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    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...12-18-10-21-08

    A glimpse of some of those who died:
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Newtown's only undertaker opens up about the 'week from hell' (NY Daily News)

    Not the greatest article I've ever read but does give a nod to the overwhelming burden of the situation.
    I just can't imagine how hard this is for them. Having friends in the funeral home business, they usually find silly ways to get through what most of us could not do. I'm guessing there is no such relief here.

    From the article, this just served as a reminder of the innocence, spontaneity, and beauty of little ones everywhere. I shouldn't be reading at work. Here's the quote about "Little Jesse Lewis":

    Little Jesse was remembered as a plucky kid, who often liked to play farmer and tend to his toy horse in the yard.

    “He was imaginative and full of energy,” said family friend Lisa Dismont, who keeps a horse on the family’s property. “He was a little character. He just liked to be goofy. His favorite thing was to act like an old man. He’d pull his trousers up to his chin and walk hunched over with a scowl on his face.”

    She said the child’s family was devastated. “We’re all trying to grapple with what happened,” Dismont said. “We’re all going to miss little Jesse. He was very perceptive, very inquisitive, just a very happy little boy.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by newsleuther View Post
    There are tons of video games like that. Even Mass Effect, the game that was improperly linked to this shooting, is like that.

    Most modern RPG games allow you to choose either path, good or evil.

    Many MMO online games can't be won unless you work together and help others.
    Mass Effect is a series of science fiction action role-playing third-person shooter video games developed by the Canadian company BioWare and released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows, with the third installment also released on the Wii U.
    Mass Effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Shepard and squad members in Mass Effect can make use of six major types of equipment: weapons, armor, biotic amps, omni-tools, ammo upgrades, and armor upgrades. Equipment quality is rated in Roman numerals, I (one) being the weakest and X (ten) being the strongest. Equipment can be found in storage containers throughout the galaxy, can be acquired after defeating an enemy, or purchased from merchants. Shepard can carry no more than 150 items at a time, and will receive a warning as the limit is approached.
    http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Equipment#Mass Effect 2

    I am not talking about games in which you team up with other people to defeat enemies and blow stuff up needing lots of ammo, weapons and armor.

    I admit that my experience with RPGs is rather limited but in the ones I've played or observed DH playing the difference between a good character and a bad character was mainly that the good/bad characters didn't use all the same weapons and didn't destroy all the same enemies. The body count didn't differ much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erynne936 View Post
    Even if you choose the side of good you are cooperating with others to KILL.
    No you're not. Not in all games. Not every game is Call of Duty.

    Is Super Mario making me a hardened killer because I'm cooperating with someone to stomp on turtles?

    When I cooperate with other people to save a school from an alien invasion, making sure I make all the right choices to evacuate every single student, is that teaching me to kill (the alien robots, that is)?

    I think people need to broaden their minds and educate themselves before painting video games with such a broad brush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    Mass Effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Equipment#Mass Effect 2

    I am not talking about games in which you team up with other people to defeat enemies and blow stuff up needing lots of ammo, weapons and armor.

    I admit that my experience with RPGs is rather limited but in the ones I've played or observed DH playing the difference between a good character and a bad character was mainly that the good/bad characters didn't use all the same weapons and didn't destroy all the same enemies. The body count didn't differ much.
    In Mass Effect, you're saving the planet from sentient robot bad guys.

    The different between good and bad are the decisions and choices you make throughout the game that effect the outcome.

    Regardless, the game that I have seen Adam Lanza as reported as playing, Dynasty Warriors, is a fighting game where no guns are used, it's ancient samurai swords and the like.

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    Newtown school officials couldn’t be reached to comment on his schooling, but interviews in recent days with acquaintances and family members, as well as published reports, suggest that Adam bounced from public school, to a private Catholic school, to home schooling, to taking college courses at Western Connecticut State University, according to the Associated Press.

    He was not close with his older brother, Ryan, who lives in Hoboken, N.J., and works for Ernst & Young.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...1_story_1.html

    The mother and son’s “shooting activities” at “multiple ranges” went back several years, ATF officials said, but the last activity was more than six months ago.

    “She was my friend,” Marsha Lanza said. “I said to my husband, ‘Who’s going to bury Nancy?’ He said, ‘Knowing my brother, he’ll take care of it, because that’s the right thing to do.’ ”
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    Quote Originally Posted by newsleuther View Post
    In Mass Effect, you're saving the planet from sentient robot bad guys.

    The different between good and bad are the decisions and choices you make throughout the game that effect the outcome.
    From what I can tell it looks like the planet is saved from the sentient robot bad guys by killing and shooting and destroying them. I googled Mass Effect images and it's guys with very big guns.

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    Saw in the earlier thread questions about how AL might have obtained his gear, protective vest and whatever else he had on when on the killing spree at Sandy Hook. Wouldn't you think his mom had stockpiled protective gear, if she was a "prepper"?

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    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/1...-sales-of.html

    A sporting goods chain says it's suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/1...#storylink=cpy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ami View Post
    It's weird to me that the articles keep updating how their bodies "haven't been claimed" since 1) they haven't been released yet, and 2) NL has a family (outside her xh) who as far as I know from the articles appear to have cared for her.

    It's like the articles are implying that no one wants to deal with NL's remains - when in fact her body is at the moment supposed to be just where it is. Odd.
    Very odd, almost as though they do not want any involvement!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    It'd be surprising to me if he didn't follow other shooters. Unfortunately I don't think computer will show anything, since AL supposedly smashed it.
    I find it very interesting that he destroyed his hard drives. He knew the police would be looking. He knew he wasn't coming back to the house.
    I wonder what else was destroyed prior to Friday.

    What would be on there he wouldn't want somebody to see. Why would he care if the police knew he had followed other shootings. I am leaning towards something more personal but I can't put my finger on it just yet.
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    While i do hold the belief that Violent games etc. do desensitize us in general I don't believe they encourage anyone to kill. Unless your mind is already dysfunctional. Whether it be games or music. Killers of this nature always seem to latch onto something. Sadly. Is he sick? Or just pure evil?
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    The Champion family also issued a statement to “express our heartfelt sorrow for the incomprehensible and profound loss of innocence.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...1_story_1.html

    Is the whole statement available somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    DD - me to about the house last night. I still kinda think that maybe they found a panic/safe room or hidden storage room or hidden wall/floor safe - something along those lines. And that the 2 hours was what they needed to search, catalog, document - whatever it was that was in there.

    IF (BIG IF - and JMHO) she was a prepper - I have wondered about gold, silver, precious metals. I know a lot - I mean A LOT and most all of them definitely NOT preppers that have taken to investing in gold and have had hidden safes installed to keep it. So who knows? But, yes that rushed trip back to the house last night was very very intriguing.................



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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    The Champion family also issued a statement to “express our heartfelt sorrow for the incomprehensible and profound loss of innocence.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...1_story_1.html

    Is the whole statement available somewhere?
    “The family of Nancy Lanza shares the grief of a community and the nation as we struggle to comprehend the tremendous loss that we all share. Our hearts and prayers are with those who share in this loss; their families, teachers, staff and students of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the first responders and to all others touched by this tragedy. On behalf of Nancy’s mother and siblings, we reach out to the community of Newtown and express our heartfelt sorrow for this incomprehensible and profound loss of innocence that has affected so many.”
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/12/...re-your-grief/
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