Monday, August 21, 2017

Great find here by Amy Joyce: 

I'm reading through newspapers articles from some files wherein JR describes the shooting.  Although he was very specific that he had shot LHO but this is how he described what he said to the police afterward:  

"What are you guys all jumping on me for?  Why am I here?  I'm Jack Ruby.  I'm not somebody that's wanted." 
"They dragged me into the elevator.  They brought me upstairs.  They told me I had shot Oswald"
"That was the first time I realized what I had done.  I said, 'My God. My God!".

It's meaningful to me that when he says he did it in the same discussion he says that they told him he did it.  It's very telling.  So they not only told him he did it, since he didn't remember they must have told him how he had done it.  It's exactly how you suggested it occurred, that they told him.

Further inside this 192 pages of documents there is an interview with Box:  

Box said, "Oswald had the bureau with him all the time except for 10 minutes. The only time you won't find an fbi agent watching him was when he came down the elevator in the police department and got shot.  How many bureau men were standing in the basement waiting?"

When asked what he thinks of this Box responds,  "I'll leave it to your conclusions. The more I conclude, the more paranoid I sound."

This was my response: 

That's a really great find, Amy. And the most telling thing of all, in my opinion, is him saying, after he was told that he shot Oswald, "My God, My God." What a contrast to what the Dallas cops claimed he said, "I'm glad the son of a bitch is dead. I hope he dies. I did you all a favor.." Etc. How could both be true? And who are you going to believe? I'm going to believe Ruby. 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

From the Roaring Twenties, this is a charming song by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields. We intended for Karen Mitchell to sing it when she was here, but time ran out. So, Paul Popa and I just recorded it, and I have to say that this song is a lot of fun. It is fun to play; fun to sing; and fun to hear. And it is typical of songs from that era; very light and playful and done with a wink and a smile. So here now is the delightful EXACTLY LIKE YOU.

Jeff Smith there must be some way to mathematically scale the other men in the garage who are known to us and to search for records of their respective height's to determine the actual height of this man, now that we know Ruby's height for sure.
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Pete Mellor Ralph, have you come across the story from one Grace Pratt that Ruby did not die in prison but was seen boarding a plane to Israel just days after his supposed funeral. Account from the excellent 'Final Judgement' by Michael Collins Piper.
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Ralph Cinque Pete Mellor, I did read Final Judgment, and I knew Michael Collins Piper. But, I find that particular claim very hard to believe. And note that the same claim is often made about Oswald, that he wasn't really killed. But, that can't be true because they absolutely needed Oswald dead. Well, likewise they absolutely needed Ruby dead. They couldn't let him live. Imagine if he woke up one morning and figured out what happened, that his beloved Dallas Police had lied to him. They couldn't risk that. They absolutely had to kill him.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sparta is now claiming to know that Oswald was making a defiant, belligerent gesture here, that it's the symbol of Communism, like he is declaring war on America. 

That is insane, and he has no right to claim it. Oswald never said any such thing. This was to reporters, and his only message to them was that he was innocent- not that he killed Kennedy as an agent of Communism.

Sparta even admitted that "that's not something that an innocent person would do." And I agree. But likewise, it's not something that a person claiming to be innocent would do, and Oswald did claim to be innocent. 

So, even if you think Oswald was guilty (which is now ridiculous) he claimed to be innocent, and therefore, he would act like an innocent person. He wasn't an idiot. He wouldn't do such a stupid thing as that.

Oswald mentioned to the reporters that "they're taking me in because I lived in the Soviet Union." But, he didn't pitch Communism to them. And, the cops asked him about his involvement with the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, but if they hadn't mentioned it to him, do you think he would have mentioned it to them? Why? What for? Look: he was innocent. His case and his message was that he did not own a rifle, and he was not up on the 6th floor shooting at Kennedy. And his politics had nothing to do with that. His politics was irrelevant to it. So, he had no reason to bring it up, and he wouldn't have. He didn't. They did. And making a defiant, belligerent, warlike gesture to the press was something he never would have done. Again, he wasn't an idiot. He was 10x smarter than Sparta.

So, let's look at it again:

It was accompanied by no statement concerning Communism, and the ONLY thing he was defiant about were the charges against him. "I didn't shoot anybody. I emphatically deny these charges." Etc. Now, what is he doing there? He is displaying to the press that he is in handcuffs. Notice that he is stretching the chain, to give it the greatest visibility. The fact that he's making a fist with his hands? So what? He has to do something with them. If he left his fingers open, it would be distracting. He's trying to show off the handcuffs, not his hands. So, he makes his hands as small as he can. And look at the expression on his face. Does he look defiant? Does he look belligerent? Does he look combative? Does he look like Floyd Mayweather or Conor Mcgregor at a faceoff? No! To me, he just looks demonstrative. 

Fact: Oswald never brought up Communism to the press, and his message to them was that he was innocent and that he wanted a lawyer, and the Dallas Police would not let him have one. He vaunted his innocence- not his idealism.  It is preposterous to claim that he was making a Communist gesture there. No one has the right to do it because there is no sufficient basis to do it.  We are dealing here with a demonstrative gesture. And what he was demonstrating was his restraints. To read more into it than that is baseless, stupid, and very malicious.  
Big, big, big, big, find! I found Jack Ruby's driver's license, and it says that he was 5'9".

Now, how could he be that pipsqueak in the garage? No way was that guy 5'9". He stood out for being the shortest guy in the garage among 30 men. No way was he 5'9". 

This is a very slow-motion gif of the Oswald shooting done by the Wizard, and it's very good because it shows very well what Oswald did. He first cringed forward and started going down, and then he veered back. Of course, there is no sign of any arm-slapping. That is seen in the Jackson photo and nowhere else .

The Shooter shot Oswald from the side, and of course, he had to since the bullet crossed Oswald's body from left to right.  But, in the Jackson photo, the shooter is more in front of Oswald, with his back to the camera. The implication is that that was the position of the shooting, and it's commonly spoken of as if it was. 

 But, you only have to look at the gif to see that it was NOT the position of the shooting. And how it got to that in .3 second is very dubious and doubtful. We do not see the Jackson photo in the films, only in the Newsreel, when it appears as a still frame at the end of the film, to which they tacked it on. 
It's interesting that there are almost no references to Jack Ruby's height. The only one I have found, so far, is John Armstrong, who reported that Ruby was 5' 8 1/2".  In contrast, there are lots of references to Oswald's height. Oswald was 5'9", and there is no doubt about it. You can even see him standing on a height ledger which shows it at the New Orleans P.D. However, some of his military records and his passport from when he went to Russia show him as being 5'11". The Oswald of fame was definitely 5'9".

I am going to have to ask John Armstrong how he learned that Ruby was 5' 8 1/2". But, we can confirm it ourselves by comparing Ruby to Oswald in reference to another known measure: Detective Elmer Boyd who was over 6 feet, 6'2", I believe.

  Oswald was leaning forward there, reducing his height, but he went up to about Boyd's eyes. Boyd is on his left, our right. 
And it's about the same. So Ruby and Oswald were very close in height. A half-inch difference would be hard to detect unless they were standing right next to each other, which of course we don't have. 

So, Ruby was indeed 5' 8 1/2" as John Armstrong, a very reliable researcher, reported. So, how tall was the garage shooter?

Last night, I posted this image.

The Garage Shooter was short: strikingly short. He was shorter than Will Fritz, and I don't think Fritz was more than 5'7". Of course, I am talking about the guy wielding the gun who rushed Oswald and fired. I am not talking about the taller man who has also been called Ruby.

It is preposterous to claim that those dark spheres around his eyes are shadow since there is no object that could cast such a shadow. A shadow, in the main, takes the shape of the object that casts it. So, what object could be casting that shadow? There is none. They look like sunglasses, but they were probably added to the image. Why would he need to wear sunglasses in that situation? But, my point right now is that he is too tall to be the Garage Shooter. And I have a feeling that even Denis Morrissette would agree, that this guy was not Ruby, since Denis was willing to scuttle the Friday afternoon sighting of Ruby at the P.D. But, let's look at some images of the short Garage Shooter.

The Beers photo certainly lends support to the Garage Shooter being uniquely short in that garage.

Likewise, the Jackson photo supports his diminutive stature. 

This comparison to Jim Leavelle supports it, and Leavelle was not among the taller cops.

This one too lends support.

 I could keep going, but we'll leave it at that. The Garage Shooter was conspicuously short, decidedly short, and uniquely short among the men in that garage. Jack Ruby was of average height and would not have stood out that way- the way this man stands out in that crowd. 

And this is something that should have been observed and recognized by everyone at the time, and especially by Jack Ruby's lawyers and his family. This, by itself, exonerates Jack Ruby. And it is something that cannot be rationally denied, which is to say that no one could come up with a rational reason for denying it. Anyone can deny anything just by flapping lips or hitting keys on a keyboard. But, that does not constitute a rational denial. Rather, it's just a stubborn, obstinate, arrogant, bullying denial. That's what punks do. Then, there's the wisecracks and sick jokes treatment. That's what pinks do. But, none of that matters. What matters is that we have clear, objective, concrete evidence that the Garage Shooter was not Jack Ruby.  He is way behind Oswald in climbing out of the terrible hole he was thrown into. But, at least now, he's moving.