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#HowtosolveJFK: Join the Twitter bomb attack on JFK secrecy

Franquis Vegas

An invitation from a Facebook friend named Franquis Vegas.

She calls it Operation Liberate Joannides Files Twitter Bomb and it’s going on through Feb. 8.

The theory is JFK “information wants to be free” but government secrecy prevents it.

So inundate the National Archives with Tweets telling them to free our history.

This is how fans save their favorite TV shows. Can social media free the JFK files?

 

‘Americans for less secrecy, more democracy’

If you’re one of them (or a non-American with the same desire), check out Open the Government.org, Follow them @openthegov

Open the Government is a coalition of dozens of open government groups in Washington that challenge the surveillance and secrecy state at every turn.

Lady Bird Johnson was delighted by Jefferson Davis

A glimpse of another time in America. This is a tour of the University of Texas campus as conducted in 1943 by Future First Lady of the United States, otherwise known as Lady Bird Johnson.

(From Home Movie #9:  YouTube.)

JFK’s cousin talks on the 50th anniversary

Kerry McCarthy, the daughter of President Kennedy’s sister, spoke at the JFK Lancer conference in November 2013, and I was lucky enough to be there.

(Skip ahead to Deb Conway’s introduction, which begins at 2:00)

JFK Lancer is a business founded on these premises:

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The first of 50 reasons to doubt the JFK story

This interview with retired colonel Fletcher Prouty launches Len Osanic’s heroic series from 2013, “50 Reasons for 50 Years.”

You don’t have to agree with everything Prouty said (or that Osanic says) to admire the conviction and care that went into this series of reports on JFK’s assassination.

In ‘State Secret’ Simpich solves an Oswald mystery

I’ve been remiss in keeping up with posts on the serialization of Bill Simpich’s remarkable book “State Secret,” now available for free at the Mary Ferrell Foundation website.

“State Secret” tells the story of Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico City in October 1963 in unprecedented detail and clarity. I told this story, as it was seen through the eyes of station chief Win Scott, in my book, “Our Man in Mexico.” But I can see now that  my account, while not wrong, is simplistic. Using documents declassified after I wrote my book, Simpich shows there was rather more going on than I knew.

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Friend your friendly NSA

The Obama administration isn’t asking you to “friend” the Facebook page of the National Security Agency. They don’t offer that option for some reason. We, the customers of NSA, as it were, are not happy about this. We would like the option to “friend” NSA.

Fortunately, you can still “Like” NSA and so you should now. This is the way to express your fealty to Big Brother, just like they did in George Orwell’s “1984.” Honor NSA for capturing your metadata and putting it to good use in programming a drone to wipe out a wedding party on the other side of the planet. It wasn’t your wedding, so don’t worry about it. Just be a pal to the surveillance state.Do the right thing. “Like” NSA.

Best JFK Web sites updated

I recently updated the site’s “Best JFK Web sites” page and created a separate page devoted to Best JFK Photo Web sites.

This is a work in progress. Let me know if I have overlooked any sites that you think belong on the list.

50 Reasons for 50 Years: bookmark it

Here’s the first episode of Len Osanic’s so-far excellent JFK video series, “50 Reasons for 50 Years,” which purports to tell the story of why the Warren Commission was a “hoax.”  Don’t be put off by Osanic’s Jesse Ventura-style narration, which is dramatic but not over the top.

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Listen to Air Force One on the day JFK died

Here is the declassified audio transmission from Air Force One in the panicky hours after the assassination of JFK on November 22, 1963. Read more