Vince Palamara

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About Vince Palamara

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  • Birthday 06/25/1978

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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    The Secret Service, JFK, Presidential history, the Steelers, music (Playing guitar)

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  1. Bizarre--she just popped up on my "suggested friends" list! Vince
  2. Dave, Your collections are outstanding, man!
  3. My pleasure.
  4. I interviewed Jerrol Custer on 11/22/91 with Harrison Livingstone (for High Treason 2) and, again, twice in March 1998, with William Law for In The Eye of History, all on video. Unfortunately, while Jerrol was a principal witness with some observations of value, he was tainted by his association with researcher Tom Wilson (from part 5 of The Men Who Killed Kennedy). Both Custer and Wilson died within a month or so of each other in the summer of 2000. Jerrol wasn't too bad in 1991 (the influence of Wilson, who was present for part of the interview, as well, wasn't profound yet). However, by the time 1998 rolled around, Wilson (a close neighbor and friend of his in a suburb of Pittsburgh, my hometown) had a firm grip on Custer and, thus, twisted his feelings and beliefs on certain things. If you keep reading in Law's book from the above excerpt, you will come to Law's caveat about Custer (example: Custer was adamant that the back of JFK's head was gone up until 1992, yet, by 1998, he waffled on this notion). Custer was a down and out security guard in 1998 with some health issues. Sadly, the allure of (what he hoped from JFK Lancer would be) big money and some fame---and the association of Wilson---clouded his judgment. I would stick with what he had to say between 1977-1988 (maybe 1991) or so and take with a grain of salt any "new revelations" circa 1998. To his eternal credit, William duly noted his reservations in the text...they were my reservations, as well.
  5. hahaha! yes- he did. He shook my hand before he gave his talk and told me he was going to send me a monograph on the 3/30/81 Reagan attempt (I am mentioned in the paperback edition of his LBJ-did-it book).
  6. Pat Speer, Jim DiEugenio, etc.---investigate Gordon Ferrie. Again, I never heard of him.
  7. It was a very well attended and enthusiastic conference. Dr. Cyril Wecht and Sean Stone, son of Oliver Stone, were great. My presentation was very well received. There was some joker I NEVER heard of, even after doing a Google search, named "GORDON FERRIE" (I have heard of GORDON Novel and David FERRIE but never this character) who claimed to be a Secret Service agent during the Ike/ early JFK years (I never heard of him and I know of them all), among other talents. ZZZZZZ. The other presentations ranged from great to what?!!?!?! Judyth did a presentation on Raphael Cruz. It was interesting, regardless of whether you agree with her conclusions or not. She didn't come across as heavy-handed or a promoter at all. In fact, if one didn't know better, this could have been a COPA or Lancer conference (shudder to think, I know...then again, as I keep saying, there WAS a time when I was pummeled with "why would you associate with those groups" talk) EVERY conference I have ever attended had a mixed bag of speakers and "results" is what it is. That said, this was the best attended and most enthusiastic one I have ever been to (and this includes THIRD DECADE 1991-1992, COPA 1995-1996 and Lancer 1997).
  8. ALL conference videos here:
  9. My presentation video with transcript:
  10. Jim, it is OUTSTANDING! You weren't kidding. Very impressive. The old site was very good but this one is worthy of any major news outlet or network. Very easy to navigate and INVITES one to search. I love the name, as well. Love it! Vince P.S. Excellent job on the redirect links from the old site. I was worried there would be a mess of dead links.
  11. Excellent-I cannot wait! I will let everyone know. Will there be redirects for the old CTKA urls? In other words, if I was to click on this link after tomorrow night, would it redirect me to the new link?
  12. Fantastic news, Jim!
  13. Robin, I agree---your photo and image collection is superb
  14. I am a huge CTKA fan (and modest contributor). Jim, will a lot of the CTKA articles and reviews be available on the new site?