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  • JFK Travelers Ask: When Can I Catch a Flight Home?

    01/08/2018 6:44:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 7, 2018 | Patrick McGeehan and Winnie Hu
    Adeola Dorris just wanted to go home to Guyana. But instead, she was standing among other stranded passengers amid stacks and stacks of luggage at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sunday afternoon. Ms. Dorris, 40, an accountant who arrived at the airport on Saturday night, had no idea when her connecting flight would leave. “When the flight was suspended, I literally cried,” she said. “Because I’m here alone and I have nowhere to go. And you can’t tell me when I’m going to get home. And I have to work tomorrow.”
  • Water Main Break at JFK Airport Floods Baggage Claim Area, Shuts Down International Flights

    01/07/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 7, 2018
    Water flowed into Terminal 4, soaking stranded travelers’ luggage and forcing a partial evacuation of the terminal, the major arrival point for international travelers. Incoming flights to Terminal 4 were shut down for several hours. Up to 3 inches of water formed in the arrivals and customs inspection areas of the terminal and then flowed outside onto a roadway, which was closed because of icing, Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said at a news conference. He said the arrivals area and customs office should reopen within several hours. “The volume of water severely compromised all the operations,” Cotton said,...
  • What John F. Kennedy and Donald Trump Have in Common

    12/19/2017 8:53:55 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Last week during an address at the White House, President Donald Trump likened his tax plan to the tax cut that John F. Kennedy proposed 55 years ago. This elicited some howls of protest from Trump's liberal critics, who say it's historically inaccurate to compare the Trump plan to JFK's. Is it? In 1963 Kennedy proposed a tax cut that slashed business and individual tax rates by about 30 percent. It's true that tax rates were a lot higher then (90 percent in some cases) than now. But the philosophy was the same: Lower taxes will get businesses, investors and...
  • Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Drama ‘Newsflash’

    12/11/2017 12:44:35 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    Variety ^ | December 11, 2017 | Dave McNary
    Seth Rogen will play legendary anchor Walter Cronkite in the upcoming film “Newsflash,” centered on CBS’ coverage of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. David Gordon Green is directing the drama from Ben Jacoby’s script. Former Warner Bros. production president Greg Silverman is producing through his Stampede Ventures, along with Adam Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment. Cronkite, who began working as a radio announcer in 1935, had been named the anchor of CBS’ nightly newscast in 1962. The pic will also feature include Cronkite, newsman Dan Rather, producer Don Hewitt, and CBS network president James Aubrey. The network broke...
  • JFK the junkie: The Crown's unflattering portrayal of the 35th president as a jealous, [tr]

    12/08/2017 9:40:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2017 | Hannah Parry
    He is perhaps the most portrayed president in American history. But fans of The Crown can expect to see a different side of John F. Kennedy when he appears in the show's second season. On the surface, Micheal C. Hall's Kennedy may seem ever the charming and inspiring leader, underneath the facade is a jealous, controlling husband and a high functioning drug addict. The Netflix drama, which focuses on the lives of the British royals, pulls no punches as it portrays JFK as a scheming conniver who is prone to sudden outbursts when he away from the public's gaze.
  • Brother of JFK assassin dies (Robert Oswald)

    12/02/2017 6:26:46 AM PST · by texas booster · 23 replies
    Texoma's Home Page KFDX Wichita Falls TX ^ | Dec 01, 2017 | Larry Statser
    Robert Edward Lee Oswald died this week and was given a private memorial service. He went to his grave maintaining his brother planned and carried out the assassination by himself. Oswald was one of the first to talk at length with his brother, late that night on November 22, 1963, after he heard the devastating news on the radio and rushed to Dallas. But he said he could get nothing out of his brother to indicate if, or why he killed the President. Robert Oswald, in the few interviews he gave through the years, including one rare local interview in...
  • It's time to take a second look at JFK

    11/25/2017 10:56:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2017 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We remember the 54th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination this week.  There is something about President Kennedy's legacy, as Alan Brinkley wrote a few years ago: President Kennedy spent less than three years in the White House. His first year was a disaster, as he himself acknowledged. The Bay of Pigs invasion of Communist Cuba was only the first in a series of failed efforts to undo Fidel Castro’s regime. His 1961 summit meeting in Vienna with the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was a humiliating experience. Most of his legislative proposals died on Capitol Hill. Yet he was also responsible...
  • Nov. 22, Now, just Another Day?

    11/24/2017 6:40:36 AM PST · by urtax$@work · 66 replies
    none | 11/24/2017 | my self
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 ..... Any FReepers notice how little was said about the anniversary this year of the Kennedy assassination ? I did not hear anything about it in the media till a night time talk show from San Antonio discussed it that night.
  • JFK had intense back pain, and it may have helped kill him

    11/22/2017 8:05:57 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Jenn Gidman
    Spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Pait assembled research on JFK's lumbar woes—which stretch back to his football-playing days at Harvard and led him to undergo four "largely unsuccessful surgeries"—into a paper recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. In it, he ties JFK's death to a possible inability to duck down after Oswald's first bullet, all because he was wearing a stiff, "tightly laced" back brace with a figure-eight Ace bandage wrapped around it that kept him locked in an upright position. "If you have that brace all the way up your chest, above your nipples, and real tight, are you...
  • New Kennedy Assassination Tapes Revealed

    11/15/2011 7:31:53 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 82 replies ^ | 15 Nov 2011 | Jack Cloherty
    Nearly 48 years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, fresh audio evidence from that fateful day has surfaced. The evidence comes in the form of the original reel-to-reel Air Force One radio recording, containing conversations between officials on the plane, the White House situation room, and others. The original tape was long thought to be lost or destroyed. The tape contains never-before-heard conversations between the presidential aircraft and the White House and immediately after the assassination of President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. It was held privately for years by President Kennedy’s military aide at the time, Chester...
  • Jack Ruby told an FBI informant to 'watch the fireworks' just hours before Kennedy's assassination

    11/18/2017 9:43:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 55 replies
    Jack Ruby made comments on the morning of President John F Kennedy's assassination to an FBI informant that suggested he knew what was about to take place, according to new records released Friday. Ruby, who was eventually charged with killing Lee Harvey Oswald, asked an FBI informant if he would like to 'watch the fireworks' with him as Kennedy's motorcade drove through downtown Dallas just hours before the assassination took place.
  • Chris Matthews Rips Roy Moore, But Calls Reported Teen-Seducing JFK His “Hero”

    11/15/2017 5:25:03 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Matthews: hypocrite. On his MSNBC show this evening, Matthews ripped Roy Moore, saying that Moore’s reported banning from a mall was an “amazing atrocious situation. A grown man with a law degree, an assistant DA, even, having to be physically banned from a public space because of his horrible behavior, his trolling behavior.” Condemning Moore supporters, Matthews said, “it’s almost like facts don’t matter. You say, so’s your old man to the other side and stick to your side. Is there a tipping point? Something that even the alt-right, or something that the hard right won’t accept?” This is...
  • President Trump Releases Over 13,000 Previously Hidden JFK Assassination Files Not Redacted

    11/09/2017 10:48:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    [link to (secure)] .@USNatArchives today posted 13,213 records from JFK Assassination Collection. Majority were released previous but were redacted in some way. Can be read and/or downloaded at [link to (secure)]
  • The Kremlin, LBJ, and the JFK Assassination

    11/08/2017 1:43:24 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8 November 2017 | Paul Kengor
    Newly declassified documents confirm Moscow always knew to play the American left like a fiddle. President Trump recently authorized a mass declassification of documents relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. Among the material subsequently released, one document that instantly grabbed headlines was a December 1966 FBI memo reporting the reaction of Soviet and Communist Party USA officials to the Kennedy shooting. The document was headlined in (among other publications) the New York Post, which, in turn, was flagged at the top of the Drudge Report, which attracted a lot of readers. Old JFK conspiracy...
  • Selected screenshots from JFK Assassination records as relates to Martin Luther King

    11/04/2017 1:43:31 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 68 replies
    Dittos Rush ^ | 11/4/17 | JR
    These are selected screenshots posted at my blog as relates to King for President, King's personal conduct and King on protesting. IE, they are edited for context. (If I have violated any secret rules by posting from a blog in the bloggers section, please PM me and let me know which rule I have violated. Blog Pimp is not a sufficient reason. If blogs are not allowed to post, then why do you have a blog catagory and an excerpt option?)
  • JFK files, some never seen before, released by National Archives

    11/03/2017 1:11:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 3, 2017
    The National Archives and Records Administration on Friday afternoon released hundreds more documents related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. This latest batch of 676 records could yield more interesting results than last week's release, as they are the ones intelligence agencies requested more time to review, citing national security concerns. President Trump urged the release of all remaining JFK documents last week. The majority of records from Friday's batch — 553 of them — are from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Those records were previously denied in their entirety, according to NARA.
  • This Man Could Have Kept Vietnam From Communists, But Kennedy Admin Okayed His Assassination (TR)

    11/03/2017 9:00:28 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 63 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 2, 2017 | Casey Chalk
    Geoffrey ShawÂ’s account is a page-turning, sorrowful account of how the United States betrayed a man of remarkable character and political genius. On 2 November, groups of Vietnamese men, women, and children will gather for memorial services across the world to honor the death of a man largely forgotten in American historical memory. Once this man was a household name, frequently featured on the front pages of our nationÂ’s newspapers and spoken from the mouths of reporters on the nightly news. That man is Ngo Dinh Diem, president of the Republic of Vietnam (better known as South Vietnam) from 1955...
  • CIA Document: Informant Claimed Hitler Survived WW2 and Lived in Colombia Until 1950s

    10/31/2017 11:59:00 AM PDT · by righttackle44 · 84 replies
    Western Journalism [Compliation] ^ | October 31, 2017 | Jack Davis
    Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler survived World War II and was living in South America during the 1950s, according to a CIA memo released last week along with other formerly classified files that were related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Most historians believe Hitler committed suicide in April 1945 as the Soviet Red Army was closing in on Berlin. The memo said a man named Phillip Citroen, a former German SS agent, told a CIA source in Venezuela that while Citroen was working in Colombia, he met a man who not only looked like Hitler, but who was...
  • After Consultation With General Kelly, The CIA And Other Agencies, I Will Be Releasing ALL JFKFiles

    10/28/2017 6:14:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    President Trump via Twitter ^ | 10/28/17 | Donald J Trump
    After strict consultation with General Kelly, the CIA and other Agencies, I will be releasing ALL #JFKFiles other than the names and......addresses of any mentioned person who is still living. I am doing this for reasons of full disclosure, transparency order to put any and all conspiracy theories to rest.
  • Trump Delays Releasing 'Sensitive' JFK Files at Request of CIA and FBI

    10/27/2017 8:02:02 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-27-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    On Thursday, the United States government released thousands of files related to the murder of President John F. Kennedy. President Trump announced the release a few days ago, telling his Twitter followers that they contained some very "interesting" information. Although most political junkies and history buffs were looking forward to this much-anticipated release, there's a "but": at the last moment, Trump decided to delay releasing some documents that were deemed "sensitive" by the FBI and CIA: Mr Trump released 2,891 records but, after requests mostly from the CIA and FBI, said he had been left with "no choice" but to...