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Title: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 03, 2019, 02:41:05 AM
We now know that the four headscarf-wearing women who were standing shoulder-to-shoulder in Zapruder and who were labeled by Robin Unger as "Berry, Thornton, Burney, and (unknown)," and who are currently labelled by Don Roberdeau as "Berry, Thornton, Burney, and Jean Newman" (LOL) ...

... were actually Karen Westbrook, Carol Reed, Karan Hicks, and (big and tall) Gloria Calvery.

So where in the heck were Berry, Thornton, and Berry?

(We already know that Jean Newman was standing where Roberdeau originally had her -- just to the right of suit and trilby-wearing Ernest Brandt, who, in turn, was standing next to his young client, John Templin.)

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 03, 2019, 03:17:33 AM
Here are excerpts from Berry's and Thornton's 4/01/64 FBI statements:

Berry -- "At approximately 12:35 P.M. I was standing on Elm Street in front of the Texas School Book Depository Building with Betty Thornton, also an employee at Scott-Foresman..."

Thornton -- "At approximately 12:35 P.M. I was standing with Jane Berry, another employee of Scott-Foresman, on Elm Street in front of the Texas School Book Depository Building ..."

There is no FBI statement by Peggy Burney on this date because she didn't work in the TSBD -- she worked for Abraham Zapruder at Jennifer Juniors Clothing Company in the Dal Tex Building.

However, on 11/23/63 in the Dallas Times Herald newspaper, Burney was quoted as saying she was standing "at the curb on Elm Street about a third of the way from Houston Street near the overpass."

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 03, 2019, 04:30:46 AM
I've just now read in an old post at jfkassassination. net which says that Peggy Burney's first cousin was Vivian Castleberry (nee Anderson; b.1922, d.2017), women's page editor at the Dallas Times Herald newspaper, and from Burney's 11/23/63 report in that paper I've gleaned that Margaret (Peggy) Burney was married, and that she was the head of the shipping department at Jennifer Juniors.

Here's Castleberry's obit. in which her maiden name, Anderson, is mentioned.

Could Mrs. Margaret (Peggy) Burney's maiden name have been Anderson, too?  Were Castleberry's and Burney's fathers brothers?

Regardless, I hope to find some kind of photo of Burney from over the years to give us an idea what she may have looked like on 11/22/63.

https://www.dallasnews.com/obituaries/obituaries/2017/10/05/vivian-castleberry-pioneering-dallas-journalist-empowered-women-dies-95

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 03, 2019, 03:44:19 PM
"We now know"

 :D
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 03, 2019, 04:47:02 PM
The fact that Berry and Thornton both said they were standing together on Elm Street but are not visible in the group of people stretching from A. J. "Hardhat" Millican to Sharron Simmons (the gal wearing the light-blue headscarf near the Stemmons sign in Zapruder), suggests that they must have been in the group of people stretching the other direction, i.e., between A. J. and the "island" in front of the TSBD entrance.

--  MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 03, 2019, 05:16:03 PM
For what it's worth, since Peggy Burney was a first cousin of a 41 or 42 year-old woman (Castleberry), I assume that Berry was between 37 and 47 years of age at the time.

Approximately.

-- MWT  ;)

PS  Having re-read her newspaper account, I realize now that she must have been standing near the Houston-to-Elm curve, because SHE says she was standing on Elm Street, and that JFK "was waving and smiling" when the limo "made the curve around the corner".

(Alternatively, she may have been standing near the intersection on Main and Houston if the newspaper editor's comments are correct, i.e., that she "was in the crowd at the corner of Main and Houston".)

In the article she says the limo was about 15 feet past her when she heard the first shot, but I think she's really referring to the second shot, for the simple reason that she says that JFK "ducked" after that "first" shot, and that, in so many words, that the next one blew JFK's brains out.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Royell Storing on July 03, 2019, 08:44:59 PM
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For what it's worth, since Peggy Burney was a first cousin of a 41 or 42 year-old woman (Castleberry), I assume that Berry was between 37 and 47 years of age at the time.

Approximately.

-- MWT  ;)

PS  Having re-read her newspaper account, I realize now that she must have been standing near the Houston-to-Elm curve, because she says JFK "was waving and smiling" when the limo "made the curve around the corner".

(Alternatively, she may have been standing near the intersection on Main and Houston if the newspaper editor's comments are correct, i.e., that she "was in the crowd at the corner of Main and Houston".

In the article she says the limo was about 15 feet past her when she heard the first shot. but I believe she's really referring to the second shot, for the simple reason that she says, in so many words, that the shot after that one blew his JFK's head off.

    Even though you are relying on "reports" and or interviews/stories, people are fairly Loose with their verbiage. In general, they are Not precise. A good example of this is the WC Testimony of Emmett Hudson and his description of where he thought the shots came from. Much like following the directions of a gas station attendant, You need to proceed with caution.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 03, 2019, 08:49:50 PM
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    Even though you are relying on "reports" and or interviews/stories, people are fairly Loose with their verbiage. In general, they are Not precise. A good example of this is the WC Testimony of Emmett Hudson and his description of where he thought the shots came from. Much like following the directions of a gas station attendant, You need to proceed with caution.

Royell,

Gee, thanks for the advice.

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Denis Morissette on July 08, 2019, 11:45:22 PM
I wish I had been in Dallas all those years since 11/22. I would have figured out everything that needs to be known now. I wish there had been more researchers of my quality. Everyone will agree with me, I’m sure.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 09, 2019, 01:06:08 AM
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I wish I had been in Dallas all those years since 11/22. I would have figured out everything that needs to be known now. I wish there had been more researchers of my quality. Everyone will agree with me, I’m sure.

Denis,

Would you have figured out where Zapruder employee Peggy Burney was standing during the motorcade?

Would you have figured out where Scott-Foresman Publishing Company colleagues Betty Thornton and Jane Berry were standing during the motorcade?

Would you have found each one of them in at least one film or photograph?

Hint:  Unger and Roberdeau got it all wrong regarding those three in that they are totally confused about the identities of the four shoulder-to-shoulder headscarf-wearing gals in Zabruder.  (From left to right:  Karen Westbrook, Carol Reed, Karan Hicks, Gloria Calvery)

-- MWT   ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Denis Morissette on July 09, 2019, 01:19:25 AM
I would have figured out all of this and much more! And you know more than anyone else!
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 09, 2019, 01:27:38 AM
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I would have figured out all of this and much more! And you know more than anyone else!

Yet you're still not convinced that those four headscarf-wearing gals in Zapruder are Westbrook, Reed, Hicks and Calvery???

LOL!

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Denis Morissette on July 09, 2019, 01:57:05 AM
LOL!
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 09, 2019, 02:52:18 AM
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[...]

Denis,

Please show us where Zapruder employee Peggy Burney, and Scott-Foresman colleagues Jane Berry and Betty Thornton were standing during the motorcade.

Thanks,
-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Denis Morissette on July 09, 2019, 05:13:40 AM
They’re standing on Elm Street!
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 09, 2019, 07:32:46 AM
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They’re standing on Elm Street!

Find them.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Denis Morissette on July 09, 2019, 07:34:37 AM
I will try! Eventually.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Royell Storing on July 09, 2019, 04:20:45 PM
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Denis,

Please show us where Zapruder employee Peggy Burney, and Scott-Foresman colleagues Jane Berry and Betty Thornton were standing during the motorcade.

Thanks,
-- MWT  ;)

    At what point do you realize that your chain is being pulled?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 09, 2019, 05:18:53 PM
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Hint:  Unger and Roberdeau got it all wrong regarding those three in that they are totally confused about the identities of the four shoulder-to-shoulder headscarf-wearing gals in Zabruder.

...or Tommy is.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 09, 2019, 07:32:44 PM
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...or Tommy is.

Iacoletti,

Do you still agree with Westwood-Pillbox that the black-haired, dark-complected gal next to "me, Karen Westbrook!" (i.e., "Gloria Calvery") in the Z-film is "probably (lily-white, brown-haired) Carol Reed," or do prefer the theory that self-described American Indian Stella Mae Jacob bailed on her two Texas School Book Company colleagues (Gloria Holt and Sharon Simmons) to join South-Western Publishing Company colleagues "Calvery and Westbrook" by the Stemmons sign, and that two of their colleagues, Carol Reed and Karan Hicks, bailed on them?

"Both, depending on the situation, Tommy."

LOL

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 09, 2019, 08:50:10 PM
Westbrook was there, you were not.

QED
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 09, 2019, 09:33:16 PM
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Westbrook was there, you were not.

QED

Iacoletti,

Yeah, "Pillbox" was there. 

Nearly 56 years ago, and with her colleagues Calvery, Hicks, and Reed (four gals in total).

But there are only three gals standing together by the Stemmons sign in the Zapruder film, and the one on the left has black hair and a dark complexion, just like an American Indian (e.g. Stella Mae Jacob) would have. 

(The two women to their left are Inez Juanita "June" Hart Dishong and her unnamed-by-her colleague from Higginbotham-Bailey.)

-- MWT   ;)
 

Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 09, 2019, 09:52:18 PM
Serendipitously segueing this thread into what I've posted on another one ("Why Did The First Shot Miss?"), I've just now stumbled upon the FBI's 11/25/63 report regarding the observations of Mrs A. G. (Jane) Berry that says she was standing (with her colleague Betty Thornton on Elm Street in front of the TSBD, according to her 4/01/64 statement to the FBI) "just west of the building," and that as the limo was passing her, she heard the first of three shots ring out.

Which, if she was standing near the tip of the "island" or at the very base of Elm Street, would appear to jibe with what Amos Euins and Patricia Ann Lawrence (married name Donaldson) say in the excellent video, The Lost Bullet -- that the first shot ran out right after the limo had passed the black-and-white "Highway 80" signs on the "island".

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=10406#relPageId=45

--  MWT   ;)

Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 09, 2019, 10:41:02 PM
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Serendipitously segueing this thread into what I've posted on another one ("Why Did The First Shot Miss?"), I've just now stumbled upon the FBI's 11/25/63 report regarding the observations of Mrs A. G. (Jane) Berry that says she was standing (with her colleague Betty Thornton on Elm Street in front of the TSBD, according to her 4/01/64 statement to the FBI) "just west of the building," and that as the limo was passing her, she heard the first of three shots ring out.

Which, if she was standing near the tip of the "island" or at the very base of Elm Street, would appear to jibe with what Amos Euins and Patricia Ann Lawrence (married name Donaldson) say in the excellent video, The Lost Bullet -- that the first shot ran out right after the limo had passed the black-and-white "Highway 80" signs on the "island," and even more so if Berry (and Thornton) were standing on the Elm Street Extension sidewalk or in the curving line of spectators from the tip of the "island" to the Elm Street Extension curb.

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=10406#relPageId=45

--  MWT   ;)



"Dupe"

Sorry.

-- MWT   ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 09, 2019, 11:08:53 PM
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Yeah, "Pillbox" was there. 

Yeah, giving witnesses cute little nicknames really convinces anyone that your opinion is correct.

 ::)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 09, 2019, 11:29:11 PM
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Yeah, giving witnesses cute little nicknames really convinces anyone that your opinion is correct.

 ::)

Iacoletti,

Westbrook's "identification" of herself and her good bud, Gloria Calvert (sic) in the Z-film (from behind and 54 years after-the-fact) was so far off that "Pillbox" may very well be a very apt "play" on her married name, don't you think?

Btw, which theory do you prefer today -- 1) that Carol Reed (or Karan Hicks) had black hair and an American Indian-like dark complexion, or 2) that black-haired and dark-complected Stella Mae Jacob bailed on her two Texas School Book Company colleagues (Gloria Holt and Sharon Simmons) in order to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with South-Western Publishing Company colleagues Gloria Calvery and Karen Westbrook, while two of their colleagues (Reed and Hicks) bailed on them?

--  MWT   ;)

PS  If #1, above, then where-oh-where is Karan Hicks?

PPS  Oops, my bad.  I confused Westbrook with Mary Woodward Pillsworth (someone who, when interviewed by Stephen "Smilin' 'n Noddin'" Fagin, did have an excellent memory, btw).

Hmm.

Can I change her nickname to "Can't Tell" Scranton?

EDIT:  But you know something?

I kinda like "Pillbox" for her.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillbox_(military)



Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 10, 2019, 12:30:56 AM
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Westbrook's "identification" of herself and her good bud, Gloria Calvert (sic) in the Z-film (from behind and 54 years after-the-fact) was so far off that "Pillbox" may very well be a very apt "play" on her married name, don't you think?

Merely calling a witness wrong (particularly about who she herself is) is not a particularly compelling argument that your opinion is correct.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 10, 2019, 10:27:49 AM
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Merely calling a witness wrong (particularly about who she herself is) is not a particularly compelling argument that your opinion is correct.

Iacoletti,

You just don't get it.

Despite your apparent wishes otherwise, Westbrook was wrong.

Too bad she couldn't remember she was standing three people to the left of her good friend and colleague Gloria Calvert [sic], and that she wore her dress to the motorcade, not her raincoat, and that her headscarf was very light blue, not medium blue, and that Calvert's [sic] hair was much redder than strawberry-blond Holt's, and that Calvert [sic] was so ... large.

The assassination must have been very traumatic for Westbrook to have messed up her memory so much.

But then again, it was 54 years earlier, and from behind ...

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 10, 2019, 05:57:01 PM
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Iacoletti,

You just don't get it.

Despite your apparent wishes otherwise, Westbrook was wrong.

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Merely calling a witness wrong (particularly about who she herself is) is not a particularly compelling argument that your opinion is correct.


Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 10, 2019, 08:02:43 PM
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Iacoletti,

Cute!

Did they teach you how to do that in your software debugging class?


Since you refuse to answer my earlier questions, let me rephrase them into just one for you.

Which of these seven gals, if any, lied (or were mysteriously mistaken) in their FBI statements as to who they watched the motorcade with?

1) Stella Mae Jacob of Texas School Book Company

2) Gloria Holt of Texas School Book Company

3) Sharon Simmons of Texas School Book Company


4) Karen Westbrook of South-Western Publishing Company

5) Carol Reed of South-Western Publishing Company

6) Karan Hicks of South-Western Publishing Company

7) Gloria Calvery of South-Western Publishing Company

 
For Karen Westbrook Scranton's memory to be correct, the answer is "everybody, myself included".
https://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh22/pdf/WH22_CE_1381.pdf


--  MWT  ;)

Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 10, 2019, 09:51:22 PM
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Here's where Tommy just declares that "with" must mean standing side-by-side for the entire duration of the motorcade and even several minutes afterwards.

Because.....well, because he said so.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 10, 2019, 09:59:18 PM
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Here's where Tommy just declares that "with" must mean standing side-by-side for the entire duration of the motorcade and even several minutes afterwards.



What you're really saying is that all seven of those gals played fast-and-loose, syntactically speaking, with the FBI in their signed statements.

Your insinuating that only serves to highlight the ludicrousness of your "position" on Calvery.

You must be really desperate to "prevent" Gloria Calvery's getting to the TSBD steps within 25 seconds after the final shot, as depicted in Darnell.

Why is that, John?

Are you afraid that that would somehow implicate Oswald in the assassination of JFK?

--  MWT  ;)

PS  Have you actually read Karen Westbrook's FBI statement?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 10, 2019, 10:13:21 PM
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What you're really saying is that all seven of those gals played fast-and-loose, syntactically speaking, with the FBI in their signed statements.

Calvery, Hicks, Reed, and Westbrook's statements are almost word for word identical, or hadn't you noticed?.  Do you really think they wrote them independently?

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You must be really desperate to "prevent" Gloria Calvery's getting to the TSBD steps within 25 seconds after the final shot, as depicted in Darnell.

You don't know that Calvery climbed the steps after the final shot, or when, or how long it took.  You're entering into Doyle fabrication territory now.  I'm not "desperate" for anything other than for you to start providing evidence for your declarations.  "Because I said so" is not evidence.  "I think I see a stripe" is not evidence.  "Looks like a darker complexion" is not evidence.

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Are you afraid that that would somehow implicate Oswald in the assassination of JFK?

The identification of Calvery has exactly nothing to do with Oswald's involvement or non-involvement.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 10, 2019, 10:47:39 PM
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Calvery, Hicks, Reed, and Westbrook's statements are almost word for word identical, or hadn't you noticed?.  Do you really think they wrote them independently?

Iacoletti,

What probably happened is that one of those four gals told the FBI guy what she did and who she was with, and the FBI guy or stenographer used that as a template for the other three gals' statements.

Regardless, they all signed off on their own individual statement, suggesting that each and every one of them agreed that the information in it was accurate to the best of their knowledge (I'm thinking about the "about halfway between Houston Street and the Triple-Underpass," here).

It's interesting that you're ascribing to each of those four gals lackadaisical (to the point of careless) useage of the word "with" (and "went", and "when", etc) in their statements in such an ab-normal, counter-intuitive way (given the serious context of having witnessed the assassination of an American president, and now giving a signed statement about same to the freakin' FBI), Iacolletti.

I guess what you're really suggesting is that Karan Hicks, for example, should have said, "Well I went with my three colleagues to a spot on the north side of Elm Street about half-way between Houston Street and the Triple-Underpass, but that's not actually where I was when President Kennedy was shot, because, well ... I kinda wandered off a bit just before that, and I guess I musta wandered so far away from them that I ended up even not being "caught" by anybody's camera, gosh darn it!"

--  MWT   :D

PS  Now that I've nailed you on this, wanna talk about the FBI statements of Jacob, Holt, and Simmons?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 10, 2019, 11:41:41 PM
a) your assumed individuals are not only NOT halfway between Houston and the underpass, but the person Westbrook identified as herself is closer to the halfway point.

b) who are you to decide for other people you've never even met what is "abnormal and counter-intuitive"?

c) you don't actually know which of your backs-of-heads is or is not Karan Hicks either, so stop pretending like you know things you don't actually know.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 11, 2019, 12:40:16 AM
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a) your assumed individuals are not only NOT halfway between Houston and the underpass, but the person Westbrook identified as herself is closer to the halfway point.

b) who are you to decide for other people you've never even met what is "abnormal and counter-intuitive"?

c) you don't actually know which of your backs-of-heads is or is not Karan Hicks either, so stop pretending like you know things you don't actually know.

All seven of those gals in those two groups are so far off from being halfway between Houston Street and the Triple-Underpass, that your Westbrook's and Calvery's being about twenty feet closer to that mythological halfway point is meaningless in the context of figuring out who-is-who in the photos and films.

"Normal" is a statistical concept, Iacolletti.  Maybe you're at the far left side of the Bell-Shaped Curve in non-nerdish English language comprehension, and you just can't realize that when the vast majority of people say they "went" (on foot) with someone to a presidential parade, and that the were "with" that person when something happened there, that yes, it really does  mean they were standing (or sitting) virtually "shoulder-to-shoulder" with that person, or at least close enough to them as to make it possible to "catch" them "together" there in a photograph or film when that something that happened ... happened.

Where's Karan Hicks, Iacoletti?  Can you find her in any photos or films?

Where's Carol Reed?  Can you find her in any photos or films?

No???

Why do you suppose that is?

Do you really think lily-white Carol Reed's that black-haired, dark-complected gal on the left in your and Westbrook's three-gal group, or hey, maybe it's lily-white Karan Hicks, instead, and it was Carol Reed who went wandering off!!!

If you grudgingly accept that it's self-described American Indian Stella Mae Jacob (which it is) then you still have to explain how it is that Reed and Hicks were not "caught" in any photos or films, and why they both played so fast-and-loose with "with" in their FBI statements, and willfully misrepresented where they actually were, and whom they were "with," if anybody.


--  MWT   :D


Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 11, 2019, 01:12:14 AM
Moved here from another thread.

Quote from: John Iacoletti on July 10, 2019, 11:32:46 PM

...and you're identifying people fifty-six years after-the-fact, and from behind.  The difference is, she was actually there.

Now please stop hijacking every thread for your pet obsession.



Iacoletti,

Not only from behind, but with common sense, and with realizing, among other things, that Gloria Calvery was a very tall and large gal, indeed, and that the black-haired, dark-complected gal on the left in that group of three near the Stemmons sign in Zapruder must be self-described American Indian Stella Mae Jacob, and that the two gals to her right must be her colleagues Gloria Holt and Sharon Simmons, not some two-woman permutation of the bogus Speth/Unger/Roberdeau "Calvary [sic], Hicks, Reed, Westbrook" matrix.

--  MWT   ;)

PS  It's funny that years ago, when I first got into this "Where's Gloria Calvery???" thing (and eventually discovered self-described American Indian Stella Mae Jacob and her two colleagues in the Zapruder film), "researchers" were already convinced that Robin Unger's "Gloria Calvary" (sic), was, based on the way she looked in the short Darnell clip, probably a Black woman, or in Unger's case, a Mexican.

Funny in that at least they realized that the three gals in that Darnell clip were the same three gals who are standing by the Stemmons sign in Zapruder, something that you still deny.

LOL

Wake Up, Neo

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Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 11, 2019, 04:55:17 PM
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All seven of those gals in those two groups are so far off from being halfway between Houston Street and the Triple-Underpass, that your Westbrook's and Calvery's being about twenty feet closer to that mythological halfway point is meaningless in the context of figuring out who-is-who in the photos and films.

The statements are either meaningless for determining who is who or they are not.  Now let's discuss how both Simmons and Holt said they were standing on the South side of Elm Street.  While we're at it, let's talk about how Judy Marie Johnson said that she was "standing with" Holt, Jacob, Richey, Arnold, and Dragoo at the southwest corner of Elm and Houston.

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"Normal" is a statistical concept, Iacolletti.  Maybe you're at the far left side of the Bell-Shaped Curve in non-nerdish English language comprehension, and you just can't realize that when the vast majority of people say they "went" (on foot) with someone to a presidential parade, and that the were "with" that person when something happened there, that yes, it really does  mean they were standing (or sitting) virtually "shoulder-to-shoulder" with that person, or at least close enough to them as to make it possible to "catch" them "together" there in a photograph or film when that something that happened ... happened.

This is just a verbose way of saying "I want 'standing with' to mean 'shoulder to shoulder', therefore that's 'normal'".  Who are you to speak for the vast majority of people, much less for TSBD office workers you never met?

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Where's Karan Hicks, Iacoletti?  Can you find her in any photos or films?

Where's Carol Reed?  Can you find her in any photos or films?

No???

Why do you suppose that is?

Because I don't just bestow names upon heads in photos with no evidence like you do.

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Do you really think lily-white Carol Reed's that black-haired, dark-complected gal on the left in your and Westbrook's three-gal group, or hey, maybe it's lily-white Karan Hicks, instead, and it was Carol Reed who went wandering off!!!

"Lily white"...."dark complected".....LOL

Is this supposed to somehow show that Westbrook doesn't know who she is?  What even makes this a "three-gal group" as opposed to three people you're just picking out of a line of people and assuming they are together?

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If you grudgingly accept that it's self-described American Indian Stella Mae Jacob (which it is)

It's possible.  You certainly haven't proven it to any degree that approaches your certainty about it.

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then you still have to explain how it is that Reed and Hicks were not "caught" in any photos or films,

How do you know whether or not they were "caught" in any photos or films?

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and why they both played so fast-and-loose with "with" in their FBI statements,

Why, because you see yourself as the arbiter of what "with" means?

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and willfully misrepresented where they actually were, and whom they were "with," if anybody.

You mean like "on the South side of Elm street" or "at the southwest corner of Elm and Houston"?  Or is somebody only "willfully misrepresenting" things when you want them to be?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 11, 2019, 05:00:23 PM
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Not only from behind, but with common sense,

"common sense" as defined by what Tommy guesses.

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and with realizing, among other things, that Gloria Calvery was a very tall and large gal, indeed, and that the black-haired, dark-complected gal on the left in that group of three near the Stemmons sign in Zapruder must be self-described American Indian Stella Mae Jacob,

Even if she is a "dark-complected gal" (whatever the hell that means), why does it then follow that it "must be" Jacob?

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and that the two gals to her right must be her colleagues Gloria Holt and Sharon Simmons,

and even if it is Jacob, why do the "two gals to her right" must be Holt and Simmons?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 12, 2019, 03:48:17 AM
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"common sense" as defined by what Tommy guesses.

Even if she is a "dark-complected gal" (whatever the hell that means), why does it then follow that it "must be" Jacob?

and even if it is Jacob, why do the "two gals to her right" have to be Holt and Simmons?

Iacoletti,

Do you agree that Westbrook's "probably Carol Reed" gal on the left is back-haired and dark-complected?

(https://www.assassinationresearch.com/zfilm/z060.jpg)

If so, do you think she's Carol Reed, or maybe even Karan Hicks?

-- MWT  ;)

Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 12, 2019, 07:06:52 PM
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Do you agree that Westbrook's "probably Carol Reed" gal on the left is back-haired and dark-complected?

Do you agree that Carol Ann Reed had dark hair?  Also, do you understand the difference between "probably" and "there's no doubt in my mind"?

And while we're trying to identify "complexions" in this oversaturated Costella frame, what would you say the "complexion" of the motorcycle cop on the right of the photo is?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 12, 2019, 08:58:30 PM
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Do you agree that Carol Ann Reed had dark hair?  Also, do you understand the difference between "probably" and "there's no doubt in my mind"?

And while we're trying to identify "complexions" in this oversaturated Costella frame, what would you say the "complexion" of the motorcycle cop on the right of the photo is?

Iacoletti,

1) In the Zapruder film, does the hair of the gal we're talking about only look "dark" (in the context of your argument -- "dark brown"), or does it look "black', as in ... b-l-a-c-k?

2) How is it that in that "oversaturated" Costella frame (Z-60, and a few frames around it), said "oversaturation" happened to miss the necks of John Templin and suit-wearing Ernest Brandt, and the legs of journalist Maggie Brown?

https://www.assassinationresearch.com/zfilm/z060.jpg

-- MWT   ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 13, 2019, 01:19:47 AM
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Iacoletti,

You don't have to put my name in every post.

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1) In the Zapruder film, does the hair of the gal we're talking about only look "dark" (in the context of your argument -- "dark brown"), or does it look "black', as in ... b-l-a-c-k?

It looks like whatever you want it to look like.

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2) How is it that in that "oversaturated" Costella frame (Z-60, and a few frames around it), said "oversaturation" happened to miss the necks of John Templin and suit-wearing Ernest Brandt, and the legs of journalist Maggie Brown?

Stop pretending like you know for a fact who any of these people are, or what their "complexion's" might be.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 13, 2019, 01:54:23 AM
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You don't have to put my name in every post.

It looks like whatever you want it to look like.

Stop pretending like you know for a fact who any of these people are, or what their "complexion's" might be.

Iacoletti,

Does Westbrook's "probably Carol Reed" in Zapruder look to you as though she has black hair, or just "dark" hair?

Are you suggesting that you don't know who I'm referring to in the Zapruder film when I say "John Templin," "Ernest Brandt," and "journalist Maggie Brown"???

If so, why don't you look them up on Robin Unger's labeled-in-yellow Z-frame?  They're about the only people that he did get right.

--  MWT   ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 13, 2019, 04:50:29 AM
So now you're back to just declaring yourself correct again.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 13, 2019, 08:13:02 AM
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So now you're back to just declaring yourself correct again.

Iacoletti,

It's interesting that in your increasingly desperate refusal to admit that Gloria Calvery was photographically "captured" on a TSBD lower step about 20 seconds after the assassination, you not only irrationally deny that Westbrook's putative (lilly-white) "Carol Reed" has an American Indian-like dark complexion and black hair in Z-60 (and the frames around it), but you also, in a patently desperate attempt to deflect from and deny that obvious fact, deem to quibble with my reliance on Robin Unger's and Don Roberdeau's well-established identifications of John Templin, Ernest Brandt and journalist Maggie Brown, three people in said frames whose very white skin shows up clearly in what you claim is a grossly "oversaturated" film.

Shall I study graphic arts and computers and figure out how to draw nice big red circles around those three people so you'll know who I'm talking about, and then you, too, can notice how much lighter their skin color is than Westbrook's "Carol Reed" (self-described American Indian Stella Mae Jacob), or some other equally lilly-white South-Western Publishing Company employee whom Westbrook might desperately hope that gal is?

Like ... Karan Hicks, perhaps?

You know, Westbrook's and Calvery's colleague who, as did the aforementioned Carol Reed, told the FBI that she had watched the motorcade with Calvery and Westbrook?

LOL

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 13, 2019, 07:32:49 PM
You're just repeating the same claims over and over again, just like your mentor Doyle does.  Unless you have something new to add, it's all rather futile.

Do you really expect to convince anybody of anything by yelling "I'm correct" a few thousand more times?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 13, 2019, 09:49:09 PM
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You're just repeating the same claims over and over again, just like your mentor Doyle does.  Unless you have something new to add, it's all rather futile.

Do you really expect to convince anybody of anything by yelling "I'm correct" a few thousand more times?

Iacoletti,

1)  How could Brian Doyle be my mentor when he believes the evil, evil, evil CIA killed JFK?

2)  Other than Westbrook's horribly mistaken "identification" of the three gals near the Stemmons sign as "probably (lilly-white) Carol Reed, Gloria Calvert [sic], and me, Karen Westbrook!" (from behind and 54 years after-the-fact to a smilin' n' noddin' Stephen Fagin), and, of course, Thierry "Fake News" Speth's, Robin Unger's and Don Roberdeau's labeling of those gals several years ago as (from left-to-right) "Gloria Calvery, Karan Hicks and Carol Reed," do you have any reason for not believing that those gals are, in reality, self-described American Indian Stella Mae Jacob and her two Texas School Book Company colleagues, Gloria Holt and Sharron Simmons?

Let me put it to you this way:  Have you been able to find those three gals (Jacob, Holt and Simmons) on the south side of Elm Street during the motorcade?

No?

Well, where do you suppose they could have been?

-- MWT  ;)

PS  It's interesting to note that Roberdeau finally got it right on his "plan" and that he now has those three gals by the Stemmons sign correctly labeled as "Jacob, Holt and Simmons".
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 13, 2019, 10:26:27 PM
The identification that Westbrook made of herself (who, as I keep reminding you, was THERE), while fallible, is more credible than "Tommy thinks it's somebody else".

Further attempts to insist you are correct with no actual evidence will be ignored.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 13, 2019, 11:29:17 PM
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The identification that Westbrook made of herself (who, as I keep reminding you, was THERE), while fallible, is more credible than "Tommy thinks it's somebody else".

Further attempts to insist you are correct with no actual evidence will be ignored.

Dear Iacoletti,

Please don't run away, now, foolishly believing that you've "won," and that it's "set in concrete" that Karen Westbrook Scranton was right in "identifying" herself and her friend and colleague, "Gloria Calvert" [sic], in the Zapruder film, from behind, and fifty-four years after-the-fact.

You haven't even answered any of my questions, yet.

For example, if the three gals near the Stemmons sign weren't self-described Amercan Indian Stella Mae Jacob and her two colleagues from the Texas School Book Company, Gloria Holt and Sharon Simmons, where, then, were they during the motorcade?

Their FBI statements, all of which were probably written from a verbal "template" one of them had created in making her own statement to the FBI, have them situated exactly where Westbrook's "probably Carol Reed, Gloria Calvert [sic], and me, Karen Westbrook!" group was, standing, i.e., on the curb and about 50 yards down (from the TSBD) towards the Stemmons Expressway Underpass, but incorrectly "placed"on the south side of the street, as can be readily verified by looking at the photos and films and realizing that there was no trio of women standing near the Babuska Lady, or Hill and Moorman, or anywhere else, on the south side of Elm Street.

--  MWT  ;)

Thank you for finally admitting, though, that Westbrook was fallible in her "identifications," especially seein' as how she made them fifty-four years after-the-fact ... and from behind.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 14, 2019, 03:20:31 PM
Everybody's fallible - even you (though you'll never admit it).

I've answered your questions repeatedly, you just don't like the answers.  Which is why it's futile to engage in your broken record shtick.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 14, 2019, 05:53:19 PM
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Thomas, worth noting is that KarenWestbrook identified a PersonImage as herself, about a half century after the DealeyPlaza shooting of JohnKennedySr and JohnConnallyJr, based on the SixthFloorMuseum filmed interview, by viewing films and/or photos of PersonImages. And, her Motorcade viewing companions' PersonImages were identified by herself the same way, but placed with her Image accordingly. To my knowledge, there is no video or audio Of Ms Westbrook  providing any similar PersonImage identity information that was produced on 11/22/'63. And, to me at least, that would tend to dilute any "being there" valuation.

Jack LARRY,

Not sure what your point is ...

(We know that Westbrook was there, just not right there.)

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 14, 2019, 06:31:48 PM
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Thomas, worth noting is that KarenWestbrook identified a PersonImage as herself, about a half century after the DealeyPlaza shooting of JohnKennedySr and JohnConnallyJr, based on the SixthFloorMuseum filmed interview, by viewing films and/or photos of PersonImages. And, her Motorcade viewing companions' PersonImages were identified by herself the same way, but placed with her Image accordingly. To my knowledge, there is no video or audio Of Ms Westbrook  providing any similar PersonImage identity information that was produced on 11/22/'63. And, to me at least, that would tend to dilute any "being there" valuation.

"Diluted" as much a guy squinting at the backs of people's heads in a film about a half century later?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 14, 2019, 07:38:34 PM
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Everybody's fallible - even you (though you'll never admit it).

I've answered your questions repeatedly, you just don't like the answers.  Which is why it's futile to engage in your broken record shtick.

Dear Iacoletti,

Nope.

All you've done (for the most part) is come up with implausible assertions, objections and denials.

Examples:

1)  The black-blouse and black headscarf-wearing gal in Betzner-3 seems at first glance to be wearing glasses, but upon enlarging her face one can see that it's just a shadow, or a tree branch.

2)  The gal on the left near the Stemmons sign in Zapruder-frame 60 (and the frames around it) only appears to have a dark complexion, due to over-saturation in the Costella Combined Edit Frames, despite the fact that at least three other spectators in said frames - Unger's and Roberdeau's  "Maggie Brown, John Templin, and Ernest Brandt" - clearly have significantly lighter skin in it.

3)  The three people on the Pergola Patio in the Towner clip aren't women, but men who are wearing very long bermuda shorts with long-sleeved upper garments in late November, or very high, flesh-colored cowboy boots.

4)  The medium-blue thing (which is the same color as the headscarf "Karen Westbrook" is wearing) on or near the head of the person on the right in said Pergola Patio trio doesn't have to be a headscarf, it could very well be could be a balloon, or an umbrella, or a ......

5)  It's reasonable to assume that although all of the seven gals in the two groups at issue (the Jacob, Holt and Simmons group, and the Calvery, Hicks, Reed and Westbrook group) told the FBI that they had walked with two (or three) of their colleagues to a general area down Elm Street to watch the motorcade, some of them did not stand sufficiently near other members of their group to be caught on film while watching the motorcade.

6) It's reasonable to assume that one of these two groups (the trio comprised of self-described American Indian Stella Mae Jacob and her colleagues, strawberry-blonde Gloria Holt and Sharron Simmons) is not visible in any of the photos or films taken that day.

7)  It's reasonable to assume that the spectators in two particular groups did not actually stay in their respective group during the motorcade, but mingled with members of the other group.

8 )  It's reasonable to assume that there were two gals wearing black-blouses, black headscarves and mid-toned skirts watching the motorcade, and that there were two gals dressed in white dresses and white headscarves watching the motorcade, and that they formed two black-white couples, but only one of these black-white couples was "caught" on Elm Street during the motorcade by Zapruder, as it was standing about a 20-second walk from the TSBD steps, and the other black-white couple was not caught in the Zapruder film during the motorcade, but was caught by Darnell about 20 seconds after the assassination, on the lower steps of the TSBD as they are evidently returning to that building, and it's just a coincidence that the first black-white couple is nowhere to be seen in any of the photos or films at this time (about 20 seconds after the assassination or at any other time after that.

9)  etc


--  MWT   :D

Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 14, 2019, 08:35:45 PM
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Well Mr Graves, my name is not Jack, and have been called much worse, but apparently the point was missed, and I will withdraw the post.

Sorry about that, Larry.

I must have been thinking of Jumpin' Jack Flash, or maybe the U.S. Army code clerk the Ruskies recruited in 1949 and code named "Jack" (who not only was never uncovered, but inadvertently caused the Korean War).

My bad.

Your comrade-in-arms,

-- Mudd Wrassler Tommy   ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 14, 2019, 11:44:34 PM
You know what I'm not seeing in your latest ridiculous list of strawman claims that I never made?

Any evidence that the person who Karen Westbrook identified as herself is actually Sharon Simmons.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 15, 2019, 01:55:18 AM
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You know what I'm not seeing in your latest ridiculous list of strawman claims that I never made?

Any evidence that the person who Karen Westbrook identified as herself is actually Sharon Simmons.

Dear Iacoletti,

Strawman claims you've never made?

LOL

What are you talking about?

You've said or strongly suggested every single one of those things on this forum.

Sharron Simmons?

Why have you waited so long to bring her up?  Are you hoping she'll be your "ace in the hole" now that you've gone "all in"?

Are you suggesting that since she hasn't come forward and identified herself in the photographs, that it couldn't be her wearing the blue headscarf near the Stemmons sign?

Maybe she values her privacy, or doesn't want to get involved.  Had you thought of that?

Haven't you seen the photos of her that have been posted on the Internet?

Go to page five of Sandy Larsen's EF thread Did Shelley and Lovelady Leave the TSBD Steps Before Officer Baker's Arrival and then Return?, and on page 10 of my thread, Were TSBD Employees Jacob, Holt and Simmons Misidentified as Calvery, Hicks and Reed? and see for yourself the resemblance between Sharon Simmons and the headscarf-wearing gal in the short Darnell clips.


--  MWT   ;)


 
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 15, 2019, 05:32:38 AM
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Dear Iacoletti,

Nope.

All you've done (for the most part) is come up with implausible assertions, objections and denials.

Examples:

1)  The black-blouse and black headscarf-wearing gal in Betzner-3 seems at first glance to be wearing glasses, but upon enlarging her face one can see that it's just a shadow, or a tree branch.


2)  The gal on the left near the Stemmons sign in Zapruder-frame 60 (and the frames around it) only appears to have a dark complexion, due to over-saturation in the Costella Combined Edit Frames, despite the fact that at least three other spectators in said frames - Unger's and Roberdeau's  "Maggie Brown, John Templin, and Ernest Brandt" - clearly have significantly lighter skin than her.

3)  The three people on the Pergola Patio in the Towner clip aren't women, but men who are wearing very long bermuda shorts with long-sleeved upper garments in late November, or very high, flesh-colored cowboy boots.

4)  The medium-blue thing (which is the same color as the headscarf "Karen Westbrook" is wearing) on or near the head of the person on the right in said Pergola Patio trio doesn't have to be a headscarf, it could very well be could be a balloon, or an umbrella, or a ......

5)  It's reasonable to assume that some assassination witnesses in two groups who told the FBI that they walked with two (or three) of their colleagues to a spot "about 50 yards down down Elm Street" / to a spot "about halfway between the TSBD and the Triple Underpass" to watch the motorcade did not stand sufficiently near the other members of their respective groups to be caught on any film, period, while watching it.

6) It's reasonable that one of these two groups (the trio comprised of self-described American Indian Stella Mae Jacob and her colleagues, strawberry-blonde Gloria Holt and Sharron Simmons) is not visible in any of the photos or films taken that day.

7)  It's reasonable to assume that the spectators in two particular groups did not actually stay in their respective group during the motorcade, but mingled with members of the other group.

8 )  It's reasonable to assume that there were two gals wearing black-blouses, black headscarves and mid-toned skirts watching the motorcade, and that there were two gals dressed in white dresses and white headscarves watching the motorcade, and that they formed two black-white couples, but only one of these black-white couples was "caught" on Elm Street during the motorcade by Zapruder, as it was standing about a 20-second walk from the TSBD steps, and the other black-white couple was not caught in the Zapruder film during the motorcade, but was caught by Darnell about 20 seconds after the assassination, on the lower steps of the TSBD as they are evidently returning to that building, and it's just a coincidence that the first black-white couple is nowhere to be seen in any of the photos or films at this time (about 20 seconds after the assassination), or at any other time after that.

9)  etc


--  MWT   :D


Edited and bumped for John Iacoletti.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 15, 2019, 06:12:24 AM
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You've said or strongly suggested every single one of those things on this forum.

 BS:

Those are all things you invented to avoid arguing honestly.  I haven't claimed any of those things.  I merely pointed out that your arguments rely on a lot of unwarranted assumptions.

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Are you suggesting that since she hasn't come forward and identified herself in the photographs, that it couldn't be her wearing the blue headscarf near the Stemmons sign?

No, I'm suggesting that you done exactly nothing to show this is Simmons rather than Westbrook.  All you've done is arrogantly pronounce Westbrook wrong and yourself right.

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Maybe she values her privacy, or doesn't want to get involved.  Had you thought of that?

Is this supposed to be evidence that it's her?

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Haven't you seen the photos of her that have been posted on the Internet?

Go to page five of Sandy Larsen's EF thread Did Shelley and Lovelady Leave the TSBD Steps Before Officer Baker's Arrival and then Return?, and on page 10 of my thread, Were TSBD Employees Jacob, Holt and Simmons Misidentified as Calvery, Hicks and Reed? and see for yourself the resemblance between Sharon Simmons and the headscarf-wearing gal in the short Darnell clips.

LOL.  For the millionth time (this is why this is futile), the Darnell clip tells you nothing about who is who in Zapruder.  But I don't believe that the girl with the big safety pin on her collar is the right Sharon Simmons anyway.  She's the wrong age, unless she was a prodigy who graduated high school at 16.  I found a way more likely candidate at a different school.  Your confirmation bias though would cause you to see a resemblance anyway, regardless.  You are notorious for seeing what you want to see.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 15, 2019, 06:37:48 AM
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[.....]


Iacoletti,

Have you posted, anywhere, your "way more likely candidate" for Simmons?

I'd love to see it.

-- MWT  ;)

PS  Your continued denying that the Townner clip captured, on the Pergola Patio, the same three gals that Darnell captured, and that they, in turn, are the same three gals that are standing near the Stemmons sign in Zaruder is, well, mind-numbing, imho.

Correlations between the three gals in Zapruder and the three gals (you do agree they're females, don't you?) in the Towner clip:

1) The one on the left in both has very dark hair and is wearing a white skirt and a dark-brown, long-sleeved upper garment.

2) The one in the middle in both has light-colored hair and is wearing a dark-colored long-sleeved dress or raincoat.

3) The one on the right is wearing a light-blue headscarf and a dark-colored long-sleeved dress or raincoat.

(Fwiw, none of them appear to be particularly short, or particularly tall, or particularly thin, or particularly obese.)

Correlations between the three gals near the Stemmons sign in Zapruder-frame 60 and the three gals in the two short Darnell clips:

1) The one on the left in both has back hair, is dark-complected, and is wearing a dark-colored coat.

2) The one in the middle has light-colored hair and is wearing a dark-colored upper garment.

3) The one on the right in both is wearing a headscarf -- light-toned in the b&w Darnell clips, consistent with the light-blue one the gal on the right is wearing in Zapruder. Also, she is wearing a dark-colored rain jacket in both.

.....

PPS  What, exactly, have I "invented" so that I can "argue dishonestly"?

You don't remember saying or implying those things?

Your insinuating that I'm dishonest is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle "black," dude.

Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 15, 2019, 08:36:43 AM
For Iacoletti:

Do you really think real-deal Sharon Ann Simmons, as depicted in her 1962 Adamson High School yearbook (see her on page 10 of my thread at the EF titled "Were TSBD Employees Jacob, Holt, and Simmons Misidentified as Calvery, Hicks, and Reed?"), looks significantly different from the headscarf-wearing gal in the Darnell clips?

I don't.

Regardless, it's kinda hard to tell if they're the same people, seein' as how she (Simmons) has the side of her face and her ears covered with that headscarf in Darnell, wouldn't you say, and given the fact that she looks kinda glum, seein' as how she's just seen the handsome and charismatic President of the United States get his head blown off?

--  MWT   ;)

PS  Where's Karan "The Wanderer" Hicks in Zapruder?  And Carol "Ramble-On" Reed?  Off camera, talking with some complete strangers?

PPS  Nice find, btw.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 15, 2019, 04:41:52 PM
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Have you posted, anywhere, your "way more likely candidate" for Simmons?

Looks like you found it.


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PS  Your continued denying that the Townner clip captured, on the Pergola Patio, the same three gals that Darnell captured, and that they, in turn, are the same three gals that are standing near the Stemmons sign in Zaruder is, well, mind-numbing, imho.

Of course it is.  You think "looks that way to Tommy when he squints at a blurry image taken at a distance" is a good argument.

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You don't remember saying or implying those things?

I didn't say any of those things.  Those were all your appeals to ridicule, because you pretend to see all kinds of detail in blurry images taken at a distance.  Provide links of me ever making any of those statements.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 15, 2019, 04:49:02 PM
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For Iacoletti:

Do you really think real-deal Sharon Ann Simmons, as depicted in her 1962 Adamson High School yearbook (see her on page 10 of my thread at the EF titled "Were TSBD Employees Jacob, Holt, and Simmons Misidentified as Calvery, Hicks, and Reed?"), looks significantly different from the headscarf-wearing gal in the Darnell clips?

I don't.

Just as I said.  You claimed that the first "Sharon Simmons" looks like Darnell woman, and now you're claiming that the other completely different Sharon Ann Simmons also looks like Darnell woman.  No matter who Sharon Simmons turns out to be, you're going to claim that it's her.  Classic confirmation bias.

But it still doesn't matter, because for the million-and-third time:  the Darnell clip tells you NOTHING about who is who in Zapruder.

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Regardless, it's kinda hard to tell if they're the same people, seein' as how she (Simmons) has the side of her face and her ears covered with that headscarf in Darnell, wouldn't you say,

Most honest thing you've said yet.  Oh wait...you can't see ANY PART of the face of the woman next to the sign in Zapruder, and yet you still claim to know exactly who she is.

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PS  Where's Karan "The Wanderer" Hicks in Zapruder?  And Carol "Ramble-On" Reed?  Off camera, talking with some complete strangers?

I don't know.  All you see are backs of heads.  Why is this concept so hard for you?  Do you feel like a made-up answer is better than no answer?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 15, 2019, 06:21:50 PM
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Just as I said.  You claimed that the first "Sharon Simmons" looks like Darnell woman, and now you're claiming that the other completely different Sharon Ann Simmons also looks like Darnell woman.  No matter who Sharon Simmons turns out to be, you're going to claim that it's her.  Classic confirmation bias.

But it still doesn't matter, because for the million-and-third time:  the Darnell clip tells you NOTHING about who is who in Zapruder.

Most honest thing you've said yet.  Oh wait...you can't see ANY PART of the face of the woman next to the sign in Zapruder, and yet you still claim to know exactly who she is.

I don't know.  All you see are backs of heads.  Why is this concept so hard for you?  Do you feel like a made-up answer is better than no answer?

Dear Iacoletti,

Why do you choose to ignore the fact that the three gals in the Darnell clips are: 1) the same as the three women standing next to the Stemmons sign in Zapruder, and 2) the same as the three women on the Pergola Patio in the Towner film?

The dead giveaway that the above is true is that the gal on the right in both Zapruder and Towner not only seems to be the same morphologicallly speaking, but is wearing a light-blue headscarf and a "black," full-length, long-sleeved garment, plus the fact that she is accompanied by two women who, respectively, look identical in both films, i.e., one has "black" hair and is wearing a dark-brown, long-sleeved upper garment with a white skirt, and another companion who is wearing a long-sleeved, "black," full-length garment ... and who just happens to have light-colored hair.

"Cha-Ching!"

.....

It's interesting to note that the three gals I'm talking about in the Towner film and in the Darnell clips are still in the same left-to-right (or right-to-left, if you prefer) sequence they were in while watching the motorcade in Zapruder.

.....

Even if there had been 10,000 people in Dealey Plaza that day, taken all together any reasonable person would conclude that these three gals must be the same people, based on statistical probabilities, alone.

The fact that there weren't 10,000 people in Dealey Plaza that day, but more like 200, makes it even more obvious.

Unless, of course, you insist that the gal on the right in Towner isn't wearing a light-blue headscarf and a "black" raincoat-like garment, and the gal on the left neither has "black" hair nor is wearing a dark-brown, long-sleeved garment and a white skirt, and that the gal in the middle has light-colored hair and is wearing ...

.....

Why are you suddenly obsessing on Sharon Simmons, the gal who's the hardest of the three in Darnell to identify by face (because she's wearing that side-of-face-hiding headscarf)?

.....

If Zambanini got it wrong, it's because her gal is smiling widely, like some people try to do when they're having their driver's license photo or their mugshot photo taken.

And why, pray tell, do they do that? 

Because they know that smiling distorts one's face and makes one ... harder to identify from their photo.

-- MWT   ;D

PS  No, I'm not saying that girl was smiling like that in her high school photo
 because she was a devious felon ... .
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 15, 2019, 10:09:07 PM
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Thomas,
Admittedly I have only skimmed over this thread, but I believe SharonAnnSimmons would be at least age 75 now, however, I believe MsSimmons, aka SharonNelson, unfortunately may now be deceased.


Larry,

It would be nice if she were alive and amenable to submitting herself to a videotaped interview, but that would just be "icing on the cake" as far as I'm concerned.

Anyone who so stubbornly argues against the obvious visual correlations between the three gals by the Stemmons sign in Zapruder, the three gals on the Pergola Patio in Towner, and the three gals walking towards the TSBD in Darnell, as Iacoletti does, is a T-R-O-L-L in my book.

--  MWT   ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 15, 2019, 11:07:58 PM
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Why do you choose to ignore the fact that the three gals in the Darnell clips are: 1) the same as the three women standing next to the Stemmons sign in Zapruder, and 2) the same as the three women on the Pergola Patio in the Towner film?

Because calling something a "fact" doesn't make it one.

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The dead giveaway that the above is true is that the gal on the right in both Zapruder and Towner not only seems to be the same morphologicallly speaking, but is wearing a light-blue headscarf and a "black," full-length, long-sleeved garment, plus the fact that she is accompanied by two women who, respectively, look identical in both films, i.e., one has "black" hair and is wearing a dark-brown, long-sleeved upper garment with a white skirt, and another companion who is wearing a long-sleeved, "black," full-length garment ... and who just happens to have light-colored hair.

 BS:  You "see" what you want to see.  It's blurry blobs all the way down.


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It's interesting to note that the three gals I'm talking about in the Towner film and in the Darnell clips are still in the same left-to-right (or right-to-left, if you prefer) sequence they were in while watching the motorcade in Zapruder.

No, they're actually not.  "Cha-Ching!"

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Even if there had been 10,000 people in Dealey Plaza that day, taken all together any reasonable person would conclude that these three gals must be the same people, based on statistical probabilities, alone.

"reasonable person" as defined as "agrees with Tommy".

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Why are you suddenly obsessing on Sharon Simmons, the gal who's the hardest of the three in Darnell to identify by face (because she's wearing that side-of-face-hiding headscarf)?

In case you've forgotten, you're arrogantly calling Karen Westbrook wrong about who she herself is.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 15, 2019, 11:28:25 PM
In case you've forgotten, you're arrogantly calling Karen Westbrook wrong about who she herself is.

.....

Because she is wrong, Iacoletti.

Which is totally understandable, seein' as how she was trying to please Stephen "Smilin' and Noddin' Fagin" and his audience, and was doing what he had probably suggested that she do:  Look at "herself" there by the Stemmons sign, from behind, from the spacial distance of Zapruder's 8mm camera, and yep, fifty-four years after-the-fact

"You know, Karen, so we can clear up this here Thierry 'Fake News' Speth, Robin Unger, and Don 'I'll Get It Right Eventually' Roberdeau ... mess!"

"Look! Right there, Karen!, in that very exciting, close-to-the-fatal-headshot position you were in with your pal (strawberry-blond???) Gloria Calvery!"

"Yes, Stephen, ... and who's that gal on the left, you ask? Well, it's probably (mysteriously black-haired and dark-skinned) Carol Reed, but I'll be danged if I know where that mischievous Karan Hicks done went to, Steve."

.....

"Blobs all the way down," Iacoletti?

According to that lady at the Bertrand Russell lecture, it's "turtles all the way down," not blobs.

.....

Regardless, have you had your eyes checked lately, John?

Do you still contend that those three people on the Pergola Patio in Towner might not be women, but men who are wearing long-sleeved shirts and long bermuda shorts, or maybe even regular pants tucked into very high, flesh-colored cowboy boots?

Oh yeah, and that that macho dude on the right is holding a Little-Boy-Blue-colored helium-filled balloon, or maybe a Little-Boy-Blue-colored "Welcome to Dallas!" sign?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_blue

--  MWT    :D
Title: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Brian Doyle on July 16, 2019, 01:22:20 AM


It took me 5 minutes to locate Sharon Nelson in Texas and she's still alive...
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Larry Trotter on July 16, 2019, 03:11:45 AM
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It took me 5 minutes to locate Sharon Nelson in Texas and she's still alive...

Thanks Brian. Maybe another SharonAnnSimmons, born in Dallas, 1942, and passed away in 2017. However,, after further review, SharonAnnSimmons/Nelson was, possibly, born in 1944.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 16, 2019, 03:20:09 AM
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Thanks Brian. Maybe another SharonAnnSimmons, born in Dallas, 1942, and passed away in 2017. Possibly, SharonAnnSimmons/Nelson was born in 1944.

Brian,

Please don't interview her.

I'm afraid you'll "eff" it up, somehow.

LOL

-- MWT  ;)


Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 16, 2019, 07:34:02 PM
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In case you've forgotten, you're arrogantly calling Karen Westbrook wrong about who she herself is.

.....

Because she is wrong, Iacoletti.

There's some powerful evidence.  Tommy says so.   ::)


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Do you still contend that those three people on the Pergola Patio in Towner might not be women, but men who are wearing long-sleeved shirts and long bermuda shorts, or maybe even regular pants tucked into very high, flesh-colored cowboy boots?

Do you still contend that they must be women because you think your blobs have bare legs?

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Oh yeah, and that that macho dude on the right is holding a Little-Boy-Blue-colored helium-filled balloon, or maybe a Little-Boy-Blue-colored "Welcome to Dallas!" sign?

Do you ever get tired of making up crap and claiming that I said it?  Do you content that a blue area on your blob must be a scarf, merely because you want it to be a scarf?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 16, 2019, 07:34:59 PM
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It took me 5 minutes to locate Sharon Nelson in Texas and she's still alive...

I'm sure there are lots of Sharon Nelsons in Texas.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 16, 2019, 07:35:30 PM
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Brian,

Please don't interview her.

I'm afraid you'll "eff" it up, somehow.

And then he'll lie about what she said anyway.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 16, 2019, 08:16:23 PM
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And then he'll lie about what she said anyway.

Iacoletti,

Why does the power-that-be at this wonderful forum let you get away with calling other members liars?

I thought that was against the rules.

--  MWT   ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 16, 2019, 08:34:11 PM
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Do you still contend that they must be women because you think your blobs have bare legs?

Do you ever get tired of making up crap and claiming that I said it?  Do you content that a blue area on your blob must be a scarf, merely because you want it to be a scarf?


Dear-oh-dear Iacoletti,

That "blue area" is on the head of a barelegged person, who just happens to be accompanied by two other barelegged people on the Pergola Patio.

What could that "blue area" possibly be, if not a headscarf, be it on the head of a woman, or on the head of a bermuda shorts-wearing dude, or on the head of a cowboy who's wearin' high, flesh-colored cowboy boots over his Levis, and who plum forgot to wear his cowboy hat that day?

A balloon?  A sign?  A blue seagull?

Regardless, it's quite a coincidence that it's the same color as the headscarf your "Karen Westbrook" is wearing in the Zapruder film, isn't it?

And that your "Karen Westbrook," being an office-workin' female and anticipating watching the President of the United States go by, is wearing a dress (or is nude under her raincoat!) and therefore is barelegged, as are her colleagues "Gloria Calvert" (sic) and "uhh .. probably Carol Reed".

--  MWT   :P

The pertinent part of the Towner film can be viewed here:

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sqkOATiPTRk/W7DNxeK1b9I/AAAAAAAACbU/iwsvC5zr4AEO1Baql7VTHg78v8gq73ryACLcBGAs/s1600/towner2.gif



Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 16, 2019, 09:17:23 PM
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Dear-oh-dear Iacoletti,

That "blue area" is on the head of a barelegged person, who just happens to be accompanied by two other barelegged people on the Pergola Patio.

What could that "blue area" possibly be, if not a headscarf, be it on the head of a woman, or on the head of a bermuda shorts-wearing dude, or on the head of a cowboy who's wearin' high, flesh-colored cowboy boots over his Levis, and who plum forgot to wear his cowboy hat that day?

A balloon?  A sign?  A blue seagull?

More ridiculous nonsense in lieu instead of a demonstration of how you know it's specifically a scarf.

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Regardless, it's quite a coincidence that it's the same color as the headscarf your "Karen Westbrook" is wearing in the Zapruder film, isn't it?

Is it?  Says who?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 16, 2019, 11:40:24 PM
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I suggested back in April that you believe the gal on the right in the Towner trio might not be wearing a blue headscarf, but holding a blue balloon, or a blue sign, or have a pet blue parrot on her shoulder (or some-such-thing), instead.

Yeah, because that's what you do.  You make up ridiculous nonsense strawmen to argue with.

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And you never responded except to say that since all you could see on the Pergola Patio was "blobs," those three people on the Pergola Patio could very well be Bermuda-shorts (or high, flesh-colored cowboy boots) wearin' men, instead of women.

The bermuda shorts and the high, flesh-colored cowboy boots was more nonsense that you made up.

So, is your plan to just keep creating new threads with the same old garbage and hope that something sticks instead of actually coming up with something new to back up your assumptions?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 17, 2019, 12:03:17 AM
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Oh dear oh dear Iacoletti,

Why then did you go to the trouble of posting that big photo of those five male models wearing Bermuda shorts and long-sleeved upper garments on that thread?

Was is just because you thought they looked "hot"?

Because you insisted that bare legs = women.  One counter-example disproves the hypothesis.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on July 17, 2019, 01:20:33 AM
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Because you insisted that bare legs = women.  One counter-example disproves the hypothesis.

In the context of a cool, gusty, late November day in Dallas, Texas, no, it doesn't, does it.

Regardless, can you think of any other "counter-examples" which would tend to disprove the "hypothesis" that the three people on the Pergola Patio must be women because their legs are bare from about the knee, down? 

Oh yeah, and because they're wearing dresses, or raincoats over their dresses?

And one of them is even wearing a blue headscarf?

Ef·fem·i·nate (I had to look it up for spelling purposes) Cowboys, or Really Stylin' Dudes, wearin' high, flesh-colored boots?

Anything else?

Good old "over-saturation"?

Anything else?

--  MWT   :D
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 17, 2019, 01:27:43 AM
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In the context of a cool, gusty, late November day in Dallas, Texas, no, it doesn't, does it.

(https://www.shared.com/content/images/2019/01/shortsinwinter.jpg)

Are you claiming that somehow it's too cold for men to bare their legs, but not women?  That's rather sexist of you.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Mytton on July 18, 2019, 03:57:55 AM
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(https://www.shared.com/content/images/2019/01/shortsinwinter.jpg)

Are you claiming that somehow it's too cold for men to bare their legs, but not women?  That's rather sexist of you.

How absurd, what are you trying to prove with a photo taken God knows where, decades later, shouldn't your argument at least be about what people wore in 1963?

Here is some photos from around Dallas on the 22nd and I can't find even 1 guy wearing shorts, much less three in a row?

(https://www.aljazeera.com/mritems/imagecache/mbdxxlarge/mritems/Images/2017/10/29/5389c4e84ac245bcb21ef05536dac8e6_18.jpg)

(https://jfkfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Screen-Shot-2015-01-30-at-5.48.50-PM.png)

(https://i.postimg.cc/KvDGS1K4/run-knoll.jpg)

(https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth184817/m1/1/high_res/)

JohnM
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 18, 2019, 05:46:31 PM
How the hell would you know whether or not people are wearing shorts in a big crowd of people where you can't see their legs?

But the point is, even if Tommy thinks his blobs are bare legged, and therefore more likely to be women, so what?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Mytton on July 18, 2019, 07:29:49 PM
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How the hell would you know whether or not people are wearing shorts in a big crowd of people where you can't see their legs?

I didn't ask you to do an clothing audit on every man woman and child in Dallas, I just want you to support your "photo evidence" and at least demonstrate that at least 1 man in Dallas in November 1963 can be seen wearing shorts?

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But the point is, even if Tommy thinks his blobs are bare legged, and therefore more likely to be women, so what?

If it makes no difference then why post the photo of the guy wearing shorts?

JohnM
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 18, 2019, 08:57:21 PM
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I didn't ask you to do an clothing audit on every man woman and child in Dallas, I just want you to support your "photo evidence" and at least demonstrate that at least 1 man in Dallas in November 1963 can be seen wearing shorts?

Why?

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If it makes no difference then why post the photo of the guy wearing shorts?

Because Tommy appears to think that a blob that appears to him to be a bare-legged person must necessarily be a woman, because it was a "cool, gusty, late November day in Dallas, Texas".

What are you, his surrogate?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Barry Pollard on July 18, 2019, 09:14:48 PM
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Thomas, worth noting is that KarenWestbrook identified a PersonImage as herself, about a half century after the DealeyPlaza shooting of JohnKennedySr and JohnConnallyJr, based on the SixthFloorMuseum filmed interview, by viewing films and/or photos of PersonImages. And, her Motorcade viewing companions' PersonImages were identified by herself the same way, but placed with her Image accordingly. To my knowledge, there is no video or audio Of Ms Westbrook  providing any similar PersonImage identity information that was produced on 11/22/'63. And, to me at least, that would tend to dilute any "being there" valuation.

Anyone care to translate this for us?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Mytton on July 18, 2019, 10:25:57 PM
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Why?

Because Tommy appears to think that a blob that appears to him to be a bare-legged person must necessarily be a woman, because it was a "cool, gusty, late November day in Dallas, Texas".

What are you, his surrogate?

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Why?

You posted the completely irrelevant photo not me, I don't care one way or another, I was just giving you some advice so you could have a little credibility.

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Because Tommy appears to think that a blob that appears to him to be a bare-legged person must necessarily be a woman, because it was a "cool, gusty, late November day in Dallas, Texas".

An image that appears to be a blob, sometimes isn't.

(https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/universe/20190410/blackhole20190410.jpg)

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What are you, his surrogate?

No, I just find this entire debate fascinating.

JohnM

Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on July 18, 2019, 10:48:20 PM
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You posted the completely irrelevant photo not me, I don't care one way or another, I was just giving you some advice so you could have a little credibility.

It's perfectly relevant to the argument that Tommy made.  As amusing as it is to banter with you, a guy who thinks "cop said so" is good evidence of anything has no business talking about credibility.

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An image that appears to be a blob, sometimes isn't.

No, the image is still a blob.  And if you don't know what it is, then you don't know what it is -- even if you think you have a good guess.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on August 12, 2019, 11:33:42 AM
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It's perfectly relevant to the argument that Tommy made.  As amusing as it is to banter with you, a guy who thinks "cop said so" is good evidence of anything has no business talking about credibility.

No, the image is still a blob.  And if you don't know what it is, then you don't know what it is -- even if you think you have a good guess.

Iacoletti,

When you watch those three people walking across the Pergola Patio in a blown-up version of the Towner film, can you see, in any of them, any separation between their respective clothed thighs, indicating that at least one of them is a guy who's wearing very long bermuda shorts, or maybe, just maybe ... regular pants tucked into his very high, flesh-colored boots? 

Or not, ... suggesting very strongly that all three of them are three women -- three women wearing skirts (or dresses), with-or-without raincoats over them?

-- MWT  ;)

PS  Or maybe you can't be scientifically certain they're even human beings, because, to you, they just look like animated  ... "blobs"?
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on August 13, 2019, 06:51:51 PM
More creative blob interpretation.

Yawn.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on August 13, 2019, 07:58:11 PM
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More creative blob interpretation.

Yawn.

Iacoletti,

Yes, I know. The dress-like, non-separating, non-bermuda-shorts-or-pants-like skirts and raincoats above those three gals' bare lower legs (as they're walking across the Pergola Patio in the Towner film) must be a figment of my imagination.

Because, unfortunately, no one but me can discern such things, or if they can, they're unwilling to speak up about it and incur your apparent "Oswald Is Innocent At All Costs!" wrath and invective

Iacoletti, overheard at a bar in Texas:  "Can I have another Blobs on the rocks, bartender?  I'm so addicted to that stuff.  And while you're at it, you'd better give me a big plate of re-fried beans, smothered with Hatch habaneros and lots and lots of cheese.  Why the habaneros? Well, so it'll be really, really hot when I blow it out my you-know-what at the forum!"

-- MWT  ;)


Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on August 13, 2019, 09:12:22 PM
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Because, unfortunately, no one but me can discern such things, or if they can, they're unwilling to speak up about it and incur your apparent "Oswald Is Innocent At All Costs!" wrath and invective

I never said that Oswald was innocent at all costs.  If you ever decide to stop making up things to argue about, let me know.

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Iacoletti, overheard at a bar in Texas:  "Can I have another Blobs on the rocks, bartender?  I'm so addicted to that stuff.  And while you're at it, you'd better give me a big plate of re-fried beans, smothered with Hatch habaneros and lots and lots of cheese.  Why the habaneros? Well, so it'll be really, really hot when I blow it out my you-know-what at the forum!"

You probably think your ranting and raving is cute and clever, but you're just a waste of space.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on August 13, 2019, 09:34:56 PM
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You probably think your ranting and raving is cute and clever, but you're just a waste of space.

Iacoletti,

Why, then, do you continue to read them and reply to them?  Aren't you wasting time and space by doing so?

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Brian Doyle on August 16, 2019, 12:32:33 AM

Graves is correct in his location of Calvery, Hicks, Reed, and Westbrook...

I do know that Burney is quoted in a newspaper as being up by Zapruder during the shots...Peggy was never questioned in the "FBI signed statements"...

Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on August 16, 2019, 02:00:17 AM
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Graves is correct in his location of Calvery, Hicks, Reed, and Westbrook...

I do know that Burney is quoted in a newspaper as being up by Zapruder during the shots...Peggy was never questioned in the "FBI signed statements"...

Going from memory here --

That's what Burney's aunt at the Dallas Morning News wrote that afternoon, but I think she somehow conflated Burney, who worked for Abraham Zapruder, with another Zapruder employee, Marilyn Sitzman.

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on August 16, 2019, 07:25:34 PM
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Graves is correct in his location of Calvery, Hicks, Reed, and Westbrook...

Endorsement of your opinion from the guy with 429 falsehoods and fabrications is hardly helpful.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on August 16, 2019, 09:56:43 PM
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Endorsement of your opinion from the guy with 429 falsehoods and fabrications is hardly helpful.

Iacoletti,

Why are you so concerned about Gloria Calvery's position on Elm Street during the assassination --especially since "your Calvery" (Gloria Holt) and "my Calvery" (Gloria Calvery) were standing only about 20 feet from each other, and seein' as how you seem to believe Calvery was a non-factor immediately after the assassination (as far as possible interactions with other witnesses is concerned)?

Are you really SO OBSESSED with historical accuracy on such "trivial details"?

Or ... do you have a "hidden agenda"? 

Gotta keep her away from those steps and ... Prayer Person?

-- MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on August 17, 2019, 06:57:39 PM
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Why are you so concerned about Gloria Calvery's position on Elm Street during the assassination --especially since "your Calvery" (Gloria Holt) and "my Calvery" (Gloria Calvery) were standing only about 20 feet from each other, and seein' as how you seem to believe Calvery was a non-factor immediately after the assassination (as far as possible interactions with other witnesses is concerned)?

Are you trying to surpass Doyle's falsehoods record?  I never claimed to know where Gloria Calvery is.

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Are you really SO OBSESSED with historical accuracy on such "trivial details"?

I'm "obsessed" with exposing people who try to pass off BS as fact.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Thomas Graves on August 17, 2019, 07:41:30 PM
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I never claimed to know where Gloria Calvery is.



Iacoletti,

Are you saying you don't necessarily agree with Karen Westbrook's "identification" of herself and Gloria Calvery in the Zapruder film?

--  MWT  ;)
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Michael Walton on August 17, 2019, 07:44:15 PM
Just diving in here for the hell of it. So Tom G asks John I this question:

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Iacoletti,

Why are you so concerned about Gloria Calvery's position on Elm Street during the assassination --especially since "your Calvery" (Gloria Holt) and "my Calvery" (Gloria Calvery) were standing only about 20 feet from each other, and seein' as how you seem to believe Calvery was a non-factor immediately after the assassination (as far as possible interactions with other witnesses is concerned)?

Are you really SO OBSESSED with historical accuracy on such "trivial details"?


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...and if you go back to the very first post of this thread - way back on July 3 - Tom G starts it off like:

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We now know that the four headscarf-wearing women who were standing shoulder-to-shoulder in Zapruder and who were labeled by Robin Unger as "Berry, Thornton, Burney, and (unknown)," and who are currently labelled by Don Roberdeau as "Berry, Thornton, Burney, and Jean Newman" (LOL) ...

... were actually Karen Westbrook, Carol Reed, Karan Hicks, and (big and tall) Gloria Calvery.

So where in the heck were Berry, Thornton, and Berry?

(We already know that Jean Newman was standing where Roberdeau originally had her -- just to the right of suit and trilby-wearing Ernest Brandt, who, in turn, was standing next to his young client, John Templin.)

-- MWT  ;)


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Hahahahahaha! Preaching to the choir much? Hahahahaha!
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on August 17, 2019, 09:36:43 PM
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Are you saying you don't necessarily agree with Karen Westbrook's "identification" of herself and Gloria Calvery in the Zapruder film?

Correct.  But her identification of herself carries more weight than some conclusion that you made by squinting at some blurry images.
Title: Re: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: John Iacoletti on August 17, 2019, 09:38:43 PM
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Hahahahahaha! Preaching to the choir much? Hahahahaha!

Right?

This is the guy who has created multiple threads and polls and continues to post obsessively about these "trivial details".
Title: Where Were Jane Berry, Betty Thornton and Peggy Burney During the Motorcade?
Post by: Brian Doyle on August 17, 2019, 11:05:56 PM

It has long been established that the women labeled by Karen Westbrook as Calvery and herself in the Zapruder film are Sharon Simmons and Gloria Holt...This was proven when the same ladies were seen over on the Grassy Knoll still together in a close up taken by Darnell...Holt's brother identified the woman Westbrook called Calvery as being his sister Gloria...And any look at the woman Westbrook calls herself shows right away that she is not the heavier red haired Westbrook as seen in the Depository Christmas photos...

There's no reason to take anyone who denies this seriously or respond to their posts...