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  1. Joe Bauer

    John Kenneth Galbraith: A Hero in our Time

    I would also like to know if Galbraith ever shared any thoughts on JFK's assassination. Privately or publicly.
  2. Joe Bauer

    johnny roselli autopsy report

    Smith was taken out also. No wonder Kilgallen's husband was terrified and refused to talk about this whole affair ever again.
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    johnny roselli autopsy report

    Sam "Momo" Giancana dies by murder in June of 1975. Jimmy Hoffa dies by murder in July, 1975. Roselli's long time loyal friend William King Harvey dies by heart attack in June, 1976. Johnny Roselli dies by murder in August of 1976. Looks like a purge of major JFK event suspects, all in approximately one year's time. The extremely brutal, even sadistic manners of killing these three figures smacks of organized crime methods. Multiple shots into the head and mouth, who knows what with Hoffa, Roselli cut up into pieces and stuffed into a drum? Dear God! Just think who ordered the hits of Giancana, Hoffa and Roselli? Someone much higher in power status than them. Whether it was fellow Mafia members or ....well...take your pick. Ordering hits on some of the most highly placed organized crime figures in the country ( Giancana was a Godfather himself! ) could only come from someone of a lot higher rank than them. And that narrows the suspect field to just a few groups and individuals ...or agencies? They got to Dorothy Killgallen very early...1965 versus these three guys 10 years later.
  4. Joe Bauer

    I understand why people hate conspiracies

    Mathias, your post message above is so coherently logical and true to me. "Today, the term "conspiracy theorist" is often used to discredit critical minds. That's why I think it should be used with caution." More than caution - active vigilance. Yes, I am stimulated by engaging others on this forum ( many highly regarded and published book writers and researchers ) in the study, debate and even speculations regarding the assassination of not just JFK but RFK and MLK as well. Like many are stimulated by the same type of engagement regarding the Civil War, WWII and other major historical events that hugely changed the world we live in. This is definitely part of my participation motivation here for sure. However, I don't like wasting my time on just any possible conspiracy stories. The JFK assassination event is separated from 95% of all the other possible conspiracy stories in our nation's history by it's impact. The impact from JFK's brutal slaying was almost as important if not as important as the allies defeating the Axis powers in WWII. What responsible citizens of the United States on 11,22,1963 wouldn't want to know as much as they could regards the who, what and why's of their president's slaughter? 95% of Americans since 1963 would not keep focused on this story question study as long as we here on the forum have been, but I think most would understand the long term interest as a rational thing more than an irrational thing for those that still consider the truth about the JFK event important enough to keep searching for it. I don't care if the moon landing was faked. I am not interested enough in the 911 event to give it more of my time, study and engagement than I do. The subject of UFOs and ET presence does interest me...but I don't have the ability, connections and energy to study it more thoroughly than a passing interest. I don't "search" for more conspiracies to delve into. The JFK one is all I can handle. I do think that if we ever find out the full truth regards who killed JFK and why, that this knowledge will explain almost all of the most secret doings our country has been involved in since JFK and even before. We will finally know more about who we really are as a society and who has been controlling it than we could imagine. President Eisenhower "asked us" ( all Americans ) to be more interested in and concerned about a reality he called the Military Industrial ( and Congressional? ) Complex. This new configuration of accumulated vast power was a "conspiracy." Read or listen to his farewell address again. What a stark warning! He was asking us to acknowledge, accept and confront the reality of a power shift in this country so threatening to our democracy that he felt compelled to make it an important part of his final speech as President. He was asking us to accept and face this new and powerful and usually secret...conspiracy.
  5. Joe Bauer

    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    DCM was never identified? Not one person ever contacted the authorities to suggest even a guess as to who he was? That could mean he was not a local person. And if he wasn't, his time and effort to come to Dallas from farther away for a super close up, few feet away view of JFK and Jackie and to give them such an enthusiastic arm and hand thrusting approval greeting, suggests he must have been a great admirer. Or, was this seemingly friendly warm arm and hand thrusting actually a more cynical act? Was there a middle finger extended from that lifted hand? If Umbrella Man's uniquely weird antics and closeness to the kill zone weren't suspiciously bizarre enough, just add to this his and DCM's immediate similar reaction to sitting down on the grass abutment curb at the same time and close enough together as couples sitting in a movie theater and holding hands. Heck, actual friends Mary Moorman and Jean Hill didn't grab each other in fear...Hill took off running on her own! I have wondered, has anyone ever done a studied analysis regarding identifying each person seen in photos of the crowd on Elm street that day? And if so, did they come up with a guesstimate of how many could "not" be identified? In percentages? You would think that DCM, if totally innocent of any nefarious intent or actions, might have come forward to identify himself for reasons such as posterity or maybe even some financial gain. That he would have told "someone" of his super unique time and location place in one of the most important events in American history. And, if he had children or other relatives or a wife, girl friend and workmates, you would think that one of them might have come forward by now to ID him for similar reasons. His staying secret only helped add to the suspicions people naturally would have in considering his presence and actions at that time and scene as something more than innocent. I will throw this out there for the sake of more dramatic speculation. DCM looks like Morgan Freeman to me.
  6. Joe Bauer

    Layton Martens

    Of all the suspicious covert political intrigue characters on Earth to be sharing living quarters with "the day JFK was murdered", Martens rooms with David Ferrie? David Ferrie, who is at that time very actively involved with extreme JFK/RFK hating individuals and groups like anti-Castro paramilitary forces, Guy Banister, Carlos Marcello and organized crime and who knows what other nefarious entities, many who felt JFK had betrayed them in the Bay Of Pigs or in Marcello's case his humiliating deportation at the hands of RFK, and throw in Bannister's connection to violent white segregationist groups, etc. Unless Martens just popped into Ferrie's personal living space irregularly off and on and only late at night and leaving early the next morning, it would seem very unlikely that he ( Martens) would not have overheard the highly opinionated, animated and loquacious David Ferrie say "something" to him, others or even himself, about the assassination and JFK personally in the immediate days and weeks following the assassination and Ferrie's Houston, Texas ice skating adventure the day of this. Martens never heard Ferrie say anything about this subject at that time and while he is living in the same apartment? Please.
  7. Joe Bauer

    Layton Martens

    Layton Martens : " Garrison had nothing, was full of shxt and crazy." Yet not one word about his weird, weird friend David Ferrie? One of the most psychologically disturbed characters in the entire JFK story? This fellow Martens may have been a remarkably engaged and achieving person in the New Orleans world of music, but that alone does not automatically give him credibility in other areas. Especially the Garrison investigation.
  8. Joe Bauer

    Layton Martens

    Does anyone interested in Layton Martens wonder about his "live in" situation with David Ferrie when he was just 20 years old? Martens tells Daniel Meyer that he felt Jim Garrison was "full of xxxx" and "crazy." Yet, Martens has nothing to say about David Ferrie? Ferrie was "normal?" What would a 20 year old young man find appealing about someone like hairless 45 year old David Ferrie and be willing to live with him in his apartment with rat cages? You'd think Martens would be rather embarrassed to admit he lived in eccentric David Ferries apartment as a young single man ...no matter how long this situation lasted. I am sure Ferrie offered free rent accommodations to many young men he may have befriended, but those that took him up on this surely have more to say about the man than...nothing? Sounds like Marten's personal relationship with David Ferrie was something he didn't want to talk about. What did they have at all in common anyway that would foster a live-in situation no matter how brief? Ferrie wasn't into music was he? Wonder if Ferrie tried out his hypnotism skills on Martens. Rick Bauer, a reader in Florida, writes to tell of his personal experience in 1965-66 with David Ferrie, the New Orleans pilot who has been the target of JFK conspiracy speculation for decades. Bauer writes. “I am a graduate of Tulane University in 1966. In the fall of 1965 I commenced flight training paid for by the Department of Defense for students enrolled in various ROTC programs. I was a USN scholarship student at Tulane. My instructor was David Ferrie …. I knew Dave from Sept. 1965 until May of 1966. I passed my Private Pilot’s check ride on March 27, 1966.” Bauer says he admired Ferrie. “Dave was a terrific flight instructor. Quite honestly I was able to get over the initial hurdles in US Navy primary flight training because of his training and his spin/unusual attitude training followed me for my US Navy career and my 30 years with Delta Air Lines. I finished as an International captain flying to — believe it or not — Moscow, Russia.” “Dave was both smarter than portrayed in the movie ‘JFK,'” Bauer went on. “And yes perhaps a little crazier. My classmates would agree with this.” Joe Pesci as David Ferrie Bauer says mainstream news organizations have never shown an interest what he and his fellow pilots knew of Ferrie. “Six months ago I approached them about their willingness to speak with media about our experience regarding Dave,” he wrote. “I received no response from CNN or FOX.” “Same thing happened in 1967 when Jim Garrison came out with his theory, and we called the FBI office. No one wanted to speak with us. “Sounds something like, Do not confuse us with facts!” Ferrie’s skin condition Bauer added a bit of movie criticism to his email. “By the way,” he wrote, “the wig that Joe Pesci wore in ‘JFK’ the movie was nowhere near accurate.” “Dave had a skin condition that meant he had no hair,” Bauer went on. “That includes eye brows. He would paint his head and over his eyes with ‘spirit gum’ and then stick what looked like pubic hair shaved off and simply stuck this in place.” “He always wore a ball cap. We knew he had a previous position as a commercial pilot and was fired on a morals charge but again we assumed underage females. The movie indicated younger boys I believe? I do not recall as much swearing despite his excitable nature.” Ferrie’s trophy board “First we saw absolutely no indication that Dave was homosexual,” Bauer wrote in his email. “Actually, this was not a surprise given his position at the time. That would have first been foolish and second, if bisexual, this was not uncommon in New Orleans. ” David Ferrie “What we observed in his apartment was a ‘trophy’ board with a pubic hair from his various sexual partners which we assumed were female. Why? He also had Polaroids of him and a black maid or so he said. She probably never did any cleaning since his apartment, which was uptown not in the Quarter, was portrayed accurately in the movie.” “Dave was always polite and respectful around women. He knew my future wife, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law well during my training since they drove me to the airport. He definitely had a temper and my classmates have clear memories of that trait. He made many negative statements about ‘professional’ military officers. Strange since we were all tracking for that. [He] said the reserves always won the wars” Flights with Cubans “He was actively engaged with Cubans. My USMC classmate recalls flights on the weekend to Picayune, Mississippi, in a DC-3 for their training.” “The company that had the government contract was called ComAir and was operated by a retired USAF Lt.Col whom I never met. This sounds like CIA to those of us with a military background….,” Bauer wrote. Involved in JFK’s assassination? In early 1967, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison investigated Ferrie as a suspect in an alleged conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy. Literary scholar Joan Mellen argues Garrison was right about Ferrie. She says Ferrie had known Oswald since they were in the same Civil Air Patrol group. In the summer of 1963, she says Ferrie accompanied Oswald to Clinton, Mississippi, along with Clay Shaw, the New Orleans businessman later indicted and acquitted for conspiring to kill JFK. Ferrie and Shaw, she concludes, help set up Oswald as a “patsy” for the assassination. JFK researcher David Reitzes disagrees. He says Ferrie had no connection to JFK’s assassination. Reitzes impeaches the credibility of the Clinton witnesses, though he does not have a persuasive explanation for why so many people would have independently and erroneously placed Oswald there at that time. When Ferrie died suddenly in February 1967, speculation about his role in Kennedy’s assassination, ran riot. Final thoughts Bauer sums up his recollections of Ferrie with these words: “I had close contact with Dave for three quarters of a year. He was employed indirectly by the Department of Defense, had clear connections with Cubans of some stripe … so I feel something is missing” from the way he has been portrayed. Bauer thinks Ferrie’s service for the U.S. military after JFK’s assassination is significant.
  9. Joe Bauer

    Umbrella Man pic?

    Regarding the 3rd link above provided by David Boylan. If the picture shown in that link is the true Felipe Vidal Santiago then the DCM in the UMB man photos is not this person. The hand thrusting man in front of UBM is negroid.
  10. Joe Bauer

    Umbrella Man pic?

    So, the hand waving DCM in the UBM photos is this "Felipe Vidal Santiago?" And he ( Santiago ) was connected to the Umbrella Man ( claimed to be Louis Witt ) as his friend? Was this a close or casual friendship? Odd pairing on it's face without some background info explaining this friendship or acquaintanceship. A connection "of any nature or degree " between the UBM and DCM would explain the close standing location proximity of the two men and especially their sitting next to each other proximity ( as close as movie theater seat mates ) on the grass abutting curb right after the shooting when most others in the crowd were frantically running to and fro. But then why would these two men who reportedly knew each other and sat so close to each other they could have held hands, then totally separate and go in different directions seconds or minutes later? Who was Santiago? Was Santiago a Castro hating Cuban? Was Santiago involved in the Bay Of Pigs? The whole scene of the opened black umbrella waving around with it's stiffly erect standing owner's anti-JFK - Joe Kennedy Nazi appeasement protest motive was so uniquely weird and odd and out-of-place, relative to "every other person" in that crowd of hundreds, any half-way curious person studying the pictures of the scene that day would be stopped by this ominous looking anomaly. This weird and brazen protest behavior happening right during the 6 second time frame shooting and within feet of the kill zone ( whether coincidence or not ) quite logically takes it to a level beyond curious...to suspicious. And if the photos of the DCM leaving the scene do indeed show a walkie-talkie type device on his person, then how can anyone "not" seriously consider he was involved as a ground control participant in the shooting? Reading the linked article in an earlier post graphically describing the killing of trapped anti-Castro forces in the Bay Of Pigs, you are reminded again of the deep hatred of JFK by so many invested in that failed invasion. A hatred so visceral it just seethed with revengeful rage. JFK was hated to a murderous degree by so many - anti-Castro zealots, their American mentors, violent segregationist, world's wealthiest oil men and their power structure, extreme right wing anti-communists, Mafia, old established power men such as Dulles, Hoover, insanely jealous LBJ, spurned former husbands such as Cord Meyer and throw in another hundred others and groups who hated or at least greatly disliked JFK to varying degrees such as Curtis LeMay, Richard Nixon, Edward Lansdale, etc... and his murder seemed almost expected.
  11. Monsieur Carlier, How is it heroic to irresponsibly stay out drinking in a nightclub well into the predawn just hours before you are to perform some of the most important physical and mental sharpness duties of your job and career and in a city "you know" is one of the most hostile towards your President in the entire nation? How is it heroic when a seasoned SS agent in the same vehicle you are being shot up in, doesn't make any physical attempt to even try to jump over his seat to throw his body in harm's way to protect his President and others also in the line of fire the second he was aware of this happening? Did Kellerman feel he was not in good enough physical shape to perform that duty? If one believes Abraham Bolden, how is it heroic to state you might not protect the President with all your capacity if a threatening situation called for this? We now know that at least some SS personnel hated JFK for his liberalness towards black Americans. We now know that at least some SS personnel felt disgust toward JFK regards his blatant infidelities. This reality forces you to consider the possibility that not all of JFK's SS security was, without question, blindly and heroically committed to his utmost protection. And we also now know that the standards of education, work experience, training and psychological and judgement screening ( drinking problems, depression?) required of SS agents back in JFK's time were not as stringent as they are today. If you check agent William Greer's pre-SS career work experience and personal education bio, and read his WC testimony, you are left to wonder how he ever got into the extremely important SS position he attained. I'd say all those people who risked their careers and their personal safety searching for the truth regards the JFK event were true heroes. Writers, researchers, Jim Garrison, Penn Jones, Clint Peoples, Francis Fruge', Dorothy Kilgallen, Mort Sahl and so many others. And let us not forget the heroic courage of Jackie Kennedy both during her husband's horrific slaughter just inches from her face and the minutes, hours, days and weeks after when she had to keep herself together for her children and the nation and her late husband's final ceremony
  12. I seldom respond to emotion charged personal criticism postings between members on this forum. Being not nearly as informed usually on the subjects of contention as the forums much more accomplished researchers, and also greatly appreciative of the fact that I even have the opportunity to occasionally post along side them, I don't feel I have the earned bonafides to engage in valid criticism debate. I do feel however that Vince Palamara should not be dismissed as a poor researcher in his area of JFK study. I don't know of anyone who has contributed more to the subject of JFK's personal SS security than VP. I also don't believe VP has treated or depicted the SS despicably or unfairly. When a President has his head blown off in broad daylight and withing feet of his personal security, there of course will be and must be serious investigative focus on such a breakdown, especially including JFK's first line of human security. We now know of very serious lapses in many areas of JFK's SS security leading up to and during his murder in Dallas on 11,22,1963. Some of the most egregious were agent Bill Greer's actions during the shooting, as well as his false statements given later under oath about them. Combined, these two actions alone force a rational person to consider Greer with at least some suspicion. On a lighter note, looking at Harrison Livingstone's picture above, the guy was a spitting image of Ulysses S. Grant.
  13. Joe Bauer

    The Cover Up Continues

    The 2017 snapshot also would appear to imply that Kavanaugh had managed to pay off the substantial credit card debts he reported in his 2016 disclosure or paid the debts down enough that he wasn’t required to report the details. In 2016, he had $60,000 to $200,000 in debt that he reportedly accrued largely by purchasing baseball tickets for himself and his friends to Washington Nationals games. $60,000 to $200,000 "accrued largely by purchasing baseball tickets for himself and his friends to Washington Nationals games" ??? Did Kavanaugh buy 100 tickets at a time and for most of his teams home games? For that kind of money Kavanaugh could have treated half the Senate to 50 games with hot dogs and beer included! The dollar amount numbers are so incongruous one is forced to consider the possibility that the ticket purchase listing is a cover for some other expense. One that Kavanaugh just can't honestly reveal.
  14. Joe Bauer

    The Cover Up Continues

    The average middle income working class American has no clue as to what they and their families will lose for the next three decades if Kavanaugh is confirmed. Roy W. lays it out in the above post. The info about Kavanaugh he shares is something every American should know, but doesn't for many reasons. It's this massive disconnect between average Americans and truths they should know that keeps the power and control and loss of rights division ( the 1% versus the rest of us ) growing.