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#261667
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"Back and to the left"
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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
This may be a bit too obvious, but I can't resist:

Ted Kennedy called it "dispicable."


What? And Chappaquiddick wasn't?


There's a great scene in Nixon (another Oliver Stone film, which is very well made although historically inaccurate) where Nixon raves about how Kennedy can get drunk and kill some poor girl, the public forgives him, while he's indicted for a third rate burglary some people under him committed and they tear his head off. Kind of puts things in perspective.
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#261645
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"Back and to the left"
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
Anyone remember the infamous "JFK Reloaded"? I think I still got a demo copy of it on the PC that's on my parents home. I've tried to do the shots and I've come quite close...


You can download it for free now. Interesting game, I've come sort of close, but not really. *shrug* Some pretty good moments though, even though Ted Kennedy called it "dispicable."
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#261605
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"Back and to the left"
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Originally posted by: ferris209
Originally posted by: skyman8081
I think that a lot of the JFK CT's overestimate the KE of bullets, or they get their information from TV and Motion Pictures.

Bullets travel slow enough that we can use the formula E=1/2mv^2 to calculate. The rifle that Oswald used had a muzzle velocity of 700 meters per second, and used 128 grain ammunition. Plugging that into the KE formula we get E=(1/2)(0.00829 kg)(700 m/s). When we calculate that, the total Kinetic energy of 2.9015 joules. For comparison, 1 joule is equivalent to 0.000239 kilocalories, the unit of measure used to measure food.

You also seem to be forgetting about Newton's 3rd Law of Motion. Even if there was a 2nd gunman who shot Kennedy with enough force to visibly knock his head back, that same amount of energy would have also been exerted on the shoot as well. Meaning that your second gunman would have had a broken collarbone, and several ribs, if he had used a rifle roferful enough to exert enough energy to knock Kennedy back and to the left.


http://planetsmilies.net/confused-smiley-17432.gif Uh?


No, he makes a good point. Again physics disproves the Grassy Knoll.

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#261552
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"Back and to the left"
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Originally posted by: auraloffalwaffle
The cine footage seems to show JFK's face getting blown off, which would strike me as consistent with a bullet from behind his head.

I saw the documentary mentioned above and I agree, it does convince me that the injuries sustained by the occupants of the car could have been caused by bullets from the book depository.

But all that tells me is that a gunman from the book depository could have caused the injuries.

It by no means proves that Oswald was the gunman or that he acted without anyone else knowing about it, let alone anyone supporting him. I'm sure the documentary makers would agree, since their focus was purely on the gunshot wounds and where the shots that caused them could have come from.


Very good point; when I made the documentary I could have obviously gone on and on and made a whole mini-series about it, but time permitting...

In any case, it is most likely that Oswald did it (assuming all shots were fired from the Depository) because not only did people see him at the time, but his prints were found on the weapon.
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#261470
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"Back and to the left"
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That having been said, I thought that JFK was one of Oliver Stone's best films and among the top 10 films in the 90s. Sure, the conclusions are bullshit but quite a lot of work went into recreating the events surrounding his death; just look at all of the news footage, etc that they made. I may not agree with Stone's theories, but the man knows filmmaking, thats for damn sure.
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#261430
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"Back and to the left"
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Originally posted by: Stinky-Dinkins
Originally posted by: Obi Jeewhyen
Yes, I thought it was pretty well accepted that the Oswald "lone gunman" theory was pretty much discredited, by the evidence in your thread title - as well as so much more it has filled books and books of meticulous research..

So..... tempted.... must.... resist.... arguing.... with...... peabrain.....


I don't know if I'd put it like that exactly, but as the video I made demonstrates that Oswald fired the fatal shot through elementary physics.
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#261255
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Do you have a gun?
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
Originally posted by: auximenies
Originally posted by: ricarleite
Originally posted by: JediSage
There are also some areas in which owning a gun is mandatory.

Really? Mandatory how? And where?


The town next to mine: Kennesaw, Georgia.

And it isn't backwoods as one would think. It is a suburb of Atlanta.


I thought you would show me one of those old laws that told people should have a gun to keep the King of England away or something... I'm amazed this sort of law was passed on a city that based on it's population and location dosen't seem to be handling with crime problems as other cities around the world. Reminds me of Quake 3 Arena Deathmatch for some reason...


Well, according to Wikipedia, it was an ordinance so its perfectly legal for them to pass it. And it does say that there is no penalty for violation, and no one has ever been charged with violating it. It seemed to me more that it was in reaction to another law that was passed, and not something that was expected to be taken seriousy (sort of like all of those joke laws that get passed when law makers are bored).

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#261202
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Do you have a gun?
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Originally posted by: Stinky-Dinkins
Forcing citizens to own firearms is just as absurd as banning them.


I disagree, as long as its down right. We're not talking about just having a stockpile of weapons for citizens to sift through, most lawmakers are intelligent enough to educate people as well. Look at Switzerland; their mandatory firearm law has made it one of the safest and peaceful countries in Europe.

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#261018
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Do you have a gun?
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Well, in Europe it depends on the country. Obviously Switzerland will have different laws then say, Germany.

And machine guns aren't illegal in the US, as long as you have a Class III Licence. I know plenty of people who own .30 calibar machine guns (Browning M1919s) that they use for both reenacting as well as just target shooting.

EDIT: Most people use the term machine gun very broadly. It's usually defined as a squad type defense weapon, such as the M1919, M-60 or a SAW. M-16s are classified as assault rifles or automatic weapons.
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#260866
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Do you have a gun?
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You think the US has freedom with regards to firearms? It depends on the state, but where I live (California) I cannot even begin to tell you all the restrictions placed on firearms, both extreme and understandable laws.

If you want freedom of firearms, just look at Switzerland. Target shooting is just as common for their high schoolers as baseball and football are to ours. Not to mention the fact that the government issues an assault rifle and ammunition to you on your 18th birthday...
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#260647
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Do you have a gun?
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Originally posted by: Arnie.d
Originally posted by: C3PX
I am going to assume that is a shot-gun since you were shooting at clay discs, looks like it might be something around a 16 - 20 gage. Am I wrong?
It's a shotgun but I don't know what gage (it's not my gun, I don't own any).

Bad_karma, the M1 Garand, is that the rifle that throws out the clip when the last round is fired?


The gauge is the diameter of a shotgun barrel. Oddly enough, the calibar increases inversely to the gauge (i.e., a 12-gauge is higher calibar than a 20-gauge).

Yes, the M1 carries an 8-round clip that shoots itself off with a distinctive "ping" when the last round is fired. Probably the only disadvantage of the rifle...

Originally posted by: Luke Skywalker
You wouldnt happen to know of any place to get them do you?


I haven't seen very many gun stores that carry them. Are you in the states? If you are, you could try www.auctionarms.com, which is basically like eBay for guns, or you could get one through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (www.odcmp.com). They can get pricey though. I bought mine for $500, as did a friend of mine, but nowadays they're about $1000 or so...
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#260480
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James Bond 007 Goldeneye "Royale cut"
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Originally posted by: Stamper
I finished act one and will compress it and post soon.

I'm currently working on act 2, and I'm missing a music cue to complete a transition, if anyone knows where I can obtain the soundtrack, pm me ! Also I will try to include, if possible, Serra original score on the tank chase, but I don't have the CD right now, and I definetely need it. I've been browsing used stores in my area to no avail.


I have the soundtrack and would gladly PM you... but you need to turn them on first
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#259938
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About the cave on Dagobah...
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Originally posted by: Gaffer Tape
In the Zahn trilogy, Luke theorizes that a "dark Jedi" lived in that cave before Yoda arrived, and, upon arriving, Yoda killed him. But the existence of a strong presence of both the light and dark side of the force neutralized each other, thus making it a perfect hiding place from the Empire, and it also explains why Luke wasn't able to sense Yoda.



That's exactly the explanation. Though I'll admit I don't know how Kenobi stayed hidden...
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#259818
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"Banning of OCPMovie"
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I enjoy his work too, I think he has done some rather great stuff for the community. Though I do have to say I had no intention whatsoever of dropping $20 for the 2.0 CE... I'll wait for the torrent thank you very much. As for his hostility towards the X0 project, well, I'll be honest here and say that I do agree with him somewhat on the outcome of the project (though I don't know why he would think it was a publicity stunt) I don't agree with him taking it on them like that. My 2 cents... whatever... I have bigger things to worry about right now.
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#259625
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Left-Handed Explanation for accents in the PT
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Originally posted by: Gaffer Tape
Yeah, I find it more interesting that it seems every alien race can interpret any other language thrown at them.


It seems to me that that the vast majority simply speak their native language, but they all understand Basic (which, AFIAIK, is foreign as well, its just translated to English for our ease). When I went through Europe I was hard pressed to find someone who didn't understand English (useful... as I only know German).