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Wednesday, March 9th, 2005
8:42 pm
Even though it was fun and good money... I dont think I'm gunna work from 8:30pm - 3:00pm again anytime soon...


Other than that I feel dead right now. I just slept from 3:30 til like 8:00... it did nothing. I just wanted to rollover, but if I did I woulda woke up at like 3am and completely fucked myself over. Dont ya hate that. God it's eerie. So I'll probably get called in Friday/Saturday and/or Sunday. That sucks. That means I may have to stay home, which means less free time with my lady friend, Alisha. She's great by the way. I love her. She did this thing, that was like totally unlike her, it caught me by suprise, then we had French Toast. Only she didnt do that thing that caught me by suprise...but the French Toast thing is true. Fuck It its bed time

Current Mood: tired
Thursday, March 3rd, 2005
9:12 pm
Everything is A-Ok now.
Monday, February 28th, 2005
10:02 pm
So I need something to occupy my time so I can stop thinking and worrying about stupid shitand browsing through journals I found this:

Put a star next to the movies you've seen then add 3:
01. Transpotting
02. Shrek *
03. M
04. Dogma*
05. Strictly Ballroom
06. The Princess Bride
07. Love Actually *
08. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring*
09. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers *
10. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King *
11. Reservoir Dogs *
12. Desperado *
13. Swordfish *
14. Kill Bill Vol.1 *
15. Donnie Darko *
16. Spirited Away
17. Better Than Sex
18. Sleepy Hollow*
19. Pirates of the Caribbean *
20. The Eye
21. Requiem for a Dream *
22. Dawn of the Dead * (not the original, but the remake)
23. The Pillow Book
24. The Italian Job *
25. The Goonies *
26. Baseketball *
27. Spice World *
28. Army of Darkness *
29. The Color Purple
30. The Saftey of Objects
31. Can’t Hardly Wait *
32. Mystic Pizza *
33. Finding Nemo *
34. Monsters Inc.
35. Circle of Friends
36. Mary Poppins *
37. The Bourne Identity *
38. Forrest Gump *
39. A Clockwork Orange*
40. Kindergarten Cop *
41. On The Line
42. My Big Fat Greek Wedding *
43. Final Destination 2 *
44. Sorority Boys *
45. Urban Legend *
46. Cheaper by the Dozen
47. The Crow *
48. The Princess and the Warrior
49. Seabiscuit
50. Hard Core Logo
51. Phantom of the Paradise
52. Zardoz
53. Lost in Translation *
54. American Beauty *
55. Big Fish
56. Starship Troopers *
57. Starship Troopers 2 *
58. The Lost Boys
59. All About Eve
60. Showgirls *
61. Swept Away
62. Star Wars: A New Hope *
63. Black Hawk Down *
64. Elizabeth
65. The Shawshank Redemption *
66. Four Weddings and a Funeral *
67. The Sound of Music
68. Notting Hill
69. Scotland, pa
70. Oxygen
71. Ringu (Original Japanese version of the Ring) *
72. Shrunken Heads
73. Legend
74. About a Boy
75. Lilo and Stitch *
76. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? *
77. Pitch Black *
78. Maid in Manhattan
79. Willow *
80. Secret Of Nymh
81. Throughly Modern Millie
82. The Cutting Edge
83. Anna and the King
84. The American President *
85. Save The Last Dance
86. Grease *
87. Dirty Dancing *
88. Mad Love
89. Lantana
90. Kiss the Sky
91. Braveheart *
92. The Hire
93. Full Monty *
94. Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World *
95. The Nightmare Before Christmas *
96. Interview with a Vampire *
97. School of Rock *
98. Dark City *
99. Suicide Kings *
100. The Untouchables *
101. Vanilla Sky *
102. Elephant
103. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban *
104. Monty Python and the Holy Grail *
105. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets *
106. Minority Report *
107. Superstar *
108. Scary Movie (3) *
109. Daddy DayCare
110. Breakfast Club *
111. St. Elmos Fire
112. Little Nemo
113. While You Were Sleeping
114. Miss Congeniality*
115. The Day After Tomorrow *
116. The Matrix *
117. Frost: Portrait of a Vampire *
118. Moulin Rouge *
119. The Usual Suspects *
120. Ocean’s 11 *
121. Dodgeball *
122. Pulp Fiction *
123. Spider-Man 2 *
124. Somthing’s Gotta Give *
125. Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure*
126. Clerks *
127. High Fidelity*
128. The Messenger (aka Joan of Arc) *
129. The Hunch back of Notre Dame *
130. Bad Santa *
131. The Rocky Horror Picture Show *
132. Princess Mononoke
133. Metropolis *Fritz Lang
134. Office Space *
135. The Big Lebowski *
136. Waking Ned Devine *
137. Edward Scissorhands *
138. Pretty in Pink
139. I am Sam *
140. Adventures in Babysitting *
141. Clueless*
142. Wildcats
143. Chocolat *
144. My Best Friend’s Wedding *
145. Queen of the Damned *
146. Little Mermaid *
147. Raising Arizona *
148. Devil’s Advocate *
149. Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal
150. Little Nicky *
151. Dude, Where’s My Car? *
152. Jimmy Neutron
153. Lain (Anime) *
154. Hellsing (Original Anime) *
155. Say Anything
156. The Sandlot *
157. Memento *
158. Sugar and Spice
159. The Craft *
160. Super Troopers *
161. Alice In Wonderland *
162. King Arthur *
163. The Notebook
164. American History X *
165. Romper Stomper
166. Another State of Mind
167. The Count of Monte Cristo
168. Without a Paddle *
169. The Wedding Singer *
170. Amelie
171. Battle royale
172. Audition
173. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas *
174. House of 1000 Corpses *
175. Evil Dead *
176. Malibu's Most Wanted *
177. The Story of A House
178. Elf *
179. Life As A House
180. Fast Times At Ridgemont High *
181. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
182. Nightmare On Elm Street *
183. Alien Versus Predator *
184. Fight Club *
185. The Virgin Suicides
186. Predator I *
187. The Boondock Saints *
188. Ray *
189. Alfie *
190. Batman Beyond: The movie *
191. White Noise
192. Finding Neverland
193. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
194. Romeo & Juliet *
195. Ferris Bueller's Day Off *
196. Haggard *
197. The Godfather *
198. EuroTrip *
199. Poolhall Junkies*
200. City of God*
201. Kite (Anime)*

so I have no life...

Other than that, things are okay... I have become attached to my girlfriend hardcore which is not like me to be clingy. I worry about her though, even though I know everything will be fine. I'm gunna go get drunk...like the old days

Current Mood: restless
Thursday, February 24th, 2005
8:30 pm
Why does this bother me. This stuff has almost never bothered me. NEVER. Why now? Why after I thought that we had everything in order, everything perfect, everything so... flawless does this have to come. Jealousy. Not so much that. It's not the right word but I dont know what is. I know I have nothing to fear because I know she would never do anything to hurt me, but I dont trust the company she's with. I know that I am breaking my livejournal rule of No personal shit just fun stuff, but, there's no one else to talk to.I'm so enraged with the "what if's" going through my mind. It's making me crazy. Why am I thinking this way? I know everything is going to be fine but... if something does happen... I will go to jail. I will kill. I will mutilate. I will torture anyone guilty to their last fucking breath. Worst of all, I will enjoy it. I will be happy with sadistic sick glee. Why am I thinking these things...???

Current Mood: stressed
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005
10:47 pm
I cant believe this thing still works. well fair deal then.

Current Mood: sleepy
Saturday, July 17th, 2004
3:43 am
So heres the deal.... I dont usually update but this morning at 3:17am on the corner of Belle Ave. and Northdale I saw... A skunk plowing an orange striped cat... right on the sidewalk. All I could think of was PePe LaPew... wow
Monday, May 10th, 2004
2:26 pm
John King
March 29, 2004
English
Senior Paper


“With smiles like picket fences, you tie us all up and leave us outside.” The song “M. Shephard” by Thursday tells a story of how people neglect you and leave you out in the open. People turn their backs on you all the time. Affliction and Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks, tells the very dismal stories of two tragic anti-heroes. Affliction is about Wade Whitehouse, a middle aged man living in a small New Hampshire town. He has an ex-wife, a custody battle, an alcoholic father, a murder mystery, and that is just some of the things that stress him out. But who can Wade turn to too help him find guidance and give advice. Rule of the Bone the story of a fourteen/fifteen year old kid named Chappie(Bone). Bone finds himself losing communication with his mother, his father walked out on him when he was young, he is addicted to marijuana, and now he goes to Jamaica to “find himself”. Bone has very few friends to talk to about his problems and the ones he does have are not very reliable. Russell Banks tries to show us that communities and peers that neglect you will put you on a path to failure.

Rule of the Bone, the story of a mid-teenaged boy named Chappie, who later takes on the name Bone. He lives in a small upstate New York town named Au Sable but also finds residence in another NY town named Plattsburgh. Chappie during this time lived in a “squat” over a video store with a bunch of drug hungry bikers named Adirondack Iron. His friend Russ had helped him get the place to crash. After burning that place down, Bone lives in a school bus located in the middle of a field. Bone also meets a Jamaican man named I-Man who becomes his spiritual guide. They both go to Jamaica and Bone finds his real dad but things in Jamaica are just the same as he was at home. In the end I-Man is killed, Bone runs out on his real dad, and Bone hitches a ride with a family going to an island named Dominica. Bone is a young kid who is looking for love in all the right places but with little cooperation from the community.

Chapppie (Bone) Dorset is in his mid-teenaged years. He’s not the smartest kid in school and he kind of has a drug problem. This being said he does not really get a lot of care and people don’t pay him much mind. His family should look out for him but seem to not care for him and see him as a delinquent. As a matter of fact after stealing from a mall Bone’s mom and his step dad Ken kicked him out of the house. “I mean, that was when I first saw myself as a person who was a criminal. It was coming up on the first Christmas after my mom and Ken'd kicked me out of the house and I was still fourteen and crashing at Russ’ s place with the bikers down on Water Street in Au Sable Forks.”(p.16) After Bone’s parents kick him out he turns to a life of crime. Without parental guidance he goes around selling skunk (marijuana) to people just so he can make money. When Christmas comes around he tries shoplifting in order to please his parents, instead of appreciating his effort his parents just continue to put him in this negative void to block out his actions. There is no telling how Bone’s life could have turned out if he got a little more care. Bone is now living with Russ at this crappy apartment.” I was idly curious because in a way I was dependent on Russ, him being two years older than me and all.”(P.57) Bone looks up to Russ for his age but also as a friend. Without Russ, Bone would have nothing. Bone and Russ deal weed to kids and the bikers that live with them. But Russ and Bone have plans to make some money and get out. But once again Bone may be left out in the cold, “Yeah sure. Sure man. That’s cool, he said but he was thinking hard, he was already making deep plans that probably did not include me. Except as his unwilling accomplice.”(P.57) Even when Bone respects and looks up to Russ, Russ would be willing to cut him loose only to look after himself. In a time when a young kid is alone he needs someone to cling on too, and Russ was supposed to be that someone.

Even as a young kid Bone has always felt neglected. Bone’s father ran out on him and his mother when he was 5 years old. “I was only a kid when this all happened I’ve got memories. If he was such a great guy and all how come he split on is and never sent any money or even tried to keep in touch with his own son.”(P.4) For a child to lose a father figure at the age of 5 leaves a huge gap in his life. Without a strong disciplinary figure in Bone’s life, it will lead him to not respect authority. The apartment that Russ and Bone when holding up in had burned down. Bone and Russ were on the run for a bit. They stayed in a bus with a couple of crack addicts and finally broke into a vacant house to crash in. After wrecking the place and living there for a while they become distant from each other. This is finally where Russ decides to cut ties with his dear friend Bone. “He rattled on for a little while longer about his Aunt Doris and Uncle George and his plans for his new life with them until he finally ran out of words too and then he was silent for a few minutes and I could hear him shifting his weight like he finally felt guilty and he said, Well, see ya’ round man, and left the room. Then a few minutes later when I knew he was gone I started to cry.”(P.128) Russ has just left his best friend alone in a strange house with no one to turn to. The tears turn to anger as Chappie finds a gun and shoots the windows out in the house. The anger he feels for Russ will never replace the person he lost. Afterwards Bone leaves the house to return to the ratty old school bus. On his way, he rescues an 8-year-old girl named Froggie from an agent/porn director/ scumbag named Buster Brown. He steals some money from Buster in order to get around easier. They both go to the bus to live and find this old Jamaican man named I-Man living there. I-Man teaches Bone all about life, nature, and this new Jamaican outlook on everything. Bone and Froggie learn a lot from I-Man. I-Man and Bone decide it would be better to send Froggie home to her mom. This being done, Bone decides it is time to go see his mom. He travels back to Au Sable and finds his step dad living alone, drunk, and very poor in his house. Bone disgusted by this goes to find his mom. He finds her at the clinic she works at. She is so glad to see him and says that her and Ken(stepfather) are fighting but everything will be alright. Bone hates Ken and says he will not live there if Ken is there. His mother has to choose. “Yeah, well, that should make it easy for you to choose, I said. So who’s it gunna be, Mom? The terrific husband or the terrible son. ...She said in a low voice, almost in a whisper, Then go, Chappie. Go away. I’ll always remember that moment. I’ve played it back in my mind a hundred times at least since then.”(P.207) Bone has lost both of his maternal parents. Bone tries to make things better with his mother but she is so caught up with the stepfather that Bone hates that she has no time for Bone. This would crush most people. Now Bone must find his real father. Bone has now returned to the ratty old bus to find I-Man still there. I-Man decides he wants to return to Jamaica, and Bone agrees that he should.

Using the stolen money from Buster Brown I-Man can return to Jamaica and Bone tags along. Once they get there Bone and I-Man smoke marijuana that makes Bone hallucinate. He sees Jamaica in a whole new light. After a few days of being there Bone and I-Man go see the sights. While peddling weed in the markets Bone spots I-Man talking to an attractive white woman and this white dude. After the couple get into the car Bone realizes that that was his real father and gives chase. “...as I blasted past running faster than I’ve ever run before stretching my legs out in front of me as far as they’d reach and pumping my arms hollering, Wait up! Wait up! It’s me, it’s your son, Chappie!” (P.271) To me this is such a powerful moment. When Bone is chasing his dad it’s almost like his dad running out on him again. But back then he was way too young to do anything to try and stop him. It shows that Bone just really wants a caring family member to bond with. Bone and I-Man proceed to track down Bone’s father. As they proceed to his dad’s house he has thoughts that his dad will not accept him and once again run out on him. “All of a sudden I got incredibly nervous. Like what if he told me to fuck off? I knew he was my real father for sure so I wasn’t worried it was a case of mistaken identity but what if he denied he even had a son my age named Chappie who he’d left behind in upstate New York almost ten years ago? What if he didn’t like me personally? What if he thought I was too short or something?”(P.278) Bone is telling us he is afraid of being neglected by his father figure and if he is what will become of him. He is highly paranoid about his appearance because his father’s memories will affect the outcome of the rest of his life. Bone does end up bonding with his father. But after I-Man is caught having intercourse with his father’s mistress Bone and I-Man are on the run again. Bone is made full Rastafarian by I-Man. They end up bailing marijuana in I-Man’s village and Bone’s dad does catch up and kills I-Man, which puts Bone on a downward spiral of depression. Bone hitches a ride a with this couple sailing to New York. Before they ship off Bone can’t believe it but Russ has come to Jamaica. Now it’s time for Bone to do a little neglecting of his own. “...I recognized him at once. It was Russ. He looked the same at first except I could tell he was confused and scared, probably by all the black people whose native language he couldn’t understood. For a minute I had to fight off the urge to help him but I quickly overcame it...He looked really pathetic and I wished we could still be friends but it was too late.”(P.382) Bone does have a little sympathy for Russ in the end. Maybe if Russ hadn’t left him in the dark, Bone may have helped him. Bone’s life truly has been tragic: He lost I-Man and Rose (Froggie), his mother, his father, his stepfather, his grandmother, and his best friend. Bone really does have nothing but himself in the end.

Affliction, the story of Wade Whitehouse. A middle-aged town sheriff/town worker living in Lawford, New Hampshire. Wade, an alcoholic who deals with community problems, an ex-wife, a child custody battle, a murder mystery, an alcoholic father, a girlfriend, and on top of that a toothache. Throughout the story Wade searches for answers to all of his problems but no one can help him. Finally Wade crumbles under the pressure (and the toothache), gets fired from his job, gets drunk, yanks out his tooth, and kills his father and a townsperson, Jack Hewitt.


Wade Whitehouse, the middle-aged ton sheriff of Lawford, New Hampshire. Wade suffers from a drinking problem that has affected his life, marriage, and status in the community. Wade’s brother, Rolfe has always had to listen to Wade’s problems. As a good brother he should because Wade needs someone he can depend, and a family member is the best kind of friend. But Rolfe always feels Wade’s problems to be annoying and interfere with his busy schedule. “Preoccupied with the details of my own life, I listened to him as if he were a boring soap opera on TV and I was to busy or distracted with the details of my own life to get up and change the channel.” (P.3) Wade always calls Rolfe to maybe hear some advice but Rolfe always kind of neglects his brother and focuses on his best interest. Wade has a little girl named Jill, who he is fighting for custody and would do anything for her. But Jill only tries to upset Wade despite his good intentions. He invites her up for the towns Halloween Party and when he leaves her alone for five minutes she goes and calls home to get her mother. “ See I knew you would be mad, she said. That’s why I called her to do it, because I knew you would be mad, and I was right.”(P. 30) Wade has set up this time with his daughter, who he would give anything for, and she goes and stabs him in the back by ending his plans with her and go home to her mother. In a way his daughter really shows she doesn’t care about Wade and the things he does to make her happy. His family is one thing, but people in town don’t even pay Wade any mind. At the Halloween Party Wade repeatedly asks Jack Hewitt (A townsperson) to move his truck. “You’re going to have to move that truck, Wade said to Jack. I know it. He showed him a sideways smile and held out the whiskey. “Take a bite”? (P.25) Hewitt uses Wade’s alcohol problem to undermine Wade’s authority. The fact that Jack did not move his truck when Wade first asked shows that Jack does not really respect Wade as an authority figure in the community.

Wade has always had trouble in getting support from his family. Ever since he was a child his father has always put him down because he was nothing like his older brothers were. Wade was constantly beat as a child by his father and when he went to his brothers for help, they simply just said “do it yourself”. “Dont come to me with your problems Wade. Your big enough now to wipe the floor with that son of a bitch. Do like I did and believe me he’ll never lay a hand on you again.” (P 182). Older brothers are supposed to look out for you not just throw you back into the lions den. Wade clearly asks for help and he gets flak for even mentioning the idea. Wade hated going to his brothers to get help. It made him feel like less of a man. “ So that if Wade had spoken of it to them he would only have been pointing out his inadequacies, revealing to his older brothers, his lesser status as a human being.” (P. 182). Wade’s inadequencies would cause him a chemical imbalance in his life later on. If Wade received just alittle more attention and got some extra help, the problems that occur in Lawford could have been easily avoided. Wade’s mother didn’t really hav the authority to stop his father. She tried to in the past. When Wade was told to turn off the TV by his father, but asked to turn it on by his mother, he turned it on. That is when he received his first beating. Wade received alot of degrading insults even after he was beaten, all his mother did was lick his wounds. “At last the man stopped slapping him. He tossed the boy aside, onto the couch like a bag of rags and said “You’re just alittle prick”... The man was gone into the darkness and his mother was able to attend to his bleeding nose and mouth.” (P.102) Wade’s mother was always there to clean up Wade. But failed to step in when Wade was frequently beaten. Wade’s life would have turned out alittle more stable if a parent or brother or sister was there to look out for him alittle more.
1:31 am
Book suit allege IBM hid Nazi ties

In a book to be published, it tells the story of how IBM was affiliated with the Nazi party during WWII. The book claims that IBM sold computers to Hitler so he could keep track of all he killed. IBM has had a lawsuit filed on them on behalf of 5 Holocaust survivors.

The book says that without IBM Hitler would have never have been so methodical. The Hollerith punch cards are used world wide. They are the same punch cards used in the Florida mix up of the 2000 election.

John King
May 9th 2004
History
Nixons America

World Shaping events:
1. Watergate
2.China relations
3. Weakening the US dollar
4.Arms treaties with Soviets

Seven Successes:
1.Opening relations with China
2.Americas Exit from Vietnam
3.Alger Hiss microfilm
4.Vice President for Ike
5.President of the US
6.Arms treaties with Russia
7.Kitchen debate of 1959

Seven failures:
1. Watergate
2.Vietnamization
3.Recession of 73-74
4.Failed to obtain posistion in the FBI
5.Inflation in the US
6.Pentagon Papers
7. Failed to be Governor of California.


Nixon can only be described as a man who could handle business around the world, but couldnt take care of things at home. Nixon believed in developing foreign ties and stregthening spport with friendly counties. Nixon was the man who talked to every foreign leader and left his impression. He managed to gain trust with the Russians and Chinese, and also manage to successfully pull the US out of Vietnam. The only problem was at home in the US he left things in an unbalance. The inflation was high, the dollar was weak, civil rights protests occured commonly.Nixon also botched the Watergate incident, an event he never lived down. Nixon focused so much on winning Southern support that it took his mind of handling things in the north and west. Even though he had high approval of the people, he still felt the need to pull dirty tricks in order to win, “Tricky Dick”. Nixon was such a dominant politician because he had experienced it all. He was a senator, a VP, a soldier, a lawyer, and a president. He knew all the corners and where to cut them. Many politicians hated him but had to love the way he handled business. Richard Nixon will always be remembered as the epitomy of an “evil politician”. Though he resigned from office, Nixon did everything he could in order to better this country, and he surely did change it.
12:10 am
John King
May 6th, 2004
History

John King
April 27 2004
History
Nazi Gold

2003

Imperfect Justice

Imperfect Justice is tells about a 17 year old Jewish girl who lost her father in the war and had all this money that her father left her but the banks would not let her have it. It then talks about an American Jew who was not a fan of FDR’s administration because he refused to enter the war and bomb nazi train tracks that led to death camps. It talks about how Swiss banks have funds that Jews set up for there families and won’t let Jews touch them.

Eizenstats book recalls the events of Nazi document shredding by Swiss banks. Swiss banks kept billions of dollars from Jews with destroyed families. He deals with America’s point of view on this issue and tells how in the end the 17 year old got her money but died a few months afterwards.

1997

Frontline not neutral on Swiss

Frontline did a report on how “neutral” Switzerland really was. During the war, Swiss banks held Nazi Gold and accounts to protect money from being stolen. It also tells how during war time the Swiss would not let Jewish refugees enter Switzerland. Some Jews were even arrested in Switzerland and turned over to the Nazi’s.

Frontlines report stated that out of fear, The Swiss cooperated with the Nazis so they would not be invaded. The whole idea of Swiss neutrality throughout the war was a mere myth that people have been making up.

No Heroes: From Plunder To Greed to Expediency

The Swiss helped finance WWII for the Germans. The US traced encoded messages between Nazi and Swiss people and found out. They recovered bank ledgers which showed what was being transferred. The Swiss not only looked bad now, they looked bad then. They kept Nazi plunder and stayed neutral. Nazis occupied a country, took all of its wealth, and left the victims with a mere receipt. Nazi’s would transfer or smuggle goods into Lichtenstein or Switzerland. The agents in the Nazi party were well known and so were there actions.

Daniel Goldhagen argues that most Germans were forced to commit these war crimes. By Nazi rhetoric and fear, Germans commited vile acts against Jews not because they wanted to but because it was kill or be killed. When the U.S was asked to disclose information about the Germans and Jews they released very little. They said estimated the germans looted 700million dollars. But 300 million went to Swiss alone. The Swiss say they only accepted 50 percent of that money.

1998

Bank Settlement gets mixed reaction in Switzerland

Switzerland agreed to pay Holocaust survivors 1.25 Billion in reperations for war time Swiss bank accounts. The people of Switzerland feel the amount given is alittle too generous. The people of Switzerland hope the accepting parties recognize this and show some appreciation.

Switzerland says they should not be held accounted for there actions in WWII. But most bank and insurance companies are finally opening up there files in order to pay money to victims and there families for what happened during the Holocaust. Zurich Insurance was one of the first.

Volkswagen, in Shift, Will Set Up Fund for Slave Workers

The Volkswagen company of Germany is going to pay reparations for slave wokers forced to work in Volkswagen factories during the war.
The company during war time had some 15,000 slave workers. But Volkswagen though that the government should compensate the workers and not the company. This sudden change surfaced when a former Hungarian worker decided to sue. There are 30 other former slaves that sueing along with the Hungarian man. The workers that he represents are Jewish people who live in Israel.

Volkswagen wants to avoid such a hassle at this time because it just acquired Rolls Royce and is looking to acquire Lambourghini. Most Volkswagen spokespeople are not looking to stick there heads into this situation. At the time Volkswagen was making rockets, vehicles, and other materials to fuel the Nazi war machine. One weapons company is paying workers compensations of $700 a month, while Volkswagen is being asked to pay $2,000 a month.

Most of Looted Nazi Gold going to survivors

US officials say the remaining 6 tons of gold the Nazis had will be split up and distributed to the Jewish community.Also the US and other European nations are going to find the owners of stolen art. The US, France, Britain have given up there share in nazi gold to European nations. This will close out 50 years of investigation.

A total with more expected to come, of 57.5 million dollars has been put together to compensate the Jewish people. The US being the biggest donar has contributed 25 million. This comes after the Jewish people turned a 600 million dollar deal with Swiss Bnaks because it was too little. This will set the tone for a meeting to be held on looted artworks in November. Other Jewish people sued the Swiss Bank of the US and demanded they’d be audited from 1939 to 1950.

Switzerlands unpaid debt

Time is running out for the Swiss to pay back Holocaust survivors. Starting September 1st, US municipal banks are going to insue penalties upon the Swiss bank. Talks for a settlement halted because the Swiss government feels that they shouldnt have to pay THAT much. Swiss banks betrayed Jews in WWII by stealing there money and collaberating with Nazis.

Some 550 million has already been scraped together and Swiss banks say they refuse to contribute anymore. The US and other countries plan to pressure the Swiss government and banks to pay. Estimates of how much must be paid will be given at the end of the year.

Swiss Are relieved, but sour, over banks Holocaust Accord

The front page of a leading Swiss newspaper reported that the Swiss banks would pay 1.25 bliion dollars to Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The two leading banks of the Swiss, The Union Bank of Switzerland and the Credit Suisse Group, were accused of supporting the Nazi party and benefitting from the Jews dying in the Holocaust. Many Jewish supporters believe that even with the money being given to them, that it is to late to repair damages that were suffered in WWII. A survey of 611 people showed 42.2 percent in support of the Jewish movement while 37.8 dissapproved of it. 20 percent of the people interviewed were undecided.

But where will the money come from they ask? The Swiss government believe that they shouldnt pay a dime becuase they were only doing what was best in there country's interest. The Swiss National Bank has yet to come forward to support the Accord but they have been singled out as a major buyer of Nazi Gold. Lily Nabholz, a member of Parliament says that it is amzing that the money from the the small accounts amounted to 1.25 billion dollars. "Some has alot of explaining do."

1999

Dutch Banks gained from Holocaust , book says

A book to be released 5/20/99 says that Dutch banks made billions of dollars buying stolen property from Jews that Nazis took. Some of the biggest finnacial institutions in the world are held at fault. The Netherlands' Cantral Bank and Amsterdam Stock Exchange were all aware of these actions. The government however covered it up after the war because of the fear of a backlash.

People know that the Dutch knew that this was property theft. 9 years of research proved this. It also told us that the Nazis stole over 500 million- now worth 7 billion dollars of property. Over 75 percent of Dutch Jews- 100,000 people were killed during the Holocaust. The books evidence maybe taken from an ongoing investigation that the government is conducting.

Gold Dispute with Swiss declared to be at and end

VP Al Gore and top Swiss officicials shook hands on the 1.2 Billion dollar agreement that would compensate the victims of the Holocaust.The Credit Suisse and the Union Bank of Switzerland are paying the money to end the brutal investigation of the Swiss country. Many people are excited that reparations have finally been give, but others are a bit dissppointed that the countrys central bank and the Swiss National Bank would not go in on the settlement.

The agreement has spawned many new ideas. Such as a 4.7 billion dollar manitarian fund that would cause Switzerland to sell some of its Gold Resrves.The Swiss are going through the same thing that the Germans went through, a national settlement. While everyone seems to be relieved that this event is over some are sour claiming that the Swiss are being singled out and pressured by the US to act. Others believe it is a legal form of "blackmail".
Sunday, May 9th, 2004
11:36 pm
To be accused of being a Communist during the Cold War, would have been a terrible thing because the amount of fear caused by that term would bring many problems. Although I would have denied it like so many Americans did, I probably would have been branded for the rest of my life. No one truly escapes the accusation of being a communist. Prime examples of this being the Hollywood Ten, A group of actors who refused to answer questions of them being communists or fellow travelers. The word Communism struck fear in the hearts of the masses during this time period. Communism goes against everything that makes up Democracy, which goes against everything that America stands for. Communism would mean the end of capitalism, and the end of the social hierarchy. This scared the government most of all because it called for the over throw of the government. The U. S. government took steps in banning Communism in order to keep control.
In 1938, the House of Committee on Un American Activities was established to investigate people thought to be Communist or having other anti-democratic beliefs. During the Cold War, this committee was really empowered, and tried people such Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs. Even though Hiss was actually guilty, the Rosenbergs were innocent. People feared being accused, so did they everything in their power to avoid anything that would be tied to the Communist party.
The government, the F. B. I., and certain privately funded organizations, were so set on stopping Communism; they even went as far as to fabricate evidence to frame “communists”. The F. B. I. planted evidence on William Albertson, a die hard, leader in the party, making the party think he was a trader and informing to the government. This had a dramatic effect on his life, and at times Abertson even considered suicide. The government had no remorse for their actions, for they were only concern with their one objective. Stories of this kind of government behavior caused more fear to the masses. It sends a wave of paranoia throughout society that has people raising eyebrows about everyone.
Communism turned neighbor against neighbor during the time of the Cold War. People were more likely to inform or tell authorities whatever they wanted to hear in order to save themselves. It became a witch hunt, especially when Senator Joseph McCarthy came on the scene. He produced a list of names of an alleged 205 Communist in the State Department. The idea of Communist working for the government caused a scare. However, most of the people listed were innocent, yet this caused most of their lives to be ruined.
One of the most famous cases comes from Alger Hiss, a top member of the State Department. Richard Nixon accuses Nixon of being a Communist, rocking the boat so to speak, that there were insiders in the American Government. Hiss was charged with perjury, and his name came up in the list of spies the Soviets released under the name “Ales”.But because people were brought into the public eye as suspected traitors, the public had a biased view towards suspected communists, shunning them from society.
With all this going around, people were scared to leave there houses. People were constantly glued to there radios listening to hear if there neighbors names were mentioned. Because people knew that if you knew someone who was Communist, people would assume you were fellow travelers. The fact that a senator could wield the power to rally an entire nation around the concept of anti-communism is astonishing. McCarthy could bring down anyone.
Citizens of the country fully supported the anti-Communist cause because it was the American way. There were holidays dedicated to this movement, and special events were established to show just how patriotic this country was. Not only in news were anti-Communist messages spread but in movies as well. A prime example is the Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which seemed to be about aliens taking over and manipulating people in order to control the world. This however was false, the movie showed that even your best friend could be an “alien” (communist).
In closing, Americans were paranoid throughout the Cold War Era. Anti-Communism was so high at one point that even a mere Senator could bring down the lives of 205 people. There were times in this country that the President devoted time and money to develop programs to stop the Communist movement in America. People feared the thought of Democracy and American standards being overrun by Communist beliefs. You were either a supporter of America and its freedoms or you were a communist, the American personification of Good vs. Evil. People back then could only turn in there neighbors, friends, and loved ones before they themselves were turned in. The modernized witch hunt was so drastic and illogical that it didnt end until someone decided that McCarthy was crazy and his false accusations were causing chaos in the country. Communism in the 40's, 50's, and 60's was so high because of the post WWII era, the Berlin Blockade, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was intensified because of the Civil Rights movement, seen only as the Communists put it into action. The only time America had to fear Communism was in the 20's and 30's where Communists parties were a force recognized in politics and society.
3:12 pm
John King
May 6th, 2004
History

John King
April 27 2004
History
Nazi Gold

2003

Imperfect Justice

Imperfect Justice is tells about a 17 year old Jewish girl who lost her father in the war and had all this money that her father left her but the banks would not let her have it. It then talks about an American Jew who was not a fan of FDR’s administration because he refused to enter the war and bomb nazi train tracks that led to death camps. It talks about how Swiss banks have funds that Jews set up for there families and won’t let Jews touch them.

Eizenstats book recalls the events of Nazi document shredding by Swiss banks. Swiss banks kept billions of dollars from Jews with destroyed families. He deals with America’s point of view on this issue and tells how in the end the 17 year old got her money but died a few months afterwards.

1997

Frontline not neutral on Swiss

Frontline did a report on how “neutral” Switzerland really was. During the war, Swiss banks held Nazi Gold and accounts to protect money from being stolen. It also tells how during war time the Swiss would not let Jewish refugees enter Switzerland. Some Jews were even arrested in Switzerland and turned over to the Nazi’s.

Frontlines report stated that out of fear, The Swiss cooperated with the Nazis so they would not be invaded. The whole idea of Swiss neutrality throughout the war was a mere myth that people have been making up.

No Heroes: From Plunder To Greed to Expediency

The Swiss helped finance WWII for the Germans. The US traced encoded messages between Nazi and Swiss people and found out. They recovered bank ledgers which showed what was being transferred. The Swiss not only looked bad now, they looked bad then. They kept Nazi plunder and stayed neutral. Nazis occupied a country, took all of its wealth, and left the victims with a mere receipt. Nazi’s would transfer or smuggle goods into Lichtenstein or Switzerland. The agents in the Nazi party were well known and so were there actions.

Daniel Goldhagen argues that most Germans were forced to commit these war crimes. By Nazi rhetoric and fear, Germans commited vile acts against Jews not because they wanted to but because it was kill or be killed. When the U.S was asked to disclose information about the Germans and Jews they released very little. They said estimated the germans looted 700million dollars. But 300 million went to Swiss alone. The Swiss say they only accepted 50 percent of that money.

1998

Bank Settlement gets mixed reaction in Switzerland

Switzerland agreed to pay Holocaust survivors 1.25 Billion in reperations for war time Swiss bank accounts. The people of Switzerland feel the amount given is alittle too generous. The people of Switzerland hope the accepting parties recognize this and show some appreciation.

Switzerland says they should not be held accounted for there actions in WWII. But most bank and insurance companies are finally opening up there files in order to pay money to victims and there families for what happened during the Holocaust. Zurich Insurance was one of the first.

Volkswagen, in Shift, Will Set Up Fund for Slave Workers

The Volkswagen company of Germany is going to pay reparations for slave wokers forced to work in Volkswagen factories during the war.
The company during war time had some 15,000 slave workers. But Volkswagen though that the government should compensate the workers and not the company. This sudden change surfaced when a former Hungarian worker decided to sue. There are 30 other former slaves that sueing along with the Hungarian man. The workers that he represents are Jewish people who live in Israel.

Volkswagen wants to avoid such a hassle at this time because it just acquired Rolls Royce and is looking to acquire Lambourghini. Most Volkswagen spokespeople are not looking to stick there heads into this situation. At the time Volkswagen was making rockets, vehicles, and other materials to fuel the Nazi war machine. One weapons company is paying workers compensations of $700 a month, while Volkswagen is being asked to pay $2,000 a month.

Most of Looted Nazi Gold going to survivors

US officials say the remaining 6 tons of gold the Nazis had will be split up and distributed to the Jewish community.Also the US and other European nations are going to find the owners of stolen art. The US, France, Britain have given up there share in nazi gold to European nations. This will close out 50 years of investigation.

A total with more expected to come, of 57.5 million dollars has been put together to compensate the Jewish people. The US being the biggest donar has contributed 25 million. This comes after the Jewish people turned a 600 million dollar deal with Swiss Bnaks because it was too little. This will set the tone for a meeting to be held on looted artworks in November. Other Jewish people sued the Swiss Bank of the US and demanded they’d be audited from 1939 to 1950.

Switzerlands unpaid debt

Time is running out for the Swiss to pay back Holocaust survivors. Starting September 1st, US municipal banks are going to insue penalties upon the Swiss bank. Talks for a settlement halted because the Swiss government feels that they shouldnt have to pay THAT much. Swiss banks betrayed Jews in WWII by stealing there money and collaberating with Nazis.

Some 550 million has already been scraped together and Swiss banks say they refuse to contribute anymore. The US and other countries plan to pressure the Swiss government and banks to pay. Estimates of how much must be paid will be given at the end of the year.
Thursday, May 6th, 2004
11:38 pm
s Ub Ii M E: From 1947 to 1992 the CIa has been involved in the following countries [among many others]. What did it intend to do? List it's successes and failures. Greece, iran, guatemala, vietnam, chile, nicaragua, cuba, laos, cambodia. What do these events have to do with the Cold War?
s Ub Ii M E: CIA*
s Ub Ii M E: And uhm
s Ub Ii M E: In regards to the Reagan administration; What was "the enterprise"? Who was involved? What did they do? How did they finance their efforts. Did Reagan approve?


1. World War II
Guatemala, Vietnam, Chile, Nicaragua, Cuba, Laos, Cambodia, Iran, Korea, Iraq, Egypt, Rowanda, Bosnia, Haiti, El Salvador, Panama, Phillipines, Kuwait, Libya, Greece, Dominican Republic
2. NSC - National Security Council. Purpose: The National Security Council is the President's principal forum for considering national security and foreign policy matters with his senior national security advisors and cabinet officials. Since its inception under President Truman, the function of the Council has been to advise and assist the President on national security and foreign policies. The Council also serves as the President's principal arm for coordinating these policies among various government agencies. [ - quoted from www.whitehouse.gov/nsc ] The National Security Act of July 26, 1947, created the National Security Council under the chairmanship of the President, with the Secretaries of State and Defense as its key members, to coordinate foreign policy and defense policy, and to reconcile diplomatic and military commitments and requirements.
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency. Purpose: coordinating the nation's intelligence activities and correlating, evaluating, and disseminating intelligence which affects national security. Twenty months later, the National Intelligence Authority and the CIG were disestablished. Under the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947 (which became effective on 18 December 1947) the National Security Council (NSC) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were created. The 1947 Act charged the CIA with coordinating the nation's intelligence activities and correlating, evaluating, and disseminating intelligence which affects national security.
NSA - National Security Agency. Purpose: Information Assurance-codemaking, and Signals Intelligence-codebreaking.[ - quoted from http://www.nsa.gov/coremsgs/corem00001.cfm ] The National Security Agency was created in November 1952 and has provided timely information to U.S. decision makers and military leaders for more than 50 years.


3. Central Intelligence Agency.

4. JFK was assassinated by Oswald. Others believe there was a second gunman on the grassy null. Other people believe that the government made a conspiracy and had Kennedy assassinated. We are still fascinated by these conspiracy theories for two reasons: One, the American public for the most part loved Kennedy while he was president, and they wish to know more about one of their commander-in-chief's deaths. The second reason is that the American public in general refuses to believe that the government would have a conspiracy to cover up the death of someone viewed as such a "great man".

5. The plumbers were to break into Watergate to steal information about the democratic party for the upcoming election. Yes the connection was that the same type of covert-op missions used in foreign lands were used by Nixon during the Watergate scandal. "Covert-ops" is a high-tech name for dirty tricks.

6. Reagan was anti-Sandinista toward the government, which is why he was having the whole contra in the first place. He never had had the authority to dynamite the facilities because congress never gave consent to wage war on Nicaragua.

President Reagan's role was he was going to sell weapons to Iran, despite the weapons ban, to fund the secret war that the contra was waging. The impeachable offenses were that he was going to sell weapons against the weapons ban, and he was waging war on a country without the permission of congress. Bush was Reagan's book-keeper. He kept all the records and pretty much knew everything. He knew was what going on and could've done something about it, but he sat there and was quiet instead. Bush pardoned almost everyone connected with the conspiracy.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2004
3:32 pm
John King
May 2nd 2004
H-Bomb

Future Shock

People have prophesized nuclear war in many ways, many times. The only way a terrorist group could nuke the US is by being as sophisticated as a small country. The was between the US and Russia is over, so there is breathing room in the nuclear race. Kennedy was worried that in 75’ there would be 20 nuclear nations, but to date there are only 8 declared. Some countries like Iraq were sinking 810 billion dollars into a nuclear weapons program. North Korea bought reactors from South Korea but have made little progress in making a bomb. The US and Russia have been dismantling most of their war heads with Russia having most of the problems. Russia has had signifigant amounts of Uranium stolen because of poor security. Russia simply can’t afford the proper security. Over 31 seperate cases of stolen Uranium has come out of Russia. 700 of Russias storage facilities for weapons grade Uranium have poor security. Security could cost 450 million to 17 billion dollars. The US will spend 100 million dollars to tighten world security on Nuclear terrorism.

Last Silo destroyed under arms treaty

The US blew up a Minuteman III silo in North Dakota. It took 800 pound of explosives to close it up. Mixed emm\otions ran over military personnel attending the event. The US has been on a 24/7 nuclear alert for 36 years. This silo is the last to be destroyed under the START I program. The START ! program was brought up by Reagan, signed by Bush SR. and started by Clinton. The START II program will cut it down to 3,500 war heads. But now GW Bush will build silos in Alaska. Bush removed the US from the 72’ anti-ballastic missile treaty in order to build this. Russian officials threaten to make more missiles. The silo in N.D was part of a 15 pack of silos. The silo remained dormant for years. People lined up to witness the event. Most were excited to see it.

Dark Sun

With Russia’s firts nuclear bomb test, the US decided it needed a super bomb, the H-Bomb. Dark Sun is a book that tells the development of the H-Bomb. He sites and uses alot of impressive sources to tell this story. Files like FBI documents, interviews, and Soviet documents are all used. The US and Russia built bombs to out do one another. The bomb failed many of times due to technical difficulties.But plans were made by the US to destroy 70 Soviet cities in 30 days. Finally a plan was formed to make the H-Bomb work. A sucessful test of the super bomb was made in the pacifice that displayed a 10 megaton blast. One person not credited for this success was Robert Oppenheimer, because the US was out to destroy his reputation. The FBI investegated him as being a communist and several key charges against him were brought into light. Oppenheimer was shunned because he posed a threat to the H-Bomb capabilities.

Facing the Nuclear age: What to teach
12:03 am
John King
May 4th 2004
History
Chapter 31

Section 1

Cesar Chavez- Born in 1927, Cesar has always had the seeds on activism in him. As a boy Cesar moved from farm to farm picking crops. Cesar started his fight for equality by defying a segregated movie theater. He was a union leader for the United Farm Workers Organizing Commitee.

United Farm Workers Organizing Commitee- a labor union formed in 1966 to seek higher wages and better working conditions for Mexican American workers in California

La Raza Unida- a Latino political organization founded in 1969 by Jose Angel Gutierrez

American Indian Movement- a frequently militant organization that was formed in 1968 to fight for Native American rights.

A. Many Latinos wherever they were faced social and ethnic prejudice in the US. They could not get equal jobs or proper housing. Most Latino families lived in barrios or segregated neighborhoods.

B. When California grapes refused to unionize, Cesar Chavez led the charge against banning company grapes. When the California company lost considerable profit and public image deteriorated, the company unionized which gave its workers higher wages.

C. Native Americans faced the same problems there people have always faced. They have the highest unemployment rate and are the poorest Americans. Even though there population numbers spiked in the 1960’s, there infant death rate jumped and there life expectancy dropped.

D. The AIM organization used old style sit in’s mixed with violent actions. They would occupy a town or property and cause damage to the area. They would always tie there “sit in” sites with Native American history.

E. The AIM organization won land back in Alaska, Washington, Maine, and South Dakota. They used old land deeds and historical documents to seize back some 40 million plus land acres and some $349 million plus dollars in land money.



Section 2

feminism- the belief that women should have economic, social, and political equality as men

Betty Friedan- In 1963 Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique which told of the discontent women were feeling during that time. She inspired feminism throughout the US.

National Organization for Women- An organization founded in 1966 to pursue feminist goals, such as better child-care facilities, improved educational oppportunities, and end of job description

Equal Rights Amendment- a proposed amendment in the US Constitution that would end government job descrimination based on sex.

Phyllis Schlaffy- Schlaffy started the stop-ERA organization. Phyllis said the amendment would destroy family life and the amedmant was started by radical feminists who were anti-family life.

A. During the civil rights and anti-war movement women learned to support themselves and not to believe in male propaganda. Women had a chance to earn some serious money and responsibilities.

B. What prompted the NWO to form was the continually growing number of women who were dissatisfied EEOC. The women said the EEOC didnt sympathize with womens grievances. The NWO formed to deal with more active womens issues.

C. The women against the ERA thought that the amendment would destroy the home and family life, not to mention jeopardize the males role as the bread winner in the family. That type of problem could cause more trouble than its worth. That kind of trouble can break up marriages.

D. The women’s movement helped get specialized courses for women in college. The movement opened new jobs in society and closed the wage gap between men and women significantly. Not only in the social economy did women gain power but politically. More and more women were holding office job and positions.

Section 3

countercultural- the culture of young people that rejected the social mainstream of the 1960’s and sought to create a society based on love, peace, and individual freedom.

Haight-Ashbury- a San Francisco district that was the center for hippie counterculturelism in the 60’s.

The Beatles- a British band that had an enormous impact influence on popular music in the 1960’s

WoodStock- A music festival that attracted more than 400,000 young people to a farm in upstate New York in 1969.

A. The main goal of the countercultural movement was to show that American society with all of its war, technology, and material wealth, has grown into a hollow nation. The hippies felt it was time to show people that there are other things out there.

B. The Hippie movement fell apart because of violence. Charles Manson decided to kill people in order to speed up the revolution. People were homeless and hustling other hippies. Violence spread throughout the Hippie movement. Finally excessive drug use caused most Hippies to die or just give up.

C. With all the chaos and social disorder plaguing the nation, Richard Nixon seized control of the problem and ran with it. It propeled him into office because the American people needed a solution.


John King
May 4 2004
History
Chapter 30

Section 1
I.D’s

Ho Chi Minh- Born Nguyen Tat Thanh to a poor family,
Ho Chi Minh found early work as a cook on a French
ship, which allowed him to visit such cities as Boston
and New York. During World War I, Ho Chi Minh moved to
France to work as a gardener, waiter, photo retoucher,
and oven stoker. Ho Chi Minh, who ruled North Vietnam
from 1954 til his death in 1969, was revered by his
country men as the benevolent “Uncle Ho”. During his
reign, however, he advocated for one-party rule and
repressed all opposition. The Communist ruler’s name
lived on after his death. In 1975 the N. Vietnamese
attacked the South, took the capitol of Saigon and
changed it to Ho Chi Minh city.

Vietminh- an organization of Vietnamese Communists and
other nationalist groups that between 1946-1954 fought
for Vietnamese independance from the French.

domino theory- the idea that if a nation fell to
Communism, nearby nations would also fall to Communism

Dien Bien Phu- The site in which the Vietnamese
attacked the French and it led to Vietnamese
Independence from France.

Geneva Accords- A 1954 peace agreement that divided
Vietnam into Communist controlled North Vietnam and
non-Communist controlled South Vietnam until
unification elections could be held in 1956.

Ngo Dinh Diem- The anti-Communist ruler of South
Vietnam. The US supported him during the Vietnam War
because he was an Anti-Communist. He promised the US
to hold free elections and to run a democratic
government. He instead oppressed the people and ran a
corrupt government. He was over thrown and asasinated
later in the War.

Vietcong- The South Vietnamese Communists who, with
the support of N. Vietnam, fought against the
government of S. Vietnam during the Vietnam war.

Ho Chi Minh Trail- a network of paths used by North
Vietnam to transport supplies to the Vietcong in South
Vietnam.

Tonkin Gulf Resolution- a resolution adopted by
Congress in 1964, giving the president broad powers to
wage war in Vietnam.

A. The US had provided support to French in Vietnam
because of the Communist threat that Vietnam was
posing. Since France was our ally in World War II we
felt the need to back them immediately not for just
quelling Communism but, because we owe them.

B. The US did not want Vietnam to unite based on the
fact that Ho Chi Minh, a communist leader, would have
ruled the whole of Vietnam. This would make Vietnam
fall under the category of a communist nation. The
only alternative the US had was to support Ngo Dinh
Diem solely based on the fact he was an
anti-communist.

C. Diem was so unpopular in Vietnam. Diem ran a very
corrupt government, did not have a land reform, and
failed to hold Democratic elections. Diem also
constantly attacked the Buddhist religion. Despite US
pleas to stop the attacks Diem continued to assault
the Buddhist religion.

D. The Gulf of Tonkin resolution helped add power to
the President. Since the attack on the USS Maddox was
un checked, the President demanded absolute military
power and he got it in the Tonkin Resolution.

Section 2

Robert McNamara- During Kennedy’s time in office
Robert McNamara was Secretary of Defense of the US.

Dean Rusk- During the Kennedy administration Rusk
served as the secretary of state for the US.

William Westmoreland- Westmoreland led the assault in
Vietnam. Being a West Point graduate, Kennedy felt he
was best fitted for the job. Though caught up in
slander about the war later, westmoreland had a solid
reputation when he left the service in 1972.

napalm- a gasoline based substance used in US bombs
dropped in Vietnam to burn away jungle to expose
Vietcong hideouts.

Agent Orange- A leaf killing chemical sprayed in
Vietnam to expose Vietcong hideouts.

search and destroy mission- a US military raid on a
South Vietnamese village, intended to root out
villagers with ties to the Vietcong but often
destroyed the village and scattered its inhabitants

credibility gap- a public distrust of statements made
by the US government

A. In the Johnson administration, Lyndon tried to push
across to the people that the US was winning the war,
and increased troop involvement would clinch a
victory. Johnson pumped out false propaganda to make
himself look good in the eyes of the American people.

B. The US had a difficult time fighting the Vietcong
because of the resiliency of the enemy. Despite being
constantly pounded the Vietcong came back for more.
Also considering the fact that the Us was fighting
them on there on home territory, guerilla warfare
reigns supreem in the jungle.

C. US soldiers constantly lost morale because of not
only low US government support but because of low S.
Vietnamese government support. While soldiers were
fighting in the war there were talks of peace. Even
the Vietnamese allies were fighting themselves. And
the South Vietnamese government was so corrupt that
monks were burning themselves again.

D. The fact that Communists were dying was good. But
when Americans say young American men being killed and
shipped back to the states in body bags, left the
country angry and betrayed. A credibility gap grew in
the nation between the people and the government.

Section 3

New Left-A youth dominated political movement in the
1960’s, embodied in youth groups such as Students for
a Democratic society and the free Speech Movement.

Students for a Democratic Society- An anti-establiment
New Left group, founded in 1960 it called for greater
individual freedom and responsibility.

Free Speech movement- an anti-establishment New Left
organization that originated a clash in 1964 between
students and the University of California at Berkeley.

dove- a person who opposed the Vietnam war and felt
the US should withdraw from there.

hawk- A person who supported the US in the Vietnam war
and believed the US should increase military power to
win.

A. During the draft the rich children of families
could get out if they could afford to go to college
and got a college deferment. So the lower class that
could not afford to go to college or the minorities
that weren’t accepted all went off to fight the good
fight in Vietnam.

B. New Left groups attacked the government because
they were violating “God” given rights that made them
Americans. They claimed that the government was
becoming a faceless machine with powerful business
ties.

C. Most fought the war propaganda because they felt
that the US was just interfering in a countries Civil
War. Others believed that the US was just trying to
police the world and it was sapping the strength of
the American economy.

D. The doves were the protestors that felt the US
should withdraw from Vietnam because they were
interfering in a other country’s business. Hawks
believed that the war in Vietnam was just and the US
should strengthen its efforts in order to win the war.

E. Johnson faced problems from doves for not
withdrawing from Vietnam and Hawks for not increasing
power in Vietnam. Johnson also faced problems from
Congress because of his war policies. Johnson also had
picketed protests going on outside of the White House.

Section 4

Tet Offensive- a massive suprise attack by the
Vietcong on South Vietnamese towns and cities early in
1968. It violated the cease fire between the US and
Vietnam but it failed to achieve its main goal of
rallying the people around the guerilla cause.

Clark Clifford- After Robert McNamara resigned,
Johnson picked Clark to be the Secretary of State in
1968 because Clark was a trusted friend of Johnson’s.

Robert Kennedy- Brother to former president John
Kennedy and son to Joesph Kennedy, he was John’s right
hand man during the Kennedy administration. Robert, a
senator from NY, decided to run against Johnson in
1968 for the presidentcy

Eugene McCarthy- A senator from Minesota that ran for
president against LBJ under the “Ending the war”
platform. McCarthy won 42% of the vote in the NH
primary.

Hubert Humphrey- In 1968 Humphrey was the Vice
President/ Presidential candidate for the Democratic
party.

George Wallace- An Alabama governor that entered the
1968 presidential election as an independent
candidate. He took 5 Southern states in his running.

A. After the Tet Offensive American morale wavered
because it showed the true strength of the guerilla
army and also showed that the VC still had alittle
fight left in them. It struck a huge blow to American
confidence.

B. Johnson’s popularity in the US has fallen so
drastically that if he ran, Johnson wouldn’t get a
single vote.

C. In 1968 you had atleast 5 presidential candidates, the assasinations of RFK and MLK, Vietnam, protests, and the Democratic Convention incident in Chicago.

D. After Nixon’s political career seemed to be dead he rose from the ashes to take the reigns. Nixon succeeded in doing this by winning Congress and Senate battles for Republicans and establishing a popular vote. When Wallace entered it guaranteed Nixon victory because Humphrey would not be able to take the south.

Section 5

Vietnamization- President Nixon’s stradegy for ending US involvement in the Vietnam war by pulling US forces out and replacing them with S. Vietnamese forces.

silent majority- name given by President Nixon to the moderate, mainstream Americans who quietly supported his Vietnam War Policies.

Henry Kissinger- Born in 1923, Kissinger along with the rest of his family fled Germany to escape the Nazi regime. Kissinger has always been a man that admired power. Henry joined Nixons campaign and the two became close collegues. He helped end Vietnam and make ties with China and Russia.

Khmer Rouge- a communist group that seized power in Cambodia in 1975.

War Powers Act- a law enacted in 1973, it limited the presidents right to send troops into battle without first consulting Congress.

A. Nixon wanted to maintain US dignity in the face of the world and also wanted to still have power at the negotiating table. Even the US was pulling out Nixon still wanted to have a say.

B. Even the the shootingd were inhumane and excessive some Americans still felt that the protesting students still got what they deserved.

C. If the Pentagon Papers had been written for the Nixon administration, then Nixon’s “ending the war” policy would have been a farse, and would have caused a social disturbance with the American public.

D. America was just involved with this war for 19 years. America lost 53,000 lives and billions of dollars. If America had re entered the war and lost, it would permanently damaged America’s image.

E. Not only did America abolish the draft and restrict the presidents war powers but, Americans gained a national conscience. Before America goes barging into other countries affairs, they now stop and think before they act.
Tuesday, May 4th, 2004
1:11 am
John King
May 2nd 2004
History
Vietnam

The US involvement in Vietnam was to stop the spread of communism from having a global domino effect, a theory in which President Dwight D. Eisenhower had presented to the nation. The domino effect being the theory that if one nation falls to communism then the neighboring nation will followed by its neighbor and so on and so on. The US had a huge fear of communism in Asia because China had just fallen to communism and Russia is a communist nation. Since Vietnam is the next in line after China, and Vietnam was entering a civil war after the French vacating Vietnam, this would be the perfect environment for communism to thrive. The US used this as an excuse to wage war on communism for there own national security.

In 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower presented the Domino Theory. He felt that the US should be involved in the crisis in Vietnam simply of a fear of a communist take over. At this time there were two Vietnams, North and South. The North being ruled by Ho Chi Minh, a leader with communist influences, who was a crowd favorite because he supported the people. The South was ruled Ngo Dinh Diem, an anti-communist leader who was dubbed as the “Last Confucian”. Diem believed Vietnam should be ruled with a pure authority. Between 1954 to 1963 Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy sent troops in the numbers of 15,000 to South Vietnam to back Diem. The US backed Diem because he was a staunch anti-communist. The US involvement peaked in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson had over 1,500,000 troops stationed in Vietnam.

During the US’s time in Vietnam, which went from Eisenhowers Domino Theory involvement in 1954 to Nixon’s peace talks in 1973. During this time the US had as many as 1,500,000 troops in Vietnam. The US at this time was spending 52% percent of its Federal budget on the military. The US sent in its 1,500,000 troops to support Ngo Dinh Diem in the fight against communism. Before actual troops were sent over we sent military and general supplies to aid Vietnam. When the US involvement failed the US attempted to teach the South Vietnamese to defend themselves from guerilla warfare. They set up peasant villages for the war torn country and provided Vietnam with a good 20 years of support.

In Vietnam the US had no real successes. Diem was overthrown and assasinated, hundreds of thousands of young American lives were lost, the US failed to effectively counter the Tet Offensive, the hamlet system failed, the US failed to teach the South Vietnamese to fight for themselves, and major amounts of money was thrown away. Right away the US failed in backing up the right leader. Even though Ho Chi Minh was communist, he was the best leader for the Vietnamese nation. Diem was a terrible leader who we backed simply because he was anti-communist. The US sent 1.5 million lives to Vietnam only to be shipped back in body bags. Why? Communism. The US figured that this would be an easy victory. Defeating a guerilla army proved to be more difficult than proposed. The US couldnt even predict a suprise attack on the Tet cease fire agreement. There hamlet programs were a farse, they killed more civilians than they did save. In the end the US could not even teach the South Vietnamese to defend themselves. On the day the North Vietnamase attacked after the US had left, the South Vietnamese caved in.

Vietnam will always remain in US history as “the one that got away”. Vietnam was one of the most heavily protested wars as well. We lost countless American lives and we gained nothing. All Vietnam War veterans still remain sour about losing or even going to this war. America’s named will always be stained with the loss in Vietnam for generations to come.
Monday, May 3rd, 2004
2:27 pm
John King
May 2nd 2004
History
Vietnam

The US involvement in Vietnam was to stop the spread of communism from having a global domino effect, a theory in which President Dwight D. Eisenhower had presented to the nation. The domino effect being the theory that if one nation falls to communism then the neighboring nation will followed by its neighbor and so on and so on. The US had a huge fear of communism in Asia because China had just fallen to communism and Russia is a communist nation. Since Vietnam is the next in line after China, and Vietnam was entering a civil war after the French vacating Vietnam, this would be the perfect environment for communism to thrive. The US used this as an excuse to wage war on communism for there own national security.

In 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower presented the Domino Theory. He felt that the US should be involved in the crisis in Vietnam simply of a fear of a communist take over. At this time there were two Vietnams, North and South. The North being ruled by Ho Chi Minh, a leader with communist influences, who was a crowd favorite because he supported the people. The South was ruled Ngo Dinh Diem, an anti-communist leader who was dubbed as the “Last Confucian”. Diem believed Vietnam should be ruled with a pure authority. Between 1954 to 1963 Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy sent troops in the numbers of 15,000 to South Vietnam to back Diem. The US backed Diem because he was a staunch anti-communist. The US involvement peaked in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson had over 1,500,000 troops stationed in Vietnam.

During the US’s time in Vietnam, which went from Eisenhowers Domino Theory involvement in 1954 to Nixon’s peace talks in 1973. During this time the US had as many as 1,500,000 troops in Vietnam. The US at this time was spending 52% percent of its Federal budget on the military. The US sent in its 1,500,000 troops to support Ngo Dinh Diem in the fight against communism. Before actual troops were sent over we sent military and general supplies to aid Vietnam. When the US involvement failed the US attempted to teach the South Vietnamese to defend themselves from guerilla warfare. They set up peasant villages for the war torn country and provided Vietnam with a good 20 years of support.

In Vietnam the US had no real successes. Diem was overthrown and assasinated, hundreds of thousands of young American lives were lost, the US failed to effectively counter the Tet Offensive, the hamlet system failed, the US failed to teach the South Vietnamese to fight for themselves, and major amounts of money was thrown away. Right away the US failed in backing up the right leader. Even though Ho Chi Minh was communist, he was the best leader for the Vietnamese nation. Diem was a terrible leader who we backed simply because he was anti-communist.
1:41 pm
John King
May 2nd 2004
History
Vietnam

The US involvement in Vietnam was to stop the spread of communism from having a global domino effect, a theory in which President Dwight D. Eisenhower had presented to the nation. The domino effect being the theory that if one nation falls to communism then the neighboring nation will followed by its neighbor and so on and so on. The US had a huge fear of communism in Asia because China had just fallen to communism and Russia is a communist nation. Since Vietnam is the next in line after China, and Vietnam was entering a civil war after the French vacating Vietnam, this would be the perfect environment for communism to thrive. The US used this as an excuse to wage war on communism for there own national security.

In 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower presented the Domino Theory. He felt that the US should be involved in the crisis in Vietnam simply of a fear of a communist take over. At this time there were two Vietnams, North and South. The North being ruled by Ho Chi Minh, a leader with communist influences, who was a crowd favorite because he supported the people. The South was ruled Ngo Dinh Diem, an anti-communist leader who was dubbed as the “Last Confucian”. Diem believed Vietnam should be ruled with a pure authority. Between 1954 to 1963 Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy sent troops in the numbers of 15,000 to South Vietnam to back Diem. The US backed Diem because he was a staunch anti-communist. The US involvement peaked in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson had over 500,000 troops stationed in Vietnam.

During the US’s time in Vietnam, which went from Eisenhowers Domino Theory involvement in 1954 to Nixon’s peace talks in 1973. During this time the US had as many as 500,000 troops in Vietnam. The US at this time was spending 52% percent of its Federal budget on the military.
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H-Bomb


Future Shock

People have prophesized nuclear war in many ways, many times. The only way a terrorist group could nuke the US is by being as sophisticated as a small country. The was between the US and Russia is over, so there is breathing room in the nuclear race. Kennedy was worried that in 75’ there would be 20 nuclear nations, but to date there are only 8 declared. Some countries like Iraq were sinking 810 billion dollars into a nuclear weapons program. North Korea bought reactors from South Korea but have made little progress in making a bomb. The US and Russia have been dismantling most of their war heads with Russia having most of the problems. Russia has had signifigant amounts of Uranium stolen because of poor security. Russia simply can’t afford the proper security. Over 31 seperate cases of stolen Uranium has come out of Russia. 700 of Russias storage facilities for weapons grade Uranium have poor security. Security could cost 450 million to 17 billion dollars. The US will spend 100 million dollars to tighten world security on Nuclear terrorism.

Last Silo destroyed under arms treaty

The US blew up a Minuteman III silo in North Dakota. It took 800 pound of explosives to close it up. Mixed emm\otions ran over military personnel attending the event. The US has been on a 24/7 nuclear alert for 36 years. This silo is the last to be destroyed under the START I program. The START ! program was brought up by Reagan, signed by Bush SR. and started by Clinton. The START II program will cut it down to 3,500 war heads. But now GW Bush will build silos in Alaska. Bush removed the US from the 72’ anti-ballastic missile treaty in order to build this. Russian officials threaten to make more missiles. The silo in N.D was part of a 15 pack of silos. The silo remained dormant for years. People lined up to witness the event. Most were excited to see it.

Dark Sun

With Russia’s firts nuclear bomb test, the US decided it needed a super bomb, the H-Bomb. Dark Sun is a book that tells the development of the H-Bomb. He sites and uses alot of impressive sources to tell this story. Files like FBI documents, interviews, and Soviet documents are all used. The US and Russia built bombs to out do one another. The bomb failed many of times due to technical difficulties.


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John King
April, 26th 2004
History
Chapter 27

Section 1

I.D’s

GI Bill of Rights- Name given to the 1944 Servicemen’s Adjustment law that provided WWII vets with aid and education.

Suburb- a residential town or community near a city

Dixiecrat- one of the Southern delegates that left the democratic party to spite Truman’s Civil Rights policy and form a new Democratic party.

Fair Deal- Truman’s extension to FDR’s New Deal that included increase in minimum wage, social security coverage, and housing for low-income families.

A. When WWII soldiers returned home most became unemployed and since spending was encouraged during the war, low prices skyrocketed causing prices for consumer products to go up 25% in 2 weeks. Inflation plagued the country.

B. Since demand was so high, in order to meet the supply, new jobs opened up for the unemployed.

C. Truman gave an executive order to integrate the armed forces. Since he was the Commander and Chief his order was absolute. Supreme Court laws could do nothing to bar African Americans from residential neighborhoods.

D. Truman successfully created the Fair Deal, which raised the country’s minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents. Social Security covered 10 million more people, and 810,000 houses were created. He also integrated the armed forces.

E. American’s liked Ike because he brought the country back the way it was when FDR was in office, peace. Americans were ready for peace and prosperity.

Section 2.

I.D’s

conglomerate-a major corporation that owns a number of smaller companies in unrelated business.

franchise- a business that has bought the right to use a parent company’s name and methods, thus becoming another number that is part of a business.

baby boom- Sharp increase in US population after WWII

Dr. Jonas Salk- In the 1950’s he developed a vaccine for polio. She helped set up a free inoculation clinic for children. She was born in 1914 and died in 1995

consumerism- a preoccupation to by material consumer goods.

planned obsolescense- The building of products with a planned expiration date so people would always have to re buy goods.

A. Conglomerates liquidated businesses and assimilated them and didn’t even let them keep there name. Franchises owned smaller companies but let them keep there old name.

B. The climate caused workers to have a certain dress. White shirt and a tie and in the winter a flannel jacket.

C. The baby boom brought great change. More product consumption and needed product production. When the children of the baby boom grow up, more jobs will need to be available. In 1958 toy sales alone reached 1.2 billion.

D. Womens roles in society in the 50’s weren’t very demanding. It generally consisted of watching the kids, cooking, cleaning, sewing, and the husband. In the work force women were nurses, secrateries, and teachers.

E. Convienience. In the suburbs, there was little next to no public transportation. Cars were a necessity for getting to work, doing errands, and just getting around town.

F. Cars provided easy transportation, jobs in the manufacturing of autos. To other jobs like drive in movies and restruants and malls. But autos caused noise and air pollution, increased stress, damaged roads, and put a bigger wedge in the poor to middle classes.

G. Planned obsolescense made businesses flourish. The constant need to replace products made it so people would buy more. Special deals like “Buy Now, Pay Later” tickled the mind of buyers and stuck purchase ideas into there psychies. Advertising was a constant reminder to people that they had money to spend.

Section 3

Mass Media-Communications such as t.v and radio that reach large audiences.

FCC- A US Agency that regulates communications such as TV and radio.

Beat Movement- A social and artistic movement in 50’s that stressed self expression and non conformity

Beatnik- Name given to followers of the 1950’s Beat movement

Rock’ n’ roll- A popular form of music derived from blues in the 50’s that features simple melodies and heavy rhythmns.

A. Programs that stressed the “golden age” were The Texaco Star Theater and I Love Lucy.

B.
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