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  1. Ron, I think this is Trump's version of the shape shifting figures on the wall behind Al Pacino (the Devil) in "The Devil's Advocate".
  2. My best to you on your retirement. I've now enjoyed 3 years and 3 months after retiring early at 62 (not my original choice, but health and other issues dictated). I've pretty much enjoyed every minute aside from the 4 years between 2017 and January 20th of this year. I haven't got to do a lot of the things I was hoping to do, but don't miss the 2080 hours (government speak for a year's work hours) wasted away from home and the people and things that I CAN do. Congratulations and I hope you get many years to enjoy!
  3. In my opinion, and it is just that, this shot came from the 6th floor eastern most window of the Dal-Tex Building just as Howard Brennan said it did before his testimony got changed to reflect the TSBD. I know it is controversial and there is NO ABSOLUTE PROOF or even substantiated proof from someone else, but as discussed in a previous post, if his original testimony is read carefully and parsed, he was an engineer and spoke in very precise terms most of the time. When he did not, his words were being manipulated by others or he was being vague for his own protection as he had come to realize that HE was the only one who saw the REAL assassin (or at least one of them). He said the shots came from the "RED BRICK" building on the sixth floor eastern most window. When you look at pictures that show the TSBD and the Dal-Tex together, you can see that the Dal-Tex building is much more "red" than the TSBD. This is to me, the perfect location if designed as a military ambush by professionals. The shooter is completely behind the direction of the many spectators and thereby completely invisible. The only thing preventing this from being the case was Howard Brennan's positioning himself so that he had a "panoramic" view of the motorcade and happening to look up at the right time when the motorcade was late in arriving and then again as he heard what he thought was a shot. Other than this, the only person/people to have seen the assassin was in the jail house across the street from the window that the shooter chose. Where the other shooters were located and how many, I am not sure, but after reviewing Brennan's testimony (1st day), in my mind there is no doubt he is NOT referring to the TSBD. He quickly changed to using very vague wording upon realizing that he was the "ONLY one who saw this and that his life was in danger. His words were corrupted by the officials doing the interviewing, he was placed under surveillance, by whom, he was not sure and put under immense stress about his and most importantly his families safety almost immediately. To buttress his remaining "in line" with the official story, at some point before he testified to the WC, he had, as he described it, "his eyes sanded" in an ACCIDENT on the job. This served two (at least) purposes, one he could no longer see better than perfect as he could on the day of the assassination and this could be called to attention by those questioning him (he now had to wear glasses) and two it served as a warning to him and his family that he could get hurt if he tried to tell the real story. As to the prisoner(s) in the jail, I had long wondered about how they saw the assassin at such an angle across the street and indeed even across the intersection from their location. Their testimony was discounted as it was thought to be at too great a distance and too much of an angle from their windows to have seen the details they said they saw. Now, understanding that the assassin was basically right across the street from them and one floor up, it is easily understandable especially since Brennan says the assassin stood calmly in the window with no perceived worry of being seen and not attempting to hide.
  4. As I stated in an earlier post, I have now returned my flag to the top of the pole where it belonged and the light will be on it tonight. Though there is much left to be dealt with, I feel much more calm and relaxed already. Since, hopefully this topic will now not be necessary and will die off or be subject to the same rules as the other topics and be moved out of the JFK section, I will take this opportunity to thank all who participated. It has been cathartic for me to have this outlet. Hopefully, now we can begin to migrate to more normalcy and traditional arguments without having to call each other names and decry anyone on the opposite side of the political (or other) spectrum an enemy.
  5. Joe, unless something has changed since this morning, CSPAN/CNN were reporting that a vote on the actual impeachment would occur sometime near 3:30pm (eastern time).
  6. This is what I was referring to a few days back when I brought up the assassination of Anwar Sadat at a military parade. Something evidently even the JCS thinks would be a (remote, but possible) scenario. Trump has truly helped transform the US into a S-hole third world banana republic in some peoples minds (and actions).
  7. It just doesn't get any better. Trump is still not admitting any blame, while trying to get close to his VP again in order to ensure a pardon. Meanwhile on Fox News(?) their commentators are saying there should be NO impeachment because if it occurs there will be violence. They infer that IF LAW AND ORDER is actually enforced, the "law and order" supporters of Trump will be prompted to break the law. Sounds a lot like blackmail. We won't break the law if you don't FOLLOW the law.
  8. Steve, that would be an option in his mind, but my mind drifts unfortunately much darker. I fear that his more violent followers who see him as some sort of Messiah would attempt a mass extermination of his enemies along the lines of what happened to Sadat of Egypt. I hate to even put the words out, for fear that someone in his orbit will find them. But, we must not fear, we must confront. We must keep things in mind that are so far removed from our former sense of what can happen in America, that no bizarre plot can succeed. His self preservation has NO BOUNDS (we have been told that by many who have been close to him) and we must recognize that. Trump is still continuing to say he won in a landslide and there seem to be back channel calls to "do something" on either or both the 17th and the 20th. If someone tells you who they are, believe them!
  9. There are still 11 days to go before we have a peaceful transfer of power. All need to remain vigilant as Trump disappears into the darkness of the White House where he is surrounded by his hand picked cronies who have already shown that they too do not respect this republic and its laws. Plotting is best done in darkness. Trump has already instigated an insurrection. He is still trapped and will try ANYTHING to stay in power because he knows a reckoning is coming. Since he is totally self absorbed, he will be open to any option to avoid that reckoning. With his abuse of power in stopping the Capitol from being protected, what can we expect when the inauguration is happening (and he is not present). ALL those who he feels betrayed him, Biden/Harris, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, many Senators and Congress members will be gathered in one place at the same time. To retain power, many things will come to his mind and when coupled with the thoughts and planning of his minions in his bunker...
  10. Another thought about yesterday: I am seeing many people noting the difference in response by police and other security forces between the BLM, etc. marches and the "Trump" march. While I agree they were diametrically different, I think we must keep in mind that the response at least in the case of yesterdays mob was promulgated by the failure of one man (Trump) to issue appropriate orders. There was a standing request for help which was not forthcoming because of the President and the minions he placed in positions under him and their fear of questioning his orders or even bringing up matters they know will infuriate him. The one area I will agree with completely is the timid method used to disburse the crowd. I think as much as possible this would be the appropriate method when it can be used. There is escalation far too quickly in many instances involving marches/gatherings where people of color or other racial ethnicity (than white) are involved. To make matters worse, in this case a much stronger push-back would have been appropriate. The only reason I can responsibly think of for it being so timid is that the crowd was already in the building(s) before the appropriate level of response arrived (thanks to Trump) and they were trying to limit/control damage. Now that they are out of the building, one would hope severe punishment will be given for ALL identifiable individuals, especially those who inflicted damage.
  11. Steve, that was my thought and reasoning as well, I just had no way of knowing if it reached his desk. I figured it did. I think it is soon time to bring charges of sedition, inciting a riot, etc. against a range of people starting with the President as soon as he can be removed from his post. As we all know, these were not frivolous acts committed by this mob, nor the speakers at the "rally". It needs to be brought up over and over again in the media that these people are pledging themselves to an individual above the government or any entity or ideas. Trump has no ideology but self worship and aggrandizement at any cost to anyone or anything. Just as he pushes his LIES over and over to imprint them on anyone listening, the media of all ilks need to bring up and question continually the "individual loyalty" aspect in his followers. I have seen some, when confronted with this question (and follow up) who actually exhibited a moment of thought and become speechless. Unfortunately there are many who never take that second to reflect/think and just continue on their mindless pursuit. Sorry for the long rant, I'm trying to cut down and feel hopeful that I can pretty much go "cold turkey" by the 21st.
  12. Steve, I see these people as a large group of deluded "patsies" being used by the far right influencers to supply deniability for the actual actors in the insurrection. Imbedded within the group and using them as "cover", they gathered whatever information they could and made pictures and videos which they will later use for propaganda of one sort or another. I also think that this was supposed to be our "Reichstag fire" event. Who knows? The right wing activists are already saying the whole thing was instigated by "Antifa" infiltrators, not them. Let's see where the media and political extremists go with their explanations. The entire situation needs to be investigated. As best I understand, the National Guard was asked for a day or two prior to the "gathering", yet for hours after the mob headed down the streets, NO extra security of ANY KIND could be seen addressing the encroaching crowd. I sat watching on TV and was dumbstruck that there were not at least local police arriving with blue lights and sirens. As many have noted, Trump's walk across to the church to hold up a bible was accomplished by using riot police, tear gas, etc against an almost completely docile crowd. Who had the police and National Guard "stand down". Was this only because no order came from the White House? Surely some of the advisors or authorities in the White House or other government agency buildings had to have asked their superiors for support to be sent well before the windows and doors of the Capitol were breached.
  13. Sorry Joe, but a news ticker item from CNN says Trump and Giuliani are making calls to lawmakers telling them not to give up the election challenges. (I know, FAKE NEWS.)
  14. Future Trump tweet - "There are good people on both sides". Confirming with aides that his supporters are outside and inside the Capitol.
  15. Kirk, I think what I forgot is she is serving out the partial term which will officially end in 2022 (or when someone else is certified as the replacement). So I guess she gets to stay until Warnock is certified to take the oath of office. As to the other reference (snowball's chance...), I did think it was going to be a steep uphill climb. However, due to Trump's maniacal behavior and both incumbents falling over themselves to kiss his A**, I gained in confidence that something was in the air. I am extremely pleased to see it come to fruition. As to the current overrunning of the Capitol, if any one of Trump's supporters continue in this assinine attempt at sedition, there should be censures, trials and convictions. If they can look around and NOT see that they are complicit, they are not competent enough to serve.
  16. Thanks Andrew, for the additional information. One of the last times I saw a complete Manchin interview, he was suggested to be leaving the Senate to "return" home and run for Governor and he would not deny it, noting that he had a strong desire to serve his fellow citizens where he could make a bigger impact. On a 2nd front, I have a question for fellow forum members. Kelly Loeffler is said to be disputing the Georgia elections result for Trump. Is she even legally allowed to do so? She has been defeated in her bid to maintain her seat and IS NOT a part of this current Congress as far as I am concerned. Could she be barred from entry? Would that not be the proper procedure? Only those elected to this current Senate and Congress should be participating, correct?
  17. Andrew, maybe I'm not partisan enough, but I have watched and listened to Joe Manchin many times and he seems a dedicated conservative Democrat. I have not studied his career extensively, but I have no problem with his standing for his ideals and not leaning far to the left. I think we need many more like him. I could be, and probably am wrong, but that is the way I always thought members of the Congress and Senate should act. He is strong on his convictions, yet able to compromise to reach a middle ground in order to produce results. That in my mind is how a Senator or congressman should govern. Those who see everything completely black or white miss a lot of shades in between. When you are dealing with thousands or millions of constituents, there are many shades of being a Democrat or a Republican. If I remember correctly, JFK railed against those who wanted to "label" everyone and put them inside an immovable cage thereby removing them from the ability to learn and grow as their experience grew. As an aside, as a citizen of Georgia, I am relieved and hopeful that we will now have two Senators who are actually forward thinking progressives and not just "follow the [DEAR] leader" shills.
  18. After Trumps latest NOT SO "perfect call", Michael Bromwich, former Department of Justice inspector general and former assistant U.S. attorney suggested one possible defense. Unless there are portions of the tape that somehow negate criminal intent, "I just want to find 11,780 votes" and his threats against Raffensperger and his counsel violate 52 U.S. Code § 20511. His best defense would be insanity. NYU law professor and former DOJ lawyer Andrew Weissmann also noted the similarity with Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukraine’s government to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden. Trump's threats to Georgia Sec of State; Trump, to Ukraine President; Trump to US Senators who won't violate the Constitution for him - and on and on - are all examples of POTUS criminal extortion and election tampering. And those who knowingly assist him violate 18 USC 2 & 371. It was also noted by these and others that what was on the recording could represent Election Fraud, Extortion and Sedition. Now someone or some group need to prepare those charges for the moment he steps out of the White House and he needs to be immediately removed from office as "unfit & incapable of fulfilling his duty".
  19. I hope this gets out over the airwaves for everyone to hear. The only comment I would make is, if Brad Raffensperger were in an election, I would consider voting for him even though I am technically a Democrat. He has shown class, ethics and a sense of duty that one would hope all our civil servants and elected officials.
  20. Thank you Douglas. I felt I had to post something to try and show those who are saying that we need to put this behind us and move on, that they need to consider more extreme measures. As a student of history, I find it obscene that these Congressmen and Senators are taking these actions on behalf of a "single" beneficiary - Trump. At least the group that last performed a similar action, were doing so on behalf of a "shared cause" and not to benefit ONE man. The fact that the current day activities are in behalf of one man (who wishes to be dictator), make their acts FAR more insidious They, by these acts are intending to make the ENTIRE country slaves to THEIR agenda and their God Like "Fuhrer". This is happening when they are a 30% or so representation of the population. If allowed to go unpunished, that percentage will grow and they will get more virulent and violent in order for the minority to exert total control of the majority. The former group (Civil War era), for the most part, had no intention of taking over the US Federal government, but instead wanted to secede from the union and establish its own territorial rule over those of a similar mind and geographic area. It is my thought that if some sort of punishment or rebuke is not issued, much like the Missouri Compromise, we have only delayed the misery and conflict and will pay dearly.
  21. Well, we're out of 2020, but the insanity goes on. According to an interview of a biographer of VP Pence, he is "torn" between fealty to Trump and his duty to the country. There truly need to be trials for treason and sedition for the Republicans who are "TORN" between these two incongruous ideas. Every one of them have violated their oath of office. Oath taken by Senators and Congressmen: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God. Penalty: Sedition is a serious felony punishable by fines and up to 20 years in prison and it refers to the act of inciting revolt or violence against a lawful authority with the goal of destroying or overthrowing it. 18 USC Ch. 115: TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES (Select sections copied below) §2381. Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States §2384. Seditious conspiracy If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both. §2383. Rebellion or insurrection Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
  22. Larry, thank you for your decades of hard work and skill at getting as much information as possible out for public assessment. I have read as much as I could afford to buy or freely lay my hands on. I have also viewed every film/photo and document that I had the opportunity or resources to obtain. I think the scenario you lay out in "Tipping Point" is very plausible. Each time a specific plot is laid out by an author or researcher, I tend to study and look for weak points or areas that need further clarification. Once upon a time, I actually thought I would be able to research enough that I might be of help in solving the case. It's been over 50 years now and I pretty much know that will not be the case, but I admire those of you who have sacrificed so much to make the attempts. The various photos/films have been studied and written about by many researchers. One of my biggest problem in assessing the assassination comes from this area. I think the film/photo alteration and confiscation was started so quickly after the killing, there had to have been a plan of some sort along these lines. For instance, the Altgens (6) in particular, shows signs of alteration BEFORE it even made it onto TV or into newspapers. I specifically am noting the area showing JFK's head partially obscured by the mirror. Altgens was an excellent photographer and his photos have fantastic depth of field and detail, yet this area right in the center of the photo has various irregularities that do not fit (almost like a mosaic with the tiles moved around). What if any, is your opinion on this? It just seems to happen too quickly and involves not only personal films, but those taken by professionals - and almost immediately. It seems to me to be a cover-up team, even if it was only to make sure the "right people" were not in the photos/videos. It doesn't necessarily signify an attempt to push a "single gunman" or the "conspiracy theory". It could have easily been another compartmentalized act simply to conceal the identities of known individuals in the wrong places at the wrong time. Thanks in advance for any consideration.
  23. I would add to that - send them C.O.D., no credit cards accepted, no checks or crypto currencies, only CASH!
  24. As I write this, it is 27 days, 15 hours until we hopefully have a transition to a sane and normal presidency even with all its flaws. I still have some hope, but I've been flying my flag at half staff since the death of RBG and plan on putting it back up only when the transition occurs. I had thought of flying it upside down, but decided to wait until after the election and do so only if Trump won. If these deluded "patriots" continue and violence begins, I will flip it over at that time. Hopefully I do not have to do so. I have been a pacifist independent my entire life and continue being so. I deeply believe in the Constitution and the ideals set forth by the founders of this country with all of the flaws and errors we have introduced into it. If I must fight to defend these ideals, I will in whatever manner I can muster. Even at my age, I truthfully would rather be in a real jail cell than "free" in Trumpian fascist world. It was said best by Nathan Hale, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." I would only add, “You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” “If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.” -Malcolm X
  25. Straight talk people had better start heeding. YouTube - Keith Olberman - again. OLBERMANN VS. TRUMP #41: REP. MO BROOKS CONFIRMS: COUP PLOTTERS MET AT WHITE HOUSE WITH TRUMP, PENCE
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