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  1. 9-11books

    https://www.krusch.com/books/911/ Parent Directory 911_American_Empire.pdf 911_Toronto_Report.pdf Debunking_911_Debunking.pdf Debunking_911_Myths.pdf Mysterious_Collapse_World_Trade_Center_7.pdf Mysterious_Collapse_World_Trade_Center_Fires.pdf New_Pearl_Harbor_Revisited.pdf Painful_Questions.pdf
  2. Question to the Forum

    Editor’s note: John Ritchson died on 13 August 2005 and was buried on 18 August 2005. The official cause of death is “heart attack”, but he had told Assassination Research editor Jim Fetzer of his experience of being run off the road by a black SUV with tinted windows a few months ago, which left him severely injured. He thought it could be related to his recent efforts to study the man who carried JFK’s “football” (the Presidential con- trols for the U.S. nuclear weapons network), CWO Robert M. Powell. It might also have been related to his work on ballistics, however, as a warn- ing signal that he should not keep it up. He did persist, with great courage and integrity, and now he is dead. His work on the ballistics was ex- tremely good and powerfully discredits the official government account. Jim Fetzer spoke with John’s father and learned that he had been drink- ing with friends and came home and fell asleep without connecting his oxygen mask, which he had had to use since his automobile accident. He apparently suffocated from lack of oxygen. In this issue of Assassination Research we are not only publishing two of John Ritchson’s studies of the ballistics evidence, but also, below, a brief biographical sketch, in his own words, and his last comments posted to JFKresearch.com and to The Edu- cation Forum.] Biographical Sketch: Vernon John Ritchson In his own words: February 2005 Greetings all: I am seeking any information on the whereabouts and activities of CWO Robert M. Powell who was JFK’s personal attaché and carried the “football” chained to his left hand. For those of you needing clarification—the term, “football” is the codeword for the case which allows the President to conduct WWIII from any- where on earth, and thus would never under any circumstances would be very far from the President. What this man was doing before, during and after JFK’s murder is of extreme importance because the “football” is more important than even the President in terms of national security, and its bearer is in actually the most powerful indi- vidual on earth, and in terms of loyalty, integrity, and responsibility must be beyond reproach. What he knew, witnessed, or surmised, to my knowledge, has never been ex- plored by the assassination community, and I can find no mention of him in any official document that I have examined. What I have seen, however, is a let- ter of personal commendation written by JFK, on official White House stationery lettered in gold leaf and signed by JFK, who called him “my friend and compan- ion”. Please feel free to personal-message me with any info you may possess. Thanks and Best Regards ☺ John Ritchson (SSGT. 499th TC USATC HG US Army Class of 69) (GunSmith/Ballistican, Black Eagle Gun Works) (Survivor, SE Asian Games, 11BRAVO7, Tet 1970) His Last Comments Posted on The Education Forum, 10 August 2005 K.B. wrote [snip]: Paul, you have any cites to back this up? I am not as knowledgeable as you when it comes to ballistics, etc., and I do not have an expert as Sam does to call re information John has posted, but I do have a few books and a bit of experi- ence reloading and I have won my fair share of Turkey-shoots and as far as I have seen, John Ritchson is right on with everything he has posted that I have read. So who are your Carcano enthusiasts? Greetings, One of the areas Mr. Burke and the rest of the lone-nutters are real short on is authoritative cites in the relevant areas being discussed. Rather, their agenda appears to be one of debasement and denigration as exemplified by their refer- ences to me as a faker, fraud, cowardly dog, and buffoon, all in a sophomoric attempt to trivialize and obfuscate the importance of my and other researchers’ work in this case. These sort of tactics represent the last resort of those who know in their hearts the essential weakness of their case and are thus reduced to ad hominem, having failed to produce any real rebuttal. For the record, I am constantly garnering feedback and opinions from qualified professionals in the field of firearms ballistics to absolutely minimise any possibility of error before I even post an article. I also make every effort to clearly separate qualified facts and opinions from speculation and/or guesswork. Occasionally I will fail in this effort, as is the norm, but the body of my work remains intact and presents a damning indict- ment to those who would perpetuate the lone-nutter myth. Looking at the lone- nutter contingent, one sees an impressive array of individuals with credentials and qualifications in every area but the field of firearms ballistics, joined at the hip with the spook crew who post from positions of anonymity. Together, they would have us believe they represent a united front espousing the truth of the JFK assassination, when in fact they are nothing more than a collection of bags of mostly hot air with about as much substance as a fart in the wind. Personally I think they know they have already failed to prevent the truth from coming out, and are simply engaged in damage control by saturating this forum with BS in an ineffectual attempt to keep relevant discourse to a bare mini- mum, as well as using their under-handed tactics to create an unsavory atmos- phere whereby new readers will be put off from joining in the discourse. Be that as it may, I’m resolved to undo that sort of mischief, at least as far as the ballis- tic evidence is concerned, by adding a relevant professional perspective to the JFK case. To that end, I’ve gained the support of a number of world-class people with impeccable credentials and unassailable reputations in their various fields of expertise. A list of those who have contributed to my work is as follows: Alan Horst, German action specialist and old world gunsmith who declares that one may spend over a thousand dollars reworking a M38 surplus Carcano and still be left with a hundred dollar gun. (Note: For a verifiable professional alter- native opinion of the WWII M38, Alan can be reached at 406-454-1831.) Frank de Haas, who started out in this business as a hobbiest after WWII and ultimately became a world renowned authority on center-fire turnbolt action ri- fles with the publication of his book, Bolt Action Rifles, which is now an almost universally held reference manual on the subject. He is a contributing editor of The American Rifleman, and has his shop in Orange City, Iowa. (Note: Mr. de Haas is now deceased; however, his son has taken over the family business.) Richard Hobbs, considered by many, including Carcano historian Alexander Eichener, as a world authority on the Carcano rifle, who, after examination of CE-139/C2766 concluded it was, in fact, a Moschettieridel Duce Carcano of Mussolini’s Gardia del Duce, and not a cheap surplus field rifle that would be sold in a Chicago sporting goods store. (Note: I believe there is an address and phone number for Richard posted on Alexander Eichener’s Carcano web-site.) Wolfgang Droege, founder of the Shiloh Rifle Manufacturing Co, Big Timber, Montana and creator of the Buffalo Rifle for Tom Selleck’s movie, Quigley Down Under, who also presented a custom 45-70 gold inlayed Creedmoor Rifle to for- mer President Ronald Reagan. (Note: Even though Wolfgang is not a Carcano expert per se he does make some of the world’s most powerful rifles, and any- one who doubts the concept of knockdown power should see one of these rifles in action.) Richard Casull, founder of Freedom Arms, Freedom, Wyoming and creator of the world’s most powerful revolver, the .454 Casull Magnum, and, like Wolfgang Droege, has forgotten more ballistics than most people will ever know. (Note: Dick openly scoffs at the idea firearms lack knockdown power and is more than happy to give critics a taste of the power of his remarkable pistol which per- forms on par with many rifles.) Wayne Leek, ballistician for the Remington Arms Company and creator of the Fireball XP-100. (Note: even though Wayne is closed-mouthed about the dispo- sition of many of his prototype XP-100’s, he is more than happy to expound upon the performance capabilities of one of the world’s most powerful and ac- curate varmint handguns, which, by the way, can be fired quite easily from a two-handed combat stance. Bert Waldron, sniper (US Army), 113 confirmed kills with a verified cartridge expenditure of 1.3 cartridges per kill, as compared to the world infantry expen- diture of 10,000 to 50,000 cartridges per kill. (Note: Bert can be contacted through the editor of Guns Magazine. Also, he is a quiet and unassuming per- son, and if asked about jet-effect and retro-recoil he will just shake his head and smile, but his eyes speak volumes.) Craig Roberts, sniper (USMC), 26-year police veteran, specialist in sniper and counter-sniper tactics, author of the book Kill Zone, which is a professional sniper’s perspective of the JFK assassination, which blows the lone nutter the- ory right out of the water. (Note: I consider Craig a personal friend and collabo- rator on the JFK case, and I strongly recommend careful study of his book. Craig can be reached via email at craig@ionet.net, if memory serves. Carlos “Gunny” Hathcock, sniper (USMC), the Marine Corps’ premier sniper with 93 confirmed kills including history’s longest single kill-shot of 2,500 me- ters, nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor for action in Vietnam, former chief instructor of the USMC Sniper’s School, at Quantico, Virginia. (Note: Gunny Hathcock proved the impossibility of the lone-nutter scenario dur- ing tests he personally conducted at Quantico, and although he is now suffering from MS he is still more than happy to poke holes in the lone-nutter scenario. He can be reached through Craig Roberts.) (NOTE: Since the writing of this arti- cle, Gunny has gone on his final patrol. God keep you Gunny!) Dr. Joel Ham, professor of physics, who wishes to keep his school out of the public debate, but has proven by demonstrable scientific method the irrele- vancy of the jet-effect with respect to firearms ballistics. Dr. George E. Miller, professor of physics and supervisor of the nuclear reactor facilities at UC Irvine who is assisting me with my neutron activation analysis evaluation of the ballistics evidence. These are some of the people who I consider to be more or less in my corner, who roughly share my views on the subject of firearms ballistics, and I urge the readers of this forum to carefully compare these qualified professionals with the collection of political scientists, piss doctors, jet mechanics, computer nerds, wannabes and nobodies that comprise the lone-nutter contingent, and then ask yourself, “Who, then, is best qualified to address the ballistic issues of the JFK case?” “Who, then, represents the more credible authority?” “Whose opinions possess the greater validity and are more deserving of serious consideration?” Finally, I want to add that all of the derision, the snide innuendo, the ad homi- nem labels, the feeble attempts at denigration, the smart-xxx remarks and week-kneed mockery heaped upon myself and the other serious researchers on this newsgroup by the lone-nutter collection of misfits will not detract me one iota from my agenda and goal of seeing justice done in the JFK case. Finally, with respect to my own qualifications: I come from an unbroken line of firearms and ballisticians going back to 1680 when my direct ancestor, Barnett Richardson, established the Richardson foun- dry near Jamestown Virginia. I was literally raised working at my father’s forge and machine shop. I have ac- tually studied Newton, Julian Hatcher, John Thompson, Helson & Barnes, John Browning, Dave Emory of Hornady, Vernon Speer, Robert D. Hayden, Ted C. Almgren, Martin J. Hull, and Bill McDonald. As to my forensic qualifications, I encourage all readers to read my petition to reopen the JFK case as a murder investigation. Such should give the readers some idea as to my legal knowledge. As an avid independent, I quite simply refuse to join any trade organizations, all of whom operate from one kind of agenda or another, and I refuse to be locked into any such agenda, especially when it involves people like Fackler, Lattimer, Alverez, Oliver and the like. With Regard: John Ritchson (SSGT. 499th TC USATC HG US Army Class of 69) (GunSmith/Ballistican, Black Eagle Gun Works) (Survivor, SE Asian Games, 11BRAVO7, Tet 1970)
  3. Question to the Forum

    Here is the on-line PDF, but copied below. https://www.assassinationresearch.com/v3n2/v3n2ritchson1.pdf
  4. Question to the Forum

    Fetzers account (below) of Ritchson's final demise is at odds with what I read elsewhere. I read that the power went out at his house and his ventilator ( or similar) stopped working.
  5. John Heinz and John Tower

    And BTW, John Ritchson, who posted in this thread was, IMO, a great Ed Forum contributor. The activity page of his forum profile comes up blank for me; you have to click on "All Acivity" , then "Topics" or ""posts" to see his contributions. He was run off the road, into a tree and eventually died as a result of his injuries. The power went out at his home and his ventilator stopped working, and he then died, as I understand it.
  6. John Heinz and John Tower

    @Jim Hargrove, Sorry if this has been covered before, but I am wondering if John Tower's efforts on behalf of Marina and LHO have been a focus of research for you guys?
  7. Michael Walton

    And here is the thread that I created which Michael Walton misrepresented, mocked and about which he leveled false accusations, without providing a link to which a reader would be able refer.
  8. The H&L "two schools at the same time" mystery

    I addressed your off-topic schoolyard invite for off-line gossip and private slur party here:
  9. Michael Walton

    This is an important example of how Michael Walton spins bogus representations of other members postings in an effort to make them look foolish and discredit the larger community. Then Michael continues to peddle his myth, inviting members to PM him for the scoop. He posted this (below) yesterday. He claims I was banned for posting issues like this to his Bio page. I was not banned for this or at this time. I was banned for two weeks in May because I was part of a trio who were together forming a critical mass of bickering and flooding the forum. It was acknowledged the I broke no rules. I also received a week and a half ban in December, 2017, for being too negative around the holidays. Michael Walton, in the post quoted below, states that I was banned for posting to his bio, and that he reported me, initiating the ban. This is not true. It is, IMO, a better option to call out bad behavior and false accusations, here, rather than muck-up the thread where the false accusation occurred. If I am informed by moderators that this is not appropriate I will not do it again; yet I would appreciate an alternative to posting an off-topic rebuttal to an off-topic slur in the middle of a forum debate. On 1-4-18 , Michael Walton wrote: "Really Gene? This all goes both ways. The folks who post rebuttals to this theory have posted solid rebuttals and we too are attacked for being "ignorant" and worst by the same people you list above. As a matter of fact it got so bad that one unnamed member here was throwing all kinds of venom on MY PROFILE PAGE. When I reported it this member was "banned" from the forum. Guess what? Shockingly this member is now back. And if you don't believe me - which seems to be the modus operandi here on EF - send me a PM and I'll be glad to share the venom."
  10. The H&L "two schools at the same time" mystery

    Bernie, I did a quick survey of your EF posting history. in the last 6 years you have posted @400 times. Of those 400 posts, 14 were NOT, at a glance, relaeted to the two Oswald problem. Every other post ( nearly 400) just disrupts threads that explore the dual Oswald issue. I have questions about the two Oswald problem. None of your posts that I have read have been of any help in answering my questions. None of your posts show any interest in the JFKA. You are just interested in breaking-up this facet of the discussion. I don't understand and I do not care why you obsess on obstructing the dual-Oswald discussion. I just wish you would go away.
  11. Coup D'Etat in America

    I am looking for that "All the Presidents Men" youtube scene where Bernard Barker tries to whisper that he works for the "CIA". I'll edit-in that clip, here, if I find it.
  12. Coup D'Etat in America

  13. Coup D'Etat in America

  14. Coup D'Etat in America

    David Atlee Phillips was clueless? Yet you accept that he met LHO and A. Veciana in Dallas in September of '63? How do you you explain your Walker-did-it-theory and exclude Hunt, Phillips, Veciania, and LHO? The Admins of this forum should insist that you blog your junk before dumping it, “ad infinitum", here.
  15. Rich Pope

    And anyone can tap a regular phone line. Anyone can bridge a connection to create a party line. Not in all circumstances, but very often it is very easy.
  16. The H&L "two schools at the same time" mystery

    That is accepted and appreciated. Our relationship is reset. It is forgotten. I am not proud of having stooped low in an effort at retaliation.
  17. Rich Pope

    Rich, Your point about the WATS line is interesting to me because I have a hunch that Ruby and the Carousel crew were tapping lines at the Carousel lounge, eavesdropping on, blackmailing and manipulating powerful people at the Adolphus and other nearby places, and provide some post-assassination logistics and communications, possibly prior to the assassination as well. There is some information on "racing wires" that come up regarding the assassination as well but EF threads on that eludes me for the most part. Part of my hunch has to do with the fact that the Telco Central office popped-up there, near the Carousel, years later, and likely proceeded an older one.
  18. The H&L "two schools at the same time" mystery

    For clarification, Sandy shared a cool story about how, as a teen, he repaired a TV for the guy who invented the TV. Very cool story. Bernie ridiculed Sandy for sharing that story. He then insinuated that I stole somebody else's stories and shared them as my own in an EF thread that I opened, elsewhere in the forum, called "Scary Stories Thread". Bernie's dirty shot at me: "Maybe you could copy this exchange and sell it off as one of your 'scary' stories...!" My Scary Stories Thread... http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/23797-scary-stories-thread/ Bernie, I received a couple of accolades for one of my stories... right on the originating Jeep forum, to which I shared a link in my EF thread. -"that was the most descriptive story i have ever read in my life!!!! -"Lol thank you for the entertainment. I felt like i was there!" -"... awesome story! -"Wow that was a great read. Very well done made me feel like I was there."
  19. The H&L "two schools at the same time" mystery

    Bernie, I looked at your posting history in your profile, and it is you who are obsessed. I also saw a few of your music videos, and I am still laughing... 😂
  20. At 10:42, of this 11-29-63 phone conversation, Hoover states that LHO was confronted by police and cleared by LHO's boss at the front door of the TSBD.
  21. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    The latest and most absolute reason that the Trejo theory is wrong just occurred to me. It has been my working assumption that JFK absolutely had to die in Dallas that day; and therefore there were increasingly reckless plans A, B and C in place. Paul's plot and his perps could not have afforded a messy, reckless, desperate fall-back to a plan C or D with bombs or very heavy automatic large caliber guns being brought to bear on the limo and killing or wounding everyone. Paul's plotters could not fall-back on a messy, bloody coup and conspiracy. The consequences of such an outcome preclude any possibility of an attempt at such a thing.
  22. Rich Pope

    And, or Course, Ruth and Michael Paine.
  23. Rich Pope

    I am thinking that James McCord is a key, living player. In a big and demonstrable way. Same with Liddy but not demonstrably. Vecaiana is a third, living player who knows more. Also, AFAIK, Larry Crafard is still alive.
  24. By bad, that was Trejoeque of me. I think I was just trying to tap it out quickly.
  25. Century Firearms Manufacturing co. In Vermont was, I believe, linked to the Montreal gun smuggling and importation business, and somehow linked to the assassination. I think it was Gerry Patrick Hemming who claimed the key to the assassination would be found in Montreal.