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Mark Knight

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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

    "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.
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    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.
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    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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    Russell's question

    That, my friend, is a great question. I'd love to see a legitimate answer.
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    Premillennialism and the Assassination

    That enters into the discussion as well, if we're being honest. But would these same people not also turn a blind eye to "someone else" doing the actual murder, so that they could "devoutly" claim it was "God's will"?? Seems plausible to me.
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    Premillennialism and the Assassination

    I would theorize that Premillennialists who buy into the idea that a Catholic Church-led acceleration into "end-times" prophecies might have seen the JFK presidency as a "trial balloon," an effort to place the nominally Catholic Kennedy into a position of world power, to see if the Catholic Church-led United States of Europe, might be eventually viable. In fact, during the 1960 campaign the issue was raised more than once of a JFK presidency becoming a Papal government by proxy. To Premillennialists of this sort, then, the ending of the "Catholic government experiment" would become an urgent priority. Even though JFK denied over and over the idea that the Vatican would run his administration, a percentage of Americans (and others) were not convinced. In that respect, a look at the assassination through a Premillennialist lens MIGHT prove interesting. Does it have legs? Too early to tell.
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    Premillennialism and the Assassination

    Much of the premillennialism preached by Armstrong warned of a coming "United States of Europe," which would be eventually run by the Catholic Church...but a version of the church that performed contrary to biblical teachings. Eventually that "unholy Roman empire" would bring about a true Armageddon, fought in the Middle East, in concert with "end-times" prophecy. The premillennialists would then be of the opinion that the killing of JFK would bring us closer to that "end of times," and the prophesied age of peace. That's the abridged CliffNotes version.
  9. Merwin Hagger brought up the subject of premillennialism and connection, peripheral or otherwise, to the intrigues that led to the JFK assassination. He may be onto something. (Or he may not.) The Kennedy administration and the Kennedy assassination didn't occur in a vacuum. World events shaped the Kennedy administration as much as the Kennedy administration shaped world events. Even today, a "United States of Europe" is only a few nationalist movements away from reality. Conservatives today preach against a UN-led "one-world government," even as they turn a relatively blind eye to the economic union of a major portion of Western Europe. Mr. Hagger mentioned Herbert Armstrong and his seemingly worldwide religious broadcasts, and that a unified Europe was seen by Armstrong as being in the cards over 50 years ago. I have read many of Armstrong's books, pamphlets and brochures over the years, and I listened to some of his broadcasts as a youth. Mr. Hagger is not misrepresenting Armstrong's message, in my opinion. There may be legitimate grounds to take this aspect further, even as distasteful as many people find investigating religious angles to be. In today's world, lives being taken to further one religious perspective or another occurs daily. Sure, this may be a minor aspect of the assassination investigation. But it may be a larger factor than most of us realize.
  10. I believe Mervyn Hagger may have opened my eyes a bit. Quick: Who was General Walker's financial sponsor? Most would say H. L. Hunt, as a reflex action. But what if it WAS McLendon...Gordon and his father? Would that not be a twist in the supposed plot? McLendon's KLIF is the tie between the assassination and Ruby...the heretofore "missing link," so to speak. Prior to the assassination, Ruby mentioned the phrase "watch the fireworks" referring to the JFK visit to Dallas while at the offices of the Dallas Morning News on the 22nd of November. Was that a slip-up, a clue to some foreknowledge of a plot? So who did Ruby speak with between the assassination of JFK and the murder of Oswald? Perhaps it wasn't his Mafia connections; perhaps it was a broadcasting connection. (Yes, that's speculation...but he DID show up at KLIF in the wee hours of Saturday morning.) Food for thought, and one thing IS certain: Ruby is more easily connect to McLendon than to Walker and the John Birch Society.
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    What is the Kennedy Cult anyway?

    I'm beginning to believe that the "cult" consists of anyone not named Mervyn Hagger. Interesting to be lumped into the same "cult" as David Von Pein and others whose views are so different from my own.
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    Mr. Hagger, I've been an armchair researcher of the JFK assassination for most of my life. I have yet to find a biography of Oswald not filled with supposition rather than facts, and filled with indisputable fact instead of personal opinion. Including the Warren Commission report. So I don't understand your anger at the forum members for not delivering a biography which, to the best of my knowledge, has never existed. Please explain how this nonexistent biography is the fault of the forum members. I'm all ears. Take all the space you need to explain how that works.
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    What is known about Oswald's time in England?

    General Edwin Walker attempted to resign from the Army on August 24, 1959. President Eisenhower refused to accept his resignation, and offered him command of the 24th Infantry, then stationed in Augsburg, Germany. Walker accepted the offer. Can anyone tell me the date Walker arrived in Germany? Is there even a TINY possibility that he crossed paths with Oswald in September of 1959?
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    What is known about Oswald's time in England?

    What "others have concluded" is that we know NEXT TO NOTHING about Oswald's time and associations between clearing British customs in Southampton until his arrival in Helsinki. So what part of "what others have concluded" does this conflict with?
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    "My New Thread"

    You totally misinterpreted my post. If you can effectively rebut the research these people are doing, that would be LEADING. BUT if you won't lead and you refuse to follow, you are only obstructing. Show me YOUR OWN RESEARCH that disproves what Andrej and Chris are doing...not just "I disagree, so they're wrong,wrong, wrong." Show me something beyond mere argument. Rebut them with research. Otherwise, it's nothing but obstruction.