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  1. Hello all Ripperologist is looking for new subscribers, and I am willing to send a sample copy to anyone who is interested. The journal after publishing for a decade as a print magazine has switched solely to electronic publishing. Once a month we email a full color copy of the issue to subscribers. Rip 74 came out on Christmas Eve and I would like to send a copy to anyone who would like one. It is a large PDF file of 89 pages of text and pictures so you have to have a mailbox large enough to receive. Most of our issues are about this size. Anyone interested, feel free to PM your email addres
  2. Hello Chris Thanks for this. Isn't the changing color of face simply due to the spray of blood in the air between the camera and JFK's head? Chris
  3. Hi Ron Your scenario is possible and might be more realistic than that there was some conspiracy or manipulation in regard to the apparent reopening of the eyes. I agree that this is an interesting topic though. Chris
  4. Hi Stephen To answer your question, despite the naysayers here who believe the United States will hunker down in permanent bases in Iraq and weather out any civil war, if a challenger in 2008 wins on a platform to pull out the troops, I do believe that is exactly what will happen. U.S. politicians value their political lives and their perks, and if the people say get out, that's exactly what will happen. Chris
  5. Hi Ron The sectarian killings were going on for months before the bombing of the Shiite golden temple in Samarra, in fact from almost the time that the U.S. overthrew Saddam, although I will agree that the bombing ramped up the violence to another level. Chris
  6. Hi John You might be right that IP address IP 59.106.128.138 is out of Australia. Although the following Internet search site might suggest it is a Japanese address-- Data on Who Is 59.106.128.138 All my best Chris
  7. See page 350 of "Pictures of the Pain" by Richard Trask. The picture on page 350 was taken the afternoon of the assassination and the RR car is still sitting where it was during the shooting. Bill Miller Thanks, Bill and Peter. You chaps have the advantage over me in knowing that the railyard actually does (or at least did then in 1963) extend behind the Pergola. I still have to wonder though if what Jack things is a train actually is -- that is, would it appear that big and that tall, given that the rail tracks are some distance of yards behind the Pergola and the shot of the Pergola
  8. If all-out civil war breaks out in Iraq, as seems likely, the American presence in Iraq will become untenable, and this discussion will be moot. George W. Bush's vain hope to "complete the mission" is completely at the mercy of events in Iraq and subject to the likely fall of a frail government which most likely will fall before long. Chris
  9. Chris, you may need to get use to Jack's way of double talking because one day he will say one thing and then the next time he will unknowingly contradict himself. The reason for the train looking so large in one camera compared to another is a type of foreshortening effect even though that is probably not the correct term to use. The camera lens magnifies the more distant objects and this is why in the Nix film for instance ... the train looks to be parked right behind the fence despite it actually being across the RR yard. Bill Miller Thanks, Bill, sure yes I can accept that there may
  10. See page 350 of "Pictures of the Pain" by Richard Trask. The picture on page 350 was taken the afternoon of the assassination and the RR car is still sitting where it was during the shooting. Bill Miller Thanks, Bill and Peter. You chaps have the advantage over me in knowing that the railyard actually does (or at least did then in 1963) extend behind the Pergola. I still have to wonder though if what Jack things is a train actually is -- that is, would it appear that big and that tall, given that the rail tracks are some distance of yards behind the Pergola and the shot of the Pergola
  11. Hi Jack Bill is right in that the perspective in the two photographs you are trying to compare is different. In the one, we are looking full on at the Pergola. In the other, where you claim to see the train, we are looking sideways at the Pergola. But in fact that can't be a train because the train tracks run perpendicular to Elm Street and the Pergola, so what you think is a train cannot be a train. Chris ...but there is a train caboose (it seems) in the re-enactment photo...and if not a train then what...a large semi? Also, granted the alcove would have been a good location for a sh
  12. Hi Jack Bill is right in that the perspective in the two photographs you are trying to compare is different. In the one, we are looking full on at the Pergola. In the other, where you claim to see the train, we are looking sideways at the Pergola. But in fact that can't be a train because the train tracks run perpendicular to Elm Street and the Pergola, so what you think is a train cannot be a train. Chris
  13. Hello Chris, I don't think they were people working for someone else as much as they had "Manchurian Candidate" Operators, in Condon's words. And Chris, by any chance did you see the Beatles at the Cavern Club or were you too young? Bill Kelly Hi Bill In terms of Hinkley and Chapman being "Manchurian Candidate" gunmen, that does though imply a wider conspiracy, doesn't it, whether the men were knowingly working for their operators or not? I was ten years younger than the Beatles so I never saw themwhen they played in the Cavern. I only become really interested in rock music in 1965
  14. Hello William I found your discussion of the different assassins and would-be assassins to be most interesting. One of things that ties Hinkley to Chapman is that they both had a readymade scenario, drawn from entertainment or literature, to explain what they did: Hinkley with "Taxi Driver" and Chapman with The Catcher in the Rye. The strength of both scenarios is that investigators would most probably buy these stories rather than looking further to see if the men could have been the tools of wider conspiracies. They were thus set up to look like obsessed individuals who worked alone an
  15. example. Hi Lee, Pat, et al. It's true that newspapers in through the first sixty or so years of the twentieth century at least through the 1960's enhanced photographs to get better contrast once the photograph was reduced to the dot screen with which we are familiar. I went through the photographs archive of the Baltimore News American at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, searching for possible photographs to use in a picture book of Baltimore, and in the end decided not to use any of the newspaper photos because they had been so heavily touched up. So in other words whil
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