Why has the media been using such an obviously outdated picture of the 20 year old Adam Lanza?
A gun is an inanimate object. It can do no harm unless wielded by a user to cause harm or death. That is a fact. Everything else is spin. The spin is thick and plentiful surrounding the Sandy Hook shootings And most of it all focused on "gun control"
The Newtown school shootings have revived debate in the US media about gun control - the same debate that raged, for a while, after previous atrocities such as Columbine and Virginia TechWhile reinforcing the heartbreak of the killings at Sandy Hook School with images of Obama crying. Obama? Crying? Give me a break! Since that man has the blood of so many dead children on his hands, let me rephrase that, ahem...Obama shedding his crocodile tears in front of the camera like a well rehearsed actor.
Obama doesn’t care at all about the children killed at the elementary school. He is pushing an agenda of gun control. Reality being, well, reality. Had one properly trained adult had a gun in that school that day it would have been possible for that one individual to have made a huge difference. A difference that law enforcement was never, ever going to make.
And speaking of the shooter... the first question that popped in my head when this news broke was the same one many people were asking. WHAT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS WAS ADAM LANZA TAKING??
Specifically was it some sort of anti-depressant or anti-psychotic? It sure was!
The main thrust of this article spins on the Aspergers angle, I am most interested in this little tidbit
That report makes no mention of Asperger's syndrome, but it cites Adam's uncle who said he was taking an anti-psychotic drug called Fanapt.Fanapt. My suspicions confirmed.
Start searching around...... It does not take long to find information linking violent behaviour and Fanapt
Fanapt may cause aggressive/violent behavior (frequent).
This drug may also cause the following symptoms that are related to aggressive/violent behavior:
Impulse control problems (uncommon)
Psychiatric side effects including restlessness, aggression, and delusion have been reported frequently. Hostility, decreased libido, paranoia, anorgasmia, confusional state, mania, catatonia, mood swings, panic attack, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, delirium, polydipsia psychogenic, impulse-control disorder, and major depression have been reported infrequently.
And two reviews from people who had taken this drug: The second one is most relevant
Odd thing about Fanapt was that it had been rejected for years by the FDA
Then suddenly it was approved? Why?
Remember Fanapt (iloperidone)? That's the antipsychotic compound that bounced around from company to company during the 1990s, and nearly sank Vanda Pharmaceuticals a few years ago when the FDA gave them a "Not Approvable" letter. I predicted at the time that we'd never hear from them again, but to my surprise (and to Vanda's, I'd guess), the FDA reversed itself and let the compound through in 2009.Surprise approval of Fanapt makes stock go wild
Did the FDA finally approve this drug after years of rejection for the sake of pharmaceutical profit making???
UPDATE: Antidepressants Cause Suicide and Violence in Soldiers
(this article is written specifically with Soldiers in mind, but, as the author makes clear this applies to the public in general)
First, there is no evidence that antidepressants prevent suicide and a great deal of evidence that they cause it.
Second, antidepressants almost never cure depression and instead they frequently worsen depression.
Third, antidepressants never cure biochemical imbalances. Instead, they always cause them. There are no known biochemical imbalances in the brains of depressed people until they start taking toxic psychiatric drugs and every person who takes one of these drugs end up with a significant biochemical disturbance in the brain. That's how the drugs work--by disrupting normal biochemical processes in the brain.
Fourth, when all antidepressant studies are examined as a group, rather than cherry picked by the drug companies, antidepressants are no better than placebo.
Conclusion? Antidepressants are a hoax--in this case, a hoax that is killing members of our armed services. With billions of dollars at stake, the drug companies also do everything they can to downplay the risks of their products. Thus the pharmaceutical industry failed to find any evidence that antidepressants cause suicidality until the FDA forced them to re-evaluate their old data. The result? Now the FDA requires a black box warning that antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal behavior in children, youth and young adults.
In my latest book, Medication Madness, I describe dozens of dramatic cases in which peace-loving citizens have become suicidal, violent and psychotic from taking antidepressant drugs like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft.
Antidepressant and Anti psychotics = SSRI's