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Post by Raggedyann » 03-23-2013 05:29 PM

You are a wealth of book information! Thank you, I will check her out.
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Post by SquidInk » 04-02-2013 03:13 PM

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1615776877/
In this "non-fiction corollary to Larsson s Millenium Trilogy," wet works and false flags keep Europe a colony of the US. Leaders are murdered, movements are subverted. Under the surface, the empire rules by death squads, as it always has south of the border. The attack on Libya laid bare the iron fist within the velvet glove of slogans such as "humanitarian intervention." Like the destruction of Yugoslavia and the rape of Afghanistan, the reduction of Libya to a virtual slave colony was performed under the banner of NATO. And what exactly is NATO? Richard Cottrell tells the story of mayhem and murder behind the "alliance for peace," and predicts an emerging military colossus fighting to seize control of strategic resources such as oil, gas, minerals and water anywhere on the planet.
Masquerading as a rear guard against Soviet invaders, NATO's covert forces warped into psychological and physical terrorism. These were the years of lead, in which hundreds perished in a synthetic war in the streets of Europe. NATO commander General Lyman Lemnitzer ordered serial attacks on French president Charles de Gaulle. Sacked from the Pentagon by John F. Kennedy for rank insubordination, then exiled to Europe, Lemnitzer reaped revenge in Dallas.

The secret armies forged bonds with organized crime and neo-fascists. NATO-backed coups struck down governments in Greece and Turkey; the island state of Cyprus was sundered amid bitter genocide. Urban guerrillas like the Red Brigades and the Baader-Meinhof Gang were cunningly manipulated. Italy gained a deep-state government, the ultra-secret P2 pseudo-Masonic lodge, founded by former Blackshirts.

Swedish premier Olof Palme and Italian ex-PM Aldo Moro were assassinated. Pope John Paul II was shot by Turkish gangsters who had regular work as Gladio guns for hire. In 2009, a Gladio copy-cat outfit codenamed Ergenekon came to light in Turkey. The shootings in Norway in July 2011, and in Belgium, France and Italy in 2012, all bore the classic stripe of Gladio false-flag operations.
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Post by Fan » 04-03-2013 12:41 PM

ooh that looks good Squid :)

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Post by SquidInk » 04-03-2013 10:52 PM

If by good you mean heart crushing, then yeah.

:D :D :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio

Actually, it's good.
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Post by Dale O Sea » 04-03-2013 10:59 PM

Found a free taste on Kindle - got a new sig for a bit.
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Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

Post by LisaA » 04-24-2013 06:36 PM

This is a short, nonfiction book about what it means to take your life and your work seriously.

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this hits me at a good time. I'm an empty nester now. I have to help myself grow up, so this is my Bible.

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Post by Diogenes » 04-24-2013 06:51 PM

I just finished Jodi Picoult's latest- The Storyteller.

This takes place (as a look back) into Berlin during WWII with characters who are involved with helping the Jews.

A sensitive and poignant story.
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Post by megman » 04-28-2013 03:39 PM

LisaA wrote: This is a short, nonfiction book about what it means to take your life and your work seriously.

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this hits me at a good time. I'm an empty nester now. I have to help myself grow up, so this is my Bible.


This is one of my favorite quotes....

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Post by Dale O Sea » 04-28-2013 04:54 PM

I said I was going to switch gears away from Stephen King, but with the upcoming Under the Dome television series just around the corner I thought I'd read that. I'm glad I did.

Right now I'm reading Clive Barker's (yeah, I know - from creepy to creepier) Weaveworld - his take on secret, magical realms. My first from this writer and is pretty good so far. I'm only in about 10%.
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The War of Art

Post by LisaA » 04-29-2013 08:10 AM

The prior book in the series before Turning Pro. Book one of my new bible.

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Post by Fan » 05-07-2013 11:17 PM

SquidInk wrote: If by good you mean heart crushing, then yeah.

:D :D :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio

Actually, it's good.
I bought and have it, but it is in the queue.
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Post by Fan » 05-07-2013 11:19 PM

reading now:
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pretty volatile yet as to whether I like it. Lots of references that some of my favourite bands are to blame for greater satanism. But, I am on a roll with satanic books, I got all the classics, many hard to find ones, including this one.
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Post by Fan » 05-07-2013 11:20 PM

Fan wrote: reading now:

pretty volatile yet as to whether I like it. Lots of references that some of my favourite bands are to blame for greater satanism. But, I am on a roll with satanic books, I got all the classics, many hard to find ones, including this one.
this is considered a must-read classic for information.
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Post by kbot » 05-13-2013 06:53 AM

Started reading a non-fiction work over the weekend by Thomas Gallagher called Paddy's Lament 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred .

http://http://www.amazon.com/Paddys-Lam ... 27s+lament

The book describes the events that lead-up to, and the eventual actions during the time of the famine in Ireland, and how the English government and corporations profited handsomely while people were dying through starvation by the millions. Much of the story is taken from first-hand accounts from diaries, newspaper stories, and books written by people during the tragedy.

At the time when people were literally starving, the food supply of Ireland , in the form of grain, cattle and sheep was being shipped to England. More than enough food was available. But, in the English governement's view, the process of commerce needed to continue uninterrupted. And, in those times, what that meant, was that contracts needed to be honored.

So, food was to shipped only on British ships, and fees paid. Food that was shipped from Ireland to England, sometimes was shipped back to Ireland, but only after the fees were paid, which were paid at the "famine rate".

Whole familes were thrown out of their homes by absentee landlords, who hired local Irish workers who had already lost their homes due to the famine. These workers then worked to tear down the homes of those who could not pay their rents because hey could not raise any crops. Eventually land owners - many of whom did not live in Ireland, sold their land to other absentee landlords who had even less connection to Irish society. These new landlords turned their new property over to the raising of cattle. So here we have the dynamic of peopel recently displaced from their homes, literally starving to death, watched as their homes were torn down and their means of survival given over to cattle.

Homeowners who were losing their homes were told that, if they assisted in tearing down their own homes, they would be paid a few shillings for their efforts - and then they weren't. Many tales were told of abusive landowners who told renters that if they woujld tear down their homes, they'd be paid a few shillings for their efforst, adn all they received in reward was the laughter of the English landlords and English-employed bailiffs as they tossed the newly displaced families onto the streets. Other renters were forbidden by law to provide shelter these newly homeless. Many died by the side of the roads in ditches or living in holes in the ground.

Entire towns were reduced to virtual ghost towns by the famine, yet, the British government insisted on building roads and bridges leading to nowhere in order to satisfy the needs of commerce.

I've been tracing my family's history for decades now, with a great deal of difficulty on the Irish side, and this book has opened by eyes to some issues of why there have been difficulties in tracing lines during this time, but it has also explained why the Irish continue to have this continued, deep hatred for the English.

Even though the book has been out for a number of years now (published in 1987), it's highly recommended....

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Post by megman » 05-13-2013 10:08 AM

Dale O Sea wrote: I said I was going to switch gears away from Stephen King, but with the upcoming Under the Dome television series just around the corner I thought I'd read that. I'm glad I did.

Right now I'm reading Clive Barker's (yeah, I know - from creepy to creepier) Weaveworld - his take on secret, magical realms. My first from this writer and is pretty good so far. I'm only in about 10%.


Read that about 20 years ago. Long read but worth it.
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