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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:42 PM
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Imagine if John Lennon were still alive today
because it was 28 years ago when he was killed

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:44 PM
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1. Still a few more hours to go yet. (nt)
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:45 PM
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2. Imagine how pissed off he would be at how the world is.
:-(
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:54 PM
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3. Well, that's the thing about dying young.
You're frozen in time and never get a chance to grow old and disgrace yourself. It's tragic for the person involved but nothing better for creating a mystique.
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diamond snow Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:49 PM
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4. I saw an exhibit of his drawings in Chicago last week
My mate and I both felt like we had had a spiritual experience or something to that effect afterwards. It was very special and if it comes to your town, be sure to see it :)
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:03 PM
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5. the new biography of Lennon is quite good.
John Lennon:The Life by Philip Norman.

800 pages. He interviewed Paul, Yoko, Sean, George Martin and many other people.

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:08 PM
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7. Seconded...
Some of which can be found here - from the 'lost' diaries (meaning they had to be found or it's very convincing fiction):

http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2008/07/lennon-in-...

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:05 PM
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6. I think it might have been around this time...
when I saw the announcement on TV as I was sweeping. Maybe an hour earlier... I'll never forget it, though.
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:34 PM
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8. This was posted on DU 3 years ago...
Well worth another read....

On the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination, imagine . . .
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Dec 7, 2005, 01:08

Imagine that the classic lone gunman could be Mark David Chapman. And if so, you may be as mind-controlled by system hype as he was that Monday night at 10:50 pm, December 8, 1980, just one month after Ronald Reagan was elected president.

Imagine that night John Lennon took four of five shots fired from a .38 caliber snub nose revolver: two in the left shoulder, two in the upper left side of the back, as he walked through the dark entryway of the Dakota at West 72nd Street and Central Park West. What's strange is that afterwards three bullet holes were found in the glass lobby doors.

<snip>

Who Was Jose Perdomo?

Imagine Jose Joaquin Sanjenis Perdomo. According to Cuban Information Archives and Salvador Austucia, author of Rethinking John Lennon's Assassination, Perdomo was also known as "Joaquin Sanjenis," and "Sam Jenis." He was mostly known as an anti-Castro Cuban exile and a member of Brigade 2506 during the Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961, a miserably failed CIA operation, which cost Company Head Allan Dulles his job, and maybe John F. Kennedy his life, also by a mythic lone gunman, who turned out to play patsy, too. In fact, during that evening, while Chapman waited hours for Lennon's return, Perdomo had spoken at length with him about the invasion and Cuban American politics. Strange topics for strangers, one waiting for a rock star.

<snip>

Imagine, on an equally dark note, Mark White in his political comic strip, Dead Silence in the Brain, reports that as a young man Mark Chapman began working at a Laotian refugee camp. The camp was run by World Vision, an evangelical charity which runs refugee camps worldwide. It has assisted in numerous CIA operations. Its camps along the Honduran border, for instance, were used to recruit the death squads of El Salvador . . . Researcher John Judge writes, "World Vision appears to be an elaborate cover for the recruitment, training and placement of assassins worldwide." So I don't think Chapman was picked from a hat from the general population. I think he had had intense behavioral conditioning for the Lennon assassination, though I don't think he was the triggerman. I believe he was too much of a risk as a Manchurian Candidate, even at close range. So Perdomo & Associates lent a helping hand.

More...
http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_300.sht ...


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