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  1. Rick McTague

    Kennedy Videos

  2. Adam, Thanks much for the reply. Maybe I'll have to listen to it again, but I recall in the podcast, Mr. Horne says that HL Hunt's copy was a third generation one from the extant film generated at Hawkeyeworks, not from the camera original. However, if he got that copy on 11/22, it would obviously be from a Dallas copy of the camera original. It seems like everything about this case, from the films, to the medical evidence, to the evidence around LHO, appeared one way in Dallas and a completely different way once it hit DC. Those additional hobnobs' viewing would be interesting to explore; Mr. Horne says he knows of just a few, one of which is Greg Burnham (sp?) who have seen the "other" Z film. He didn't mention those others in Dallas. Thanks
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    multiple plots?

    Right between the painted yellow marks on the curb of Elm street, right at the place where the Umbrella Man pumps his umbrella up and down, right where DCM pumps his fist. These actions and that stretch of Elm were, in my opinion, planned in advance, for triangulation of fire. Thanks
  4. MWN Episode 107 – Douglas Horne on the Zapruder Film Alteration Debate While much of this has been discussed in available films (such as "The Zapruder Film Mystery"), it is very refreshing to hear from Mr. Horne fresh and new this year. He describes some of the reasons for his absence from the research community lately, and offers a very cogent discussion of the providence of the Zapruder film. The timeline: Zapruder had (3) unslit 16mm contact copies made on 11/22/63 from the camera original, at Jameson in Dallas, (4) total first day 16 mm films. He had the original and the (3) copies developed / slit by Kodak in Dallas in 8mm format. He gave (2) of the (3) 8mm slip copies to the SS in Dallas as a loan: Max Phillips put one of these copies on a plane immediately to Washington, DC, arriving 11/23, before 3:00 am. He gave one of these 8mm copies to the FBI on 11/23; they flew it to BWI airport in Baltimore, DeLoach (#3 in the FBI) examines this after midnight, early on Sunday 11/24. (NOTE: DeLoach says JFK's head moves violently FORWARD from this viewing). Zapruder showed his family the 8mm film (either the original or the remaining copy) Saturday 11/23 morning. Zapruder also showed Dick Stolley at Life and the SS the camera original 8mm film Saturday 11/23 morning in his office in Dal-Tex. Zapruder negotiated a (1) week loan of the 8mm camera original to Life for $50,000.00 for print rights on Saturday 11/23. He still has the one remaining copy. Stolley from Life sent the camera original to Chicago on Saturday 11/23. Zapruder shows several people his remaining 8mm copy to Dan Rather and others in Dallas, on Saturday 11/23. (NOTE: Rather says JFK's head moves violently FORWARD from this viewing). Dino Brugioni at NPIC got the camera original, slit 8mm film Saturday night 11/23 from two SS agents to make briefing boards from 12-14 stills. These boards no longer exist. Homer McMahon at NPIC in DC received from one SS agent, Bill Smith, an unslit 16mm film Sunday night 11/24 to make (3) briefing boards from 28 stills. Smith says this is the camera original (lie #1), developed at Hawkeyeworks in Rochester, NY (lie #2). One set of these briefing boards exist today; it is not the one Dino B made, with completely different images, content and format. These briefing boards match the extant film that is available today. From this timeline, it is evident that the extant Zapruder film available today is not the same film as the camera original. Who: Kodak, with the CIA. Where: Hawkeyeworks in Rochester, NY When: During the day Sunday 11/24 Thanks
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    Bush not in Dallas- He is dead

    Jim, But wasn't Prayer Man filmed on the front entrance to WTC 7? 😎
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    Oswald was not in MC

    David, Isn't it ironic that this newspaper clipping includes an announcement about GHWB's Zapata company selling shares of another company in the lower right corner? Thanks
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    The turn on to Elm ...

    John, I am firmly convinced that this is the reason the press bus, with the army of professional photographers in it, was placed so far back in the Dallas motorcade. In other motorcades, it was placed in front of the presidential limo to get the best view and shots of the president. In Dallas, it was placed significantly further back to prevent nice, clear, detailed imagery that could be studied. All we are left with is amateur imagery, with few exceptions (such as Ike Altgens). You do bring up a good point: any evidence in the assassination that contradicts the WC findings (such as altered photographs, testimony, what the Parkland medical staff saw compared to the x-rays and autopsy photos, etc.) is to be ridiculed and explained away by people being "mistaken" or just plain lying. Thanks
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    How It Went Down

    Robert, I'm not sure if you are aware of the connection between George DeM and George HW Bush - DeM wrote Mr. Bush a letter asking for help with the HSCA investigators in the 70's, which GHWB replied with a nicely worded "no can do". I think their connection is via the oil industry and the CIA. Hope this helps. Rick
  9. And Kellerman said that he heard JFK say "My God I'm hit!" - which could not have been the throat shot, had to have been the shallow shot to his back. He could not have said this if these were caused by the magic bullet. The WC and it's apologists expect us to disregard every piece of evidence that runs counter to it's conclusions. Much like the Parkland nurses and doctors, I am more inclined to believe "day of" testimony by those who were there. Any thoughts on the multiple ammo types and how they fit in? Thanks
  10. Joe, As always, I appreciate your logic and reason in your posts and replies here as we look at the evidence and draw conclusions. In addition to the complexity of the shots which you accurately describe here, I might also add the uncanny ability of LHO to partially load the 6-shot capacity MC clip with only 4 rounds of mixed type in the exact right order: #1: Full metal jacket round that missed and caused the wound to James Tague #2:The so-called magic bullet being of the full metal jacket variety that penetrates and keeps on going (see CE399) #3: The frangible / soft-nosed round that caused the head wound with the cloud of tiny lead fragments seen in x-rays #4: FMJ round left in the rifle There just isn't a logical explanation for how anyone could make those shots with those mixed ammunition types from that window in those conditions - with the added complexities that you point out - with that rifle. No one I know who uses firearms loads a magazine / clip with mixed purpose ammunition. I'm not even sure that frangible / soft-nosed ammunition was available then for the MC. There is also the related duality of ammunition types / manufacturers in the Tippet murder. Thanks
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    Bush not in Dallas- He is dead

    Francois, It was more than conjecture, he was stating his observations, the day of the event. Of course they didn't do an autopsy. They stated what they saw, but it was with years of experience which is why I tend to believe him on that day - there was no official story that needed to be adhered to. The WC conjectured that the neck would was one of exit when they invented the SBT out of whole cloth; they hardly "established" it, AND YOU KNOW IT. And you can keep your lame little dig at me about not being honest. You don't know me and I take offense at your implication. This is one forum where, for the most part, people can debate the issues without getting personal and nasty. Of course there are exceptions ... I for one will refrain.
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    Bush not in Dallas- He is dead

    Francois, Dr. Perry did not agree with the official conclusion on the day of the assassination when he told reporters at the press conference three times that the wound in his throat was one of entrance. If anyone is qualified to make that judgment, he would since he had seen hundreds of gunshot wounds. Obviously, he made a radical change after the "official conclusions" were released; he had "help" arriving at that change by a secret service agent, whose name escapes me now. I now await your reply that he was "mistaken" like the other Parkland witnesses who described the back of the head wound and did not describe the red/orange/white blob/flap as shown in the Z film. Thanks
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    Bush not in Dallas- He is dead

    Mr. Von Pein, To carry your 3rd option to it's logical conclusion, not only were they all mistaken that they didn't see the large wound in the back of the head, but they were all mistaken when none of them reported seeing the wound as shown in the Zapruder film, correct? None of them said they saw the huge red/orange/white blob/flap as shown in the Z film, in addition to being mistaken about the wound in the back of the head? So they were doubly mistaken, is that your position? Thanks
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    James C Jenkins - JFK Autopsy Pathologist

    Jake, Welcome as a new member to the forum! I've found even with the back and forth debate, the EF is not as far down in the gutter as other forums are as related to personal attacks, etc. We can disagree here without being disagreeable. I'm curious, how do you reconcile what is seen on the Z film, the giant red/orange/white blob-flap above the right ear and temple, and the complete absence of that wound at Parkland? Thanks
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    Bush not in Dallas- He is dead

    Jim, To take this to the conclusion, David Ferrie (like so many other key witnesses and others in this case) was suicided and shut up forever. Quite curious in two murders that were supposedly committed by a lone nut on a spontaneous whim for personal glory. Why the eliminations? Why the forced signatures to agreements of secrecy for those who witnessed the autopsy if it was so open and shut? Why did GDM off himself the day he was going to be interviewed by Gaeton Fonzi if LHO acted alone? Thanks