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FAU prof stirs controversy by disputing Newtown massacre
Sun Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2013 | Mike Clary

Posted on 01/08/2013 9:22:07 AM PST by Uncle Chip

A communication professor known for conspiracy theories has stirred controversary at Florida Atlantic University with claims that last month's Newtown, Conn., school shootings did not happen as reported — or may not have happened at all.

Moreover, James Tracy asserts in radio interviews and on his memoryholeblog.com. that trained "crisis actors" may have been employed by the Obama administration in an effort to shape public opinion in favor of the event's true purpose: gun control.

"As documents relating to the Sandy Hook shooting continue to be assessed and interpreted by independent researchers, there is a growing awareness that the media coverage of the massacre of 26 children and adults was intended primarily for public consumption to further larger political ends," writes Tracy, a tenured associate professor of media history at FAU and a former union leader.

In another post, he says, "While it sounds like an outrageous claim, one is left to inquire whether the Sandy Hook shooting ever took place — at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation's news media have described."

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Tracy cites several sources for his skepticism, including lack of surveillance video or still images from the scene, the halting performance of the medical examiner at a news conference, timeline confusion, and how the accused shooter was able to fire so many shots in just minutes.

Tracy said he believes the deaths at Sandy Hook may have resulted from a training exercise. "Was this to a certain degree constructed?" he said. "Was this a drill?

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But, he added, he has not seen bodies, or photos of bodies. "Overall, I'm saying the public needs more information to assess what took place. We don't have that. And when the media and the public don't have that, various sorts of ideas can arise."

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; crisisactors; highcrimes; newtown; obamathugs; sandyhookshooting; treason; usualtrollatworkhere
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1 posted on 01/08/2013 9:22:12 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

My first impression was that this guy is a nutcase, but when you actually read his comments and questions, he is like a voice in the wilderness who, at the very least, asks critical questions that need answers.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 9:25:12 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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Related videos here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hislmEs9HUE

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3 posted on 01/08/2013 9:27:15 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: cuban leaf

Yes he is a lettered NUTCASE


4 posted on 01/08/2013 9:27:26 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Uncle Chip

Call me looney, send me tinfoil, but I tend to agree with the prof, at least on a couple counts.

We STILL don’t have the whole story.

All we have is the rabid commie scum fired-up to encroach upon our liberties as free people.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 9:27:26 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Uncle Chip; All

Pavlik Morozov.


6 posted on 01/08/2013 9:29:13 AM PST by j.argese (If Speaker Gingrich is on my state's primary ballot, I will vote for him.)
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To: Bidimus1

Tenure is a wonderful thing.
7 posted on 01/08/2013 9:31:20 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Uncle Chip

That’s about a ridiculous as thinking Obama would walk guns across the Mexican border to the drug cartels to blame Mexico’s gun violence on the USA gun culture.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 9:31:52 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Westbrook

I’m sure the incident did happen—I think it would be too hard to fake. That being said, the whole thing has a surreal feel of being just too convenient a propaganda opportunity for the Left. Tney have probably been waiting (and secretly hoping) for just this sort of thing to happen for a long, long time.


9 posted on 01/08/2013 9:32:06 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Westbrook

In this age of cellphone cameras why have we seen no pictures or videos of the broken glass in the front of the school, bulletholes in windows, 600 children escorted en masse from the school — just bits here and there.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 9:32:55 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

This fits with the way that each network was telling a different story, with different protagonists, and linking to different locales, where other supposed assassinations were supposed to have happened.

Much talk about “assault weapons” that never entered the school grounds, and no explanation of how the supposed assassin was able to get past the metal detectors that are known to exist at that school.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 9:34:13 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Bidimus1

And you appear to be an Obama control rod troll.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 9:36:54 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Uncle Chip
I think the professor's wrong, it did happen. My wife works with a woman from the town who grew up there and has lots of friends and family in the area. It happened.

That said and done, we still don't have the whole story and there have been so many false stories floated since the very day of this tragedy that there are bound to be questions and suspicions. We KNOW that obama and holder created and operated Fast and Furious. Knowing that I put absolutely nothing beyond them.

13 posted on 01/08/2013 9:37:12 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TexasCajun

Exactly. There have been a number of things the FedGov has done that don’t pass the “smell test”.

A complicit media is a powerful tool for pulling to wool over the eyes of the public.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 9:37:45 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Sine ullo desiderio vive et ama.... Carpe diem.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Let’s see what he says instead of believing what the MEDIA says he says.

South Florida media is EXTREMELY left wing.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 9:39:27 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Uncle Chip
The problem with conspiracy theories is that they depend on an ever expanding and interlocking series of conspiracies in order to remain credible.

Questions about Newtown, or the Kennedy assassination, get answered with, what else, but another conspiracy; more shadowy actors conspiring to keep everyone else in the dark.

Public servants do not all of a sudden rise to the level required to sustain such a conspiracy. Not in the numbers required anyway.

16 posted on 01/08/2013 9:39:55 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Uncle Chip
I believe a tragedy took place at Sandy Hook... It was then co-opted by the gun grabbers. I came to this conclusion after seeing the overhead surveillance video of LEO pulling the long weapon from Lanza’s trunk and then watching the coroner explain that all bullets removed from the victims came from a long rifle. Needless to say, it has deepened my distrust of government and the media.
17 posted on 01/08/2013 9:41:00 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: cuban leaf

Sandy Hook stinks to high heaven. We’re being played.


18 posted on 01/08/2013 9:45:34 AM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: Westbrook
All we have is the rabid commie scum fired-up to encroach upon our liberties as free people.

All the shooters so far were on medication. Could they have been "nudged?"
There's no info on what was found on their computers. We know they were instantly confiscated.

What sends up a red flag is the lack of vital information on all the shooters. Who were they chatting with on the net? What groups were they part of? Who did they have contact with?
People died, and politicians ran to the cameras to "save us from ourselves." That's all we know about any of the players or the events.

19 posted on 01/08/2013 9:45:41 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Uncle Chip

Actually, where ARE the pics of bodies and surveillance vids???


20 posted on 01/08/2013 9:45:49 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: billorites

>> “Public servants do not all of a sudden rise to the level required to sustain such a conspiracy. Not in the numbers required anyway.” <<

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You obviously do not work with governmental offices on a regular basis, or you would know that your statement is total balderdash.

“Public Servants” disappeared decades ago.

Now all Police Chiefs are chosen by the ‘New Left’ clique, and all local ‘planners’ must belong to the APA, which is an arm of the UN.

State constitutions, statutes, and local ordinances are completely disregarded on a minute by minute basis.


21 posted on 01/08/2013 9:50:29 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: cuban leaf

My first impression was that this guy is a nutcase, but when you actually read his comments and questions, he is like a voice in the wilderness who, at the very least, asks critical questions that need answers.

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From the linked article: Tracy said he believes the deaths at Sandy Hook may have resulted from a training exercise. “Was this to a certain degree constructed?” he said. “Was this a drill?

I think your first impression was spot on. Not sure why you are reconsidering that position after reading this article.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 9:50:29 AM PST by dmz
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To: Uncle Chip

A thought and a question.

This guy’s dad, and the dad of one of the other mass shooters, were both set to testify in the (enormous, but almost unhard of) LIBOR scandal.

Can anyone post the link to a thread here - from yesterday I think it was, but I can’t find it - where a policemen had come forward with some very disturbing info about things he witnessed in this shooting?


23 posted on 01/08/2013 9:50:34 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: editor-surveyor; Las Vegas Ron

Would somebody who lives in this area please go up there and take some pictures.

On the video [post #3] we have the school nurse who hid in a closet for 4 hours saying that she came face to face with the killer, but instead of shooting her he just turned around and left. WTH??? Everyone else who saw him are dead, but they come face to face and he lets her live??? Then she hides in a closet for 4 hours?? And the interviewer doesn’t ask for a description of him from her and she doesn’t offer it???

Furthermore this shooting per the police was over in 3-5 minutes from first shot to last. Now we find out that part of that short time span was spent with him going into the school office and having and eye to eye encounter with the school nurse??? and he still had time to go back down to the classrooms and fire off 150 rounds????.


24 posted on 01/08/2013 9:50:59 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: billorites

That’s exactly what THEY want you to think.®


25 posted on 01/08/2013 9:51:16 AM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Uncle Chip

Victoria Soto’s RIP Facebook page was set up 4 days before the shooting. Look it up on youtube.


26 posted on 01/08/2013 9:52:03 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: dmz

I’m beginning to understand you better and better every day.


27 posted on 01/08/2013 9:53:14 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor
Much talk about “assault weapons” that never entered the school grounds, and no explanation of how the supposed assassin was able to get past the metal detectors that are known to exist at that school.

I may have missed it, but this is the first place that I have read that Sandy Hook Elementary School had metal detectors. Do you have a source for that information? Everything I have read says that the doors are locked and visitors have to be buzzed into the school, but that the killer shot out the glass to get in.
28 posted on 01/08/2013 9:54:37 AM PST by drjimmy
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To: billorites

“Questions about Newtown, or the Kennedy assassination, get answered with, what else, but another conspiracy; more shadowy actors conspiring to keep everyone else in the dark.”
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Someone once told me regarding JFK that if there had been a conspiracy that someone would have come forward, it could not have been kept secret. Well, the truth is that MANY people have “come forward” claiming to know something but people like the man I was listening to have disregarded everything those people “came forward” with. Whether their stories are true or false it is absurd to say that no one has “come forward” regarding the JFK assassination and some of the “debunkers” seem to have stories that sound more absurd than any of the conspiracy theories.

Personally I consider the whole thing to be undecided, I do not accept the warren commission report at face value. I believe that at one point the house committee on assassinations even said that there was at least one other shooter at Dallas but the same people who support the Warren commission totally discount the house committee.

What it comes down to is that history teaches that anyone who trusts his government in sooner or later proven to be misguided. That is beside the point of this one issue but I do advise keeping a healthy skepticism concerning any kind of official government report.


29 posted on 01/08/2013 9:57:40 AM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Uncle Chip

“Communications Professor”

“Tenure”

With respect to the first - I object to someone with a marshmallow degree possessing the diminuitive intellect of an Obamadork being called a professor.

With respect to the second, the fact that this idiot is tenured says just about all we need to know about the intellectual standards demanded of the Florida Atlantic University faculty.

Although, the grand prize in lack of standards has to go to Colorado University for the tenure, and department head status given to that fake Indian dork, Ward Churchill.


30 posted on 01/08/2013 9:57:56 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: billorites
Public servants do not all of a sudden rise to the level required to sustain such a conspiracy.

Look at the video at #3.

It takes a lot of practice to get your part right for any performance.

31 posted on 01/08/2013 9:58:35 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: dagogo redux
Found this....Video: 2 Mass Shootings Connected To Libor Scandal?

"The father of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza, Peter Lanza, was the tax director for General Electric, a corporation that paid -0- taxes on 14.2 billion dollars in profits last year. According to Fabian4Liberty, Peter Lanza was scheduled to testify in the ongoing global LIBOR scandal......"

"The father of Newtown Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza is Peter Lanza who is a VP and Tax Director at GE Financial. The father of Aurora Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is Robert Holmes, the lead scientist for the credit score company FICO. Both men were to testify before the US Sentate in the ongoing LIBOR scandal....."

32 posted on 01/08/2013 9:59:16 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Uncle Chip

I don’t think it happen,myself.


33 posted on 01/08/2013 9:59:49 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: Truth2012

>> “I don’t think it happen,myself.” <<

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Something happened, but it clearly was not what the MSM are telling us now.

It seems very likely that this was a ‘planned’ event of some kind; an exercise, as the bluesuits are prone to call them, and the “shooter” who had been at the school the day before, was apparently ‘expected’ on the day it happened.


34 posted on 01/08/2013 10:08:02 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Noumenon

Sandy Hook stinks to high heaven. We’re being played.


I have not had TV in my home for 16 years now. I get virtually all my news from the internet, though I am exposed to TV news from time to time.

This thing started stinking to me on day two. What happened to the accomplice that they cornered in the woods? Stuff like that.


35 posted on 01/08/2013 10:08:25 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: dmz

Not sure why you are reconsidering that position after reading this article.


Because he also asks good questions. He may in fact be a nutcase, but I’d want him to explain his “training exercise” comment before I “officially” brand him as such. Part of the reason is that we are getting this info second hand, just as we got the Sandy Hook story.


36 posted on 01/08/2013 10:11:43 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

BTTT


37 posted on 01/08/2013 10:12:42 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (I once saw a movie where only the police & military had guns. It was called "Schindler's List")
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To: struggle

I just found it strange that Soto’s cousin, who is a police officer, within hours of the shooting is telling the world what a hero she was for what she did — all during the time when no one knew what went on in the school.


38 posted on 01/08/2013 10:13:24 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: struggle

Could you post a link to this?


39 posted on 01/08/2013 10:13:35 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Uncle Chip

Well, I’ll say this, Uncle Chip.

That same people telling us whatever few details we actually know about Sandy Hook are the same people telling us that we are going to drown from Glowbull Warming.

They are the same people who tell us that the only remedy to anything that ails us, real or imagined, is to sacrifice our freedom.

They are the same people who tell us Obama is a genius and that his wife is beautiful.

Is there anything at all in America 2013 that is true?

In lies we trust.

Color me suspicious.


40 posted on 01/08/2013 10:14:10 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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This doesn't sound...strange?

"The father of Newtown Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza is Peter Lanza who is a VP and Tax Director at GE Financial. The father of Aurora Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is Robert Holmes, the lead scientist for the credit score company FICO. Both men were to testify before the US Sentate in the ongoing LIBOR scandal."

41 posted on 01/08/2013 10:19:59 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not one ambulance left the scene that day — not one.

You mean to tell me that not one kid cut himself on broken glass???

Supposedly one kid survived by playing dead — but where is her ambulance seen leaving the scene. It’s not. We found out about her days later.

Pictures of the scene show ALL the ambulances blocked in by other vehicles with no way to leave. So no ambulance could have left even if they wanted to.

What a way to run a railroad er school shooting [drill].


42 posted on 01/08/2013 10:21:30 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: editor-surveyor

:) I see your point. Yes. I agree.


43 posted on 01/08/2013 10:22:16 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: WildHighlander57

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIqECeXlFdY

There are several videos.


44 posted on 01/08/2013 10:26:50 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: cuban leaf

You apparently do not understand ‘DMZ.’

You are not going to convince him of anything, because he already knows what you’re saying is true.

Think!


45 posted on 01/08/2013 10:26:59 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Uncle Chip

You’ve ‘broken through.’

Good, now be careful.


46 posted on 01/08/2013 10:30:17 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Uncle Chip

“fire won’t melt steel”

There is a fine line between a serious line of thought and moon-battry.


47 posted on 01/08/2013 10:31:20 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: concerned about politics

Be careful!


48 posted on 01/08/2013 10:31:51 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: concerned about politics
"The father of Newtown Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza is Peter Lanza who is a VP and Tax Director at GE Financial."

who is now $250,000/yr richer.

49 posted on 01/08/2013 10:33:24 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: struggle

Please don’t repeat this without putting your tinfoil hat on...


50 posted on 01/08/2013 10:34:05 AM PST by willyd (Don't shoot, we're Republicans!)
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