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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:49 AM

Adam Lanza " was always very free-market economics and capitalism"

I thought this was a strange comment by someone who knew Lanza and his mother:

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Adam Lanza also was “an organic vegan” with a conservative worldview, he said.

“He was actually politically aware for a teenager,” he said. “… He was always very free-market economics and capitalism, as I think most people are in this country.”

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http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/17/15976160-new-details-emerge-on-private-lives-of-school-gunman-adam-lanza-and-his-mother

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Reply Adam Lanza " was always very free-market economics and capitalism" (Original post)
deutsey Dec 2012 OP
Enrique Dec 2012 #1
blogslut Dec 2012 #2
Fawke Em Dec 2012 #4
blogslut Dec 2012 #6
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Dec 2012 #7
Chorophyll Dec 2012 #3
blueamy66 Dec 2012 #5
AntiFascist Dec 2012 #8
LeftinOH Dec 2012 #9
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #10
Barack_America Dec 2012 #11

Response to deutsey (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:57 AM

1. ok, now we know the real culprit

dancing video games!

In addition to his technological and weapons prowess, Adam Lanza was an excellent dancer – at least within the confines of the Dance Dance Revolution video game.

“It’s an arcade game as well as on the home systems where you basically dance around to a pattern on the screen,” Hanoman said. “And he was extremely good at it. He would often accumulate an audience of people around watching him…. (But) because it’s a two-player game … if anyone tried to come on the platform with him, no matter what he was doing, he would just turn around and walk out of the arcade.”

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:01 AM

2. Fuck him

And fuck his personal "story".

This is what? The fiftieth- sixtieth mass shooting in America?

The time for compartimentalizing this crap is over.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:03 AM

4. I think people are trying to figure out why he snapped and

killed 27 innocent people.

I don't think it's so much about his "personal story" as it is about people trying to know what triggers someone into doing something so evil.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:09 AM

6. You know what?

I remember quite clearly Columbine. I was with my kid, shopping at a local comic book store. The owners had the television on CNN. When the thing was happening, I said - out loud: "Again?"

That was OVER 20 years ago .

EDIT ADD: Sorry - 13 years. It only feels like 20.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:11 PM

7. I agree with "fuck him"

Of course, lead with that as your OP, and I bet it gets hidden in five minutes.

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:01 AM

3. Isn't that f*cking special.

That's all I've got.

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:08 AM

5. I agree.

I just cannot give a care about him or his Mother.

And I doubt there would be a good fit for him at any college.

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:30 PM

8. Sounds like he was a Libertarian...

and right-wing Libertarians love their guns.

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:34 PM

9. It doesn't matter what either he or his mother were like before

this happened, or what they believed in. What happend on Dec 14th is their epitaph; their "legacy" is defined by it.

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:13 PM

10. Have to wonder how accurate this is vice the other media revelations since this happened

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:16 PM

11. So he's not like "us". I find no comfort in that.

20 children and 6 heroic teachers are still dead.

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