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Is this Adam Lanza’s doppelgänger?

. . . or the undead Lanza himself?

Max Maisel

That notion isn’t so far-fetched given the fact that:

  1. The American public, to this day, have not been shown the death certificates of Lanza or his 27 victims, although like birth and marriage certificates, death certificates are considered to be public records. After Newtown clerk Debbie Aurelia refused to issue Sandy Hook victims’ death certificates, despite repeated FOIA requests by the AP and other media, the Connecticut State legislature actually passed a new law (HB 5733 – An Act Concerning Access to a Child’s Death Certificate) to restrict the public’s access to birth certificates “when the disclosure of the death certificate is likely to cause undue hardship for the family of the child.’’
  2. Genealogy websites had Adam Lanza’s Social Security Death Index as December 13, 2012 — a day BEFORE the alleged massacre. Only when the date was discovered by FOTM and other bloggers did the genealogy websites change his date-of-death Dec. 14, 2012.

Jesse Gosselin reports for WTNH that search teams in New York state are looking for Max Maisel, a 21-year-old student from Fairfield, Connecticut, Max Maisel, who was reported missing Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Maisel is attending the Rochester Institute of Technology.

According to the R.I.T. University News, Maisel was last seen Sunday leaving the Perkins Green Apartment Complex on campus. His car was located Monday near a pier on the Genesee River, where officials said Maisel and his family spent summers for several years.

“We don’t know where Max is and that’s hard to deal with,” Max’s father, Ivan Maisel, a senior writer for ESPN, said in a press conference at R.I.T. on Thursday afternoon. “We love you and we miss you,” said his mother, Meg Murray. Max’s parents are pleading with the public to come forward with any information that could help them locate their son.

To compare, here’s a pic of Max Masiel (r) next to one of a teenage Adam Lanza (l). Note that the American public were never shown a pic of the adult Lanza. Lanza was 20 years old when on the morning of December 12, 2012, he allegedly first shot dead his mother, Nancy, at home, then drove to the Sandy Hook Elementary School where, in less than 5 minutes, he shot dead 20 children and 6 adults.

Adam Lanza; Max Maisel

To me, the eyes, lips, and chins of Lanza and Masiel are different: Masiel has fuller lips, different-shaped eyes that slant down at their outer edges, and no horizontal indentation in his chin. But, from what I can see of the two men’s ears, they seem to be the same.

What do you think?

Meanwhile, just as Sandy Hook Elementary School was razed to the ground and the demolition workers sworn to confidentiality, allegedly because of asbestos contamination, Adam Lanza’s home will also be torn down.

On January 21, 2015, the Newtown Legislative Council approved a proposal by the board of selectmen to raze the 3,100-square-foot home on Yogananda Street and keep the land as open space. First Selectwoman Pat Llodra (Newtown doesn’t have a mayor) said she expects the Lanza house will be razed once winter is over. The 2-acre property was given to the town in December by a bank that acquired it from Ryan Lanza, Adam’s older brother.

It should be noted that the homes of Elin Patricia Llodra and Newtown’s other two selectmen, William Rodgers and James Gaston Sr., all share a sale date of 12/25/2009 and sale price of $0. (See “The strange purchase date and price of Sandy Hook homes”)

H/t FOTM silent reader Ann

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UPDATE:

Investigative researcher Martha Trowbridge of the Terrible Truth blog alerted me to a demon face under Max Maisel’s right ear.

Max Maisel1 Yikes!

~Éowyn

Sandy Hook: ABC Nightly News had Adam Lanza among its “cast” 2 days before massacre

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances….”

-William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII

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The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, and reviews. Actors and crew can post their own résumé and upload photos of themselves for a yearly fee. U.S. users can also view over 6,000 movies and television shows from CBS, Sony, and various independent film makers.

In 1998, IMDb became a subsidiary of Amazon.com. As of January 18, 2015, IMDb had 3,156,631 titles (includes episodes) and 6,329,543 personalities in its database, as well as 58 million registered users and is an Alexa Top 50 site.

The Cambridge Dictionary defines the noun “cast” as “all the actors in a movie, play, or show.” 

It is curious, to say the least, that IMDb has a listing for an episode of ABC World News Tonight which has among its “cast” Adam Lanza — the alleged mass murderer of 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 — as well as several Sandy Hook teachers and parents.

More curious still, the episode is identified as airing on Dec. 12, 2012, two days before the massacre.

Here’s a screenshot I took of the IMDb page which shows the date (2/11/2015) and time (4 PM) when I accessed it — in case IMDb scrubs the page — followed by a description.

↓ Click image below to enlarge ↓

IMDB on ABC News Tonight Dec 12, 2012

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

Episode dated 12 December 2012 (12 Dec. 2012)
“ABC Evening News” Episode dated 12 December 2012 (original title)

Directors: David Distinti, Jeff Kay
Stars: Diane Sawyer, Amy Seavers, Kaitlin Roig

Full Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Sawyer … Herself – Anchor
Amy Seavers … Herself – Parent
Kaitlin Roig … Herself – Teacher
Barack Obama … Himself – President (archive footage)
Chris Cuomo … Himself – Correspondent
Ella Seaver … Herself – Survivor
Paul Vance … Himself – Connecticut State Police
Brian Ross … Himself – Correspondent
Adam Lanza … Himself – Gunman (archive footage)
Robert Weiss … Himself – Monsignor, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Richard Besser … Himself – Medical Correspondent
Amy Robach … Himself – Correspondent
Richard Wilford … Himself – Parent
Brenda Lebinski … Herself – Mother of Third Grader
Vita Calla … Himself – Restaurant Owner
Kenneth Trump … Himself – School Safety Expert
Roy Low … Himself – Parent
Dan Harris … Himself – Correspondent
Alexis Wasik … Herself – Student
Barbara Frey … Herself – Newton Realtor
Jake Tapper … Himself – Correspondent
Pierre Thomas … Himself – Correspondent
Marisa Randazzo … Herself – Former Chief Psychologist, U.S. Secret Service
Brad Garrett … Himself – Correspondent
Jim Avila … Himself – Correspondent
Caitlin Tefft … Herself – Former Student
Brad Tefft … Himself – Parent of Former Student

curiouser & curiouser

H/t Memory Hole

For all the posts we’ve published on Sandy Hoax, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page. See also:

~Eowyn

Sandy Hook: The boys who were evacuated TWICE

Among the many curious things about the Sandy Hook school massacre is the phenomenon of doppelgängers.

There are those who say that some of the school children allegedly killed by Adam Lanza miraculously appeared in the Sandy Hook children’s choir months later, not just alive but looking 2-3 years older.

Then there is 6-year-old Noah Pozner who managed to achieve the phenomenal feat of being killed twice — first at Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012; the second time two years two days later at the Army Public School half a world away in Peshawar, Pakistan on December 16, 2014. (See “Dead again: Sandy Hook child victim Noah Pozner also killed in Pakistan Taliban shooting!”)

Now, thanks to the sharp eyes of FOTM reader who calls himself (with tongue firmly in cheek) Barry Soetoro, Esq., we’ve found two more doppelgängers. They are two boys, presumably students at SHES who, strangely, were evacuated twice from the school on that fateful day in 2012.

One of the many curiosities about Sandy Hook is the dearth of images of children being evacuated from SHES on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012. SHES children were estimated to number about 600, but the dash cam videos from three police cars parked in front of the school that morning showed no children being evacuated.  (See “Sandy Hook hoax: Where were the 100s of students being evacuated?”)

Instead, only two photos of SHES children being evacuated had been made available to the American people, both taken by local newspaper Newtown Bee reporter Shannon Hicks, who claimed she had taken the photos at around 10 AM on Dec. 14, 2012, after police had entered the school to find Lanza supposedly dead by his own hands after killing 20 first-graders and 6 adults.

Here are the two photos (please make note of the green SUV in both pics):

Sandy Hook evacuationConnecticut School Shooting

The two photos show two different groups of students being evacuated, right?

Are you sure? Look again.

Notice the blond boy in a navy top and blue jeans at the head of the line in the first picture? Let’s call him Boy #1. Can you spot him in the second picture?

See the smaller shorter boy in a grey top and blue jeans at the end of the line in the first picture? Let’s call him Boy #2. Can you spot him in the second picture?

I’ve cropped the two pictures to better show the students, and arrayed one on top of the other so that you can compare the two. (Click image to enlarge)

Sandy Hook evacuation cropped

You might say, “Ha! The children probably moved around while they were being evacuated, so that Boy #1 fell behind and went from being first in line to the back.”

But wait!

How could the two boys shift their positions in the line so quickly?

See the green SUV in the two pics?

The SUV is the key. There is simply no way for the two boys to have so quickly changed their positions in the lineup, not to mention the other kids in the two photos are entirely different. All of which point to the two photos as being of two different groups of students (except for boys #1 and #2) being evacuated.

That leaves only one explanation: Boy #1 and Boy #2 were evacuated TWICE. Now why would they do that?

Will wonders ever cease. muttley

There are other reasons to question the authenticity of Hicks’ photos, which most likely had been taken in a school drill, instead of on the day of the alleged massacre. See Professor Jim Fetzer’s “Sent worldwide, Shannon Hick’s ‘iconic’ Sandy Hook photo was faked“.

For all the posts we’ve published on Sandy Hoax, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

H/t Barry Soetoro, Esq.

~Éowyn

Sandy Hoax: Forensic evidence of grey powder from shotgun’s breaching round

A breaching round or slug-shot is a shotgun shell specially made for the purposes of door breaching. Breaching rounds are designed to destroy door deadbolts, locks and hinges without risking lives, and are used by military and SWAT teams to quickly force entry into a locked room. Breaching rounds are frangible, i.e., they break up into fragments, and are made of a dense sintered material, often metal powder in a binder such as wax, which can destroy a lock then immediately disperse.

That means after a shotgun has fired a breaching round, it should leave a residue of metal powder.

In a video uploaded to YouTube by “Barry Soetoro,” it is claimed exactly that metal powder residue can be seen surrounding bullet holes left on a wooden magazine rack in the foyer of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The rack was right next to a large glass window that the FBI claimed Adam Lanza had shot and shattered with his rifle on the morning of December 14, 2012, to gain entrance into the school.

The photos below are from the State of Connecticut’s Final Report on Sandy Hook published on Nov. 25, 2013. I added the words “magazine rack” and arrow, colored red.

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Outside view of shattered glass window

Sandy Hook shattered glass

Inside view of shattered glass window and wooden magazine rack on left

The State of Connecticut’s Final Report states that “On the morning of December 14, 2012, the shooter [Adam Lanza], age 20, heavily armed, went to Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) in Newtown, where he shot his way into the locked school building with a Bushmaster Model XM15-E2S rifle.”

The video below maintains that a close-up of the magazine rack shows grey powder around the bullet holes which is consistent with the metal powder residue left by the breaching rounds from a shotgun. But Lanza didn’t use a shotgun. Instead, a shotgun was found in the trunk of his car by police hours after the alleged massacre. This means that:

  1. Lanza didn’t gain entry into the school by firing at and shattering the glass window.
  2. The window instead was shattered by a shotgun using breaching rounds, most likely by the police or the FBI.

A reader named ABSMOVER of a Sept. 23, 2014 article by the Newtown Post Examiner debunking Sandy Hook hoaxers, wrote a comment stating what video-maker “Barry Soetoro” says about the powder residue. This is the response ABSMOVER received from Newtown Post Examiner:

A breaching round leaves black powder, not blue-ish gray and breaching rounds are used up close for locks and doors. That tiny little hole was consistent with a .223 and certainly not a slug.

Note that in their response, Newtown Post Examiner chose to fixate on the color of the powder, instead of address the fact that only a shotgun’s breaching rounds, not a rifle, would leave powder residue. I wrote a comment on the Newtown Post Examiner stating precisely this. 15 hours later, my comment is still “awaiting moderation.” This is what I wrote:

I find it curious that you are nitpicking about the color of the powder but chose to ignore why a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle, which the State of Connecticut’s Final Report on Sandy Hook claims was used by Adam Lanza to blast his way into the school, would leave powder residue on a magazine rack.

I have no familiarity with shotguns, breaching rounds and the color of their powder residue. If you have knowledge, please share your knowledge and opinion with us!

2 Police BREACHING ROUND Shattered SANDY HOOK Window - NOT Adam Lanza AR-15 (Sandy Hook INSIDE JOB)

H/t Barry Soetoro Esq.

For all the posts we’ve published on Sandy hoax, please go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

UPDATE (Jan. 26):

It is now 1 day 20 hours since I wrote a comment on the Newtown Post Examiner, but my comment is still “awaiting moderation.” A little bird tells me my comment will never be published. LOL

UPDATE (JAN. 27):

It is now 2 days 22 hours since I wrote a comment on the Newtown Post Examiner, but my comment is still “awaiting moderation.”

UPDATE (JAN. 31):

On Jan. 24, 2015, at 3:04 pm, I wrote a comment on the Newtown Post Examiner. It is now more than a week, but my comment is still “awaiting moderation.”

Update (Feb. 6, 2015):

It is now 13 days since I wrote my comment on the Newtown Post Examiner. My comment is still “awaiting moderation.”

~Éowyn

Separated at Birth: Sandy Hook coroner & Pennsylvania school stabbing doctor

On April 9, 2014, a mass stabbing and slashing incident took place at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

At around 7:13 a.m., 16-year-old Alex Hribal, a student at the school, wearing all-black clothing and armed with a pair of 8-inch kitchen knives, stabbed and slashed students in the first-floor science hallway, just minutes before the start of school. All told, 21 people were injured, including Hribal, who was taken into custody by police and charged as an adult with attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

In the video below, Christoph R. Kaufmann, M.D., Director of the Trauma Center at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, PA, spoke on the Franklin school stabbings. Dr. Kaufmann has 18 publications, the first of which — a co-authored article in the journal Current Surgery –  was published in 1987.

But wait!

Where have we seen and heard Dr. Chris Kaufmann before?

At Sandy Hook!

Below is a video of H. Wayne Carver, M.D., 61, the chief medical examiner of the State of Connecticut, at a press conference on December 15, 2012, a day after alleged lone gunman Adam Lanza allegedly shot to death, first his mom Nancy, then 20 kids and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Note also the inappropriate smiles and grins of the state trooper with a moustache second to the left of Dr. Carver (or on the far right from our perspective), at the 1:46, 2:18, 3:07, 4:03, 5:15, 6:17, 6:32, 7:15, 7:46 (big grin), 8:41, 8:45, 9:16, 9:18, 9:35, and 11:52 marks in the video above.

What was so funny?

Psychologists call the trooper’s smiles “micro expressions” — flashes of facial expressions that are very telling. Especially curious is the trooper’s teeth-baring grin at the 8:41 mark. Pamela Meyer, author of the book, LieSpotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deceptionwould call that grin “duping delight” — smiling with delight at getting away with a terrible crime. (See “How to Spot a Liar” for more.)

FOTM reader Barry Soetoro, Esq., fashioned the pic below, comparing Dr. Chris Kaufmann with Dr. Wayne Carver. Note especially their similar vertical frown lines between their eyebrows, and the similar dark patch of hair in the middle of their white moustaches.

4 dr chris kauffman - franklin school shooting

What’s the statistical probability that two men would look and sound so alike, are of approximately the same age, and are both medical doctors attending to the dead and injured of traumatic mass shooting/stabbing events?

I think any statistician would say the probability is infinitesimally small.

Curiously, on Feb. 25, 2011, about 10 months before the Sandy Hook school massacre, Dr. Carver wrote a letter to the Judiciary Committee of the State of Connecticut’s General Assembly, asking that Connecticut State law be changed to allow the State Medical Examiner’s Office to refuse to release autopsy reports on minors. He threatened to quit if they didn’t do it. The state legislature passed the legislation he requested, Bill 1054, and he withdrew his resignation.

Bill 1054 prevents the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner “from unilaterally disclosing autopsy reports on pediatric homicides to the general public.” Below is a composite of screenshots I took of Carver’s letter, beginning at the 3.46 mark from the video that follows the letter.

Click letter to enlarge

Carver letter1Carver letter2a

5 months after the Sandy Hook massacre on May 23, 2013, The Courant reported that Dr. Carver, 61, announced his retirement. Carver, who always joked he was aptly named for the job, had worked at Connecticut’s coroner’s office since July 1, 1982, and as the state’s chief medical examiner since March 1989, with a salary of $303,433. Carver officially retired as of May 1 but was still working on a 120-day contract to help with the transition and complete his cases. Carver had already put in for retirement before the Dec. 14 shooting. He said he had been suffering from health issues in 2012 and only returned to work days before the massacre. Carver said the Newtown crime scene was by far the worst of his career.

For links to the posts FOTM’s has published on the Sandy Hook Massacre Hoax, go here. See especially:

~Eowyn

Sandy Hook families sue Bushmaster gun manufacturer

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One of the many curiosities about the Sandy Hook massacre of Dec. 14, 2012 – in which alleged lone gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, allegedly killed 20 kids and 6 adults in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut — is the absence of lawsuits by the victims’ families. (See my post of March 29, 2014, “Why are there no Sandy Hook lawsuits?”)

That has to be a first in notoriously litigious America, where in 1994, 79-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled a cup of hot McDonald’s coffee on herself sued McDonald’s restaurant and was awarded $2.86 million by a New Mexico civil jury. (The trial judge later reduced the final verdict to $640,000, and the parties settled for a confidential amount before an appeal was decided.)

On Dec. 14, 2014, two years to the day after the alleged massacre, the strange absence of Sandy Hook lawsuits came to an end when, as the AP reports, the families of 9 of the 26 people killed, as well as a teacher who was wounded, filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Lanza allegedly used in the shooting.

The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense. As attorney Josh Koskoff put it in a release, “The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare. In fact, one of the Army’s specifications for the AR-15 was that it has the capability to penetrate a steel helmet.”

The lawsuit claims that Bushmaster is clearly aware that the AR-15 has become the weapon of choice for mass shootings: “Time and again, mentally unstable individuals and criminals have acquired an AR-15 with ease, and they have unleashed the rifle’s lethal power on our streets, our malls, our places of worship, and our schools.”

As one of the plaintiffs, Bill Sherlach, put it, the gun industry needs to be held to “standard business practices” when it comes to assuming the risk for producing, making and selling a product. “These [gun] companies assume no responsibility for marketing and selling a product to the general population who are not trained to use it nor even understand the power of it.”

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for the 10 plaintiffs, 9 of whom are the families of:

  1. Daniel Barden, child
  2. Rachel D’Avino, special ed teacher
  3. Dylan Hockley, child
  4. Jesse Lewis, child
  5. Noah Pozner, child
  6. Lauren Rousseau, teacher
  7. Mary Sherlach, school psychologist
  8. Vicki Soto, teacher
  9. Benjamin Wheeler, child
  10. The 10th plaintiff is Natalie Hammond, a teacher who was injured in the shooting.

The lawsuit names three defendants:

  1. Bushmaster Firearms, the manufacturer of the rifle.
  2. Camfour, a firearm distributor.
  3. Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor where Adam’s mother, Nancy Lanza, allegedly had purchased the Bushmaster rifle in 2010.

Bushmaster Firearms International

There have been two notable lawsuits against gun manufacturers:

  • In 2002, a federal judge in California ruled that Bushmaster and other gun manufacturers were not responsible for a 1999 shooting spree that killed a postal worker and injured five people at a Jewish community center in Los Angeles. The judge said a lawsuit by the victims’ families did not show a link between the manufacturers and the shooting rampage.
  • In 2004, in a lawsuit over the .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle used in the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings that killed 10 people in 2002, Bushmaster and a Washington state gun dealer agreed to pay $550,000 and $2.5 million, respectively, to two survivors and six families. It was the first time a gun manufacturer had agreed to pay damages to settle claims of negligent distribution of weapons.

In 2005, Congress and President George W. Bush approved a federal law, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which shields gun makers from lawsuits over criminal use of their products, with 6 exemptions. One of the exemptions is the “negligent entrustment” exemption, defined in the law as “the supplying of a qualified product by a seller for use by another person when the seller knows, or reasonably should know, the person to whom the product is supplied is likely to, and does, use the product in a manner involving unreasonable risk of physical injury to the person or others.”

Dan Altimari reports for the Hartford Courant, Dec. 15, 2014, that the Sandy Hook lawsuit will test the 2005 federal law designed to protect gun companies by using the negligent entrustment exemption, normally applied to car accident cases. In a negligent entrustment case, a party (Bushmaster) can be held liable for entrusting a product, in this case the Bushmaster rifle, to another party (Nancy and Adam Lanza) who then causes harm to a third party (Lanza’s victims).

Albany Law School Professor Timothy Lytton, who has written a book about the history of lawsuits against gun companies, said an example of negligent entrustment would be the sale of a weapon by a gun retailer to a suicidal person. A negligent entrustment lawsuit would claim the retailer should have known not to sell that person a gun. Lytton said, “The court needs to decide whether they want to extend negligent entrustment from a retailer selling a gun to someone standing right in front of them to the theory that the manufacturer of the weapon is also responsible when the weapon they made is then sold by another party to a third person.”

Dennis Henigan, former vice president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said that extending negligent entrustment to the gun manufacturer Bushmaster Firearms is unprecedented, having never before been brought before a court. It is therefore difficult to predict what will happen, although “Most state judges will want to find a way to allow these victims their day in court.”

There are rumors on the Internet that financier George Soros, a gun control advocate, had bought Bushmaster. If this is true, we would have good reason to question the Sandy Hook lawsuit and if the lawsuit would ever go to trial.

But the rumor is not true. (See my post of Nov. 1, 2011, “Is Soros Buying Up Guns in the U.S.?“)

Instead, Bushmaster and other leading gun makers had been acquired by a company called the Freedom Group that the New York Times calls “the most powerful and mysterious force in the American commercial gun industry today.” Behind Freedom Group is the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management (CCM), which is named after Cerberus, the 3-headed dog that guarded the gates of Hades or Hell in Greek mythology. Steve Feinberg, CCM’s chief executive, co-founded CCM in 1992 with William L. Richter, who currently serves as a senior managing director.

From The New York Times, Nov. 26, 2011:

In recent years, many top-selling brands — including the 195-year-old Remington Arms, as well as Bushmaster Firearms and DPMS, leading makers of military-style semiautomatics — have quietly passed into the hands of a single private company. It is called the Freedom Group — and it is the most powerful and mysterious force in the American commercial gun industry today. […]

Even within gun circles, the Freedom Group is something of an enigma. Its rise has been so swift that it has become the subject of wild speculation and grassy-knoll conspiracy theories. In the realm of consumer rifles and shotguns — long guns, in the trade — it is unrivaled in its size and reach. […]

Behind this giant is Cerberus Capital Management, the private investment company that […] has been buying big names in guns and ammo. […] “We believe our scale and product breadth are unmatched within the industry,” the Freedom Group said in a filing last year with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

[…] Mark Eliason, the vice president for sales and marketing at Windham Weaponry, a new competitor of Bushmaster that was established by Bushmaster’s founder […] estimates that roughly 20 percent of the long guns for sale here are made by Freedom Group companies. […] About a third of it [ammunition] comes from the Freedom Group […].

Some gun enthusiasts have claimed that the power behind the company is actually George Soros, the hedge-fund billionaire and liberal activist. Mr. Soros, these people have warned, is buying American gun companies so he can dismantle the industry, Second Amendment be damned.

The chatter grew so loud that the National Rifle Association issued a statement in October denying the rumors. “N.R.A. has had contact with officials from Cerberus and Freedom Group for some time,” the N.R.A. assured its members. “The owners and investors involved are strong supporters of the Second Amendment and are avid hunters and shooters.”

Mr. Soros isn’t behind the Freedom Group, but, ultimately, another financier is: Stephen A. Feinberg, the chief executive of Cerberus {…] a Princeton graduate who [joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps while at Princeton].

Today, Mr. Feinberg presides over a private empire that rivals some of the mightiest public companies in the land. Cerberus manages more than $20 billion in capital. Together, the companies it owns generate annual revenue of about $40 billion — more than either Amazon or Coca-Cola last year.

Why Cerberus went after gun companies isn’t clear.

[…] Cerberus brings some connections to the table. The longtime chairman of its global investments group is Dan Quayle, the former vice president. The Freedom Group, meantime, has added two retired generals to its board. One is George A. Joulwan, who retired from the Army after serving as Supreme Allied Commander of Europe. The other is Michael W. Hagee, formerly commandant of the Marine Corps.

For the links to the posts we’ve published on the Sandy Hook mystery, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

~Eowyn

Sandy Hook hoax: Where were the 100s of students being evacuated?

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Today is the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre.

Two years ago, on the morning of December 14, 2012, a lone gunman with no history of violence or of mental illness (Lanza reportedly had Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a form of autism, not of mental illness), 20-year-old Adam Lanza, first shot his mother Nancy four times in her head, then drove to the Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES), armed with a rifle, two pistols and a large supply of ammunition.

There, at around 9:30 AM, Lanza gained entrance into the school by shooting and shattering a plate glass window next to the glass doors of the school’s front lobby.

A view of the shattered glass window from inside

A view of the shattered glass window from inside

Lanza went down the school hallways into Classrooms 8 and 10 and, in the space of 5 minutes, shot to death 20 children and 6 adults, including principal Dawn Hochsprung — the same Dawn Hochsprung who, despite having been killed, was interviewed and quoted by the Newtown Bee about the shooting that morning:

Sandy Hook School principal Dawn Hochsprung told the Bee that a masked man entered the school with a rifle and started shooting multiple shows – more than she could count – that went “on and on.”

At 9:40:03 AM, before the arrival of police and first responders, Lanza put a gun to his head and shot himself to death.

Curiously, Social Security Death Index originally had Adam Lanza’s date-of-death as Dec. 13, 2012, one day before he killed 27 people, then himself. (See “Ancestry.com still has Adam Lanza’s date-of-death as a day before the Sandy Hook massacre”)

It had taken Lanza only 5 minutes to shoot and kill 26 people in a hallway and in two separate classrooms.

Or so we were told.

But science says individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome like Adam Lanza typically exhibit poor motor skills and clumsiness. Research says that between 50% to 90% of children and adults with Asperger’s have problems with motor coordination (Ehlers and Gillberg 1993; Ghaziuddin et al. 1994; Gillberg 1989; Szatmari et al. 1990; Tantam 1991). For that reason, motor clumsiness is included as one of the diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s. (Source)

In the two years since, this blog Fellowship of the Minds and countless other citizen bloggers and YouTube videos have meticulously probed and investigated just about every aspect of Sandy Hook. Our conclusion, separately arrived at, is that the Sandy Hook shooting massacre is, in the words of former state trooper Wolfgang Halbig, “a contrived event.” Or as FOTM’s Mike aptly put it, Sandy Hook was “a hoax, a con job, a theatrical production, complete with stars, supporting characters, and extras.”

See “Remarkable resemblance of Sandy Hook victims and professional crisis actors,” “Sandy Hook dad goes from laughing to grieving in blink of an eye,” and “Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events”.

This post is about another oddity of the Sandy Hook hoax — the lack of empirical evidence of children being evacuated from SHES that fateful morning, despite the Connecticut State Police (CSP) Sandy Hook Report‘s insistence that they were being evacuated.

You can find the CSP Sandy Hook Report here or http://cspsandyhookreport.ct.gov/.

We’ve been shown only ONE photo image (below) of purported SHES students being evacuated from the school that morning, led by two Connecticut State police officers to the nearby Firehouse.

SH students evacuating

The now iconic photo was taken by local newspaper Newtown Bee‘s Shannon Hicks, who said she had taken the photo at 10:09 AM on Dec. 14, 2012.

Alas, we have good reasons to question the authenticity of Hicks’ photo. (See Professor Jim Fetzer’s “Sent worldwide, Shannon Hick’s ‘iconic’ Sandy Hook photo was faked“.)

Even if we assume Hicks’ photo to be authentic, only about 12 children are shown in the photo. Where are the other children, estimated by Fetzer to number at least 469, given SHES’s enrollment? The image below shows the evacuation that we should have seen if the media had portrayed it:

Sandy Hook children being evacuated, had there been one

Nor did we see images of those HUNDREDS of school children outside or inside the Firehouse, as Redsilverj points out in a video uploaded to YouTube on July 17, 2014:

Sandy Hook evacuation

Remember Shannon Hicks’ iconic photo of children in a single file being escorted out of SHES on the morning of the massacre? Hicks claimed that she had taken the photo at 10:09 AM on Dec. 14, 2012.

Well, there’s a way we can confirm or disconfirm Hicks’ claim.

Police patrol vehicles that responded to the school shooting that morning were equipped with dash cams, and the dash cam videos are time-stamped. Those videos are in the Connecticut state evidence file. Dash cam #2’s video, for example, is labeled 00055705 in the state evidence file and can be viewed on YouTube here.

Let’s take a look at what the videos — from the dash cams of three patrol cars parked in front of SHES that morning — show at and around 10:09 AM, Dec. 14, 2012.

According to the CSP Sandy Hook Report, evacuation began at 9:58 AM. Here’s a screen shot at the 6:33 mark of Redsilverj’s video, showing the three dash cams at 10:00:00 AM, Dec. 14, 2012.

Do you see any children? (Click image below to enlarge)

SH dash cams

Here’s a screen shot at the 14:58 mark of Redsilverj’s video, showing dash cams 2 and 3 at 10:08:19 AM, Dec. 14, 2012, below which is the CSP Report saying that at “10:08:19 Children are escorted out of the building from the northeast corner of SHES”.

Do you see any children? (click image below to enlarge)

SH dash cams2

Here’s a screen shot at the 15:47 mark of Redsilverj’s video, showing dash cams 2 and 3 at 10:09:18 AM and 10:09:14 AM, respectively. Recall that Shannon Hicks’ photo of the 12 children being evacuated was taken at 10:09 AM.

Do you see any children? (click image below to enlarge)

SH dash cams3

Here’s a screen shot at the 16:08 mark of Redsilverj’s video, showing dash cams 2 and 3 at 10:09:38 AM and 10:09:35 AM, respectively, below which is the CSP Report saying that at “10:09:29 Students are escorted from SHES.”

Do you see any children? (Click image below to enlarge)

SH dash cams4

Here’s a screen shot at the 17:02 mark of Redsilverj’s video, showing dash cams 1 and 2 at 10:10:33 AM and 10:10:32 AM, respectively, below which is the CSP Report saying that at “10:10:31 CSP Det Van Ness and unidentified DEEP (ENCON) officers are escorting children from the northeast corner of SHES.”

Do you see any children? (Click image below to enlarge)

SH dash cams5

Redsilverj’s video shows many more instances when the CSP Report clearly states that children are being escorted from SHES, but no child or children can be seen in the time-stamped dash cam videos. Watch for yourself!

To conclude, the timeline of the Connecticut State Police’s official report on Sandy Hook does not match the time-stamped videos taken from the dash cams of trooper vehicles in SHES’s parking lot on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012. The CSP Report again and again states that children are being escorted out of the school, but the dash cam videos do not show any children being evacuated from SHES.

Why is that?

A simple explanation is that no child/children were evacuated from Sandy Hook Elementary School on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, because the school had been abandoned long before. (See “Was Sandy Hook Elementary School already abandoned before the massacre?” and “Workers tearing down Sandy Hook school sworn to confidentiality”)

That, of course, also means that no child/children were shot dead on Dec. 14, 2012. (See “No one died in Sandy Hook: Testimony from Social Security Death Master File”)

That, in turn, would explain why Newtown and the State of Connecticut to this day refuse to make public the death certificates of the 26 people allegedly killed at SHES on Dec. 14, 2012 — despite FOIA requests from the AP and in spite of the fact that death certificates, like birth and marriage certificates, are vital public records accessible by the public. We are told the reason is because releasing the death certificates of the 20 supposedly-dead children would hurt their parents’ feelings. But why would releasing the death certificates of Adam and Nancy Lanza hurt the feelings of the parents of the 20 “dead” children? (See “Newtown clerk refuses to issue Sandy Hook victims’ death certificates”)

It doesn’t make sense. And to quote Judge Judy:

“If it doesn’t make sense, it isn’t true.”

I really do understand how difficult it is for many Americans to imagine, even less to believe, that our government and media (see “CNN deception: Live aerial footage of police running into Sandy Hook was of another school”) can be as conniving and evil as to perpetrate such an enormous hoax. I humbly suggest you do the following:

  1. Let go of your a priori (your presumed-to-be-true presupposition) that our government does not and cannot lie to us.
  2. Then examine the evidence calmly and dispassionately, by reading the posts FOTM has published on Sandy Hook. Go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.
  3. After you’ve examined the empirical evidence (such as this post on the testimony of the dash cam videos), ask yourself whom you believe — the government/media? or what your own intelligence tells you.

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~Eowyn