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Tazzie

France

#21 Oct 7, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
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Park at the intersection of Washington and Jefferson or in front of the Presbyterian church any night of the week. You'll see witches, bitches, dopers and teen mothers strolling by. You'll get an education without having to read a paragraph.
That was Mean !!!!!!!!!!
But True lol
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Marengo, OH

#22 Oct 7, 2013
Joseph P. Kennedy: The Mogul, the Mob, the Statesman, and the Making of an American Myth
2003
hardback

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Joe Kennedy could best be described as a ruthless, self-serving, border-line criminal and stock manipulator; an inveterate philanderer, ignoble husband and father, and, all-in-all, a poor excuse for a human being.

He never worked as a "bootlegger" in a romantic sense. He never outraced the Coast Guard to deliver the goods. Instead, Joe just made the money. Later, he went to Hollywood where he made his mark and took Gloria Swanson as his mistress. While there, he managed her affairs (business) and lavished her with expensive gifts - most of which were later found to have been paid for with Gloria's own money.(Geez, what a guy!) Then, if truth be told, Joe established and helped run various stock pools aimed at manipulating the stock market to the benefit of the pool members.(This is said to have been one of the causes of the stock market crash of 1929 and the resulting "Great Depression.")

JPK set about furthering his son's, John F. Kennedy's, political career through one nefarious scheme after another. Joe even managed to preclude JFK's being court marshaled for dereliction of duty for letting his PT boat (PT-109) be rammed, causing two deaths, and instead arranged to have JFK cast as a national hero. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Tazzie

France

#24 Oct 7, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
I think you should all read Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs.
Would you read it to me
If i sat on your knee and promised to be good ?

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Albakoikee

#25 Oct 7, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
I think you should all read Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

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#26 Oct 7, 2013
animal control wrote:
J.F.K. The Man & The Myth..
Paperback
by Victor Lasky
883 pages
published 1963
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JFK was an indecisive and feckless President who meant well but didn't do well. And, in spite of what others might say about him, he never amounted to much; only becoming a hero because of his death.
I grew up idolizing JFK. In our Roman Catholic and democratic home he was revered. His death was treated as a death in the family. Because of this I was fascinated by his assassination and did extensive reading on the subject, as well as writing a paper about it in college that counted as my internship requirement. Over the years, as more was revealed about his true character.
I find that JFK was simply a bored rich kid who lied and bullied his way to the presidency, because any other job or cause was beneath both his interests and his father's ambition. Notwithstanding his numerous personal vices, the cover up of his Addison's disease alone is a damning fact. But the myth seems to still be going strong.
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The womanizing killed me......great disappointment
Both brothers were alike in that dept. I think they killed Marilyn Munroe to shut her up....had affairs with both brothers.
Tazzie

Torthorwald, UK

#27 Oct 7, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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The womanizing killed me......great disappointment
Both brothers were alike in that dept. I think they killed Marilyn Munroe to shut her up....had affairs with both brothers.
Was his father a Nazi or just a twisted bastard ?
animal control

Marengo, OH

#28 Oct 7, 2013
Jack and Lem:
John F. Kennedy and Lem Billings: The Untold Story of an Extraordinary Friendship
Paperback

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Kirk LeMoyne "Lem" Billings was a homosexual friend of President John F. Kennedy. He had his own room in the White House and declined Kennedy's offers of official positions.

Billings, a 16-year-old third-year student, and Kennedy, a 15-year old second-year student, met at Choate, an elite preparatory school, in the fall of 1933. Billings as a teenager was 6' 2", weighed 175 pounds.

Billings repeated his senior year so that he and Kennedy could graduate from Choate together in 1935. They spent a semester together at Princeton University until Kennedy withdrew for medical reasons. While attending college, they frequently spent weekends together in New York City.

Billings and Kennedy took a summer trip through Europe in the summer of 1937. Between Munich and Nuremberg, they bought a dachshund they named Offie, after State Department official Carmel Offie who helped host them in Paris, but had to give him up because of Kennedy's allergies.

In 1960, on leave from his job, he worked on Kennedy's presidential campaign and then served as general troubleshooter and coordinator of (rigged)television in the West Virginia primary.

After Robert Kennedy's death in 1968, Billings became almost a surrogate father to Bobby Jr.

On May 28, 1981, a day before the 64th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth, Billings died in his sleep in his Manhattan apartment following a heart attack.[59] He is buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His dying wish was for the young Kennedy men to carry his coffin to its final resting place. When they arrived at the cemetery, it was already in place to be lowered. The young Kennedys took the coffin and carried it around the grave site before returning it to the burial plot.

Billings loved Kennedy. "Jack made a big difference in my life," Billings said. "Because of him, I was never lonely.".....

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The author has done a remarkable job of presenting the touching but implausible story of a 30-year friendship between President John F. Kennedy and a gay man who was his primary confidante and devoted source of support from age 16 until his untimely death.

A whole chapter about the history of public opinion toward gays and the rise of the gay rights movement in the U.S. is very moving and elucidating. I could go on, but suffice it to say that this is one book that I didn't want to see end. It's a real contribution to our understanding of 20th Century history.

It is remarkable that from the 1930s on someone like JFK (Catholic, image-conscious, arguably a bit too interested in sleeping with every attractive woman he met) could sustain and value a friendship with a gay man.

I don't think the friendship could have continued for 30 years if Jack hadn't had a similar regard for Lem, the letters between Jack and Lem reflect on Jack as much as Lem.

And it was extraordinary for the very Catholic Kennedy women to accept Lem as completely as they did, knowing he was homosexual. The book ends with Eunice Shriver's eulogy of Lem, "Heaven is Jesus and Lem and Jack and Bobby loving one another."

I am not convinced that JFK was just a liberal minded, gay sympathizer who understood homosexuality. The fact that he waited so long to marry and only did so when it was time for him to run for office at a time when un-married men his age were looked upon suspiciously is a big factor in my reasoning. Also, Lem having his own room in the white house and going on presidential trips with JFK when Jackie did not go raised eyebrows. I think that JFK was able to hide his bi-sexuality by only having male sex with Lem and nobody else.

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animal control

Marengo, OH

#29 Oct 7, 2013
Jack and Lem: John F. Kennedy and Lem Billings: The Untold Story of an Extraordinary Friendship

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Kirk LeMoyne "Lem" Billings was a homosexual friend of President John F. Kennedy. He had his own room in the White House and declined Kennedy's offers of official positions.

On May 28, 1981, a day before the 64th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth, Billings died in his sleep in his Manhattan apartment following a heart attack.

He is buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His dying wish was for the young Kennedy men to carry his coffin to its final resting place. When they arrived at the cemetery, it was already in place to be lowered. The young Kennedys took the coffin and carried it around the grave site before returning it to the burial plot.

Billings loved Kennedy. "Jack made a big difference in my life," Billings said. "Because of him, I was never lonely.".....

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The author has done a remarkable job of presenting the touching but implausible story of a 30-year friendship between President John F. Kennedy and a gay man who was his primary confidante and devoted source of support from age 16 until his untimely death.

A whole chapter about the history of public opinion toward gays and the rise of the gay rights movement in the U.S. is very moving and elucidating. I could go on, but suffice it to say that this is one book that I didn't want to see end. It's a real contribution to our understanding of 20th Century history.

It is remarkable that from the 1930s on someone like JFK (Catholic, image-conscious, arguably a bit too interested in sleeping with every attractive woman he met) could sustain and value a friendship with a gay man.

I don't think the friendship could have continued for 30 years if Jack hadn't had a similar regard for Lem, the letters between Jack and Lem reflect on Jack as much as Lem.

And it was extraordinary for the very Catholic Kennedy women to accept Lem as completely as they did, knowing he was homosexual. The book ends with Eunice Shriver's eulogy of Lem, "Heaven is Jesus and Lem and Jack and Bobby loving one another."

I am not convinced that JFK was just a liberal minded, gay sympathizer who understood homosexuality. The fact that he waited so long to marry and only did so when it was time for him to run for office at a time when un-married men his age were looked upon suspiciously is a big factor in my reasoning. Also, Lem having his own room in the white house and going on presidential trips with JFK when Jackie did not go raised eyebrows. I think that JFK was able to hide his bi-sexuality by only having male sex with Lem and nobody else.

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#30 Oct 7, 2013
Tazzie wrote:
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Was his father a Nazi or just a twisted bastard ?
Joe Kennedy was a greedy!ruthless man who stepped on anyone in his path to get to the top.
It's an amazing,eye opener to read the history of the Kennedy family.
Good winter reading.
animal control

Marengo, OH

#31 Oct 7, 2013
The Dating Game Killer:
The True Story of a TV Dating Show, a Violent Sociopath, and a Series of Brutal Murders (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

One police detective called Alcala "a killing machine" and others have compared him to Ted Bundy. A homicide investigator familiar with the evidence speculates that he could have murdered as many as 50 women, while other estimates have run as high as 130.

http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

If you recognize anyone in the pictures, please contact the police

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/22/rodn ....

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I keep on reading until it finished. This story will make you feel uncomfortable, sad, frustrated, and angry. Many time I put book down and feel angry. It is uncomfortable reading even thought it is cruel. This guy is a very sick man; he think he is handsome, normal like anyone and intelligent but apparently dark side like underneath is a violent sociopath and a series of brutal murders. He know well that he is capable of killing for his sexual confused. I feel very sad for victims' family. I saw him on video of "Dating Game" in Sept. 13, 1978; kind of blurry because it is old. And now latest video of him in the court, he look ugly with gray and long stringy hair. Very ugly. Still he denial whatsoever since then. Even his mother and sisters stood up for him. They are blind bat.

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Albakoikee

#33 Oct 7, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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Joe Kennedy was a greedy!ruthless man who stepped on anyone in his path to get to the top.
It's an amazing,eye opener to read the history of the Kennedy family.
Good winter reading.
Joe made his gazillions mainly through rum running/bootlegging. There has always been money to be made in booze and drugs.

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#34 Oct 7, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
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Joe made his gazillions mainly through rum running/bootlegging. There has always been money to be made in booze and drugs.
Yes! The Kennedy's is a good read....wow!
What seemed to be the perfect family to the world, was so distorted......
animal control

Marengo, OH

#35 Oct 7, 2013
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life , Hardcover

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If Jacqueline Kennedy's life was as much of a yawn as this book makes it seem, it didn't deserve to have a book written about it.

Her marriage to an American President and later the richest man in the world during her time, will forever establish and endear her as an American icon.

The only thing I disliked about the book was the beginning, which was like reading the beginning of the Bible. It told all about her ancestors history and was quite boring in my opinion.

A very dull book. Don't waste your time with this one!

If super wealthy people don't work actively, they are a complete bore. Only working people seem to have interesting lives. If each day arrives with the question, what do you want to do today, you are a bore.

I have long been a fan of Jackie Onassis, as both a dedicated mother and successful career woman. But this book left me feeling that I wouldn't have wanted to know her, had I had the chance.

It always makes me smile when I see reviews that praise Jackie as the ultimate mother. Look, as accounts from people who knew her will tell you she was an average mother; her kids went to boarding schools, and she had a great deal of help in the way of nannies and maids to assist her in being a "perfect" mother. jackie was an ordinary person; prone to selfisness, and keep in mind that she had a great oppurtunity to become a humanitarian (like A. Hepburn, and Diana). Did she though? No.

BORING! I really don't recommend this book at all. Save your money for something worthwhile. If you must read it, check it out from the library.

Jackie comes off as such a snooze that one wonders why Spoto was ever driven to write about her.

I should have waited to pick this up at the library because now my twenty-dollar copy is currently winging its way to the Salvation Army. Maybe somebody there can find a use for it -- perhaps propping up a lopsided table.

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Since: Apr 10

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#36 Oct 7, 2013
animal control wrote:
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life , Hardcover
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If Jacqueline Kennedy's life was as much of a yawn as this book makes it seem, it didn't deserve to have a book written about it.
Her marriage to an American President and later the richest man in the world during her time, will forever establish and endear her as an American icon.
The only thing I disliked about the book was the beginning, which was like reading the beginning of the Bible. It told all about her ancestors history and was quite boring in my opinion.
A very dull book. Don't waste your time with this one!
If super wealthy people don't work actively, they are a complete bore. Only working people seem to have interesting lives. If each day arrives with the question, what do you want to do today, you are a bore.
I have long been a fan of Jackie Onassis, as both a dedicated mother and successful career woman. But this book left me feeling that I wouldn't have wanted to know her, had I had the chance.
It always makes me smile when I see reviews that praise Jackie as the ultimate mother. Look, as accounts from people who knew her will tell you she was an average mother; her kids went to boarding schools, and she had a great deal of help in the way of nannies and maids to assist her in being a "perfect" mother. jackie was an ordinary person; prone to selfisness, and keep in mind that she had a great oppurtunity to become a humanitarian (like A. Hepburn, and Diana). Did she though? No.
BORING! I really don't recommend this book at all. Save your money for something worthwhile. If you must read it, check it out from the library.
Jackie comes off as such a snooze that one wonders why Spoto was ever driven to write about her.
I should have waited to pick this up at the library because now my twenty-dollar copy is currently winging its way to the Salvation Army. Maybe somebody there can find a use for it -- perhaps propping up a lopsided table.
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Yes, I agree. I have a copy on my bookshelf......one regret though.....
I donated a collection of books written by Alexander Solzenhitzen ! Drat!
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#37 Oct 10, 2013
Tazzie wrote:
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Would you read it to me
If i sat on your knee and promised to be good ?
Coincidentally, I was just reviewing some books on Amazon and this is one of the Editors' Picks: Dirty Love.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393064654/r...
anon

Columbus, OH

#38 Jan 8, 2014
http://www.rebeccaforster.com/

the Witness series

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#39 Jan 8, 2014
The Book Thief by
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