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Tea Party advice: follow the ‘Kennedy family secret’ and invest in cannibis

I received this video from the Tea Party Update urging me to invest in the cannibis industry in advance of the presumably imminent end of federal marijuana prohibition–just as Joseph Kennedy invested in the alcohol business in 1933. Its the most sensible thing I’ve ever heard from the Tea Party.

Wikipedia blocks bogus anti-Castro JFK edits from U.S. Congress

via BBC News :

“One of the acts highlighted was an alteration to the page on the assassination of John F Kennedy, which was changed to say that Lee Harvey Oswald was acting “on behalf of the regime of Fidel Castro”.

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‘Terminate the States of Emergency’

Peter Dale Scott’s response to the Ellsberg Challenge:

“The first step towards an end to excess secrecy and rule by unchecked agencies (the American deep state) is for Congress to terminate the two States of Emergency proclaimed after 9/11 under Executive Orders 13223 and 13224, presumably authorizing Continuity of Government (COG) procedures, such as the warrantless surveillance so amply documented by Edward Snowden. Read more

What the Warren Commission didn’t know: the Abe Bolden story

The Ellsberg challenge: ‘dismantling the national-security state’

Jacob’s responds to Dan Ellsberg’s JFK challenge: what do you want to happen when people come to an understanding of the causes of Kennedy’s death?

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Fifty one years later, federal judge upholds the CIA’s right to keep JFK secrets

Ten years ago I filed a lawsuit seeking the records of a deceased CIA officer involved in the events leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy and its confusing investigatory aftermath. Read more

The Ellsberg challenge

National Security Authors

(l to r) Peter Dale Scott, Russ Baker, David Talbot, Dan Ellsberg, and Jeff Morley.

Pardon my absence. I took a vacation from blogging about JFK to finish writing a book about JFK. It was a coals-to-Newscastle type of journey, a veritable busman’s holiday that took me to northern California where I met some of my favorite people to talk about, well, you know.

Tink Thompson and I explored the Pointillism of the Zapruder film. Bill Simpich parsed some bullets for me and purchased some of the finest cocktails in the Mission. David Talbot filled me on the perfidious Allen Dulles (his book on Dulles is going to be great). Russ Baker wised me up on the American elite. And over a lovely lunch in Berkeley at Peter Dale Scott’s house, I met Dan Ellsberg for the first time.

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Ignorance goes viral: Discredited JFK hoax spreads around the world

Malcolm Gladwell is not alone in endorsing a dumb JFK conspiracy theory.

The just-announced Reelz Channel JFK documentary, which peddles the long-since debunked conspiracy that a Secret Service man shot President Kennedy, is getting credulous attention from factually challenged news sites around the world.

Even the usually reliable Associated Press managed to report the bogus speculation without consulting with a single historian, journalist or former investigator of JFK’s assassination, any number of whom could have pointed out that there is NO photographic, eyewitness, or forensic evidence to support the fiction that a Secret Service agent named George Hickey Jr., now deceased, shot JFK.

None.

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How the FBI thwarted one agent’s JFK investigation

Joseph Milteer said JFK would be shot

There’s more to the heroic story of FBI agent, Don Adams, whose recent death was reported in JFK Facts by BIll Hogan. Hogan reported that Adams had broken ranks with the Bureau to say that the investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy was compromised.

“I have learned that crucial evidence was withheld from me as an agent investigating a planned assassination of the president, just weeks before it actually took place,” Adams wrote in his book From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle( Trine Day, 2012),
Now you can review the evidence Adams was denied: a chiling tape recording made a couple of weeks before Kennedy was killed and a tape transcript, both of which authorities ignored when investigating JFK’s assassination.

Full disclosure is a dangerous thing

CIA employee’s quest to release information ‘destroyed my entire career’ – The Washington Post.

JFK Most Wanted: the Howard Hunt files

Howard Hunt

E. Howard Hunt, CIA officer

E. Howard Hunt was a career CIA officer known for his prolific prose and conservative politics. In 1961, he was a leader of the CIA’s failed effort to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. Embittered by what he regarded as President Kennedy’s failure to support the invasion, Hunt wrote a book “Give Us This Day,” in which castigated JFK’s Cuba policy as “shame-faced.”

Was Hunt involved in a JFK assassination conspiracy?

His son St. John Hunt thought so. But the question cannot be answered definitively because the CIA retains six files containing 332 pages of material on Hunt, according to the National Archives’ online JFK data base,

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Don Adams RIP: an FBI agent who didn’t buy the official theory

Don Adams, FBI agent

Don Adams, whose career as an FBI agent spanned 22 years, never really bought the official line of his own employer: that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

Adams, who died on June 14 at age 83 in Akron, Ohio, eventually wrote From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle (Trine Day, 2012), in which he argued that “the FBI’s investigation was compromised from the top down, beginning with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.”

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Top 5 JFK Facts stories in June

The best-read JFK Facts stories in the month of June were: Read more

A new frontier in JFK research

A sample from the JFK Timeline Project

I’m excited about the JFK Timeline Project, even if I don’t fully understand it.

I’m excited because, as I said in Dallas last November, the JFK research community needs to up its collective game, get into the 21st century, and exploit the information technology that is transforming our lives. Easier said than done.

But thanks to Brian Castle, a programmer extraordinaire and self-described “n00b” when it comes to JFK, we have a work in progress: a website that seeks to harness the power of computing to generate new insights about the events of November 1963.

Here’s how Castle put it in an email:

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A traveling JFK exhibition

jfk35.com is traveling exhibit of the private collection of F. Nicholas Ciacelli featuring over 350 original items fromt President John F. Kennedy
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