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24th Dec '17 11:06:27 AM littlebeeper
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* ''TabletopGames/TwilightStruggle'' utilizes this as the "Lone Gunman" card, a Mid-War 1-op Soviet event card that allows the Soviet player to look at the US player's hand and then play 1 operation point on the board - it's effectively the Soviet version of the Early War card "CIA Created". The game makes no claim that the Soviets had any hand in the assassination; rather it represents Soviet willingness to capitalize on the chaos caused by the shocking event.

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* ''TabletopGames/TwilightStruggle'' ''TabletopGame/TwilightStruggle'' utilizes this as the "Lone Gunman" card, a Mid-War 1-op Soviet event card that allows the Soviet player to look at the US player's hand and then play 1 operation point on the board - it's effectively the Soviet version of the Early War card "CIA Created". The game makes no claim that the Soviets had any hand in the assassination; rather it represents Soviet willingness to capitalize on the chaos caused by the shocking event.
19th Dec '17 7:44:05 PM TrocyteV
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3780 SCP-3780]] pretty much boils down to "the Foundation shot JFK;" while Lee Harvey Oswald did indeed make the killing shot, the time period is cluttered with temporal anomalies to a ridiculous degree, all of which involve Oswald being thwarted. Thus, the 23rd century-era Foundation continuously has to go back in time to destroy the anomalous interventions and help Oswald shoot JFK.
5th Dec '17 1:53:23 AM JackG
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* One of the earliest films to discuss the topic was ''Executive Action'' (1973), told from the point of view of the conspirators, a bunch of industry tycoons who see Kennedy's increasing liberal ways and mishandling of foreign policy as threats to their interests. (And the further implied threat of Bobby and Ted as President too.) Three gunmen are hired to give "triangulation of fire" and a Lee Harvey Oswald impersonator is sent to be publicly conspicuous before the event.



* One of the earliest films to discuss the topic was ''Executive Action'', told from the point of view of the conspirators, a bunch of industry tycoons who see Kennedy's increasing liberal ways and mishandling of foreign policy as threats to their interests. (And the further implied threat of Bobby and Ted as President too.) Three gunmen are hired to give "triangulation of fire" and a Lee Harvey Oswald impersonator is sent to be publicly conspicuous before the event.
16th Nov '17 2:29:29 PM AlphaBrav0
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*** Keep in mind however, that Sideways [[{{Main/BlatantLies}} isn't exactly]] [[{{Main/UnreliableNarrator}} known for]] [[{{Main/AxCrazy}} being honest.]]

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*** Keep in mind however, that Sideways [[{{Main/BlatantLies}} [[{{Main/AxCrazy}} isn't exactly]] [[{{Main/UnreliableNarrator}} known for]] [[{{Main/AxCrazy}} [[{{Main/BlatantLies}} being honest.]]
16th Nov '17 2:28:12 PM AlphaBrav0
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[[{{Anime/TransformersArmada}} Sideways,]] the bot in question claims to have been responsible for killing JFK.

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[[{{Anime/TransformersArmada}} Sideways,]] the bot in question claims claimed to have been responsible for killing JFK.
16th Nov '17 2:27:16 PM AlphaBrav0
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*** Keep in mind however, that Sideways [[{{Main/BlatantLies}} isn't exactly]] [[{{Main/AxCrazy}} known for]] [[{{Main/UnreliableNarrator}} being honest.]]

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*** Keep in mind however, that Sideways [[{{Main/BlatantLies}} isn't exactly]] [[{{Main/AxCrazy}} known for]] [[{{Main/UnreliableNarrator}} known for]] [[{{Main/AxCrazy}} being honest.]]


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16th Nov '17 2:25:30 PM AlphaBrav0
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* During the brief time in which [[{{Franchise/Transformers}} Ask Vector Prime]] was [[{{Main/HostileShowTakeover}} hijacked by]]\
[[{{Anime/TransformersArmada}} Sideways,]] the bot in question claims to have been responsible for killing JFK.
**And [[spoiler:[[{{Main/PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs}} the dinosaurs.]]]]
***Keep in mind however, that Sideways [[{{Main/BlatantLies}} isn't exactly]] [[{{Main/AxCrazy}} known for]] [[{{Main/UnreliableNarrator}} being honest.]]
***The fact that he's also a [[spoiler:[[Main/OmnicidalManiac Minion of Unicron]]]] doesn't help matters.



26th Oct '17 12:56:50 AM DrOO7
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* In a 1992 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' Weekend Update skit, then-anchor Kevin Nealon discussed a then-recent report on the trajectory of the fatal bullet, claiming that it's path had been tracked to Albertville, France, where it would be competing in the skiing events of the upcoming Olympics. Citing the many conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination, Nealon snarked:
--> "It is not yet known if the bullet will be representing Cuba, Russia, the Mafia, or the [=CIA=]."
26th Sep '17 7:18:31 PM mariic
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* Creator/TheHistoryChannel did a program about the assassination in which they put (1) a man in a bucket truck; (2) at the exact same height as the window in the Texas School Book Depository; (3) with a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle exactly the same as Oswald's; (4) pointing at a similar convertible automobile; (5) at the same distance from the bucket truck as the book depository window was from Dealey Plaza; (6) holding dummies made of ballistics gel; (7) with pig bones in the same places as the appropriate bones struck in President Kennedy and Governor Connolly; (8) placed in the same positions in the vehicle as the two men were in the original automobile; (9) which was being towed at the same speed as the original vehicle was driven, and had the man take three shots at the car. The examination found that (1) the man who made the shots could make them with the rifle fast as was claimed; (2) the bullets followed virtually the identical trajectory as the original ones were reported to have done as the "single bullet" theory and was only off by a tiny fraction of an inch due to differences in the bone, ''including going through one body and into the other one''. While it doesn't completely ''prove'' the single bullet theory, it makes an extremely strong case that it is a credible argument: that the entire killing and injuries to the second person could reasonably have been the result of the one bullet, caused by one man shooting from the 6th Floor window of the Texas School Book Depository. (Unless that's what they WANT you to think...)\\\
Note that in the above example they went so far as to use fans to generate the ''[[CrazyPrepared exact same wind speed that occurred that day and would have been generated by the car's speed.]]'' They also had fluid in the ballistics dummies designed to replicate bodily fluids, and the spatter pattern of the green gel in the mock car matched that from the assassination car and even replicated the "cloud" pattern seen on the Film/ZapruderFilm. They also took their sharpshooter (a Sandhurst-trained champion marksman, brought in so they could be sure he'd hit the same spot the assassin hit on the skull, i.e. a target the size of a dime) to three of the purported "second gunman" sites and had him attempt to sight on a car with actors positioned exactly as Kennedy and Jackie were during the final shot. He determined firing from the sewer (à la ''Series/TheXFiles'') would be impossible, a gunman on the overpass wouldn't be able to see Kennedy, and a gunman on the grassy knoll would have resulted in either a dead Jackie (via a through-and-through shot with jacketed ammunition) or a Kennedy with no head left on his corpse (with a soft-nosed round more like what a "professional" sniper would be likely to use). The show went [[UpToEleven well beyond most investigations]] in not only showing the Lone Gunman theory as plausible but the alternatives as impossible. Unless that's what they WANT you to think . . .

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* Creator/TheHistoryChannel did a program about the assassination in which they put (1) a man in a bucket truck; (2) at the exact same height as the window in the Texas School Book Depository; (3) with a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle exactly the same as Oswald's; (4) pointing at a similar convertible automobile; (5) at the same distance from the bucket truck as the book depository window was from Dealey Plaza; (6) holding dummies made of ballistics gel; (7) with pig bones in the same places as the appropriate bones struck in President Kennedy and Governor Connolly; (8) placed in the same positions in the vehicle as the two men were in the original automobile; (9) which was being towed at the same speed as the original vehicle was driven, and had the man take three shots at the car. The examination found that (1) the man who made the shots could make them with the rifle fast as was claimed; (2) the bullets followed virtually the identical trajectory as the original ones were reported to have done as the "single bullet" theory and was only off by a tiny fraction of an inch due to differences in the bone, ''including going through one body and into the other one''. While it doesn't completely ''prove'' the single bullet theory, it makes an extremely strong case that it is a credible argument: that the entire killing and injuries to the second person could reasonably have been the result of the one bullet, caused by one man shooting from the 6th Floor window of the Texas School Book Depository. (Unless that's what they WANT you to think...)\\\
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Note that in the above example they went so far as to use fans to generate the ''[[CrazyPrepared exact same wind speed that occurred that day and would have been generated by the car's speed.]]'' They also had fluid in the ballistics dummies designed to replicate bodily fluids, and the spatter pattern of the green gel in the mock car matched that from the assassination car and even replicated the "cloud" pattern seen on the Film/ZapruderFilm. They also took their sharpshooter (a Sandhurst-trained champion marksman, brought in so they could be sure he'd hit the same spot the assassin hit on the skull, i.e. a target the size of a dime) to three of the purported "second gunman" sites and had him attempt to sight on a car with actors positioned exactly as Kennedy and Jackie were during the final shot. He determined firing from the sewer (à la ''Series/TheXFiles'') would be impossible, a gunman on the overpass wouldn't be able to see Kennedy, and a gunman on the grassy knoll would have resulted in either a dead Jackie (via a through-and-through shot with jacketed ammunition) or a Kennedy with no head left on his corpse (with a soft-nosed round more like what a "professional" sniper would be likely to use). The show went [[UpToEleven well beyond most investigations]] in not only showing the Lone Gunman theory as plausible but the alternatives as impossible. Unless that's what they WANT you to think . . .



%%* ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' TV series had a brief reference to this.

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%%* * ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' TV series had a brief reference to this.
13th Sep '17 4:52:48 PM Lavode
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* The plot of ''Series/TwinPeaks'' never actually addresses this, but Cooper muses:
-->'''Cooper:''' ''(to his tape recorder)'' There are two things that continue to trouble me, and I'm speaking now not only as an agent of the Bureau but as a human being: What really went on between Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys? And who really pulled the trigger on JFK?
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