Best murder & mayhem true accounts according to redditors

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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/saktii23 · 120 pointsr/WTF

I used to have the book this photo came from. This is nothing compared to some of the other stuff in there. http://www.amazon.com/Death-Scenes-Homicide-Detectives-Scrapbook/dp/0922915296

u/SuperHighDeas · 101 pointsr/Omaha

There is a cannabalistic albino conclave at Hummel Park

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There are tunnels under downtown Omaha

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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.

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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/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/LizardMalone · 53 pointsr/watchpeopledie

There's a fascinating book by the journalist Mark Ames about the rise of workplace/school rage shootings (at least in the US) and their correlation with intensely increased economic and social pressure on middle-class America over the last 30-40 years. He compares their perception by media and government (and those sympathetic to the shooters) to slave rebellions of the 18-19th centuries.

Didn't necessarily agree with all of his conclusions, but worth a read if interested.

u/p3on · 49 pointsr/reddit.com

they both apologized to their parents, they weren't sociopaths (though it may be easier to label them as such), and they were, in fact, bullied:

>As one member of the Columbine High School football team bragged after the massacre, "Columbine is a good, clean place except for those rejects. Most kids didn't want them there... Sure we teased them. But what do you expect with kids who come to school with weird hairdos and horns on their hats?... If you want to get rid of someone, usually you tease 'em. So the whole school would call them homos."

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>Former columbine student Brooks Brown recounted one incident: I was smoking cigarettes with [Klebold and Harris] when a bunch of football players drove by, yelled something, and threw a glass bottle that shattered near Dylan's feet. I was pissed, but Eric and Dylan didn't even flinch. 'Don't worry about it, man,' Dylan said. 'It happens all the time.'"

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>Once, a student reported them to the administration for allegedly having brought drugs to school, just to humiliate them for a laugh.

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>They were so marked for abuse that even talking to them was dangerous. One female student recounted how, when she was a Columbine freshman, some jocks spotted her talking to Dylan Klebold in the school hallway between classes. After she walked away from him, one of the bullies slammed her against the lockers and called her a "fag lover."

source (an excellent read by the way)

these were kids deeply disenfranchised by the institutions that surrounded them -- high school, suburbia, etc. -- and rebelled. in eric harris' own words, "we're going to kick start a revolution, a revolution of the dispossessed!"

>the record now shows Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold hadn't been bullied — in fact, they had bragged in diaries about picking on freshmen and "fags."

yes, if experience shows us anything, it's that bullied people can't bully others.

p.s. usatoday is shit publication. [email protected]"not videogamers", they played doom 2 and that's well known

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] (https://www.amazon.com/Devil-White-City-Madness-Changed/dp/0375725601/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469128718&sr=1-1&keywords=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/yvonneka · 40 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

> The murder of Jonbenet Ramsey would also bother me but at least they could prove it wasn't the family.

Err...read Foreign Faction and then tell me if you think it wasn't the family. The family is the first people I suspect in that case.

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

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0963215809/102-1734717-3423304

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

u/captnkurt · 31 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

OP, I recommend The Cases That Haunt Us by John Douglas. He digs into a lot of the cases already mentioned here: Jack the Ripper, JonBenet Ramsey, Zodiac, Lizzie Borden... it's a very good read.

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/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/agent_of_entropy · 21 pointsr/BasicIncome

There's also a new book out about it - Killers of the Flower Moon.

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/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.

https://www.amazon.com/Devil-White-City-Madness-Changed/dp/0375725601

"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.

https://www.amazon.com/Helter-Skelter-Story-Manson-Murders/dp/0393322238

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/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 https://www.amazon.com/Heard-You-Paint-Houses-Updated/dp/1586422383

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sheeran

u/greemmako · 15 pointsr/Foodforthought

its a paradox where these communities are over policed and under policed at the same time. they want the cops to catch the thieves and the murderers, but the police focus on drug arrests.

if you have time i recommend the following (great non fiction book about black detectives innocent son wrongly targeted by gang - with a larger look at policing in general, and a podcast where a former marine and baltimore cop discusses his mindset and incentives when policing the high crime areas we are talking about)

https://www.amazon.com/Ghettoside-True-Story-Murder-America-ebook/dp/B0062OCN4E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndg-JGmYryA&feature=share

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/modern-era · 14 pointsr/MorbidReality

I've read his manifesto and some of his other writings. They were published in book form here: https://www.amazon.com/Technological-Slavery-Collected-Kaczynski-k/dp/1932595805

He's probably not crazy. He looked crazy when he was arrested, for sure. And his manifesto sometimes reads like he's unhinged, but that's mostly because he had to use all caps a lot for emphasis because his typewriter didn't have itallics, and so it sounds like he's shouting. But he's actually just extremely anti-technology to the point of violent resistance. Court psychologists had mixed opinions.

u/Trendiggity · 14 pointsr/halifax

Well, there are reasons for that too. Systemic racism is a real thing.

Unfortunately, most people only want to blame someone else for the problem instead of addressing its roots.

If you were ever looking for a good book that touches on the subject without being preachy, you should read Ghettocide. It revolves around South Central LA and a particular murder investigation in the mid-2000s.

We really do not have the same severity of racism in Canada as America does, but it's still a good read.

u/BuckRowdy · 13 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

Have you ever heard of a book called "The Cases That Haunt Us" by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker? It has the most compelling explanation for who Jack the Ripper was that I've ever come across and I've read a good bit on him.

u/tritonconrojosojos · 13 pointsr/serialkillers

"Angel of Darkness" by Dennis McDougal, about Randy Kraft and the other serial killers in the 1970s and very early 1980s in Southern California.
Link: https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Darkness-Story-Heinous-Murder-ebook/dp/B002PXFY42

"Freed to kill", by Gera-Lind Kolarik (Author), Wayne Klatt (Author). A book about Midwestern serial killer Larry Eyler.
https://www.amazon.com/Freed-Kill-Story-Serial-Murderer-ebook/dp/B00USC6V8K/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1536896023&sr=1-1&keywords=freed+to+kill

"Bluebeard" by Valerie Odgen, a book about Gilles De Rais.
https://www.amazon.com/Bluebeard-Valerie-Ogden-ebook/dp/B07H9KKXSY/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1536896221&sr=1-4&keywords=Bluebeard

The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr.
Link: https://www.amazon.com/Killer-Little-Shepherds-Forensic-Science-ebook/dp/B003F3PMK2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1536895941&sr=1-1&keywords=killer+of+little+shepherds

The man with the candy, by Jack Olsen.
https://www.amazon.com/Man-Candy-Jack-Olsen/dp/0743212835

"Deranged" by Harold Schechter, about Albert Fish.
https://www.amazon.com/Deranged-Shocking-Americas-Fiendish-Killer/dp/0671025457/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JHBKDXB0BVQEGP8KN1A2

"Killer Clown: the John Wayne Gacy murders" by Terry Sullivan.
https://www.amazon.com/Killer-Clown-John-Wayne-Murders-ebook/dp/B00BPVV2T6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1536896171&sr=1-1&keywords=killer+clown+Gacy

"The Want-Ad killer" by Ann Rule.
https://www.amazon.com/Want-Ad-Killer-True-Crime/dp/0451166884/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1536896281&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=want+ad+killer

"Lust Killer" by Ann Rule about Jerry Brudos.
https://www.amazon.com/Lust-Killer-Updated-Ann-Rule/dp/0451166876/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536896309&sr=1-2&keywords=lust+killer+Ann+Rule

"Monsters of Weimar: The Stories of Fritz Haarmann and Peter Kurten" by Theodor Lessing / Karl Berg / George God.
Link: https://www.amazon.com/Monsters-Weimar-Stories-Haarmann-Kurten/dp/1897743106/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536896338&sr=1-1&keywords=monsters+of+weimar

"Strangers On The Street - Serial homicide in South Africa" by Micki Pistorius.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Strangers-Street-Serial-homicide-Africa-ebook/dp/B06XDPS3DL/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536896393&sr=1-1&keywords=strangers+on+the+street+South+Africa

"Gruesome: The crimes and criminals that shook South Africa" by De Wet Potgieter.
Link: https://www.amazon.com/Gruesome-crimes-criminals-shook-Africa-ebook/dp/B015JFIQH4/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536896451&sr=1-8&keywords=south+Africa+crime+ebook

"Profiling Serial Killers: And other crimes in South Africa" by Micki Pistouris.
https://www.amazon.com/Profiling-Serial-Killers-crimes-Africa-ebook/dp/B06XDCNQGR/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536896451&sr=1-6&keywords=south+Africa+crime+ebook

"Murder in Tamden: when two people kill." by Paul Wilson.
Link: https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Tandem-Paul-Wilson/dp/0732267730

"Australia's serial killers: Never to be released." by Paul B. Kidd.
Link: https://www.amazon.com/Australias-Serial-Killers-Never-Released/dp/1743532253/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536896675&sr=1-13

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/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/Happy_Camper_Of_Doom · 11 pointsr/Conservative

The facts are irrelevant, what was necessary for the narrative was what mattered.

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Matt-Hidden-Matthew-Shepard/dp/1586422146

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/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/thetenfootlongscarf2 · 10 pointsr/MorbidReality

The case is covered in this book by John Douglas. I had to read it for a 3000 level Criminalistics course.


He covered the Ramsey case from it's beginning. According to the book (Chapter Six), here are facts:


The body (DOA) was found in the basement (hereafter referred to as F0).

The note was found on the bottom steps of a staircase that lead from the top floor (F2) to the ground floor (F1). It was written on three sheets of white lined legal paper, in all capitals, with a black felt tip pen.


The note was found around 6 A.M. local time.

The police were called around then, and arrived shortly thereafter.

A little after 8 A.M. VISA allowed a credit line of $118, 000 to be approved- the money could be wired to any local bank in order to pay the ransom.


The parent state that the night prior, they left the White's house around 8:30 P.M. local time. They made two stops before returiong home. Jon fell asleep in the car and had to be carried to her bed.

Due to short staff, after the window of communication with the kidnapper (8-10:00 A.M. local time) had closed, there was only one officer left to watch seven civilians.

A around 1:00 P.M. local time, John and Fleet White requested to search the house.

Dective Ardnt gave them permission.


They (John and Fleet) entered the basement (F0) around 1:10 local time. A window leading into the basement was found opened, and a suitcase was underneath.


Sometime between 1:15 and 1:35 local time, the body was discovered in a wine cellar (F0.2)


It is important to note that the detective thought John was responsible for his daughter's death due to personal conjecture.



Here are documents from the case:



Handwriting analysis of P. Ramsey by Tom Miller


Handwriting analysis of P. Ramsey by Cina L. Wong


Handwriting analysis of P. Ramsey by David Liebman


The case was looked at again in 2010


There has been speculation in the legality of the case for years.


Docs from the FBI Vault, p.181-185, search: Jon


Collection of documents from JBR case, '97+


Complete collection of documents in JBR case, '97-'01




EDIT: grammar

u/RadioFreeCascadia · 10 pointsr/ProtectAndServe

If you want a deep dive into the life and work of homicide detectives in particular I can’t recommend enoughJill Leovy’s “Ghettoside” which draws on close to 10 years embedded with the LAPD homicide detectives working South Central.

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/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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/0375725601/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_cxEODb8TW37D3

Here's a write up of the Englewood post office that sits on the site
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/englewood-post-office

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.

http://www.whale.to/b/pedophocracy.html

Perhaps you can listen to these interviews instead...

  • https://archive.org/details/DaveMcGowanCIATheMagicOfLaurelCanyon
  • https://archive.org/details/DavidMcGowanProgrammedToKill_201509

    Dave's website http://centerforaninformedamerica.com/

    "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 Amazon.com reviews to get a sense of a book, and many times get the "highlights" or "cliffs notes" version you mandate. https://www.amazon.com/Programmed-Kill-Politics-Serial-Murder/dp/0595326404

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

Lee Harvey Oswald. There is actually plenty of clear evidence that Oswald was the one responsible, and almost no credible evidence that anyone other than Oswald was responsible or involved. And while there might be a lack of public consensus as to JFK's death, there is an almost completely universal consensus on this point among actual academic historians. If you're interested in separating the pop-culture conspiracy bullshit from actual historical evidence, there are two books I can recommend that will leave you with pretty much zero doubt as to what the evidence suggests: Gerald Posner's Case Closed, and Vincent Bulgosi's Reclaiming History.

u/Hilarious_Haplogroup · 9 pointsr/todayilearned

The hard evidence is for a lone gunman. Also, the conspiracy theories usually don't look closely at Oswald's murder of Officer J.D. Tippit, which is the rosetta stone of the case. http://www.amazon.com/Case-Closed-Gerald-Posner/dp/1400034620/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414167452&sr=1-3&keywords=case+closed

u/emonationalist · 9 pointsr/RightwingLGBT

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>Amazon does, however, continue to sell the following works:
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>Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto — the manifesto of a movement that murdered more than 100 million people, specifically targeting an entire class of people — the bourgeoisie — for destruction; for sale in many editions from the richest capitalist in the world
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>Leon Trotsky’s Terrorism and Communism — a defense of political terrorism
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>Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf  — also available in many editions — which is apparently less threatening to the current world order than my book.
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>The Unabomber’s Manifesto — which does seem to create a moral hazard. Want to get your book published? Start mailing out package bombs. Kill three people and injure 23 others, and your book might also be fit to stock at Amazon.com.
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>Valerie Solanas’ S.C.U.M. Manifesto — S.C.U.M. being an acronym for Society to Cut Up Men. Solanas published her manifesto in 1967. In 1968, she attempted to murder Andy Warhol.
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>The Anarchist’s Cookbook — corrected and updated to make it extra lethal
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>Osama Bin Laden’s Messages to the World mastermind one of history’s greatest terrorist attacks, and you too might be fit to stock at Amazon.com
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>Voice of Hezbollah: The Statements of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah — apparently there’s a whole library of books by Islamist terrorists for sale at Amazon.com
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>Theodor Herzl, The Jewish State — the blueprint of the Zionist movement, which spawned the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine through terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and wars that continue to this day
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>Black Nationalist Manifestos by such writers as Marcus Garvey and Elijah Muhammad
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>Everybody Talks About the Weather . . . We Don’t: The Writings of Ulrike Meinhof
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>Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Guerrilla Warfare
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>Al-Qaida’s Doctrine for Insurgency: Abd al-Aziz al-Muqrin’s “a Practical Course for Guerrilla War”

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u/brufleth · 9 pointsr/politics

Literally what the "black lives matter" movement was started over.

I'd recommend reading Ghettoside. The "just another black male" attitude became horrifyingly prevalent even among their own communities. BLM, despite what people critical of it want you to believe, was just trying to make a point that no, those are people who matter and not just statistics to be dismissed.

u/PirbyKuckett · 8 pointsr/movies

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

u/vemrion · 8 pointsr/news

Yes. I bought the book. It was a well-documented and terrifying read. More terrifying than any horror novel because it's real and written by a former State Senator.

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/FenderBellyBodine · 7 pointsr/todayilearned

The Devil in the White City is a great book http://www.amazon.com/Devil-White-City-Madness-Changed/dp/0375725601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418244016&sr=8-1&keywords=devil+in+the+white+city 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

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0595326404/

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

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

u/PaulReedSmith · 7 pointsr/serialkillers

Have you read Schechter's book, Deranged? If the info you're looking for isn't in there, I can't imagine where it would be.

u/BlxckTxpes · 7 pointsr/MorbidReality

I like seeing photos like this. It’s interesting what you can notice.. too bad the r/crimescenephotos is basically a dead sub.

There is a book that came out I noticed at borders books like 15 years ago I wanted to buy, I found it on amazon Death Scenes: A Homicide Detectives Scrapbook

It’s sort of a fascination, like serial killers want to know what goes through their mind, etc.

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: http://www.amazon.com/The-Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Nebraska/dp/0963215809. 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: https://www.amazon.com/Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Murder-Nebraska/dp/0963215809/ref=nodl_

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/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.

https://www.amazon.com/Everything-didnt-about-Casey-Anthony-ebook/dp/B079WKF7J8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535916087&sr=1-1&keywords=SK+Patton

u/BoobieBoobieButtButt · 6 pointsr/todayilearned

Helter Skelter has been strongly called into question in recent years. While Manson was for sure nuts, so was the prosecutor Bugliosi. The dude just made shit up and lied and concealed facts to present a tighter narrative and get himself fame with such a big wild case.

This book sheds a lot of light on the real complexity of the Manson case, and makes it pretty clear that the Helter Skelter motive was basically whole cloth nonsense made up by the prosecutor.

https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Charles-Manson-History-Sixties/dp/0316477559

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/VanceFerguson · 6 pointsr/myfavoritemurder

"Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann. Without revealing much, it's about crimes committed on a Native American reservation, but the second title of the book, "The Osage Murders and The Birth of the FBI" should help entice readers.

Edit: spelling

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/BatmanPlayingMetal · 6 pointsr/EARONS

This was touch DNA. Meaning it was a tiny trace amount. It could have even come from the person who packaged the underwear.

It was the Ramsey family who covered up another family member. The intruder hypothesis was dismantled by Kolar in his book Foreign Faction step by step.

There was a spiderweb across the broken window they said the intruder gained access to. It is the police crime scene video.

Their sons prints were all over the bowl of pineapple yet neither of the parents claimed to have given her pineapple. Pineapple was in the autopsy report.

Whoever wrote the note and made the meal put everything back in the exact same place it was taken from. Note was done using a pad from the home.

Kolar explains this all step by step.

Moral of the story, don't tell your wife your Christmas bonus when she is writing the ransom note.

As a bonus you should watch the parents denying Patsy's handwriting in their family photo album with captions on what each photo is about. They claim they don't know who wrote in their own family photo album. That a stranger could have done it. The clip is 30 min long and you can see them deny it in this deposition at around 9 minutes 30 seconds. It sort of makes you cringe.

u/holdnofear · 5 pointsr/serialkillers

Chaos : Charles Manson, The CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties has just come out this year and confirmed absolutely that the Helter Skelter motive was a lie. Tom O'neill has done some amazing research and genuinely delivered on publishing information not before seen. https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Charles-Manson-History-Sixties/dp/0316477559

Another enlightening read on a much misrepresented case is The Life and Time of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn whose extensive research also proved that much of what is 'known' about Manson was not true https://www.amazon.com/Manson-Life-Times-Charles/dp/1451645171

The Family by Ed Sanders is also considered by many to be an alternative to Helter Skelter and essential reading on the Manson case https://www.amazon.com/Family-Ed-Sanders/dp/1560253967

The prison biography of Tex Watson who actually committed the murders is available to read free online https://www.aboundinglove.org/main/images/bookPDFs/Will_You_Die_For_Mesmall.pdf

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/bearable_lightness · 5 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

For a compelling historical murder mystery, I highly recommend Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Available on Audible here. Slate review here.

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Programmed-Kill-Politics-Serial-Murder/dp/0595326404/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411384184&sr=1-3&keywords=dave+mcgowan

u/HereComesBadNews · 5 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

You might like The Cases That Haunt Us, by John Douglas. I read it a while ago and found it interesting, especially the section on JBR--he's one of the only experts I've found who honestly believes the parents didn't kill her.

u/Lugos · 5 pointsr/booksuggestions

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is non-fiction, but parts are written in a fiction-esque manner based on interviews with both witnesses and the murderers themselves to flush out some detail. It gets into the mindset of the murders, why they did it, what kind of people they were, etc. and is considered a classic.

I hope that helps.

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.

https://www.amazon.com/American-Sour-Beers-Michael-Tonsmeire/dp/1938469119

https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Brews-Beyond-Influence-Brewers/dp/0937381861

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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO), but I digress.

https://www.amazon.com/Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Murder-Nebraska/dp/0963215809
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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_DeCamp#Franklin_cover-up). 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.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Nebraska/dp/0963215809/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332401890&sr=1-2

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.
http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/57202

u/AdequateSizeAttache · 5 pointsr/JonBenetRamsey

>I'm not sure why it's such a problem for me or anyone to have an opinion like this.

It's not a problem but also realize that you're holding a position, it's not an opinion like "strawberry ice cream is the best ice cream flavor". I disagree that it's pointless to "argue" about things that are "only theories". This isn't a philosophy class, it's a murder case with real-life evidence. Even if all we can do is speculate with limited evidence, one still has to use verifiable information and evidence and reason to uphold one's position.

>Know anymore good books dealing with this?

Schiller's book, Steve Thomas's book, Kolar's book are essential reads.

The latter two worked officially on the case and had access to the full spectrum of evidence, unlike Douglas who was hired privately by the Ramseys and was given cherry-picked evidence by their attorneys.


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u/SpooksGTFO · 4 pointsr/ChapoTrapHouse

broke: Manson was a hippy

woke: Manson was a nazi

bespoke: Manson was GLADIO

u/leftistpatriot · 4 pointsr/conspiracy

Tom O'Neill's newly-released book Chaos: Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the 1960s also reveals new documents O'Neill dug up about previously-denied MK-ULTRA correspondence & cooperation between Sidney Gottlieb & Louis Jolyon West.

That's two major landmark books about MK Ultra in the past 3 months. Probably the top 2 books about the subject. Coincidence?

Thanks for the heads-up on the Kinzer book; gotta wonder what Kinzer thinks of being scooped by O'Neill.

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/DoYouWantAnts · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

The Devil in the White City - by Erik Larson. Story of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, and a serial killer who was preying on the influx of visitors.

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/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":

https://archive.org/stream/DavidMcGowanProgrammedToKill_201603/David-McGowan-Programmed-to-Kill_djvu.txt

https://www.amazon.com/Programmed-Kill-Politics-Serial-Murder/dp/0595326404

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.

http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/15r2j4/til_that_a_woman_hired_by_dyncorp_to_crackdown_on/

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/08/wikileaks-reveals-that-mi_n_793816.html

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

http://www.amazon.com/The-Whistleblower-Trafficking-Military-Contractors/dp/B005CDUBC2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1331445269&sr=8-4

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

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x6249748

1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5OJPeHCmhA

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU-k-tfiPfs

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/02/06/15709461.php

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPb-PN9F2Pc

Charges refiled against former Pittsburgh cop accused of running prostitution ring

http://triblive.com/news/2222380-74/johns-police-criminal-charges-pittsburgh-prostitution-allegheny-charged-counts-county#axzz2Qc0wAaBg

Former TSA employee fined $500 for running prostitution ring

Man confronted by police in Silver Spring hotel in February

http://www.gazette.net/article/20120611/NEWS/706119952/1007/former-tsa-employee-fined-500-for-running-prostitution-ring&template=gazette

School board member convicted of running prostitution ring in California

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/08/16904911-school-board-member-convicted-of-running-prostitution-ring-in-california?lite

FBI dad’s spyware experiment accidentally exposes pedophile principal

http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/146xzt/fbi_dads_spyware_experiment_accidentally_exposes/

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWrrBceuP4

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

http://www.amazon.com/The-Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Nebraska/dp/0963215809/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366098964&sr=8-1&keywords=franklin+coverup

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/23/pentagon-child-porn-scand_n_656839.html

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/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?

http://www.spiegel.de/international/a-party-under-fire-a-scandal-scarred-gop-asks-what-next-a-502653.html

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/nyregion/10cnd-spitzer.html

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2008-04-11/opinions/36798466_1_deborah-jeane-palfrey-prosecutors-shock-and-awe

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/mike-horner-sex-prostitution-scandal_n_1910647.html

Another One: Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution Ring

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4452917&page=1#.UW0JY0pcnn4

‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/comfort-women-controversy-comes-to-new-york/

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

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/sex-scandal-rocks-vatican-papal-usher-chorister-linked-gay-prostitution-ring-article-1.172149

BBC News - Catholic Church loses child abuse liability appeal

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/wfq5e/bbc_news_catholic_church_loses_child_abuse/

Ireland admits involvement in Catholic laundry slavery

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57567706/ireland-admits-involvement-in-catholic-laundry-slavery/

Cover-up claims revive sex scandal

Belgian establishment accused of closing ranks to block investigation

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/1999/apr/21/stephenbates

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

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/16/news/16iht-brussels.2.t.html?pagewanted=all

Portugal's elite linked to paedophile ring

Abuse was reportedly going on at Lisbon orphanage for 20 years

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/nov/27/childprotection.uk



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."



http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/30/FBI-Ran-Pedophile-Ring-to-Nab-Pedophiles

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):

https://isgp-studies.com/belgian-x-dossiers-of-the-dutroux-affair

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

http://whale.to/b/pedophocracy.html

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/bbsittrr · 4 pointsr/JonBenetRamsey

Madame, it is on Kindle Unlimited in USA:

https://www.amazon.com/Foreign-Faction-Really-Kidnapped-JonBenet/dp/098476321X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=james+kolar&qid=1574910037&sr=8-1

> Get the free trial, grab the book

Note: I suspect Ms. Vanessa Clark Love may be Lin Wood in disguise! She is VERY clever!

u/wowzers4242 · 4 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

empiricism implies that we cannot trust our brains. it eventually leads to reductionism (IMO) which implies everything can be (objectively) be boiled down to numbers as a final truth. its a very toxic and very new idea. when numbers become truth it has no other option but to turn society away from God (an atheist society is weak and foundationless) if you are really interested more about my viewpoints on this heres some reading that explains some of it better than i ever could:

https://www.amazon.com/Metaphysical-Foundations-Modern-Science/dp/0486425517


https://www.amazon.com/Technological-Society-Jacques-Ellul/dp/0394703901

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Superstition-Refutation-New-Atheism/dp/1587314525

https://www.amazon.com/Libido-Dominandi-Liberation-Political-Control/dp/1587314657 (this one is slightly less relevant but does go into how often empirical science's end goal is looking at humans as machines and how that is dehumanizing and controlling)

https://www.amazon.com/Revolt-Against-Modern-World-Julius/dp/089281506X

https://www.amazon.com/Technological-Slavery-Collected-Kaczynski-k/dp/1932595805/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=11DZHECERPHPBMFXWJKR

u/strychnineman · 4 pointsr/books

HERE (PDF)

Link is found on the author's (Gary Greenberg's) website.

Ted K. did not write a "memoir" himself. According to Greenberg; "In the Kingdom of the Unabomber is my account of my attempt to break into the writing racket by making friends with Ted Kaczynski."

If you mean Ted K's own "unabomber" writings (the manifesto), they are HERE

EDIT: he/him clarity

u/0hfuck · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • Going to Scotland to hang out with /u/wee-pixie and /u/P0rtable_Panda :)

  • I'm going to stay with those two awful mean people :P We will do whatever fun things we can there and maybe see Anda and some other people. Also drink. A lot. Right, y'all?

  • I'll bring this for the flight!

  • And I'll bring /u/ChiefMcClane of course- as long as he wants to come with. :)

  • Fun thing is, I'm actually going to do this!
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/0393322238/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KDXOBb61K15Z5

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

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.
https://www.amazon.com/Programmed-Kill-Politics-Serial-Murder/dp/0595326404

u/roguewhisker · 3 pointsr/JonBenet

John Douglas's The Cases that Haunt Us has a chapter devoted to it.

u/PAHoarderHelp · 3 pointsr/JonBenetRamsey

> It doesn't matter whether Mary Lacy believed him or not.

Team Ramsey hired him.

I recently read the JBR chapter in his book

https://www.amazon.com/Cases-That-Haunt-Us/dp/0671017063

The Cases that Haunt Us.

I like John Douglas a lot, but this was written in about 2000 or so, and he makes some "deductions" based on his experience that turn out to be erroneous in retrospect.

As I recall, one was "strangulation before head injury", and I am pretty sure forensic scientists have determined it was head injury, then strangulation as coupe de gras. He made some assumptions based on his presumed sequence that I do not think fit.

>Edit: It was mentioned they put up a reward,

I think the reward kind of faded away many years ago?

u/Uberg33k · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Before you tackle a sour, read this book http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Brews-Culture-Craftsmanship-Tradition/dp/0937381861

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/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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/0963215809/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ixbCCb479762J 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'
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/485529/Special-Branch-funded-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-says-Home-Office-whistleblower[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
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10947561/More-than-10-politicians-on-list-held-by-police-investigating-Westminster-paedophile-ring.html[2]

Nearly everyone on UK paedophile ring list is a Freemason says abuse victim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m-5BUNXfNU[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”
http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/2akwze/margaret_thatcher_personally_covered_up_child/[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
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/08/children-homes-supply-line-paedophiles-lord-warner[5]

Westminster paedophile ring allegations: timeline
Here are the key events in the claims around an alleged VIP paedophile ring in Westminster
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10950127/Westminster-paedophile-ring-allegations-timeline.html[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.
http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/2g3ch2/canadian_sex_worker_kicked_out_of_senate_hearings/[7]

Jehovah's Witnesses destroyed documents showing child abuse allegations, court told in cover-up case
http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/29f9wp/jehovahs_witnesses_destroyed_documents_showing/[8]

Salvation Army 'rented out' boys at Sydney children’s home in Sydney to paedophiles
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10606458/Salvation-Army-rented-out-boys-at-Sydney-childrens-home-in-Sydney-to-paedophiles.html[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.
http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/15r2j4/til_that_a_woman_hired_by_dyncorp_to_crackdown_on/[10]

WikiLeaks Reveals That Military Contractors Have Not Lost Their Taste For Child Prostitutes
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/08/wikileaks-reveals-that-mi_n_793816.html[11]

The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice
http://www.amazon.com/The-Whistleblower-Trafficking-Military-Contractors/dp/B005CDUBC2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1331445269&sr=8-4[12]

Sounds like Blackwater founder Erik Prince was operating a child prostitution service in Iraq
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x6249748[13]

1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5OJPeHCmhA[14]

1989 #2 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU-k-tfiPfs[15]

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/02/06/15709461.php[16]

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPb-PN9F2Pc[17]

Charges refiled against former Pittsburgh cop accused of running prostitution ring
http://triblive.com/news/2222380-74/johns-police-criminal-charges-pittsburgh-prostitution-allegheny-charged-counts-county#axzz2Qc0wAaBg[18]

Former TSA employee fined $500 for running prostitution ring
Man confronted by police in Silver Spring hotel in February
http://www.gazette.net/article/20120611/NEWS/706119952/1007/former-tsa-employee-fined-500-for-running-prostitution-ring&template=gazette[19]

School board member convicted of running prostitution ring in California
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/08/16904911-school-board-member-convicted-of-running-prostitution-ring-in-california?lite[20]

FBI dad’s spyware experiment accidentally exposes pedophile principal
http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/146xzt/fbi_dads_spyware_experiment_accidentally_exposes/[21]

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWrrBceuP4[22]

The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska
http://www.amazon.com/The-Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Nebraska/dp/0963215809/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366098964&sr=8-1&keywords=franklin+coverup[23]

Pentagon Child Porn Scandal: Security Agencies Were Left At Risk, Investigators Say
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/23/pentagon-child-porn-scand_n_656839.html[24]

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/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?
http://www.spiegel.de/international/a-party-under-fire-a-scandal-scarred-gop-asks-what-next-a-502653.html[26]

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/nyregion/10cnd-spitzer.html[27]

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2008-04-11/opinions/36798466_1_deborah-jeane-palfrey-prosecutors-shock-and-awe[28]

Mike Horner Prostitution Scandal: GOP State Rep. Resigns After Name Reportedly Surfaces On Client List
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/mike-horner-sex-prostitution-scandal_n_1910647.html[29]

Another One: Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution Ring
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4452917&page=1#.UW0JY0pcnn4[30]

‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/comfort-women-controversy-comes-to-new-york/[31]

Pope Francis: 'About 2%' of Catholic clergy paedophiles
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28282050[32]

Pope begs forgiveness for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church sexual abuse
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/07/us-pope-abuse-idUSKBN0FC15J20140707[33]

Vatican arrests former archbishop on paedophilia charges
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/23/us-vaitican-abuse-arrest-idUSKCN0HI28T20140923[34]

Sex scandal rocks Vatican: Papal usher, chorister linked to gay prostitution ring
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/sex-scandal-rocks-vatican-papal-usher-chorister-linked-gay-prostitution-ring-article-1.172149[35]

BBC News - Catholic Church loses child abuse liability appeal
http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/wfq5e/bbc_news_catholic_church_loses_child_abuse/[36]

Ireland admits involvement in Catholic laundry slavery
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57567706/ireland-admits-involvement-in-catholic-laundry-slavery/[37]

Cover-up claims revive sex scandal
Belgian establishment accused of closing ranks to block investigation
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/1999/apr/21/stephenbates[38]

Belgium Pedophilia Scandal /Did Authorities Cover Up Its Scope?: Book Revives Fear of Grand Conspiracy
http://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/16/news/16iht-brussels.2.t.html?pagewanted=all[39]

Portugal's elite linked to paedophile ring
Abuse was reportedly going on at Lisbon orphanage for 20 years
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/nov/27/childprotection.uk[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."
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/30/FBI-Ran-Pedophile-Ring-to-Nab-Pedophiles[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.
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-boy-scouts-files-20120916,0,1641796.story#axzz2xIsUM5rH[42]

Child Sex Case Adds Outrage To Scandals Rocking Belgium
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-10-27/news/9610270253_1_marc-dutroux-minister-willy-claes-jean-marc-connerotte[43]

Theme park employees caught in child porn arrests
http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/14/us/theme-park-employees-child-sex-stings/[44]

Former acting HHS cybersecurity director convicted on child porn charges
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/26/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.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-24944358[46]

Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Arrested on Child Porn Charges
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Los-Angeles-Deputy-City-Attorney-arrested-on-child-porn-charges-the-City-Attorneys-Office-said-274174791.html

u/three_4 · 3 pointsr/Bad_Cop_No_Donut

https://www.amazon.com/Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Murder-Nebraska/dp/0963215809

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/schoolpaddled · 3 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

Recommend “I heard you paint houses”

https://www.amazon.com/Heard-You-Paint-Houses-Irishman/dp/1586422383

Serial killer/hit man for Jimmy Hoffa.

u/ivquatch · 3 pointsr/politics

> The answer is not more gun control, it is broad social reform that actually improves quality of life in a general sense.

You nailed it. It seems likely that these rampage-killings are acts of desperation in response to various forms of oppression/social repression. Eventually, it becomes so overwhelming that people snap. Have you by any chance read, Going Postal?

>The butchery carried out by the capitalist class is the most unfettered in states like my own (Alabama)

I suppose what happened to Jefferson County is probably the worst example of this exploitation.

u/kimmature · 3 pointsr/books

Non-fiction. A lot of people seem to discount anything that's not fiction, on the grounds that it will be boring, 'hard', or extraneous to their lives. What's I've found is that I'll often pick up a book because I'm interested in a particular topic, and 'new' non-fiction often takes you into many other related topics, how they've influenced/been a symbol of that society, etc.

A few of the books that really stick in my mind are

The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America. I'd originally picked it up because I've got an interest in serial killers (yeah, I know), but all of the information about engineering, the history of the World's Fair, Chicago etc. was just fascinating.

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. It's supposedly about Prohibition, but it says a lot more about the political/religious climate of the U.S. from the mid-1800s on, ties prohibition in with women's rights, churches, gangsters etc. And it's a great read.

Pretty much anything by Jon Krakauer. A lot of his books are about 'individualism vs. society', but they cover a lot of ground. Into Thin Air is one of the best extreme sports books I've ever read, Into the Wild is incredibly sad, Under the Banner of Heaven was a very interesting look at Mormon-related culture, etc.

At Home: A Short History of Private Life is just interesting, accessible reading, that touches on everything from why we have closets to when the desire for privacy influenced house design.

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement is ostensibly about a splinter fundamentalist group that started in the U.S., but eventually ends up touching on everything from PACs, to racism, education styles, women's rights, how Catholic/Protestant/Jewish/Islamic fundamentalists are coming to an accord on some fairly major issues, and how that's likely to play out.

And because I'm a Tudor history nut, Henry VIII: the King and his Court, and The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen were both very interesting, and go well beyond the standard royal biography. I think that it's pretty awesome that so much new information and scholarship is turning up around facts that we've 'known' for centuries.

Pretty much anything by Nathaniel Philbrick or David McCullough.

Non-fiction is just great, especially right now. I think that we're in a bit of in a Golden Age of non-fiction right now, as there's a demand for it, and authors are making it more accessible and interesting than ever.

u/mistral7 · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Devil In The White City by Erik Larson

"In The Devil in the White City, the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before.

Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his “World’s Fair Hotel” just west of the fairgrounds—a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium.

Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake.

The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. Erik Larson’s gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both."

u/BklynMoonshiner · 2 pointsr/MindHunter

I'd look into Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the 60s. New book by Tom O'Neill and the show seems to be nodding toward it in the ep 5 interview with Manson.

u/Skytopper · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

" Author and investigator Tom O’Neill has shed uncomfortable light on the Tenerelli case in a chapter of his new book “Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties” – a 550-page profound dive, 20 years in the making, into the plethora of inconsistencies and glaring holes punctuating the formal Manson narratives to date "

u/kybe333 · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

Actually there was an interview on NPR last week that i remember, someone wrote a book, CIA and Charles Manson or something similar, saying he had a close relationship with I think CIA or FBI, who were doing research on psychedelics and their influence on mind control / mkultra. It makes a connection that the tactics he used on his followers were identical to the tactics of mkultra.

EDIT: Here's the book. "Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties"

https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Charles-Manson-History-Sixties/dp/0316477559

u/Qasef-K2 · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

For the background of these experiments see:

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Charles-Manson-History-Sixties/dp/0316477559

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.

Edit: Formatting

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: https://www.amazon.com/Devil-White-City-Madness-Changed/dp/0375725601

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] (https://www.amazon.com/Fiddler-Subway-World-Class-Violinist-Performances/dp/1439181594/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505310496&sr=1-1&keywords=gene+weingarten) (I do my best to read everything he writes)

[Sarah Vowell's books] (https://www.amazon.com/Sarah-Vowell/e/B001ILFO7E/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1505310914&sr=1-2-ent)

some of [Joel Achenbach's books] (https://www.amazon.com/Joel-Achenbach/e/B001HMTVXC/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1505310626&sr=1-2-ent), including 'Why Things Are'

not collections, but so good

[The Boys in the Boat] (https://www.amazon.com/Boys-Boat-Americans-Berlin-Olympics/dp/0143125478)

[Seabiscuit] (https://www.amazon.com/Seabiscuit-American-Legend-Ballantine-Readers/dp/0449005615/ref=pd_sim_14_14?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0449005615&pd_rd_r=4P2YTBS454KVBDDS78NP&pd_rd_w=YohLc&pd_rd_wg=g6ySs&psc=1&refRID=4P2YTBS454KVBDDS78NP)

[Tracy Kidder's books] (https://www.amazon.com/Tracy-Kidder/e/B000AQ8T3E)

[Being Mortal] (https://www.amazon.com/Being-Mortal-Medicine-What-Matters/dp/1250076226/ref=la_B00458K698_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505310411&sr=1-1)

And so many more - I just listened to Erik Larson's [The Devil in the White City] (https://www.amazon.com/Devil-White-City-Madness-Changed/dp/0375725601)...



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".......http://www.amazon.com/The-Devil-White-City-Madness/dp/0375725601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341154254&sr=8-1&keywords=devil+in+the+white+city

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Devil-White-City-Madness-Changed/dp/0375725601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247019336&sr=8-1

u/andrewcooke · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

i was just reading a review in (an old issue of) the lrb about the early days of the fbi and the murders of osage indians - it's called killers of the flower moon.

u/arbivark · 2 pointsr/illegallifeprotips2

interesting, the fbi rose to power in part from their investigation of serial killings of the osage indians. https://www.amazon.com/Killers-Flower-Moon-Osage-Murders/dp/0385534248

u/librariowan · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

A new one that has been getting a lot of positive feedback is Killers of the Flower Moon. It is part true crime, part history of the FBI.

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/47544a52574e · 2 pointsr/news

https://www.amazon.com/Gideons-Spies-Secret-History-Mossad/dp/0312539010

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.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1561712493/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481941704&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=cia+bush+clintons

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.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/review/0595326404/R2Q4ATKL3OCDCQ/ref=cm_cr_dp_mb_rvw_1?ie=UTF8&cursor=1

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

http://www.amazon.com/Programmed-Kill-Politics-Serial-Murder/dp/0595326404

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/faithfury · 2 pointsr/serialkillers

I own two that I think are really good in the sense that they're really useful in examining the case, but I'm not sure if that's the 'good' you're looking for in terms of vacation reading!

If you want something entertaining, but isn't overly long and dry, you might pick up a book called 'The Cases That Haunt Us' by the "real life" Jack Crawford, John Douglas. That book has overviews of several different famous, unsolved cases, including an interesting section about The Ripper (link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Cases-That-Haunt-Us/dp/0671017063). This one is probably the best vacation reading sort of book.

If you don't mind something dry &amp; academic, I like 'The Ultimate Jack The Ripper Companion' by Stuart Evans &amp; Keith Skinner (link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Ultimate-Jack-Ripper-Companion/dp/0786707682). It's the only contemporary source material encyclopedia that I know of.

Finally, there's a book that sort of marries these two types called 'Complete History of Jack the Ripper', but Philip Sugden (link: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-History-Ripper-Philip-Sugden/dp/1841193976). Like the one above, this one is pretty long, but is written in a more accessible way.

If you have a tablet or other mobile device that you're bringing with you, you can always enjoy my favorite Ripper website, http://casebook.org/

u/Squirrel_Chaser_ · 2 pointsr/serialkillers

Agreed. Here is a link to the book. I have read many SK books and this one has always stayed with me. Also, 2nd I would recommend this one of Albert Fish. Crazy all this guy became and did in his old age.

u/TheHoundsOFLove · 2 pointsr/indieheads

What's crazy is that there's unreleased info/interviews with him that got "destroyed"/classified or whatever because it was considered so terrible. I read this book about him which was pretty good.

u/fc_w00t · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

the only suggestion i have is "In Cold Blood" by Capote. it's non-fiction. his use of descriptive language, i feel, is unparalleled.

although not on your roster, i would also vouch for 1984. everyone should read it at least once in their life. it will give you a new perspective on things, particularly present day issues.

edit:

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

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Blood-Truman-Capote/dp/0679745580/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1376609328&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=in+cold+blood

u/gen3ration · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Try In Cold Blood from Truman Capote. It’s nonfiction, but reads like a fiction novel (and this is coming from someone who prefers fiction). Very detailed - Capote spent a lot of time researching.

Without giving much away, I will tell you that it meets your criteria of a murder mystery set in a small town. It is set in the early ‘60s. The only differences from what you wanted is that the murder happens in Kansas, and it’s not your typical mystery because you learn very quickly who (most likely) did it - but not how and why. And there’s still some doubt about who exactly did it.

It’s a bit hard to get into at first, but trust me, it’s well-worth the read.

u/spookybeth · 2 pointsr/Gore

From this book? I used to own a copy until someone stole it =/

u/Oneirocrite · 2 pointsr/HistoryPorn

Here's a book of crime scene photos from the 1920's to the 1950's, not a bad read but some of the pictures are very graphic.

u/OwgleBerry · 2 pointsr/TrueCrime

If you like those pictures, the ones in here will blow you away:

Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook https://www.amazon.com/dp/0922915296/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_qQRGzbPKR1YZ0

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4-ethylguaiacol
4-ethyl phenol gives the barnyard and horsey aroma.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4-ethylphenol

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.
http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Brews-Culture-Craftsmanship-Tradition/dp/0937381861&quot;





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

http://www.aroxa.com/cider/cider-flavour-standard/4-ethyl-phenol/

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

MP3 http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/68122
&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: http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-318-kidding-around-child-molestation-and-pedophilia-in-the-gop/

Book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Nebraska/dp/0963215809/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1404875875&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=decamp

u/sciencebeforegod · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

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

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBSIDQt5Dwc

there's also this book by Senator John DeCamp https://www.amazon.com/Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Murder-Nebraska/dp/0963215809

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: https://www.amazon.com/Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Murder-Nebraska/dp/0963215809/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=the+franklin+cover+up&amp;amp;qid=1559126530&amp;amp;s=gateway&amp;amp;sprefix=the+frank&amp;amp;sr=8-1

Edit again: Here’s a freebie that’ll make a certain psycho juice balls: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y3LANOU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_4lM7CbQCTE580

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.

http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/15r2j4/til_that_a_woman_hired_by_dyncorp_to_crackdown_on/

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/08/wikileaks-reveals-that-mi_n_793816.html

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

http://www.amazon.com/The-Whistleblower-Trafficking-Military-Contractors/dp/B005CDUBC2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1331445269&amp;amp;sr=8-4

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

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&amp;amp;address=389x6249748

1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5OJPeHCmhA

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU-k-tfiPfs

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/02/06/15709461.php

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPb-PN9F2Pc

Charges refiled against former Pittsburgh cop accused of running prostitution ring

http://triblive.com/news/2222380-74/johns-police-criminal-charges-pittsburgh-prostitution-allegheny-charged-counts-county#axzz2Qc0wAaBg

Former TSA employee fined $500 for running prostitution ring

Man confronted by police in Silver Spring hotel in February

http://www.gazette.net/article/20120611/NEWS/706119952/1007/former-tsa-employee-fined-500-for-running-prostitution-ring&amp;amp;template=gazette

School board member convicted of running prostitution ring in California

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/08/16904911-school-board-member-convicted-of-running-prostitution-ring-in-california?lite

FBI dad’s spyware experiment accidentally exposes pedophile principal

http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/146xzt/fbi_dads_spyware_experiment_accidentally_exposes/

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWrrBceuP4

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

http://www.amazon.com/The-Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Nebraska/dp/0963215809/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/23/pentagon-child-porn-scand_n_656839.html

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/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?

http://www.spiegel.de/international/a-party-under-fire-a-scandal-scarred-gop-asks-what-next-a-502653.html

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/nyregion/10cnd-spitzer.html

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2008-04-11/opinions/36798466_1_deborah-jeane-palfrey-prosecutors-shock-and-awe

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/mike-horner-sex-prostitution-scandal_n_1910647.html

Another One: Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution Ring

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4452917&amp;amp;page=1#.UW0JY0pcnn4

‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/comfort-women-controversy-comes-to-new-york/

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

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/sex-scandal-rocks-vatican-papal-usher-chorister-linked-gay-prostitution-ring-article-1.172149

BBC News - Catholic Church loses child abuse liability appeal

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/wfq5e/bbc_news_catholic_church_loses_child_abuse/

Ireland admits involvement in Catholic laundry slavery

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57567706/ireland-admits-involvement-in-catholic-laundry-slavery/

Cover-up claims revive sex scandal

Belgian establishment accused of closing ranks to block investigation

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/1999/apr/21/stephenbates

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

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/16/news/16iht-brussels.2.t.html?pagewanted=all

Portugal's elite linked to paedophile ring

Abuse was reportedly going on at Lisbon orphanage for 20 years

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/nov/27/childprotection.uk

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."

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/30/FBI-Ran-Pedophile-Ring-to-Nab-Pedophiles

u/d-bone01 · 2 pointsr/TrueDetective

Turns out it was Nebraska;

book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Nebraska/dp/0963215809

wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_child_prostitution_ring_allegations

bbc documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtstlx96s8M


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/circlepantsspongejoe · 2 pointsr/Documentaries

There are at least two quite convincing books that point to the Ramsey's as being involved in Jonbenet's death.

Steve Thomas

Jim Kolar

Here is an old news link about the grand jury voting to indict.

Here is a wiki thing about the case I dont know how accurate it is.

u/baddums · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I still have all my books from that class, and it was a decade ago! Keep in mind that many are rather dry because they're from a historical detail standpoint versus something Dan Brown would write (but the professor was just amazing and made it so interesting).

The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies

Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK. We did a bit of critiquing of the author here as well.

Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture. Looks like there's a newer edition that has 9/11, but this one covered conspiracies

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

As far as what I'd recommend, the first two are probably the most engaging, especially the JFK one. I also enjoyed the third one, mostly because it had a little bit about everything, including a conspiracy about Fox Mulder from X-Files and I love that show haha

u/crjohn0 · 2 pointsr/billsimmons

Loved how one of the guys brought up the Posner book. That did it for me as well. Hits every major theory head on and goes into great historical detail.

https://www.amazon.com/Case-Closed-Harvey-Oswald-Assassination/dp/1400034620

u/mnemosyne-0002 · 2 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Archives for the links in comments:

u/somercet · 2 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Communists are invested in the idea of violent revolution, so yes.

u/magicmerlion · 2 pointsr/gaybros

Here's an article by The Guardian, and a book written on the subject.

Wikipedia has this to say about the book:

&gt; Many commentators have criticized Jimenez's views on the attack as being sensational and misleading; those views were shared by gay advocacy organizations and cultural critics.[43][44][45][46][39] Some commentators, however, have spoken up to defend it.[47] Some police who were involved in the investigation have criticized Jimenez' conclusions,[48][49] while other police said that there was evidence that drugs were at least one factor that led to the murder.[10]

There's arguments both ways.

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 &amp; Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa https://www.amazon.com/dp/1586422383/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_s2aGDbTFMJHGM), 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/PatricioBateman · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

there was recently a well publicized paper that touched on some of this, about how cutting taxes for the wealthy and cutting social programs shifts cost to more need for police patrols etc, there was even a term used I think, not "defense spending" but something along those lines that refereed to this extra "protection" spending needed to control the masses -- you don't happen to know the paper? why is it so hard to understand that when people don't have certain basic needs it will always manifest itself in some way.

I want to read this -- although the author who runs http://exiledonline.com/ is sometimes too left for even me I think it would be a good read.

u/bukvich · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

The last time I looked for Kazcynski's books on amazon there was nothing. Now there is a title:

Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. "The Unabomber"

The cover is a cutaway of a box bomb photo. I wonder if anybody would get alarmed if you pulled that out and started reading the thing on the airplane or on the other side of the security check-in at the airport.

The Alston Chase book is really good and there were long excerpts published in the Atlantic which you can see online. The part I will never forget is he went to a shrink when he was at U. Michigan and told the shrink he wanted to sex-change because:

&gt; "only by becoming a woman could he hope to touch one".

p 305 on my copy

Ouch

u/psimagus · 2 pointsr/collapse

Absolutely this. Spot on.

&gt; Use TOR or something to read it.

Oh, just read it on the Washington Post website. Do you really think swat teams will descend on you if don't anonymise your access? (and do you really think TOR will keep you safe if they seriously want to know what you're up to anyway?)

Or you can buy it on Amazon, and get several other excellent works in the same volume.

His violent methods were deluded and inexcusable (not least because they were always doomed to fail, and his targets were pointlessly random,) but his analysis is some of the most insightful I have ever read. Everyone should read him as part of a balanced political education, whether they ultimately choose to agree with him or not.

Because that is how we learn to use our brains (not by the thought-free yammering of politically correct slogans like too many of the left engage in.)

I know the ideas of balance, challenging one's own viewpoints and reading anything originating outside the progressive bubble are anathema to the leftards who've been running the asylum lately, but that is exactly the problem. And it's completely unhinged and infantilised our society over the course of the last several generations.

There's no coming back from this I'm afraid - the damage is done, and it's terminal.

u/MMAPhreak21 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

How's it goin? How was church Sunday?

Your favorite animal is the bonobo. You know, because username.

From your list

From my list

u/G0ATLY · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi!

I will say.. Panda bears. :3

Your list!

My list! (Used please!)

u/DrMarianus · 2 pointsr/ProjectMilSim

After loads of reading on the bus to work every day, here follows my reading list for military aviation:


Modern

  • Viper Pilot - memoir of an F-16 Wild Weasel pilot who flew in both Iraq Wars
  • A Nightmare's Prayer - memoir of a Marine Harrier Pilot flying out of Bagram.
  • Warthog - Story of the A-10C pilots and their many varied missions in Desert Storm
  • Hornets over Kuwait - Memoir of a Marine F/A-18 pilot during Desert Storm
  • Strike Eagle - Story of the brand new F-15C Strike Eagle pilots and their time in Desert Storm

    Vietnam

  • The Hunter Killers - look at the very first Wild Weasels, their inception, early development, successes, and failures
  • Low Level Hell - memoir of an OH-6 Air Cav pilot

    WWII

  • Unsung Eagles - various snapshots of the less well-known but arguably more impactful pilots and their missions during WWII (pilot who flew channel rescue in a P-47, morale demonstration pilot, etc.)
  • Stuka Pilot - memoir of the most prolific aviator of Nazi Germany (and an unapologetic Nazi) who killed hundreds of tanks with his cannon-armed Stuka
  • The First Team - more academic historical look at the first US Naval Aviators in WWII


    Overall/Other

  • Skunk Works - memoir of Ben Rich, head of Lockeed's top secret internal firm and his time working on the U-2, SR-71, and F-117 including anecdotes from pilots of all 3 and accounts of these remarkable planes' exploits.
  • Lords of the Sky - ambitious attempt to chronicle the rise and evolution of the "fighter pilot" from WWI to the modern day
  • Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs - the story of the long-top secret group of pilots who evaluated and flew captured Soviet aircraft against US pilots to train them against these unknown foes.
  • Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage - story of the US submarine fleet starting at the outbreak of the Cold War and their exploits



    Bonus non-military aviation

    I highly second the recommendations of Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and Diamond Age. I would also recommend:

  • Neuromancer - defined the cyberpunk genre
  • Ghost in the Wires - memoir of prolific hacker Kevin Mitnick
  • Starship Troopers - nothing like the movie
  • The Martian - fantastic read
  • Heir to the Empire - first of the Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy and the book that arguably sparked the growth of the Extended Universe of Star Wars
  • Devil in the White City - semi-fictional (mostly non-fiction) account of a serial killer who created an entire palace to capture and kill his prey during the Chicago World's Fair
  • Good Omens - dark comedy story of a demon and an angel trying to stop the end of the world because they like us too much
  • American Gods - fantastic story about how the old gods still walk among us
  • Dune - just read it
u/HaveAMap · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

Can I give you a list? Imma give you a list with a little from each category. I LOVE books and posts like this!

Non-fiction or Books About Things:

The Lost City of Z: In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century. Cumberbatch will play him in the movie version of this.

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers: Hilariously gross and just super interesting. Her writing is like a non-fiction Terry Pratchett. Everything she's written is great, but this one is my favorite.

Devil in the White City: All about HH Holmes and his murder hotel during the Chicago World's Fair. Incredibly well-written and interesting.

The Outlaw Trail: Written in 1920 by the first superintendent of Capitol Reef National Park (aka, the area around Robber's Roost). He went around interviewing the guys who were still alive from the original Wild Bunch, plus some of the other outlaws that were active during that time. Never read anything else with actual interviews from these guys and it's a little slice of life from the end of the Wild West.

Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi:

Here I'm only going to give you the less known stuff. You can find Sanderson (light epic fantasy), Pratchett (humor / satire fantasy), Adams (humor fantasy), etc easily in any bookstore. They are fantastic and should be read, but they are easy to find. I suggest:

The Cloud Roads: Martha Wells is an anthropologist and it shows in her world building in every series. She creates societies instead of landscapes. These are very character-driven and sometimes emotional.

The Lion of Senet: Jennifer Fallon starts a great political thriller series with this book. If you like shows like House of Cards or things where there's a lot of political plotting, sudden twists, and a dash of science v. religion, then you'll love these.

The Book of Joby: Do you want to cry? This book will make you cry. Mix arthurian legend with some God &amp; Devil archetypes and it's just this very powerful story. Even though it deals with religious themes and icons, I wouldn't say it's a religious book. Reads more like mythology.

On Basilisk Station: Awesome military space opera. Really good sci-fi.

Grimspace: Pulpy space opera. Brain bubble gum instead of serious reading. But that's fun sometimes too!

u/WhatIsSobriety · 2 pointsr/nba

It's just one example, but there are countless others.

It's important to keep in mind that the definition of "criminality" isn't absolute. Laws are created by people with agendas. People in Nixon's administration straight up admitted that the point of the war on drugs was to specifically target black people (and hippies). It's why drug sentences and mandatory minimums are harsher for drugs typically used by minorities while jail sentences for powder cocaine are shorter. It's why the crack epidemic in the 90s was treated as a crime problem and the heroin epidemic going on now is treated as a health problem.

But I'm not gonna convince you on reddit. I don't have all the data at my finger tips. Seriously just go read and try to keep an open mind. I think Ghettoside is a good start.

u/1bent · 2 pointsr/eFreebies

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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everything-didnt-about-Casey-Anthony-ebook/dp/B079WKF7J8

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/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/BastaHR · 1 pointr/PedoGate

&gt; As a side note, it was Jack Nicholson's house where Roman Polanski raped a 13 year old girl.

This will be a good book for you to put few more puzzles in place:
https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Charles-Manson-History-Sixties/dp/0316477559

u/notaIurker · 1 pointr/whatsthatbook

Chaos? Good luck with your search if this is not it!

u/Hoardhelpme · 1 pointr/television

This book

https://www.amazon.com/Devil-White-City-Madness-Changed/dp/0375725601

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. https://www.amazon.com/Last-Kingdom-Saxon-Tales-Book-ebook/dp/B000FC2RR2#navbar

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. https://www.amazon.com/Devil-White-City-Madness-Changed/dp/0375725601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;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.

https://www.amazon.com/Leviathan-Wakes-Expanse-Book-1-ebook/dp/B0047Y171G/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;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/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] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0375725601?pc_redir=1412772479&amp;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/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 .

https://www.amazon.com/Programmed-Kill-Politics-Serial-Murder/dp/0595326404

u/Moneybags99 · 1 pointr/accountt1234
u/conspirobot · 1 pointr/conspiro

Antiochus88: ^^original ^^reddit ^^link

Programmed to Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder

http://www.amazon.com/Programmed-Kill-Politics-Serial-Murder/dp/0595326404

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/DrUsual · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hey, congratulations on the husband's new job! And welcome to RAoA, very cool that you're doing your first contest. :)

16 bucks an hour!!

I love both mysteries and true crime, so I'm going to link [this book] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0671017063/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;amp;colid=WF8NZ0PKFW15&amp;amp;coliid=I2F7D4AGX4CCJQ) about unsolved mysteries. I've read other stuff by the author, Mark Olshaker, and really liked his work, so I'm eager to read this one.

Thanks for the contest!

u/Sirschatzie · 1 pointr/WTF

Harold Schechter's book Deranged is about him and I truly could not read it at night.

u/admorobo · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Even though the subject matters is on the disturbing side, Capote really does a wonderful job of capturing the bleak beauty of the Midwest and its communities.

u/rarelyserious · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Beafka, the problem I often find with nonfiction books are that they're written so dryly. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote Escapes that stigma by having Capote's innate talents as a writer. Though it is very much clouded by his vices as a person, it is still considered True Crime.

u/ASupertramp · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Natural Born Killers. I think it's interesting for the dynamic of a couple who are both into the killing.

Not exactly about a serial killer but In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a very compelling account of the brutal murder of Kansas family. It reads like a work of fiction, but is very well researched and accurate. The movie, Capote is also very good but it is more about the writing of the book than the book itself. Also, Philip Seymor Hoffman does an amazing job as Truman Capote.

u/pavedwalden · 1 pointr/reddit.com

I can't find original news articles, but there were a series of robberies in Indianapolis when I was growing up. The robbers would bind the victims with duct tape, and slit their throats on the way out. One of the robberies was of a toy store at closing time. Another was a home invasion where they killed a friend-of-a-friend from high school.

I thought about those killings a lot in 2000 when a pair of robbers in Queens tied up seven Wendy's employees, stole about $2400, and shot every one of them in the head.. It's one thing to talk about "leaving no witnesses" in a crime movie, but in real life I don't think it's the product of that sort of calculation. Especially since there are other, higher-yielding/less-violent types of theft, I think that what drives one person to tie up another and slaughter them like an animal is a long-festering sadistic impulse.

This is a minority of robberies. Most thefts are committed by some fuckup who needs quick cash. I'm actually impressed how rarely stickups end in bloodshed. But these aren't isolated incidents either. You can find some horrible stories by googling robbery + "execution style". Also, there's a book with a similar story.

I'm a little baffled by your assertion that violent criminals are imaginary.

u/MKULTRAserialkillers · 1 pointr/bukowski

I'll rephrase: their generation as a culture did not have tattoos with the same prevalence as people in our era.

I phrased it poorly.

In fact I was just just looking at old-ass tattoos of some dude who was arrested in Hank's time in that book Death Scene's- A homicide detective's scrapbook. The whole thing is pictures he collected of gore, crime scenes, criminals, etc.

Go get one:https://www.amazon.com/Death-Scenes-Homicide-Detectives-Scrapbook/dp/0922915296?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;ref_=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top

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 himself....so 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/I-_I · 1 pointr/moosearchive_restored


would you like to know more?

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

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/485529/Special-Branch-funded-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-says-Home-Office-whistleblower

'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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10947561/More-than-10-politicians-on-list-held-by-police-investigating-Westminster-paedophile-ring.html

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m-5BUNXfNU

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”

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/2akwze/margaret_thatcher_personally_covered_up_child/

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

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/08/children-homes-supply-line-paedophiles-lord-warner

Westminster paedophile ring allegations: timeline

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10950127/Westminster-paedophile-ring-allegations-timeline.html

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

http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/2g3ch2/canadian_sex_worker_kicked_out_of_senate_hearings/

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

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/29f9wp/jehovahs_witnesses_destroyed_documents_showing/


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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10606458/Salvation-Army-rented-out-boys-at-Sydney-childrens-home-in-Sydney-to-paedophiles.html

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.

http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/15r2j4/til_that_a_woman_hired_by_dyncorp_to_crackdown_on/

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/08/wikileaks-reveals-that-mi_n_793816.html

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

http://www.amazon.com/The-Whistleblower-Trafficking-Military-Contractors/dp/B005CDUBC2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1331445269&amp;amp;sr=8-4

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

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&amp;amp;address=389x6249748

1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5OJPeHCmhA

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU-k-tfiPfs

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/02/06/15709461.php

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPb-PN9F2Pc

Charges refiled against former Pittsburgh cop accused of running prostitution ring

http://triblive.com/news/2222380-74/johns-police-criminal-charges-pittsburgh-prostitution-allegheny-charged-counts-county#axzz2Qc0wAaBg

Former TSA employee fined $500 for running prostitution ring

Man confronted by police in Silver Spring hotel in February

http://www.gazette.net/article/20120611/NEWS/706119952/1007/former-tsa-employee-fined-500-for-running-prostitution-ring&amp;amp;template=gazette

School board member convicted of running prostitution ring in California

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/08/16904911-school-board-member-convicted-of-running-prostitution-ring-in-california?lite

FBI dad’s spyware experiment accidentally exposes pedophile principal

http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/146xzt/fbi_dads_spyware_experiment_accidentally_exposes/

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWrrBceuP4

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

http://www.amazon.com/The-Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Nebraska/dp/0963215809/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/23/pentagon-child-porn-scand_n_656839.html

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/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?

http://www.spiegel.de/international/a-party-under-fire-a-scandal-scarred-gop-asks-what-next-a-502653.html

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/nyregion/10cnd-spitzer.html

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2008-04-11/opinions/36798466_1_deborah-jeane-palfrey-prosecutors-shock-and-awe

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/mike-horner-sex-prostitution-scandal_n_1910647.html

Another One: Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution Ring

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4452917&amp;amp;page=1#.UW0JY0pcnn4

‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/comfort-women-controversy-comes-to-new-york/



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

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28282050

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

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/07/us-pope-abuse-idUSKBN0FC15J20140707

Vatican arrests former archbishop on paedophilia charges

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/23/us-vaitican-abuse-arrest-idUSKCN0HI28T20140923

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

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/sex-scandal-rocks-vatican-papal-usher-chorister-linked-gay-prostitution-ring-article-1.172149

BBC News - Catholic Church loses child abuse liability appeal

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/wfq5e/bbc_news_catholic_church_loses_child_abuse/

Ireland admits involvement in Catholic laundry slavery

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57567706/ireland-admits-involvement-in-catholic-laundry-slavery/

Cover-up claims revive sex scandal

Belgian establishment accused of closing ranks to block investigation

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/1999/apr/21/stephenbates

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

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/16/news/16iht-brussels.2.t.html?pagewanted=all

Portugal's elite linked to paedophile ring

Abuse was reportedly going on at Lisbon orphanage for 20 years

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/nov/27/childprotection.uk

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."

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/30/FBI-Ran-Pedophile-Ring-to-Nab-Pedophiles

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.

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-boy-scouts-files-20120916,0,1641796.story#axzz2xIsUM5rH

Child Sex Case Adds Outrage To Scandals Rocking Belgium

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-10-27/news/9610270253_1_marc-dutroux-minister-willy-claes-jean-marc-connerotte

Theme park employees caught in child porn arrests

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/14/us/theme-park-employees-child-sex-stings/

Former acting HHS cybersecurity director convicted on child porn charges

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/26/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.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-24944358

Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Arrested on Child Porn Charges

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Los-Angeles-Deputy-City-Attorney-arrested-on-child-porn-charges-the-City-Attorneys-Office-said-274174791.html

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.

http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/15r2j4/til_that_a_woman_hired_by_dyncorp_to_crackdown_on/

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/08/wikileaks-reveals-that-mi_n_793816.html

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

http://www.amazon.com/The-Whistleblower-Trafficking-Military-Contractors/dp/B005CDUBC2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1331445269&amp;amp;sr=8-4

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

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&amp;amp;address=389x6249748

1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5OJPeHCmhA

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU-k-tfiPfs

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/02/06/15709461.php

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPb-PN9F2Pc

Charges refiled against former Pittsburgh cop accused of running prostitution ring

http://triblive.com/news/2222380-74/johns-police-criminal-charges-pittsburgh-prostitution-allegheny-charged-counts-county#axzz2Qc0wAaBg

Former TSA employee fined $500 for running prostitution ring

Man confronted by police in Silver Spring hotel in February

http://www.gazette.net/article/20120611/NEWS/706119952/1007/former-tsa-employee-fined-500-for-running-prostitution-ring&amp;amp;template=gazette

School board member convicted of running prostitution ring in California

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/08/16904911-school-board-member-convicted-of-running-prostitution-ring-in-california?lite

FBI dad’s spyware experiment accidentally exposes pedophile principal

http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/146xzt/fbi_dads_spyware_experiment_accidentally_exposes/

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWrrBceuP4

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

http://www.amazon.com/The-Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Nebraska/dp/0963215809/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/23/pentagon-child-porn-scand_n_656839.html

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/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?

http://www.spiegel.de/international/a-party-under-fire-a-scandal-scarred-gop-asks-what-next-a-502653.html

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/nyregion/10cnd-spitzer.html

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2008-04-11/opinions/36798466_1_deborah-jeane-palfrey-prosecutors-shock-and-awe

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/mike-horner-sex-prostitution-scandal_n_1910647.html

Another One: Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution Ring

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4452917&amp;amp;page=1#.UW0JY0pcnn4

‘Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/comfort-women-controversy-comes-to-new-york/

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

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/sex-scandal-rocks-vatican-papal-usher-chorister-linked-gay-prostitution-ring-article-1.172149

BBC News - Catholic Church loses child abuse liability appeal

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/wfq5e/bbc_news_catholic_church_loses_child_abuse/

Ireland admits involvement in Catholic laundry slavery

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57567706/ireland-admits-involvement-in-catholic-laundry-slavery/

Cover-up claims revive sex scandal

Belgian establishment accused of closing ranks to block investigation

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/1999/apr/21/stephenbates

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

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/16/news/16iht-brussels.2.t.html?pagewanted=all

Portugal's elite linked to paedophile ring

Abuse was reportedly going on at Lisbon orphanage for 20 years

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/nov/27/childprotection.uk

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."

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/30/FBI-Ran-Pedophile-Ring-to-Nab-Pedophiles

u/smokey_bear · 1 pointr/remembermoose


more


1989 News: Call boys in Bush Sr's Whitehouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5OJPeHCmhA

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU-k-tfiPfs

1989 story about Bush Sr. Whitehouse call Boy sex ring

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/02/06/15709461.php

Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPb-PN9F2Pc

The Franklin Cover-Up - John DeCamp - Full film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWrrBceuP4

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

http://www.amazon.com/The-Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Nebraska/dp/0963215809/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/23/pentagon-child-porn-scand_n_656839.html

Investigator of Secret Service prostitution scandal also linked to prostitution

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/investigator-of-secret-service-prostitution-scandal-also-linked-to-prostitution/2014/10/28/7446a53c-5f0f-11e4-8b9e-2ccdac31a031_story.html

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/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?

http://www.spiegel.de/international/a-party-under-fire-a-scandal-scarred-gop-asks-what-next-a-502653.html

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/nyregion/10cnd-spitzer.html

The D.C. Madam Case, All Sordid Out

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2008-04-11/opinions/36798466_1_deborah-jeane-palfrey-prosecutors-shock-and-awe

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/mike-horner-sex-prostitution-scandal_n_1910647.html

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."

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/30/FBI-Ran-Pedophile-Ring-to-Nab-Pedophiles


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 freerepublic.com (cached page)

u/RAndrewOhge · 1 pointr/Corruption

Researchers Find Proof of Hell… Facing An “Organized Evil” That Infests DC Politics(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIH4jUIK5zs) - Dec 8th, 2016 - Alt-Market.com - This article was written by Brandon Smith and published at his Alt-Market.com 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. [http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0963215809?ie=UTF8&amp;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: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003H23KSM?ie=UTF8&amp;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...

Article: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/researchers-find-proof-of-hell-facing-an-organized-evil-that-infests-dc-politics_12082016

u/towmeaway · 1 pointr/JonBenet

Interesting and helpful to my understanding - thanks for this. I may or may not agree with the conclusion, but spelling it out is how you greatly increase your risk of getting sued for slander. Foreign Faction laid out the evidence, but refrained from a final conclusion statement to avoid litigation.

u/septicman · 1 pointr/UnresolvedMysteries

He's a police chief and author. He's best known for this book:

Foreign Faction

u/soapdealer · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I believe Oswald acted alone.

See Case Closed for an extensive debunking of alternative theories.

u/FatherVic · 1 pointr/latterdaysaints

Matthew Shepard was a meth dealer and was having a sexual relationship with one of the men who killed him. I would refer you to the book, The Book of Matt by Steve Jiminez (a gay author) where his investigation into the hate crime yielded startling revelations that the crime was not really motivated by hate for homosexuals but by the motivation of greed. The book chronicles how Matt came into a large quantity of meth and was unwilling to share with his boyfriend/dealer.

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.com (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/Randaethyr · 1 pointr/news

Mental health problems doesn't mean "mentally ill", dissociative disorder etc. it can also include issues like depression.

&gt; Suicides spiked in Japan in the 90s and 00s after their economic wave from the 70s and 80s finally crashed.

Which is also when homicides in the US spiked. Mark Ames argues that economics also factors into school and workplace "rage" violence.

u/tjmac · 1 pointr/politics

“[Going Postal] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1932360824/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_WOMfAb38J2T68)” - by Mark Ames Milton’s manifesto.

u/bashir_allende · 1 pointr/reddit.com
u/etherghost · 1 pointr/politics

The phenomenon is easily found in history.

A clear example would be the conduct of black slaves during the plantation slavery age of North America. The slaves would go so far as to fight other slaves to protect their master, despite common sense dictating that they should instead uprise against him.

bibliography:
http://www.amazon.com/Going-Postal-Rebellion-Workplaces-Columbine/dp/1932360824/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1290383000&amp;amp;sr=8-2

u/HannahAbdiel · 1 pointr/todayilearned

David Skrbina, a professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, Dearborn kept up a correspondence with Kaczynski (while he was in prison) for years, collected his responses and published them in this book:

Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. "The Unabomber"

u/FiretothePrisons · 1 pointr/malelifestyle
u/emilitto · 1 pointr/books

I haven't read this one yet (just bought it) but Devil In The White City by Erik Larson looks like it's going to be good.

u/orchardrivington · 1 pointr/videos

There are, in fact, many, many facts to support my position. Just because class (which happens to be closely tied to race) also plays into the equation doesn't mean that racism isn't at the heart of the problem. Educate yourself, my friend:

https://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1595586431

https://www.amazon.com/Ghettoside-True-Story-Murder-America-ebook/dp/B0062OCN4E

https://www.amazon.com/Just-Mercy-Story-Justice-Redemption/dp/081298496X

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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079WKF7J8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_KglIAbF4H5CKR

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/Riceandtits · 0 pointsr/Documentaries
u/cojoco · 0 pointsr/reddit.com

You should read Martin Ame's book, "Going Postal", which comprehensively documents what is wrong with US society.

u/numeric_ouija · 0 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

Here's why I am worried about GMO and don't think it should be done: We have this japanese weed, an alien basically that ended up over here somehow. Our plants are used to fighting each other for survival. It's used to struggling for survival in its own ecosystem. Those are 2 different worlds.

So this weed has been growing like crazy, outgrowing everything we have. It strangles our plants. The garden people have to do culls where they go rip tonnes of it out of the ground and throw it away.

Legions of science autists that scraped through their exams with sleep deprivation on excesses of adderal might be able to hyperfocus on a DNA code and rearrange it to make the most optimized wheat possible. A "zippy-wheat" if you will. But they can't understand mother nature and it's ecosystems and all the plants and their interrelationships. It's a culture of people with their eyes open but they're asleep at the wheel.

Remember the bit about cybernetics in 'All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace' where they put all this information about what type of grass each animal was eating each day and they thought it would predict the future? People are smart but we aren't gods. We cannot meddle with the primal forces of nature. DNA is sacred. Controlling it is far far to powerful, it could create an ultraweed that is completely alien to our planet and completely unstoppable. It's too easy to drop a match and burn down the entire city of london.

People like carl sagan talked a lot about how we safely navigated through nuclear proliferation and didn't end up destroying all life on the planet. It makes us feel like we can do anything and get away with it, but this isn't true. There are 'doomsday' seed vaults to help us survive a catastrophe like some crazy GM plant swamping everything else out of existence but catastrophe can be avoided all together by having caution and accepting our human limitations.

Buy my book on amazon where i go into more detail on this

u/skullhair · -1 pointsr/todayilearned

Ah, Albert Fish, my favorite serial killer. I had a band that used an x-ray of needles jammed into his groin as an album cover. I also wrote a bad screenplay about him and the murder of Grace Budd when I was in college.

Check out the book Deranged if you find this sort of thing interesting.

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. https://www.amazon.com/Heard-You-Paint-Houses-Irishman/dp/1586422383

u/captain_craptain · -6 pointsr/worldnews

Well unfortunately they don't have a very good track record, each time someone does lie and manufacture outrage for the LGBT movement it derides any credibility the movement was gaining.

Did you hear that an investigation in Matt Shepard's murder shows that it wasn't about him being gay at all. It sounds more like he was killed in a robbery for drugs and money gone bad, and that he had previously slept with his attacker. MSM is largely killing the story, but the Gay media isn't ignoring it and the author himself is gay as well.

Edit: I should have been more clear. There is a book about it, the author who is gay did not set out to disprove anything but this the story he found when he investigated.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Book-Matt-Matthew-Shepard/dp/1586422146

http://www.npr.org/2013/10/06/226438148/book-of-matt-the-real-motive-behind-an-infamous-murder