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Ron Ecker

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  1. I couldn't understand why Donald Trump, who had zero respect for the intelligence community, listened to the intelligence community on JFK and didn't release documents. One almost has to believe there's some kind of dynamite in those documents.
  2. Former librarian here too. Want to hear a good library story? My last job was running a prison library. We had a small world globe on a table in the library, and this inmate was searching for something on the globe. He said, "Mr. Ecker, can you help me find the North Pole on this globe?" I pointed out where it was, saying, "It's right here on top." And he said, "Oh, no wonder I couldn't find it."
  3. Mantik: "The (superficial) back wound was likely caused by metallic shrapnel." Shrapnel from what?
  4. While LBJ may have been informed in advance if he wasn't actually in on the planning, I've always felt that too much is made of his "smile" and the wink from Thomas in the photo of the swearing in. We don't see LBJ's face, just a raised cheek, which could be from a grimace or a smile. A grimace would be perfectly understandable at such a solemn moment, even if just put on for effect. But a smile? What fool would smile at that time with all eyes upon him? As for the wink, it could have been just a gesture of encouragement ("You're the man" or "Go get 'em" or whatever), and not something more nefarious. In any case I just don't buy that LBJ is smiling.
  5. Either it's just my imagination or I have a vague memory of reading that there was a steam pipe that ran along the top of the GK fence. True or false? It sounds like something a lone nutter might come up with in a pipe dream. I don't recall any pipe along the fence when I visited there in 1990.
  6. This is the only news account on the parole that I've seen or heard that even hints at the possibility that Sirhan didn't do it. It quotes Robert Jr. referring to "evidence that was not presented to the court during his trial.” (No details, of course.) It irked me tonight when Lester Holt, whom I usually watch, flatly stated that Sirhan murdered RFK. I checked the ABC News and CBS News websites, and the same thing. Sirhan did it, period. Same at CNN. What a free press we have in this country.
  7. Here's the story that requires no subscription. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/sirhan-sirhan-convicted-of-robert-f-kennedy-assassination-seeks-parole-with-no-opposition-from-prosecutors/ar-AANJS2S BTW I didn't know that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is opposed to vaccines. How wonderful.
  8. In the photo on the left It looks like there's some kind of glare on the side of Ruby's face that hides part of the sideburn. But what such a glare could be I don't know, unless it's from some kind of lighting in the basement.
  9. We should fear the cult leader who sent him there. I believe the number of Americans who voted for this narcissistic would-be autocrat was 70 million, and they don't wear buffalo horns. At the state level they are presently busy passing laws to suppress the vote across the land for their leader. And he has turned one of our two major parties on Capitol Hill into a band of cowardly sycophants. We had better fear him and his "rabble."
  10. I fail to see how being "hit by a small flattened piece of metal," penetrating the body and coming close to the heart, wouldn't hurt immediately. But then I've never been hit by one.
  11. The official story is that Reagan didn't know he was shot until he was inside the car. The first pain he felt was when the Secret Service agent fell on him ("I think you broke my rib!")
  12. I had the identical problem with Donald Trump.
  13. I wonder what Gaetz's fiance Ginger Luckey thinks of her future Florida governor and U.S. president now? What are the odds of her actually marrying the creep? And will she visit him in prison?
  14. I still remember the opening sentences of the book. "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul." Pretty good writing, I thought, for a Russian writing in English. I never read the book but I remember that opening from looking at it in a bookstore. Back in those days I couldn't afford to be buying novels. I saw the movie, in which Sue Lyon as Lolita was necessarily older than the girl in the book. Saw where Sue died a couple of years ago at the age of 73. How time flies.
  15. There's a lot to like in THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, but for me the best thing in it is Janet Leigh. I'll always be in love with her. My favorite sequence in PSYCHO is when she's driving a car and just stares into the camera for like five minutes (while there's voice-over narration). As Roy Orbison said, "Oh, Pretty Woman."
  16. I have a question about the head wounds, specifically something that has never occurred to me before reading this thread. The S & O report says they thought the bullet exited "the top of the head." I've always thought that the top of the head was where Humes stated, at the start of the autopsy, that he saw evidence of surgery to the head. But in the Sibert YouTube transcript, Sibert refers to the gaping wound in back of the head, and he associates that with Humes' statement about surgery. Which raises the question, is it possible that the gaping wound in back of the head, long considered to be evidence of a shot from the front (that is, an exit wound), was created to search for a bullet or bullets (specifically one that entered from the front but didn't exit)? If this was in fact surgery to the head, it would eliminate an important piece of evidence for conspiracy, a gaping "exit" wound in back of the head.
  17. I've never understood what a minimum wage increase has to do with covid relief for small businesses, people who need unemployment benefits, etc. Nor do I understand why the increase drives up the cost of the relief bill, since it's not the government that would be paying the wages. I assume that most government jobs already pay a decent wage, so the bill wouldn't be giving them raises, increasing the cost of government. But this is why I'm not an economist.
  18. What I remember about Woolsey is with regard to the Oklahoma City Bombing, specifically his promoting the idea of Iraqi involvement. Evidence for this involvement was presented by Jayna Davis in her book The Third Terrorist, and I remember Woolsey endorsing the book in a TV interview and calling Davis a "hero" for writing it. The last I heard (I never looked much into it) is that the evidence for an Iraqi connection in the bombing wasn't that convincing. About like the evidence for Saddam's "weapons of mass destruction" that gave us the invasion of Iraq.
  19. Since the Dallas casket aboard Air Force One did not contain JFK's body, my theory is that LeMay was inside the casket.
  20. What nefarious deeds can DeJoy perform now that the election is over? The purpose of his appointment was to sabotage mail-in voting, which is now history. As for the future, state legislatures are in the act of outlawing mail-in voting, drop boxes etc. (i.e. suppressing the vote), so DeJoy won't have to bother with it again except for those states that still think that making voting easy is a good idea. Basically events have taken de joy out of his purpose as Postmaster General.
  21. Groden and Livingstone in "High Treason" state that JFK told Mansfield in 1961 that he wanted to tear the CIA "into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds" (p. 411 in my paperback edition). They cite no source. Their book is probably where I remember reading what JFK allegedly told Mansfield. I guess Groden would be the person to ask about the source.
  22. So the Pentagon has admitted through the FOIA that it has UFO debris? If this is a hoax by UFO researcher Anthony Bragalia including forged FOIA documents, it’s very well done. My question is why is this not being covered in U.S. news media, instead of (based on a Google search) only on Braglia’s website and European media like The Sun, the Daily Mail, and Euroweekly. Because it’s considered bogus by our media, because of U.S. media incompetence, or is there some other reason? https://www.ufoexplorations.com/ https://www.the-sun.com/news/2321251/pentagon-admits-testing-wreckage-ufo-crashes/
  23. The poor things don't want to be "primaried." Who can blame them? They're still afraid of Trump's tweets even though he can't tweet anymore. Courage for the ages. One positive thing out of all this is that it has contributed a new verb, "to primary," to the English language. At least I think so. I haven't bothered to look it up.
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