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started shooting multiple shows – more than she could count
Your source said it was done by Research 2000. And the guy has been proven a fraud in court and is paying fines for it
The Justice Department said Wednesday that it has joined a lawsuit against The Gallup Organization alleging the polling company filed false claims on contracts with the U.S. Mint, the State Department and other government agencies
Insulting and lazy? That's funny because everyone in my Aspergers support groups, and those of my kids gave ourselves that nickname by choice. Blind people sometimes refer to each other as "blinkers". It's a non-pc term but ok in their own social group. Just because you get butt-hurt over a nickname, doesn't make it insulting.
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by stormy46237
First, dont give the condition a nickname, thats no better than calling a spastic a spaz. Its insulting and in no way needed to make your point, not to mention lazy.
edit on 17-12-2012 by TrueBrit because: spelling (which is probably still bloody awful, for which I apologise).
Originally posted by SiglenDyn
I've been following this thread pretty closely but maybe I missed something.
I thought there was only one injured survivor, the woman who was shot in the foot.
Can anyone tell me who the second one was?
Originally posted by stormy46237
I sincerely wish we could throw the whole Aspergers part of this mess, out the window. Unless the kid was on some kind of heavy duty meds to help manage his condition, there's darn near no way being an aspie could have had any bearing on his ability to commit this type of crime.
Yes, people with Aspergers can be prone to hair trigger, violent outbursts "in the moment" but that doesn't fit the scenario here. Most aspies are quiet, withdrawn, non-social (not anti-social), hyper focused people who just want to be left the hell alone. Some tend to lack empathetic cues which would make them less emotionally affected by something as heinous as the killing of children but on the flipside, this makes them less likely to premeditate such an action because, what would be the point?
Other aspies are hyper empathetic. They can't bear the though of anything suffering, can't even kill bugs, so they wouldn't be in a position to plan to do harm to someone or something because it would be too emotionally torturous on themselves.
I just told someone, not 30 minutes ago, that the mention of Lanza having Aspergers is going to mark all the geeky, gamer, aspie kids the same way goth kids were marked with suspicion after Columbine. I have no doubt that they walked into their classrooms today and were given sideways glances and were spoken about behind their backs. It makes me sick.
Whatever caused that boy to snap, if that's even what happened, I would be my next paycheck it didn't have a damn thing to do with ASD.
For the record, I'm the parent of 2 ASD young adults, am on the spectrum myself, and I've been active in the aspie community (yes, there is one) for 20 years.