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  1. Ron, Yes, I think so. Little by little, the influence of the raging has been from Mar Lago will begin to wane. He has nothing to offer in the way of rebuttal except these rallies where he regurgitates the same old same old. People will grow tired of it and see it for what it is, just the rantings of a madman. The only problem is that he can do a lot of damage on his way out. Steve Thomas
  2. Ron, Thanks. Mostly it's a collection of notes that I have gathered from time to time on questions that have interested me. Steve
  3. Gil, It is my belief that the Rambler was owned by Raul Castro, an officer of of Dallas SNFE Chapter of Alpha 66 and who met at the house on Halandale into which Oswald was seen entering and exiting. The driver was Manuel Rodriguez Orcarberro. I explored this on my web page with an article entitled, "Possible Rambler Lead?" https://myjfksite.weebly.com/ Steve Thomas
  4. Joe, The The Warren Commission was desperate to find such a bag. Go back and re-read the testimony of Mary Bledsoe, his landlady on Marsalis, and Ruth Paine's account of when they put him on a bus in New Orleans. To the best of my knowledge, they never did come up with a bag that Oswald owned that was big enough to put a rifle in. Steve Thomas
  5. DOJ won't defend Republican lawmaker in Capitol riot lawsuit Reuters July 28, 2021 https://www.rawstory.com/u-s-justice-dept-won-t-defend-republican-lawmaker-in-capitol-riot-lawsuit/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Brooks had asked the Justice Department consider him covered by the Westfall Act, which protects federal employees from being sued for actions taken as part of their jobs, concerning the lawsuit brought by Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell. "Inciting or conspiring to foment a violent attack on the United States Congress is not within the scope of employment of a Representative - or any federal employee - and thus is not the sort of conduct for which the United States is properly substituted as a defendant under the Westfall Act," it said.” “"Today's actions strongly suggest that the Department of Justice will refuse to defend Trump's action on January 6, as well," said Anne Tindall, counsel for advocacy group Protect Democracy, which is representing two Capitol Hill police officers in separate litigation against Trump.” Best news I've heard all day. Steve Thomas
  6. Joe, Current Section: CE 950 - Report of the Department of State on Lee Harvey Oswald, submitted to the Commission in January 1964. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1135#relPageId=307&tab=page p. 293 “In 1961, he showed a United States consular officer a document issued by the Moscow City Government on January 14, 1960 which indicated that he never was declared a Soviet citizen.”* *“After the assassination of President Kennedy, an official of the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated to an officer of the American Embassy in Moscow that Soviet authorities had considered Oswald's application for Soviet citizenship, but had decided not to approve it because Oswald seemed unstable.” See also letter from Walter J. Stoessel, Jr. of the Embassy in Moscow to the Director's Office of Soviet Affairs of the United States Department of State. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=95609&relPageId=53&search=%22Walter_J.%20Stoessel,%20Jr%22 He talks of meeting Kudryavtsev of the American Section of the MFA in the airport, who told him that, “Oswald had applied for Soviet citizenship but that ,after considering the application, the Soviet authorities had decided not to approve this application since Oswald seemed to be so unstable.” “I found this reference to the Soviet handling of his application for citizenship of interest, since I have not found any record of this aspect in our files.” The Soviets were determined (or at least said they were) to paint Oswald as "unstable". I found the last line of Stoessel's letter to be significant. The Americans had no record that Oswald had ever actually applied for Soviet citizenship. Steve Thomas
  7. This is a new one on me. There is a conspiracy theory floating around out there that is saying that vaccinated people are "shedding" their virus and causing unvaccinated people to get sick. This seems particularly dangerous to me. I can easily see mobs with pitchforks and torches seeking out people who have been vaccinated. Steve Thomas
  8. Pamela, I have compiled some notes for why, I believe, that a case can be made that it was Marina who bought the rifle. These run to about 22 pages, which would be too long to post here in their entirety, I think, unless I broke it up into about three or four posts. My notes revolve around six main areas: Oswald admitted he had the Alek James Hidell Selective Service card, bur either “denied” or “declined to admit” that the signature was his. Marina admitted to signing the name “Hidell” to “two or three things” with the name “Hidell” that were not pamphlets. Marina said on at least four occasions that they were living on Neely St. in January, and initially, that she had seen Lee cleaning the rifle in January (which she later corrected to mean she saw it for the first time in March). The handwriting experts commissioned by the HSCA were not asked to analyze the signature on the Hidell Selective Service card, or to compare the signature on the rifle order form with the signature on the DeMohrenschildt rifle photo. The times when Lee Oswald used the Americainized versions of dating as opposed to when Marina used the Cryllic version of dating. The troubling instances of evidence in this case in Marina Oswald's possession appearing after they have been seized and searched by the Dallas Police One of the most startling things I came across was this: WC testimony of Marina Oswald February 3, 1964 http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/testimony/oswald_m1.htm Mr. RANKIN. Did you ever observe your husband taking the rifle away from the apartment on Neely Street? Mrs. OSWALD. Now, I think that he probably did sometimes, but I never did see it. You must understand that sometimes I would be in the kitchen and he would be in his room downstairs, and he would say bye-bye, I will be hack soon, and he may have taken it. He probably did. Perhaps he purely waited for an occasion when he could take it away without my seeing it. However, on March 3, 1964 Marina told FBI Agents, Wallace Heitman and Anatoly Boguslav that not only had she seen Oswald take the rifle out of the apartment in March, 1963, but that she had gone with him! https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1139#relPageId=549&tab=page March 3, 1964 If Marina never saw Oswald take the rifle from the apartment, how could she re-trace for the FBI the route he used? Mr. RANKIN. Did you learn at any time that he had been practicing with the rifle? Mrs. OSWALD. I think that he went once or twice. I didn't actually see him take the rifle, but I knew that he was practicing. Mr. RANKIN. Could you give us a little help on how you knew? Mrs. OSWALD. He told me. And he would mention that in passing---it isn't as if he said, "Well, today I am going"---it wasn't as if he said, "Well, today I am going to take the rifle and go and practice." But he would say, "Well, today I will take the rifle along for practice." Mr. RANKIN. Did you ever observe that the rifle had been taken out of the apartment at Neely Street---that is, that it was gone? Mr. RANKIN. Did you learn at any time that he had been practicing with the rifle? Mrs. OSWALD. I think that he went once or twice. I didn't actually see him take the rifle, but I knew that he was practicing. Steve Thomas
  9. Fox News hosts discuss how to ban 'childless' liberals from voting by David Edwards July 25, 2021 https://www.rawstory.com/fox-news-childless-liberals/ "The hosts of Fox & Friends discussed the merits of the idea that the "childless left" should not be able to vote. I think it's an interesting idea," host Will Cain said. "I'm into interesting ideas. Let's think about it. Let's talk about it. He's saying childless leaders are making decisions that are short-term in mind, not focused on the long-term future health of this country because they don't have a stake in the game. Parents have a stake in the game, they have children so give parents a bigger say."" You don't get to eat. You don't get to vote. It's DJT or nothing. Steve Thomas
  10. Unvaccinated people are flocking to the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri, where masks and vaccinations are not required, and spending hours marveling at the sight of the death and destruction caused by not having enough lifeboats. I kid you not. The infection rate in Branson, MO is running at 20%. One's neck is sore at all the shaking of one's head. Steve Thomas
  11. Trump’s new Bitcoin Trump-loving Republicans snatch up 'magacoins' -- and quickly fall victim to data breach By Travis Gettys July 22, 2021 https://www.rawstory.com/magacoins/ “More than 1,000 people -- including Republican leaders and conservative media personalities -- have already signed up for the pro-Donald Trump cryptocurrency magacoin. Poor security on a website associated with the cryptocurrency exposed users' personal information, including passwords and IP addresses, and revealed that the vast majority of the magacoin produced has gone to its self-described creator Marc Zelinka, a Trump-loving consultant, and a Super PAC associated with him, reported The Guardian. “ Steve Thomas
  12. Joe, I wrote this on February 15th in this thread: Involuntary manslaughter is defined as the unintentional death of an individual as a result of another person's negligent actions. In the United States, all states define negligent homicide by statute, often defining the offense as involuntary manslaughter.[1] https://reischlawfirm.com/criminally-negligent-homicide-vs-manslaughter-whats-difference/ “The law states that you can be charged with criminally negligent homicide if your criminally negligent behavior caused the death of another person. On the other hand, the law states that you can be charged with manslaughter if your reckless behavior caused the death of another person. Therefore, the difference between these two crimes is the type of behavior that caused the victim’s death. Criminal Negligence vs. Reckless Behavior Criminal negligence is legally defined as the failure to realize that your behavior is so dangerous that it could kill someone. In order to prove you were criminally negligent, the prosecution must be able to show that a reasonable person in your situation would have realized that their behavior was potentially dangerous. In the eyes of the law, you are reckless when you act in a manner that puts others at risk even though you are aware that your behavior could seriously harm or kill another person. Steve Thomas To put it simply, the difference between these two legal definitions comes down to risk awareness. A person who is criminally negligent did not realize his behavior was dangerous, even though he should have, whereas a reckless person knew his behavior was dangerous, but ignored the risks.”
  13. How America unleashed hell's agent in its own backyard: After Agent Orange left a trail of birth defects in Vietnam, a new film lays bare how the US sprayed it back home with devastating consequences Herbicide known as 2,4,5-T is the highly toxic main ingredient of Agent Orange The U.S. military stopped using it in 1971, but it was used in other parts of the US It left a trail of appalling birth defects, just as it had when it was used in Vietnam By Tom Leonard In New York For The Daily Mail 22 July 2021 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9811781/How-U-S-unleashed-hells-agent-left-trail-appalling-birth-defects-Vietnam.html “When Carol Van Strum moved to Five Rivers, Oregon, in 1974, she thought she had found the perfect rural idyll. Surrounded by National Forest, her four young children could grow up close to nature. They loved fishing and playing by the river, fascinated by the little ‘dipper’ birds that sat on the rocks. Then one day the children fell sick, choking and gasping. Down at the river, Carol found a scene of devastation — dead ducklings, crayfish and trout. The cause seemed fairly obvious: a U.S. Forestry Service helicopter had been flying overhead the day before, spraying something over the land. Nobody knew what it was but, ‘a lot of people assumed, “Well it’s the government doing it, it must be OK,” ’ says Carol. ‘We called the fire service and they said: “Oh no, it’s perfectly safe.” ’ But it wasn’t. The chopper was spraying a herbicide known as 2,4,5-T — the highly toxic main ingredient of Agent Orange, the notorious chemical defoliant used to blanket swathes of South-East Asia during the Vietnam War.” Steve Thomas
  14. Pamela, From the signature on the Hidell Selective Service card, to the Walker Note, to the note on the back of the DeMohrenschildt rifle photo, I think Marina set up Oswald beautifully. Steve Thomas
  15. Norway's beach handball team fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms https://www.sbs.com.au/news/norway-s-beach-handball-team-fined-for-wearing-shorts-instead-of-bikini-bottoms?fbclid=IwAR0KoIFekpyT51EBrjgdjWnXbJ7ctH304mTioHdp2B2it1t0fi5aMti6ZJI “Beach Handball’s rules stipulate that female players must wear tops and bikini bottoms. Men wear tank tops and shorts.” “The European Handball Federation (EHF) said in a statement that its disciplinary commission had dealt with “a case of improper clothing” in the bronze medal match against Spain.” Way to go ladies! How can I help pay their fine? Steve Thomas
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