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  •  I'm certainly no expert on guns, or shooting ... (1+ / 0-)
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    ... guns, but I have visited the museum that occupies the 6th floor of the former Texas School Depository building, looked down on the street below and the thing that stuck out for me was how close Oswald was to the president has the motorcade rolled past the building. The president was a sitting duck.  I also seem to recall seeing a documentary demonstrating that it is indeed possible to fire three shots accurately using a bolt-action rifle in the allotted time that it took.

    •  CBS replicated it. Third try by one of the dozen (0+ / 0-)

      professionals who got a crack at it.

      "Possible" is not the issue. Doing it on the first attempt -- that's what has never been replicated.

      Look up the ray-tracing emulations. The "magic bullet" theory in the Warren Commission work doesn't hold water either.

      •  Ah yes, the "ray-tracing emulations" (0+ / 0-)

        Hey look everyone, if we use a computer to make everyone sit straight up like action figures, then the bullet no longer travels in a straight line!

        This is probably one of the dumbest conspiracy arguments on record.  It's like saying that the WTC attacks couldn't happen because here's a computer "emulation" where the towers are cylinders 1m wide.

        Also, the "ray-tracing emulation" is one of the most widely and immediately debunked conspiracy arguments, so anyone who uses it is giving away a lot about where and how they get their facts.

        Taking jokes seriously is the exact mirror activity of laughing if someone says they have cancer. --jbou

        by Caj on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:21:54 AM PST

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