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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:56 PM

So the mother was a 'doomsday prepper' who thought the economy was going to collapse....

This is the fruit of the rightwing scare machine....






http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2248782/High-school-tech-club-student-turned-cold-blooded-executioner-How-classmates-remember-genius-Adam-Lanza.html

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Reply So the mother was a 'doomsday prepper' who thought the economy was going to collapse.... (Original post)
Joe the Revelator Dec 2012 OP
cantbeserious Dec 2012 #1
RudynJack Dec 2012 #2
Joe the Revelator Dec 2012 #3
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #6
frylock Dec 2012 #17
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #18
RudynJack Dec 2012 #19
patrice Dec 2012 #4
PoliticAverse Dec 2012 #5
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #7
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #21
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #23
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2012 #11
progressoid Dec 2012 #15
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #8
Skittles Dec 2012 #9
riverwalker Dec 2012 #10
Sarah Ibarruri Dec 2012 #12
kelliekat44 Dec 2012 #13
libdem4life Dec 2012 #14
Cha Dec 2012 #16
Mc Mike Dec 2012 #20
B Calm Dec 2012 #22

Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:00 PM

1. 1%ers, Republican Party, Fox News, NRA, Gun Apologists - All Bad Fruit From The Same Tree

eom

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:04 PM

2. I wouldn't hang too much

on ANY news this early after such a crisis. There's a crazy rush to put stuff into print (or online) before much is known.

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Response to RudynJack (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:05 PM

3. She had six guns in her house....that much we know for sure....

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:16 PM

6. Actually I think it was seven

However what was there was low in number and not consistent with what a survivalist/prepper would have.

- One AR format rifle in 223
- One unknown rifle
- One Glock of unknown caliber
- One Sig Sauer of unknown caliber
- Two historical rifles (Henry and Lee-Enfield)
- One shotgun (unknown type and gauge)

That is not a prepper list, not even close.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:03 AM

17. pretty well rounded arsenal aside from the historical firearms..

perfect for doomsday prep.

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Response to frylock (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:11 AM

18. Not near enough breadth or depth

No .22LR
No duplicates/spares
No long range rifle
Lack of common calibers

and that is just for starters.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:16 AM

19. OK

Draw your conclusions.

It was reported that Ryan Lanza was the shooter too. I think reserving judgment is the better course. You may be absolutely right, but I wouldn't base it on what's being reported right now.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:08 PM

4. Eventually the despairing attack the font of their despair. nt

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:11 PM

5. Be skeptical of a 'dailyfail' article...

It also claims:

Crazed killer Adam Lanza was a ‘ticking time bomb’ who suffered from Asperger’s syndrome and was painfully shy and awkward, former classmates said yesterday.

Last night, a troubling portrait began to emerge of the ‘Goth’ loner, who dressed all in black and was obsessed with video games.





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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:18 PM

7. There is nothing to indicate that the mother was a hardcore Doomsday Prepper


Her weapons choices certainly do not support that conclusions


I just recently saw that show for the first time. Scared the shit out me. Those are some serious freaks. Hopefully it is as fake as other reality TV shows.


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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 08:43 AM

21. Perhaps she was simply an incompetent doomsday prepper

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:46 AM

23. Not enough data to know that one way or the other

Caught some CNN last night...the title of the piece was along the lines of "An incomplete portrait...".

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:29 PM

11. It also stated he had "automatic handguns". n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:05 PM

15. And the comments are as disturbing as their "journalism"

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:19 PM

8. I'd love to see a profile of where she got her news/facts, but I think I can

really guess that ...

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:22 PM

9. I've you seen the whackjobs coming out on DU?

serious gun culture issues

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:23 PM

10. wonder if the "evidence" we keep hearing about from the home

will support any of this.

Last night it also emerged Nancy was a member of the Doomsday Preppers movement, which believes people should prepare for end of the world.
Her former sister-in-law Marsha said she had turned her home ‘into a fortress’. She added: ‘Nancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she was stockpiling guns. She had them for defense.
‘She was stockpiling food. She grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. She was skilled with guns. We talked about preppers and preparing for the economy collapsing.’

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:35 PM

12. Yes indeed. One more right wing nutjob. nt

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:01 PM

13. So what would a failing economoy mean to someone collecting over $200,000.00/yr?

How much failure would it take for her to be in need?

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:04 PM

14. One person...how can you fire more than one gun at a time?

Stockpiling food, water, medical supplies etc. makes sense from the "prepper" mentality. But it's hard to imagine a scenario where one person could hold off the unwashed hordes for very long, one gun at a time.

"Mentality" is the operative concept here.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:29 PM

16. Mixed reports from various family and friends..

Lanza's aunt, Marsha Lanza, said her nephew was raised by kind, nurturing parents who would not have hesitated to seek mental help for him if he needed it.


Sources close to the investigation also revealed last night that Nancy had recently stopped hosting monthly get-togethers for neighbors in order to look after her increasingly troubled


A relative to the family said that Adam Lanza was ‘obviously not well,’ adding that he often seemed troubled. They described Nancy as being rigid and at times, overbearing
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Last night it also emerged Nancy was a member of the Doomsday Preppers movement, which believes people should prepare for end of the world.

Her former sister-in-law Marsha said she had turned her home ‘into a fortress’. She added: ‘Nancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she was stockpiling guns. She had them for defense.


Was she afraid people were going after her "stockpile" when "the end is near"?

Thanks Joe the Revelator

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 08:40 AM

20. Info that fits amid the sea of rushed reporting red herrings.

Every atrocity. Every time.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:07 AM

22. A woman with an assault rifle is

unheard of. . She must have been a whacked out right-winger!

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