Nov 29, 2016

Photo Op Dealey Plaza: Tour at The November In Dallas JFK Lancer Conference 2016

If anyone is at all interested in the JFK assassination the JFK Lancer November in Dallas Conference is well worth the trip.  I could have spent all day listening to the experts talk and give us their take on things as we toured Dealey Plaza after the conference.  One cannot leave that event without an appreciation for all of the hard work many individuals have put in to try to get to the truth of what actually happened on that day in November of 1963.
Dealey Plaza Tour at The November In Dallas JFK Lancer Conference 2016

JFK expert and researcher Casey Quinlan gives us his take on things at the Texas School Book Depository

JFK author and expert Chris Gallop shows us around--from the TSBD pointing towards Dealey Plaza and the JFK route

Casey Quinlan just outside the TSBD

From this view 2 people saw two men standing in the sniper's nest with rifles prior to JFK passing by--from Dr. Brown on the tour

Nov 24, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Casey Quinlan: Turns The Heat Up On the Conversation--JFK

Hats off to JFK Assassination researcher and author Casey Quinlan--expert at turning up the heat and firing up interest and attention on this often forgotten subject.

Well, he has to, he is a high school teacher and believe it or not the kids don't always want to listen.

He has to be an entertainer.

But isn't that the truth for all of us.............

Living in the 30 second take away world how are we still going to get the average citizen to listen the the most important murder mystery of the last century.

It is like stars in the sky--there is just too much minor information for the average individual to see--where do I focus.

Don't get me wrong.  The research is extremely important.  "It is science and the truth has to come out,"  that is what one JFK 2016 Lancer Conference attendee told me.  I was lucky enough to sit at his table.  "I am a scientist, that is what we deal in, the truth and it has to come out and that is research."

"You can't deny the truth."

The folks that were at the conference this year were impressive in their knowledge.

Seriously, for me, just a regular person that has been interested in the JFK assassination forever--I get mixed up in the details.  It has to be a little more straight forward.

Here is where Casey Quinlan comes in.  An Excellent speaker he makes everything interesting as he tells about the reasons and factions that set an environment and attitude for the demise of JFK.

Actually, he talked a language that I could understand.  Call him Oliver Stone but he made a story that I could remember.

So here's the thing for me........honoring the tremendous research and hard work put into the JFK murder mystery but at the end of the day the facts have to be sold to the American public.

Enter Roger Craig.........

His story is jaw dropping and compelling.....You can't get him out of your mind.

Take the example of Ed Hoffman--Casey Quinlan co-authored a book on this very important witness.

Is it important to humanize the story to get the message across.

It takes so many talented interested individuals to get this story out.

We can't forget it and thank you to Casey Quinlan to take time to educate the high school kids  and me about this horrible event--the assassination of our President.

There is almost nothing more important.

More than one person at the conference mentioned in chatting they hoped more young people would be there.  Everyone is dying and the story will be lost.

Point well taken.

Some of us may have a short attention span but we are still interested.

Thanks, Casey, for your hard work--I felt so lucky to get to talk to an actual JFK researcher.  Thank you for taking time to chat with me.

Go Shockers!


Casey Quinlan ~ The Guards of the Republic
Quinlan was 13 years old when President John F. Kennedy was murdered and has read more than 1100 books in seeking the truth. He is a retired Social Studies Instructor from the Olathe School District and has been in the classroom for 40 years. He has a Master’s Degree in American History from Emporia State University. He is an Adjunct Professor at Friends University in Wichita, Mid America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas; A Guest Lecturer For "The Landon Lecture Series" at Kansas State University; A Guest Lecturer for "The William Allen White School of Journalism" at the University of Kansas; and is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Criminal Justice Department at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and the Continuing Education Program at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. 30 years ago, Quinlan formed an educational organization entitled “Project JFK/CSI Dallas” where his students toured Dallas, Texas, visited the assassination site in historic Dealey Plaza and met actual eyewitnesses. He continues to make frequent appearances for local TV and radio programs. He served as a consultant for A & E (Arts & Entertainment) helping to establish Oliver Stone’s historical documentation of the film, “JFK”. His co-authored the book, "Beyond the Fence Line: The Eyewitness Account of Ed Hoffman and the Murder of President Kennedy" is published by JFK Lancer. He has a Gaming License for Caesars Entertainment and is a Black Jack Dealer at Harrah’s in North Kansas City, MissouriVisit his website.
Awarded the JFK Lancer Mary Ferrell "New Frontier" Award, 2011

Nov 22, 2016

Retracing The Fatal Shot: The Other Grassy Knoll--The Experts TalkBlood Spatter at JFK Lancer 2016 November In Dallas

Viewing the "grassy knoll" from the other grassy knoll on the other side of Dealey Plaza

Blood Spatter expert, Sherry Fiester believes the fatal shot came from this area, this is the other grassy knoll on the other side of the plaza

Attending the JFK Lancer November in Dallas Conference 2016 offered many opportunities.  

One of the best things about the symposium was the tour of Dealey Plaza on Sunday and we had several experts to show us around and offer their opinion of the events that took place on the fateful day in November of 1963.

As Chris Gallop took us around we went from the famous picket fence area of the grassy knoll across the railroad bridge where the three tramps were found and circled all the way over to the other grassy knoll completely on the other side of Dealey Plaza.

Standing on the railroad bridge was really exciting.  After seeing the bridge and hearing about it in so many shows I could not believe that I was actually standing in that place.

Chris told us that criminologist and blood spatter expert Sherry Fiester believes that the fatal shot came from this area in the picture above.  He said he really cannot go against Sherry's philosophy as she proved her case so well in her book "Enemy Of The Truth."

Sherry Fiester worked for many years as a criminal investigator, blood spatter and the science of murder was her speciality.

Being a fan of Sherry Fiester's it is easy to enjoy her conversation as she often guests on radio shows discussing the murder and the crime scene investigation of JFK.

Thanks, Chris Gallop, for taking time to show us around Dealey Plaza and sharing your expert knowledge with our group.

The Lancer Conference was really well worth the trip.

from the Lancer page:

Chris Gallop ~ Oswald's Marine Photo
Chris, a paramedic for 28 years, began researching the assassination at the young age of 17, mentored by author/researcher J. Gary Shaw who he met in 1987. Chris was introduced to 1st generation researchers such as Penn Jones, Jr., Mary Farrell, Bud Fensterwald, Larry Harris, and Larry Howard where he honed his research skills. Learning from the masters and contributing to the future, Chris is holding his 4th Annual Luncheon & Symposium, November 17th, from 11am to 4pm, at Stephen’s Garden Grill in Mansfield, TX. He is also an administrator of several Facebook forums and groups which include “JFK-The Continuing Inquiry”, “A Tribute to Roger Craig”, “John F. Kennedy-Europe”, and “LBJ and the Murder of JFK”. He is the owner of with photographs, interviews, and research links, as well as his Book and Gift Shop inventory of rare and out of print books, magazines, autographed memorabilia, and many other items of interest. ris will have a table in the JFK Lancer “November In Dallas” 2016 Conference book room again this year offering many items of interest. He is devoted to the JFK research community, lending his expertise and working closely with JFK Lancer to provide and assist with the important witnesses and research sources. 

Gary Shaw Honored at 2016 JFK Lancer November In Dallas

Thanks, Gary, for all of your hard work.
Gary Shaw in the blue shirt honored with the Pioneer Award at JFK Lancer November in Dallas Conference

What an honor and a pleasure to be able to hear famed JFK Assassination Researcher, J. Gary Shaw, speak at this years JFK Lancer November in Dallas Conference.

Many folks have followed Gary Shaw for decades as he took the time to explain to the American public what really happened on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

The thing I have always loved about Gary is his ability to make the sometimes tedious facts into a story that I can understand.  It does not take long to read the comments of many of the others who have said the same thing.

I will never forget one person who said Gary Shaw is the one who got me interested in the whole JFK mystery decades ago.  

He said in his very informative talk on Saturday evening at the conference when he accepted his award that he was not only interested in the assassination and the discrepancy with the lone gunman theory of the Warren Commission but that he had also lived the news as a young man in Dallas.

Gary said it was not uncommon for him and his friends and their wives to go out "honky-tonkin'."

They would all get dressed up and visit the night clubs in Dallas for dinner and a show.  This would often include the Carousel Club of Jack Ruby and that Jack did not mind sitting down for a chat at the table.

Gary Shaw said he still has files of folks that he interviewed that were either witnesses to the murder of directly involved who have passed away.  

Gary took the time to write book and interview individuals so that all may have a better idea of what actually happened.

I have been following Gary Shaw for an awfully long time now and it was so lucky to hear him speak in person.

Just wanted to say thank you Gary for all of your hard work and for this time well spent.  

Many of us out there, just the regular people without a voice, value your efforts and the information you have provided for us.

Well done, Gary.

We look forward to what you have to say in the future as your research and interesting conversation continues.

Nov 21, 2016

Dealey Plaza

Debra Conway leads a thoughtful memorial at Dealey Plaza this afternoon after the JFK Lancer Conference.

Well done, Debra.

Nov 11, 2016

David Talbot Talks Watching The News, CNN and Alternative Networks

On the bright side...we can finally unplug from know-nothing talking heads like these. Our election season addiction to these blithering idiots reportedly filled the CNN coffers with gazillions of dollars. From now on, I'm spending more time with Democracy Now and Pacifica Radio shows like Doug Henwood's "Behind the News," which today offered a must-listen hour of truly smart people on the future of progressive America under Supreme Leader Trump. The consensus: we need to open a two-front war. One to block Trump. And the other to reclaim the Democratic Party for the 99%, beginning with a progressive takeover of the DNC. Failing that, we start our own party. November 8, 2016 marked the dead end of the politics of lesser-evilism. Listen to this show:

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Roscoe Beauregard I have been promoting Pacifica, Democracy Now! and BBC NEWS ( I pay direct tv to get this source) and then there is the stream of FRANCE 24 English even thru their face page.. Many of us have shouted that the NETWORKS are owned by a limited group of investors.... I can get FRANCE 24 English thru an app called FilmonTV. there is a FACE page to this source as well... that is how I discovered France. FilmonTV.. (does not highlight)...

Chloe Louise Most of the so-called news posted by CNN about the individual in question was never really news but just trumpisms and sensational tidbits--but they played it over and over again I guess for ratings and dollars instead of the actual news. Two examples: during the Brussels airport bombing Hillary Clinton and John Kasich gave presidential remarks that were not only reassuring and honest but showed leadership. CNN must have focused on that for at least 30 seconds before plunging back into the twitter wars between donald and ted cruz about their wives that were going on at the time. Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley noted this. Recently, John Kasich went to Washington to promote TPP and talk to the senate with a crossover move in favor of President Obama. That barely got any attention--it was a shame because I thought that was important news and a pertinent issue. I wanted to hear more about it. trump took over the airwaves every day with nothingness or something disgusting and CNN fell for it hook line and sinker. trump is essentially a carnival barker, someone who is an expert and determining instantly what to say in order to get someone to fork over the cash or the vote in this case. that is his game, it worked, and now we will suffer for it. He knew the lie to tell, he knew what to say and the folks were willing to accept it. As mentioned earlier--let's see if he can reinvent the steel mills. I hope he can.

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America Elects a Bigot: Charles M Blow and The NYT on The Ronnie Re--Thanks, Charles, for helping us to consolidate our thoughts

CreditEric Thayer for The New York Times
Donald J. Trump is president-elect of the United States. Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write.
Against all odds and against all forms of the establishment, he prevailed. He won, legitimately, including in many states that were thought to be safely blue. The pundits and the polls were wrong. There was more pent-up hunger for change — and also racial, ethnic and economic angst — than many models considered.
Mr. Trump will become this country’s 45th president. For me, it is a truly shocking fact, a bitter pill to swallow. I remain convinced that this is one of the worst possible people who could be elected president. I remain convinced that Trump has a fundamentally flawed character and is literally dangerous for world stability and injurious to America’s standing in that world.
There is so much that I can’t fully comprehend.
It is hard to know specifically how to position yourself in a country that can elect a man with such staggering ineptitude and open animus. It makes you doubt whatever faith you had in the country itself.
Also, let me be clear: Businessman Donald Trump was a bigot. Candidate Donald Trump was a bigot. Republican nominee Donald Trump was a bigot. And I can only assume that President Donald Trump will be a bigot.
It is absolutely possible that America didn’t elect him in spite of that, but because of it. Consider that for a second. Think about what that means. This is America right now: throwing its lot in with a man who named an alt-right sympathizer as his campaign chief.
A Trump supporter at a rally in New Orleans in March. CreditEdmund D. Fountain for The New York Times
How can I make sense of the fact that the president appeared in pornos?
How can I make sense of the fact that the man who will appoint the next attorney general has himself boasted of assaulting women? What will this president’s vaunted “law and order” program for “inner cities” look like in an age where minority communities are already leery of police aggression?
How do I make sense of the fact that a man who attacked a federal judge for his “Mexican heritage” will be the man who will nominate the next Supreme Court justice and scores of federal judges?
I can’t make it make sense because it doesn’t. I must sit with the absurdity of it.
I must settle this in myself in this way: I respect the presidency; I do not respect this president-elect. I cannot. Count me among the resistance.
I hope that there are areas where people in Washington can agree to actually advance America’s interests, but I’m doubtful. Trump has made multiple campaign promises, promises he will be obliged to keep, that would specifically do harm.
My thoughts are now with the immigrant families he has threatened to deport and the Muslims he has threatened to bar and the women he has demeaned and those he is accused of assaulting and the disabled whom he apparently has no problem mocking.
My thoughts are with the poor people afflicted by ill health who were finally able to receive medical insurance coverage, sometimes lifesaving coverage, and the fear they must feel now that there is a president committed to repealing and replacing it (with what, I don’t know), and who has a pliable Congress at his disposal.
When I think of all these people and then think of all the people who voted to make this man president — and those who didn’t vote, thereby easing the way for his ascension — I cannot help but feel some measure of anger. I must deal with that anger. I don’t want to wrestle it to the ground; I want to harness it.
I have spent much of my life and definitely much of my time writing this column championing the causes of vulnerable populations. That work only becomes more important now. Trump represents a clear and very present danger, and it is in the face of that danger that courage and truth are made more necessary and more perfect.
I strongly support and defend the peaceful transfer of power in this country and applaud the current administration for doing what is right and normal in America, what every prior departing administration has done: to make sure the transfer of power is as smooth as possible.
We need a Trump presidency to succeed to some degree — at least to have it do as little harm to the republic as possible — in order for America to remain safe, steady and strong during his tenure.
That doesn’t mean that I don’t believe Trump to be an abomination, but rather that I honor one of the hallmarks of our democracy and that I am an American interested in protecting America.
That said, it is impossible for me to fall in line behind an unrepentant bigot. It will be impossible for me to view this man participating in the pageantry and protocols of the presidency and not be reminded of how he is a demonstrated demagogue who is also a sexist, a racist, a xenophobe and a bully.
That is not a person worthy of applause. That is a person who must be placed under unrelenting pressure. Power must be challenged, constantly. That begins today.

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Thanks, Charles, for helping us to consolidate our thoughts.........

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