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  •  puh-leeze (0+ / 0-)

    what's your point?  it has been reported far and wide.  not a word has been disputed.  

    i don't know how many siblings Mr. Lanza had.  it may be that his sister was the only one, and discrediting her words (for what reason?) is kind of macabre.  she actually knew Ms. Lanza and her son.  no one else has come forward with info except a few local bar patrons.  

    by all means, if you want to slime this lady with innuendo (where's your proof she's lying?  links, please) then knock yourself out.  

    •  I am not discrediting her word. (0+ / 0-)

      The post originally said two sources.  As a researcher, I prefer accuracy.  It was one source, about whom I made no comment at all, reported in two places.  If her quote appeared in 10 places, would you claim 10 sources?

      •  i didn't specify two (0+ / 0-)

        i'm not going to quote anonymous bar patrons as credible sources.  there's no reason to doubt Marsha Lanza, whose quotes have appeared in hundreds of places, with not one statement to the contrary.

        what i find extremely disturbing is that the peripherally related (to doomsday prepper-ism) details, i.e. stockpiling supplies, withdrawing Adam from school, no contact in over two years with Adam's brother (Nancy's older son), and the overall picture of the two of them essentially living as prisoners in the home.  

        if we consider all of the above, and add the fact that Nancy Lanza, gun collector and enthusiast, failed to lock up her arsenal from her severely disturbed son, who was said to be emulating or competing with the  Norwegian school shooter, this entire tragedy could have been prevented.

        •  All you list, plus her (1+ / 0-)
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          apparent unwillingness to follow the advice of professionals such as school counselors suggests to me that she was struggling with her own social and mental health issues.  Having guns and ammunition in that household shows a spectacular lack of judgment.  Or something.

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