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JFKcountercoup: John Judge RIP - Dec. 14 1948 - April 15 2014

Part one of a gorgeous tribute to John Judge by Bill Kelly.

Selfie. Just because.

After President Kennedy’s passing.

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The Best of the Big Bands

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This is a double album of big band music from the 30s and 40s put out in 1968- which you can kind of tell from the totally 60s orange and pink cover. This is the kind of music that I wouldn’t ever think to listen to but totally love. The first song “Let’s Dance” by Benny Goodman and his…

"We call for a full opening of the files. Not dribbled out through pre-censorship like the freedom of information act documents with pieces missing. Not to selected historians or medical experts. Not to a special prosecutor or yet another congressional investigation. But to the people themselves." - John Judge. Rest in peace John Judge. You were a tireless fighter for the truth and always spoke truth to power. We are so much poorer in having lost you. We will carry your work forward and your contributions will never be lost! If there was any man who moved mountains, it was you.

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oh yeah i made these pillows too 

get them here : http://xostaywarm.etsy.com

eastcoastslang:

im in the mood to receive a check for six hundred thousand dollars 

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#operationliberatejoannidesfilesJoin us in our campaign to have the Joannides files released from the archives. 
To understand the part George Joannides plays in the assassination of John F Kennedy we have to go right back to the start. George Efythron Joannides (July 5, 1922 - March 9, 1990) was a CIA officer who was in charge of the Psychological Warfare branch of the Agency’s JM/WAVE station in Miami. George was also in 1978, the CIA’s liaison with the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA). They pulled him out of retirement for this job. Declassified CIA records show that Joannides obstructed two official JFK investigations by not disclosing what he knew about contacts between his Cuban agents and Kennedy’s accused killer. Most records of his activities in the summer of 1963 are still classified.What they neglected to tell the HSCA was that Joannides had been in charge of directing and financing the Directorio Revolucionario Estudantil (DRE), or Cuban Student Directorate. In this role he used the names: ‘Howard,’ Mr.Howard’ and ‘Walter Newby’. The DRE were a group of Cuban exiles who interestingly enough had a great deal of contact with Lee Harvey Oswald in the months before the assassination of JFK, and while our George Joannides was at their helm. Washington Post reporter Jefferson Morley writes “the spy withheld information about his own actions in 1963 from the congressional investigators he was supposed to be assisting. It wasn’t until 2001, 38 years after Kennedy’s death, that Joannides’ support for the Cuban exiles, who clashed with Oswald and monitored him, came to light.” Jefferson Morley and Jim Lessar have been in a decade long court battle with the CIA to have the Joannides records released under the JFK Records Act of 1992. Through this court battle Morley and Lessar have learned that George Joannides kept a home in New Orleans, 1962-64. His name was in the New Orleans ‘63 phonebook. Although, the Government has recently ‘changed their mind’ about this. The first conspiracy theory was paid for by Joannides and the DRE in Miami. Within hours of JFK’s death on November 22, 1963, members of the Cuban Student Directorate, linked suspected assassin Lee Oswald to Cuban president Fidel Castro. They were “the presumed assassins.” The allegation was published in a special edition of the group’s publication, Trinchera (Trenches)dated November 23, 1963. This was the first JFK conspiracy theory to reach public print. According to declassified records, it was paid for by decorated undercover CIA officer, the late George Joannides. What Joannides thought of the DRE’s use of CIA funds to publicize its view of Oswald is unknown. Within the CIA, the Directorate was known by the code name AMSPELL. The group was ‘conceived, created and funded by the Agency in September 1960 and terminated in December 1966” according to a CIA memo, dated April 1967.The DRE, received $51,000 a month from the CIA, according to one CIA memo. In July 1981 (after his stint as liaison for the CIA with the HSCA), Joannides was awarded the ‘Career Intelligence Medal’. I’ll just let you think about what that might have been awarded for…In 2013 the Boston Globe wrote “There is a body of documents that the CIA is still protecting, which should be released. Relying on inaccurate representations made by the CIA in the mid-1990s, the Review Board decided that records related to a deceased CIA agent named George Joannides were not relevant to the Kennedy assassination. Subsequent work by researchers, using other records that were released by the board, demonstrates that these records should be made public.”Operation Liberate Joannides Files (Formerly: Operation Educate Tom Hanks) has been tasked with an ongoing public pressure campaign to the Archives in Maryland where the files are held, to have them released in the public’s interest- in accordance with the JFK Records Act of 1992.The Archives has an obligation to the public to immediately review and release the George Joannides files, regardless of CIA objections.  Judge John Tunheim, former Assassinations Records Review Board (ARRB) chair, told the Boston Globe that the CIA’s “treachery” prevented their release. In the Boston Herald he wrote that the agency made “inaccurate representations” about the Joannides files to the ARRB. 
"This abuse of power must be rectified and only the Archives can do so." -Jefferson Morley.

As National Archivist,  David Ferriero recently wrote on his blog: “When people have open access to government information, they are able to hold government accountable for its actions. This is an essential part of our democracy.” Let’s remind him of this.
Please join us! Frankie Vegas.Operation Liberate Joannides Files Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/102313059803858/Operation Liberate Joannides Files Snail Mail Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/655334584504334/?ref=4JFK Facts (To keep up to date with Morley v CIA): http://jfkfacts.org/

#operationliberatejoannidesfiles
Join us in our campaign to have the Joannides files released from the archives.

To understand the part George Joannides plays in the assassination of John F Kennedy we have to go right back to the start.
George Efythron Joannides (July 5, 1922 - March 9, 1990) was a CIA officer who was in charge of the Psychological Warfare branch of the Agency’s JM/WAVE station in Miami. George was also in 1978, the CIA’s liaison with the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA). They pulled him out of retirement for this job.

Declassified CIA records show that Joannides obstructed two official JFK investigations by not disclosing what he knew about contacts between his Cuban agents and Kennedy’s accused killer. Most records of his activities in the summer of 1963 are still classified.
What they neglected to tell the HSCA was that Joannides had been in charge of directing and financing the Directorio Revolucionario Estudantil (DRE), or Cuban Student Directorate. In this role he used the names: ‘Howard,’ Mr.Howard’ and ‘Walter Newby’. The DRE were a group of Cuban exiles who interestingly enough had a great deal of contact with Lee Harvey Oswald in the months before the assassination of JFK, and while our George Joannides was at their helm.


Washington Post reporter Jefferson Morley writes “the spy withheld information about his own actions in 1963 from the congressional investigators he was supposed to be assisting. It wasn’t until 2001, 38 years after Kennedy’s death, that Joannides’ support for the Cuban exiles, who clashed with Oswald and monitored him, came to light.” Jefferson Morley and Jim Lessar have been in a decade long court battle with the CIA to have the Joannides records released under the JFK Records Act of 1992.
Through this court battle Morley and Lessar have learned that George Joannides kept a home in New Orleans, 1962-64. His name was in the New Orleans ‘63 phonebook. Although, the Government has recently ‘changed their mind’ about this.

The first conspiracy theory was paid for by Joannides and the DRE in Miami. Within hours of JFK’s death on November 22, 1963, members of the Cuban Student Directorate, linked suspected assassin Lee Oswald to Cuban president Fidel Castro. They were “the presumed assassins.” The allegation was published in a special edition of the group’s publication, Trinchera (Trenches)dated November 23, 1963. This was the first JFK conspiracy theory to reach public print. According to declassified records, it was paid for by decorated undercover CIA officer, the late George Joannides. What Joannides thought of the DRE’s use of CIA funds to publicize its view of Oswald is unknown.

Within the CIA, the Directorate was known by the code name AMSPELL. The group was ‘conceived, created and funded by the Agency in September 1960 and terminated in December 1966” according to a CIA memo, dated April 1967.The DRE, received $51,000 a month from the CIA, according to one CIA memo.

In July 1981 (after his stint as liaison for the CIA with the HSCA), Joannides was awarded the ‘Career Intelligence Medal’. I’ll just let you think about what that might have been awarded for…

In 2013 the Boston Globe wrote “There is a body of documents that the CIA is still protecting, which should be released. Relying on inaccurate representations made by the CIA in the mid-1990s, the Review Board decided that records related to a deceased CIA agent named George Joannides were not relevant to the Kennedy assassination. Subsequent work by researchers, using other records that were released by the board, demonstrates that these records should be made public.”


Operation Liberate Joannides Files (Formerly: Operation Educate Tom Hanks) has been tasked with an ongoing public pressure campaign to the Archives in Maryland where the files are held, to have them released in the public’s interest- in accordance with the JFK Records Act of 1992.
The Archives has an obligation to the public to immediately review and release the George Joannides files, regardless of CIA objections.  Judge John Tunheim, former Assassinations Records Review Board (ARRB) chair, told the Boston Globe that the CIA’s “treachery” prevented their release. In the Boston Herald he wrote that the agency made “inaccurate representations” about the Joannides files to the ARRB.

"This abuse of power must be rectified and only the Archives can do so." -Jefferson Morley.

As National Archivist,  David Ferriero recently wrote on his blog: “When people have open access to government information, they are able to hold government accountable for its actions. This is an essential part of our democracy.” Let’s remind him of this.


Please join us!

Frankie Vegas.

Operation Liberate Joannides Files Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/102313059803858/

Operation Liberate Joannides Files Snail Mail Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/655334584504334/?ref=4

JFK Facts (To keep up to date with Morley v CIA):
http://jfkfacts.org/

Bathroom mirror selfies. Why not.

http://jfkfacts.org/assassination/news/cia-chief-told-rfk-about-two-shooters-in-dallas/
Why did Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy believe that his brother President John F. Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy, as his son recently said?
Did RFK have any evidence for his belief, asked readers of the widespread coverage of RFK Jr.’s comments?
It turns out RFK had it on good authority that two people were involved.

RFK’s conviction was based on conversations with the Director of Central Intelligence, John McCone, who had been briefed by analysts at the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) after they reviewed a home movie of JFK being struck by gunfire.

http://jfkfacts.org/assassination/news/cia-chief-told-rfk-about-two-shooters-in-dallas/

Why did Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy believe that his brother President John F. Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy, as his son recently said?

Did RFK have any evidence for his belief, asked readers of the widespread coverage of RFK Jr.’s comments?

It turns out RFK had it on good authority that two people were involved.

RFK’s conviction was based on conversations with the Director of Central Intelligence, John McCone, who had been briefed by analysts at the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) after they reviewed a home movie of JFK being struck by gunfire.

Who is up for another campaign!!??Join the first Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/829130040446953/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularPublic pressure, public interest.  We need to be tweeting, snail mailling and emailing. We need to bombard this. We need to have National Archivist David Ferriero and National Archives General Counsel Gary Stern thinking about this when they sleep and over breakfast and when they make love to their wives. If we have to fight for the JFK Records one by one then so be it. We can do that right?  First up is the Joannides files. If anyone wants more info on these files and why they are important I can provide, please just ask. If we put enough pressure in the right place we CAN and WILL get the Joannides files. We need to zero in on just these files for now and can try for the rest once we win. If we can get these our chances go up for the rest. “To expand the appeal to other CIA files, while worthy, will give the Archivist an excuse for inaaction.” “This abuse of power must be rectified and only the Archives can do so.  As Ferriero recently wrote on his blog: “When people have open access to government information, they are able to hold government accountable for its actions. This is an essential part of our democracy.” - Jefferson Morley.

Who is up for another campaign!!??

Join the first Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/829130040446953/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Public pressure, public interest.
We need to be tweeting, snail mailling and emailing. We need to bombard this. We need to have National Archivist David Ferriero and National Archives General Counsel Gary Stern thinking about this when they sleep and over breakfast and when they make love to their wives. If we have to fight for the JFK Records one by one then so be it. We can do that right?
First up is the Joannides files. If anyone wants more info on these files and why they are important I can provide, please just ask. If we put enough pressure in the right place we CAN and WILL get the Joannides files. We need to zero in on just these files for now and can try for the rest once we win. If we can get these our chances go up for the rest. “To expand the appeal to other CIA files, while worthy, will give the Archivist an excuse for inaaction.” “This abuse of power must be rectified and only the Archives can do so.

As Ferriero recently wrote on his blog: “When people have open access to government information, they are able to hold government accountable for its actions. This is an essential part of our democracy.” - Jefferson Morley.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpqjJ6_169EYOUR INVITATION TO HONOUR JFK AT THE JFK VIGIL WASHINGTON D.CJULY 4TH, 2014. KENNEDY CENTRE. FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/605207266207495/?fref=tsJFK said “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” His words and this video are your invitation to join a Constitutional Assembly on July 4th, 2014 at 12:30 p.m., on the public terraces of The Kennedy Center, petitioning by your presence for immediate release of all the still secret JFK records, starting with the “CIA SEVEN” Most Wanted files, and return of the CIA to its original, intelligence-only mandate. Honor John F. Kennedy. Free the files and find the truth. Restore America as a Free and Constitutional Republic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpqjJ6_169E

YOUR INVITATION TO HONOUR JFK AT THE JFK VIGIL WASHINGTON D.C
JULY 4TH, 2014. KENNEDY CENTRE.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/605207266207495/?fref=ts

JFK said “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” His words and this video are your invitation to join a Constitutional Assembly on July 4th, 2014 at 12:30 p.m., on the public terraces of The Kennedy Center, petitioning by your presence for immediate release of all the still secret JFK records, starting with the “CIA SEVEN” Most Wanted files, and return of the CIA to its original, intelligence-only mandate. Honor John F. Kennedy. Free the files and find the truth. Restore America as a Free and Constitutional Republic.