6 random things for Friday (JFK assassination, statists, ‘Useful Idiots’)

News Story of the Day: some JFK assassination CIA records have been published, but many have still yet to be released. The documents that have been published aren’t too surprising, but they do confirm many suspicions and the claims made over the years.

Some of them include President Lyndon Baines John was a member of the KKK, President John F. Kennedy had sex parties and that the CIA and the FBI were at odds.

There was an interesting document that may have revealed who the real killer was. From The National Post:

The records also reveal a deposition given before the presidential Commission on CIA Activities in 1975 by Richard Helms, who had served as the agency’s director. After a discussion of Vietnam, David Belin, an attorney for the commission, turned to whether the CIA was involved in Kennedy’s killing.

“Well, now, the final area of my investigation relates to charges that the CIA was in some way conspiratorially involved with the assassination of President Kennedy. During the time of the Warren Commission, you were Deputy Director of Plans, is that correct?” Belin asked.

After Helms replied that he was, Belin then asked: “Is there any information involved with the assassination of President Kennedy which in any way shows that Lee Harvey Oswald was in some way a CIA agent or agent. . .”

Then, suddenly, the document cuts off.

Chart of the Day: India has become Amazon’s most important international market, surpassing that of China, at least according to its latest earnings call! Here is the chart courtesy of Recode:

Illustration of the Day: sometimes it is truly impossible to have a discussion on a free society with liberals and conservatives. Since they were taught from a young age how important it is to have the state run certain operations, they can’t seem to fathom a life without some form of government-run program. The Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) had this great meme:

Quote of the Day: The European Values think tank recently published its “Useful Idiots” guest list as part of its Kremlin Watch (I was not added to the list, unfortunately). But foreign policy expert Daniel McAdams made an interesting point an interview with Russia Today:

 I think that is the intent. Let’s look at this: the reason I made a point of it earlier on the guests they had – this is not designed to inform individuals; this is not designed to inform – it is designed to propagandize, it is designed to intimidate; it is designed to isolate. I am certainly not here to defend RT. I am not here to defend Russia. What I am here to defend, though, is the marketplace of ideas.

RT provides a platform for individuals who do not buy into the neocon US foreign policy line to have a voice. I have never been asked at RT what I am going to say beforehand. Any time I’ve gone on the mainstream media, or attempted to, I have a long, sometimes 20- or 30-minute, interview beforehand, and often I am told my comments are not needed.

So, what we need in a free society is a marketplace of ideas that you maybe disagree with, but you should have the right to hear. How ironic that the United States government is funding an organization that is restricting the Americans’ ability to hear different views outside the US government view.

Tweet of the Day: the media’s reaction to the reports that the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton paid for the infamous Donald Trump dossier has been an interesting one. When it was discovered that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer on potential Clinton dirt, they shrieked about treason and impeachment. Now that it is reported that Clinton and the DNC used opposition research from a foreign government, they are eerily quiet…or hypocritical.

Video of the Day: wait, wait, wait. There are going to be Americans screaming helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s election? Huh? Paul Joseph Watson has the story:

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