Before he set off on his heinous rampage, Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza tried to cover his deadly tracks by smashing the hard drive of at least one of his cherished computers, according to investigators. The shattered drive was recovered during a search of the home of Nancy Lanza, the killer’s doting mom — and his first victim. Forensics experts were trying yesterday to piece the broken hard drive together, hoping it will help reveal clues about the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School slaughter, which left 20 little kids and six educators dead.
If the quotes in this article are true, Adam Lanza should have been placed in a very restrictive home for the mentally ill. His parents had the money to afford a good setting that would have better met his needs than a huge, empty house and just his mother.
#3, just where do you think he was supposed to be? Nothing in the article qualifies a person for in-person psychiatric treatment. A parent can´t force an adult child into treatment. Where do you think these places are that you would have put Adam? Caring parents look all over the country for facilities to care for their adult children; they are few and far between. Most have years-long waiting lists.
#1, just what are the parents supposed to do? Mental health professionals told me that I should let mine be homeless on the streets. What do you think of that advice? The article over the weekend - the mom said they recommended that he commit a crime so the criminal justice system could deal with her 13 yo son. Do you want to be the victim of that crime so the kid can get help?
Ah, yes, #6 and #7 -- but few people know that. The libs continue to spout that Reagan closed all of the facilities (because he was a mean Republican, of course). So they continue to get a free pass for everything.
I didn´t want to comment until I had something new to add to the discussion. None of us really knows what was in the kid´s mind, but I know a family who has a son about the same age dealing with developmental problems. He knows he´s different from others, but he handles himself clumsily in social situations. He goes on talking jags, because so few people talk to him. He has been diagnosed with Asperger´s. His parents, who deal with him all of the time, feel that if he worked in a structured environment with a routine he would have more self confidence & be more "normal." The problem is, that even though there are programs & employers that will put these people to work - there is no way to force their participation. More emphasis needs to be put on keeping them BUSY & making productive citizens of them instead of handing them "crazy" checks & otherwise ignoring them.
The ACLU needs to be held accountable for contributing towards laws that limit or prevent institutionalization. I also hate to say that there is precedence against mental institutions and historical abuses.
There have been cases where people have been put in mental hospital for confinement or punishment by a relative wanting the person´s wealth or a husband wanting to get rid of the ´crazy´ wife. On the other side of the coin are willing administrators needing the money in the form of more patients to keep these facilities open considering the lack of gov and insurance money. Insurance companies don´t believe in schizophrenia which is probably why daddy kept throwing money at it hoping to make the problem go away.
It appears the mother had been dealing with a very sick son ´by her lonesome´ and didn´t know how to channel the 22K a month she was getting. She would have had to physically commit him with no backing from the authorities or touchy feely psychiatrists. Her drawing him into guns shows she was losing it herself. There are many more out there like Adam and Nancy.
DALLAS — About 30,000 works of art reflecting on love will be displayed throughout Dallas this fall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade passed through downtown. On Saturday, volunteers with the nonprofit art organization 29 Pieces began displaying the works as part of its Dallas LOVE Project, intended to show that Dallas — branded the "City of Hate" after the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination — is a place where love thrives. Several incidents before the assassination — including the distribution of fliers in the form of a "Wanted" poster with
President Barack Obama--now eight months into his second term--said today that the U.S. economy is "still trying to recover" from events that took place five years ago before he took office. At the same time, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which dates the beginning and ending of recessions in the U.S. economy, insists that the last recession ended more than four years ago. "It was five years ago this week that a financial crisis on Wall Street spread to Main Street, and very nearly turned a recession into a depression," Obama said in his weekly address.
WASHINGTON- President Obama used the podium at the Congressional Black Caucus´ annual dinner Saturday to again rip Republicans for trying to defund U.S. healthcare reform. Obama told those gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the caucus foundation´s Phoenix Awards dinner he wanted to speak "as clearly as I can -- it´s not going to happen." (Snip) "It is time for these folks to stop governing by crisis" and focus on "what really matters," Obama said, reiterating that the federal debt ceiling is not up for negotiation because the country is obligated to pay its bills. While Obama spent
When those like Senator John McCain say that Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and other conservatives have no chance at winning the battle to defund Obamacare, they are wrong. Cruz, Lee, and the others do indeed have a pathway to victory, though it is a long one and will require a lot of stars to align. Here is the path: First, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brings the House continuing resolution (CR) to the floor next week, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to deliver 41 Republican votes to filibuster it until Senator Reid agrees not to try and
WASHINGTON— Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday "to get back up and go back at it" and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won´t get their hands on guns. "We can´t rest until all of our children can go to school or walk down the street free from the fear that they will be struck down by a stray bullet," Obama said in a keynote speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation´s annual awards dinner. Legislation calling for expanded background checks failed to clear the
BOSTON- Harvard, the richest university in the United States, said on Saturday it would seek to raise some $6.5 billion in donations to fund new academic initiatives and bolster its financial aid program. The fundraising drive by the Cambridge, Massachusetts, institution is the university´s biggest and believed to be the most ambitious ever undertaken by a university, ahead of one concluded last year by Stanford University in California that raised $6.2 billion. Harvard unveiled its campaign at an event featuring Bill Gates, who spent three years at the school in the 1970s before dropping out to co-found Microsoft Corp. Gates,
WASHINGTON — Four American citizens were reported injured in the Saturday attack on a shopping mall in Kenya. The wife of a foreign service national working for the U.S. Agency for International Development was killed, U.S. officials said. Kenyan officials said the assault on Nairobi´s top shopping mall killed at least 39 people and wounded more than 150 others. Somalia´s Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. No details about the injured Americans were released by the State Department, which cited privacy concerns. Consular officers were in contact with the injured and were providing appropriate assistance, a State Department official said.
LOS ANGELES— The exclusion of Jack Klugman from an Emmy Awards tribute that includes Cory Monteith is an insult to the memory of the late TV veteran and three-time Emmy winner who starred in "The Odd Couple" and "Quincy M.E.," Klugman´s son says. "I think it´s criminal," said Adam Klugman in an interview with The Associated Press. "My dad was at the inception of television and helped build it in the early days." Ceremony producers announced this week that five individual salutes would be included on Sunday night´s Emmy show in addition to the traditional "in memoriam" segment that groups
A California Democrat has apologized for personal rants against a staffer of Sen. Ted Cruz, after she expressed optimism her boss and other congressional Republicans could defund “ObamaCare.” The Twitter attack on Amanda Carpenter, a Cruz speechwriter and communications adviser, occurred the same day House Republicans voted to fund the entire federal budget expect for ObamaCare. And it began after she tweeted that Capitol Hill Republicans could defund the law, riding the momentum of having defeating gun-control legislation and at least slowing President Obama’s plans for immigration reform and launching a military strike on Syria. “May your children all die
Mitt Romney´s brood has continued to grow but now it´s apparently going too fast for even him to keep count. The former Republican presidential hopeful tweeted a congratulatory message about the adoption of the latest member of the clan, calling the young boy grandchild number 22. The problem there is that he tweeted a similar message back in July when his son Josh and daughter-in-law Jen gave birth to their youngest son, tagging the message ´#22´. The latest addition to the family today was an adopted boy named Kieran James Romney and in the picture that Mitt tweeted, the baby is
A Republican-led House committee is looking into the Department of Veterans Affairs awarding roughly $573,000 in bonuses as the agency continues to try to fix a list of problems -- highlighted by a backlog of hundreds of thousands of veterans’ claims. One of the biggest bonuses went to an agency official who oversaw the Pittsburgh medical centers in which five veterans died from an outbreak of Legionnaire´s disease. “I don´t think the VA understands that this is not the way to reward individuals for poor performance,” said Florida Republican Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans´ Affairs.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he would consider using state resources to help combat Chicago street violence. Speaking about this week’s mass shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, Quinn says he’s open to talking with Mayor Emanuel or Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy about supplementing Chicago law enforcement with state police or the Illinois National Guard. He said he’s had no specific conversations but noted state police are helping patrol in East St. Louis, another city that has its challenges with violent crime. “I think anyone who saw what happened in Cornell Park the other night was horrified by
WASHINGTON — The House voted 230-189 along party lines Friday to approve a stopgap spending bill to fund the federal government through mid-December, but it is facing certain defeat in the Senate because it includes language aiming to dismantle President Obama´s health care law. Without a stopgap spending bill, the federal government will feel the effects of a shutdown when the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30. The bill extends the current rate of government spending at $986 billion a year. House Republicans attached a provision to defund the Affordable Care Act, a consistent target of congressional Republicans. However, the provision has
"This is the United States of America," declared President Obama to the burghers of Liberty, Missouri, on Friday. "We´re not some banana republic." He was talking about the Annual Raising of the Debt Ceiling, a glorious American tradition that seems to come round earlier every year. "This is not a deadbeat nation," President Obama continued. "We don´t run out on our tab." True. But we don´t pay it off either. We just keep running it up, ever higher. And every time the bartender says, "Mebbe you´ve had enough, pal", we protest, "Jush another couple trillion for the road. Set ´em up, Joe."
KATY, Texas- Eli Gau admits his 3-year-old son Ryan and 1-year-old son Ethan are a handful at times. "They´re kind of active,” Gau said. “They act like children. They´re not adults." So he and his wife thought nothing of it when they brought their boys to an Applebee’s restaurant in Katy for dinner Sunday night. Gau said everything seemed fine until his oldest boy began wandering away from the table. "I went and grabbed him,” Gau said. ”As I was grabbing him and coming back, the manager was walking to me.” He said the manager told him that the children were making too
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A Twitter debate on policy turned ugly Friday, when a local Democratic official wished the children of a Republican aide to Sen. Ted Cruz would "die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases" after she praised the House´s vote to derail funding for Obamacare. Amanda Carpenter, who formerly worked for Sen. Jim DeMint before heading to the Texas Republican´s office, praised the GOP-led action in a tweet. "GOP beat gun control, changed Obama´s mind on Syria, is holding the line on amnesty. We can defund Obamacare, too!" she posted early Friday afternoon.
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Mackinac Island— U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a libertarian leader and potential presidential contender, said Saturday Republicans likely have lost the battle on repealing Obamacare and should focus on improving the president’s signature health care law. Paul struck a tone of realism Saturday — a day after the U.S. House voted for the 42nd time to derail the Affordable Care Act. The latest effort was a condition of funding federal operations past Sept. 30 or risking a government shutdown. “I’m acknowledging that we probably can’t defeat or get rid of Obamacare but by starting with our position of not funding it
Having attained power in late 1917 on a raft of promises — land to Russia´s peasants, bread to Russia´s starving cities and peace to Russia´s World War I-weary soldiers — V.I. Lenin was able to dispense with every one of them by advancing civil war from 1918 to 1921 to justify his acts by crisis. In place of promises of liberty and rights, Lenin gave Russians propaganda, empowering the Bolsheviks to govern through knoutish messages, if not the barrel of the gun. In so doing, he sought to undermine Russia´s weak democracy and to transform society fundamentally. "The Russian Revolution was permeated
The Obama administration is pressing ahead with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming. The proposal would help reshape where Americans get electricity, away from a coal-dependent past into a future fired by cleaner sources of energy. It´s also a key step in President Barack Obama´s global warming plans, because it would help end what he called "the limitless dumping of carbon pollution" from power plants.
Isn’t it obvious that Ted Cruz is in it for Ted Cruz? The man had a choice–he could fight the’ Senate’s push for “amnesty first” immigration legislation, which he had a very good chance of killing, or he could stage a showy fight against funding Obamacare that he’d certainly lose. The first course would annoy the business backers who fund Senate and presidential campaigns. The latter course would gin up and channel conservative anger , boosting Cruz’s profile in the caucuses and primaries,without doing anyone much damage at all (since it would fail). The choice seems to have been a
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