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  • Jim Brosnan, Who Threw Literature a Curve, Dies at 84

    07/10/2014 10:16:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2014 | Bruce Weber
    Jim Brosnan, who achieved modest baseball success as a relief pitcher but gained greater fame and consequence in the game by writing about it, died on June 29 in Park Ridge, Ill. He was 84. The cause was an infection he developed while recovering from a stroke, his son, Timothy, said. In 1959, Brosnan, who played nine years in the major leagues, kept a diary of his experience as a pitcher, first with the St. Louis Cardinals and later, after a trade, with the Cincinnati Reds. Published the next year as "The Long Season," it was a new kind of...
  • Bob Woodward Doesn’t Buy Hillary’s Benghazi Denial: ‘Serious, Unanswered Questions About This’

    06/02/2014 4:58:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-1-14 | Brendon Bordelon
    Washington Post writer Bob Woodward said Sunday that he doesn’t believe Hillary Clinton when she says the Benghazi investigation is all about politics, claiming there are still “serious, unanswered questions about this.” Woodward spoke on a “Fox News Sunday” panel about a leaked chapter from former Secretary of State Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices,” which addresses the September 11, 2012 attacks on State Department personnel in Benghazi, Libya. While many assert that Clinton and the broader Obama administration were involved in a political cover-up of the attack’s details, the book declares that everything there is to know about Benghazi and...
  • Naval War College to release Nimitz' WWII diary

    02/24/2014 8:21:07 AM PST · by Coronal · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday Feb 24, 2014 | AP Staff
    <p>NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Naval War College is set to publish a trove of World War II information as it releases online the war diary kept daily by Adm. Chester W. Nimitz and his staff as the Navy battled Japan.</p>
  • The Debt Ceiling is the Law of the Land

    10/07/2013 6:07:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 10/6/13 | Daniel Horowitz
    Over the past few weeks, Democrats have indicated that they have no intention of negotiating over Obamacare, opting instead to shut down the government. They are justifying their obstinacy by asserting that Obamacare is the law of the land. Well, if that is the game they want to play, we should return the favor with the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling, pursuant to the Second Liberty Bond Act of 1917, is the law of the land. And it has been so for far longer than Obamacare. Throughout this debate over funding Obamacare in the budget bill, House GOP leaders have...
  • Northville Mother Upset About Seventh Graders Reading Unedited 'Diary of Anne Frank'

    05/01/2013 8:34:52 AM PDT · by Altariel · 52 replies
    Northville Patch ^ | April 24, 2013 | Rebecca Jaskot
    A Northville mother is upset about the unedited version of "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" that her seventh grade student is reading in school. According to an article on myfoxdetroit.com, parent Gail Horalek filed a formal complaint with the Northville school district about a passage in the book that she thinks is too graphic for students that age. In the passage, Anne Frank discusses the discovery of her genitalia.
  • Anderson Cooper admits CNN found slain ambassador's journal, 'secretly' used it in reporting

    09/22/2012 1:14:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 22, 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    Anderson Cooper admits that CNN found slain American ambassador's journal inside U.S. consulate in Libya and 'secretly' used it in reporting (full Title).•CNN found Ambassador Christopher Stevens' personal journal on the floor at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi •Journal consisted of seven handwritten pages in a hard-bound book •Network says it notified Stevens' family at once and handed over the journal CNN host Anderson Cooper admitted on Friday that the network had come across the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens' personal journal and used parts of it in its reporting without disclosing the source. On Wednesday on his show Anderson Cooper...
  • Ron Arad's Diary Unveiled

    11/05/2011 1:59:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/11/11 | David Lev
    Channel Two on Saturday night broadcast a chilling preview of a diary kept by Ron Arad during the first weeks of his captivity in Lebanon, The full contents of the pages of the diary will be broadcast later this week on Channel Two's Uvda (Fact) program. The pages were apparently part of a diary that Arad kept in the hope that it would reach his loved ones -as indeed they did, 22 years after his disappearance over Lebanon, where he was shot down and captured by terrorists. The pages were returned to Israel three years ago by Lebanese terrorists as...
  • Who was the man behind the diaries, Samuel Pepys?

    07/24/2010 4:42:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 22 July 2010 | Trevor Timpson
    It is 350 years since one of the UK's most famous diarists put pen to paper. But what was Samuel Pepys really like? And why did this modest clerk become so celebrated? A new home for a new man in a new age - on 11 July 1660, a clerk, obscure but already on the way up, was moving into a house.His new home, in Seething Lane near the Tower of London, came with his new job at the Navy Board. Samuel Pepys had been lucky. His patron had been involved with the restoration of the monarch, Charles II, from...
  • Al Qaeda Leader's Diary Reveals Organization's Decline

    02/09/2008 12:26:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 32 replies · 754+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Seaman William Selby, USN
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2008 – U.S. troops found a diary belonging to an al Qaeda in Iraq leader that has Coalition forces believing the terrorist organization is “on its heels,” a senior military official in Baghdad said this morning. Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team on Nov. 3, 2007, captured a diary belonging to Abu Tariq, an al Qaeda emir in control of five battalions within two sectors, U.S. Air Force Col. Donald J. Bacon, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, told online journalists and “bloggers” during a conference call. The soldiers found the diary during...
  • Reagan Feared Armageddon Was Near

    05/01/2007 9:59:41 PM PDT · by kellynla · 27 replies · 1,549+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | May 1, 2007 | staff
    Ronald Reagan saved his most private and dramatic thoughts for a handwritten book -- a diary in which he recalled his running frustration with the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, his fear that Armageddon was near and coughing up blood on the day he was shot. Diary excerpts, released by Vanity Fair magazine on Tuesday, also reflect on the troubled relationship he had with his son Ron, his preoccupation with the "mad clown" Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his personal chemistry with Mikhail Gorbachev during arms-control talks. Reagan hand-wrote diary entries every day of his eight years in office from 1981...
  • Diary reveals Hirohito war doubts

    03/09/2007 12:39:39 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 35 replies · 1,202+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, March 9, 2007 | Steve Jackson
    Did Hirohito play an active part in planning and conducting the war? Japanese emperor Hirohito expressed doubts about going to war with China in the 1930s and 40s, extracts from a diary of one of his advisers reveal. They show Hirohito was afraid the Soviet Union would intervene. The diary by Kuraji Ogura, who worked as a chamberlain to Hirohito in World War II, was found recently and parts have been published in Japan's media. The full text may help solve the debate about how much responsibility the emperor had for Japan's wartime action. South Pacific visit The document...
  • Theft unites soldiers - Colonel in Iraq wants to help WWII vet get stolen diary back

    02/08/2007 6:56:50 AM PST · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 5 replies · 298+ views
    Sacbee.com ^ | Thursday, February 8, 2007 | Crystal Carreon
    Separated by more than 7,000 miles, two different generations and two very different wars, a California Army National Guardsman in Baghdad wants to help bring Ben Waldron's World War II journal back home. The journal, rough-hewn and gray, was stolen Jan. 26, along with jewelry and cash from the Waldron home in Orangevale. In Baghdad, Lt. Col. Robert Spano, part of an engineering brigade from Sacramento, learned of the theft from a Bee story online. He felt an instant kinship -- he, too, is keeping a wartime journal -- and a duty to help. Spano is offering a $1,000 reward...
  • Kidnapped girl kept diary during her eight-year ordeal

    08/26/2006 2:58:14 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 42 replies · 2,685+ views
    World News via Drudge ^ | 8/26/06 | Michael Leidig
    NATASCHA KAMPUSCH, who was kidnapped at the age of 10 and held for eight years until she escaped her captor in Vienna this week, kept a diary throughout her ordeal, it was revealed yesterday. Rupert Leutgeb, a family spokesman, confirmed that Fräulein Kampusch had kept a record hundreds of pages long. He said that no details would be disclosed until Fräulein Kampusch decided what she wanted to do with the diary. The revelation came after police announced that DNA analysis had established beyond doubt that the young woman who was found distraught in a garden on Wednesday is Fräulein Kampusch....
  • Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company -&- Snipers: One Shot - One Kill (A&E, May 25, 27)

    05/20/2006 1:19:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 2,754+ views
    Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company® “Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company ” Rated: TVPG Running Time: 120 Minutes Genre: Movies Closed Captions: Yes Upcoming Airings: Thursday, May 25 @ 9pm/8C Friday, May 26 @ 1am/12C Saturday, May 27 @ 8pm/7C Sunday, May 28 @ 12am/11C Sunday, May 28 @ 1pm/12C Monday, May 29 @ 8am/7C Monday, May 29 @ 2pm/1C Saturday, June 03 @ 11am/10C Search for other upcoming episodes Featuring candid interviews and never-before-seen video, we tell the story of the hardest hit combat unit of the Iraq war. Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, a...
  • China says has no interest in Charles&#8217;s diary

    02/23/2006 5:34:05 PM PST · by indcons · 10 replies · 322+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 23 February 2006 | Reuters
    BEIJING - China on Thursday brushed aside the controversy over Prince Charles’s diary, in which the heir to the British throne expresses fears about corruption in the Chinese army, citing a lack of interest. Charles is suing the Mail on Sunday for breach of copyright and confidentiality for publishing extracts of the journal, which covers a trip to Asia for the 1997 handover of the British colony of Hong Kong to China. “I haven’t seen this personal diary,” a straight-faced Liu Jianchao, spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, told reporters in Beijing. “And I don’t think we would be interested in...
  • Mullahs Versus the Bloggers

    12/23/2005 1:29:45 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 16 replies · 1,068+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | Friday, December 23, 2005 | Ben Macintyre
    The explosive growth of youthful, irreverent online diaries has alarmed Iran's hardline Government THE MUSIC OF Eric Clapton was banned in Iran this week. Broadcasters were ordered to cease playing “decadent” western songs and stick to “fine Iranian music”. Not content with denying the Holocaust, Israel’s right to exist, and advertising hoardings featuring David Beckham, Iran’s hardline President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has now denied his people the chance to listen to Layla — cruel and unusual punishment indeed. But if Iran, under the repressive rule of the ultraconservatives, is silencing the sound of Western pop, in another area of its culture,...
  • Police officer arrested [Sexual Acts]

    12/20/2005 10:49:20 PM PST · by ncountylee · 14 replies · 964+ views
    eTruth ^ | 12/21/2005
    OSCEOLA -- An Osceola police officer was arrested last week on felony charges relating to sexual acts he allegedly committed with a 15-year-old girl. Ronald Lusk, 50, was arraigned Monday on two felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one misdemeanor count of furnishing alcohol to a minor. An investigation into Lusk's conduct began Thursday, when the girl's mother found her daughter drinking an alcoholic beverage and learned that Lusk had bought it for the girl. Officers later obtained the girl's diary, which described sexual activity between her and Lusk on Sept. 3 at his home in St....
  • Mounties uncover Al Qaeda cache

    06/14/2005 10:54:22 PM PDT · by Antioch · 20 replies · 1,442+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Jun. 14, 2005 | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    Plans, tapes diaries seized at Pearson airport Zaynab Khadr denies they belong to her OTTAWA—The RCMP and Canadian military believe they've discovered a vital cache of information on Al Qaeda that includes the whereabouts of wanted members and details of attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan. The information is allegedly contained in a laptop, dozens of DVDs, audiocassettes and the pages of diaries, seized by the RCMP officers who met Zaynab Khadr at Pearson airport with a search warrant as she arrived back in Canada in February, court documents state. Khadr is the eldest daughter of a family that has...
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince--SPOILER ALERT!!!

    07/17/2005 5:16:14 PM PDT · by grellis · 1,014 replies · 18,759+ views
    me | July 17, 2005 | grellis
    THIS THREAD IS INTENDED FOR READERS THAT HAVE COMPLETED THE BOOK! If you have not yet read the book, consider yourself warned: There will be spoilers on this thread. For my fellow FReepers who have no intention of reading the book but would like to discuss the more controversial issues related to the work, I am asking you as politely as I can: DO NOT HIJACK THIS THREAD. We are all members of this forum and as such, it is not up to me to disallow anyone from participating in the discussion. That is why I am asking you--please do...
  • S. Korea: The Right to Long Hair (over N. Korean human right)

    07/11/2005 6:45:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 445+ views
    The Right to Long HairThe Wall Street Journal 2005. 7. 8 One would think that South Korea´s National Human Rights Commission would have its hands full. North Koreans have all their fundamental rights denied every day -- no freedom of expression, of religion, of assembly -- and suffer near-starvation. South Korea´s government has shown a distinct reluctance to help refugees who escape from this hell hole. The commission in Seoul has been busy, all right. This week, it announced that the country´s secondary schools -- more than 90% of which have rules on how students can keep their hair --...
  • CA: Dairy cows branded top smog hogs (EnviroWacko Alert!)

    06/28/2005 9:25:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 637+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/28/05 | Sarah Ruby
    Dairies cause more smog than cars, according to the San Joaquin Valley air district. Recent science shows milk cows produce at least 60 percent more smog-forming chemicals than previous estimates, which were based on aging studies, valley air officials say. And that's "likely to be an underestimate," said Rick McVaigh, director of permit services for the air district, which released a draft pollution-per-cow estimate Monday. Dairy industry representatives are outraged that the district would rely on incomplete and irrelevant science, they say. "It's unbelievable what they've come up with," said Michael Boccadoro, spokesman for a dairy lobbying group known as...
  • Reagan's diaries to be published in 2006--- Book will detail ‘special times’ in the White House

    04/27/2005 9:58:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies · 462+ views
    Reuters/MSNBC ^ | April 27, 2005
    NEW YORK - Ronald Reagan’s handwritten personal diaries covering his eight years as president from 1981 will be published next year after an agreement with his presidential library. Publisher HarperCollins called Reagan’s private journal ”the most detailed presidential diaries in America’s history,” and said it had been seen only by a few people. “When Ronnie became president, he wanted to write it all down so we could remember these special times,” Nancy Reagan said in the publishing house statement released Tuesday. Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died last year at the age of 93. He had lived...
  • Straight From the Gipper's Pen

    04/26/2005 10:26:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 405+ views
    WASHINGTON POST.COM ^ | APRIL 27, 2005 | DAVID MONTGOMERY
    Ronald Reagan kept a diary -- handwritten, blue-inked reflections and observations of nearly every day of his eight years in the White House -- and now it will be published, executives of HarperCollins and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation announced yesterday. The existence of the five leather-bound volumes embossed with a gold presidential seal was not a secret. Key entries were quoted in the press during the investigation into the Iran-contra arms sale controversy in the mid-1980s: "I agreed to sell TOWs to Iran" -- Jan. 17, 1986. Reagan drew on the diary for his 1990 memoir, "An American...
  • Bill Clinton on SOTU - "Even the doubters can't deny Bush is succeeding in Iraq."

    02/03/2005 10:15:54 AM PST · by Nice50BMG · 44 replies · 1,378+ views
    Bill Clinton Dialy Diary ^ | 2/2/04 | Bill Clinton
    I watched the State of the Union address. I've been around long enough to know whether there is momentum or not. President Bush's most important proposal in the next four years, privatizing Social Security will pass congress. I wasn't sure about it. A lot of Democratic and liberal groups were making a good case. I thought they might succeed in frightening enough Republican politicians, who might run for reelection, to derail the proposal. I thought they would be able to convince most Americans that Social Security wasn't a problem. When I saw the Iraqi lady hug Mrs. Norwood, the mother...
  • THE UNDERWIRE CHRONICLES

    02/01/2005 8:45:54 AM PST · by clintonbaiter · 5 replies · 1,123+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | By Marni-Rebecca Malarkey
    JANUARY 20th: 9a.m.- Inauguration day in the US. Will totally watch. We have no cool ceremony like that in Canada. 6p.m.- Okay. watched mostly the MSNBC coverage and have come to the following conclusion: Chris Matthews is insane. Here are some of the things he said today -- he kept repeating how "cute" the Bush twins were, which I suppose is okay. But then he asked Joe Scarborough if he didn't wish he was younger so he could "hang out" with Jenna and Barbara..............
  • Senate Candidate Kirk has Links to Terrorism

    06/12/2002 7:42:31 AM PDT · by mrsppmrxky · 143 replies · 1,981+ views
    The Austin Review ^ | June 7, 2002 | By MARC LEVIN
    Senate Candidate Kirk has Links to Terrorism By MARC LEVIN An Austin Review investigation has revealed that U.S. Senate candidate Ron Kirk is employing an anti-Israel activist who has defended terrorist groups and is friends with American Taliban John Walker Lindh. The Review has also learned that Kirk has received numerous campaign donations from individuals linked with terrorism and anti-Semitism, one of whom also violated U.S. export laws by shipping sensitive technology to Libya and Syria. Kirk's recently filed campaign report shows payments to a Steven L. Hyland, Jr. of: $1133.22 for "payroll expense" and three separate payments totaling $638.30...
  • Diary Bombshell: Kerry Met with Terrorists

    11/07/2004 9:30:05 AM PST · by Avalon66 · 156 replies · 6,035+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11-7-04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Diary Bombshell: Kerry Met with Terrorists In a bombshell development that could have turned President Bush's victory into a landslide had it come out before the election, John Kerry wrote in his Vietnam war diary that he met "terrorists" in Paris - a revelation that "flabbergasted" his running mate John Edwards. All during the campaign, Kerry had adamantly refused to release his diary, claiming that he'd given exclusive rights to use the document to his biographer, Douglas Brinkely. But when Brinkley told reporters that wasn't true, Kerry still declined to make the diary public. http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/11/7/101350.shtml
  • More Questions About Kerry Vietnam Service

    08/26/2004 7:02:17 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 9 replies · 1,277+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | August 26, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    As Democratic hopeful John Kerry whines about the Swift Boat Veterans questioning his Vietnam “war service,” more revelations have surfaced which challenge the legitimacy of his first Purple Heart. The Senator claims that that medal was received because of enemy fire he took, but his own personal diary contradicts that assertion. While the Senator’s supporters tried unsuccessfully to portray President Bush as being “AWOL” during the Vietnam War, they won’t address the fact that Kerry tried to defer his military service at that time for 12 months. And what would Kerry and his friends say about the fact that his...
  • Kerry war journal contradicts key claim?

    08/18/2004 5:10:48 PM PDT · by dmanLA · 42 replies · 1,581+ views
    Tuesday, August 17, 2004 Kerry war journal contradicts key claim? At least 9 days after Purple Heart, wrote he had not 'been shot at yet' Posted: August 17, 2004 8:00 p.m. Eastern By Art Moore © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A previously unnoticed passage in John Kerry's approved war biography, citing his own journals, appears to contradict the senator's claim he won his first Purple Heart as a result of an injury sustained under enemy fire. John Kerry receving medal for Vietnam service. Kerry, who served as commander of a Navy swift boat, has insisted he was wounded by enemy fire Dec....
  • Kerry's Write-Wing Conspiracy: When Diaries Attack

    08/18/2004 10:13:07 AM PDT · by dandelion · 10 replies · 795+ views
    The Kerry Fairy ^ | 08/18/04 | Becki Snow
    John Kerry the Swift Boat Commander is now calling John Kerry the Democratic Candidate a liar. The best attack ad against Kerry has come, not from the Bush Campaign or the Swift Boat Veterans, but instead from Kerry himself. Art Moore from WorldNetDaily found this little footnote from history, and uncovered the real story: *****KERRY CONTRADICTS SELF IN OWN WAR DIARY? At least 9 days after Purple Heart, wrote he had not 'been shot at yet'"A previously unnoticed passage in John Kerry's approved war biography, citing his own journals, appears to contradict the senator's claim he won his first Purple...
  • Columbia Disaster Astronaut's Diary Found (Ramon's)

    01/23/2004 3:58:08 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 320+ views
    Ananova ^ | 1-23-2004
    Columbia disaster astronaut's diary found Pieces of an Israeli astronaut's diary, which plunged to earth with the stricken Columbia space shuttle, have been found in a field. The pages of Ilan Ramon's journal were found by a native American searching fields in Texas shortly after the crash in February last year. Initially, it was not known what the pieces of paper were. But when they were shown to Ramon's wife she confirmed it as his Hebrew handwriting. Many of the pages were bleached as they tumbled into the atmosphere at super-heated temperatures. But Israeli forensic scientists, helped by museum manuscript...
  • Nellie Connally Authors Book on Assassination of Kennedy

    11/04/2003 5:45:31 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 198+ views
    Nellie Connally authors book on assassination of Kennedy SAN ANTONIO — (AP) A week or so after President John F. Ken nedy was assassinated, Nellie Connally grabbed a legal pad and a couple of pens and found a quiet place in the gov ernor's man sion to write down what she remembered about the tragic event. Over the next few hours, the then-first lady of Texas scribbled out 22 single-space pages about gunshots and her pink tweed suit being splattered with blood, about trying to protect her wounded husband, about the futile attempt to save the president and the successful...
  • Student Expelled Over Story That Describes Student Killing a Teacher; School Recants

    10/24/2003 11:45:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies · 221+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 24, 2003
    ATLANTA (AP) - A freshman honor student who was expelled for writing a fictional story in her journal about a student killing a teacher will be allowed to return to school on Monday. After newspaper and broadcast reports about Rachel Boim's expulsion, the Fulton County School Board said Friday that it would reconsider its decision at a meeting Nov. 13 - but until then, Rachel will be allowed to attend Roswell High School. The 14-year-old was expelled Wednesday, two weeks after a teacher confiscated her journal during an art class when she passed it to a friend. A story inside...
  • They're Just Wild About Harry

    07/17/2003 5:41:29 PM PDT · by Davis · 19 replies · 274+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | July 17, 2003 | Jason Maoz
    Harry Truman reached out from the grave last week and exposed the media’s double standard when it comes to judging Democrats and Republicans. A librarian at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, discovered a 1947 diary of Truman’s that had been sitting unopened on a shelf for some four decades. The book contained the following edifying remarks: “The Jews, I find, are very, very selfish. They care not how many Estonians, Latvians, Finns, Poles, Yugoslavs or Greeks get murdered or mistreated as D[isplaced] P[ersons] as long as the Jews get special treatment. Yet when they have power, physical, financial or...
  • Truman's newly unveiled 1947 diary: 'The Jews, I find are very, very selfish'

    07/11/2003 11:49:17 AM PDT · by yonif · 37 replies · 514+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 11, 2003 | ADAM KHAN
    A newly discovered diary written by the United States' 33rd president, Harry Truman, reveals a surprising tinge of irritation in discussing the plight of postwar Jewish refugees. Surprising, because Truman is revered by Zionists for lending crucial diplomatic support for Israel's founding, famously recognizing the state a scant 11 minutes after its founding. But although sympathetic, Truman's support for a Jewish state had been cautious and conditional. At a Chicago rally in 1944, then Senator Truman said, "Today, not tomorrow, we must do all that is humanly possible to provide a haven for all those who can be grasped from...
  • Harry Truman's Forgotten Diary; "The Jews, I find are very, very selfish,"

    07/10/2003 11:37:07 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 91 replies · 1,539+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/11/03 | Rebecca Dana and Peter Carlson
    washingtonpost.com Harry Truman's Forgotten Diary 1947 Writings Offer Fresh Insight on the President By Rebecca Dana and Peter Carlson Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, July 11, 2003; Page A01 "The Jews, I find are very, very selfish," President Harry S. Truman wrote in a 1947 diary that was recently discovered on the shelves of the Truman Library in Independence, Mo., and released by the National Archives yesterday. Written sporadically during a turbulent year of Truman's presidency, the diary contains about 5,500 words on topics ranging from the death of his mother to comic banter with a British aristocrat. But the...
  • Waiting for bombs in Baghdad (Peace activist diaries Plus human shield poll to Freep)

    03/10/2003 9:44:27 AM PST · by jwalburg · 23 replies · 161+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | March 10, 2003 | Various peaceniks
    We have 'crash kits' with us at all times with enough survival gear for a week. Christian Peacemaker Teams, a program of Brethren, Quaker and Mennonite Churches, has posted volunteers in Iraq since Oct 25, 2002. More recently, additional delegations have gone to Iraq to educate the public and "get in the way" of potential military attacks. This is a diary by American and Canadian volunteers who are now in Iraq. The second entry is from Cliff Kindy of North Manchester, Ind. Thursday, March 6 by Cliff Kindy More than 120 Human Shields have gathered from 34 countries to be...