Why do you need a ticket to get to your history?

June 23, 2013

By John Judge Despite nearly a year of effort to address the 50th Planning Committee regarding our 49-year tradition of holding a Moment of Silence on the Grassy Knoll to commemorate the life, legacy and assassination of President John F. Kennedy and to speak the truth about who killed him and why, we have been greeted with denial and total silence to date. After reading our comments below and the Mayor’s announcement of his planned event, we suggest you apply for an individual ticket at: www.50thHonoringJohnFKennedy.com (details below). We also suggest that you write to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Room 5EN, Dallas, TX 75201) to let him know you want to attend the COPA Moment of Silence on November 22 at 12:30 pm, that has been held there for 49 years at the Grassy Knoll and that you want him to let the public and the world in without tickets that day, and that you support free speech. And please sign on to our online petition to the Mayor to open Dealey Plaza to the public that day and send it out or post it on social media and to your own lists to…

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Can You Say “Assassination?”

June 13, 2013

Dallas mossbacks still think they can silence debate at the JFK anniversary. By Jim Schutze Thursday, Jun 13 2013, Dallas Observer News Wrong. I said the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination in Dallas would be no big deal. It will be. And it looks as if Dallas, to the delight of many, will step right into the middle of that big deal looking guilty as sin of something or other. The question will be what. Guilty of complicity in the assassination itself? Or guilty of being stupid? It’s my town and by God I love it, so I’m going with the second door. First of all, Hollywood alone will guarantee major renewed interest in the assassination and in all of the legends, myths, folklore and theory that surround it. Tom Hanks has a movie in production starring Paul Giamatti and Billy Bob Thornton, to be called Parkland. The plot is not known, but I’m guessing it’s JFK with a serious head injury waiting to be seen by a doctor at Parkland Hospital for 18 hours. We all know how that scenario ends. Leonardo DiCaprio has another JFKer in the works called Legacy of Secrecy, which is supposed to “blow…

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Yes, that anniversary

May 23, 2013

Reprinted from the Tampa Tribune There are anniversaries ­- births, triumphs, marriages – and there are anniversaries – deaths, defeats, tragedies. And then there is the Kennedy assassination. Nothing else in America’s frame of reference resonates so searingly – and so controversially. Pearl Harbor begot V-J Day and a sense, however imperfect, of some closure. The assassination of John F. Kennedy – 50 years ago this Nov. 22 – is still an open case in the court of American public opinion. That’s because of one word: “conspiracy.” No matter what the alternative scenario, if there’s doubt that Kennedy was killed other than by a lone, Communism-enamored loser out to make horrific history, you have the cornerstones of conspiracy. And an anniversary like no other. According to public opinion polls over the years, a majority of Americans have continued to suspect conspiracy. Many think Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone – or wittingly – or at all. Just last month a national AP-GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications poll found that 59 percent of Americans still thought multiple people were involved in assassinating President Kennedy. The U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations gave more than cover to conspiracy advocates…

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Who Died and Made the Sixth Floor Museum the King of Dealey Plaza?

May 16, 2013
Who Died and Made the Sixth Floor Museum the King of Dealey Plaza?

By Jim Schutze Thu., May 16 2013 at 11:00 AM Last night the history group called Preservation Dallas gave a special award to Lindalyn Adams, one of the people who created The Sixth Floor, the Kennedy assassination museum downtown. That’s great. She deserves it. Now I want to know why The Sixth Floor got Robert Groden thrown in the slammer. Groden is a best-selling author whose books argue that the killing of the president in Dallas a half century ago was a conspiracy. On weekends, when tourists, including plenty of assassination buffs, flock to downtown to visit Dealey Plaza where it happened, Groden sets up a table there and lectures and sells books and videos. After ticketing, arresting and jailing him on multiple occasions over the years, the city of Dallas has backed off, apparently agreeing with Groden’s lawyers that he was never breaking the law in the first place. But Groden still has a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city plodding its way slowly through the court system. I hope someday the lawsuit will answer my question. In today’s Dallas Morning News story about the award for Adams, the executive director of the museum, Nicola Longford, makes a…

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50 Reasons for 50 Years – Black Ops Radio

May 7, 2013

Len Osanic of Black Ops Radio is working on a weekly series of 50 informative videos available at the site below, one for each year since the assassination of President Kennedy, focused on outlining the evidence for 50 reasons to reject the official version of the Warren Commission and the failed investigations since. Drawing on some of the best researchers and sources, these videos outline the evidence that has emerged in the case over the decades to prove the official version wrong and to point to conspiracy. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpje8kixcV-skbCZOOiNIw

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Subject: COPA Petition | Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas, TX: Open Dealey Plaza to the public on November 22, 2013 | Change.org

April 17, 2013

Subject: COPA Petition | Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas, TX: Open Dealey Plaza to the public on November 22, 2013 | Change.org To: Date: Monday, April 15, 2013, 4:43 PM Friends, We now have 272 people signed on in support of our petition to Dallas Mayor Rawlings to open Dealey Plaza to the American people on November 22 this year, the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Have you signed on already? If not, please do, and please send the petition on to everyone you know. We need this to go viral. https://www.change.org/petitions/mayor-mike-rawlings-dallas-tx-open-dealey-plaza-to-the-public-on-november-22-2013 We are also hoping to have you with us that day in Dallas to observe our Moment of Silence at 12:30 pm and to attend our 20th annual conference in Dallas, “Fifty Years is Enough! Free the Files, Find the Truth!” with the best speakers and information on all the major assassinations. More information at www.politicalassassinations.com. Make your registration and reservations now to get discount rates before the end of June. Also, on Monday June 10 this year, at 12:00 pm, we will gather at the memorial plaque at American University in Washington, DC for our annual commemoration of the “And We Are All Mortal” speech given by…

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Looks Like the City May Allow Free Speech on JFK 50th After All

March 14, 2013

Looks Like the City May Allow Free Speech on JFK 50th After All By Jim Schutze, Dallas Morning News There are signs — hints, indications, wisps of smoke in the wind — suggesting we might get out of the JFK 50th observations in one piece after all. I’ve been quick to suggest Dallas would blow itself to smithereens with a bizarre compulsion to shut down free speech at Dealey Plaza come November 22 when the world remembers what happened here a half century ago. I guess I should acknowledge that it could also come out OK. First good sign: the mayor of Dallas is acting like a not-totally-crazy person about it. As I report in my column in the newspaper this week, Mayor Mike Rawlings quietly met with a national umbrella group of assassination conspiracy theory experts in Washington last January when he was there for the inauguration. When he talked to me about it recently, he had generally respectful things to say about them. The back-story here is a push by that most important of all local leaders in this politically opaque town  — the Great and Powerful “Somebody” — to shut down Dealey Plaza with paramilitary force on…

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