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    - Philosophy generally, and philosophy of education in particular. <br /><br />- Adlerian psychology<br /><br />- Evolution of the human species and related levels of consciousness<br /> <br />- Developing theoretical medical models -sleep and arousal, SIDS, infant colic, idiopathic hypertension. PTSD, ADHD, etc.<br /><br />- JFK assassination; computer assisted examination of the photographic record: resynthesis of the available information and developing new awareness via the creation of an alternative paradigm
  1. Likewise the large white patch directly above the circle ?
  2. Jean Hill stated, "....and then there were three or four more shots " http://pages.prodigy.net/whiskey99/hearnoevil.htm The above webpage informs the reader that the Wiegman film is 27.3 sec long and that the frames showing the limousine approaching the underpass appear 11 sec into the film. The conclusions are that the Wiegman film begins no later than about 3 sec before the head shot, and since towards the end of the film, at sec 26 when Hester is seen rising from the ground, and because the frame in the Wiegmann film showing the limousine can occur no later than 8 sec after the head shot, Hester must have stood up no later than 23 sec after the President was shot in the head. Hester appears in the Wiegman footage to be in great haste as he seeks the protection of the pergola; in fact so much so, that he leaves his wife lying on the grass to shift for herself. The question that come to mind are... Why did he act that way approximately 23 seconds after the head shot? That's the first question. The second question relates to Weigman filming as he was running. Quite obviously he was doing the best he could to keep his camera steady as he attempted to keep it pointing towards the then departing presidential limousine. Then abruptly for a number of frames Weigman seems to have lost control of where the camera was being aimed, and what we see are a blurred series of pictures of the fenceline area. Next what we see is apparently camera control being immediately regained by Wiegman, and he pans quickly around the GK area as if searching for something to record. The question is, what happened to result in Wiegman apparently swinging his camera so abruptly, and apparently from what we can see, so wildly in the direction of the fenceline ?. The third question: Chris Davidson wrote: The Bell footage which Chris posted appears to depict Wiegman as he is getting to his feet from a semi-crouched postion. The question is, why was Wiegman crouching ? I submit that all three of the questions have but one and the same answer, and that the attached frame from Wiegman's footage offers the explanation.It was sent to me a few years ago from N.Ireland by my brother,James, who requested that I forward it to Robert Groden. Groden searched his copy of the Weigman footage, and since he could not find the frame, concluded that the tiny circular white spot (which appears on the attached picture) was a defect in the printing process. The frame actually was collected by my brother from a copy of the Wiegman footage which had been sent by air from NBC to the UK very shortly after the assassination on 22/11/63. I understand that the same copy was also used in the production of the UK video 'The Day the Dream Died' . None of the N. American copies of the Wiegman footage appear to depict the circular white spot. Somewhere I recall having read that the Wiegman footage had a few frames missing. Might this not be one of them? I have posted the frame both as I received it, and also in a zoomed-in rendition of the circular white spot and surrounding area. Further, there is a 3 seconds overlap between the Couch and Weigman footages, and my brother has shown that during those 3 seconds when both cameramen were filming, Couch captured the same circular white spot (gunflash?) in exactly the same location along the fenceline. It was most certainly not a defect in the printing of the Wiegman film. Anyway, here's the circular white 'flash' from the Wiegman frame, and also the coloured enlargement of that specific area:
  3. Correction: That was indeed Z.#328 and not #238. Here is Z.#333 recorded approximately a quarter of a second later.
  4. I found this picture in an old folder which I had worked on several years ago. It's listed as 'Fedora'. If I am recalling correctly the 'fedora' turned out to be:
  5. Officer M.L. Baker's testimony to the Warren Commission may be reviewed by clicking on http://jfkassassination.net/russ/testimony/baker_m1.htm Notice that when he turned the corner at Main onto Houston he states that the force of the wind almost caused him to lose his balance on his motorcycle. Therefore, he had the wind in his face on Houston, since he states it was blowing from the north. While wearing a helmet and riding a motorcycle into the wind, he was able to hear three shots being fired. Further, by the time he was looking westward down Elm St., he was already aware that there were people quite obviously reacting to the sound of the shooting, and in fact he heard a woman screaming that someone had been shot. Put yourself in his position and knowing what he knew prior to rushing into the TSBD, as a trained police-officer would you have done what he did that day, or would you have called for assistance and ensured that the building was surrounded and completely sealed-off by armed police- officers.? Alaric observes that Oswald was going nowhere until Baker arrived on the scene. His encounter with Baker obviously changed his mind . The question arises as to whether Oswald's decision to depart the TSBD was planned, or was it his unthinking and spontaneous reaction to Baker's arrival. Was it a cleverly engineered ploy to get him out onto the street , or was it quite simply merely the result of the actions of a thoughtless police-officer heedlessly charging witlessly onto the pages of history and royally screwing things up... not alone for Oswald on that particular day in history, but permanently for all of us. Congratulations, Alaric ! All of the information on the JFK assassionation is in, or at least all that we are going to receive well into the foreseeable future. What you have done is not to have created new information per se, but you most certainly have created new awareness and moved the thinking process upward and onward. Well done !
  6. That's JFK on the floor of the limousine following the head shot. Sam Holland stated that's precisely what he saw. But who can afford to accept that he was absolutely correct.? Even if Sam had sworn to it on a stack of bibles, he would have been told that he had been seeing things, since the Zapruder film showed he was completely mistaken. Additionally, Sam could not have been correct since many there are who know for certain that the head shot was fired from the GK , and therefore it would have been impossible for JFK to have been thrown forward by the impact of the bullet...... On and on it would go, and indeed it has, but in the end what it comes down to is that if Sam Holland was correct, then the vast majority of JFK assassination thinking has been well and truly not alone pointless, but unfortunately also well- off- the- mark to boot.
  7. Moorman's view:
  8. THE GEOMETRY OF THE HEAD SHOT The attached autopsy picture of JFK's head has been rotated 90 degrees to the right as shown. The purple lines are projections of the edges of the v-shaped evulsed opening depicted immediately above JFK's right eyebrow. The green line bisects the angle between the two lines, and presumably lies directly within the plane of the trajectory of the fatal head shot. The yellow line would parallel the upright edge of the rear seat, and the red line the top of the seat. In other words, what we see depicted is the image of the dead president 'squared' exactly into the rear seat of the limousine.This illustration would be very close to what actually would have been the case if JFK been sitting absolutely upright, with his head turned neither to his left or his right, nor inclined neither upward or downward. However, in actual fact Zapruder frame #312 shows that JFK's head was inclined both forward and downward, and is also leaning to the left. The more to the left his head turns , the less the evulsed wound 'squares' with a shot originating from the TSBD ... and note that even in the absolutely upright position that would be, to say the least, not indicated. The more his head inclines downward, the more the trajectory of the head shot becomes elevated away from the horizontal. By re-orienting the autopsy head picture and superimposing it on the image of JFK's head on Z.#312, it can be seen that the green line now indicates that the trajectory of the bullet intersects JFK's head at an even steeper angle than if he had been seated in a perfectly upright position, and it is then even more skewed away from the direction of a line running back to the TSBD. What the foregoing implies, is that the position of JFK's head as depicted in Zapruder frame # 312 is inconsistent with what the geometry of the head wound indicates. In other words, it further evidences the fact that what we are looking at is quite simply a deliberately contrived illusion of JFK's head . Additionally, the adduced trajectory by extension points to two possibilities in relation to the determination of the location from which the head shot was fired. The first is the post-office building, and the second is the grassy knoll. It can be shown that the head shot could not have originated from the latter location. However, that aspect would take quite some time to explain, and it would most certainly require opening a new thread. Given the above, and considering that the fatal wound to the head involved the occipital-parietal area of the skull, and while still leaving the GK location open as an alternative location, JFK's head and face as depicted in the above renditions of the Zapruder frame, is nothing more than a deliberately contrived illusion. When I report that I see Jackie was taking JFK's pulse immediately prior to the head shot, that's precisely what I see.
  9. Perhaps this roughly coloured rendition will be of assistance :
  10. David, It appears that immediately prior to the head shot, JFK's head was resting in Jackie's arms below the level of the top of the rear seat, and thereby rendering a shot being fired from anywhere directly to the rear of the limousine impossible. However, the back of his head was then exposed in the direct line of fire of a rifleman located high in the post-office building , and who could see downwards into the limousine. Very briefly, since a more detailed account is posted on my website, what happened is very likely as follows: -The shooter fired at JFK's head, missed and hit John Connolly with a downward aimed shot which caused all of Connolly's wounds. His second shot hit JFK in the back of his head. The downward trajectory of the bullet and the downward tilting of JFK's resulted in providing the impression that the trajectory was less inclined to the horizontal than it actually was. - The impact of the bullet carried JFK diagonally forward and into the rear of the jump seat(s). The Connolly's were then resultingly thrown forward into the rear of the front seat(s). - Due to the fact that JFK's legs ended up blocking Jackie from getting to him directly, she was compelled to turn around , stand up on the seat, lean foward on the trunk, and side -step her way to the right side of the rear seat, to the point where she could reach his upper body. Z. frame # 456 is probably the best one to explore in this regard. ************ Charles , The facial 'profile' was easily contrived by a bit of shading . It was just as easily erased by me in the example provided below:
  11. Back brace or no back brace, it would have been neurologically/physiologically impossible for JFK - or anyone else for that matter - to have remained seated in an almost upright position after having been shot through the back and throat. The blue dots represent the approximate position of JFK's eyes. When her husband slumped sideways into her lap gasping, having been just shot in the back and the throat, do you really believe Jackie just sat there and did nothing? Look again , and you may conclude otherwise. ....