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James & Lizette Eckert, Alton (NH) Shooting Victims: Vital Data Culled From Excellent ‘Boston Globe’ Article.

by Anura Guruge

Data culled from this “Boston Globe” article.

Long article. So, I am summarizing some of the key data so you can get a snapshot.

But, please read the original if you have the time. It is very good & informative.

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♦ Met at ‘Palmer College of Chiropractic‘ in Iowa.

♦ Got married in 1997. [He would have been 26, she 28. No details of prior relationships, children or where they came from.]

♦ Established ‘Innate chiropractic’ in South Portland in 1998. [There is also, coincidentally or otherwise, an ‘Innate Chiropractic’ in Iowa.]

♦ Owned a ‘big house’ on a lake in Gray, Maine — the lake being ‘Little Sebago Lake’.


♦ One biological child, a daughter (born before 2010, probably around 2004).

♦ Adopted two boys (NOT twins) from a Russian orphanage in 2010 via ‘KidsFirst Adoption’ agency in Indiana.. The youngest, the 11-year old shooter, would have been 2-years old at the time. The older brother was probably 4 or 5.

They violated Russian adoption rules, which require mandatory yearly updates, by ceasing to send such reports after the third year. 


♦ Believed to have had, c. 2010, $100,000 in credit card debts & $250,000 in student loans.

But, had not stopped them from buying a boat, a timeshare and a Mercedes Benz camper.

Legal Woes

♦ 2009 IRS audit on ‘Innate chiropractic’ that resulted in the IRS asking for $100,000+ in payments.

They contested the IRS in court.

♦ August 2011: With battle with IRS ongoing they file for bankruptcy: over $2 million in liabilities, just $600,000 in assets.

♦ March 2012: Stopped paying mortgage.

♦ July 2012: Dismissed bankruptcy proceedings. Not going as they had hoped. They were now liable for all of their ever mounting debt.

Move to Alton

♦ Late 2012: They abscond from their Gray, Maine house (with its unpaid mortgage) at night — taking with them, among other things, the water heater from the house.

♦ Farmhouse, at 76 Dobbins Way, Alton, where the shooting took place, was supposedly built-in 1770. It sits on 19-acres.

It was purchased in October 2012 for $140,000 — supposedly by Lizette Eckert’s father.

♦ Lizette started working for ‘Sanctuary Bodyworks and Sauna‘ in Pittsfield, NH, as a chiropractor.

♦ James ran a chiropractic business, from home, in Alton, called “The Big Idea“. [I can’t find any details about it or whether he was licensed to practice in New Hampshire.]

UPDATE: His NH license supposedly lapsed in 2015. Possibly her’s too. Check this April 11, 2019 post.

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Origins Of The Name ‘Lovelace’, ‘Ada Lovelace’ Considered The First Computer Programmer.

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I was on Facebook discussion this morning about female programmers when I brought the name ‘Ada Lovelace‘. Somebody commented on how it sounded like a name that Donald Trump might have paid hush money to. He had a point. ‘LOVELACE’. Got me thinking, which then led to, of course, some intense Googling.

Wow! Intriguing. So, there are two competing theories as to the origins of the name (as you can clearly see above): lawless and ‘short on love’. I go with the forner.

I did not know that Ada was Lord Byron’s legitimate daughter and was born Ada Byron.

The Lovelace came from her marriage, but not initially. Her husband, to begin with, was William, 8th Baron King. He was later made Earl of Lovelace — Ada a descendent of the then extinct Barons Lovelace. What a story. Kind of sad also. She died from uterine cancer, aged 36. Same age her father had died.

Well, it definitely was worth looking into. I learned so much.

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Does President Donald Trump Have A Security Clearance?

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But, that is perfectly kosher. As it is supposed to be.

U.S. elected officials at the Federal Level, Supreme Court Justices or other constitutional officers do NOT require security clearances. They have access to classified material but that access is not contingent or based on a security clearance.

So, the Vice President does not have a security clearance either.

So, you can see why Trump is rather ambivalent as to his daughter, son-in-law and other staff officials getting security clearances.

Being elected by VOTERS is deemed to be enough.

Seems like there is a flaw here, especially if the Russians tamper with the elections.

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Today, April 7, Was Master Sitarist Ravi Shankar’s Birthday — He Having Been Born In 1920.

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Wow. They are BOTH dead. One dying much younger than the other.

He was magical.

Given that I have spent a LOT of time in India I have had my share of sitar and tabla music.

I am not a huge fan but I can listen to decent/good sitar/tabla music for an extended period of time.

Ravi Shankar is good. I enjoyed listening to him. I hear his daughter is very good. She plays in New Hampshire quite often BUT I have yet to catch her.

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Today, April 5, Is Pocahontas’ Wedding Anniversary From 403 Years Ago.

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This was when she got married to English John Rolfe (1585 – 1622). So Rolfe was 29 and already a widower.

Pocahontas, from what we know, was probably 18 at the time. It is believed that she may have been married before and possibly even had a daughter. Her first husband is thought to have been killed by the English in 1613.

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