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Old November 22 2012, 03:10 AM   #1
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49th Anniversary of JFK Assassination

22nd November, 1963.

Makes me feel old.

Is the FBI gonna release any documentation next year? I thought there was a 50-year embargo on certain files.
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Old November 22 2012, 03:15 AM   #2
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I don't know about the FBI files, but it sure does make me feel old, too. I was thirteen and as obsessed with politics as most 13-year-olds are with pop culture.
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Old November 22 2012, 03:23 AM   #3
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It was 15 years before I was born.
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Old November 22 2012, 03:26 AM   #4
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You people are so OLD and so YOUNG.

I now associate this assassination with the Seinfeld ep about the spit.
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Old November 22 2012, 03:38 AM   #5
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I wasn't around, but my sister was three months old. She and my mom had just arrived in West Germany to be with our dad. I can't imagine what Mom was feeling then- she'd never been so far away from home- she was in a totally new country with a brand new baby, and the day after she got there, the President was assassinated!
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Old November 22 2012, 04:18 AM   #6
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Re: 49th Anniversary of JFK Assassination

I was 2 years 2 months and 2 days old,
My little Brother was 14 days old

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All of the Warren Commission's records were submitted to the National Archives in 1964. The unpublished portion of those records was initially sealed for 75 years (to 2039) under a general National Archives policy that applied to all federal investigations by the executive branch of government,[131] a period "intended to serve as protection for innocent persons who could otherwise be damaged because of their relationship with participants in the case.”[132] The 75-year rule no longer exists, supplanted by the Freedom of Information Act of 1966 and the JFK Records Act of 1992. By 1992, 98% of the Warren Commission records had been released to the public.[133] Six years later, at the conclusion of the Assassination Records Review Board's work, all Warren Commission records, except those records that contained tax return information, were available to the public with only minor redaction's.[134] The remaining Kennedy assassination related documents are scheduled to be released to the public by 2017, twenty-five years after the passage of the JFK Records Act. The Kennedy autopsy photographs and X-rays were never part of the Warren Commission records and were deeded separately to the National Archives by the Kennedy family in 1966 under restricted conditions
So who knows they maybe released but "blacked out" like UFO reports?
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Old November 22 2012, 04:20 AM   #7
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On a related note, here's a dude who saw John Wilkes Booth break his leg.
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Old November 22 2012, 03:33 PM   #8
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Candlelight wrote: View Post
It was 15 years before I was born.
I have to admit, I'm baffled why it would make you feel old when it was that much before your time.
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Old November 22 2012, 05:01 PM   #9
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3 days shy of my eleventh birthday (which I shared with JFK Jr, hard to believe he's gone too.). When something happens that makes your dad cry, you take notice.
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Old November 22 2012, 11:19 PM   #10
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It was 15 years before I was born.
I have to admit, I'm baffled why it would make you feel old when it was that much before your time.
Not so much that, just the fact I learn about JFK in school but that was ~25 years ago for me - so that makes me feel old!

It's like Doctor Who (ironically the anniversary of which is the 23rd of November, 1963, the day after JFK). I remember the 25th anniversary in 1988 thinking it's done well to last 25 years. But now it's 24 years after that!
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Old November 22 2012, 11:39 PM   #11
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That Doctor Who timing is interesting. I've just started watching it a bit recently.
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Old November 22 2012, 11:57 PM   #12
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It was 15 years before I was born.
I have to admit, I'm baffled why it would make you feel old when it was that much before your time.
Not so much that, just the fact I learn about JFK in school but that was ~25 years ago for me - so that makes me feel old!

It's like Doctor Who (ironically the anniversary of which is the 23rd of November, 1963, the day after JFK). I remember the 25th anniversary in 1988 thinking it's done well to last 25 years. But now it's 24 years after that!
Well DW has the ultimate premise for a show, you can travel to any planet in the universe at any point in it's history.

Though for some odd reason the Doctor seems to have developed an affinity for a small windswept Isle in the North Atlantic as have a number of Alien races.

But back to the subject thread, it was well before my time and being on the otherside of the pond it doesn't gain huge amounts of attention.
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Old November 23 2012, 12:05 AM   #13
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That Doctor Who timing is interesting. I've just started watching it a bit recently.
If JFK could regenerate who would be playing him now?
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Old November 23 2012, 12:20 AM   #14
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If President Kennedy were assassinated today, most details being the same, I wonder how the reaction of the general public would be different. We're a bit more of a coarse society today, more used to violence.

In a strange way, I would hope for the same shock, and the same sorrow.

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Old November 23 2012, 12:24 AM   #15
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That Doctor Who timing is interesting. I've just started watching it a bit recently.
If JFK could regenerate who would be playing him now?
Andrew Robinson (again). Linky
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