Daily Archives: December 30, 2006

Gerald Ford’s Role in the JFK Assassination Cover-Up

Information Liberation | Dec, 28 2006 

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The co-conspirators celebrate: Members of the Warren Commission present their report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. L-R: John McCloy, J. Lee Rankin (General Counsel), Senator Richard Russell, Representative Gerald Ford, Chief Justice Earl Warren, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Allen Dulles, Senator John Sherman Cooper, and Representative Hale Boggs. Credit: LBJ Library photo by Cecil Stoughton

Newly released documents show that Warren Commission member Congressman Gerald Ford pressed the panel to change its description of the wound and place it higher in Kennedy’s body. Ford wanted the wording changed to: “A bullet had entered the back of his neck slightly to the right of the spine.” The panel’s final version was: “A bullet had entered the base of the back of his neck slightly to the right of the spine.”

This crucial change only came to light in 1997, when the Assassination Record Review Board released handwritten notes made by Ford that had been kept by J. Lee Rankin, the Warren Commission’s chief counsel. Ford’s change is even at odds with his own declaration in the Oct. 2, 1964 issue of Life: “I personally believe that one of these three shots missed entirely – but which of the three may never be known. I believe that another bullet struck the president in the back and emerged from his throat (and went on to strike Connally.)”

When the alteration was brought to Ford’s attention in 1997, he said it “had nothing to do with (thwarting) a conspiracy theory” and was made “only in an attempt to be more precise.” Assassination researcher Robert Morningstar, however, called the change “the most significant lie in the whole Warren Commission report.” He pointed out that if the bullet had hit Kennedy in the back, it could not have gone on to strike Connally the way the commission said it did. Morningstar contended that the effect of Ford’s editing suggested that a bullet hit the president in the neck – “raising the wound two or three inches. Without that alteration, they could never have hoodwinked the public as to the true number of assassins.”

Ford’s alteration supports the single-bullet theory by making a specific point that the bullet entered Kennedy’s body ”at the back of his neck” rather than in his uppermost back, as the commission staff originally wrote.

Harold Weisberg, a longtime critic of the Warren Commission’s work, said: “What Ford is doing is trying to make the single bullet theory more tenable.”

David Ray Griffin Uses 9/11 to Call for a New World Order

Alexconstantine.blogspot.com  | Dec 29, 2006

Ray Griffin writes:

“At the same time as the case is being made for the necessity and possibility of global government, people in various religious and philosophical traditions need to be interpreting those traditions, probably through a combination of retrieval and reformation, so as to reveal and emphasize their support for this transition to world unity … My major project at present is, in fact, to develop a theology for a new world order … “

Safety project focuses on eyes of children, the elderly and everyone else

Houston Chronicle | Dec 29, 2006 

Technology can identify missing children, elderly

Technology developed to keep track of prisoners by scanning their irises became available Thursday to identify missing children or elderly people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Galveston County.

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Department is the first sheriff’s department in Texas and the 47th nationwide to join the Children’s Identification Database, or CHILD Project.

The addition of Galveston County is part of an effort to image the irises of 5 million children into a nationwide database over the next few years, said Robert Melley, vice president and CEO of Biometric Intelligence & Identification.

“We have 1,800 sheriff’s departments representing 46 states who have committed to participating,” Melley said.

So far, the CHILD Project is in 26 states after more than 18 months, said Biometric President Sean Mullin. Children with an iris scan in the national database cannot be identified unless they are in a county that has the CHILD Project equipment, he said.

The system can scan an eye and match an iris in 3 to 5 seconds after comparing it with stored images in a national database, Mullin said.

Mullin and Galveston County Sheriff Gean Leonard appeared together at a news conference at the Galveston County Justice Center to explain how the technology will assist in identifying missing children.

“We hope others will follow our lead in Texas,” Leonard said in announcing the department’s participation.

THE DEATH OF CASH

The Mirror | Dec 27, 2006 

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Payment by phone is here

MONEY talks – and in the very near future it will be talking through your mobile phone.

Fumbling for coins in your pocket will be a thing of the past as the latest technology lets you load up your phone with credit and pay by simply pointing it at the till.

It’s further proof that new technology is killing off hard cash.

In the coming year, even the smallest purchases will be paid for electronically after credit card giants Visa and Barclaycard struck a deal to create the next generation of “wave and pay” cards for purchases of less than £10.

Users will simply wave the card across a scanner to pay for small items for which they would normally use coins, such as their Daily Mirror or a pint of beer.

But the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona has taken the technology one step further by having tiny data chips implanted surgically under customers’ skin.

The VeriChip then allows clubbers to pay for drinks by waving their arm across the counter.

Already more purchases are made on plastic than in cash, and a study by retail analyst Datamonitor suggests that cards could replace cash altogether within 10 years.

Man refusing to give ID to police, is arrested

Desmoines Register | Dec 28, 2006 

A man who refused to identify himself to a police officer in downtown Des Moines changed his mind when he learned he was going to jail.

John Tenikat, 34, of Des Moines asked whether he could be “unarrested.”

But it doesn’t work that way, Officer Garth House said.

Tenikat was charged with harassment of a public official – a misdemeanor that involves willfully preventing or trying to prevent a public officer or government employee from performing his or her duty.

About 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, House spotted a man sitting on a bicycle between two businesses in the 200 block of Fourth Street. The man apparently was reading a bus schedule.

House said he asked the man why he was in the alley. “He became defensive and said that he wasn’t doing anything wrong,” House wrote in his report.

The officer explained there had been incidents of criminal mischief and urination in the area, and he wanted to know the man’s name.

“He refused, saying that he did not have to give it,” House said. “He claimed he was in a public alley and did not have to be harassed by the police.”

House said he informed Tenikat that it was private property. He asked again for a name, and again Tenikat refused.

“I told him that if he did not give his information he would go to jail,” House said. “He said, fine, take him to jail.”

House then placed the man in custody. “He asked if he provided his information if I would unarrest him,” House said. “I advised him that once someone was arrested I could not unarrest him.”

Saddam hanging will bring only more bloodshed

The Times | Dec 30, 2006  

The execution of Saddam Hussein will finally dispel the dreams of his supporters that he could come back to rule Iraq. It ends, in the most literal way, his dictatorship.

The US, which put its forces on high alert in Baghdad and central Iraq yesterday, hoped that if immediate riots and violence could be quelled, then the inflammatory effect of the execution would be minimal — or even helpful.

That is wishful thinking. The execution may have some small stabilising effect in showing that justice can be done. But that will be outweighed by well-founded distress about the partiality of the trial.

The result is likely both to inflame the insurgency and to convince the Sunni middle class — if the past ten months have not done so — that it cannot trust a Shia-led government and had better build its future outside Iraq.

Lawyer Ends Up Dead After Taking On Rove

Kurtnimmo.com | Dec 27, 2006  

It’s fishy as hell.

Paul Sanford, a prominent Aptos, California, attorney, who accused Karl Rove of treason in the Plame outing case, took a leap from the Embassy Suites Hotel in Monterey Bay on Christmas Eve. Police describe it as “probable” suicide, even though it appears Sanford was not depressed.

“Friends and associates expressed disbelief at the news of Sanford’s death and that it was ruled a suicide, saying Sanford seemed happy and had made many plans for this week and in coming months. [Business associate and friend Shawn Mills] said he and Sanford recently decided to open a shared law office to serve Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, something Sanford was looking forward to doing,” reports the Monterey Herald. “Mills said he had spoken to Sanford’s wife, Paula, and that she also was in shock. He said Sanford, a father of two, was a devoted family man.” Sanford “would never have intentionally put his family through that trauma. Something’s not right, it doesn’t make sense.”

On July 25, 2005, in the James S. Brady Briefing Room at the White House, Sanford asked then press secretary Scott McClellan about Karl Rove, accused at the time by Joseph Wilson, the husband of Valerie Plame, of outing his wife as a CIA employee in retaliation for Wilson’s op-ed published in the New York Times. Wilson criticized the citation of bogus yellowcake documents used as flimsy justification for invading Iraq and murdering more than 650,000 Iraqis.

Chavez to shut down opposition TV

BBC | Dec 29, 2006 

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The move could help silence some of his critics in the media who have been a thorn in his side for several years, he says.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he will not renew the licence for the country’s second largest TV channel which he says expires in March 2007.

In an address to troops, Mr Chavez said he would not tolerate media outlets working towards a coup against him.

Radio Caracas Television, which is aligned with the opposition, supported a strike against Mr Chavez in 2003.

But the TV’s head said there must be some mistake as its licence was not up for renewal in the near future.

Marcel Granier also vowed to fight against the president’s plans in Venezuela’s courts and on the international stage.

The BBC’s Greg Morsbach in Caracas says Mr Chavez has repeatedly threatened to take the TV off the air but has never given a date.

The move could help silence some of his critics in the media who have been a thorn in his side for several years, he says.