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Mark Knight

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    1950's International trucks, Farmall tractors, 1946-47 Hudson automobiles, JFK assassination, pre-1980 rock 'n' roll...more later when I have time to think about it.

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  1. On a radio-related group on Facebook, I found this image of press passes for the dinner scheduled to be held in Austin on the evening of November 22, 1963. Just thought I'd add this tidbit, as I'd never seen this photo before.
  2. Technically, JFK was NEVER "prone" on the ER table. He was supine. Prone would put him there FACE DOWN. Ask anyone who has fired a rifle from the prone position. Just a technicality...but we ARE the Education Forum here, so accuracy matters. If JFK actually HAD been prone on the ER table, there would be no debate about where the head wound was.
  3. Help me out a minute, Chris. Am I seeing that the red arrow in the left series of frames indicates the SECOND head shot, at/near the Altgens location? Or am I missing the point?
  4. The late Tom Purvis, who was a forum member here, came up with a theory that Connally was hit by two bullets...or at least one "not magic" bullet and another bullet fragment. Purvis had much of his work published inthe Greenville, MS newspaper prior to his death. His theory was that Connally was hit tangentially on the fifth (??--going from memory here) rib, the wound exiting at his nipple, while he was turned to his right. THEN, after being pulled into Nellie's lap, he was hit by another bullet or bullet fragment at the "disappeared" third shot, the one surveyed in PAST the Z-313 location by Robert West & Co. but edited out by Spector, Shaneyfelt & Co. during the Warren Omission hearings.
  5. The Carcano rifle was a PITA to load manually. Under normal circumstances, rounds were mounted to what's commonly known as a "stripper clip", and the clip holds the rounds in place until the last round is chambered, at which point the stripper clip falls out of the rifle. [There was no box-type magazine, often erroneously called a clip.] The spent casings found on the floor indicate that ONLY two of them could have been fired. So we're on the same page there. The fourth round, a live round, was found in the chamber...but no stripper clip was found anywhere near the alleged "sniper's nest." So when was the 4th round chambered? Where? And what happened to the stripper clip?
  6. The curtain rods to which I refer have a rounded 90-degree bend at each end, to provide a 2" "standoff" from the window facing for the curtain. They hook into a bracket on the window facing. That would make a 5"-6" wide bag make sense. When i was a youngster, before the days of Wal-Mart, dime stores and hardware stores carred these narrow brown paper bags in various lengths. Think of the brown paper bag a liquor store might place a single bottle of wine into, only longer. Now, I'm NOT trying to say whether Oswald did or did not carry such a bag to Wes Frazier's car or into the TSBD. I really haven't decided what's true about that. I simply want to show that it's indeed POSSIBLE for the story that Frazier told to be true. Of course, it's also possibly a fabrication meant to get Frazier "off the hook" with the police.
  7. In my limited experience with curtain rods, my early married life consisted of low-rent apartments and TELESCOPING curtain rods. Say, if the window was 32 inches wide, the telescoping curtain rods would be around 18"-20" long when not extended, depending on the type of ends on the curtain rods. My mom's 1928-vintage farmhouse has 1940s/50s vintage telescoping curtain rods at every window. So a 22'-24" long bag would make sense for curtain rods for 32" windows.
  8. From the work James Gordon did some time back on the wounds suffered by John Connally, it would appear that it's much more likely that Connally was shot from the westernmost window on the 6th floor. Perhaps that's where the real sniper was [I'm not going to reference this to any of JFK's wounds; only to Connally's]. http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/19900-the-connally-memory-and-verifiable-established-fact/?tab=comments#comment-265817
  9. I worked in the parts department at a car dealership that had a body shop several blocks away. We had there what we called a "ring-down" phone line between the parts department and the body shop. The phone had no dial, and when you removed the receiver from the cradle, the phone on the other end would ring. It sounds as if this sort of system may have been what was used.
  10. Chris, I agree. There would be no reason for the dispatcher call to Parkland to show up in a radio transcript. This wasn't Station 51 calling Ramparts Hospital on the TV show EMERGENCY, it was Dallas Texas in 1963.
  11. One time a few years ago I asked my son, now age 39, why he didn't seem to show much interest in the JFK assassination. He said, "Dad, this is old news. While I might, care, most people my age and younger simply don't care. The JFK assassination was your generation's 9/11. You remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. Most people my age haven't heard a JFK speech, and don't have a good idea what he stood for, and consequently we just don't care. If you do figure out who really killed JFK, will it matter, except as history? At this point, nobody's going to go to jail for it. Basically, they got away with murder. But my generation has enough current stuff to occupy our time and our minds, so we don't care because we can't. It serves no purpose to my generation." Looking on the JFK assassination as I look upon the Lincoln assassination, I get where he's coming from.
  12. I think there's a problem with the math. If $1 = 0.9 rubles, then 1 ruble = approximately $1.11. So that 5000 rubles =approximately $5555, not $4500. And 70 rubles is about $77, while 700 rubles is about $777. So 1400 rubles a month becomes $1540 a month. For comparison purposes, the first time I got a salary of $1400 a month was in the 1980s. For 1960-61, that was a higher income than the average American laborer made.
  13. ...the Warren Omission report was released.
  14. That, too, was an oddity. In Texas, the customary welcoming gift of flowers was usually a bouquet of YELLOW roses. [Think of the song, "The Yellow Rose of Texas."] But this time, Jackie was given RED roses.
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