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  1. " Lipsey says, after a minute or two of explaining how the bullet fragments recovered from the President's brain matched the shell casings found on the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building and the doctors agreed that JFK was hit by two bullets from behind that "there is no question Lee Harvey Oswald is the lone assassin." " Exactly how are "bullet fragments" matched to "shell casings"? Unless the " fragments" are large enough, and undamaged enough, to determine the caliber of the bullet, there is no way to "match" a particular bullet to a particular casing. Casings are crimped at the base of the bullet, but there is no "signature" mark that a casing leaves on a bullet, to the exclusion of other casings of the same caliber. So I call BS right there.
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    Chasing Our Tails?

    Oh, I think there were a lot of separate groups involved in the JFK assassination. But I believe they all operated separately. Call it a "perfect storm," if you will. Suspect groups are, in no particular order: *Mafia *Pro-Castro Cubans *Anti-Castro Cubans *CIA, or certain factions thereof *John Birch Society *right-wing nut jobs NOT affiliated with the JBS. Once JFK was dead, as Gerry Hemming used to post, it mattered less WHO did it, to those who wanted him dead. If one of the other factions did it, the Mafia people assigned/contracted to do the hit are certainly NOT going to say they DIDN'T do it and turn down the money for the hit. Same with the other groups. They're not going to say anything publicly, for obvious reasons. But they were assigned the hit, and the target wound up dead. So surely those who were assigned the hit, truly or falsely took credit for doing the deed. If there was money involved, they took the payoff whether they pulled the trigger or not. JFK was dead, Ozzie was posthumously "convicted" by the Warren Commission, and no one would be the wiser. Except those damned conspiracy folks won't let the case die.
  3. Quite interesting.
  4. Lost in all this talk of Carter wanting to reopen the JFK assassination investigation is the fact that the HSCA investigation was going on concurrently with the first half of the Carter administration. Or is this about Carter desiring a new investigation AFTER the HSCA investigation concluded?
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    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.
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    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.
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    Who changed the motorcade route?

    I think that would be a reasonable conclusion as well.
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    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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.]
  12. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    "Bubble Top' - was it bullet proof?

    My point exactly.
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    "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.
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    "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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    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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    Maybe

    Absolutely.
  21. 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.
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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.
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