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Old 11-17-2013, 06:09 AM
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Can any of the history buffs out there comment on the decision process to have the top removed on JFK's limo for the trip into Dallas. Was it a routine practice that was always followed and any assassin would have been easily expecting?
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:17 AM
 
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He requested the top be removed because it was a beautiful, sunny day.

That was a different time. Presidents walked amongst us.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:33 AM
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He requested the top be removed because it was a beautiful, sunny day.

That was a different time. Presidents walked amongst us.
maybe it was a given, but as I recall, didn't the day start off cloudy and rainy? and how could Oswald (or any other assassin) be assured that he'd have a shot into an open convertible? seems like leaving a lot to chance for such an operation to depend on.

note, I have no strong feeling one way or the other about the possibility of a conspiracy
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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He always wanted to be close to the people and the bubble top got in the way, It was considered a bit risky but back in those days people didn't go around shooting other people the way they do today.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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A lot of times of times things dont change unless there is a disaster. There were no assassinations since McKinley, and that was before the automobile. If status quo supposidly works, than sadly many times there is no change.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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A lot of times of times things dont change unless there is a disaster. There were no assassinations since McKinley, and that was before the automobile. If status quo supposidly works, than sadly many times there is no change.
You forgot the two attempts on Truman Truman's life, first in 1947 and the second in 1950.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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He requested the top be removed because it was a beautiful, sunny day.

That was a different time. Presidents walked amongst us.
On one of the specials on JFK, they showed the Pres and the First Lady at the Dallas airport visiting and shaking hands with the crowd that morning. No POTUS would be allowed to do that today.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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You forgot the two attempts on Truman Truman's life, first in 1947 and the second in 1950.
He was not in a moving car nor did he die.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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He always wanted to be close to the people and the bubble top got in the way, It was considered a bit risky but back in those days people didn't go around shooting other people the way they do today.

Please. by 1963 we'd had four assassinated presidents.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:13 PM
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maybe it was a given, but as I recall, didn't the day start off cloudy and rainy? and how could Oswald (or any other assassin) be assured that he'd have a shot into an open convertible? seems like leaving a lot to chance for such an operation to depend on.

note, I have no strong feeling one way or the other about the possibility of a conspiracy
I have always wondered about that. Why the open top in late November?

Dallas has a warm climate but it's no Miami Beach.
Average daytime high temp for Dallas in late November is about 63F,
not cold but not scorching either.
Does anybody know what the temp was on nov 22, 1963?
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