Make mine a 99
- Jun 3, 2004
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- Valaskjalf (Ex. pat.)
People has wondered what this means. Congressman Albert Thomas winks at LB Johnson during the swearing in ceremony.
It could - and will - be very hard, because it will be necessary to wade through the thickets of documentation generated since the events of interest and determine the evidentiary weight of all the commentary and spin that's been inserted over the last 6 decades.
The JFK assassination - like any number of other strange events - has become encrusted with a thick mantle of speculation and myth-making.
Another thing to bear in mind is that large-scale document analysis using AI / machine learning cannot product results more precise than the documentation that serves as its raw material. There's little consistency in expository precision and nomenclature among all the authors who've written on the subject.
The trouble with the accumulation approach is, how do you know what's accurate and what isn't? What mistakes (and lies) have been repeated because of confirmation bias and what is genuinely objective? Or even factual? The further away you get from something, the more obscure it is going to look and the bigger picture just looks like a confusion, as De Palma discovered.
Machine learning is getting very good at pattern recognition in data architectures. So the systems look at thousands of investigations and they see the respective key features and major elements. It looks for those in others and can spot where there are missing, manipulated or untrustworthy strands.I admire your optimism, but the reason these things are mysteries is that a part of the puzzle is missing or has been obscured, how would this cope?
No, they had to go that way through the Plaza because they were headed north onto the freeway to the next stop on JFK's tour (via North Stemmons Freeway), to the Dallas Trade Mart at 2100 North Stemmons, and you can only access the northbound on-ramp by going that way.Or the route was chosen because it went past the book depository?
I can go along with that on the whole. But I think that Oswald was never meant to survive that day, maybe he was meant to be killed "resisting arrest"? The Tippit shooting and Oswald's strange behaviour in the cinema during his arrest make me think that might be the case.Right. Here's my take on it;
Someone (FBI, CIA, Mossad, MI6, Mafia- whoever) got wind of Oswald and said 'he's our guy'. They asked him if he'd do something for them and he said 'sure'.
Now on the actual day, either;
1 Oswald killed Kennedy,
2 Oswald attempted to, but genuinely missed,
3 Oswald missed on purpose (bottled out).
Whoever hired him knew that scenarios 2 and 3 might very well occur so they had people positioned all around to make sure the job got done.
Either way, Oswald was going to be taking the blame and that's what he meant when he said he was a 'patsy'.
Personally, I think it was option 3 that occurred.
As for Ruby, I think he was just trying to be a 'Hero'.
No. The route taken was the only route possible to get JFK to his next destination. You will sometimes hear people say, 'ah, but the road layout was different back then', which is true, but only insofar as the part of Elm steet where JFK was shot was then a two-way street and is now a one-way. However, it makes no difference as the only way to access the Northbound on-ramp to the Freeway, then and still today, is to be in the furthest righthand lane of Elm.I believe such things were common practice at the time as there was no reason do suspect trouble and do otherwise.
The fact that the route was public is not a matter of suspicion. The determination of the route may be.
Another thing that puzzles me is that Oswald never seemed like he would be tough enough to be a marine. We all know what the training is like and I just can't see him handling it (unless the training wasn't as difficult back then?).
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/in...d/news-story/330649fe4edaf9884298519ab52c5852Oliver Stone has always been politically outspoken and at 75 he shows no signs of quietening down. During publicity for his latest project in Cannes earlier this year, the iconoclast director – and Oscar winner several times over – trained his ire on revered figures of both liberal and conservative persuasion, declining to moderate his scathing language even for a dead former Supreme Court justice.
Of course, he has always been anti-establishment. Although what is meant by “establishment” seems to be ever-shifting.
After his first Oscar for the prison drama Midnight Express, early directing glories featured Willem Dafoe starring as a Christ-like figure in the best picture Oscar winner Platoon, for which Stone also won for best director; Tom Cruise as a beleaguered Vietnam vet in Born on the Fourth of July where Stone again won the best director Oscar, and Tommy Lee Jones in Heaven and Earth, the third in Stone’s Vietnam trilogy based on his experiences in Vietnam.