Sandy Hook Conspiracy Video Goes Viral, Questions Everything

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It only took a matter of days after Adam Lanza opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School for conspiracy theories to pop up on the Internet.

The Sandy Hook Shooting - Fully Exposed, a self-produced mini-documentary, has rapidly make the leap from obscurity to viral success. Here it is:

Many Sandy Hook conspiracy theories have popped up since the attack. Most are totally preposterous; all spurred by questioning authority and the media.

Among them: Lanza's father was due to testify in hearings about a banking scandal; Obama orchestrated the shootings to enact gun control laws.

Also among them: The Dark Knight Returns and/or Hunger Games predicted the shooting, or Newtown didn't happen at all, according to a professor.

It turns out that the media portrayal of the unspeakable tragedy has become the rallying cry for those who buy into Sandy Hook conspiracy theories.

There was more than one shooter, for instance, or not as many kids died, or the parents we saw on TV were actors, or the press is hiding facts, etc.

The above video cites the confusion around the initial reports as a reason to believe his conspiracy, and its creator is adamant that he's not denying Newtown.

"I really try to stress this video was about putting together a bunch of evidence and raising questions that others could research and answer," he wrote.

Choosing to remain anonymous, the video's creator spoke about it with Gawker.

"[I]t all started when me and my friends used to research 9/11 in high school," says the individual behind the video, posted on the YouTube channel "ThinkOutsidetTheTV."

"That's what got me started researching government cover ups."

"Once I learned about all the false flag attacks in history that have been proven to be true, I knew it was only a matter of time before another came a long."

The "false flag attack," in which the true belligerents of a terrorist attack, shooting, or disaster conceal their identities, is a common trope among conspiracy theorists.

If you believe in the idea that false flag attacks occur with regularity - and spend a lot of time in the dregs of YouTube - it's hard not to see them everywhere.

"When Sandy Hook first happened i just had a feeling like it was all too perfect," the video creator continued. "I just had this feeling deep down."

"These people and the whole town had this artificial vibe about them."

The perceived "artificiality" of the grieving parents is a cornerstone piece of "evidence" produced by Sandy Hook Truther: SandyHookHoax (dot) com.

The premiere Sandy Hook Truther site on the web, it has an entire section called "All Actors," under an enormous header reading "NO TEARS."

That section is devoted to news videos of families in Newtown, Conn., deemed insufficiently grief-stricken by the growing number of conspiracy believers.

What do you think? Do you think any of the Sandy Hook shooting or subsequent media coverage was manufactured? And why? Or is this just pure insanity?

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Wow, this is just really disturbing. For all of those insisting these theories are insane, please explain how all of those Facebook and relief fund pages were created before the shootings. Really, I want to know your explanation for that...

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@ Sammie

If I were to change my Facebook page today to create a rest in peace page for someone who died today, conspiracy theorists could claim: this page was created in 2009! The date shows the date the account was created, not the page itself. I'm amazed at how willing people are to believe such ridiculous stuff.

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@ Sandy

Wow. Umm if you created a RIP post today, the bottom of the post will say you created it 1/16. Not sure which Facebook site your on.

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I will say I'm not a hundred percent sure a single child even died. I watched it all day and cried like I often do while watching movies. After looking back and thinking about it I didn't see a single drop of blood or a single victim. Trying to google image I found nothing but family photos. Where's the blood in this story. Assault rifles cause blood lot's of blood on walls on floors on shoes on shirts. Why was the fire station down the street the meeting place for EMTs. Seems like a bit of a treck for a stretcher. Put a tarp in the parking lot and some empty body bags and start the tears.

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@ weirdstuff

Im with you as well. There wasn't a single drop of blood anywhere on any of the surviving children. The man used an assault rifle? Why do all the children describe that they hear "banging" and "someone banging on the walls"

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@ BK

11 kids ran out of one classroom. One kid played dead in the other classroom surrounded by bodies. She was drenched in blood and tissue. I'll bet you would love to see pictures of a 6-year old like that, wouldn't you, you mentally deranged jerk.

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@ BK

The children shot were confined to two classrooms. It was my understanding that one entire classroom was taken out with no survivors,but six kids escaped the other room by running out. Those children could have easily escaped without blood spatter if they ran out before the shooter began shooting.

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@ weirdstuff

I'm with you, the media sure did drop the ball on this attack. As we have seen in the past, clips of gunman walking through schools or bullet holes in walls, there is nothing to this story but a clip of children in a line leaving the school and a couple of EMS standing around. As for the hundreds that attended funerals, well you could put a couple bricks in a closed coffin and no one will ever know. No saying no one died, but 26 people dead with 0 injured, that sounds strange to me.

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@ Interestedinthetruth

Two injured. 12 escaped the classrooms before he executed them. What is so hard to believe? AR-15 does a lot of damage to a 6-year old body. Which is why this is so horrific. You seem to want movie footage from this elementary school - why would an elementary school have cameras taping anything?

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@ Interestedinthetruth

There was a survivor.

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@ Kara

There were many survivors... what are you smoking, Kara?

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@ weirdstuff

How do you explain the hundreds of people who attended 26 funerals?

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@ weirdstuff

Are you SERIOUS? If your child died somewhere (assuming you have kids, and I hope you don't), you'd be okay with the world seeing their splattered blood, their body? Do you really, seriously wish that cameras had been invited inside the school to film the blood and the bodies of little dead children? Wow.

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@ weirdstuff

You are honestly asking why you never saw a body bag or blood? Why would police/anyone allow the bodies of CHILDREN be publicly displayed for anyone to see. As far as the blood goes. The shootings were done INSIDE of a building which was an active crime scene. Do you really think that police are going to allow press to come frolicking in there or releasing crime scent photos to the press. Uhhh no. You people seriously need to let these families grieve in piece and quit trying to make some kind of debate over such a tradgey. It is disgusting.

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@ Wowyourstupid

Wow you're stupid*
You're an idiot I don't believe anything you say because you're* illiterate!

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@ Wowyourstupid

You can go to hell. You might catch up with your brain if you hurry. Dumb ignorant Fuck.

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@ Ihatestupidpeople

Actually, I've got my eyes on you.

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@ Wowyourstupid

They allowed a teacher in to make the president a note..... Ever wonder how that happen?

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@ Motor DaMan

What in the heck are you talking about?

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Wow. Imagine being a parent of these children and hearing about these nut jobs. Of course you should question things, but it doesn't take much questioning before you realize that these theories are insane. Do any of you really think that the parents of that girl were so stupid that they brought the "dead" sister to visit the president the next day?

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@ Amazing

Not sure what your trying to argue here. Based on the pic the parents are that stupid to bring the "dead" sister to visit the prez.

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@ Matt

That pic was of the child's sister. The family had three children that were close in age.

Mary-grills
@ Matt

And I'm not going to mention another dead student that has been paraded on TV right before your eyes!One was yesterday right on national TV on every channel!!!!These people can believe what they want,I REALLY don't care!!!!

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@ Mary Grills

Than why do you keep commenting?

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@ Mary Grills

Please drive over from Lebanon Road and dig up a few graves for yourself. Maybe knock on the lying parent's doors. Be the investigative reporter you know you can be! Or, dig deep and find your humanity and your sanity - because real people are hurting.

Mary-grills
@ Mary Grills

@TOM!!!You are pathetic and childish!!!I honestly don't care if you believe me or not.Reading all your post on this video,I HIGHLY doubt you even shed 1 tear.As far as you actually living in Newtown goes..........I plan on visiting a friend there in Feb.Maybe we could do lunch!!

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@ Mary Grills

Feels GOOD to have someone telling you your son isn't dead, you're a liar.

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@ Mary Grills

By the way, why should I believe you had a son and he died? Sounds a little too "pat" to me. Feels GOD, huh?

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@ Mary Grills

Believe what you will. I've cried more in the last month than ever in my life. For real friends who lost real children. And when those people are hurt by people making up conspiracy theories, I will protect them. I don't care what you believe. Just don't hurt these young parents because you haven't seen enough tears on your TV.

Mary-grills
@ Mary Grills

Thank you for the first part of your comment TOM,however,My son Matthew,my only child is no longer here with me.He is in heaven now.He died last Feb.2.He was 28 years old.He was,and is STILL in my heart the most beautiful person to ever have the privilage of loving l!!!And I STILL cry every F*****G day...Thank you very much!!!And when this first started being broadcasted I cried along with my friends that were with me.And we prayed for those children,their familys and the little town of newtown.Not Fake cries...we ALL had tears.Everywhere we went people talking about it had tears.Our hearts really hurt for everyone.
Then later when I was home and watched 1 then 2 then 3 interviews of parents,I gotta say I was so totally confused.I could'nt understand how ANY parent could actually talk about this without crying...NOT 1 tear from anyone.When I had to identify Matthew all I could do was cry out NONONONONO over and over.And I know I had real tears because my friends all had wet shoulders.
I still pray for those little ones and their families just in case its true.But my gut says NO!!!!!Not everyone wants to see a dead body,sickly- some do.
One more thing Tom.....I dont believe you!!!

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@ Mary Grills

Mary, nice picture of your child with you. Now imagine that child is shot 11 times, jaw shot off, tissue everywhere. Please dream about that instead of your crazy, hateful, lying theories. Moms and dads who live down my street lost babies. You should pray it doesn't happen to you, because crazies will question whether you are crying, whether your child is really dead, will want to see the body. My God, I cannot handle how sick you people are!

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By the way, you need to correct your article. The professor you mentioned is not saying it never happened. You are quoting CNN instead of the original source. The professor's blog is open for any to read it. His MemoryHoleBlog asks whether it happened the way media claims it did or if facts have been rudely manipulated for possible political reasons. Get your facts straight before writing incorrect info next time.

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I find it very odd that anybody who questions any event these days is called a conspiracy nut. Questioning events is healthy and should be encouraged, its how learn as children. But if you question anything now you are immediately labelled.
Could this be a conspiracy in itself?

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@ Del Del

I do not agree that it is ever correct to question the murder of 20 children by claiming that it was used to push gun control. 20 small children were murdered.... plain and simple. There is no political reasoning behind it, there is no ulterior motive. People read to many blogs written by assholes that question everything. It is the same bullshit that happened after 9/11. Moronic know-it-all bloggers came up with conspiracy ideas. The same thing is unfortunately happening now. The parents of those 20 children having to hear that it was all a big conspiracy to push gun control is an outrage. Take your conspiracies and shove them up your ass.

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@ Dorian

@Dorian. It really isn't plain and simple as you so eloquently put it. The press had cameras on the building day and night. the murder of 20 children? What children? I didn't see children, as a matter of fact. Not 1 single body was removed from that school. My girlfriend is a police officer of the neighboring town. They assisted. She came home later that night - secret service and CIA along with Military were at the "so called staging area" the fire dept. Not 1 body was removed from the school, not 1 body was taken to the fire dept. Now - you can go on thinking what you want - but why would my law enforcement significant other come home from a day of tragedy and sob like a child all night at how it was all a sham. And how could any psycho government falsify the deaths of children! riddle me that batman

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@ xero

Batman? As in how the Dark Knight rises is the reason for the shootings? I swear these conspiracies are a sad load of BS.

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@ xero

CIA? Secret Service? Military? "So-called staging area?" You are a liar. The kids and teachers had to walk past bodies in the hall. About 500 people walked by bodies. The bodies were removed the next day. Give us your real name and social security number To prove your so-called story. Brainless.

Mary-grills
@ xero

God bless your girlfriend.I hope she finds the courage to someday to speak out about this.Its not right.She risks her life every day for real crime and now I'm sure she is forced to stay quiet....So not right.Maybe she should look into the libor scandle,at least sh may find out why this really happened.

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@ Dorian

"The parents of those 20 children having to hear that it was all a big conspiracy to push gun control is an outrage." That one parent who was laughing and joking before giving his interview didn't seem outraged. He seemed happy and joyful if you ask me.

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@ Dorian

Thank you!!!

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@ Del Del

Absolutely. The word "conspiracy theorist" was introduced In a document released to the press in 1967 by government officials as psychological techniques to combat public questioning of the Warren report. Look it up.

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All it takes is a little logic and commonsense questioning about the HOW and WHY to realize this story's facts have been either covered up or strongly manipulated. We now know NO rifle was found inside the school and only a shotgun was found in the car. So where does this assault rifle come in that our leaders have been demonizing as the weapon used and needs to be banned? This tragedy was used to pull on our heartstrings to push through gun control decrees, like it or not. And how would a kid weighing no more than 130 lbs be able to carry up to 90 magazines and all the guns while wearing a tactical vestsnd shoot each person at least three times, leaving no witnesses and everyone dead in a matter of only 6-7 minutes before committing suicide? If you've ever trained with military you'd know how difficult a task that would be for a well trained soldier, let alone a skinny autistic kid. We got into the Vietnam War based on a lie. It's documented fact. Hitler burned his own Reichstag and blamed others. Documented. Nero burned Rome and blamed the Christians. Documented. Why do we refuse to believe they could do this? It's easier to fool people than to convince them they've been fooled.

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@ Nell

Your "we now know" is wrong. He had an AR-15. The kids were crowded in a corner. He shot them like fish in a barrel. What is so hard for your pea-brain to process?

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This is not a time to rely on our emotions to make sound decisions. The most important mindset in a situation like this is to use our heads and reasoning, people! SO if there is a conspiracy behind this whole tragedy to take guns away, nothing works better than turning children into victims. It creates an air that we mustn't question anything. "The decision is final," "something must be done." This is dangerous because we always need to put the blame on something or someone. And in this situation, it's guns, specifically assault rifles.

Mary-grills
@ Michael

There was no rifle found in the school,A rifle was found in the trunk of a car that was not even registered to anyone in lanzas family.And it was'nt even a bushmaster!!!Google....police find long gun in trunk,.......and then google.....Adam lanza's car is registered th christopher Rodia.
Adam was a computer wiz.....his father is somehow involved in libor scandal....so my question to everyone is why did peter lanza(dad) meet police in new jersey?????Was his computer searched or even his home,or his brothers????They both caim to not have seen adam in a long time,how did lanza get his brothers license????Is newton tied to libor finance sceme????just sayin......

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@ Mary Grills

Fact: a shotgun was in his trunk, not a rifle, and it was registered to Nancy Lanza. Fact: Adam didn't have his brother's license - he had his mother's car, and the first assumption was that he was the older brother. Fact: You're an idiot. Google that.

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@ Tom

Do you have the slightest fucking clue how much the government lies to our faces? If you do not personally know anyone that was at that school that day you can't prove it happened, when I saw the news it really did look like a poorly staged movie, also anyone can go on tv and pretend they're someone's parents because now a days what is really actually real, those parents all seem very put together as a behavioral analysts I can tell those people were coached, whether you believe it or not they were! This is a massacre we are talking about that's why we wanna know that it was real because it involved innocent children, this is why I wanna see some actual proof that it happened because the government is so full of secrets that I can't believe this, I would believe a family was gunned down but something like this that
took over every channel and radio stations now that is something that is not very likely for a man to
kill children while they're in school OF COURSE would government skeptic would highly doubt this it may have happened I don't know that at all for sure but I really think this was set up by the government, and you can't call me an idiot or that I am heartless because I don't believe in something I didn't witness or have real proof of.

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@ Tom

Actually, you are all convincing me that mental health is a serious issue. We need more stringent background checks because there are so many loons. Why, exactly, do you rush dead kids to the hospital? Two nearly dead kids and two wounded people came put, and they DID go to the hospital. Why do you need tents when the crime scene is inside? What Holmes lawyer are you talking about in your gibberish? This is so sick of you - seriously consider getting some help. Maybe one day you will realize there is a real world with real people out there, not conspiracies wrapped in conspiracies. You do realize that your conspiracy would require dozens of teachers and 400 grade school students in addition to 40 parents, maybe 50 first responders all to be on board. Are you even capable of analyzing simple problems, because you really seem confused by this one.

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@ Tom

Tom is such an annoying fuckinh idiot on this site! Shut the fuck up and quit trying to act like you were actually there and know everything cause you don't know anything obviously, I don't give a fuck what you say there had to been bodies coming out of that school as soon as the ambulance got there. There also had to clear the pathway to the school for the ambulance. They had have to have several medical tents set up for the people in the school it was a so called massacre! Wake up! There is no way of going around THAT HOLMES LAWYER FROM THE COLORADO SHOOTING WAS ALL OF A SUDDEN A PARENT. Bullshit. Sandy Hooks was plotted that is a solid fact. Emilie Parker was never even in ANY school pictures either. It's an on going thing. To finish it off, we question this because it can be question to full extend because we never saw any after math. If things were clear we wouldn't be asking all these REASONABLE questions.

Mary-grills
@ Tom

well excuuuuse me TOM!!!SHOTGUN!!!!!Adam had his brothers license thats why they used his brothers name according to all TV media!!!!Yes they did say he had his mothers car on the news.The car the SHOTGUN was found did NOT belong to his mother!!!!!The car on the flatbed was NOT his mother.I googled idiot and it said T O M

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Insanity! I come from a town where we have lost a lot kids, and I remember how drugged up the parents would have to be to even stand at their childs funeral! I am sure these parents were given something to somewhat numb the pain (which I imagine is impossible!) of losing their 5 and 6 year old children! That, I believe explains whatever you conspiracy theorists call "Acting" in their television interviews. I know if I had a child and they were murdered, you better give me every pill you could think of to numb me, because there is no way I could stand, walk, talk, eat, sleep without my child!

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@ Stephanie

Re: Parent's reactions. When my niece was murdered at age 14 after being abducted while walking to school, my sister gave interviews to the media (this was before we knew what happened) pleading for her daughter's safe return. There were times she cried, and there were times she laughed, and there was medication too, as prescirbed by a physician. After we found out what happened, the same pattern emerged.
Do not presume, people, that you can speak for anyone else on how they should act/grieve. Who are you to do so? My sister and her husband would veer wildly from one moment to another with their emotions. Do you think that odd? By what standards? Your own? Then screw you all, cause I don't give a %#% about your standards. I don't care if YOU would cry nonstop for days and days. My family and I will grieve on our terms - same as the poor parents in Newtown. You have no idea what was going on right at the moment the camera captured Mr. Parker. Maybe he was reacting just like my sis.

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@ Stephanie

@Sephanie,
Regarding the parents, especially the father of the little girl prior to the interview, what gives with the outward smiles and nonchalant demeanor, then a quick switch to a hurt father? That is disturbing. Or do you attribute that to the drugs as well? Really think it's drugs?

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@ Stephanie

@Sephanie,
Regarding the parents, especially the father of the little girl prior to the interview, what gives with the outward smiles and nonchalant demeanor, then a quick switch to a hurt father? That is disturbing. Or do you attribute that to the drugs as well? Really think it's drugs?

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@ Stephanie

Did you even watch this video? It bases very little of its questioning on the parents' reactions.

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@ Andrew

I did watch the video, and it bases quite a bit of its argument on the reactions of the parents. In fact, it shows for a long time the smiling face of a mother being interviewed by Anderson Cooper--minus the sound. Really interesting that they chose to leave the sound off--makes the woman appear almost happy. Go search for the video WITH sound, and the context changes entirely. Then it becomes a sad, sad smile of a deeply grieving woman trying to honor her dead daughter and support her daughter's still living brother. This video is dishonest in so many ways.

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This entire article and many others like it are completely biased. They fail to mention any of the other more factual evidence concerning a possible false-flag event mentioned in the articles and videos questioning the tragedy. They focus entirely on the part about grieving parents. I watched the various videos about the Sandy Hook shooting on YouTube and also searched around on the internet for myself. I had some suspicion about the incident when I watched the news and read articles the day of the shooting. The story kept changing and unlike other events, there was a lack of evidence you'd normally see in an event this big. There is definitely something off about this whole tragedy. Too many inconsistencies about the various testimonies from parents and officials to ignore. Also, looking at all the news footage and few photos, there are no ambulances near the school or bodies carried out. If you look back at other school shooting incidents such as Columbine and Virginia Tech, there is a lot of video footage and a lot of photos of students pouring out of several doors, ambulances and swat-teams around the schools. What about the fact that several websites for victims of Sandy hook were made several days prior to the shooting? I've tried to access some of them again but all have been deleted and remade. Check for yourself! Where is the evidence? I haven't seen any. It's funny that so many people just believe everything without a single question or hint of suspicion. When a few people start questioning something like this, they are accused and stereotyped as conspiracy theorists. This isn't about conspiracy theorists, it's about a few people actually using their heads and questioning the strangeness that revolve around Sandy Hook. It's very saddening that so many people would first criticize others for bringing the legitimacy of this incident into question. I have no obligation to believe this event actually happened until I see some solid factual evidence and consistency in what really happened . Until then, I will continue to use my critical thinking skills like all Americans should.

Tequila911
@ Michael

My god.... I feel sorry for some of you people

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@ tequila911

Why feel sorry for somebody that questions their own government? It is people like you, who do not question, that lead the Nazi party in power during the 30s.

Mary-grills

Things are'nt always what they seem!It is all a part of government agenda to take law abiding citizens guns away!Putting the focus on mental disorders and not on the meds.I have a hard time watching all this unfold and not one tear has been shed on any of thesepeople!!NOT ONE!!!!I lost my son Feb 2,2012 and cant talk about him without crying.I cried my heart out as this shooting unfolded!!!Then as I kept watching I was in total disbelief!!!!The news media is going all
out t have us believe this really happened and I have so many doubts.All I can say is watch all the videos with an open mind.The United Nations along with our own government, wants all countries unarmed,and will stop at nothing to make it happen.

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@ Mary Grills

I completly agree 100%... what i find funny is that some people say well the parents are drugged and are in shock... well let me tell you I have a 5 and 9 year old and if someone just told me that they were murdered I would be so unconsolable that the last thing I would do is give an interview on tv. I even cried hearing about this and i am no where near connected to this event. i have questioned these events since it "happened" and will continue to...

Tequila911
@ Mary Grills

Crazy.. in the house..

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@ tequila911

All tequila does is call people crazy.. and has no actual argument.