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Dallas hospital room where JFK died now stored in Kansas
Dallas Morning Snooze ^ | 2-6-08 | David Flick - DMN

Posted on 02/07/2008 3:00:27 AM PST by Bender2

Dallas hospital room where JFK died now stored in Kansas

Odd move closes artifacts to public, may add to mystery

10:52 PM CST on Wednesday, February 6, 2008

By David Flick

A piece of JFK assassination history now lies buried in the most unlikely of places: a former limestone quarry in Kansas.

It is the end – at least for now – in the long and sometimes strange journey of Parkland Memorial Hospital Trauma Room No. 1, where President John F. Kennedy died on Nov. 22, 1963.

The entire room was purchased by the federal government 35 years ago, when Parkland officials decided to modernize their emergency facilities.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: assassination; dallas; grassyknoll; jfk; jfkassassination; kennedy; parklandhospital; presidents
Story also says: "Under the sale agreement between Parkland and the federal government, archives officials agreed to close the trauma room and its contents to the public, saying that they wanted to shield the pieces from exploitation."

Gadzooks, you cannot make this stuff up!

1 posted on 02/07/2008 3:00:30 AM PST by Bender2
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To: Allegra; big'ol_freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; honolulugal; Dysart; ..

Something to start your morning with—


2 posted on 02/07/2008 3:01:52 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Have any miracles been ascribed to JFK?

No? Then why are items that were in the room where he died being treated like class II relics?


3 posted on 02/07/2008 3:06:11 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: agere_contra
Anyone who has ever watched the Zapruder’s film of the assassination knows JFK was dead from the moment his skull exploded.

I find it bizarre that this operating room has been swept away to be hidden from sight to save the Kennedy Family from pain.

Now, if they could place Ted in with the room... I'd go for that and maybe donate a buck or two to keep all hidden!

4 posted on 02/07/2008 3:15:54 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: agere_contra
"Have any miracles been ascribed to JFK?

No? Then why are items that were in the room where he died being treated like class II relics?
"


You are deriding Camelot you know.

Besides if your brains were blown out, all over the back of the car, and you didn't die until you were in the hospital that would be a miracle.

5 posted on 02/07/2008 3:21:14 AM PST by G.Mason (And what is intelligence if not the craft of out-thinking our adversaries?)
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To: Bender2
Anyone who has ever watched the Zapruder’s film of the assassination knows JFK was dead from the moment his skull exploded.

Thank you!

6 posted on 02/07/2008 3:21:21 AM PST by Niteranger68 (John McCain has the blood of conservatives on his hands.)
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To: Bender2

Yes, it’s odd - even sinister - that an article would say he died there, whereas he actually died live on 9mm.

All they’re doing is federally enshrining the room where JFK’s brain was removed - and subsequently lost - before forensics could catch up with it.


7 posted on 02/07/2008 3:23:31 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: agere_contra
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zapruder_film:

"The film is recorded on Kodak Kodachrome II 8 mm movie safety film (double 8mm, 16mm width)."

8 posted on 02/07/2008 3:27:58 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Oh, totally agree. Seen that film many times. Though I just said it was 9mm (oops).


9 posted on 02/07/2008 3:30:06 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: Bender2

Ping to await the conspiracy theorists...


10 posted on 02/07/2008 3:32:58 AM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Bender2

I think I’ll take a pickax and wheelbarrow, go chop out some asphalt from the street in front of the old Texas Book Depository, and sell it on Ebay. Should be worth millions.


11 posted on 02/07/2008 3:33:12 AM PST by sphinx
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To: Niteranger68
Re: Thank you!

Hummmmm? Are you just now learning what the Zapruder film showed?

Or... are you just happy to see me?

12 posted on 02/07/2008 3:34:35 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: rlmorel
Re: Ping to await the conspiracy theorists...

I'll take LBJ paying Colonel Mustard to do it in the library with the lead pipe!

He just looks... guilty!

13 posted on 02/07/2008 3:41:00 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Funny, I always wondered what he looked like!


14 posted on 02/07/2008 3:43:08 AM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Bender2

I hazard a guess that you are being thanked because the Zapruder film is generally - and absurdly - treated with kid-gloves on FR.

A President is shot from the wrong direction. This is caught on film. And everyone’s too embarrassed to talk about it because they don’t want to sound like a credulous conspiracy theorist. So thank you for breaking Omerta.


15 posted on 02/07/2008 3:43:37 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: sphinx

BTW does anybody know where Monica’s “Little Blue” dress actually is?


16 posted on 02/07/2008 3:44:25 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: agere_contra
Re: A President is shot from the wrong direction.

I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I've been a hunter since knee high to my old Grapndpappy and in my life have seen a few head wounds. All that I can recall had a nice round hole in the side the bullet entered and a large hole on the other side where it exited.

I always wonder why no one ever brings this up?

17 posted on 02/07/2008 3:49:05 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Didn’t she sell it to a casino in Vegas?


18 posted on 02/07/2008 3:59:21 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Bender2

Maybe on a gurney, in some hospital room recently moved to a limestone quarry in Kansas?


19 posted on 02/07/2008 4:06:43 AM PST by Hand em their arse
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To: Bender2

So the room was still used for 15 years after JFK. I doubt it was preserved in pristine condition. Odd.


20 posted on 02/07/2008 4:18:52 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62
Re: So the room was still used for 15 years after JFK. I doubt it was preserved in pristine condition. Odd.

2008 - 35 = 1973, so only ten year of use after the fact, but still in the really, really odd category!

21 posted on 02/07/2008 4:25:54 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: agere_contra

***Have any miracles been ascribed to JFK?

No? Then why are items that were in the room where he died being treated like class II relics?***

My reaction, too.


22 posted on 02/07/2008 4:44:37 AM PST by kitkat
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To: kitkat
Have any miracles been ascribed to JFK?

Does boffing Marilyn count?

Kennedy's legacy - Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse - 2 out of 3 ain't bad

23 posted on 02/07/2008 5:14:09 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Bender2

Visited the grassy knoll a few weekends ago. It was sorta creepy.


24 posted on 02/07/2008 5:15:39 AM PST by rintense (You don't advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. Piss off McCain and Huck!)
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To: Bender2

Did they save Ted’s Oldsmobile?


25 posted on 02/07/2008 5:16:32 AM PST by toddlintown (Building More Highways For Children---Huckleberry Talking Point)
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To: Bender2

If you think a blood spray in the Zapuder film indicates death then you are not familiar with bullets wounds and trauma. One can have huge chunks of skull blown off and survive.

In JFK’s case the bullet’s path was fatal but he was indeed alive (pulse, blood pressure, neuro activity) when he reached Parkland.


26 posted on 02/07/2008 5:56:02 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Monterrosa-24
"he was indeed alive"

He was alive in the "he was still breathing sense" but once that bullet entered his brain, he ceased to be John F. Kennedy. It just took a little while for the body to catch up with what the bullet had done.
27 posted on 02/07/2008 6:01:53 AM PST by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: The Louiswu

“...It just took a little while for the body to catch up with what the bullet had done....”

So I guesss by your definition everybody over 75 is dead because of the degeneration that has already taken place and most will not live for another decade.


28 posted on 02/07/2008 6:05:58 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Monterrosa-24
"So I guesss by your definition everybody over 75 is dead because of the degeneration that has already taken place and most will not live for another decade."

Yep, ya got me that is exactly what I mean. Wow you are spot on with your indepth analysis.

Amazing you drew ALL of that out of what I said. You are amazing you should go on talk radio and give advice like Dr. Phil!

Outstanding work there stud. Perhaps I will run everything I post here of FR past you first so you can parse out what I am REALLY saying...
29 posted on 02/07/2008 6:13:32 AM PST by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: agere_contra

Miracles? You haven’t heard about the dead voters rising in Illinois?


30 posted on 02/07/2008 6:14:23 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: sphinx
I think I’ll take a pickax and wheelbarrow, go chop out some asphalt from the street in front of the old Texas Book Depository, and sell it on Ebay.

That street has been paved over several times since the assasination.

It's almost as if they wanted to cover something up.....hmmmmmmm.....

31 posted on 02/07/2008 6:17:32 AM PST by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. In fact, I'm enjoying every minute of it.)
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To: The Louiswu

“...Wow you are spot on with your indepth analysis...”

Glad to be of service.


32 posted on 02/07/2008 6:19:44 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: agere_contra
Though I just said it was 9mm (oops).

I thought you were suggesting the mystery gunman on the grassy knoll shot him with a 9mm.

33 posted on 02/07/2008 6:43:25 AM PST by VRWCmember (Romney 2008 - The most palatable RINO left in the race)
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To: Bender2

St. Kennedy’s shrine must be preserved. At least until jihadists use it as a bunker like they did the Church of the Nativity.


34 posted on 02/07/2008 6:46:09 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Bender2; Huntress

I can’t get into the Dallas Morning News to read the rest of the article so, as a Kansans, will someone tell me where in Kansas? I’m guessing the salt mines in Salina, next to Einstein’s brain and Quantrill’s skull.


35 posted on 02/07/2008 6:50:56 AM PST by Mercat (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't swim, can't fly, can't ski, but they know what's best for us.)
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To: Bender2

I was thanking you for applying common sense to the suggestion JFK died at the hospital. It was certainly a compliment and not a sarcasm.


36 posted on 02/07/2008 6:53:36 AM PST by Niteranger68 (John McCain has the blood of conservatives on his hands.)
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To: Mercat

from the article: “they were moved to an archives facility in Lenexa, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City, Mo.”


37 posted on 02/07/2008 9:17:23 AM PST by zgirl
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To: zgirl

well isn’t that creepy. That’s about 3 miles from me.


38 posted on 02/07/2008 1:18:34 PM PST by Mercat (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't swim, can't fly, can't ski, but they know what's best for us.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

So that’s why they all voted for McCain.


39 posted on 02/07/2008 1:22:36 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Ha !!! But not quite all.


40 posted on 02/07/2008 1:30:46 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Bender2
Story also says: "Under the sale agreement between Parkland and the federal government, archives officials agreed to close the trauma room and its contents to the public, saying that they wanted to shield the pieces from exploitation."

Actually, it does make some sense. After Lincoln died people walked off with just about the entire room where he took his last breath. Stuff ended up being sold to the highest bidder, including bloodied clothing and linens.

Pretty morbid stuff there.

41 posted on 02/07/2008 1:36:33 PM PST by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: Bender2

bump


42 posted on 02/07/2008 1:37:55 PM PST by VOA
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To: agere_contra
A President is shot from the wrong direction. This is caught on film. And everyone’s too embarrassed to talk about it because they don’t want to sound like a credulous conspiracy theorist.

No, it's just that a lot of us are tired of explaining to the conspiracy minded that what they think they saw on the film is not what they really saw. It old, old old, and like the 9-11 Truthers, facts are no deterrent to the grand conspiracy industry.

43 posted on 02/07/2008 1:42:43 PM PST by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: zgirl
Top People!!


44 posted on 02/07/2008 1:48:36 PM PST by JZelle
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To: Bender2

WHY wouldn’t they give it to the Smithsonian or something? Ford’s Theater is open for visitors.


45 posted on 02/25/2008 1:21:28 AM PST by PghBaldy (Shut the heck up Michelle. You're making me really proud of McCain.)
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To: Mercat

It is creepy, in a way, but it also makes a lot of sense. The KC metro is number 1 in the world for cold storage and this is the perfect use for it.


46 posted on 02/25/2008 1:51:15 AM PST by hmmmmm
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To: hmmmmm

I know. I used to have my old business files there until we got a farm. Now they’re in the barn. I wasn’t allowed to go get the files myself and I think that they were just stacked in a huge warehouse, like the one in Raiders of the Lost Ark.


47 posted on 02/25/2008 4:54:28 AM PST by Mercat (To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8)
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To: Bender2

bookmark


48 posted on 02/25/2008 4:57:48 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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