Best true crime biographies according to redditors

We found 4,248 Reddit comments discussing the best true crime biographies. We ranked the 1,473 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/TheBirminghamBear · 1111 pointsr/politics

Also, don't buy the one on Amazon with forward by Alan Dershowitz by mistake like I did.

Spends the entire forward making horrendously disingenuous remarks and attempting to spin the report into something that exonerates or proves Trump's innocence.

Egregious hit job.

u/mikemaca · 586 pointsr/AskReddit

Completely correct. Every detail described is classic psychopath behavior. It's not treatable and the kid is only getting started on a long career of harming and manipulating people without consequence because of his ability to retain control over every situation.

u/rnaa49 · 423 pointsr/politics

Avoidance of responsibility is a primary characteristic of psychopathy. He ticks off all the other checkmarks, too. Only libel laws are protecting his ass from being called a psychopath openly. Educate yourselves about psychopaths -- I recommend these books I have read to understand my own lifelong contact with psychopaths, starting with my mother:
Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work
Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
The Inner World of the Psychopath: A definitive primer on the psychopathic personality

He is commonly called a narcissist, but here's a handy rule of thumb. Not all narcissists are psychopaths, but all psychopaths are narcissistic. It's easy to understand why -- they don't see humans as humans, only objects to be manipulated for fun and profit. They, themselves, are the only conscious being, so nothing else matters. Their brains aren't wired to understand we have minds and memories, which is why they lie constantly to achieve their immediate needs. Strangely, the inability to experience emotions (and that includes fear, which is why Trump seems to never give a fuck about consequences) comes with no sense of past or future. There is only the "now."

1% of the population are psychopaths. You know more than one. Some say it's an evolutionary adaptation that exploits humans with emotions and morals, and that they are "intraspecies predators." There are professions that rely on psychopathic behavior, and you can draw your own opinions on them:
The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success

It is also commonly said that psychopaths are experts are reading people. This is false (because, to them, there is nothing to read). They are simply experts, from lifelong experience and practice, at putting people into situations with predictable reactions. For example, Trump likes to insult people because he knows it distracts them and takes them off their game as they try to defend themselves. Psychopaths like to do their manipulating in the background and behind peoples' backs (and in Trump's case, behind NDAs and hush money), thus Trump's biggest problem -- he's the world's most watched person and nothing goes unnoticed, so his previous tactics aren't working. He is thrashing more and more as he gets more desperate to deceive. He is not losing his mind or getting senile. He's a psychopath who can't understand why his old tricks are no longer working.

His apparent "humanness" is a practiced façade, as is true for all psychopaths. They learn, starting in childhood, how to fit in. Some learn how better than others. Trump is good enough at it to fool a large number of voters.
BTW, there's nothing saying a psychopath can't also be dumb as a brick or illiterate.

u/MadKingBryce · 315 pointsr/HistoryPorn

And why?

Because left wing dissidents wanted to break away from US patronage and nationalize US property in their country and forge their own destiny. This would basically infringe on US corporations rights to exploit poor South American countries for their own profit. US didn’t like that much and engaged in a systematic terror campaign aimed at attacking any grassroots resistance to US backed dictators. The result was essentially a war on peasant populations not just inEl Salvador, but in several other Latin American nations.

Important to note that this is par for the course of US intervention in the third world. I encourage every American to read up on it.

Edit: a word
Edit2: A good book on US foreign intervention

u/Hysterymystery · 229 pointsr/IAmA

Thanks for the shoutout! Here's the series and here's my book

u/doc_daneeka · 178 pointsr/todayilearned

Yeah, the 80s were rife with massive conspiracy theories about satanic child abuse rings that went to the highest levels of government and could cover everything. up with their vast power. Geraldo did a prime time special on it, even.

This was a moral panic , not a real thing. The only mystery is why there are still people who believe this bullshit.

Edit: while the video seriously downplays the satanic aspect, the book it is based on is much less coy. I can see why they might downplay that angle in a documentary, seeing as it makes a lot of people more skeptical in light of all the debunked bs from the 80s...

u/shabby47 · 141 pointsr/politics

Yeah. The Washington Post version is a good one. It keeps the original pagination which I think some others do not, and had extras like the indictments and a timeline as well.


I prefer the paper version because it allows you to easily flip back and forth and mark it up with your own notes if you want to. Worth the $10 even if its free online.

u/SuperHighDeas · 101 pointsr/Omaha

There is a cannabalistic albino conclave at Hummel Park


There are tunnels under downtown Omaha


The Franklin Cover-up - alleged human trafficking and pedo-ring orchestrated by the super rich in the town. Wiki and Book

Omaha race riots - Will Brown, a black 40 year old man, allegedly raped a 19y/o Agnes Loebeck. After his arrest the courthouse was laid under siege by a crowd between 5000-15,000 people and set on fire at around 8pm. At around 11pm the mob had the mayor hung from a lightpole but luckily was able to be rescued by state agents. While that was going on the smoke from the fires were so thick that all the prisoners were rushed to the roof and the female prisoners released. The prisoners attempted to throw Will Brown from the roof but the police stopped that. Someone (a judge maybe) passed a note saying something about 100 white men on the roof will be saved in exchange for Brown. Ladders were then climbed to the 4th floor as the bottom floors were inaccessible because of the smoke and fire and Brown was handed over. Will Brown was then lynched on a lightpole on 18th and Harney st, his lifeless body was shot at hundreds of times, then it was cut down and dragged through the streets behind a car to 17th and dodge where it was burned. Then after his body was burnt the remainder of his remains were then again dragged through the city. NSFW pic of Will Brown's lynching. In total 3 people died (2 mob members and Will Brown), National Guard was deployed, and Omaha was under martial law for a period of time

the top three are largeley speculative to downright absurd but the last is 100% true and a stain on Omaha that is ignored.


EDIT: OPE! I forgot about the meat murderer of Memorial Park. Once and a while people will find random cuts of meat impaled to the trees throughout memorial park, with no explanation.

u/bpopken · 70 pointsr/politics

Thanks for joining in and all the great questions! I'm going to wrap this up now but I may respond to a few good questions over the next few days. Good luck everyone with your Thanksgiving and holiday conversations this year... should be a doozy but a chance for us all to connect with loved ones on what matters most.

Let me leave you with a few links for further reading:

Christopher Andrew's "Sword and the Shield" - using historical KGB documents

Using humor to disarm disinformation:

State Dept disinformation reports: 1994 baby parts

1987 AIDS report

Learn to identify the 4D's of Russian propaganda: Dismiss, Distract, Distort, and Dismay

Active measures and disinformation is like "water falling on a stone" it's not any one crazy story, it's the accumulation that makes the hole.


u/l337kid · 63 pointsr/politics

The idea that politics begins and ends at a nation's borders is ridiculous on face. The idea that the national politics of a country, hegemonic as the US is, should begin and end at a nation's borders is really fucking stupid.

Why do you think Puerto Rico is a territory?

Why do you think the Bay of Pigs happened?

Why do you think we funded the Contras in Nicaragua?

Why do you think we overthrew the queen of Hawa'ii and installed a military base?

Why do you think we "purchased" Alaska from Russia?

What do you think the Monroe doctrine was?

In the period since 1945, America has, "carried out extremely serious interventions into more than 70 nations..."


u/Nik106 · 63 pointsr/Fitness

Charles Bronson wrote a book about training while incarcerated -

u/lapislesbian · 57 pointsr/AskHistorians

In 1954 a US backed coup in Guatemala overthrew democratically elected liberal president Jacobo Árbenz. Though not communist, the US feared Arbenz's communist ties, as he enacted land reform and strengthened workers rights. It's notable during this time that the United Fruit Company held incredible power in Guatemala and it's a matter of debate exactly how much the US intervention in Guatemala was a response to direct pressure from the UFC on US officials. Through operation PBSUCCESS the CIA sponsored a coup putting into power a right wing military dictatorship which resulted in the deaths of over 100,000 Guatemalans. This also brought about a civil war which lasted from 1960-1996. After the war, a UN sponsored truth commission found that CIA-trained paramilitaries were responsible for over 93% of the human rights violations during the war including the torture and dissapearing of tens of thousands of people, overwhelminging rural indigenous Maya, many of whom were also displaced by the destruction of their villages.

Jeez I'm really starting to tire out despite having planned to detail several more countries. I can give more details on any of the following if you'd like but to keep it brief here are a few other examples I won't go much into otherwise, El Salvador (especially notable for the violent death squads which came out of the School of the Americas, in particular the Atlacatl Battalion which was created by the school in 1980 and responsible for the El Mozote massacre in which 800 civilians including women and children were brutally raped and murdered), the Dominican Republic, and Honduras (also notable for it's military death squads, like Battalion 3-16 commanded by Luis Alonso Discua another School of the Americas graduate). Honduras has suffered in multiple instances over the last 100 years as a result of US intervention and the overwhelming power that US fruit companies have held over their government (hence the creation of the term "Banana Republic"). Although I can't talk about it without breaking the 20 year rule, you can look into US intervention in/after the 2009 coup on your own to see how this is ongoing.

Another somewhat different example to what I've described above is immigration spurred by economic harm caused by trade policies. Many Latin American economies and their workers, have suffered greatly under NAFTA which allows capital to move across borders freely, but not people. The idea behind NAFTA is that farmers in a country like Mexico would benefit from being able to sell their corn internationally, but what happened is that instead of moving into new markets, they we're merely pushed out of their own. As NAFTA flooded the Mexican corn market with much cheaper US corn, Mexican farmers couldn't compete as large US corn companies profited. As a result many have been forced to follow agricultural jobs to the US since they could no longer make a living in Mexico.

Well let me know if you'd like anymore information or want specific citations. Please keep in mind that even within the countries I talked about in detail, this is only a fraction of US intervention episodes in Latin America. Not only are there countries that I didn't get to at all, but in some countries mentioned here there are multiple instances of intervention that have occurred in the last 100 years despite me only mentioning one. Additionally there were some modern non-Latin American refugee crisis spurred by US intervention that I would have liked to discuss but had to leave out because of the 20 year rule. Killing Hope, one of the books cited below, is probably the best compilation of all of these events up until the late 90's. If you look at the chapters list in the book preview on Amazon, there are 55 different instances listed many of which are in Latin America, this gives a great place to start for further research. One last thing to keep in mind is that most all of these instances I've described are characterized by absolutely brutal torture, the likes of which a normal person probably couldn't imagine, and which I glossed over because it really is too much for me to handle and manage to present in an academic fashion. But it is important to understand the gravity of what these civilians suffered when I say "torture," the sources below and other online resources can provide more info on that, suffice to say I wish I could un-know the things I've read and accounts I've heard from survivors of these regimes.


u/Emberwake · 57 pointsr/worldnews

That depends on the definition. Remember that Charles Manson was convicted of murder without ever having so much as met the victims, let alone physically attacked them.

EDIT: I am aware that there is also a crime called "Conspiracy to Commit Murder". But Charles Manson was actually convicted of Murder in the First Degree, not just Conspiracy.

For those curious (or dubious), check out Helter Skelter, an excellent account of the murders and trial written by Vincent Bugliosi, the Assistant DA who led the prosecution.

u/Onfortuneswheel · 42 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

I am planning to pick up a number of books I saw on this list.

Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City is probably the best true crime I’ve read. Some older true crime novels can be really campy and sensationalized.

Also, it’s not true crime, but Mary Roach’s Stiff is a fun read about cadavers and the human body after death.

u/Neon_Bruja · 40 pointsr/history

Not exactly ancient history, but I just got finished reading [The Devil in The White City] ( about H.H. Holmes in turn of the century Chicago, and yeah, it seemed SUPER easy for him.

He did an amazing amount of bad shit in addition to the murdering and got away with it seemingly because he was well spoken and charismatic with pretty blue eyes!

u/BobsBarker000 · 36 pointsr/politics

Fun fact:

Pizzagate's primary propagandist is Mike Cernovich, a Trump fanatic.

Lesser known is that Mike Cernovich allied with Epstein's ex-lawyer Alan Dershowitz in a legal quest to attack Epstein's victims. Both of them have been filing joint or related legal requests in a court case attempting to unseal documents on one of Epstein's accusers.

The victim of course has been defending herself in court against these attacks by highlighting to the judge how completely fucking biased Cernovich is against rape victims.

Another fun fact:

Alan Dershowitz wrote the forward to the Mueller Report published on Amazon. The credits for Alan were already on the cover before the report was even published, before he had time to actually read it. Look it up on Amazon, most people don't realize someone deeply biased towards the Trump child rape crew managed to get himself added into the report, before the report was out.

All coincidences, I'm sure.

u/SteveBule · 33 pointsr/ChapoTrapHouse

u/packattacks if you want some examples of non-authoritarian communist and socialist attempts at government, check out William Blum's Killing Hope. It's a great book and shows many examples of democratic leftist movements that the CIA tried to destroy

u/bink_uk · 32 pointsr/Documentaries

One of the victims Alisha Owen was apparently sentenced to 27 YEARS in prison for perjury. Her video testimony of child abuse by Larry King and others does not look fake to me.

There is a book on the subject too, which I think is the basis of the doco

Anyone know who, if anyone, has been brought to justice over this?

u/159734682 · 32 pointsr/conspiracy

From the author's own website promoting his book:

"Killing Hope: US Military & CIA Interventions since World War II" (William Blum)

The book is around $15 or you can get a copy from TPB.

u/noreallyimgoodthanks · 29 pointsr/politics

Straight up there is a physical copy of the Mueller report for sale on Amazon with an "introduction" by Alan Dershowitz.

Is it just me or is that fucking insane?

u/karmadillo · 28 pointsr/worldnews

If they simply "stopped paying attention", how would you explain the CIA's orders to the Jeddah consulate to grant Al Qaeda operatives visas into the country?

How do you explain the fact that once in the country, the alleged hijackers received training at secure military installations.

It is you, sir, who needs to read some books:

Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Tragedy and Hope

Wall Street and The Bolshevik Revolution

Wall Street and The Rise of Hitler

Foundations: Their Power and Influence

Bank Control of Large Corporations in the United States

Wake up to reality my friend. These people are not, and have never been, incompetent or negligent. If they were either, they wouldn't be in the positions of power they are in today.

u/Anger_Mgmt_issues · 28 pointsr/politics

you can order the printed version from the Washington Post off of Amazon for less than a print job would cost.

u/[deleted] · 28 pointsr/worldnews

This kind of thing has been going on for a while. We've even had issues with it concerning the Boy's Town scandal in Nebraska in the 80s.There's information about this all over the web. Interviews can even be found on youtube. Personally I think the most digusting thing about all of it is that people continually deny it happened and refuse to launch an investigation despite the mountains of evidence pointing to the validity of the claims.

u/lovist · 24 pointsr/todayilearned
u/skeeter1234 · 24 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

You are spreading misinformation to be honest. You know what one of the hallmarks of sociopathy is? That they are charming. That's right...if you are talking to someone and feel charmed that is a red flag that you could be talking to a sociopath. They're your instant best friend. You have so much in common.
Yes, sociopaths are also impulsive, but that doesn't mean they don't understand image management. In fact, they understand it better than the average person.


Edit: Personally I wish society thought of psychopaths as con men, instead of axe murderers. Con men seems far more of an accurate description. Movies like American Psychopath reinforce this myth. I think better movies are Catch Me If You Can, Gone Girl, and especially I Love You Phillip Morris. A huge component of psychopathy is their ability to appear to you what you want them to be (conning).

u/shitfacts · 24 pointsr/nottheonion

First quote on the "editorial reviews"

>"Let it come out, let people see it. Let's see whether or not it's legit…I look forward to seeing the [Mueller] report."—President Donald Trump

Is that a joke?

u/HundredProofHistory · 23 pointsr/HistoryMemes

H. H. Holmes, born Herman Webster Mudgett, is frequently named as America's First Serial Killer. He built a 3 story building in Englewood, just south of Chicago proper in the late 1880s. The first floor was filled with shops, the third floor was hotel rooms, Holmes's office, and a walk-in vault. The second floor was an oddly constructed labyrinth of dead end passages, secret rooms, doors to nowhere, air tight and soundproof rooms, and rooms with gas jets that were controlled by valves in Holmes's office. There were also greased chutes that dropped straight to the basement where Holmes had an operating table, pits of quicklime, and a furnace that was allegedly used for glass bending but was oddly shaped like the furnaces found at crematoriums. No one knows how many people actually died in the murder castle. Holmes claimed he killed 27 in his final confessions, but some of the people he claimed to have killed were still alive and well. The papers attributed upwards of 200 murders to Holmes, because hundreds of people disappeared during the 1893 Chicago's World Fair and it was easy enough to blame it on the dude who owned a friggin murder castle. There are 9 actual murders that can be attributed to Holmes, including 3 children, so either way he was a tremendous piece of human shit.

For more information:

u/PeaceofthePi · 22 pointsr/Documentaries

John Decamp wrote about this in his book "The Franklin Cover-Up." My hometown of Omaha, Ne played a major role in this whole ugly thing.

The Franklin Cover-Up

u/FACE_HECK_FASCISTS · 22 pointsr/europe

> Didn't the US support the Colonels? I think I remember hearing that they were locking up communists (possibly what this guy is??) and the US supplied them with arms despite the fact that they overthrew a democratically elected gov.

You should maybe read this. The defining factor on whether or not the US decides to overthrow a government has nothing to do with how ethical or supported the government is, just whether or not it's left of them on the economic spectrum.

u/VarvatosVex · 21 pointsr/technology

I wonder if this is somehow related to the fact that the report is currently being sold as an ebook all over Amazon for $10

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u/InterPunct · 20 pointsr/madmen

For anyone wanting to get a sense about what that era was like, you might want to check out the movie "Helter Skelter", or even better, the book on which the movie was based.

u/PoliticsBTFO · 20 pointsr/politics

Go read the book The Sword and the Shield. It's part of the Mitrokhin Archive - the largest dump about the KGB in history. It's fascinating and scary.

You'll change your mind about how he isn't a genius.

u/everettmarm · 19 pointsr/sysadmin

the cuckoo's egg by cliff stoll --

takedown by john markoff and tsutomu shimomura --

nonfiction, actually--early-computer-age stuff about chasing down hackers in the dot-matrix days. I enjoyed these when I was younger.

u/undermind84 · 19 pointsr/NetflixBestOf

This movie is.....bananas. It starts out safe enough with a lot of really interesting concepts and conspiracies but by the second movie we are talking lizard people. This movie has a lot of opinion presented as fact. If you are a conspiracy enthusiast mainly for the entertainment of it all, then this movie is pretty fun in a tin foil hat kind of way. If you are gullible or looking for real answers GO ELSEWHERE because this movie will send you down a lizard people/psychic vampire/4th dimension alien rabbit hole.

EDIT - If you are into these type of government/illuminati conspiracies, I suggest looking up Michael Ruppert or his book Crossing The Rubicon The man became increasingly unhinged as he aged but he was a good investigative reporter.

u/shadowsweep · 19 pointsr/aznidentity

Read my other comment. You clearly don't understand how white supremacy works. You should also read this book or at least the reviews that do a good job of summarizing it. In list form

edit: updated link.

u/rddman · 19 pointsr/todayilearned

There are about 50 instances of such shenanigans since WW2. Overthrowing democratically elected governments -that were derided by the US as communist because those governments wanted control over their own nation's resources, and support for the US-friendly military dictatorships that replaced them- is the rule rather than the exception.

Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II

u/zhanli · 19 pointsr/conspiracy

No, the book written by John Decamp, former US senator.

There's also a documentary on the subject, known as "conspiracy of silence".

u/InvisibleManiac · 18 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Interestingly, this site has been run for a good long time by Cliff Stoll, author of the Cuckoo's Egg. If you're a geek, YSK at least who this guy is. He's not a pioneer or anything, but he did do a solid bit of detective work, and ended up with a decent story out of it. If you're interested in old school security, computer forensics, or the NSA at the dawn of the internet, you ought to check his book out. A little overly dramatized, but hey, it's a decent read.

Amazon Blurb
>Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter" -- a mystery invader hiding inside a twisting electronic labyrinth, breaking into U.S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own, spying on the spy -- and plunged into an incredible international probe that finally gained the attention of top U.S. counterintelligence agents. The Cuckoo's Egg is his wild and suspenseful true story -- a year of deception, broken codes, satellites, missile bases, and the ultimate sting operation -- and how one ingenious American trapped a spy ring paid in cash and cocaine, and reporting to the KGB.

Amazon Link

EDIT: I don't know the guy or anything, I just liked his book.

u/mentalhibernation · 18 pointsr/Turkey

Arkadaslar kusura bakmayin ama bu postu upvote biraz ilginc.

OP'nin gosterdigi eser akademik bir calisma ve yazari da siyaset bilimci. Yale'de de calismis, cok unlu bir profesor. Kitapta kullandigi butun bilgiler de yine universitelerde uretilmis veya arsivlerden toplanmis bilgiler. Yani kaynak bilimsel bir kaynak.

Su anda mesela nukleer enerji veya gunes enerjisi kullaniyoruz, atomu parcaliyoruz falan ya, bu noktaya nasil geldik sizce? Universitelerde, akademik olarak ve bilimsel yolla uretilmis calismalarla degil mi? Birisi bir sey yaziyor, baskalari okuyor, bunun dogrulu kanitlaniyor ve bilimsel ilerleme yasaniyor.

Heh, bu adamin yazdigi da boyle bir sey iste. Tarihsel bilimsel surecin bir parcasi. Dalga gecebilecegimiz, ahahah sacmalik diyebilecegimiz bir sey degil. Karsisina kendi bilimsel makalelerimizle, arsivsel kanitlarimizla cikabilecegimiz bir sey.

Edit: /u/bokavitch'in de bahsettigi gibi buradaki bilgiler Death by Government isimli bir kitabin yazari olan profesorun resmi sitesinden alinmis durumda. Ancak bilgiler ilk olarak o kitapta basiliyor.

Kitabin amazon linki:
Ucretsiz indirip incelemek isterseniz de bu link var:

u/caffiend98 · 17 pointsr/history

If you're interested, I highly recommend the book, Devil in the White City. Does a fantastic job of telling the story of Holmes, the World's Fair, and what Chicago was like that summer. Dark topic, but a great read.

"Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that The Devil in the White City is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor. Burnham's challenge was immense. In a short period of time, he was forced to overcome the death of his partner and numerous other obstacles to construct the famous "White City" around which the fair was built. His efforts to complete the project, and the fair's incredible success, are skillfully related along with entertaining appearances by such notables as Buffalo Bill Cody, Susan B. Anthony, and Thomas Edison. The activities of the sinister Dr. Holmes, who is believed to be responsible for scores of murders around the time of the fair, are equally remarkable. He devised and erected the World's Fair Hotel, complete with crematorium and gas chamber, near the fairgrounds and used the event as well as his own charismatic personality to lure victims. Combining the stories of an architect and a killer in one book, mostly in alternating chapters, seems like an odd choice but it works. The magical appeal and horrifying dark side of 19th-century Chicago are both revealed through Larson's skillful writing. --John Moe"

u/rhinny · 17 pointsr/books

Lighter non-fiction that I have recently loved:

Jon Ronson: Them. Spending time with conspiracy nuts, but quick and self-conscious investigative journalism. It's fun and interesting.

Erik Larson: Devil in the White City. At the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, a serial killer sets up a building to attract and in which to murder stray people who wouldn't be missed. This book reads like a bestseller mass-market paperback murder mystery, but it's based in truth (albeit with some literary embellishments.)

Benjamin Wallace: The Billionaire's Vinegar. Tremendously expensive wine and international wine-sales fraud. Super-rich people are ridiculous.

u/yourdadsotherkid · 17 pointsr/SubredditDrama

Based on a potentially real event, actually. Though with that one it's hard to tell where the actual abuse ends and the satanic panic starts. Either way if you feel like spending all night delving into the depths of your own paranoia check it out

u/Kiteway · 16 pointsr/books

I heard about this for so long, but it took me forever to get around to it: "Devil in the White City," a book about Chicago, the World Fair, and a serial killer.

And if you want to find out what happened in Chicago after the Fair, "Girls of Murder City" does a fantastic job at ripping open the strange aberrations of the Chicago justice system during the 1920s, with all the Roaring Twenties atmosphere no worse for the fact that it's non-fiction!

u/noir_et_Orr · 16 pointsr/ShitRConservativeSays

Anyone who truly believes Manson didn't intend to kill anybody (or is curious about the Manson Family) should read Helter Skelter. It was written by Vincent Bugliosi, the head prosecutor at the Manson trial.

Also, Manson was present at at least one of the murder scenes, and while he likely wasn't there at the time of the actual murder, he did slash the victim, Gary Hinman, in the face with a sword. And he also shot a different guy, Bernard Crowe, but failed to kill him.

u/bokavitch · 16 pointsr/Turkey


Source OP is ridiculing is the author’s personal website where just he republished statistics from this book online.

If OP even bothered to scroll to the bottom of the page to read the author’s acknowledgements he’d find “In particular I want to thank [...] Guenter Lewy, Heath Lowry”. The guy did his research and incorporated information from the same scholars that are constantly cited in the Turkish government’s official position.

The numbers could still be off, but that’s always the case, even for the best historians. Unless you have a specific argument about why his numbers are off then don’t criticize the source.

This is one of the dumbest posts I’ve seen on this topic. It boils down to OP saying the web design sucks so it’s not a legitimate source without actually doing the most basic work to investigate what the source actually is.

u/libbylibertarian · 16 pointsr/worldnews

>You gotta have cited for 80.

Between attempts and successes it may actually be close to 80, but here are the successes:

>Iran (1953); Guatemala(1954); Thailand (1957); Laos (1958-60); the Congo (1960); Turkey (1960, 1971 & 1980); Ecuador (1961 & 1963); South Vietnam (1963); Brazil (1964); the Dominican Republic (1963); Argentina (1963); Honduras (1963 & 2009); Iraq (1963 & 2003); Bolivia (1964, 1971 & 1980); Indonesia (1965); Ghana (1966); Greece (1967); Panama (1968 & 1989); Cambodia (1970); Chile (1973); Bangladesh (1975); Pakistan (1977); Grenada (1983); Mauritania (1984); Guinea (1984); Burkina Faso (1987); Paraguay (1989); Haiti (1991 & 2004); Russia (1993); Uganda (1996);and Libya (2011).

I don't know about you, but that seems like a shit ton of successful coups. No one does it better than the US.

u/3zkP · 16 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

He was shot behind his ear by Frank Sheeran, then cremated. Frank Sheeran was a mobster, a teamster and a close friend of Hoffa. His loyality was to the mafia. According to the book

u/quantumcipher · 16 pointsr/conspiracy

A pdf copy, but I'll warn you the contents can be incredibly disturbing:

Another book on the subject:

The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betray by Nick Bryant (pdf)

Further examples of similar atrocities:

u/archonemis · 15 pointsr/conspiracy

Having spent the last five years on related subjects I feel your anguish.

I spent a full year being chronically depressed. I did graffiti on banks, went to every protest around and yelled at people who just didn't get it (I used to call them sheeple). Essentially I was an asshole. Then again, I was an asshole with a real feeling of unease in relation to my society.

I still have a lot of those same feelings.

I would encourage you to look into 'psychopathy.' This will teach you more about the self-appointed rulers than any Zeitgeist movie (Peter Joseph is kind of a tool - my opinion is based on four years of research). Psychopathy is a fucking game changer. My current model for the U.S. Federal government is the Charles Manson family. You have a psychopath interested in personal glory at the top and a lot of dupes, rubes and true believers following orders.

How do you deal with them?

You cannot combat them directly. In fact any engagement is a waste of time and energy. They are the ultimate energy parasites. They will come after you with guns, lawyers, assassins, police and whatever else they can find. They want attention. Engaging them in any manner is attention. Which is what they want. Ironically you have to ignore them to death.

In order to side-step a rattle snake you must know the behavior patterns, beliefs and values of a rattle snake. With knowledge they're no less dangerous, but you can deal with them in a way that minimizes hazard. Study them.

I sleep at night because I'm designing a personal life style to disengage from the current psychopathic government system. I don't give a shit if some are Masons, Illuminati, Zionists, Jews, Satanists, Republicans, atheists or whatever. I just don't fucking care. I want to live my life and I want to be left alone. This is the exact tactic you must employ with a psychopath.

I've personally known a total of eight psychopaths - this is actually kind of a big number. Anyone that I identify as a psychopath is dead to me. I will not give them audience, I will not discuss them [unless it serves education purposes] and I will destroy anything in my life that has anything to do with them directly.

The life plan is to be a good human.

By being the best human you can be you help others to be good too.

If you are a part of the world and you make yourself better -

You are the world, itself, making itself better.

Do something small.

Plant a garden, help someone and learn as much as you can so you can pass it on to others.

Baby steps.

u/morsecoderain · 15 pointsr/funny

I guess you never read Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets or The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood, both by David Simon, creator of The Wire.

u/PoisonvilleKids · 14 pointsr/TheWire

As I say most times I hear a question about the background to The Wire and it's various characters: Homicide: A Year on The Killing Streets by David Simon holds all the answers, and is an absolutely fantastic read.

u/LorienDark · 14 pointsr/UnsolvedMysteries

I watched it about 10 minutes ago and here are my thoughts. SPOILER ALERT. Duh.

  1. In that era, police wholeheartedly didn't want to believe in pedophilia or any other menacing theories because it made their jobs far harder. They also strictly prescribed to the rules, including the whole 72hr waiting period. I suppose for many years there were more runaways than genuine abductions / violent situations. Processes are changed for a reason, I suppose unfortunately this and the subsequent abductions were why these were changed.
    Also it seems like the Des Moines police were sticking to the party line, as were the FBI. Most enforcement agencies do not throw each other under the bus and can be treated harshly for talking out of turn.
    I don't think it's a conspiracy, more just the thin blue line at work.

  2. Paul Bonacci seemed credible and if anyone were to believe it, it'd be Noreen. I know most parents of missing children grasp at straws, but by the point Paul Bonacci came to the table - she'd done all her grasping.
    Not to mention the information that came out of his interviews led to the house in the woods with the carved initials etc. He had so much information that honestly made sense and he also had no reason to seek her out, he clearly got no pleasure out of seeing her. He actually seemed genuinely upset and guilty.

  3. It seems plausable that he did visit her, as often victims find a way to send a message to their loved ones as they are seeking closure, but not always a reunion with them. Again, I see no reason for her to lie, as it'd actually hurt her case to find Johnny, not help it. As by that point he'd be in his teens and considered a runaway, as he again - left voluntarily this time.
    If he were returning to 'that life' and the people involved in those rings, or living rough as a teen - he may have met a bad end after that. OR he's actually alive and just keeping a low profile in order to protect himself / his family.
    Potentially he could have contacted Noreen again and as she's not been under oath since, she may keep her silence / be keeping her silence.

  4. Most likely he's part of the cycle of predators if he wasn't able to escape and find help. Hopefully he was able to get some therapy and medication to assist with his likely trauma and PTSD (assuming he is alive). It's all pure speculation, but we all like to have hope.

  5. On this topic is Why Johnny Can't Come home

    The The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal and also there is The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska which were referenced in this documentary.
u/SkyNTP · 13 pointsr/RimWorld

I don't see why this should be strange. Psyochapathy is a condition that inhibits feelings of empathy. It doesn't mean those afflicted cannot experience joy, or have fun at a party. Something like 1 in 30 people are diagnosed with mild or moderate psychopathic behaviour. The serial killers that are portrayed in the media are a tiny, tiny fraction of this population. The destructive behaviour of most of these psyochapaths is much more subtle, usualy in the form of emotional abuse. Psyochapaths are usually master manipulators and have really good social skills.

I'd recommend this book to read more about it:

u/blatherskiter · 13 pointsr/AskHistorians

He wrote a book about his archive material, too. The Sword and the Shield by Christoper Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin. Been sitting on my bookshelf but I haven't gotten around to reading it.

u/cryptovariable · 13 pointsr/politics

>As a result, "the security situation in Afghanistan has worsened to its lowest point since the toppling of the Taliban a decade ago and attacks on aid workers are at unprecedented levels."


I'm assuming that Chomsky hasn't been to Afghanistan. I have, multiple times. The peak of violence was in 2007. And the Afghan people agree. (PDF link, page 24)

>The people of Afghanistan, teetering on the edge of starvation in September 2001, were deprived of much of the food and medical assistance from international aid that was keeping them alive because Coalition airstrikes destroyed infrastructure and made travel unsafe for aid trucks.


There are fewer babies dying now, more hospitals than since before the invasion, and the average life expectancy has risen by almost 20 years.

>Chomsky laments that the US government largely dismissed these human-rights problems in its quest to "secure our interests."


Hundreds of billions of dollars and tens of thousands of people have been sent to Afghanistan to rebuild the medical, telecommunications, energy, and civil infrastructures of Afghanistan. The US didn't destroy it, decades of war with the Soviet Union and its subsequent neglect by the Taliban did. The reason you didn't see "Shock n'Awe 2001!™" with the US invasion was because there was hardly any infrastructure left to destroy.

>Chomsky was one of the few people in the United States at that time to publicly talk about how deeply the Central Intelligence Agency was involved in arming and training the mujahideen in Afghanistan during the 1980s.


This is, and was, common knowledge. It was widely reported in the press in the 80s.

And before anyone goes on about how the CIA created Bin Laden, let me just put out that both "The Black Book of Communism" (Courtois, ed, 1997) and "The Sword and the Shield" (Mitrokhin, 1992) note that most of the ideological underpinnings of the modern-day jihad were put into place by the Soviet Union's attempts to eradicate Islam through violence, and that any US aid (none of which went to Bin Laden) was merely a confidence-boosting side show to the main conflict.

Not to mention the fact that in addition to the US, almost all of Europe, Saudi Arabia, and China, also gave aid to the Afghan Mujahideen.

>For example, the United States recently risked a major international conflict with a nuclear-armed nation, Pakistan, by assassinating an influential figure in one of its major cities.

If you think we are not already engaged in an international conflict with parts of the Pakistan government, I have a bridge to sell you.

But I suppose I'm just pissing into the wind.

This is the glorious Chomsky, after all. He is trapped so many decades back in political reality that he is probably still writing checks to the Sandinista National Liberation Front .

u/streetbum · 13 pointsr/worldnews

A couple of books I've read recently about the intelligence side of things. Not sure about how their conventional forces compare to ours.

u/clifwith1f · 12 pointsr/AskHistorians

This isn't exactly an answer to your question, but The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson is a very interesting historical account of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. It was where George Ferris premiered the very first Ferris Wheel, created to compete with the famous Eiffel Tower that was created for the 1889 World's Fair. There were world-renowned architects that spent sleepless nights creating temporary (yet incredibly intricate and complex) constructions on an incredibly tight time schedule. It is also where Pabst Blue Ribbon got their Blue Ribbon status, plus where a murderer was loose in the city during the festivities, building a hotel in the city to capitalize on the surge of visitors coming to Chicago for the fair.

u/countercom2 · 12 pointsr/AAdiscussions

>Am I missing much here?

Ignorance, racism, and hypocrisy. Their precious bible is sexist. Their ownership, control, and exploitation of Native Indian, Black, Asian, and even White women is sexist - during imperialism, slavery, before the civil rights movement, Native Indians in reservations, mass rapes in wars over seas, and even now at their foreign military bases. After they rape you, they blame you. Here, take a look.


Here's BEFORE:

"White women were encouraged to be chaste, while slave women were pictured as outlets for men's sexual desires...Despite the violent or coercive mistreatment of slave women, they were considered promiscuous. Their high birth rates and skimpy clothing--both consequences of their status as property--were used to justify the creation of negative imagery."

"This practice remained the status quo until 1967"

Gender and Legal History Paper Summary


Here's NOW

>Racism and sexual harassment could lie behind the higher incidence of suicide attempts amongst teenagers adopted from foreign countries.

>Adopted teenagers from foreign countries are more than four times more likely to attempt suicide than other teenagers.

>The research team believe they've detected a pattern following interviews with young adopted women of Asian descent. 'People have preconceptions that [women of Asian descent] are promiscuous, prostitutes, have a strong sex drive and are considered to be exotic,' said Frank Lindblad, who believes that such sexual prejudices can be difficult for the women concerned to understand.

Racism behind suicide attempts - The Local


But, because white people tell the world they're great and egalitarian and simultaneously spread lies about Asian men (who are far less criminal across the board), the world ignores these inconvenient facts and goes along with their story - kinda like how "America is spreading freedom" even though they're the world's #1 terrorist group and, and #1 drug traffickers


Here are some more areas where they are the world leaders in.

● World leaders in murdering their own families

>In almost all of these cases, the killer is a white, non Hispanic man. n most cases, the man exhibits *possessive, obsessive and jealous behavior.

Murder-Suicide in Families | National Institute of Justice


● Pedophile profile: Young, WHITE, wealthy | ZDNet

u/combatmedic82 · 12 pointsr/Conservative

Death By Government, written by R.J. Rummel. An exhaustive study of genocides during the 20th century. Enjoy the grim read.

u/7billionhumans · 12 pointsr/videos

I have a book on my shelf called Killing Hope: US Military and CIA
Interventions Since World War II

The U.S. is fucking brutal.

u/killchain- · 12 pointsr/EasternSunRising

rPhilippines is like another rChina - a hangout for ESL sexpats and pedophiles. They are irrelevant. Duerte has high public support. The West loves whoever sells out their countries and hates anyone who fights back. This is not new.

u/zom-ponks · 11 pointsr/Buttcoin

I know I'm overshilling this, but our own /u/dgerard has written a book on this which I think should be a "beginners guide".

I've been here long enough to get the insider baseball, but I still got a load of mileage of it, so try it.

Feel free to ask any questions though, there's a lot to unpack for all of us.

u/SaintSorryass · 11 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Devil In The White City, is maybe not quite what you are looking for, It is written 90 or so years after everything actually went down, and is reconstructed from sources that could possibly be bullshit to one degree or another, but it really is a great piece of storytelling.

u/reuben_ · 10 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Solitary Fitness by Charles Bronson (yes, the Charles Bronson) is more entertaining than anything else, but it does get you motivated. Includes chapters on training your eyes, your jaws, and your penis, believe it or not.

u/JRAlexanderClough · 10 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

Fellow UK-er here, it is available on our Amazon here

edit - worked out how to add links properly - btw the book is only £2.83, amazing work u/Hysterymystery!!

u/Tary_n · 10 pointsr/todayilearned

The book also spends close to 50% of its time discussing Louis Sullivan and the politics/architecture of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Those chapters can be dry, but they hold a ton of cool information. That is one of those crossroads of history events that saw people like Wild Bill, Thomas Edison, and other huge names of history come together.

The chapters about Holmes and his house are haunting. Just worth noting that it is not only about HH Holmes; don't want people to be put off by the other content.

Get it here!

u/yzlautum · 10 pointsr/worldnews

Read these. I'm fascinated with Russian political history, especially in regards to the KGB, and these books are the best of the best when you want to learn more. They get into the deep specifics on why things are done the way they are done. Since Putin was the head of the KGB, you really get an idea on why and how he does specific things.

u/johnydolittle · 10 pointsr/conspiracy

In the McMartin Preschool trial, they pushed the "no tunnels" line. However, an archaeologist found evidence of tunnels. Dave McGowen claims, in Programmed to Kill, the evidence of the tunnels was know at the time of the trial but withheld from the jury.

u/qiwi · 10 pointsr/

Note that is run by Cliff Stoll -- the guy of the Cuckoo's Nest fame, probably the most exciting book involving real-life computer hacking:

Also, an amusing except from the "positions offered" page:

PENTIUM PROCESSOR. Must know all pentium processes, including preprocessing, postprocessing, and past-pluperfect processing. Ideal candidate pent up at the Pentagon, penthouse, or penitentiary. Pays pennies. Penurious benefits include Pension, Pencil. Pentel, Pentax, and Pentaflex. Write to [email protected]

(did Stanislaw Lem write that job advert?)

u/grumpydwarf · 9 pointsr/chicago

The HH Holmes story as told in Devil in the White City is fascinating to me.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Here's a write up of the Englewood post office that sits on the site

u/Mae-Brussell-Hustler · 9 pointsr/conspiracy

OP is helping you.

Your unwillingness to utilize an innate ability to read, reason & thereafter create a personal understanding of things as they may be is a detriment not only to you; but those important to you, in your life.

It is your path towards enlightenment/samadhi/nirvana/heaven/hell etc., OP is sharing a part of his/her experience, and based on my familiarity with the work & the author, he is indeed doing you a solid.

Perhaps you can listen to these interviews instead...


    Dave's website

    "Programmed to Kill" by David McGowan

    >The specter of the marauding serial killer has become a relatively common feature on the American landscape. Reactions to these modern-day monsters range from revulsion to morbid fascination-fascination that is either fed by, or a product of, the saturation coverage provided by print and broadcast media, along with a dizzying array of books, documentary films, websites, and “Movies of the Week”. The prevalence in Western culture of images of serial killers (and mass murderers) has created in the public mind a consensus view of what a serial killer is. Most people are aware, to some degree, of the classic serial killer ‘profile.’ But what if there is a much different ‘profile’-one that has not received much media attention? In Programmed to Kill, acclaimed and always controversial author David McGowan takes a fresh look at the lives of many of America’s most notorious accused murderers, focusing on the largely hidden patterns that suggest that there may be more to the average serial killer story than meets the eye. Think you know everything there is to know about serial killers? Or is it possible that sometimes what everyone ‘knows’ to be true isn’t really true at all?

    You can always read reviews to get a sense of a book, and many times get the "highlights" or "cliffs notes" version you mandate.

    Edit: Jan Irvin & David McGowan 4 Hour Discussion / Interview
u/tiktaalink · 9 pointsr/netsec

I'm just a netsec tourist, but I've found that SANS is a good resource. You can watch trending issues with good analysis at

I would also recommend The Cuckoo's Egg It's not very relevant technically to what you will be doing, but it's worth the read because it is a fascinating story, and you might garner some hints in terms of methodology.

u/JimMarch · 9 pointsr/motorcycles

He's a psychopath. That's fucking classic, that is. Read this book if you want to understand why the entire planet's financial systems appear to be managed by total's because they ARE:

u/WesternCivShill · 9 pointsr/moderatepolitics

>who submitted a four page summary that deliberately left out much of Mueller's findings


The summary is intended to give a SUMERIZATION of the RESULTS of the investigation. it was never intended to be the be all end all report and the Muller report is released. So what are you whining about? That the 4 page summary he released didnt have the information YOU were specifically seeking? Probably because it wasnt intented to confirm your bias. It was intended to summarize the investigations ultimate findings and give the country the short hand version as quick as possible. Why are you pretending like hes currently sitting back there in his AG office clutching the rest of the Muller report as if I cant LITERALLY buy it on Amazon RIGHT NOW and have it delivered to my house, same day. Stop conflating the summary which is dead news with current events.

u/vemrion · 8 pointsr/politics

Bingo. This whole affair stinks to high heaven and reminds me of the Franklin Cover-up that occurred in Nebraska in the 80s. It got hushed up real good. The Discovery Channel made an hour-long documentary called Conspiracy of Silence, which was never aired because somebody leaned on them right before it would've been broadcast. This coverup also featured a investigator who died in a mysterious plane crash.

I read the book by John DeCamp and it was the most horrifying thing I've ever read. It made Stephen King look like campy fun and In Cold Blood seem like an after-school special. If you want to know how deep the rabbit hole goes...

u/ForkTongue · 8 pointsr/The_Donald

I'll tell everyone again. Watch Conspiracy of Silence.

Read The Franklin Cover-Up and a couple of other books out there.

Go watch Paul Bonacci's deposition Hell, I'm pretty sure he's easy to get a hold of and he's got a super human memory. Search for Ted Gundersons interview with Bonnacci.

See if Larry King (no not that one) has any Clinton Foundation ties.

Look up some John DeCamp interviews on the subject.

and dont forget this old Washington Post article which reports on a Callboy ring that went all the way to the White House. Human Trafficked Callboys

Do some digging on the Johnny Gosch/James Guckert connection. Gosch is a boy who went missing in the 80's, Bonacci remembers him distinctly. Johnnys mother says he's James Gannon/Guckert, the "reporter" who was creeping into the White House late at night in the Bush II era.

There's also a documentary on Netflix currently about Gosch.

All this shit sounds insane. Maybe it is. But leave no stone unturned.

u/formerprof · 8 pointsr/politics

We assassinated leaders. We supported the overthrow of a number of democratically elected leaders financially and militarily. We installed despots who sold their peoples' birthrights. Some of those despots received IMF loans which went straight into their Swiss bank accounts. Some of those countries continue to carry the burden of this debts to this day! We built alliances with drug lords and armed and trained their protectors. The CIA was caught flooding inner cities in Californa with drugs from our 'friends' in Latin America. This is all well known and here Obama acknowledges at least some of it and apologizes. He must if we hope to do business with the emerging nations. China is encumbered with no such legacy. Hillary says she will look to Kissinger for advice! This is why Hillarys glorification of Kissinger is so apalling to Bernie. He was objecting to these criminal policies vigorously back in the day. The books below are a must read. It will help you understand the Hillary Hate.
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
And Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
And The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman

u/dodli · 8 pointsr/booksuggestions

A few graphic novels:

  1. From Hell - Cerebral, philosophical, and fastidiously researched, this is the story of the most notorious of them all, Jack the Ripper. Masterful, somber drawings and brilliant writing, if a little too high brow for my taste.
  2. My Friend Dahmer - You won't find gore here, nor a particularly engaging plot. What you will find is authentic autobiographical vignettes written by an actual school mate of Jeffry Dahmer's that try to shed some light on the early years of this nefarious, but fascinating serial killer, but mostly seem to be an outlet for the author to process his own emotions with regards to having known and been friends with such a monster. It's not a very compelling read, i'm afraid, but on the bright side, it's quite short and the artwork is cool.
  3. The Green River Killer - An account of the investigation of the Green River murders, focusing on one of the lead detectives, who happens to be the author's father. Nice artwork, so-so plot.
  4. Miss Don't Touch Me - An absolutely delightful fictional novel that takes place in early 20th century Paris. It is fast-moving, suspenseful, sexy and hugely entertaining. Great artwork and a fun story. Highly recommended!

    A couple more books that are on my wish list, though i haven't read them yet, are:

u/PirbyKuckett · 8 pointsr/movies

Yes. One of the better books I have read as well

u/madarchivist · 8 pointsr/worldnews

It's amazing. I'm very interested in Cold War espionage history and recently read this book:

Basically, the writers take the most outrageous and intriguing stories and background details from that book and put them into the show. I love it.

u/DoYouWantAnts · 8 pointsr/AskReddit

Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets by David Simon (creator of The Wire). Non fiction account of him following around the Baltimore Homicide Unit for 1 year.

u/d00ley · 8 pointsr/

Check out this book then. Well documented, no unfounded assumptions, and the author claimed that the truth wouldn't come out once the "Truth Movement" began declaring demolition as a "fact". He never claimed that they weren't (I have no idea what his opinion was on that), however, he felt that if it could not be documented and conclusively proven, it was not worth mentioning.

u/msft_baller · 8 pointsr/Buttcoin

Someone just needs to adapt /u/dgerard's book in to a documentary.

u/Chrissy2187 · 7 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

I highly suggest you read this book, it changed my mind about everything. We were very mislead by what the media was reporting vs what was actually said/presented at trial.

u/Calimie · 7 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

Did you read this post and the rest of the series? (She wrote a book, too) There's even more evidence pointing towards the pool which would mean the "foolproof suffocation" was to kill herself.

u/thewayofxen · 7 pointsr/CPTSD

I think it's a two-part process:

  1. Develop trust in yourself that if a boundary of yours is pushed, you can hold your ground. And that if you're hurt, you can recover. This may take time and practice (which means some failures).

  2. Learn the limits of trust. Learn who you should trust and how much, and who you should never trust at all. Read about things like game theory and psychopaths. And learn more about yourself and why you trusted the people you chose to trust -- For instance, it takes us a long time to challenge our trust in our parents; most kids take everything their parents say and do as "Right" until adolescence, especially kids whose sense of reality has been undermined by the very people they trusted to begin with. It's not our fault; that's just how children work.

    Taken together, these things build confidence in your ability to spot and respond to threats, and to recover from them when we inevitably make mistake and let one through. And that's the best you can do: Not invulnerability, not perfect safety, just resilience.
u/acertainfailure · 7 pointsr/answers

Without conscience. It does a great job of describing how some serial killers operate. The book primarily discusses psychopathy (not all serial killers are psychopaths) but its a good read.

u/Orangutan · 7 pointsr/conspiracy

Do you think there are aspects of the Franklin Cover-Up that are still present in the Republican Party?

u/meister_eckhart · 7 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

> I guess I would have expected an enemy to move on him in the 70s if it was going to happen.

adjusts tinfoil hat Colby was investigating the so-called Franklin coverup when he died. The coverup involved an alleged child prostitution ring in Nebraska in which numerous witnesses were intimidated and the lead investigator, Gary Caradori, died mysteriously. If you know nothing about the case, I recommend John DeCamp's excellent book on the subject: DeCamp is a reputable lawyer and former senator, and he makes a disturbingly believable case that some really dark shit goes on in Nebraska.

u/despitefulminate · 7 pointsr/conspiracy

I say it on a regular basis: Alicia Owen did nothing wrong.

If you haven’t read it, the attorney who handled this case wrote a great book that outlines all the facts:

u/DepletedMitochondria · 7 pointsr/politics
u/FenderBellyBodine · 7 pointsr/todayilearned

The Devil in the White City is a great book intertwining the organization/construction of the World's Fair and Holmes' escapades. Fascinating read.

u/matthank · 7 pointsr/todayilearned
u/TLSOK · 7 pointsr/C_S_T

Check out this book:

Programmed to Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder - David McGowan

I have not totally read this book yet. I do own it. I used to read a lot at McGowan's website:

I think his main premise is that most or all of the famous serial killers were "government operations".

u/mphtmnslt · 7 pointsr/indianapolis

Empathy goes a long way to understanding why we're experiencing so much violence.

Recommended reading by David Simon:

Or just watch The Wire.

u/blackstar9000 · 7 pointsr/books
u/gblancag · 6 pointsr/AskWomen

I'm traditionally more into literary fiction, but I've been exploring non-fiction recently.

Currently Reading: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Recently Finished: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration and Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy

Next on the List: Either Guns Germs and Steel or Devil in the White City. Haven't decided yet

u/torpedomon · 6 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson is a fun and fascinating account of not only the Murder Hotel, but how it interwove with the development and building of the Chicago Worlds Fair of 1893. EDIT: Erik Larson, not Ken Larson.

u/Rosemel · 6 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Eric Larson writes great, entertaining history books. If you haven't read him already, I'd recommend checking out The Devil in the White City.

u/onlysaneman_ · 6 pointsr/conspiracy

Good work.

If there is anyone out there who has already done their fair share of research, i cannot recommend this book enough: Crossing the Rubicon. It's intense, and you're a better man than i am if you can take it all in on the first read, but it is without a doubt a must-read if you really want to understand this thing properly.

There is stuff in there that needs to be read by a lot of people, as it seems to me like people who think they have this whole thing figured out really haven't put the time in, especially the "it was the Israelis" crowd. This is a proper investigation: there is very little conjecture in the book, and everything is sourced.

u/jeromevedder · 6 pointsr/conspiracy

The position is that military members of a number of 'friendly' dictators in the area received training by US Forces at Ft. Benning which in turn were used to violently put down resistance movements in their home country - El Salvador (one of my best friends escaped that conflict), Nicaragua, Panama (we overthrew our ally Noriega because he wasn't onboard the Nicaragua plan), Brazil, Chile, Bolivia - my aunt was a very early PeaceCorps volunteer in Bolivia in the 60s who ended up becoming a CIA asset after inadvertently marrying one.

This was the first item I ever bought on Amazon back in 1997 which lays out military and CIA interventions from Korea to the first Iraq war, primarily. [tangent: I fought with my dad for days over buying this because he didn't trust giving his CC out over the internet]

Here's an interesting GAO report from 1996 It looks to only cover 1990-1995, but they admit a lot in there.

Interesting excerpt from a book I found on googlebooks about pre-1963 and the official creation of SOA by Kennedy.

This last one is specifically about El Salvador and comes off very, "look how great we were stopping them commies." Like I said, one of my best friends escaped that country with one of his brothers, trained it through Mexico and hopped the US border at 12 because that conflict was so great and amazing to live through. FREEDOM!

edit: that last link just downloads directly as a pdf for me which is why it might be formatting oddly. I Can't get it to open directly in a browser)

u/british_banger · 6 pointsr/CasualUK

I relate to this post a lot. Knocking back cans and then thinking "fuck, I'm hungry" and munching through packets of some godawful shite and then waking up feeling like a cunt.

For me, it wasn't about finding a new cycle, but breaking the one I was in. Your mileage may vary.

That said, if you want fitness with no equipment, then Charles Bronson's "Solitary Fitness" has you covered:

Not only will you be fit, but you'll be able to knock out a fucking cow with a single punch.

u/Quietuus · 6 pointsr/Anarchism

I have limited space and funds, so when I've got my cardio a bit back up to scratch (something I decided to do the night Trump got elected), I was thinking of trying out Charles Bronson (not that one)'s prison workout routine. Any thoughts?

u/under2x · 6 pointsr/loseit
u/Immortal_Tech-Geek · 6 pointsr/Documentaries

Read "The Franklin Cover-up" if want more info. This entire story was called "a carefully crafted hoax" by a judge. But... I don't know how you get that many people to participate in this for so long.

u/est1967 · 6 pointsr/springfieldMO

Pure white supremacy. Honestly, it's people who believe that an occultist conspiracy of abuse and murder exists, but also have such a strong belief in American Exceptionalism that they refuse to believe that the white evangelical leaders of the country could be involved (hint: if it exists, they absolutely are). Therefore, as usual, they assign the conspiracy to the only other culture they think could orchestrate a "shadowy cabal": the Jewish people.

u/hellodark10 · 6 pointsr/Conservative

Amazon & Barnes & Nobel have pre-orders up if you want a physical version.

u/Kropotki · 6 pointsr/australia

> but are nothing in comparison to the 4million of the holocaust, the 3 million of stalin or the 1 million of cambodia.

Cambodia is actually interesting, because it's not exactly certain if all the killings were by Pol Pot. Many people argue (including Chomsky) that many of the deaths were the result of US carpet bombing in the region trying to genocide the Vietnamese who lived there. (What people don't actually realize as well is that Pol Pot was funded and supported by the United States also more bombs were dropped on Cambodia and Laos than were dropped in WW2)

But the US has committed horrid crimes, people have put the death count of the US in the tens of millions that that's ignoring the native Americans.

People should really read this book. It shows how absolutely fucked up the US has been over the past 70 years.

u/ovamopice · 6 pointsr/conspiracy

no need to apologize Johnny, some of us get it despite your apparent lack of upvotes ..... that what we do have is evidence of a multi decade, multi national pattern of behavior, attitude, policy and direct action by the US using overt and covert means to overthrow democratically elected leaders of nations, including funding terrorism, using corporate hitmen, waging wars in the NAME of democracy, eatablishing kangaroo courts as a victors veneer of justice being served, aggressively and forcefully wrestling nationalized industries from sovereign nations, effectively robbing countries of their natural wealth, to make way for US corporations, etc etc.

ALL of this is described in a book by a former CIA agent William Blue, called Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions since WW2

I'll do the gentleman a favor and leave a link

so just cause this dude is on his high horse and in his personal world absence of evidence = evidence of asbence (of CIA et al. involvement, which is secretive by nature, but well leave that gaping hole alone) demanding that YOU take significant time and effort out of your day to present to him an itemized list of evidence on a silver platter. don't work like that. was some of Venezuela's undoing partly theirs? I'm sure it was. but given their natural wealth, "undemocratic governmental system" and unwillingness to bend the knee to US interests, Venezuela would have been a PRIME target, and it is silly to think that there was 0 foreign involvement in regards to their fall from grace on the world stage.

u/jjolla888 · 6 pointsr/politics

It's easy to call that period peaceful from the comfort of an armchair somewhere in the USA. The problem is that the civilians of many countries experienced much upheval. Mostly the fault of the CIA and American imperialism.

Probably worth a read :

If its too long, try wikipedia for just regime changes:

u/phat_connall · 5 pointsr/conspiracy

Agreed that it's out of context, so seems weird here, but he's not wrong, which is why he's getting so many upvotes. Conspiracy theorists are frequently fucking awful at communicating how they arrive to conclusions, as I'm sure you're aware. I'm sure this is because they are all crazy and not because of COINTELPRO style operations (, but I digress.
Here's an extremely well researched book on a case involving Satanic ritual abuse. The US District court even offered a victim a million dollars in damages about a decade after it was swept under the rug, and the attorney for said victim was the author of this book ( This all seems crazy, but it's fucking real. Sometimes the truth is far, far stranger than fiction.

There's a point where a detective gets on a plane after a "I got them! There's no way they can get out of this now!" style phone call, and the plane blows up in mid-air, corroborated by a farmer's testimony on the ground. Planes don't just blow up in the air. Seriously, this book reads like a novel at times (spoilers: the bad guys win).

u/drunkenshrew · 5 pointsr/conspiracy

The former Nebraska State Senator, author and attorney, John DeCamp who was featured in this documentary has also written a book about his investigation.

I recommend an interview DeCamp gave on the radio show Guns and Butter. Mostly this interview is about his investigation into the financial and child abuse Franklin scandal, but DeCamp also discusses some of his experience as an Army Captain during the Vietnam War (Phoenix Program) and his work with former CIA Director, William E. Colby.

DeCamp believes that Colby was killed because he wanted to warn the world about the danger of mind control programs

After all these years DeCamp still seems to be deeply shaken.

u/The-Autarkh · 5 pointsr/politics

I'm familiar with that history. (Examples: Iran 1953, Chile 1973) Here's the tome on it.

What does that have to do with anything we were talking about?

Does it make the Russian election subversion right?

Are you arguing this is specific blowback? If so, from what operation?

u/Dre_J · 5 pointsr/communism

I can definitely recommend America's Deadliest Export: Democracy and Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II by William Blum. The latter pretty much has every intervention by the US since WW2. Really nice for referencing.

u/Psydonk · 5 pointsr/DaystromInstitute

> Imagine a country in the real world had this kind of secret service, an agency not even the leader of the country could control... What politician, party, council or leader would accept such a thing? If they have no power over this agency, what's to stop said agency simply taking over?

This is exactly how real world deep state Secret Security organizations operate. Politicians know very little about what organizations like MI5, ASIS, CIA, FSB etc operate. All their information is compartmentalized (meaning nobody in the org has a full picture) and they act largely autonomously. Politicians don't want to know what they get up too because of deniability. Iran–Contra affair is a good example of this. Politicans got off scott free from absolute astronishing crimes because they just didn't want to know.

There have been a lot of times Security agencies have basically gone rogue from their Government completely. ASIS secretly worked with the CIA to overthrow Chilean President Allende, when the Australian Government found out, they were furious that ASIS helped install a Fascist dictatorship, ASIS then simply just threatened the Prime Minister at the time and continued to work behind the back of the Australian Government with US interests.

Very good book on CIA and Intelligence Agencies and how they operate. Seriously, its terrifying.

u/aaronthomas101 · 5 pointsr/WTF

My understanding is that a sociopath's lack of empathy is rooted primarily, or completely, due to environmental factors while psychopathy is an innate personality defect present from birth, most likely due to genetic or other biological factors.

Here's one site that expands on what I just said above. I've also read Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us which summarized the difference this way (this book focuses on psychopathy rather than sociopathy, obviously)

u/satanisativa · 5 pointsr/Documentaries

Read Robert Hare's (arguably the world's foremost expert on psychopathy) book Without Conscience. It's a not-too-long, easy to read book on the basics psychological underpinnings of real psychopathy, written by a medcial expert who has been studying the topic for a long time and created the best tool we have to diagnose psychopaths, the Psychopathy Checklist. It's a fascinating read with plenty of real-life scenarios spinkled in to give insight into what it's like to deal with real psychopaths.

The defining (and scariest, to me) characteristic is an inability to connect to others, the inability to feel emotions like shame, love, guilt or empathy. It's almost unimaginable. Can you picture using others as mere pawns for your own selfish goals and be completely unattached to your actions? It's kind of terrifying. To be able to ruin a person's life and feel no more emotion about it than you would, say, washing the dishes? It's a mind fuck.

u/MyExWifeUsedTo · 5 pointsr/Seattle

The sad thing is that being one of those guys is a winning strategy. That might be why as many as 4% of the human population are psychopaths: evolutionary argument for psychopathy

Also, Without Conscience

u/ScarletCaptain · 5 pointsr/movies

Not Hollywood (government though!), but I'm waiting for the Franklin Scandal people to finally come out and say "yeah, uh, not a hoax."

u/goldfinches · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

if you want some fun reading about frederick law olmstead, devil in the white city is partially good non-fiction about a serial killer in chicago during the 1893 world fair but also! is about designing the fair, with frederick law olmstead making a lot of appearances and having opinions about modern landscape architecture.

u/wingedcreature · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

The Devil in the White City <About a real serial killer, possibly America's first

Maniac <Not a movie for everyone, but I found even the horrible actress and music kind of fascinating. Special FX are great. Spinell is amazing.

I'm into the same subject, I will add more if I can think of anything.

u/despicable_secret · 5 pointsr/wikipedia

I think it was in the book Devil in the White City where I read that it was composed for the Oriental exhibit at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The story goes that the composer came up with it, but failed to copyright it and it passed immediately into public domain. Retirement Fail.

u/ccb621 · 5 pointsr/ArchitecturePorn

The Devil in the White City offers a nice bit of history about the fair...and a serial killer.

u/rabbits_dig_deep · 5 pointsr/conspiracy

Yeah, since most of these events are creations of the deep state. See Dave McGowan's book: Programmed to Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder.

u/JoshuaLyman · 5 pointsr/IAmA

That guy's (Cliff Stoll) a riot. Here's a .PDF link and here's an Amazon link.

I was at a security conference that he spoke at right after the book came out. He was the keynote speaker. I was with him and the organizer right before he was supposed to go on. Apparently he didn't know what 500 people sitting in front of a big stage looked like and once he saw it was refusing to go on. Organizer cajoles him into following through. There's a monster screen up (like most of the size of the entire stage opening) projecting his presentation from the back. He starts the presentation but noone can see him. Then you see this giant shadow on his presentation - he's presenting from behind the screen. The fantastic thing is he's got this Sideshow Bob hairdo so imagine the shadow. Anyway, he gets more comfortable as the presentation goes on and is kind of circling the screen sometimes behind sometimes in front on stage for the rest of the~~ stage~~ presentation.

Actually a brilliant guy and great presentation.

Edit: formatting.

u/beginnersfalafel · 5 pointsr/television
u/Mike27272727272727 · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

Someone might come along and tackle your list of Qs but sounds like you could use a book or two.

u/amazon-converter-bot · 5 pointsr/FreeEBOOKS

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u/DesolateShrubbery · 5 pointsr/Buttcoin

Excuse me, you haven't read the guide on how to write Buttcoin Cash (BCH, 💩).

See this example on how to write Buttcoin Cash (BCH, 💩):

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u/senzheng · 4 pointsr/BlockChain

nothing good. this space is 99% commercials and critics are heavily silenced by shills.

I guess this might be the most famous skeptical writing (but imo a bit too anti crypto, which isn't generally that bad).

u/ronpaulfan69 · 4 pointsr/simpleliving

> Cryptocurrency is not fiat alone. Rather, it's any technology built along the idea of decentralization.

Cryptocurrency is not "any technology built along the idea of decentralisation", Git or a Merkle tree are not cryptocurrency.

> The U.S. dollar is incredibly inflated. It is not backed by anything. The financial institutions are more aware of this than anyone.

The US dollar is quite functional, financial institutions are as invested in it and committed to it's future as ever.

> a total overhaul of our economic system.

9 years after it's creation, blockchain and cryptocurrency have no major practical implications worth investing vast amounts of your personal savings into, nor any on the horizon. It may one day have some small scale role internally for a few institutions (even that's doubtful), but it will absolutely not overhaul the economic system, nor replace the US dollar.

> However, with an understanding of how each technology works, you are able to make educated decisions with your investment

This book should form part of your education:

> I encourage you not to simply dismiss this as another trend, and to explore the deeper connotations of cryptocurrency... This is a paradigm shift, I think, like none we have seen so far in our lifetimes.

I first bought bitcoin in 2011. I've been reading about it since, the more I learn the more sceptical I am of it's utility. I think cryptocurrency now is a worse investment than it's ever been, and only going to get worse.

u/mgtowolf · 4 pointsr/MensRights

Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

Sounds apt to me. I recommend reading that book, knowing your enemies helps you be on the lookout for people that will put a knife in your back the first chance they get.

u/Capolan · 4 pointsr/news

AMEN. this is such bullshit pop-psychology crap.

I know quite a bit about psychopathy and know at least 2 true psychopaths that tested quite high on the Hare Assessment - PCL-R.

If you want to know more about psychopaths start at the beginning. Robert Hare's book - "Without Concscience" It's fantastic. It will tell you what psychopathy is about, and how to identify it.

Without Conscience

then read - "Snakes In Suits - When psychopaths go to work" - which talks about how psychopaths do VERY well in our corporate structure, where acting without remorse can run parallel to acting on behalf of the company.

Stop reading crap like this. they couldn't even say what the whole "no feeling, uncaring" thing is actually called - its called "shallow affect"

One thing that is of interest is true psychopaths lack "anticipation" - they don't "ramp up" to prepare for something - it happens, they react, its gone. there is no rise or fall to the moment.

I've always had a personal theory that at some time in the past psychopaths made fierce powerful warriors, giving them the ability to do what others could not. when the mind has a psychotic break it actually physically alters itself and never changes back. Its as if this horrible state of no feeling was there to continue the species on some level.

A psychopath views you as a person as a means to an end. How you feel about a mailbox, or garbage can, or wooden door - is how they often can feel about people and living things. Image looking at your world that way - where these things around you are just that..."things". why not kick one? that thing is in the way? - move it out of the way. so on and so on.

here - this is a interview with Tommy Lynn Sells - considered a "perfect" psychopath. they estimate he's killed 70+ people - he's chilling.

Tommy Lynn Sells

u/blse61 · 4 pointsr/intj

The psychopath will try to manipulate the INTJ like they do everyone else. The INTJ will be too self-absorbed and/or uninterested, and brush aside the psychopath with a lot of "no's" and "that's nice" (LOL). The psychopath will get angry and frustrated. The INTJ at this point will still not know they're dealing with a psychopath. They just think this person is perhaps a little strange.

If the INTJ is lucky it will end there. These psychopath "things" are unbelievable. Horrific. They are like viruses or alien beings. If the INTJ is unlucky (if they are in a vulnerable position, are weak, or insecure) the psychopath will devastate their lives. A lot of people who are psychopath victims will suffer lasting psychological trauma and deteriorate physically. They are so good at mimicking humans it can take years to detect one.

Here are some books I recommend from best to least best (they are all good):

u/IsaGuz · 4 pointsr/fatlogic

Yeps. Staying single is going to be the best option. Try to find happiness inside yourself. It helps you a lot through life.

I'm sorry you had to go through all that to get to that point. There's a website in case you're interested. I'm really, really sorry.

I hope at least you are cleared of the infection now and physically healthy. It's a good idea to build yourself up first. But, as a part of the build-up, I recommend you to read this:
Website (wonderful):


Sorry if I am meddling. I hope you get better, and I hope at least your body is OK now. I really wish you a good return to physical and emotional health. And yes, best thing you can do is learn to live on your own and be happy that way. Maybe when you get to that point someone worthy will appear but... don't count on it. Not everyone is worthy, not everyone is marriage-material, or even long term relationship material, so not everyone can get a married happy-ever after. BUT, everyone can get a happy-ever after if they focus on getting it without depending on other people's decisions.

u/mrpoopi · 4 pointsr/canada

This is a great book by Robert Hare who is a leading expert on Psychopaths.

He says psychopathy is entirely genetic. The type of psychopath you end up with however varies on intelligence. Some are smart enough to know not to break the law, and learn instead to work within it. They may end up your neighbor or the CEO of your company. Others may be stupid like this kid, and resort to violence. But whats similar about both types, is that they see you ultimately as a means to an end and nothing more. They can emulate empathy, but they don't actually have any.

u/piahoo · 4 pointsr/Fitness
u/bobtowne · 4 pointsr/conspiracy

These aren't mainstream corporate media sources, of course, but if you are interested here's some stuff...

This is a pretty good, but long, article on one ring (which drew a protest of 300,000 people in a city of a million or so - called the White March - because it was clearly being protected by the establishment):

Here's an article talking about a number of these rings around the world:

It's a way to control people. You make participation the price of getting ahead and you videotape the participation so you own the participant and they will pretty much do anything to avoid being exposed.

William Colby, former CIA director, wrote a forward for a book by John Decamp, a Nebraska state senator, about one ring in Nebraska which involved prominent Republicans.

Where I live there was a serial killer who ended up taking the fall for a likely ring as well. He and his brother ran a pig farm (pigs for body disposal) where police, politicians, and bikers (who predominantly ran the local drug and prostitution trade) alike would party. Women continually went missing and it was an open secret who was doing it. With these kinds of rings police keep investigations from going anywhere and politicians deal with potential public scrutiny. One of the mayors around that time literally got caught in a van with a prostitute who was smoking crack. I think he said that she was struggling with addiction and he was trying to help her or something. ;)

u/interruptedverse · 4 pointsr/Epstein
u/FartNight · 4 pointsr/politics

But that was not all. Oh no, that was not all.

Read William Blum’s Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II. It’s comprehensive.

u/Whitey_Bulger · 4 pointsr/HistoryPorn

This story is told really well in Erik Larson's excellent The Devil in the White City.

u/waitingforbatman · 4 pointsr/booksuggestions
  • Invisible Man vs. Native Son; each takes a different approach to the same topic and time period
  • Beowulf (any translation) vs. Grendel; alternate perspectives on the same event... for example, you could talk about how modern literature has ultimately become more character-centric and detailed rather than actions-based
  • Following this train of thought, you could also do The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Wicked.
  • Any two novels dealing with the Holocaust (e.g. Night and The Painted Bird)
  • In Cold Blood and Devil in the White City; compare and contrast dramatic nonfiction execution
  • Interview with the Vampire and Dracula; detail how portrayal of vampires parallels societal attitudes towards homosexuals and how vampire novels from different time periods deal with vampires differently; PM me if you'd like more info on this, as I'm currently taking a class on it. Alternatively, you could do Interview and then The Vampire Lestat, the next book in the Vampire Chronicles, and analyze how the vampire characters change after the post-AIDS crisis.
  • I second the suggestion of The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises.
  • Prozac Nation and The Bell Jar; two women of two different decades writing about their depression. Of course, The Bell Jar is fictional, but thought to be highly autobiographical.

    Please let us know which ones you end up doing!
u/ngroot · 4 pointsr/chicago

Check out Erik Larson's Devil in the White City. It's an embellished account of the events surrounding the 1893 Columbian Exposition, including the introduction of the Ferris Wheel and the murders committed by H.H. Holmes.

u/AsajjVentressBFF · 4 pointsr/ColinsLastStand

I have not read all of these. Hopeful this will be a good excuse to start some of them sooner. Hopefully it is not too late to post in this thread.

u/jisakujiens · 4 pointsr/amateurradio

This is discussed briefly in the book The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB. I'm only about halfway through the book, but I've already run into some interesting stuff on shortwave radio propaganda as well.

e: According to this book, they didn't trust Eskimos and Aleuts to be reliable stay-behind agents because they were perceived as being anti-establishment drunkards (paraphrased).

u/DestroyBabylonSystem · 4 pointsr/conspiracy

Dave McGowan talked about this extensively occurring in many, many, many local US cases that the FBI weighed in on in order to pin it on local deadbeats when evidence indicated wider involvement of coordinated and organized groups in serial killings across the US in his book "Programmed to kill: The politics of serial murder":

u/_McAngryPants_ · 4 pointsr/sysadmin

And for a little history, read The Cuckoo's Egg

u/lurking_quietly · 4 pointsr/TheWire

Of these projects, I most enjoyed The Wire. But it's worth evaluating each of these projects in terms of what they were trying to accomplish, since they all had different goals.

  1. Homicide: Life on the Street

    This was adapted from Simon's book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, but I don't know how much Simon worked on the show day-to-day.

    This show is much more of a crime procedural than any of the other works here. And with a few notable exceptions—e.g., Luther Mahoney or Brodie—the near-exclusive default point-of-view is that of the police.

    The show was groundbreaking for network TV at the time. For one thing, at least one of the main-cast characters was a cop who was an asshole and basically corrupt. This show also demonstrated that the bosses and their subordinates do not always see eye-to-eye, and not just in the "crusty-but-benign" way described in the movie Network, either. Most cop shows at the time didn't just show cops, but they identified with the cops' perspective. (This is still pretty common today.) This is legitimate, but showing that cops have human foibles which have on-the-job repercussions was taking a chance, especially for a network show at that time. And, like The Wire, it got critical acclaim but relatively small (but devoted!) audiences.

    The show's style was very different from that of, say, The Wire. For example, it had a non-diegetic score and camera moves that were more likely to draw attention to themselves. H:LotS also included collaborations with Baltimore native Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. The latter went on to create HBO's Oz, and you can see plenty of influence there from Homicide.

    H:LotS was also able to attract high-level talent throughout its run. Not only was the regular and recurring cast very strong (as you'd likely expect, even without having seen a single episode), but it attracted a number of actors best known for their film work. As just one example, Robin Williams appeared in the second season premiere, playing the husband of a crime victim. Steve Buscemi played an odious racist. Arguably, though, the most memorable guest appearance was Moses Gunn as Risley Tucker, the sole suspect in the homicide of 11-year old Adena Watson. Gunn may not be a household name, but he's been in projects from the original Shaft to Roots to stage performances.

    Homicide was also remarkable, especially at the time, in that it shot on location in Baltimore. (For context, consider that Vancouver (almost) never plays itself; typically, a show at the time would be shot in New York or Los Angeles, even it it's set in another city.) It also helped establish some of the vocabulary familiar to those who've watched The Wire: "the box", "the board", etc.

  2. The Corner

    This was a six-part miniseries for HBO based on David Simon's book about real-life addicts and dealers. If Homicide was primarily a show from the perspective of the cops, The Corner introduced what life was really like for those who lived in places like West Baltimore.

    For me, Homicide was always more stylized in its aesthetic, but more traditional in the types of stories it tried to tell. It was groundbreaking relative to other cop shows, but it still chose the cops' vantage points as the default. The Corner inverted this.

    A lot of the content from The Corner will be familiar to those who've already seen The Wire. (And, conversely, those who've seen The Corner would have some useful frame of reference for the events depicted in The Wire.) One attribute The Corner clearly focused on was authenticity. Homicide was a solid show, but The Corner felt real. Much of the cast of The Corner reappears in The Wire, too. And some of the real-life people whose lives Simon chronicled in his book played minor characters on The Wire. One of the most notable examples was the late DeAndre McCullough, who played Brother Mouzone's assistant Lamar.

    Again: a killer cast. A good story, well-told. And, for a change-of-pace: even some Emmy nominations and wins!

  3. The Wire

    I trust you're all familiar with this, right? :)

    I think having laid some groundwork with the reporting which underlay Homicide and The Corner, The Wire had the basis to be incredibly ambitious. It told stories from the perspectives of cops and dealers and dope fiends and stevedores and City Hall and newspaper newsrooms. It also had a definite point-of-view, and it was unafraid to advocate for its argument, but by showing and not merely telling. Yes, it's about all the conflict between characters on all sides of the law. But it's also making some very important arguments: the drug war is unwinnable, and the consequences of that gratuitous futility are disastrous for countless people. Deindustrialization of big cities leaves the corner as the only employer in town. Actual reform that will have any kind of substantive effect will require something other than the standard bromides that have typically gotten politicians elected and re-elected. And so on.

  4. Generation Kill

    This is a seven-part HBO miniseries based on the book Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Ice Man, Captain America, and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright, documenting those American Marines who were the tip-of-the-spear in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. As with The Corner and The Wire, this goes out of its way to convey authenticity, especially in the context of the military jargon. Oh, and you get to see Baltimore native James Ransone, who played Ziggy, as a Marine, too.

  5. Treme

    This is Simon's love letter to the city of New Orleans, set in the immediate aftermath of Hurrican Katrina. Again: a killer cast, including everyone from Clarke Peters (who played Lester) to Khandi Alexander (who played Fran Boyd on The Corner) to New Orleans native Wendell Pierce (Bunk Moreland) to John Goodman (in damn-near EVERY movie) to Stephen Colbert's bandleader Jon Batiste (as himself).

    For me, Treme was solid, but it was less compelling than The Wire. A lot of the goal of Treme was to show the importance and centrality of New Orleans to American culture, in everything from music to food. For me, that case seemed secondary to the lives of the characters themselves. Many of the themes from The Wire are familiar: indifferent institutions, crime and violence, etc. But it also has some ferociously good performances, amazing music performed live, and an important reminder that life for so many in New Orleans still wasn't really "after Katrina" yet, even years after the storm, because of just how much destruction was caused all around.

    Oh, and like The Wire (among others), Treme cast a lot of local New Orleans natives who lived through the storm, as well as musicians who hadn't grown up with training as actors.

  6. Show Me a Hero

    The title comes from an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote: "show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy". Like The Corner, this is another six-part HBO miniseries adapted from a nonfiction book. It's about a huge fight that the city of Yonkers, NY had with federal courts by resisting efforts to remedy housing segregation.

    Some of the themes should be familiar: a stellar cast including Oscar Isaac, Winona Ryder (in a role I wouldn't have expected for her), Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, and Clarke Peters (again). As you might have guessed from the quote, this story doesn't have a happy ending for everyone. The main theme is about how to do the right thing, especially as an elected official, in the face of violent opposition from much of the city, and what cost doing the right thing will entail.

  7. The Deuce

    This is a forthcoming David Simon series about the world around Times Square in the 1970s: pornography, just as it was becoming legalized, HIV/AIDS, drug use, and the economic conditions of the city at the time. Even if the whole team totally dropped the ball here, I'm sure this will be better than HBO's 1970s music drama Vinyl, at a minimum.

    The cast includes James Franco (playing twins), Maggie Gyllenhaal, Anwan Glover (Slim Charles), Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. (D'Angelo Barksdale), Chris Bauer (Frank Sobotka), and Gbenga Akinnagbe (Chris Partlow). Oh, and the pilot is being directed by Michelle MacLaren, whose directing credits include Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Westworld, among others.
u/misterdix · 4 pointsr/todayilearned

What's actually heartbreaking is the fact that 2,996 people were murdered and less than $15 million was spent on the investigation. And that was after years of fighting to raise the budget from Bush's initial $3 million. Wtf, right?!

Challenger crash investigation, $50-$75 million.

Monica Lewinsky blow job, $40-$80 million.

Hell as tax payers we chipped in $40 million for trump to renovate an old D.C. post office into a fucking hotel. Hell Glitter cost $22 million!!

Do you see the pattern here? That's only four examples of how our country spends money both on legit investigations and total bullshit. Bloated, wasteful spending, all the time. Why would they fight so hard to NOT solve the most powerful country in the history of the world's largest mass murder? Wtf, yes, no?

Nothing Marion Cotillard said about 9/11 was factually incorrect, they're only a handful of the hundreds of basic questions everyone w/ a modicum of intelligence should find themselves compelled to ask about the murders of September 11th, 2001.

So read The Kean commission Report and then read Michael Rupert's Crossing the Rubicon and truly see if you still feel comfortable calling a beautiful, talented, progressive thinking Oscar winner… "Thick."

u/alphex · 4 pointsr/conspiracy

This ^^
I don't know WHO did it.
but I know, through the same process, that it is NOT the story we've been fed.

I highly suggest reading Crossing the Rubicon :

u/rocky6501 · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

Wild Brews is a great book.

u/bcgpete · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

I've done two sours with some wild yeast I caught.

  • My best tip would be use separate equipment. I'm not as worried about my glass carboys, but I have duplicates of all of my plastic accessories/fermenters.

  • It takes lots of time, too. My first sour, which I made very plain just to see how the yeast performed, smelled like vomit for about the first 4 months it was bottled. Now, it tastes great.

  • Fruit is very helpful, in my experience. The two brews I did were almost identical recipes, both with the same wild yeast. One got 1lb/gal of blackberries added to the secondary for about 7 months. This beer is much more refreshing/tart, and not very fruity. The non-fruit one is earthy, like a brett-only beer, with a mild tartness. Not that it's bad, but I prefer the sourness that the berries added.

  • Also, I recently bought this book. However, I haven't read it, so I can't comment on it's usefullness.

    Hope that helps! Cheers and good luck!
u/-another- · 4 pointsr/anotherarchive

would you like to know more?

TIL that a woman, hired by Dyncorp to crackdown on forced prostitution on behalf of the UN, discovered that the UN police were the main perpetrators of forced prostitution and was later fired.

WikiLeaks Reveals That Military Contractors Have Not Lost Their Taste For Child Prostitutes

The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice

Sounds like Blackwater founder Erik Prince was operating a child prostitution service in Iraq

1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

1989 #2 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove

Charges refiled against former Pittsburgh cop accused of running prostitution ring

Former TSA employee fined $500 for running prostitution ring

Man confronted by police in Silver Spring hotel in February

School board member convicted of running prostitution ring in California

FBI dad’s spyware experiment accidentally exposes pedophile principal

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film

The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska

Pentagon Child Porn Scandal: Security Agencies Were Left At Risk, Investigators Say

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

A Party under Fire: A Scandal-Scarred GOP Asks, ‘What Next?’

Explicit e-mails with under-age male pages. Criminal lobbyists. Being on client lists for prostitution rings. FBI corruption investigations. And, now, soliciting sex in an airport bathroom. People are beginning to wonder: how low can Republican lawmakers go?

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out

Mike Horner Prostitution Scandal: GOP State Rep. Resigns After Name Reportedly Surfaces On Client List

Another One: Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution Ring

‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York

Sex scandal rocks Vatican: Papal usher, chorister linked to gay prostitution ring

BBC News - Catholic Church loses child abuse liability appeal

Ireland admits involvement in Catholic laundry slavery

Cover-up claims revive sex scandal

Belgian establishment accused of closing ranks to block investigation

Belgium Pedophilia Scandal /Did Authorities Cover Up Its Scope?: Book Revives Fear of Grand Conspiracy

Portugal's elite linked to paedophile ring

Abuse was reportedly going on at Lisbon orphanage for 20 years

FBI Ran Pedophile Ring to Nab Pedophiles

As late as last year, the FBI ran a child pornography operation in an attempt to nab its customers. The service ran for two weeks "while attempting to identify more than 5,000 customers, according to a Seattle FBI agent's statements to the court."

u/cybin · 3 pointsr/Timeless

The Devil in the White City is an excellent read that covers this and the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

Supposedly a film is in the works starring DiCaprio and directed by Scorsese, but there hasn't been much news about this lately.

u/ifurmothronlyknw · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Okay so this isn't what you are asking for but check out The Devil in the White City. Its a story about a serial killer around the turn of the 20th century during the Chicago World Fair. Again- not specifically what you asked for but if that piqued your interest this will too.

u/murphy38 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.

You should read it because it's a non-fiction story of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death, told in a novelistic style.

And because Leonardo DiCaprio bought the film rights to it a few years ago.

And because it's the next book I want to read. It's supposed to be very good!

u/DonPancake · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

God, I love Reddit. It has led me to read really awesome books like The Devil in the White City and The Killing Joke. Now, I guess I'm going to read Perfume. Thanks for the book suggestion.

u/entailments · 3 pointsr/books
u/CommentMan · 3 pointsr/books

A quick browse of my bookshelf and the ones that jumped out at me... some nonfiction, some fiction... some light, some heavy...

The Culture of Contentment by John Galbraith

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Pimp by Iceberg Slim

The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris

Bloom County Babylon by Berkeley Breathed

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

Turned On: A Biography of Henry Rollins by James Parker

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Beyond that, my most prized book is my hardback Norton Anthology of English Lit (2nd vol - the 'modern' stuff).

Thanks for the trip down memory lane! I'm def curling up with a good one when I hit the hay!

u/unreplaced · 3 pointsr/CreepyWikipedia

If it happens, it's adapted from/based on Devil In White City.

u/blink_and_youre_dead · 3 pointsr/offbeatbookclub

The Devil in the White City is coming up in my reading queue. I'd love to have a group to discuss it with.

Review from Amazon:
>Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that The Devil in the White City is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor. Burnham's challenge was immense. In a short period of time, he was forced to overcome the death of his partner and numerous other obstacles to construct the famous "White City" around which the fair was built. His efforts to complete the project, and the fair's incredible success, are skillfully related along with entertaining appearances by such notables as Buffalo Bill Cody, Susan B. Anthony, and Thomas Edison. The activities of the sinister Dr. Holmes, who is believed to be responsible for scores of murders around the time of the fair, are equally remarkable. He devised and erected the World's Fair Hotel, complete with crematorium and gas chamber, near the fairgrounds and used the event as well as his own charismatic personality to lure victims. Combining the stories of an architect and a killer in one book, mostly in alternating chapters, seems like an odd choice but it works. The magical appeal and horrifying dark side of 19th-century Chicago are both revealed through Larson's skillful writing. --John Moe

u/ziner110 · 3 pointsr/Bioshock

The Devil in the White City for those who want to learn more about the exposition

u/flashtheready · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

It was supposedly awarded the blue ribbon at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (where the Ferris Wheel also made its debut, and the setting for one of the best historical novels of all time, The Devil in the White City), but Wikipedia says there's some doubt about this: PBR Brand History.

u/kamikazefairy7810 · 3 pointsr/serialkillers

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecuting attorney of the Manson trial

u/solblood · 3 pointsr/newsokur


u/enjoytheshade · 3 pointsr/The_Donald

We were so thoroughly penetration that the Soviet Union obtained the complete plans for the American atom bomb- from two seperate sources.

An excellent book detailing Soviet penetration, ad KGB operations throughout the Soviet era, is The Sword and the Shield, based on the Vasily Mitrokhin archive.

u/hydragorgon · 3 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

There's also Dave MacGowan's 'Programmed to Kill'. I've read the book several times, and although it's highly speculative, I think it contains the best explanation for alot of these unsolved murders.

u/Manggo · 3 pointsr/books

My two favorites from recent times are the two books written by David Simon which sparked the HBO show "The Wire".

The Corner: A Year in the life of an Inner-City Neighborhood

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

The Corner follows a family, and others, in the streets of Baltimore. It's about drug addiction, the war on drugs, the welfare system, and the lives of families affected by these things.

Homicide is following the detective department of the Baltimore city police. I preferred this one to The Corner, but they are both great. They are both depressing, at times really funny, but always interesting and entertaining. Eye-opening too.

u/rainmakereuab · 3 pointsr/AskMen

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon (creator of the Wire). This book is quite simply fantastic. There are things that happen on the streets of Baltimore that will make you laugh and cry and just plain question how some people even exist. I can't remember the last time I read a book that took me through the range of emotions that this one has. Rendering experiences against the backdrop of murder tends to throw everything into a harsh perspective that makes it easy to see what really matters and what doesn't. It will transform how you look at the world, and I can think of no higher compliment for a book.

u/mr_dong · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

SS: The late, great author of Crossing the Rubicon talks about limits to growth forces on current human civilisation era.

u/Uberg33k · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Before you tackle a sour, read this book

It's super interesting if you're into traditional sours.

u/GetsEclectic · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

If you want to make a good sour, read Wild Brews. It's a great book, just like everything else BP publishes. Brewing a good lambic is a lot more complex than throwing a sour culture and some fruit into a pils/wheat wort.

u/kingrobotiv · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Jeff Sparrow's Wild Brews: Beer Beyond the Influence of Brewer's Yeast is a great place to start.

u/FadedSilvetta · 3 pointsr/socialism

Killing hope is an absolute must read. You can't really have a grasp on how many countries the USA has ruined without reading this

America: The imperialism of ignorance.

This ones brilliant. It details a lot of the countries it invaded while also explaining the wider context.

u/Captain_Midnight · 3 pointsr/worldnews

I was confused at first when I read your post. You seemed to be saying that Juice_lix was using a rhetorical deflection (which is true -- it's called the But What About Gambit). But instead, you're saying that the people he's talking to have diverted the subject.

But that is not even the case. The original point was about rich countries versus poor countries. Which rich country do you think of first? For most people in the world, it's the United States.

So when someone points out the things the United States has done, your friend pulls out the Gambit and you accuse his opponents of changing the subject.

Repeatedly reminding people of the crimes of a person or group of people is not a rhetorical device, nor should it be considered overused. The fact is, someone is saying something that you don't like. Because meanwhile, Matt Taibbi is doing the same thing to Wall Street, and he's practically a folk hero because of it.

You can't just declare something as a rhetorical device because you don't want to hear it, disagree with it, or are uncomfortable with its implications. Truth is not a matter of personal choice. It has to be countered with facts, not accusations.

Besides, there's no such thing as an objective history book. Your friend is setting up an impossible standard so he can easily dismiss all comers. But if you want some stories on the subject, you'll find plenty of that to go around.

u/hotxbun · 3 pointsr/EndlessWar

> Washington will never approve q coup like this not in a million years.

That's absurd. The US routinely supports coups and overthrows democratic gov'ts -- we've done it dozens of times since WWII. For a short/partial list, read the book Killing Hope by former US State Dept. historian William Blum.

The US gov't might prefer a democratic gov't, but that is only if that gov't does what the US wants it to. If not, the US destabilizes and replaces it -- it's that simple.

u/DataSicEvolved · 3 pointsr/videos

Last year I became obsessed with the concept of psychopathy.

I read Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of Psychopaths Among Us which is more of a general look at psychopaths. It talks about what makes them tick, how devastating an encounter with them can be and psychopathic children. It showed the more horror-film version of psychopathy.

Without Conscience was a scary book but the next book on psychopathy I read, Snakes in Suits, had more terrifying implications by far. Snakes in Suits suggests that the vast majority of psychopaths are not like Dahmer or Hannibal Lectar but are actually in major positions of power in large corporations at a greatly disproportional rate to psychopaths in the general population.

In short, SiS suggests that the most intelligent psychopaths are drawn to white collar jobs with extremely high stakes, earnings, power and prestige. They excel in these jobs because they're extremely intelligent, utterly unscrupulous, manipulative, able to read people's body language and they're smart enough to hide any tracks of ill deeds to avoid trouble with the law.

I couldn't help but think of that book when I saw this article. Sure, he might have just been having a bad day and taken it out on his dog but maybe it's something more sinister.

u/Peter_Principle_ · 3 pointsr/MensRights

Psychopaths, in addition to not having much of a conscience, also tend to be impulsive and not that interested in long term planning.

There's an interesting book on the subject "Without Conscience" by Robert Hare. Here's the link if you're interested.

u/waterbogan · 3 pointsr/ConservativeKiwi

Yes, I disagree.

I have met and had dealings with a couple of individuals of this sort, and they are incapable of change - psychopaths in short

Its actually not that hard to make that judgement - previous criminal record, how many prior attempts have been made at rehab, but most of all the Hare Psychopathy Checklist which is a good diagnostic tool and coupled with the other information I would have no compunction about making judgements based on that whatsoever

I suggest reading this

u/schoolpaddled · 3 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

Recommend “I heard you paint houses”

Serial killer/hit man for Jimmy Hoffa.

u/IanPhlegming · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

Start here. Get back to me after you've finished reading this. Then we'll take you to phase 2.

u/Im_in_timeout · 3 pointsr/PoliticalHumor

It's available on Amazon:
The Mueller Report Paperback – April 30, 2019

u/dgerard · 3 pointsr/ethereum

cheers! Preorders are up on Amazon too. (Available worldwide.) The current draft is kinder to Ethereum than previous drafts, but gets stuck into smart contracts a lot more. /u/vbuterin's comments over on /r/Buttcoin greatly improved the Ethereum section.

u/UncleIcepick · 3 pointsr/stupidpol

Franklin scandal is honestly a massive shit show.

Here's the 1994 documentary.

There's two separate Last Podcast on the Left episodes about it: Ep 119 and Ep 120.

Here's a book about it.

It's an intensely interesting situation where you need to take everything with a grain of salt.

u/cerebral_scrubber · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

It's a book written by a Senator from Nebraska who was part of the committee that investigated a case in Omaha back in the 80s-90s.

You can find a PDF version free online; I don't have a link, but I know it's out there.

If you're more on the up and up you can buy it on Amazon.

There is also a documentary produced by the Discovery Channel, Conspiracy of Silence, that never aired but I would suggest reading the book first - it's much more detailed.

Fair warning, it is not always easy to read. It's not overly graphic, but it can be disturbing.

u/ravenkeere · 3 pointsr/politics

The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska there's the book, I'll need to do some more digging and refresh my memory to dig up the details about the plane explosion

u/throwaway · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

I think you mean The Franklin Cover-up. The Franklin Conspiracy is something else.

u/LetsHackReality · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

tl;dr: They're the Bad Guys.

Still just scratching the surface...:

EXCLUSIVE: Secret service infiltrated paedophile group to 'blackmail establishment'[1]

'More than 10' politicians on list held by police investigating Westminster 'paedophile ring'
Whistleblower who prompted Operation Fernbridge says up to 40 MPs and peers knew about or took part in child abuse[2]

Nearly everyone on UK paedophile ring list is a Freemason says abuse victim[3]

Margaret Thatcher 'personally covered up' child abuse allegations against senior ministers: The Tory Prime Minister is said to have held a meeting with a rising star, who was tipped for promotion, and told him: “You have to clean up your sexual act”[4]

Children's homes were 'supply line' for paedophiles, says ex-minister
Lord Warner says an inquiry he conducted in 1992 showed how children's homes were targeted by powerful people[5]

Westminster paedophile ring allegations: timeline
Here are the key events in the claims around an alleged VIP paedophile ring in Westminster[6]

Canadian Sex Worker kicked out of Senate hearings on controversial prostitution law after threatening to reveal list of Canadian federal politicians who use prostitution.[7]

Jehovah's Witnesses destroyed documents showing child abuse allegations, court told in cover-up case[8]

Salvation Army 'rented out' boys at Sydney children’s home in Sydney to paedophiles[9]

TIL that a woman, hired by Dyncorp to crackdown on forced prostitution on behalf of the UN, discovered that the UN police were the main perpetrators of forced prostitution and was later fired.[10]

WikiLeaks Reveals That Military Contractors Have Not Lost Their Taste For Child Prostitutes[11]

The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice[12]

Sounds like Blackwater founder Erik Prince was operating a child prostitution service in Iraq[13]

1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse[14]

1989 #2 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse[15]

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring[16]

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove[17]

Charges refiled against former Pittsburgh cop accused of running prostitution ring[18]

Former TSA employee fined $500 for running prostitution ring
Man confronted by police in Silver Spring hotel in February[19]

School board member convicted of running prostitution ring in California[20]

FBI dad’s spyware experiment accidentally exposes pedophile principal[21]

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film[22]

The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska[23]

Pentagon Child Porn Scandal: Security Agencies Were Left At Risk, Investigators Say[24]

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal[25]

A Party under Fire: A Scandal-Scarred GOP Asks, ‘What Next?’
Explicit e-mails with under-age male pages. Criminal lobbyists. Being on client lists for prostitution rings. FBI corruption investigations. And, now, soliciting sex in an airport bathroom. People are beginning to wonder: how low can Republican lawmakers go?[26]

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring[27]

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out[28]

Mike Horner Prostitution Scandal: GOP State Rep. Resigns After Name Reportedly Surfaces On Client List[29]

Another One: Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution Ring[30]

‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York[31]

Pope Francis: 'About 2%' of Catholic clergy paedophiles[32]

Pope begs forgiveness for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church sexual abuse[33]

Vatican arrests former archbishop on paedophilia charges[34]

Sex scandal rocks Vatican: Papal usher, chorister linked to gay prostitution ring[35]

BBC News - Catholic Church loses child abuse liability appeal[36]

Ireland admits involvement in Catholic laundry slavery[37]

Cover-up claims revive sex scandal
Belgian establishment accused of closing ranks to block investigation[38]

Belgium Pedophilia Scandal /Did Authorities Cover Up Its Scope?: Book Revives Fear of Grand Conspiracy[39]

Portugal's elite linked to paedophile ring
Abuse was reportedly going on at Lisbon orphanage for 20 years[40]

FBI Ran Pedophile Ring to Nab Pedophiles
As late as last year, the FBI ran a child pornography operation in an attempt to nab its customers. The service ran for two weeks "while attempting to identify more than 5,000 customers, according to a Seattle FBI agent's statements to the court."[41]

Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show
When volunteers and employees were suspected of sexually abusing children, Boy Scout officials often didn't tell police, files from 1970-91 reveal. In many cases they sought to hide the situation.,0,1641796.story#axzz2xIsUM5rH[42]

Child Sex Case Adds Outrage To Scandals Rocking Belgium[43]

Theme park employees caught in child porn arrests[44]

Former acting HHS cybersecurity director convicted on child porn charges[45]

Hundreds held over Canada child porn
Police in Canada say 348 people have been arrested and nearly 400 children rescued during a three-year investigation into child pornography.[46]

Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Arrested on Child Porn Charges

u/three_4 · 3 pointsr/Bad_Cop_No_Donut

In the face of opposition from local and state law enforcement, from the FBI, and from the powerful Omaha World-Herald newspaper, a special Franklin committee of the Nebraska Legislature launched its own probe. What looked like a financial swindle, soon exploded into a hideous tale of drugs, Iran-Contra money-laundering, a nationwide child abuse ring, and ritual murder

u/avengingturnip · 3 pointsr/EndlessWar

He studied human history and the only variable he could discern was the rise of the state and warfare. He did not notice any other potentially pacifying influences at all. Not any. Not even the birth of the Prince of Peace. Not the Sermon on the Mount or the wholesale embrace of those teachings by the very societies he studied and their conversion away from a pagan view of violence. He did not notice that at all.

u/xXMLGAKBARXx · 3 pointsr/worldnews

> I would like to invite you to come to Russia and see how much bullshit we are fed everyday not only about the US but about the West in general. It is unbelievable!

Have been before, don't really need to go to see the bullshit propaganda spread there just need to watch a little bit of Russia-1 ;)

> there are thousands of outlets with all kinds of perspective and bias

My point is the BIG channels are generally the ones people watch and believe, come on lad very few people actually look up small news sites and blogs most just go to whatever the main ones are CNN , BBC etc..

> Comparing Russian propaganda to the US one is like comparing a Master of deceit to a Marketing strategist. But anyway, the world is not Russia vs US dude, so, stop just bringing up the US to justify anything about Russia.

I'd say US propaganda is pretty good with all the "justified" things they've done over the years including screwing elections in other countries and wars, these are the ones that worked : Iran (1953); Guatemala(1954); Thailand (1957); Laos (1958-60); the Congo (1960); Turkey (1960, 1971 & 1980); Ecuador (1961 & 1963); South Vietnam (1963); Brazil (1964); the Dominican Republic (1963); Argentina (1963); Honduras (1963 & 2009); Iraq (1963 & 2003); Bolivia (1964, 1971 & 1980); Indonesia (1965); Ghana (1966); Greece (1967); Panama (1968 & 1989); Cambodia (1970); Chile (1973); Bangladesh (1975); Pakistan (1977); Grenada (1983); Mauritania (1984); Guinea (1984); Burkina Faso (1987); Paraguay (1989); Haiti (1991 & 2004); Russia (1993); Uganda (1996);and Libya (2011).

Since the conversation is about Pro- & Anti-Russian propaganda I can't not bring up Russia vs US.

> Keep on watching RT and TASS and Sputniknews. Putin thanks you!

I watch a little bit of everything tbh, I like to hear both versions of the story, one where its justified other where its a "war-crime" for example

u/dsprox · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

The book is actually titled "The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska".

You can get in in physical or ebook form, here.

I chose it for my staff recommends when I was working at Barnes and Noble.

u/Al-Andalusia · 2 pointsr/TrueDetective

It's considered a 'hoax' only on the basis of the perjury charges of two of the victims - Alisha Owen and Paul A. Bonacci. There were other victims interviewed by investigators. Some recanted - but did so under pressure of perjury charges. They were victimized by the local authorities and the FBI. An investigator of the case (Gary Caradori) died in a plane crash - just after phoning his superiors that he had nearly completed his work.

Worthwhile reads:

Still Evil After All These Years - CounterPunch

Excerpt from some zine, 'The Beast At Work'

There's also 'The Franklin Cover-Up' by John Decamp (State Senator of Neb. at one time).

Senator Decamp has done interviews that are posted on YT and was part of a documentary on the case (that got pulled from circulation by the Discovery Channel) called Conspiracy of Silence.

u/-PetDetective- · 2 pointsr/politics

that's not really a good reason to dismiss it as the other response said. If you want to be horrified, check out the documentary from the 90's Conspiracy of Silence. Was supposed to be shown on Discovery channel, was already in the tv guides and then congress decided it had to be destroyed a few days before broadcast. It goes into child sex abuse and drug smuggling ring all the way up to the white house and the republican party

You can watch a raw copy here

there's also this book by Senator John DeCamp

he was supposed to debunk the stories but ended up defending the children and wrote this book as a tell all.

There are similar cases in the Netherlands and Belgium as well (Dutroux in belgium and Demmink in the Netherlands..secretary general of justice who has been accused of child abuse since the 90's)

u/Malodoror · 2 pointsr/satanism

You can’t go wrong with the classic video Hell’s Bells.

Are you looking for objectivity or outrageousness? The Satanic panic had scant of the former.

Edit: This one is great, personally I think it’s half witch-hunt half true but that fluctuates. It isn’t complete bullshit though:

Edit again: Here’s a freebie that’ll make a certain psycho juice balls:

Edit the final: I may have some old evangelical stuff, Bob Larson type nonsense, boxed up in a shed somewhere. I could probably dig it out if you want pure bullshit.

u/-moose- · 2 pointsr/moosearchive

would you like to know more?

TIL that a woman, hired by Dyncorp to crackdown on forced prostitution on behalf of the UN, discovered that the UN police were the main perpetrators of forced prostitution and was later fired.

WikiLeaks Reveals That Military Contractors Have Not Lost Their Taste For Child Prostitutes

The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice

Sounds like Blackwater founder Erik Prince was operating a child prostitution service in Iraq

1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

1989 #2 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove

Charges refiled against former Pittsburgh cop accused of running prostitution ring

Former TSA employee fined $500 for running prostitution ring

Man confronted by police in Silver Spring hotel in February

School board member convicted of running prostitution ring in California

FBI dad’s spyware experiment accidentally exposes pedophile principal

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film

The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska

Pentagon Child Porn Scandal: Security Agencies Were Left At Risk, Investigators Say

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

A Party under Fire: A Scandal-Scarred GOP Asks, ‘What Next?’

Explicit e-mails with under-age male pages. Criminal lobbyists. Being on client lists for prostitution rings. FBI corruption investigations. And, now, soliciting sex in an airport bathroom. People are beginning to wonder: how low can Republican lawmakers go?

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out

Mike Horner Prostitution Scandal: GOP State Rep. Resigns After Name Reportedly Surfaces On Client List

Another One: Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution Ring

‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York

Sex scandal rocks Vatican: Papal usher, chorister linked to gay prostitution ring

BBC News - Catholic Church loses child abuse liability appeal

Ireland admits involvement in Catholic laundry slavery

Cover-up claims revive sex scandal

Belgian establishment accused of closing ranks to block investigation

Belgium Pedophilia Scandal /Did Authorities Cover Up Its Scope?: Book Revives Fear of Grand Conspiracy

Portugal's elite linked to paedophile ring

Abuse was reportedly going on at Lisbon orphanage for 20 years

FBI Ran Pedophile Ring to Nab Pedophiles

As late as last year, the FBI ran a child pornography operation in an attempt to nab its customers. The service ran for two weeks "while attempting to identify more than 5,000 customers, according to a Seattle FBI agent's statements to the court."

u/d-bone01 · 2 pointsr/TrueDetective

Turns out it was Nebraska;


wiki article:

bbc documentary:

Also I have no idea as to the validity of any of the claims made about this case.

u/chindiroots · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

Holy cow - you weren't kidding about it being a thousand bucks. I haven't seen that book or pdf anywhere else, but an excellent examination of the case by John DeCamp (the children's lawyer) called "The Franklin Cover-Up" is on amazon for a very reasonable price.

I highly recommend it, although it is extremely disturbing and sometimes graphic about the crimes committed.

u/clowncar · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

The Turner Diaries, a notoriously racist novel that I've heard associated with the lunatic fringe in North America for years. A while back, I thought I'd check it out and see for myself what it was all about.

It was not a terribly shocking read, but gave interesting insight into the mind rightwing, white racists -- namely, how hilariously hypocritical and childishly delusional they are.

If you're interested in specifics, I wrote a review of the book.

The most fucked-up book I ever read was The Franklin Cover-up.

u/KC_Slaughter · 2 pointsr/conspiracydocumentary

Dude, thank you so much for posting this. This documentary is essential viewing for anybody who wants to understand what is really going on with the elite. The book by john decamp is really good too and it goes a little deeper.

u/ndrdog · 2 pointsr/worldnews

>Go on then. Explain in some detail why the mueller report wasnt released in full if that was exactly what both sides wanted.

Let's try this and we can go from there. Baby steps.

u/sloppyjoes7 · 2 pointsr/forwardsfromhitler

Are you asking what "document" proves these deaths? How about:

Rummel, R. J. Death by government. New Brunswick, N.J: Transactions Publishers, 1994. Print.

u/uncalin · 2 pointsr/Romania

Mda. Aici gasesti un studiu detaliat:

Desi Anarchisto il considera "propaganda Americana".

u/Zoomerdog · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

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Why on Earth should the hired help (cops, etc.) be armed but not their employers -- the mass of citizens themselves?

Given the long history of mass-murder and war by governments, it is the height of insanity to let a heavily-armed government disarm the people it supposedly works for.

Refs: Death by Government by R. J. Rummel (or see his website, with updated figures showing 262 million murders by government in 20th century, in ADDITION to war) and The Black Book of Communism (100 million murders by Communist governments in the 20th century; see p. 4) -- by a group of left-wing European scholars, not Rush Limbaugh.

u/sapiophile · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

Killing Hope, by William Blum is the definitive book on these matters.

u/Tundrasama · 2 pointsr/politics

I would also recommend William Blum's Killing Hope and Rogue State, as well as Chalmers Johnson's trilogy on empire, Blowback, Sorrows of Empire, and Nemesis.

u/LaviniaBeddard · 2 pointsr/Documentaries

US foreign policy throughout the world from the 40s to the present day - keep the guy who makes the money in power, even if this means committing any number of atrocities to stamp out all (democratic!) attempts to move towards a fairer society.

Read Killing Hope by William Blum - which outlines some of the truly appalling things done by the CIA to keep their man in power around the world.

It's an utter disgrace and continues to this day.

u/markreid504 · 2 pointsr/history

William Blum has interesting book on the topic. Careful - although it's informational - he does have a slanted narrative.

u/satanic_hamster · 2 pointsr/CapitalismVSocialism

> Capitalism has been consistently proven to raise the standards of living wherever it has been tried.

Google the word neoliberalism sometime, and spend a day researching it.

> Meanwhile, every single attempt at socialism - the USSR, the PRC, the DPRK, Venezuela, Cuba - has resulted in disaster, and has lowered the standards of living wherever it has been tried.

In what sense are these socialist, apart from what they call themselves in name? An anarcho-capitalist can have some actual, justified criticisms against socialism in practice (I've seen many), but when people like you plow forward with such an elementary misunderstanding, believe me when I say you look bad, even to your own camp.

The Zapatistas? The Paris Commune? The Ukrainian Free Territories? Revolutionary Catalonia? The Israeli Kibbutzim? That is your actual target.

> There is a reason why every single country that was once considered communist has transitioned towards capitalism...

Because they were bombed to hell in the interest of the capitalist class?

> ... and it should be no surprise to anyone that the standard of living has raised in these areas.

Like the four asian tigers did through State intervention? (And like the US did, also). Nothing even close to a free market prescription, albeit a quasi-capitalist one nevertheless.

u/banderlog · 2 pointsr/WTF

Not exactly ... US, just like any empire in the past, lives partially on the incomes form the colonial taxation. It can take many different forms & shapes, but it's there by this very day. If you interested in mechanisms that make such taxation possible, please read e.g. this book:

USSR, in it's turn, tried to bring other nations into it's umbrella by sending doctors, teachers and tractors - hugely expensive. They were no saint, of course. But they never used dead squad’s tactics to promote themselves.

The main reason for the difference I think is that US never had a good real war on its territory. We just don't get it - what the war is really about. E.g. do you know the warm smell of guts ripped out by the artillery shell? That's why fellow americans are sort of "OK" with killing more than a half million of Iraqis in last few years. It's just a game, right?

For russia, and USSR, they had to fight so many wars, that they know that smell all too well. That's why were somewhat reluctant to kill but still were making soooo much good weaponry - to protect themselves.

u/FromFarFarAway · 2 pointsr/EndlessWar

Amazon link to the book he's referring to.

And might I suggest another book on the topic? This one is written by a former US State Dept. historian: Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II.

u/DrParapraxis · 2 pointsr/GradSchool

Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us. He has a more recent book focusing on white-collar psychopathy ("Snakes in Suits") and lots of books for academic audiences. It was about fifteen years ago that I read it, so fingers crossed the passage is close to what I remember ;)

u/hschenker · 2 pointsr/WTF

Recommended book: Without Conscience, by Robert Hare

u/bitter_cynical_angry · 2 pointsr/science

I read Robert Hare's book. It was really interesting.

u/reddog323 · 2 pointsr/gifs

No, we’re pretty sure we know what happened to him. His best friend and right-hand man Frank Sheeran killed him, under orders from the mob.

Here’s a great book about it. Scorsese is also making a movie out of it for Netflix, due out next year.

u/scipiotomyloo · 2 pointsr/movies

The book this is based on, I [Heard You Paint Houses](I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa, is an amazing book. I’m not a big biography type guy, but the author is excellent and really lets the guy (Frank Sheeran) tell his story. The author will add inserts about what the story is, either background info or corroborating info. It’s an excellent book

u/XxJefferson-StatexX · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

The book I heard you paint houses

He was cremated.

u/sickofallofyou · 2 pointsr/gainit

What you need is a prison workout. Hope you like porridge. (this guy beats up English prison guards for fun, he knows his shit)

If you need more weight, put on a backpack with weight in it.

u/rob_cornelius · 2 pointsr/EOOD

There is an excellent book called Solitary Fitness by Charles Bronson (not that Charles Bronson) on just this sort of thing. I normally hesitate to recommend it here at the author is in jail with no possibility of parole and is normally described as "Britain's Most Violent Prisoner" by the press. When you read his book its fairly obvious he has a wide range of severe mental health issues.

However he had got himself into the Guinness Book of Records for several feats of fitness, strength and endurance despite only being able to train alone, either in his cell or a small bare exercise yard.

The book is a goldmine of ideas like this. I guess when you have years to sit and think about a problem you will come up with imaginative solutions.

u/dzejkej · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

> he also wrote a great book on body weight exercises

His book is called Solitary Fitness and you can find review of it HERE.

u/august94evr · 2 pointsr/The_Mueller

>absolute gibberish you posted.

i gave you footnotes that I remembered from these books, you fucking retard

u/rationalconspiracist · 2 pointsr/Documentaries

If you want to investigate this case more thoroughly, unfortunately you have to look at Paul Bonacci and the Franklin Credit scandal. This case is surrounded by misinformation and conspiracy theories, but the crux of John DeCamp's book was basically right, imho.

The best way to avoid the misinformation is to read Nick Bryant's book, The Franklin Scandal.

There's also an MSNBC documentary where Paul Bonacci provides details that only Johnny and his mother knew, and takes the camera crew to a location he says boys were stored.

u/txbruno · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The only thing on my list starting with D is a book. The Devil in the White City

Erik Larson—author of #1 bestseller In the Garden of Beasts—intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.

u/xowasabi · 2 pointsr/books

Root Returned to Chicago while the architects where in jackson park.
The Devil in the white city - Erik Larson

u/girkuss · 2 pointsr/rpg

Devil in the White City- By Erik Larson A fantastic nonfiction that reads like fiction.

Anything by HP Lovecraft for a dose of Horror. I think the story, "Horror at Red Hook" and "Lurker in Darkness" have more of an adventurer GM theme to them than others. Fair bit of warning, when reading his stuff have a dictonary pulled up on your phone. Since it's older material there are a lot of anitquated words in there. Don't worry about learning every new word for future reference. Your brain will pick a couple.
My favorite collection.

I have used some history books about WWI and WWII to make campigns for Iron Kingdoms.

I'm a fan of varied mediums, if you haven't done graphic novels before, maybe look into one that could strike your fancy. Hellboy, Batman-The Long Halloween, most titles by Allen Moore, Superman-Red Son.

Also sneak some poetry in there. Even light stuff like Shel Silverstein was helpful to me. It helps you think of how to use words in new ways.

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u/isopropyldreams · 2 pointsr/MorbidReality

A surprising number of these books were assigned reading from classes.

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

And I'm currently reading a book recommended by an excellent redditor somewhere in this sub, Mad in America by Robert Whitaker

u/yeahhhsortof · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

If anyone wants to learn more about Holmes' story or just hear about things that were going on in 1898 Chicago during the planning of the World's Fair, I highly recommend Devil in the White City. Great read, 100% non-fictional, but it's written in such a way that it feels like a fiction thriller. Really anything by Erik Larson is great.

u/my_interests · 2 pointsr/Genealogy

Good question.

You could just start writing and see where that takes you - don't think too much about structure, etc. but get the stories written up (with cited sources). I'll bet that during the writing you'll find questions that you hadn't considered earlier - it'll make you research further. You may start to find a structure to the story as you progress.

When you feel you're finished, read it over and see what you think. You can move sections around/break the stories into chapters, add more here or there, etc.

Alternatively, you can try to answer a common family question ("Who shortened our Surname?") or investigate a rumor/myth ("Did that ancestor really buy land from Thomas Jefferson like everyone always claims?") or, write individual biographies of notable individuals.

For some inspiration, take a look at how other authors handle writing biographical-based history. Something like:

  • Never Caught:The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

    There are as many different approaches as there are people in your tree, but really just try to get started, see where you end up.
u/BAMFxWatermelon · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson. 50% of the book follows the elaborate and seemingly impossible construction of the Chicago World Fair and 50% follows the construction of serial killer H.H. Holmes' kill house. Cited on countless "100 books to read in a lifetime" articles.

Amazon link:

u/gloomyrheumy · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

Can't say I've read much horror fiction, but a good/terrifying (all the while tragic) tale is the true story of The Devil in the White City. I really enjoy anything by Poe and Ayn Rand. Randomly, I'd recommend A Passage to India by E.M. Forster or One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey 🖤.

u/puppies_and_unicorns · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Ok so dis is a pretty good one. I am from New York and the Amityville House of Horrors is based on a true story. It is both a book and a movie, or many movies really.

    The story is SPOILER ALERT

    Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his parents and 4 siblings while they were asleep. Then ya know, prison. So the house goes up for sale and some family buys it because it is a steal. They don't even last a month there though because some truly scary ish keeps happening. It is known as America's Most Haunted House.

    2 - Good true crime read? I would go with The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair all day long. It is a a mix of true story and storytelling magic about the Chicago World fair and a serial killer who uses the fair to find his (or her) victims.

    I actually might reread this one now that you reminded me of it!
u/ac91 · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

Devil In The White City. The parallel stories of the planning and execution of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the serial killer on its edges

u/sharer_too · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Long time reader and teacher here -

I agree with skipping any phonics instruction at this stage, and that trying audio books is a good idea. Written language is different than spoken, and listening to written will help with reading it. (Besides that, audio books are great!)

There is a lot of great nonfiction out there that he might enjoy -

these are collections of short articles, which may make them less intimidating:

Gene Weingarten: [The Fiddler in the Subway] ( (I do my best to read everything he writes)

[Sarah Vowell's books] (

some of [Joel Achenbach's books] (, including 'Why Things Are'

not collections, but so good

[The Boys in the Boat] (

[Seabiscuit] (

[Tracy Kidder's books] (

[Being Mortal] (

And so many more - I just listened to Erik Larson's [The Devil in the White City] (

u/Cilicious · 2 pointsr/books

>I'm surprised no one mentioned Capote's In Cold Blood.

I almost listed it. It certainly was a frightening work, and Capote's prose was spare yet descriptive. Poe invented the crime genre, and Capote (have you read his Handcarved Coffins?) carried it to new heights.

Joe McGinnis' Fatal Vision was quite a page-turner of a true story, especially in view of the fact that the author began interviewing his subject not convinced of his guilt.

Eric LArson's The Devil in White City was even more gripping for me. And there was Bugliosi's Helter Skelter. All of these works are suspenseful and indeed scary.

However, I disagree with you that fictional horror novels come off as campy or cheesy. I do not necessarily favor one over the other, but a successful fictional piece often gives me something spontaneously visceral and otherworldly that a nonfiction writer might not provide.

Authors (Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, Daphne Du Maurier,etc) that conjure up something from their own minds have a special gift.

u/sassy_lion · 2 pointsr/books

I just finished The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins and just started The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic & Madness and the Fair That Changed America.

I'm also still reading Journey to the West. I'm finally on book two of four (chapter 27/100).

u/drmickhead · 2 pointsr/ifyoulikeblank

Try reading Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson. It's about one of the first documented serial killers who was active during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. It's one of the more gripping and dramatic true stories I've ever read.

u/meandmaddieg · 2 pointsr/books

I love reading nonfiction books, thanks to a college professor that required us to read two of them for a class. Never realized how interesting they actually are!
After reading The Lost City of Z I have also read Black Hills and am currently reading The Devil in the White City. It's great! Check it out if you want to read about "Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America".......

Edit: Guess I should say that I love reading nonfiction books that are told in a fictional style.

u/blackcomedy · 2 pointsr/ThingsCutInHalfPorn

is that show pretty true to the story? great book on this guy btw, devil in the white city

u/horrorshow · 2 pointsr/books

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. I received this as a gift myself, and can highly recommend it. It's about the development of a word's fair in 1890's Chicago and a serial murder operating during that time. Not a book I normally would have bought for myself, but I guess that's what makes great gift books.

u/manBEARpigBEARman · 2 pointsr/WTF

If you haven't read The Devil in the White City...then fucking read The Devil in the White City. Non-fiction that reads like steamy fiction.

u/kimmature · 2 pointsr/books

The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. I'm a fan of time-travel, and history, and I was completely sucked into it. She's got a number of books in the same universe- some comedic, some very dramatic, but The Doomsday Book is my favourite.

If you're at all interested in high fantasy, I'd recommend either Tigana or The Fionovar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay. You either love his prose style or hate it, but if you love it, it will definitely take you away.

If you like SF and haven't read them, I'd try either Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos, or David Brin's Uplift Series (I'd skip Sundiver until later, and start with Startide Rising.)

If you're looking for more light-hearted/quirky, I'd try Christopher Moore- either Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal , or The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror. If you're into a mix of horror/sf/comedy, try John Dies at the End. They're not deep, but they're fun.

Non-fiction- if you haven't read it yet, Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air is very difficult to put down. If you're travelling with someone who doesn't mind you looking up every few pages and saying "did you know this, this is awesome, wow-how interesting", I'd go for Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants or Bill Bryson's At Home: A Short History of Private Life. They're all very informative, fun, interesting books, but they're even better if you can share them while you're reading them.

u/cvilla7 · 2 pointsr/TrueCrimeDiscussion

The first true crime book I ever read was Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box about Colleen Stan who was kidnapped by a husband and wife, lived with them for 7 years as their "sex slave" and eventually their baby sitter, and even was allowed to visit her parents once during her captivity until eventually his wife told her that everything she believed about her captivity was false. It was a fascinating read.

I also recommend Fatal Vision about Dr. Jeffery MacDonald who hired a writer to write his side of the story of the murder of his wife and two children while he was at home. The writer eventually comes to his own conclusions about the case and ends up getting sued by the Dr. himself. A Wilderness of Error by Errol Morris takes a different take on the case than the first book.

And lastly you should read Helter Skelter about the Manson Murders written by the prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi. Another fascinating book with a ton of detail.

u/freezoneandproud · 2 pointsr/scientology

Oh, he was a member -- or called himself one -- for a very short time. I remember reading about it in Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders, when the book came out in the 70s -- before I became involved in Scientology. I don't have the book anymore so I can't look it up, but IIRC he took a Comm Course and then drifted off. Mostly it didn't match his world view, which was already rather strange by that point.

u/dogturd21 · 2 pointsr/worldnews

Russia has a 100+ year history of successfully interfering with other countries.

This is a must read for anybody interested in Russian government subversion.

u/poldicer · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

buy or check out this book from your library (if your library isn't cucked to blacklist it). has all the dirty laundry on the infiltration by the KGB of our government!

and for a simple synopsis related to communist china and how truman's state dept fucked over china (he really did fuck them over), read this article:

(fantastic article and one of the only truth you'll find on the internet regarding truman and our state dept getting infiltrated by maoist sympathizers...fucking GENERAL GEORGE MARSHALL who worked for the truman administration called mao and his commies 'so-called communists' and a 'true peasant revolt'...i mean what the fuck????)

u/heretik · 2 pointsr/TheAmericans

I also heartily recommend The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB

u/47544a52574e · 2 pointsr/news

So Gideon's spies focuses on Mossad but it also investigated how intelligence agencies own journalists and turn them into mouth pieces for the agency. CIA is notorious for this. If you haven't read about it you're not informed.

In compromised we learn how the CIA plays a role in forming public opinion and playing king maker for the presidency. Terry Reed was an intelligence operative and his reputation is beyond reproach.

In programmed to kill we learn about the pedophocracy which is a black market network of child sex rings the CIA uncovers and compromises much like the el chapo cartel they co-opt and control for 1. $ and 2. Learn how the other cartels operate to dismantle them. The CIA has used the pedo-market to control foreign leaders and raise $ for black budget.

So to summarize we have a valid and proven history of the CIA controlling journalists as propaganda to control public opinion in regards to their foreign operations, next we learn how they have had a direct hand as deep state operative in dictating who will be president to maintain their network of power and lastly we learn their network of power utilizes child slave trading and drug running to fund their black market endeavors.

Also I have friends in DC and intelligence on JSOC who have filled me in on other issues which put me in the know so you can eat shit and die. This comment is for people who are actually curious, not you considering your reply was obviously mocking and doubtful.

Can't wait till trump is president and Flynn gives JSOC orders to hunt down enemies of our state and murder them.

u/Antiochus88 · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

Programmed to Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder

Programmed to Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder, by David McGowan (New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2004) is not just another sensationalized book about serial killers. McGowan, author of Derailing Democracy: The America the Media Don't Want You to See, and Understanding the F-Word: American Fascism and the Politics of Illusion, ties serial murders, programmed assassins, satanic cults and child pornography and prostitution to a fascist political and military conspiracy of frightening scope.

I normally hate reading about this type of material. Too sickening. But McGowan, unlike most authors who treat this stuff, is not interested in sensationalized accounts that appeal to dark prurient interests. Rather, he wants to sound the alarm about the real methods used in fascist takeovers of societies.

McGowan begins by reviewing the evidence for government sponsored mind control experiments dating back to the Nazis and the OSS (forerunner of the CIA). According to McGowan, these shadowy intelligence agencies, along with the military intelligence units, founded, encouraged, and covered up for Satanic cults, whose systematic abuse of children from very young ages provided a contnuing supply of potential mind-controlled programmed assassins. They supplied not only assassins but also child prostitutes, pornography subects and even sacrificial victims. The more susceptible to dissociated states, the easier to program. Mind control in this context refers to "the process of first enhancing an unwitting subject's natural ability to dissociate (creating, in essence, the condition of Multiple Personality Disorder), and then controlling that subject's dissociative states (by creating one or more alter personalities that are effectively under the control of others, and that are unknown to the core' personality).&quot; (p. xv)<br /> <br /> Part I of the book is titled &quot;The Pedophocracy.&quot; Here McGowan takes the reader on a tour of child sex, child porn and child murder rings around the world whose members include many high-ranking political figures. One of the things that tie all these scandals together is the cover-up of participants, destruction of evidence, and lenient sentences to those who have to take the fall by authorities around the world. From the Marc Dutroux scandal in Belgium, to one in Latvia involving the Prime Minister and Justice Minister, to another in Portugal, to the scandal in the United Kingdom that reportedly reached into Tony Blair's cabinet, to those of Larry King, Michael Aquino and Craig Spence in the United States with many circumstantial connections to high-ranking political and media figures, McGowan shows how the damage control operations, including numerous &quot;suicides&quot; by potential witnesses, work.<br /> <br /> McGowan then details the CIA connections of some of the Satanic groups that have been linked to ritual abuse and killing of children, in particular the Finders, described in an article in the Washington Post from 1987 as &quot;a 1960's style commune ... described in a court document as acult' that allegedly conducted brainwashing' and used children inrituals (p. 59). After some members of the group were arrested for possible kidnapping when found in the possession of several children who they were keeping in a van and who showed signs of neglect, abuse and sexual abuse, homes and warehouses belonging to group members were searched. U.S. Customs found "photos showing children involved in bloodletting ceremonies of animals and one photograph of a child in chains" (pp. 59-60). While memos written by one of the U.S. Customs investigators detailed evidence of much worse actions, nothing was written in the press about the matter until seven years later when the US News and World Report attempted to put it to rest by downplaying the accusations as "rumors" even though they were in the possession of the memos.

McGowan goes on to note that "the firm that supplied training to CIA officers didn't just employ several members of the Finders, but appears to have in fact been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Finders organization. It should also be noted that the CIA does not, as a general rule-of-thumb, assign the training of its officers to outside contractors, unless, that is, the private' firm utilized in such a capacity is a CIA front.&quot; (p. 61) The leader of the Finders group, Marion Pettie, in a 1998 interview explained that &quot;Going back to World War II, I kept open house mainly to intelligence people in Washington. OSS people passing through, things like that.&quot; (p. 65) Regarding evidence found regarding international trafficking of children, the US Custom Service investigator in his memo stated that he was advised by a member of the Washington D.C. police that &quot;the investigation into the activity of the Finders had become a CIA internal matter. The MPD [D.C. police] report has been classified SECRET and was not available for review.&quot; (p. 66). No one was indicted.<br /> <br /> McGowan concludes Part I by suggesting that &quot;it is certainly in the realm of possibility that the high profile child pornography raids in recent years, which invariably result in relatively few arrests and even fewer prosecutions and convictions, are not intended to punish the victimizers, but to identify and compromise them. And it is not inconceivable that the databases being compiled will be utilized as something of a recruitment list to identify those persons who have beenpreconditioned,' so to speak, for future mind control operations." (p. 68)

McGowan begins Part II with the story of Henry Lee Lucas, a serial killer who confessed to nearly 600 murders, committed "rape, torture, mutilation, dismemberment, necrophilia, cannibalism and pedophilia" (p. 71) and who, oddly enough, was the only death-row inmate in the State of Texas spared death by Governor George Bush. McGowan suggests the reason for this and other odd leniencies enjoyed by Lucas lies in the possibility that he was an MK-Ultra programmed assassin.

By perpetuating the myth of the lone serial killer, authorities can deflect attention away from organized groups, cults or intelligence services. McGowan shows that in nearly all cases, the serial killers most likely had accomplices. The close ties of serial killers, child pimps and pornographers to people in position of authority in politics and law enforcement has also been covered up. Lucas himself is quoted as saying: "No one wants to believe the cult story. The TV people cut it out. The writers don't write about it." (p. 88)

Part III looks at some recent scandals as well as historical precedents from the past. Along the way we get a lucid exposition of why the parents of Jon-Benet Ramsey probably killed her and why Charles Lindbergh probably killed his "kidnapped" son.

McGowan concludes that the wave of sensationalized serial killings beginning around 1966 were a domestication of Operation Phoenix, the U.S. program of mass political assassination in Vietnam. The goal was to shock and frighten the public into acceptance of police state measures in the United States and to create a climate of right-wing reaction.

u/wdr1 · 2 pointsr/programming

Clifford Stole wrote a pretty good book, but, man, a visionary he ain't.

u/HestiaAlitheia · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Yeah, exactly right. The creator is a guy named David Simon. I don't agree with any of his politics (he's a disaffected lefty), but he's a helluva storyteller. He wrote a book called Homicide: A Year on The Killing Streets that became the basis for the show Homicide: Life on The Street that was sort of his jumping off point for HBO and The Wire. He also created Generation: Kill which isn't as good but is still good storytelling.

In the book Homicide he, as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun, followed around the same Homicide cops for an entire year in the late 80s in what turned out to be one of the deadliest years ever for that city. It's truly a sad story but a great read, if not a bit morbid. What has happened to our country?

We can't stand for this folks!

u/nickb64 · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I just finished the audio version of FIRE President Greg Lukianoff's Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate about a week ago.

I've been reading David Simon's Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, and I'm about 75% through it.

I've been watching the entire run of the original Law and Order since February, and I've finished 10 seasons of the 20 total.

I gave the USA Network show "Graceland" a shot this morning since the first episode was free on Google Play, so I watched it on my tablet. It was alright, so I might watch it on TV going forward.

I don't listen to a lot of music, I mostly listen to podcasts. I've fallen really far behind on my podcasts (I listen to about 6 regularly) because I stopped listening to them to focus on studying for finals.

u/strangenchanted · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

Dune by Frank Herbert.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams. You have probably read it, but if you haven't, it's superbly funny sci-fi comedy.

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. A book that I re-read once every few years, and every time I find something new in it.

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon. A gripping, heartbreaking non-fiction book about police detectives. It inspired the acclaimed TV series "Homicide: Life on the Street." Simon would go on to create "The Wire."

The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy. Noir-ish procedural crime fiction. If you enjoy "Homicide," you may well like this.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, "a philosophical novel about two men, two women, a dog and their lives in the Prague Spring of the Czechoslovak Communist period in 1968," according to Wikipedia. One of my favorite books.

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. Detective novel meets sci-fi in one mind-bending existential work. If you watch "Fringe," well, this book is Fringe-y... and more.

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis. Time travel. Victorian England. A tea cozy mystery of sorts.

Graphic novels! Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman. Love And Rockets by The Hernandez brothers. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki. Elektra: Assassin by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz. And of course, Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. To discover yet more great comic books, check out the Comics College series.

u/llcents · 2 pointsr/IAmA

The Wire is a (fictional) 5-season series from HBO that shows the most realistic depiction of the challenges of inner-city life - drugs, schools, police, political corruption, etc. Written by geniuses that took the time to completely understand every facet, including the sociological aspects as well as the economic. One of the creators, David Simon, was a journalist for the Baltimore Sun and spent many years covering the Baltimore Homicide detectives. He wrote the non-fiction book "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets" - which the later NBC police-drama "Homicide:Life on the Street" was based. Then, he teamed up with former Homicide Detective Ed Burns (who later retired and actually taught middle school in Baltimore for a while) and they collaborated on a non-fiction book called "The Corner" about the inner-city drug life, the war on drugs, and the ultimate decay of the modern urban center. The Wire was a fictional storyline based upon real characters and events from Simon's and Burns' past. It is often considered the best drama ever created for television.

u/linearcore · 2 pointsr/TheGreatWarChannel

I think it may even have been mentioned in Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon (what The Wire was based on). But it has been a while since I read that, so I don't remember.

Another tactic Connie Fletcher metioned: throw dry coffee grounds into a pan and put it on the stove to "cook" them. Helps cover the smell a bit. I would imagine troops in the trenches, though, wouldn't waste what precious coffee they got for that.

u/huerequeque · 2 pointsr/books

I got hooked on the TV series The Wire, and a lot of its writers are also novelists and/or crime journalists: David Simon, George Pelecanos, and Richard Price. Dennis Lehane was also a writer for the show, but I haven't read anything of his yet.

u/_MormonBatman · 2 pointsr/PatriotTV

David Simon took a year off of work at the Baltimore Sun to follow Baltimore homicide detectives around. He wrote this book called Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets based on that experience. This research was the basis for 3 shows: Homicide: Life on the Streets, the Corner, and the Wire.

Have you seen Homicide? I think its first 3 seasons are objectively better than the Wire (in a way that Patriot isn't). It also has Frank Pembleton in it -

u/ruizscar · 2 pointsr/unitedkingdom
u/shadowofashadow · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

I am just gearing up to read it now but Michael Ruppert's Rubicon goes into heavy details about the war games, who controlled them and how they were used to confuse ATC on that day.
As far as I know the contents of this book have never been contested and it is available in the Harvard Business library.

u/ragecry · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

Who is this Zuckerberg quack?

PROMIS software already had this technology in the 1980's. It was stolen from INSLAW by various first world governments, modified and put into widespread use across the globe. It played a large part in 9/11 disaster. How did we have foreknowledge of 9/11? How did we have magical intel that could track the movement of terrorists? How did certain terrorists remain one step ahead of our best intel? PROMIS software. Stay awhile and listen:

u/synt4x · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Infections all move at different rates. Acetobacter will show up pretty quick, but something like brett takes months to get really established (there's a graph in wild ales).

That said, this guy is totally fine.

u/dar482 · 2 pointsr/Cicerone

Horse blanket/barnyard tends to be the descriptor. If you're unhappy with that, I see tons of other descriptors in that thread. I'm not sure what you're looking for.

horse blanket, musty, funky, crawlspace, and urine soaked hay (in a good way). Compost pile, funky, moldy, poop, manure. musty basement, barn, sweaty leather, musty hay, decomposing organics, Tack room, barn, hay, manure, plastic, damp soil., Pony quilt, maybe "forest floor" and "dirt" which people do say, 1) Cow pasture
2) Dairy farm
3) Cow manure

"Brett produces phenols.
Some give the clove and smokey aromas.
4-ethyl phenol gives the barnyard and horsey aroma.

Ethyl Lactate gives the furity aroma.

A compound called tetrahydropyridines gives a urine aroma (often termed mouse urine).

You can look those up. Some of you will not be convinced though.

If you are more interested read this book.;

Here's a more scientific take on it by Aroxa, but I don't think that's what you're looking for either.

Hope you find better descriptors. Please post if you do.

u/erallured · 2 pointsr/beer

I don't consider Orval sour. Brett can produce lactic acid, but it is not nearly as proficient as some bacteria, which is where the sourness in the RR beers is coming from. Orval is definitely "wild" fermented, meaning it uses something other than brewers yeast for fermentation, but isn't particularly sour. Check out this book if you want to know way more than could every be useful.

Orval uses one strain of brettanomyces bruxellensis in their beer when the bottle it. RR uses a combination of probably 3-10 different organisms in their beer. Cantillon in Belgium claims over 200 organisms are found in their beer, which is fermented from organisms existing in the air and structures of their brewery.

u/Necronomiconomics · 2 pointsr/worldnews

&gt;Former Nebraska State Senator, author and attorney, John DeCamp, discusses his involvement and investigation into financial and child abuse scandals surrounding the seizure of the Omaha, Nebraska based Franklin Community Federal Credit Union during the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s. He also discusses some of his experience as an Army Captain during the Vietnam War, and his work with former CIA Director, William E. Colby.

MP3 and article:


u/sciencebeforegod · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

I think I read about some of that stuff in this book.

u/Ch3wwy · 2 pointsr/trashy

It's important to also know that Casey and her family were all fucked in the head. Casey was a compulsive liar, she'd lie about things that could be easily disproven, even when she didn't have a reason to lie.

There's a really good book called "Everything you didn't know about the casey anthony trial" that goes into a lot of details about it.

FWIW, I also think that it was just an accident that the family tried to cover up.
Most of the 'smoking gun' evidence that the prosecution had was pretty easy to dismiss, easy enough.

One of the biggest witnesses in the case was George Anthony, but almost all of his testimony wasn't very reliable because he'd just lie. Like for no reason at all. He would also flip back and forth on the case. (Whenever he was on talk shows/ the news about the case he'd declare his daughter innocent but then would turn around- sometimes in the same day- and give police loads of 'incriminating evidence'- which was mostly made up IIRC)

The prosecution's' big pieces of evidence were the fact that Casey supposedly went out and partied for a month before reporting anything about her daughter and the fact that she had some pretty suspect things in the search history of the family computer. (Searches for "Foolproof Suffocation" for example). The only problem? Casey actually didn't go out and party. In the month following Caylee's death Casey only went out something like 3 or 4 times, and when she did go out she was either going to a lunch/dinner or helping her boyfriend with managing a club that he owned. (Which, imo, is still a horrible thing to do, but it doesn't exactly fit the narrative that the prosecution had where she was going out and getting shitfaced every night.) There's also a report from Casey's boyfriend that a night or two after Caylee died that Casey was sobbing by herself when she thought that he was asleep. (Casey seems to be a habitual people pleaser- which is actually supported in some of her lies.) It's also worth noting that the prosecution cross examined nearly every one of Casey's friends, and they all said that Casey was a great mother- although a bit absent minded- and none of them thought that Casey would kill her child.

Casey was also constantly on electronics/ social media, which can be seen from her browser history. On the Day that Caylee died internet usage was normal until the early afternoon- where it suddenly stops for about 45 minutes (IIRC). After this is when the search for foolproof suffocation happened. It's likely that Caylee drowned in the Anthony family pool (while both Casey and her dad were at the house), and after noticing that she hadn't heard from Caylee in a while, Casey found her daughters dead body in the pool. After this, she planned to kill herself by hanging (explaining the search history) but then her and her dad hid the body and covered it up instead. Still a crime imo though.

Fun Facts:
The reason that Casey was tried for first degree murder (among lesser charges) was so that the death penalty was on the table. When the death penalty is an option for sentencing, all of the jurors have to agree with the death penalty. The reason this was done is because people who agree with the death penalty tend to favor the prosecution and ask less questions.

Cindy Anthony (Caseys mother) is batshit fucking insane. When Casey was pregnant Cindy just flat out denied that Casey was going to have a baby. Multiple family and friends pleaded with the whole family to take Casey to the doctors and they refused- all the way up until 7 or 8 months.

The body of Caylee was actually called in something like 3 or 4 times, and the police just didn't really care. After that, the body was moved and tampered with by people who wanted a reward, so it wasn't able to be used as evidence.

TL;DR While the Casey Anthony case seems to scream murder at first glance, the whole family is fucked in the head, which massively complicates things. I also don't want to come off as super sympathetic towards the Anthony family because regardless if they actually killed Caylee they should at least be charged with manslaughter/criminal negligence. Like I mentioned earlier in my comment, I highly recommend this book, which goes into a lot more detail. It's actually a fascinating case, because the Anthony's were so fucked in the head that we couldn't use a normal baseline to judge them.

u/barto5 · 2 pointsr/quityourbullshit

She literally Wrote a book about it claiming Casey Anthony is innocent.

u/_per_aspera_ad_astra · 2 pointsr/Economics

Actually, no, you’re wrong. Blockchain is an empty buzzword.

Source: Attack of the 50 Foot blockchain by David Gerard

u/VWillini · 2 pointsr/politics

You can read all about it here: The Mueller Report

u/1bent · 2 pointsr/eFreebies

You can also try editing the URL; for example, the UK site is, so if you edit the URL, replacing the final ".com" with "", that yields

That seems to work fairly well.

u/JeromeTheCrackFox · 2 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

I've been enjoying your contributions to this sub as a long time lurker but your news made me finally create an account so I could congratulate you - so, congrats and well done! Also, for the peoples in mainland Europe, the book can be bought in EUR right here

u/Beasts_at_the_Throne · 1 pointr/LPOTL

This post links to the final part. Previous parts are linked at the top of the page.

You can also read it in ebook form via Amazon:

u/edward_snowedin · 1 pointr/Atlanta

Please read attack of the 50 foot blockchain if you'd like to read why investing in bitcoin is a bad idea

Chinese miners "print" about a million dollars a day out of nowhere using government subsidized electricity. This is not a substainable model and will pop

u/ildormiglione · 1 pointr/ItalyInformatica

&gt;be c'e' stata un esplosione atomica in merito a NodeJS e in genere Javascript lato server

Però questo è difficile da collocare con una data, comunque già nel 2011 javascript lato server andava forte, almeno così ricordo.

&gt;HTTP2 integrato totalmente nei browser piu' famosi

Non so cosa sia, dopo guardo.

&gt;Bitcoin sta avendo anni tumultuosi

Di bitcoin ho messo di Mt.Gox e di Ethereum della sua creazione. In questi giorni ho già letto un po' di cose sul funzionamento dei bitcoin e della blockchain, ieri fra l'altro è uscito questo libro pubblicizzato su /r/buttcoin:

u/melte_d · 1 pointr/SingularityNet

Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain.
It does not matter how mature smart contract platform is, if even creator of Solidity programming language cannot write a secure multisig wallet in Solidity.

u/LastoftheModrinkans · 1 pointr/politics
u/repmail · 1 pointr/Futurology

&gt; The chinese want to do it, and that represents a serious long-term security risk to the US.

Where is your proof?

according to the entire world, it's America that is the biggest threat to world peace.

and it's not surprising why they would think that... and

u/Hishutash · 1 pointr/worldnews

&gt; sen·sa·tion·al·ize: "(esp. of a newspaper) Present information about (something) in a way that provokes public interest and excitement, at the expense of accuracy"

Oh, look. Amoricon knows how to look up words in a dictionary. WOO!

&gt; Yes the map is shit. It's almost a perfect example of something that has been sensationalized. Why would Australia and Vietnam be colored the same?

Because they're both countries that have at one time or another suffered the brunt of Americam imperialist interference. Like most of the fucking planet that happen to be colored the same. The map is trying to get across the truth, that far from standing for freedom and democracy, the USA is devoted to terrorizing and enslaving humanity. The USA is just another evil empire cut out of the same cloth as the Soviets, Nazi and Britshits. If you weren't an Americon dipshit apologist jingoist cretin you would have grasped that.

&gt; What exactly was the "intervention" in Australia, or all of Europe for that matter?

You want me to give you a fucking history course on a huge subject as modern American imperialism on Reddit? Am I your own fucking personal internet tutor here? Is my name cojackass22s_tutor? No? Then stop being foolish, you Americon morans. Here are two excellent books dedicated to the subject of American tyrrany and hegemony:

  • (the map was extracted from here)


    Learn to fucking read and educate yourself. Stop demanding to be spoonfed like an Americon oaf.

    &gt; Uhh, I'm not saying the BBC is completely impartial and free of bias, but there is really no comparison here. At least the BBC acknowledges the fact that opposition to the government even exists...

    No, you like the BBC because it's an organization run by an allied state. You dislike PressTV they're run by a society that resists American imperialism and hegemony. You dislike PressTV because they stand up for freedom and democracy against Americun tyrranny.

    &gt; You mean the news source that has to photo shop extra missiles onto images to make Iran look more threatening? The news source that not once has given any air time to any Iranian opposition leaders or speakers? "Opposition political figures such as Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have not appeared on Press TV since the June 2009 presidential election."

    So what? They lost the election. I don't see Mccain and Sarah Palin prancing about on Smericon TV much either.

    &gt; The news source that is state owned?

    Just like the BBC except more reliable and trustworthy on world events.
u/Ishallfetcharug · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Killing Hope. EDIT: Just wanted to add this. "Far and away the best book on the topic."—Noam Chomsky

u/Making_Butts_Hurt · 1 pointr/politics

So are the DNC/Podesta/StoneTear/Guccifer/Veritas leaks all fake? If they are I need to see better evidence that a now taken down AP article that [to my knowledge fails to name sources in all the agencies mentioned.

Sure Russia shouldn't be trying to interfere with elections. Neither should the USA/CIA.

Anyways, where are the Trump leaks? Who's sitting on data, JA has repeatedly and exhaustively claimed he hasn't received any. If anyone reading this knows for a fact he has I want to know your source. We've seen his tax returns [legal, and disappointing], we heard him say he could "grab her [any woman] by the pussy." We've seen his shitposting. But still, even when considered critically all of these pale in comparison to any of the individual leaks against Clinton and her accomplices.

We have no ground to tell russia not to interfere in our elections, when we have 6 decades of the USA doing just that to many nations. The USA terrorizes countries that try to stand against the will we oppose of them. It is well past time that we acknowledge just how fucked up US foreign/military policy is and have rational/non-partisan discussions about how to interact with the rest of the world.

u/DownshiftedRare · 1 pointr/politics

Here is a link to the book without all the Amazon tracking crap.

u/theovermind · 1 pointr/technology
u/HagerEKU · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I studied Psychology in my undergrad, with a focus on psychopathic qualities with hands on research at a local prison!

These two 1 and 2 are some that I have enjoyed reading!

Shaynoodle is damn sexy

u/dmiff · 1 pointr/

Burgeoning psychopath

u/External_Profile · 1 pointr/ireland
u/Critical386 · 1 pointr/Critical386

Definitely. You have the form and writing style for a book, where I've thought about it, and I just don't think my stories will convert well into a book.

I've just finished World War Z by Max Brooks, and now I'm on "I Heard You Paint Houses" on (Audible has been great because I can "read" books while I work (web development)).

u/nmuir16 · 1 pointr/movies

I am so god damn ready for this. A great book to if anyone is interested.

"I heard you Paint Houses"

u/hai-sea-ewe · 1 pointr/movies

Regarding the story, it's very interesting to me that all the news regarding the book I Heard You Paint Houses overlooks the fact that Frank Sheeran flat-out admits that he was the one who killed Jimmy Hoffa. They all say something like "allegedly was involved with the Hoffa disappearance." It's like they're afraid of getting sued if they say "Frank Sheeran, who confessed to the author and former prosecutor Charles Brandt that he killed Hoffa..."

Leading scholars and former investigators on the Hoffa disappearance state that "Sheeran's confession... solves the Hoffa mystery" and similar sentiments.

Reading the book though, I can see why people are skittish about touching on this story. It has some very dangerous accusations in it, and some of the things that are implied are flat-out blasphemy from the standpoint of United States law enforcement.

u/smithjm7 · 1 pointr/Fitness

So if you've ever seen the movie Bronson with Tom Hardy, it's based off of a real british prisoner who spent MANY YEARS In solitary confinement. I don't know about now but at one point he had the world pushup record of like 160 under a minute or something... anyway He published a book while he was in there called "Solitary fitness". I bought it last winter when I didn't have a membership anywhere and it actually worked very well. Since you already have dumbells and pullup bars you are in great shape, but he only had his cell and a chair I think and he's in amazing shape. Lots of great workouts in there when you don't have much to work with.

u/falldogbombsthemoon · 1 pointr/asktrp

Keeping fit is a lifestyle choice. you def do not need gym equipment but just the discipline to do so.

Check this book out from Charles Bronson, a prisoner that has spent years in solitary confinement yet kept very fit.

u/frybread · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

Solitary Fitness - Charlie Bronson is a fantastic book full of information, definitely what you're after in my opinion

u/qabsteak · 1 pointr/loseit

Charles Bronson's Solitary Fitness is the shit. I've been using it religiously for over 9 months and I feel stronger than I have in years. Gyms are completely unnecessary for strength training.

u/LightTreePirate · 1 pointr/everymanshouldknow

Bronson released a book on how to get fit with just a room and a chair, since he spent most of his time in prison he knows how. Maybe the methods in OP's photo is all you need, but linking it anyway.

u/VaguerCrusader · 1 pointr/short

You don't even need a gym honestly all you need is a mat, maybe a good sturdy bar or pipe and you should be fine:;amp;*Version*=1&amp;amp;*entries*=0

u/RiccoUk · 1 pointr/Fitness

[Solitary Fitness] ( by Bronson is a good read, I'd also look at /r/bodyweightfitness

u/brews · 1 pointr/Fitness

And check out Charlie Bronson's book.

u/10weight · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Point taken, sorry didn't mean to lecture you.

If you have an internet connection and won't get in trouble, find something of interest and skill up. I appreciate you won't be taking an online degree but at least you can grow from it personally.

Find digital books and copy/paste text into Word docs so you can read them without people seeing etc.

Start an ebay shop.

Stock and shares, even if it's only practice (fantasy stock exchange etc).

If you don't have a net connection, try writing or drawing.

If you have private space you could even exercise or meditate

I'm still someone's bitch but I enjoy what I do and get paid enough to do fun/cool stuff for my family and friends.

If you have to suck cock 40 hours a week, make it count.

u/Viking_Lordbeast · 1 pointr/pics

Charles Bronson wrote a book about working out in prison in a confined space. So there's always that.

Edit: Found it.

u/fishbert · 1 pointr/movieclub

Just watched that yesterday at a local independent theater. It was entertaining, but didn't really go anywhere. I'd give it a 3.5/5, and add that it wouldn't make for a good discussion afterward.

Also, I don't know where you can get it in the US. Doesn't look like it's out on video here until February.


edit: I will add that, if you've seen this film already, you might find this Amazon offering funny. (be sure to zoom in for the small print on the cover)

u/Ajaxthelessr · 1 pointr/Fitness

You have a ton of options.

  • Barbell work. You probably don't have one based on your post. If you do, check out the wiki.

  • Cardio. Check out C25k in the wiki. Its a basic running program that will slowly introduce you to distance running. Jumping rope is also solid. Stationary biking is pretty good too. Ellipticals are fairly useless unless youre injured.

  • Bodyweight. There are generally two schools of thought with bodyweight training; High rep and gymnastics. Gymnastics shit is like this. They have a solid routine over at /r/bodyweightfitness or this. On the other hand, there is doing high rep routines like doing hundreds of push ups. A solid routine is Charlie Bronson's Solitary Fitness written by none other than the infamous Charlie Bronson.

    Depending on the workout, train alternating resistance and cardio or do 6 days of both. Charlie's book has you training 6 days a week while /r/bodyweightfitness has you training 3 days a week.
u/Block-Busted · 1 pointr/changemyview
u/tcbeap · 1 pointr/Denver

Do you really want to know? It has been going on forever, only a tiny fraction make the news to cover it up.

u/heagaters · 1 pointr/conspiracytheories

“The Franklin Scandal” (also called Coverup) is somehow glossed over and I’ve only heard a few mentions of it on conspiracy pods. This should be Huge (I had to)!

It’s a seriously heinous true, documented story about child abduction, pedophilia, coverup, warped Satanic cults, high up govt officials perpetuating this garbage... I can’t even...

In case you want to further your misanthropic tendencies, or lose all faith in humanity:

There’s a handful of books about it, very little online, and it points to an even deeper, larger conspiracy of child abuse worldwide.

u/Nobody1796 · 1 pointr/PoliticalHumor

&gt;Didn't he do that with Mueller too? And now preventing people from seeing the report?

Hes not preventing anyone from seeing the report. The report is public. You can see the report right now.

Where are you getting you information?

Look. Here's the report. Its on amazon ffs.;amp;tag=duckduckgo-d-20&amp;amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;amp;camp=2025&amp;amp;creative=165953&amp;amp;creativeASIN=1982129735

u/I-_I · 1 pointr/moosearchive_restored

would you like to know more?

EXCLUSIVE: Secret service infiltrated paedophile group to 'blackmail establishment'

'More than 10' politicians on list held by police investigating Westminster 'paedophile ring'

Whistleblower who prompted Operation Fernbridge says up to 40 MPs and peers knew about or took part in child abuse

Nearly everyone on UK paedophile ring list is a Freemason says abuse victim

Margaret Thatcher 'personally covered up' child abuse allegations against senior ministers: The Tory Prime Minister is said to have held a meeting with a rising star, who was tipped for promotion, and told him: “You have to clean up your sexual act”

Children's homes were 'supply line' for paedophiles, says ex-minister

Lord Warner says an inquiry he conducted in 1992 showed how children's homes were targeted by powerful people

Westminster paedophile ring allegations: timeline

Here are the key events in the claims around an alleged VIP paedophile ring in Westminster

Canadian Sex Worker kicked out of Senate hearings on controversial prostitution law after threatening to reveal list of Canadian federal politicians who use prostitution.

Jehovah's Witnesses destroyed documents showing child abuse allegations, court told in cover-up case

Salvation Army 'rented out' boys at Sydney children’s home in Sydney to paedophiles

TIL that a woman, hired by Dyncorp to crackdown on forced prostitution on behalf of the UN, discovered that the UN police were the main perpetrators of forced prostitution and was later fired.

WikiLeaks Reveals That Military Contractors Have Not Lost Their Taste For Child Prostitutes

The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice;amp;qid=1331445269&amp;amp;sr=8-4

Sounds like Blackwater founder Erik Prince was operating a child prostitution service in Iraq;amp;address=389x6249748

1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

1989 #2 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove

Charges refiled against former Pittsburgh cop accused of running prostitution ring

Former TSA employee fined $500 for running prostitution ring

Man confronted by police in Silver Spring hotel in February;amp;template=gazette

School board member convicted of running prostitution ring in California

FBI dad’s spyware experiment accidentally exposes pedophile principal

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film

The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska;amp;qid=1366098964&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=franklin+coverup

Pentagon Child Porn Scandal: Security Agencies Were Left At Risk, Investigators Say

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

A Party under Fire: A Scandal-Scarred GOP Asks, ‘What Next?’

Explicit e-mails with under-age male pages. Criminal lobbyists. Being on client lists for prostitution rings. FBI corruption investigations. And, now, soliciting sex in an airport bathroom. People are beginning to wonder: how low can Republican lawmakers go?

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out

Mike Horner Prostitution Scandal: GOP State Rep. Resigns After Name Reportedly Surfaces On Client List

Another One: Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution Ring;amp;page=1#.UW0JY0pcnn4

‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York

Pope Francis: 'About 2%' of Catholic clergy paedophiles

Pope begs forgiveness for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church sexual abuse

Vatican arrests former archbishop on paedophilia charges

Sex scandal rocks Vatican: Papal usher, chorister linked to gay prostitution ring

BBC News - Catholic Church loses child abuse liability appeal

Ireland admits involvement in Catholic laundry slavery

Cover-up claims revive sex scandal

Belgian establishment accused of closing ranks to block investigation

Belgium Pedophilia Scandal /Did Authorities Cover Up Its Scope?: Book Revives Fear of Grand Conspiracy

Portugal's elite linked to paedophile ring

Abuse was reportedly going on at Lisbon orphanage for 20 years

FBI Ran Pedophile Ring to Nab Pedophiles

As late as last year, the FBI ran a child pornography operation in an attempt to nab its customers. The service ran for two weeks "while attempting to identify more than 5,000 customers, according to a Seattle FBI agent's statements to the court."

Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show

When volunteers and employees were suspected of sexually abusing children, Boy Scout officials often didn't tell police, files from 1970-91 reveal. In many cases they sought to hide the situation.,0,1641796.story#axzz2xIsUM5rH

Child Sex Case Adds Outrage To Scandals Rocking Belgium

Theme park employees caught in child porn arrests

Former acting HHS cybersecurity director convicted on child porn charges

Hundreds held over Canada child porn

Police in Canada say 348 people have been arrested and nearly 400 children rescued during a three-year investigation into child pornography.

Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Arrested on Child Porn Charges

u/flyyyyyyyyy · 1 pointr/conspiracy

would you like to know more?

TIL that a woman, hired by Dyncorp to crackdown on forced prostitution on behalf of the UN, discovered that the UN police were the main perpetrators of forced prostitution and was later fired.

WikiLeaks Reveals That Military Contractors Have Not Lost Their Taste For Child Prostitutes

The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice;amp;qid=1331445269&amp;amp;sr=8-4

Sounds like Blackwater founder Erik Prince was operating a child prostitution service in Iraq;amp;address=389x6249748

1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

1989 #2 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove

Charges refiled against former Pittsburgh cop accused of running prostitution ring

Former TSA employee fined $500 for running prostitution ring

Man confronted by police in Silver Spring hotel in February;amp;template=gazette

School board member convicted of running prostitution ring in California

FBI dad’s spyware experiment accidentally exposes pedophile principal

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film

The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska;amp;qid=1366098964&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=franklin+coverup

Pentagon Child Porn Scandal: Security Agencies Were Left At Risk, Investigators Say

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

A Party under Fire: A Scandal-Scarred GOP Asks, ‘What Next?’

Explicit e-mails with under-age male pages. Criminal lobbyists. Being on client lists for prostitution rings. FBI corruption investigations. And, now, soliciting sex in an airport bathroom. People are beginning to wonder: how low can Republican lawmakers go?

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out

Mike Horner Prostitution Scandal: GOP State Rep. Resigns After Name Reportedly Surfaces On Client List

Another One: Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution Ring;amp;page=1#.UW0JY0pcnn4

‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York

Sex scandal rocks Vatican: Papal usher, chorister linked to gay prostitution ring

BBC News - Catholic Church loses child abuse liability appeal

Ireland admits involvement in Catholic laundry slavery

Cover-up claims revive sex scandal

Belgian establishment accused of closing ranks to block investigation

Belgium Pedophilia Scandal /Did Authorities Cover Up Its Scope?: Book Revives Fear of Grand Conspiracy

Portugal's elite linked to paedophile ring

Abuse was reportedly going on at Lisbon orphanage for 20 years

FBI Ran Pedophile Ring to Nab Pedophiles

As late as last year, the FBI ran a child pornography operation in an attempt to nab its customers. The service ran for two weeks "while attempting to identify more than 5,000 customers, according to a Seattle FBI agent's statements to the court."

u/smokey_bear · 1 pointr/remembermoose


1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

1989 #2 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film

The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska;amp;qid=1366098964&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=franklin+coverup

Pentagon Child Porn Scandal: Security Agencies Were Left At Risk, Investigators Say

Investigator of Secret Service prostitution scandal also linked to prostitution

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

A Party under Fire: A Scandal-Scarred GOP Asks, ‘What Next?’

Explicit e-mails with under-age male pages. Criminal lobbyists. Being on client lists for prostitution rings. FBI corruption investigations. And, now, soliciting sex in an airport bathroom. People are beginning to wonder: how low can Republican lawmakers go?

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out

Mike Horner Prostitution Scandal: GOP State Rep. Resigns After Name Reportedly Surfaces On Client List

FBI Ran Pedophile Ring to Nab Pedophiles

As late as last year, the FBI ran a child pornography operation in an attempt to nab its customers. The service ran for two weeks "while attempting to identify more than 5,000 customers, according to a Seattle FBI agent's statements to the court."

u/tttggg333 · 1 pointr/conspiracy

Yes. Proof

u/mattv9782 · 1 pointr/politics

Bush Sr. is a pedophile who, among other high ranking republicans during the Reagan/Bush years, used the services of a gay prostitution ring. Like pedophile priests that we've gotten used to hearing all too much about, Bush Sr is twisted just like them.

Had this scandal broken today in the age of the internet instead of during the late 80's, I think things would have turned out very, very different for Bush Sr.

Conspiracy of Silence

The Franklin Cover-Up

Huge article dump on (cached page)

u/RAndrewOhge · 1 pointr/Corruption

Researchers Find Proof of Hell… Facing An “Organized Evil” That Infests DC Politics( - Dec 8th, 2016 - - This article was written by Brandon Smith and published at his site. (The Movie Was First Posted 01/11/2011)

Editor’s Comment: The evil is so pervasive that it becomes a part of the system, injected into its bloodstream. There is a dark, depraved path that winds together the roads traveled upon by politicians, lobbyists and spies, with the taboos, sins and temptations put there to stumble their path, and fulfill the power of their masters and lenders. Blackmail material makes for solid collateral, and a partnership is formed. Keeping secrets is vital to remaining trustworthy and alive…

I can only imagine so far about how dark and wicked this stuff is, but there is obviously some truth to it, whether or not #pizzagate ever gets legitimate play, and whether or not leaked material is being set up to propagate material that will in turn be flagged and censored.

Washington has a history with scandal, and the world’s most powerful people have already taken advantage of the more vulnerable.

Prostitution scandals, human trafficking and illicit services from underage individuals have all trailed back to politicians and the company they keep.

CIA has infiltrated, and corruption has become contagion.

The rot of the system, and the depths to which it has sank, cannot be readily compared to the evil of one man, or the wrongs of some one group.

It is leviathan, it has taken sacrifices, even literally. Its followers are committed to predatory doctrines. [;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;camp=1634&amp;amp;creative=6738&amp;amp;tag=-&amp;amp;creativeASIN=0963215809]

Men (and women) have succumbed to all out evil – in a big, and well organized way, for ends which we do not readily comprehend.

This truth can be understood by some, and is implicitly known to certain people, but it cannot be told to the many.

That truth must not make headlines and political impact. And so we are witnessing censorship and repression.

The media has always been a participant in this rewriting of reality, in this witch hunt for those who speak too loudly, and with a tone of conviction.

Political blacklists are actually now in use, and everyone knows how dark it gets from there.

“Fake news” objects are being implemented right now by Facebook and Google; will they stretch it out to its logical conclusion?

Is it any wonder that Google is a top client of the major lobbyist at the heart of this scandal, or that Eric Schmidt served as an unofficial advisor to Hillary’s campaign?

How many layers are there to this cake?

Washington’s Dark History of Sex Scandals –
Now Full Circle Again (see full expose:;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;camp=1634&amp;amp;creative=6738&amp;amp;tag=-&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B003H23KSM)

Understanding Evil: From Globalism To Pizzagate - By Brandon Smith

I have spent the better part of the last 10 years working diligently to investigate and relate information on economics and geopolitical discourse for the liberty movement. However, long before I delved into these subjects my primary interests of study were the human mind and the human “soul” (yes, I’m using a spiritual term).

My fascination with economics and sociopolitical events has always been rooted in the human element. That is to say, while economics is often treated as a mathematical and statistical field, it is also driven by psychology.

To know the behavior of man is to know the future of all his endeavors, good or evil.

Evil is what we are specifically here to discuss.

I have touched on the issue in various articles in the past including “Are globalists evil or just misunderstood”, but with extreme tensions taking shape this year in light of the U.S. election as well as the exploding online community investigation of “Pizzagate,” I am compelled to examine it once again.

I will not be grappling with this issue from a particularly religious perspective. Evil applies to everyone regardless of their belief system, or even their lack of belief.

Evil is secular in its influence.

The first and most important thing to understand is this — evil is not simply a social or religious construct, it is an inherent element of the human psyche. Carl Gustav Jung was one of the few psychologists in history to dare write extensively on the issue of evil from a scientific perspective as well as a metaphysical perspective.

I highly recommend a book of his collected works on this subject titled Jung On Evil, edited by Murray Stein, for those who are interested in a deeper view.

To summarize, Jung found that much of the foundations of human behavior are rooted in inborn psychological contents or “archetypes.”

Contrary to the position of Sigmund Freud, Jung argued that while our environment may affect our behavior to a certain extent, it does not make us who we are.

Rather, we are born with our own individual personality and grow into our inherent characteristics over time. Jung also found that there are universally present elements of human psychology. That is to say, almost every human being on the planet shares certain truths and certain natural predilections.

The concepts of good and evil, moral and immoral, are present in us from birth and are mostly the same regardless of where we are born, what time in history we are born and to what culture we are born.

Good and evil are shared subjective experiences.

It is this observable psychological fact (among others) that leads me to believe in the idea of a creative design — a god. Again, though, elaborating on god is beyond the scope of this article.

To me, this should be rather comforting to people, even atheists.

For if there is observable evidence of creative design, then it would follow that there may every well be a reason for all the trials and horrors that we experience as a species.

Our lives, our failures and our accomplishments are not random and meaningless.

We are striving toward something, whether we recognize it or not. It may be beyond our comprehension at this time, but it is there.

Evil does not exist in a vacuum; with evil there is always good, if one looks for it in the right places.

Most people are readily equipped to recognize evil when they see it directly.

What they are not equipped for and must learn from environment is how to recognize evil disguised as good.

The most heinous acts in history are almost always presented as a moral obligation — a path towards some “greater good.” Inherent conscience, though, is the greater good, and any ideology that steps away from the restrictions of conscience will inevitably lead to disaster.

The concept of globalism is one of these ideologies that crosses the line of conscience and pontificates to us about a “superior method” of living. It relies on taboo, rather than moral compass, and there is a big difference between the two.

When we pursue a “greater good” as individuals or as a society, the means are just as vital as the ends.

The ends never justify the means. Never.

For if we abandon our core principles and commit atrocities in the name of “peace,” safety or survival, then we have forsaken the very things which make us worthy of peace and safety and survival.

A monster that devours in the name of peace is still a monster.

Globalism tells us that the collective is more important than the individual, that the individual owes society a debt and that fealty to society in every respect is the payment for that debt.

But inherent archetypes and conscience tell us differently. They tell us that society is only ever as healthy as the individuals within it, that society is only as free and vibrant as the participants. As the individual is demeaned and enslaved, the collective crumbles into mediocrity.

Globalism also tells us that humanity’s greatest potential cannot be reached without collectivism and centralization.

The assertion is that the more single-minded a society is in its pursuits the more likely it is to effectively achieve its goals...


u/supes1 · 1 pointr/politics

&gt; It's also abundantly clear that Dershowitz didn't read the report.

Oh he absolutely read it. He's even selling a copy of it on Amazon where he gives a biased and misleading introduction. He's just not writing with a shred of intellectual honesty anymore.

u/the_ham_guy · 1 pointr/technology

"Source? Liar."


"Again, I disagree. Tik Tok is worse. It isn't as prevalent, sure, but it's still worse."

Why am i still talking to you. Ciaooo FBPR

u/Wubzwubz · 1 pointr/technology

Apparently Mueller is selling it on Amazon? How is this legal?

u/Amsacrine · 1 pointr/AskThe_Donald

&gt;I think the lesson to learned from the Chinese and Soviet famines is less about redistributing wealth and more about how we're all one wave of farm failures away from mass starvation

A great point. But I fundamentally disagree.

We do live in a limited resource world. I would argue that socialized system not only naturally breaks the system of incentives which drive a market (in this case a farming market), but it's also easily weaponized to intentionally do that - and to murder people.

This was intentional. There's no denying at all, with any historical knowledge, that the soviets intended to kill these people, rape, and take all material possessions from them.

Now, I would concede that later on, the soviets made mistakes which exacerbated other situations where people starved, but that has more to do with the way that socialism functions.

This has to do with the bell curve, the normal distribution. In any given system, and this is a rough average, but it holds pretty stable and true, that 10% of the people involved in that system produce about 50% of the goods.

So if you have a 1000 farmers, 100 of them produce 50% of the grain. If you have 100,000 farmers, 1000 of them produce 50% of the grain. This is really easily observable in statistics like these:

When you introduce forced redistribution into these systems, it significantly reduces the overall production of the system. Well, if you are one of the people doing a lion's share of innovation, or work, labor, or investment into a given system, and you're suddenly told that bob who produces almost nothing compared to you will now be receiving the same pay as you, you will stop being incentivized to maintain that same level of production.

And what that means, is that now the redistributionist policy doesn't work anymore.

Because this whole idea was predicated on the following: Hey, look at this capitalist system. In theory, if we redistribute everything evenly, we will have enough for everyone, and that is fair. We should do that.

Except people aren't always the same. They dont have the same values, they dont work the same, there's variation.

So now, we introduce this redistribution of product. But now, since we're not capitalistic, we're no longer producing enough to go around.

And now, people starve to death.


To restate this, lets say it takes a minimum of 2lbs of grain per person, per day to survive. We have 100 people. We need 200 lbs of grain a day so that no one starves.

We take a look at our capitalist system, and we produce 300 lbs of grain a day overall. Ok, lets forcefully redistribute it.

Now, after we forcibly take people's personal property away from them, often kill the people who best know how to produce grain, and then pay everyone the same for farming that grain....we end up with 90 people (we killed ten of them and took their wine).

So now we need 180 lbs of grain a day to survive. But now, since we got rid of the 10 people who produced 50% of the grain, we only have a production of 150 lbs of grain a day, overall.

It doesn't matter how evenly we redistribute this now, we're screwed.

And in addition, in most of these socialist cases, the lions share was also sent to party members, making the problem even worse.


&gt;he common denominator between these and the Soviet/Chinese isn't socialist ideology(hardly), it's a heavy handed elite trying to squeeze the peasantry dry even while they were starving.

A communist perspective, through and through. It's the oppressor, vs the oppressed. Not all starvation was caused by communism, that would be absurd. And i'm not even saying that capitalist systems DONT do what you are saying they do, where an elite act in a manner where it's an elite trying to squeeze the peasantry , maybe even kill them too:

For instance, here's a writeup I just happened to do on the causes of the Irish potato famine:

What I am absolutely willing to claim is that whenever you have a socialist or communist system, death follows inevitably. It has happened, or is happening, in every single instance in which the communist system has been tried. And often, it's much more than just lowering production and causing starvation, but the totalitarianism which always occurs leads to purges and genocides in nearly every observable case.

It's not just the soviets, or the chinese. Here, since it's handy:

Here you go, citations, in low end to high end death estimates!

Communists/Socialists in the USSR Killed between 3.5 million to 60 million people

Communists/Socialists in China killed between 18 to 40 million people

Communists/Socialists in Cambodia killed between 1.1 million to 3.8 million people

Communists/Socialists in Bulgaria killed at least 31,000 people

Communists/Socialists in North Korea killed between 500,000 to 3.5 million people

Communists/Socialists in East Germany killed between 80,000 to 100,000 people

Communists/Socialists in Romania killed between 30,000 and 450,000 people

Communists/Socialists in Cuba killed between 17,000 and 65,000 people

Communists/Socialists in various African countries killed between 120,000 and 1.7 million people

Communists/Socialists in Yugoslavia killed between 150,000 to 1 million people

Communists/Socialists in Afganistan killed between 750,000 to 1.5 million people

And we're seeing the cycle repeat in real time now, as political dissidents against socialism (among other prisoners) are being left to stave to death in Venezuelan prisons.


Edit: TLDR: Non redistributionist capitalism is by no means perfect, but it's the best system we have at the moment, and whenever we try socialism or communism, tens of millions of people die, and that's immoral, so please stop advocating for it.

u/cassander · 1 pointr/history

For the communist death toll? The generally cited figure of 100 million comes from the Black Book of Communism. Other estimates are even higher. The commonly cited figure for the Holocaust is 12 million.

u/assorted_flavors · 1 pointr/ShitLiberalsSay

Have someone read "Death by Government: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900" by R. Hummel

There's probably a PDF out there somewhere also

u/empleadoEstatalBot · 1 pointr/vzla



&gt; # Socialism Worked in Venezuela | AIER
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&gt; Political conservatives often deride socialism because, in their words, “it doesn’t work.” By this, they mean socialism doesn’t deliver liberty, prosperity, or peace but, instead, tyranny, poverty, and war. Although the facts certainly support this critique, the logical premise underlying the critique does not. To declare that something works (or not) implicitly assumes a standard of measurement. Which one do conservatives use?
&gt; Conservatives seem to blithely presume that socialists intend to deliver liberty, prosperity, and peace. But where’s the evidence for that claim, beyond mere self-serving socialist rhetoric and demagoguery? Why assume that socialists seek progress when their many “experiments” over the past century make clear, to anyone aware of the history, that socialist systems repeatedly, ineluctably, and inherently inflict human harm?
&gt; Even socialist despots now concur with conservatives that socialism doesn’t work. A recent headline reads “Venezuela's President Admits Economy Has Failed.” The despot is Nicolás Maduro, who last month told the Venezuelan congress that “the production models we’ve tried so far have failed, and the responsibility is ours, mine and yours.” Maduro is an avowed socialist in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.
&gt; No mystery there. Since his election in 2013, Maduro has accelerated the socialization of that once-rich nation, causing a severe economic contraction, capital flight, refugees, worsening poverty, hyperinflation, shortages, rising mortality rates, malnutrition, and starvation. For many years prior, Maduro was a minister in the socialist regime of his predecessor and hero, the late Hugo Chávez, who initiated the latest socialization without apology. Venezuelans elected Chávez four times between 1999 and 2012.
&gt; Neither Chávez nor Maduro presented himself as anything other than socialist. They knew what they were aiming at, and voters knew what they were getting. The ultimate details may have differed, but the basic results were generally expected. Why should they regret the results? Did someone expect instead to get liberty, prosperity, and peace? Did some prefer capitalism but could find no political party to represent their wish? Perhaps the voters were duped because Chávez and Maduro promised public ownership of the means of production and a redistribution of wealth. The first occurred; the second didn’t. But isn’t that always the way with socialism? As Jack Nicholson put it to his evading, lying client in the movie Chinatown (1974), “There’s no time to be shocked by the truth.”
&gt; “Redistribution” is but a euphemism for legalized grand larceny; you don’t create wealth by stealing it, any more than you multiply it by dividing it. Moreover, don’t the means of production include not only machines but people — that is, laborers? When human capital is publicly owned, it’s akin to slavery. Why today would it remain a mystery, to any people anywhere, that government ownership of people is inhumane?
&gt; As mentioned, the historical facts support the conservative critique of socialism. That socialist systems have impoverished and killed more than 100 million people over the past 100 years is a matter of established historical record. The gruesome evidence through the end of the 20th century, which is indisputable, is compiled in R.J. Rummel’s Death by Government (1994) and in The Black Book of Communism (1999).
&gt; Socialists are anxious to insist, of course, that none of the horrors of socialism have been due to socialism, that true socialism has yet to be tried, and that it’s only coincidental that “socialist” appears as part of the names United Socialist Party (PSUV) in Venezuela, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in Russia, National Socialist (Nazi) Workers’ Party in Germany, and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the latest fad group for some of the young. These were irrelevant cases of mistaken identity, claim socialists, who add that real socialism now exists in the Nordic countries, even though those countries have no significant public ownership of the means of production. Socialists are unashamedly contradictory when claiming that the USSR wasn’t socialist, but Denmark is.
&gt; In addition to implicitly complimenting socialists by assuming they want liberty, prosperity, and peace, conservatives also try to educate socialists about the principles of sound economics to show how private property, sound money, a free price system, and the profit motive ensure economic success, while communal ownership, fiat money, price controls, and punitive taxation necessarily bring economic ruin. It’s all quite true, of course. But what if socialists already know this stuff and don’t care? What if they recognize sound economics but evade it because they have other priorities? Suppose they agree with their hero Karl Marx, who wrote in the Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) that capitalism is a vital, energetic, productive engine, yet morally evil because it is so egoistic, individualist, and rights-obsessed? Perhaps demagogues and despots keep promising socialism, and victims keep accepting it, because both consider it to be moral, even though destructive.
&gt; In their critiques of socialism and interventionism, conservatives also like to cite the law of unintended consequences, which says the well-laid plans and policies of political-economic leaders often yield the precise opposite results of what’s intended. Likewise, the common cliché says that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Again, notice the underlying (but unproven) premise: the intentions are good.
&gt; Is this always true? When Maduro concedes that his models have failed, in the sense that they’ve destroyed Venezuela’s economy, does it make him less socialist? Might his constituents now become pro-capitalist? Does he consider the possibility that capitalism’s underlying ethic is moral after all, while that of socialism is larcenous, unjust, and punitive? Unlikely. Socialists are crazy like a fox. That is, they know their intended prey (capital) and they’ll do whatever it takes to seek it out, take it, kill it, and eat it, with nary a thought about the future.
&gt; Of course, one should never argue by impugning, without evidence, an opponent’s inner motives or intentions. But sometimes aims and goals are named explicitly. Even when not, it seems perfectly fair to conclude that whenever certain ideologues keep pushing for a social-political-economic system that invariably proves disastrous, they probably prefer disaster. Nihilists exist, after all. Many conservatives simply assume that they know the socialists’ motives, and without much evidence, presume that they’re benevolent.
&gt; Conservatives seem unaware that socialists don’t expect their system to work in the sense of creating liberty, prosperity, and peace. First and foremost, they expect it to work to seize the means of production, human capital included. Then they expect it to entail, in their own words, a “dictatorship of the proletariat.” They expect it’ll destroy liberty and prosperity. In this sense, history demonstrates unequivocally that socialism works wonderfully.
&gt; That destruction was Marx’s main aim is clear from his Manifesto of the Communist Party. The hoped-for anti-capitalist revolution, he wrote, would be a “radical rupture of traditional property relations,” for it first would “raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy,” and then, with its “political supremacy,” the rulers would “wrest, by degree, all capital from the bourgeoisie,” an act that “cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property.” That was “unavoidable.” The takeover would occur “by means of measures which appear economically insufficient and untenable.”
&gt; Marx was right to concede that socialism is “economically untenable.” It’s only the flip-side to his equally true concession that capitalism is productive. What he knew, socialists have known for years. In fact, socialism is worse than untenable. It’s destructive and inhumane. Conservatives should know that socialists know of their own destructive intent and should oppose them, instead of implicitly praising them.

&gt; (continues in next comment)

u/fieryseraph · 1 pointr/Libertarian

Here is a good book on the subject, if you haven't read it yet.

u/W_Edwards_Deming · 1 pointr/IAmA

Read a book


Or click a link.

Either way, please catch a clue.

u/perkyN405 · 1 pointr/politics

Read his book "Killing Hope"; it is profusely documented with citations.

u/Matt2012 · 1 pointr/politics

Well publicly available information may not always be the best place for information on conspiracies. Whether big secrets can stand the test of time is itself a paradox. What is publicly known is that the USA/CIA has been involved in covert activity around the world killing elected presidents, funding death squads, destabilising democracies...

here is the contents page for Killing Hope

  1. China - 1945 to 1960s: Was Mao Tse-tung just paranoid?
  2. Italy - 1947-1948: Free elections, Hollywood style
  3. Greece - 1947 to early 1950s: From cradle of democracy to client state
  4. The Philippines - 1940s and 1950s: America's oldest colony
  5. Korea - 1945-1953: Was it all that it appeared to be?
  6. Albania - 1949-1953: The proper English spy
  7. Eastern Europe - 1948-1956: Operation Splinter Factor
  8. Germany - 1950s: Everything from juvenile delinquency to terrorism
  9. Iran - 1953: Making it safe for the King of Kings
  10. Guatemala - 1953-1954: While the world watched
  11. Costa Rica - Mid-1950s: Trying to topple an ally - Part 1
  12. Syria - 1956-1957: Purchasing a new government
  13. Middle East - 1957-1958: The Eisenhower Doctrine claims another backyard for America
  14. Indonesia - 1957-1958: War and pornography
  15. Western Europe - 1950s and 1960s: Fronts within fronts within fronts
  16. British Guiana - 1953-1964: The CIA's international labor mafia
  17. Soviet Union - Late 1940s to 1960s: From spy planes to book publishing
  18. Italy - 1950s to 1970s: Supporting the Cardinal's orphans and techno-fascism
  19. Vietnam - 1950-1973: The Hearts and Minds Circus
  20. Cambodia - 1955-1973: Prince Sihanouk walks the high-wire of neutralism
  21. Laos - 1957-1973: L'Armée Clandestine
  22. Haiti - 1959-1963: The Marines land, again
  23. Guatemala - 1960: One good coup deserves another
  24. France/Algeria - 1960s: L'état, c'est la CIA
  25. Ecuador - 1960-1963: A text book of dirty tricks
  26. The Congo - 1960-1964: The assassination of Patrice Lumumba
  27. Brazil - 1961-1964: Introducing the marvelous new world of death squads
  28. Peru - 1960-1965: Fort Bragg moves to the jungle
  29. Dominican Republic - 1960-1966: Saving democracy from communism by getting rid of democracy
  30. Cuba - 1959 to 1980s: The unforgivable revolution
  31. Indonesia - 1965: Liquidating President Sukarno … and 500,000 others
    East Timor - 1975: And 200,000 more
  32. Ghana - 1966: Kwame Nkrumah steps out of line
  33. Uruguay - 1964-1970: Torture -- as American as apple pie
  34. Chile - 1964-1973: A hammer and sickle stamped on your child's forehead
  35. Greece - 1964-1974: "Fuck your Parliament and your Constitution," said
    the President of the United States
  36. Bolivia - 1964-1975: Tracking down Che Guevara in the land of coup d'etat
  37. Guatemala - 1962 to 1980s: A less publicized "final solution"
  38. Costa Rica - 1970-1971: Trying to topple an ally -- Part 2
  39. Iraq - 1972-1975: Covert action should not be confused with missionary work
  40. Australia - 1973-1975: Another free election bites the dust
  41. Angola - 1975 to 1980s: The Great Powers Poker Game
  42. Zaire - 1975-1978: Mobutu and the CIA, a marriage made in heaven
  43. Jamaica - 1976-1980: Kissinger's ultimatum
  44. Seychelles - 1979-1981: Yet another area of great strategic importance
  45. Grenada - 1979-1984: Lying -- one of the few growth industries in Washington
  46. Morocco - 1983: A video nasty
  47. Suriname - 1982-1984: Once again, the Cuban bogeyman
  48. Libya - 1981-1989: Ronald Reagan meets his match
  49. Nicaragua - 1981-1990: Destabilization in slow motion
  50. Panama - 1969-1991: Double-crossing our drug supplier
  51. Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991: Teaching communists what democracy is all about
  52. Iraq - 1990-1991: Desert holocaust
  53. Afghanistan - 1979-1992: America's Jihad
  54. El Salvador - 1980-1994: Human rights, Washington style
  55. Haiti - 1986-1994: Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?

    to which our friend gave this epitaph

    "Far and away the best book on the topic."
    Noam Chomsky

    The question is certainly not would or could this be an inside job
    just simply was it. For the record I don't know, in many ways I don't care. There is enough public information to know how power operates to lead me the conclusion that all these things are inside jobs whether planned directly or not. A relatively small group of people hold sway over huge resources militarily, economically, culturally and create an environment that maintains the status quo - a status quo of hopelessness, environmental destruction and human misery. Power is not passive in this it continually lobbies for it and against any challenge to this status quo by 'pretty much' all means necessary.

    killing hope - William Blum
u/Bitplant · 1 pointr/worldnews

&gt; I want a source that isn't some randy's blog. How do you know he's an ex-CIA "official?

It's not some blog, its from a well-known and well-researched book. Actually, he worked for the Department of State, not the CIA.

&gt; Even if he was in the CIA, how do you know he wasn't just a custodian or a courier?

That would be very useful too. Even a custodian and courier can be in possession of damning evidence. Just look at Bradley Manning. Another American hero.

&gt; What are his sources?

If you want his sources you can go to a library, borrow his book and look them up. Do you want me to personally reproduce all the evidence and sources he's compiled over a timespan of several decades and from several continents? You want me to do that?

&gt; I'd like a detailed explanation of the map in words.

Ok, the US bombs and terrorizes most of the planet in it's campaigns of imperial domination. This is why most of the planet hates the US. This is why the US makes ISIS look like a bunch of hippies.

&gt; And what's so bad about a government source? Do you not trust the National Weather Service?

Because government misinformation and propaganda? Does the US government have a known history of pushing propaganda through the National Weather Service? If so, we should be highly skeptical of it too.

u/SneakyTikiz · 1 pointr/worldnews

I don't know whats more sad, that you support terrorism thinking you are fighting it, or that you think its ok for a nation to just occupy another, because a small minority of people have committed violence.

Maybe by your logic the whole world should invade the United States and Occupy it since America has had CIA and military interventions in just about every country in the world since WWII.

You are just an old geezer who is too stuck in his brainwashed mentality to admit to that you have been used as a fucking pawn.

You really should watch that video so you know what you are supporting. Just because I don't support an occupying nation, doesn't mean I am taking sides. Seriously you are a dumb old fucker stuck in duality. There are more colors than red and blue.

Come back here when you actually know the history of the fucking nation you live in you ignorant fuck.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1407458175&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=killing+hope

Maybe after actually reading something of value you will know why America created Israel and supports it no matter the cost.

You are capable of choosing books and reading them on your own yes? Or does it have to be on CNN/FOX approved readers list?

Do you even read educational material anymore?

u/AssuredlyAThrowAway · 1 pointr/trees

Indeed, yea I'm sure Russia was using social media and such to influence voters but thus is free speech and its a bit different than US election officials using software to change votes .

That said, it's hard for America to get up in arms with regards election interference.

The chapters of "Killing Hope" by William Blum point to a certain "pattern" of US behavior in this regard;

China - 1945 to 1960s: Was Mao Zedong just paranoid?

Italy - 1947-1948: Free elections, Hollywood style

Greece - 1947 to early 1950s: From cradle of democracy to client state

The Philippines - 1940s and 1950s: America's oldest colony

Korea - 1945-1953: Was it all that it appeared to be?

Albania - 1949-1953: The proper English spy

Eastern Europe - 1948-1956: Operation Splinter Factor

Germany - 1950s: Everything from juvenile delinquency to terrorism

Iran - 1953: Making it safe for the King of Kings

Guatemala - 1953-1954: While the world watched

Costa Rica - Mid-1950s: Trying to topple an ally - Part 1

Syria - 1956-1957: Purchasing a new government

Middle East - 1957-1958: The Eisenhower Doctrine claims another backyard for America

Indonesia - 1957-1958: War and pornography

Western Europe - 1950s and 1960s: Fronts within fronts within fronts

British Guiana - 1953-1964: The CIA's international labor mafia

Soviet Union - Late 1940s to 1960s: From spy planes to book publishing

Italy - 1950s to 1970s: Supporting the Cardinal's orphans and techno- fascism

Vietnam - 1950-1973: The Hearts and Minds Circus

Cambodia - 1955-1973: Prince Sihanouk walks the high-wire of neutralism

Laos - 1957-1973: L'Armée Clandestine

Haiti - 1959-1963: The Marines land, again

Guatemala - 1960: One good coup deserves another

France/Algeria - 1960s: L'état, c'est la CIA

Ecuador - 1960-1963: A text book of dirty tricks

The Congo - 1960-1964: The assassination of Patrice Lumumba

Brazil - 1961-1964: Introducing the marvelous new world of death squads

Peru - 1960-1965: Fort Bragg moves to the jungle

Dominican Republic - 1960-1966: Saving democracy from communism by getting rid of democracy

Cuba - 1959 to 1980s: The unforgivable revolution

Indonesia - 1965: Liquidating President Sukarno … and 500,000 others

East Timor - 1975: And 200,000 more

Ghana - 1966: Kwame Nkrumah steps out of line

Uruguay - 1964-1970: Torture—as American as apple pie

Chile - 1964-1973: A hammer and sickle stamped on your child's forehead

Greece - 1964-1974: "Fuck your Parliament and your Constitution," said the President of the United States

Bolivia - 1964-1975: Tracking down Che Guevara in the land of coup d'état

Guatemala - 1962 to 1980s: A less publicized "final solution"

Costa Rica - 1970-1971: Trying to topple an ally—Part 2

Iraq - 1972-1975: Covert action should not be confused with missionary work

Australia - 1973-1975: Another free election bites the dust

Angola - 1975 to 1980s: The Great Powers Poker Game

Zaire - 1975-1978: Mobutu and the CIA, a marriage made in heaven

Jamaica - 1976-1980: Kissinger's ultimatum

Seychelles - 1979-1981: Yet another area of great strategic importance

Grenada - 1979-1984: Lying—one of the few growth industries in Washington

Morocco - 1983: A video nasty

Suriname - 1982-1984: Once again, the Cuban bogeyman

Libya - 1981-1989: Ronald Reagan meets his match

Nicaragua - 1981-1990: Destabilization in slow motion

Panama - 1969-1991: Double-crossing our drug supplier

Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991: Teaching communists what democracy is all about

Iraq - 1990-1991: Desert holocaust

Afghanistan - 1979-1992: America's Jihad

El Salvador - 1980-1994: Human rights, Washington style

u/Hoardhelpme · 1 pointr/television

This book

Oh great--read the summary! The serial killer pretends o be a Charming Doctor.

Charming indeed.

Holmes pretends to be something he's not, and manipulates people.

In 1893Chicago.

u/SlothMold · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

This is fiction, but heavily researched: The Devil in the White City is about a serial killer and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

There are also several serial killers in Deborah Blum's nonfiction book, The Poisoner's Handbook. The focus is more on historical poisons and the birth of modern forensics in New York though.

u/dontspamjay · 1 pointr/audiobooks

Ghost in the Wires - The story of famed hacker Kevin Mitnick

Any Mary Roach Book if you like Science

In the Heart of the Sea - The true story behind Moby Dick

The Omnivore's Dilemma - A great walk through our food landscape

Gang Leader for a Day - Behavioral Economist embeds with a Chicago Gang

Shadow Divers - My first audiobook. It's a thriller about a scuba discovery of a Nazi Submarine on the Eastern US coast.

The Devil In The White City - A story about a serial killer at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893

u/theaviationhistorian · 1 pointr/worldnews

Nice, if you are into morbid things, I recommend reading the mudraking stories of that exposition there are a few books regarding the racism (I haven't read it but some profs recommended it) or about one of the notorious serial killers that took advantage of that exposition, which is a really cool book.

As for the exposition itself, it was groundbreaking since it was one of the most grand expositions since the Crystal Palace at Hyde Park, London in 1851 (and it didn't spark a genre of literature such as with Crystal Palace and existentialist Fyodor Dostoyevsky). It also helped establish a Disney-esque feel to world fairs (such as the 1915 Panama–California Exposition in Balboa Park, San Diego) with grand, yet temporary, structures. But this sucks because most of the buildings at the Columbian were awesome even by today's standards and would have been kept to symbolize the city in the same fashion as Balboa Park and the Eiffel Tower, also temporary structures for the 1915 expo in SD &amp; 1889 expo in Paris. You could argue that the ones kept from the 1964 New York and 1968 Hemisfair at San Antonio weren't that famous but they are location fixed landmarks. But I am glad that at least the Palace of Fine Arts and the World's Congress Auxiliary Building still stand (Art Institute &amp; Museum of Science), and they are impressive to see when visiting them.

Arcadia Publishing did this good book (prominent among the olde timey historians) encompassing the exposition for us Millenials.
As for history itself, it is interesting to know which part you interests you. The whole length of human history is separated into many parts but most of what I focus on is with "late modern history" (Yes, 200 years ago is still modern to international historian standards) which begins after the French revolution and Industrial revolution.

Great to know you got your feet wet with history books!

u/carthum · 1 pointr/books

Some good nonfiction: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt

u/TheyAreNightZombies · 1 pointr/HistoryPorn

From Devil In The White City, p.252:

"Although such interior exhibits were compelling, the earliest visitors to Jackson Park saw immediately that the fair's greatest power lay in the strange gravity of the buildings themselves."

"Some visitors found themselves so moved by the Court of Honor that immediately upon entering they began to weep."

u/dave_casa · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Not my favorite of all time, but I just finished The Devil in the White City, about the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Very interesting book mostly about the construction, but also following the story of a serial killer who lived in Chicago at the time. All kinds of things debuted there, including the Ferris Wheel, breakfast cereal, hamburgers, ragtime, zippers... You read about how quickly everything had to be thrown together, then you get to a picture like this and think "holy fuck". Unfortunately there were only a few pictures, I think it could have done with a nice big section of them in the middle.

u/live3orfry · 1 pointr/Atlanta

If you like historical fiction The Saxon Tales is some pretty good reading.

bonus the bbc is doing a series on them coming out soon. I find them compelling because I have dutch/wasp ancestry.

I also like nonfiction that reads like fiction. I highly recommend literally anything by Eric Larson. I'd start with Devil in the White City. Great true story about a serial killer operating during the Chicago World's Fair in the 1890s.;amp;qid=1467895439&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=the+white+city

You said no sci fi but The Expanse series is some of the best reading I've ever had.;amp;qid=1467895699&amp;amp;sr=8-4&amp;amp;keywords=the+expanse#navbar

u/eileensariot · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This wine carafe would hold my wine for when we are drinking during dinner (full school experience). I would imagine I may be able to use the bottle to store potions, if needed.

This umbrella resembles the shape of a broom with it I would be able to keep myself dry when it rains, and possibly would be able to substitute it for flying, if I could figure out how.

If I had this kit, I could learn to crochet myself a hat. The hat would clearly be needed for days when it is chilly and we are doing outdoor activities, like gathering stuff for spells.

In between studies, I will need a book to help pass the time. What better than a book with murder and magic!

People carry stuff in their trunk. They also carry stuff in luggage. I will need luggage to bring things to school. I will also need these straps to keep my trunk/luggage closed, and to make sure I can identify which is mine. Obvious necessity. =)

So I have this towel, which could clearly be used as a cape. It may say yoga towel by definition, but a towel is a towel. I will have to shower sometime, and no one wants to just drip dry.

u/burstaneurysm · 1 pointr/AskReddit

It isn't really 'unsolved' but it's fascinating...

H.H. Holmes.
Go read Devil in the White City.

There's also a new theory that Holmes may have also been Jack the Ripper.

u/thelawsmithy · 1 pointr/PS4
u/brickman1444 · 1 pointr/AskMenOver30

Normally I'd recommend Devil in the White City for an interesting history book, but it might be too soon for a book about murder.

u/mistral7 · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson. It has the added benefit of being based on historic fact.

u/jdoug13 · 1 pointr/todayilearned

There has been at least one, /r/nanichuki posted this

u/thedryyyyyycracker · 1 pointr/books

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson is about the Columbia Exposition in Chicago that mixes in a murder mystery.

The Teapot Dome Scandal by Laton McCartney was also a good quick read about a lesser known scandal.

u/nunobo · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Devil in the White City. Very cool book.

u/ds20an · 1 pointr/books

I picked up the lost city of Z randomly in a bookstore and started to thumb through it. Needless to say ended up buying it and loving it. It's a great book. If you haven't already, you should read The Devil in the White City, and Seabiscuit

u/Aces_8s · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well if you are into true crime at all, then two that jump to mind are In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and The Devil in the White City. The first is an older book written about a small town murder while the latter is about the serial killer H. H. Holmes. Both are fantastic reads despite their subject matter.

Speaking of serial killers, Gary Stewart makes a compelling argument in his book The Most Dangerous Animal of All that his biological father might have been the Zodiac Killer. What started out as a simple story of an adopted son trying to find his biological parents turns into a quest of discovery of a murderer. Many "experts" on the subject aren't sure about Stewart's claims, but his discoveries make a compelling argument.

Lastly, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand was recently made into a pretty decent movie, and In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis is often featured on shark week and will soon have a movie made as well. Both are fascinating WWII-related reads that seem to cross the line from being biographical to novelized due to the content and excellent writing.

u/kyleohiio · 1 pointr/movies

I honestly cannot wait for this movie. I've read the book at least 5 times and would highly recommend it to anyone.

Some people couldn't get through it since it's basically two stories in one that end up intertwining at the end. One is the actual process of obtaining the right to and building of the World's fair and the men involved with that. The other is H. H. Holmes story about how he ended up in Chicago.

I think Leo is going to be fantastic in this role. H. H. Holmes is a complex character to play and it takes the right actor to bring that alive.

Link To Book on Amazon

u/ScreamingVegetable · 1 pointr/screenplaychallenge

Idk if you would even have time for a book, but Devil in the White City is THE book on H.H. Holmes who famously had a murder hotel.
Here's a great illustration of his hotel

u/gotterdammerung · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I am also a research scientist, so I like reading non-fiction that has nothing to do with Klenow fragments or PCR. Examples are The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson, which is about both the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and a serial killer; or Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, which is about how truly bizarre Mormons are. Both authors have other excellent books, as well.

u/craig_hoxton · 1 pointr/malelifestyle

Ernest Shackleton's South - the early 20th century polar explorer's account of the ill-fated Endurance voyage that was trapped in Antarctic ice.

Yamamoto Tsunetomo's Hagakure: The Way of the Warrior - the 18th century Japanese book on the samurai code that gets quoted a lot in the 1999 Jim Jarmusch movie "Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai".

Erik Larson's Devil in the White City and Isaac's Storm - two excellent non-fiction accounts of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the gruesome murders that surrounded it and the 1900 storm that destroyed Galveston, Texas.

Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire - it may be fiction, but it doesn't get any manlier than 300 Spartans facing off against thousands of invading Persians at Thermopylae.

u/thelostdolphin · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

This isn't quite what you're asking for, but it sounds as though it will be up your alley: [Devil in the White City] (;amp;amp;robot_redir=1)

u/cypressgreen · 1 pointr/todayilearned

&gt;Mason has a controversial history. It was originally called Manson, named after the serial killer Charles Manson, but subsequently changed by the distributors Emigre after complaints. The original name was chosen to express extreme opposite emotions – love and hate, beauty and ugliness.

I first heard this in Vincent Bugliosi's book on the Manson Murders, Helter Skelter.

u/ergomnemonicism · 1 pointr/books

Hmm. True crime isn't often known for being well written. But check out Public Enemies by Bryan Burroughs, Columbine by Dave Cullen, The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, and of course, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. T.J. English has written some supposedly good stuff, and (being from Boston) I can recommend some good books on Whitey Bulger, including Brutal, Black Mass and Rat Bastards.

If you're looking for stuff on actual murderers, it's going to be a little harder. Most of that stuff is crap. I guess the old standbys are Helter Skelter, The Stranger Beside Me, and BTK.

u/Kaioatey · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Helter Skelter is a classic of the genre and a good read. By the way, there is no such thing as a non-fiction novel. Novels are, by definition, fictional.

u/NJBilbo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

oh I like your taste :)

For true crime, I recommend the best of the best, IMO... Helter Skelter

If you want to combine that with a little more history (not really fiction), try Devil in the White City

Murder mysteries, I personally like James Ellroy though I have heard complaints about his style from lot of people.

My favorite historical fiction is usually "alternate" in some way, but if you don't mine war stories, try these -- easily the best historical interpretation of the Civil War.

the only one I would have to look into or ask around for are the psych books... those aren't my usual fare :)

u/noktoque · 1 pointr/Destiny

i asked my superhacker friend and he told me he had to hack "the inthenet" using "gogole" or something to get you this info fresh off the presses, so use this wisely,7340,L-4886594,00.html

do you really think people have bookmark libraries and scans of books to pamper fools for free?

for the third time:

has a whole chapter detailing how ruskis were flooding arab populations with endless prints of protocols for decades, on top of all the other shit i listed above and many more

you want the unabridged 2-tome version

u/xiedada · 1 pointr/conspiracy

This article was published after he released his book, Programmed to Kill. It contains new information.

The primary sources referenced are the Mitrokhin archives and former Russian President Yeltin's own memoirs.

Some of the Mitrokhin archives are open to the public, and a book about them was written by the only historian allowed to see them. The book is The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB.

u/itsfineitsgreat · 1 pointr/news

The first problem you're going to run into is that no one (with good reason) wants to tell you what "works" because as soon as that becomes public knowledge, people will craft means and methods against it. There's absolutely no value to disclosing what works aside from for public relations. So understand that.

Books like this and this are great for grasping a bit of knowledge and getting a storyline, but don't share much about the nitty gritty. I've read them both, and though I have no experience in operations in the 40s-70s, I do with what Bamford speaks of and there's quite a bit of fearmongering there. Either way, it's helpful to find the perspective of what's trying to be done. These aren't people trying to trample your friends, it's people trying to find a balance between freedom and security.

A book like this is basically just a nice story. It's a few biopics in one and the writer clearly likes the people he's writing about, so he's extremely pretty sympathetic to them. Still good for motivations and perspective, though.

These two are extremely useful because they get into that nitty-gritty that I spoke of earlier.

But as I said, it basically comes down to the balance between freedom and security. If you- like a crazy amount of redditors and young people seem to be- are way way way more interested than freedom than you are security, you're never going to like what people in the IC do. And that's your preoperative, but it seems that many people that of that cloth usually live within a secure environment and just don't really worry about. It's easy to not give a shit about heavy jackets when you live in West Maui. Moreover, the craze that I've seen in reddit is just...amazing? So many people with so little experience of education in these things that insist they know
just so much. These same people will flip shit if you wander into their area of expertise acting like you know what's up when you clearly don't but...if someone's talking about CIA/NSA/FBI/etc or even just international politics in general? Suddenly they're the expert. It's weird.

This is why I chuckle when people think the redacted portions of the 9/11 Commission Report somehow point to an inside job, letting it happen, or a vast Saudi conspiracy. The redacted portions were redacted because of classification, and things are classified to protect means and methods, 99% of the time. Sometimes technology is classified, but it's rare and I don't know much about that anyway.

u/wrathofoprah · 1 pointr/The_Donald

&gt; Y'know I used to think the whole Red Scare was an overreaction

When the Mitrokhin Archive came to light, it showed that some of the most insane sounding Red Scare conspiracy theories were actually true. The Sword and the Shield breaks it down into digestible form.

u/konfetkak · 1 pointr/AskHistorians

Russia nerd here. I don't have anything in my library that contains a history of espionage in the broad sense, but "The Sword and the Shield" is probably the most thorough examination of the KGB, which is pretty interesting. It's actually a compilation of smuggled KGB documents.

u/AbandonedLoveDoll · 1 pointr/UnresolvedMysteries

you can download it online if interested. It offers a lot of insight into the CIA's involvement in the making of serial killers...for example..notice how many serial killers have had some kind of military background? Also the book reveals a lot of details not released to public about famous murders. The writer is David McGowan .

u/Moneybags99 · 1 pointr/accountt1234
u/rokbe · 1 pointr/books

You may enjoy the cuckoo's egg.

It's a true story about a man finding a 75 cent accounting discrepancy and tracing it all the way back to the KGB. Reads like a thriller and besides Cliff Stoll is pretty funny.

u/generic_handle · 1 pointr/Bacon

A picture of a Klein bottle with the famous Cliff Stoll in the background. Stoll now makes these things and sells 'em off

If you like international spying, crime, and hacking, the man went for a pretty amazing real-life adventure and wrote a book about it (which is a fun, lighthearted read).

Stoll also has a nice description of the mathematical significance of Klein bottles.

u/rakeswell · 1 pointr/books


The Cuckoo's Egg is a classic and describes a true story written by one of the "hackers" involved. It involves international espionage, the US military, the FBI, and the NSA.

u/unoriginalsin · 1 pointr/JusticeServed
u/thelittletramp · 1 pointr/books

You mean Homicide?

u/MisterItcher · 1 pointr/devops

This may be a bit unconventional, but I suggest that you read this book:

This is a book by the guy that eventually ended up being the producer for The Wire. It's about following every single lead you can to solve a case. I think it is a really valuable psychology lesson in how to approach difficult or "impossible" situations, which is something that happens a lot, especially early in your career when you are thrown into the deep end of the pool of technology.

In the DevOps field, I find it's more important to be extremely flexible and able to rapidly become a jack of many trades than a master of any specific tools or technology. Mastery will come in time with experience/exposure.

u/Dash_Carlyle · 1 pointr/ifyoulikeblank

You might like Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey. Sandman Slim is more like Dr. Strange if he decided to be a private investigator. He wields magic and has a drinking problem. I found the first 2 novels to be entertaining, even if they are a bit lighter than The Dark Knight trilogy.

If detective novels are your thing check out Red Dragon. Heavier on the detective stuff than you might think, and it's about Hannibal Lecter.

For something about detectives, and how they actually work cases check out Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets.

u/Lanthrum · 1 pointr/offmychest

No problem, I'm currently reading it now. Its quite Eye-opening. If you like that check out David Simon, author of Homicide a Year on the Killing Streets as well as [The Corner]( Neighborhood/dp/0767900316/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1374081268&amp;sr=8- 5&amp;keywords=a+year+on+the+killing+streets); both provide a sickening view of the urban decay currently facing inner city ghettos. One from the perspective of an Homicide Detective and the other from the actual drug dealers respectively. These together are what formed the backbone for The Wire, which i also suggest.

u/02J · 1 pointr/gaming

For those with Wire withdrawl I suggest.

  • Homocide: A year on the Killing Street. David Simon's experience over the course of a year with the Baltimore homocide unit.

  • The Corner. Again, based on the lives of real people. Basically, take the setting of The Wire, go back several years and focus on the people more than the police. Amazing series but, it's fucking heartbreaking, hard to watch at times.

  • [The Pusher Trilogy]( Refn/dp/B000I8OMEY/ref=sr_1_cc_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1291994237&amp;sr=1-1-catcorr). A series of gritty crime films following characters from the Copenhagen underworld.

  • Books by George Pelecanos. He was a sometimes producer and writer for The Wire and other HBO series. His books centered around D.C. have a similar feel.
u/celticeejit · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

You don't need it it be fiction - read David Simon's Homicide

  • remarkable book - and the template for both Homicide and Wire series.

    but if you absolutely want fiction - Elmore Leonard (sadly passed away this week) - or James W. Hall, Ed McBain, Joseph Wambaugh, Donald Westlake, Robert Crais, Andrew Vachss

  • I can give you a short list of their best if you want (I'm a bit of a crime novel addict)
u/insidiousFox · 1 pointr/conspiracy

&gt; If someone went to the trouble of putting together a youtube video outlining the evidence in favor of the official story, it would be ten times as long and 100-times better sourced.

No, you would actually find anomaly after anomaly that go against the official story. Youtube videos are not the main source of information, they are just summaries to use as launching points. Just as mainstream news is not, and should not be, a main source. To really research something, to build a base of unbiased facts, and to actually learn things, you must go through the act of "discovery", personally subjecting yourself to all evidence available and forming your own opinions.

As more detailed starting points than simple "Youtube videos", I recommend:

u/NonViolentWar · 1 pointr/conspiracy

It's all there. Granted some of the updates of the initial report have been bumped off of the page, and the top of the page has an editorial by a native american (who knew Mike) that might be what you're talking about that reads like a "crazed rant."

In that respect, I would recommend reading from the bottom of the content (not the comments) and work your way up. You'll see his suicide note and most of the updates that have been made by Wes (his lawyer, business partner, and friend), and Jenna Orkin who has been working by Mokes side for years.

Also, I'm not sure what you are looking to "prove." I've followed this guys career for years so, for what it's worth, this news didn't surprise me. He committed suicide and he did so with the direct intention of making sure there was no controversy surrounding it. He did this BECAUSE he knew that his work in life was more important than people debating about his death.

So, I would recommend reading this page, get the closure you need, and go watch The Truth and Lies of 9/11 read Crossing the Rubicon.

u/preventDefault · 1 pointr/conspiracy

Interesting. Although I initially thought WTC 1 &amp; 2 were controlled demo (back when Loose Change was cool), for awhile I've been more skeptical of it.

I still think it's possible it was at least allowed to happen, given what we do know for a fact.

Recently read Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil after Ruppert was a guest on the Joe Rogan podcast... and although I don't really follow all his talk about PROMIS, all the drills and exercises that were happening leading up to the event &amp; as it was happening is pretty interesting.

But it's highly unlikely we'll ever settle this. Any new investigation will be attacked regardless of its result. If it comes to a inside job conclusion, it'll be dismissed as a bunch of kooks, if it doesn't, it'll be attacked for being a whitewash.

I really don't see how anything new happening can settle the argument for both sides, so I don't really spend alot of time thinking about it.

u/jf_ftw · 1 pointr/conspiracy

I don't claim to know one way or another, I don't believe anything, but I do find the official story bordering on ridiculous. Just a for instance, 19 Saudis pull off major attack, so we invade Afghanistan and Iraq? I understand the Afghani one to an extent since that is where Osama "was." But every reason for the Iraqi invasion has turned out to be full of shit. So why did we do nothing about Saudi involvement?

If you want a book that will at least make you think about the entirety of the global situation at the time more critically you can try this one: . His claims about peak oil and what not aren't bulletproof but his argument and evidence about 9/11 paints a pretty interesting picture. Again, I'm not a full blooded truther, but I'm not a blind patriot either.

edit: fixed the link

u/joh2141 · 1 pointr/food
u/JensKnaeusle · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Books are an excellent gift idea. I would also recommend Wild Brews

u/FranzJosephWannabe · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

As /u/brewtality mentioned, The Mad Fermentationist is excellent.

I would also recommend Wild Brews by Jeff Sparrow. It is, to me, the Bible of homebrewing sour beers. Well worth checking out.

u/bradleynowellsguitar · 1 pointr/conspiracy

That's interesting, I should do some more research into the origins of the drug...also something of value to add..i don't know if you're familiar with the name Paul Bonacci or not, but basically he was part of The Franklin Coverup. He was abducted and forced into a sex ring out in Nebraska. Anyways long story short, he said he was filmed performing sexual acts by none other than Hunter S. Thompson allegedly Hunter S. Thompson was part of the Satanic pedophile murder cult. Weird shit man...

Also there's this very strange interview where he says he likes to kill...It's a shame because Fear and Loathing used to be my favorite book and movie, but now knowing that he was a satanic/pedophile murderer, I can never watch the movie in the same way.

u/srsly_its_so_ez · 1 pointr/bestof

Here's my Franklin scandal write-up ;)

I'm guessing you probably don't want to read a whole book about it though, would a short documentary be better? I would genuinely appreciate it if you'd watch that documentary and explain what's so "fake" about it. Are all the different witnesses and the investigator lying for some reason?

u/spisska · 0 pointsr/MLS

Big Bill of Chicago is basically a companion volume to Lords of the Levee -- by the same authors and covering the period under mayor Big Bill Thompson. Also rollicking good fun.

For more recent history, see Boss by Mike Royko -- an eviscerating portrait of the Richard Daley administration.

All three of these books, you'll note, are the works of journalists rather than academic historians, which means they're captivating and engaging stories by people who write with a joy and a sharpness you don't typically find among more academic works.

Not a history, but Devil in the White City is an excellent novel set in Chicago at the time of the World's Fair.

As for histories, Distant Corners and Soccer in a Football World constitute the definitive history of the sport in North America.

u/veritasserum · 0 pointsr/todayilearned

There was a good reason for this. The so-called antiwar movement was infiltrated and funded by Soviet intelligence.

Confirmed by Mitrokin after he defected to the West.


u/TheTwilightBurrito · 0 pointsr/worldnews

I would just like to point out, in 1991 the KGB archives from 1918 to 1980s were smuggled to the west. Apart from the areas that were obliterated to erase the feuding during the Stalin purges and potentially embarrassing information collected on the leadership that took over after Stalin (and tragically Stalin's obliteration of his Okrana record) it is a pretty complete record of KGB activity in other countries. The KGB was extremely interventionist beyond the wildest dreams of the CIA into other nations affairs during the early 1950s. So the CIA was paranoid, but it was paranoid because there really were extreme interventions by the USSR going on behind the scene in many places. If you ever get the chance there are several books that have summarized the contents of the archive. The breadth of KGB operations was staggering even in the UK and US.

This is the book written by the KGB defectors on the contents of the archive

u/Riceandtits · 0 pointsr/Documentaries
u/polarbeer · 0 pointsr/guns

Good book on the subject, written by the author of the test used to diagnose psychopaths:

As I said, it's a pet subject.

And then I was asked for my take on it, which I gave.

And you didn't entirely read it, because I said that there aren't that many sociopaths but it doesn't take many to make a mess.

Also, what is that I am an "outsider" of, exactly?

And your grammar sucks.

You live up to your Reddit name.

u/Window__Licker · 0 pointsr/vancouver
u/SnowflakeMod · 0 pointsr/worldnews

&gt;My God, your only proving my point even further.

Lol, are you really bad at math? 10,000&lt;10,000,000. I can see that you are not going to be honest.

&gt;My fucking God damn your old. Do you still think we're in the Cold War or something?

I am old. I am actually a retiree but, most importantly, I am not stupid. This thread has been about US actions from 1941 to 1991, which essentially corresponds to the Cold War. Are you incapable of reading the thread, or are you just here to pump out anti-American bullshit?

&gt;Where the fuck did you hear that Russia has helped subvert China.

It's called history. Do they not teach it in your country? Bolshevik-modeled and supported subversion of China, culminating in Mao's murderous reign, with tens of millions starved, tortured and murdered, just as they had been in previous decades in Russia. Russian training, Russian support, Russian recognition of Chinese territorial claims, same result: millions of innocent people dead.

&gt;The only reason Russia has the the illusion of power on the world stage is Putin...

You misspelled nuclear weapons.

&gt;he is a expert chess player and is phenomenal at statecraft.

Is he better at chess than running a country? I would not call blowing up an apartment building, killing 293 innocent Russians to accelerate his consolidation of power phenomenal, just typical of Russian autocrats.

&gt;Now on to the "torturing and murdering of tens of millions of people" Russia may or may not have done this (and I would be surprised if they did) but considering how you talk about geopolitics, I doubt you have any evidence for this (but please do share it with us).

You should be so ashamed for lying so much. I know that your parents would be. Gulag has come to mean the Russian repressive system itself, the set of procedures that prisoners once called the "meat-grinder": the arrests, the interrogations, the transport in unheated cattle cars, the forced labor, the destruction of families, the years spent in exile, the early and unnecessary deaths. 7 to 10 million Ukrainians starved and murdered. This is why Ukraine is currently trying to fight off a Russian invasion. You are so profoundly ignorant of the world that I no longer know what to say. You need to do a lot of reading about the world. There are plenty of thorough books that describe the horrific torture, murder and starvation of about 60 million innocent Russians throughout the 20th century. It's not like Russia ever stops torturing and murdering innocent people. You need decades of catching up to understand the world today. As it is, you are not even paying attention to what I've written.

Edit: spel badd

u/Boner-b-gone · -1 pointsr/Fuckthealtright

The Boys on the Tracks were two teenagers who were murdered in Arkansas because they stumbled upon a drug smuggling ring being operated while the Clintons were governors. This includes links to the CIA and their dark funding operations from the same drug smuggling.

The Democrats have long ties with the mafia. JFK and Biden elected with mob help, and JFK and his brother were killed specifically because they went after the mob. Add to this the list of suspicious deaths that have directly aided the Clintons.

It's believed very reasonably that the Clintons benefitted from, were likely privy to, and possibly even directly involved with several murders. This info has been around since at least the late 90s.

The whole Monica Lewinsky thing wasn't about the president getting a BJer, it was about trying to nail Bill Clinton with anything that would stick to make him pay in some part for his crimes.

Obama got elected because while many on the right hated the fact he's black, there was much less evidence that he's a bad person and much more indication that he's a stellar human being. His character was his shield on his way to the White House.

But Clinton? She is seen as being a loathsome, murderous (expletive).

That's a far cry from "a few blemishes."

For all the horrible things Trump has done (and he is a horrible person who should never ever have been president), he's never been accused of being a murderer.

The Clintons are the reason why he got elected.

u/babecafe · -1 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

This book would give you a very different perspective on the profession.

u/CACuzcatlan · -1 pointsr/sanfrancisco

It's as real as shows get. It was created by a former homcide reporter for the Baltimore Sun and the show was on HBO (aka, uncensored). The creator, David Simon, also wrote the book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

The characters (criminals, cops, and politicians) and most events on the show were based on real life. He takes liberties to make social/political commentary and to adapt to television, it's not a documentary. I recommend you give it a shot before dismissing it as just another cop show. This is far from your average cop show. In fact, I wouldn't even say it's a cop show. It's a show about the war on drugs and decline of the American city as told through the stories of cops, dealers, addicts, politicians, schools, and the media.

u/Rommel221 · -1 pointsr/changemyview

Your assertion that the Taliban encouraged the growth of opium poppies is false. The Taliban banned opium production and burned the fields the year before the US invaded, because the US is the primary organization behind heroin trafficking to the US and the world.
This was one of the big reasons for invading Afghanistan (during the opium planting season, it is important to note). Drug money props up world banks.
Now, I could go on, but it's late. If you're interested in learning more, you should buy and read this (very) in-depth book on the matter.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1474702079&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=crossing+the+rubicon

u/pseudonym42 · -2 pointsr/politics

I can google too:

And the argument is not made by one case alone.

Crossing the Rubicon

u/bjneb · -2 pointsr/

Agreed that most of the truther stuff is nonsense, but try reading Crossing the Rubicon. Mike Ruppert makes a pretty good case, I think.

u/ReallyTiredOfYourSh · -4 pointsr/politics

But many of your Presidents and leaders are child rapists.. why is it such a problem now?

u/BALSAMIC_EXTREMIST · -8 pointsr/politics

And yeah, Noam Chomsky is equivalent to garbage YouTube videos huh? How about Glenn Greenwald? There are many more people exposing American crimes. You could start with Killing Hope by William Blum. You seem to think our country doesn't commit war crimes and worse. Fucking educate yourself.

By the way, who the fuck stands around a place where they just laid a trap for soldiers? It's a known fact that they attacked a person just trying to help get them out of there as well. It's justified attacking random people because they're armed in a country where it's more than common? It's speculated that one of them had an RPG, so that's irrefutable evidence that they're enemies?

Gallows humor doesn't include joking WHILE you're killing people. It implies that attacking people not confirmed to be enemies is not something they consider serious, and that it's just another day at the office to them. Not to mention, it's a known fact that military killing people from far away on what amounts to a TV screen is MUCH less traumatizing than those fighting on the ground, so implying it's even close to them coping with what they're doing is ridiculous.

Point out one fucking thing I said in my OP that is wrong or you're just continuing to prove how uneducated you are on one of the most important things an American should be aware of. Ad hominem is a term misused constantly on here, but you are absolutely replacing arguments with insults.

u/Shelbygt400 · -16 pointsr/politics

So I noticed that alot of people down voted my comment.idk if I can post a link on reddit but here you go. 736 pages of full unedited report. If the link doesn't show up just go to Amazon and search Mueller report. The full official report was published by washington post. Idk why I'm getting so much hate for stating what can easily be Googled. I hope this helps.

The Mueller Report