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  1. 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.
  2. FWIW - I've taken to using Coincidence Theory when discussing events dismissed by others as just another conspiracy theory. It's quite easy to make a list of all the events a coincidence theorist has to believe are just unrelated coincidences to reject the hypothesis of a conspiracy being responsible for certain events. Then ask what is the probability of all of them being coincidences. If one isn't, there is a conspiracy. If the probabilities of one or more occurring as coincidences are low then the probability of a conspiracy goes up.
  3. Hi Vince, What do you make of this (one of the most surprising entries for me in the Master Chronology of JFK Assassination Book II: Death)? Brown Ph.D, Walt. Master Chronology of JFK Assassination Book II: Death (Kindle Locations 850-858). Kindle Edition.
  4. Another comparison to the 1930s rise of fascism. from: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/08/trump-homegrown-fascism-inequality-poverty : Tens of millions of the precariat were already living in a de facto Great Depression before the pandemic, and many working-class jobs will not return in the short term – if ever. This widening disparity creates a level of rage among voters that inexplicably continues to evade Beltway journalists’ understanding. It’s not that difficult to grasp meaning. Just look to the past. I’ve long been a student of the 1930s – fascism was
  5. Even Coast to Coast which used to have JFK specials that the host stated were the broadcasts of highest listener interest did not have one.
  6. If you sort data, you get plots like this. In person votes counted first then mail-in & absentee ballots was the sorting used, no? BTW - the same vertical jump is shown earlier in the plot where the red line jumps up vertically.
  7. Has anyone else read In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin? It's a history of the American Ambassador to Germany's family in the 1930s by Eric Larson. It recounts the riots in the streets between the brown shirts and the socialists in the years 1933-1937 while William Dodd a professor of history at the University of Chicago was ambassador, his dealings with the German govt, helping American victims of poopoo violence in the streets & his daughter's romantic involvement with both the head of the Gestapo and a Russian spy. It's hard n
  8. Speaking as someone who * took French (a much easier to learn language than Russian) in High School and College passing all courses with a C or better grade - 4 years in total * is married to a French speaker * worked in France w French companies for 5 years * was exposed to the French language living in France for 13 years & more importantly while raising a child bilingually learning more French by osmosis over the last 20 years It seems to me that you are totally overestimating the level of conversational understanding that a US serviceman could achieve in 2 yea
  9. For all practical purposes, Obama was an outsider in the 2008 primaries running against the chosen inevitable nominee.
  10. Ok -- thanks for that. I'm under the impression that the FBI test subjects NAA turned out positive from the above site:
  11. No -- the paraffin test from his cheek, chemical spectroscopy and NAA tests on the paraffin were all negative. Evidence for not firing a rifle.... leading to the FBI 7 agent NAA test firings ... their NAA tests on their paraffin samples were all were positive. The issue here is whether or not a false negative result for GSR has a high probability. From what I've read it doesn't although I've never found ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Separately, the false positives are on the hand paraffin. The NAA on the paraffin from his hands was
  12. I think people look at this the wrong way by looking at false positive rates. It may be more interesting to look at false negative rates of tests for GSR. As I understand it: LHO's paraffin test results were negative for the presence of gunshot residue. The FBI then ran chemical spectroscopy tests, a more sensitive test, on the paraffin which were also negative for the presence of GSR. The FBI then took the paraffin, sent it to Oak Ridge Labs for Neutron Activation Analysis tests, an even more sensitive test. Again the results were negative. At this point, the prob
  13. Lots of luck with that. Russian is probably one of the hardest languages for an adult to learn. A serviceman of age 19+ is well beyond the age where it's easy to learn another language which is anytime less than 9 years old.
  14. Could it be the signal for HALT for the driver to react to?
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