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  • The secrets of a diary written on castle floorboards

    06/03/2018 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 23 replies ^ | June 3, 2018 | Hugh Schofield
    A hidden diary written by a carpenter on the floorboards of a French Alpine chateau provides a rare insight into the private lives of villagers in the late 19th Century, writes Hugh Schofield.
  • JFK’s secret diary: Fascism ‘right thing for Germany’

    05/24/2013 1:13:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:39 AM 05/24/2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    A young John F. Kennedy thought fascism was the right system for Germany, a new book that reviews the late president’s travel diaries from his trip to Germany pre-World War II divulges. The new revelations are found in “John F. Kennedy—Among the Germans. Travel diaries and letters 1937-1945,” a book recently released in Germany, according to the Daily Mail. According to the British tabloid’s account of the book’s contents, Kennedy kept a diary during a 1937 journey to Nazi Germany. During the trip, he concluded: “Fascism? The right thing for Nazi Germany.” … Kennedy also seemed to have been enamored...
  • 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 ^ | 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, 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 · 22 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...