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Ron Ecker

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Rodolfo Fierro and the Z Film

29 May 2016 - 07:18 AM

Read an interesting story about Rodolfo Fierro, a top henchman of Pancho Villa. (Fierro was known as El Carnicero, or The Butcher.) He sat across from a man who argued that a man shot from the front will fall backward. Fierro argued that the man would fall forward. To settle the argument, Fierro shot the man and watched him fall forward.

Crime of the century

05 March 2016 - 07:36 AM

Heard CNN's Don Lemon tonight refer to the Simpson-Goldman murders as "what some call the crime of the century."

I knew that the JFK assassination was not what it was cracked up to be.

JFK's clothing and the autopsy

02 August 2015 - 10:52 PM

Cliff Varnell has mentioned in another thread that JFK's clothes were not made available for the autopsy. As I recall, SS agent Greer had JFK's clothes and gave them agent Rybka that night to take to the White House and store them in a locker instead of taking them to the morgue.


Was the SS ever asked, or did the SS ever offer an explanation, why this was done?


Is this clear evidence of a cover-up, or could both Greer and Rybka plausibly argue (not that they ever did) that they simply weren't aware of the importance of clothing for an autopsy? (Bearing in mind that in 1963 there were no CSI shows on TV every night.)

Oswald going to work

18 July 2015 - 02:39 AM

I received a question via email that I can't readily answer, so I'll pose the question here. Oswald rode to and from his job at the TSBD with Wesley Frazier on Fridays and Mondays, to spend weekends in Irving. How did he get to work on the other days of the week?



False Memory and the Hearse to Bethesda

01 June 2015 - 08:29 PM

In another thread (The "Other" Zapruder Film) I wrote the following:


“I have personal experience with a JFK-related false memory, which I have described before on this forum, so I know what it can do to you. I still have a vivid memory of watching the ambulance with the Dallas casket arrive at Bethesda on live TV. I remember the ambulance sitting there for several minutes, with some broadcaster's comment about it, till some kind of officer got into the ambulance and drove it away. Years later I tried in vain to find as much as a single clip from that TV coverage to no avail. Gary Mack finally assured me that in fact there was no live TV coverage of the casket's arrival at Bethesda, that what I must be remembering was the live TV coverage of the ambulance leaving Andrews AF Base. But I have seen that footage and it is not the event that I remember at all. I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that what I vividly remember - live TV coverage of the arrival of the ambulance at Bethesda - never happened. It has to be a false memory created over the years by the things I have read about the arrival. At least that's my theory.


A couple of days ago I received an email from a fellow who told me that he also remembers this. He says that the hearse that left Andrews AFB was a Pontiac, and the one that arrived at Bethesda was “without a doubt a Cadillac.” He says that he pointed this aberration out to his parents at the time it occurred.


Any comments on this? Do we know if the hearse that took the Dallas casket from Andrews and arrived at Bethesda was a Pontiac or Cadillac? (Or both?)