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Joel D. Gruhn

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    Barrington, Rhode Island, USA
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    1. George W.Bakeman's presence at Bethesda.
    2. The Ford station wagon observed by Lee Bowers.
    3. Participant stories as told within the family.

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  1. The Education Forum's Future

    yes, excellent. Please let us know what you need in terms of financial support. Joel Gruhn
  2. Hi Joel, I don't know if I answered this before but when I finally got Adml. Bruton's phone number in DC area and called it, his daughter answered the phone and said he had died and she was cleaning out his effects. I asked if there was anything to do with Collins Radio and she said no. That was in the 1980s. Email me bkjfk3@yahoo.com

  3. Hi Joel, yea, I don't think the sub commander is the guy we're looking for. It's Gordon S. Campbell, who officially died in 1962

  4. Bill - re g campbell...

    Sorry but I am confused. Isn't the ex sub commander buried in Arlington with a death year of 2000? maybe I missed somethhing in this thread.


  5. Test Poll

    b, didn't peek first Please select one of the responses below Choice A [ 3 ] [42.86%] Choice B [ 1 ] [14.29%] Choice C [ 3 ] [42.86%] What is wrong with B?
  6. A proposed exclusive LHO thread

    Jack, there is an add-on to IP Board (the message board software used here) that provides a photo gallery - exactly what you want. A full description is at http://www.invisionpower.com/products/gallery/ cost is ~ $65; it could be a central place for many photos galleries. Having it an integral part of the board software would, in my humble opinion, make it easier to moderate. I am wondering if we need to pass the hat. Joel D. Gruhn
  7. I don't agree with much of what Peter wrote, but I must defend his presence here. If a you work on your home, and thereby increase the value of your property, that increase is often referred to as "sweat equity" In the case of an open forum of ideas, that sweat equity is the sharing of research by members, and their objective commentary on the subjects at hand. IMHO I know of no other web forum where the moderators routinely fall back on justifications of "ownership". Yes - they own the server, and put up with complaints, and I respect that. But does that make it wise or legitimate to erase another person's intellectual effort utterly? retroactively? without 5 minutes warning? without allowing the author to move his work to a more stable and tolerant venue? There is real value in the contributions made by so many qualified people here. I am grateful for the stunning knowledge and effort shown on these pages. What respect does it show to all who contribute to see an active contributor's efforts disposed of unilaterally? The subject of this forum, the JFK Assassination Debate, is likely to inflame passions and stimulate political arguments. If we cannot all agree with the point of view of each post or contributor, can we not at least make this forum safe for diversity? Going forward, we can make this forum more valuable by valuing the diverse, sometimes polemical, "sweat equity" of all contributors.
  8. not to mention Tosh Plumlee... add a score more, who in frustration will simply decide that they have better things to do. We had a valuable and unique place here to share ideas.
  9. JFK Forum: Rules of Behaviour and other points

    Forum: 1. A public meeting place for open discussion. 2. A medium for open discussion or voicing of ideas, such as a newspaper, a radio or television program, or a website. I have to agree, Len. A moderator must be moderate and accept that everyone is not going to always agree in a spirited debate, and be able to temper his/her defensiveness. The threads were disappeared, which to anyone would feel like like censorship rather than an open forum. My two posts were whisked away - and they were not critical of any specific individual, any more than this one is. I think someone is perhaps feeling a little hyper-sensitive, and if that is the case they are MORE likely to get criticism for combining censorship with a total lack of transparency. I guess we are not suppose to question authority. Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell Joel
  10. Operation Stella Polaris

    Without getting into the details of cryptanalysis, it is my understanding that having even a short piece of known plaintext incorporated into a coded message drastically reduces the computer time required to break the code in a brute force attack. This is called 'gardening". As described in the Wikipedia article on Gardening (cryptanalysis): In cryptanalysis, gardening was a term used at Bletchley Park, England, during World War II for schemes to entice the Germans to include known plaintext, which the British called "cribs," in their encrypted messages. This term presumably came from RAF minelaying missions, or “gardening” sorties, so called because sectors of the coastal waters around Europe were given code-names based on fruits and vegetables.[1] The technique is claimed to have been most effective against messages produced by the German Navy's Enigma machines. A well-known example involved mines. If the Germans had recently swept a particular area for mines, and Bletchley Park was in need of some cribs, they might (and apparently did on several occasions) direct that the area be mined again. This would hopefully evoke encrypted messages from the local command mentioning 'Minen' ('mines' in German) and/or the location, and perhaps messages also from the headquarters with minesweeping ships to assign to that location, mentioning the same. It worked often enough to try several times. In modern terms, this was a chosen plaintext attack, because plain text effectively chosen by the British was injected into the ciphertext. Concievably there are many ways that a defector such as Oswald could be exploited to deliver a crib, either wittingly or unwittingly. Joel Gruhn
  11. A Fresh Look at the Christchurch Star:

    Greg, I am interested if you could please post the rest for all to similarly review.... jdg
  12. ITEC Study of Zapruder Film

    I believe it would have been Itek, a bunch of very savvy optical engineers; they designed photo reconnasence cameras such as the CORONA. I had a friend who worked there in mid '70's at the California office near Moffitt Field where they serviced the U2 cameras. They would be good at microdensitometry, where the pixels are very very small. The wikipedia page offers a fairly complete history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itek Joel
  13. Dr. George Bakeman, USN

    from: http://www.macjannet.org/files/publication...aster/book2.pdf "The late George Bakeman, a long-time friend from St. Cloud, was in Paris, in charge of American Aid to France. His office loaned MacJannet a car and chauffeur, to help him complete the film. “Workmen were putting back the stained glass windows of Chartres Cathedral, and I got moving pictures of that,” American Aid to France was a relief organization, previously known as American Relief for France. It dispatched over $3,000,000 in relief to France from 1940 to 1946. It's records are in the NY Public Library, but for some reason, probably innocent, access is restricted. The Massachusetts connection is that GWB was born in Newton, MA on 17 May 1889. It's clear from his passport application that at age 30 he was doing a lot of traveling for the Red Cross. side note GWB's wife, Mary Davidson Bakeman b. 2 Dec 1895 Ekaterinburg Russia d. 9 Dec 1994 McLean, VA /jdg
  14. Dr. George Bakeman, USN

    I believe that George W. and Mary D Bakeman had no sons. Their two daughters, Kathleen and Beryl, were born ~1920 and ~1924 respectively. Joel
  15. Wecht trial ends

    Perhaps we need a new thread title... something like "The Neverending Trial of Cyril Wecht" Erie-based judge to preside at Wecht retrial Friday, October 31, 2008 By Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The retrial of former Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht will be heard by U.S. District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin, who is based in Erie. The trial will be held in Pittsburgh. Chief U.S. District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose made the assignment this afternoon. U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab was removed from the case by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in September. The three-judge panel denied Dr. Wecht's motion to have the case against him dismissed but ordered that a new judge be appointed, saying that the process might benefit from having less rancor in the courtroom. In May, both Dr. Wecht's attorneys and the government began working with former federal Circuit Judge Timothy K. Lewis in an attempt to reach a civil settlement in the case -- something very rare in the world of criminal justice. However, this week, Mr. Lewis said those negotiations have broken down. "It is my judgment that there will not be a resolution of this through mediation," he said. "It requires the commitment and shared interest of both sides, and we simply did not have that." He would not get into the details of who wasn't committed to the process. Without a civil settlement on the horizon, it is most likely that Dr. Wecht will proceed to a retrial on the 41 counts against him. His first trial, which began in January, ended in a hung jury in April. The lead prosecutor on the case, Stephen S. Stallings, has since left the U.S. attorney's office for private practice. He has been replaced by the chief of the criminal division, Leo M. Dillon. More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. First published on October 31, 2008 at 1:14 pm