1. missavagardner:

Senator John F Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, stand on either side of a tennis net, holding tennis racquets, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

    missavagardner:

    Senator John F Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, stand on either side of a tennis net, holding tennis racquets, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

     
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Pictured above: Senator Kennedy in the late 1950s.

A Gemini, John F Kennedy, otherwise known as Jack, was the first  president of the USA to be born in the 20th century. He attended many  private schools including Choate, the famous prep school, when he was  young. He majored in Political Science from Harvard  University. After his graduation in 1940, he served as the Navy  Commander, in the Pacific during World War Two. Inspired by his father  he entered politics in 1946 and was elected as a Democrat to the US  House of Representatives. Following this victory, he paved his way to  the Senate in 1952. In 1960, at forty three years of age, JFK won the  presidential nomination election and became the youngest ever president  to be elected to office. He was also the first Roman Catholic leader of  the country. He married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, a wealthy socialite and  photographer, on September 12,1953 in New Port, Rhode Island at  St.Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. He sired three children; Caroline  Bouvier Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. and Patrick Bouvier  Kennedy, who survived for just two days after his birth.

    Pictured above: Senator Kennedy in the late 1950s.

    A Gemini, John F Kennedy, otherwise known as Jack, was the first president of the USA to be born in the 20th century. He attended many private schools including Choate, the famous prep school, when he was young. He majored in Political Science from Harvard University. After his graduation in 1940, he served as the Navy Commander, in the Pacific during World War Two. Inspired by his father he entered politics in 1946 and was elected as a Democrat to the US House of Representatives. Following this victory, he paved his way to the Senate in 1952. In 1960, at forty three years of age, JFK won the presidential nomination election and became the youngest ever president to be elected to office. He was also the first Roman Catholic leader of the country. He married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, a wealthy socialite and photographer, on September 12,1953 in New Port, Rhode Island at St.Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. He sired three children; Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. and Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, who survived for just two days after his birth.

     
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    That definitive prep summer style.

    That definitive prep summer style.

     
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John F. Kennedy, age 26: Round-Robin Letter[Postmarked August 13th,  1943]Dear folks, This is just a short note to tell you that I  am alive - and not kicking - in spite of the many reports that you may  happen to hear. It was believed otherwise for a few days - so reports or  rumours may have gotten back to you. Fortunately, they misjudged the  durability of a Kennedy - and am back at the base now and am O.K. As  soon as possible I shall try to give you the whole story. *Much love  to you all, Jack *A few days earlier, Motortorpedo Squadron  2 had held a funeral mass for Jack and his crew, whom they believed to  have died when the Japanese destroyer Amagiri plowed through the hull of  PT  109 in the early morning hours of August  2nd. Although the Navy Department had notified Joseph P. Kennedy during  the course of the week that Jack was missing in action, he believe that  Jack was still alive and did not inform his family  until after  Jack and the surviving crew  members had been rescued on August 7th.

    kennedys:

    John F. Kennedy, age 26: Round-Robin Letter
    [Postmarked August 13th, 1943]

    Dear folks,
    This is just a short note to tell you that I am alive - and not kicking - in spite of the many reports that you may happen to hear. It was believed otherwise for a few days - so reports or rumours may have gotten back to you. Fortunately, they misjudged the durability of a Kennedy - and am back at the base now and am O.K. As soon as possible I shall try to give you the whole story. *
    Much love to you all,
    Jack

    *A few days earlier, Motortorpedo Squadron 2 had held a funeral mass for Jack and his crew, whom they believed to have died when the Japanese destroyer Amagiri plowed through the hull of PT  109 in the early morning hours of August 2nd. Although the Navy Department had notified Joseph P. Kennedy during the course of the week that Jack was missing in action, he believe that  Jack was still alive and did not inform his family until after  Jack and the surviving crew members had been rescued on August 7th.


     
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    John F. Kennedy’s Harvard application shows just how far college  admissions have come in the last 75 years.
The 26-page document, recently released by the John F. Kennedy  Library and Museum, lacks praise for the young Choate student. The  future president is described by a family friend as “reliable and  dependable,” and a note from his father states that young Jack tends to  “lack application.”
Would Kennedy have gotten into Harvard today? Well, he has some  factors in his favor. For one, according to college consultant Barbara  Cooper, he’s a legacy, and legacy applicants have a decided edge in the admissions process.
But the piece de resistance of any college application, the  why-I-want-to-go-to-this-school essay, might have hurt Kennedy’s  chances.
"The reasons that I have for wanting to go to Harvard are several,"  he wrote. "I feel that Harvard can give me a better background and a  better liberal education than any other university. I have always wanted  to go there, as I have felt that it is not just another college, but is  a university with something definite to offer. Then to[?], I would like  to go to the same college as my father. To be a ‘Harvard man’ is an  enviable distinction, and one that I sincerely hope I shall attain."
To say it’s a bit lacking would be an understatement. “The essay  itself, from today’s point of view, is missing a true understanding of  the unique features of Harvard’s offerings,” Cooper said. “It’s not even  clear if he visited or attended the information session, which many  schools say is essential to indicating that you have an interest.”
Harvard received a record 35,000 applications for its class of 2015.
Download or read the document here!

    John F. Kennedy’s Harvard application shows just how far college admissions have come in the last 75 years.

    The 26-page document, recently released by the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, lacks praise for the young Choate student. The future president is described by a family friend as “reliable and dependable,” and a note from his father states that young Jack tends to “lack application.”

    Would Kennedy have gotten into Harvard today? Well, he has some factors in his favor. For one, according to college consultant Barbara Cooper, he’s a legacy, and legacy applicants have a decided edge in the admissions process.

    But the piece de resistance of any college application, the why-I-want-to-go-to-this-school essay, might have hurt Kennedy’s chances.

    "The reasons that I have for wanting to go to Harvard are several," he wrote. "I feel that Harvard can give me a better background and a better liberal education than any other university. I have always wanted to go there, as I have felt that it is not just another college, but is a university with something definite to offer. Then to[?], I would like to go to the same college as my father. To be a ‘Harvard man’ is an enviable distinction, and one that I sincerely hope I shall attain."

    To say it’s a bit lacking would be an understatement. “The essay itself, from today’s point of view, is missing a true understanding of the unique features of Harvard’s offerings,” Cooper said. “It’s not even clear if he visited or attended the information session, which many schools say is essential to indicating that you have an interest.”

    Harvard received a record 35,000 applications for its class of 2015.

    Download or read the document here!

     
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    A young Jack Kennedy and his untamed curls during his Harvard years in the 1940s.

    A young Jack Kennedy and his untamed curls during his Harvard years in the 1940s.

     
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Senator Jack Kennedy pictured above outside in the smoking area at the 1960 Democratic Convention

Happy 94th birthday, President John F. Kennedy.

    Senator Jack Kennedy pictured above outside in the smoking area at the 1960 Democratic Convention

    Happy 94th birthday, President John F. Kennedy.

     
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    Teddy and Bobby.

    Teddy and Bobby.

     
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    thedailywhat:

End Of An Era of the Day: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have officially announced that they are separating after 25 years of marriage.
“This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us,” the couple said in a statement. “After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time, we are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship.”
According to the LA Times, Shriver moved out of their shared mansion in Brentwood several weeks ago, but the joint statement wasn’t released until today “after questions were raised by The Times.”
The pair were introduced to each other by Tom Brokaw at a charity tennis tournament in 1977. They married in 1986, and had four children together.
[latimes / photo: latimes.]

    thedailywhat:

    End Of An Era of the Day: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have officially announced that they are separating after 25 years of marriage.

    “This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us,” the couple said in a statement. “After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time, we are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship.”

    According to the LA Times, Shriver moved out of their shared mansion in Brentwood several weeks ago, but the joint statement wasn’t released until today “after questions were raised by The Times.”

    The pair were introduced to each other by Tom Brokaw at a charity tennis tournament in 1977. They married in 1986, and had four children together.

    [latimes / photo: latimes.]

     
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    First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy leaves the White House with son John F. Kennedy Jr., in her arms as a limousine awaits them both outside. (1962)

    First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy leaves the White House with son John F. Kennedy Jr., in her arms as a limousine awaits them both outside. (1962)

     
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    Tags: Jacqueline Bouvier KennedyFamily Friends

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    damonewilliams:

Former  first lady Jackie Kennedy (whose husband President John F. Kennedy had  been assassinated in 1963) and Coretta Scott King at Martin Luther King  Jr.’s 1968 funeral. /Moneta Sleet Jr/Ebony Collection

Wow. There is SO MUCH in this photo. Two women who’s husbands were viciously ripped from their lives by hatred’s bullet. This moment is heavy…raw…honest…
Both of these women were fantastic.

    damonewilliams:

    Former first lady Jackie Kennedy (whose husband President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in 1963) and Coretta Scott King at Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 funeral. /Moneta Sleet Jr/Ebony Collection

    Wow. There is SO MUCH in this photo. Two women who’s husbands were viciously ripped from their lives by hatred’s bullet. This moment is heavy…raw…honest…

    Both of these women were fantastic.

    (Source: afro-art-chick)

     
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“Every American should have the opportunity to  receive a quality education, a job that respects their dignity and  protects their safety, and health care that does not condemn those whose  health is impaired to a lifetime of poverty and lost opportunity.”
-Senator Edward Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009)

    rednailpolishblackmascara:

    “Every American should have the opportunity to receive a quality education, a job that respects their dignity and protects their safety, and health care that does not condemn those whose health is impaired to a lifetime of poverty and lost opportunity.”

    -Senator Edward Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009)

     
  14. 21:47 21st Feb 2011

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    Nineteen Eighty Four, by George Orwell (1949)

    He paused, and for a moment assumed again his air of a schoolmaster questioning a promising pupil: ‘How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?

    Winston thought. ‘By making him suffer,’ he said.

    ‘Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery is torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain. The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy everything. Already we are breaking down the habits of thought which have survived from before the Revolution. We have cut the links between child and parent, and between man and man, and between man and woman. No one dares trust a wife or a child or a friend any longer. But in the future there will be no wives and no friends. Children will be taken from their mothers at birth, as one takes eggs from a hen. The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now. There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science. When we are omnipotent we shall have no more need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — for ever.’

     
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