Tuesday, September 27, 2016

JFK ... A last look

As I've mentioned before, there is a lot of confusion/uncertainty about the assassination.  

So many dots that can't be connected. So many things that don't make sense.

Was Oswald even involved?  If he or someone took the shot from the school book depository, why not take an easier shot as the limo approached, rather than firing from behind? What of all the questions about the rifle and its caliber? Why was officer Tippet killed? Was it connected in some way? After all, people say he looked like JFK.

In many ways, we have to go back to the beginning.  What do we actually *know* and what is mere speculation? Or perhaps what are misreported "facts" from news organizations and investigators who were scrambling to understand everything for the first 24-48 hours?

A reader sent me a link to this video that I found to be most enlightening. The person speaking refers to it as how he contributed to some of the confusion by a simple mistake he made. It's worth a look, because it changes the conversation. 

As I've stated, we'll never know the truth, but maybe we can set aside the warren commission findings, and take a fresh look at all the facts.  Put away all the conspiracy theories and just focus on what we know....

Thursday, September 22, 2016

That sounds about right

One of the kids was doing French homework and looked up trompe. Not surprising is It?

Sent from my iPad

Saturday, September 17, 2016

JFK - the Moorman photo

Some things just clatter around in your brain for a while. Here's one about the jfk assassination that bugged me,  Mary Moorman is the person I point to with the yellow arrow. She took the lone photo of the assassination that we have.

She said she was standing on the street as the president passed by, in order to get a better look. But in the zapruder film (the one where she and her friend in red are facing the camera), she is clearly NOT on the street. But there's another problem: other things don't quite line up to the photo.

The still I took from the zapruder film is from about 15 frames before the head wound, so you can see her position. The police are in a different enough position where they couldn't make up the distance in the few seconds that pass.

And then there is the photo from behind Moorman. In this picture, she is in the right place with respect to the police, and IS on the street. But now there's the problem of other things, especially the other lady to the side, and the mystery man who isn't in the zapruder picture. I used arrows to show you everyone.  

Sure, it could all be timing or angles. And again with crappy photos from the 1960s it's hard to get an accurate true depiction of what happened. 

But it goes back to my thought that this is all very, very odd and confusing.