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Michael G. Smith

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  1. Mark, thanks for the post, very well put. You are right about the times. It was alot different back then. Blacks could not do much, without being severely punished for their actions. But again, not much has changed, as there are still racist people running around doing, and acting the same as the early 60's. Boogie, spear chucker, ni--er, darkie, blackie, mau-mau, coon, jigga-boo, you name it, they have all been used. Back then I'm sure quite a few people, wheather Kennedy or any other person, in this country had probably used one or all of those terms at one time or another. [admitting it or
  2. Not to get really off the subject, but near me in the next town, they have a great used bood store. They take trade ins, and allow you so much for hardbacks, softs, etc.... on trade in on their books in stock, and they have alot of very out of date, unique books. I have gone in and found many out of print books concerning jfk, the 22nd, and related books, for next to nothing. [plus they allow you so much for the ones you bring in-they are very cheap!]So the next time you pass one, back up, and check it out. You might be suprised!-FWIW-smitty
  3. Lee, FWIW............from McDonalds book, "Who was the man in the picture? It was at this point McDonald gave his mystery man a name. He called him Saul. To this day he cant remember why, unless it was the Bible. "And Saul caused Uriah, the Hittite, to be placed in the forefront of the battle......" Just thought I would pass it on. Not that it matters. Smitty
  4. Thanks for the post Steve. No, Ive never heard of any connection between the two, and it surprized me. After reading the posted article [which was very good] it struck me that if true, wouldnt LHO had to definately had to have a drivers license? No? I know it was the early 60's, but I would think that you would have had to have had one, which meant he probably took a drivers test [if it truly was him]. If a license wasnt needed, I dont know why in the world he would have had a 62' Falcon in his name. If it wasnt truly LHO, then it was a very elaborate tie in for him or Vallee to be a patsy in
  5. Curious, isn't it? He may have been in the Dallas Morning News offices at 12:30, but that doesn't mean he couldn't have hustled a few blocks afterwards. 2. Jack Ruby - He certainly counts as an 'imposter' in my mind later on at a minimum, posing as a newsman during Oswald's news conference. Still keep wondering if Jim Dolan doesn't figure in here someplace. His buddy Eugene does for sure. - lee Actually Lee, just came across and am trying to remember where, those at the Dallas Morning News on close questioning said there was a period of about 30 minutes just about time of 'action
  6. Terry, I cant believe he is still kicking, and wanting to continue in politics! I heard him in a blurb today on NPR and he still wants to run again. What troubles me is what he brought out about the Patriots and stealing plays. He was all over that, and said it was a cover-up, and wanted to push for a thourough investigation of the matter! What a joke. He has to be the biggest hipocrite in the world. Believe me when I say this, I dont wish cancer on anyone, but I wish he would finally get out of politics, one way or another, and shut up, once and for all. I think we are all sick of hearing fro
  7. Terry, I cant believe he is still kicking, and wanting to continue in politics! I heard him in a blurb today on NPR and he still wants to run again. What troubles me is what he brought out about the Patriots and stealing plays. He was all over that, and said it was a cover-up, and wanted to push for a thourough investigation of the matter! What a joke. He has to be the biggest hipocrite in the world. Believe me when I say this, I dont wish cancer on anyone, but I wish he would finally get out of politics, one way or another, and shut up, once and for all. I think we are all sick of hearing fro
  8. Smitty, Boots on the gound in Maple Shade NJ, a most archypical American town if there ever was one. If you walk the railroad tracks from Dudley Grange park in my old East Camden neighborhood you come to Maple Shade two towns down. That's as far as I ever got. You be careful now Smitty, you know these small town cops, and they already have a bead on you poking around asking questions. I guess if you insist on taking this research further we should find out more about the two girls who were with MLK that day and whether they ever gave their side of the story. I'd also like to know who M
  9. To all interested, I talked to anoter Maple Shade regular today who is also a Sgt. on the M/S PD, and asked him about Marys location. It turns out that I was correct the first time. I askled him if he was sure, and he grinned, and gave me a sly look. He said yes, my father is the past president of the Maple Shade Historical society! Lol! So Marys Cafe is still there and in her present glory, as Bill said. If you take Rt. 73 west towards Phila., you will go through the beginning of M/S and come to the off ramp for "Maple Shade/ Morrestown". It is just a single lane off ramp up an incline on the
  10. All, got a chance today to talk to a lifelong local. He gave me directions and since I had to take a test drive, I took the time to take a look. I beleive I found it, but not positive. The building looks to be period, and has been refinished outside but is very dilapidated, and is boarded up. I am going back down again tomorrow to look again, as a local lifelong resident who happens to be a captain for the Maple Shade PD, told me later on today it is down further than where I was. So Im going to do some more looking. Your description Bill sounds right, but this building is on the northeast cor
  11. All, I too was a long time believer that the RFK assassination was the one to work on and solve, to get to the final end to the JFK issue, as Peter stated. It only makes sense that there is much less involved compared to the JFK issue, and to finally solve that would eventually lead to finally putting to rest the other. A great read on these subjects was done in "Assassinations" by James DiEugenio and Linda Pease. A very good book on all of the 60's conspiracys. I think the problem is, that its not so much that people arent looking to solve the RFK issue, its that they run into the same "power
  12. Bill, Thanks for the reply. Ill see what i can find out. Im not that familiar with the area yet, but im getting there. lol. Im sure its east of the 295 and 73 intersection. Ill ask some of the old timers and find out where main/camden is and take a long lunch and find it. Your idea of some type of marker is a great idea. The only problem up there is, property is at a premium, and if its not a parking lot, its a mini-mall. The whole area up around where i am off of Collins road looks like it was dropped out of the sky and is all spotlessly brand new, except for some of the older existing buildi
  13. Bill, being a local Jersey guy, {as you know}, I truly appreciate your post here concerning Dr. King and his episode here in NJ. Suprisingly, I have been working at a new job here right in Maple Shade right on Rt. 73 for the last 4 months! [im sure it is only a stones throw from where Im at-2 blocks off Rt. 295] I will be looking this place up as soon as I can. Hopefully I can get some pics, and maybe post them here for others to see. With his anniversary of his death this past week, it is a timely post to his struggle with civil rights. The History channel had a very good special on the other
  14. Fwiw, from what I can make of this is, that the Willis photo shows only one man on the top step, not two. [sorry Bill], two men do not line up exactly like that without there being very obvious differences seen, such as the thickness of bodies, etc... ,and the "RSM" on the lower step. Now as far as the position of the limo, the other "young man" would have had to be getting to the steps pretty quickly to be there by the time the limo got to the position he is seen there with the other two. Can you say running? And be there looking comfortable? As far as the man being "BDM", I dont think it is,
  15. All, personally, I wish Spector would finally drop dead. Being a NJ resident, we hear of his antics constantly, and I personally am sick of this man. Entering into this football problem was the last straw. I cant believe he would actually sit there and cry about a coverup, after what that lowlife did with the JFK single bullet theory coverup!! *%@#$@*&@%$@#% What a hypocrite!! Has he lost his mind? Or is he just that forgetfully stupid? At his age, he has no business even being in office, as he probably is suffering from dymensia at this point. The only coverup he should be involved with a
  16. Tosh, Have you read Estes's book Billie Sol Estes: A Texas Legend? There's quite a bit in it about the assassination, but below is how Estes sums it up in one simple and remarkable paragraph (pages 141-142). I'd be interested to know how this summary strikes you, knowing Texas as you did. "The real story behind the assassination is just plain simple. Nothing elaborate, just a country turkey shoot with some country boys doing the shooting. The fact is President Kennedy did not understand Texas and its business ways. Even today, if I want to make sure something happens, I invite the people to
  17. Welcome aboard John, we are glad to have you here. I myself really like Jim and Lisa Pease's work, and Probe. Really enjoyed their book "The Assassinations", which I finished a short time ago. Sounds like you are doing alot more than just "couch" researching. lol. Im sure you will fit right in. Thanks for your intro. -Mike Smith
  18. While Hoffa's involvement in the assasination is certainly discussion-worthy, I think it's safe to say that his death was a direct result of Mafia/Teamsters politics. Hoffa angered Genovese capo Tony Provenzano and Detroit capo Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone (along with the leadership of the Detroit Partnership- the name for the Detroit Mafia family, then led by aging Joe Zerilli). I agree with you Scott on that. The mob warned Hoffa not to mess with the current arrangements within the Teamsters by running for President again. [legally or illegally] The mob was more than happy with Fitzsim
  19. While Hoffa's involvement in the assasination is certainly discussion-worthy, I think it's safe to say that his death was a direct result of Mafia/Teamsters politics. Hoffa angered Genovese capo Tony Provenzano and Detroit capo Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone (along with the leadership of the Detroit Partnership- the name for the Detroit Mafia family, then led by aging Joe Zerilli). I agree with you Scott on that. The mob warned Hoffa not to mess with the current arrangements within the Teamsters by running for President again. [legally or illegally] The mob was more than happy with Fitzsim
  20. Jack, Thanks so much for your work over the years. You have done more on this case than many others put together, and I applaud you. I may not agree with everything you present, but I dont think there is anyone who agrees with everything that is presented by anyone. You have to respect someone who has put in so much time and effort into this case for all of these years. When anyone contributes as much as you have, they will always have detractors, for whatever reason. I will be checking out your site very soon, and Im sure it will be quality work. Thanks again for your contributions, and thoug
  21. John, thanks for your great input. I agree 100%. Its funny you should mention Sorenson, as I just saw him no less than an hour ago speaking of that on Good Morning America. I cant fathom not being realistic enouth to think that these people are not still with us today, and would not stoop to that level again. If not outright political assassination, it would be character assassination, as another resolution to the same type of threat that was presented in the 60's. To think that the "power control group" is not still active and in charge, would be like saying that the problems of the 60's are
  22. Oh, I don't know. He's 23, only has a part time job and living at home with his parents. I'd be interested to know what kind of medication he was taking that would forestall fainting spells. Steve Thomas All, Its quite possible he had seizures from an accident. A friend of mine was in a head on accident on a motorcycle, and got messed up pretty bad. It took ten years, but he started having seizures [i cant remeber the technical term for it] but they were similar to epileptic siezures. He would have violent fits where he would actually hurt himself severely from the seizure. [from hitting
  23. Kathy, I can see your point on this issue, and your "tie in" with the JFK debate. Unfortunatly it was the same with Dr. King, JFK, and RFK also. The "powers that be" when confronted with a threat, do what comes naturally. Not just defending their point, but by taking down/out their opponent/threat. This country felt very threatened by Dr. King, and the power he was beginning to gain from his campaining, and verbally speaking out for the poor, civil rights, and all of the other issues confronting the oppressed. This country didnt want RFK as a president either, as he stood side by side with Dr.
  24. I apologize if any of my comments offended you; they were not intended to reflect my own opinions, but the "tone" and - I'm sorry to say - the reality of the times. That they were wrong realities doesn't make them any less realistic. We've moved well past the day when going to the back of the bus, watching movies from the balcony and drinking from a separate water fountain were the accepted norm; but 1963 was "the day when," and those things were "accepted" - even if not acceptable in everyone's eyes - in large measure, including by those victimized by them.Were that not so, the name Rosa Park
  25. This subject has been going on forever it seems like. Could be either way. Very good chance he just had a "fit" and needed an ambulance, and felt better once at the hospital. People with Epilepsy often have very short seizures, or they could be extended. Regardless [getting off track] it would be a very ingenious method of distracting peoples attention. Most people look at at the distraction for the TSBD. But the main objective may have been for the Dal-Tex, Co. Records building, or even the parking lot area. This would have allowed not only maybe shooters, but spotters, radio men, phony S/S a
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