradgedy and predictably find a quote, picture or theme to build the story on. Its a sick business in many respects.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 7:16:14 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Don’t expect accurate & unbiased reporting from the Courant.


13 posted on 12/16/2012 7:18:20 AM PST by Ray76
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To: jimbo123
SO ban big homes, two rooms for kids, computer games, green lawns, maybe homes in general, underwear-shirts-pants-shoes (since he wore some), ban page boy hair cuts, odd stares and lastly why not go back to locking up all the mental folks like we used to or castrate these young men so they don't have their hormones and incapability to fit in while being hyper-sexual not be an issue any more?
14 posted on 12/16/2012 7:21:21 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Captain7seas

Captian 7 Seas, needs to be giving a MEGAPHONE mic and speak to the world. I want to know what prescription medication he was taking, be it prozac or zoloff, like hundreds of other people who can’t face their reality. Prozac has been a factor in MANY of the massacres of late.


15 posted on 12/16/2012 7:21:21 AM PST by rovenstinez
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Right, ban the prescription meds to especially these young men unless it is chemical castration.
They tend to be hyper-sexual and hyper-frustrated since nothing goes the way their mind wants it to. I assure you they’ll not only find the violent games, but lots of porn that he spent all day jerking off to.

This guy is a mentally deficient and in nature when you are going to die quick there is a biological thing where they feel they have to get their seed to reproduce in the world before they die young. I think this is the case and if you don’t lock up these mental kids for life at the very least you need to castrate them in some way before they have their wacka-doodle go into hyper-drive.


16 posted on 12/16/2012 7:26:04 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: jimbo123
From the article:

Lanza was estranged from his brother, Ryan Lanza, 24, and hadn't talked to his father since 2010, according to people who have known the family.

SEE, even his family knew he could get violent with them. Then is his mom goes and teaches him to shoot proficiently.
He belonged in s padded place or with all that money in lots of therapy several times a week.

17 posted on 12/16/2012 7:32:04 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Montanabound
I don’t remember a news story where the media got so much wrong.

Bump. It fits the agenda of Obozo, their master. He is the Liar-in-Chief and serves the Father-of-Lies.

18 posted on 12/16/2012 7:34:42 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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> “Nancy was meticulous,” Marsha Lanza told reporters outside her home in Crystal Lake, northwest of Chicago. “She would never leave the guns out.” <

So, I wonder how did he get to the guns, then? Earlier reports seemed to indicate that the rifle was left in the car. What’ s up with that?


19 posted on 12/16/2012 7:35:22 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: jimbo123
Great. Homeschooling mentioned. Let the trashing of THAT begin in 3,2,1...

Here is the likely scenario:

Nancy Lanza, who homeschooled her son at some point, never noticed any behavior issues. To her, his mom, he was just a brilliant yet shy child. When you are around something or someone continually, without the perspective of others, you tend to accept otherwise questionable behavior as normal. Who Adam was, and how he was socially, 'was just him'. If she knew of Apserger's or Autism, she likely tried to manage it herself. The fact that she took both her sons target shooting suggests she believed Adam was mentally sound. Add to this a struggling marriage than ended in divorce, and its likely many tall tale signs in Adam were missed or ignored under the guise of 'dealing with the divorce'.

I'm certainly not blaming Nancy. It seems as a single mom, she did the best she could, probably a bit embarrassed and ashamed from her divorce and other life issues, including her children. There are lots of social pressures, too, in many 'affluent suburbs'. I've witnessed it among friends who worry about the most asinine things. Nancy, too, seemingly became a social outcast at some point, choosing to sequester herself from a once group of friends. Yet, here are the questions that jump out at me:

1. If he was indeed homeschooled, had a form of Autism, and then went to a public school, who managed that transition? For a child with Autism to go from public, to homeschooled to public school again as a teen is incredibly hard.

2. If Adam was indeed a social outcast in high school, and identified as having a form of Autism, what did school officials do to help?

3. If Adam showed signs of odd behavior as early as elementary school, what was done then by school officials? Did they recommend testing? Medication? Special classes? Psychiatric help?

4. How often did the boys see their father? Did the father know of Adamn's issues and what did he do to help?

Adam was a ticking time bomb, one that went unnoticed by the public school system and by his family. By all accounts, he was a computer geek and heavily influenced by extremely violent video games- without any impactful parental involvement. Right now, the usual suspects are using this as another means to control guns. But as the days go by, what will become clear, here, is Adam was a horrific example of the systemic failure our public schools have become, as well as the lack of involved parenting.

20 posted on 12/16/2012 7:37:55 AM PST by rintense
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Let’s see. We have psychotic and mentally disturbed youth who have been socially marginalized, either through self-marginalization or through the emasculination of white males by society. Then, you couple that with a decadent culture similar to ancient Rome where sexuality and violence are glamorized. What’s not to understand here?


21 posted on 12/16/2012 7:40:08 AM PST by NotTallTex
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To: ronnie raygun

Well well well just look what I found!

Point being?


22 posted on 12/16/2012 7:42:47 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: rintense

It’s beginning to seem to me as if he might have carried a grudge against the school and the administrators there. Whether than spins off of his own experiences at the school or somehow involves his mother, I can’t say. Maybe he blamed them for pathologizing him, for labeling him as having a psychiatric disorder. He turned up there in first grade. He killed the psychologists, the youngest kids and their teachers. Maybe it wasn’t random.


23 posted on 12/16/2012 7:44:23 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Captain7seas

I have 2 neighbors and both have 3 kids and each one has one in grammar school.Each of those grammar school kids is on some type of drug because they “Act Up” in school.
Same ole crap.kids act normal aka act up staff and parent don’t know how to handle it so they drug the kid.
IMOP the drugs are the root.Give them open access to fire arms desensitize them with violent vids and beware.


24 posted on 12/16/2012 7:47:45 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: RegulatorCountry

Oh I don’t believe it was random at all. The connection between the school and Adam may be as simple as Adam blaming the school for his life/social issues. Somewhere along the way, the lines between reality and fantasy (video games) disappeared. Fueled by festering anger and no other outlet, he made fantasy become reality.


25 posted on 12/16/2012 7:48:12 AM PST by rintense
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This sick freak held a grudge ALL THE WAY BACK TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. His parents knew they were raising a freak. Just like the Colombine shooters’s parents.

So the father split and washed his hands of his son by sending hefty alimony checks to his ex wife and giving her the big house?

And the mom dealt with him by letting him spend all his time alone in his room playing video games and god knows what else?


26 posted on 12/16/2012 7:48:35 AM PST by jimbo123
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BINGO,you win the prize..especially where they father is concerned.
27 posted on 12/16/2012 7:52:12 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: rintense

The Mother knowing her child very well, taught him to shoot proficiently. Knowing the history of kids like hers, they are a ticking time bomn, full of residual anger.

I do blame the Mother. I want to know why Adam and his brother Ryan became estranged?


28 posted on 12/16/2012 8:10:10 AM PST by Engedi
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To: t1b8zs
The parents always know!






29 posted on 12/16/2012 8:11:27 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Captain7seas
You think that they may have found evidence that he was taking anti-depressant drugs that clearly state “Homicidal tendencies” as a side effect!!!

Friend and neighbor's sister took out her celebrity comic husband in a very well known case. Shot him to death while in bed.

The drug companies paid out a huge settlement to keep the family quiet.

Apparently there is enough of a margin selling Prozac and the like that you can afford a multiple slaying now and then.

30 posted on 12/16/2012 8:16:13 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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“Adam Lanza had lived with his mother in the 4,000-square-foot, $700,000 house. His parents were divorced in 2009.”

Paid for by dad (now divorced), along with $240k per year alimony. Dad’s quite a guy - a corporate VP at General Electric. Worked real hard to get there - no doubt super-long hours and lots of travel. Oh the kid...let others deal with him...drugs should work.

I do wonder if he thinks it was worth it all now.


31 posted on 12/16/2012 8:24:01 AM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: Montanabound
I don’t remember a news story where the media got so much wrong

Isn't that the truth! I've avoided reading much of the coverage because so much of is is downright wrong.

32 posted on 12/16/2012 8:24:54 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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Spent most of his time jerking off to porn, playing violent videos and being upset the world didn’t get him...

Great touch that the mom decided to train this deficient child to become proficient with guns. Way to go mom...


33 posted on 12/16/2012 8:26:26 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Montanabound

On Friday when the story broke there were Freepers just clamoring for the name of the shooter to be released. Like RIGHT NOW. Some were implying that the media was trying to hide something by holding back the name.

This is a perfect example of what happens when you release stuff without vetting it. The media rushes to get information out (Trust me, the media wants to get a name out ASAP. Especially in this case, whether the name was John Smith, D’a’Quisha Washington, or Mohammed Abdul Sayeed).

In the rush to get stuff out, so far just about every initial report has turned out to be wrong.


34 posted on 12/16/2012 8:26:52 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: Engedi

I bet the police and criminal psychiatrists are building a profile based on Ryan’s testimony right now.


35 posted on 12/16/2012 8:27:20 AM PST by rintense
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To: t1b8zs

“Give them open access to fire arms desensitize them with violent vids and beware”

That just gelled an interesting observation from the past.

My now grown kids were heavy into the first person shooter games when they were young.

After 9/11 I started them on .22’s and we’d spend weekends blowing through bricks of ammo plinking at crap we bought at yard sales.

After that they lost interest in the violent games.


36 posted on 12/16/2012 8:27:32 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: rintense
Adam was a ticking time bomb

"Ticking" - Elton John

37 posted on 12/16/2012 8:29:24 AM PST by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: rovenstinez

Capt. 7 Seas I have been screaming about these prescription anti
depressants since this insanity started!!! This is the ONE constant in
EVERY ONE of these young shooters!!!! THIS IS the problem PARENTS
need to WAKE UP!!! Get your kids off these drugs!!!!


38 posted on 12/16/2012 8:29:59 AM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: jimbo123

Not only the parents... The school staff knows, their shrinks know, in Loughner’s case the Sheriff had had contact with him, and we might as well throw in ol’ “workplace violence” Hassan, the Army knew he was a Muzzie freak.

PC contributed to the deaths of all these nutjobs victims.


39 posted on 12/16/2012 8:30:28 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Texas Fossil

Please. Can we not blame EVERYTHING on Obama? We’re not Democrats (who reflectively blamed Bush for everything). The media is the media. They’ve always been this way. They were this way before Obama showed up, and will be this way long after he’s gone.


40 posted on 12/16/2012 8:31:33 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: rintense

“...lots of social pressures in many’affluent’ suburbs...”

The people I know who live in the wealthy or even just middle class suburban neighborhoods surrounding NYC (Rockland, Westchester, Fairfield, Bergen, Nassau, etc.)are extremely focused on “keeping up appearances” and sweeping trouble under the rug in order to seem perfect for their neighbors. I am sure this goes on the DC suburbs, etc., not limited to NYC. The children are prizes to be trotted out - who gets accepted into what school, etc. - if your kid isn’t fitting in there is lots of dysfunction that results. Nothing justifies this - but there is an unhealthy social dynamic out there that feeds into it.


41 posted on 12/16/2012 8:35:30 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Captain7seas; rovenstinez
Ban the damn drugs not the guns.

These people on these drugs weren't "normal" in the first place.

It's the the old "chicken and the egg" argument.

Was it the fact they were mentally ill first or the drugs the doctor prescribed them didn't work, were ineffective or the patient stopped taking them.

Like millions of gun owners, millions of people that take these drugs don't go on rampages...
42 posted on 12/16/2012 8:40:31 AM PST by RedMonqey (Kwanza is just as real a "holiday" as " Festivus. ")
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To: jimbo123

bfl


43 posted on 12/16/2012 8:41:37 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: jimbo123
So the father split and washed his hands of his son by sending hefty alimony checks to his ex wife and giving her the big house?

So sad. No father, he was also estranged from his brother...no male family figures in his life. No amount of $$ or Rx drugs can make up for that.

45 posted on 12/16/2012 8:44:31 AM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: stonehouse01

Yep.


46 posted on 12/16/2012 8:47:04 AM PST by rintense
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To: ronnie raygun

O.K.

Its interesting that the fathers of two recent “mass killers” are both in the financial services industry and both may know something about LIBOR and recent allegations about the manipulation of LIBOR.

Yet, what is that YOU think we are supposed to make about that “connection” - the two shooters, their fathers jobs and the LIBOR issue??

Or. is it just possible that the occupations and the personalities of the fathers in them are of the sort that make for remote (never around) and/or absent and/or uninvolved father figures??


47 posted on 12/16/2012 9:01:58 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Jane Long

Exactly, Jane. You don’t have to look much further than the Black community to see what happens due to the lack of a father figure.


48 posted on 12/16/2012 9:03:12 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: ronnie raygun

Creepy if true. But the link for Robert Holmes goes to a wiki article for a Robert Holmes who is a British scriptwriter. Nothing to do with FICO. So not verified.


49 posted on 12/16/2012 9:16:11 AM PST by virgil
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To: RedMonqey

A lot of very normal kids/adults are fed all manner of anti-psychotic meds (and psychotropics as well) because liberal/PC doctors/school officials/other ‘professional’ types class them as depressed/ADHD/whatever when they are what was once considered ‘normal’.

Look at the history of communist countries and the use of psychiatry/drugs to alter whole groups of people.

That said, there are indeed crazy people that have no place outside an institution. Liberals made such places all but impossible to exist, threw psychotic and even profoundly retarded persons put on the streets/society in the name of civil rights and then resorted to the methods above to deal with it...all while creating all manner of govt jobs/bureaucracies to ‘manage them’.

When it goes to hell, they documentably blame guns/bullying and whatever PC BS they can to further their agenda, gain power and perpetuate the problem.


50 posted on 12/16/2012 9:17:05 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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