11/22 - JFK Was Shot

Today is day 326 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Sweetmorn, The Aftermath 34, 3187 YOLD
And let us not forget 13.0.9.0.18 mlc (the Mayan Long Count)
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JFK-Motorcadee

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On November 22, 1963,, right in the middle of my senior year in High School, the world changed.  That day and the next few were quite an education in many ways and on many subjects., and an eye opener as well.  Yes, it can happen here.  It has and hence it does and it will. It wasn't our nation's first assassination, but, for great numbers of us, it was clearly the worst, and, it was a sea change,  From now on this would be part of our life and culture, assassination as an instrument of political change, as a political act; that writing was on the wall.  Henceforth, assassination was "on the table", at least in one's mind.  "If person 'X' gets elected or appointed or does this or proposes that, will they be allowed to live? "  "Does our candidate have adequate protection?  Are they safe?"  On the other side of the coin, assassination jokes became common, both real jokes and those "jokes" that are veiled threats or calls to action.

It also brought home the perpetual uncertainty that comes with having a government that openly keeps secrets, secretly keeps secrets, lies early and often, and has official propagnada outlets.  What and who can be trusted.  Once the floodgates of assassinations opened, accidents, illnesses and "mysterious" deaths all became suspect too.  For many, their first reaction to the news of Wellstone's plane crash was along the lines of "oh shit, you're kidding me ..."

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~~     Murder Most Foul 

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The man who doomed the Earth.  November 22, 1891, saw the birth of Edward Bernays, the father of PR, modern advertising, and propaganda. His techniques and teachings directly and indirectly created consumerism and comsumerist society and made it much easier to launch wars in the name of things like US Interests, Human Rights, Democracy, and other psychologically manipulative code words for oil, resources, political control, and MIC profits.
 

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On this day in history:

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1869 – The clipper Cutty Sark was launched.

1935 – The China Clipper inaugurated the first commercial transpacific air service
 

1942 –  General  Paulus telegraphed Hitler that the German 6th Army was surrounded.
1943 – FDR,  Winston Churchill, and Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan.

1943 – Lebanon gained independence from France.

1948 – Chinese Civil War: Elements of the Chinese Communist Second Field Army under Liu Bocheng trap the Nationalist 12th Army, beginning the Shuangduiji Campaign, the largest engagement of the Huaihai Campaign.

1963 – JFK was assassinated.
 

1967 – UN Security Council Resolution 242 was adopted,

1974 – The UN General Assembly granted the PLO observer status.

1975 – Juan Carlos was declared King of Spain

1977 – British Airways inaugurated regular Concorde flights between London and NYC
 

1988 – The first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber was revealed.

2005 – Angela Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany.

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Born this day in:

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 “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. 

~~     Edward Bernays

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1519 – Johannes Crato von Krafftheim, humanist and physician
1635 – Francis Willughby,ornithologist and ichthyologist
1643 – René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, explorer
1690 – François Colin de Blamont, pianist and composer
1709 – Franz Benda, violinist and composer
1710 – Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, organist and composer 
1721 – Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, cartographer and politician
1744 – Abigail Adams, 
1780 – Conradin Kreutzer, composer
1819 – George Eliot, novelist and poet
1820 – Katherine Plunket, supercentenarian
1824 – Georg von Oettingen, physician and ophthalmologist
1849 – Christian Rohlfs, painter and academic
1857 – George Gissing, novelist
1859 – Cecil Sharp,  folk song scholar
1869 – André Gide, novelist, essayist, and dramatist
1870 – Howard Brockway, pianist, composer, and educator
1891 – Edward Bernays,  inventor of PR and propaganda
1897 – Paul Oswald Ahnert, astronomer and educator
1897 – Harry Wilson, actor and singer
1898 – Wiley Post, pilot
1899 – Hoagy Carmichael, singer, songwriter, pianist, and actor
1901 – Béla Juhos, philosopher from the Vienna Circle
1901 – Joaquín Rodrigo, pianist and composer
1902 – Emanuel Feuermann, cellist and educator
1902 – Ethel Smith, organist
1904 – Miguel Covarrubias, painter and illustrator
1904 – Louis Néel, physicist and academic
1909 – Mikhail Mil, engineer, founded the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant 
1913 – Benjamin Britten, pianist, composer, and conductor
1917 – Jon Cleary, author and playwright
1917 – Andrew Huxley, physiologist and biophysicist
1917 – Sir Keith Shann, diplomat
1921 – Brian Cleeve, sailor, author, and playwright
1923 – Dika Newlin, singer, songwriter, and pianist
1924 – Geraldine Page, actress and singer
1925 – Jerrie Mock, pilot
1925 – Gunther Schuller, horn player, composer, and conductor
1930 – Peter Hurford, organist and composer
1937 – Nikolai Kapustin, pianist and composer
1940 – Terry Gilliam, actor, director, animator, and screenwriter
1941 – Ron McClure, bassist
1941 – Volker Roemheld, physiologist and biologist
1941 – Terry Stafford, singer and songwriter
1941 – Jesse Colin Young,  singer, songwriter, and bass player
1942 – Floyd Sneed, drummer
1943 – Ricky May, singer
1945 – Elaine Weyuker, computer scientist, engineer, and academic
1945 – Kari Tapio, singer
1946 – Aston Barrett, bass player and songwriter
1947 – Rod Price, guitarist and songwriter
1948 – Saroj Khan, dance choreographer
1950 – Paloma San Basilio, singer, songwriter, and producer
1950 – Art Sullivan, singer
1950 – Steven Van Zandt, singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1950 – Tina Weymouth, singer, songwriter, and bass player
1956 – Lawrence Gowan, singer, songwriter, and keyboard player
1957 – Alan Stern, engineer and planetary scientist
1958 – Horse, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1958 – Chic McSherry, musician, businessman and writer
1958 – Jason Ringenberg, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1959 – Lenore Zann,  actress, singer, and politician
1960 – Jim Bob, English singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1961 – Stephen Hough, pianist and composer
1965 – Olga Kisseleva, artist
1968 – Sarah MacDonald, organist and conductor
1970 – Chris Fryar,  drummer
1973 – Chad Trujillo, astronomer and scholar
1980 – Shawn Fanning, computer programmer and businessman, founded Napster

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Died this day in:

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“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”

~~     Mae West

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1697 – Libéral Bruant, architect and academic, designed Les Invalides 
1718 – Blackbeard, maritime businessman
1813 – Johann Christian Reil, physician, physiologist, and anatomist
1819 – John Stackhouse, botanist and phycologist
1871 – Oscar James Dunn, activist and politician
1886 – Mary Boykin Chesnut, author
1896 – George Washington Gale Ferris Jr.,  engineer, invented the Ferris wheel 
1900 – Arthur Sullivan, composer and scholar
1902 – Walter Reed, physician and entomologist
1916 – Jack London, novelist and journalist
1917 – Teoberto Maler, archaeologist and explorer
1919 – Francisco Moreno,  explorer and academic
1926 – Darvish Khan, tar player
1943 – Lorenz Hart, playwright and composer
1944 – Arthur Eddington,  astrophysicist and astronomer
1963 – Aldous Huxley, novelist and philosopher
1963 – John F. Kennedy, lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the US 
1963 – C. S. Lewis,writer, critic and Christian apologist
1963 – J. D. Tippit, police officer
1980 – Mae West, American actress, singer, and screenwriter
1981 – Hans Adolf Krebs, physician and biochemist
1988 – Luis Barragán, architect and engineer
1989 – C. C. Beck, llustrator
1993 – Anthony Burgess, novelist, playwright, and critic
1997 – Michael Hutchence, singer and songwriter
2001 – Norman Granz, record producer, founded Verve Records
2006 – Asima Chatterjee, chemist
2010 – Frank Fenner, virologist and microbiologist
2011 – Svetlana Alliluyeva, author and educator
2011 – Lynn Margulis, biologist and academic
2011 – Paul Motian, drummer and composer
2012 – Pearl Laska Chamberlain, pilot
2013 – Don Dailey, computer programmer
2013 – Brian Dawson,singer
2014 – Marcel Paquet, philosopher and author
2017 – George Avakian, music producer
2017 – Tommy Keene,  singer and songwriter

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:

Day of the Albanian Alphabet (Albania and ethnic Albanians)
National Go For a Ride Day
Humane Society Anniversary Day
National Stop the Violence Day
National Housing Day (Canada)

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Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies Wink

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François Colin de Blamont

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Franz Benda

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Joaquin Rodrigo

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Ethel Smith

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Ron McClure

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Jessee Colin-Young

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Floyd Sneed

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Anton Barrett

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Rod Price

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Steven Van Zandt

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Tina Weymouth

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Lawrence Gowan

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Paul Motian

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Ok, it's an open thread, so it's up to you folks now. So what's on your mind?

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The Liberal Moonbat's picture

...can/should there be such thing as an unholiday?

Funny, I literally JUST found this. Anyone care to offer opinions?:
https://listverse.com/2014/06/08/10-reasons-jfks-death-might-have-been-a...

At least we got Gilliam!

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We live in a society in which "we live in a society" is considered a subversive and vaguely-threatening statement.

In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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@The Liberal Moonbat

skimmed and skipped. Independently of anything therein, I agree tht the timing of the shots make it extremely unlikely in that working that 10" bolt action and aiming at a moving target is not too likely giving the actual timing on sound tape.

Yes, thanks for Gilliam indeed.

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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A couple of interesting long form documentaries. Both are worthwhile if you have time.
JFK to 911, everything is a rich man's trick (2 hours)

Edit to add: This video ends at about 2 hours and it leaves you with the replacement of JFK's corpse with a murdered cop. Try this link to finish the film. Didn't noticed till I watched it last night.
https://www.bitchute.com/video/vsT4rOS03wXi/

The four horsemen full 1.5 hour documentary

Thanks for the OT. I like the idea of "go for a ride day". We may do just that when the sun comes out after these early AM showers clear. I think the canyon road should still be colorful.

Have a good one!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout

Thanks for the videos

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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...NOTHING HAPPENED TODAY; NO DOODLE FOR YOU-DLE, CARRY ON.

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We live in a society in which "we live in a society" is considered a subversive and vaguely-threatening statement.

In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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@The Liberal Moonbat

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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It didn't have to be this way.

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@Azazello

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

I have long found it interesting how TPTB managed to keep from the public the fact that there was a carload of 8-9 SS agents riding just a few feet behind Kennedy's car, none of them riding on his car as they normally would. Few in the public, it would seem, are aware of this fact to this day. Only one agent reacted to the shots, too late, though he reacted to the actions of Jackie climbing onto the trunk of the car, as he was assigned to protect her.

Also we know that the authorities kept the Z film from airing on nationwide tv until 1975 (Geraldo Rivera late late night show), so for 12 yrs the public was kept from fully understanding the violent backward head movement of Kennedy at the time of the fatal head shot. This way they would not jump to hasty conclusions about there being a shot from the front.

Otherwise, as I noted recently here, this case since the 50th anniversary in 2013 seems to have slipped deeply into the history books, not mentioned much these days in the MSM, and of course there is another huge issue we are all facing right now since early 2020 that holds our attention. Meanwhile many CIA documents on the case remain bottled up from public disclosure, and Biden seems to be assisting in this ongoing coverup.

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@wokkamile

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

studentofearth's picture

for Republican, Democrats and capitalists convincing average American they were on the same side.

The full interview is only 7.52 min which is worth a full listen. I started in a little later into the conversation where seemed significant to contemporary events.

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Still yourself, deep water can absorb many disturbances with minimal reaction.
--When the opening appears release yourself.

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@studentofearth

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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I wonder if Edward Bernays was related to Murray C. Bernays, who I recently read about.
in a book The Road to Nuremberg, by Bradley F Smith.
He was one of the US military's authors of the plan to try the German leadership for crimes after World War II He was a civilian attorney who was performing his military service as an attorney for the War Department. The idea to try the Nazis for a broad overreaching conspiracy against the entire world was his. That was necessary because the crimes they had committted were of the nature that they didnt fit into neat little boxes. "But you knew them when you saw them". They were breaking new legal ground.

The Road to Nuremberg is a fascinating book.

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@zed2

name in order to ensure that it would be passed on to somebody.

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@zed2 hit only conspiracy sites focusing negatively on a religious orientation. The simple search was where one places both names in the search field and see what comes up.

One site mentioned Murry married Edwards sister. Another odd connection, the same search hit a write-up mentioning one of the founders of Netflix was a grand-nephew.

The New York Review by RoberT Dalleck

In a new and unfortunately narrow and unconvincing book, The Road to Nuremberg, Smith argues that earlier accounts of why the Allies set up the International Military Tribunal “miss the central locus of the decision-making process.” In his view, it was American officials in Washington and not the Allies in general who were principally responsible for the Nuremberg trial system. Moreover, though he acknowledges that the barbarities of the Nazis had much to do with the decision to hold a trial, he believes that a bureaucratic struggle in Washington over the Morgenthau Plan was the initial driving force.

The beginning of response by Robert F Smith

To the Editors:

Profesor Robert Dallek’s review of my Road to Nuremberg [NYR, February 18] belongs in a hoary tradition where the reigning captain of erudition in a field uses the opportunity offered by The New York Review to slowly broil a heretic. In reply I will play my allotted part and while feigning deep anguish contend that the reviewer is better at stoking fires than at finding an appropriate place to put them.

At the moment Professor Dallek is the leading champion of a field of academic history which holds that one can invoke “the idealistic impulses” of the American people to answer any question regarding United States policy during World War II. This approach evokes warm applause from nostalgic liberals and World War II veterans, cheerful attacks from conservative rightists who now welcome opportunities to pummel liberals, and a few subdued hisses from the three New Left revisionists who have survived the 1970s.

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Still yourself, deep water can absorb many disturbances with minimal reaction.
--When the opening appears release yourself.

She came into the classroom and told us all to go home. The President was shot. The first Catholic president was shot. Every TV program cancelled just news focused on the death and assassination.

Didn't the Americans and Brits win the Battle of Stalingrad?

Don't make plans for next autumn just yet. My bet is that Zalensky will start a conflict/war with Russia just as the midterms get hot. And the US and NATO will jump in on the side of Ukrainian Nazis. Several years of propaganda have convinced Americans of the need to go to war with Russia. Will the nukes fly?

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@MrWebster

those anglo-yanks.

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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With the Beatles, the group's 2nd album, was released in the UK.

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@Shahryar

be well and have a good one

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@gjohnsit

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

The final words with JFK speaking are particularly important now. His death was the end of American greatness measured in something other than military might and Dylan chronicles this beautifully, showing us musicians of his era. We are more than our bombs and guns.

Tonight Oliver Stone has a 2 hour piece appearing on Showtime starting at 7:00 eastern time. Apparently, he will be updating his work on JFK.

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Sliver of good news coming soon from Israel today. This is one of the changes that the Bennet government is making as it diverges from Bibi. No, it is not about a change to the Palestinian oppression or an end to war. Not yet, anyway.

"Transportation minister says will work to allow public transport on Shabbat."
Merav Michaeli tells Ynet's 'Transportation Conference' traffic jams are a real emergency, while days of 'siege of weekends' due to a lack of public transport are ending, saying she hopes.... eventually or even pretty soon.

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NYCVG

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be well and have a good one

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seems like we always have some disasters at this time of the year. Ah well

everybody be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --