Jump to content
The Education Forum

Bill Fite

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

Bill Fite's Achievements

  1. Speaking of major cheerleaders - let's not forget "Afghanistan Day" when Ronnie feted his "freedom fighters" in the WhiteHouse. Any of these guys look familiar?
  2. The first time I heard this I looked on YouTube for examples of modern guns smoking since I've only fired weapons in the Army a long time ago. So, the first few seconds should suffice as examples or go to 1:42. Unless the ammunition was. specially set up to smoke . Lots of smoke from rifles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIhrUNdPFls
  3. Thanks for this - the two people I wish were still around to hear what they think and their commentary are Thompson and Zappa. There's an interesting interview on YouTube - Zappa the Lost Interview where he comments on US history, the assassinations in the 60s among other topics.
  4. I watched JFK's news conferences with my grandmother after school when he was president. He was incredibly impressive to me. I was 10 almost 11 when JFK was murdered. I read the Life magazine articles and must have read something saying it was a conspiracy. I was ridiculed by some in school for saying so the next year. Later, I started to think that maybe it was just a case of a lucky shot or shots. In the 1980s I went to Dallas for a professional conference. There was a post registration cocktail in the Reunion? Tower. I looked out the window and felt a sick feeling then realized I was looking down on Dealey Plaza. Same feeling when I drove through it the first time not knowing until I saw the triple overpass that I was in the Plaza. When the 50th anniversary of the murder came around I decided to look into it as I was traveling on a weekly basis and needed something to read. Several of the books and the 50 Reasons for 50 Years series from Len Osanic have convinced me that more than 1 person was involved. I then participated in a discussion on the Film discussion boards of the StL Post Dispatch, where the late Joe Williams had turned a discussion about the movie JFK into a long running discussion about the murder which reinforced my belief in the probability of conspiracy through researching claims and answers to questions on the net.
  5. there's also a report from the Dallas Morning News of the warning: McBride, Joseph. Into the Nightmare: My Search for the Killers of President John F. Kennedy and Officer J. D. Tippit (p. 524). Hightower Press. Kindle Edition. I always wondered why no one searched for this man.
  6. Here's one from France with the key sentence translated. from 74e Festival de Cannes - Oliver Stone revisite son «JFK» revisité: «Si Kennedy n’avait pas été assassiné, le monde vivrait plus en paix» translated: Oliver Stone unravels the WC report from the beginning of the epoch and demonstrates all its incoherencies, contradictions and omissions. And concludes more convinced than ever that it was a CIA plot.
  7. I've always wondered about the 2 men LHO said were in the lunch room when he was eating his lunch there. Did they ever say anything one way or another?
  8. I always thought this was a really strange item pertaining to photographs.
  9. Yeah, that's the other one that makes me believe one of two things: * Parsons wrote or at least cowrote Wild Horses and Honky Tonk Women when he was hanging around with the Stones. * Richards is able to channel the Parsons sound at will - but why didn't he write more like this? They are a lot different than other Stones country influenced songs -- Dear Doctor for example. But Richards is really talented and liked Gram so he probably would have given him a writing credit. If I ever see Chris Hillman, I'd like to hear his opinion.
  10. I was a big Gram Parsons fan at the time Sticky Fingers came out, and when Wild Horses first came on the radio, at the end of the song, my sister who had only heard Gram's albums from my playing them at home asked me "Why are the Rolling Stones playing Gram Parson's songs?" Decades later, in the Hard Rock Cafe starwell in Denver, I saw Gram Parson's notebook open to the page where he had written down the lyrics to Wild Horses. Don't know if Gram or Keith wrote it... or if Keith wrote it after playing with Gram or Gram wrote it and gave it to Keith.. or they wrote it together.. I've always wondered. Great song - the best version is the Old and in the Way version IMO.
  11. I've always wondered what right and left refer to: * JFK's right & left * the witnesses right & left and do the definitions of right and left get mixed up by not specifying which one is being referred to?
  12. For the grand price of $1 American.... I saw the Who's Next tour at the Mississippi River Festival in 1971. The venue was a tent put together by the Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey tent gut in a natural amphitheater. They printed 10k tickets at $4 or $5 bucks then 40k people showed up for the Who. Students at SIUE were taking tickets at the gate and just asked for a buck to stuff into their pockets to let you in. Great show - great band live. Second best value rock concert I ever saww.
  • Create New...