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  1. I've been reading up since the Curtis-McKay interview and will try to weigh in after consideration. My first thought is that I'd be more impressed if the Democrats put over a single-payer health system in the US, but that isn't going to happen. Under the banner of HOPE, we got a president who lied about his grassroots campaign funding, and forced expensive health insurance on an already overburdened nation, to the benefit of the corporations that actually funded his campaign. What happy days those truly were when we did get a New Deal, even at the cost of entry into world war. See that song that Mary Poppins sang to the Banks children, but was cut from the final film release print: "It's Good to Have Illusions While You Die."
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    Now it can be told: Dag Hammarskjold

    Glad you found that, I was about to post it. I will point out, like the ingrate that I am, that the The Guardian has never posted an article examining conspiracy in the death of JFK, and has posted several hewing to the MSM line - though, to the paper's credit, it does so infrequently. I would welcome it if some interested party were to prove me wrong.
  3. I have to think about that one. I am so bitter about the sequential loss of working people's rights and privileges since about 1980, under both Democratic and Republican administrations and through the votes of senators and congressmen on both sides, that I long for a public educated in the history of the labor struggle in this country, c. 1870-1941, and in my worst hours I wish a return of the worst excesses of labor resistance to oppression that in those years won those very same rights and privileges. I had thought that the goal of society was to move forward, but I see only the reverse, propped up by the distractions of expensive consumer comforts which only incite the working classes to commit depredations upon themselves. We still swim in poverty, racism and ignorance, and only fascist politics offer a hand up to a supposedly noble dry land...upon which the working poor may enrich themselves by establishing a superior race, outlaw immigrants, and win back their jobs - or so goes the legend. The Curtis-McKay interview is correct to say that there is no counter-legend among the Democrats, a feature that perished with Progressivism in the persons of Franklin Roosevelt and John and Robert Kennedy.
  4. Paul, some interesting views on the Democrats in the interview linked to below. It is possible that the ideas presented are either too small or too large for the Democrats in the Alice-In-Wonderland that is American politics in this time. I would myself be a Democrat, but too many other ideas interfere, driving me rather leftward. But, as said, interesting: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jan/18/adam-curtis-and-vice-director-adam-mckay-on-how-dick-cheney-masterminded-a-rightwing-revolution
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    Oswald was not in MC

    "the TWA 800 flight that exploded" Carlier, find us some accounts of other modern passenger jets that spontaneously "exploded" in mid-air, absent a bomb or missile.
  6. There were rumors that the Agency swindled cost overrun money out of Hughes during the Glomar Explorer construction. Less rumorous would be the notion that Highes built this thing not out of patriotism but in a bid to have government scrutiny removed from his enterprises.
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    Now it can be told: Dag Hammarskjold

    If you watch that documentary I posted above, Hammarskjold's last writings express fear of assassination, and he wrote a will of sorts before flying to Ndola. Perhaps the cameras documenting his airfield departure on the so-called "midnight flight" were intended as an insurance policy.
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    Marina ... pretty agent for LHO?

    Like that. The legend is that Marx was elevated to an econo-philosophical founding father at the interest of high profiteers who wanted competing systems to sell war materiel to. Among the supposed deceived masses, Communism would have been seen as a way to achieve modern society and destroy feudalism in Europe. No one counted on human weakness among the newly strengthened. And this just in: the rising backlash of Euro-fascism, supposedly also funded by.... Remembering also the legend that one of the Rothschilds made his fortune by knowing the outcome of Waterloo before the London Exchange did. Supposedly one messenger on fast horses and a fast Channel boat got to London ahead of the dispatches, allowing Rothschild an edge on other investor decisions.
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    Marina ... pretty agent for LHO?

    “I don’t see the Cold War as authentic. Rather I view it as a cooperative effort to foist on both the American and Russian civilian populations an enormous military-Intelligence budget”. It's been suggested here on the Forum in the past, re: Salandria or or otherwise. Usually people point upward to international finance as the creator of competing economic-philosophical systems.
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    multiple plots?

    One interesting idea in Salandria is that the military weaponized Fletcher Prouty against the CIA.
  11. David Andrews

    Marina ... pretty agent for LHO?

    How did Marina support herself and her daughters during the years after the Porter marriage?
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    multiple plots?

    “So overwhelming and voluminous is the evidence of conspiracy provided for us by the government that we are compelled to conclude that if not the, at least a number of possible plots, were meant by the conspirators to be quasi-visible. The federal government has deluged us with evidence that cries out conspiracy.” ...Imagine if that's another reason that some people had to die, also.
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    Now it can be told: Dag Hammarskjold

    Moïse Tshombe's amusing career highlights, under Western eyes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moïse_Tshombe
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    Now it can be told: Dag Hammarskjold

    There's lots more DH material kicking around the net since this issue last came up on EF a couple years ago. Here's an older documentary that cites a different Bad Guy pilot, who of course hit the DH plane by accident. Very much worth seeing for its other charms:
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    Now it can be told: Dag Hammarskjold

    There are several worthwhile Guardian articles on the crash, if one pursues all the click-throughs. It seems that Europeans care about assassination of their leaders, even on the eve of Brexit. Book on the incident: https://guardianbookshop.com/who-killed-hammarskjold-503078.html And this just in: https://www.hurstpublishers.com/new-clues-to-1961-death-of-hammarskjold/
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