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Adam Lanza would burn himself "to feel something"

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nancy-lanza-feared-son-adam-worse-article-1.1221505?localLinksEnabled=false

EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Lanza feared son, Adam, was ‘getting worse’; told friend ‘he was burning himself with a lighter’Less than a week before her son would launch his horrifying attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun-loving mom Nancy Lanza knew "she was losing him" and that "he was getting worse."

A drinking buddy of Lanza told The Daily News that her son Adam had long been troubled and rarely came up in conversation.

"She just looked down at the glass and said, 'I don't know. I'm worried I'm losing him,'" said the bar pal, who did not wish to be named, of the ominous conversation at the bar My Place in Newtown, Conn.

"She said it was getting worse. She was having trouble reaching him."
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(article also says Nancy was into falconry):
She "was a country girl" who loved to hunt with a falcon that would scare game she'd blast out of the sky.

what we can do

pick a name and donate to The Brady Campaign in their honor.

https://secure2.convio.net/mmm/site/Donation?ACTION=SHOW_DONATION_OPTIONS&CAMPAIGN_ID=1102


Charlotte Bacon, 6

Daniel Barden, 7

Rachel Davino, 29

Olivia Engel, 6

Josephine Gay, 7

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6

Dylan Hockley, 6

Dawn Hocksprung, 47

Madeline Hsu, 6

Catherine Hubbard, 6

Chase Kowalski, 7

Jesse Lewis, 6

James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Anne Marie Murphy, 52

Emilie Parker, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Lauren Russeau, 30

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison Wyatt, 6

Ana Marquez-Greene age 6



was a victim at Sandy Hook. She was the daughter of Jazz musician Jimmy Greene, formerly of Canada.
http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/12/14/deepest-condolences-to-jimmy-greene/

He wrote this song for her 4 years ago "Ana Grace"

shooter's father not dead

earlier reports said he was killed. He is VP of taxes at GE Financial. Divorced from shooters mother and remarried, told of shooting by a reporter.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Father-of-Newtown-shooter-lives-in-Stamford-4119559.php

Father of Newtown shooter lives in Stamford

It's over: Murphy actually gained 274 votes, West 34

from Twitter:
They said after all info was uploaded that Murphy was the winner with the new tapes after everything was all uploaded. I am listening live with Gary. They will be posting this information soon for the public. West only gained 34 and Murphy gained 274

The Murphy/West St.Lucie recount resumes

Have to be done by 12 noon today.
The 37,379 St. Lucie County ballots have to be recounted on or before Sunday at noon because that is when the election results are slated to be certified to the state election's office.

From Twitter:

Just pulling a lot of cars in the parking lot, West attorneys on deck and a LOT of media with their satellite's up in the air. SOE has her attorney there. Everyone inside.

Okay sit down for this one and strap yourself in the two machines they are using for this last account one is now broke!

Still not counting, they can't make up their minds on how they will count these 304 votes.2 hours 45 minutes left

Murphy/West St. Lucie recount will resume in the morning

they shut down for the night, resume 8 am.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/recount-begins/nS8pG/

West-Murphy recount continues in St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce —


Dozens of Allen West supporters abandoned their daylong vigil of watching ballots being counted at 10 p.m. on Saturday but vowed to return this morning, when the controversial recount will end and a winner will be decided in the hotly contested House District 18 race.

St. Lucie Canvassing Board member Tod Mowery told observers that they would have to clear out of the deserted shopping mall where the ballots were being counted because the mall’s security system would be triggered after 10:30 p.m.

Jill Kelley: Petraeus, Allen asked me to help silence 'Bubba the Love Sponge'

(Not "The Onion", seriously. Wish it was. These Hostess Ho Ho's actually believe two 4 star generals requested their assistance in a security threat.)

Jill Kelley emails: Petraeus, Allen asked me to help silence 'Bubba the Love Sponge'
By Michael Isikoff
NBC News
When a Florida shock jock threatened to "deep fat fry" a Quran earlier this year, Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, and CIA Director David Petraeus both reached out to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley to help tamp down what they saw as a potential threat to the safety of U.S. troops, according to emails released by the city of Tampa.

In the emails, Kelly -- indicating she was acting at the behest of the high level U.S. government officials -- asked Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to intervene and get the radio disc jockey to stand down.
"I have Petraeus & Allen both emailing me about getting this dealt with," Kelley wrote to Buckhorn in a March 7 email. The day before, Kelley mentioned similar requests to Buckhorn from both Allen and Vice Adm. Robert Harward, deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command in Tampa. "I just got off the phone with Gen. Allen & Adm Harward," she wrote. "I'm going to need your assistance, vice versa with the potential crises we'll be dealing with."
http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/16/15224380-jill-kelley-emails-petraeus-allen-asked-me-to-help-silence-bubba-the-love-sponge?lite

Mitch McConnell: "we are prepared to put revenue on the table"

Boehner, Pelosi and McConnell just stepped up to mic on MSNBC.
Mitch is like the 8 year old bully marched over to neighbors house by his mother and forced to apologize with her pulling on his ear "go on Billy, tell Mrs. Watson you sorry for what you did to her flowers, go on, tell her!"

NYT: "Shirtless" identified

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/us/frederick-humphries-fbi-agent-in-petraeus-case.html?hp&_r=1&

Veteran F.B.I. Agent Helped Start Petraeus E-Mail Inquiry

The agent, Frederick W. Humphries II, 47, took the initial complaint from Jill Kelley, the Tampa, Fla., hostess who was socially active in military circles there, about e-mails she found disturbing that accused her of inappropriately flirtatious behavior toward Mr. Petraeus
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