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    1950's International trucks, Farmall tractors, 1946-47 Hudson automobiles, JFK assassination, pre-1980 rock 'n' roll...more later when I have time to think about it.

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  1. Mark Knight

    The Oak Cliff "Safe Houses"

    Anyone have access to a 1963 city directory for Dallas? Might find Rodriguez's address there, especially if the phone numbers are the same. That would take care of the Huspeth/Elsbeth question.
  2. Mark Knight

    What Will It Take To Believe?

    The late Gerry Hemming said that there were a LOT of non- murderers who privately took credit for killing JFK. Mafioso....anti-Castro Cubans...pro-Castro Cubans...hired guns of all stripes. Some, he suggested, accepted payment for the "hit" who never squeezed a trigger. What did it matter? They were sent to do a job, the job was done, and no one's the wiser due to sloppy police work and the Whitewash Commission....errr, WARREN Commission. Whether Hemming was BSing on other matters or not, on this topic I figure he was correct.
  3. Mark Knight

    Who changed the motorcade route?

    I think that would be a reasonable conclusion as well.
  4. Mark Knight

    Who changed the motorcade route?

    I would call that a reasonable conclusion. The dog-leg was clearly spelled out in some reports, and was glossed over in others. One might deduce the necessity of the dog-leg based upon the presence of buses in the motorcade, but it wasn't clearly spelled out in all reports. So I have my doubts that the route was actually changed. More likely it was simply poorly reported.
  5. Mr. Trejo, I have NEVER posted under the name of Michael Clark. So please retract your FALSE STATEMENT that I posted any video series on this thread, or I will petition the other administrators to BAN your falsehoods from this forum...permanently. The ball's in your court, Mr. Trejo...and the clock is ticking. [Begin new post here:] As I promised, I have filed a report with the other forum administrators regarding Mr. Trejo's blatant abuse of the truth and particularly his blatant falsehoods regarding my authorship of certain posts on this thread. The truth is plain. It's right here on this thread. But Mr. Trejo apparently has no interest in truth. Instead, he falsely accused me of making posts under the name of another forum member. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, MR. TREJO. THE GLOVES ARE OFF NOW.
  6. Mr. Trejo, I have NEVER posted under the name of Michael Clark. So please retract your FALSE STATEMENT that I posted any video series on this thread, or I will petition the other administrators to BAN your falsehoods from this forum...permanently. The ball's in your court, Mr. Trejo...and the clock is ticking.
  7. I believe it was YOU, not I, who brought RFK into this thread. Your post from 8:13 PM Monday, to refresh your memory. Or DID YOU FORGET THAT? Your post hasn't been deleted... So YOU decide who brought up RFK. [HINT: IT WASN'T ME...so don't even TRY to cast the blame on me again, Mr. Trejo. I resent your attempt to blame me for YOUR change of direction in this thread.]
  8. Sirhan and his gun remained in front of RFK. The fatal head wound came from behind, into the right mastoid process. So show me how that's possible with Sirhan's gun in front of RFK the entire time.
  9. Mark Knight

    Who changed the motorcade route?

    The Linotype machine made its debut in the 1880's. Hand- setting type was long gone by the 1950's. I'm surprised you wouldn't have researched that. But maybe I shouldn't be, since it's not mentioned in the WC report or in Bugliosi's book. Perhaps that's why you haven't discovered the fact that the Linotype was already on its way out in the 1970s. It's OK to look outside the WC and Bugliosi for background, Mr. Von Pein. Truly it is. There is reliable information out there that is NOT covered by Vince or the WC. HONEST.
  10. Mark Knight

    Who changed the motorcade route?

    In the 1960's it wasn't unusual for major city newspapers to publish several editions each day. I took journalism classes under a Prof who was also an editor at the (now-defunct) Louisville Times. Geno Williams, Indiana editor, mentioned several editions daily. The first was (obviously) the Early Edition, then came the Indiana Edition, and while there may have been one more for the metro suburbs, the last was called the Final Home Edition and was sold only in the city. So I'm not at all surprised by different editions having slightly different content. The edition sans parade route may have been targeted to subscribers outside the area most convenient for accessing the parade route. Which also brings up the point that Oswald may not have seen the parade route in the newspaper...depending upon which edition he may have read.
  11. Mark Knight

    "Bubble Top' - was it bullet proof?

    My point exactly.
  12. Mark Knight

    "Bubble Top' - was it bullet proof?

    Paul, I'd rather not assume anything. Would the bubbletop have distorted an assassins's view? Maybe, and maybe not. Certainly the potential for distortion exists in every bend in the Plexiglas. But trying to determine whether the use of the bubbletop might have aborted an assassination attempt is akin to attempting to nail Jell-O to the wall. (If the Jell-O has an excess of gelatin in the mix, making it the consistency of ballistic gelatin, then even nailing it to the wall MIGHT be possible.) We simply don't have sufficient information to make that assumption.
  13. Mark Knight

    "Bubble Top' - was it bullet proof?

    How a bullet responds when striking an object such as Plexiglas depends quite a bit on the bullet. Mass. Velocity. Bullet composition and jacketing on the bullet. Type of point: round nose, pointed nose, hollow point. A round nose solid lead bullet would react differently upon striking Plexiglas than a jacketed hollow point. A 240 grain .44 caliber bullet would react differently than a 40 grain .223 caliber bullet. To decide whether the bubbletop would or would not have deflected "that bullet" fired at "that angle" without performing an actual test is worthless speculation, IMHO... and since no testing was done [and why would they? JFK was already dead, so "woulda-coulda-shoulda" saves ZERO lives], no conclusions can be drawn.
  14. Mark Knight

    Who changed the motorcade route?

    Ron, that sounds quite reasonable. You don't route the President of the United States through the "rougher" parts of a city if there is an alternative route, IMHO. Every city wants the President to see their best side, not their worst. Basic human vanity at play here more than anything sinister, IMHO. YES, I fully understand that this point of view like the legs out from under the point of view that "the plotters" put Oswald "in place" at the TSBD specifically to kill Kennedy. So be it.
  15. Mark Knight

    Maybe

    Once again, Mr. Walton drags me into his fantasy...the one in which I believe in body snatchers. I have NEVER subscribed to such a theory. But that little fact doesn't stand in the way of Mr. Walton's fantasy. Truth is powerful. I would advise Mr. Walton to stick to the truth, rather that projecting me into his straw-man fantasies.
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