• "Fake news",  Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung,  Death and taxes,  Illusions/Delusions,  Memory holes,  Sandy Hook

    Cinderella’s Fake News Forum: #1

    Occasionally, Cinderella will be posting items on the Sandy Hook 12-14-12 Event that give you, the reader, a chance to exercise your wits in determining whether or not a news story or social media item (posts, Tweets and messages) is true or false. Most will be small items not previously closely examined in the continuing Sandy Hook narrative. Some may seem trivial to the point of pettiness, but Cinderella has found that many tiny hanging threads eventually unravel a whole sweater, especially if the sweater is cheaply made. We’re calling these little threads Cinderella’s Fake News Forum. Cinderella will do her best to provideĀ  background, research and commentary to aid…

  • Budgets,  Building improvements,  Death and taxes,  Illusions/Delusions,  Memory holes,  Sandy Hook

    History: Bad news and big dues for Newtown.

    Cinderella decided to take a look at the Newtown Board of Education budget for the 2011-2012 school year. The budget, approved on 5-17-11, was for $67,971,427, with an increase of 1.16%. Mind-numbing and eye-straining though it was, Cinderella’s search turned up anomalies characteristic of the Sandy Hook saga. There are strange divergences, with numbers bouncing all over the place so that the two budget documents still available for perusal would almost seem to be for two totally different towns. What follows is a sampling of line-item weirdness from the 2011-12 school year. It isn’t possible to point out all of the oddities in these documents, so I’ve chosen to focus…