by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 295 comments and questions on History issues. They are listed according to date.
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|JFK was shot in the chest not the head||Lincoln and Kennedy||USA|
|Giving the wrong impression on conspiracy theories||Communist US Coins||USA|
|Believes Nixon involved in Kennedy assassination||Lincoln and Kennedy||Netherlands|
|Strange how the number 13 was in Zapruder film||Lincoln and Kennedy||USA|
|What about predictions of a Black U.S. President?||Lincoln and Kennedy||Canada|
|Oswald did not kill Kennedy||Lincoln and Kennedy||USA|
|Abe and Jack were assasinated by aliens||Lincoln and Kennedy||Canada|
|President Lincoln is an inspiration to me||Failures of Lincoln||USA|
|Added facts about Finnish-Russian war||Russo-Finnish War||USA|
|Oswald didn't kill Kennedy||Lincoln and Kennedy||USA|
|I think you have the wrong day||Lincoln and Kennedy||USA|
|Doing a project on the song||Start the Fire Facts||USA|
|Wants copy of video||Start the Fire||USA|
|Assassination will be repeated in history||Lincoln and Kennedy||USA|
|How many times did Lincoln fail?||Failures of Lincoln||USA|
JFK was shot in the chest not the head
February 11, 2009
JFK was shot in the chest not the back or the front of the head
- USA (17249)
The Zapruder film, which showed the moment Kennedy was shot, distinctly shows the effect of the bullet leaving his skull.
Giving the wrong impression on conspiracy theories
February 7, 2009
This is shameful. You are setting up a straw man argument that I have never even heard of that can be easily demolished, leaving the impression on young people that all "conspiracy theories" are equally vapid. The reason many people believe in a communist conspiracy is because Roosevelt's administration was full of proven communists (Harry Dexter White, Henry Morganthau and others). Shame on you!
- USA (17228)
The rumors about the Roosevelt and Kennedy coins are an historical sidelight. Nowhere in the article is there any statement that ALL conspiracy theories are incorrect. In fact, many are worth studying in an historical sense.
I agree that many people with conservative political views felt that Roosevelt leaned too far to the left. Although Harry Dexter White was suspected of being an agent for the Soviet Union, it was never proven and he was never charged. Also, there is no indication that Henry Morgenthau ever was a communist. In fact, he was very respected in the financial community.
Note that the McCarthy era was well after Roosevelt passed away. That is when concerns about communists being in the government came to light. None of his charges were substantiated.
Believes Nixon involved in Kennedy assassination
December 20, 2008
All but the whole world knows the facts of November 22, 1963: President Kennedy received the fatal shot from the front right side, i.e. from the grassy knoll. Many witnesses ran towards that very place just after the shooting. Oswald's personal details were published before he was even suspected...he was shot by Ruby, who in 1947 worked for a Richard Nixon, etc. etc. For obvious reasons the Warren Commission and the U.S. elite and corporate desperately clung and are clinging to the ridiculous "lone nut who shot from behind" theory. I would very much appreciate the truth to be told in this case after all those years.
Hubert - Netherlands (16983)
The evidence that Oswald was the assassin is pretty overwhelming. (See our biography of Lee Harvey Oswald. Note that he confessed to his brother that he was the assassin of Kennedy.)
I have never heard any connection with Richard Nixon and the assassination. One movie blamed Lyndon Johnson, but there was no evidence of that either.
Analysis of the Zapruder film shows where the bullet struck Kennedy. Of course, some conspiracy buffs claim the film was doctored.
Strange how the number 13 was in Zapruder film
December 2, 2008
I am a member of mystic board.com, and I have an ongoing topic that concerns the number 13. I post information about the number 13 as I find it. Tonight I found out that the Zapruder film contains probably the most disturbing frame; frame number 313. You can see the film frame by frame here www.assassinationresearch.com/zfilm/. look at frame 313 and the adjacent frames. It is eerie strange how this number continues to manifest itself.
I almost forgot to mention that Zapruder's first name is Abraham.
Glen - USA (16881)
Many people believe in numerology and the mystical effects of certain numbers. The Chinese and Japanese cultures are often concerned about certain numbers.
I am not sure why that number 13 is considered unlucky. In New York, buildings often omit the 13th floor, going 11, 12, 14 and so on.
Note that my mother was born on 3-13-13. The number 13 popped up often in her life. Every year she received 13 birthday cards. If someone did not send her a card that year, it seemed that someone else would send her a card so that she still would get 13.
What about predictions of a Black U.S. President?
November 5, 2008
its pretty interesting. it's quit surprising that they have so many stimulates. I was looking for predictions of the world about the first black president and things that will happen after can you direct me to where I might find that??
mary - Canada (16740)
Psychic Sylvia Browne predicted in 2007 that there would be a Black president elected sometimes in the future.
In 1961, Robert Kennedy gave a speech saying, "Things are moving so fast in race relations a Negro could be president in 30 to 40 Years."
Oswald did not kill Kennedy
November 1, 2008
Oswald did not kill Kennedy. he was just the patsy. why can't people face the truth?
- USA (16721)
Read the biography of Lee Harvey Oswald at:
While in jail, Oswald admitted to his brother that he killed Kennedy. Oswald also killed a police officer who tried to question him after the assassination.
Abe and Jack were assasinated by aliens
August 28, 2008
I think Abe and Jack were assasinated by aliens, and Barack has
been sent here to save the human race.................
an Americadian Wacko
( not the bad kind, the good kind )
Nanker - Canada (16424)
Thanks for your opinion on this
President Lincoln is an inspiration to me
July 13, 2008
President Lincoln is an inspiration with or without any failures in his life leading up to his Presidency. His courage in leading our country through one of its darkest periods is truly amazing. The fact that he had struggles in his life is probably what molded him and enabled him to endure the great struggles he faced as President during the Civil War. That is why I am personally encouraged to know about his so called failures in his life. If Abraham Lincoln can persevere in his struggles than so can I.
Michelle - USA (16217)
Thank your for your thoughts. Although many call them failures, I prefer to simply call them setbacks. Lincoln did not get discouraged by his setbacks. Instead he learned from them. I agree that the way he overcame his challenges is a good model for people to follow.
Best wishes for success in your life.
Added facts about Finnish-Russian war
June 8, 2008
I appreciate the brief history of the Winter War and the facts stated. Please note however much is left out on this part of history. There is no doubt that Stalin planned on taking Finland and not just part of it as you have mentioned. Just look at what happened to Lativia, Lithuania and Estonia. These three countries including Finland were in the secrect protocol of the non-aggression pact between Hitler and Stalin that stated the Baltics and Finland where in the Soviet Sphere of influence.
While it is true that Stalin could have taken Finland by the sheer numbers it became too much of a drain and an international embarrassment to him. Finland did not "lose". Finland was the only European country that bordered the Soviet Union that was never taken over by the Soviet Union. Finland was also one of the few nations never to be occupied by a foreign power in WWII. The Continuation War was inevitable due to Hitler attacking the USSR. This action made the USSR an automatic "Ally" and Finland hd to defend itself and the only country Finland could get supplies was Germany(crazy huh). Britain did declare war on Finland, however never attacked Finland, it was a political statement. The USA never declared war on Finland. The overall consensus in the free world was that Finland was just trying to defend itself which was true!!! What else could the Finns do? Give up....not the Finns. One word SISU! Never give up!
There is so much more to learn about this part of WWII history for all nations.
Erik Koistinen (A proud Finnish-American)
P.S. I have a great deal more about Finland in WWII I can add to this.
Erik - USA (16065)
Thank you for your information. As with much of history, there are facts that are not mentioned or in dispute. Stalin could very well have his sights on Finland, but the Finns fought too hard to make it worthwhile. Finland did receive some shoddy treatment from the allies, although most of the public was sympathetic toward Finland.
I would be glad to hear more about Finland in WWII.
Note that before WWI, when Finland was ruled by Russia, my Finnish grandfather fought in the Russian army in their war with Japan. Also, in our website, we have Soumi t-shirts that include the Finnish flag available.
Oswald didn't kill Kennedy
June 1, 2008
Oswald didn't kill Kennedy and he wasn't shot in the back of the head, he was shot in the front of the head.
- USA (16024)
The Zapruder film shows the result of a bullet exiting the front part of Kennedy's head, indicating he was shot from behind. The first bullet hit him in the back and the second in the head.
Oswald confessed to his brother in private that he shot JFK. See his biography at: http://www.school-for-champions.com/biographies/lee_harvey_oswald.htm
I think you have the wrong day
May 14, 2008
I have a concern. Your list of similarities between Lincoln and Kennedy includes this fact that both men had in common: 'He was shot on a Friday
Actually, Lincoln was shot on a Thursday, and died on Friday. :)
Maybe change it to: 'They both died on a Friday'?
Thanks again, this was quite an interesting thing to read.
lynn - USA (15954)
I'm sorry, but Lincoln was at the Ford Theater on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 when he was shot. He died on Saturday, April 15.
Kennedy was shot and killed on Friday, November 22, 1963.
Doing a project on the song
May 12, 2008
this song is so awsome!!!!!!!!! i also am doing the project mentioned before by alena i think its cool how he did the song from his birth year to mine..;)
Mark - USA (15937)
Thanks for the feedback. Best wishes in your project.
Wants copy of video
May 3, 2008
I am very interested in showing the video "We Didn't Start The Fire" to my sixth grade social studies class. However, the school does not allow YouTube to come through the firewalls. Is there a way I could purchase the video with song from you. I am especially interested in the following video:
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Lanelle - USA (15864)
The video was submitted to YouTube by someone else. Also, you cannot purchase videos placed on YouTube because of copyright restrictions.
You might try something like iTunes, which sells the video for $1.99. Other online music sites should be comparable.
Best wishes in showing the video to your class.
Assassination will be repeated in history
April 24, 2008
100 years from Kennedys Assasination, it will repeat to whom ever is in office.
- USA (15790)
That is an interesting prediction. We may not be around to find out.
How many times did Lincoln fail?
April 10, 2008
How many times did Abraham Lincoln fail before being elected President of the United States?
- USA (15710)
You can count the number on the list to see major failures. Note that failure really means giving up. In realty, these were just set-backs for him. Also note that in life, there are many set-backs.
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