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  1. Tom Hume

    Backyard Photos, invitation for Jack White.

    Well put, Ray. And I recently neglected to give you credit for your perspective-corrected photo below. "Lee Harvey Oswald", of course, anagrams to: "LHO SWAY REVEALED"
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    Backyard Photos, invitation for Jack White.

    To understand CE 133A, one needs to straighten the photo, and also remove the "keystone". Only CE 133A and 133C display keystone - CE 133B does not. Edit Added: Hey Chris, you say 8 degrees of Oswald tilt, and I get 4 degrees - roughly the same as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  3. Tom Hume

    Backyard Photos, invitation for Jack White.

    The caption on David’s website for the two Oswald photos in his post is this: “Take note of the "Oswald lean" in the photo of LHO on the left below. It's remarkably similar to the "leaning" posture that many conspiracy theorists think was physically impossible for Lee Harvey Oswald to achieve in the backyard photos:” Balderdash! If one took those two photos to a professional photographer and asked him or her to make some nice prints of this subject that one could hang on one’s wall, the photographer would say “Sure thing, but in both instances the person who took the pictures was not holding the camera level. Would you like me to straighten them for you?”
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    JFK Assassination Film: Proof of Tampering?

    Hi Brian, After reading the article and making my best guess as to the distance between Jackie’s right hand and the limo's left side handhold in the two films, I agree, so far, with James Norwood’s assessment: “In the Zapruder film of the assassination, Jackie goes only just beyond the middle of the trunk before retreating. In the Nix film, Jackie goes noticeably further out on the trunk.” Like you said, it “could be an optical illusion”, but it would be interesting to see what somebody like Andrej Stancak could do with the two perspectives. Tom
  5. Tom Hume

    Revolt of the Colonels?

    Hi Steve, Maybe you already know this, but Col. Samuel G Kail was in the 4th Army, at least for a few years. Below are links to three service medals presented to Samuel G. Kail: (1) Silver Star, Korean War. https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/106885 (2) Legion of Merit, Vietnam war. https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/106885 (3) Legion of Merit, (4th Army) Vietnam War. https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/106885 Tom
  6. Tom Hume

    George Lumpkin

    I don’t know if this has been discussed, but the link below is to a 1966 Richardson (Texas) Daily News article that describes George Lumpkin as “Commandant of the 415th AKSU Dallas United States Army Reserve School”. One has to subscribe to something to read the whole article - I’ll pass. https://newspaperarchive.com/tags/george-lumpkin/?pc=24581&psi=94&pci=7&pt=23960&ob=1/
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    George Lumpkin

    Wrong George Lumpkin, I'd say. Here’s a biography of George Lumpkin the WWII Marine Pilot born February 10, 1918. https://nmcdn.io/e186d21f8c7946a19faed23c3da2f0da/71b809487afe4d7da3262b45ea8ef886/files/news/Franklin_County_Composite_Squadron.pdf
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    George Lumpkin

    Here’s a little more on George Lumpkin, the WWII Vought SB2U pilot: https://marines.togetherweserved.com/usmc/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=339332 The article below has this same Vaught SB2U Pilot as “George T. Lumpkin”: http://www.historynet.com/interview-with-world-war-ii-sb2u-3-pilot-sumner-h-whitten.htm
  9. Tom Hume

    The Skorzeny Papers

    Much of the book can be read in preview form at the google link below, including the Forward by Dick Russell: https://books.google.com/books?id=CBmxDgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
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    Alternative Assassins (names)

    "I wonder what kind of history book he is in." A history book with spelling errors? Apparently a misspelling (or spelling variation) of “Jean Souetre" http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKmertz.htm
  11. Tom Hume

    HELSINKI by train Oct 15 - 16, 1959

    David, obviously you've seen this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del_Bjork
  12. Tom Hume

    Who changed the motorcade route?

    Thanks David L, I'm still interested to know if the "V V" came before or after the shooting. I understand that the police radio frequencies used to be in the “AM” band above 1600 kHz, but that is not necessarily the case today. It would be interesting to know what frequencies Dallas Police channels #1 and #2 were set to on November 22nd. “IGOR VLADIMIRS VAGANOV” anagrams to: (1) “IGOR V AM RADIO SIGNAL: VV” (2) "MR IV, A 'GO' RADIO SIGNAL: 'VV'" (3) "MR IVV, A GOV RADIO SIGNAL" (It's my view that the name "Igor Vladimirs Vaganov" was created by Richard Case Nagell for puzzle purposes) Tom
  13. Tom Hume

    Who changed the motorcade route?

    David Lifton wrote: “Also, on that general subject, and in the spirit of "further study," let me add this fact: if one listens to the audio of the DPD channels (I believe its DPD Channel 1, but possibly Ch. 2), within 30 seconds of the actual shooting of JFK, one of the cycle cops used the transmitter key on his radio to clearly broadcast the following, easily identifiable signal to anyone who (like myself) knows Morse code (which I did, and still do, as a ham radio operator). The signal went: "Di Di Di Daah. . . Di Di Di Daah." That's "dot-dot-dot-dash," Morse code for the letter "V" (for "Victory"), which marks the opening of Beethoven'w Fifth Symphony…” David, you said “…within 30 seconds of the actual shooting”…. Was the Morse Code “V V” before or after the shooting? Also, how does a motorcycle radio key transmit dots and dashes? Was it short and long periods of static from the key, or a tone of some sort? As an aside, Igor Vladimirs Vaganov was supposedly a radio genius, brought a bunch of gear with him to Dallas, and some have suggested that he was a communications guy that day. Thank you, Tom
  14. Tom Hume

    Who changed the motorcade route?

    My attempt to patch up David’s earlier post: David Lifton Advanced Member Members 873 posts Gender:Male Posted 53 minutes ago 5 hours ago, Gene Kelly said: “David I find your systems engineering analogy to be compelling. Viewing Dallas not as isolated, but rather as part of a system or process (with redundancy, diversity, and failure considerations). A five-city series of motorcades in just two days. One wonders who the teams were in San Antonio, Houston and Ft. Worth, and why those "events" did not transpire or go forward. Ironically, Jacqueline Kennedy rarely traveled with her husband on political trips but decided to fly with him to Texas (her first public appearance since the loss of son Patrick). Extending this thinking, were there plans prior to Texas, such as when JFK traveled west, at the end of September, speaking in nine different states in less than a week? Gene” Gene: No, I don't think so. And here's why: To execute a plot of this nature, one has to have the cooperation of local law enforcement. They certainly don't "all" have to be corrupt, but there has to be "an element" that is (i.e., that is "recruitable"). So the places that would be most amenable to "recruitment" in such a scheme, would be locations where civil rights was a hot button (and where JFK (and RFK, as AG) were deeply resented). So the Deep South would be the preferred location. For anyone who wants to educate themselves on how "plot recruitment" (and the "political environment") works, I highly recommend Luttwak's "Coup d'Etat," first published in 1969, still in print, and which has become a classic in the field. From the Amazon writeup, QUOTE: Editorial Reviews This short book is…wicked, truthful, and entertaining. The author, after outlining a step-by-step procedure for bringing about a coup, analyzes modern (post–Second World War) coups, and points out why some succeeded and others failed. (New Yorker) An extraordinarily competent and well-written work, displaying very wide knowledge of the ways in which coups, both successful and unsuccessful, have actually been organized. (Times Literary Supplement) Coup d'État demonstrates that scholarly analysis can be good social science and at the same time fun to read. It is nontechnical in approach and informal in style… Moreover, Edward Luttwak's familiarity with the basic concepts and problems of political science is evident throughout. He is seldom superficial and never trivial in his treatment of his subject. The result is a book of value to everyone interested in the sudden changes of government that occur so frequently in many parts of the world and also curious as to why they so often seem to result in more of the same… We can all have the satisfaction of understanding the strategies and techniques employed, and we can enjoy learning them from this lucid and witty book. (Virginia Quarterly Review) UNQUOTE I read this book--indeed, studied it--back in 1969, when it was first published, and it was a real "eye-opening" experience. A must read. Bottom line: the plot that took Kennedy's life could not have been synthesized in an "ordinary" political environment. There had to be an undercurrent of prejudice and hostility. This was plainly apparent when I first started reading the Dallas Morning News on microfilm, and happened to order films from the summer of 1960, because I wanted to explore how the "locals" reacted to LBJ getting on the 1960 ticket. To my considerable surprise, (when I first read these microfilms) the entire tone was as if the Civil War had ended "yesterday." Anyway, that was Dallas politics, and I'm sure the same was true in other cities in the deep south. However: you could not tell JFK "Oh Mr. President, you absolutely must make this trip to Okeephenokee, Mississippi," whereas one could (and did) make that sort of argument about going to Texas, and visiting the major cities there (which is exactly how the Dallas trip was sold--not by itself, and in isolation, but by a broader "pitch.". And so it was under the guise of "political necessity" (my phrase) that JFK was "lured" (Jackie's phrase) to make the Texas trip. The final result: Five cities, 10 motorcades. Dallas was the seventh motorcade, in a two day trip. If JFK was more prudent, I don't think he would ever have made the trip, but --as RFK himself later admitted--if he (RFK) had tried to veto the trip, JFK would simply have laughed and gone ahead with it, anyway. As is well known, JFK had this thing about "courage," and he also had a thing about fate. And, I'm sorry to say this, he was a bit of a gambler. So this was a situation in which, IMHO, he gambled and lost. Also, and I'm sorry to put it so bluntly, he never realized (or even suspected) that elements of the Secret Service were disloyal, and that was a key factor. There were people connected with his security that were a part of this plot, and from the time they were recruited, JFK was a "dead man walking." Also note: JFK's (and RFK's concerns) centered around a General Walker type "screwball,: and not around the more "establishment type" plot that was (more or less) an "inside job" and was the plot that actually took his life. But that's another story. Again: read Luttwak. DSL 6/4/2018 - 10 AM PDT South Orange County, California
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    The Stamp on the Military ID card

    Just for fun, of course, "DR. A. J. HIDEEL" anagrams to: "A J.E.H. RIDDLE"