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    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    Let me comment on this, as a graduate of Harvard Medical School, (1983) and a Board Certified psychiatrist. The autopsy evidence (above) clearly supports the conclusion that a ruptured cerebral aneurysm was the cause of David Ferrie's death. But that does not prove that he didn't commit suicide. For example, he may have taken pills that caused a hypertensive crisis, resulting in rupture of the aneurysm. An amphetamine overdose is one example. Less likely, in my opinion, but possible, would be a hypertensive crisis caused by an L-thyroxine overdose. Did they do a serum toxicology screen at autopsy?
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    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    What might they learn? Can you give us a few hints? As a newbie on this forum, my impression is that most of the members here are either, 1) experts who know almost everything there is to know about JFK's murder, or, 2) public relations guys who are trying, without success, to defend the badly-flawed Warren Commission Report. But, I have to hand it to you for being a good sport. Your reception here reminds me of those 18th and 19th century narratives written by white settlers captured by Native Americans. When they arrived at the Native American villages, these Caucasian captives often had to run a gauntlet between two lines of hostile Natives, who greeted them with blows and howls of execration.
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    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    I suspected that you were a masochist. No wonder you posted information about your new book on this forum. .. 😬 But, seriously, in a nutshell, as it were, aren't you, in fact, a "Lone Nutter?"
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    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    Ah, yes... The "post-truth" society... What am I afraid of? Disinformation. Mass ignorance. Mass delusions. I don't agree with Leo Strauss's Machiavellian notion that the ignorant masses must be manipulated by propaganda and false flag psy ops in order to achieve the ends of a particular government or group.
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    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    Michael, I understand your point, but the title and posted reviews clearly describe the thesis that "JFK conspiracy freaks" will embrace the accuracy of the Warren Commission "Lone Nut" narrative once they grow up. That is simply hogwash. The other truly galling thing about the "marketing" of this book, for me, is the absurdly erroneous criticism of Oliver Stone's film, JFK. I recently went back and watched the film JFK again, after spending the past two or three years studying a lot of the quality research, and I was astonished by the accuracy of the details-- including a number of things that I had missed the first two times I watched the film. In other words, my intellectual journey toward understanding 11/22/63 has been the diametric opposite of what Mr. Litwin is selling to the public.
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    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    What a pity to see someone publishing and marketing this kind of dishonest garbage in 2018. It's, frankly, depressing-- especially after Trump's April 2018 decision to block the Congressionally-mandated release of the government's long-suppressed JFK assassination archives. (We can all thank GHWB for that "executive privilege" boondoggle.) Anyone who believes, or pretends to believe, that a shift from doubting to believing the Warren Commission's "Lone Nut" narrative constitutes intellectual progress, or growth, is either an idiot or a snake oil salesman. Since Mr. Litwin is, apparently, an accomplished salesman, I'll assume that he is not an idiot. As for the book's catchy, absurdly misleading title, it is a good example of the problems caused in modern society by the CIA's old "conspiracy theory" propaganda meme.
  7. Coincidentally, I was reading something about Greer today while researching Joseph McBride's comment about John Kerry being a relative of Michael Paine. (They were second cousins on the Forbes side of John Kerry's family.) This is probably old hat for forum researchers here-- especially for Mr. Palamara. Apparently, before joining the Secret Service, Greer had worked as a chauffeur for one of those old, arch-conservative Boston Brahmin families-- the Cabots or the Lodges-- who were political adversaries of the Kennedy family.
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    Allen Dulles

    I could be having a "senior" moment, but I recall reading that story in The Devil's Chessboard. Fortunately, Dulles's younger sister was rescued, and did not drown-- no thanks to young Master Allen.
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    Allen Dulles

    Allen Dulles was always an odd, psychopathic bird. One of the creepiest passages in David Talbot's biography, The Devil's Chessboard, was the story (told by a sister) about young Allen Dulles standing motionless on the shore of a lake in upstate New York while his younger sister was drowning.
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    Skull and Bones and the Assassination of JFK

    It must be a Forbes thing, eh?
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    Skull and Bones and the Assassination of JFK

    These Skull & Bones men have an uncanny knack for ascending to high political offices in the United States. Dubya Bush, in particular, is living proof of that old adage, "It's not what you know. It's who you know."
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    Surprised there is no discussion on this

    And now Alex Jones has been banned by Twitter. The problem of U.S. media ownership, plutocracy, and ideological propaganda is huge, Joe. You described it well. Does the U.S. need to restore the Fairness Act?
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    Skull and Bones and the Assassination of JFK

    I read the Stern book review at Kennedys and King. I noticed that C.D. Jackson died of "natural causes" around the time that the Warren Commission Report was published in October of 1964, and wondered if he was considered a security risk by Dulles, et.al.
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    Surprised there is no discussion on this

    Speaking as a psychiatrist, the problem with Alex Jones's Mueller threat, if it was intended as humor, is that there are some people out there listening to Jones who might not get the "joke." The Jared Lee Loughner case comes to mind. I see a similar problem with Trump calling journalists "enemies of the people." On the flip side, I understand the concerns about censorship of alternative media. There is something disturbingly Orwellian about it.
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    Skull and Bones and the Assassination of JFK

    Here's another interesting old archival Education Forum thread that I just discovered for the first time. (As usual, I'm several years behind the learning curve here on this forum.) I couldn't help noticing a few oddities about various Skull & Bones associates who were involved on some level in the JFK assassination. Whether these are merely coincidental, or evidence of a (CIA-related) conspiracy, I don't know. Certainly, the CIA looms large in the history of Skull & Bones. Everyone knows about Henry Luce's Life Magazine editor C.D. Jackson's involvement in hurriedly purchasing and locking up the Zapruder film. Jackson, the Chief of OSS Psy Ops during WWII had once worked with a Skull & Bonesman named Paine, (who founded Fortune magazine) but I can find no evidence that this gentleman was related to Michael Paine, the son of Ruth Forbes Paine, and stepson of Bell Helicopter founder Arthur Young. But Henry Luce was also friends with Michael Paine's mother, Ruth Forbes Paine, (who was, in turn, a close friend of Allen Dulles's friend, Mary Bancroft.) And, in the small, somewhat insular, world of JFK assassination intrigue, Ruth and Michael Paine knew Oswald and George De Mohrenschildt, (who, in turn, knew GHWB.) William F. Buckley was a close associate of E. Howard Hunt.
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