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I would just like to point out that this forum is much more vast than just the conspiracy theory section.

John and Andy foot the bill for this site every month. £10 per board per month if I read correctly on another thread.

I think we should support the rest of the Site and spark conversation in other areas. People on this part of the forum will typically be interested in History and Politics, I suggest that we all take a look at other topics.

Today I have been doing the rounds and have joined in a few other discussions.

I know that time is a factor with most people and the JFK assassination is their main 'hobby' but a few posts here and there wouldnt go astray.

There are very intelligent people on this board who teach history and would be glad to have discussions on many topics. I find it broadens horizons.

What Im trying to say is that John and Andy put time and money into this educational site and I think we need to give more back in the form of increased support.

All the best

John

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Guest Stephen Turner

Well said John..

For anybody who enjoys a good mystery (that's 99% of people who post here.) May I recomend the Jack the Ripper threads on History Debates. Some brilliant analysis : :ph34r::lol: Joking aside, this is a wonderful resource, and deserves our full support...

Steve.

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Thank you for those kind words.

As you probably know, I am part of the E-HELP project. It is an attempt to get history teachers from all over the world to work together in developing teaching materials. I have started an international discussion on war crimes in the 20th Century here:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=3813

I would be interested in your views on the subject. If you post it will become part of our resource bank to be used by students.

You might also contribute to our discussion on the Domino Theory. That is something else we hope to turn into teaching materials.

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=3750

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I had always hooped the SCW forum would have attracted more responses, as well.....one of my favorite 20th century case studies.

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I would just like to point out that this forum is much more vast than just the conspiracy theory section.

John and Andy foot the bill for this site every month. £10 per board per month if I read correctly on another thread.

I think we should support the rest of the Site and spark conversation in other areas. People on this part of the forum will typically be interested in History and Politics, I suggest that we all take a look at other topics.

Today I have been doing the rounds and have joined in a few other discussions.

I know that time is a factor with most people and the JFK assassination is their main 'hobby' but a few posts here and there wouldnt go astray.

There are very intelligent people on this board who teach history and would be glad to have discussions on many topics. I find it broadens horizons.

What Im trying to say is that John and Andy put time and money into this educational site and I think we need to give more back in the form of increased support.

All the best

John

Thanks for these kind words John. The cross fertilization of ideas across this extremely ambitious forum could be very interesting.

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Andy writes:

The cross fertilization of ideas across this extremely ambitious forum could be very interesting.

What I like about this forum is the cross-fertilisation of ideas. I am a modern languages specialist but I dip frequently into other areas, including history, and I have even found a long-lost relative who located me via a contribution I made regarding South Wales miners and the General Strike.

History teachers should surely be interested in foreign languages. When I studied at London University in the 1960s, all history students had to have an entry qualification in a modern or ancient languaqe, and the history examinations included a paper in which they had to demonstrate their ability to digest information in authentic documents in a foreign language. I recall four of my friends taking papers in German, Latin, Greek and Swahili (the latter specialised in African history). One of them (the one who studied German) went on to become quite an authority on World War II. I think he wrote several articles on WWII, based on information gleaned from authentic documents in German.

There is a new topic on podcasting in the E-Learning section (I started the topic). This is a new technological development that should be of interest to all of us.

I must admit I am getting a bit bored with the endless correspondence on conspiracy theories and JFK. I would like to see a bit more on e-learning pedagogy and methodology, with lots of practical advice.

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Man, I hate to say this because I just posted in another thread how much I want to see the assassination solved but Graham may have a point here. There are clearly very intelligent people devoting a lot of time to solving the Kennedy case. It may be wasted energy unless the case can still be solved forty plus years later. Query what good could be accomplished for civilization if all the bright minds represented here turned their attentions to other matters. The problem is in part that while the assassination should be solved to avenge JFK's brutal murder and set the historical record straight, it does continue to fascinate because it is such an incredible mystery with such a unique bunch of characters involved. And I think it can be said that even if the assassination is never solved, the research into it has taught all of us much re the history of the Cold War from which we ought to be abe to draw important lessons applicable to today's issues.

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I think the JKF case will continue to fascinate for many years. Unsolved mysteries always fascinate, but here we are dealing with a whole bunch of people who have a vested interest in hiding or revealing the truth.

It is said that most people who were alive at the time of the JFK assassination can remember where they were when they heard the news. I was in a pub in Maidstone, Kent, having just come down from London where I was studying at the time. I went into the pub for a quick pint with a friend before going home to visit my parents for the weekend. The bar went very quiet as the news was passed around. Similarly, most people can remember where they were when the death of Princess Diana was announced. I heard the news from the cabin crew of the plane on which I was returning to England from a visit to relations in British Columbia. Now there's another unsolved mystery...

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