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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    An interesting interview and you can see why many people at one time respected him, and then he changed and the rest is history.

    I wouldn't. I write about eras in U.S. history, and in a couple of instances, the iconic individuals I've chosen are people who precipitated criminal activity or tragic events. I'm not looking for those people; I'm writing about people who embody some aspect of American society of a particular era. And I write about the good and the bad of those eras. Jim Jones, for example, was a demagogue, but I was shocked to learn about the great things he accomplished. If he had died at the end of his tenure in Indianapolis, we'd remember him as one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement.

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    This part surprised me, too: "Jim Jones, for example, was a demagogue, but I was shocked to learn about the great things he accomplished."

    He was totally non-racist when racism was more acceptable than it is today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Margot Frank View Post
    Hitler was nice to the secretaries
    And he loved animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    And he loved animals.
    Is that why he liked your mother? She was willing to play the part of a dog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacper View Post
    As was Bill Clinton to his interns
    Monica came on to him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    This: "They wonder how they let themselves be fooled, how they could have gone along, and they replay endlessly the things that have happened to them, trying to pinpoint moments when they could have done something. "

    This same thing echoes throughout history, doesn't it?
    Sounds like you on the now defunct Amazon boards, a demagogue with her coterie of dumb clucks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    And he loved animals.
    Is that why your missus ran away, did she prefer dog dick to no dick?
    In rejecting their view [Spinoza, Leibnitz and Hegel], as I shall contend that we must, we are committing ourselves to the opinion that “truth” in empirical material has a meaning different from that which it bears in logic and mathematics.”

    Bertrand Russell, “An Inquiry Into Meaning & Truth” (1940)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    An interesting interview and you can see why many people at one time respected him, and then he changed and the rest is history.

    I wouldn't. I write about eras in U.S. history, and in a couple of instances, the iconic individuals I've chosen are people who precipitated criminal activity or tragic events. I'm not looking for those people; I'm writing about people who embody some aspect of American society of a particular era. And I write about the good and the bad of those eras. Jim Jones, for example, was a demagogue, but I was shocked to learn about the great things he accomplished. If he had died at the end of his tenure in Indianapolis, we'd remember him as one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement.

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    I've grown addicted to true crime documentaries, I just listened to a great one recently about Jim Jones. They covered it very well, even had the audio from the ending... He truly was psychotic in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    And Trump his porn stars.
    Most men would give their eye teeth to fuck a pornstar, you feminasties just have very little understanding of men.
    In rejecting their view [Spinoza, Leibnitz and Hegel], as I shall contend that we must, we are committing ourselves to the opinion that “truth” in empirical material has a meaning different from that which it bears in logic and mathematics.”

    Bertrand Russell, “An Inquiry Into Meaning & Truth” (1940)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havana Moon View Post
    Most men would give their eye teeth to fuck a pornstar, you feminasties just have very little understanding of men.
    I have no urge to do that. All I can think of is how likely it is I'd get chlamydia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havana Moon View Post
    Most men would give their eye teeth to fuck a pornstar, you feminasties just have very little understanding of men.
    His bucket list is different than mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    I've grown addicted to true crime documentaries, I just listened to a great one recently about Jim Jones. They covered it very well, even had the audio from the ending... He truly was psychotic in the end.
    True crime has been a favorite genre of mine, too. I have always found serial murders fascinating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    I have no urge to do that. All I can think of is how likely it is I'd get chlamydia.
    Small price to pay, anyway it's easily treatable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    I have no urge to do that. All I can think of is how likely it is I'd get chlamydia.
    You've always been a bit special though! Wear a condom and no muff diving, you'll be fine.
    In rejecting their view [Spinoza, Leibnitz and Hegel], as I shall contend that we must, we are committing ourselves to the opinion that “truth” in empirical material has a meaning different from that which it bears in logic and mathematics.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havana Moon View Post
    Small price to pay, anyway it's easily treatable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Havana Moon View Post
    Wear a condom and no muff diving, you'll be fine.
    Says the voice of experience.

    I bet you got your first experience treating and avoiding VD soon after your wedding night.

    As probably did several of your friends.

    And pizza delivery guys.

    And a few homeless bums who live near your flat.

    And so on and so on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margot Frank View Post
    Monica came on to him!
    Prove it.

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