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  1. My theory on who fired the fatal shot

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  2. Who is Abe Greenbaum?

    Hi David, Thanks again for your feedback, you've helped me clear something up. I've edited my introduction on my first post as follows: "This thread is an attempt to answer one aspect, one half if you will, of James DiEugenio's question, "Who is Abe Greenbaum?" There are two levels to the Richard C. Nagell letter under discussion, and there may be, and very likely are, two “Abe Greenbaums”: (1) Abe Greenbaum number one is the mystery character in Richard C. Nagell’s October 8, 1967 letter to his friend Arturo Verdestein. On this first level, Richard’s letter appears to be a literary puzzle, an allegorical farce maybe, and is probably analyzable by folks good at that sort of thing. While figuring out the real identity of the allegorical characters may be an interesting and fruitful endeavor, this is not my task. (2) Abe Greenbaum number two is not necessarily a person, he/it is a 12-letter coded puzzle. Apart from the literary content, there is this second level to Richard’s letter to Arturo, and the letter appears to be a treasure trove of Richard’s letter/number anagram puzzles, puzzles that can be solved using the same methods needed for solving his assassination era puzzle collection, puzzles created to tell us about Nagell and his crew’s participation in, and attempted sabotaging of, the assassination. My task, then, is solving Abe Greenbaum number two, and he/it may have little or no relation to Abe Greenbaum number one." Later, Tom
  3. Who is Abe Greenbaum?

    Hi David, You wrote: “Tom - it’s a toss-up as to whether Nagell’s hermeneutics are literary of numerical.” In my view they’re probably both, but I have only concerned myself with the steganographic number/letter puzzles embedded in the letter, and ignored the letter’s possibly discoverable allegorical meaning. I’ve read Oswald’s Historic maybe a couple of dozen times, and the story it tells is of very little interest to me. My current opinion is that the diary was designed to be a warehouse for “88” puzzles that could be used to validate a puzzle solver’s work. For example, if one got the hypothetical puzzle answer “A HOOVER HIT”. HD-71”, one is being sent to puzzle #71 in the Historic Diary for validation or further information. Diary puzzle #71 might be a couple of benign looking words that anagram to, “YES, J.E.H. CEO”. I made that up so I wouldn’t have to document anything, but my point is that I’m approaching Nagell’s “Dear Arturo” letter as a warehouse of carefully crafted anagram puzzles, and the allegorical story these puzzles are embedded in doesn’t necessarily have to be tied to the puzzles the story is hiding. Strategy wise on Nagell’s part, it would probably be best if story and the puzzles were totally unrelated. And you wrote: “It’s also difficult to dismiss the Kennedy-era tag of Helms as ‘Dirty Dick,’ well-reported in the halls at Langley and the foyers of Georgetown.” I’m sure you’re right, and once again, “Dirty Dick the literary character is not necessarily “Dirty Dick” the letter/number anagram puzzle. Thank you, David, for bringing up this seeming contradiction I had not paid enough attention to. I have edited my introduction on the first post to reflect my narrowed focus on Abe Greenbaum. Below is the transcription of Richard C. Nagell's October 8, 1967 letter to Arturo Verdestein. I added the bracketed numbers to the 32 sections for easy referencing if needed. [1] October 8, 1967 [2] Dear Arturo: [3] I've received both of your letters, dated 9/26 and 10/4, respectively. Still haven't seen hide nor hair of the Equipment Times, though. Does it really advertise the likes of machines that nibble steel at the rate of three feet per minute? Now I know why E. T. wasn't delivered. Should have thought of the reason sooner, last week, when a recent issue of a popular magazine was withdrawn from circulation because it featured a bar-stretching device. Looks like the meticulous inspection-for-microdots-and-sophisticated-cable-arrangement theory will have to be shelved in favor of a more logical premise. Can you imagine the possibilities that E.T.'s next issue might provide to some innate-genius with a penchant for slapping together a facsimile of the Steel Eater, merely by studying the specifications set forth in E.T.? Wow! I can see it now. Built on the Q.T. in the prison library, cranked up and let loose after its christening, like some weird science-fiction monster, easily smashing past 20,000 volumes of Zane Grey, bursting out through the side of the library building, rumbling slowly across the west yard toward the nearest gun tower, bullets bouncing off its impenetrable armor, tear-gas bombs exploding all around it, sirens wailing, bedlam - National Guard called out, still rumbling onward, onward, not to be stopped, finally reaching THE WALL, angry now - completely out of control - spitting gooey blobs of black molten tar at the N.G. Commander running along the top of the wall, now rearing a gigantic head, flashing a single mamouth [sic], keenly-polished incisor, hesitating, momentarily, then suddenly lunging forward, chomping at the wall, bricks and chunks of concrete flying every which way . . . once . . . twice . . and . . through! Daylight on the other side! A gaping hole, 20' x 20', appears out of nowhere . . . . two thousand cons stampeding through, on their way to Sacramento. [4] After perusing your comments about the First Day's reporting of the Great Bank Robbery - random shots, 27 centavos, gambling activities, etc. - I am more convinced than ever that you should see the transcripts of the first and second trial record. As for myself, I've never read either transcript, though I would bet that I could give a fair account of both without much error. I wrote sis again, this time asking her to send everything. [5] Here's a more up-to-date lead on Abe Greenbaum: "Informant F-HC reports subject handed suspected courier forty pieces of silver on 10/21/62 at Laredo, Mexico, for delivery to nuclear physicist residing in house on 92nd Street, New York City. S/A B. O. Schernnn, Washington, D.C. Field Office, reports subject seen 11/28/62 walking east on Beacon Street, constantly checking for tail, suddenly dashing into parked limousine sporting U.S.S.R. Embassy license plates, which speeds away, runs red light, terminating surveillance as Agent Schernnn forced to brake bicycle to avoid breaking the law. Informant F-111-B reports subject and suspected courier observed at King's Tavern, Wilmington, Del. on 12/6/62, paying for drinks with strange-looking silver dollars taken from bulging briefcase carried by subject. Subject now suspected of being Mr. Big in Communist plot to disrupt U.S. economy by flooding country with hard cash. /s/ I.M. NEVERWRONG, SAIC, D.C. LAIR." [6] Or, we could furnish Mr. Xerox an even more up-to-date lead, of somewhat different vintage: [7] Abe Greenbaum, long suspected leftist is actually confirmed rightist, in deep cover, working plausible denial bit with one of nation's leading and best-financed foreign policy-making firms. He is driving along highway not far from Langley, Va., peering intently out of jagged hole in windshield of his Volkswagen, searching for sign bearing acronym "BPR". Date is November 21, 1963. BPR-Bureau of Public Roads-is innocuous designation used by Abe's firm. "Gee, the Chief must be upset about something," Abe mutters to self, "he used a rock this time instead of the ol' soap-the-windshield trick." Purposefully cruising past BPR sign, Abe makes U-turn in center of highway, barely missed by Fruehauf semi-trailer, then turns right onto road leading to firm's Main Office Building. "Must not be seen making left turn this close to headquarters," Abe mutters. Arriving at destination, Abe circles Main Office Building five times, finally enters parking lot abutting wooded area to right rear of building, drives to extreme right end of lot, parks Volkswagen on right side of firm's undercover utility truck, disguised with Bell Telephone Company markings. Sliding across right-hand seat, he exits from right door of auto, walking long distance to right rear entrance of Main Office Building which is draped with high Quonset-hut type roof. "Hello there," Abe mutters as he slips by uniformed guard he recognizes as Soviet defector, former KGB light colonel. Abe proceeds down mile-long, musty-smelling corridor, pauses under tiny, inconspicuous replica of firm's seal which is painted upside-down on right wall, notices that Bald Eagle's beak on seal is pointing to far left. "Must tell Chief Bald Eagle looking wrong way," mutters Abe. He then takes elevator to fourth floor, goes directly to Chief's office, raps out coded knock on unmarked door, enters. Chief is reclining in swivel-chair with feet on desk, arms folded, sleeping. On desk Abe sees torn-up typewritten letter addressed to CHIEF, DIVISION OF DIRTY TRICKS, signed by B. KNOWNOTHING. Chief is balding, slender man, oft referred to by underlings as "Dirty Dick", albeit behind back. "What's up, Chief?" asks Abe. Chief blinks eyes, opens them, snaps, "I see you got my message!" Chief smiles. "What's with this guy Osborne recruited for Fair Play Caper? XYZ man claims he's being used for wet affair by team we sold out at Cochina Bay." Abe shifts weight to left foot, uncomfortably. "Don't know, Chief," he mutters, "Ozzie seems like good man for penetration of target." Chief stands and yawns, grins slyly. . "Well, just the same you'd better contact Tidbit and have him execute alternate . . . plan." Abe stares at Chief with knowing-look. "Right, Chief, I'll get on it . . . first thing Monday morning." Abe picks up cloak and dagger conveniently lying on desk, turns to leave, stops dead in tracks. "Incidentally, Chief, Bald Eagle on firm's seal is pointing left." Chief grins, sits down in swivel chair, leans back, puts feet on desk, clasps hands behind head, closes eyes. "Really?" He says. Soon Chief is snoring. Abe departs, returns to Volkswagen, worried about jagged hole in windshield. Mutters to self, "Gee, I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow." [8] Of course, this lead is utter fiction too, a figment of the imagination . . . still, it may make interesting reading for somebody. [9] Are you aware that a Duesseldorf record company has come out with just the thing for any German who wants to relive the heady days of Nazi victory? It is two long-playing phonograph records called, "From the Fuehrer's Headquarters (Aus dem Fuehrerhauptquartier)." Billed as documentary records, they are comprised of victory announcements and special bulletins from the Nazi high command, military music and soldier's songs, Nazi songs and speeches. A booming voice discloses the Nazis are fighting for the German nation and the security of Europe "against the . . . plot of the Jewish-Anglo Saxon warmongers . . . and against the . . . Jewish rulers of the Bolshevik central in Moscow." [10] (Now where did he get that? What does all this gobbledygook mean, anyway? Could this be an important lead? . . . I mean there is this thing about doing business with the Military-Industrial Complex, you know.) [11] Seriously, Arturo, I had better give with a plausible lead on this Abe Greenbaum fella, in spite of this business about plausible denial, or "they" are liable to drop his name from my approved correspondents list. That would be catastrophic, considering that he is the only other person besides sis who is so approved. And the lead had best not sound too cryptic either, or "they" might ship #83286 [Nagell's prisoner number] back to the Funny Farm . . . you know, for more "treatment." [12] So let's try again: [13] Young Regent of Yanquis Land is visiting "Little D" to plug for assistant who is fast losing popularity amongst ultra-conservative proletariat of Friendship Province. Date is well-remembered date in fall of '63. Young Regent is hated by proponents of Secret War (and by director of large pharmaceutical combine specializing in manufacture of cyanide capsules) because word is out he intends to decree of clandestine operations of various Yanquis Land spook outfits, citing as reasons that regime's continued reliance on covert methods of achieving political goals widens faith-in-government gap, is corrosive to principles of democracy, etc., especially when spooks get caught in the act. Young Regent feels one spook outfit in particular is exceeding bounds of propriety, has expanded narrow function delegated it by International Security Act of '47 . . . is becoming TOO POWERFUL . . is unduly influencing both foreign and DOMESTIC policy by its shenanigans . . . thus, must have nefarious activities at home and abroad throttled, or at least have them restricted to endeavors which cannot be accomplished by other, more acceptable means. BANG! BANG! BANG! Young Regent no longer Regent of Yanquis land. Clandestine operations of spook outfits not curtailed. Cyanide capsule market flourishing. Too Powerful One getting MORE POWERFUL . . . [14] What has all this got to do with Abe Greenbaum? ANSWER: Nothing. Is it a plausible lead? ANSWER: Not very. [15] Wait! [16] Before visit to Little D, Young Regent also thinking of effecting rapprochement with Isle of Cuber, establishing nicer rapport with Isle of Cuber's Big Mother Busher. Strange! . . . Young Regent of Isle of Cuber also thinking of effecting rapprochement with Yanquis Land, establishing nicer rapport with Yanquis Land's Big Doctrine, Monroe. [17] How nice! [18] Feelers put out by both Young Regents through "private" channels in July '63, then quasi-official channels in August '63, through "official" channels in September '63. [19] Meanwhile, anti-Castor Oilers known as Bravo Club gets wind of feelers . . . doesn't like smell . . . nohow! There is huddle. There is chant: "Remember Cochina Bay! - Remember Cochina Bay! Soon there is talk (louder than '62 talk) of giving Young Regent of Yanquis Land Xmas present . . . yo! . . . gonna brow that out to keep situation status quo (at worst) . . . to change status quo for worse (at best). [20] Patsy is needed! She is pro-Castor Oiler well-known to Bravo Club. Two Bravo members speak to Patsy, convince her they are boyfriends, buy her Cuber Liber Cocktail (minus rum), get her drunk on glory, tell her they are special emissaries to Yanquis Land personally by Young Regent of Isle of Cuber to give Xmas present to Young Regent of Yanquis Land . . . have "chosen" Patsy to help deliver Xmas present. Will be furnished Safe Conduct Pass to Isle of Cuber by Embassy in Mexico City. Will be given proper treatment on arrival. Oh, joy! Will live happily ever after. Can Patsy join Xmas Present Committee now? [21] Uh-uh! Not yet. First must prove self deserving of great honor. Must set up Chapter of Foul Ploy for Isle of Cuber, must stand on street corner . . . pass out pro-Castor Oil tracts, must appear on TV . . . root for Castor Oil products, must rumble with anti-Castor Oil salesman. Above all, must not mention Xmas Present Caper to anybody, not even husband, Ivan. [22] Meanwhile, Single-Man named "Snerd" gets wind of Xmas Present Caper and going-on at Bravo Club. Snerd is Isle of Cuber's Big Mother Busher's illegitimate son. Snerd gets in touch with Double-Man Abe Greenbaum, working in deep cover at BPR, Division of Dirty Tricks, as Rightist. Actually, Abe is Leftist-turned Middlist. Middlist Abe contacts Triple-Man Zero, sitting on ice because has burned butt. Triple-Man Zero instructed to join Delta Club, which is affiliate of Bravo Club, find out if things real. Zero does just that, craftily, in guise of crossbow expert. Discovers Patsy undergoing hypnotherapy by ex-ferry pilot named Hairy De Fairy. Reports to Abe things are for real, yes siree! Abe passes info on to Dirty Dick (and Snerd). Snerd passes info on to Big Mother Busher. Somebody flashes word back for Zero to let go with well-aimed arrow in Patsy's rump . . . leave Yanquis Land, hubba hubba! Zero chickens out day he is to arrow Patsy, six days before Xmas present to be delivered. Pens Abe nasty note. Pens Snerd nastier note. Pens Dirty Dick even nastier note. Also pens note to Boss of Yanquis Land's Main Secret Police Bureau, tattles on Xmas Present Caper, tattles on Patsy, etc. Burns butt again. Searches in vain for cake of ice to sit on. Winds up in Friendship Province Halfway House. [23] End of lead? Not hardly. [24] Apparently something amiss. Xmas Present Caper does not come off per schedule. Delta Club disintegrates. Bravo Club Xmas Present Committee disintegrates. Abe drops out of sight. Dirty Dick is mum. Snerd crawls back inside Big Mother Busher's womb, dies. De Fairy puts on falseface, hides at 3330 Clubhouse, gets whipped. Director of large pharmaceutical combine gives order for increased production of cyanide capsules. Boss of Main Secret Police Bureau sits in office, drums fingers on desk, waits. Zero is still in Friendship Province Halfway House, getting older . . . if not wiser. [25] End of lead? . . . Not hardly. [26] Day of Infamy arrives! Patsy crouched at open window, armed with second-hand crossbow, quiver filled with curare-tipped arrows slung across shoulder. ZIP! ZIP! ZIP! BANG! ZIP! BANG! ZIP! BANG! [27] End of lead? . . . Not hardly. [28] Patsy awakens from hypnotic trance. Says, "What am I doing here?" Wonders what cyanide capsule is doing clenched between teeth? Wonders what cloak and dagger is doing on window sill? Wonders why floor of room is lettered with pro-Castor Oil pamphlets? Wonders how chicken bones got in lunch pail? Memory returns. Patsy flees. Refuses ride by former Bravo boyfriend driving by in utility truck bearing Bell Telephone Company markings. Catches bus instead. [29] End of lead? . . . Not hardly. [30] Patsy has gone her way. De Fairy has gone his way. One former Bravo boyfriend now living vicinity M. Cyanide capsule market still flourishing. Dirty Dick promoted within superstructure of BPR . . . is still mum. Snerd reborn as "Terd". Abe Greenbaum has changed name, retired, resides in mansion protected by pack of snarling German Shepherds, disappears for one hour each night in vault to count huge pile of American silver dollars. Boss of Yanquis Land Main Secret Police Bureau has four-year old secret . . . but is relaxed. Zero out of Friendship Province Halfway House . . . is now in Old Triple-Man's Home for Aged. More Powerful One now MOST POWERFUL (evidently). End of lead? . . . Not hardly. End of letter? . . . yes. [31] Most sincerely yours, [32] Richard C Nagell
  4. Who is Abe Greenbaum?

    Hi David, Thanks for your response. As I indicated in my introduction, Nagell’s letter to Arturo, to me at least, is a puzzle on two levels. It’s a literary puzzle and an anagram/number puzzle. And I’m not sure at this point if the two levels of this puzzle are necessarily related, in fact I suspect they are not. You’re both a writer and a researcher and I’ll defer to you, and others with those talents and abilities, on the literary aspects. In addition to the Abe Greenbaum puzzle, other anagram puzzles in the letter appear to be calling attention to some of Nagell’s big stunts surrounding the assassination. And by 1967, many of those stunts had gone unnoticed or fallen down the memory hole altogether. The Irving Nixie package, for example, was not generally known about until 1967 when Sylvia Meagher found a reference to it buried in the Warren Report. It would be several more years before anyone finally saw a photo of the package and its label. In Nagell’s literary puzzle, “Dirty Dick” may well be indicating Dick Helms, but in Nagell’s letter/number play, Dirty Dick is someone else entirely. Richard Nagell, in my view, was a master at “Steganography”, and the advantage of this puzzle/art form is that the intended secret message does not attract attention to itself as an object of scrutiny - the message is disguised as ordinary discourse, a letter, or a diary, or a package label, or a shopping list, etc. If you are able to decipher the identities of Abe Greenbaum, Dirty Dick, and others in Nagell’s alegory, I am pleased to hear and consider your views. But the identities of those same individuals in the steganographic/puzzle sense may be entirely different. We may have apples and oranges. Tom
  5. Roscoe White

    http://jfkcountercoup2.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-incredible-story-of-mike-robinson.html https://www.assassinationresearch.com/v2n1/chrono2.pdf http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/9943-account-of-oswald-tippit-and-the-dpdroscoe-white/
  6. This thread is an attempt to answer one aspect, one half if you will, of James DiEugenio's question, "Who is Abe Greenbaum?" There are two levels to the Richard C. Nagell letter under discussion, and there may be, and very likely are, two “Abe Greenbaums”: (1) Abe Greenbaum number one is the mystery character in Richard C. Nagell’s October 8, 1967 letter to his friend Arturo Verdestein. On this first level, Richard’s letter appears to be a literary puzzle, an allegorical farce maybe, and is probably analyzable by folks good at that sort of thing. While figuring out the real identity of the allegorical characters may be an interesting and fruitful endeavor, this is not my task. (2) Abe Greenbaum number two is not necessarily a person, he/it is a 12-letter coded puzzle. Apart from the literary content, there is this second level to Richard’s letter to Arturo, and the letter appears to be a treasure trove of Richard’s letter/number anagram puzzles, puzzles that can be solved using the same methods needed for solving his assassination era puzzle collection, puzzles created to tell us about Nagell and his crew’s participation in, and attempted sabotaging of, the assassination. My task, then, is solving Abe Greenbaum number two, and he/it may have little or no relation to Abe Greenbaum number one. Richard C. Nagell’s puzzle system fits the definition of “Steganography”, a special category of cryptography. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steganography A short statement of my general hypothesis is in footnote #1. A transcription of the Richard C. Nagell/Abe Greenbaum letter can be read at the link below: https://kennedysandking.com/john-f-kennedy-articles/the-private-correspondence-of-richard-case-nagell Richard Nagell’s anagram puzzles use both letters and numbers (“Gematria”), and Richard chose the simplest and most complete method for translating letters to numbers and vice versa: (A=0)(B=1)(C=2)(D=3)(E=4)(F=5)(G=6)(H=7)(I=8)(J=9)(K=10)(L=11)(M=12)(N=13)(O=14)(P=15)(Q=16)(R=17)(S=18)(T=19)(U=20)(V=21)(W=22)(X=23)(Y=24)(Z=25) There appear to be two topics in the “Abe Greenbaum” letter/number puzzle, “W Guy Banister”, and the “Irving Nixie package label”. As we will see, the two topics are related, as the address line of the label, “601 West Nassaus St”, will rather easily puzzle out to: “E: W.G. BANISTER ASSASSINATE”. “E” is the puzzle symbol for the assassination. Now that you know the ending, I’ll start at the beginning so those so inclined can follow along. “Abe Greenbaum” is 12 letters, and the first step is to look at the initials of the name and the initials of the three syllables, The name initials are: “A G” The initials of the three syllables are: “A GB” Here is our first indication that Guy Banister might be a topic. When we translate the three letters, “A GB”, to numbers, they can anagram to this: “601” The label on the Irving Nixie package reads: For Lee Oswald 601 West Nassaus St Dallas Texas Irving Texas A photo of the Irving Nixie label is at the bottom of the post, and there is a quality problem with the extant Nixie photos that I discuss in footnote #2. We can notice that the address line, “601 West Nassaus St”, contains 16 characters, and there is a total 44 characters in the complete address, 33 on the label itself, and 11 letters written below the label. Next we’ll make our first anagram of “Abe Greenbaum”: “e.g. A ABE NUMBER” Since Abe Lincoln was the 16th President of the US, an obvious possible meaning for “Abe Number” might be “16”. Nagell’s puzzles are full of double entendres, and we’ve noticed that the “601” address line on the label is “16” characters, but we should also consider that the puzzle maker now wants us to make a 16-letter version of Abe Greenbaum: “ABRAHAM GREENBAUM” This new 16-letter version anagrams to: “AH! A ABE NUMBERGRAM” And “Abraham Greenbaum” anagrams to: “ABE, ANAGRAMMER HUB” Once we’ve received this information from the 16-letter version of the name, the final anagram of “Abraham Greenbaum” is going to tell us to go back and use the short version: “Re: ABE HUB, ANAGRAM 12” Returning to the 12-letter “Abe Greenbaum”, the next anagram is: “A G.B. NUMBER: A 44” In Richard Nagell’s puzzle system, the name for the Irving Nixie package label is the “44”, but it’s sometimes called the “Sew”, or the “601”. I’ve always regarded the label as the Rosetta Stone of Nagell’s puzzle methods. Here are some pertinent anagrams of “Abe Greenbaum”: “44 NUMBER: A 601” "A 601-44 NUMBER" “A 44 NUMBER, A G.B.” Before continuing with W.G. Banister and the address line of the “44” Irving Nixie package label, I’ll briefly mention a couple of related items on the label. As we saw with the syllable initials of “Abe Greenbaum, “A G.B.”, the beginning of a Nagell/Vaganov puzzle usually gives the puzzle solver an important hint to the puzzle’s solution. Again, here’s how the 44 letters of the Nixie package label read: For Lee Oswald 601 West Nassaus St Dallas Texas Irving Texas The first word on the label is “FOR”, and this is a hint. The letters in the word “FOR” translate to “5”, “14”, and, “17”. The 5th letter on the label is “E”, the 14th is “A”, and the 17th is “E”. Translating two of the letters to numbers, we have this anagram: “A 44” Related topic: “Irving Texas” is written below the label, and many have thought that the Post Office must have written this in. But I submit that these 11 letters are a part of the originally designed Nagell/Vaganov puzzle, and the puzzle is worthless without “Irving Texas” being included. Now for an anagram of those 11 letters, “Irving Texas”: “IV’S ART NIXES G” This is apparently a double entendre, as Igor Vaganov’s art is intended to nix Guy. Another meaning of the anagram above, would be for us to get rid of the “G” in this puzzle temporarily, and make the following anagram of “Irving Texas”: “V’S NIXIE ART” Okay, with that out of the way, we can get back to the address line, “601 West Nassaus St”, and when the “601” is translated to letters, our address line looks like this: “GAB WEST NASSAUS ST” We don’t have a good photo of the package label, and I will talk about this in footnote #1. But as you can see, there appear to be many extra letters embedded in the Nixie label. Notice the “Delta” symbol in the upper left corner, the strange collection of “Os” in “Oswald”, and the very odd “W” in the word “West”. Sticking with the address line, the “W” in “West” has four additional letters in it: a large lowercase “n” attached to the left wing of the “W”, a lowercase “r” penned over the top of that large “n”, a lowercase “i” forming the middle of the “W” and set off slightly with erasures, and this “i” is dotted with a tiny lowercase “e”. Next, the “U” in “Nassaus” can easily be regarded as the letters “i e”, and notice that the “i” is even dotted. The “t” in “St” at the end of the address line has a small capital “A” perched horizontally across its vertical portion. So to sum up so far, in this puzzle we have the “W” with some tag-along letters: “NRIE”, a “T” with a tag-along “A”, and a “U” which is really an “IE”, and our original 16-letter puzzle wants to be turned into a 22-letter puzzle. Here are a batch of instructional anagrams of the original 16 letters, “GAB West Nassaus St”: “A 22 Stunt: Assess a 16” “W/T tags, assess/ban U” “A 22’s Tags, best sans U” “‘St’ saga 22 best, sans ‘U’” “Assess W/T tags, ban U” There are other instructional anagrams of “GAB West Nassaus St” - try your hand. We will anagram our new and improved collection of 22 letters in a minute, but first let’s look at the letters we just added. They are, “R, N, I, E, I, E, A”, and all by themselves, these translate and anagram to”: “A RN 44 88” “Historic Diary”, as you may recall, anagrams to “Richard’s ’88’ Toy”, and there are “88” puzzles in Oswald’s Historic Diary, “44” bracketed in quotation marks, and “44” bracketed in parentheses. The complete list of “88” can be found in my June 25, 2014 post at the link below: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/20276-the-oswald-code/?page=1&_fromLogin=1&_fromLogout=1 Now then, when we add these extra embedded letters, “RNIEIEA” to the original address line, sans the “U”, we can make the intended final 22-letter anagram: “E: W.G. BANISTER ASSASSINATE” And as pointed out earlier, the letter “E” is the puzzle designation for the assassination. I’ve tried to make this post as simple and painless as possible, but in the process I’ve ignored other interesting puzzle side trips. I’m putting one small side trip in footnote #3. In my next post, we’ll try to figure out who “Dirty Dick” is. Tom Footnote #1: ICO" stands for "Igor", "Case", and, "Oswald", and my hypothesis is that Richard Case Nagell, first working for Army Intelligence, and later the CIA, appears to have spent as long as six years running a pair of under-cover low-level look-alikes in a secret CIA operation. They were Lee Harvey Oswald and a man who went by the name of "Igor Vladimirs Vaganov" (I believe this name was cut from whole cloth, a puzzle creation of Richard Nagell's). All three men eventually got tangled up in the assassination plans of Ferrie/Banister/Phillips/Hoover/Dulles, and it's my belief that Nagell became ethically appalled at what he saw on the horizon for his crew, himself, his president, and his country. So while pretending and appearing to follow orders to the letter, the ICO group both tried to prevent the assassination, and intentionally sabotaged the framing of Oswald as the patsy. To further their ends, ICO created a huge system of letter/number anagram puzzles to chronicle their activities and their enigmatic sabotaging stunts. ICO had two civilian recruits, Buell Wesley Frazier, and Jerry B Belknap. In part, Wesley appears to have been chosen because of his name's anagram possibilities, and where his sister lived. Richard Nagell and Igor Vaganov were the genius puzzle makers, and their work appears to have been at least partially created for our benefit. Footnote #2: Back in 2010, several of us on the forum had a long discussion about the Irving Nixie package and its label. At the time, we were using an okay copy of a closeup of the label, one of two photographs that Fred Newcomb and Perry Adams had taken at the National Archives around 1970. Gary Murr had posted the closeup and a short article on a web page entitled, “The Undeliverable Package”. Several of us on the forum noticed the many extra letters and other fine details were embedded in label and decided that the label was probably a work of photographic craftsmanship, that the detail work had been created in large scale and then reduced to look like an ordinary and carelessly handwritten package label. We went looking for a better copy of the label. Lee Farley contacted the archives and was told that the package was either misplaced or lost altogether. I contacted Fred Newcomb’s son, Tyler, and had some pleasant email exchanges, but he was unable to locate his father’s original photo, even though he’d recently published his father’s book, “Murder from Within”, which included a marginal copy of the Nixie package label and Newcomb’s take on the meaning of the package. Since I was studying the photo that was posted by Gary Murr, I usually linked to it in my posts, and took screenshots of the details I wanted to discuss. Then months later, I looked back and not only had all of my posted photos disappeared, so had Gary’s web page photo. The bottom line is, the label photo I posted today is shadow of its former self, and if anyone knows of a better version of the closeup of the label, I for one would like to know about it. And yes I know there are good photos of the package itself, but that photo was apparently taken with high contrast film and the fine details were washed away. Footnote #3: Richard C. Nagell and Igor Vladimirs Vaganov made anagram puzzles, but they also made good use of “Isograms”. An isogram removes all of the multiple letters in a piece of discourse, and ICO often called this the “Onion”. The word “onion” turned into an isogram would become, “ONI”, for example. Here’s an isogram instruction inside of at totally fictitous name, “IGOR VLADIMIRS VAGANOV”, which anagrams to: “A GRAND ISOGRAM: IVOVLIV” And when we remove the multiple letters from the end as indicated, we are left with: “A GRAND ISOGRAM: LO IV” The ICO twins, Lee Oswald and Igor Vaganov. Recall that “Irving Texas” in the post above anagrammed to “V’S NIXIE ART” once the “G” temporarily removed, “Igor Vladimirs Vaganov” also anagrams to: “MR. VV, A GOOD IRVING ALIAS” Here are some bonus anagrams of “Igor Vladimirs Vaganov”: “MR VV RAN SILVIA ODIO GAG” “A LO DRIVING ORGASM, A IVV” (Red Mercury Comet anyone?) “R’S VIVID ANAGRAM LOGO: IV” “IV” is the Roman Number “4”, which translates to “E”, ICO’s symbol for the assassination - as in “E: W.G. BANISTER ASSASSINATE”. This post asks, and attempts to answer, the question, “Who is Abe Greenbaum?” “ABE GREENBAUM” turned into an isogram is: “A 12/16 RUNE” Recall that the puzzle started with the 12-letter “Abe Greenbaum”, but then temporarily changed to a 16-letter puzzle. One dictionary definition of “RUNE” is, “A letter of mysterious or magic significance”. Our final answer in the post above was, “E: W.G. BANISTER ASSASSINATE”. Turned into an isogram, that final answer becomes: “W.G. BANISTER”
  7. Alternative Theory

    I don’t know anything about this sort of thing, but the concept has occurred to me before. I could imagine a radio controlled detonation device that simultaneously controlled a remote gunshot noise. The argument of Kennedy being blown back at the same instant that Connally was thrown forward is interesting. Umbrella Man had a very nice potential antenna in his hand, and he was in a good position to time the shot.
  8. NEW BOOK

    I only read this thread this morning, so I’m new here. Glenn wrote: “who the hell promotes a book by telling people its "ending???" why the hell would he do that?” While I sort-of agree with the substance and intent of Glenn’s questions, my favorite author, Kurt Vonnegut, wrote this: “Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.” In an interview years ago, I heard Vonnegut say, and I hope I’m quoting him correctly, “Screw suspense - tell the ending at the beginning.” I like and read a fair number of mystery and science fiction novels, and very few writers organize their work like Vonnegut, but thanks to Paul, we might know where Mr Touzellier’s story is headed. Before I slogged through Steven King’s “11/22/63”, I had heard what the ending was going to be, but I read it anyway. Had I been introduced to King at, say, a cocktail party on the evening I finished the book, furious, I just might have told him that I loved time-travel stories, and that I thought he’d written 849 pages of pure garbage. I’ve cooled down since. I read Mr Touzellier’s free 10 chapters, and had I’d known nothing about the book beforehand, I would have said, “This is a page-turner. I need to read this in one sitting.” But while I’m willing to dip into “lone nut” treatises by “reputable” researchers, I think “lone nut” fiction is a waste of my time. However, I’ve just put in a request at my local library for Mr Touzellieer’s book because of something Paul wrote: “I think Tom Hume would be the one to ask whether the author has contributed anything to the study of Oswald’s name and alias, and the various notes he scribbled in his notebook or phone book.” I don’t know if you were being facetious, Paul, but I’m interested to see if Lionel mentions any of the things I’ve been stumbling over for the last few years. Off topic: David Andrews, I think your EF mailbox is full. I lost your email address in my last computer crash, and if you PM it to me we might communicate that way.
  9. If Oswald was 5'11" why show him 5'7" ??

    Hi Tracy, I might have caused us to drift into the realm of rumors here, and maybe someone else will clear this up. I exchanged emails with David today, on a completely different topic, and he said that he had been “...booted from the EF....” But maybe that was just a figure of speech on David’s part, I don’t know. The term "economical" could be used to describe some of David's discourse, and it's certainly possible that David's current forum problem is more nuanced than I understand. At any rate, one might want to re-read the entire thread and notice the tone of the responses to David’s apparent mistake. There are some sterling people on this forum, and some no longer here, that, had they caught the apparent fact that the thread’s signature photo depicted a relatively obscure and unexpected measuring stick, a surveyor’s stick divided into tenths of a foot as opposed to inches, would have come up with a better, more helpful response: Fill in the blank.... But "good catch", Lance. I'll bow out of this discussion. Happy Holidays all. Tom
  10. If Oswald was 5'11" why show him 5'7" ??

    Hi Bernie, I have a great deal of respect for David, and I take him at his word. Tom
  11. If Oswald was 5'11" why show him 5'7" ??

    For your information, David has been booted and can’t respond. I miss the days on this forum when researchers treated each other with respect and dignity regardless of their hypothesis. Who among us are 100% correct? In this field, If any of us turned out to be 50% right, that would be pretty damn good.
  12. https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-President-John-F-Kennedy-JFK-Assassination-AP-Wire-Teletype-Archive/142622501503?hash=item2134f6aa7f:g:UowAAOSwbihaLyOs
  13. New Article by John Armstrong

    Nicely put.
  14. Lee Harvey Oswald's possessions

    The two half dollar bills enigma is a very good puzzle and I’ve posted about it before. I’ve refined my solution, however, and as a favor to Steve, I won’t go on and on, page, after page, after page. This will hopefully be brief: Two sets of serial numbers on the half-bills: “38355215” and “35031413” Two sets of letters associated with these serial numbers: “F A” and “F A” Step #1: Add the two sets of numbers: 38355215 +35031413 =73386628 Step #2: Anagram the numbers in the answer above into something meaningful (and hopefully intended): “2766. 88-33” Step #3: Convert the letters “F A” and “F A” to numbers using the key at the bottom, then add those numbers together: 50 +50 =100 Step #4. Combine the “100” answer with the “2766. 88-33” answer: “100. 2766. 88-33” Step #5: Answer two questions: (1) What is the significance of 2766? (2) What is another way of expressing the number 100? (Tip: think Italian/Roman) The answers are: “C 2766” Step #6: Combine “C 2766” with the other part of the answer: “C 2766. 88-33” Step #7. Recall from my many long posts on this forum that “Historic Diary” anagrams to “Richard’s ’88’ Toy”, and that there are “88” puzzles in Oswald’s Historic Diary, “44” bracketed in quotation marks, and “44” bracketed in parentheses. The entire list of “88” can be found in my June 25, 2014 post at the link below: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/20276-the-oswald-code/?page=1 “C 2766. 88-33” Puzzle number “33” in the list of “88” (“88-33”) is: “THEY MAKE NOTES” Step #8. “THEY” is referring to the serial number “C 2766” and we now need to translate the numbers to letters: “C C H G G” “They Make Notes” You music majors out there should recognize this tune immediately. It is the theme to the most popular Italian song in the world, “O Sole Mio”, and it’s being played by the serial number of the most famous Italian rifle in the world: "C 2766" = "C C H G G" The following is for you non-music majors. Historically, most of Europe used a slightly different system for the naming of notes in the musical scale. This slightly different system is still in wide use today in Germany and many other Northern European countries. To keep this explanation simple, there's only one difference: The note many of us call “B” is called “H” in this other system. Hence. “C C H G G” is equivalent to “C C B G G”, on the piano, or whatever you have handy = “Ole Sole Mio”. Good job, Andrej. I can’t do it without being tethered to something solid off camera. Letter/Number translation key: (A=0)(B=1)(C=2)(D=3)(E=4)(F=5)(G=6)(H=7)(I=8)(J=9)(K=10)(L=11)(M=12)(N=13)(O=14)(P=15)(Q=16)(R=17)(S=18)(T=19)(U=20)(V=21)(W=22)(X=23)(Y=24)(Z=25) Footnote #1: In the anagram of “Historic Diary”, “Richard’s ’88’ Toy”, the “Richard” person is “Richard Nagell” (the word “ROMAN” anagrams to “A RN MO”). Footnote #2: The ubiquitous "MC" is also a Roman Numeral. It's "Eleven Hundred". Have at it!
  15. New Article by John Armstrong

    Paul Trejo wrote: “This is interesting - and perhaps Tom Hume would support Jack White’s analysis with some experiments - since he’s very good at this on the internet.” Thanks for the compliment, Paul, but I’m very new and not adept at manipulating photos. I only got involved in this because of my hypothesis that Richard Case Nagell was they guy running Lee Harvey Oswald and his “twin”. Richard, first as an Army Intelligence Officer, and later as an under-cover CIA type, had merged the identities of the two men in his charge. According to my hypothesis, Richard’s merging included official paperwork, impersonations, and, photographs. I have a great deal of respect for the late Jack White and I miss him too. I’m certainly no expert on his enormous photographic contributions, but do plan to study him when time permits. But since I’m getting most of my “information” from Richard Case Nagell’s puzzle system, it’s my current belief that from the time he entered the Marines until his death, most of the extant Oswald portraits are composites of Marina’s husband’s ears, and the face of his doppelganger. I am working on a future thread that will explain the reasons for my beliefs.
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