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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:15 PM

JFK's Harvard Application

He graduated 65th out of 110 at Choate Academy.
JFK actually started college at Princeton, but then dropped out because of a severe illness. He ended up missing a year to recuperate.

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Kennedy was hospitalized more than three dozen times in his life.


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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

The Dark Side of Camelot -- Seymour M. Hersh

This is another tale of our society's ability to become enraptured by someone with star quality and ignore the real picture despite overwhelming evidence.


it seems clear that Kennedy's marriage was a sham and his image of youthful vigor was even more of a sham. Hersh is convincing that Kennedy could not get through the day without a battery of probably illegal drugs. Kennedy was suffering from Addison's disease, which is a very serious condition, and had many other health issues, including the famous back problem, which put him in constant pain.

Personally I found this book convincing as regards the infidelity, drug, and health claims that it made about Kennedy. Hersh is on thinner ice when he theorizes that these issues caused Kennedy to endanger the country. While this book or one like it is probably needed to balance the fluff pieces about Kennedy (and all the Kennedys) that abound, it is not itself a balanced analysis of JFK. To its credit, the book more or less admits this, in its title if nowhere else.

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The Kennedys World Premiere Movie Event on ReelzChannel


After getting pulled from the History channel's lineup, the highly anticipated and controversial drama series The Kennedys has found a new home — right here on the ReelzChannel TV network, we're happy to announce. The epic eight-part movie event will have its world premiere April 3.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:01 PM

JFK's Harvard Application

He graduated 65th out of 110 at Choate Academy.
JFK actually started college at Princeton, but then dropped out because of a severe illness. He ended up missing a year to recuperate.

Harvard

Kennedy was hospitalized more than three dozen times in his life.


JFK health


Get over it and move on. Quit making your Kennedy smearing a biennial event. It's wearing thin.

Speaking of thin as in thin ice, who would you have rather had as president during the Cuban Missile Crisis, John Kennedy or Richard Nixon?

The defense rests.

Edited by milbank, 01 February 2011 - 10:07 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:48 AM

Get over it and move on. Quit making your Kennedy smearing a biennial event. It's wearing thin.

Speaking of thin as in thin ice, who would you have rather had as president during the Cuban Missile Crisis, John Kennedy or Richard Nixon?

The defense rests.

Ad hominem.
The 50th anniversary of JFK's speech puts him in the news.
The Harvard application is brand new information.
The Kennedy mini-series is a brand new controversy.
Media adoration of a certain kind of charisma is relevant today.
History is not smearing.
Play the ball, not the man.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:03 AM

Ad hominem You put him on the board and made him an issue. I elect a man President, not a ball. In the news? He'll be in the news two years from now and other times in between. "Media adoration" of any kind of charisma is always relevant. What's new. It sells soap. By the way, you didn't answer my question. Perhaps that is because it involves men and not balls? To put it in to terms you would understand. . . Hate the game, not the man. I'd take him over any one of his predecessors in a New York minute.

Edited by milbank, 02 February 2011 - 11:10 AM.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:19 AM

By the way, "the speech" you refer to, his inaugural speech, is considered one of the, if not the greatest inaugural speech, ever. The mini-series got canned because it's a load of crap factually speaking even according to the historians hired by the politically ultra-conservative character assassin who produced it. Another typical case of JFK getting smeared. It is a cottage industry that attracts a certain type both on the creative and the receptive side.

Edited by milbank, 02 February 2011 - 11:25 AM.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
--George Bernard Shaw


"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free."
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:25 AM

The Dark Side of Camelot -- Seymour M. Hersh

This is another tale of our society's ability to become enraptured by someone with star quality and ignore the real picture despite overwhelming evidence.


it seems clear that Kennedy's marriage was a sham and his image of youthful vigor was even more of a sham. Hersh is convincing that Kennedy could not get through the day without a battery of probably illegal drugs. Kennedy was suffering from Addison's disease, which is a very serious condition, and had many other health issues, including the famous back problem, which put him in constant pain.

Personally I found this book convincing as regards the infidelity, drug, and health claims that it made about Kennedy. Hersh is on thinner ice when he theorizes that these issues caused Kennedy to endanger the country. While this book or one like it is probably needed to balance the fluff pieces about Kennedy (and all the Kennedys) that abound, it is not itself a balanced analysis of JFK. To its credit, the book more or less admits this, in its title if nowhere else.

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New book details JFK's last year with Jackie: Affair with Marilyn, amphetamines from 'Dr. Feelgood'..

Max Jacobson, known as Dr. Feelgood, administered high-dosage amphetamine shots laced with steroids to the president on a regular basis. In fact, he would do multiple duty injecting the president, first lady, and members of their inner circle at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Apparently even Jacobson, aware that the other physicians treating the president vehemently objected to his methods, entertained doubts about whether his was the right approach. Although JFK assured him that the regular four-times-weekly injections weren’t interfering with his work, Jacobson handed Jack his resignation. JFK tore it up.

Dr. Max’s magic bullets may have helped Jack and Jackie to cope in the short run, but Jack’s other physicians grew concerned that they might interact with the dozen or so other drugs Jack was taking for his Addison’s-related problems.

Even Gore Vidal, who had been a patient of Jacobson’s, was “horrified” to learn he was treating Jack. “Watch out,” he warned Jackie. “Stay away from him. I know him well. Max drove several people mad.”


Read more: http://www.nydailyne...2#ixzz2bCsXqoD0

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:52 AM

Caroline Kennedy is in the 1% (actually the .01%)

Caroline Kennedy Worth Up to $278 Million, Disclosures Show

Zero talent, big inheritance.
Caroline Kennedy, President Barack Obama’s nominee as ambassador to Japan, is worth between $67 million and $278 million, according to personal financial-disclosure reports.

Kennedy’s 60-page filing listed eight Cayman Island partnerships, with a combined value ranging from $542,000 to $1.2 million. They’re listed as Blackstone Capital Partners.

She cites multiple accounts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM:US) and Goldman Sachs (GS:US) Group Inc., as well as a Goldman Sachs individual retirement account worth between $100,000 and $250,000.


http://www.businessw...isclosures-show

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:28 AM

RFK Jr’s 2001 secret diary of affairs uncovered

Those skeptical of the degeneration of America’s royal line need look no further than Robert Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s journal is full of mistresses and Catholic guilt. The Post also exclusively revealed RFK’s secret slams against Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Governor Cuomo – and insight on his days full of celebrities, yachts and falcons.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. grappled with what he called his biggest defect — “my lust demons” — while keeping a scorecard of more than two dozen conquests, according to his secret diary.

The thick, red journal was found in their home by his wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, who, distraught over their impending divorce and Kennedy’s serial philandering, committed suicide last year.

http://nypost.com/20...ry-of-adultery/

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:18 AM

Just the look on this woman's face is so heart wrenching I would think it alone should make anyone want to kick this can of crap to the curb. But, no, she just puts on her leopard-skin dress and goes on living with the scum. A man and wife so consumed by power and position, they check their morals at the door and go on residing with each other in mutual ambition and disrespect. Sort of a Louisiana "House of Cards"?

And, unlike those who don't hold public office or haven't been around for 50 to 60 years, this prick is still on the taxpayer's payroll in the so-called "World's greatest deliberative body".. Go figure.

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