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  1. Joe Bauer

    1963 Box

    When it comes to the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK, I will never totally dismiss "any" information that comes forward with theories or supposed new evidence no matter how whacky it may seem at first, second and maybe even third glance. I feel you never know when something may be revealed that adds something of relevance even though it appears to be really off the wall. Yes, Pope's postings could be nothing. But who knows...maybe something is there. Look at when St. John Hunt gave us his father E.Howard Hunt's end of life "LBJ did it" tape. That was really unexpected and off-the-wall, yet Hunt's confessional has never been totally and unanimously discounted. Pope isn't giving us an E.Howard Hunt level package. However, I'll be willing to wait until this final chapter of his story plays out. If he gets whacked...what then?
  2. I just watched a You Tube interview of New York City organized crime figure Michael Franzese. Franzese was born in 1951. His father was in the business so he naturally became a member himself. Franzese's claim to fame is how at a fairly young age he became one of the highest earning members of organized crime. He was known and respected for his intelligence and ability to think up criminal schemes that eventually brought the mob hundreds of millions of dollars and maybe even billions. He knew the top people ( mob, business, politics, etc ) because of this. His massive rip off schemes were eventually found out and ended, but he served relatively limited time behind bars and is a free man today. He says in this interview that he knows exactly what happened to Jimmy Hoffa, but that he can never reveal the full truth of his whacking. The interviewer kept pressing and asking for even a hint. Franzese finally said something to the effect that Hoffa ended up in "very deep water" after he was whacked. Cement shoes? Saw Jimmy Hoffa interviewed on the Dick Cavett show after Hoffa was released from jail and not long before he was eliminated. You should really watch this interview. Hoffa spends some of the interview time saying how bad prisons were and how abused prisoners were by staff and even more so by other prisoners including violent rape. He wanted to help initiate some type of prison reform in this way. When Hoffa was confronted with questions about the JFK assassination and RFK's, you could so clearly see the lack of remorse. I sensed that he wanted JFK and Robert Kennedy killed in the most passionate way. And I sensed Hoffa knew more about who did JFK than he would ever let on. It is weird seeing this Jimmy Hoffa interview knowing that not long after, Hoffa himself would be whacked. I am convinced that American Organized Crime played some part in the assassinations of not just JFK, but RFK and MLK as well.
  3. Sorry Sandy. I must have cleared out your post content and not cleared your name above when I did.
  4. Joe Bauer

    Bill Decker and John Tower

    Well known crime films such as L.A.Confidential, Gangster Squad, Chinatown etc. all had major plot, story, setting and character elements based on true life events and people which clearly correlate to the corruption Wade describes in the L.A. area in that time frame. Much more true life than people who are not from Southern California might believe.
  5. Joe Bauer

    Bill Decker and John Tower

    Wade, I also find some of your personal younger life recollections quite interesting. Particularly the descriptions of the areas you grew up in as I was raised in an area of California North of Ventura but not too far away. I share your observations regards the ethnic, economic and political make up of the people of California we grew up with during our time here. However, I have asked myself questions about your writings as they apply to the JFK assassination. At times I have wondered whether they stray too much into your own personal world versus focusing on research areas that commonly make up this forum's usual content. I occasionally find myself drifting into personal life experience areas more than JFK ones and after some rereading I usually realize this and edit much of them out my postings . In your case however, I feel you have just enough valid JFK ( and many other interesting research ) information interwoven into your personal life recollection postings that I find them a compelling read. I am most interested in your takes on corruption and how it was so much more pervasive on every level ( city, county, state and federal ) of our country's governing, judicial, policing and business framework structure than the average American could even imagine. And how intertwined all this corruption was and in many ways still is. And how in a these connected ways this country wide corruption created a world in which people like JFK, RFK and MLK could not be allowed to exist and gain enough influence to threaten the true higher rungs of power in this corruption matrix. Your take on the red neck parts of California and how they became this way is correctly stated. California has always had the most extreme opposite political and cultural diversities living just 50 to 100 miles apart since I can remember. From KKK minded folk in the inner valleys and Bakersfield type locales ( think the movie Deliverance ) to the most liberal and open cultural tolerant types on the Coast like San Francisco. Now however, the largest ethnic population group in California is Latino. Those of Caucasion ethnicity are in the minority.
  6. Joe Bauer

    Was Dubya in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63?

    I see your physical comparison points here Kirk and I can't disagree too much. But there are still enough similarities to at least pause and study them. And Bush's ridiculous comment about not knowing where he was when he heard of JFK's shooting created just enough suspicion in curious people's minds ( as it should ) to not dismiss any Bush 11/22/1963 location theory out of hand.
  7. Joe Bauer

    McIntyre Photo Ellis or Bellah?

    Then, when Oswald was shot, our stock dropped right to the bottom again, as if it were our fault. But it wasn’t our fault; we had orders to move him like that. Chief Curry told me later that evening, “I want you and one jockey to come down here, and we’re going to move Oswald to the county jail at two o’clock and nobody will know about it.” Then what happened? Elgin Crull, the city manager, and Earle Cabell, the mayor, eventually gave Chief Curry direct orders, “No, you will not do that! You will notify the news media and the press so that they can be in the basement with their lights and cameras set up before you move him.” That’s what got him killed! But we took the blame for it, and all of us were called a bunch of dummies. It eventually cost Curry his job because somebody else laid it on him and it wasn’t him at all. But he wouldn’t speak up! I was never too up on the who, what, how and whys of the insanely negligent and illogically risky order given to and countermanding Chief Curry to transfer Oswald during the day and just feet in front of a blinding light glaring, pressed in, question shouting and hard to monitor crowd versus at night without notice which was the most basic and rational Oswald transfer safety measure called for, especially since Oswald was clearly the most threatened individual on the planet at that time. The Dallas police and Curry were vilified for Oswald's murder right inside their own building with 70+ armed security present. I have been one of those who has vilified them. I still believe that their failure to catch and stop an armed strip joint owner from walking right into their basement at the most important time of Oswald's brief walk by them justifies the vilification. However, as related through this officer's recollections, it was the totally illogical ( and totally suspicious ) higher authority ( Crull's and Cabell's ) decision to abandon the most basic security measures rationale that Oswald's case called for that put Oswald just inches in front of Jack Ruby's 38 Colt Cobra Revolver. Truly, Oswald was "lynched" in that DPD basement the morning of 11/24/1963 thanks to Crull and Cabell and/or whoever else ordered "them" to set Oswald up for this.
  8. Joe Bauer

    McIntyre Photo Ellis or Bellah?

    Question about the first three side-by-side pics in the original thread; Is one of these the McIntyre photo or are all three photos by this fellow as part of a film? Now I know where they got that picture of the George H.W. Bush look-alike in Dealey Plaza that day. In the upper left hand corner of the first photo on the left you see the Bush look-alike.
  9. Joe Bauer

    Plaza Man: Bob Groden vs the City of Dallas

    Gene, thank you for this history piece. Very interesting. Makes me want to review Galilei again. Nice early weekend morning read.
  10. Joe Bauer

    New Article by John Armstrong

    Which Oswald do you think Norman Mailer wrote about in his book "Oswald's Tale?" Also, same thing regards Don Dellilo's "Libra?"
  11. It would be so easy for Liggitt to have then be flown back to Dallas via a military plane. His being kept up all those hours and saddled with such a traumatic Earth shaking task...could explain everything his wife Lois described upon seeing John Liggitt when he returned home. ???
  12. A few things in Lipsey's HSCA testimony and TED TALK statements that gave me pause. Some minor. Some not. In the TED TALK interview he exaggerated the distance he was seated from the autopsy table. He told the host he was no more than 2 feet extra distance away from the body than the distance between himself and the TT interviewer and that looked to be about 3 feet. That's 5 to 6 feet away from the autopsy table? In Lipsey's HSCA testimnoy he told them he was 12 to 15 feet away. That's a lot of extra room and would definitely affect his recollections of what he saw and heard versus just 6 feet away. He also mentioned his fear when landing in the Army helicopter behind Bethesda that one slight mistake and the helicopters rotator blades could cut off the heads of many in the crowd of 4,000 there. 4,000? He also said to the HSCA that he didn't know how many people came in to the autopsy room when he first sat down. He also was seated on the left side of JFK's body which blocked any view of the much more right side head damage to JFK's body. He mentions Sam Bird having one of his men go and get them hamburgers which they then ate during the autopsy while seated there. Really? No one came to tell them that this baseball game munch down might be a little inappropriate in that situation? How many times did Lipsey mention "3 shots" in the HSCA interview? In the Ted Talk interview he never mentions 3 shots. His HSCA testimony tone seemed weirdly flippant to me. Inter-spiced with a few added unimportant personal feeling comments that I guess he thought was funny. There's more. Will add soon.
  13. Rick, exactly. You must read Lipsey's sworn HSCA testimony. Listen to Lipsy's Ted Talk interview first. Then read the HSCA testimony second. Its really a quite shocking contradiction in stated observations between the two interviews.
  14. Just watched again the TED TALK interview of Richard Lipsey. In the later part of the interview Lipsey responds to the show host's question asking Lipsey what he thought about " there are a lot of conspiracy theories, what's your opinion?" Lipsey says, after a minute or two of explaining how the bullet fragments recovered from the President's brain matched the shell casings found on the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building and the doctors agreed that JFK was hit by two bullets from behind that "there is no question Lee Harvey Oswald is the lone assassin." There you have it. A nice and simple summation of the JFK assassination and with Oswald as the assassin, based primarily on what Lipsey feels are two main evidence reasons. Was Lipsey known as a serious JFK assassination researcher? His recounting of his personal contact with JFK in life and after his death as a Lieutenant in the Army was sentimentally touching, but superficial in my mind. I just read Lipsey's sworn testimony to the HSCA on 1/18/1978. I was shocked at the information he shared to that committee compared to what he shared in this TED TALK interview. I ask everyone here who has checked in on this thread to read Lipsey's HSCA testimony. And then comment on both interviews and what I see as incredibly stark discrepancies from one to the other. HSCA INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD LIPSEY, 1-18-78 - History Matters https://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/hsca/med.../Lipsey_1.../HSCA-Lipsey.ht... [NOTE: This transcript was created by Debra Conway of JFK Lancer Productions and Publications.] Q: We are interviewing Richard A. Lipsey. The day is Jan 18, ...
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