A conspiracy theory is only as strong as its most ardent supporter(s) and can only be debunked by something that resembles the truth. No matter how inflammatory the information that surrounds the conspiracy itself, the case for it has to be built on facts and supported by pure and simple investigative results. In some cases the questions are more important that the answers, but in most cases people tend to believe what they want to based on information they receive. When there is an absence of reasoning and motive we tend to revert back to perceived facts in order explain whichever side of the conspiracy we believe to be true.
The Warren Commission submits its’ finding to President Johnson
Actual top view of Kennedy’s mortal wound
Actual front view of throat wound
Frame 238 of the Zapruder Film
I am not an expert at investigative reporting or ballistics or mechanical engineering, but I consider my self a student of thought. When I first began reading books and watching videos and TV shows about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr. I was absolutely convinced that our Government was responsible for his killing. Poring over book after book for years had led me to the same conclusion as many others, though for me it was more than just morbid curiosity. My mind had been made up and no amount of debate or reasoning could convince me that the United States Government hadn’t chose to silence its’ leader so that the inner circle of Government could pollute, distort and dictate how the entire world operated. Little did I know that nearly twenty years would pass before my thoughts and views would change. The dark and sad reality that our Government would take out one of its own burned inside me, leaving an empty place in my heart that would never be filled.
Less than thirty minutes ago I sat down at my desk as a wave of emotions came over me. For so long I was convinced that the ultimate evil had taken place in November 1963. It was the unthinkable conspiracy theory to think the unbridled reach of the US Government had killed John F. Kennedy Jr. but I was convinced. Sitting here now I am utterly and completely sure that my views have changed. No new information or conclusion was released by the Government, but someone finished the job that The Warren Commission failed to do. When Colin McLaren took Howard Donahue’s life work and used it to completely dissect the evidence and facts in the Assassination of Kennedy he did what everyone else had failed to do in twenty years, convince me that the US Government DID NOT conspire to kill the President of the United States. Rather, what took place on November 22, 1963 was one of the saddest and most freakish accidents in history. A Secret Service Agent by the name of George Dickey who was in the Presidential Detail fired the fatal shot that killed President John F. Kennedy Jr. During the mayhem of Lee H. Oswald’s failed assassination attempt, Dickey grabbed an AR-15 that was kept in the Secret Service chase car with the intention of returning fire at Oswald in the 6th floor building window. Just as Dickey raised the AR-15 the chase vehicle sped up and lurched as the car accelerated. What happened next was the subject of a fifty year cover-up, basis for the greatest conspiracy theory in modern time and a secret that consumed the lives of everyone who knew. When the AR-15 accidentally discharged the bullet ripped through President Kennedy’s skull history was conveniently rewritten. Sadly the official version of what happened may never be fully admitted by the US Government, but that doesn’t matter to me. I can stop wondering what really happened and maybe you can too.
I am not going to even waste my time trying to analyse or explain what the hell this POS was thinking or trying to do. All I can say is the more bad information that comes out the more I think someone needs to beat the shit out of this bully, simple as that.
He should never play another down of football, ever. He needs to go join the WWE or some kind of pro wresting show where they put up with steroid freaks and alcohol idiots!!
It isn’t lost on me that within a matter of days this story will be entirely played out, but that doesn’t stop me from banging out this piece of journalism. Make of it what you will. I support the right to support the legalization effort, and think it will happen. But until that happens, it is illegal and a crime. You have to respect that, like it or not, but you don’t deserve to be threatened.
A notable mainstream marijuana legalization advocate touched on the CPD Interim Chiefs Facebook comments in relation to what was perceived as harassment towards the CPD. The story also made the Charleston Post Courier, The Macon Telegraph and the Charlotte Observer (online-only).**
With nothing more than an opinion, a copy of the Constitution here on my laptop, and Google I have researched the information and talked to enough people that seem to be of the opinion that the CPD skirted (and continue to) a Section 1983 situation
A statute known as Section 1983 is the primary civil rights law victims of police misconduct rely upon. This law was originally passed as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, which was intended to curb oppressive conduct by government and private individuals participating in vigilante groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan. It is now called Section 1983 because that is where the law has been published, within Title 42, of the United States Code. Section 1983 makes it unlawful for anyone acting under the authority of state law to deprive another person of his or her rights under the Constitution or federal law. The most common claims brought against police officers are false arrest (or false imprisonment), malicious prosecution, and use of excessive or unreasonable force.
**Information received via open source information service.
Readers Write – David Granger, Irmo
If you stop by any grocery store or shopping center in America you are sure to see a pack of kids dressed in their scout uniforms pushing $15.00 tins of popcorn. So what’s so bad about that you ask? Well let’s start at the beginning.
I was extremely troubled by an article I read a few weeks ago that skirted around the issues that have plagued the Boy Scouts over the past five years. From child sex scandals to discrimination against young African American kids who wanted to join the scouts in Tennessee, the litany of troubles for the Boy Scouts seems destined for a TV movie. But lost in all of the news reports are the true financial wranglings of an organization that outwardly projects the idea of giving, but behind closed doors pushes around the world vacations and six figure salaries for its top level people.
An independent investigation by a California fundamentalist group revealed that as little as $.06 (yes, six cents) from every tin of popcorn sold by the scouts actually goes towards funding group ventures. Where the other $14.94 actually goes is anyone’s guess, but judging by the cars in the parking lot at Boy Scout headquarters it isn’t hard to figure out. If further proof that something just isn’t right is needed, then this may help you a little. Bob Mazzuca, chief scout executive of the scouts received $391,986 in salary, a $43,707 bonus, $1.3 million in deferred payments and $66,891 in other payments in 2012. All the while, the scouts received $1.25m in emergency funding from the Federal Government from 2009-2012. I wonder where that emergency funding went to.
While I realize that challenging the Boy Scouts is a slippery slope, isn’t it time someone at least raised the question of What is really going on in the Boy Scouts?
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