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Adam and Peter Lanza on a hike when Adam was about ten. As a child, Peter says, Adam was ?just a normal little weird kid.? The father said that he wished his son had never been born. (THE NEW YORKER)

Adam and Peter Lanza on a hike when Adam was about ten. As a child, Peter says, Adam was ?just a normal little weird kid.? The father said that he wished his son had never been born. (THE NEW YORKER)

The Father of the Sandy Hook Killer Searches for Answers

Adam Lanza was ?evil? and would have killed me ?in a heartbeat,? says his dad,?and wishes his psycho mass murderer son had never been born.

In an interview, Peter Lanza dubbed his gun-crazy boy ?evil? for killing his mother, 20 children, six staff and then himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012.

?You can?t get any more evil,?

Describing his youngest son as ?socially awkward,? Lanza believed his child ? diagnosed with Asperger?s ? was in fact an undiagnosed schizophrenic.

?Asperger?s makes people unusual, but it doesn?t make people like this?

Doubting that the official diagnosis was the cause of the murder spree, Lanza said it was ?a mask that veiled a contaminant? and allowed him to act bizarrely without question.

Lanza broke his silence, because he thought his story might help.

He said he finally thought his story was an important part of the puzzle, and that he had a moral obligation to tell it.

He also said he had to recognize how his son had grown up and changed.

In Peter Lanza?s new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of what he calls ?the stuff.? Since the day in December, 2012, when his son Adam killed his own mother, himself, and twenty-six people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, strangers from across the world have sent thousands upon thousands of letters and other keepsakes: prayer shawls, Bibles, Teddy bears, homemade toys; stories with titles such as ?My First Christmas in Heaven?; crosses, including one made by prison inmates.

People sent candy, too, and when I visited Peter, last fall, he showed me a bag of year-old caramels. He had not wanted to throw away anything that people sent. But he said, ?I was wary about eating anything,? and he didn?t let Shelley Lanza?his second wife?eat any of the candy, either. There was no way to be sure it wasn?t poisoned. Downstairs, in Peter?s home office, I spotted a box of family photographs. He used to display them, he told me, but now he couldn?t look at Adam, and it seemed strange to put up photos of his older son, Ryan, without Adam?s. ?I?m not dealing with it,? he said.

Later, he added, ?You can?t mourn for the little boy he once was. You can?t fool yourself.?

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Mark Twain & Dorothy Quick

Mark Twain?s Angel-Fish

Miss Quick was a girl of 11 in 1907 when she met the famous author on an Atlantic crossing. She was returning to Plainfield, N.J., from Europe with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Quick.

Recognizing Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) by his wavy hair and white suit, she walked around and around the deck, passing very slowly by his chair each time, until he finally came over and introduced himself.

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An 1888 photograph of the Leather Man by F.W. Moore.

An 1888 photograph of the Leather Man by F.W. Moore.

Search For Clues Only Deepens ‘Leatherman’ Mystery

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Woman throws baby across the bus so she can go and bash another woman

Unbelievably bad parenting skills on show in this video.

No doubt some left wing panty-waist will suggest this sort of behaviour can be mitigated because of poverty, and solved with the application of more welfare.

WITNESSES gasp in horror as a young mother launches her baby daughter at a stranger on a bus – so she can fight with another passenger.? Read more »

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Newtown father gives it to State Legislators

Watch this Newtown father give it to the state legislators:

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Whale Week What Was

Steve Harris - Iron Maiden, Whale Oil Beef HookedSaturday started with a Face of the Day photo that was a bit hard to look at before breakfast. ?Cam finds a Frenchman worthy of respect, and is pleased to find they aren’t all cheese eating surrender monkeys.?Count Jacques le Bel de Penguilly does have a poofy name though. ?Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a play that Whale suggests David Farrar should review for his Womans Weekly blog. ?Australia charges its second Catholic Priest for child sex crimes, and this blog continues to ask: ?Why is New Zealand immune? ?We’re either better than the rest of the world or we’re still covering it up. ?Which is it, and why? ? Sadly, another Cry Baby post where we highlight those who aren’t taking personal responsibility. ?This time, people who booked on Jetstar had their flights cancelled are in the paper bleating they’ll never fly Jetstar again. ?If only they knew this could happen, eh? ?Sharing a public space is tough when the others are eating, playing music and talking on their phones. ?Cam Slater throws in a joke about an ERO school inspector and Hekia Parata, and follows it up with a post where he reveals that politicians lie. ?Yeah. ?Why do women wear high heels? ?It can get to the point of ridiculousness for sure. An interesting post showing that a Connecticut newspaper is still advertising guns right next to Sandy Hook School news. ?That was followed by a post of dash cam footage from 1927 as well as dash cam footage of a plane crash last week. ?Next a top drawer post about glow in the dark toilet paper and poop hand soap. ?Only on WOBH. ? An interesting BBC2 short about Gordon Buchanan turning himself potential into Polar Bear lunch?leads a post about Iron Maiden showing Steve Harris wearing a Whale Oil Beef Hooked T-Shirt. ?Perhaps we should avoid NZ Herald Stock tips: ?Australian shares are hot apparently? ?Especially those APN stocks. ?Oh, and Fairfax stocks are doing just great as well. ?And as we wind down towards the end of the Saturday, we have a post about a CK Stead letter in which he slams the Binnie report as having clear bias. ? Read more »

A rare newspaper that doesn’t “do” hypocrisy

If you were the editor of a newspaper that advertised guns on any given day, would you withdraw those advertisements in the wake of an event like the Sandy Hook School massacre?

You would?

If you were the editor of a newspaper that advertised cars on any given day, would you withdraw those advertisements in the wake of an event like a 50 car pile-up with 35 fatalities?

You wouldn’t?

Well, there’s the rub. ?Isn’t it?

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Some facts about Guns and why liberals calling for control are wrong

Time for some real facts about guns and gun?control?in the wake of calls for assault rifle bans.

You will see why the liberal wankers who call for such things are completely wrongheaded.

Fifty-five million kids went to school on the day that 20 were massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Even in the United States, therefore, the chances of a child?s dying in a school shooting are remote. As my friend Steven Pinker demonstrates in his monumental study of human violence,?The Better Angels of Our Nature, our perception of danger is easily distorted by rare events. Is gun violence increasing in the United States? No. But it certainly seems to be when one recalls recent atrocities in Newtown and Aurora. In fact, the overall rate of violent crime has fallen by 22 percent in the past decade (and 18 percent in the past five years).

We still have more guns and more gun violence than any other developed country, but the correlation between guns and violence in the United States is far from straightforward. Thirty percent of urban households have at least one firearm. This figure increases to 42 percent in the suburbs and 60 percent in the countryside. As one moves away from cities, therefore, the rate of gun ownership doubles. And yet gun violence is primarily a problem in cities. It is the people of Detroit, Oakland, Memphis, Little Rock, and Stockton who are at the greatest risk of being killed by guns.

Oh, more guns in the countryside but less gun crime…boy that’s inconvenient.

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Some Common Sense Around Guns in U.S. Schools

Following the recent shootings in Connecticut there has been plenty of outrage and opinion?over guns and gun laws in the U.S. There’s been plenty of opposition covered by the MSM, but common sense and education is the best policy, not banning or tightening gun laws.

Now Games, Facebook and TV killed those school childen

As the people and media keep flailing around the actual answer, Fox news are now trying to put ?TV and Facebook ?against the wall:

The news media, quick to find a cause for why a lone gunman would kill his mother, drive to a local elementary school, and kill 26 people (20 children) before killing himself, has turned to the usual scapegoat: video games. While it is understandable that people want answers, Fox News wastes no time in trying to connect TV, Facebook, and computer games to the horrific actions of Lanza. As transcribed by?Kotaku, a Fox News segment hosted by Megyn Kelly with guest analyst Dr. Keith Ablow waste no time pointing the finger at the consumption of various types of media:

Kelly: The real question to you is why have there not been more things like this in the past and what is making them seem to come out now?

Ablow: You know you and I have both spoken about this on and off the air, and I fear that our level empathy just as a culture, as a society, is being diminished by things like reality TV and like Facebook that seem to take people to a kind of fictional realm. I guess you could add gaming to that, computer games.

Later in the segment Ablow says that “?such that now people feel less for one another, they can think of them almost as third parties, or entertainment figures or animated creatures, and for the people among us who are vulnerable to acts of violence who are violently ill, if you will, that means they consider others even less than ever before.”

So Dr. Keith Ablow says?TV, Games and Facebook causes a kind of dissociative?state that allows people to go on murderous rampages?

With the number of registered Facebook users, TV watchers and Gamers, I think we’re probably seeing a pretty good result, percentage wise.

What a cock.

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