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  1. David Von Pein

    Number of shots

    I can't answer your question. Nobody can. Nobody can say they KNOW for sure why James Chaney wasn't called by the WC. You aren't actually implying that you KNOW with total certainty why Chaney wasn't called to appear before the WC, are you? If you ARE saying such a thing, you're being disingenuous. My guess (i.e., opinion) would be that he wasn't called because the Commission didn't feel it was necessary to call him. (That's fairly obvious to me, seeing as how he wasn't called.)
  2. David Von Pein

    Number of shots

    Addendum.... I also just noticed that John McAdams has both Bill Newman and Gayle Newman listed as "Knoll" witnesses under the "McAdams" column on his "Earwitness Tabulation" page, which I don't think is correct at all (particularly when it comes to Bill Newman's statements specifically). In my opinion, Bill Newman shouldn't be categorized as either a "Knoll" witness or a "TSBD" witness. CLICK HERE to see why I say that.
  3. David Von Pein

    New Book Idea

    Good man. And make sure you don't overlook the endnotes on the CD-ROM disc attached to the back cover of the book. And if the CD isn't included, send it back and get a copy with the CD disc attached. Because the CD's endnotes are very important. There's lots of good information contained in those 1,000+ pages.
  4. David Von Pein

    Number of shots

    Ahhh, what a perfect excuse for conspiracy theorists!! They theorize that there was a series of perfectly synchronized rifle shots in Dealey Plaza, masking the sound of many of the blasts. And, remember, there were "at least a dozen shots", per Geoff Heinricks' analysis. And, somehow, all those shots were whittled down to just THREE audible shots being heard by the vast majority of witnesses in the Plaza. That was some fantastic job of coordination on the part of those highly-skilled gunmen, wasn't it? And it's just a coincidence, I guess, that exactly THREE shell casings were found on the sixth floor of the TSBD, eh? (All planted, I suppose.) And I suppose it's also just a coincidence that the Zapruder Film shows ONLY the right-frontal portion of JFK's head exploding, with NO wound whatsoever visible in the right-rear of his head---even though, per almost all CTers, that right-rear part of his head was blasted out by the gunshot fired by one of those stealth-like gunmen situated on the Grassy Knoll. And there's not even a hint of redness in the right-rear of Kennedy's head in the Z-Film either. The right-rear of his head is totally injury-free. (Probably just a fake film with a "black patch" inserted over the real wound, right?) ~sigh~
  5. David Von Pein

    Number of shots

    You need to look at the underlying data that John McAdams has relied on to arrive at the figures seen in his pie charts.... http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/earwitnesses.htm McAdams doesn't include Dave Powers as a "Depository" earwitness at all. McAdams has Powers in the "Not Sure" category. And, yes, McAdams does list Ken O'Donnell in the "TSBD" category, but I think it's interesting to note that among the other authors and researchers that McAdams has listed in his comparison chart above (two of which are noted CTers), only one of those researchers lists O'Donnell as a "Knoll" earwitness. Even long-time veteran conspiracy advocate Josiah Thompson said that O'Donnell heard the shots come from his "Right Rear".
  6. David Von Pein

    Number of shots

    I can't answer that question. Nor can you. But if you think the reason was because Chaney would have testified to things the WC just didn't want to hear, that reason is just so silly, since the Warren Commission called MANY other witnesses who testified to things that could lead to a conclusion of "conspiracy". E.G., the witnesses I mentioned in this 2014 exchange with conspiracy theorist and Education Forum veteran Ray Mitcham.... RAY MITCHAM SAID: I can see why the Warren Commission didn't want them [Bill and Gayle Newman] to be interviewed. DAVID VON PEIN SAID: Yeah, right Ray. They avoided the Newmans, but had no problem publishing the testimony of Sam Holland, Mark Lane, Jean Hill, Jack Dougherty, Victoria Adams, Clint Hill, Marguerite Oswald, and several other "conspiracy" type witnesses. But they were just scared to death of Bill and Gayle Newman, huh?
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    Number of shots

    http://jfk-archives.blogspot.com/2010/09/dealey-plaza-earwitnesses.html Source Links: http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/shots.htm http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/earwitnesses.htm
  8. David Von Pein

    Number of shots

    You're funny. Why on Earth would I have a "goal" to "wreck" any thread here?
  9. David Von Pein

    Number of shots

    That's yet another myth that CTers never get tired of repeating.
  10. David Von Pein

    Number of shots

    Did Kellerman tell your dad that he heard more than 3 shots? If so, that would be quite a switch from what he told the WC.... ARLEN SPECTER -- "Do you have any current recollection of having heard more than three shots?" ROY H. KELLERMAN -- "No, I don't. I will have to say no."
  11. David Von Pein

    Number of shots

    Only one shot hit Connally, and that shot hit JFK first (of course). So the answer to your inquiry is, of course....Yes.
  12. David Von Pein

    Number of shots

    A much more reasonable explanation for Roy Kellerman's "flurry" testimony is.... https://jfk-archives.blogspot.com/search?q=Kellerman+Flurry My explanation is certainly far and away more reasonable and sensible than believing, as Geoff Heinricks does, that there were "at least a dozen shots" fired in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63. Any theory that incorporates "at least a dozen shots" is just plain laughable.
  13. David Von Pein

    New Book Idea

    As you would probably expect, I would recommend the 276-page "Lee Harvey Oswald" chapter that can be found in Vincent Bugliosi's mammoth 2007 book, "Reclaiming History: The Assassination Of President John F. Kennedy". A few of my comments and some excerpts from that excellent chapter can be found here: http://reclaiminghistory.blogspot.com#Chapter-5-Lee-Harvey-Oswald
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    an honest question, please

    Well, Francois, my #1 Rule of Thumb is to always go to "Reclaiming History" first whenever I want to look up any information relating to the JFK case. And about 95% of the time, I'll find something in that book on the sub-topic I'm searching for.
  15. David Von Pein

    A Lie Too Big To Fail by Lisa Pease

    Oh, brother. What an imagination. Just like with the JFK case, CTers always go "over the top" with their fantastic "multi-gunmen" conspiracy theories in the RFK assassination as well. It never ends. Just incredible. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  16. David Von Pein

    an honest question, please

    Lee Harvey Oswald's WDSU-TV interview in New Orleans definitely occurred just after his radio debate with Bringuier and Butler on Wednesday, August 21, 1963. (Confirmed via the documents shown below.) WC Vol. 11, Page 175.... https://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh11/html/WC_Vol11_0093a.htm
  17. David Von Pein

    Oswald was not in MC

    http://jfk-archives.blogspot.com/2014/09/jfk-assassination-arguments-part-793.html#Vincent-Bugliosi-And-Mexico-City
  18. David Von Pein

    Oswald was not in MC

    Thanks, Andrej. I don't buy his scenario for a single solitary second (of course), but at least author Paul Smith has put something on the table to try and answer the "Where Was Oswald?" question.
  19. David Von Pein

    Oswald was not in MC

    Sure, it's easy to just pretend all the various documents are fake and phony. And it's easy to label someone a l-i-a-r. But the fact is: No Warren Commission critic has ever come close to actually PROVING that those two important documents (CE15 and CE2564) are fake documents (with Oswald's own signature forged on BOTH of them). To me, such a notion of wholesale fakery is just not reasonable (or realistic). But I've come to realize that JFK conspiracy theorists possess a unique mindset when it comes to the topic of "evidence". Many CTers seem to have no problem at all believing that dozens and dozens of pieces of physical evidence in this case were fabricated, fraudulent, forged, planted, tainted, etc.---including those two important "Mexico City" documents (CE15 & CE2564). And if you want to believe that all of this "Mexico City" testimony provided by Marina Oswald on February 3, 1964, is nothing but a big fat lie being told by Marina, well, you go right ahead and believe that. But don't expect me to follow you down that rocky road either (despite the information that appears on page 20 of Harold Weisberg's "Whitewash 2").
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    Marina ... pretty agent for LHO?

    Marina interviews, testimony, photos, and discussion.... http://jfk-archives.blogspot.com/2010/09/marina-oswald.html
  21. David Von Pein

    Oswald was not in MC

    I don't consider it a strawman when the CTers are alleging that LHO was positively NOT in Mexico City, when the hard evidence (i.e., CE2564 and CE15) is indicating just the opposite. I think the "Where Was Oswald If He Wasn't In Mexico?" question is a perfectly valid inquiry in light of the continual "LHO Was Not In MC" refrain we are always getting from the conspiracy theorists, especially since we're talking about an EIGHT- or NINE-day period. It's not just a few hours or just one single day. It's eight or nine days. And nobody sees him (except in Mexico, of course).
  22. David Von Pein

    Oswald was not in MC

    No, I'm not. You're wrong about Marina. But that's what makes Jimmy Jimmy. He gets everything wrong.
  23. David Von Pein

    Oswald was not in MC

    I can't answer all those questions, Jim. And neither can you (or any other CTer). Part of the answer is almost certainly bungling and probably some carelessness (and, no doubt, mistakes) on the part of the people at the embassies who should have been recording and/or photographing Oswald. And part of the answer could be faulty equipment at the time Oswald visited the embassies/consulates. Plus, some incorrect assumptions were also made regarding the topics of the photographs and the tape recordings. I don't know all the answers to these discrepancies. I don't think anybody knows everything about it. But, IMO, Commission Exhibit No. 15 (Oswald's 12/9/63 letter that he typed on Ruth Paine's typewriter), which has Lee Oswald's own signature on it (another "fake" signature, Jim?), trumps any and all theories about Oswald not travelling to Mexico City in September '63.... https://history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh16/html/WH_Vol16_0029a.htm And CTers have to claim that Ruth Paine lied about the above CE15 letter of Oswald's too....because Ruth said she read the "draft" of that letter that Oswald (for some reason) left behind on Ruth's desk. So, was Ruth lying about the "draft" of the letter, Jim? (I'm pretty sure you'll have no trouble labelling Ruth a l-i-a-r once again, right?) But don't expect me to follow you down that path of fantasy. Because I won't do it. Therefore, in addition to all of the other things I've mentioned (and Francois has repeated as well) that prove LHO went to MC in '63, there's also that testimony of Ruth Paine concerning the "draft" of the letter (CE15), in which Ruth said that Lee lied about the FBI "no longer having any interest in me", etc. How many liars were there in JUST this "Mexico City" area of the case, Jim? Give me a number. I want to know just HOW MANY people I'm expected to call "LIARS" regarding this Mexico topic. Just "for the record". Thanks in advance for providing me with those numbers. Mr. Pot/Kettle strikes again! A man who believes in all 22 of these fantasies is preaching to me about "ignoring real evidence". Ya gotta love the thick irony of it all! (I sure do.)
  24. David Von Pein

    Oswald was not in MC

    So why did "they" use some blond guy in the first place? You, Jim, are just inventing excuses so you can ignore the best evidence --- which is: CE2564, CE15, and Marina's testimony about Lee going to MC. And I'd still like to see a good answer from a CTer to my prior question.... If Lee Harvey Oswald wasn't in Mexico City from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2 of 1963, then where the heck was he?
  25. David Von Pein

    Oswald was not in MC

    Regardless of any goofy description Silvia Duran came up with after the fact, we know she processed a visa application for the one and only LEE HARVEY OSWALD (see CE2564). That application has Oswald's own signature on it.... https://history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh25/html/WC_Vol25_0422b.htm Let me guess----BOTH the picture and the signature are forgeries on the above document, right?
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