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  1. Ken Rheberg

    The vanishing pool of blood

    I don't believe the Oral History PDF's are available online. Just give Museum Curator Stephen Fagin a call to place an order for the transcript.
  2. Ken Rheberg

    The vanishing pool of blood

    Malcolm Couch has two oral histories archived at the Sixth Floor Museum. One was taken in 1989, the other in 2007. The latter addresses, in detail, the pool of blood issue . A 40 page PDF document of this history can be obtained for a relatively small charge. I don't have my copy yet, but I plan to obtain one soon. I hope it clears up many questions that you and others have about this subject. It's extremely important, in my opinion. I don't believe David Belin did a very good job of making clear for all of us down through the years what Couch was trying to say.
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    The vanishing pool of blood

    I had no reason to question Malcolm Couch's credibility or doubt his sincerity. His passion was his Christian faith. He was a pastor for many years, an author of numerous books on Bible prophecy, and founded Tyndale Theological Seminary. At the time I spoke to him, he was not doing well physically and was using a walker. I've heard over the years, many times, that he had seen a pool of blood in Dealey Plaza. So when he told me that this wasn't accurate, I was quite surprised to say the least. But he was adamant that it was not a pool of blood. It was brain matter. He then suggested that I check out his oral history at the Sixth Floor Museum. "It's all in there," he said. When you review his testimony before the Warren Commission, you'll see that he never calls it a pool of blood. Just one reference to blood. It's Warren Commission attorney David Belin who, in his questioning of Couch, characterizes it himself as a pool of blood and uses the term twice. Ken
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    The vanishing pool of blood

    I spoke with Malcolm Couch a few years before he died. He told me it wasn't a pool of blood he saw that day. It was brain matter. Ken
  5. Ken Rheberg

    Plaza Man: Bob Groden vs the City of Dallas

    Jim, Looks like you're still refusing to admit that, in "JFK: Inside the Target Car", Gary Mack did not rule out a shooter from behind the picket fence. Why is this so hard for you? Let's see if you fare any better with this. . . You said, "If you want to continue to defend Gary, and take cheap shots at me, go ahead." Where are the cheap shots, Jim? Hopefully, you'll agree that there weren't any. Ken
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    Plaza Man: Bob Groden vs the City of Dallas

    Jim wants to know if I read his articles carefully. It doesn't appear that Jim read his own post or my response carefully. Another forum member felt Jim had written a "hit piece" on Gary Mack. Jim defended himself, in part, by posting something that two Discovery Channel JFK assassination-related programs had apparently said. One of the documentaries was "JFK: Inside the Target Car". According to Jim, in his own post, the two documentaries said, "No shot at Kennedy came anywhere except from the so called Sniper's Nest." I happened to disagree with Jim's attempt to apply this to Gary Mack. Yes, I dared to disagree with Jim DiEugenio. And, for that, I was accused, by Jim, of taking cheap shots at him. I merely had pointed out how, in the "Target Car" documentary, Gary had not discounted a missed shot from behind the picket fence. Jim has yet to acknowledge that Gary actually said that. No, I wasn't defending Gary Mack. It was all about accuracy in reporting. Ken
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    Plaza Man: Bob Groden vs the City of Dallas

    Gary Mack is on record saying he believed, based on the acoustics evidence, that there were two shooters, one of whom was behind the picket fence. How can that be glossed over? Furthermore, in "JFK: Inside the Target Car - Part Four" Gary said, "If anything, we found that, if there was a shot from the grassy knoll, that shooter missed." Did James DiEugenio miss this important conclusion? Putting it all together, Gary believed that the second shooter behind the picket fence missed. Simple as that. Gary's belief was not based on "hard evidence" -- evidence that can't be disproved. Has there ever been such evidence? Of course there has been and still is. But no one in the so-called "research community" will go there. That's one of the great mysteries in all of this. Ken
  8. Ken Rheberg

    Pauline Sanders

    Thanks, John. I'll check the site out. You're right to place so much importance on the photographic record. One day the official story will be forced to do an about-face based on that record. But not on the record as we know it. On the record yet to be released to the public. Specifically two films spliced together which clearly show a gunman firing a weapon from behind the picket fence. It's the hard evidence Gary Mack used to refer to. Evidence that can't be disputed. The only hard evidence of a second gunman in this entire case. Less than 2 1/2 hours after the assassination, both the government and the media became aware of this indisputable "film" of a second gunman. However, a decision was then made at that time to bury it and never refer to it again. And so it has been for almost fifty-five years. Oliver Stone chose to make a film about Jim Garrison. He could have made it about the above and broken the case wide open. Ken
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    Pauline Sanders

    Stamp club mentalities. Or stamp club sensibilities. The sharing and trading of stamps with other like-minded collectors. And having a darn good time doing it. A little searching, and finding, and saving, and clipping, and studying, and displaying. Might even have a really strong attachment to a stamp or two or more. But nothing earthshaking is ever going to happen because of it. After all, it's just a hobby. And you've got a life. That's the current state of the JFK assassination research community. For many -- not all -- it's nothing more than a hobby that is taking us nowhere. Nearly fifty-five years now, and Oswald is still officially the lone assassin. Then there's John Butler. A new breed of "researcher"? No, unfortunately. Just a rehash of so many down through the years. A bit nasty. Hypercritical and personal. Somewhat scary to be honest. But worst of all, prejudging. As in "imagined protocol". Without even knowing what I have to say. Finally, I don't have a spelling issue. Only if you quote me -- literally with quotation marks -- and then include a misspelling. I'll have to call you on that.
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    Pauline Sanders

    I've been posting here for over twelve years. You for less than two. That doesn't excuse you, however, from asking one member what another member is talking about rather than going right to the source. That's a new one, I've got to admit. So, go ahead, ask me if you're truly serious about getting answers to the above questions. And, since you're quoting me, the word is "mentalities" not "mentalies".
  11. Ken Rheberg

    Pauline Sanders

    Sorry, Andrej. More than "interesting to know." This is the sad state of the so-called "Research Community" today. Meaningless threads going nowhere. Created and perpetuated on this very forum, in so many cases, by individuals with nothing more than stamp club mentalities. And cheered on and dominated by a third generation reader/writer who has done nothing, so far, to lead you to the Promised Land of what really happened that day in Dealey Plaza. Will he ever take you there? Don't hold your breath.
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    Pauline Sanders

    Have any of you either personally contacted, tried to personally contact, or even thought of personally contacting Pauline Sanders' son, daughter-in-law or grandson about any of this? If they agree to talk to you, it seems like they might be able to clear up any confusion regarding Pauline's height, weight, where she was standing, what she remembered that day, etc. Ken
  13. Craven's film taken before, during and after the shots while rounding Main onto Houston, down Houston, rounding Houston onto Elm, down Elm as he panned over to the grassy knoll including the stairway and the picket fence, and from on top of the grassy knoll itself was not destroyed which is what Gary Mack meant by "lost". Neither were the two copies made of it. Gary was only speculating here and I believe he later realized with certainty, back in 2007, that none of Craven's Dealey Plaza footage -- not even one frame of it -- was ever lost in the early developing process.
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    The women of JFK

    Steve, It was Lee Forman, not Lee Farley. Farley was also a Forum member in those days, he just wasn't on that old Elizabeth Cole thread. I used to confuse the two myself. To Steve and everyone else, don't let these two threads die. The conclusions about Cole back then were, at the very least, shaky on the surface for a number of reasons. Ken.
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    The women of JFK

    This is where we were, from the beginning. . . Steve was interested in writing an essay on women who had heard about, or spoken of, an assassination attempt on JFK before it happened and had told someone about it. He gave us a list of five names for starters. One of the women on that list was Elizabeth Cole. Steve then provided us with a Mary Ferrell Foundation link concerning her. Yet Steve doesn't link us to additional, relevant information on Ms. Cole that he most certainly knows about firsthand. Elizabeth Cole was an intriguing person. And the story she told equally so. Same with the FBI/Secret Service handling of it. Steve could write his essay just on her alone. Ken
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