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  1. Which is okay if one is formulating a theory. I've noticed that some forum members here seem to think that anything not having direct evidence must be thrown out. But circumstantial evidence is often used in court cases and by scientists in theories they accept as being true. Nothing wrong with it as long as it is made clear that it's circumstantial.
  2. Benjamin, That surely wasn't LHO's wallet. I mean, how many wallets does a man carry? And besides, even if that were LHO shooting Tippit, what are the odds he would accidentally drop his wallet at that particular unfortunate moment? Is there any compelling reason to believe that LHO had anything whatsoever to do with the Walker shooting? (Exclusive of anything Marina said about it, considering how unreliable her testimony was.) If the JFKA were a CIA operation, which I believe it was, then it is highly unlikely that LHO knew anything about the assassination plot beforehand. For the simple reason that he didn't have the "need to know." But given the police car giving a honk at his apartment and his activities at the theater, it does appear that he was tricked by the CIA into playing a part. Sure there were beans to spill. Oswald was knocked off so he wouldn't reveal that his employer, the CIA, had set him up as patsy for their heinous crime.
  3. (As my 11 y/o daughter would interject...) Fun Fact! John F. Kennedy was editor of The Crimson in 1940.
  4. I just want to point out that most H&L supporters probably don't believe the whole theory the way John Armstrong writes it. For example, Armstrong's theory --as I understand it -- has only two LHOs. And that this was the case from their middle school years till Harvey was shot by Ruby. In the end it is like a Spy vs. Spy episode (from Mad Magazine) where the black spy is on the side killing JFK and the white spy is on the patsy side, and is the patsy. To me the whole spy vs. spy thing is silly... it's like a bad movie. To me it makes a lot more sense that the original Lee Harvey Oswald was used only to provide a childhood background for the defector/spy Harvey. After the Marines switcheroo, Harvey (the one later shot by Ruby) became the "one and only" LHO as far as U.S. intelligence was concerned. Now, clearly there were Harvey impostors after the switheroo took place. And who knows, maybe some of these missions were fulfilled by the original LHO. But by this time, as an adult, the original LHO likely no longer looked so much like Harvey. There was no reason the CIA had to keep using the original LHO as an imposter. If they needed someone who looked like Harvey, they could choose one from their ranks. If they needed one willing to kill (think Tippit), they could find one to do that.
  5. Jim, The part that I have bolded seems to have a typo. Either it sould be "he [LHO] talked in a strong Eastern European language" or "he [LHO] talked with a strong Eastern European accent." (Or am I reading the sentence wrong?) Either way, this would be really convincing evidence for the H&L theory. Too bad John A. didn't know about this earlier and video taped an interview with the teacher.
  6. That was Jim D.'s response to Tracy's assertion that we can't know what JFK's intentions were regarding Vietnam. I just thought I'd add to that (and the other points Jim made) the content of two documents that pretty much prove that JFK's plan was to remove most troops from Vietnam by 1965. Most forum members posting to this thread already know this, but here it is for readers who don't: From NSAM 263, dated October 11,1963: At a meeting on October 5, 1963, the President considered the recommendations contained in the report of Secretary McNamara and General Taylor on their mission to South Vietnam. The President approved the military recommendations contained in Section I B (1-3) of the [McNamara/Taylor Report], but directed that no formal announcement be made of the implementation of plans to withdraw 1,000 U.S. military personnel by the end of 1963. From section I B (1-3) of the McNamara/Taylor Report: We recommend that: 1. General Harkins review with Diem the military changes necessary to complete the military campaign in the Northern and Central areas (I, II, and III Corps) by the end of 1964, and in the Delta (IV Corps) by the end of 1965. This review would consider the need for such changes as: o o o o 2. A program be established to train Vietnamese so that essential functions now performed by U.S. military personnel can be carried out by Vietnamese by the end of 1965. It should be possible to withdraw the bulk of U.S. personnel by that time. 3. In accordance with the program to train progressively Vietnamese to take over military functions, the Defense Department should announce in the very near future presently prepared plans to withdraw 1000 U.S. military personnel by the end of 1963. This action should be explained in low key as an initial step in a long-term program to replace U.S. personnel with trained Vietnamese without impairment of the war effort. I don't know how anybody, after reading that, could possibly believe that Kennedy's plans weren't to withdraw troops from Vietnam, and to do so in the 1965/66 time frame.
  7. I wrote the above to add to my Forum Tips & Tricks topic, pinned above.
  8. Forum members who post photos quickly discover that the forum allows them to post as many photos as they'd like, as long as the photos are stored (hosted) elsewhere on another website. In contrast, the forum allots very limited space for members storing their own photos on the forum website. The solution to this problem requires two components: A file storage website, such as Google Drive, or one designed specifcally for photos and drawings, such as Google Photos. These Google products give you 15 GB of free storage space. The means for acquiring links to the photos stored on the website. Once a forum member has copied a link, he can paste it into the forum post editor in order to display the photo. Here is a good solution to the problem: Use Google Photos to store the photos and Google Blogger to display them on blogs. Blog pages are dispayed in browser windows, from which it is easy to get links to the desired photos. Just right-click on the photo and choose "Copy Image Location" on the popup menu. Paste this link in the forum editor, and voila the photo apppears!
  9. Jim, Armstrong talks about Victoria Adams' late claim that she did NOT encounter Shelley and Lovelady in theTSBD between 38:00 to 45:00. He calls this reversal a hoax, which is a serious charge against Barry Ernest. Armstrong claims that Adams indeed did see Shelley and Lovelady upon exiting the flight of steps on the first floor. I don't buy it. We have a number of films and photographs showing Billy Lovelady standing on one of the upper TSBD steps, on the western half of the steps. We can see him move around a bit, but he stays in the same general area. We last see him before the shots in Altgens 6, and about 30 seconds after the shots in Darnell, where he is seen still on the TSBD steps, at this time talking to Gloria Calvery. In order for him to have his encounter with Victoria Adams would have required him to break into a sprint the moment he disappears from the final camera recording (Darnell) and run to the place where Adams said she saw him and Shelley near he rear of the building. John Armstrong agrees with a number of us who have studied the multiple testimonies of Shelley and Lovelady and concluded that they changed their stories. Where his thinking differs from most of ours is that he believes that Shelley and Lovelady were co-conspirators of the assassination plot. Most of us believe only that Shelley and Lovelady were used to support the fabricated 2nd floor encounter between Officer Baker and Oswald.
  10. I don't think so, Dennis. After all, you had to throw in James Garfield to complete your list of ten. He served only six months before being assassinated... perhaps he wasn't in office long enough for you to learn to hate.
  11. I suspect that Pelosi feared that everybody getting $600 checks signed by Donald Trump would help him win the election. And so Pelosi was in no mood to compromise. I suspect that McConnell felt the same way. He wasn't interested in a longer Trump term that would only serve to further split the party. Trump was already too powerful as it was. And so McConnell was in no mood to compromise.
  12. Kirk, Thanks for your comments... I found them to be enlightening and amusing. One of my reasons for asking Dennis and Jim D. for their top 10 presidents is because it seemed to me that they'd be unable to pick that many whose presidencies they could stomach. If not, I don't know if that would indicate that their expectations are unreasonably high, or if the Democratic platform doesn't align well with their ideologies.
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