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Bill Fite

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  1. 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.
  2. 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 a
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. For all practical purposes, Obama was an outsider in the 2008 primaries running against the chosen inevitable nominee.
  13. Ok -- thanks for that. I'm under the impression that the FBI test subjects NAA turned out positive from the above site:
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. Could it be the signal for HALT for the driver to react to?
  18. Yep... and there's no bus driver, passenger or passer-by who noticed him and recognized him on TV a week or two later (Nov 22-24) that I am aware of.
  19. Thanks.... surely the ever-vigilant Ruth Paine or Marina would have noticed Oswald's 3-5 hour absence from the house since he would have had to walk or take the bus.
  20. Aside: That's a long way from Ruth Paine's house - 6.9 miles - to go shoot.
  21. I agree. I had been waiting quite a while for the US to release the mortality stats covering the CV pandemic. The best estimate for total CV related deaths would be the difference between the observed deaths and the expected (average) deaths over the time frame. CV can cause death directly or indirectly by using health-care resources like ICUs. The results are not good: source: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/12/us/covid-deaths-us.html "Across the United States, at least 200,000 more people have died than usual since March, according to a New York Times a
  22. If you really wanted the experiment(s) to be accurate shouldn't requirements include but not be limited to something like: * test shooters would have to be ex Marines with roughly LHO's rifle range scores * test shooters should only have fired a rifle since leaving the marines in roughly the same time frames LHO is absolutely known to have practiced * test shooters get 1 attempt of 3 shots to make it a more accurate test.
  23. Yes, I agree w you... sorry. I was just trying to say that LHO was not a professional assassin so would have had lower probability of success as you said.
  24. Yeah..... we're not talking about an anti-Castro Cuban trained to assassinate Fidel, or a mafia hit man, or an assassin for hire from Marseille, or a military trained assassin, etc. but a hypothesized guy with a junk weapon and no experience or training other than Marine basic training (assumption). So, I agree his probability was probably lower, but the above is a conservative estimate w/o that assumption. btw - the prob(success) on the deformed bullets should have been total successes, likewise on the prob(failure) .... sorry about that.
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